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HoC Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

June 24, 2017

20It’s time again, for the Pagan Picnic! If you have been to our picnic before we look forward to seeing you again! If not, we look forward to meeting you! Come on down and meet like-minded folks and make some new friends. This year’s theme is

OLD TRADITIONS, FRESH PERSPECTIVES – as well as our 20th anniversary since our coven formed in 1997!

We will have classes with common themes, varying from *you guessed it* Pagan traditions with new perspectives to reach out even further to those in the community who want to learn and develop on their spiritual path. The Pagan Picnic brings together folks from different backgrounds to perform and participate in rituals, classes, and community sharing. Vendors will be on hand, offering a range of products and services. We will have a Kid’s Track for fun for the little ones. If you bring children, we ask that you stay at the picnic while your children are here.

And this year, our main ritual will be hosted by the founders of Hands of Change!

Please bring a dish to share for Potluck!

If you are not sure what to bring this may help.
If your first name begins with:
A—G – bring dessert
H—M – bring drinks
N—S – bring a salad
T—Z – bring main course

PLEASE mark your dish “Veggie, ” “Vegan, ” or “Meat, ” and make sure you LABEL & LIST all ingredients in your dish so that people who have allergies know what they’re eating.

Vegetarian & Vegan Dishes are greatly appreciated.

*NO ALCOHOL PER PARK REGULATIONS * NO WEAPONS OR WEAPON REPLICAS*

Event Location: Johnson Park in Piscataway Township
Event TIME Details: 10am – 8pm

Hope to see you then!
Cerridwen

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Break out the Drums!

May 10, 2017

Drumming-CircleHands of Change will be hosting their first drum circle of the season on May 27th, 6pm, at our covenstead (G3).  Bring your drums, shakers, noise makers and dancing shoes for an evening of great company and music!

Drumming gives us an experience where we can be free to connect with ourselves and others, in order to release, restore and heal. It is a universal language where all people can be a part, free from words and concepts so we can experience life with an open heart.

Drumming also supports individuals, families and communities during times of joy, sadness and change. As we drum together the rhythm can bring us closer to one another with respect and courage as we move towards healing wounds and restoring hope.

Gaia will also be facilitating a blessing for the drums!

Need more info?  Send a message to info@handsofchange.org!

From those able, we ask a donation of $5 per adult in order to cover firewood and supplies.  Hope to see you there!

Have You Registered For SumerFaire?

April 10, 2017

WE HAVE LOTS OF EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE THAT ARE NEW THIS YEAR:

– Famous Speakers featuring Elspeth, Owl, Robin & Terry Power
– Music from the band Ishtar
– Butterfly release

Tickets are available now!

This ”Renaissance” Festival is from June 9th til June 11th in Central New Jersey. Get your tickets here.

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Our Next Full Moon Is This Tuesday

April 6, 2017

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Please join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Society in East Brunswick for an adult-focused Full Moon ritual with concurrent kids’ Religious Education class followed by potluck snacks.

The Unitarian Society of New Brunswick is located at:
176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Crow & Pan will be in service for ritual.  Cerridwen & Ganshmi will be the RE instructors.

After ritual, we’ll enjoy potluck snacks & goodies. Please feel inspired to bring food or drink to share. This can range from any number of items, but any dish that caters to vegan or gluten free needs is always appreciated. Please label ingredients whenever possible.

From those able, we ask a donation of $5 per adult in order to cover rental of the space.

See You There!

Blessed Ostara! Egg Hunt Reminder

March 20, 2017

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Don’t forget our annual Ostara Egg Hunt is on for this Saturday, March 25th at Gaia’s Garden Grove from 2PM – 4PM.

Come join us in the merriment and bring your kids! Your children will have fun hunting for eggs and you’ll get to enjoy the laughs with adults who share your interests.

Please register for this event, if you haven’t already done so, by contacting Evergreen.

Hope to see you there!

Blessed Ostara from Hands of Change

Don’t Miss Tonight’s Class!

February 23, 2017

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Ninefold Path Class 9:  Nonviolent Communications (NVC) & Interpersonal Dynamics

TONIGHT! Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at 7 PM.
Instructors: Crow & Pan.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on a fundamental principle: Underlying all human actions are needs that people are seeking to meet. Understanding and acknowledging these needs can create a shared basis for connection, cooperation, and more harmonious relationships on both a personal and global level. NVC is composed of honestly expressing ourselves to others and empathically hearing them. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and practice NVC techniques and understand its practical application in the HOC context. Other aspects of interpersonal dynamics in relationship to coven rituals, workings and business meetings will also be discussed.

Please preregister for any class by contacting Chiron of HOC by email: Chriron@handsofchange.org.
Details of the class locations will be shared at that time.

All individual classes cost only $10, payable at the beginning of each class to the instructor. We can offer a discounted rate of $25 for 3 classes, payable at the beginning of the first of the three classes to be attended.

Feb. 9 Full Moon Circle CANCELLED

February 8, 2017

We regret that the Unitarian Society has decided to close the building on Thursday, February 9 due to the predicted snowstorm. Therefore, we will not be having our full moon circle tomorrow night. Please enjoy the lunar event in the coziness and safety of your own home.