Support Opportunities

August 2016

 Dear fellow member of the Temple,

     In this time of lingering heat of the summer, I reach out to you with a heartfelt request.  Through increased expenses, a general downturn of results and attendance at fundraising events, and other factors – the Temple’s financial status is critical.

 We urgently need your help!  At one point we did not actually have the money to pay July’s rent for the Temple space.  We pay a very reasonable rent of only $450/month for the space, with other costs (phone, internet, insurance, etc.) making it so that we need to raise approximately $5,000 to be able to continue to have the Temple’s physical location through the end of this year.   If we are unable to raise this money, we will be unable to continue to have the physical Temple location on Central street that was Kay’s home, and a spiritual home for many of us.  I understand that many of us are struggling financially and do not want to be the “boy that cried wolf”… but the slow attrition of the Temple’s funds over the last five years or so have come to a truly critical point.

UPDATE: Through very hard work by Temple members and generous donations we were able to raise enough money for rent for August and September.  The hugely successful Harry Potter book release event we participated in helped enormously and we are working to capitalize on that momentum.  We still face a huge challenge going forward but we have decided to stay in the space for now, and revisit at the September business meeting (Sunday, Sept 4 at 3pm at the Temple space)  All members are encouraged and urged to attend – if that is not an option, please contact someone who will attend (myself, Administrators Salem or Weeza, Hazel, Michele, etc.) with any input or ideas.  Alternately, you can email webgoddess@templeofthefemininedivine.org.

Please consider donating money to help ensure that we can “keep the lights on” at the Temple and be a continuing resource for our Community.  Also, as some memberships come due this time of year, please consider adding an extra amount to your membership fee to help the Temple in this time of need. 

 Any donation amount is gratefully accepted to help the future of the Temple  - keep in mind that the Temple of the Feminine Divine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.     

We also have a GoFundMe campaign that you can donate to: https://www.gofundme.com/2bvn753x

    I wholeheartedly thank everyone for their past support (in all ways) of the  Temple of the Feminine Divine and affirm that our Community will pull together and ensure that the Temple continues to provide the services and spiritual home for our Pagan Community.

 

Blessings and gratitude,

 Rev. Merlin Littlefield, Treasurer


You can support the Temple in many ways, at a level that is best for you! Scroll down to download our Pledge of Support form and Support Benefits.

Membership     
We welcome you to become a member of the Temple of the Feminine Divine! Our Temple is run by Members and Clergy; members are able to attend our monthly business meetings and share input with our ordained clergy that drives the focus and direction of the Temple. 

Membership is only $36 for a calendar year, renewable each year in the same month. The cost of Membership helps provide necessary funding to maintain the physical Temple, add to the vast library, and support the work of our clergy. 

Membership benefits:
  • Receive our newsletter 8 times yearly to your email box or snail-mail box
  • Contribute your writing to our newsletter
  • Advertise your business in our newsletter
  • Discounts on classes and workshops
  • Advance notice of upcoming classes and workshops
  • A Temple Library Card with borrowing privileges
  • Ability to attend and contribute to Temple Business Meetings
  • Ability to vend your crafts at our bi-annual pre-ritual craft bazaars
  • coming in 2015: a members-only weekend retreat chock full of ritual, magic, and song

Iseum Scholarship
We welcome you to sponsor future clergy! Many of the students in our 3-year Iseum Musicum ordination class receive scholarships to attend. There are many ways in which you can support the learning and growth of our future clergy members.

Elementary Level: $25        Pay the cost of one class for one student.
Advanced Level: $150.00    Pay the cost of one trimester for one student
Graduate Level: $450.00     Pay the cost of one entire year for one student
Guru Level: $1350              Pay the cost of one student's entire 3-year program
Eclectic Level:                   Donate any amount towards the PIT Assistance Fund



An easy way to support the Temple: Using Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchase gets donated to the Temple of the Feminine Divine. Just click this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0546434

Or our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/2bvn753x

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Web Goddess,
Feb 5, 2014, 6:30 PM
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Web Goddess,
Feb 6, 2014, 3:48 AM
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