What does community mean to you?
Sharing meals together? Learning together? Gathering in sacred space together? Singing around a campfire at night? A "village" to raise the children and share the joys and challenges of living? A group of people who maybe you've just met, but whose similar stories and spirit make them seem like lifelong friends already? An extended family to join in the celebrations and sorrows life brings?
A safe place to be who you really are?
For more than 20 years, Our Lady of the Earth and Sky has provided a space for all of these things, with our monthly services, festivals, and classes. We are proud to be a community that is available to anyone, regardless of their financial status, and we also need to meet our expenses. The volunteers who give their time to organize OLOTEAS events love being of service to the community, but it takes money to sustain our gathering site, provide our Skiing the Magickal Bunny Slopes classes, purchase ritual supplies, and maintain our website and email lists.
Our average cost per month to put on an event in 2016 was $624.76, but our monthly door donations don't meet that amount. Event costs include work party lunch, ritual supplies, and use of site. Other organizational expenses include maintaining our website domain, annual incorporation fees, and PO Box rental. Your financial contributions support the events and all the learning, play, and growth they provide, and allow us to continue to be a sustainable community that is accessible to all.
Please contribute to our first annual Harvest Fundraiser! Become a sustaining supporter by signing up for recurring monthly donations on PayPal, or make a one-time donation to support our community.
The volunteer OLOTEAS organizers welcome contributions in other forms as well -- time, skill, and materials as needed.