Church of the Earth Phase 2 Update

Dear Church of the Earth Members,

On Friday May 22nd, Governor Cooper moved us into Phase 2 of reopening North Carolina. At this point Phase 2 will last until Friday June 26th.

On Sunday May 17th, the Church of the Earth Council met and discussed the situation. With the safety of our members in mind, it was decided that we will hold our course and continue to meet on-line for the foreseeable future. We spent some time brainstorming about other on-line activities we can offer, so watch our Meetup for listings of upcoming events. Please also check out our Facebook discussions!

As always, take good care of yourselves and the ones you love,

Council Chairperson, Church of the Earth of NC

Welcome to
Church of the Earth

The Church of the Earth has been hosting rituals and social gatherings for the followers of Earth-based spiritual paths since 1999. Our rituals are always open to the respectful public.

If you are an eclectic solitary, a druid with an active grove, or just “Spiritual”, with no path other than the one you are finding as you go, the Church of the Earth may be a place where you can find friends, joining a community that agrees on these four basic tenets:

I believe every person’s religious belief is correct, for them.

The Earth is my Mother; I cherish and protect Her in all things

I learn from the past and from my elders as I create my own future.

I, and I alone, am accountable for my actions.

How do I get involved?


We have many gatherings every month, including morning circles, full moon rituals, Sabbats, classes, and social gatherings.  We use Meetup to maintain a calendar and allow everyone to RSVP so leaders can plan events and supplies.

Join the Meetup Group


Get more connected by subscribing to our mailing list.  You’ll receive Earth Tones, the Church of the Earth Newsletter, and occasional special announcements not related to specific events. (We will not share your email address.)

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Help sustain Church of the Earth with a monthly donation, used for park rentals, supplies, and to eventually buy land. We also sponsor Pagan Pride Day, WitchVox, and more.

The Lending Library is Open!

We are pleased to announce that the Church of the Earth Lending Library is now open for members to check out books.  Search our shelves at Church of the Earth's Library (shelved) , then start requesting books!

Go to the Library now!

Time to Read

Apply to Join the Church of the Earth

You can legally join the Church of the Earth as part of the congregation. This will allow you to vote in referendums and elections, and is required to serve on the Council or as a Trustee. This is not required to attend our gatherings.

Unlike the more casual requirements for the meetup and mailing list, you must provide your legal name and address, and you must affirm your acceptance of the precepts and tenets of the Church.
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