As someone who lives in the NorthEast, a vacation or trip to someplace warm sounds really good right now. With CUUPS Convocation in Fort Myers, Florida on April 20-22, 2018 coming up, I get my wish! It will be great to see many of you at this gathering of Pagan and Earth-Centered UU’s. It will also be fun to see friends in the larger Pagan and Earth-Centered communities. The keynote speakers this year will be John Beckett and Betty Osceola.
John Beckett is a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin. He served 12 years as the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist 2018CUUPSConvocationFlyer-Color Pagans and 3 years on the Board of Trustees of CUUPS Continental. He has been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals since 2003 and lives in the Dallas – Fort Worth area where he works as an engineer.Betty Osceola is a member of the Miccosukee Tribe and Panther clan in Florida, an environmental activist, and a grandmother. She teaches about environmental issues and the economy in the Everglades, and brings incredible wisdom to those interested in caring for our planet. Last year, Betty traveled to join others at Standing Rock against the pipeline building on Native Territory in North Dakota and has stood with her own tribe to fight for their lands.
There will be other speakers and workshops and rituals throughout the weekend. Meals are included on Friday and Saturday. Young people are welcome. The team is working with area hotels reserving room blocks. There is camping on site though there are no showers. There are restroom facilities.
Early Bird Rates are still available until December 31, 2017. They go up on January 1, 2018.
Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 CUUPS Convocation Flyer to share or post in your congregations, stores and to share with your CUUPS Chapters.
Register today by clicking here! The CUUPS Board and Ft. Myers chapter look forward to seeing you all!