Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Troth's Respone to SCOTUS Decisions on DOMA and Prop8


It is The Troth's position that decisions regarding marriage should be left to the individuals involved.

Similarly, our clergy members decide as individuals whether or not to perform any given union.

The Troth is a Heathen organization. Honorable people are welcome here -- and always have been.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"Heil Dir, Holle"


At Trothmoot 2013 in Tehachapi, California, folks were treated to a wonderful experience at Leticia Andreas' Holle Weih. In a combined Urglaawe and German Heathen rite, Troth Elder Birgit Knorr shared her song, Heil Dir, Holle, with the group. The participants felt the power around them rise as she sang her song.

Thanks to Jan Hijatt and Birgit, the song is now available on YouTube.

We are fortunate in The Troth to have so many musically talented members producing the songs of Heathenry!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In-Reach Updates and Immediate Needs

The Troth's In-Reach Heathen Prison Services program is getting off the ground.

We will soon be in need of Troth members (in good standing for a year and a day) to volunteer to help answer postal mail inquiries from chaplains, administrators, and inmates. 

We have also received an administrative request for immediate in-person visitation in Central Indiana, and we are therefore seeking Troth members who are able to volunteer to visit the facility and to provide religious leadership in a manner that is consistent with The Troth's Mission and Position Statements. 

Anyone who is interested in joining the In-Reach volunteer team  is welcomed to send an email to pasteward@thetroth.org.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Troth Elections and Officer Oaths


Hail all!

The results of The Troth elections were announced today at Trothmoot 2013. The results are as follows:

STEER
Steve Abell

VICE STEER
Robert Lusch Schreiwer

HIGH REDE
Lisa Morgenstern
Gari Farmer
John T. Mainer

Additionally, some other Officer positions were announced or renewed:

RECKONER 
Bari Mandelbaum (formal oath-taking only was needed)

PROGRAM COORDINATOR - CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAM
Tanya Petersen

PROGRAM COORDINATOR - IN-REACH HEATHEN SERVICES
Robert Lusch-Schreiwer

PROGRAM COORDINATOR - KINDRED AFFILIATION PROGRAM
Nan Boyster


HIGH STEWARD
Su "Ratatask" Eaves (not in attendance; oath-taking will be arranged at a later time)

ASSISTANT HIGH STEWARD
Dennis Ford

STEWARD
Thorrfin Skullsplitter - Southern California
Gari Farmer - Tennessee
John T. Mainer - Western Canada
Bill Sikkens - Nevada

The Troth would like to express its sincere gratitude for the efforts and contributions of outgoing Stter, Victoria Clare, and Rede member, Hrafn Skald. The Troth has become an amazing organization due in large part to the dedication of Victoria and Hraffy.

Hail!