Welcome to my Calendar!

If you’re looking for things to do that will help you reconnect with yourself, you’re in the right place!

My offerings include many options to meet your yearning for a life that is congruent—aligned with who you are and how you want to be in the world.

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Inspiration, Practices & More!

Dec
6
Sun
Soloist at Church
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Soloist at Church @ Unity Church Unitarian | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

I don’t perform very much these days, but I’ll be singing at my church, Unity Unitarian, in St. Paul for all three services: 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 4:30 pm. I’d love to see you there!

I sing a mixture of original and medieval celticky music. Check out my music (and CDs).

One audience member said “Your music reminds me of my ancient celtic roots and resonates deeply in my soul.”

Dec
21
Mon
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Solstice Celebration @ Unity Church Unitarian | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

Jun
26
Sun
Worship Service–The Kindest Thing
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

practice loving kindness

Being kind to yourself is not a luxury. Being kind to yourself is not selfish. In fact, being kind opens the way for real growth and healing on all levels. Come explore the radical act of self-compassion with Katy and Worship Associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg to learn how it can change your life!

Dec
21
Wed
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice Spiral

Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

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Jan
9
Mon
Free 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Jan 9 – Jan 13 all-day

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This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to get back on track after the holidays
and to start your New Year with Presence!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

Apr
24
Mon
Free, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day

This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to do a Spring refresh and renew for your spiritual practice life!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

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May
28
Sun
Worship Service–Everyday Sacred Embodiment
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Embodiment is such a buzz word these days. What does it really mean? And what’s the big deal about being in your body? Join Interfaith Minister Katy Taylor and Worship Associate Betsy Carter to explore these questions and consider how this all fits into the times we are living in. Come curious and ready to inquire!

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Jun
25
Sun
Worship Service–Unfolding the Heart
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Is there anything between you and being at home in yourself? For most of us, there is, a lot of the time. Come explore, with Interfaith Minister Katy Taylor and Worship Associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg, what gets in the way of a free and open heart, and what we can do about it.

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice Spiral

Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

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Jan
8
Mon
Free, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Jan 8 – Jan 12 all-day

This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to get back on track after the holidays
and to start your New Year with presence!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

 

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

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Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)! No RSVP needed–just come!

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Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

QUUF members may bring a guest, but space is limited. Doors open at 6:45 for first-come, first-served seating.

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Feb
1
Sat
Grateful Harmony Imbolc Concert with Simon de Voil
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Celebrating Imbolc & St. Brigid’s Feast Day

Grateful harmony is a concert series that falls on the pagan cross quarter days. Consisting of song, ritual and conversation to explore the sacred.

Simon de Voil, the Music Minister at Unity Church, hosts the evening, and I am his special guest!

I perform original, medieval, and Celtic chant and song weaving Celtic ornamentation with haunting, mystical invocations and prayers. I have performed and toured with various ensembles over the years and have recorded 4 CDs. Singing since I was a child, music often rises up within me to become song. Singing is my primary channel to the Divine Mystery. You can have a listen on my old website

 

I’d be honored to share this evening with you!

Mar
9
Mon
Facilitated Discussion Group of Ecotheologian Rev. Michael Dowd’s ProFuture Faith
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

8-Session Series, Mondays February 10th to March 30th.

Facilitated by Katy Taylor and Dave Hall.

Dowd claims that having “squandered our inheritance on profligate living,” we are a prodigal species. Industrial civilization and our insatiable appetites have us hurtling toward irreversible consequences – not in some distant future, but right now.

The good news is it’s not too late. At the intersection of science, spirituality, and sustainability is a deep love of life and a passion for our posterity – a ProFuture Faith.

Join eco-theologian, author, and TEDx speaker, Rev. Michael Dowd in a dynamic DVD discussion course that bridges the gap between head and heart, science and faith.

Participants will be guided on a journey that accepts what is inevitable, avoids what is futile, and be inspired to attend to what is urgent. Come home to reality. Embrace a ProFuture Faith! We will watch a 20-minute video segment together and then use the study guide to facilitate discussion.

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/ALPS2020Spring

Aug
16
Sun
Walk in Beauty, Zoom Unitarian Universalist Service
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming with all that is happening in the world. How do we find our way? What is right action for us? What if the answer were as simple as choosing to walk in beauty in each moment? Join Interfaith Minister and QUUF member Katy Taylor to unpack what it means to walk in beauty and to explore how to make it real in our daily lives.

This service will also include Katy singing, joined by Heidi Mattern.

Find the link to the service, which you can watch anytime after it has premiered here.

Dec
21
Mon
Winter Solstice Celebration via Zoom
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin us for a contemplative, Earth-centered, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include calling in the Directions, chanting & singing, meditation, candle-lighting, and deep connection with this seasonal turning of the year.

Unlike our in-person ritual, this one is not particularly kid-friendly. 🙁

Plan to have with you a candle and matches as well as a noisemaker (rattle, shaker, bell) for the Light Returning section. Because of intermittent connectivity with Zoom, participants will remain muted until invited at certain times in the ritual to unmute. Chants and songs will be participatory and lyrics will be posted in the Chat.

Contact Katy to request the zoom link. 

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Apr
4
Sun
Easter Fire at North Beach
Apr 4 @ 6:43 am – 7:28 am

Join me and Elisabeth Haight to celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service outside at North Beach!

We will have a fire to gather around, but dress warmly as we’ll need to maintain physical distance and ask everyone to wear masks.

Come sing Easter in! Wordsheets provided.

 

Oct
3
Sun
Evensong, 1st Sundays
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Join me and Elisabeth Haight for a 45-minute, contemplative Christian music prayer service that draws on the Celtic Christian and Taize traditions.

During the warm months, we meet outside, at Chetzemoka Park in the shelter of the lovely trees and sacred land.

*** If you are not on our email list, check with one of us
before attending to make sure we will be at the Park.
Depending on the weather, we may need to meet via zoom. ***

If we are at the Park, when you enter at the main entrance and turn left, you will find us. Please bring your own seating gear, and you may want some extra layers. We follow the guidance of Washington State in terms of masking. Please contact Elisabeth or Katy for more information.

 

Dec
21
Tue
A Quiet Winter Solstice Gathering, via zoom
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Interfaith Minister and Songstress Katy Taylor for an evening celebrating the turning of the year. Katy will lead the group in song and sing a few pieces solo, weaving poetry and participatory ritual that invites us into the depth, stillness, and contemplative aspects of the season. Consider having a candle and matches available if you want to participate in the candle-lighting towards the end.

This gathering takes the place of the bigger, community-led Winter Solstice celebration QUUF sponsored in 2019-2020. Hopefully, we can celebrate in person in 2022.

Contact Katy for the zoom link or with any questions.

Apr
17
Sun
Easter Fire at North Beach
Apr 17 @ 6:17 am – 7:15 am

Join me and Elisabeth Haight to celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service outside at North Beach!

We will have a fire to gather around, but dress warmly as we’ll need to maintain physical distance and encourage everyone to wear masks.

Come sing Easter in! Wordsheets provided.

 

Jul
3
Sun
Evensong, 1st Sundays
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Join me and Elisabeth Haight for a 45-minute, contemplative Christian music prayer service that draws on the Celtic Christian and Taize traditions.

Starting in July (hopefully) and continuing during the warm months, we hope to meet outside, at Chetzemoka Park in the shelter of the lovely trees and sacred land. If this is not possible, we will meet via Zoom. *** Please watch your email–if rain is strongly forecast, we will meet via Zoom. ***

Please contact Elisabeth or Katy for more information (and for the zoom link when not in person).

When in person, we follow the guidance of Washington State in terms of masking.

 

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