Welcome to the
People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion


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Affiliated with the  Aquarian Tabernacle Church

 
 

  Upcoming Events
 
Saturday, May 30.
Full Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the Rose Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
 
 
Saturday, June 13.
New Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the New Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
 
 
Saturday, June 20.
Litha
The People of the Woods usually participates in a Community Pagan Campout sponsored by Inland Empire Pagan Guild. This year the Pagan Campout will be held at Riverside Park in Spokane. The main ritual will be Asatru themed. IEPG asks for a $10 donation for any family camping for the weekend.
 
 
Saturday, June 27.
Full Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the Lightning Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
 
 
Saturday, July 4.
Freedom Fest
The People of the Woods once sponsored a 4 day pagan gathering in the Santa Fe National Forst called Freedom Fest. This year we are resurrecting the name and some of the fun with a one day celebration at Glenconey. More details as they are worked out.
 
 
Monday, July 6.
The People of the Woods is honored to welcome ATC Archpriestess Lady Belladonna Laveau and High Priest Dusty Dionne. Follow their Spring Tour
 
 
Saturday, July 18.
New Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the New Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
 
 
July 25 - 26.
Goddess Fest
  The People of the Woods attends Goddess Fest in Boise, ID, sponsored by Golden Thread Grove Church - ATC A public event in Julia Davis Park.
 
 
Saturday, August 1.
Lughnassad and Harvest Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the end of Summer and honors the Lord and Lady with family and friends. 1:00 PM
 
 
Saturday, August 15.
New Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the New Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
 
 
Saturday, August 29.
Full Moon
  The People of the Woods celebrates the Hunter's Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
 
 
The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion is a congregation and coven of the Old Religion, sometimes called Wicca or Witchcraft, one of the spiritual paths of pre-christian Native Europeans. We serve followers of Wicca who reside in the Spokane, Washington, USA, area.

We were originally located in Albuquerque, NM, USA, and named The First Congregational Church of the Old Religion, Incorporated. We were incorporated as a church in New Mexico in 1996. The First Congregational Church of the Old Religion, Incorporated was recognized as exempt from federal income tax by the IRS under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1997. We relocated to Cheney, WA. in 2004. Residual activity in Albuquerque has diminished. We still officiate at occasional rites of passages in New Mexico, including a wedding, or handfasting, in 2013. Our incorporation status in New Mexico expired after our clergy and officers left that State.

Our name was changed to The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion in 2013.

The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion is now incorporated in the State of Washington as a Nonprofit Corporation, UBI number 603-423-869. The Washington Corporation is also registered with the IRS as a nonprofit religious church. IRS (EIN) registration number 61-1746064. All donations to the People of the Woods Church are exempt from IRS taxation by law under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

Clergy from the The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion now conduct religious rites, and teach the Old Religion near Spokane and Cheney, WA. We also occasionally lead rituals and teach at Pagan gatherings across the US.

The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion became affiliated with the Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) in 2014. ATC Mother Church and World Headquarter is located at Index, WA. There are ATC affiliated churches across the USA, and in Canada and Europe. Other ATC contacts are in Africa and Asia. ATC also sponsors an annual recreation of the Eleusinian Mysteries, now recognized as the best modern recreation.

The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion holds Full Moon and Sabbat observances near Cheney, Washington, USA. Wiccans of compatible beliefs are sometimes invited to attend our religious observances of Moons and Sabbats. The People of the Woods is also now on Facebook

The Church sponsors a Wiccan coven called "The People of the Woods," which is currently accepting a limited number of suitable new members. The Church provides training, initiation and ordination into the Wiccan clergy in the traditional Wiccan manner. A limited number of apprentices may be accepted for the priesthood of the Old Religion. We do not recruit new members, but we will welcome any who sincerely desires to participate in our religion with us. Read our About the Church page for more information on the coven. Our Wiccan tradition is an initiatory mystery religion. We are a smoke free congregation.

Ordained clergy of The People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion are available to those of similar religious calling for pastoral counseling, marriages (handfastings), baby blessings, and other rites of passage.

 
CURRENT MOON
 
Spiral Scouts -- An Adventure Program for Pagan Youth

The People of the Woods is sponsoring a Spokane chapter of Spiral Scouts International. Spiral Scouts is a program with activities for boys and girls from age 3 to 18. The youngest group called Rain Drops is through kindergarten. Fire Flies are from first through 3rd grade. SpiralScouts are age 10 to 13, from 4th through 7th grade. And Path Finders are age 14 to 18. The Spiral Scout program depends on strong parental involvement with our children. Spiral Scouts teaches moral and ethical values along with skills and knowledge about the world. Spiral Scouts is not limited to Wiccan children or Pagan children. All children and youth are welcome. Interested parents or interested Pagan groups should contact People of he Woods using the mail-to link below.

The Fire Dragon Circle of Spiral Scouts in Spokane needs 2 more scouting age youth to be registered and become an active scouting Circle. Spiral Scouts is an outdoor adventure program for boys and girls.

Our plan is to complete our initial paperwork and registration process, and to be holding activities for our boys and girls by Ostara, 2015. A Spiral Scouts General Interest Meeting was held on, December 18. We are currently waiting for our Registration Packet from SpiralScouts International. Watch this space for additional information as this process continues.

 
 
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About Our Church
 
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Links to other pagan web sites
 
Our suggested reading list
 
Meeting the Witches
 
Site map of our web pages
 
 
Contact The People of the Woods Church in Cheney, WA    
 
 
 
 
This web site of the People of the Woods Church of the Old Religion has been on line since 1997.
In the past year (May 2014 to April 2015) this web site was visited by 60,194 people with a total of 1,480,365 hits.

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