Samhain 2019

South Bay Circles & Luna Circa Present Samhain 2019
“An Evening with the Dark Goddess”

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 7 PM – 10PM
Odd Fellows Cupertino 70 Lodge
20589 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, California 95014

Gather at 7 PM
Ritual at 7:30 PM
Potluck following ritual.

The year draws to a close and the veil is thin between the worlds. It is a time for remembrance, shedding of the old and setting intention for the New Year. Join us as we honor our Beloved Departed, release the sorrows, grief, and losses of the past and set goals for our future selves, community and Earth Herself.

Please bring a photo or memento of your loved ones who have departed this world and your intention to learn from them and carry this into the coming year for the healing of self, relationships,
community, both local and national, and our Mother Earth.

Attire: This is, in some traditions, the Highest of Holy Days so we invite you to don your finest Witch, Wiccan, Pagan, Heathen, or Native Magical garb if you wish. The Goddess loves formality.

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).

Guidelines for Potluck:
Please bring food that is ready to serve. There will not be anyone there to cut up a whole chicken or slice a loaf of bread. Assume you will not have access to a refrigerator or stove on site.
Please mark your platter/bowls/serving utensils and remember to take them with you when you leave. If there is leftover food, please take it with you.
If possible, please label your food so those with food restrictions will know what’s in it.
Bring something you like and will want, that way you are guaranteed to like something.
Most of our potlucks are meals (unless the invite says otherwise) so main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts, non-alcoholic beverages to share are all welcome.

Ritual Etiquette:
Be polite, friendly, and considerate of others.
Use common sense.
Ask the owner before touching items (drums, altar item, jewelry, etc.)
Stop chatting and turn off your phone when the ritual is about to start.
Rituals are participatory, so please join in when asked.
A cast circle is a sacred space so don’t be disruptive.
Assist in the post-event clean-up – please take care of your own trash.
Be discreet if you run into people elsewhere, not all Pagans are public about it.
The requested donations are used to pay for our insurance and site rental fees. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but these contributions are essential to our continued existence.