Welcome! Here you will find information and activities related to the revised Cakes for the Queen of Heaven curriculum and its use in Unitarian Universalist congregations and in other organizations. This site is a combined effort of Unitarian Universalist Women and Religion core group and various Cakes and W&R groups.
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven
How would your life have been different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female?
“Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman honoring adult religious education curriculum of feminist thealogy that examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants. More than Goddess 101, this workshop series examines important elements of today’s women’s lives; personal, interpersonal and societal.
Offering a 5 session course for women beginning on Wednesday, April 4 and running for 5 consecutive weeks from 2:00 to 4:00 in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth, Maine. Facilitated by Carol Leonard.
The title for the curriculum comes from the book of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible wherein God speaks to Jeremiah, saying: “Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough to make cakes to the Queen of Heaven and to pour out libations to the Goddess, in order to anger me!” (Jeremiah, 7:17-18)