Nefer-Per-Netjer is ancient Egyptian for Beautiful House of the Gods. It was so named by the late Fran (Lady Isis) and established as a Pagan church in 2000. Lady Isis crossed the Veil on January 3, 2011. Her dream was to have a place where local Pagans could gather to worship together in a beautiful outdoor setting. Fran and her husband toiled for many years clearing trees, toting in rocks, crystals, and statuary to form the current Circle area. The Circle itself has East and West arbor entrance gates and each direction is marked by an altar representing the four elements. In the South, you will find Fran’s Memorial Wall which reflects the ritual fires from the large fire pit area. Life-sized statues of Demeter and Dionysus frame the North altar. The Circle is shaded mostly by large pines, maples, and oaks. You will find beautiful plants and flowers in the Circle and surrounding property such as hostas, ferns, lilies, lilacs, jasmine, holly, gardenia, hydrangeas, and roses.
Nefer-Per-Netjer became a state-recognized non-profit religious organization in May 2009. On March 28, 2011, Nefer-Per-Netjer became a 501(c)(3) federally recognized church. Nefer-Per-Netjer is located on private property in rural Lonoke, Arkansas.
Nefer-Per-Netjer is a small working-learning group. We are eclectic and welcome those who follow varied paths. We follow the Celtic-based Wheel of the Year for most Sabbats in addition to holding other gatherings whenever possible. Workshops and classes throughout the year are held for those interested in learning something new. We are a proud sponsor of Arkansas Pagan Pride and regularly donate to local food charities and animal shelters.
One of our larger gatherings is held in September to celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Nefer Folk, Family and Friends come from all around to spend a weekend at Nefer celebrating the fall harvest and the cooler weather to come. Camping, potluck feast, musical entertainment, workshops, and a candlelight ritual are the weekend’s highlights.
Plans for Nefer include converting current building space to house indoor gatherings during inclement weather, sleeping quarters for overnight guests, and a library/meditation area. Our mission is to promote spiritual growth through teaching, gatherings, retreats, and rites for those on a Pagan path, to promote understanding, love, and support to those in our community and to be charitable and giving to those in need, no matter their spiritual path.