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Full Moon Ritual

The Full Moon on June 12th is upon us! One of the most important observances in traditional witchcraft are the Full Moons.  The moon has an aura of mystery about it that has drawn people to its light since time began.  1,751 more words

Pagan Living

The Emergent Church: Making Old New Again

“Pastor Nicole? Can I do it again?” came the too-loud frantic, staccato voice emanating from a jittery 12-year-old girl. I nod assent and she darts back into the fabric… 485 more words

Church Leadership


The Full Moon in Capricorn is this Saturday, July 12th, bringing certain relationship dynamics to a head. Wherever communication has been lacking and emotions have been held in and back, prepare for whatever is pressing to come out on the table. 590 more words

Karen Chrappa

Holding spaces, sacred and otherwise

In formal ritual, we’re automatically conscious of the making and holding of sacred space. We think we craft a deliberate space, with intent, and we usually work together as a circle to make that happen. 474 more words


Wild Goose Wrap-Up or 6 Characteristic of the “Emergent Church” as Seen at the Wild Goose Festival

As many of you know, I had the privilege of attending the Wild Goose Festival, the premiere event for leaders in the “Emerging Church” in my role as Minister for Digital Programs for Extravagance UCC, an online new church start. 571 more words

Church Leadership

Wild Goose Day 2: Community Changes YOU, You Don’t Change the Community

Confession time: I never went to church camp. Unlike many, many of my Protestant sisters and brothers, (I was raised Roman Catholic.) I have no frame of reference for that quintessential summer experience that inspires as many conversions as it does hook-ups. 361 more words

Day 1: Wild Goose Sightings ... The Holy Spirit Really Likes to Break Stuff

Ever notice how a lot of things break, refuse to work or disintegrate when you rush out the door on a trip? Door handles, fingernails, zippers: all falling apart and breaking apart just as you really need them to work in the sprint to get out of the door into your car to meet a plane and arrive at a brand new place, all out-of-sorts. 270 more words