Dear Friends,

Taize is the name of an internationally popular worship style that creates a kind of "worship sandwich" with scripture reading and chanting on the outside and the inside
filling is silence. There are no "talking heads" as we explore turning the thinking rational mind off in order to commune with the divine. It  was developed in the town of Taize in France hence the name Taize. 

Many of us are starved for beautiful worship and long to commune with the sacred.   Our new small home church is dedicated to 'exploring new religious stories for our time' and we use new scholarship that explores the divine feminine as we  create a new kind of "California Taize" that uses Gnostic texts and words that are not in the Bible.  This  Sunday we will use newly heard words and teachings of Mary Magdalene from a vision Jack Angelo had in the St Baume cave in France. This is  a holy shrine where some believe Mary Magdalene lived and taught in France after Jesus was crucified. Jack Angelo the writer of the wonderful book, The Healing Wisdom of Mary Magdalene we are reading in Monday Night Book Group heard Mary Magdalene say these words to him in a vision he had of Mary Magdalene.  

"'You are all Christs, or Christs in the making. It is only your clouded vision that prevents you from seeing that you are all beings of light. It does not matter if no one believes what you say, but I want you to tell the others that Jesus, the Master, is walking among you right now....The pain you feel is my pain. I cannot let you feel all of  the pain because you could not bear it. It is my signal to you that it is Mary Magdalene who you see...You can call on me any time to help you and I will use this signal to assure you that I am close. It cannot hurt you, it is just my signal.' She then gave me her blessing." 

Artist Eric Gil

It is also a tradition of Taize to create  beautiful altars and we will create an altar  with images of the divine feminine including Mary Magdalene as well as Jesus and Mary Magdalene together. The Christ-Sophia spirit  is being experienced by more and more people  in the 21st century. Some of us sense that Mary  Magdalene and Jesus agreed to come into life form together two thousand years ago in order to teach about the divine feminine and model a  ministry of partnership and love. They are the two holy streams of the divine masculine and the divine feminine intertwining and interconnecting, within us and moving amongst us.  Our small home church offers Taize worship  every first Sunday at 5 pm. We also offer a First Su nday Dream Group before worship, 3-5 pm, in the spirit of visions and dreams that is one of the major legacies of Mary Magdalene. Contact Bonnie with  questions, (858) 248-5123.

Please join us in person or on Skype;
Monday Night Book Group
Every Monday evening in October and November from 5:30-7 pm  for ten weeks
The Healing Wisdom of Mary Magdalene
Esoteric Secrets of the Fourth Gospel
 by Jack Angelo join us for the months of October and November.
Jack Angelo shares his insights and discoveries which began with a vision he had of Mary Magdalene in the cave of Saint Baume in France. He suggests that Mary Magdalene was the "beloved disciple" who wrote the Gospel of John. Please read before book group meets on the following dates.  Introduction and Chapter 1

October 3  Part One Chapter 2, 3
October 10  Chapter 4, 5
October 17  Part Two Chapters 6, 7
October 24  Chapter 8, 9
October 31  Part Three, Chapter 10, 11Halloween ! (Please come in costume if you like!)
November 7  Chapter 12,13
November 14  Chapter 14, 15
November 21  Chapter 16, 17
November 28  Chapter18 and Closing Anointing Ritual
  "Yehsua (Jesus) operated in the same way as the Lakota holy man Fools Crow (ca.1890-1989) who taught that the purpose of healing was to reassure the community that the spiritual level of being was real and the Source was with them. Jesus and Mary Magdalene did not come to perform miracles to overawe people into bowing down and treating them as gods...................We need only open our hearts and minds to the wisdom surrounding us at every moment and in every place, for healing consciousness, the flow of imagination, dreams, inner vision and the intuition are combined with consciousness of the sprit and sacred realms " Jack Angelo

Sunday October 9 th  Blessing of the Animals 5 pm 
(Please come early to make flower garlands for animals)



Sunday October 30, 5 pm  Day of the Dead Celebration
Please bring photos of loved ones who have died to place on the altar as well as food they loved (to share). Mexican dinner and dancing immediately following worship
3-5 pm Day of the Dead Altar Creation Party  
Please bring flowers, candles etc. for the altar 3-5 pm!

November  2nd Wednesday, 7 pm Day of the Dead Ritual for Healing from Abortion 

Month of October, Community Mural Project! Come Sunday afternoons or make an appointment to come paint your favorite animal!  
House of Prayer for All Creatures   
 Interfaith, Inter-species and Interconnected! 

October 9th Blessing of the Animals "Job 12:7-10, 35:11, 38:39-41 All human and non-human animals welcome. In the spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi we will have a blessing of the animals and consider how animals teach us about unconditional love and God/dess.
October 16th "Making the Two One and Anointing" John 2:1-11 Mary Magdalene and Jesus as a sacred bride and bridegroom offer a message and model of partnership and loving mutuality in all our relationships. We will consider Carl Jung and other teachers who have offered wisdom about the personal and collective  healing and marriage of our divine masculine and divine feminine inner aspects and merging these energy streams within us.  Full Moon - after worship bonfire, star gazing and dancing!
October 23rd "Water Communion: Connecting with Spirit and Water" John 3:1-13 We will explore changing our life from values of denial, materialism and achievement to living values of the spirit. Water wars will be worse than oil wars.We will learn about the water issues at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the pipeline being run in the reservation without consent and look to the wisdom of the Native American relationship to the earth as we gather waters for ritual. Please bring water from a sacred or ordinary place and for a water ritual.
October 30th "Day of the Dead Celebration" John 11:1-46 We will honor our loved ones who have died in this uniquely Mexican celebration which has much to teach us here in the United States where we tend to be a death denying culture. Please bring photos of loved ones who have died to place on the altar as well as food they loved (to share). We will have a time to share with stories about our loved ones and explain the food. We will have a Mexican dinner, dancing and celebration following worship. Please bring flowers, candles etc. for the altar and we all will create an extravaganza of splendor at our "Day of the Dead Altar Creation Party" before worship from 3-5 pm!

November  2, Wednesday 7 pm John 8:11"Day of the Dead Ritual for Healing from Abortion" Many woman have had abortions and have not a sacred safe place to share, make amends and invite healing from this experience. An anointing healing ritual will be provided.  In some places in Mexico, there is a special day to honor children who have died. Call with any questions. 
November 20th Thanksgiving feast. We will have a turkey and a vegetarian "turkey roll" pot luck, after worship. 
December 25th we will have a Christmas and Hannuka worship and dinner, Sunday at 5 pm, pot luck at 6 pm. 

Sending love and blessings,

Please contact us, (858) 248-5123, and join us for regular services every Sunday at 5 pm at 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD, CA 92129 f ollowed by a soup pot luck, (soup will be provided) bonfire, star gazing and dancing-- weather permitting. A new kind of home/internet/radio blog church that does not follow the traditions of the Christian church but celebrates the teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  A safe place to share of ourselves, our feelings, our dreams, do art work, sing lively non church music, DANCE, enjoy bonfires and pot luck dinners. A place where everyone is safe and welcome. 
Mission Statement 
Encouraging awe and intimacy of creation and the cosmos, we explore the visual and performing arts, dreams, wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia in the Bible and newly found gospels, prayer, social activism, and relationships as we work to care for our common home Mother Earth, in a new kind of local and global community. We are a home church  with people around the world via the Internet,  exploring a new religious story for our time.
Our vision is to spiritually awaken and raise our consciousness about the sacred nature of all life and our inter-connectredness in order to come together as a human family and 
care  for our common home and love God/dess with all our hearts, souls and minds and creation as ourselves. 

Weekly Thursday Dream Sharing Group 7-9 pm
in person or on Skype, bonnie.tarwater
Come drink tea and share a dream. 
"Many wonders are manifest in sleep; in sleep the heart becomes a window, One that is awake and dreams beautiful dreams, he is the knower of God. Receive the dust of his eyes." Rumi
Every Mondays join us for Lectio Divina 7-8 pm,

Study of Gospel of John this fall. How does this scripture relate to my life and 
how is God calling me to change?  
Centering Prayer every Wednesday 10-11 am
13014 Calle de Las Rosas, San Diego, CA 92129
call for more information (858) 248-5123
New O ur Common Home Counseling Center 
with individual and group therapy services, both innovative and traditional therapy, they offer individual and family counseling, premarital and marriage counseling, individual dream sessions, Spiritual Direction, pastoral counseling, hypnosis, bereavement counseling and more. 
Join Dr. Walter Rutherford and 
Bonnie  for Tuesday night group therapy. Other groups that are forming.   
Walt and Bonnie are also certified and teach OWL, Our Whole Lives, a faith based human sexuality course.

Church for our Common Home | Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater | 
(858) 248-5123