Monday, September 28, 2015

Update on our Retreat

The autumn equinox has passed; the moon has survived her eclipse. It's time now to turn our thoughts to indoor pastimes - Chokecherry's October Retreat on Saturday October 10th!

There are only ten days left to preregister for this first-time occasion, when we will be offering a full day of ritual and workshops, plus morning coffee and a light lunch. Our special guest speaker will be Rev. Jean Pagano, ADF's Vice Archdruid, who is flying out from Michigan to join us. Preregister now though our website here for special reduced rates - $30 for ADF members and $35 for others - as opposed to $40 at the door. No prepayment is necessary, but we need your information now for planning purposes!

The day's program includes:
• Connecting with the Spirits of the Land: The Four Permissions.
• What is an ADF Priest? (panel discussion).
• Daily devotions: ADF Hearth Cultures and Personal Practice—Two Viewpoints.
• Hospitality: The Basis of Right Relationships (by Rev. Jean Pagano, Vice Archdruid of ADF).

The afternoon’s programming will conclude with an ADF Unity Ritual, usually seen only at regional festivals. This will be followed by a potluck supper, allowing time for fellowship and discussion. Mark your calendars and preregister now - attendance may be capped due to space constraints.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pagan Pride...

Chokecherry had a good Pagan Pride Day today. We talked to a bunch of folks who hadn't known about us before and some who had, handed out a lot of informational brochures and flyers for our upcoming Retreat, sold some books and awen patches, and even made a little money. We also did a Core Order ritual in under 30 minutes (our allotted time slot)! The only drawback was the hot weather - but on the other hand in Denver this time of year snow would also have been possible, so we're not complaining too much!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chokecherry at Denver Pagan Pride

Join us tomorrow (Sept. 26th) for Denver's Pagan Pride Day! We will be presenting an ADF core order Druid ritual - our first at PPD - and will also be waiting to talk to you at our booth, where we will have lots of information about ADF and about our upcoming (in two weeks!) ADF Colorado Retreat! Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Autumn Equinox

I'd like to thank everyone who came out for our Autumn Equinox ritual. It was a beautiful if rather warm day beside Mother Platte, who has now returned to her normal early autumn level. Our celebrant was Kevin Jenkyns, who led us in a very special ritual which combined elements of his Welsh and Native American background. We were also fortunate to be visited by Davin Mac Lugh, ADF's Southwest Regional Druid, along with many other new and old friends. It was truly a blessed day!