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Covenant of the River

The Northern Colorado Covenant of the River, of Fort Collins, CO, has been an active part of the greater Pagan community for over 10 years. We are a family friendly, eclectic group who gathers to explore, exchange knowledge, learn about and further understand our own Spiritual Paths, while finding acceptance within the comfort of an open circle atmosphere. The Northern Colorado Covenant of the River is a place where all with an open heart and mind are welcome. Come out and meet local Pagans, Asatru, Buddhists, Druids, Wiccans, Witches and other practitioners on a Pagan Path. Our activities and topics vary from week to week to support our diversity and also to celebrate the Wheel of the Year. Join us to share ideas and lore, make friends, craft tools and other items, write and perform ritual, participate in lively discussions and to explore the rich and varied practices of the Pagan traditions. This website is a living work of love and will be updated as often as possible, so please check in often to see what we have planned.

Yule Ritual Group Writing

12/09/2018 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

The Holly King is gone, and the Oak King reigns -
Yule is the time of the old winter gods!
Hail to Baldur! To Saturn! To Odin!
Hail to Amaterasu! To Demeter!
Hail to Ra! To Horus!
Hail to Frigga, Minerva Sulis and Cailleach Bheur!
It is their season, and high in the heavens,
may they grant us their blessings this winter day. -https://www.thoughtco.com/about-yule-prayers-4072720

Winter Potpourri Craft

12/16/2018 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Bring natural and gentle scents of the season into your home! We will crafting our own potpourri blends and discussing different ways to display, refresh and bless them to good use.Please bring a gallon size resealable bag with you to take you potpourri home.

All supplies will be provided for everyone who RSVPs. IF you have supplies that you would like to donate to this craft, please bring them! Additionally, you can bring supplies for yourself and share with the circle why you felt called to use certain items or scents.

This craft is kid friendly with some supervision.

Fireside with Jean

12/14/2018 5:00 pm
12/14/2018 9:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

As a community, we hold space for each other to celebrate, to mourn and to march forward on our paths. Join the fire circle tonight to express yourself, find guidance or to burn things that need to be released. The fire will be lit at 5pm as long as there is no wind or precipitation. If there is adverse weather, we will gather in the Hall.

Snacks and beverages to share are appreciated but please eat your main meal before you come.

If you have need of a ritual or private counseling space, please email Jean ahead of time.

Game Night

12/13/2018 7:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Twice a month Covenant of the River hosts a purely social evening of games, snacks and laughter. Bring a friend, a snack to share and a game if you want. We have quite a selection but are usually willing to try something new or play a classic.

Snacks and beverages to share are appreciated but please eat your main meal before you join us. The evening will be kid friendly, if there are children present.

Council Meeting

12/11/2018 7:00 pm
America/Denver

The Council, Jean and Jordan, get together each month to schedule events, work on upcoming projects and discuss the inner workings of our community. If you have ideas for a gathering please email the Council prior to our 7pm start time.

Council Office Hours

12/07/2018 7:00 pm
12/07/2018 10:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

The Council will be at the Hall, and available to answers questions and address concerns.
Please feel free to drop in at any point in the evening.

Remember to park on Swallow Road, not on the cul-de-sac.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Council. Blessings!

Park Clean-up and Presentation on Winter Deities

12/02/2018 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
Landings Park - 4351 South Boardwalk Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: A mile east of College, 1/2 mile North of Harmony. We’ll meet under the pavilion by the playground.

Winter Park Clean-up! We meet at Landings Park early at 3:30pm to try to catch the most sunshine. Please bring work gloves, a water bottle and dress for the unpredictable Colorado weather. We will care for our adopted space and then head back to the Hall for the evening’s activity which begins with a potluck at 5:30pm.

Game Night

11/27/2018 7:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Let’s gather around a table, eat some snacks and have a good laugh with friendly folks!

Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share. We have a collection of games already but feel free to bring your favorite board/dice/card game with you.

Donations to offset costs are appreciated, but not required. Donations of paper towels, time or beeswax are other great ways to support this community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Council. Blessings!

Holly and Mistletoe Crafting

11/25/2018 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

We will be crafting traditional Yule decorations with real mistletoe and holly! Please RSVP so that we can make sure we order enough supplies!

If you have yule themed crafting supplies to share that would be appreciated but you are also welcome to bring decorative items just for your project.

Please bring a dish and/or beverage to share in our potluck feast. All dishes, utensils and drinking water are provided at the River Hall. The evening will be kid friendly.

Council Office Hours

11/23/2018 7:00 pm
11/23/2018 10:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Instead of participating in the commercialism of Black Friday, Council would like to encourage you to go for a hike or drive in the mountains and then join us for Office hours and share your experience with us.

Jean and Jordan will be in the Hall from 7pm till 10pm if you have need of us. We offer our time to help you work through things, write rituals or address your concerns about NCCR happenings. We give great hugs. This is a great time for new folks to introduce themselves to the Council members and ask questions about Covenant of the River.

Thanksgiving and Full Moon Celebration

11/22/2018 1:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
Other (specify)

We give thanks to the good spirits and gods that guide us
We give thanks for the community that lifts us
We give thanks for the land that supports us
We give thanks, on this day and every day
We give thanks

You and yours are invited to join us at the Cain house (2800 Crystal Court in Fort Collins) for a Thanksgiving feast followed by a full moon ritual. Friends, family and that person who said they didn’t have a place to go are all welcome.

Making of Mead, Glorious Mead!

11/18/2018 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Tonight we will make another batch of Covenant Mead. All supplies are provided as we mingle presentation, craft, and discussion into one gathering.

Please bring a dish and/or beverage to share in our potluck feast. All dishes, utensils and drinking water are provided at the River Hall. The evening will be kid friendly.

Keep in mind that donations, whether monetary or in the form of toilet paper, paper towels or HEPA filters for our vacuum, are always welcome.

Please park on Swallow Rd. Thank you.

Fireside with Jean

11/15/2018 5:00 pm
11/15/2018 9:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Please park on Swallow Rd. not in the cul-de-sac.

Sometimes you need to sit around a fire with friends and trusted community members while you air out your troubles. Sometimes you need to burn things to get them out of your life. Sometimes you need laughter in sacred space.

Council Meeting

11/13/2018 7:00 pm
America/Denver

The Council for the Northern Colorado Covenant of the River (NCCR) is Jean Loomis and Jordan Beard. We hold a meeting the second Tuesday of each month to discuss upcoming events, to schedule upcoming events and discuss various topics in relation to the the spiritual business of our community. This meeting is not open to the public. We encourage folks to utilize Council Office hours the first and fourth Friday of every month if they have need of counsel, ritual preparation or to discuss situations in our community.

Presentation on Pagans in the Military - **Park Cleanup Cancelled for Snow**

11/11/2018 3:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
Landings Park - 4351 South Boardwalk Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: A mile east of College, 1/2 mile North of Harmony. We’ll meet under the pavilion by the playground.

Winter Park Clean-up! We meet at Landings Park early at 3:30pm to try to catch the most sunshine. Please bring work gloves, a water bottle and dress for the unpredictable Colorado weather. We will care for our adopted space and then head back to the Hall for the evening’s activity which begins with a potluck at 5:30pm.

Game night

11/08/2018 7:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

We will gather to play some casual games with friends and like-minded folks. Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share. We have a collection of games already but feel free to bring your favorite board/dice/card game with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Council. Blessings!

Discussion - The Guru Trap

11/04/2018 5:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

There is and has long been a drive, as we seek our spiritual paths, to find a guru or a teacher that will lead us on the right track. But Gurus are just people, and people are fallible. Great minds and great people still make mistakes. In fact sometimes great minds are not attached to good people. And sometimes these so-called gurus and teachers intentionally lead us astray. We will be discussing the desire to find leaders and teachers in our own studies, whether or not we need them, and the nature of human fallibility.

Council Office Hours

11/02/2018 7:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

The Council will be at the Hall, and available to answers questions and address concerns.
Please feel free to drop in at any point in the evening.

Adult Samhain Ritual

10/31/2018 8:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

Blessed Samhain to all!

A later start to let people with kids do some trick-or-treating first. But this is not a ritual for the little ones. More introspective, and quiet, we will need everyone in attendance to be able to sit and focus so please either leave the little ones with a sitter or make some other arrangements for them. There is no nudity or other adult elements involved however so older teens may attend with parents permission.

The hall will be open at 8, ritual start at 9.

Samhain **NEW START TIME***

10/28/2018 4:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
River Hall - 901 E. Swallow Rd. Fort Collins, CO

How to find us: Pass through the gate on western (garage) side of house then enter through the yellow door into River Hall.

**We will be gathering between 430 and 5pm with Ritual starting at 530pm so that the dying light can be part of our ritual. Our potluck feast, including an offering plate for the ancestors and spirits,will be AFTER the ritual.**

Beyond the velvet curtain,
Our loved ones wait unseen,
They know what we are thinking,
They know just where we’ve been.

Samhain is upon us,
The veil is thin and weak,
Our ancestors send messages,
Guides for the answers we seek. - Samhain by Raven Willow Rune

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