Happenings

P.S. from Rev. Dan for Feb. 10th Service

To My Dear Family,

Last Sunday, what an adventure we had following humankind from its birthplace in Africa to watching as our ancestors traveled, discovered and settled into every corner of the world. And then how wondrous it was to take stock of the home we all share – our planetary house we call earth – our fully self-contained space home floating in infinite space. What we discovered is that if we truly look at all of this, it is so easy to recognize our shared humanity.

Dr. Ernest Holmes also reminds us of the following on Page 117 of the Science of Mind:
…One Spirit, One Mind, One Substance. One Law, but many ideas, One Power, but many ways of using It. One God, in Whom we all live, and One Law, which we all use. ONE, ONE, ONE!! No greater unity could be conceived than that which is already given.

So If we pull all of the facts together, isn’t it wonderful to know, that even though we are so different, even though we come in all different colors, shapes and sizes, isn’t it absolutely amazing to know that we aren’t just friends, but rather we are relatives — We are FAMILY!

It is difficult to imagine that through time we have forgotten this. It seems, that through history, we have focused on what is different about us and have let our differences separate and divide us. However, regardless of how far apart we seemed to have become, we can bridge that gap with every encounter we have with another. At any given moment, we can look for what we have in common with others and take action to bring our family back together again!

I would like to share a very simple demonstration of how this works. We went to a restaurant and enjoyed a delicious meal using a 2-for-1 coupon – what a lovely blessing. As we got ready to leave, I realized we had an additional coupon that would expire that very day! I decided that I was going to help a family member enjoy the same 2-for-1 experience we just had. I set my sights on a couple reviewing the menu.

At first, I felt a little awkward about approaching them, but pushed beyond my fear, and walked up to their table and offered them the coupon. They couldn’t have been more pleased and thanked me more than once for my kindness!

I did it! In a matter of seconds, I made someone’s day better! And I had bridged the gap with a family member I didn’t even know just a moment before! Can I just say that it made me feel wonderful! Well, right from there, we went to the store and had a pillow sharing experience at Ross, a tomato incident at Albertson’s, and a yogurt event at Menchie’s! What a joy it was to connect, share, chat and laugh with all my long-lost relatives!

Would you like to help heal the world of its separateness? It’s so easy – just watch for it – and just look for ways to make someone’s day a little better. Hold the door open, smile and say ‘hello’, reach out, share and touch the life of another. When we do that, we bridge the gap between us, make the world a better place, restore people’s belief in others, builds trust, and helps all of us all remember that WE ARE JUST ONE BIG FAMILY!

Love, Love, Love you my family,

Rev. Dan

Sunday Service, Feb. 17th

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

Sunday 

Service

10 a.m.

Talk Title: 

“Understanding Our Interdependence”

Skip Martin

Music
This Week
Features

Grammy Award Winning

Skip Martin

Lead Vocalist, Trumpet player,
songwriter and producer

Patti Powers

Singer and Music Director

and

Dave Marinelli

Keyboardist Extraordinary


Youth Ministry

Ages 4-8

Tween ages 9-13

Babies and Children

Babies and Children under 3 are welcome to sit with their parents in the “Happy Baby Room” located on the side of the sanctuary. There are 2 large windows and sound piped in.

Teacher: Rev. Patricia Paulsen and the God Squad members

See our Youth page for more information

 

Teen GroupTeen Group

Teens, you are welcome to join in on a fun, interactive experience as we explore revealing Spirit as a loving presence and affirming the Divine nature in each of you.

See our Teen page for more information

P.S. from Rev. Staci for Feb. 3rd Service

Dear Family,

Well, I pray that my talk provided you football fans some entertainment, because the Superbowl game was less than exciting (even if you are a Patriots fan). It was fun stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something a little different while still providing you with some food for thought in regards to Oneness.

We as a community and part of Centers for Spiritual Living are on track toward our common goal of Creating a World that Works for Everyone and yet must stay vigilant in keeping team F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) at bay.

My suggestion is to use our LVCSL offensive line (Ministers and Licensed Practitioners) as much as possible. They are trained in affirmative prayer and condition themselves on a daily basis to use practices that stay in the mindset of the Truth of any and all situations. Just remember that we are all quarterbacks and the goal is to keep moving steadily forward toward the common goal of Oneness.

If I can ever be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call. I am grateful to each of you for being my teammates. I am who I am because of each of you.

Have a great Sunday with Rev Dan this week!
Love,
Rev. Staci

Sunday Service, Feb. 10th

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

Sunday 

Service

10 a.m.

Talk Title: 

“Recognition of Our Shared Humanity”

Patty Powers and David Marinelli

Music This Week Features

Patti Powers

Singer and Music Director

and

Dave Marinelli

Keyboardist Extraordinary


Youth Ministry

Ages 4-8

Tween ages 9-13

Babies and Children

Babies and Children under 3 are welcome to sit with their parents in the “Happy Baby Room” located on the side of the sanctuary. There are 2 large windows and sound piped in.

Teacher: Rev. Patricia Paulsen and the God Squad members

See our Youth page for more information

 

Teen GroupTeen Group

Teens, you are welcome to join in on a fun, interactive experience as we explore revealing Spirit as a loving presence and affirming the Divine nature in each of you.

See our Teen page for more information

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Carolyn Jackson 2/01
Greta Lorworth 2/03
Clarence Spikes 2/03
Lauren Ballardini 2/05
Claudia Luna 2/09
Brian Criswell 2/13
Jonce Haas 2/14
Rebecca J. Williams 2/15
Donnia Bradley 2/17
Shari A. Moore 2/17
Mary S. Sifling 2/18
Jamie Murray Holmes 2/25
Carl Howlett 2/26
Peggy Jo 2/27
Dee Chapman 2/28

Sharon& Richard Brown 2/14
Donnia & Larry Bradley 2/17

Movie Night, Feb. 22nd

Join us Friday, February 22nd 
for another amazing Movie night.

The movie this month is 

Quincy

 The documentary on the life of Quincy Jones will be shown on Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

Please join us for popcorn and prizes!!  Love Offering