Dear Friends, 

We will offer a healing and anointing ritual this Sunday August 29th, 5 pm! We will call upon the spirit of the Shaman Mary Magdalene to guide us in healing the wounds of the church and our culture and abusive values of dominance over.

Shamans are defined as messengers between the this world and the spirit world. Mary Magdalene  the first to
"Do Not Touch Me"
Giotto, Italian 1266-1337

see the resurrected Christ is well within the perimeters of shamanism in my view. Often shamans treat the sick and certainly Jesus was a shaman who treated the sick and some of us who believe Jesus and Mary Magdalene were partners in ministry, assume that Mary Magdalene treated the sick with him. In fact, it is Mary Magdalene that is associated with the healing ritual of anointing. Perhaps Mary Magdalene taught Jesus anointing rituals. We will use spikenard the same oil Mary Magdalene used and like Mary Magdalene we will anoint all spiritual wounds, especially those caused by the church and cultural patriarchy. 

Please join us as we call upon the spirit of Mary Magdalene and Jesus to be with us as we retell some of the story of Jesus's' ministry but add Mary Magdalene as an active participant.  Join us in honoring Jesus and Mary Magdalene's' shamanic healing ministry! That Jesus and Moses were shamans is not a new idea, for like Mary Magdalene they also interacted with the spirit world. Oddly, the title is  rarely applied to Mary Magdalene. 
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Wikapedia writes, shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching  altered states of consciousness  in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.  A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of  benevolent and malevolent spirits , who typically enters into a  trance state  during a  ritual , and practices  divination  and  healing ...... Mircea Eliade  writes, "A first definition of this complex phenomenon, and perhaps the least hazardous, will be: shamanism  'technique of  religious
Eric Gill, 20th century
ecstasy '."Shamanism encompasses the premise that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul. Alleviating traumas affecting the soul/spirit restores the physical body of the individual to balance and wholeness. The shaman also enters  supernatural realms  or  dimensions  to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community. Shamans may visit other worlds/dimensions to bring guidance to misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements. The shaman operates primarily within the spiritual world, which in turn affects the human world. The restoration of balance results in the elimination of the ailment."

Sunday, Aug. 29th  Matthew Chapter 5: 9-12 the Gospel of Matthew 5:9-12
The Message You're Blessed  Chapter 5:  "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family. 10  "You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom. 11-12  "Not only that-count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens-give a cheer, even!-for though they don't like it,  I  do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.
Buddy praying at our Church for Our Common Home Altar
Your pets are welcome at worship!
We particularly invite and welcome Spanish speaking friends to join us  in Church for Our Common Home. 
9  Bienaventurados los pacificadores: porque ellos serán llamados hijos de Dios.  10  Bienaventurados los que padecen persecución por causa de la justicia: porque de ellos es el reino de los cielos.  11  Bienaventurados sois cuando os vituperaren y os persiguieren, y dijeren de vosotros todo mal por mi causa, mintiendo.  12  Gozaos y alegraos; porque vuestra merced es grande en los cielos: que así persiguieron á los profetas que fueron antes de vosotros. 

Children of all ages are most particularly welcome. 
All ages!!! We have lots of music, a high chair, blocks, crayons, and we would love for you to bring your children and grandchildren. 
Coming Up:
Taize chanting first Sunday in September 4th, and please bring your instruments to play along. If you would like music ahead of time, please let us know. 

PLEASE NOTE September 18th we will not have worship for Walt and I have a commitment. 

This October 9th, Sunday 5 pm we will have an animal blessing and you are welcome to bring your two and four legged animal friends, human and non-human, as well as those who swim and fly etc. Help us paint a mural on the back of our house. "House of Prayer for all Creatures!" every Sunday afternoon in October. Call for more details. 

October 30th Day of the Dead celebration Sunday 5 pm.

November 20th Thanksgiving feast. We will have a turkey and a vegetarian "turkey roll" pot luck, after worship. 

December 25th we will have a Christmas and Hannuka worship and dinner, Sunday at 5 pm, pot luck at 6 pm.  


Please contact us, (858) 248-5123, churchforourcommonhome@gmail.com and join us for regular services every Sunday at 5 pm at 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD, CA 92129 f ollowed by a soup pot luck, (salad pot luck while our vegetable garden is full of lettuce) bonfire and star gazing and dancing weather permitting. A new kind of home/internet/radio blog church that does not follow the traditions of the Christian church but teaches the teachings of Jesus. A safe place to share of ourselves, our feelings, our dreams, do art work, sing lively non church music, DANCE, enjoy bonfires and soup dinners. A place where everyone is safe and welcome. 
Mission Statement 
Encouraging awe of creation and the cosmos, we explore the visual and performing arts, dreams, wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia in the Bible and newly found gospels, prayer, social activism, and relationships as we work to care for our common home Mother Earth, in a new kind of local and global community. We are a home church  with people around the world via the Internet,  exploring a new religious story for our time.
Vision
Our vision is to spiritually awaken and raise our consciousness about the sacred nature of all life and our interconnectedness in order to come together as a human family and care  for our common home and love God/dess with all our hearts, souls and minds and creation as ourselves. 
Sending love and blessings to our friends of Church for our Common Home,
Bonnie
Weekly Thursday Dream Sharing Group 7-9 pm
in person or on Skype, bonnie.tarwater
Come drink tea and share a dream. 
"Many wonders are manifest in sleep; in sleep the heart becomes a window, One that is awake and dreams beautiful dreams, he is the knower of God. Receive the dust of his eyes." Rumi
Every Mondays join us for Lectio Divina 7-8 pm,

How does this scripture relate to my life and 
how is God calling me to change?  
Centering Prayer every Wednesday 10 am -10:30 am  ish 
13014 Calle de Las Rosas, San Diego, CA 92129
call for more information (858) 248-5123
New O ur Common Home Counseling Center 
with individual and group therapy services, both innovative and traditional therapy, they offer  Art Therapy, premarital and marriage counseling, individual dream sessions, Spiritual Direction, pastoral counseling and more. 
Join Dr. Walter Rutherford and 
Bonnie  for Tuesday night group therapy. Other groups that are forming.   
Walt and Bonnie are also certified and teach OWL, Our Whole Lives, a faith based human sexuality course.   www.churchforourcommonhome.com

Church for our Common Home | Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater | revtarwater@yaho.com 
(858) 248-5123
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