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, September 12th 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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Contact our office: 213-388-9733 Ext. 101 
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THANK YOU!!
MAKING THE BEST OF LIFE
By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
Taking a break from the work you love or dislike provides a time for reflection. Our life is vastly our past and in our relational world if we do not come to terms with our past the present will be apt to be meaningless and regretful.
Process theologian Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki speaks of the three powers of freedom.
Freedom means the ability to participate at some level in what one becomes. If we take freedom seriously, then we must talk about three powers of creation.
1.    There is the power of the past, which simply means that when and where we are makes a difference to who we can become. We must take account of these past influences, because we simply do not exist in a vacuum. We exist relationally. In a sense, we take the creative influences of the past into ourselves in every moment.
2.    However, we also take the creative power of God into ourselves at every moment. In this second creative power, God offers us a future, a way of becoming oneself that is not quite like any other way ever achieved before. God’s creativity is the power of transformation, of hope, of a new future. God’s influence toward the future takes account of the past that affects us, offering a way of dealing with that past.
3.    The third creative power, of course, is ourselves. Finally, we decide what we will become. We are responsible for dealing with THE ACTUAL PAST received from the world and THE POSSIBLE FUTURE received from God.
Not every negative act from the past will have the world-shattering impact of 9/11. The 9/11 horror has left deep scars upon the American psyche and on the psyche of countless people around the world. How is it possible for small countries to hurt us so profoundly? The January 6 uprising also shows that while the dangers from outside our country are vast, we may be even more vulnerable from within.
Living with fear is never a good option especially if it is fear of our own people. Living in peace is the spiritual promise for people who conceptualize our world relationally.
The power of the past means reflecting upon how we may be contributing to the stresses and fears of others, within and without our country, and jointly seeking better options as we sit and reason together. Humans are apt to be suicidally focused when facing overwhelming problems and poor opportunities for resolving them. This was evident on 9/11. Furthermore, reading reports from some of the participants from the January 6 uprising, we hear that many were prepared to die for their cause. Learning from the power of the past is vital if we are to make wise adjustments in our future actions.
The second creative power, recognizing God is always offering us a future, shows that life is not fixed. We can change it. To change is to create. God takes great delight in seeing us progress. Progress is process and process is reality. The God of the universe is not seeking perfection of us. God is seeking progress by right action in our process.
The third creative power is deciding what we wish to become. Our lives are co-creations with God. This is true of the whole universe. This is the meaning of living in a relational universe. We exist in relationship to God.  This means we affect God and God affects us. This also means, God cares about us.
By understanding and using these three creative powers, we will be making the best of life.

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Sunday, September 12th

Dr. Arthur's topic:

Maturity: The Blessing of Peace

The purpose of our life experiences is to mature spiritually. In so doing we will face the challenges of life with courage. We will live in a consciousness of peace despite what is or is not happening in our lives.


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213-388-9733 Ext. 101
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Wednesday Night Zoom Services Resume with Dr. Arthur
September 8th!

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


Dr. Arthur's topic: A Process Science of Mind

If reality were process, as philosophers using the insights of quantum physics say, how would this process affect our understanding of the Science of Mind?


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, 12 Septiembre,
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".
meditation candles
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

God manifests Himself through all individuals. No two people are alike; each has a unique place in the universe of Mind; each lives in Mind; each contacts It through his own mentality, in an individual way, drawing from It a unique expression of Its Divine Nature. If one makes himself recep­tive to the idea of love, he becomes lovable. To the degree that he embodies love, he is love; so people who love are loved. Whoever becomes receptive to the idea of peace, poise and calm—whoever embodies these divine realities—finds them flowing through him and he becomes peaceful, poised and calm.

The Science of Mind, Page 151-3

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"Your Life! What Is It to You?"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "Clarify and Live Your Purpose Daily"
Tuesday: "Blamers become Lamers"
Wednesday: "Holy Ground: Your Starting Place for Greatness"
Thursday: "Relationship: Your Rich Soil for Thriving and Flourishing"
Friday: "Hard is a Reason to Grow, Not Quit"
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