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SLPS gladly donated again for their annual charity work. Big Brother Big Sister of Utah has been receiving donations from the organization for several years. This year, over 15 boxes of items and several bags of clothing.

Big Brother Big Sister 2015 Donation

Donations ready to be picked up, Thursday, December 31, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake Pagan Society (1)

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SLPS was invited to participate in the Utah Faith Fair, which was a part of the Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance. The rally and fair took place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 11am to 1pm at the Utah State Capitol building. Organized by Tim VanZeban, the fair was part of the community response to the new policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on children, which states that children of same-sex couples and marriages are not allowed to be baptized unless they disavow their parents.

The fair was successful, with a handful of religious organizations, community groups, and county services occupying the capitol building rotunda from 11-1, while the rally took place on the steps of the capitol. The rally gathered about 100, and it appeared around 150 people resigned their membership using the PostMormon table, who would be delivering the resignations for those that resigned. Others browsed the groups looking at support or getting details on their options being post Mormon. SLPS offered daily advice through a one card pull of the Medieval Cat Tarot, giving positive messages and uplifting confidence to those who had resigned their LDS membership.

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Rotunda, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, PostMos (l) and Mormon Spectrum, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, South Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (Patty Willis rainbow stole), Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Red Cliff Counseling and Wellness List Warner (l) and Woman Between the Wolves of the Salt Lake Pagan Society, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Salt Lake Pagan Society Muad’Dib (l) and Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Mathew Cockrum of First Unitarian Church, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Mormon Spectrum, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Center for Spiritual Living, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, Salt Lake County Youth Services, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, First Baptist Church (l-Curtis Price) and Wasatch Metropolitan Community Church, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, LGBT-Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, signs at rally, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Faith Fair: Utah Rally for Love, Equality, Family, and Acceptance, rally, Saturday, November 21, 2015, Utah Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah

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SLPS had a great time helping Church of the Sacred Circle at their 2015 Spring psychic fair “Rite of Spring” on Saturday, May 8, 2015 from 4-8 pm. Even though it was a rainy and overcast day, the fair was busy with patrons coming for tarot, angel, astrological, and palm readings. Some came for healing, others to find their destiny, with question about school, work, and love. President Muad’Dib had a great time reading palms and using his Deviant Moon Tarot.

Rite of Spring 2015 Psychic Fair, Muad’Dib, Church of the Sacred Circle, Saturday, May 8, 2015, West Valley City, UT

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Thanks to everyone whom participated, donated, and helped make the clothing donation drive a success. The donation period ended December 5, 2014. The items were counted December 6, 2014 by President Muad’Dib, VP Shy Fox, Piggy, and Adam Knezevich. The total number of items to be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is 319!!! After about two hours, all the unprocessed items fit neatly into 20 white bags to be picked up by the charity. We applaud all those who donated for giving back to the community and to those in need. You can find the official inventory list here.

SLPS Clothing Donation Inventory Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Clothing Donation Drive, Adam Knezevich (l) and Piggy, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Fall 2014 Clothing Donation Drive, processed items in bags, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a great time helping out again this year at the Church of the Sacred Circle Fall psychic fair on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Twice a year a fair is held in which the COSC raises money for expenses. President Muad’Dib participated in reading his Deviant Moon Tarot for five people.

Fall Wonders Psychic Fair 2014, Yurt, Church of the Sacred Circle, October 11, 2014, West Valley City, UT

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The 14th annual LGBT Gay-la and Silent Auction was held on October 2, 2014 at  6pm at the Wagner Jewish Community Center at the University of Utah. SLPS donated a $75 Tarot gift certificate as part of the auction which sold for $10. We here at SLPS are glad to help the Silent Auction as the money raised from both events goes to the scholarship and emergency fund. Each year several students receive approximately $2,000 each in scholarships from the LGBT Resource Center. The reserve one time emergency fund is avaliabe to students in exceptional financial need and difficulty and is approximate $500 each. SLPS looks forward to donating again at the 2015 Gay-la and Silent Auction.

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Twice a year SLPS has an opportunity to do service. This fall brought it around on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at one of the bi-annual psychic fairs called “Fall Wonders” at the Church of the Sacred Circle in West Valley. The large yurt is accommodating to up to ten readers and people at a time. A fire was going in the pit, and a pagan vendor was selling geodes and kambucha on the side. Lunar Oak Spirit, Muad’Dib, and Woman Between the Wolves worked as readers, donating the money earned to the Church. The fair went from 12-8 and had waves of customers coming in, seeking advice with the cards and oracles, as well as getting their astrological carts read by Heron Herodias, one of the leaders of CSC at whose back yard the yurt sits on.

Fall Wonders Psychic Fair 2013, Muad’Dib with is Deviant Moon Tarot, Church of the Sacred Circle, Saturday, October 5, 2013, West Valley City, UT

Fall Wonders Psychic Fair 2013, Lunar Oak Spirit Summoning Fire, Church of the Sacred Circle, Saturday, October 5, 2013, West Valley City, UT

Fall Wonders Psychic Fair 2013, Fire pit, Church of the Sacred Circle, Saturday, October 5, 2013, West Valley City, UT

Fall Wonders Psychic Fair 2013, Sunset in Cottonwood Heights, Saturday, October 5, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a great time helping the new Utah Valley University Pagan Association get on its feet. President Muad’Dib read tarot at the club rush on Thursday, September 11, 2013. Sitting with the interfaith section and next to the ROTC, many soldiers came for readings, as well as the regular students at the rush. President Lunar Oak Spirit was pleased with the amount of attention the free tarot drew, as it helped get the word out that UVUPA is up and going!

Helping out at the UVU Pagan Alliance Club Rush, Muad’Dib reading for a U.S. Army solider, September 11, 2013, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

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SLPS did it’s duty, serving the community. Twice a year rolls around the bi-annual fund raiser for the Church of the Sacred Circle. This time called “Spring Fling”, SLPS read the tarot for about 20 people on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Muad’Dib, Piggy, and Lunar Oak Spirit showed up in time to read the cards, get some new stones from the vendors, and sit by the fire in the new Church of the Sacred Circle fire pit. SLPS enjoys giving time and service to COSC, a close friend of the society!

Spring Fling Psychic Fair, l to r-Piggy, Muad’Dib, Lunar Oak Spirit, Patrick Lucero, Church of the Sacred Circle, April 13, 2013, West Valley City, UT

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Thanks to everyone whom participated, donated, and helped make the clothing donation drive a success. The official donation period ended on March 21, 2013. We had a staggering 353 items to donate to Big Brother Big Sister of Utah! President Muad’Dib and Woman Between the Wolves processed the items over a two and a half hour period from grocery bags, trash bags, boxes and paper sacks. The final count is 353 with all of it being packed into 18 white plastic bags. Great job for the dedication and service you are all giving to the community! You can read the letter that has all the details of the items and which will accompany the items to their new home.

SLPS Clothing Donation Inventory Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Clothing Donation Drive. Clothes before processing April 6, 2013 Salt Lake City UT

Spring 2013 Clothing Donation Drive. Clothes after processing with a total of 18 bags and 353 items donated. April 6, 2013 Salt Lake City UT

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It’s time to serve… the community that is! This semesters we are doing a clothing donation drive for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah. Bring all your clothes to President Muad’Dib’s house by Monday March 18 2013 at 8pm. The truck will pick them up on Tuesday March 19 at 8am. He’ll take an inventory and get a receipt for the records. The clothes should be spring/summer if possible. Thanks ahead of time for all your donations!

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Hi Folks!

Come out and join us for this years LGBTQ PRIDE Festival! We will be participating in several events this weekend, here’s a list

Saturday, June 2, 2012-

12:30 Interfaith service and march

3-8 festival

Sunday, June 3, 2012-

9am-1 PRIDE Parade March

2-7 festival

Come stop by the booth, march in the parade with us and have a good old time! If you’d like to help out, please contact Muad’Dib at 8017094632

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What a wonderful opportunity we have! We will be attending the 2011, 10th anniversary of the Salt Lake Pagan Pride Festival. We will have a booth all day there and need several people to step up and volunteer to help man the booth so we can all take turns enjoying the festival. Below is information about the event, and a list of times we would like people to sign up for. We are glad to be visiting our sponsor Crone’s Hollow.

Location: Crone’s Hollow 2470 S Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Time: 10-6

We should like two people per the two hour shifts.

Here are the slots and who’s filling them

10-12: Muad’Dib, open

12-2: open, open

2-4: Sharon Pellum, open

4-6: Open, open

Please sign up by sending an email to uofupagansociety@gmail.com, on facebook or post a reply to our blog!

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Due to the Holiday of Labor day, the Beehive Tea Room will be closed, so UUPS will have no meeting. Plan on meeting later in the week to plan for Pagan Pride Day this upcoming Saturday, September 10!! Maybe Wednesday, Thursday Night. We need at least four people to man the table at the festival so we can all have turns instead of being glued to our seats all day. I’ll send out an email update for our Pagan Pride Planing meeting. See you all then!

 

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Muad’Dib

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We have the wonderful opportunity to vend at the 2011 LGBTQ Pride Festival of Salt Lake City.  There are several shifts which need to be covered in order for us to fill all the seats and give everyone a chance to enjoy the festival

Theses are the times slots that currently need filling

Saturday: 7-11 pm, 2 people

Sunday: 2-5pm 2 people.

To sign up, please send your name and time you would like to vend to: uofupagansociety@gmail.com

Each person will need to purchase a ticket at the gate even though they will be vending. The festival has made no except and since we are in the Grass Roots Zone, we only got three free tickets. Please come and support us in our endeavor to bring education, awareness and inclusion to the people of Utah.

Look for our ad in the LGBTQ Newspaper the Q Salt Lake!

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This spring term on April 21, 2011, a different kind of service project was undertaken. Prison pen pals was on the list for the members of UUPS this past April. A few people asked about why such a project was undertaken, to write to prisoners, to which President Muad’Dib replied “We believe firmly in outreaching to all people, free or not free. It’s not our place to judge who they are or what they’ve done just because they’re in a jail cell. They’re a people, they are human beings, and  deserve light and love not matter their circumstance.”

Initially there were some who had concerns about the project but after President Muad’Dib explained the motives, all took up the pen to write, “We weren’t asking everyone to put their home address on the letters! They had the choice to put the University mailing address we have or none at all. Our chief concern was making sure every person will receive a nice, uplifting letter to brighten their day. We wrote to people inside and out of Utah, Pagan, Christian, straight and gay.”

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This December 1st 2010 brought UUPS the opportunity to work closely with the University of Utah LGBTQ Resource center to give time to the World Aids Day.  UUPS spent two hours tabling in the student union passing out information. We are proud to be allies with our LGBTQ friends and family members!  Although not enough hours, its a start to a working relationship for future volunteering opportunities with the LGBTQ Resource Center and other groups and organizations under the LGBTQ/AIDS Banner.

BB

Muad’Dib

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This July brought us the opportunity to build a community connection with Hawk Watch International of Salt Lake City. They are a predator monitoring organization. We went over and cleaned their water tanks for several hours on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Volunteering is an important part what we believe as a community and student group. We hope to see you all there at the next volunteering event!

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Muad’Dib volunteering, Saturday, July 10, 2010, Hawk Watch International, Salt Lake City, UT

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This June 5th and 6th 2010 gave us the wonderful opportunity to include and help our LGBTQ brothers and sisters! UUPS went to the Salt Lake PRIDE Festival and gave 6 hours of service to this years festival. Mainly on the clean up crew and beer stands, but that didn’t stop everyone from having a wonderful time, and getting a free t-shirt!

Utah Pride Festival 2010, Muad’Dib on the green team picking up litter, Saturday, June 4, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT

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