3135 Oro Dam Blvd East
Oroville CA 95966
530-589-9719
Office hours: Tues - Wed 10am-2pm
Sunday service: 10:30am
e-mail: spiritoforo@sbcglobal.net

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR July 9, 2018

The Theme for July is

“God In Me, Can Do Anything”.

          Have you ever had the experience of reading a profound statement that left you in awe? I at times pick up a book, open it at random and whamo! Right into the heart center. (I’m definitely aweable.)

          Sometimes, however, the author goes on to explain their statement that undoes the awe, even confuses.

          A book, titled How to Read a Book, written by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, recommends what to do when we read passages that at first reading are difficult to understand, cloud their meaning or intention.

          They suggest first off continue reading until the end of the passage or paragraph. Often, simply by completing the entire section you can see what the meaning is, what the author intended to explain. However, if there are words of which you have only a reader’s knowledge of their meaning, take the time to look them up in both a dictionary and a thesaurus to obtain a more explicit definition and further your understanding.

          Now, you may be wondering why I’m mentioning this. For me these were helpful suggestions in how to clarify misperceptions or misunderstandings that arise. We all know too well these often create feelings that form beliefs—beliefs that create wounds.

          I’ve heard that the English language contains more words than any other language. If true, one would think there should be no legitimate reason why English speaking people can’t make statements that others clearly understand. But words have emotional baggage attached to        Some of us may be willing to overlook unclear statements. Others, hearing what was never intended, may swallow their hurt or anger. Yet science is quick to show how such action can, over time, create physical harm to our bodies.

          Be watchful that we’re not second-guessing intentions; inquire, become clear as to what is being said, what the intention is. Too often we perceive a negative situation where no such meaning is intended. There may be instances where we may ask ourselves, why does what they are saying/doing upset me?

          Be ready and willing to clarify within yourself or to others your own words and actions and ask the same of another. And may your inner world reveal an outer world of clarity, harmony and peace of mind. We are each unique expressions of Life within the One Mind we call God. Awesome!

          In Joy,

                    Rev. Pat

WEEKLY AFFIRMATION

I know who I am and I know where I am going. The Spirit of Life

guides and leads me in ways of Truth and Harmony with all.

(Your comments are always welcome.)

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 Tues & Wed, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

FRIENDSHIP DINNER

Tuesday, July 10 @ 6:00pm. Come join us for an evening of good food and friendship at the Café at Gold Country Casino.

SUNDAY SERVICE

Sunday, July 15 @ 10:00am-10:15am pre-service Meditation will be held in the Library area of the center.

Service starts at 10:30am with Andy Turenne as guest speaker. The title of his lesson is “If God Is With Me, Who’s Against Me?” Special music will be performed by Rod Loomis.

Our regular board meeting will follow the service. Everyone is welcome to stay for the meeting.

PASSAGES CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30pm-3:00pm. If you are providing care for someone and feel overwhelmed, frustrated or just need to talk or get advice on how to handle a particular issue come join the group. The group is facilitated by a professional Family Counselor from Passages.

HEALING CIRCLE

Sunday, July 29, following the service. A Healing Circle will be held in the Pastor’s office. This circle is for people requesting treatment to benefit from group consciousness and to give students from the recently completed classes the opportunity to practice the art of prayer treatment.

 PASS THE WORD:

Holiday Craft Fair

The date is October 20, 2018. Sales hours are 9am-3pm.

For more information contact Ginnie Stone  at 530-567-6538

 
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