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OCTOBER: Love as Safety

October 1 “Conscious Communication” 
Cary Bayer

October 8 “Undefended Love” 
Rev. Faith Woods

October 15 “Fear of Intimacy” 
Rev. Faith Woods, special guest musician, guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto

October 22 “Unicorns, Elves, and Perfect Relationships” 
Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson, with music by the Celebration Choir

October 29 “TBA” 
Rev. Michael Orr, message and music

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6:30 - 9:30

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2nd Sunday: Taize
3rd Sunday: Evensong
4th Sunday: Interspiritual Circle

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2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church VA 22042

October 15, 2017: Fear of Intimacy

By on October 19, 2017 in Rev. Faith, Videos of talks

Comedy Concert with Greg Tamblyn – November 16, 2017

By on October 19, 2017 in Main event, News
Comedy Concert with Greg Tamblyn – November 16, 2017

BORN TO RAISE EYEBROWS
An award winning speaker-humorist-singer-songwriter for over 20 years, Greg combines outstanding audience rapport with an irreverent sense of humor. He captivates audiences with a wealth of powerful material about the relationship of lifestyle, music, and laughter to effectiveness and wellness.

Based for many years in Nashville, Greg discovered there was no shortage of “Why me?” songs, and began exploring ways to lighten up life’s challenges with mind-expanding songs like Self-Employment Made Harder By Difficult Boss, and Analog Brain In A Digital World. His humorous look at relationships, Common Side Effects Include, recently won the Humor category top honors in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, out of over 140,000 songs submitted.

Greg delivered one of the primary keynotes at the prestigious Humor Project International Conference, which in past years featured Goldie Hawn, Steve Allen, Bob Newhart, and other famous funny persons. Along with six CDs, Greg has released his first book of stories from the road: Atilla The Gate Agent: Travel Tales and Life Lessons From a Musical Laf-ologist. After reading it, Dr. Larry Dossey was inspired to call Greg “…a contemporary Mark Twain…”

Although he still returns to Nashville frequently for writing and recording sessions, Greg now lives in Kansas City. His current mission in life, and one of his funniest comedy bits, is Saving the World From Whiny Victim Love Songs.

Notable awards:
“Best Comedy/Novelty Song”  – Just Plain Folks Music Awards 
“Christmas Single of the Year”  – Cashbox magazine
“Best Comedy Song”  – Music City Song Festival
“Best Humorous Song”  – Posi Music Awards
“Most Uniting Song”  – Posi Music Awards
“Best Male Vocalist in Kansas City”  – Squire Newspapers

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30PM

Where: Celebration Center, 2840 Graham Road, Falls Church, VA

Tickets: $15 in advance at the Quiet Mind Bookstore or below, $20 at the door

 




I Call Forth Love

By on October 16, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
I Call Forth Love

Treatment by Rev Faith Woods

 

 

I caught the happy virus last night when I was out singing beneath the stars.

It is remarkably contagious –So kiss me.   Hafiz

God is Love. Love is all there is.

I am surrounded by and made from that Love.  Within my being is unconditional Love And that is what I call forth now.  I call forth this love from each person reading this prayer, from Celebration Center, from all Centers for Spiritual Living groups, and from every individual who studies Truth.

I speak my word now and as I call forth this Love it quietly pervades our every activity.  As I call it forth again, it rushes forward to soothe perceived wounds and wrongs.  Again, I request that love show itself in a mighty way, and it permeates all edges to soften and heal.

Back to the beginning – God is Love and Love is all there is and we remember we are swimming in the ocean of Love.  I become fully present and open to re-cognizing it.  Love is where I sprang forth and Love is where I reside, and Love is truly all there is.  I can be nowhere else.  It is and I am and You are and We be.   As I continue to call forth love as a practice, my eyes open, ears hear and actions that enhance the physical world come automatically through me.  I love and love returns.  I become a way-shower of Love. The world that works for all begins here and now with each of us.

I recognize the Law as a nourishing form of Love.  It allows my words and knowing to show up in my physical world.   I have planted the seed of love in action.  That seed is nurtured and shows up in our world in expected and unexpected ways.  Knowing what is in my heart, the Law brings it forth.

I am grateful as I put this love in action.  The release of this prayer completes the circle of love and I simply say – and so it is, amen.

“When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, ……   Kahil Gibran

 Treatment for September 18, 2017

Sunday Brunch with Rev Ray at Bentleys, Oct 22.

By on October 15, 2017 in Main event

Following our service, we’ll reconvene for lunch at 1:00 at Bentleys,  6654 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042.

The World is Heavenly

By on October 15, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
The World is Heavenly

 

Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP, MIT

 

It’s plain to see

The world is heavenly

Be God’s glow — Michael Jackson, Heal the World

Wow, is there a lot happening in the world.  Every corner gives the appearance of distress.  Texas is reeling form Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Irma is sweeping across Florida, having already wreaked havoc in the Caribbean.  And Jose is behind them.  The West, from California to Montana, is dealing with wildfires.   India and Bangladesh are dealing with major flooding.  There was an earthquake in Mexico this week.

The Cajun Navy, out in their boats to rescue people in Texas, got shot at.

And tomorrow is the anniversary of the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Ernest Holmes said that”we are a healing and teaching order.”  It looks like there is an awful lot of “Truth to be revealed.” So let’s be the agents of revealing that Truth.  With all that’s happening, the song I quoited above (which we did in choir a few weeks ago) has been running through my head.  It’s time to “be God’s glow.”

So let’s get to it.

There is only One Life.  That Life is God’s Life.  That Life is perfect.  That Life is my life now.  I know and recognize that this One is present in the hurricanes, in the floods, in the earthquake, in the people firing at rescuers.  yes, even in the people who attacked major American cities and destroyed so many buildings and took so many lives.

I know that Love fills my life and the lives of all people.  I am gratified at how people have stepped up to help others, not asking any questions, just doing whatever they can.   This is Divine Love coming to the fore.

I know that that Love fills every one of these circumstances.  it operates in its brightest glory in each life affected.  It brings people together in new and unanticipated ways.  Each of us steps forward to do what we can.  Each and all are taking care of each other.  Even in the midst of seemingly dire circumstances, Divine Love shines through, making It presence felt  and lifting people’s spirits.  All that needs to be done is done and done perfectly.

I am so thankful for this outpouring of love and compassion.  I am so thankful for the expression of Life that supports all people affected, for new connections, for people helping people.

And so, in gratitude, knowing that all is well, I simply release my words to the Law, knowing that it is done — magnificently.  All is well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.  And it is so righ tnow.

And SO it IS!

Treatment for September 10,2017

Divine Traffic

By on October 11, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Divine Traffic

Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP

 

Well, this will be short and strange, since my keyboard on my iMac just died and I can’t get it to come back on with new batteries. So, I’m on my iPad, sitting here with Harvey and Irma big in my life.

And I pray.
I see God/Spirit in all things, even hurricanes. I heard Spirit speaking as It told me to leave St. Augustine a day early to drive home and avoid the traffic of all the evacuations. I felt divinely guided as I got on to I-95 and headed north at 5 miles per hour, then 70 mph, then 5 mph again, then just stopping in bumper to bumper rows for miles.

I became one with the I-95 pavement, the lane markers, the other cars moving in perfect cooperation, with my speedometer, and with the audio books my wife, Diane, had brought along. I knew that Spirit would give us something peaceful to do in Lumberton, NC, for a few hours around the motel with which we had made a reservation. The GPS wisely projected an arrival there at 2:30 pm. The God Positioning System then gave us an arrival just in time for dinner at 6:30pm.

I realized our trip home was just as wonderful as had been our trip to Florida passing thru what was left of Harvey in Labor Day weekend traffic. We had a wonderful time in Florida and now I am just so grateful to be home.

So, I celebrate my power to release any need to plan ahead and I just continue to go with the flow of life. I let it be. And so it is.

Amen.

Treatment for September 9, 2017

Go Inside to Know the Truth

By on October 9, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Go Inside to Know the Truth

 

Treatment by  Rich Kurasiewicz

 

Summer is ending, schools are starting up, Labor Day is around the corner, as is the equinox. Basically, Fall is almost here—more change. Change is good—the Universe is always in motion and creating, and yet it is the same Spirit in, around, through and throughout everything. It is God, the Creator and the Creation, all Life and everything there is, and we are a part of It; we are divine, individualized beings, part of the one Wholeness of the Universe. This is the Truth that sets us free, and the more we accept and know the Truth through daily spiritual practices, the more it is done unto us as we believe. When objective circumstances imply evil, separation, hate, anger, the more we need to go inside/within to know the Truth that Good is everywhere and is available to the extent that we accept it—the gift is already made, and we are a part of that gift for we are one with the Universe. And so we pray….

God is the entire Universe and all that is—the Living Spirit Almighty, the Creator and the Creation; all Life and everything there is! God is the One Spirit, Mind, Power and Presence, in and around, over and behind, through and throughout all Creation! There is only one Life and that Life is God’s Life. It is perfect, whole and complete. That Life is my Life, right here and now! And, I am that I am! I am one of the Father and this Creation; I am a co-Creator and one with the One Spirit, Power, Presence and Mind. I am divinely guided, directed, led and protected to my highest good and greatest yet to be as the activity of God as Love in the world. The Truth sets me free!

And just as I am perfect, whole, and complete, each and every one is perfect, whole, complete, eternal, and immortal. I declare that the Truth is available and becomes known to us in the degree that we believe and accept it. The gift is already made and I know that we accept it and receive it with gratitude for all the Good that is available and makes its presence known in our lives. I declare that each and every one is divinely guided, directed, led and protected to their highest good and greatest yet to be, right here and now! Our lives are God’s Life and as we open our consciousness to receive the gifts and the guidance, we are blessed with peace, love, joy, freedom, abundance, health, harmony and happiness. I declare that we unlock the gifts through self-love and self-kindness as that love and kindness spreads to each and everyone and is manifest in the Good surrounding us. I know that each and every one expresses gratitude for all the blessings in their lives and these blessings increase—as what we focus on through gratitude increases.

I am so very grateful for the Blessings in our lives as the Truth reveals Itself to us and we are set free. It is Love and kindness and Good that are already manifested as the gifts of our divinity that are readily accepted in gratitude. I am so very grateful for the abundance of Good in the Universe that is always available as the Truth sets us free. And I release my word unto the Law where it is already known in the mind of God. I know that my word will not return unto me void. I do give thanks that this is so and so it is!

Treatment for August 27, 2017

October 8, 2017: Undefended Love

By on October 9, 2017 in Rev. Faith, Videos of talks

Outpouring of Spirit

By on October 3, 2017 in Prayer of the Day
Outpouring of Spirit

Prayer by Suzanne Delahaie, RScP, MiT

 

A busy week for us next week.  We both have papers to write, due early next week.  Last week, we had car problems.  Our Jaguar wouldn’t start, after I had driven it to pay a bill.  New Alternator, new battery, new Serpentine belt…but it is handled. I was very grateful for the AAA tow, and the fact that we had AAA,  and our neighborhood handyman.  I wish everyone had a handy guy like Marty.

So in this expression of gratitude, I offer this prayer.

I know that there is only one: One spirit, one mind, one eternal being.  As I recognize that we are one with this one, I live and breath in this one.  I know that as I express my gratitude, it opens up my heart.  I am open to the outpouring of spirit into my life.  I recognize this outpouring of all the wondrous experiences of life.  I am so grateful for this truth.  I am so grateful for All that I have.  I release this prayer to the law of the universe.  And so it is.

Thank you mother father God.

In love and joy

Treatment for August 20, 2017

September 24, 2017: Activating Boundless Potential

By on September 29, 2017 in Guest Speakers, Videos of talks
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