Please join us for a community celebration of the 2017 Winter Solstice.
We gather to celebrate the solstice through ceremony, dance, music, anointing, feasting and to create beautiful despachos to offer back to Spirit.
We will honor our beloved earth and give our highest prayers of gratitude.
Bring a dish for 8-10 to share and celebrate
When: Saturday December 23, 4:00 pm (gather),
4:30 Ceremony begins
Where: St. Alban's Parish Hall
1501 Washington Ave. Albany CA 94706
Hosts: Jnana Gowan, Judy Hoaglund & Pachakuti Mesa Carriers, -Redwood Ayllu
Cost: Please donate $10 - $15 cover rental space, ayni for muscians & incidentals. Children attend at no charge.
$20 max for families...no one turned away for lack of funds.
RSVP by December 21:
Jnana Gowan firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to be of service! This is a large community event - we appreciate your assistance! To volunteer, contact: Jnana Gowan email@example.com
All are welcome.
What to bring:
-Your beautiful shining self, friends & family
-Items to include in the despachos or gratitude bundles that we will make at our ceremony
(Please keep the offerings small: paper 4” square , or 3D items to add smallish --- these are gifts for the spirit realm. For example: feathers, crystals, grains, small art pieces.)
-Handwritten words stating what you want to cultivate in the coming year and what you are grateful for (please note- these items will not be returned.)
Also to bring:
- A special item that has deep meaning for you to "charge" on the central mesa or altar. (This item WILL go home with you.)
- Lastly: Bring your favorite dish (10 servings, please!)
for celebration potluck at the end of the ceremony