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.
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!
Alder Tree Esbat
Led by Indigo. Sanctuary A, main level.
From a magical perspective, the alder tree represents guidance, prophesy, creativity, and leadership.
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.
Led by Valentine. Sanctuary A, main level
Our most excellent Bard (Valentine) will be leading a Greek-themed ritual honoring Aphrodite.
Ostara High Rite
Led by Ann. Sanctuary A, main level.
Celebrate the start of Spring with us!
Led by Deirdre. Sanctuary A, main level
Join us in honoring the Earth, its beauty, and its vibrant ecology.
Beltane High Rite
Led by Susan. Sanctuary C, main level.
Beltane is the Pagan/Wiccan celebration of life, fertility, and abundant growth.
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.
Drum Circle - Led by Phoenix. Check main display for room location.
Join us for some festive drumming and chanting!
Solmanudur Rite (Norse Sun God Ritual)
Led by Ann. Sanctuary A, main level
Join us for a Norse-themed celebration of summer!
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!
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.
Hindu Ritual - Led by Rowena. Sanctuary A, main level
Rowena leads a ritual honoring the Hindu gods
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.
Personal Harvest Ritual - Led by Khandike (Carla) - Sanctuary A, main level
Join us for a celebration of the year's bounty and an affirmation of one's personal accomplishments.
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.
Labyrinth Ritual - Led by Sajana - Sanctuary A, main level
Join us for an introspective, meditative ritual.
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
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.
Samhain High Rite - Led by Selene - Sanctuary A, main level
Join us in honoring the ancestors and remembering the dead.
Autumn Moon Ritual - Led by Ann - Sanctuary A, main level
Join us in celebrating the transition between autumn and winter.
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.
Yule High Rite - Led by Rowena - Sanctuary A, main level
Celebrate the longest night and shortest day. The sun god returns!
ANov 15: Moon Ritual (Ann) - Sanctuary A
Dec 6: Faunus Moon Rite - Led by Mav - Preschool Room 116
Dec 20: Yule: Led by Rowena - Sanctuary A
* On 5/10/2019 and 5/24/2018, Ramadan will be celebrated in Sanctuary A and C.
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)