Winter Solstice Full Moon Service

A Solstice Celebration: 

Holiday Wassail, Seasonal Fun and an Extravagant Yuletide Dinner!

Saturday, December 10th, 2022

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“The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality.
A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.” – Frederick Lenz

Yule 2 The Wheel has turned; Harvest has ended and frost covers the land. The days are short, the nights long and cold. We yearn for the long, warm days of summer, for the green grass and the scent of flowers on the breeze; we yearn for the sun’s return…

Celebrate with us the rebirth of the Sun; Share with us the works of your Hands, Heart and Spirit. Exchange with us Gifts of Love and Laughter, and Remember with us that the Wheel does turn, and soon the Sun’s light will once again warm our faces. Come and celebrate the return of the Light in the heart of Darkness.

Join us for a time of reflection as we draw tight around a blazing fire, snug and warm as the woods and fields lie sleeping. Meat and drink from the Land, stories told in a whisper, and the fellowship and warmth of friends and family beside you.

Join us as we give thanks for all that we have, and enjoy the warmth of each other's company in this the darkest time of the year. For by gathering together we are reminded that the darkness recedes each day; and that each day the Light in our lives grows .

Register On-Line

Members $45, Guests $55  
or call the office at 814-784-3080
The Saturday evening Feast is included in your registration.  

2022 Draft Schedule: (as of 12/29/2021) All items listed are weather permitting...

Saturday, December 10, 2022

10 am - 12 pm: Gathering Time - Church Office
- Share a Cup of Welcome and catch up with Friends, Old and New. Join us as we gather together to share our blessings and celebrate our fellowship
- Create your very own Yuletide ornament and other tokens of the season, or bring your own projects to work on!

12-2 pm: Wassail Procession on the Land - Main and New Camps
- Join us as we ride in procession and Bless the Land's Sacred Spaces with a Wassail toast to the Health of the Land and the People.

3:30 pm: The Gift Giving Exchange - Church Office
- Give a Gift to another; receive a Gift from someone. And of course, there is a catch...

5 pm: The FEAST! - Farmhouse Kitchen
- Enjoy the Fruits of Nature and the Labor of our friends...and be sure to Give Thanks!

7:30 pm: Winter Solstice Ritual: Candlelight Procession of the Stones
- At this time of the greatest Dark, we must find maintain Hope, Warmth, and Love until Light returns

8:30 pm: Stories of the Season - Loft
- Join us as we share special Traditions and Memories from our Homes and Hearths. A time to share Tales of the Winter Holiday Season!

Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to bring a small wrapped gift (~$10) to share in the Gift-Giving exchange—Regifting is welcome!

We are seeking volunteers to help in a variety of roles, big and small; if you have ever been interested in helping out, this would be a good way to try it out! Call the office or contact Carrie Krystek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members $45, Guests $55  
or call the office at 814-784-3080
The Friday evening Fellowship Dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, and Saturday evening Feast  is included in your registration.  

A call or email is required for Bunk or Private Room accommodations, as they are limited. $10 per night for bunks, $70 for a private room for the weekend. Feel free to call ahead with questions,  814-784-3080.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Children under 16 are loved, cherished and free.

The Weather? Sometimes cold, sometimes not. Dress warmly, our Yule Ceremonies are often outside if the weather cooperates. Check back here a few days before for the final schedule and location!

The Gift Exchange is easy. Just bring a small wrapped gift for your fellow Tribemates. It can be something you made, something you buy, or something you would like to pass along. (suggested price range: ~$10 or less...the intent is more important than the item!)

We will have ample heated sleepover space for all, allocated on first come-first serve. Please, do RSVP or register online if you will be staying over. Just bring your bedding, your warm clothing, something for the little donation box if you can spare it, but mostly let your heart come to Four Quarters for Yule.

We are closer than you think, 100 miles and less than 2 hours from the Baltimore-Washington Beltways. About 2 hours from State College, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Harrisonburg VA, 3 hours from Philadelphia and Wilmington, about 6 hours from NYC, Columbus and Cinncinatti, OH.