Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
November 02 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
November 09 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
November 16 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
November 23 Rev. Pam
November 30 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
Gratitude: An Unconditional Quality of Consciousness
Loving greetings and best wishes to you and your dear ones for a joyous, blessed Thanksgiving celebration.
I’m very much looking forward to our coming together as a spiritual family throughout November to explore our monthly theme—“Gratitude: An Unconditional Quality of Consciousness.” There is a profound reason why the practice of spiritual mind treatment includes the step of thanksgiving: it reminds us that all that we need to wake up to our true nature and live the life divine has already been given to us by our Creator Source.
It’s so easy to give thanks when things go our way, when we get the results we seek in prayer. And yet how often, as a challenging situation resolves itself, have you been overwhelmed with gratefulness for the clarity and insight it brought? Obviously, Spirit wastes no opportunity to shine its light of wisdom and healing into our experiences. And when we can grasp that, we will radiate unconditional gratitude for all that comes into our lives.
Please know that at Thanksgiving and always, I thank each and every one of you for the contribution of your consciousness to our precious family.
Richest Blessings to you,
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
November 02 The Paradox of Gratitude – Rev. Pam
As we survey the contents of our lives, we notice there are those things for which we are grateful and those which we would prefer to be different than they are. And therein lies the paradox. When it comes to creating our gratitude list, we automatically look outward and count “things” to be grateful for, rather than turning inward and being grateful for the simple fact that we have this precious human incarnation just as it is and just as we are in the present moment.
November 09 Appreciation – An Aerodynamic Energy of the Heart – Rev. Pam
Authentic appreciation gives our heart wings. These wings fly us directly to our Source that unconditionally pours itself into our lives through our loved ones, our spiritual practices and community, through all Life in its myriad expressions. Even in the face of challenges, appreciation for the clarity and gifts appreciation delivers brings healing. When appreciation arises in our hearts, prayer is the result, which is why it has been said that “Thank you” is the most complete prayer.
November 16 The Empowering Grace of Perseverance – Rev. Pam
Webster’s Dictionary tells us that perseverance is remaining steadfast “in a course of action in spite of difficulties, obstacles, opposition, or discouragement; a continued patient effort.” Our commitment to persevere in our spiritual practices despite any appearances of setbacks, derailments, or distractions is supported by an assisting Grace that empowers us to keep on keeping on. Let us all bend a knee of gratitude in the knowledge that we are not now nor ever will be walking the journey alone.
November 23 The Inseparability of Love and Forgiveness – Rev. Pam
The question is not about whether we ourselves or someone whom we perceive as having slighted us are worthy of forgiveness. The question is about whether or not we have the abundance of love to forgive both ourselves and others. When we withhold forgiveness, we withhold love. As the adage goes, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” The more readily we forgive, the more we express the Divine Love within us.
November 30 The Unconditional Quality of Forgiveness – Rev. Pam
Have you ever had the experience of withholding forgiveness because you thought it would let the perceived perpetrator off the hook of accountability? Or what about the colloquialism of forgiving but not forgetting? Unconditional forgiveness is not about allowing abusive behavior to repeat itself or about righteous indignation. It is about unburdening ourselves from the bondage of the ego holding an unrelenting grudge, whether it is against ourselves or others. It is about being humbly grateful that “as ye forgive, so are ye forgiven.”
1. OPENING SONG & INTRO – The AwSOM Band
2. ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPENING TREATMENT
3. RESPONSE SONG – Congregation
My eyes are open, now I see, fullness of Truth revealed to me. My heart now holds the wonderful key, that opened my mind and set me free. Joyously now Love works for me, ready my God, my good to be. My eyes are open, now I see Spirit Divine!
4. MUSIC – The AwSOM Band
5. COMMUNITY SONG – The AwSOM Band
6. GUEST RECOGNITION – Rev PAM & Congregation
Whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever brought you through our doors today, welcome home. We’ve been waiting for you.
7. PEACE AFFIRMATION - Rev PAM & Congregation
“I believe in the power of the presence of God, working through me, the governments and peoples of the world, awakening our minds and hearts to bring forth Peace and make perfect our understanding.”
8. THE MESSAGE – Rev PAM
9. PROSPERITY AFFIRMATION & OFFERTORY
“Divine Love consecrates my gift. It goes forth to heal, to prosper, to support and to bless. It is evidence of my Absolute Conviction that God is the Source and Substance of my supply. I joyfully release my gift knowing that it returns to me multiplied abundantly.” And so it is!
10. MUSIC – The AwSOM Band
11. CLOSING TREATMENT – Rev PAM
12. PEACE SONG - Congregation
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With Love as the Power, United all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me and this is the moment now. With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow; to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.