GREETINGS

Lammas has passed.  As usual, I have had losses and gains during this season.  I won’t go into the losses, as I haven’t actually come fully to terms with them.  The gains?  Mostly insight into how my mind works. 

We finally have a lawn in the front of our house.  The rose plant I received as a housewarming gift is blooming beautifully.    I have a garden patch full of herbs and a roof over my head.  All in all, I’m more thankful than not during this first harvest time in our calendar. 

Catherine

AUGUST OPEN FULL MOON

Hearthstone meets the Friday before or the Friday of the Full Moon at the First Unitarian Church at 14th and Lafayette in Denver.  This month we are meeting on August 27.  The church doors open at 7, and we like to start at 7:30.  (We are NOT big proponents of Pagan Standard Time, but if there is weather related driving trouble or a problem on the freeway, we've been known to wait a bit longer.)

Remember, please, that the policy at Hearthstone is not to enter in Perfect Love and Perfect Trust, as there are people you don't know there, but to enter with a willing heart and an open mind, and leave your differences at the door

Join the Board and a few of the folks that were around at the beginning to celebrate the 13th birthday of Hearthstone. We'll talk a little, and involve the people that keep the church going -- those of you who attend!

—Alia

THANKS AND A TIP OF THE HAT

for July:

Our thanks to Rowanheart, Trevor, Erik, Draconis Leona, and Josh for their “Generation X” themed ritual, reminding all of us that one of our valuable assets is the wide range of ages and talents that our community holds. All ages were honored with this ritual.  We were reminded at the same time that all ages are the same. With a blessing of "Let's go out to the kitchen, and fix our self a snack!" we partook in animal crackers,  Nutter Butters, juice and Kool-aid before the ritual's end. It was a fun and playful acknowledgement of the next group of leaders coming into their own

—Catherine and Alia

SUGGESTED DONATION

We have determined that our break-even point is about $4 per person

We aren’t 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 can’t afford it, you are still welcome – if you can afford more, we’d 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

EARTH TEMPLE DATES AND NEW LOCATION

Earth Temple will now be meeting at Small Gatherings at 66th and Wadsworth. The storefronts that we will be using are located in the small shopping center on the northeast corner of the intersection. The storefronts are toward the east side of the parking lot. There is plenty of parking in the parking area including handicapped parking. There are no stairs involved and we should not have a problem with noise

We have changed the date of Yule from Sunday, Dec. 19, to Saturday, Dec. 18. The schedule for the rest of our rituals is as follows:

Waning Moon Sep. 11 (Sa)
Mabon Sep. 25 (Sa)
New Moon Oct. 16 (Sa)
Samhain Nov. 6 (Sa)
New Moon Nov. 13 (Sa)
Waning Moon Dec. 11 (Sa)
Yule Dec. 18 (Sa)

We have not changed our start time. We will still meet at 7pm. Reminders will be sent out prior to each ritual

GUEST COLUMNS?

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

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Open Full Moon Dates

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August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19
None in December


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