Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs)
Louisville CUUPs was represented in Salem, MA at the National CUUPs Convention which was held on August 26th - 28th, 2016. We enjoyed seminars by Shirley Ranck, John Beckett, Byron Ballard, CUUPS President Amy Beltaine, and Gypsy Ravish as well as a workshop being led by Debra from our local group.
Pagan Pride Louisville was held on September 10th: http://www.louisvillepaganpride.org/ Canned good donations were delivered to the local Central Louisville Community Ministries food pantry. First U is a contributing member of CLCM.
Please join the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans of First Unitarian Church or CUUPs, as we celebrate the Turning of the Wheel of the Year with our Sabbat Celebrations and explore earth centered spiritualities in our twice monthly classes.
Sabbat Circles are open to the public and anyone with a positive path is welcome. Our Celebrations are held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Louisville.
- Imbolc - January 29, 2017
- Ostara - March 19, 2017
- Beltane- April 30 , 2017
- Midsummer - Midsummer discussion class on Wednesday June 7, 2017 There will be no potluck for this Celebration.
- Lammas / Lughnasadh - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
- Autumn Equinox - Mabon September 18th 2016 - Bring a culinary dish to share.
- Samhain - October 23, 2016 - Join us as we celebrate the third "harvest" festival when the veil is thin and we remember our ancestors and those that have gone before.
- Yule / Winter Solstice - December 18, 2016 We will be attending the Winter Solstice Singing concert and CUUPs will help with the Reception after the concert.
Our Sabbat Circles are held on Sunday night (unless otherwise noted.) Doors open at 5:30 PM and Circle starts at 6PM. A potluck dinner follows around 7 PM so please bring something to share with others and stay to enjoy conversation with those of a like mind.
In addition to community and fellowship, we offer classes. Our classes are a blend of lecture and discussion with seekers, those new to the path, and experienced practitioners in attendance. We host a variety of topics that have included Four Cornerstones of Magick, Sabbat Lore/Traditions, Beginning Meditation, Divination, Herbal Magick and many other topics.
We are currently using a Pagan curriculum with subjects that have included - Personal Altars, God/Goddesses, Tarot Divination, Candle Magick and many others.
Classes are on the first and third Wednesday of each Month. Each week we discuss topics that are independent of each other so drop in when you are able to join us.
Classes meet from 7:00pm until about 8:30pm. Upcoming classes include:
October 5 - Divination
October 19 - Discussion about Samhain - The Third Harvest / When The Veil Is Thin
November 2 - Pendulum Divination - History and Uses
November 16 - Energy Work - Feel It and Tap Into It
December 7 - Discussion about the Sabbat of Yule
December 21 - There will be no class this evening
CUUPs is a free and open community of people who practice earth-based spiritualities.
There is no charge to attend Circles or classes.
For more information, please email us at cuups [at] firstulou.org
*Poor Weather closings for our classes will follow the Jefferson County Public School closing decisions. If the public schools are closed we will not have classes for the CUUPs Group.