Monday, December 5, 2016

Yes Virginia, There Is A Christmas Night Service, December 25, 7 pm

Come gather in community to connect, to sing, to sip a bit of apple cider and munch a cookie or two. This time of quiet celebration and reflection begins at 7 pm on Sunday, Christmas Day.  All are welcome to this family-friendly service.  There will be more details later in the month.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"I Release My Word ... And So It Is" Rev. Tara Steele, 7 pm, Sunday, December 4, 2016

Affirmative prayer, or spiritual mind treatment, is one of the core practices of Science of Mind or Religious Science.  After recognizing there is only One Transcendent All, in which we live and breathe and have our being, we state what we want to experience, with gratitude and celebration. These steps of prayer are followed by a phrase like "I release my word into the Law and so it is," completing the prayer.

What does that familiar phrase mean?  What is the Law in the Science of Mind teaching?  Come to this Sunday's evening service as Rev. Tara Steele explores these and other questions about how It works.  The service begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.  All are welcome.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Through the Flames -- When the Unexpected Happens

Our human experience is not entirely predictable, there is much that happens "out of the blue" between our birth into form and our transition out of it.  Some of the surprises are delightful, unexpected gifts; others, at least in the moment, make no sense, feel harsh and unsettling.

What do we do in the midst of these times? How do we survive and then come to thrive once more? Join Rev. Tara Steele at this Sunday evening service as she explores this topic, with guidance from our teaching and experience.  All are welcome.  The service begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"What Do You Think about Heaven?" Practitioner Maggie Cole, 7 pm, Sunday, November 20, 2016

Practitioner Maggie Cole leads a conversation that explores the question, "Where are we in relationship to this promise of heaven?"  The discussion suggests how to identify what is calling us today and how we say YES to our divine inheritance.  This interactive service begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.  All are welcome.

Friday, November 11, 2016

"Person or Presence -- How Do You Relate to the Divine?" Sherry Vierra RScP, 7 pm, November 13, 2016

Do you think of Spirit as an abstract Principle or do you find it meaningful to personify the Divine?  Together we will look at what E. Holmes says about the "Personalness" of God.  Practitioner Sherry Vierra will lead a discussion of our ideas and experience as we explore our beliefs with guided meditation followed by discussion.  How do you think of Spirit? Person or Presence

Sunday evening services begin at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.  All are welcome.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

"The Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand" Maggie Cole, November 6, 2016, 7 pm

“We believe that Heaven is within us and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it. ”  Ernest Holmes

In this statement of belief by Ernest Holmes, we are being offered all that we seek and begin to realize it is here now, it always has been and will always be. Freedom, Peace, Joy, Love, Creativity, Abundance, Prosperity, Goodness, Wisdom, all that God is, is ours here and now. Are we willing to say YES? 

Music: Tom McCurry graces us with his presence, his light and love. His continuing contribution to the SES blesses us all. Thank you Tom.

All are welcome to Sunday evening service, which begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"What's Your Passion?" Rev. Tara Steele, Sunday, October 23, 7 pm

Shadow Lake off John Muir Trail, south of Yosemite

What's your passion?  For me, I had to stop and really listen in order to know what was on my bucket list.  And I had to still the voices in my head, once I got a glimpse, that said, "That's not realistic.  "You don't have time." Even, perhaps, "You're too old."

What calls to you? What do you yearn for?  What wants to come alive in you?  It may be a hike, as it was for me.  It may be something creative.  It may be really paying attention to those around you that you care about, hearing, seeing and loving them as they are.

We'll talk about our passions this coming Sunday evening, 7 pm, in Room 10.  All are welcome.