The News from Four Quarters

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Building, planting and planning. Sharing ceremony and good, home raised food.
Oddities in the weather and how the orchard did.
Observations on the Global Crisis.
Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
These are all parts of the News from Four Quarters.    Enjoy.  

9/30/2017
The New Well House

wellhousedoorWork continues with our new well house, with the roof now framed and sheathed. Next up will be the HDPE membrane roofing. Plan is for the roof to be sod covered, minimizing it's visual impact of the hilltop. We will keep you posted on that.

The innards that make our water flow have been installed, tested and permitted for some time, making water for the camp.


Saturday - October 7, 2017

Full Moon Service & Schutzenfest! 

Shooters on the Firing LineSchutzenFest:
The Art of The Target
Firearms, Archery; even marbles and brick-bats at thirty paces!
We will be providing the archery butts, field targets and safety instructions; first timers are very welcome. Warm beverages ad snacks will be served; and prizes for the final round of target practice.
Do bring your bows, arrows and shooters (or learn to use ours) for this fun welcome to Fall!
Snacks of the season, hot cider and more will be served
by The Starvin` Artist.

Full Moon Service Theme:
Giving Thanks in the Season of Mabon
Dinner served at 5:00 pm, Moon Service to follow in the Stone Circle, weather permitting.

Members are free, Non-members by donation,
Call the office for more info at 814-784-3080

September 20, 2017
Four Quarters' Outreach to represent at the upcoming NOVA Pagan Pride Day in Fairfax, VA, September 30.

Flags at Nova Pagan Pride

Another opportunity to help Four Quarters' Outreach efforts at the upcoming NOVA Pagan Pride Day in Fairfax, VA! Our outreach efforts are especially valuable, as the overwhelming majority of Four Quarters Members came to the Land based on word of mouth and reccomendation, over all other avenues combined!

Help us share the word about Four Quarters to your neighbors in the region! Members are needed to help staff the Outreach Booth. Please contact JoAnn Bachteler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Office if you can help: 814-784-3080

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September 15, 2017
Join Four Quarters' Outreach efforts at the upcoming Pagan Pride Days this weekend in Frederick, MD and Washington, DC!

Moon Altar at Frederick Pagan Pride

Members are needed to help staff the Outreach Booth at both events. Please contact JoAnn Bachteler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Office if you can help: 814-784-3080

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September 12, 2017
Four Quarters Church Moon Service & Lecture Series
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Autumn leaves near the Drum Circle Please join us at the Farm for our Lecture Series and New Moon Service

New Moon Service

A note from Hunybee for this weekend's Moon Service:

The wheel of the year turns once more. There is a chill in the air and soon the trees will turn, presenting bright foliage of yellows, reds, oranges, and browns. It is the time of the autumn eqinox, and the time of Mabon.

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August 28, 2017
A word needs to be said about this years Rising.

Griffith SR15 1461 1200This is a special year for the Stone Circle, in as much as we will begin construction of "The North Copse." Older Members, perhaps much older Members, may recall Orren holding forth on The North Copse as a small elliptical feature set due North in the Stone Circle as a Circle within a Circle, in consonance with the Copse Features that frequently appear in the Neolithic structures of Northern Europe. A tightly spaced twenty foot ellipse of Standing Stones, the stones so closely spaced that they can not be walked through, and ideally cannot even be seen through. Conceived as a special place for prayer and contemplation.

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August 18, 2017
Four Quarters Church Moon Service, Saturday, August 19, 2017

partial solar eclipse cloudsIn Service: Students of the 2017 class of Stone Circle Wicca

Ritual of the dark Moon and eclipsed Sun: 

In two days, the Moon will be dark and the Sun will be eclipsed. We are passing through times of darkness, both literal and metaphorical.  Come explore the power and transformation possible in periods of liminal light.  We will be working ceremony by the river bank, and together we will send our prayers with the waters flowing through Four Quarters joining the waters of the Potomac, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic. We hope to see you there!
 
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