Every Wednesday The People of the Woods hosts an ongoing Discussion Group to teach and study our Tradition and Practices.
7 PM at Glenconey.
Pagan Spirit Gathering Some members of The People of the Woods are attending PSG which is held in Illinois this year. Others fellow travelers are welcome to travel with us.
Pagan Camp Out The People of the Woods participates in the annual Pagan Camp Out at Riverside State Park sponsored by Pagan Guild. Conatact Pagan Guild for details.
Freedom Fest The People of the Woods Celebrates religous freedom. Meet at Noon at Glenconey. Friends and Families welcome.
Full Moon The People of the Woods celebrates the Harvest Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
New Moon The People of the Woods celebrates the New Moon and honors the Lord and Lady. 7 PM (coven members only)
Lughnassad The People of the Woods gathers at Glenconey to celebrate the end of Summer and begining of days growing shorter as the wheel turns.
Full Moon The People of the Woods celebrates the Hunter 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.
This picture is from the oogie boogie witch on Facebook, 2016
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.
Gather you Witches in the night while the moon rides full. Gather you Witches in the darkness when the moon is hidden. Gather to follow the old ways, to drum, to sing, and to dance the ageless dance of life. Gather in a circle, man to woman, woman to man, in the circle of life as the Gods have taught you.
Gather you Witches in a circle. Gather you wise ones, you teachers, you keepers of the magick, you Priests and Priestesses of all that is sacred and old beyond knowing. Listen to the wind. Listen to the water. Listen to the fire. Listen to the earth. Hear the heartbeat of the drums and the drumbeat of the heart. Feel the power of magick as it flows hand to hand around the circle.
Gather you Witches in a circle. Call upon the Goddess and welcome her magick as She dances with you. Call upon the God and fear not his power for within the circle He leads your dance. Gather in the circle to celebrated the seasons of the Earth and the sacredness of all life, work the ancient magicks, thank the Gods for the food you eat, and encouraged fertility so that our race will not perish. Call forth the young ones, welcome them to the ancient circle, and pass on the old ways to each new generation. Thus it has been for a hundred thousand generations.
Gather you Witches in the night while the moon rides full.
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