Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Orange County Local Council First Officer Yvonne Conway Speaks at Interfaith Event

On Sunday, September 21, the 2nd Annual Building Our Community Through Interfaith Harmony was held. It is an evening of prayer and songs.  The focus of this year's discussion was on “Justice, Peace & Faith” and the effort to bring different interfaith communities together. 
One of the featured speakers was Yvonne Conway, the newly elected First Officer of the Orange County Local Council (OCLC) in Southern California.  She said:
The request for a representative came a week and a half prior to the event. OCLC was having their September board meeting and I had just been elected their new first officer. The date for the event fell on a day when everyone already had Mabon plans with their coven. I did not wish to lose the opportunity for OCLC to get involved with local interfaith again so I volunteered to present ... We were asked to keep our presentations to 5 minutes. The topic was, "Peace, Justice, and Faith."
The "Building Our Community Through Interfaith Harmony" function was sponsored by Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council & Orange County Interfaith Network.  This year's work was considered part of the preparations for the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions gathering to be held on October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Midwest Regional Local Council attends Grand Rapids Pagan Pride Day

Submitted by Oberon Osiris
Midwest Regional Local Council

Members of the Midwest Regional Local Council (MRLC) were in attendance at the Grand Rapids, MI Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, September 20. The LC’s newest member group, Moonfire, performed The Rite of Fortuna and Jupiter: Banishing Blockages to Good Fortune.  Members of Circle of Wondrous Stories (MI) took part in the ritual.

MRLC also hosted an information table, offering readings, selling various used magical books, statuary and other items. A special silent auction was held for a new “Covenant of the Goddess” doll, designed by Oberon Osiris and created with the help of special doll clothier and accessory designers. The proceeds help fund MRLC events and the LC itself.  A similar one was auctioned in raffle held at this year’s Merry Meet in Atlanta.

Coming up in November, MRLC will be at the Wiccan Temple of the Celtic Way’s annual “Feast of the Fallen Warrior,” a special and well received ritual to honor our veterans and other service people. The event always holds special significance for HP Dan Coleman, a veteran and founding member of the Midwest Regional Local Council.

Members of MRLC

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Message from the Covenant of the Goddess' Vision Team

Thank You

To everyone who took the time to answer the CoG Vision Survey, we'd like to relay our sincerest appreciation and thanks. In the coming months, the information and data offered by the survey will help us grow as an organization and better meet the needs of our expanding community. 

The world is changing and CoG must change with it. The needs of Wiccans and Witches today are not the same as the needs back when we were founded in 1975. The CoG Vision Survey results will be used to help us redefine our mission in order to better meet present and future concerns.  In doing so, we hope to thrive, supporting our community, for another 40 years and beyond. 

Thank You
The CoG Vision Team
The CoG National Board