The Temple of the Sacred Gift-ATC was founded in September of 2009 by Rev. Brian and Rev. Sonya Miller and is a legal Wiccan Church with a 501c3 nonprofit status in Memphis, TN. We worship inside a Temple (like our Ancestors did) providing a beautiful environment with altars to various deities where you are always welcome to come and worship at 5995 Bartlett Center Drive, Bartlett, Tn 38134. We are an affiliate of our Mother Church the Aquarian Tabernacle Church that was founded in 1979 by Pete Pathfinder in Index, Washington which is still running strong now.
Since we are Wiccan our Full and New Moons and All Sabbats are observed and constantly evolving. One moon we may worship Isis, and the next Sabbat celebrate Odin. We strive to promote, shape, and change the “public image” and “private” one that Witch, Pagan, and Wiccan calls to mind when people hear these labels. We do this through Public workshops, Open Worship circles, Open Rites of Passages, Pagan Meetup, Spiral Scouts, Marching in Gay Pride, Sponsoring the Memphis Public Library, working with Newspapers, Magazines, and Television Stations, and always being available to the public. We maintain the philosophy that the only way that people will come to understand who we are and what a Nature based religion is through transparency.
The Temple of the Sacred Gift-ATC is an Open Wiccan Church we do not discriminate against: Race, Creed, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Cultural Heritage, Sexual Lifestyle Choices (Homosexual, Open, Polyamorous, Monogamous, etc) , Gender, Age, or Religion. Everyone is welcome and should feel right at home at the Temple of the Sacred Gift.
We are family oriented, there are always children in our church and activities available for them. Whether it is Spiral Scouts, or a piñata at Samhain, an egg hunt an Ostara, we value our children at the Temple and encourage our Pagan community to bring their kids along. We consider ourselves a family, because we care about our individual members. We hurt when they hurt, we celebrate when they are happy, and we participate in their lives whether that is in a social environment or in classes, workshops or in individual counseling. We hope that if you are longing for a Spiritual HOME the Temple is the place you come to call your home.