We haven’t been in touch in a while, and you all may not be aware of things. The Grove has gone through some changes recently. A number of members have moved on to solitary or hearth-specific practice, or for jobs and career improvement, or for family reasons. We are in a time of transition, and so things might seem up in the air. Rest assured, though that we will come through this time and emerge intact.
We are working on the winter celebrations, and will be posting more information as it comes. For now, however, this is where we are.
Meeting Sunday, 12.3.2017
We are going to have a Grove Meeting on Sunday December 3, 2017 at Teach Darach, 208 Oak Knolls South, Rockford, IL 61108. Meeting is from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This will be a planning meeting, and will focus on Yule and Imbolc. Please come.
Our current plan is to have Yule at Teach Darach, the same place we had Samhain. This will be a celebration of lights, community, and family. All are welcome. We will have a dessert revel after – bring festive desserts and treats. We will have a Yule Punch (I am still working out the recipe, but it will be good), but please feel free to bring your own drinks. Watch our Facebook page for the date.
Imbolc this year will be in a different location. Still working out the details, but it will be a healing and blessing rite, invoking the Lady Brighid, and Her father An Daghda Mor. More details to come – watch this space!
Have you been to our events, but wondered what we Druids are? We will soon be having a Winter Gathering to talk about what we are, what we do, and how you can be a part of it. Watch for the announcement.
Coming in 2018, we will be offering a series of talks and classes about Druidry, our Grove, and the ADF tradition of Druidry. Watch for more information.