3135 Oro Dam Blvd East
Oroville CA 95966
Office hours: Tues - Wed 10am-2pm
Sunday service: 10:30am
e-mail: spiritoforo@sbcglobal.net



The Theme for November is

“How Great Thou Are”

“How you do anything is how you do everything.”—T. Harv Eker.

            That’s the first thing I read this morning when I checked my in-box. Everything I read after that was impacted. I had to figure out how do I go about doing “anything”. Mind “imps” started out by clouding the issue with questions like, “What does it mean “doing anything”: How do I make spaghetti sauce? Do the laundry? Answer correspondence? Pay bills?

            Pay Bills—yes, I could start there.

            Bills I receive go into a “Bills To Pay” folder. On a specified day of the month I pay them. Okay, this shows organization. It’s timely and efficient. However, I also realized I have a habit of writing checks without thoughts of gratitude for the service the bills afforded me. Hmm—better consider this a moment.

            Fortunately, I seldom gripe but let’s face it. That’s not the best attitude to maintain. The Universe responds to gratitude. It’s a two-way street. As “we give, so shall we receive.”

            I went on to explore how I approach other situations, expected or unexpected.  For one thing, I found I do many things the way I learned from watching others. How surprising to realize how many are performed automatically, seldom questioning their use, whether necessary or even beneficial.

            That started me reviewing my “doing” activity more closely. What do I do that gives me joy? I started by taking time to seek out specific things I simply love doing, that give me deep joy and often with a feeling of playfulness. I didn’t ask why as I felt that was beside the point. Mindfully, I started weeding through my attitudes.

            It didn’t take long. Writing thoughts and ideas that might have relevancy to others sometimes is dicey. Yes, a lot of editing takes place. I ask over and over, am I making myself clear? Am I making sense?  Still the bottom line remained. I love to write!  It also means taking on-line classes. I buy books, which I study, but most of all, I write!

            What do you do that gives you joy? Teach yoga? Sing in a chorus? Build bird houses? Bake Bread? Sew?

            Don’t stop there. Too often we build mental fences of resistance:  But there’s no chorus available. Then start one. Need an outlet for your sewing talent? Women’s Centers are always in need. Bake? Teach classes in your home. Don’t despair that only one or three show interest in attending at first. Remember, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Don’t wait for someone to rescue you—“take the bull by the horns”—rescue yourself.

            Your desires are calling you—learn the steps of prayer, called Spiritual Mind Treatment, so you may answer that calling in your own special way. Ask for guidance from your Inner Wisdom—It’s waiting for your call! Make an appointment with Rev. Connie. She’ll show how you can start out on your very own Heroes Journey.

            In Joy,

                        Rev. Pat


I now know what I love to do and one day soon, ways open for me

to joyously express it profitably to my soul and my purse.


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All events are held at this Center unless the location is mentioned in the description of the event.

If you are in need of treatment, please call the Center (530-589-9719) to set up an appointment with one of our practitioners. Office hours are Mon, Wed and Thurs from 10:00am to 2:00pm.


Wednesday, November 7 at 10am-12pm: This is the last meeting for Rev Dotty’s book study on The Art of Abundance, 10 Rules for a Prosperous Life by Dennis Merritt Jones.


Wednesday, November 7 following the Book Study from 12pm – 1:15pm. Lucy will be conducting a Yoga session.


Wednesday, November 7 at 6PM-7PM. Due to the next Full Moon occurring the day after Thanksgiving Francine Fields is instead holding the Drumming Circle on the New Moon. Bring a drum (it can be an empty gallon jug or a pot, whatever you may have on hand) or rattles and join us. A suggested $10 donation is appreciated.


Friday, November 9 at 6pm - We will hold our 6th annual Feast of Gratitude Soup Dinner. Sign up to bring a pot of your favorite soup or bread or dessert to share. Cost is a non-perishable food item for donation to the food bank. If you plan to come, please sign-up and indicate the number of people in your party. We also need to know if you will be bringing soup, bread or dessert. You may call the Center (530-589-9719) and leave the information on the voicemail.


Sunday, November 11: Service starts at 10:30am with Rev Connie Couser as speaker. Special Music will be presented by Rod Loomis.


Sunday, November 11 following service there will be social time to celebrate the retirement of Rev Dotty Page and Rev Pat Ballard from their full-time Spiritual Leader positions at the Center.


Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm. Come join us for an evening of good food and friendship at the new Acorn Café at Gold Country Casino.


Tuesday, November 27 at1:30pm-3:00pm: This group provides an opportunity to share experiences and ideas to ease the stress of caregiving with other caregivers. It is facilitated by a professional Family Counselor from Passages. Further information about Passages and what they can provide is on the Information Table.

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