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, November 21st 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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SPIRITUALITY OF THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR
By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
There is a connection between thoughts, feelings or emotion and behavior. While they are not the same, they are complementary components of experience. Thoughts are forms in the mind; they are abstractions. Feelings are our emotional response to what we think is presently occurring in our lives. Behavior is what we do in the world of the five senses. This is the level of actuality or reality.
 
Life needs all three but it is lived fully at the level of behavior. Jesus underscored the value of behavior in the following parable of the man who had two sons.
 
“What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
“‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
“Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
“Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered. (Matthew 21:28-31)
 
Whatever we may think otherwise, what we do is experienced in the world as our actuality. The famer must sow the seeds of what he wishes to grow. The individual must take care of her body to maximize her health and vitality as well as her longevity. The student may study a profession but, ultimately, the purpose is to practice at a particular career. The sun is not an idea in our minds, it is an actual entity in the sky and its energy, shared with the Earth, is vital for the survival of life.
 
To be dreamers is important; however, even more important is to work at making our dreams our everyday reality.
 
Similarly, prayer is a supplement, not a substitute for action. If we desire to be more prosperous, merely thinking or praying will not accomplish this. As with any desire, hard work is required. However, when we are motivated by a great purpose, “hard” is neither undesirable nor an obstacle. We gladly put the effort in because we will be inspired, rise up on the wings of love, and transcend the matter of “hard,” and even “impossible.” We will become seemingly miraculous because the Law of Growth makes itself fully available to us, and our doing becomes sheer joy.
 
Understandably, mystic, poet and Nobel Prize for literature, the Hindu Rabindranath Tagore wrote:
 
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and found that life was work.
I worked and found that work was joy.
 
It will be no different for you, if you go from your thoughts and feelings to action and fulfill your desires. 

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PATH, NEED PRAYER?
 
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Sunday, November 21st

Dr. Arthur's topic:

Benefits from an Attitude of Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude opens up our consciousness to healthy body and affairs. Apply insights into gratitude and thrive.




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213-388-9733 Ext. 101
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Wednesday Night Zoom Services with Dr. Arthur
Note: We will not have Wednesday service on November 24th in honor of Thanksgiving.

November 17th

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


Dr. Arthur's Topic:

Strength-training For Life’s Challenges

We can learn much from our bodies. There is no doubt that taking steps to make ourselves stronger work for our bodies. We can also learn how to respond positively to life’s challenges like losses and limitations and failures. When we do, we will stop being bitter. We will be better.


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 día

Domingos a las 10:00 am servicio, 21 Noviembre,
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

Only when we put our very best into our spiritual work will it satisfy us. A spiritual power is released through true thinking that is as much a law as is chemical affinity. There is no deliverance of the real self without mental conviction. To have faith in God is to follow this faith through by having faith in the self. The real self is God and as such is to be im­plicitly trusted. The spark which burns at the center of our own soul is caught from the living and eternal flame of the Spirit.
 
           But the letter without the Spirit does not quicken the flesh into newness of action. It is cold and unresponsive. Feeling is at the center of the Universe and reflected through man’s consciousness sheds its glow wherever the thought travels. Law governs its action and God Himself fulfills its promises.


The Science of Mind, Page 414

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 
Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  
Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 
"Principles to Greater Power"
The weekly broadcasts are: 
Monday: "When Constructive Thought Meets Unlimited Creativity"
Tuesday: "Three Steps to Cosmic Abundance"
Wednesday: "The Power of a Persistent Idea"
Thursday: "The Power of Identification"
Friday: "The Union of Equals"
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