Annual Women's Gathering

Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Hall

Third Annual Women’s Gathering

Once a year women in the congregation and their friends take over many of the rooms to offer a variety of activities, fabulous food and lots of great conversations.

This year our gathering falls on Epiphany, a good time to get ready for a new year!

RSVP appreciated if you’d like to participate. Note some workshops require registration. Click here. Please sign up early as we expect to fill these sessions.

Childcare available 12:30 – 5:30 pm. MUST register before January 3, 2016 with names and ages of children.

Coordinator: Mary Bennett 

Many volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please let me know how you can best pitch in.

The event will include workshops, collage making, circle dancing, clothes and items swap (Mathom mashup) and a wonderful potluck feast.

Afternoon drumming workshop 1-4 pm – Suggested donation $25 (Sanctuary) MUST RSVP – SPACE LIMITED

12:30-1 pm – Welcoming participants to drumming workshop.

2- 4 pm – Decorating; setting up collage and other centres.

4 – 5 pm – Setting up for dinner, putting dishes out etc.

5 – 7 pm – Hall/alcove: Potluck feast – appetizers and salads available at 5 pm; blessing and entrees served at 5:30 pm

It’s helpful for the organizers if you sign up here for what you are bringing.


Jodie Miller is a masters student of Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred from Canterbury Christ Church University and has recently begun teaching astrology in Vancouver. Join us for a divination workshop including a ritual and intention setting exercise based on the wisdom of the tarot.

The following drop-in activities are available from 5 pm on

Meditation room – Divination – pick a tarot card to ponder what 2018 will bring for you  You can drop in any time after 5pm.

Lindsey-Priestley – collage party – collage materials will be set out by 5 pm – available for you to create a “vision board” for the coming year and/or a reflection of the year past. There will be lots of materials, but feel free to bring along some items to put on your own collage – photos, word, grocery lists (!) whatever! Kids welcome with an adult.

Biddle Board Room – “mathom” mashup (Hobbit word for something valuable but no longer needed) – bring items you’re ready to let go of. Scarves, jewelry, books, circle dance skirts are always popular. Everyone who brings an item can choose one to take home. Any items left are donated to the Refugee table.

Dessert served  @ 6 pm

Hall – circle dancing 7-9 pm – when the conversations (and furniture) move to other spaces after dinner.

9 pm – Cleanup crew! Can you stay and help? Our commitment is to return the site to how it was when we found it.

Stay tuned for more details!


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