2019 Turning Circle Calendar

Sanctuaries A, B, and C are on the upper level of the Owen Brown Interfaith Center. Room 150 and 116 are on the lower level. Unless otherwise stated, we gather at 7:30PM and the rituals start at 7:45PM. Depending on who is leading the service, and what kind of ritual is being held, services generally conclude between 9:00PM and 9:30PM.

October 4, 2019

Honoring Departed Animal Companions - Led by Selene and Sajana - Sanctuary A, main level

Join us for a service that honors the lives and memories of the animals that once positively impacted our lives

October  18, 2019

Ganesha Ritual - Led by Aliya - Sanctuary A, main level

Aliya leads a ritual honoring the Hindu god Ganesha. This is the god associated with overcoming obstacles.

November 1, 2019

Samhain High Rite - Led by Selene - Sanctuary A, main level

Join us in honoring the ancestors and remembering the dead.

November 15, 2019

Autumn Moon Ritual - Led by Ann - Sanctuary A, main level

Join us in celebrating the transition between autumn and winter.

December 6, 2019

Faunus Moon Rite - Led by Mav - Room 116, lower level

Celebrate the coming of winter with a festive Faunus rite! Faunus is the Roman equivalent to Pan.

December 20, 2019

Yule High Rite - Led by Rowena - Sanctuary A, main level

Celebrate the longest night and shortest day. The sun god returns!

Planning for 2020

Have you ever wanted to lead a Turning Circle ritual? October-December is open enrollment for rituals. Please contact a Coordinator if you'd like to lead. Huzzah!

Jan 3 – White Elephant & Divination (led by Indigo/Phoenix/Sajana)

Jan 17  -- Chinese New Year (led by Sajana)

Feb 7 – A Brigit Rite (led by Indigo)

Feb 21 – Moon Ritual (Available)

March 6 – Moon Ritual (Available)

March 20 – Ostara High Rite (Available)

April 3 – Moon Ritual (Available)

April 17 – Waning Moon Ritual (Led by Rowena)

May 1 – Beltane (Valentine)

May 15 – Moon Ritual (Available)

June 5 – American Gods (Phoenix)

June 19 – Moon Ritual (Available)

July 17 – Moon Ritual (Available)

July 31 – Lammas High Rite (Selene)

Aug 14 – Moon Ritual (Available)

Aug 28 – Moon Ritual (Available)

Sept 11 – Drumming for Peace (Phoenix)

Sept. 25 – Mabon High Rite (Indigo)

Oct 16 – Honoring Departed Animal Companions (Selene / Tracy)

Oct 30 – Samhain High Rite (Phoenix)

Nov 6 – Moon Ritual (Available)

Nov 20 – Autumn Moon Ritual (Led by Rowena)

Dec 4 – Moon Ritual (Available)

Dec 18 – Yule High Rite (Available)

Ritual Time/Place/Etiquette

Unless otherwise stated, we meet at 7:30PM at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columba, MD. Rituals start at 7:45PM.

We don't have an official dress code. Some people wear cloaks or robes while some just wear regular casual attire.

There is also no charge to attend our rituals. However, we do collect donations for buying ritual supplies and we also support four secular charities each year.

We do ask that you not take photographs during rituals (before and after is fine).

You don't need to be a member to attend services. But if you'd like to become a member, just ask one of the friendly, approachable Coordinators!

About Our Charity Selections

Each year we select charities that fit into one of four categories: local, helps humans, helps animals, helps the environment.

We also give a yearly donation to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia in thanks for granting us space in which to hold our rituals.

Our upcoming charity collections are for:

Trevor Project: Collections at the Litha High Rite (6/21/2019)

Doctors Without Borders: Collections at the Labyrinth Ritual (9/20/2019)

Defenders of Wildlife: Collections at the Yule High Rite (12/20/2019)