Our Vision Statement

We are a global sisterhood that connects women though circles. We create safe spaces to share our true selves. Meeting in circle, we find our voices, claim our power, and celebrate our self-worth, leading to personal and planetary transformation.
Let’s Put Our Love Into Action!
Free Human Trafficking Training This Fri. 2/16 by Dignity Health
Registration required. See details at bottom of newsletter.  
Dear <<First Name>>,
February is about the heart. I’d like to consider the heart beyond the commercialism of the Valentine’s Day version of romantic love. When you think about it, the heart is life. It works tirelessly, pumping blood through our bodies every moment of every day. If that doesn’t happen, we’re gone, just like that. Our lives depend on it. That’s the physical aspect. The heart chakra, however, is the source of our love for ourselves, others, and Spirit. That’s where connection happens. And those connections are what make our lives worth living.
So this month I feel profound gratitude for my heart for keeping me alive. I am grateful for the heart-to-heart connections I have with women all around the world through Gather the Women circles. I am in deep gratitude for the love that expresses in and through me, that sustains me, feeds me, and makes me whole.
And I am deeply grateful for each woman who reads this newsletter, who feels the connection we have with one another, and who knows that there is love and support available in our circles.

Blessed Be,
Judith Hurley Prosser

P.S.  See Save The Date at the bottom of this newsletter for info on our March 8th International Women’s Day event.


Giving Changes Everything

Your financial gifts assist in empowering the women of our community. Checks can be made out to GTWNC and mailed to GTWNC, PO Box 87, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924. Or you can simply click the donate button below. Thank YOU!


Monthly Circles

Gather the Women Nevada County is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. As part of our business practice we are asking that each woman who attends a circle sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form.  If you go to multiple circles, you only need to sign one form.  There may be special waivers for those circles held in commercial locations instead of private homes. Thank you for supporting us in this process.
In consideration of others, we request that women honor the No Scent Zone at our circles and events.

Full Moon Water Ceremony for Women

Day and Date Changes Monthly
Fri, Feb. 2nd, 6:30-9:00 pm
Contact: Ariann, 
Transforming the limited body into the limitless self.
This beautiful ancient Native empowerment ceremony for women takes place monthly, during the full moon. If you yearn for a deeper bond with your sacred feminine spirit, and have an affinity for the sacred nature of water, this ceremony will offer you an experience with the Sacred Feminine. Any woman who has begun, is in the middle of, or completed her menses is welcome to attend.

Women, please wear a long skirt (I have extra). The ceremony will be held mostly indoors although a short water blessing will take place outside. Bring a snack or dish to share after. Bring drums, rattles and other instruments for the ceremony. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the New Dream Foundation & GTW. Come share this beautiful ceremony and snacks even if you cannot share a donation at this time. RSVP as space is limited; if you RSVP and cannot come, please cancel in advance.

Transformational Wholeness: Integrating Body, Mind, & Spirit 

Weekly Ongoing Circle
For Women dealing with cancer
Tues, 10 am-12:30 pm
Contact: Dr. Nanci Shanderá 

Email for registration, location, and detailed flyer. No charge - Offered in partnership with SNMH Dignity Health Cancer Center
In this warm, supportive group, you will transform limiting and unconscious perceptions of your life, discover inner secrets of healing, learn how your dreams reveal deep messages, learn how adversity is a gift, and eliminate judgment. We’ll work with the challenges you are experiencing, whether regarding physical health, emotional harmony, relationships, spiritual growth, or other struggles.

This group is sponsored by the SNMH Dignity Health Cancer Center and is open to all women wishing to heal on any level. The work is particularly effective for those dealing with cancer now or in the past, dealing with cancer (or death from cancer) of a loved one, or working with caregiving cancer patients. This group is not a therapy group, but rather Soul and heart-based. You will learn to perceive your challenges of body, mind and Spirit from an unconditional, healing perspective.


Happening tomorrow, we hope you can join us ...

Prosperity Circle

2nd Tuesday
(this month only)
Tues., Feb. 13th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Contact: Ariann,
 928-284-5738 or email

The Prosperity Circle is coming into its own as a master-mind group.  At each gathering we use the Heart Triad Process to focus on our highest intention. We then request and receive support from the other members of the circle. Throughout the month each of the members sets aside time to envision what the others have requested. Money is showing up in the mail. Job opportunities are appearing. Projects are being completed.  This process is working. We would love for you to join us.

We welcome you this Thursday - bring in the power of sound!

Sounding for Self-Care & World Peace

Third Thursdays
Thurs, Feb 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Contact: Hilary Brumley, or

In this circle we will explore the healing, transformative, and creative power of self-created vocal sounds called “toning”. We will experience harmonic resonance and heart coherence, bringing balance and clarity, enabling us to be the best expressions of ourselves. We will learn about the sacred vowel sounds and their correspondence to the chakras and glands. We will explore basic principles of sound healing. We will explore silence and harmonic overtones, creating sacred space and sending intentions for the highest good and harmony of all.
“tone”...expresses his whole organization of body, soul, and spirit 
 as a revelation to the outside as well as to the inside.
     The vowel element is the sound playing on this musical instrument.
     When producing vowel sounds, 
we actually push what lives in the soul out through the body.

                                                                           ~ Rudolph Steiner

Come let your unique voice enrich the diverse harmonic symphony of the universe!

Now is your opportunity to join the Book Circle

Women's Study Book Circle 

Third Thursday
Thurs., Feb 15th, 2:30-4:30 pm 
Contact: Angie Lux, or (530) 272-2402 

The Book Circle is open for new members. We limit the membership to 8. Any more than that limits the ability of  the women for sharing their voice.   Come join us.  Especially if the books the GTW Women Studies Book Circle has selected for for 2018 interest you, call Angie.
At the February meeting we will be discussing A Women's Guide to Sacred Activism: How Do We Move Forward by Marilyn Rosenbrock Nyborg.

In the following months we will be reading and discussing:
Women & Power  - A Manifesto by Mary Beard;
On Tyranny - Twenty Lessons for the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder;
The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Looking for new, inspired leaders to create with us!

GTW Steering Wheel

Fourth Saturday
Sat, Feb 24th
Contact: Judith, 
We continue in our quest for what is the best way for GTWNC to offer leadership in the community. Possibilities we are considering are providing a circle leader training and putting together a one day event with other women’s organizations offering rituals for our stations in life, e..g. maiden, mother, crone or the womb blessings.
March 8th, International Women’s Day, is on the horizon. We will be participating in a Global Sisterhood event.  Details will be finalized at this meeting.

If you have ideas for circles or events, or an interest in being on the Steering Wheel, please contact Judith.

Our Steering Wheel members:
L to R: Laura Strathman Hulka, Nancy Busey
, Ariann Thomas, Angie Lux, Judith Hurley Prosser, Below: Elena Lokvig


There is still time to RSVP for this circle.

Drumming Circle

4th Tuesday
Tues., Feb. 27th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Contact: Judith, 
Our new 6 pm start time is to accommodate our having a potluck. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the good food and each other.  Drumming starts at 7pm.

Our drumming circle has been deepening the impact of the drumming itself by choosing to focus each separate drumming with an intention, and then sitting in silence at the close of each drumming sequence. Come join us as the beat of the drums reflects the beat of our hearts and we become one in sound and harmony.
Please mark the 4th Tuesday of the month for future drumming dates.

Join us for enlightened conversation

Wholeness & Equality Bible Study 

4th Tuesday
Tues., Feb. 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Contact: Laurel, or call/text 916-799-0998 and see Gather the Women NC Meetup to RSVP

At Laurel's home (a free speech zone) in Penn Valley

Handouts Provided
Repairing the Narrative. Occupying Jesus. Restoring Mary Magdalene This is a study of relatively recently discovered and translated, early Christian texts.  In particular, studies of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, lost for centuries, reveal the true legacy of Jesus and Mary, and provide the wholeness and equality missing from the traditional narrative. Perhaps more of the world is ready now, for the full story and the progressive vision for humanity that it represents. 

Thanks to the latest translations, the Son of Man now becomes the Child of True Humanity. Readings from The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault; also The Gospel of Mary of Magdala by Karen L. King & other works will be provided. Jean-Yves LeLoup's book, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene will be discussed. All faiths and worldviews welcome.

Other Circles & Upcoming Events


Book Launch - A Women's Guide to Sacred Activism: How Do We Move Forward?

Thurs, Feb. 8th, 7-8:30 PM
Valentina's Organic Bistro and Bakery
841 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

Contact: Marilyn Nyborg 530 477-8080

Come celebrate our launch and signing of A Women's Guide to Sacred Activism. Light refreshments will be served. 

To assure a copy buy in advance at:…
Marilyn Nyborg, Marilyn Chambliss, and Sushila Mertens


Embodying Circle Principles

Introduction to Embodying Circle Principles
Tues, Feb 13th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm.
Cost: $10
Contact: Nancy Busey
530 264-6841,

An introduction with Nancy and Sushila to a 3 part training to learn and practice the feminine Circle principles to take into your life and other groups.

Download PDF Flyer - Intro Class

Embodying Circle Principles – 3 Part Training
Tues, Feb 20 & 27, March 6, 6 pm – 7:30 pm.
Cost: $30
Contact: Nancy Busey
530 264-6841,
Learn and practice the feminine Circle principles to take into your life and other groups.
Download PDF Flyer - 3 Series Class

Led by Nancy and Sushila

Human Trafficking Training on Feb. 16th


March 8th, International Women’s Day
We will be joining with the Global Sisterhood Event at 7 p.m.  Location to be announced.


How Are You Rising?

Please send Ixchel your photos and stories about what you are doing whether it be a march for political or charitable causes, an action group, assisting community organizations like DVSAC , Good Women International, Hospitality House, etc. Input from women of diverse views is encouraged. 

Contributions will be posted on our website, and occasionally here in the newsletter.


Indivisible Women of Nevada County

There are lots of things still going on in Nevada County.
Check the link above for one of the Facebook Women's Groups.

Circle Contributions & Updates

Above it was noted that there is a request for $5.00 to be contributed to GTW when attending a circle. The purpose of that is to help with funding for the ongoing outreach of Gather the Women of Nevada County, including films, presentations, and special events.

Many of you are attending more than one circle. Some circles meet more frequently than others. Our request is just that each person give as she is able to joyfully contribute without creating a hardship for herself. No one will ever be denied participation in a Gather the Women of Nevada County event because of lack of funds.

In consideration of others, we request that women honor the No Scent Zone at our circles and events. GTW is not liable or responsible for the content or qualifications of the materials or presenters of the programs listed.
“Listening, witnessing, role modeling, reacting, deepening, mirroring, laughing, crying, grieving, drawing upon experience, women in circles support each other and discover themselves, through talk.” 
- Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, The Millionth Circle.

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