2020 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.


**** COVID-19 OPERATIONAL CHANGES ****

Our in-person services are temporarily suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume in-person services once our parent organization (the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia) resumes services. In the meantime, we are hosting online services via teleconference (Zoom). If you would like to receive an invitation to an upcoming teleconferenced ritual, please send us an email throught he "Contact Us" applet. 


January 3, 2020

White Elephant and Divination Party

Did you receive a weird or impractical gift this year? Want to exchange it for something else that is also probably weird or impractical? You're in luck! Don't have a gift to exchange? No problem! We'll also be doing divinations (tarot cards, runes, scrying mirror, etc.) Join us for a fun, lighthearted gathering!

January 17, 2020

Chinese New Year - Led by Sajana/Phoenix

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us! 2020


February 7, 2020

A Brigit Rite - Led by Indigo

Celebrate the Imbolc Sabbat with a ritual honoring Brigit - the Goddess of fire, blacksmithing, and poetry!


February 21, 2020

New Moon Ritual - Led by Selene

March 6, 2020

Buddhist Healing Meditation - Led by Sajana



March 20, 2020

Ostara High Rite - Led by Ann

Join us in celebrating the return of Spring!

** Cancelled due to Covid 19 elevated alert **


April 3, 2020

Hawthorn Tree Esbat - Led by Indigo

 



April 17 – Moon Ritual (Rowena)
May 1 – Beltane (Valentine)
May 15 – Moon Ritual (led by Ann)
June 5 – American Gods (Phoenix)
June 19 – Moon Ritual (Valentine)
July 17 – Mesopotamian Ritual (Sajana)
July 31 – Lammas High Rite (Selene)
Aug 14 – Pagan Book Talk (Valentine)
Aug 28 – A World Tree Rite (Indigo)
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 –Ganesha Ritual (Aliya)
Nov 20 – Moon Ritual (Rowena)
Dec 4 – Dionysian Theater Festival (Valentine)
Dec 18 – Yule High Rite (Ann)




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)