Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs)
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 2, 2017 - There will be no potluck for this celebration
- Autumn Equinox - Mabon September 24th, 2017 - Potlick dinner - please bring food to share.
- Samhain - October 22, 2017 - 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 17, 2017
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:
September 6th - Discussion on the I Ching
September 20 - This will be a planning session for the group Autumnal Equinox Ritual on the 24th. Would you like to be involved in planning and performing a Ritual? This class is for you.
September 24th - Autumn Equinox Celebration - see above
October 4 - Music and chants in the Earth Centered tradition.
October 18 - Class on the Sabbat of Samhain
October 22- Samhain Celebration - See above
November 1 - "Day of the Dead" discussion class. History and understanding of this Celebration
November 15 - Candle Magic - Practicle use of this form of workin
December 6th - Planning class for the Yule Sabbat - Be a part of the ritual on Dec 17th.
January 3 - Astral Projection - How do I get from here to there. A guide for travel.
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.