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Welcome to Avalon Grove!
Avalon Grove is an unconventional, progressive 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.
We have had ongoing contact with Faeries since 1997. Our experiences with them have significantly influenced our religious beliefs, and, as a result, our worship services are much less formal than you would find at more traditional Celtic Christian churches.
Our goal is to offer an inclusive church that is open-minded and non-judgmental. Visitors of all faiths, races, and nationalities are welcome at our services, and we are LGBT-friendly. You can read more about us and our beliefs here. We hope those who join us for holiday services will discover new ways to integrate Celtic spirituality into their daily lives in today’s changing world.
Celtic Holiday Services
- Sun, Feb 1, 3:00 pm – Imbolc . . Brighid’s Day . . Brigantia . . Candlemas
- Sat, Mar 21, 3:00 pm – Ostara . . Spring Equinox . . Vernal Equinox . . Easter . . St. Patrick’s Day . . Alban Eiler (“Light of the Earth”)
- Sat, May 2, 3:00 pm – Beltane . . May Day
- Sun, Jun 21, 3:00 pm – Litha . . Summer Solstice . . Midsummer . . Alban Heruin (“Light of the Shore”)
- Sat, Aug 1, 3:00 pm – Lughnasadh . . Lammas . . Assumption of Mary
- Sun, Sep 20, 3:00 pm – Mabon . . Autumn Equinox . . Autumnal Equinox . . Michaelmas . . Alban Elued (“Light of the Water”)
- Sat, Oct 31, 3:00 pm – Samhain . . All Hallows Eve . . Halloween . . All Saints’ Day . . All Souls’ Day . . Day of the Dead . . Celtic New Year
- Sat, Dec 19, 3:00 pm – Yule . . Winter Solstice . . Christmas . . Alban Arthuan (“Light of Arthur”)