Avalon Grove is a non-traditional Celtic Christian house church located in Weaverville in the mountains of North Carolina. We are located about a fifteen minute drive from downtown Asheville.
We meet eight times a year to honor the ancient Celtic holidays. We meet outdoors when weather permits and indoors when it is cold or rainy.
We see God as our loving Mother and Father, and we follow Christ as our savior. We believe God's love holds the key to living a happier life.
We also love and honor Mother Earth for the gift of life she gives to us all. We honor and respect her beloved children in all their infinite varieties.
Since 1997, we have been in regular contact with Faeries, and this has significantly influenced our religious beliefs. Though we use the term Celtic Christian to describe our church, our services are much less formal than you would typically find at more traditional Celtic Christian churches.
Visitors of all faiths and genders are welcome at our services. We hope those who attend will discover new ways to integrate Celtic spirituality into their daily lives in today's changing world.
- Sun, Feb 2, 3:00 pm - Imbolc . . Brighid's Day . . Brigantia . . Candlemas
- Sat, Mar 22, 3:00 pm - Spring (Vernal) Equinox . . Ostara . . Alban Eiler ("Light of the Earth") . . Easter . . St. Patrick's Day
- Sun, May 4, 3:00 pm - Beltaine . . May Day
- Sat, Jun
21, 3:00 pm -
Summer Solstice . . Litha . . Alban Heruin ("Light of the
Shore") + a mini Faerie workshop
- Sun, Aug 3, 3:00 pm - Lughnasadh . . Lammas . . Assumption of Mary
- Sat, Sep 20, 3:00 pm - Autumn Equinox . . Mabon . . Alban Elued ("Light of the Water")
- Fri, Oct 31 - All Hallows Eve . . Halloween . . Samhain . . All Saints' Day . . All Souls' Day . . Celtic New Year (invitation only)
- Sun, Dec 21, 3:00 pm - Winter Solstice . . Christmas . .Yule . . Alban Arthuan ("Light of Arthur")
Why?We hold these services as a way to say thank you to the Mother and Father Creator, our brother, Jesus, and Mother Earth for the many blessings in our lives.
In addition, as do many Native peoples around the world, we believe that Mother Earth is struggling to survive. By performing these simple ceremonies of gratitude, we hope, in some small way, to counter the uncaring attitudes of those who exploit the Earth's resources for their own gain.
We also believe that if we choose to forget or denigrate the ceremonies performed by our ancestors for thousands of years, we come that much closer to losing our own heritage and connection with Mother Earth.
We hope you will join us soon for a holiday service.
- What to Expect at a Service
- Basic Beliefs
- About the Ministers
- Origin of Avalon Grove
- Future of Avalon Grove
- Celtic Holiday Traditions
- Contact Info and Driving Directions
- Hotel Suggestions
- Celtic Faerie Teachings
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