E-News for August 10th, 2017

Horse Of A Different Color
The Wizard of Us

Rev. Sharon Ketchum

Special Music: Winalee Zeeb

August 13th, 2017
10:30 am

 All ages are welcome at Celebration Services

   We have "quiet bags" and t.v. tables for kids to use during services. 

   Please note that children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult if they spend time in the lower level of the building. 
The 3rd Sunday of each month, we offer a special children's program at 10:30 am.  The next Kid's day is August 20th!
 Connection Cards

  • Can we have a Pet Blessing? - V.

         Response:  Yes, it is certainly possible.  This will go on the                      agenda for the Celebration Team to explore.

  • Thank you - Great picnic, Great location, Great people, Great food.  - anonymous
New Thought Community Choir 
will resume rehearsals starting September 10th.
 

For Details Contact Lucille Olson:  lucimusic38@gmail.com or (517) 256-2250
Celebrating the life of Jane Miles 
(April 9, 1927 - June 8, 2017)   

   In memory of Jane Miles and her  love of music, donations can be made in Jane's memory to the "Jane Miles' Memorial Music Fund".  

   In this way, Jane will become a sponsor of our wonderful musical soloists for our Sunday services and we will be reminded of our dear friend each time a soloist is sponsored by this fund.
So far, $1,030 has been donated in Jane's Memory.
Thank you to all who have donated!




Spiritual Growth & Development
Class Is Full!
U.S.C.L. Policy For Classes & Events: 

N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.

(No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds)

Mondays 1 pm 

A group study and discussion 
of the book A Course of Love 
by Mari Parron



Wednesdays at 10:30 am 
 
Join for  prayer, 
discussion  and laughter. 


Wednesdays at 6:30 pm 

Take a break from the busyness of life 
and join together in prayer 
for yourself and others.


Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Everyone Welcome;
You can join us at ANY Time!

An open discussion of the book 
A Course In Miracles 

More information call 
Carol 517-719-0151 or 
                                                    Dan 517-719-0003
ACIM will be taking a Summer Break 

Meetings will resume 
Thursday, August 24th at  7 pm.  

 A Note From Lucille Olson

Learning to Love
 
   Love is a very natural thing, yet for many of us there has been a learning curve.  It can seem like an apprenticeship where there is a trial and error process.  Each one of us gives to love as deeply as we are able, yet we encounter hurts, or may even become hurtful ourselves in the learning process.  We struggle to maintain a balance between giving of ourselves and losing our own sense of self.  We may have experienced love as both bitter and sweet.

   We might feel stung and withdraw into ourselves for a time until it feels safe to come out again.  We long for connection, yet our past failures may keep us at arms-length until we feel ready to risk again. Each time we begin again, there is hope of success, but there is a part of us that remains cautious, not wanting to feel vulnerable again.
   
    As we grow and mature, our ability to give of ourselves deepens.  We gain greater confidence in ourselves as our true self begins to take a greater part in our lives, helping us to give and receive more freely.  Life begins to move through us like the wind through the trees.  We get in touch with what feeds our souls and quenches our thirst.  Our expectations and demands soften, allowing us to surf through life with greater ease.  Our attempts at love in the past were a force that shaped us as we learned what it means to be human.  Forgiveness of others in our past releases energy for renewal. The timetable for this process is unique to each one of us.

   Our confusion about love diminishes as we begin to express our true selves either in relationship or in creativity.  Our apprenticeship ends with the full embrace of divine love within ourselves.

Outreach

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing illness, 
bereavement or other life challenges, 
contact Debbie Pennington at   517 485-7762 
or by email at dspennin@  gmail.com 
So that those facing challenges can receive a card from 
Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing's Outreach team.


Heart to Heart Connections Postings 
(of congregants experiencing health challenges)

Know of someone wanting visitation or phone calls? 
Enjoy visiting or talking with members of the congregation? 
Check out the heart to heart connections posting.


Feed Your Spirit For $9.95/ First Year
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