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Saturday, December 07, 2019 edition
"The Challenge of Faith"

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Rev Maryum Morse gives the talk: "The Challenge of Faith" this Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:30am. In this talk, Rev will discuss how even though sometimes your faith can be shaken, by persevering and fueling it through spiritual practices, you can weather through any storm.   She will give examples from her own experience as well as the wisdom teachings of Ernest Holmes and other New Thought authors.
Lily S. Cree, RScP  will be on pulpit.
Eje Lynn-Jacobs & George Friedenthal  provide the music to frame this service beautifully.
Come out and join in this powerful gathering which sets the tone for your week by strengthening your faith and connection with other truth-seekers in your community!
Stay after service and have a bite to eat with us and make friends too.
We look forward to your presence here with us!
You Are Welcome here
This week's quote:
"Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with vision is making a positive difference." Joel Barker
This Week's Affirmation
"I embrace challenges in life, they help me to expand my understanding of prosperity and inner peace"  

Reverend Maryum's Weekly Prayer

I Feel the Presence
I recognize there is only One God. I know I am one with Spirit. God is the source of all, and It is my life now and always. The Divine experiences through me.
I create my life and experiences. I have choice and allow Divine wisdom to guide me. My deeply held thought, feelings, beliefs, and action set Divine Law in motion, Gratfully accepting Gods favor, I allow good in all forms of abundance, I see more wealth, better health, and a greater sense of peace. I feel joy to the core of my being, knowing I am fully supported. As I give, I also receive. All my needs are met, even before I ask. I trust beyond outer appearances, knowing I live in a mystical Universe. Love surrounds me and enfolds me.
Grateful for my life, my prosperity, and my awareness, I give thanks. Releasing my word now, I already know it is done. And so it is
Rev. Maryum Morse
Center of the Heart Mantra
Miracles follow miracles;
Wonders always increase;
I give thanks for this amazing day!
This Week's not to be missed Events!
Rev. Maryum's "Prayer Power Hour"
Mondays @ 5:00pm

Come together with us to receive your blessings, feel better and relieve yourself of worry and stress through the power of prayer!

Winter Outdoor Rummage Sale
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
8:00am -2:00pm


Buffalo Blanco Quetzal Meditation
Mondays & Thursdays
Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Center of the Heart Sanctuary
487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara
Fabiola Farley is called White Buffalo Quetzal, also known as a priestess who utilizes Indigenous healing modalities. She will lead this gathering through meditation, drumming, Native American songs creating a healing environment.



Throughout the channeling, you will receive transmissions of the Divine Mother's profound healing energy as she sings beautiful sounds which will open your heart and harmonize your energy field and chakras. She may also sing into your heart.




The Good Thought
Keeping Faith
""Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God's word, and trust the process."
Germany Kent
"You've got to trust yourself. Be gentle with yourself. And listen to yourself.
You're the only person who can get you through this now.
You're the only one who can survive your story, the only one who can write your future.
All you've got to do, when you're ready, is stand up,
{and begin again.}"."
Tessa Shaffer

Intuitive Card Reading just for You!
I am pulling a card  from the Archangel Power Tarot   for today's wisdom

Six of Ariel
"Material needs get fulfilled in magical and unexpected ways. Acts of kindness. Giving or receiving with a grateful heart."
"There are great blessings in giving and receiving! Material needs get fulfilled in magical and unexpected ways. If you're the recipient of such a loving gift, than accept it with gratitude and humility. If you have the means to give to those in need, the do so in a compassionate way without asking for anything in return. Keep in mind that gifts do not always have to financial but can be energetic or take the form of help based on experience.
When giving to others, consider what they truly need. Make gifts that don't promote dependency, but rather that are well thought out an empower the recipients going forward.
Additional meaning: Pennies from heaven. Promotion of bonuses. Acts of kindness. Scholarships or grants.
What stands out from this card is: "compassionate giving without expectation in return"
Here's why:
This the season for giving. But giving without expectation of receiving anything in return - wow, that maybe the very reason for the season. This is the time of miracles. Miracles seem to follow whenever you give from your heart freely.
But what if the thought of giving makes you feel squinchy - (like knots up your tummy because of lack of funds) -
Well this is the time that you should breathe into that squinch and give yourself some compassion. No person on this blue-green Earth is asking you to be something or someone that you are not.   If you have some critical overseer in your head telling you this nonsense, you can dismiss them.
This card understands and reminds us that you don't have any reason to worry. Your needs are taken care of. There is no reason to be tight fisted because Spirit's blessings are a'coming your way in ways that you may not even be aware of.   This Ariel message says it is time for you to go a'treasure hunting.
Let us count the ways in which we are magnificently blessed.
If you know where your next meal is coming - You may be blessed.
If you know that you have a bed out of the cold damp, and that bed has a thread count above cardboard - You may be blessed.
So what if you find you have maxxed out the Diners Club card and you aren't able to give the Playstation 10,000 to your favorite nephew. What you DO have to give( which is a thousand times better) is your interest and attention. You have it within you to brighten up someone's day with your compassionate loving presence. You have it within you to be kinder and more supportive to yourself as well..
This card is all about seeing the silver lining and getting your expectation game right. It states in its message that there is a blessing to be shared and experienced and it's up to you to discover the gold in them thar hills.
Ariel is the archangel who's name means "Lion of God" . So, you know what that means? Royalty done rolled up on the scene. Who is that royal one? You are. You are the gift and that giver.
So, allow the energy of this card to remind you that there are many, many, many ways in which Life gives of itself to you! There are also a million ways that you can bring the bounty forth by seeing this giving deal in a more supportive and loving way.
It may be time to reward yourself for a good job being you by resting instead of bustling. Rest your worried mind and allow love to fill you from the tips of your hair to the soles of your feet. Radiate joy and peace. If you need help in kickstarting these qualities, you only have to ask.
There is someone willing to help you. There is someone you can help out too.
This special season is all about laying down all burdens of misperception and surrendering to the Light within. If you can't find that Light, ask someone else to help you see it.
Because it is there.
Let love rule and watch its spectacle fill your world with the blessing and gift of light, love and hope.
So here's an affirmation to help us say "hello sweet bountiful Spirit, I am willing and ready to give and receive":
"When I share what God has given me, my happiness grows."

And so it is.
And So It Is.
Namaste & Peace - Roxy Angel Superstar
If you are interested in having a reading by Roxy, please call  (805) 636-4217  or email me at  roxyangelisrich@gmail.com . Visit my website at  www.roxyangelsuperstar.com


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Let our licensed Practitioners pray with you! 
A licensed Practitioner of Religious Science is a spiritual coach trained to see the absolute Truth in any situation, whether it is physical or mental health, finances, relationships, career issues, etc.  They serve individuals privately in person, by phone, or sometimes by e-mail assisting them to see the Truth behind their present situation.
Our Practitioners have completed 4 to 5 years of training and classes accredited by Centers for Spiritual Living to answer their Spiritual calling. A practitioner's license is renewed every two years with their minister's recommendation after having met service and continuing education requirements.

A licensed practitioner will pray with you after church service regarding any situation, circumstance, or goal you desire. These services after church are offered free of charge.

Below is a list of our licensed practitioners who serve this community  
Bev Berry,  RScP (Outreach)
Darrolyn Fennelly , RScP
Denise Foxwell,  RScP
Douglas Howard,  RScP
Ej√© Lynn-Jacobs,  RScP
Lily S. Cree,  RScP
Muriel Gilbaud,  RScP
Roxy Angel Superstar,  RScP
Shar Ybarra,  RScP
Sibyl Piediscalzi,  RScP (Outreach) 
Trish Jahnke,  RScP (Outreach)
Brian Bailey  (Prayer Warrior)
Susan Rice,  (Honorary Practitioner)
email us at  info@centeroftheheart.com  
or telephone office  (805) 964-4861
  Or catch one immediately after service for prayers

Our Mission:
Center of the Heart is a loving spiritual community that empowers all people to live passionate, successful and joy-filled lives.
Our Mantra:
Miracles follow miracles;
Wonders always increase;
I give thanks for this amazing day!
Prayer Intention for Center:
We are a thriving spiritual community. We claim our personal growth and healing now for the betterment of the Planet, our lives & everyone.
We are committed, supportive and joyful friends   We come together to celebrate our uniqueness and our Oneness in this safe & loving space.
E-Light News Link for
Friday, November 29, 2019
Video Links:
For Sunday, December 1, 2019
12 01 19 Center of the Heart Solo 1 Eje Lynn Jacobs
12 01 19 Center of the Heart Sermon Rev Maryum Morse
12 01 19 Center of the Heart Invocation Douglas Howard
12 01 19 Center of the Heart Solo 2 Eje Lynn Jacobs
12 01 19 Center of the Heart Prayer Rev Maryum Morse

What Brother Ernie said:

Chapter 5 - Overcoming Fear 

Fear-thought, the arch-enemy of mankind, can be eliminated from the habit of thought --- can be entirely eradicated; but not by repression.
IN setting about the overcoming of fear, we must first understand what it is we fear. It is always something that has not yet happened; that is, it is non-existent.
Trouble is an imaginary something that we think of, and which frightens us with its possibility. Suppose you are afraid of yellow-fever; that is, you are afraid of the suffering caused by the disease, and especially of its probable fatal termination. As long as you have not the fever, it does not exist for you. If you have it, it has not killed you yet, and it may not do so. The most that can actually exist for you at any one time is pain and physical weakness.
A state of terror aggravates every disagreeable feature of the illness and makes a fatal issue almost certain. It is because this disease is so feared that it is so often fatal, and even its contagion seems to be governed very largely by the fear people have of it, in spite of germs, and microscopic proofs of their part in the development of the disease. That is, the germs do not often affect a normal, healthy, fearless person.
During a yellow-fever epidemic at New Orleans, in the days before all the doctors had agreed that the disease is contagious, a young Northern teacher arrived at Natchez, Miss., in a high fever. Dr. Samuel Cartwright was called. The next morning he, according to Dr. William H. Holcomb, called the officers of the hotel and all the regular boarders into the parlor and made them a speech something like this:
"This young lady has yellow-fever. It is not contagious. None of you will take it from her; and if you will follow my advice, you will save this town from a panic, and a panic is the hot-bed of an epidemic. Say nothing about this case. Ignore it absolutely. Let the ladies of the house help nurse her, and take flowers and delicacies to her, and act altogether as if it were some every-day affair, unattended by danger. It will save her life, and perhaps, in the long run, many others."
The advised course was agreed to by all but one woman, who proceeded to quarantine herself in the most remote room of the hotel. The young teacher got well, and no one in the house except this terror-stricken woman took yellow-fever. Even she recovered.
"By his great reputation and his strong magnetic power," says Dr. Holcomb, "Dr. Cartwright dissipated the fears of those around him and prevented an epidemic. For this grand appreciation and successful application of a principle --- the power of mind and thought over physical conditions, a power just dawning on the perception of the race --- he deserves a nobler monument than any we have accorded heroes and statesmen."
By Ernest Holmes
Every Man A King or Might in Mind-Mastery

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Food for Thought...

Mixed Emotions of the Holidays

by Eve Hogan  
As the holiday season is now in full swing, I can't help but observe the swing of emotions-mine and that of those all around me.

On one hand, there is the child-like delight of magical holiday lights and decorations. Regardless of a "bah hum bug" mindset, it is hard to deny the spectacular beauty of homes and businesses bedecked with twinkling lights.

If you have little ones and family in your life, there is the excitement, enthusiasm and anticipation of the magical appearance of gifts and delectable feasts.

There is the fun of honoring friends and family with tokens of love and appreciation-and that of being honored; the gathering of relatives that may be few and far between.

On the other hand, there can be deep sadness-at least for those of us who have lived long enough to have lost or have been separated from beloved family and friends. Their absence during a time when their vibrant presence was depended upon, can be overwhelming. Every Christmas song can evoke a memory, which is like a punctuation mark on the loss.

And there is the emotion of families that have been pulled apart through divorce or separation. Watching the "other half" continue on with traditions while you are struggling alone seems infinitely more painful during the holidays. Or having to share the kids, or watch as new people become important to them and their memories.

So how do we move forward through the holidays full of so many mixed emotions?
  1. Reframe the holidays as "Holy-days" and try to reconnect with their true meaning. The Holy-days, regardless of religion, are about the honoring of Spirit-in whatever form you choose. Find a divine anchor upon which to hold fast. Whether it is reading spiritual books, meditating, walking labyrinths, or visualizing yourself curled up in the arms of God or wrapped in the wings of love, allow yourself to dive into a spiritual practice that brings you strength.
  2. Embrace the parts of the holidays that you love and do away with the parts that you don't. If the pressure of gift giving, holiday cards or decorating weighs too heavily, don't do it. Take responsibility for the choice not to participate in spending more time or money than you have rather than feeling defeated because you "never got around to it." If doing "it" will make you feel better, more joyous, make the choice (and the time) to honor your old traditions.
  3. Become a merry memory for someone else. When you feel like wallowing in loneliness, reach out and help others. Volunteer at the homeless shelter. Serve food for those less fortunate. Bring cheer to an old folks home.
  4. Make new memories and traditions. Focus on gratitude. Count your blessings. Create new traditions. Honor your creativity. Sing, dance, play an instrument, draw, paint, sculpt. Some day, these will be "the good old days" that we miss.
  5. Advance rather than retreat. There is no shortage of love on this planet. Just because some of the people, or all of the people, of your past have died or moved on, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other people to love. Rather than closing your heart in fear, open your heart to give and receive. Reach out to those reaching out to you.
  6. Celebrate your loved and lost ancestors. Bake their favorite food, buy yourself what you know they would have given you. Create a new ritual that allows you to honor their special place in your heart and yourself at the same time. Remember, they want you to be happy.
  7. Get into nature. Go build a snowman or go to the beach. Sit my a river. Watch the light of the sun or the moon dance off the landscape. Nature is a great healer.
Depression is caused by dwelling in the past. Anxiety is caused by worrying about the future. Peace is accessed in the present moment.
Give yourself the present for the Holy-days
Excerpted from:

  Yes, You are loved

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha

Center of the Heart
487 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, California 93111
(805) 964-4861
Office Hours : Tues - Thurs 2:30pm - 6:00pm
email: info@centeroftheheart.com

Meditation Serice @ 10:00am
Celebration Service @ 10:30am

Center of the Heart is a Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Barbara California. Lead by Spiritual Leader & Senior Minister Reverend Maryum Morse for over ten years.  Our Center is non-denominational, non-judgmental, where we give total acceptance, allowing for spiritual growth and healing of your emotions so that you can become happier, experience more joy, miracles and release fears. You will  find a healing spiritual community to embrace your creativity, celebrate your individuality, learn laws of prosperity and abundance and the tools to deepen your connection with Spirit