GREETINGS

The wheel certainly seems to turn more quickly as I get older.† I donít know if thatís because Iím busy, or simply a natural consequence of having a child.† Alyria will be six in two months.† And it seems like it was only a little bit ago I was pregnant!

The equinox is almost upon us, and we again have the full moon very near the quarter.† Time to focus on the growing season.† And this year, Iím not going to obsess on Brussels Sprouts.

To push the other cause Iím working on right now, Dragonfest still needs some volunteer staff.† Please contact Kirk or me if you can help!† This yearís theme is Harmony.

óAlia

THANKS AND A TIP OF THE HAT

Our thanks to Circle of Spring Eternal for a great ritual of leaving behind a problem or habit we are done with and picking up something new to nurture.† It was a solemn and timely ritual.

óAlia

MARCH OPEN FULL MOON

The March Open Full Moon will be on Friday, March 17, 1999, at 7:30 PM, at the First Unitarian Church, 1400 Lafayette, Denver, CO.† The doors of the church open at 7:00.† We like to begin at 7:30.

In this ritual ( presented by Stephen and Marian Clark) we will be celebrating Ostara. Come prepared to sit and meditate. You will then go on a physical journey from darkness into the light. Warning, this ritual is designed to be dramatic and, perhaps, intense.

SUGGESTED DONATION

We have determined that our break-even point is about $3 per person.

We arenít going to start collecting at the door, and no one will be turned away for not having a donation.† However, we would like to suggest a donation of 3 to 5 dollars per person.† (The extra is to cover the pagans that canít swing $3.)† If you canít afford it, you are still welcome Ė if you can afford more, weíd be delighted to accept it.

NOTE:† Hearthstone is a church and your donations to Hearthstone are tax deductible.† If you would like to write a check so you can keep track of your donations, we can certainly handle that as well.† And if it simpler to write a check occasionally rather than come up with a few bucks every month, believe me, we understand!

THE FIVE RíS

Reduce,

†††††† Reuse,

††††††††††††† Recycle,

††††††††††††††††††††† Replant,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Remember

by Ken Cannon

"Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. †We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. †When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. †There is no other way for land to survive the impact of mechanized man, nor for us to reap from it the esthetic harvest it is capable, under science, of contributing to culture." -- Aldo Leopold, in the foreword to A Sand County Almanac

March. Springtime in the Rockies--snow if we're lucky.

Next month, April 22nd to be precise, will be the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. It hardly seems possible. †Where were you in the spring of 1970, assuming you were even born then?


More on aluminum:

*Taken from a Recycle Express flyer I found at Wild Oats.

Next ECO Pagans meeting: Saturday, April 8th from 10:30 am to noon at Wings.

GUEST COLUMNS?

If you have something to say, and are willing to let Alia edit it slightly, (generally for grammar Ė I have the soul of an English teacher) please feel free to submit your writing.†† Content will not be edited.†† We can usually make room for more voices.

STANDARD DISCLAIMER

Please note that information and opinions contained in the articles in this newsletter are the responsibility of the authors only.† No endorsement by Hearthstone Community Church, Inc.† is implied.†

OPEN FULL MOON DATES

1999

December 17

2000

January 14
February 18
March 17
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 18
September 8
October 6
November 10
December 8


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