This will be a great show!!!
This is a relatively new ballroom dance studio in the Memphis area. The interior, decoration, the floor,... everything is beautiful. I went to their First Year Anniversary Party a few weeks back and was very impressed with their preparation and the execution of the event. Everyone seemed to have fun. I am sure their Halloween party will be a fun event, too. Check this out.
The temple of the sacred gift is a warm, welcome, open minded community that serves the memphis area. They offer something unique that cannot be found anywhere else in memphis. They are organized, they are a real church that cares about it's members and doing good for the betterment of others, not just themselves. If you want to experience a pagan community and you are local, please send us a message or visit us one day. We love seeing new and familiar faces. Namaste!
Before someone believes the slander of a few people (several here who do not even live in this town and are disgruntled former members asked to leave due to "ethical" reasons) please come and talk to our Clergy and Highpriestess Sonya Miller. I have found her to be directly opposite of every comment that is negative here! It sounds like these people have never ever met her or her husband.
We (the whole congregation) have worked tirelessly for four years to provide a building in a "safe" neighborhood that is a haven for all paths that are interested in "spiritual" pursuits (Anyone and all paths are welcome). We do not require people to pay any money to come to services, we do not pass an offering plate...but Our members take individual pledges not to us(but to their God/Goddess/Source) or stated anywhere to support financially the Temple.
My husband and I pay much of the costs out of our own pocket (we have not had a salary ever from our church we did not found it for that reason) we put up our own house as collateral for the first two years, and used it once again to help us get credit for the first building we acquired to worship in. Yes, the "inner core" or clergy are expected to do much they are clergy (not kings and queens and the members treated as less than) "Of whom much is given; much is required". The higher up you work in our congregation the more is expected of you in time and man hours I assumed people who became Clergy (servants of the people) would know this. Our CLERGY serve the people, it is not the other way around. We serve the whole city of Memphis, we are Clergy to people everywhere and constantly "in service" and we are honored to be so.
Yes, we do not want to worship in a park, or borrow someone's back yard...Yes, we want people to take our spiritual path seriously;ask yourself, why do others have a problem with that? I pray, that you listen to your heart;.and ask questions no matter what path you choose to walk, and remember in the end we all end up in the same destination;that is why We say: Harm ye none, and Love is the law!
PLEASE come and visit our wonderful Temple. Where the God and Goddess are represented; and the people of the Temple are on "fire" for this city; and are making a difference every day!
Temple of the Sacred Gift is a wonderful place to take your family. They are family oriented and care about the people who are there. They care more than any other Pagan church in the area. They even have a Chartered AA group. They spend their time and money so that people like me can worship in peace.
Temple of the sacred gift has been literally a gift to the memphis community. This is the most organized, real group I have seen. And there are plenty of chances to come to their church building and get to know them for yourself.
When I began looking for a pagan outlet in memphis, the temple of the sacred gift (tsg), were the only people who were willing to talk to me. They have the best website for anyone seeking a place online. It is really what led me to reaching out to tsg. The only other group I could find wanted me to pay for access to their website before anyone would respond to my inquiries. Since going to tsg, everyone has been extremely friendly and easy going. I have loved every minute with these unique people. They do nothing but work for their members and bend over backwards to teach us. And what is absolutely amazing is that they walk the walk of what they teach. There should be more places like tsg in this world.
The Temple of the Sacred Gift is a very unique church in our community. It is a legal, 501(c)3 nonprofit, Wiccan church. And the only one in Memphis. It is a great, family friendly place for Pagans in the area to meet other like minded individuals and learn. While the church rituals follow a Wiccan format, all members walk their own individual paths and traditions, and are encouraged to do so. There is no right and wrong here. The church also supports the local community and it is open for everyone no matter where you fall under the term Pagan, no matter your age, race, preference or orientation. This is truly the most open minded group I have ever seen. Why else would I stick around for 3+ years!
I have been going here for over a year. It is a joy to walk thru the doors. The love and warmth at this place is amazing. I have never known it anywhere else. I highly recommend.
a loving, accepting place. There are some sour people who left and are cyberbullying TSG. Don't listen to them.
Five stars all around! Wonderful Place no matter what your path.
TSG is a Great Place and will always be a Great Place. The People there are welcoming and loving to all who walk though there door. What you put into it is what you get out of it, as in any Church. I would say to anyone try it out and if it is for you, You will find a Great group for people.
Temple of the Sacred Gift is the most welcoming church with a warm family atmosphere! I love going to the Temple to see all of the friendly faces there. The people are full of joy and love. The clergy are kind and friendly.
Temple of the Sacred Gift is a joyful place to express spirituality and worship the Gods and Goddesses while celebrating who we are as people.
A fun loving place to be
I have been on my spiritual path and part of the Mid-South Pagan Community for 25 years. A few years ago I was looking for a new group of like minded people to be a part of; I had been out of the community for a few years due to work and life. I went to all the local groups to see which one felt right to me. I found a new home at The Temple of the Sacred Gift. I have found a warm loving spiritual family and a wonderful place to worship. The present and former clergy have taken a dream and made it a reality, to provide a permanent place of worship that is open and available to the public. This is an accomplishment that rare in the pagan community, where most groups meet at private residences, parks and public places. Being in the South where it seems that we only have two seasons winter and summer it is nice to have a indoor space to gather in, especially as I get older. The members of the Temple are a very diverse group in many ways, spiritual path, age, race, sexuality and experiences. The Temple is there to help you on “your path” and guide you to find your own answers. Come worship, learn and share.
I have been a member of Temple of the Sacred gift for over 2 years now. It is my family I consider Sonya Miller and Brian Miller not only my elders and friends but my sister and brother our children are growing up together in our temple. We all give 100% to our community and do what we can to support each other. Not only do we put our time and effort into our own temple we support several other things in our local community. We are trying to build a better Pagan future for our children by changing the way pagans are viewed in mainstream society. There is never anything but love and friendship when I walk through the doors of the home for our Gods and Goddesses that I help to build. We all give our time , our love, our energy, and yes our money to this temple because we believe in what it stands for and yes I believe in my High Priest and Priestess and follow them. I am not a blind sheep being led. I am an informed member of a group of like minded individuals. There is not a day that goes by that I am not proud to say that I am TSG!
Many years ago my spiritual searching brought me into the Memphis Pagan community. And through out these past years many pagans have wished for the things that TSG has been able to accomplish. Beautiful church that is in a beautiful location. Amazing people of all walks of life, and something always going on for the community at large, not just the 'Pagans'. The walls are filled with the magic of fellowship and even the power of children's laughter. I am happy that the temple has offered my family an atmosphere that the other 'groups' could not.
Temple of the Sacred Gift is one of the best churches, of any religion or denomination, that I have gone to. I have been a member here for years. It is the only government recognized Wiccan church in Memphis and the church works diligently within the Memphis community. They offer full and new moon rituals, they honor all the Wiccan Sabbats, they have classes, workshops and host other community activities in their building. There is something for everyone here!
I have been a member of Temple of the Sacred Gift for two years. As clergy, Sonya and Brian Miller have gone above and beyond to encourage amd support both my personal and spiritual growth and that of my family's. We have found a place that feels like family and is filled with loving individuals. Temple offers a wealth of opportunities for growth and learning. I know I have never seen anyone at Temple engage in the lapse of integrity that a copy/pasted smear campaign indicates.
TSG has been a wonderful and loving place for my family and I. I also appreciate the fact that they will not tolerate those who would harm others among their ranks, Clergy especialy. To often the wrongs of Clergy are swept under the rug to avoid making the organization look bad as a whole. Not so at TSG. The HP and HPS have a zero-tolerance policy against harmful actions towards others in the community, and they are open and honest about their actions with all church members. I always leave the temple with a sense of comradary and family, and can't wait to come back.
By Chris Shaw
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