The News from Four Quarters

 NewsLogoBuilding, 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.  

March 27, 2018

Spring Labyrinth Dig!  April 14th, 2018 - 11am to 4pm

April Laby Dig

Come continue the work to expand our Labyrinth a dozen (or so) more stones!
      For those new to Labyrinth digs:
- come prepared to work in the dirt, bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, rugged clothes you don't mind getting dirty
- come prepared for warm, cold, rain, snow, wind and/or shine (sunblock and shades good to have; dress in layers) as well as swings between these extremes in the same weekend
- personal water bottle is suggested
- by the dirt on your hands and sweat on your brow, be a part of a tradition that will leave sacred space for many years and hopefully many generations to come!

More Information Here

The moon will turn new on April 15, and there will be a moon service offered by 
The Universal Temple of Spirits

Feb 12, 2018

How to Host a Moon Service at Four Quarters

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Our Moon Service Circles are organized and led each month by invited guests or volunteers from our Membership. In taking responsibility for leading Circle they are able to grow in their own spirituality, and by inviting others to assist them, they make a place for those with less experience to grow as well.

We encourage you to consider bringing your spirituality to Four Quarters. All it takes is an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to call 814-784-3080 and claim an open Moon Service date. The Moon Service schedule is here:

Moon Services are on Saturday evenings after the Church Supper that is also prepared by volunteers; sharing this Saturday dinner together is a part of our ongoing tradition. Usually the Supper is at 5 or 6:00pm, and the Moon Service is held an hour or so thereafter.

Many Moon Services follow a Wiccan framework, but we have hosted Fire Circles, Bardic Circles, Druid ceremonies, Friends Meetings, Asatru Sumbels and Native American Pipe Ceremonies as well, (just to name a few).

Some things to think about when undertaking a Moon Service:

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Feb 11, 2018

Membership Renewal Time!

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The cycle of the seasons is turning. The days grow in length, and we see more light and sun. We think of Spring returning. 

     And that means it's time to renew your membership with Four Quarters for 2018!  Those membership renewal dollars help pay for Spring preparations in camp and getting ready for the season ahead. Also, if you want to space out your membership payments over the course of the season, now is the time to make arrangements with the office and get started.
     It's not just about the membership itself.  Our Members have the opportunity to take advantage of other benefits like tent permits, auto memberships, and low registrations to our events; you can get the jump start on planning your whole season now by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or registering via our online registration link
     Some find it easier to pay for their membership in installments. We can help you set up a payment plan. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

     We have a packed season in 2018 with lots of great events, both old beloved favorites as well as a new event or two. We also have weekends when you can just visit and have a quiet camp-out with friends, and enjoy the Land in all of its splendor.


Feb 10, 2018

Craft Weekend and Weighted Blanket Workshop!

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Take the weekend of February 17th to learn a new craft or bring your own for some stitch and witchery at Four Quarters! We will be making weighted blankets over the weekend, there will also be community led workshops and activities! Dinner Saturday night is provided and breakfast Sunday morning is potluck. Saturday night there will be a moon service ceremony hosted in the loft.

Facilitated by Coriander Woodruff

Check out the Details Here.


Dec 8, 2017

Yule at Four Quarters

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Yule and Winter Solstice
Friday-Sunday December 15-17, 2017

The Wheel has Turned: the Harvest has ended and Frost covers the Land. The Days have grown Short and the Nights Long and cold. Each day there is more Darkness and less Light…how can we be sure the Light will return? Join us as we help the Light overcome the Darkness by exchanging Gifts of Love and Laughter, Blessing the Land and each Other, and Sharing food with the Community, and making plans for the sunny days to come.

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Dec 7, 2017

2018 Schedule-At-A-Glance Available

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We are very aware that in these uncertain times, our Membership and visitors must begin to plan the coming year, well in advance. For those of us fortunate enought to be gainfiully occupied to make our various ways, we must secure those all-important vacation days.

So the ever-busy coffee-addled den of squirrels that is our 2018 Wheel of the Year Production Team got busy to nail down as many of the coming year's event dates as we could procure, cajole, threaten, or torture out of various interested parties to get an early 2018 schedule together and make it availalable for download.

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Nov 2, 2017

Samhain Blessings and Thank You

Samhain Main ceremony 2017

Perhaps the finest Samhain weekend ever occurred the last weekend of
October. Despite some rain, much grand and powerful ceremony occurred across a
very thin veil between our world and the world of our Ancestors.

Together, we Danced in the Graveyards.

Missy "Hunybee" Ford, the Samhain lead organizer, has these words of Thanks:
"To all those who worked with me to pull this together, or had a hand in ceremony or
workshops, thank you. Without you it wouldn’t have been as magical as it was. You are
all amazingly talented, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you
over the last months.

To the attendees who braved the rain, and the cold, thank you for coming and
drumming, dancing and singing. It will be a long time before the post event glow fades.
As the days get shorter and the nights become long and cold remember J.O.Y!

    Just Open Your: Heart. Love your people, your pets, our earth.
    Just Open Your: Eyes. Look around. Pay attention. See life itself.

    Just Open Your: Mind. Learn, Grow, Inspire others. Leave your own legacy.
    Just Open Your: Self. Create, Explore, Experience all the joy that is out there.

Ancestor drum party Samhain 2017
Until next year!"