Upcoming Events at the Temple in March, 2017

Please join us for these upcoming events:

Week of  March 5 through 11:  Spring Clean Up at the Temple
Can you rake up a bag or leaves?  Walk the grounds and pick up trash? Paint?
If you can, please contact Candace at 702-569-0630 to let me know when.
I will be here and have all necessary tools ready.
Thank you SO much!

Sunday, March 12: – Full Moon Ritual and Silent Auction as well as many small items for sale.
Potluck at 7:00 pm in the pavilion (weather permitting), and ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm  Open to all!

Monday, March 20:  Community Ostara Celebration
Potluck at 7 :00 pm in the pavilion (weather permitting),  followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm    Open to all!

Monday, March 27:  Women’s New Moon Circle
Potluck in the pavilion (weather permitting), followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.  Women Only

We are having to repair or replace all 4 swamp coolers on  the Guest House and Priestess house this Spring.
Monetary donations for this project are needed, and can be easily made by utilizing the paypal button on this webpage, or by sending a check, payable to:  Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet  mailed to:  P.O. Box 813, Indian Springs, Nevada 89018

Your donations are tax deductible.

Thank you so very much.
Bright and bountiful blessings,
Priestess Candace Ross

Beehives are no longer at the Temple

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Many thanks to all who have contact the Temple with interest in getting involved with beekeeping here.  Regrettably, one of our two hives collapsed. (The entire colony died.)  The other hive swarmed and took up residence elsewhere.  Therefore, we no longer have any bee hives at the temple.

Falls Projects and Needs at the Sekhmet Temple

Hello Family!

Do you feel Fall in the early morning air? Have a sudden craving for pumpkin bread or apple cider??? Yes, it’s that time of year! Now that things are “beginning” to cool off, we can start working out doors again.

Fall plans include starting a small orchard next to the Pavilion. I have the fencing, but need help setting it up, as well as the donation of some fruit and nut trees. Would like to start with an apricot, peach, almond and pistachio. 3 to 5 feet high would be best.

Also need to replace the refrigerator in the Guest House (quite old and making funny noises off and on!) and a few single bed mattresses.

We’ll be doing work on the mediation dome, so can use labor and donations of bags of cement.

If you have monetary donations, donations of labor or can donate any of the needed materials listed above, please call me at 702-569-0630 or e-mail me at worldpeacevolunteer@yahoo.com.

Thank you SO much for supporting your Temple!

Bright blessings,
Candace

Gift Economy, Donations and The Future of the Temple

Recently a young woman taking a college class wanted to write a paper on the Temple, and asked me to fill out a questionnaire.  One of the questions asked was where I thought the Temple would be 20 years from now.  My answer was: That will depend entirely on the community.

 

For 23 years, founder Genevieve Vaughan has been almost single-handedly funding the Temple. (Donations received from supporters other than Gen Vaughan come to less than 5% of our current annual budget. )

 

Ms. Vaughan, now in her late 70’s, has indicated it is time for us to find alternative sources of funding for the Temple. We have just formed a Temple Council which will be addressing this and other business of the facility, but your generous support, both financial and spiritual is needed.

 

Monetary donations are tax deductible and can be made:

* online through Paypal on our website (www.sekhmettemple.com)

* by mail to:  Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet, PO Box 813, Indian Springs, NV 89018

* in the Donation Box located at the Temple bulletin board.

In addition, I will be posting monthly a list of supplies and materials currently needed (should you prefer to donate goods,) and the jobs around the property which I would welcome help with.


We will continue the “Silent Auction” fund raisers at the Full Moon potlucks, and have plans for an on-line store.


I’m sure our talented Temple Council will be coming up with many more creative ways to keep our beloved Temple of Sekhmet going.


Blessed be!


Priestess Candace Ross

July 2016 Event at the Temple

Our Next Event: Tuesday, July 19 – Full Moon Celebration (Open to All) We will gather in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm for potluck (please bring a healthy dish to share).  As last month, we will again have a silent auction fund raiser for the Temple located in the pavilion from 7:00 to 7:45.  Opening bids will range from $5 to $15.  At 8:00 pm, we will gather in the Temple for the evening’s ritual.  See you there!

Upcoming Temple Events in June, 2016

Hello, Family!  I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather.  Please join us for these upcoming events:

Saturday, June 4:
Temple and grounds clean-up from 4:00 – 6:00 pm (Open to All)
Do you have a few hours to donate to the Temple? It would be greatly appreciated. Raking, weed pulling, trash pick up, temple clean-up and more. There will be a list and you can choose what you want to do. Wear work clothes.

(There will be time to shower and change clothes if you want from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.)

Women’s New Moon (Women Only)
Theme: Transformation
Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm

Monday, June 20
Litha/Full Moon Community Celebration (Open to All)
Theme: “Back to the Future” – building a brighter tomorrow
We will gather in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm for potluck. Please bring a healthy dish to share. (Food blessing at 7:05 pm)  At 8:00 pm, we will walk to the Temple for ritual. Ritual usually runs about an hour. Afterwards you are welcome to remain in the Temple for some meditation time or return to the Pavilion for “Second Feast” and lively conversation. The evening usually concludes around 10:00 pm.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

A Heartfelt “Thank You” And A Request

Dear Family,

As we near the end of 2015, I would like to thank everyone who has supported the Temple with gifts of labor, needed items for Temple and Guest House, and monetary contributions.

Since 1993, the Temple has provided a peaceful, spiritual space open to everyone.  We conduct over 30 scheduled rituals each year, as well as various private Rites of Passage (including legal marriage), provide a Guest House for workshops and overnight stays, and offer an Ordination program open to both men and women.

This year we added a lovely 30 x 40 foot fenced pavilion area with seating for 40 that we use for our potlucks, which can be reserved for private events (wedding receptions, birthday parties, etc).

We are a non-profit and are supported entirely by donations.

 

Please consider making a financial donation to the Temple.  Financial gifts to the Temple are tax deductible.

Funding is currently needed for the cost of construction materials not yet paid off on the following projects:

. 2nd Shade Structure on Pavilion
. Outdoor Shower for Campers
. Repair of second septic system (this was an un-expected expense!)

In addition, we would like to make stays in the Guest House more pleasant by:

. Replacing worn particle board skirting on Guest House with metal
. Replacing worn out kitchen cabinets in Guest House
. Upgrading Guest House WIFI

Donations can be made via Paypal or checks can be mailed to:

Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet
PO Box 813
Indian Springs, Nv 89018

(Anyone providing a return mailing address, will be sent a donation receipt for your taxes.)

Thanks again for your dedication to the Goddess and support of the Temple.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season!

Love, Light and Peace,

Priestess Candace Ross

Changes to Winter Event Calendar

Hello Family!

We are changing our Winter Calendar.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

There will be NO POTLUCK for the next few months, due to:

. More and more folks eating prior to arriving
. Fewer folks bringing dishes to share
. Our last fund raiser did not bring in enough money to purchase the patio heaters needed to utilize the Pavilion in winter weather

Wednesday, November 11 – Women’s New Moon (Women Only)
NO POTLUCK
Class begins at 8:00 pm – Special Magical Tool Craft:
“Spirit Sticks” presented by Priestess Rachel Hecatenyx

Wednesday, November 25 – November Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
NO POTLUCK
Ritual in Temple at 8:00 pm

Blessed be!
Candace

Celebration of the Ancestors 2015

Hello Family!
What a beautiful night we had for our Celebration of the Ancestors.  Here are a few shots (Altar to Lost Children, Sekhmet and Ancestor Altar)  that I took before ritual began:

Altar Honoring Children Who Have Died

Sekhmet Statue During Celebration of the Ancestors

Altar Honoring Our Ancestors

PLEASE NOTE: Changes coming to the Winter Calendar.  Since more and more people are eating prior to potluck and fewer people are bringing dishes to share, we will be dis-continuing the Potlucks at least through the end of the year. (Nov and Dec 2015).

By January we will decide whether or not to start up the potlucks again.  Would love to here from everyone regarding this matter.
We will set up coffee and tea water in the pavilion for those who wish to come early or stay after ritual during these winter months.
Blessings,
Candace

Temple News and Events

Hello Family -

Quite a few things to share with you. First, June events at the Temple:

Tuesday, June 2: Full Moon (Open to All)
Tuesday, June 16: New Moon (Women Only)
Sunday, June 21: Summer Solstice (Open to All)
All three June events begin with potluck in the pavilion at 7:00 p.m., followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 p.m.

Now an update on the Pavilion Project!

So far, $866 of the estimated $7,000 we need to complete the pavilion has been received in donations. We spent $631.42 for additional chairs and tables, bringing our count up to tables and seating for 40! Yeah!!!!  So we have $234 of the approximate $1,800 needed to purchase and install the next shade structure. We’re hoping to have this up by mid-September, as we have been chosen as the site for this years Pagan Pride Event, on Saturday September 26 (another “Yeah!!!!”).

Posters and cards are being printed up of the lovely Sekhmet that mural artist Nikki Danby has donated to the Temple, and they will be available for sale shortly. All profits from the sale of these items directly fund the Temple.

The poor old Guest House has had a heck of a workout this spring (non-stop visitors from February until now), and is in need of some TLC. I’m designating June 3 – June 13 as “Guest House Maintenance” time. I’d like to get the front porch painted, all carpets and windows cleaned, everything dusted and aired, and some sealing and trim work finished. If you can donate a bit of time for cleaning, painting, etc, please give me a call at 702-569-0630.

Love and blessings,
Candace