Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
August 04 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
August 11 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
August 18 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
August 25 Rev. Pam MacGregor
Blessings In Disguise
How often has there been a challenge in your life when your first response was one of resistance, a wanting to push it away, deny its existence, and you later realized it was actually a blessing? I dare to say that if each of us was honest enough, we’d admit this happens more frequently than we may care to admit. Let’s experiment together as we put the theme for the month of August—“Blessings In Disguise”—under the microscope in the laboratory of consciousness. I pray you look forward to our adventure as much as I do!
Peace and richest blessings,
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
August 04 Why Pray When You Can Worry? – Rev. Pam
Worry impacts our mental, emotional and physical well-being. You’d think that would be enough to motivate us to begin skillfully taming the energy of worry by learning how to pause, breathe, and move into trust that we are never unattended to by Spirit’s grace. So let’s discover how worry is a “blessing in disguise” as a reliable, faithful escort into a sweet state of answered prayer.
August 11 Why Worry When You Can Pray? – Rev. Pam
Many of us are skilled worriers but that doesn’t have to discourage us because we are also skilled prayer warriors. No child was born a worrier; it is an evolutionary, conditioned response to life that began as a survival skill. Today we’ll explore five truth principles and practices for compassionately working with the human worry system.
August 18 The Importance of You Being You – Rev. Pam
You may have heard about the Dalai Lama’s first visit to the US and his surprise that self-criticism, shame and blame were so prevalent in our society. The truth is, each of us and all that accompanied us in our birth suitcase is vital to the formation of the individualized expression of Spirit that each of us is. Unpacking that suitcase with awareness confirms the importance of you being you.
August 25 Handle Stress or It Will Handle You – Rev. Pam
Stress. Even the word can raise blood pressure. How do we go about handling stress without denying it, without resisting getting to the core of the healing message it seeks to deliver? If we can slow down long enough in the midst of stress, we can begin to enter a mindset of equanimity and practice the four stress-reducing techniques we will discuss today.
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.