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The Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition’s Interfaith Service 2013 was a great success! On Thursday, May 30, 2013 around 400 people attended and filled the Congregation Kol Ami synagogue to the brim, many faiths talked, sung and presented as part of their support on the healing and love in the LGBTQA Community. This year’s theme, Sacred Embraces Real, emphasized the divine withing all of us and how we can connect with deity again. SLPS read the litany for Who is Pagan and performed the Pagan Ritual of Remembrance for all the loved ones who have passed on.  President Daniel Cureton and Iyata Bond lite seven candles of seven different colors to represent the diversity of people and with each name came the ringing of the great society bell. After the service, Kosher refreshments were served which included brownies and fruit. Below is the program PDF from the service and photos!

Interfaith Service 2013

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June brings again the time for unity working in the LGBT community. As the last two years, SLPS will be participating in several events. Check them out and let us know if you’d like to be part of the interfaith service, march and/or read tarot for folks at the festival

Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service

Thursday, May 30, 2013 7pm

Congregation Kol Ami 2425 Heritage Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Rally and March

Saturday, June 1, 2013 2pm

First United Methodist Church, 200 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Utah Pride Festival Booth

Saturday, June 1, 2013 3pm

Washington Square/Salt Lake City and County Building,  451 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Utah Pride Festival March

Sunday, June 2, 2013 9am

400 S 400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Utah Pride Festival Booth Day 2

Sunday, June 2, 2013 11am

Washington Square/Salt Lake City and County Building,  451 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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The May 2013 Full Moon ritual that was held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8pm was a special moon ritual. Being an Eclipse moon, an entire cycle of the moon from full-new-full can be seen and felt just in the course of a few hours. After the usual LBRP cleansing and Rose Cross shielding, the quarters were called and deities invoked. When it came time to call in the Goddess and God, more than the usual ones asked to be present. Our beloved Moon Goddess Diana along with Quan Yin, Hecate, Medusa and Aphrodite with Ganesh, Lugh, Hanuman and Herne for the Gods.

Some intense cleansing work had to be done on the members. Sage, water, spritzer, smoke and a Slavonic egg cleansing by Sergey Khrushchev. Sergey also took the members on a journey to the Goddess with traditional chants such as “We All Come From the Goddess”, “The Elements”, and “We Are the Flow”. Everyone present felt cleansed, renewed and fulfilled with the full moon.

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After only a few months as the secretary of SLPS, Rena Fairbrother has decided to step down as the society secretary. Citing personal family issues and schooling, she recently revealed that she will not be able to perform her duties and has asked for her release. She was let go on May 25, 2013.

Rena did perform her duties well while in the office. Staring on February 12, 2013, she was the person who undertook and completed the society’s calendar project giving us the wonderful 2013 calendars with photos and events. She projected new ideas, ways, and projects at the meetings and was an innovative thinker. SLPS will miss her and wishes her well in life and hopes that she will return in the future to be part of the society again.

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The time has come again to draw down the power of the moon. If you’d like to visit with the moon goddess, perform magic, recharge and edify yourself, come to the full moon circle for magic, myth, and good old spell work.  This is a special night of Eclipse Magic, an extra powerful cycle of the moon that through the course of a few hours, a whole full cycle of the moon is seen. Join in Saturday, May 25, 2013 8pm. Please contact Daniel C for details.

(Flyer by Amber Hafen)

full moon flyer SLPS

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Thanks to all whom came to the Beltane celebrations on May 4, 2013 at 6pm. The God and Goddess united in love and spirit in the presence of SLPS members. The celebrations began with dancing, singing and drum beating welcome the wedding party to the circle. Sergey Khrushchev played the God and Callista Dreamwalker the Goddess.

Each member took turns reading Beltane poetry, giving offerings, and watching the Great Rite performance. The wedding party exited to the throws of rice and treats in honor of their union. After the wedding party exited, a druid Beltane rite calling on Niwalen was performed by SLPS President and druid Daniel Cureton. Niwalen rose from the Earth and blessed everyone.

Personal libations came before the close. Penis rolls and clit cakes were loving homemade by Lauren Holman. Each person enjoyed a taste of the God and Goddess! Feastings included ribs by April Love, Enchiladas by Ashton Longhurst and an organic homemade Green Man spice cake by Cheyanne Opheikens.

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The wheel has turned again and Beltane is upon us! Please join us for our Beltane celebrations on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6pm. Ritual will be set in the druid and wiccan style by President Daniel Cureton. It will included honoring the Goddess and Gods union, a wedding ceremony, rice throwing, phallic cakes and jumping the traditional Beltane fires!

(Flyer by Amber Hafen)

Beltane 2013 Flyer by Amber Hafen

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