Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wednesday Evening Services, September 2016

Shadow Lake, Inyo National Forest
In September, each of the speakers touches on our personal experience of the Divine, from the Divine's unconditional support of us, to hiking the John Muir Trail, to the mystic's direct experience of the Thing Itself.  As Rev. Janet summarizes on the last Wednesday of the month, "God Is Personal".

Please plan to join us, Wednesday evenings, 7 pm, as we explore how the Divine shows up in our lives.  And, after service, plan to join in conversation over delicious bits of finger food.  Here are the talk topics for September:

Sep. 7 
  “The Universe Holds Nothing against Us" (561.3 – 562.2)
  Dr. Edward Viljoen
 Sep. 14 
  "Help, Thanks, Wow – My Sierra Journey” (526.M 1)
  Rev. Tara Steele
 Sep. 21 
  "Mysticism: Experiencing Reality Directly" (327.1 – 328.2) 
  Rev. Kim Kaiser
 Sep. 28 
  "God Is Personal"  (332.4 – 333.3) Rev. Janet Tobin

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kirtan With Jens Jarvie, Sahar Pinkam, and The Heart Wide Open at The Center for Spiritual Living

Kirtan With Jens Jarvie, Sahar Pinkham,
and The Heart Wide Open

August 31st, 7pm at the Center For Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Come chant the sacred mantras of old and raise up your voice and hearts in remembrance & celebration!

This will be our debut performance at the wonderful Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa and we would love for you to join us there...

A love offering will be received at the event 

All welcome, no experience necessary

Please check out our music on Bandcamp:

Or watch a short video about Jens' music on YouTube:


Sunday, August 21, 2016

"The Heart of the Matter", Wednesday Evening Service, 7 pm, August 24

Join Dr. Edward this coming Wednesday, August 24 as he looks at the heart of our teaching, the power of Love and "a determination to think only God-like thoughts".  This talk is based on the Science of Mind reading for the day.  You can find the guide to reading the Science of Mind textbook in a year here.

You are invited to join in the conversation after the service in the social hall where you'll also find light finger foods and snacks to enjoy.  All are welcome.  The service starts at 7 pm.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

"What did Jesus really say?" Wednesday evening service, August 17, 7 pm

The founder of Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes, pointed to Jesus of Nazareth as a master teacher and as the great example.  In the reading for this Wednesday evening's service, page 427, pararaphs 1-4, Holmes points out that Jesus discerned spiritual truth.  In Holmes's view, much that Jesus had to say is at the heart of our faith tradition.

At this Wednesday's evening service, Rev. Joyce Duffala reflects on the introductory paragraphs to Holmes's writings on the teachings of Jesus.  All are welcome to the service as well as the informal conversation and light snacks that follow.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

"Navigating through the Storm", Wednesday evening, August 10, 7 pm

In stormy circumstances, how do we keep our attention on what matters? How do we remember the Truth that underlies all that is occurring? Rev. Ruth Barnhart explores these questions and suggests strategies and practices that may bring clarity and peace within.

The service begins at 7 pm, this Wednesday, August 10.  You are invited to stay after the service to talk about what stood out for you in the talk as well as to share in light snacks.  All are welcome.