Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
December 03 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
December 10 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
December 17 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
December 24 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
December 31 Rev. Pam MacGregor
Embracing the Spirit of Christmas
It is with great joy that the Science of Mind Spiritual Center Los Angeles Board of Directors and Practitioners join me in wishing you all the blessings of the season. We very much look forward to sharing this sacred month with you as we gather together each Sunday as a spiritual family and explore our theme of the month, “Embracing the Spirit of Christmas.” Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, may you and your dear ones be filled with the true inner and outer Spirit of the holidays.
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
December 03 Embracing the Spirit of You – Rev. Pam
Amidst all the flurry of activities and busyness of the holiday season, it’s easy to disconnect from the calm center of our inner self and become “human doings” rather than human beings. Together, let us set a collective intention to center and embrace the Spirit that lives within each one of us. And for those among us who find the holidays emotionally challenging, this centered embracement is a powerful antidote to the holiday blues.
December 10 Embracing the Spirit of Peace – Rev. Pam
In our turbulent times, what would it take to embody the Beatitude taught and lived by the master teacher, Jesus the Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God?” Often referred to as the Prince of Peace, he set for us an example of unbroken connection to the Higher Self whether in calm or turbulent circumstances. Today, we will explore Seven Practices for Peace as outlined in Deepak Chopra’s book, Peace Is the Way.
December 17 Embracing the Spirit of the Christ – Rev. Pam
Embracing the spirit of the Christ is about taking ownership of our own inherent Christ Consciousness. As the master teacher himself reminds us, “Truly, truly, I say unto you, he who believes in me shall do the works which I do; and even greater than these things he shall do.” Let us begin by emanating his example of expressing the Christ-like qualities of compassion, unconditional love, forgiveness, kindness, surrender and humility.
December 24 Embracing and Sharing Your Gifts
The story of the little drummer boy has become a timeless Christmas Carol, and for good reason. Captured within its lyrics is the message that, just like that little drummer boy, each of us has been born to embrace and deliver our gifts on the planet. Spirit delights in every single one of us, and this line from the carol offers us a reminder of that truth, “Then he smiled at me….”, and so it is that Spirit is unconditionally smiling upon us each and every day that we walk the planet.
December 31 Celebrating the Spirit of Completion
As the year draws to a close, it’s natural for us to evaluate the year’s accomplishments and set our aspirations for the New Year. Let us include in this process an acknowledgment of how far we’ve come, how much we’ve learned, how we’ve deepened in our spiritual practices, contributed to our spiritual community and beyond, and especially to remind ourselves on a daily basis that the Great Law of Life is our constant companion on the path.
Order of Service
1. OPENING SONG – Congregation
2. MUSIC – The Sunday Morning Band
3. COMMUNITY SONG – Congregation
4. WELCOME – Rev. Pam
5. 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.”
6. OPENING TREATMENT – Rev. Pam
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 – Rev PAM & Congregation
“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 Sunday Morning 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.