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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Trusting Yourself and Taking Responsibility" Maggie Cole, October 16, 7 pm

This Sunday evening at 7 pm, join Practitioner Maggie Cole in a conversation about the power of trusting ourselves and God. In this time, there is an opportunity to take responsibility for the consciousness that we as individuals are bringing to life and the world.  All are welcome to this interactive service in Room 10.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

"What Do You Trust?" Maggie Cole, Sunday Evening, 7 pm

When we recognize Spirit, there is a revelation that this has always been here, it has always been true. 

The question is, am I willing to trust this Truth, this revelation? Do I truly trust God? How we answer this question gives each of us a sense of our willingness to live in the truth that we are One. This is an invitation to be as available to God as God is available to us. 

It begins with each of us.  As we are willing to be transformed, each of us makes an individual conscious contribution to all life. One by one, the world is transformed.

Sunday evening services are held in Room 10, the North Wing.  This week we are blessed to have Tom McCurry bring his music to our community.  All are welcome.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday Evening Services in October, 7 pm

October -- a month of cooler evenings, more colorful walks, and, on Sunday evenings, conversation about what we trust and what we're passionate about.

There are two special items in October's calendar -- first, there is NO service on Sunday, October 2. Our neighbors at Congregation Shomrei Torah are observing their high holidays at our center.

And, on the Fifth Sunday, we celebrate life with another group of spiritual songwriters, singing and talking about their art.  Join Wayne Haught, Christopher Fritzsche, Bodhi Setchko, Jamylle Carter, and Ali & Warren Mann in the Social Hall that evening. There will be more details soon.

Sunday Evening Services in October:
October 2                               NO SERVICE
October 9      "What Do I Trust?"                                                 Maggie Cole, RScP
October 16    "Trusting Ourselves and Taking Responsibility"        Maggie Cole, RScP
October 23    "What Are You Passionate About?"                         Rev. Tara Steele
October 30    "Spiritual Songwriters Sing"                                    Wayne Haught, RScP & Friends

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Five Ways To Serve - What's Yours?" Sunday Evening, September 25, 7 pm

In this book, The Hope, Andrew Harvey identifies five ways to be in service to the world:

  • Service to the Divine.
  • Service to yourself as an instrument of the Divine.
  • Service to all sentient beings in your life.
  • Service to your local community.
  • Service to the global community.
Harvey suggests that these five forms are interlinked, "like the five fingers of your hand to stretch out and bless the world".  That is a lovely and powerful image.  For me it is also bit overwhelming to consider doing all of that.  At this Sunday evening's service, join me, Rev. Tara, as we explore starting from and loving where we are.

The service begins at 7 pm in Room 10.  All are welcome. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tikkun Olam - "Healing the World" Sunday evening service, September 18, 7 pm

Our various faith traditions share central themes like Oneness, the power of love, the grace of forgiveness.  How we bring those beliefs into our daily lives varies.  As we focus on sacred activism this month, Rabbi Ted Feldman from B'nai Israel Jewish Center joins us to talk about "tikkun olam", repairing the world.

All are welcome to this conversation within our Sunday evening service.  Rev. Tara will facilitate and invites your questions of Rabbi Ted as well as your observations on your own practices.  We begin at 7 pm, Room 10, North Wing, this Sunday, September 18.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Be Yourself -- That's Service" Sunday Evening, September 11, 2016,, 7 pm

This month we explore the meaning of sacred activism and its role in our lives.  On Sunday evening, September 11, Practitioner Maggie Cole reminds us that when we bring our authentic selves, we are in service to God and the world. 

Maggie will  facilitate an exercise that offers an insight into what this means to each of us.  All are welcome. The service begins at 7 pm in the North Wing, Room 10.