Hills and Rivers Local Council
HRLC membership consists of five covens, one pending coven, and three solitaries.
Circle of Diana - Pittsburgh, PA (http://circleofdiana.moonfruit.com)
Coven of the Wooded Vale - Bethehem, PA
HearthFire Coven (formerly Goddess Grove)- Pittsburgh, PA
Grove of the Ancient River - Ashley, PA (Accepting new members)
Assembly of Solitaries:
Lady Aradia-Whitehall, PA of Lehigh Valey
Lady Emrys--Whiehall, PA of Lehigh Valley
Jodi A., Pittsburgh
OUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP
THE HRLC MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
Prospective members need to attend one meeting (in person or via distance communication, such as Skype).
To apply for membership in Hills and Rivers Local Council, return a completed membership form, along with a statement of practice, 1 letter of recommendation from a Hills and Rivers Solitary or Coven and another letter
from a Coven or Solitariy who are members of and/or
known to the Covenant of the Goddess, and membership tithe, to email@example.com.
WHY JOIN HILLS AND RIVERS AND COVENANT OF THE GODDESS
Build community and network with other Wiccans and Witches
Participate in the CoG national event Merry Meet/Grand Council
Qualified Priests or Priestesses can receive legally binding ministerial credentials
Interfaith education and relations
Law enforcement education
Pagan rights advocacy
Military & prison chaplaincy & advocacy
Youth awards (Hart & Crescent Award)
Membership in Hills and Rivers is available to covens and solitary practitioners in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Western New York. Membership requirements include:
General theology and ritual is centered around the worship of Goddess & old Gods or Goddess alone.
Complete membership & tithe.
A coven or solitary must prepare a statement of practice.
Two letters of recommendation from current members of Hills and Rivers or one letter from a current Hills & Rivers member and another from any CoG member.
Acceptance of the Covenant's Code of Ethics
Covens have three or more members formally accepted into Clergy, including one member who is capable of holding Elder credentials as defined by CoG
Covens must have been meeting once monthly for at least six months.
ASSOCIATES MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Individuals can also participate in CoG as a nonvoting Associate of the Covenant, which includes individuals, covens, and student groups.
Associates receive newsletters, membership prices at all Covenant events, contact with willing elders, and access to an electronic listserv for associates and willing CoG members. No confidential Covenant information is made available to Associates. Associate membership requires:
Letter of introduction
One reference letter is appreciated but not required.
Additional criteria can be discussed with the Local Membership or First Officer.