October Building Project Work Party
The Singing Stone again would like to thank everyone for their recent efforts of monetary offerings, exceptional food preparations, as well as physical labor that was donated during our last Work Party as well as during Ceremonies. Everyone pulled together beautifully getting up those walls on our building over the summer and also during Vision Quest in September. A big WOPILA or THANK YOU to everyone!
As we enter into Autumn new possibilities are unfolding at The Singing Stone through the necessary steps of fundraising, accomplishing our non profit status, and physically creating our much needed building. Our next venture which we invite you to attend will be our Work Party that will go from Monday, October 13th until we get our roof completely on (if there are enough helpers then we are hoping to complete by Sunday, October 19th).
This is an ongoing project but if we can beat the winter snow of late October, then we will be able to move ahead with insulating our structure and then working inside to create a livable space. If you are able to help out in any way then show up at our The Singing Stone Ceremonial Grounds at 10 a.m. any of these days. Monday October 13th we will go until around 5 or 6 p.m. and we will see about the other days. Lunches will be provided. Please bring your screw gun, drill, and work gloves. If anyone can assist with food and/or monetary donations and help with preparing lunches, please let us know. We appreciate any and all help!
Along with our Work Party, we will be holding Vision Quest for Chris Long. There will be daily sweat lodges around 5 p.m. from the dates of Thursday, October 16th until Sunday, October 19th. As our Spring and Autumn Hanbleceyas were a group effort of pulling together through fire tending, meals, childcare, etc… this will be much the same. The fire will keep burning throughout this time and we will all need to support him as much as possible while working together to get The Singing Stone Building up. It will be a time to connect once again supporting each other towards our collective dream of spiritual community.
Please remember to bring a tobacco offering for these sweat lodges. This is in keeping with our tradition and may be just a small amount for each lodge. One may be offered to our water pourer and one may also be offered to our fire tender. Women on your moon time (menses) we ask that you do not attend but you are welcome to join us for meals and support from a distance. Men typically wear swim trunks and women where a dress or skirt and top that covers your knees and shoulders. It is helpful to bring a towel, remove jewelry, and to show up early to make prayer ties or to help with preparations. Fires will be lit 2 hours prior to entering so feel free to show up around 3 p.m. any of these days. We ask that you bring a potuck dish or drink to share for after the lodges. Wood and any other donations are always welcomed. Please call or email with any questions. We hope to see you soon! Mitakuye Oyasin.
We are in need of someone with experience in creating an LLC and Non Profit organization to give us some pointers. If you or anyone you know is interested in donating some of your knowledge, we greatly appreciate it!