Monday, May 1, 2017

Merry Meet 2017

MerryMeet is the annual gathering for Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) and includes  workshops, rituals, lectures, local vendors and entertainment.

Grand Council is the annual business meeting that is held concurrently, during MerryMeet.

Each year the annual gathering is hosted by a Local Council or a group of dedicated Witches for the Covenant. For 2017, our host is Stachia Ravensdottir.

When:
August 10, 2017 –  Thursday – Leadership Institute.
August 11-12, 2017 – Friday and Saturday – Grand Council.
Please note, Grand Council can continue on to Sunday morning if we do not finish on Saturday evening.

Registration Cost: IN-PERSON
Preregistration before July 10, 2017 (includes lunch on Thur, Fri, and Saturday)
$75 for any one day.
$140 for two or more days.

At Door or after July 10, 2017 (does not include lunch)
$80 for any one day
$150 for two or more days.

Registration Cost: Virtual -Attendance
$25 for Grand Council - Friday and Saturday

Where:
The Azure Hotel in Ontario, CA
1945 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761
Website: www.azurehotelontario,com
Phone: (909) 390-7778 - press 0 for in-house reservations

Members of the Covenant can find more information here.
If you would like to attend you can click HERE for a registration form and payment page.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's a Party!

Touchstone Local Council invites you to our annual

Winter Solstice Gathering!


Please join us for a relaxing evening on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 6 to 11pm at the Mentone Moose Lodge, 2139 Mentone Blvd., Mentone, CA 92359

Expect many interesting Occurrences, Activities, and Epiphanies all evening long, including the Appearances of Numinous Beings!

We're taking a break from the hustle and bustle, and planning a relaxing evening.  Since the Moose Lodge does NOT have a kitchen we are having a Desserts Only potluck!  Please bring something sweet (sugar free is fine!) to share, such as cakes, cookies, pies or candy for the Sweet Room.  Donations towards the raffle are optional.

Suggested donation of $5

REMEMBER:

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Grand Sabbath

On Saturday October 22, 2016 
You are invited to an Underworld Ritual
The Grand Sabbath 

Join TLC and other members of the community as we present The Grand Sabbath, a journey to the underworld. Be prepared for an interactive experience. Not for the faint of heart, but those brave enough to be part of a true Witches gathering. 

$15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets can be purchased using the Paypal "Donate" button on this website. 

Feel free to wear your finest Witches Wear! Doors open at 7:00pm and will close at 8:00pm for the Ritual and will reopen after conclusion of the ritual.

2139 Mentone Blvd.  Mentone, CA 92358
7:00 pm to 12 am

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dinner at Sizzler June 29th


Are you doing anything Monday night?  You know its going to be too hot to cook, so why not go out to dinner?  Join us for dinner on Monday, June 29th at the Sizzler on Ramsey in Banning, and you can enjoy the air conditioning and a meal you didn't have to cook!  So stop by and say hello and enjoy a great conversation with some of the Touchstone members!

All you have to do is print the flyer and present it when you order and a portion of your total bill gets donated to Touchstone Local Council! So bring your friends and family and we'll see you there!

Monday, June 22, 2015

MerryMeet 2015


I saw a cute cartoon on facebook... “I desperately want to go camping this summer… preferably in a hotel, with a pool and a spa!”  That’s what I’ll be doing in August at MerryMeet! Camping in a hotel in sunny California! Are you going to join us?

Our Leadership Intensive (Thursday, Aug. 13th) is focusing on Wiccan Clergy. We’ll have workshops on real communication, talking about our faith, prison ministry, mandated reporting, CoG’s history, sacred sexuality and even taxes!

While you’re attending Grand Council your covenmates can attend workshops on Quantum Physics and magick, vibrational changes, Cherry Hill Seminary, herbs and oils and even a clay meditation! We’re still adding workshops so check our website for updates (www.cogmerrymeet.org)!

Want to do some shopping and support our pagan vendors? Enchanted Crystal will tempt you with treasures for your soul, Unique Keepsakes offers beautiful stained glass pieces, Wonderfully Made has amazing reversible totes, robes and cloaks, DragonMarsh will fill your senses with teas, incenses and oils, and Coyote Tales will offer you ancestral designs in silver and gold!

Your evenings will be filled with ritual and music (so bring your voices and/or instrument)! We’re even having a murder mystery… YOU might be our murderer! I sincerely hope you won’t be our victim!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pagan Inmate Ministries, and Beyond

We are pleased to announce a new workshop has been added to our line-up!   Macha's workshop will be offered on Thursday as part of our programming geared toward Wiccan clergy.  Make sure you check our Workshop Page for updates!



Pagan Inmate Ministries, and Beyond ~ Hosted by M. Macha NightMare
  • Differences among federal and different state jurisdictions and prison systems.
  • Learning about prison culture and working effectively with prison bureaucracies.
  • Of what value is working with inmates? 
  • Who is suited to do it?
  • What training and skills, if any, are desirable for this kind of work?
  • What are the obstacles?
  • Communications among Pagans around the country who are volunteering in prisons.
  • What happens when inmates are returned to the general population?  
  • Are we ready?
  • Q&A

Macha NightMare, Priestess & Witch, is an author, teacher and ritualist with a penchant for collaboration. She is the author of The Pagan Book of Living and Dying: Practical Rituals, Prayers, Blessings, and Meditations on Crossing Over (with Starhawk in 1997), Witchcraft and the Web: Weaving Pagan Traditions Online (2001) and Pagan Pride: Honoring the Craft and Culture of Earth and Goddess (2004).