Thursday, September 21, 2017

"Service: A Gift to Ourselves and Others", Celeste Austin, 7 pm, Wednesday, September 27

Plan to join Celeste Austin at the Wednesday evening service on September 27. Here's what Celeste has to say about the evening:

"I am so excited to be talking this month about Service which is one of my core values. I will share how I woke up out of a fog by doing service in our community at the Center and in other parts of the country. This transformation that is still happening in my life is nothing short of a miracle and will include some 12 step recovery principles along with scientific data proving that service is good for ourselves and others. I have invited personal friends from the community to join us on Wednesday, September 27th for an inspiring evening."

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Showing Up", Rev. Tara Steele, Wednesday, September 20, 7 pm

How do we show up when the ground beneath us is shifting? How do we respond to challenges that seem to be beyond our ability to find answers?  Join Rev. Tara this Wednesday as she explores how to show up in these times, standing in our truth.  The service begins at 7 pm in Room 10, North Wing.  All are welcome.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Serving Is Taking Care of Your Body", Rev. Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, Wednesday, September 13, ROOM 10

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One of the most important elements of service is taking care of ourselves so that we are able to serve others.  This Wednesday, Dr. Kim explores this key aspect of our month's topic, "Community Service". Join him in our new location, Room 10, North Wing, and discover how your care for yourself ripples out into the world.  The service begins at 7 pm, with music by Christopher Fritzsche.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors", Aisha Morgan, 7 pm, Wednesday, September 6, IN ROOM 10

Islam is a religion followed by a quarter of the world’s population yet often misunderstood. Aisha Morgan has studied and practiced Islam for 16 years and is a volunteer speaker to student and adult audiences. She is active with the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County and its Muslim support campaign, Of One Soul. 

At this Wednesday's evening service, Aisha will share a little background on the beliefs and practices of Islam and some of the challenges of living as a Muslim in Sonoma County. Aisha is a resident of Rohnert Park and commutes by bike to her work as Data Specialist for Santa Rosa City Schools. 

The service begins at 7 pm.  Please note, we are now gathering in the North Wing, Room 10.

Friday, August 25, 2017

"Chanting & Sound Healing with Bodhi, René and Vlad", Wednesday, August 30, 7 pm

Join Bodhi, Rene and Vlad for an evening of Chanting and Sound Healing. Combining these two practices allows us to deepen our experience of both inner and outer sound. A meditative practice to empty our mind, resonate our body and receive a deep, healing rest. 

Bodhi Setchko is an international touring musician and the founder of music ensembles Crystal Wind and Rhythm Matrix. He has performed and recorded with many musicians around the globe.

René Jenkins is a professional musician, Ceremonial Sound Practitioner, Healing Performance and Recording Artist from Sonoma, California. For more than 25 years, René performs sound healing concerts, blessings and ceremonies for individuals and special groups across the country.

Vlad Cardema was born in Israel and raised in the Philippines. After serving in the Israel Defense Force for one year, he came to America and discovered the native flute and the Australian didgeridoo. He builds Native Style Flutes, Didgeridoos and Native American Drums, and also makes dream-catchers, medicine talking sticks, aboriginal dot art on rocks, and many other sacred crafts.

Please join us for this special healing devotional concert, 7 pm, Wednesday, August 30.  Event Facebook page 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Community Prayer for Peace, "Letting Love Lead", Rev. Jane Beach, 7 pm, August 23

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In the Science of Mind teaching, we know that prayer shifts consciousness.  At this Wednesday's evening service, we will share community prayers for peace, in response to the events in Charlottesville and around the world. There is power and healing in sitting in spiritual community, knowing Peace together.  

Following the prayer, Rev. Jane Beach will speak to "Letting Love Lead", an important reminder in these times.  The service begins at 7 pm.  

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Love Loves to Love", Rev. Tara Steele, 7 pm, Wednesday, August 13

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"We come to understand that all is Love and yet all is Law.  Love rules through Law. Love is the Divine Givingness; Love is the Way. Love is spontaneous; Law is impersonal. ... Love points the way and Law makes the way possible."  Science of Mind, 43:1-2

Thoughts, beliefs, group mind -- understanding these concepts and choosing their effects on our life -- this is a central element of the teachings of Science of Mind.  And there is more -- the feeling that impels our prayer and sometimes is a bridge to Spirit in moments of difficulty and challenge.

Join Rev. Tara Steele as she explores our teachings of Love and Law at the Wednesday evening service.  All are welcome to this 45-minute mid-week service which encourages folks to stay and get to know each other over light snacks after the program.