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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 9 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.

Traditional Offerings

11/19/2017 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.

As pagans we honor our gods and beloved entities with sacrificial offerings- usually bread and/or alcohol, but an offering can take many forms. Beads, poetry and pennies could be more appropriate at times with certain deities. It is a gift energetically given to show our appreciation for the life we share with them.
Almost every religious or spiritual practice has some form offering that is traditional and familiar to it’s practitioners. From cooked rice to foreign coins to blood sacrifice, tonight we will be looking at different pagan traditions and how they give offerings.

Fireside with Jean

11/16/2017 4:00 pm
11/16/2017 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.

I am hoping to hold space for folks to come watch flames dance, burn that thing you need to release and share the weights of life. A conversation around a fire with tribe has helped many of us to find peace and for others it has created common ground.

We will probably gather in the warm Hall but if you intend to visit the fire, please dress for the weather. Food to share will be appreciated but there will not be a structured time for potluck.

Council Meeting

11/14/2017 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.

This is the monthly meeting of Council where we address issues, business and scheduling for the group. If you have concerns or ides for a future gathering, please email the Council before this meeting.

Thanksgiving Feast

11/23/2017 1:00 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
Other (specify)

Pat Cain and his family have graciously offered to open their home to the Covenant for the fourth year. Please RSVP for all the folks coming with you. The house will be open at 1pm with the main feasting around 4pm. The house address is 2800 Crystal Court 80525

Traditionally we gather to feast with our community, celebrating the blessings we have in our lives and within the Covenant of the River. Each family brings something to the feast, please keep reading, as they are able.

Park Cleanup & Myth vs Legend Discussion

11/12/2017 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.

Council Office Hours

11/03/2017 7:00 pm
11/03/2017 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.

Game Night

11/09/2017 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.

The evening is family friendly and the kids are welcome to join in, play their own games or hang out in the kid’s area.

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

Boon Pouch Craft

11/05/2017 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.

Details to follow soon.

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, although some younger kids will need help with the needle and thread.

Please keep in mind that donations, whether monetary or in the form of toilet paper, incense and resealable sandwich bags, are always welcome. Donations to offset the cost of the craft supplies are appreciated, but not required for participation.

Full Moon Ritual

11/04/2017 7:30 pm
America/Denver
Location: 
Other (specify)

Pat will be leading a full moon ritual out in nature. The focus will be be on coming back into ourselves, empowering ourselves, and continuing
to close the veil. If you still have work that you wish to do with
the veil, feel free to leave that part out of your practice this
evening. Please take the time to to give the veil, and your experience this Season, some thought before the ritual.

Through the Veil .. An Adults Only Samhain

10/31/2017 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.

Volunteers have stepped up to lead this ritual. Thank you!

The details of this evening are still coming together, but it will not be a kid friendly event. We will be taking a deeper look inside ourselves and across the veil.

Snacks and beverages for after the ritual are appreciated.

Ritual garb is encouraged but not required.

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

Samhain Ritual

10/29/2017 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.

Dress for weather, parts of the ritual will be outdoors, bring drums if you wish. Ritual will be before potluck, promptly at 6:00 pm. Please bring an item(s) to honor the ancestors for shrine.

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

Council Office Hours

10/13/2017 7:00 pm
10/13/2017 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.

Game Night

10/24/2017 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 gather to play some casual games with friends.. We gather to shed the heavy parts of life and laugh.. We gather to stretch our strategy skills.. There is space for you at this table.

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. The gathering is kid friendly, if there are kids in attendance.

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

Meditative Mandalas

10/22/2017 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.

Coloring in a mandala can be a meditative practice in itself but add music and the sound of your neighbor also coloring/meditating/having an ‘aha’ moment and something beautiful, albeit softer and not nearly as deep as most meditations, emerges in our psyche. Please note that this may not be the night for younger children who cannot participate in or respect 30-45 minutes of quiet time.

Mabon- Reconciling Balance and Progression

09/24/2017 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.

Mabon is a harvest.. Mabon is balance.. Mabon is a celebration of stores and the ability to manifest..

In the honoring of the season, we ask you to be be present. We will reach out and down into the Earth to support us as we recognize the balance in so many areas of our lives… the darkness and the light, cold and heat, with the growing and dying times. We will stand strong together as we face our failures and dream of building on our successes.

Game Night

10/12/2017 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.

Grab your family, a snack and/or beverage to share! Come to the table to join in the laughter!

Game night is casual and kid friendly, if there are kids. We have a collection of games already but feel free to bring your favorite board/dice/card game with you. What game(s) we play will be determined by the folks in attendance.

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

Sanctuary Clean-up

10/21/2017 9:00 am
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.

It is time to get the Sanctuary and mulch yard ready for Winter. We will have projects for all skill and ability levels. Please RSVP as soon as you are able so that we know how to plan out the morning.

Some things that need attention..
annihilating weeds
mulch redistribution
general debris removal- which will involve a trip to Hageman’s
kid’s outside area
organizing under the deck storage

Fireside with Jean

10/19/2017 4:00 pm
10/19/2017 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.

I am hoping to hold space for folks to come watch flames dance, burn that thing you need to release and share the weights of life. A conversation around a fire with tribe has helped many of us to find peace and for others it has created common ground.

Although the Hall will be open, our circle will be held in the Sanctuary so please dress for the weather and the setting sun. Food to share will be appreciated but there will not be a structured time for potluck.

Ritual Writing Part 3

10/15/2017 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.

Writing ritual for yourself, or a group, is a big endeavor but, with proper planning, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We have talked about preparation and structure previously, tonight we will look at ethics, participant behavior and the energetic work of what I call a Circle Guardian.

It is not necessary to have attended the first two parts to benefit from this presentation.

As many have asked for my notes on the presentations, I will make sure to post all of notes after this gathering.

Samhain Crafting for Kids!

10/14/2017 2:00 pm
10/14/2017 5:00 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.

Join us for an afternoon of Samhain season fun! Lisa will lead us in making both edible and non-edible Samhain-themed crafts. Projects are geared for ages 3-12, but anyone, of any age, who loves to dip things in chocolate, or glue things to pumpkins, is welcomed. All supplies will be provided at the Hall, and please take note that an RSVP to this event is especially appreciated, to make sure we have enough for all who attend. Boo!

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

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