Rowan Tree Church Annual Reports

Rowan Tree Church Annual Reports

 

The Rowan Tree Church is an earth-based religion founded by Rev. Paul Beyerl, a Third Degree Initiate in the Alexandrian Tradition of Wicca, and incorporated on February 4, 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The church is now based in Kirkland, Washington with many communities throughout the United States and Canada. The roots of the Church extend back to 1976 which Rev. Beyerl began teaching Wicca, Astrology, and Herbalism out of his home. The Church's religion, The Tradition of Lothloriën, embraces inclusiveness and accepts all people regardless of faith, sexual orientation, race, or gender, a noted departure from early Alexandrian Wicca. The Tradition has elements of Herbalism, Astrology and Tibetan Buddhism in its structure, and is deeply rooted in its Mystery School, an in-depth study program that leads to Ordination, and the Hermit's Grove, its educational and publishing entity. Noted publications are The Unicorn, The Littlest Unicorn for children, and The Hermit’s Lantern.

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  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2006)
    The twenty-fourth annual report begins with a renewed discussion on what it means for the Church to survive and how to ensure its longevity.
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2005)
    The twenty-third annual report reflects on the last two years beginning with a return to the Church’s roots and last year’s planting of seeds in order to insure a strong foundation and future. This year’s annual report ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2004)
    The twenty-second annual report shares the outcome of the changes made the previous year. Rev. Paul Beyerl also renumerates on the progress he has made in revising and expanding Lothloriën’s Book of Shadows and his efforts ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2003)
    The twenty-first annual report opens with a short narrative on loss, either through death or members leaving. This is followed by a reflection on how different this Wiccan church is in teaching from the “coven approach” ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2002)
    The twentieth annual report announces that in addition to being recognized as a religion, the IRS now recognizes Rowan Tree as an official church. Rev. Paul Beyerl reflects on his own journey, moving from Minneapolis, to ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2001)
    The eighteenth annual report begins by reflecting on the past 20th anniversary of obtaining legal recognition. Rev. Paul Beyerl reflects on his own journey, moving from Minneapolis, to Dallas, to Los Angeles before setting ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 2000)
    The eighteenth annual report begins by reflecting on the past 20th anniversary of obtaining legal recognition. Rev. Paul Beyerl reflects on his own journey, moving from Minneapolis to Dallas, to Los Angeles before setting ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 1999)
    The seventeenth annual report begins by reflecting on the past 19 years and how far the Church has developed since the time it was legally recognized. Two major events are described: the publication of A Wiccan Bardo, ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 1997)
    The 16th annual report begins, like many others, with the state of the Church and its operations. In this opening statement by Rev. Paul V. Beyerl is heard the Board’s decision to make The Hermit’s Grove a legal subsidiary ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 1997)
    The fifteenth reports on historical achievements namely of becoming owners of property in Kirkland, Washington.
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 1995)
    The fourteenth annual reports contains exciting news regarding the donation of an acre of land to Rowan Tree Church by the Revs. Paul and gerry Beyerl. Other points of interest is the transfer of RT News responsibility of ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 1995)
    The thirteenth annual report announces that the five year probationary period for tax-exempt status is over and the designation is now permanent. An new serialized publication, The Hatchling, brings light to the many ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Kirkland: WA: Rowan Tree Church, 1994)
    The twelfth annual report is the first to be issued from the Church’s new headquarters in Kirkland, Washington. Rowan Tree Church would see many changes in personnel, which is discussed in detail from each of the Board ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Northridge, CA: Rowan Tree Church, 1993)
    The cover of eleventh annual report provides a table of contents, which includes: The General Manager’s report; The Eldermentor’s report; The Board President’s report; The Board Vice- President’s report; The Board Secretary’s ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Northridge, CA: Rowan Tree Church, 1992)
    The tenth Annual Report provides detailed descriptions of each of the “Communities” that are part of the Rowan Tree Church, including those involved in their organization and the number of members for each Community. Changes ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Northridge, CA: Rowan Tree Church, 1991, 1991)
    The ninth Annual Report goes into detail how the Church can function as a community of groups, which are scattered throughout the United States and Canada. Rituals are synchronized so that all may participate. This is the ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Dallas, TX: Rowan Tree Church, 1990, 1990)
    The eighth Annual Report begins with a description of changes in membership labels and the elimination of “local” and “out of town” members in favor of just Members. This is largely due to Rev. Paul Beyerl moving to Dallas, ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Minneapolis, MN: Rowan Tree Church, 1989, 1989)
    The seventh Annual Report describes a thriving Mystery School. The publishing of A Wiccan Bardo in the US and internationally along with its impact on students is described. There is a short account of the annual Retreat ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Minneapolis, MN: Rowan Tree Church, 1988, 1988)
    The sixth Annual Report provides a monthly account of finances for the first time. This report details growth in various areas of the Church, the development of Study Guides for the Mystery School, and the state of the ...
  • Rowan Tree Church (Minneapolis, MN: Rowan Tree Church, 1987, 1987)
    The fifth Annual Report details issues with the previous management by the Board of Directors, particularly it President, and its critical impact on the functioning of the Church. For the first time, various members of the ...

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