Art Contest Winner – 2018 Midsummer Gather – Dancing in the Underworld

Congratulations Jordan, winner of the Art Contest for the 2018 Midsummer Gather – Dancing in the Underworld!

Dancing in the Underworld by Jordan


The Earth House Gather Committee is proud to present the winning submission for the art contest for the 2018 Gather. With Dancing in the Underworld as the theme, the entries were varied in their interpretation. Judging between the submissions was a difficult task, but Jordan’s entry was ultimately chosen as the artwork to represent the 2018 Earth House Gather Community.

Many well-deserved congratulations, Jordan! Enjoy your well earned title of ‘Artist Guest of Honor’ and special privileges at the 2018 Midsummer Gather.

Officer Elections and Business Meeting

Sunday
October 1st
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Enchanted Awakenings Event Center
2020 East County Rd F
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

For directions click here

The EHP Officer Elections are due to be held Sunday, 10/1/17 at our Business Meeting starting at 1:00 P.M. As we were unable to certify a quorum at our August meeting, we will try again.

PLEASE NOTE: Both the Chair and Vice Chair positions are not yet claimed by even one candidate. PLEASE consider it! While the Office of Chair could probably be handled remotely, the Vice Chair position, because of the intense interaction with the local staff, is probably best handled by a relative Local. Disagree? Make your case and run anyway!

Current Agenda includes:

  • Wrap-up report for the 2017 gather.
  • Official Ratification of Kiersten Hall as CSO (currently is “Acting CSO”).
  • Reports on the several regional Pride events
  • Discussion and potential action on Community Concerns
  • Officer Elections for 2017/18 Membership Year.
  • Other odds and ends.

To attend “remotely”

If you cannot attend physically but still wish to participate, here’s the remote connection information:
https://hangouts.google.com/call/p7qhxdxtfjagdh45ctlc6kaid4u
Or, if you need to use Skype, please let us know and we can probably arrange that.
Or … we’ve got several cellphones that could accept some call-ins.

And our Facebook Page (Earth House Project of Minnesota) will be staffed for messenger so you can ask for an available phone number, or perhaps if you can listen but don’t have an available mic. Regarding our elections

Our current list of Officer Candidates:

  • Chair: OPEN
  • Vice Chair: OPEN
  • Secretary: Ruth Sheldrake
  • Treasurer: Louise Gastuch
  • Community Services: Kiersten Hall

Gather Art Contest 2018

Important: The Gather Art Contest Deadline has been extended to November 1st!

Midsummer Gather Art Contest



Note: The Art Contest Deadline has been extended until September 3oth November 1st, 2017

The theme for 2018 is tentatively set for

Dancing in the Underworld

– and the Art Contest begins!

Prizes:

Winner of the art contest will receive the following prizes.

  • 2 passes to the Earth House Midsummer Gather for the entire week.
  • The title of ‘Artist Guest of Honor’ and special privileges at the Midsummer Gather.
  • A link from our site to any site they may have showcasing their artwork.
  • The option of leading one class on art or their artistic method.

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Size: clearly printable at 12 inches, 300dpi
  • Two versions, full-color for publications, B&W (not grayscale) for T-Shirt images
  • Electronic format: AI, EPS, PSD (preferred) – PNG, JPEG, BMP acceptable
  • Emailed to: webmaster@earthhousemn.org
  • All submissions becomes the property of Earth House Project.
  • Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2017

Earth House at Enchanted Boutique Expo on Aug 27, 2017

Come join Earth House at Enchanted Expo

A Magical Expo for all of those in Paganistan!

When: Sunday August 27th, 7am-8pm

Where:

4940 Hwy 61
Best Western Plus
White Bear Lake

Come out for a day of magic and enchantment. And, while you are there, chat with the folks from Earth House to find out more about who we are and what we are all about!

  • Over 25 vendors, readers, and healers.
  • Services ranging from tarot readings to reiki healings.
  • FREE lectures
  • Special celebrity guest of honor.
  • One low price!

Visit EnchangtedExpo.Net for more details!

Author Chris Aldridge to attend this year’s Midsummer Gather (One Day Only)

Author Chris Aldridge will be joining us this year’s Midsummer Gather on Saturday the 24th

Chris Aldridge

Chris Aldridge is an American Hellenist, published writer, priest, hymn, prayer and ritual composer, historian, mythologist, theologian, philosopher and an environmentalist. He was born on November 4th, 1984 in Asheboro, North Carolina, living in nearby Thomasville before moving to Illinois in his late 20s. He attended Davidson County Community College in Lexington, NC and Columbia College of Missouri from 2007-2015. He was raised a Christian but converted to Hellenic Polytheism in 2009. Chris has been writing ever since elementary school, and now devotes his literary endeavors, in large part, to the service of his religious community. He publishes many of his own works, and in the past, has been featured in popular Pagan publications such as Circle Magazine and Neos Alexandria/Bibliotheca Alexandrina Incorporated. He is also the founder and Head Priest of his own Hellenic religious organization called Temple Of The Greek Gods, and has been its leader and a student of ancient Greek religion and culture since 2010.

Art Contest Winner – 2017 Midsummer Gather – Celestial Fire

Congratulations Beckah, winner of the Art Contest for the 2017 Midsummer Gather – Celestial Fire!

Celestial Fire by Beckah


The Earth House Gather Committee is proud to present the winning submission for the art contest for the 2017 Gather. With Celestial Fire as the theme, the entries were varied in their interpretation. Judging between the submissions was a difficult task, but Beckah’s entry was ultimately chosen as the artwork to represent the 2017 Earth House Gather Community.

Many well-deserved congratulations, Beckah! Enjoy your well earned title of ‘Artist Guest of Honor’ and special privileges at the 2017 Midsummer Gather.

Earthhouse needs you!

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The Earthhouse Board needs to fill the C.S.O. position

Earthhouse needs your help. Due to a recent resignation, we are without a C.S.O. (Community Service Officer). If you would like the chance to give back to Earthhouse and to help build community, this is an excellent opportunity for you to become more involved in the Earthhouse organization. As C.S.O. you will have many opportunities for community outreach and networking with various Pagan groups throughout the Twin-Cities, Minnesota and even beyond.

If you are interested in filling the vacancy of our 5th elected officer, please email earthhousemn@gmail.com and tell us about your interest.

Come join us and help Earthhouse grow!

Ernest “Wolfie” or “Skywolf Singing Heart” Stephens

The 2017 Eathhouse Gather is privilleged to have not one, but two Special Guests of Honor. Wolfie will also be one of our SGHs with many presentations to share with the group.

An Eclectic Wiccan, with deep spiritual roots, Ernest “Wolfie” Stephens is a world traveler (India, Indonesia, the Yucatan, and Egypt), and a critical thinker. He’s a member of the Rockford, IL UU Church, and has extensive experience in event coordination, ministry, ritual design and ritual presentation. He is a veteran, a motorcycle enthusiast (Ancient Riders Motorcycle Association – ARMA – an international pagan group active primarily in the US), a craftsman and merchant.

He has his Ministerial Credentials and has worked with Circle Sanctuary as Merchant Coordinator for several years.

His “Tribes” (extended family-of-choice) include Earth House, ARMA, and Harmony Tribe, and carries the title of “Honorary Mainer” with with the Maine Pagans. Infected with insatiable wanderlust, his schedule typically includes travels all over the US and occasionally beyond.

He has attended Earth House’s Midsummer Gather for many years and have contributed to Drummings (he’s addicted to drumming!), classes, Merchanting, and being a general source of Mirth, Merriment, and Mischief [!] wherever possible.

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An Eclectic Wiccan, with deep spiritual roots, Ernest “Wolfie” Stephens is a world traveler (India, Indonesia, the Yucatan, and Egypt), and a critical thinker. He’s a member of the Rockford, IL UU Church, and has extensive experience in event coordination, ministry, ritual design and ritual presentation. He is a veteran, a motorcycle enthusiast (Ancient Riders Motorcycle Association – ARMA – an international pagan group active primarily in the US), a craftsman and merchant.

He has his Ministerial Credentials and has worked with Circle Sanctuary as Merchant Coordinator for several years.

His “Tribes” (extended family-of-choice) include Earth House, ARMA, and Harmony Tribe, and carries the title of “Honorary Mainer” with with the Maine Pagans. Infected with insatiable wanderlust, his schedule typically includes travels all over the US and occasionally beyond.

He has attended Earth House’s Midsummer Gather for many years and have contributed to Drummings (he’s addicted to drumming!), classes, Merchanting, and being a general source of Mirth, Merriment, and Mischief [!] wherever possible.