Welcome to our Moon Service sign-up!
Our Moon Services are organized and led by volunteers, as they have been for well over a decade.
This page lists the services upcoming in the next year. Feel free to check out the services, and ask questions through the comments section. Most especially, this is your opportunity to share with others. The dates with openings are marked 'VOLUNTEERS NEEDED'. If you have a desire to offer Ceremony or prepare supper on one of those dates, just click 'Read More' and add a comment expressing your interest, and giving some breif details about what you would like to do.
That's all there is to it! I look forward to sharing supper and ceremony with you!
Q - Who can hold a 4QF church service?Anyone can, really. You don't need to be a church member, or a campground member, or a regular. You really should attend a 4QF church service or event or two first before you step up, just to get an idea of what the community is about and how your spirituality fits in with the spirituality of the Land and the Tribe who gathers here. Q - Who can cook for a 4QF church service?ANYONE can! As long as you can boil pasta and nuke some pasta sauce from a jar, you possess the necessary culinary skills. And if you're a brand newbie and feel the call to an act of service to the community your very first time on the Land, dinner is a great way of doing so. We love and adore the people who feed us! Q - What should i cook, what do i need to bring, and how many people should i plan to feed?Cook whatever you want. Please do make sure to offer some VEGETARIAN options. A great majority of the people on the land are omnivores, though, so if you enjoy meats, you're in great company. Fancy or plain - we are grateful eaters. It could be something as simple as a soup or stew (two pots if your recipe includes meat and/or dead animal products please - a vegetarian option and an omnivore one), or something as fancy as a 3 course meal that's thematically aligned with the moon service. We eat pretty much everything.Bring the ingredients you need, and the time and labor to cook and clean up after. Dishware, pots & pans, even dish soap - and a camp kitchen to cook in during the warm months, or a farmhouse kitchen for cooking during the cold months - are provided.As for the number of eaters - that will vary. Hard to predict, sometimes. I usually plan for 20ish when it's cold and 50ish when it's warm, but i've been wrong before, very very wrong... Still, even when 75 people show up to a dinner with enough food for 25, we somehow seem to all get our fill and even get seconds. Some thoughts on making your ingredients stretch:If your dish includes a starch (like pasta, rice, or bread) make sure to bring more than enough of it. Several extra cans of non-perishable, low-cost, quick to heat, filling foods like beans are also a good idea. If you are serving meat, slice it, cube it, or otherwise cut it down into small sizes so that everyone can get the flavor and protein but no one fills up on just meat.Pre-slice everything.
Blessings, Mark 'Kit' Hargreaves and Aase Wiborg
January 12th - Nic in service, meal by farmhouse dweller. A sacred pipe ceremony.
January 26th - Chelsea providing meal & service. A Norse style sumbel to celebrate the year that passed.
February 9th - Walter and friends providing meal & service. Healing for the Burning Times.
February 23rd - Rick in service
March 9th - Patty Althouse providing meal and service
March 30th - 3 Blade Jaguar & Ma'athea Aleia in service. "We bring the eggs. You bring the drums!"
April 13th - Labyrinthians and Starvin' Artist in service. WORK WEEKEND! "Ditual/Ritner: The service that eats like a meal!"
April 27th - full moon * 4QF in service * Registration for Beltaine is required for this moon service
"Springtime the pilgrims will come back to the Land"... It's Beltaine, so come join the Tribe of Four Quarters for the first major gathering of the year.
May 11th - new moon * Jeff and Joanna, In Service
May 25th - full moon - Jenny Grimm providing ritual
This Moon Service falls during Age of Limits. The moon service will be a meditation on the planet, in terms of time: what has been before people existed, and what could come after we humans are gone. Yes, we have caused harm and havoc, but there is so much beauty and wonder on this earth, and the focus will be on putting things in a different perspective.
June 8th - new moon
This Moon Service falls during Walking the Thresholds
June 22nd - full moon- Aase in service. Midsummer!
Join me at the labyrinth around 7 for jonsok-bread, hotdogs,and other midsummer treats. The lawn gnomes will be hosting a self-guided labyrinth walk. Ritual will be provided by the grand powers of the Universe from approximately 8:15 to 8:45 - the Setting of the Sun. Super informal, interfaith and inter-everything, come as you are and bring your fabulous self.
This Moon Service falls during Wickerman
July 6th - new moon
This Moon Service falls during Drum & Splash
July 20th - full moon
This Moon Service falls during Spiral Heart
August 3rd - new moon - Kate Splaine and Kate Lipa on ritual. Still seeking a dinner volunteer!
This Moon Service falls during The Body Tribal
August 17th - full moon Chris Downes & Friends in service
September 7th - new moon
September 21st - full moon - Kate Splaine and James Gille in service
Dinner will be served at 5pm in the camp kitchen. Followed by a moon service, celebrating the handfasting and marriage of Kate and James. (approx 6:30pm)
October 5th - new moon - Four Quarters Board of Directors, In Service
This Moon Service falls during SchutzenFest
October 19th - full moon - Patty Althouse in service
November 2nd - new moon
This Moon Service falls during Samhain
November 16 - full moon - Patty Althouse in service
November 30 - new moon
December 14 - full moon - 4QF, In Service
This Moon Service falls during Yule
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