Yule Ritual and Winter Craft Fair!

Yule Ritual and Winter Craft Fair
Hosted by Luna Circa and South Bay Circles
Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Come Celebrate the Winter Solstice with us! We will be finding our inner beast to face the darkness.

A Special Event this Yule – We will be holding a Winter Craft Fair of local Artists before the ritual.

Craft Fair: 3PM-6PM
Ritual: Gather at 7PM, ritual at 7:30PM.

Location:
Odd Fellows Cupertino 70 Lodge
20589 Homestead Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(Site is wheelchair accessible.)

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck and a suggested donation of $10-$20 (No one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.).

Ritual & Potluck FAQ:

Ritual –

Do not show up late, it is very disruptive.

Cell phones should be turned off before ritual begins.

Respect the working tools of others; do not touch any items without the owner’s permission.

All participants should conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the Gods, your HPS & HP, as well as all the other people in attendance.

A circle is participatory. Once the rite begins, focus and follow the direction of the HPS/HP, the time for talking and socializing is over.

Most groups have an informal segment of the circle after the ritual food and drink have been shared. This is a time to relax, discuss magickal topics, and get to know each other, share and make plans for future events. This is not the time to critique the ritual, or it’s participants.

Potluck/Feast –

Please bring food that is ready to serve.

Mark your platter/bowls/serving utensils and remember to take them with you (along with any leftovers) when you leave.

If possible, label your food for those with dietary restrictions.

Main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages to share are all welcome.

Help with the cleanup afterwards is always greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Samhain 2018

Star Stone presents our 2018 Samhain Ritual.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7 PM-10PM
Gather at 6:30, Ritual at 7.

Odd Fellows Cupertino 70 Lodge
20589 Homestead Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(Site is wheelchair accessible.)

Now the sun has descended into the realm of the underworld, the forces of the underworld are in the ascendency. The lord of the underworld, unfettered from the control of the sun, now walks the earth. With him travel the other creatures from the abode of the dead along with our beloved dead.

Come and honor your deceased loved ones; commune with your departed ancestors.

Feel free to bring an item(s) to honor your departed ones at our altar but, please remember to take it with you when the ritual is over.

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck (Preferably something that your ancestors loved.) and a suggested donation of $10-$20. (No one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.)

Samhain Ritual November 4, 2017

Samhain is such a special time of year for so many of us, join us for our Samhain Ritual, presented by Stephanie and friends.

Saturday Nov. 4, 2017
gather at 7:30pm, ritual starts at 8pm, followed by potluck socializing
Hattie Porter Room, First Unitarian Church of San Jose
160 North Third Street, San Jose.
Enter by coming up the right side of the building, along stairs or ramp to top. (site is wheelchair accessible)

Donation: $10-20 so we can pay for our room rental it’s expensive in the South Bay.
Please bring food or drink to share during the potluck.

Celebration of Life for L. Marion

Saturday October 21, 2017
gather starting from 3pm, a ritual at 4, potluck
at a private home in San Jose, email or call our contacts for address/more info.

Anyone who’s been part of SBC before last year should know who she was. Treasurer for the first 28 years. Womaning the door, setting up the food table, teaching many people.

We lost her early this year, now as we approach Samhain we are taking a breather to remember and celebrate her.

Fall Ritual: Harvest Home, Sat. Sept. 23, 2017 <-- note date

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South Bay Circles Presents:

Harvest Home 2017
A Time of Balance
With Laughing Blue Jays Coven and Friends

Saturday, September 23
Gather at 4:00, Ritual at 4:30
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Requested donation: $10-20 sliding scale (goes towards our site rentals)

Potluck feast follows ritual: bring a main dish, side dish, salad, dessert, or beverage to share.

Save the Dates – Fall and Samhain Rituals

Official announcements with more details to come, but for now I’d just like to give a heads up to you about the next two rituals.

Fall Equinox Ritual will be Sat Sept 23 at Palo Alto Unitarian Church – ritual start time will probably be 5pm with gathering time 30 min to an hour beforehand. Presented by Laughing BlueJays.

Samhain Ritual will be the evening of Sat Nov 4 at the Unitarian Universalist San Jose Church Presented by Stephanie and friends.

Keep your eye out for the fuller announcements, but save room on your calendar. 🙂

Lammas Ritual July 23 2017

Come As You Are to…

South Bay Circles and CAYA Pagan Congregation’s Festival of Heart and Harvest!

This is the time of year when we celebrate the work we have done and the bountiful harvest we have created. We reflect on the sacrifices we’ve made to ensure that our labors are rewarded, and share with each other the glorious results of those endeavors!

The most valuable crop we harvest, and that which makes our harvest possible, is our community! We share the best of ourselves, we support one another, and when challenged, we prevail through our strong and ever-renewing commitment which is at the heart of our community.

Join us at our joyous communal feast & ritual as we honor the Earth Goddess Anu, Goddess of fertility and prosperity and Dagda, The Good God, Master of magic and God of the Earth.

We will be sitting on the earth during this ritual, so if mobility is a concern, please bring a camp chair to sit upon within the circle. Blankets will be provided.

We will be sharing in a potluck feast after ritual, so if you are able, please bring a dish clearly labeled (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Carnivorous) with enough to share. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

$10-$20 sliding scale donation requested to cover the costs of renting the site. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

WHEN:
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Gather at 4pm.
Ritual will begin at 5pm.

WHERE:
Park In San Jose.
Please email southbaycircles@gmail.com
or call Bianca 408 623 5048

Midsummer Ritual – Fri June 16, 2017

South Bay Circles Midsummer Ritual
presented by Jason Mankey and Friends

Friday, June 16,2017
Gather at 7:30pm ritual starts at 8pm
Palo Alto Unitarian-Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Meet at Fireside room – circle will be outside.

Please bring $10-15 donation to help us pay for room rental, none turned away for lack of funds

Please bring something to share for the after ritual potluck and socializing.

Beltane Ritual & 30th Anniversary – Sat April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017
gather at 2PM, Ritual at 3PM
Held in San Jose, CA – For location
Please email southbaycircles@gmail.com or call Bianca (408) 623 5048

Summer is a coming in and Winter’s gone away!

Come join South Bay Circle’s 30th Anniversary ritual, Beltane!

From Green Man to Maypole we bring you songs from the wood. Come drink from our cup of wonder.

Reconnect with the natural world at a lovely park as we make merry and bring in the May.

Please bring a blanket or folding chair if you think you’ll need to sit during ritual.

Festive dress encouraged! Usual Potluck dish for post-ritual feast.

Donation of $5-$10 will help us pay for use of the site, no one ever turned away for lack of funds.

Site is disability accessible and very close to parking.

For more information and location of site, please contact us.

Email: southbaycircles@gmail.com
or call Bianca (408) 623 5048

Ostara – March 18, 2017

South Bay Circles is proud to present South Bay Pagan Kids in our 2017 Ostara ritual. Help usher in the Spring and find out from where the Easter/Ostara bunny comes. Fill your heart and soul with the child-like joy.

It will be on Saturday March 18, 2017. Doors open at 1 pm, ritual starts at 2 pm

Oddfellows Hall: 20589 W. Homestead Rd. Cupertino CA 95014, there is plenty of parking in the lot behind the hall.

Feel free to bring your drums, rhythm sticks, and other percussion instruments but, please no pitched instruments like bells as they probably won’t match the music key and might clash.

Please bring a dish to share and/or beverages and a $10 donation (for rent and insurance), though no will be turned away for lack of funds

South Bay Pagan Kids is a cross-tradition gathering of Pagan families with children who meet to celebrate the Sabbats and learn in Moon School. We share food and music, traditions and knowledge, crafts and dancing. We are eclectic Wicca, Druid, Dianic, British Traditionalists, and are open to and looking for more varieties. We seek to share and learn from each other while providing support in a fun and nurturing environment.

For more information about SBPK, please check out https://www.meetup.com/South-Bay-Pagan-Kids/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthBayPaganKids/

Save the date for Beltane

Beltane will be Saturday April 29, 2017, gather at 2pm, ritual at 3pm. In a glorious park. Save the date! Invitations will be available at Ostara. Beltane will mark 30 years of South Bay Circles Sabbats.

celebrate the seasons of the ritual year with us