Upcoming Events for 2017 and 2018 (pending)
We're traveling around in different locations for our services this year. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on our events.
There will be updates to this, so please check back.
January Service: Theme, TBA Sat. Jan 14th, at 2 PM, Middletown, MD Contact email@example.com for directions. We will have the divination for the year at this service.
February Service for the Spirits of Light, Sat. Feb 11th at 2 PM in Columbia, MD. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
March Service for The Spirits of Sharing:Thurs. March 9th: at the Sacred Space Conference 9:30-11PM The Universal Temple of Spirits presents a trance possession service for the Spirits of Wisdom, through drumming, dance, song, and art. This is an open circle; you may join late or leave early (although you’ll probably miss some good stuff if you do). This is a Pantheistic working, so we will honor Spirits from around the globe and sing in their native languages when possible. Please note that this is not an open drum circle; it is a possession-based working. The more active your participation, the more exciting the service. Please bring: A Spirit of Sharing you wish to honor, and a song if you have one for them Donations for supplies are appreciated. For those not attending the conference, there will be a fee of $25. for the service for the evening, to be collected prior to the service. Please consider a donation to UToS as well. http://www.sacredspacefoundation.org/
April Service Retreat Weekend and Service for the Spirits Who Call Us: Apr. 28-30th , Janes Island State Park Daugherty Creek Conference Center. http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/janesisland.aspx We will be having a few workshops, a service, and time for relaxing around the fire. The service will be at 2 PM on Sat, Apr. 29th. Regular donation is expected for coming for just the service on Sat. Please RSVP, especially if you are coming for the weekend.
May Service for the Spirits of Planting: Sat. May 13th 6 PM: Moon Service at Four Quarters Farm. There will be dinner served before the service. No cost to FQF, donations appreciated for UToS. If you are tent camping, just grounds fees - $10 per night. If you want a bunk or room, grounds fees plus the cost of bunk or room ($10 for bunk, $35 for room per night). If you want a bunk or room, call 814-784-3080 quickly-- they are about rented already. Office@4qf.org
June Service for The Spirits of Those Who Were Before: Thurs., June 15th, 8 PM set up and beginning prayer, 10 PM main body of the service, at Free Spirit Gathering http://www.freespiritgathering.net/ For those who want to come only to the service, the fee is $30 for the evening, to be paid at the registration booth.
July (June) Service for The Spirits of Liberty, Friday evening, June 30th at Four Quarters Farm Drum and Splash event. Please bring your own food, water, and offerings to this event; http://www.4qf.org/our-schedule/four-quarters-events/drum-and-splash/92-drum-a-splash-at-four-quarters
August Headwashing and Service for the Spirits of Cleansing: Aug 18-20th Sat-Sun. Beginning at 1 PM. Contact email@example.com for more information about headwashings and directions. This event is also known as "UToS-Palooza!" and includes getting sacred baths together, a service, and the headwashings. Those having the headwashings done should plan to spend the night and also to contact me. Those not having the headwashing are welcome to come celebrate.
September Service for the Spirits of the Ocean: Sat. Sept 9th at 1 PM Assateague Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)
Please RSVP. Carpooling is encouraged. We want to start the ritual early because it starts getting colder at night. And it is dark on that beach too.Assateague Island National Seashore. (This is very important. Do not go to the state park and expect to find us.) This ritual calls for more planning before the day. We've had only sketchy cell reception out there as well, so please don't try to get a hold of us to coordinate that day for directions, etc. Know where you are going. RSVP via email or FB if you run into trouble that day, but try not to do so in the 1st place.Set up is at 1. It takes a long time to set up, as we must carry everything down the boardwalk. Please be there at 1 to help. Ritual at 2. We must be out of there completely by 1 AM on the 10th. If we wait that long for clean up, we will be cold. So we're not aiming for an evening ritual.
Tell the gate guard you are with the Universal Temple of Spirits and there is no charge for coming in on the 10th, as this is 1st amendment right use. We should be on the permit list.I expect we will be in the same location as last time. I'll give more details when they send the permit back and give us the location on the beach. I expect we will park at the parking lot at the North Ocean Beach and take the farthest left boardwalk, across from the toilets, when you are facing the ocean. At the other side of the parking lot is the National Seashore Campground Office https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/maps.htm'''
Please Bring:-Your Spirit of the Ocean (give this to me ahead of time)-a design for them (veves in the sand!)-a song for them (It's all live singing. We've got no beach electronics.)-Drums-biodegradable offerings to put into the ocean for the Spirits-beach towels-Sunscreen-Bug repellent (The beach is ok. Area around parking lot not so much.)-beach blanket/chair...-bathing suit-flashlight, lantern...Once it gets dark it is DARK out there.-Water-Food (easy to eat with fingers the better) We should coordinate food a bit, since once we're there, tough luck on getting anything to eat except what's washed up on the beach.-Warm Clothing if we are still out there when it is dark.-Wood. We need to pick up wood on site for a fire. Any volunteers? We should get 2-3 bundles, plus kindling.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October Service for the Spirits of Abundance: Saturday Oct. 21st at 3 PM (arrive no earlier than 3 and no later than 3:30) Cost is $15. At the William Blake Lodge in Baltimore, MD. https://www.williamblakeoto.org/
November Service for the Ancestors and Spirits of the Dead: Saturday Nov 4th at 3 PM. Contact email@example.com for information.
December Service: Sat. Dec 9th. Theme TBA. We will do our annual random gift exchange at this service. Also please bring a donation of pet food for a local animal shelter.
April Service at Drums in the Swamp Festival in LA