Covenant of UU Pagans
Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church CUUPs (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) Chapter exists for people who are interested in Paganism, devotional polytheism, or Earth-centered spiritual practices.
CUUPs meets monthly online for a discussion group and bookclub, and sponsors seasonal rituals (e.g., Solstice and Equinox observances) in the sanctuary.
Learn more about the national CUUPs by clicking here.
Our CUUPs Mission Statement:
The Piedmont UU Church CUUPs group exists to foster community and education on paganism and Earth-centered spirituality for the Piedmont UU Church community through fellowship, discussion, and ritual.
For more information, or to be added to the CUUPs email list, contact email@example.com.
Bookclub and Discussion Group
“The Best Pagan Bookclub on the Internet 2024”
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a bookclub and discussion group. Everyone is invited to join the discussions, even if they have not read the book. We also try to invite the authors of the books we read to join us as guests.
If you would like to join in on a Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for that information.
Seasonal and Sabbat Rituals
We aim to host eight in-person rituals throughout the year to honor the Wheel of the Year. These rituals often involve erecting an altar, creating a sacred space, calling in the elements, chanting, singing, and drumming, and sharing a snack afterwards. These Wheel of the Year rituals celebrate the changing seasons by marking the solstices, equinoxes, and the midpoints between them.
- Imbolc/Candlemas (early February)
- Ostara/Spring Equinox (mid-March)
- Beltane (early May)
- Midsummer/Litha/Summer Solstice (late June)
- Lammas/Lughnasadh (early August)
- Mabon/Fall Equinox (mid-September)
- Samhain (late October)
- Yule/Winter Solstice (late December)
Our celebrations are usually near the actual date of the holiday, but may be on the weekend before or after to make it easier for people to gather, so please check the church calendar for the most current information. You can click here for our current in-person gathering health safety guidelines.
2024 CUUPs Bookclub & Discussion Group Calendar
January 10th — Bookclub (Zoom)
“Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living a Magickal Life Through the Elements” by Heron Michelle
Heron Michelle will be joining us as a special guest!
February 14th — No meeting for Valentine’s Day
March 13th — Bookclub (Zoom)
“Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods: History, Insights & Magickal Practice” by Jason Mankey & Astrea Taylor
Jason Mankey will be joining us as a special guest!
April 10th — Discussion Group (Zoom)
Heather Gaffney-Darnell, guest speaker. Topic: Tarot & divination.
May 8th — Bookclub (Zoom)
“Queen of All Witcheries: A Biography of the Goddess” by Jack Chanek
Jack Chanek will be joining us as a special guest!
July 10th — Discussion Group (Zoom)
Erika Wren, guest speaker. Topic: Heathenism & Norse Gods
September 11th — Bookclub (Zoom)
“The Witching Year: A Memoir of Earnest Fumbling Through Modern Witchcraft” by Diana Helmuth
Diana Helmuth will be joining us as a special guest!
October 9th — Bookclub/Discussion Group (Zoom)
November 13th — Bookclub/Discussion Group (Zoom)
December 11th — Annual Business Meeting & Elections (Zoom)