Merry Meet 2018 Workshops

Merry Meet offers a variety of workshops presented by members of both our CoG family as well as individuals who are friends of EMLC. This page lists all the currently confirmed workshops that will be offered! We will continue to add more workshops as we get closer to the event. A final schedule of workshops will be given out at check-in on site. You can download a copy of our current schedule (and entire registration packet) using this link –CLICK Read More

Leadership Institute 2018

Leadership Institute provides a day-long opportunity for the membership of CoG to engage in skill building and address issues of broad relevance to Witch and Wiccan clergy. For LI 2018 we continue the tradition with a two part program devoted to both our personal development as leaders in our spiritual communities, and to the institutional well-being of CoG. The morning session is entitled, Communication Tools for Pagan Leaders: Transmuting Disagreement into Purpose. This interactive workshop was developed especially for CoG! Read More

Merry Meet 2018 Hotel Information

Grand Council 2018 will be held at they lovely Embassy Suites by Hilton in Fort Lauderdale. It is convenient to the Ft. Lauderdale airport. It has on-site amenities and is centrally located to shopping and dining options. You must register using our registration link to lock in our discounted pricing. Our Merry Meet Pricing is available through July 9th or until the block is sold-out. If you have any issues setting up your registration, please email There is no Read More

Merry Meet 2018 Workshop Application

Workshop applications are now being accepted for Grand Council/Merry Meet 2018! Use the form below to submit your application. We look forward to seeing your unique, original proposal that you’d like to share at Merry Meet! Workshops will run Friday and Saturday, starting at 9:00am and running through 5:00pm. Morning workshops will be up to 1 hour long, while afternoon workshops will be up to 1.5 hours long. We have a limited number of workshop spaces available. If you are Read More

Covenant of the Goddess Releases Statement on Recent Violent Events and Racial Inequality

Covenant of the  Goddess released a statement about recent violent events and racial inequality. We, the members of the Covenant, acknowledge and share the concern that many in our world and within our Pagan communities have voiced regarding inequalities in justice. We find that all life is sacred, and as such, all lives matter. Today, we the members of the Covenant especially stand together with the people who are not privileged by race and class and say to you: Your Read More

More Memories of Merry Meet

This week we have another EMLC member sharing her memories of the most recent Grand Council/Merry Meet in Atlanta. Lady Bridget Sidhe-Lyric, HPS of Witch and Famous, and our outgoing National Membership Officer, shares her experiences at Merry Meet below. This year’s annual meeting of Covenant of the Goddess (called Merry Meet for the festival side and Grand Council for the business meeting) took place in Atlanta, GA at the Crown Ravinia Hotel from Aug. 21-24. As usual, events started Read More

Covenant of the Goddess Votes In New Board

Each year, Covenant of the Goddess holds its annual meeting. At Grand Council, decisions are made that impact the whole of the Covenant.  During this consensus-based meeting, offers are elected.  We’re so pleased to welcome in the new board, who will take the reigns at Samhain, 2014.  May Coventina guide you as you do the work of the Covenant! And here’s who’s who: First Officer: Kathy Lezon (Everglades Moon LC) Second Officer: Zenah Smith and Stachia Ravensdottir (Touchstone LC) Public Read More

Reflections on Merry Meet

EMLC’s own Cat Perron, who will be serving the Covenant as National Membership Officer on the National Board from 2014-2015, provides us with her reflections on this year’s Merry Meet and Grand Council.  This year’s Merry Meet was held in Atlanta, GA, and our gracious hosts Dogwood Local Council, did an amazing job! My first Merry Meet was fabulous!  Particularly because I had one of my BFFs, Deborah, with me. Where do I start? On Thursday, The Leadership Institute was Read More