Monday, August 29, 2016

September 2016 - Sunday Evening Services 7 PM

Sacred actism - a reflection of our inner values

September's theme is "Service to the World".  On Sunday evenings in September, we'll look at what this means in Science of Mind as well as how another faith tradition, Judaism, integrates action in the world into their spiritual practice.  Here are our topics for the month -- we look forward to some lively and rich conversations.  Note that Rev. Tara's talks on September 4 and September 25 are based in part on Andrew Harvey's book, "The Hope - A Guide to Sacred Activism".

Services begin at 7 pm, Room 10, North Wing.  All are welcome..

Sep. 4 What is “sacred activism”? Rev. Tara Steele
Sep. 11 “Bringing our authentic selves to the world – that’s service.” Maggie Cole, RScP
Sep. 18 “Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World” An interfaith conversation with Rabbi Ted Feldman
Sep. 25
Five ways to serve – what’s yours?
Rev. Tara Steele

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Seeing Our Beauty, Sunday Evening, August 28, 7 pm

Maggie Cole and Michael Gott, in joy

“Do you know how beautiful you are? I think not, my dear, yet Hafiz could set you upon a stage and worship you forever”             Hafiz

The magnificent and glorious Rev. Dr. Michael Gott joins Practitioner Maggie Cole to bring a beautiful and awesome night of words,  music, joy and depth. It is not to be missed. They bring an atmosphere that is compelling.

Are you willing to see yourself, your whole self, as God sees you? There is an opportunity to do so in every moment. I invite you to take this moment to practice this liberating and transformative practice of realizing the beauty and wholeness that is here already, now, active and alive in each of us.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Divine Play at Work", Sunday evening service, 7 pm, August 21

"Divine Play at Work", A Creative Skit By Jennifer Mills Kerr
It’s not what you do, it’s who you are

This comedic play is the true story of one woman's struggles against God’s generosity, how she surrendered, and is now living happily ever-present.  Practitioners.Maggie Cole and Sherry Vierra bring Jennifer’s play to life.  It's a conversation with God with a great sense of humor. 

You are invited to see yourself in this wonderful work of art. Come and see who plays God!!!
Following the play, there will be an opportunity to talk about it, as is our practice in our Sunday evening circle.  All are welcome.  The fun begins at 7 pm, Room 10, North Wing.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

"Agents of Transformation", Sunday Evening Service, 7 pm, August 14

"Being agents of transformation to a world that works for everyone"

In an atmosphere of love and acceptance, we are throwing ourselves open to the possibilities of being agents of transformation to bring about a personal commitment in making a contribution to the manifestation of this powerful vision. Practitioner Maggie Cole facilitates this circle.

The conversation begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.  All are welcome.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"My contribution is ..." Sunday evening service, August 7, 7 pm

From the Global Vision of the Centers for Spiritual Living - "We see a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics"

Join Practitioner Maggie Cole this Sunday, August 7, as she explores the topic, “My Contribution is …”  What does each of us contribute to the manifestation of this vision? What is the contribution that we, as a spiritual community, are committed to?  

Maggie reminds us of the lyrics to the Peace song, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” This is an invitation to be accountable and to take responsibility to bring to our lives a renewed emphasis on the beauty, love and creativity that is in us and around us. Let it begin with us.

Music: Calvin Johnson blesses us with his music, including his generosity in providing us with a mini concert prior to our service as he often does.

All are welcome, the service begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Sunday Evening Services at the Center

Photograph by Keith Eggel

"We see a world where there is a renewed emphasis on beauty, nature, creativity, art and aesthetics."

August is upon us, our evening services will focus on this month's theme of beauty, creativity and nature.  While Rev. Tara is away in Yosemite, Practitionr Maggie Cole is front and center with a delightful selection of programs, listed below:

     August 7 - "My contribution to a world that works for everyone is ... "
                     Tom McCurry brings his music and song.

     August 14 - "Being agents of transformation to a world that works for                                  everyone"

     August 21 - "Divine Play at Work:  It's not what you do, it's Who you know".                        Maggie is joined by Practitioner Sherry Vierra

     August 28 - "Do you know how beautiful you are?  Rev. Dr. Michael Gott
                       joins Maggie to explore this topic.

Services begin at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.