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

 

Randy Granger – Music that Touches Your Soul

Award winning composer and recording artist Randy Granger returns to UUWC Sunday, April 27th at 11am.

Third Annual Music Service with Randy Granger Sunday April 27th at 11am
Third Annual Music Service with Randy Granger
Sunday April 27th at 11am
Donations gratefully accepted

Randy Granger, a Southwest World and contemporary Native American musician, is an innovative, award-winning singer-songwriter, composer, recording artist, performer and educator. A native of New Mexico, he’s been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS Television, numerous radio, TV, live appearances, Hearts of Space, SIRIUS Mystic Soundscapes, Pandora Radio, NativeRadio.com, satellite and terrestrial stations around the World. The New Mexico Music Commission produced a  segment on Granger’s Music for broadcast and Youtube.

Granger’s acoustic-based music blends Native American & World flutes, ethereal instruments like the PANArt Hang, emotive, “Josh Grobin” like vocals, world percussion. A dynamic solo performer Granger and multi-instrumentalist, he headlines many festivals and concerts around the US. Often he performs with other musicians easily. Granger is a lifelong musician, performer and teacher having played professionally with Jazz combos, sang with opera companies as the lead, worked as a Mariachi and Cowboy singer, paid soloist and in bands. His story telling, engaging delivery and entertaining performance brings many a return engagement. Many fans report a mystical, almost spiritual experience during his shows and concerts.

Venues like the Gathering of Nations, Sundance Film festival, the Rothko Chapel, Native Rhythms, Santa Fe Indian Market, White Sands National Monument, Yoga studios, Churces and community concert series along with workshop/concerts combinations are Granger’s regular rotation of touring with more being added each year. He’s performed with Grammy winners like R. Carlos Nakai, Coyote Oldman and the top recording artists and performers in the genre.

Granger’s music is recognized by music programmers in a Lifestyle Award for broadcast as well as consistently appearing in the top 15-25 chart placements according to Zone music and NewAgeMagazine. He’s an ISMA winner, NAMMY nominee as well as winner of multiple music awards for songwriting and recording.

 


 

Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation is a diverse group of seekers bound by our Covenant to encourage personal and spiritual growth in a supportive atmosphere. You needn’t believe in any particular creed to be welcome here.

Spanish classes: fun innovative method in Rio Rancho

We have an offer to hold this class at UU Westside

contact Lisa at 505-604-8247 or tprsesp@gmail.com ASAP if you are interested in a westside class.

Come learn Spanish with an exciting, fun and super effective method!

Hola Amigos —

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering a new SPANISH CLASS!

This class will be geared to Beginners, Advanced Beginners & Intermediates. We’ll be speaking, reading & writing.
If you haven’t taken a class from me, you’ll be glad to hear that this is NOT a repeat of your high school or even college classes. I use an exciting method that requires your creativity and participation. And research shows that if you’re having fun when you’re learning, the content will be available to you NOT for a few days or even hours BUT FOR LIFE! And believe me, a hallmark of my classes is lots of laughter!
Come and check it out & bring friends, because group synergy enhances the learning process!
Taking registrations NOW!
contact 505-604-8247 or tprsesp@gmail.com for more information

Muchos Gracias!

Lisa

ERA & ED Day – Santa Fe, 01.27.14

ERA Recognitions Day at the NM State Legislature on Monday, January 27, 2014.

–  The NM Coalition for Choice and Santa Fe NOW have a Roe v Wade program at 1:30 pm.

–  A short program about the ERA is in the Rotunda from 2:30 until 3:30 pm.

Women’s groups such as The American Association of University Women who will be lobbying on behalf of education, Santa Fe NOW, League of Women Voters and others will be there for that afternoon.

In Capitol Rotunda

Volunteer – Santa Fe NOW has a strong presence in the Roundhouse during the session. If you would like to join us to make our voices heard at the Roundhouse during the Legislative Session, January 22-February 20, 2014, please forward an email with your name and phone number to infolink@bestweb.net to sign on. We gather in the committee rooms where proposed bills are being introduced. We always need a show of support at various places and times. You must be flextible! It’s like being on call!