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By March 13, 2020April 30th, 2020No Comments

We have spent the last several days in prayer and staying on top of the news updates on the current pandemic. After careful consideration and consultation with our clergy, students, and fellow church leaders, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person events for the foreseeable future. At a minimum, this will be until April 13th; at that time we will reassess based on current conditions and provide an update. We will be working over the next couple of days to get all of our calendars and websites updated with current information.

When we founded Weavers of the Web in 2018, our goal was to create for pagans the kind of community support that Abrahamic faiths have always enjoyed. We envisioned a community able to support each other through both personal and societal crises, each of us sharing our strengths and abilities. This has been the mission of Weavers of the Web and the Aquarian Tabernacle Church as a whole since our founding. We have felt extremely blessed to witness the growing web of our community shining brighter and stronger over the past year. Now our fledgling community is being put to the test. We can support each other, and we can make it through this difficult time and come out stronger than ever.

Our Wednesday night discussion groups will be moving entirely to our Discord server (link in pinned post). We will have the discussion in voice live, and will continue to record and post later for Patreon patrons (link in pinned post).

Our Sabbats will be celebrated in SecondLife at Sacred Cauldron, where the students of the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary put on rituals every Sunday evening. Contact us if you need assistance getting online and in-world for these. In addition to Sabbat rituals, WSTS and Sacred Cauldron provide daily devotionals and a number of workshops and rituals that are open to the public, to give you more ways to stay connected with your community and the gods during this restricted period.

Our fundraisers are still scheduled, and we encourage everybody to participate. Restaurants are making their own efforts to create minimal contact between people and the cleanest environment possible. For our Panera fundraiser next week, you can order online using the code on the flyer, then pick up your order from the shelf and leave without ever talking to anyone. We will still get the 20% donation from your order as long as you go to the Frandor location. Please, come out and support both us and local businesses during this time. They need the jobs, too.

For those of you with children home from school, in need of food, who are medically fragile and unable to go out in public, who may be in danger of losing income right now: Pagans In Need is still in operation and is working closely with local emergency officials to ensure that they can continue to serve the community safely. We will be sharing pantry events as we find out about them, and we will also share educational resources, local free lunch events for children, and resources for utilities and bills. We already know that the Lansing Board of Water and Light has publicly stated they will not be turning off utilities during this crisis regardless of payment status or ability.

As your spiritual leaders, we are here for you as clergy. We can offer prayer, spiritual support and guidance, divination, and certainly an ear to listen if you just need to vent. We will do our best to connect you with the best possible resources to make sure we all make it through this time together. Our circle is open, but never broken. So Mote It Be.

Author Solinox Silverstar

Solinox Silverstar is the High Priestess of Weavers of the Web, ATC, a second-degree priestess in the WISE-ATC tradition, a teacher at the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, the Editor of Wicca Press, and the owner of Keys To Manifestation. A talented ritualist and teacher, Solinox is dedicated to strengthening and growing local pagan community. A self-educated polymath and pursuer of strength and independence in mind and body, Solinox is a Lokean libertarian homeschooling mother of six who loves her husband of 27 years, knitting and crochet, science fiction and fantasy, and large quantities of coffee.

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