Brownsville Monthly Food Distribution

We had another great day at Óðinshof helping out the good and hungry people of Brownsville. This is our 6th monthly food give distribution and the crowd of hungry people continues to grow as does our warm relationship with this community. We extend a huge thank you to our partners in this, the Yuba-Sutter Food Bank, Inc. for giving us this amazing opportunity.

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi
Asatru Folk Assembly

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder

I’d like to give a long overdue welcome to our newest apprentice Folkbuilder, Melisa Mills. Melisa has been the driving force in most of the activity in the Central Corridor over the last few years and I’m pleased she finally wants to be officially on the team. Melisa lives in Missouri, so if your in that part of the country and want to get connected, reach out to her and let her know where you’re at.

Marc MacLeod
Folkbuilder Coordinator,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder

I  have the pleasure of introducing our newest Apprentice Folkbuilder, Marco DeNuzzio. Marco is from Boston, MA and will be working with Clifford J Erickson in the NorthEast region. His enthusiasm and dedication will be a asset to the region and I’m looking forward to working with him. Welcome to the team Marco!

Marc MacLeod
Folkbuilder Coordinator,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Pay off the Hof!

In 2015, the AFA made history and established the first Hof devoted to our Gods and to Asatru in North America. The hard work and generous donations of our folk have made this possible. At Óðinshof we have build a tangible place in Midgard. We have a permanent sacred space. Óðinshof has hosted a wedding, baby namings, a funeral, record breaking Midsummer celebrations and monthly Blots and Sumbles. Óðinshof has become a force in the community, partnering with the Food Bank to feed hundreds of people in need. The dreams of generations are being realized and our people are coming home. We have a 30 year mortgage on this Hof, we intend to pay it off in 4. We can do this. We will do this. Now is the time to put us over the top and make it happen! Victory is within our grasp. We have more Hofs that need to manifest and it is time to charge forward with generosity and will. Please donate what you are able, please help us make this a reality. Let’s put our backs into it and own Óðinshof – First Hof of the Asatru Folk Assembly out right and from there let’s make AFA Hofs take shape throughout Midgard.

Please go to www.runestone.org, click to donate, and mark “Hof” in the comments.

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi
Asatru Folk Assembly
mattflavel@runestone.org

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Pay Off the Hof Fundraiser Update

I am very proud to report that we have raised $5,429.66 in the first 2 weeks of our Pay Off the Hof fundraiser! Thank you all so very much. With this sort of generosity we will get Óðinshof paid off in no time!

Hail the givers!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Folkbuilder Oath Taken

The Asatru Folk Assembly is proud to announce that Josh Wilson of Kvasir’s Scholars has taken his oath as a Folkbuilder of the AFA. We have all been very happy to see the work Josh has done over the last year as an Apprentice Folkbuilder. We are excited to watch as Josh continues to progress and grow our AFA family in the Midwest region. 

Hail Folkbuilder Josh Wilson!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Happy 70th Birthday to AFA Founder Stephen McNallen!

The Asatru Folk Assembly would like to wish a happy and triumphant 70th birthday to our Founder Stephen McNallen. All who worship our holy Gods, all who gather to celebrate our noble folk owe this man an immeasurable debt. For all Steve has done, for all Steve will do, we say a hearty THANK YOU!

Happy Birthday Steve!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Winter Nights: Looking Forward.

”So now winter has come, the dark season now begun.
Days short, nights long, yet we sing no sad songs.

For gathered here have the young and old hearing tails of our Disir most bold.

We came together here for Blot where Frith and Kinship into memories were wrote.

We stood round fires howling at the moon and sung for our ancestors many a tune.

We honored mothers of our past and performed ritual for our woman folk so that our bloodlines may forever last.

We sweated, trained, exercised, and learned new skills watching growth right before our eyes.

We listened to how it all began and where we want it next to go, together we can make it so.

We raised horns with laughter, tears, pride, and joy.

We came together to give healing to one born with sickness at birth, for no life of our folk is without worth.

We witnessed oaths made to the Folk, to strengthen and grow our Volk.

All too soon it was time to go but this I now do know, the coming Winter won’t feel so alone or long as we sing another chapter of our Folk song.”

– Gray Will, Tru-Folk Kindred.

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Day of Remembrance for Guido von List

These days we are surrounded by a community of Asatruar. We have information available to us almost instantly and on demand. In the early days of our revival, this was not the case. It took years of research and thought to begin to rebuild, to lay the groundwork for what we have now. Guido von List was one of these early builders. 
Von List grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of Austria, and spent many days exploring the lands of his ancestors. Throughout the years he channeled his love for his heritage and home into his written works, promoting the return to native cultures and customs to his countrymen.
While recovering from a cataract surgery that had temporarily left him blind, List turned his thoughts to the secrets of the runes. Diving into these ancient symbols and the mysteries surrounding them led von List to develop the Armanen Futhark. The publication of these works drew many back to their ancestral faith, and added to the momentum of our revival. List spent the rest of his life promoting and educating. His work has inspired many others to seek the truths that lie within our lore, our history, and ourselves. As we continue to grow as individuals as well as a community, it’s time that we gave Guido von List the credit he deserves!

Hail Guido von List!!!

Submitted by Gythia student, Anna Funk

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Food Drive at Óðinshof

Another successful food drive today! Fed 85 family’s and 225 individuals. Thanks to everyone that came out and made it happen.

Marc MacLeod
Folkbuilder Coordinator,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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