CONCORDIA CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
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CONCORDIA CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
MARCH 12, 2017
CSL THEME: March - Spiritual Living through Education and Continuous Improvement: We walk a path of awakening, growth, and spiritual deepening through classes, workshops, seminars and spiritual practices that allow us to embrace education as a lifelong endeavor. We consistently welcome more and more of the Divine Nature to be realized within us and revealed through our relationships, our decisions and our contributions to the world.
CSL Topic: Webs and Boxes – By Dr David Ault, Senior Minister, Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta
CONCORDIA LESSON: What stories are running your life? - hypnotic tales of frustrations and anxieties or Fun Possibilities?
Lesson delivered by: Rev Ian Taylor
We have never been out of our right path, only we have been walking in it backwards instead of forwards, and now that we have begun to follow the path in the right direction, we find that it is none other than the way of peace, the path of joy, and the road to eternal life. These things we may attain by simply living naturally with ourselves. It is because we are trying to be or to do something which is not natural to us that we experience weariness and labour, where we should find all our activities joyously concentrated by the force of the love that we have for them. But when we make the grand discovery of how to live naturally, we shall find it to be all, and more than all, a perpetual joy to ourselves, and we shall radiate light and life wherever we go. - Thomas Troward, The Hidden Power
This is a natural power, the light and heat, and all nature cooperates with it. The reason why we feel one man’s presence, and do not another’s, is as simple as gravity. Truth is the summit of being: justice is the application of it to affairs. All individual natures stand in a scale, according to the purity of this element in them. The will of the pure runs down from them into other natures, as water runs down from a higher into a lower vessel. - Ralph Waldo Emerson – Emerson’s Essays “Character”
I stood upon the shores of The Larger Life, I heard its selling tide, I felt its lapping waves upon my feet. Uninvited, the unknown became the known, The invisible was seen. A voice spoke and I heard it. Beyond all reasoned thought, it spoke a language that feeling and only feeling can interpret. . . but real, oh, so real! Illusive, fluidic but substance of all substance, Illumination came! - Ernest and Fenwicke Holmes – The Voice Celestial – Illumination and Intuition
The Hospitality Ministry is looking for volunteers to help nourish our flock. Do you enjoy socializing and being nourished after service on Sundays? Then we need your help to set up before service and/or to help clean up after. Ideally, we would like to have two (2) people set up before service and two (2) to clean up afterwards…..many hands make for light work! You can sign up for as often as you want….weekly, monthly, etc. We also need food each week…..as this is all volunteer…..There is a new sign-up sheet at the Information Center or see Heather Kilgore
During our winter season, information regarding all Concordia cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on the office voicemail. Simply call the office at 401-732-1552. – We will confirm both cancellations and non-cancellations.
Our Gong Bath Celebration with Gongs of Joy! is cancelled until further notice.
Our Teens Workshop for Adults scheduled for Sunday is cancelled – stay tuned for our upcoming Teen activities.
Our brand new and exciting class with Mary Broomall, called “TEN SECRETS” will begin this Thursday March 16th – please sign up at the information center
Our popular class “Prosperity Plus” returns with new teachers, Christine Egan, RScP and Benjamin Blackett. Class starts March 29th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Child care will be provided from 6:15pm to 8:45pm – please sign up at the information center.
ARE YOU CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP AT CONCORDIA??? – spiritual growth and the myriad of benefits for being a part of Concordia CSL Membership. Oh, and there will be deliciously wonderful and sumptuous gourmet lunch to share. Please see John Tarrats or Linda Giordano for more information or dive right in and fill out sign-up the sheet at the information center today in Fellowship Hall. We look forward to seeing & serving YOU! - COME ON DOWN (OR UP) CONCORDIA PATHWAY TO MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION Sunday March 26, 2017, 11:45 am-4:00 pm - (PLEASE NOTE: while everyone can participate in many Concordia activities, membership is required for voting in our April annual meetings, other special meetings and our CSL meetings)
SAVE THE DATE: our first monthly live streaming trilingual service will be Friday April 21st at 7pm – all are invited. – we welcome folks for training to live stream this monthly trilingual service – If interested, please see Rev Ian.
Sunday April 30th will be our annual community meeting immediately after our celebration service. Everyone can attend, but membership is required for voting.
ON GOING PROGRAMS
We are thrilled as we continue to offer babysitting on Sundays. We also offer Children spiritual education and Spiritual Programs for Teens and Parents.
Visioning for the highest good for Concordia is open to everyone at 8:30am every Sunday morning, in the upstairs office near the vestibule.
Our licensed Practitioners are available for spiritual support, please contact any Practitioner personally. You may also submit treatment request cards.
Practitioners are also available to perform spiritual mind treatments with you today during Fellowship and can be identified by their stoles. Our Practitioner Interns are also available to perform treatment for you.
Details are available at the Information Center, the upstairs Foyer, our weekly newsletter and from the persons referenced. You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter today at our Information Center.
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