As the community of Easton Mountain has changed over the years, so to have our holidays and rituals. When some of the community members represented Pagan, Wiccan and Radical Faerie traditions, Beltane, the Galic May Day festival, became an important event on our calendar.
This year, Gay Spirit Camp is one of our six-day summer programs, but in the early days of Easton Mountain "Gay Spirit Camp' referred to our entire series of summer programs. In 2002 it included ten programs that stretched from July 12 through September 2.
In October of 2007, a group of members of the community came together for a planning session to chart the course and define an action plan for Easton Mountain. The participants included board members, residents and other members of Easton Mountain’s extended community.
Having left their faith community behind in Jerusalem, two men shared their journey together, walking side by side along the road. They walked with heavy hearts touched by much sadness and disappointment.
For over thirty years John J. McNeill was at the forefront of ministry for gay and lesbian Christians. In 1976, McNeill published The Church and the Homosexual which challenged the Church's prohibition of same-sex relationships.
OK, this started off as a plug for my upcoming retreat “Take A Breath,” and ended up being the day I realize I am about to step in to something new in my life – It’s scary as hell and I’m going to do it anyway because I long to live a life that is aligned with who I truly am –