Upcoming Events for 2018 and 2019
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.
December Service for the Spirits of Quality: Sat. Dec 1st. at 2 PM in Middletown, MD. We will do our annual random gift exchange at this service. Also please bring a donation of pet food for a local animal shelter. Contact email@example.com or for directions.
2019 (so far):
January Service for the Spirits of Divination: Sat. Jan 12th at 2 PM in Middletown, MD. We will do our annual divination at this service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for directions. Carpooling is encouraged.
February Service for the Spirits of The Heart: Sat. Feb. 16th at 2 PM near Olney, MD. Contact email@example.com for directions.
March Service for the Spirits of Friendship: Thursday, Mar. 21st at 9:30 PM at the Sacred Space Conference. We will set up during dinner time at 5:30. in The Garden Room. The Universal Temple of Spirits presents a trance possession service for the Spirits of Wellness, 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 Wellness 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 $30 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 for the Spirits of Laughter/Humor:
May Service for the Spirits of The Animals: Our Retreat Weekend, May 10th-12th in Annapolis, MD. You must contact us ahead of time for sleeping arrangements, retreat payment, and admission to the house. Service on Sat, May 11th at 2 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for directions.
June Service for the Spirits of Mindfulness: Wed. June 12th, evening. We will set up earlier. Free Spirit Gathering, June 11-16th at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, MD. http://freespiritgathering.org/ There are different options for your length of stay at the festival. There are evening passes available if you only want to come for our service.
August Headwashing Service for the Spirits of Letting Go: Sat. Aug. 24th at 2 PM at Where the Sidewalk Ends, near Gettysburg, PA. This may be a Headwashing Weekend. Please contact if you would like a Headwashing done. Contact email@example.com for information.
September Service for the Spirits of the Ocean: Sat Sept 7th, 1 PM set up 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-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.
This is a pack in, pack out. No offerings, even biodegradable ones put in the ocean, are allowed to stay at the National Seashore.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October Service for the Spirits of Tenacity: Sat Oct 5th 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 2nd at 3 PM, at Where the Sidewalk Ends, near Gettysburg, PA. We also have a short membership service to do before our ritual starts. Contact email@example.com for information.
December Service for the Spirits of Strength: Dec 7th