News & Events
Dec. 1st, Sunday Service 11am Swami Beyondananda "Spontaneous Evolution: A Universal Love Story", Serendipity Choir and Crystal Singing Bowls Meditation.
Fall 2013 Newsletter
Dear Friends of CIS,
A new season is upon us. Interesting how each cycle has its own beginning and closing. In August we can feel the change of the sun letting us know that Autumn is coming and Summer is going. Here in October we see the trees changing, the days shorter and nights much cooler. We ask our self what shall this season bring new to our life, or what new can I bring forth in my spiritual life? You hear of Spring Cleaning. Well how about Fall cleanup? How are my spiritual practices these days? Take a few minutes each day to enjoy the warmth of the sun, read inspiring words, contemplate on all the good in your life, forgive and make amends, give thanks and tell someone their special. When winter days begin to show up, you’ll be spirit fed to keep you filled and warm.
Holistic Arts Fair held Sept 28-29: This was the 14th year the fair has been held here, and each year it only gets better. We give our appreciation to Eric Meece for bringing the fair here. It’s amazing to see the place transformed. We are thankful for the opportunity to participate and raise funds. This year we raised $2,000.
Silent Auction Booth – A major fund raiser for us, and the seventh year for being at the fair. We had seven 6 ft. tables filled plus items hanging. We give a big Thank You to all the people who donated the many wonderful items and services to the Silent Auction. We also give much gratitude to the volunteers helping during the two days at the booth and all the details prior to and afterwards: Mark Stuefloten, Gene Turner, Rich Rios Jr., Sheree Garrett, Rev. Pat Moore, Vivian Martin, Britney Sanchez, yours truly.
Prayer Team Booth – Our Prayer Team booth reaches out representing CIS and the teaching of Divine Science. Besides offering prayer treatment and information about CIS; this year we included books for sale. We thank our Prayer Team, with a special thanks to Rev. Hilde Pfendt, Director of the Prayer Ministry, and to Mona Angel Wells, Sr. Practitioner for coordinating and working the Prayer booth for both days.
Fair Presentation - led by the Spiritual Team on Sunday titled “Divine Science Healing” was well attended. We opened and closed with singing. Rev. Christine talked about Divine Science Healing, and Rev. Hilde, Mona Angel, and Mark led a prayer treatment taking turns. Afterwards and throughout the day many people shared their interest or how they felt the spirit and even healed.
Our Vision Come True: Many thanks to Gene Turner for donating to the cause, we now have 32 new folding chairs with a carrying rack on their way. They will be here sometime in November. Seed money has been received to start the work on a new website. This is an opportunity to give to our new look to the world – all donations regardless of size will help to make it happen.
Upcoming Events: The Annual Membership Meeting & Pot Luck is scheduled for Nov. 10, 2013, following the Sunday Service. Mark your calendar for the Winter Solstice Dec. 21, 7pm, the Christmas Party Pot Luck on December 15th following the Sunday Service, and World Healing Prayer Service on December 31st Tuesday morning at 4am followed by going to a restaurant for breakfast.
New Classes: In January 2014 we will be offering Fundamentals of Divine Science on Sunday mornings (prior to service); Spiritual Psychology on Wednesday evenings (following meditation). Back by special request is the 60 Day Non Human Diet – begins in February 2014.
Today I see the world through love filled eyes and a heart of gratitude. All I see is love and love in action, and all is Good!