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, July 25th 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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THE FUNCTION OF THOUGHT
By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
Life is a totality. Yet often, humans set up a hierarchy of one thing as more important than another. Hierarchy is useful for countless situations. However, as in the case of, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” hierarchy is not always relevant. Such is the case in dealing with thought and action.
Some may argue that human life is an illusion, that reality is spiritual and eternal. Process Philosophy and Theology would disagree. They will argue that objective life is reality and ideas about life are abstractions, which do not exist without the thinker. How about God? Process thought argues that if there is a cosmology, there must be a God.
Process thought also argues, as quantum science does, that reality comes in droplets, that in an instant reality comes into being and perishes. Our senses are not able to note that constant change and therefore registers a continuous reality that is not actual.
Where is all this leading? It is leading to the question of what comes first, the objective thinker or the abstract thought that we hold about our reality. Whether or not we can agree about the hierarchy of thought and thing, it is clear that changes we make in our lives generally come from thoughts we have about our desires. However, the thought does come from us, the thinker.
The next concern is whether thoughts actually create things. The need to distinguish between a scientific statement and a poetic one is vital. It may be good poetry to say “thoughts are things,” but it is not good science. Can thought take the place of things that must be done? If you need food, water, exercise of sleep, can thought about your needs satisfy these needs?
For the most part, we will discover thought as a supplement, and not a substitute, for action. We need thought to guide us toward amazing things. However, thought needs action for us to achieve these things. The richest people are those who applied their thoughts successfully—not just those who prayed. The healthiest people are those who work at it, with right exercise, diet and rest.
The essentially of thought does not mean all we have to do is think, or pray. There is a wholeness, a totality, of our objective reality that includes thought and action as equal partners--not one without the other.
Jesus’ “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” suggests action is not separate from thought.
How then is thought powerful and healing? Thought will set up the mental and spiritual atmosphere to bring heaven in harmony with earth, thought with action. Furthermore, thought has a direct impact on our bodies for aiding the healing process for ourselves and others. However, the atmosphere, though creative, is not always sufficient. Science, which is action, has its place. Thought will not build our homes, cars, and appliances or make your omelets.
Thought will lead to happiness and better relationships however by allowing us to reflect on the right predisposition toward desirable outcomes. This is something other people will feel and respond to positively.
Thought, for the most part, is intimately related to action without the need to declare one as more important than the other. Thought may not be magical, but in the creative process of life, it is miraculous when married to action.
 

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July Theme: Consciousness of Success and Flourishing

Sunday Topic July 25, 2021

Extracting Your Gems from Your Past

The past is not dead. Everything that is done in the present becomes the past and therefore is datum. It is from this rich treasure that we mine and extract the wisdom of experience to bring good decision and right action to our present and find the way to our right future.



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


Wednesday July Theme: Enriching Your Life

7-21-2021 

Seeing the Transforming Good in All Situations 

No one wants to believe she will ever have a bad day. What we call bad days are those that challenge our confidence in the path we have taken. There is the Jobian aspect to living. As we survive the storms of life, the spiritually aware person is the one who can see the good in all situations. 


Order of Service
 
Minister: Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
Assistant Minister: Rev. Larry Barber
Duration 1 hour, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Zoom Check in between 6:20 PM - 6:30 PM
         
Welcome: Dr. Arthur Chang
 
Connecting Time 10 minutes
 
Invocation: Rev. Larry Barber
 
Reading: Rev. Larry Barber
Meditation (10 minutes)
 
Lesson: (20 min)
 
Q and A 
 
Prayer requests
 
Benediction
 
10 - 15min for last 3 items



Ponte al dia
 
Síguenos en Fundadores Facebook en Español
 presentaciones de los practicantes:
Domingos a las 10:00 am servicio, 25 Julio,
Practitantes de Español en la capilla de Founder's
Lunes a viernes 7:00 pm 5 minutos de inspiración por uno de nuestros practicantes

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.

"¿Qué es la ciencia de la mente?" Clase por zoom gratis presentada por Ivania Gonzales, RScP, 6:00 pm los sábados
 
Los invitamos a todos a unirse con nosotros y así crecer espiritualmente y aprender como "cambiar sus pensamientos para cambiar su vida".
Founder’s Prayer Line is ready for your calls
 
Please call 213-388-9733 ext. 106. 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

Here again we are meeting the Law of Cause and Effect in the teachings of Jesus. Prayer is a mental, as well as a spiritual, function of intelligence. It is a certain manner of approach to the Spirit, a conscious act of the mind, a concrete experience of the knowing faculty. Prayer should be direct and specific, and should always be accompanied by a positive receptivity. God cannot an­swer prayers which have no meaning. The answer to prayer is in the prayer when it is uttered or thought. We do not “pray aright” when we are in opposition to the fundamental harmony. The whole teaching of Jesus, relative to prayer, is that God will answer when we pray aright. Jesus points to the fact that if we, being human and consequently limited, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will God give good gifts to those who ask; and he explicitly tells us to ask directly for what we want.
 
The Science of Mind, Page 435-4

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "Mission: Being the Change"
Tuesday: "Think: Grow Your Power"
Wednesday: "Courage: Crossing the Threshold of Freedom"
Thursday: "Prayer: Your Qualified Thought"
Friday: "Spiritual Practice: Doing the Change"
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