Monday, April 25, 2016

What Is My Part? Rev. Josephine Smith, May 1, 7 pm

Creating a world that works for everyone -- a magnificent and challenging vision that can be embraced by all, no matter one's religious or cultural upbringing.  What if each of us did our part? Imagine the possibilities.

That's the topic Rev. Josephine Smith explores this Sunday evening, May 1.  What is our part in creating this world that we all affirm? What must we do? Who must we become? Who must we be to live in a world where forgiveness is the norm?

Join Rev. Josephine, along with musical artist, Theresa Tudury, as we discover and celebrate our part in creating this awesome world. Room 10 (North Wing) at 7 pm, May 1.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"Care for Creation" - an Earth Day conversation April 24

Used with permission of the Franciscan Action Network

This is Earth Day weekend, a time when many of us stop to consider and appreciate our home, that exquisite blue dot in the universe.  For some, Mother Earth, Gaia, Creation, is alive in their daily spiritual practice.  Sunday, morning Rev. Kim Kaiser speaks to the Gaia hypothesis, What's that?  It essential says that all that is, on and in the earth, is interconnected, working together to support life on the planet.  Yes, we are one.

Sunday evening, April 24, we continue the conversation with guest speaker Kathleen Robbiano, a minister in the Secular Franciscan Order in Sonoma County.  She will share with us a bit of the Franciscan "Care for Creation" spirituality.  The tradition birthed with St. Francis reflects a joy , hope and delight in simple beauty and a kinship with the earth.

I look forward to facilitating the conversation and adding a bit of Ernest Holmes's love of nature as well.  7 pm in Room 10 at the Center for Spiritual Living.

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 17th - 7 pm The Path to Self-Acceptance

Many of us are good or very good at loving at accepting others, appreciating them exactly as they are. And it can be very challenging to love and accept ourselves, just the way we are.  At this Sunday's evening service, Elias Owens, RScP shares his work in this so important area.  Self-acceptance has no "yeah, buts" in it.  It is a deep, powerful practice that is a journey through different stages.  And it's a lifelong journey.  All are welcome, this Sunday, April 17th, at 7 pm in Room 10.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Practices that can change your life - Sunday April 10th with Maggie Cole

Our minds are almost always filled with thoughts, many of them R-rated.  That's R as is Ridiculous, thoughts from our past, our conditioning, our fantasies, our worries, just plain R-rated.  And they're often under our radar screen, not available to our conscious minds but planting negative ideas in the fertile ground of our subconscious.

Good news -- we don't have to stick with Ridiculousness.  There are ways to be more aware of our thoughts and choose what we tell ourselves.  These practices can transform our lives -- and they are available to everyone -- PG, plenty good.

Come learn more at Maggie's Cole's second Sunday conversation about practices that can change our mind and change our life.  It starts at 7 pm in room 10.