GREETINGS

Iím not entirely sure what happened to Spring this year.† We seem to have pretty much skipped Spring and moved on to Summer, with an occasional backslide in to Winter.† Itís most likely going to be a hot, dry summer.† Keep yourself hydrated, and keep an eye on your friends and loved ones.† And if you see me having a hot flash, please pour ice water on me.† Okay, well, maybe not.

Blessed Be.

óAlia

APRIL OPEN FULL MOON

The April Open Full Moon will be on Friday, April 26, 2002, 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.

Orianna and friends will be presenting a ritual, but I donít know what she has planned.† Join us and find out!

Once again, the CUUPs drumming circle will be in the sanctuary at the same time.† If you wish to participate in the drumming circle, they do request that you bring a snack to share.

THANKS AND A TIP OF THE HAT

Thanks and a Tip of the Hat to Alia and Tina for their beautiful and fun Ostara ritual. We were reminded of the relationships between pagan traditions at this time of year and those of the major religions also celebrating their holidays. Alia read us one of the "Meagan" stories by Kathryn Dyer. A visit from adorable Ostara Bunnies bearing gifts of colored eggs topped it off. There was a short meditation on the eggs and their relationship to the seeds of change, which they represented.

All the participants in the ritual were youngsters. Older kids called the quarters, and the bunnies were four small children. Alia and Tina are, of course, very young at heart. Thank you for the uplifting evening for all ages.

óCatherine

SUGGESTED DONATION

**Updated March 2002**

We have determined that our break-even point is about $4 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 4 to 7 dollars per person. †(The extra is to cover the pagans that are unable to donate.)† 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.

ECO-PAGANS

From DragonHorse:

Needed for the Food Bank:

Not needed at this time:

Thank you for any help in restocking the Food Bank shelves.† Please realize that you do not have to donate several cans or jars.† If all you can donate is one can or jar then that is fine.† Thank you again.

LETíS PULL TOGETHER

A "barn finishing" will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19 at                               in Denver, the property of Anie & George Minogue.† This is to get the siding and roofing, doors and windows on a studio and temple structure that the contractor walked off on 2 years ago after soaking me for most of the money.† I have several experienced carpenter folks to provide the expertise, all it needs is willing hands and whatever hammers and cordless drills you might have at hand.† All food will be provided, with a celebration on Sunday evening once we have the shell complete, including a ritual blessing of the structure.† If you are interested in helping, contact Anie Minogue.† For those of you who may not know me, I work at Wings Metaphysical, do the girl's moonrite at Dragonfest, host Sacred Voice Circle and the Wednesday night Knitters group at Wings, and priestess occasionally for Earth Temple.

Thanks and bright blessings.

UNCLASSIFIED ADS

Night blind elder Wiccan living in SW Denver needs a dependable ride for the OFMs.† Will contribute toward gas money.† Lives near Hampden and Sheridan.† Contact Virginia.

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 and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

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.†

All writings are copyright to their respective authors.† Please obtain permission before reprinting anything here with the exception of the Open Full Moon Dates.† Those may be copied and transmitted as needed.

2002 Open Full Moon Dates

2002

April 26
May 24
June 21 (summer Solstice)
July 19
August 16
September 13
October 18
November 15
December 13


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