CUUPs Spring 2022 News – UUA GA Programming

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CUUPs Newsletter
Spring Newsletter 2022
Help Create GA Summer
Solstice Celebration
UUA General Assembly Programming
2022 CUUPS Annual Meeting
Poetry • Book Group • Chapter Support
Beltaine/Spring Rituals
CALLING ALL CUUPS Chapters, Members, and friends!
We are inviting you to participate in this year’s UUA General Assembly Summer Solstice Celebration.
We invite you to send images and videos of celebrations, artwork, poems, etc. you have had throughout the year. We also need a few more readers for voiceovers.
Contact Jerrie at president@CUUPS.org or communications@CUUPS.org ASAP! We need to get the video done by May 1, 2022.
GA PROGRAMS ON DEMAND FOR GA PARTICIPANTS!
CIRCLE OF SACRED SONG & SOUND
Come create a sacred space online to explore and sing under the guidance of pagan musician Abigail Spinner McBride and moderated by CUUPS Board Member Cat Rigby. Our voices will open to sounds we didn’t know we could make in celebration of the summer. Beginner friendly. No singing experience is required.
Abigail Spinner McBride was just named Best Female Artist of the Year by the International Pagan Music Awards. She is the High Priestess of the Family of Fire, a musician, dancer, and massage therapist based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a highly skilled facilitator of fire-circle technology and the co-author of Universal Fire Circle Alchemy.
Her latest album, The Family of Fire, is a collection of her original music that has been inspired by the fire circles. Abigail is also the lead singer and percussionist for Zingaia. Her recent release, Dancers of Twilight, has won critical acclaim.
She enjoys belly dancing, teaching drumming, chanting, and awareness workshops. She spends her free time gardening, cooking, and practicing the art of levitation as the lead assistant to her husband, magician Jeff McBride. Find her work on Spotify by searching for Abbi Spinner McBride.
CUUPS SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!
Through songs, poems, and more, the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans celebrates the longest day of the year. This sacred gathering reminds us of our connection to the natural world and to each other. Come add your light to the celebration!
VIRTUAL BONFIRE & BARDIC CIRCLE
Visit the CUUPS Virtual Exhibit Booth for our Membership Raffle and information about our online Bonfire and Bardic Circle. Bring your humor, laughter, poes, stories, and songs to share. Remember to enter the raffle! Check the link and time of the gathering at the booth and on the GA App!
Notice of 2022 Annual Meeting
The annual members’ meeting for Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 over Zoom.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Email info@cuups.org for more information.
Every Tree And Every Flower
Sometimes it is good
just to let yourself
feel the sunshine,
the rain,
the soft breezes,
and the love in your heart
until you see the face of the One
in every bud and every leaf,
every tree
and every flower.
Then every part of this creation,
like the fragments of a shattered mirror,
are simply reflections of
the Friend.
The Beloved’s face in your shard
is just you clothed in this wine skin,
decorated with those eyes,
those lips,
that nose,
that hair,
that color,
that disposition.
But still
within those things employed
to differentiate and separate
dwells the Love
by any other name
called You.
Om Prakash Gilmore
copyright April 6, 2012
“Pagan Voices” Book Group
Join us for our monthly book group on 3rd Sundays at 7 PM EST for a series of 6 sessions! Once you register you can come to all classes or just “drop-in” on the topics you like.
Register at
You can buy your copy of “Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism” at the UUA Bookstore or set Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Inc as your charity when you shop through the Amazon Smile portal. 
Be a part of the creation of this new Adult RE program! For info email info@cuups.org
Send Your Lunar Ritual and Summer Solstice Worship Dates!
The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year!
Is your CUUPs chapter having lunar ritual around June 14th? Or a Summer Solstice celebration around June 21st?
Please email info@cuups.org with your chapter name, time zone, time and date of your event, and a short description of your ritual to be added to the upcoming CUUPs Worship List.
Writing your Summer Solstice ritual? Here’s some ideas.
2nd Saturdays: Chapter and Member Support
Did you miss the April gathering? We shared ideas for how to hold the first general interest meeting to see if there’s enough people at the UU church to form the initial pagan study group. The slide deck is available here.
On May 14, 2022 at 7 PM EST we gather over Zoom to continue the conversation. We discuss how to have the 2nd “Nuts and Bolts” organizational meeting now that interest has been established.
Click here to register or email info@cuups.org for more info. You can send your ideas for future discussions.
Newsletter Submissions Deadline
The CUUPS newsletter works to publish four to six times in 2022. The next deadline is May 7, 2022 for the the Summer Solstice issue.
Join the CUUPS Board
  • Strongly identify as UU Pagan
  • A current paid member of CUUPS at the national level
  • In right relations with your own congregation
  • Familiarity with Zoom video conference or willingness to learn
  • Comfortable with Google Tools, or willing to learn
  • Experience serving on a “working board” like a UU church board or local community non-profit board is welcome but not required.
  • Has references to support their work
  • Young Adults welcome
  • A willingness to work in a team environment
Contact info@cuups.org with information about yourself for us to pass on to the Nominating Committee!
Membership Renewal
Go to the CUUPS Website and click on the blue button in the top right corner. Enter your email you registered with and your password. You will go to your account. If you have trouble write us at membership@cuups.org or info@cuups.org for support!
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, Inc.
2692 Madison Rd., Suite 216, Cincinnati, OH 45208 | 330.892.8877 | www.cuups.org

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