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

Come hear Dr. Arthur's message
and music from our band!!

Both English and Spanish services will start on
Sunday, June 6th at 10 am

We will open with 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!!
by Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang
 
When we are not fiercely wearing our blinders and breastplate of individualism, a strange maturity tends to overtake us. It is like Saul of Tarsus on his way to Jerusalem to persecute the Jesus followers when he was struck off his horse by a heavenly light. He then heard the voice of Jesus asking why he was persecuting  him.  Individualism often. appears to be persecuting wholeness.
 
To awaken to wholeness is to realize we are living in a relational universe where God needs us, as we need God and each other. “We are sons and daughters of God, but do not know it,” said the great medieval Christian mystic, Meister Eckhart.  This is reminiscent of Hermes Trismegistus saying, As in heaven, so on earth, or Jesus declaring, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
 
Jesus grasped the importance of relationship over individualism most clearly, when he said, “What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?” We may interpret this as “What does it profit a man to have power and not to have love?”
 
Love is a feeling of connection, our sense of aliveness—wholeness. That connection is the only thing that can sustain the commitment to care for each other.
 
We may agree that although Moses is reported as parting the Red Sea, striking the rock to give water to the thirsty Israelites, and leading his tribe to freedom, we may agree none of these was his best. Moses’ most magnificent contribution was giving the people a guideline for relationship. The guide was the Ten Commandments for good or spiritual relationship.
 
Jesus summarized the ten commandments as Love—“Love God and Love your neighbor as yourself.”
 
Paul also grasped the full spiritual vitality of love. He said, “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)
 
St. Augustine followed, saying “…love and do what you want.” He knew that one who loves would never wish to hurt, but to help; that he would not wish to wound, but to heal.
 
Writer and theologian, Mike Yaconelli, spoke of spirituality this way. He said, “Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now—in the mess of our lives.”
 
Empathy is not an idea. It is a feeling—an experience. It is, as our Native Americans say, to “Walk a mile in another man’s moccasins.” We learn to put ourselves in the place of another to see how he or she feels. Then, we act with a kindness that we would desire for ourselves.
 
My emphasis is our relationship with each other, or our neighbor,” as Moses said.  Our relationship with God includes the unfathomable vastness of the universe itself. Because the universe is exactly as it, we are as we are We can sense and feel the Sacred Presence that is forever putting options before us for us to fulfill the life we are living at the level we choose. 
 

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Sunday Topic May 9, 2021

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

THOUGHTS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

These are 7 thoughts to inspire to you in finding the life you seek.


Call the Church Office at 
213-388-9733 Ext. 101
for additional information. 
 
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 Wednesday Night Service on ZOOM!! 
To receive an invitation, email "Wednesday Zoom" to pat@founderschurch.org


May 5, 2021 Dr. Arthur's topic will be:


STEPS TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

With the choice of a few good steps, we can all improve our lives immensely. In spirituality, good mental health would be equivalent to the right consciousness to grow in happiness and achievement. This lesson will underscore a number of these steps. 


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, 9 Mayo,
Practitantes de Español
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".
Ernest's Corner

The Mind of God is Infinite. The mind of man is some part of this Infinite, Creative Mind of God. Therefore the mind of man is as infinite as is man’s capacity to understand his true relationship to God or Spirit. The mind of man is continuously unfolding into a greater recognition of its real plan in the creative order of the Universe. It does not yet comprehend its own power or scope but it does know how, in some measure, to consciously co-operate with the Infinite.


The Science of Mind, Page 390-4

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