MABAN/EQUINOX Weds Sept 24, 5-7pm

Join mabon22UUWC CUUPS as we celebrate the fall equinox (Mabon in Celtic cultures) with crafting, ceremony, and feasting on Weds Sept 24th, 5-7pm

This is the time of year we gather in the harvest of the past year, while simultaneously beginning prepare for that of the coming year.

5-6pm  Craft an amulet representing your acknowledgement and gratitude for lessons of the closing bountiful season; your intentions for this coming season of darkness (sub/inconscious work), while also representing potential maifestations of their spring rebirth.  Bring representative small treasures that can be woven into your amulet.

6pm  Ceremony, usually including song and dance.

Potluck of seasonal foods and fellowship follows.

 

Fall Equinox has been a time of gratitude and honoring our Mother, from whom all things come, around the world since pre-history:

The Southward equinox marks the first day of Mehr or Libra in the Iranian calendar. It is one of the Iranian festivals called Jashne Mihragan, or the festival of sharing or love in Zoroastrianism.

 

  • The Roman celebration of the Fall Equinox was dedicated to Pomona, goddess of fruits and growing things.[3]
  • The traditional harvest festival in the United Kingdom was celebrated on the Sunday of the full moon closest to the September equinox.

For a tale of how one Native American family celebrates the fall equinox, read here.

… The axis of Mother Earth is straight rather than tilted in relation to the sun’s rays. In other words, it’s fall.

Night [dark] and day[light] are almost the same length on this day, though not quite, as Space.com explains.

In the northern hemnispere, [T]his day also signifies the beginning of the harvest season, when gourds, apples and other ripe nuggets that have been nourished by Mother Earth’s soil all summer are ready to eat.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/09/22/autumnal-equinox-first-day-fall-sacred-sites-and-quarter-moon-135356

 

People’s Climate Pilgrimage-ABQ Sat, 9.20, 9am

Join UUWC in ABQ at the

People’s Climate Pilgrimage-ABQ “Connecting the Dots”

Convene at Immaculate Conception Church

619 Copper Ave NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Join this community event coinciding with the People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Meeting in New York. This is a 1.5 mile walking pilgrimage to various downtown Abq locations for short creative presentations – making connections between climate change and immigration, refugees, health, food, water, national and international security, children, etc. Young, old & families are all welcome. Organized by a diverse coalition including human services, faith communities and environmental groups.

UUWC will be there in solidarity with UUs nationwide and in response to UUA President Peter Morales’ call to action.

From the Rev. Peter Morales’ letter:

P.S. Are you still not sure about the need to do something right now for climate change? Watch “Disruption,” a documentary about the devastating consequences of inaction in the face of climate change.

P.P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for Commit2Respond, a movement of UUs taking action for climate justice in 2014-2015 and beyond.

ABQ Pagan Pride Fest

UUWC CUUPS invites you to

 

 

Pagan Pride 2011 from crowningelements.blogspot.com
Pagan Pride 2011 from crowningelements.blogspot.com

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox and help your community at Albuquerque’s Pagan Pride Day festival on September 28, 2014 from 9:00am – 6:00pm, at Bataan Park at Lomas and Carlisle. All ages are welcome at the free event, which will feature a Pagan ritual, information on Pagan spiritual practices, vendors, an artisan’s and performing arts area, games, a belly dancing area, workshops, a kid’s corner and more. Attendees are asked to share the harvest by bringing a non-perishable item to benefit The Unitarian Food Pantry.