Friday, June 26, 2015

Dinner at Sizzler June 29, 2015

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 (!

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).