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

Join us for in person services in English and Spanish
on

Sunday, May 22nd at 10 am


We have all safety protocols in place, masks are optional!

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
3 WAYS TO HELP SUPPORT FOUNDER'S!
 We need your support more than ever!
 
1.Donations may be made through our website:
Just click the "donate" button below.
2.Make a donation through "Easytithe"
Just text the amount of your donation to:
213-523-7270
If you are a first time donor, the site will walk you through a setup and you're ready to make a love offering whenever you want!

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!!
A BASIS FOR CREATIVE THOUGHT AND ACTION
By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
Our world is filled with things to do and, with the time we have, we cannot do them all. However, we can do the things that allow us to experience fulfillment and happiness in our lives. To do so, it is good for us to think of how to shape a basis for creative thought and action.

Creativity flows best through us when our conscious and unconscious minds complement each other, or as Jesus observed, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

From the unconscious realm, we receive our dreams—we think of things improbable, but not impossible, like going from poverty to abundance. Perhaps, actor Sidney Poitier’s going from rags to riches inspires us. Of course, it is not all about money. It may be about what your dream calls you to do to enrich your life in immeasurable ways.

While the unconscious calls us to take our creative journey through life, our conscious mind needs to clear the path for this inner power to work best for us. Isaiah advises us, “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3) Think of the wilderness as our confused minds and making straight a highway as the clarification of vision that we need to move forward on our path.
Creativity is our progression from thought to thing. It is linking heaven to earth or, as the image of Jacob’s ladder, to see angels (cosmic messengers) ascending to heaven and descending to earth. These poetic images are to stimulate the mind into action and not just for reflection.
“Heaven” is our image of infinite possibilities while “earth” is our manufacturing plant where we create things novel and wonderful.

Religious or not, we need faith or confidence to stimulate us into creative action. Nevertheless, as challenging as action may be for fulfilling our desire, some people may find it even more difficult to summon enough confidence to act on their thoughts.

Helpful Tips:

In prayer or quiet contemplation, ask the following:

1.    Given my time, situation and talents, what is my best action for making a positive difference?

2.    What is my goal and timetable?

3.    How can I best use my values to guide my goal?
A goal is a desire to accomplish a task in a definite or approximate time.

A value, such as love or goodness, is not a goal. It has no timetable. The purpose of your value is to guide your goal so you can maintain your spiritual essence while taking action in the world.

This is a basis for creative thought and action in the world. Use it and let me know how it works for you.
 

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PATH, NEED PRAYER?
 
WRITE TO REV. ARTHUR!
 
 
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Sunday, May 22nd
 
Dr. Arthur Chang's Topic

Enlightenment; Not Perfection

A life of constant change cannot at once be a life of perfection unless perfection loosely means “excellence.” Nonetheless, when we see change as “creativity,” guided by enlightened values, we will experience spiritual transformation. This is the joy of enlightenment—not perfection.

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Wednesday Night Zoom Services

May 18th, 2022
Dr. Arthur's Topic

Creativity is A Gift if You Use It

We are all creative for living well in the world. Our challenge is to not give up on our purpose too soon and settle for less. The gift of creativity can only be realized by using it.


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



Ponte al día

Los servicios en Founder's el domingo, 22 de Mayo, a las 10:00 en la capilla. Ven y disfruta de la conexión espiritual que todos compartimos. Bendiciones, Ministerio Español de Founder's.

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

Linea de oración de Founder's: Para obtener información sobre servicios de Founder's o para dejar un mensaye que quiere oración de un practicante, llame directamente al 213-388-9733 x 117. Puede dejar su nombre y número de teléfono y un practicante le devolverá la llamada.

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".
Founder's beloved Esther Crenshaw made her transition and will be buried at the Inglewood Cemetery.
 
Esther Crenshaw Funeral Service
Place: The Grace Chapel
Inglewood Cemetery
Time: 1:00 PM
 
Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang will officiate
 
All Founder's members who can attend are encouraged to do so.
 
Esther's daughter Judge Vicki Barnes is in charge of the arrangements.

Many of us remember Esther not only for her enthusiastic ticket sales for Founder's events, but also for the beautiful roses she brought for Dr. Arthur every Sunday. Founder's gave her an Ernest Holmes rosebush in appreciation. A picture of the Ernest Holmes rose at Founder's is above.
meditation candles
Founder’s Prayer Lines are ready for your calls
 
Please call
213-388-9733 Ext. 106 for English
213-388-9733 Ext. 117 en Español
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.
Para obtener información sobre servicios de Founder's o para dejar un mensaye que quiere oración de un practicante, llame directamente al 213-260-7895 . Puede dejar su nombre y número de teléfono y un practicante le devolverá la llamada.
Ernest's Corner
What is a habit? A habit is desire objectified—“the con­tinuous character of one’s thoughts and feelings”—desire for something that will give satisfaction. At the root of all habit is one basic thing: the desire to express life. There is an urge to express in all people, and this urge, operating through the channels of Creative Mind, looses energy into action, and compels the individual to do something. Back of all this de­sire is the impulse of Spirit to express. In man, this impulse must express at the level of his consciousness.

The Science of Mind, Page 222-4

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"Success: The Blessing of Imperfection"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "The Field as Your Word"
Tuesday: "Your Life as You Believe"
Wednesday: "Imperfection is the Gift"
Thursday: "Carpe Diem"
Friday: "The Law of Unfoldment"
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