The Wellspring Gathering 2016

Thursday, May 26 - Monday, May 30
Tredara Hearth Farm & Shrine

A.D.F. Annual Meeting and Grand Symbel


Thursday 5/26/16

 Community shrine setup
1:00 PMWelcome Blessing - Lighting the Fire
4:30 - 5:45 PMRev Francesca Hedrick: Weeds or Herbs?
8:00 PMOpening Rite, Blessing of the Casket

Friday 5/27/16

Throughout the day - Building the Ancestor Mound
11:00 AM-12:15 PMBardic Chair: Poetry Section
Setup of Warrior Games
12:30-1:30 PMLunch
1:30-2:45 PMRev Caryn MacLuan: Rites of Passage into Adulthood in the Early I-E Cultures
3:00-4:15 PMBardic Chair: Song Section
4:30-5:45 PMDave Whaley: Environmental Catastrophe and Hope for Survival
6:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMDevotion to the Morrigu led by Rev Jon Drum

Saturday 5/28/16

Warrior Games throughout the day
Artisans Display/Competition - throughout the remaining weekend
8:15-9:15AMNaturalist Guild Walk About / Shrine Focus
9:30-10:45AMRev Rob Henderson: Hellenic Household and Festival Practices
11:00AM-12:15PMRev Jan Avende: A Voice at the Fire: Invitations to the Spirits
Purple Feather SIG (LGBT) Lunch
1:30-2:45Rev Laura Fuller: Creating a Strategic Plan for your Grove
3:00-4:15PMBardic Chair - Storytelling Section
4:30-5:45PMConsecration of the Ancestor Mound
6:30PM-Pot Luck Feast
During dinner:
- Competition winners announced
- Fundraising raffle and auction
- Brewer's Guild tasting
- Performances by competition winners
After dinner:
- Bardic performances
~ 10 PMFireworks display

Sunday 5/29/16

10:00AM-12:15PMADF Annual Meeting
Chenille Canopy Luncheon
1:30-5:45PMAdditional Guild/Order/SIG/Kin meetings as announced on-site
3-4:15PMKirk Thomas Body Stress Ecstatic Practices
8:00 PMADF Grand Symbel and Archdruid Installation
post-ritualHellenic Kin Symposium

Monday 5/30/16

11:00AMClosing Ritual - Blessings and Farewell