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MOTHER GROVE July Happenings & the WNC Sanctuary Movement

WNC Sanctuary Movement

In the wake of the recent ICE raids in Western North Carolina, the WNC Sanctuary Movement — for which the Mother Grove clergy and Circle of Council have expressed their public support — is offering several ways in which people can help the local immigrant community.

First, a Bond Fund has been set up to raise money for those who have been detained to get them out of detention so they can be with their families while their cases are being resolved. Also, there are volunteers needed in various areas. A “Padrino” program is being organized where groups of people can help out individual detainees and their families with whatever support they need, such as raising funds, writing letters, providing transportation, etc. And there are individual volunteer opportunities as well. More information, and links to make contributions, can be found at, or you can email



Pagan Prison Pen-Pal Project

The Mother Grove Goddess Temple and Raven and Crone are considering forming an advisory group of potential pen-pals for prisoners in response to a growing need from the prison community; A part of the community that we serve.

Our wish is that the prisoners enrich their studies by connecting to various Pagans. This group is being developed to randomly correspond with prisoners. We are looking for seasoned pagans who want to share their wisdom and knowledge as well as learn from the process. If you think you would be interested in being a part of this committee, please contact us on the Mother Grove Facebook page. 

Mystic South

Mother Grove Goddess Temple and CERES will have a Hospitality Suite at Mystic South Conference at The Crowne Plaza Ravinia on The Perimeter in Atlanta, July 12-15th. Mother Grove Suite will be hosting The Wild Hunt Meet-N-Greet on Thursday Night at the conference. 

Mystic South is the only conference in the South East and features the best the South has to offer in workshops, presentations of academic papers, live entertainment, and vendors for those on Pagan or Magical Path. If you want to know more, visit their website:


Mother Grove will participating in the Asheville/Buncombe CROP Hunger Walkon Sunday, October 9th. Please support our team by donating.

Happy Bellies Food Pantry
Mother Grove is collecting items for our food pantry. Please bring a donation of nonperishable food items, toiletry items, or pet food to any temple event, or drop off your donations at Asheville Raven & Crone. Please contact us if you are in need.

Wheel of the Year Fundraiser
This community has been so supportive of your Goddess temple–blood, sweat, tears, canned goods and monetary donations. Although we love our tiny downtown chapel, the dream has always been to Raise The Temple. We are, therefore, beginning our land quest in earnest this year. This GoFundMe will take care of our annual expenses so that the Green Circle can focus on the land. We invite you to support the new effort by supporting the work of Mother Grove, the day-in-day out of food pantry, classes, public rituals, workshops, newsletters, supplies, Sunday morning programming, Full Moons, Young Maidens, Maya Angelou Peace Garden and Women’s Wellness Center, and all that Goddess-related and community-supporting jazz. Here’s a way you can do that. With our gratitude and respect.

Our Voice Collection Drive
Our Voice is in need of mini soaps/shampoos, mini bubble baths, new loofas, hand santitizer, water bottles, candles, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, and other items that will fit into goodie bags for victims of domestic violence,  Items can be dropped off at the Temple or at any public ritual.  

BeLoved Tiny House Village

BeLoved is building a deeply affordable homes for people in our community.  Click to donate.  

Cooking with the Goddess

Mother Grove is pleased to announce we have created a cookbook that includes some of our favorite recipes for food, beverages, and even potions. They are available for purchase at The Temple, public Temple events, and The Asheville Raven & Crone. 

Mark your calendar

Thursday, July 12th-15th, 3pm: Mystic South Conference 2018

Friday, July 17th, 7om: Corn Mother Ritual Body Posture


Monthly Schedule 
First Sunday: Ritual 10:30am
Second Sunday: Women’s Spirituality Group 10:30am
Third Sunday: Adult Religious Education 10:30am

Fourth Sunday: Meditation, 10:30am

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