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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friends of CIS;

In Ah of Spring: I am in ah of all the beauty that is springing forth. Although, each year it may look similar; daffodils, tulips, irises and blossoms upon the trees. Then following the winter season, I get to see it through fresh eyes as though I had never seen such beauty before. The excitement of seeing that first bud showing its head above the ground with the promise of its colorful flower, the birds so happily bathing in the fountain. To me Springtime is about watching God in action - bringing what seemed to be dead back to life. I feel so blessed, and with a full heart I say “Thank you God.”

During this season of renewal, we celebrate Easter as the resurrection of Jesus the Christ. Join us this Easter Sunday, April 21, with a special service filled with music, resurrection meditation and ceremony. Be renewed in Spirit!

Prayer Treatment: The Omnipresence, God everywhere present, is right here even if I can’t see this all mighty living presence. I know it is here now – all around me, within me, the very life of me, and living me. Therefore, I am the activity of God in expression. I embody the love, power, life, wisdom, wholeness, abundance, peace and joy of God. These are mine to express and be by Divine right, therefore I lack for nothing. I am bountifully blessed in every way. Life is full and rich. Thank you, Divine Infinite Spirit. So it is, Amen.

Love and Blessings,

Rev. Christine Emmerling, D.D.

We Give Appreciation and Thanks for another great Soulful Living Arts Fair fundraiser. Our spring fair was blessed with beautiful weather. The place was filled with exhibitors, lectures, and of course people came to appreciate it all. It takes a tribe to create such an event. We give our heartfelt appreciation to all our volunteers, event coordinators, and of course the participants. This truly is a community fundraiser.

A wonderful blessing just in time for Easter. We have a newly rebuilt three keyboard virtual organ. This project has taken about two years to complete with parts costing $4,000. We give special thanks to our organist, Gene Turner, who did all the work volunteering his time, and donated the housing.

Mark Your Calendar: April 14, Palm Sunday with the Serendipity Choir. April 21, Easter Sunday.

Monthly Educational DVD Series Sundays 12:30pm: Mystic Lands takes you to Spiritual Places of the World:

May 5th, Anasazi: The Ancient Ones & Haiti: Dance of the Spirits.

June 2, Bali: Island of 1,000 temples & Australia: Dreamtime

July 7, Maya: Messages in Stone & Jerusalem: Mosaic of Faith & Varanasi: City of Light

July 28, Annual BBQ & Potluck, Sunday following service.

Another Way to Give: When you shop at Amazon to use the new URL and select Community of Infinite Spirit as your charity to support. With every purchase we get .5%.

Maintenance projects: Repair Sanctuary supporting outdoor beams, organ repair fund, one more sliding screen in Sanctuary for courtyard side; replace fluorescent indirect lighting in Sanctuary with LED and dimmer switches. Would you like to donate to any of these projects?

Located at: 1540 Hicks Avenue  San Jose, CA 95125

Phone: 408-293-3838   Inspirational Message: 408-286-6969



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