WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR August 14, 2017
Theme for the month of August is:
PEACE OF MIND
In light of the cruel and mindless events that took place recently in Virginia and the various responses to such acts, now is a good time to ask ourselves the question, is the world changing who we are, or are we changing the world?
It is so easy to be swayed by rhetoric. But rhetoric alone is not enough. It must be followed by meaningful action. When we sing our Peace Song, does it merely signify the end of our Sunday Service? Or do we take to heart the closing words, “…Now there is Peace on earth, and now it begins with me.”
There appears to be so little we can do individually, yet in unity declaring our love of and pledge for peace does establish strength within each of us. It is just that strength that will reveal itself when we are confronted by those whose ideas or beliefs are in direct conflict with peace and harmony. If we call on our faith and trust in our own Inner Power of fairness and compassionate understanding, we will know our right response. The God of Life did not intend for us to resort to intimidating physical, mental, or verbal abuse. That only leads to mayhem and violence.
Ernest Holmes wrote in The Science of Mind, p. 285, “…We cannot enter into peace while we are in a state of confusion. It cannot be done. We cannot manifest love when we have a mental equivalent of hate in our hearts and minds.”
Determine today that despite grievous appearances, to focus on peace, peace of mind, peace for our nation, peace for our world.
Peace, infinite peace, is at the center of my soul.
Rev Dotty is taking a 3 month sabbatical. If you are in need of treatment please call the Center (530-589-9719) to set up an appointment with one of our other practitioners. Office hours will remain Tues& Wed, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT ALL WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTER HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
Sun, Aug 20, 10:30 am: April Showers, MB, LBH speaks about “State of Mind”
Special Music is by Ellen Alford
THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING WILL FOLLOW THE SERVICE. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO STAY.
Tues., Aug 22: Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by Passages Caregivers Resource Center, meets at 1:30 to 3:00 pm. If you are providing care for someone and feel overwhelmed, frustrated or simply need to talk and get advice on how to handle a particular issue, come join in the discussion.
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