A NEWSLETTER FROM THE SANCTUARY FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING

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JUL/AUGUST 2013

Visions Values
MINISTER’S COLUMN

SUNDAY SERVICES
July 7 "We are Free to Choose" July 14 "We are Free to Forgive" July 21 "We are Free to Change"

Rev. Kristina M. Collins

July 28 "Spiritual Creativity" Guest Speaker: Robert McDowell August 4 "We are Free to Grow" August 11 "We are Free to Chart our Course" August 18 "Picturing the Divine" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Carol Bliss August 25 "Cruising Through Life" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Roger Juline

Can you feel the energy on the church grounds? It is filled with inspiration and enthusiasm! Just a sampling: Rev. Carol, Practitioner Kellie Davis and I worked together to create a Cultural Healing Service with miraculous results; Our Practitioner Group are preparing for the all-church retreat, "Treat Yourself to Life!;" the Visions In Progress Group is creating the Halloween Party; our Youth and Family Ministry is working on projects and events to replenish the Activity Scholarship Fund and I am working with Mara Arnold and a group to create a murder mystery play for Labor Day Sunday! Consider how the creative nature of God rushes in as we agree to be a space of Divine Creative Energy! Inspiration is about the breathing in of Divine Ideas and allowing them to guide us. My dictionary defines inspiration as "a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul of a person." When we say "YES" to this divine influence we are immediately filled with big energy and drawn to action. When we start with meditation, prayer and visioning in a group, we expe-

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rience these Divine Ideas being revealed within each individual. Then, when we talk with each other the ideas expand and the possibilities are limitless. It is in moments like this that we know our creative nature. We may not know all of the steps that will be necessary to bring the project to completion but each will be revealed as needed along the way. One of the things I like most about visioning is that each person in the group is a fully recognized Divine Being. Therefore, each one receives some part of the total vision. This is perhaps the most democratic of all activities, because anyone and everyone have some part of the whole to reveal and if anyone holds back the whole is less for it. Therefore, all must be willing to listen to each with an open mind. There is no room for shutting someone off or for saying no to any idea. We may not see immediately how something fits in to the big picture but it does unfold over time. The fun thing for me is that when the inspiration of vision happens, the enthusiasm follows immediately. This is such an interesting word to me, it literally continued on page 3

“We are a vibrant, loving community and an inspirational resource for spiritual awakening and personal growth.”

“The purpose of this Church shall be to serve as a Spiritual Development Center by making available the knowledge and practice of Science of Mind to all people, and especially to its members, and to foster their spiritual, cultural and general well-being and to provide facilities for education, fellowship and public worship.”

Vision Statement Mission Statement

FROM THE BOARD
by Wilvesta Morgan Jr., President
It has been said that in all things give thanks to God for all of the many blessings that are continuously showered down to us. Truer words have never been spoken and this is verified in our magnificent community. We are such a unique family. Just cast your eyes upon any of our members and you will see love, joy and a beautiful smile, our love for each other is so deeply rooted in our hearts toward each other and to all visitors in all of the activities that are given in our church. So often I have the pleasure to see and to hear from former members of our church. Even though they have made changes in their lives, they are so happy to be on the mailing list for our Spirit Expressed Newsletter. So often they continue to consider our church as their Spiritual Home. Additionally, they are amazed, yet proud to see the progress and the beautification of our facilities that are taking place. Kudos are to be given to our outstanding Ministerial Staff, Board of Trustees, Practitioners, Volunteers, and our entire fabulous church community. This is team work pulling together and with God’s blessings shining down upon us, we can never fail! How gratifying it is to meet individuals that are visiting our church for the first time. As I enter the sanctuary, I seek those that I have not seen before. Approaching them, I introduce myself and welcome them to our church. Their faces light up as I speak to them. Excellent conversations always develop after we meet. As our conversations ends, I always invite them to Harmony hall after service for our repast. We want our church membership to grow, so it is the responsibility and honor for each of us to introduce ourselves to every visitor that enters our doors. Many times people are searching for a church home, who knows, our church perhaps is just the one that they are looking for. Can you believe it? Here we are in the month of June, writing for July and August! Half of the year has passed, and in our community we are always busy. Our classes always continue! On June 9th, certificates were presented to students that had completed the classes from June of 2012 to May, 2013. This is always an inspiring moment to see so many students who have taken classes. We are truly a Spiritual Development Center just as our Mission Statement states! I will repeat it here in full: The purpose of this Church shall be to serve as a Spiritual Development Center by making available the knowledge and practice of science of Mind to all people, and especially to its members, and to foster their spiritual, cultural and general well-being and to provide facilities for education, fellowship and public worship. How blessed we are to have such talented teachers for our classes. Our extraordinarily talented staff of Ministers and Practitioners is so perfect for the classes that they teach. Their excellence is indisputable as you witness the happiness and hugs that are given to each other as our students receive their certificates. I often watch this accomplishment and wonder what would Dr. Ernest Holmes say as he witnesses this recognition? What an honor it is to be a part of a vibrant community that is led by a fantastic staff of Ministers, which consists of our Senior Minister Rev. Kristina Collins, Rev. Dr. Carol Bliss and Rev. Greg Dorst. Adding to their staff, we cannot forget the Board of Trustees, our outstanding group of Practitioners, our Super Music Director Mary Ekler and our magnificent congregation. All of these represent the complete fiber of our church, of which we are so overjoyed to be a part of. With shouts of joy and jubilation, we give thanks to God for all of the love and cooperation of our Congregation that was given by our members to make our vision of a renovated Parking Lot become a reality. It has reached its culmination and it is paid for in full! This is the way that your Board of Trustees does business. We will forever be grateful to our Building and Grounds Board Member, James Kilgore for the fantastic task that he achieved in making the entire Parking Lot Restoration project a total success. For five years he dedicated himself to do all the contacting of various contractors that would be needed and after meeting with those that he felt comfortable with, proceeded to discuss what we wanted. He brought his information to the Board, where we discussed it and got our approval. Contracts were signed and the work began. We are now driving on a new surface and thanks to James it is fantastic! He is also the one who now reminds us that for it to stay in good condition we must maintain it every five years at the projected cost of $5,000. So we have continued the Parking Areas Restoration Fund seeding it with $300 towards that end. We plan to deposit $100 per month towards this goal. James on behalf of the Board, the Ministerial Staff, our Practitioners and our extraordinary great congregation, we stand in total awe as we thank you for your tremendous accomplishment. We thank you again. To Joan Anderson, Laura Lampys, Laura Miles and all of the other volunteers that assist with hospitality, the Board, Ministers, Practitioners, and your church family, thank all of you for the exceptional service that you provide for us each Sunday. Your community appreciates all that you so graciously provide for us. Our hearts are overjoyed by the gratitude that we honor you with. Again, our deepest love goes out to all of you! With a joyful heart, Wilvesta Morgan, Jr.

SUNDAY MUSIC
July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28 Paula Aghajanian and Mary Ekler David and Christy Cohen Mary Ekler Mary Ekler August 4 August 11 August 18 August 25 Mary Ekler David and Christy Cohen David and Christy Cohen Tina Meeks and Mary Ekler

Visions & Values cont. from page 1
comes from the ancient Greek language and meant to be filled with the gods. Other words for it are: passionate, zealous, eager. And one who experiences it can be called a religious visionary according to my dictionary! I’m not surprised that it is the natural flood of emotion that goes with visioning and that we are filled with the energy to take the actions that allow the vision to come forward. Now I am a realist and I know that sometimes after the original enthusiasm moves out that we can talk ourselves out of the vision. We can ask "Who am I to think that I know how to do this?" But I notice that this question separates us from our Divine Source, and that separation feeds

to fear. So what is the answer? "While I of myself can do nothing, God within me does the work!" Yes, Jesus used this understanding of the truth of Oneness to perform miracles. And so can we! Matter of fact it is the only thing that has ever worked. As we celebrate this month of freedom for our country, let us remember and give thanks for the Founding Fathers who also used this method. They were certainly drawn by a Divine Idea of Freedom that had not been tried before. They didn’t know how to make it happen. They couldn’t do it themselves. And yet they said "YES" and begin to take the next indicated step towards the vision. This is all we have to do! From my heart to yours, Rev Kris

A DAY OF CULTURAL HEALING Leaking With Love
Rev. Dr. Carol Bliss
I am so proud of our Center. We are like a mighty locomotive, powered by love, blazing new trails with compassion and justice. Through our progressive board, healing practitioners, and ‘vibrant, loving community,’ our Sanctuary is leading the way to a ‘world that works for all.’ Imagine being told your whole life that who you are is wrong, that God will never love you. Generations have lived with the pain of cultural exclusion. Our spiritual community is offering amends for the injustices of history. The Diversity Commission of Home Office recently issued a firstof-its-kind document – formal amends to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual community on behalf of religion. As people heard, many wept, hearing the power of these healing words. I am so proud of our ministers and board, who initiated a healing service on June 26, for the LGBT community. This magnificent act of embracing diversity is how the world changes. This is how people become free. Our Sanctuary’s pioneering healing service affords the opportunity to release the past, to heal, and to celebrate life in the full light of love and acceptance. What a gift! As we celebrate this momentous event, we recognize there is nothing in any of our lives that can’t become different, no circumstance that can’t radically change. As we extend ourselves in love, the world rises up to a new level of compassion and inclusion. Let’s start a revolution of love. (Copies of the Commission’s Statement are available in our Sanctuary.)

WALK THE WALK By Rev. Greg Dorst
I just took a walk and had occasion to look into the eyes of a lot of people and say "Good morning, how are you?" The responses that I received were wonderful ranging from "fine, thank you" to "blessed" to "best day ever!" The eyes that I looked into were clear and bright and filled with life; most of these people walked with a purpose, having something important to do. All in all, a successful morning walk, especially when considering that each of the people that I spoke to were in a location where they never expected to be, getting help for belief systems that they never thought would demonstrate as chronic addiction and mental illness. The smile on my face is as a result of my own recognition that the broken belief systems are on the mend and that their grateful attitudes reflect the level of consciousness of the staff who work with them. I don’t even have to speak with the staff to know that they are connected with Spirit, their own loving Source, that Creative Energy that many of us refer to as God. That level of consciousness "trickles down" to each participant in the program demonstrating as connectivity and gratitude. I truly believe that people are successful when they can "show up" as love no matter what may be happening around them, where they might be or what others think about them. Live in Grace… Namaste, Rev. Greg

VISIONS IN PROGRESS by Kellie Davis
Hi dear friends of our spectacular Sanctuary for Spiritual Living! We are so excited to be enjoying all the wonderful events, fund raisers and summer classes here at our amazing church! For the Visions In Progress (VIP) service group, it’s especially FUN! When you hear VIP you probably think of the Very Important People and yes, while we are all very important, I wanted to let you know that it actually also represents our group for this: Very Inclusive People. Yes, that’s right! We are all included. This is a space where ALL who would like to be a part of something great can come and express themselves in a safe and loving environment. We believe that WE are ALL ONE and that is an essential principle of our Science of Mind Philosophy and that is why the Visions In Progress service group was created! Over the next few months, we will be exploring how our group can continue to be involved to help our beloved church, our community and each other to create and do good and more good. This may come in unexpected ways. When we created this group we had a visioning session that was awesome to witness and be a part of the creative process. Out of that visioning we had some really cool ideas and excitement surrounding the possibilities. Things and ideas tend to regenerate and evolve. Who knows what will manifest next! So, come and join us at the next gathering. We meet on the first Sunday of the month after our Celebration Service in JR Church. It is a great way to connect and appreciate life by taking passion with a purpose to a whole new level! "There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life." – Federico Fellini, Italian Film Director. So come and check it out – we got a seat available just for YOU!! Joyfully, Kellie Davis, President.

YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
The Youth and Family Team (consisting of all of our youth, parents, teachers and interested members) met to vision on June 30. Wonderful things are in store for our children and teens. We envision a growing, active group of children and teens creating interesting and fun activities and fund raisers which bring forward the involved leadership of our teens assisting in their growth into successful adults. Our Teen group is fully committed to creating fund raisers that support our Youth and Family Ministry Scholarship Fund. This fund was created to assist in sending our involved children and teens to Camps and Asilomar. Part of qualifying for funds is active involvement on Sundays and in fund raising activities by our children and teens. The intention of this fund is for all of our active children and teens to be able to attend CSL activities and to support our families in being part of the Asilomar, tween, and teen activities. The fund also sends our camp advisors to CSL advisor training sessions. The room was filled with inspiration and enthusiasm as wonderful Divine Ideas filled the whiteboard with possibilities. You will see fund raisers including Craft Boutiques with items made by our teens, a dog wash (on Saturday, July 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.), all recycled plastic drinking bottles (with all profit going to the fund), hosting a Movie Night (Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.), Bake Sales and other fun activities. Our teens leave for camp on July 13 and will be returning on July 20, you can expect to hear about what they experienced at church on July 21 and as Part of our Ice Cream Social after church they are going to share some of the experience with you. We will be setting up a Youth and Family Ministry Table in Harmony Hall where you will be able to see a calendar of events and items for sale after services on Sundays. The Youth are asking that you bring used toilet paper rolls and empty plastic bottles to church for craft items and recycling in support of their activities. How wonderful for us to be a positive influence on the lives of our beautiful children and teens through this Divine Activity! From my heart to yours, Rev. Kris

SUNDOWN SHOWDOWN
On Sunday, September 1, we will have our regular Barbeque after service. This year we will also have a murder mystery theater happening beginning during our social hour! Our church will return to the mid 1800’s in our very city, as we find ourselves involved in the lives of the local population and the drama over a hidden diamond mine, a lost Toltec power object, the mystery of the "Weeping Widow", a gang of Bank Robbers and the characters of the town. We are asking those of you interested in playing a part in the mystery to talk with Mara Arnold and everyone to dress up as members of the local population: Western, Native American or small town Americana wear. Expect a very fun time as we solve the mystery together.

July Calendar of Events
sunday monday
1 Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am It's All God Class 7:00 pm 7 “We are Free 8 to Choose” Monday Morning Independence Day BBQ Miracles 10:00 am 12:00 pm Visions In Progress 1:00 pm It's All God Class One Power Service 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 14
“We are Free to Forgive” One Power Service 6:30 pm

tuesday
2 Ethnocise 5:45 pm Prosperity Plus 7:00 pm 9
Ethnocise 5:45 pm Prosperity Plus 7:00 pm

wednesday
3 Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm 10
Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm

thursday
4 Happy 4th! Fireworks at Church 7:30 pm 11

friday
5

saturday
6

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13 Practitioner Licensing Panels 8:30 am Movie Night: Life of Pi 6:30 pm 20
Practitioner Meeting 9:00 am Board of Trustees Noon

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Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am It's All God Class 7:00 pm

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Ethnocise 5:45 pm Prosperity Plus 7:00 pm

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Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm

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21 “We are Free to Change” Ice Cream Social 12:15 pm One Power Service 6:30 pm

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Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am It's All God Class 7:00 pm

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Prosperity Plus 7:00 pm

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Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm

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Youth & Family Ministry Dog Wash 7:30 am

One Power Service 6:00 pm Asilomar

28 "Spiritual Creativity" 29 Guest Speaker: Monday Morning Robert McDowell Miracles 10:00 am Sending Loving Words workshop 1:00 pm Asilomar

30 Asilomar

31 Asilomar Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm

Birthdays 7/1 Wilvesta Morgan 7/2 Mary Paine 7/8 Mary Filippelli 7/11 Diane Glock 7/12 Paula Cosio 7/14 Sandra Macis

7/17 7/19 7/19 7/21 7/23 7/26

Teresa Day Sharon Navarro Monica Watson Sulema Servera Peggy Huber Victoria Del Aguila

August Calendar of Events
sunday monday
8/15 8/17 8/17 8/19

tuesday
Cynthia Stevens Lindee Brown Larsen Shirley Skove Pat Watkins

wednesday
8/20 Greg Dorst 8/20 David Peterson

thursday
1 Asilomar

friday
2 Asilomar

saturday
3 Asilomar

Birthdays 8/7 Ryta Jones 8/7 Emily Orr 8/8 Melissa Huitron 8/15 Jean Blomgren

4 “We are Free to Grow” Visions In Progress 1:00 pm One Power Service 6:30 pm 11 “We are Free to Chart Our Course” Intention Bracelet Workshop 1:00 pm One Power Service 6:30 pm 18 “Picturing the Divine" Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Carol Bliss Illuminated Manuscripts 1:15 pm One Power Service 6:30 pm 25 “Cruising Through Life” Guest Speaker: Rev. Roger Juline One Power Service 6:30 pm

5 Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am 12
Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am

6 Prosperity Plus 7:00 pm

7 8 Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm 14
Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm

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10 Practitioner Meeting 9:00 am Board of Trustees noon 17

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Movie Night hosted by Youth and Family Ministry 6:30 pm

19 Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am 26 Monday Morning Miracles 10:00 am Practitioner Preview Class 7:00 pm

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21 22 Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm 28 29 Tai Chi 6:00 pm Healing Light Service 7:00 pm

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CURRENT EVENTS
4th of July Fireworks & Picnic
Celebrate the 4th of July at church! The fireworks show is amazing from every corner of the church grounds and the fun of our community relaxing under the stars, playing cards and games, sharing with friends and owing and awing at the fireworks. Bring food to share, we begin set up at 7 p.m. moving tables and chairs outside to enjoy the show. Thursday, July 4th (No fireworks allowed on church property.)

Power of Intention Bracelet Workshop
Practitioner Monica Gump will be facilitating her creative and purpose-filled workshop, The Power of Intention, on Sunday, August 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. Each participant will leave with a bracelet created by your own making, and empowered with the stones of your choice for the intentions you desire to set for your life. Cost for the workshop is $40 to cover the cost of the materials. Please sign up in Harmony hall.

Independence Day BBQ
Bring your favorite side dish and enjoy our Independence Day Barbeque on Sunday, July 7 after service. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and hot links will beon the grill and ice cream in the freezer. Love offering $5 (empty hands $10).

Movie Night
Our Youth and Family Ministry are hosting our next movie night on Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. They are choosing the movie (to be announced) and creating dinner (a baked potato bar has been suggested). Funds from this evening will go to our Youth and Family Ministry Activity Fund which pays for our children and teens to attend Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) activities, such as Youth Camp, Asilomar and Tween day camps. Come join and support our Youth!

Movie Night – Life of Pi
Dinner and a Movie, on Saturday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. we will be seeing the movie "Life of Pi" with discussion time after the movie. Dinner menu to be announced.

Ice Cream Social & Youth Sunday
Sunday, July 21st is National Ice Cream Day and we are adding an Ice Cream Social to our Sunday Pot Luck in celebration! Bring your favorite Ice Cream and topping to share. Our Youth will be newly returned from CSL Youth Camp and will be sharing their experiences with us this Sunday as well!

Illuminated Manuscripts: An Affirmation Painting Workshop
Looking for a creative way to deepen the impact of your affirmations? Explore the art of symbolizing your deepest intentions, beliefs and aspirations. Together we will use the magic of color and images to create beautiful and permanent reminders of our favorite inspirational words. No art experience necessary. (We may create a gallery showing of our work to inspire others.) Sunday, August 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Rev. Carol.

Asilomar
The dates are set for the annual summer conference at Asilomar. Reserve Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3 to go to the "Refuge by the Sea" with all your friends. Make reservations at csl.org, under the events section and register on line. Remember there is both a registration fee for the conference paid to Centers for Spiritual Living and a fee for housing and food paid to Asilomar Conference grounds.

Sending Loving Words
Let’s welcome back Robert McDowell (The Poetry Mentor) in a big way. We have been honored to have him speak to us and teach Poetry as Spiritual Practice here in the past. But did you know that he honored our center with a mention in his latest book, The More We Get Together? Now we have asked this author back on Sunday, July 28 at 11 a.m. A workshop on using the beauty of language to connect or reconnect with others is being presented from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with Robert and practitioners Jill Roberts and George Weatherford. This 2 _ hour experiential workshop promises to take you deeper with your communication. Cost is $36. May you introduce loving words into all your relationships. We will have Robert’s books available for purchase. If you would like to know more, please contact Jill Roberts at 805/451-2886.

COMING EVENTS
Labor Day BBQ and Sundown Showdown!
On Sunday, September 1, we will have our regular Barbeque after service. This year we will also have a murder mystery theater happening beginning during our social hour! Our church will return to the mid 1800’s in our very city, as we find ourselves involved in the lives of the local population and the drama over a hidden diamond mine, a lost Toltec power object, the mystery of the "Weeping Widow," a gang of Bank Robbers and the characters of the town. We are asking those of you interested in playing a part in the mystery to talk with Mara Arnold and everyone to dress up as members of the local population: Western, Native American or small town Americana wear. Expect a very fun time as we solve the mystery together.

Annual Meeting and Church Luncheon
Our Annual Membership Meeting is on Sunday, October 20, at 1 p.m. This meeting is open to Active Members of our Church. One of the main purposes of this meeting is the election of members to the Board of Trustees. Annual financial reports are given and the vision for our church presented. A luncheon will be served after church before the meeting. If you are interested in running for the Board of Trustees please speak to any Board member or Rev. Kris.

Halloween Party
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. for our annual Halloween Party. Food, fun, costume contest, music, dancing, opportunity prizes, auction, games, etc. This night is an extraordinary good time for all. Start planning now!! You don’t want to miss this event! What is your costume this year?

Healing Arts Faire
Our Healing Arts Faire is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 this year! If you are a healer or know a healer or product person who may want to be in the Faire this year, please contact Pat McKee. Volunteers for this incredible event can contact Terri Thayer. Plan to attend and tell your friends. No charge to enter the faire, you may purchase healing sessions, products and food.

Veteran’s Day
Rev. Kris and our Music Department will present a special service on Sunday, November 10 for Veteran’s Day at our 11 a.m. Celebration Service.

Movie Night
Join Rev. Kris as she hosts Movie Night on Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. The movie is "What the Blip Do We Know?" and the menu is to be determined.

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, will be a day of celebration at our church. Starting with a social hour at 3 p.m., we will enjoy a potluck, dinner, with our church providing the turkeys! Come for a quick hello, or the whole celebration, and bring your family and friends. All are welcome, please sign up in Harmony Hall during November, so we know how many turkeys to prepare.

Treat Yourself To Life!
Our Practitioners are inviting you to a retreat day on Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a light breakfast and full lunch as part of the day. The theme of the retreat is "Treat Yourself to Life! And our Practitioners will be creating the day especially for you. $25 includes meals and supplies. Proceeds go to the Practitioner fund.

Family Meeting and Church Breakfast
Our Family Meeting, which informs you of the activities of our Volunteer groups, church organizations and our Board of Trustees will be held on Sunday, October 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Social Hall. Breakfast will be served by Jim Montgomery and his team of volunteers. This meeting is open to all members and friends of our church.

New Member Sunday
On Sunday, October 13, Wilvesta Morgan Jr. and Rev. Kris will welcome new members into our congregation during the celebration service. If you are interested in joining our church, you may speak to Board Members, Terri Thayer or Rev. Kris regarding any questions you may have; or you can complete a membership card at the receptionist’s desk in the lobby before Sunday, October 6. There will be an orientation meeting at 1 p.m. on October 13 in the Sanctuary.

CLASSES
Non Certificated Classes

Ethnocise
Connect more deeply with your body by strengthening your core muscles and opening your energy channels. This one hour class is the creation of physical therapist, Karin Spruill. In this class you will learn a basic aerobic exercise program using dances from other cultures. This is essentially a beginner exercise class, good for someone who wants to start exercising in a safe environment. We will learn the Hula with the song "Tiny Bubbles," Reggae hip-hop with the song "Brighter than the Sun," African dance, and Latin with a JLo tune. Rev. Kris finds this to be a very fun and laugh filled class. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Sun May 19 at 1:15 p.m. in the Junior Church classroom. $10 fee.

Sending Loving Words
Let’s welcome back Robert McDowell (The Poetry Mentor) in a big way. We have been honored to have him speak to us and teach Poetry as Spiritual Practice here in the past. But did you know that he honored our center with a mention in his latest book, The More We Get Together? Now we have asked this author back on Sunday, July 28 at 11 a.m. A workshop on using the beauty of language to connect or reconnect with others is being presented from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with Robert and practitioners Jill Roberts and George Weatherford. This 2 _ hour experiential workshop promises to take you deeper with your communication. Cost is $36. May you introduce loving words into all your relationships. We will have Robert’s books available for purchase. If you would like to know more, please contact Jill Roberts at 805/451-2886.

and class experience will help you embrace practical spirituality for everyday living, while at the same time enhance your world in an immediate and tangible way. This course presents a new spiritual principle each week and a spiritual practice to support the principle. The Creative Process is introduced at the beginning of the class and then flows through each week, so that you have the opportunity to see and use the Creative Process at work in each spiritual principle. Each week also features the writing of one of our Science of Mind "Elders" as well as one of our contemporaries on the subject at hand. These include Dr. William Hornaday, Dr. Frank Richelieu, Terry Cole Whittaker, Dr. Jesse Jennings, Dr. Kathy Hearn, Dr. Linda McNamar, and many more. This 10 week class begins Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. Movie Night on Friday, October 4 and Treat Yourself To Life Retreat on Saturday, October 5 is included as part of this course. Text Book: The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes, Optional Text: It is About You, by Kathy Juline. Class fees: The Sanctuary for Spiritual Living is offering this class for the registration and workbook costs of $85, instead of the normal $295. Payments are accepted. Additional Love Offerings are encouraged.

Essential Ernest Holmes
Beginning Tuesday, Sept 10, from 7 to 10 p.m., Rev. Kris will be teaching the Essential Ernest Holmes class. The book by the same name will serve as the text for study in this 8 week class and will focus on the various collected writings of Holmes, which are included in the book. This class offers an intimate look at the man, Ernest Holmes, including a chronology of his life and work, and aims to frame the teachings of the Science of Mind in an understandable manner for all students. Prerequisite for entrance: the Foundation Class. This class is required to enter Practitioner Studies. Class tuition: $225 includes workbook.

Power of Intention Bracelet Workshop
Practitioner Monica Gump will be facilitating her creative and purpose-filled workshop, The Power of Intention, on Sunday, August 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. Each participant will leave with a bracelet created by your own making, and empowered with the stones of your choice for the intentions you desire to set for your life. Cost for the workshop is $40 to cover the cost of the materials. Please sign up in Harmony hall.

Practitioner Preview
If you are called to the path of Practitioner, or if you’re interested in learning about the requirements involved, you are invited to attend the Practitioner Preview Class on Monday, August 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. This class is designed to be an informative forum about what it means to be a Religious Science Practitioner, what is involved in educational and licensing requirements, and the development of your inner life through the application of the Science of Mind Principles. The requirements for entering Practitioner Studies have changed, so you will want to be sure to attend this class (also, you may review the information in this issue of Spirit Expressed). No charge for this class. Practitioner I will be scheduled if we have enough qualified students to create a viable class experience.

Illuminated Manuscripts: An Affirmation Painting Workshop
Looking for a creative way to deepen the impact of your affirmations? Explore the art of symbolizing your deepest intentions, beliefs and aspirations. Together we will use the magic of color and images to create beautiful and permanent reminders of our favorite inspirational words. No art experience necessary. (We may create a gallery showing of our work to inspire others.) Sunday, August 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Rev. Carol.

Practitioner II
The second year of Practitioner Studies focuses on the consciousness, the skills and the responsibilities of the professional Practitioner, as well as the relationship of the Professional Practitioner to the principles we teach, the client, the process in healing, the church, the community and the world. The 30 week course is facilitated by Rev. Kris and starts Monday, September 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuition for this certificated course is $650.

Certificated Classes

Foundation Class
By enrolling in this class, you are about to embark upon a life-changing journey toward greater good! The materials

PRACTITIONER’S CORNER
LICENSED RELIGIOUS SCIENCE PRACTITIONERS
Practitioners have been described as “the healing arm of the church”. Our practitioners embrace the entire congregation with their loving consciousness, uplifting and serving through healing prayer treatment. Healing Prayer Treatment is “the conscious, active recognition of Spiritual presence, Spiritual Force, Spiritual Law and Spiritual Order”. When we make prayer treatment an integral part of our lives, we experience a greater sense of order and harmony in every aspect of our being. The Ministry of Prayer is made up of licensed Religious Science Practitioners who are dedicated to daily prayer treatment for those individuals who have requested assistance. If you are experiencing a personal challenge, you may request healing prayer treatment through our Ministry of Prayer. The prayer box, along with prayer request envelopes, is located in the church lobby. If you prefer to receive prayer on an individual basis, Practitioners are available each Sunday after service in the healing center. Treatment through the Ministry of Prayer is offered free of charge, though your love donations and feedback are very welcome! Remember, in God all things are possible! “We serve life – not because it is broken, but because it is Holy!” – Anonymous

July Treatment by Corinne Kemp, R.Sc.P.
July, what a month of God’s life giving sunshine, fireworks, picnics, beach trips and Independence day for our blessed country. So taking a deep and cleansing breath, breathe in the Love and Light, Balance and Harmony, Abundance and Joy, Perfection and Wholeness that is God in you. I worship and adore God’s presence in every cell of our bodies, each thought of our minds and every emotion of our hearts. I am one with God’s beautiful flowers, trees, mountains, sunsets and sunrises. And God is one with each of us now. I affirm and speak my word for each one of us today. Abundance and Joy, Balance and Harmony, Perfection and Wholeness fill our thoughts and emotions and out picture today. Summer blessings abound everywhere. We are God’s precious sons and daughters. I am so very grateful and thankful for knowing this truth for each of you and for myself. What a wonderful world we live in. So knowing that these words are true and real and already here, I release this gratefully into the law that only says Yes! Amen.

Available by Appointment
Joan Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 337-6271 Sharron Clark, Emeritus . . . . . . . . .(661) 943-1068 Rene Cornwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(661) 949-9439 Linda Cullerton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 374-4120 Kellie Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 456-9225 Nohra DeFrancisco . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 963-8639 Sadhna Dehler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 818-4765 Rev. Greg Dorst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 222-6299 Jackie Dorst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 422-3704 Marilyn Fouch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 392-9667 Ryan Fowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 436-6308 Diane Glock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 966-9506 Corinne Gomez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 810-5592 Anabel Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 825-0461 Monica Gump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 858-2787 Merry Hercules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 222-8221 Corinne Kemp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 331-6163 Claudette Bell King . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 794-4268 David Kline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(714) 979-9988 Ken Larsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(323) 459-3683 Lindee Brown Larsen . . . . . . . . . . .(323) 721-3487 Scott McDermitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 257-8987 Pat McKee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 599-4229 James Montgomery . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 852-9592 John Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 936-4467 Dale Quasny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 332-7274 Jill Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(805) 451-2886 Wendy Skarupa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 620-0232 Kim Weathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(562) 226-4471 Maureen Welch, Prayer Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 966-8166 Robert Welch, Prayer Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 966-8166

August Treatment by Scotty McDermitt, R.Sc.P.
God is love and light. God is the sun in a deep blue summer sky; God is the orange harvest moon in the balmy August night. God is infinite, encompassing all the activity of the universe. God is right here… right now. I know there is only one mind, and it is the mind of God, lacking nothing, whole, perfect, and complete. I am one with this mind now. As this is the truth for me, so it is for all who read or repeat my written word, they are one with this universal mind. My word is a word of Divine power. I speak my word for my congregation now. God is Divine right order unfolding perfectly in everyone’s life. Therefore all are blessed by this life giving force, each receiving its due. God’s perfect love is healing all sickness and dis-ease because God knows nothing of illness, pain or suffering. Everyone experiences renewed strength and vitality. God is providing rest and recuperation for all who are weary. The time of the summer harvest is upon us all and God’s bounty and abundance is shared with all who gather it in. There is no lack or limitation and the earth puts forth the fruits of all labor and the work of the summer harvest occurs with perfect ease and grace. Everyone finds reasons to rejoice in this most auspicious time of year. I speak a word of gratitude in knowing this truth for the members of our Sanctuary. I give thanks for the peace, harmony, and love we all find here in our church. I give thanks for my relationships with my ministers Kris, Carol, and Greg who share their experience, strength and hope with us all. I give thanks for the many blessings that occur for me as a practitioner of our church. I release my word unto the law with love, knowing in truth, that it is already done. And so it is! Amen

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Sanctuary for Spiritual Living
SERVICE INFORMATION SUNDAY CELEBRATION SERVICE . . . . . . .11:00 a.m. SUNDAY MEDITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m. HEALING LIGHT SERVICE WEDNESDAY . . . . . . .7:00 p.m. ONE POWER SUNSET SERVICE SUNDAY . .6:30 p.m.

Your Board of Trustees
Rev. Kristina Collins, Chaplain and Ministry of Prayer . .(626) 963-4608 Wilvesta Morgan Jr., President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 919-0737 Kellie Davis, Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(909) 456-9225 Kim Weathers, Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(562) 266-4471 Victoria Del Aguila, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(818) 516-5511 James Kilgore, Trustee, Buildings and Grounds . .(909) 593-7332 Terri Thayer, Trustee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(626) 421-8477

Coordinating Council
Bookstore Dale Quasny . . . . . . .(626) 332-7274 Building & Grounds James Kilgore . . . . . . .(909) 593-7332 Scott McDermitt . . . .(626) 257-8987 Cyndi Mulhern . . . . . (909) 319-2668 Computer Committee Ryan Fowler . . . . . . . (909) 436-6308 Flower Calendar Coordinator Bridget Muradian . . . (626) 338-2095 Hospital Visitation John Morgan . . . . . . (909) 936-4467 Ministry of Prayer Maureen Welch . . . . .(626) 966-8166 Robert Welch . . . . . . (626) 966-8166 Newsletter Rev. Kris Collins . . . . .(626) 332-6838 Rental Coordinator Jim Montgomery . . . (626) 852-9592 Sound Coordinator Linda Cullerton . . . . (909) 374-4120 Mike Gallagher . . . . .(626) 512-0822 Sunday Hospitality Coordinator Joan Anderson . . . . . .(626) 337-6271 Sunday Volunteer Coordinator Terri Thayer . . . . . . . .(626) 421-8477 Visions In Progress Kellie Davis . . . . . . . .(909) 456-9225 Jeffery Buckner . . . . .(626) 392-8862 Youth & Family Ministry Scotty McDermitt . . .(626) 257-8987 Jill Roberts . . . . . . . . .(805) 451-2886

Your Ministerial Staff
Minister Rev. Kristina Collins . . . .(626) 963-4608 Assistant Minister Rev. Carol Bliss . . . . . . .(909) 445-0645 Assistant Minister Rev. Greg Dorst . . . . . . .(626) 222-6299

Church Office
Wednesdays • Noon – 5:00 p.m. CHURCH TELEPHONE: (626) 332-6838 FAX: (626) 859-2783 E-Mail: RevKrisC@aol.com Web Site: SOMCHURCH.org

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