Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs)
Special Announcement !!
CUUPs will be hosting a special 2 part workshop on the evening of June 30th and the morning of July 1st, 2017 - Please consider joining us for this "WAY OF THE PHOENIX WORKSHOP - Transitioning through the Nine Ancient Spiritual Bodies" taught by Normandi Elis. Normandi is an internationally known teacher, author of 11 books, Claivoyant Spiritualist Minister and Arch-Priestess of the Fellowship of Isis. Email us at the link below for more information. Open to the general public, the cost is $60 per attendee if registered by June 16, 2017. Late registrations after the 16th of June will be $75.
Please join the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans of First Unitarian Church or CUUPs, as we celebrate the Turning of the Wheel of the Year with our Sabbat Celebrations and explore Earth Centered Spiritualities in our twice monthly classes.
Sabbat Circles are open to the public and anyone with a positive path is welcome. Our Celebrations are held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Louisville.
- Imbolc - January 29, 2017 - A time of new beginnings and setting intention for moving forward
- Ostara - March 19, 2017
- Beltane- April 30 , 2017
- Midsummer - Midsummer class on Wednesday June 7, 2017 There will be no potluck for this Celebration.
- Lammas / Lughnasadh - Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - There will be no potluck for this celebration
- Autumn Equinox - Mabon September 18th 2016 - Bring a culinary dish to share.
- Samhain - October 23, 2016 - Join us as we celebrate the third "harvest" festival when the veil is thin and we remember our ancestors and those that have gone before.
- Yule / Winter Solstice - December 18, 2016 We will be attending the Winter Solstice Singing concert and CUUPs will help with the Reception after the concert.
Our Sabbat Circles are held on Sunday night (unless otherwise noted.) Doors open at 5:30 PM and Circle starts at 6PM. A potluck dinner follows around 7 PM so please bring something to share with others and stay to enjoy conversation with those of a like mind.
In addition to community and fellowship, we offer classes. Our classes are a blend of lecture and discussion with seekers, those new to the path, and experienced practitioners in attendance. We host a variety of topics that have included Four Cornerstones of Magick, Sabbat Lore/Traditions, Beginning Meditation, Divination, Herbal Magick and many other topics.
We are currently using a Pagan curriculum with subjects that have included - Personal Altars, God/Goddesses, Tarot Divination, Candle Magick and many others.
Classes are on the first and third Wednesday of each Month. Each week we discuss topics that are independent of each other so drop in when you are able to join us.
Classes meet from 7:00pm until about 8:30pm. Upcoming classes include:
February 1 - Magical intention for drawing great things to you - discussion of "The Secret"
February 15 - Hermetic Principles and how it relates to Magick
March 1 - Creating Sacred Space
March 15 - Stones and their energies - Bring your favorite Stone and share knowledge about these gifts from the earth.
April 5 - Pendulum divination - Your pendulum can do many things beyond just indicate "yes or no"
April 19 - Beltane - Class will discuss and write the upcoming Sabbat of Beltane which will be performed on April 30th
May 3 - Short film screening and discussion -
May 17 - Oracle Cards - Discussion class, so bring your favorite Oracle Deck to share
June 7 - See above for Midsummer Ritual - This will be in lieu of a discussion class
CUUPs will not meet on the second Wednesday of June or in the Month of July. Many of us attend festivals and recharge our spirits.
CUUPs is a free and open community of people who practice earth-based spiritualities. We are here for the Pagan community, therefore: There is no charge to attend Circles or Wednesday evening classes.
For more information, please email us at cuups [at] firstulou.org
*Poor Weather closings for our classes will follow the Jefferson County Public School closing decisions. If the public schools are closed we will not have classes for the CUUPs Group.