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.

January 4, 2019

Divination Fair and White Elephant

Led by the Turning Circle Coordinators (Phoenix, Indigo, and Sajana). Room 150 (lower level).

Join us for tarot card readings, rune castings, and other types of divination. This is an informal get-together and not a structured ritual. Feel free to bring an unwanted gift for our White Elephant gift exchange!

January 18, 2019

Alder Tree Esbat

Led by Indigo. Sanctuary A, main level.

From a magical perspective, the alder tree represents guidance, prophesy, creativity, and leadership.

February 1, 2019

Imbolc High Rite

Led by Phoenix. Room 150, lower level.

In Wiccan and Druidic traditions, Imbolc marks the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The goddess Brigit is often honored, and she represents healing, blacksmithing, and poetry.

February 15, 2019

Aphrodite Ritual

Led by Valentine.  Sanctuary A, main level

Our most excellent Bard (Valentine) will be leading a Greek-themed ritual honoring Aphrodite.  

March 1, 2019

Deep Renewal Ritual
Led by Khandike (Carla). Room 116, lower level.
Few people lead rituals like Carla. She has an amazing voice and is an accomplished drummer.

March 22, 2019

Ostara High Rite

Led by Ann. Sanctuary A, main level.

Celebrate the start of Spring with us!

April 12, 2019

Earth Day

Led by Deirdre. Sanctuary A, main level

Join us in honoring the Earth, its beauty, and its vibrant ecology.

April 26, 2019

Beltane High Rite

Led by Susan. Sanctuary C, main level.

Beltane is the Pagan/Wiccan celebration of life, fertility, and abundant growth.

May 10, 2019

Shamanic Journey Ritual - Led by Khandike (Carla). Check main display for room location.

Khandike leads a Shamanic ritual that is sure to feature her amazing singing voice and her excellent drumming.

May 24, 2019

Drum Circle - Led by Phoenix. Check main display for room location.

Join us for some festive drumming and chanting!

June 7, 2019

Solmanudur Rite (Norse Sun God Ritual)

Led by Ann. Sanctuary A, main level

Join us for a Norse-themed celebration of summer!

June 21, 2019

Litha High Rite

Led by Indigo. Sanctuary A, main level

Join us for celebrating the longest day of the year and the first day of summer!

July 5, 2019

Apollo Festival

Led by Valentine. Sanctuary A, main level

Once again, our most excellent bard entertains us with tales of the Greek Gods and Apollo in particular.

July 19, 2019

Hindu Ritual - Led by Rowena. Sanctuary A, main level

Rowena leads a ritual honoring the Hindu gods

August 2, 2019

Lughnassadh High Rite - Led by Kaitlyn - Sanctuary A, main level

Also known as Lammas, Lughnassadh is the first of the three harvest holidays in the Wiccan/Pagan liturgical calendar.

August 16, 2019

A Hellenic Rite - Led by Valentine - Sanctuary A, main level

Join us for a festive retelling of the Labors of Hercules!

September 6, 2019

Drumming For Peace - Led by Phoenix - Sanctuary A, main level

While originally created as a way of remembering the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks, this ritual has evolved to also be an affirmation of peace.

September 20, 2019

Labyrinth Ritual - Led by Sajana - Sanctuary A, main level

Join us for an introspective, meditative ritual.

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!

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)