Chalice Fire

Chalice Fire is the Earth-Centered Spirituality (aka pagan) group at FUUN, and a chapter of CUUPs (Covenant of UU Pagans). We are a ministry of the church, facilitating participatory experiences of connection through awareness and celebration of the rhythms of life on this earth.

We do not assume or require that participants have specific beliefs. Pagans are welcome, UUs are welcome, atheists and humanists are welcome, everyone who affirms the 7 UU Principles and is looking for an experience of connection is welcome! The experience is the important part, not the idea of what you are connecting to or how that connection happens.

Our rituals are open, and either child-friendly or have childcare available in the nursery.

Rituals for Daily Life

1st & 3rd Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Thoreau Room, main church building (look for a sign on the door if you don’t know where to go)

This is an open ritual practice group. Distress happens. It can wrap us up and leave us feeling tangled. Other times, the universe and/or our subconscious mind sends us flashing neon signs. Maybe we can read them, and maybe they are written in “Greek”. Bring what is on your mind/heart and together we will work on creating ease, clarity, and mutual support.

No specific beliefs required. Professional childcare available in the nursery.

 

Full Moon Drum Circles

7-11 p.m., Morgan House (maroon house behind main church building, same parking lot)

Gather/set up/warm up begins at 7 p.m. drumming officially begins after our (short and prompt) 8 p.m. circle. The circling up portion is optional, please participate at your own level of comfort. No specific beliefs required. Everyone is welcome!

Bring a potluck snack to share, plus drums, dancing jingles, etc. This is a child-friendly event!

Upcoming Dates:

Frost Moon Drum Circle: Sat Nov 4

Long Nights Moon Drum Circle: Sat Dec 2

Epiphany Moon Drum Circle: Sat Jan 6

Old Blue Moon Drum Circle: Sat Jan 27 (Blue MOON #1)

Hunger Moon Drum Circle: Fri Mar 2

Blue Moon Drum Circle: Sat Mar 31 (Blue MOON #2)

Pink Moon Drum Circle: Sat Apr 28

Flower Moon Drum Circle: Fri June 1

Strawberry Moon Drum Circle: Sat June 23

 

Social Justice Wheel of the Year

Sundays 7-8 p.m., Social Area (main church building)

As we turn the Wheel of the Year (i.e. celebrate the solar cycles, like the Drum Circles celebrate the lunar cycles), we are also setting intentions and directing our energy toward building a more just and equitable world. Child-friendly.

Samhain: Honoring Elders and Remembering the Dead Oct 29

Yule: Calling Justice and Mercy out of the Dark Dec 17

Imbolc: Celebrating Small Victories Feb 4

Ostara: Eco-Justice Mar 18

Beltane: Queer and Gender Justice Apr 29

Midsummer: Transparency & Accountability Jun 18

Lammas: Economic Justice (who has the bread!?)

Mabon: Racial Justice (who has a seat at the table?)

 

Sanctuary of Light is our pagan prison ministry, where we teach men and women at three different Tennessee prisons, as well as provide study and worship materials to prison groups and incarcerated Wiccans and Pagans who make us aware of their needs.

 

For more information:

chalicefire@thefuun.org

Chalice Fire on Facebook:  FB group    FB page

CUUPS logo SOL Prison Ministry: sol@firstuunashville.org

More information on the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs): http://www.cuups.org/

We are a part of Nashville Pagan Pride Day and hosted it until it outgrew us! Click here for more info.

 

Established in 2003, Sanctuary of Light, FUUN’s chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) owes a great debt to the original Women’s Group’s founding mothers: Joan Moore, Elizabeth Papousek, Joy Chipping, Shirley Ryberg, and many more who established a Women’s Library. Their groundwork and dedication kept earth-based spirituality alive here for over 50 years. The CUUPS chapter began as Sanctuary of Light, and in 2016 transitioned into Chalice Fire. The name Sanctuary of Light lives on in our pagan prison ministry.