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Sun, Oct 30


Wildwood Park

Samhain - Honoring Ancestors and Endings

Join us for this important Celtic festival in the wheel of the year. A time of ancestor remembrance, endings, and release. Of story and drumming and fire.

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Samhain - Honoring Ancestors and Endings
Samhain - Honoring Ancestors and Endings

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Wildwood Park, 648 W Bank St, Bridgewater, VA 22812, USA


About the Event

Samhain is a sacred threshold time of endings. An end to harvesting what has been planted within and without, of perhaps changing relationships or work, of old ways of being in the world that no longer serve our soul's purpose. It is a time of trusting the in-between when nothing seems to be changing, or when everything is in upheaval, befriending the holy dark to guide us. A reorienting to the not-knowing.

Please plan to join us for the entire two hours for this special gathering, as there will be different movements to it. We will gather in circle, offer prayers, participate in a silent supper, inviting a loved one who has passed to the other side, walk in silence together and drum together. There will be storytelling and a fire. 

The best part is that our friend Mike Deaton will be joining us with his drum circle facilitation! He will lead us in a time of drumming and will have some rhythm instruments to share for those who don't have any. I'm very grateful to have Mike with us. 

Things to Bring:

  • Potluck.  Please bring a dish to share for about 4-6 people. A main course, a side dish, a dessert or a bread - anything! Consider a recipe that has been in your family/culture/ethnicity for generations. What meal reminds you of your mother, grandmother or great uncle? If there isn't a particular dish that comes to you, just bring something that you love. Trust your process, and instead of this being something you throw together, be present with the food itself and the preparation as you are able. 
  • Your place setting, silverware and cup or your water bottle. We will have enough drinking water on hand, but feel free to bring something else.
  • A folding chair or blanket to sit on. 
  • A photo or momento of a loved one that has passed to the other side
  • If you have a djembe, hand drum, or rhythm instrument, please bring it. If you don't have one, it's okay, there will be some on-hand to use.

Sacred Reciprocity. 

While this event is free and open to anyone, there is a dynamic within nature itself that is a continuous giving and receiving that creates vibrant ecosystems and societies. Thank you to everyone who brought or sent a donation to me and to Craig Green and Cleo Keller of Songtuary at our last gathering. There's something real that we all enter into that can open more flow in all of our lives as we give out of our own sense of rightness, as well as openly receive. Mike Deaton and I are offering our time, energy, and our particular gifts into this space, with gratitude that we are able to. We welcome your reciprocity. For those of you struggling financially, please don't feel this as a pressure. Your presence is welcome, and is a gift in itself. 

A bowl or basket will be open for any offerings. Or apps work too. = )

Valerie Luna Serrels

Venmo: @Valerie-Serrels

PayPal: @churchofthewild

Mike Deaton

Venmo: @deatonarts


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