Health and Safety
Most of our grove-hosted events are held completely outdoors, and for these, we don’t require masks or vaccinations. We’ve adjusted ritual actions to minimize contact, such as having small individual goblets for any sharing of mead instead of a communal cup. We do ask you to not attend rituals if you’re feeling sick.
Some events may be held indoors, and for these we require either wearing a face mask or proof of vaccination. We hate asking for proof, but after long discussions feel it’s the only way to treat everyone equitably.
For events held indoors where meals are served, we require proof of vaccination, because of course masks won’t be worn for the meal. In some cases, we may have a ceremony outdoors, then go indoors for a potluck afterwards. People are welcome to attend the ceremony without vaccination, but proof of vaccination will be required to then attend the potluck.
For proof of vaccination, the card, or a photo of the card, or a website that shows your vaccination history can be used. We require full vaccination but not booster.
If you have difficulty with any of these three statements, we may not be a good fit for each other.
- The Grove aims to provide a community that supports its members to safely explore and practice Druidry. Safety includes maintaining confidentiality, freedom for creative expression and freedom from harassment.
- The Grove welcomes visitors and members regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual identity.
- The Grove rejects ideologies of racism, nationalism, and supremacy. We believe that striving toward equity and justice is appropriate work for Druids.
For a new visitor to attend an event with us, we first ask for a little introduction with the following questions. We started this after getting new requests that said only “I want to come to your ceremony, where is it?” We just want to be a little familiar with new people who will be showing up to sacred rituals.
- Please tell us a little about your path to Druidry. Do you study with OBOD, or another order?
- Can you tell us a little of any experience you’ve had with other pagan spiritual paths or communities?
- Do you have any special needs related to communication, transportation, safety, etc.?
- Are you willing to share your cell phone number? This is needed for last-minute communications prior to ritual.
We love to share mead and sometimes wine in ritual, yet recognize that some may not wish to consume alcohol, or a member’s child may be participating. Therefore we always have sparkling water or apple cider, etc. on hand.
Our grove serves members along the Colorado Front Range (US) including the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. We hold most of our public ceremonies in Arvada, and private events at member's homes from south of Denver, up to Boulder, and into the foothills.