Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
July 01 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
July 08 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
July 15 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
July 22 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
July 29 Rev. Pam MacGregor
The True Meaning of Freedom
It is the inspiring responses you gave to my June 10th poll about feelings and thoughts you’d like to be freed from that have inspired July’s theme, “The True Meaning of Freedom.”
And that’s not all, because you simultaneously gave me permission—and the courage—to free myself from over-preparing talks this month, so that together we can experience the joy of soul-stretching freedom. The ultimate freedom is the courage to be our authentic Self, so as we journey through the 5 Sundays in July, may we each discover and embrace ways for a new, free way of living and being in the world.
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
July 01 Freedom from the Fear of Fear – Rev. Pam
Most of us are afraid of our own fear, thinking that it is a self-fulling prophecy. We want to short-circuit fear, affirm it away. Instead, we can learn how to communicate healthily with the energy of fear, to realize that while it’s not part of our true nature, it is a normal aspect of being human. This disempowers fear’s influence, allowing us to pop open a bottle of fearlessness and celebrate!
July 08 Freedom from Doubt, Worry, and Lack – Rev. Pam
We can develop the tools we need to skillfully work with the fear-based challenges of doubt, worry, and lack by shifting our reaction to them. One helpful way is to recall the words of the great American sage Mark Twain: “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Another approach is to ask what message they have shown up to deliver.
July 15 Freedom from Self-Ambushing Mind Chatter – Rev. Pam
Sometimes it’s harder to see what’s good about us than what is bad, especially when the mind launches into a self-critical cycle. The truth is, Spirit’s nexus of Heaven and Earth contributes to the ever-evolving person we are, which is to say that we are divine and human, and can respect both. Self-acceptance quiets mind chatter, humbly honoring all aspects of who we are.
July 22 Freedom from Minding the Business of Others – Rev. Pam
As David Richo so aptly put it, we’re all members of the “CIA: Critic, Interpreter and Advisor.” When we worship at the altar of our opinions, we are honoring a false god. Imagine the mind-space we’d free up by letting go of this mental habit! Dropping our cherished views of others from our repertory will cause us to become much more loving, respectful, and happy beings!
July 29 Freedom from Ego’s Control – Rev. Pam
Lying beneath our need to control is fear. The truth is, we don’t try to control due to self-centeredness but rather because of the ego’s fear of change or loss. We cling to control as though it were a life-raving raft in the middle of the ocean. Instead, let us hold our hearts heavenward and ride in the direction Spirit wants to guide us!
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.