CST's Upcoming Events and Other Happenings

GROVE RITUALS/MEETINGS:
Church of the Spiral Tree currently has three active groves, located throughout Alabama and Georgia. For information on what each grove currently has planned and in the works, please visit their webpage (below).

Dragon Hills Retreat - Carrollton, GA

Freedom of Religion Group - Sylacauga, AL

Nine Worlds Kindred - Auburn, AL


Church of the Spiral Tree and our groves welcome church members, beginners, newcomers, solitaries, and anyone else interested in participating in open sabbat, full moon, and new moon rituals, and other get-togethers. You need no experience or knowledge to participate, but we do request you come with an open mind and heart, and show respect for your fellow participants.

Dress is casual; we do not work skyclad, to keep it family-friendly. Some rituals and meetings will be held outdoors; in that case, please wear something comfortable and appropriate. Plan for sitting on cold and/or wet ground. Children of all ages are welcome. Ritual robes are welcome but not necessary. Donations to the Church and/or grove are entirely optional but appreciated.

To make sure that adequate numbers of people will be present at these rituals so it is fun for everyone, our policy for the main CST rituals is that we must have five RSVPs by the Wednesday night before the ritual (72 hours before). To make it easy for you to RSVP and to see if the ritual will take place or not, we have Facebook event pages for the upcoming CST rituals for you to leave your RSVP, tell us what food you're bringing for potluck, and check to see who else is going.

2014 Calendar

NOTE: All dates below are subject to change. Please keep checking back as events draw closer.

April 12, 2014 - Vali's Blot and Mead Making Workshop, Auburn, AL, hosted by Nine Worlds Kindred Grove. This is an open paid event: $12 prepaid, $15 at door cost will cover a bottle of mead for each adult attendant to take home. There is a $1 each discount per person available if you bring one-three .75 liter standard wine bottles; bottles must be clear of labels, clean, undamaged, and of recyclable grade glass: blue, red, green, or clear.

May 3, 2014 - CST Beltane ritual, Roxanna, Auburn, AL. The ritual will begin at 6 pm Central time Saturday evening (please arrive by 5:30), to be followed by a potluck dinner. Camping Saturday night is allowed, $5/person donation requested.

May 4, 2014 - CST's Board of Directors' meeting, Auburn, AL. All paid CST members are welcome to attend, in a non-voting capacity.

June 7, 2014 - The Thing, The Gathering of Tribes (Open Event), Auburn, AL. Hosted by Nine Worlds Kindred Grove.

June 21, 2014 - CST Litha ritual, Roxanna, Auburn, AL. The ritual will begin at 6 pm Central time Saturday evening (please arrive by 5:30), to be followed by a potluck dinner. Camping Saturday night is allowed, $5/person donation requested.

July 26, 2014 - CST Lammas ritual, Roxanna, Auburn, AL. The ritual will begin at 6 pm Central time Saturday evening (please arrive by 5:30), to be followed by a potluck dinner. Camping Saturday night is allowed, $5/person donation requested.

July 27, 2014 - CST's Board of Directors' meeting, Auburn, AL. All paid CST members are welcome to attend, in a non-voting capacity.

August 23, 2014 - Hausblot (Open Ritual), Auburn, AL. Hosted by Nine Worlds Kindred Grove.

September 13, 2014 - Pagan Pride Day/CST Mabon ritual, Davis Arboretum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

September 20, 2014 - Ernfescht (TBD), Auburn, AL. Hosted by Nine Worlds Kindred Grove.

November 1, 2014 - CST Samhain ritual, Roxanna, Auburn, AL. The ritual will begin at 6 pm Central time Saturday evening (please arrive by 5:30), to be followed by a potluck dinner. Camping Saturday night is allowed, $5/person donation requested.

November 2, 2014 - CST's Board of Directors' meeting, Auburn, AL. All paid CST members are welcome to attend, in a non-voting capacity.

December 20, 2014 - CST Yule ritual, Roxanna, Auburn, AL. The ritual will begin at 6 pm Central time Saturday evening (please arrive by 5:30), to be followed by a potluck dinner. Camping Saturday night is allowed, $5/person donation requested.

December 20, 2014 - Yule (Closed Ritual), Auburn, AL. Hosted by Nine Worlds Kindred Grove.


Membership in Church of the Spiral Tree or in the grove is not required to participate in any CST function; however, if you like us enough to come to several rituals and gatherings, we encourage you to join as a PAID MEMBER of CST. Your membership fee helps pay for the ritual supplies, supplies for the gatherings, postage for mailouts, and helps support the web page. You also get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you're supporting a worthwhile group that you yourself like, appreciate, and patronize! Also, there is never a charge for our rituals; however, Church of the Spiral Tree welcomes and greatly appreciates tax deductible donations of $1, $5 or even $10 to help with our expenses.


NEWSLETTER DEADLINES: The deadline for all submissions for this year's CST newsletters are March 1, 2014 (Ostara); June 1, 2014 (Litha); September 1, 2014 (Mabon); December 1, 2014 (Yule) . Please send us your articles, stories, reports, artwork, upcoming events, etc. to churchofthespiraltree at gmail dot com.