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Retreats, Sunday Services, and Spiritual Accompaniment. Call or email to book an appointment 503-877-2692 or abeltaine@gmail.com
Helping social justice advocates find the work they must do and the resources to create change sustainably. Now booking retreats and Guest-in-the-Pulpit dates for Spring 2018. See some suggestions, after the calendar!

Listen to Heart Song


Bring the past-president of CUUPS Continental to your congregation to preach and to meet with your earth-centered members.


Some popular workshop topics, book a sermon on Sunday and a related workshop for Saturday:

  • Green Chalice - Hildegard of Bingen and spirituality of nature. How does your relationship with the natural world feed your soul and connect you to all your communities?

  • Descent and Return - Making Meaning from your Underworld Journey, working with the Inanna Myth

  • Sacred Laughter - from the divine trickster to laughing Yoga: humor heals, transforms, and invites us into mystery.

  • Wild at Heart - embracing authenticity with St. Theresa of Avila

  • Faithful Conversations - Craft love-based “crucial conversations”. In a safe space we will share skills to begin the conversation and carry it to a transformative conclusion.

  • Earth-Relating Thea/ologies - Pagan and Neo-Pagan gifts for community, worship, and life

  • Altaring Spaces - evoking sacred space and focusing ritual through mindful use of objects and environments

  • West African Drumming - creating community and hearing one-another through drum and dance, honoring the authentic traditions of Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, and expat. Africans in America

  • Cauldron of Transformation - With Brigid, the Poet, we invoke Air and Inspiration. With Brigid of the Forge, we invoke Fire and Creativity. With Brigid of the Well, we invoke Water and Healing. In the season of mid-Winter, we connect down deep into the Earth to turn our most challenging times into fuel for the work we are meant to do.


Suggested Services:

·       Dancing the Revolution – Emma Goldman advocated: "freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful radiant things." Change agents need joy and laughter and a “spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” May our art create the conscience of our nation.

·       No Time Not To Love – There are those who would set fire to the world. There is only time to work slowly. There is no time not to love. It is tempting to shake our fists and decry the “evil” corporations. How shall we respond to sin with both compassion and strength? How shall we do the work with love? We are called to find our own way during these years of transformation.

·       The Sixth Source (Pagan 101) – For millennia, Paganism and Earth-based Spirituality has been practiced and refined by hunters, farmers, indigenous people, and those who live close to the land and the sea. We will look at some of the rich theo/alogies, traditions, and histories from within the ‘Earth-Centered’ label. Then we will explore some of the gifts of these paths.

·       Magic Has Consequences (Pagan 201) – How Pagan, indigenous, and earth-centered traditions offer healing messages and food for meaningful action. Heal your soul through the natural world and discover energy for creating the world you dream of.

·       What We Love Can Be SavedHow are you the change you wish to see in the world? Step by step the longest march, can be won. It takes many drops of water to  turn a mill. The struggles around the world for justice, peace and against violence can  be overwhelming. It is easy to feel small.  Where do we find the strength to carry on?

·       Optical Delusion of Separateness What do the mystic physicists, Saint Paul, our seventh principle, and the Hindu concept of Atman have in common? They all break through the optical delusion of consciousness. As Einstein said: “this delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion....”

·       Sourcing to Sacred (Summer Solstice) – A fire requires fuel, and living whole-heartedly requires spiritual sustenance. Community and relationships? Nature or personal experience? Stories, myth, or Scripture? Teachers and leaders? Tradition? What sources do you turn to that comfort you, challenge you, and inspire you? The Summer Solstice (June 21) is a sacred source for many. As we welcome the summer, let us bless our selves, and each other, with our richest sources. 


Service topic for UU Study/Action Issue (Growing Economic Inequality):

Net Worth - Naming the harm and undoing the prosperity gospel


See MORE in the catalog!