Path to Membership

Thank you for your interest in membership in Everglades Moon Local Council (EMLC).

EMLC is part of Covenant of the Goddess (CoG), a national organization of Wiccans and Witches. Whether you’re part of a coven or a solitary practitioner, there’s a place for you.

EMLC members are very involved in the Pagan community. Our members are across Florida: from Tallahassee to Tampa, Brevard to Broward, and all spaces in between.

 And we’d love to have you join our amazing Cauldron! 

We invite you to get to know us and see if membership in EMLC is for you. We hold meetings typically every six weeks, each hosted by a different member, usually in their home. That means that there’s a good chance a meeting is happening soon near you.

Becoming a Member of Everglades Moon Local Council

Our path to membership is very easy. It’s a 5-step process and our Membership Officer (and the rest of our Local Council) will help you along the way!

Attend at least one meeting in person
to get to know us

A one-page application identifying who is applying.

Tell us about you/your coven, your practice, and basics of belief.

Two letters about how you’ll be a great
addition to EMLC.

Tithes help the Covenant continue to do great work.

Meeting US

We ask that you attend at least three gatherings before applying for membership–any combination of meetings and events. This lets you get to know us, lets us get to know you, and you see if we’re a good fit for you.

Our meetings occur in our members’ homes across Florida, so you’ll probably find one near you soon. We also meet online via Zoom.

EMLC members also attend events all over Florida. We go to most Pagan Pride Days, drum circles, Florida festivals, and even host our own–Turning the Tide, which takes place each January in North Miami. Let us know if you’ll be there, and we’ll be sure to say hi! You can even invite EMLC members to visit your Sabbat or Esbat celebration! This is an excellent way for everyone to get to know each other.

Your Application

The Application Form is straightforward, and the information you provide is confidential. If you, or members of your coven, are eligible for Ministerial or Elder credentials, be sure to check those spaces on the form.

Statement of Practice

Don’t worry – this is much easier than you think!

Your Statement of Practice explains who you are and what you believe.

It should describe in general terms:

  • who you worship
  • how you celebrate
  • how often you meet
  • how long you have been active in the Craft
  • what tradition (if any) you follow
  • your relationship to the Wiccan Rede
  • other information that lets other members of the Covenant understand your practice of our religion

You must pledge to abide by CoG’s Ethics, Charter, Bylaws and policies and state that you are Wiccan or a Witch. Consider it your way to introduce yourself to those members of the Covenant you haven’t yet met.

Want examples? We’ve got you covered. Click the images below to see examples of Coven and Solitary Statements of Practice.

Letters of Recommendation

CoG issues Ministerial Credentials recognized as valid nationwide and those with credentials are seen as representatives of CoG. Letters of recommendation let our membership know the information you’ve provided is reliable and verifiable. These letters also tell us that the person writing them feels you understand how CoG works and will be an excellent addition to our consensus-driven organization.

Donating the Tithe

CoG has a membership tithe as part of the application, which pays for processing, the printing of credentials, and so forth. The money helps CoG with other general expenses, such as our excellent interfaith activities, education, and more. Please don’t let the tithe stop you from joining! If it seems a bit much, speak with our Membership Officer. We don’t want money to prevent you from applying.

That's It!

After you submit your application, EMLC members will review it. If approved, it goes to the National Membership Officer, who will publish your statement of practice and your letters of recommendation in our national newsletter. If your application doesn’t receive any objections, CoG will send you a welcome pack.

Are You Ready?

Awesome! We can’t wait to meet you! Fill out the form below, and we’ll keep you informed about upcoming gatherings. We’ll do our best to get you in touch with an EMLC member close to you so we can start getting to know each other.