Founder's Center for Spiritual Living
3281 W. 6th Street, LA, CA 90020
213-388-9733
Many Blessings from Founder's!!!
FOUNDER'S IS OPEN!!

Join us for in person services in English and Spanish
on
Sunday, January 16th at 10 am

We have all safety protocols in place, so bring your mask!

While we highly recommend that congregants get vaccinated prior to coming to service, it is not a requirement to attend. Just tell us your vaccination status as you enter the building so we can seat you properly.

If you have any questions, please call our Church Office:
213-388-9733 Ext. 101 for English
Ext. 118 for Spanish
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 We need your support more than ever!
 
1.Donations may be made through our website:
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3.Checks can be mailed to our address:
3281 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Contact our office: 213-388-9733 Ext. 101 
with any questions.
THANK YOU!!
NATURE WORKS BETTER WITH NURTURE
By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang

Nature works better with Nurture. Our genes represents Nature, while science represents Nurture because science guides our making good choices for keeping ourselves in a high state of well-being.
 
When a young, reputable, Orange County prosecutor died of Covid after making a series of disparaging anti-vaccine mandate comments, it was not surprising that many on the internet engaged in a morbid schadenfreude (a new word for me). In short, they took pleasure in seeing her getting what they thought she deserved. Of course, this is all sad and depressing.
 
Maintaining a positive attitude when life is working well is easy. Mastery from a positive attitude is necessary in our field of action. Our bodies are constantly at work to ensure our ongoingness at the highest possible level. However, they need to be nurtured. They cannot do this on their own. A daily routine of exercise should accompany consistent good eating habits and adequate rest. These habits are all parts of a positive attitude—Nature and Nurture working together harmoniously.
 
There are times when we need the unusual steps that only science can offer us to maintain good health or simply to survive, as in the case of disease. The vaccine for COVID-19 and its trailers of mutations, is the best-known protection we have against these viruses. We must be careful not to discount the amazing option we have. It could save our life at some point. The marriage of Nature and Nurture holds the promise of giving us more future times for fulfillment and extended happiness.
 
I have recently witnessed the blistering pain of older adults shocked by the illnesses and deaths of their younger loved ones. These were mostly preventable situations. They may have been avoided by annual checkups, timely vaccinations, mask wearing or socially distancing when appropriate.
 
Losses due to insufficient available Nurture is not evidence of faith or lack of it; it is more likely, a sin of omission. Although it is true that we will not live forever, it
is also true that we should treasure the gift of life and live it with a deep reverence by making every moment count. Rudyard Kipling in his poem “If” would have it so when he wrote:
 
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run—
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
 
Ask the family and friends of those who have died opposing the vaccine if they would not prefer their loved ones to be alive due to the saving properties of this treatment. Without doubt, I think they would.
 
Kipling is pointing us toward becoming spiritually mature adults; realizing that life is precious and Nurture is indispensable. This transcends the abstraction of “My right,” especially, when the insistence is not based on knowing such a choice could lead to a person’s death.
 
The fact that Nature works better with Nurture takes us out of philosophical abstractions and leads us to make good decisions and gives us the opportunity to thrive and flourish for as long as possible.
  
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Sunday, January 16th

Dr. Arthur's topic:

 Change Limiting Beliefs

For the most part, limitation is our belief about the power of our condition to hinder us from achieving our desire. Human creativity tells us that we are unlimited by conditions we are unlimited in our thoughts to re-imaging our conditions.


 
  Call the Church Office at 
213-388-9733 Ext. 101
for additional information. 
 
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Wednesday Night Zoom Services with Dr. Arthur Are Back!!
January 12th 2022

Letting go of Limiting Ideas

Limiting ideas will dim your future. Surely, this cannot be our goal. Knowing how to work the Infinite Mind will move us away from limiting ideas to expansive ones. This will reveal the brilliant life that awaits us.


 Wednesday Night Service on ZOOM!! 
To receive an invitation, email "Wednesday Zoom" to pat@founderschurch.org



Ponte al día

Domingos a las 10:00 am servicio, 16 Enero,
Practitantes de Español en la capilla de Founder's.

Síguenos en Founder's Facebook en Español
 presentaciones de los practicantes:

Linea de oración de Founder's: Llame a la iglesia al 213-388-9733 x. 117 para solicitar una llamada por oración personal o para recibier información sobre servicios y clases.

Lo invitamos a realizar estudios complementarios con zoom de estudio de libros en la filosofía de La Ciencia de la Mente, ya sea los miércoles por la noche a las 7:00 pm o los viernes por la noche a las 5:00 pm. Para recibir más información y recibir una invitación, escriba a Ivania a ivalsa2000@yahoo.com.

Los invitamos a todos a unirse con nosotros y así crecer espiritualmente y aprender como "cambiar sus pensamientos para cambiar su vida".
meditation candles
Founder’s Prayer Line is ready for your calls
 
Please call 213-388-9733, English ext. 106, en Español 117. Leave your name and phone #, and a practitioner will contact you within 24 hours. Meanwhile, please use the recorded blessing to help center yourself and know that God is always with you.
Ernest's Corner

Suppose one is laboring under the idea of limitation. His whole thought is a picture of limitation. Where is he placing himself in Mind? Is he not, in substance, saying: “I cannot have and enjoy good things”? And he is demonstrating that he cannot have, or accomplish, good. It may take time to re­shape the basis of his thought; he must commence by saying, “I perceive that because I am what I am—because of this Infinite Thing that over-shadows eternity and finds Its abiding place in me, I know that good is now mine—all good.” There is no mental coercion in this. We do not will things to be done; things are brought into being, not by will, but by the power of the self-assertive Truth.

The Science of Mind, Page 38-5

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"Your Thinking Can Set You Free"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "Your Life Becomes What You Think"
Tuesday: "Wisdom Is Born of Mistakes "
Wednesday: "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"
Thursday: "The Power of a Goal"
Friday: "Help Yourself by Helping Others"
The shows are posted daily and available 24 hours per day. 
Ask for help

Sometimes it’s just not feasible to navigate the tricky anxiety, depression, isolation and trauma by yourself. For those who have underlying mental health conditions, for those who have experienced past traumas, for people on the frontlines in medicine, and for people who are lonely, this moment can be especially tough. But there are a number of free, confidential resources to turn to for help. Here are a few:
—Steinberg Institute website, links to mental health resources and care throughout California, https://steinberginstitute.org/links-research-care/
—Institute on Aging’s 24/7 Friendship Line (especially for people who have disabilities or are over 60), 1-800-971-0016 or call 415-750-4138 to volunteer. https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line
—Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, 24/7 Access Line 1-800-854-7771, links to COVID-19 information. https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/
—Mental Health Association of San Francisco 24/7 Peer-Run Warm Line, 855-845-7415. https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/covid-19/
—Fresno County Behavioral Health Warm Line, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 559-600-WARM (9276). https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/behavioral-health
—National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
—The Crisis Text Line, Text “HOME” (741-741) to reach a trained crisis counselor.
—California Psychological Association Find a Psychologist Locator,  https://www.cpapsych.org/page/find
—Psychology Today guide to therapists, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
Some psychologists will work with people for free or reduced rates, if needed, given the challenging times.
Founder's Practitioners are also available for prayer to address your needs. Call the church office for an appointment.
213-388-9733 Ext. 118