Here is the latest information about our church and its beloved community. This information is being furnished as there was a suggestion for a note to be sent to advise congregants about our upcoming worship services and events. Hope that this is helpful to you.
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Wednesday August 10 @ 7:00 PM
Meditation & Blessings with Debbie L
Come join Debbie as she guides you through a peaceful, deep meditation.
Her words and the background music will take your troubles away. Donations accepted!
• Debbie's weekly meditation is offered every Wednesday evening unless otherwise specified.
Email her for the Zoom link for each meditation here.
Thursday August 11
Mediumship Development Meetup
Just a note to say there will be no Mediumship Class on Zoom this Thursday, Aug. 11, because of personal reasons. All is good. Hope to see you on Thursday, Aug. 18.
~ Frank Kotowski
Thursday August 11 Super Full Moon
Since June, we have been working with a lineup of three Super Full Moons, and now we arrive at the third and final Super Full Moon of the year on August 11.
Reaching this point on our journey may bring a feeling of culmination or closure. If you can identify something that was stirring for you back in June, you may find now that in August, you are reaching the end point of this journey or are at a point where a decision needs to be made.
Full Moons, but especially Super Full Moons, are always bringing to our attention what needs to be released from our lives. They bring our awareness to all that must be stripped away to keep us evolving and moving higher on our path.
August’s Full Moon falls in the air sign of Aquarius, the sign of the water bearer. The water bearer is a symbol of healing and transmutation. It has the gift of collecting “water”- the emotional, psychic energy of the world around us, in its vessel and clearing it using the power of the breath before returning it to the Earth.
As Aquarian energy will beam strong under this Full Moon, we can use it to connect with the gift of the water-bearer. We can use the power of our breath to transform dense, heavy, negative, or grief-stricken energies around us into something lighter, hopeful, and more loving.
Allow compassion to radiate from your heart during this time. Allow the August Full Moon to keep you feeling full and your heart overflowing with the love you have received and will continue to receive.
As the last Super Moon of the year, the August Full Moon may also bring us closure or guide us to finally reach a decision point on our journey. We may now know exactly which way we need to turn. We may now know which way we need to travel in order to reach our chosen destination.
Saturn, the Lord of Karma is very active under this Full Moon. Whenever Saturn is active, it can press on us to take greater responsibility for our actions and to ensure we are moving in accordance with our higher self.
If any actions you are taking are not in alignment with your soul, or if you are forgoing some of your responsibilities, this Full Moon may bring this information into your awareness.
More to read at: https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-aquarius-super-full-moon-august-2022
Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash
Saturday August 13 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 PM noon ET
NOTE OPENING TIME—12:00 PM: ROOM OPEN FOR
VERBAL CHAT AMONG PARTICIPANTS, ALL UNMUTED.
12:15 PM: START OF SERVICE, ALL ARE MUTED.
PLEASE BE ON TIME. THANKS!
Presider: Camille Johnson
Meditation: Valerie Miller
Spiritual Address: Rev. Frank Kotowski
Message Circle directly after service!
• Summerland Church Service Zoom link: Please email our church for link.
Thank you !!
We are asking for love donations at this time during our online church services to support our work and to allow us to continue through these troubling times. We are not meeting in person so can't pass around the offering plate to help us with ongoing operating expenses that need to be paid: partial rent, full insurance, Zoom fees, payment to the national organization, to name a few.
Scroll to 'Online Church Service'.
Moving to Two In-Person SCOL Services in September: Our church is planning to begin having two in-person/hybrid services at UUFSB starting in September. We are looking at September 3 and 17 at 10:30 am. If we have enough people attending these two services, we will continue to have two in-person/hybrid services for the months that follow. At this point, we are not requiring you to wear a mask but you may certainly do so. (Health protocols may change due to changing NY state and UUFSB mandates.) The room for our services in the Religious Education wing has two portable air-purifying systems that will be used during the time we are there.
We require a minimum of four people to attend (not counting the platform workers and helpers). Please let us know if you can commit to coming, and how often, to our in-person/hybrid services. Also, we are looking for more people to serve at our in-person/hybrid services. If you have an interest in offering a Spiritual Address, offering a guided meditation, or being a greeter, please let us know in an email. Please email our church with your reply or for any questions you may have.
Tuesday August 23 In-Person
Mediumship Development Meetup @ 7:30 PM ET
Frank will be resuming in-person Mediumship classes at UUFSB (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook: 380 Nichols Road, East Setauket, NY) with two classes a month on Tuesday evenings. At this point, there is no requirement to wear a mask but you may certainly do so.
Saturday September 3 In-Person
Service @ 10:30 AM ET
Summer season at Lily Dale!
June 24 through September 4
Here's the link to view a catalog of the activities, workshops and events this year at Lily Dale:
NSAC Convention 2022
After a two-year absence there will be a convention held this autumn in Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information visit https://nsac.org/news-events/convention/
A delegation from Summerland will be attending, more details soon.
Summerland platform workers at our in-person service last Saturday, August 6.
Thank you Lindy, Rev. Frank, and 'T'!
Spiritual Healing Requests
Spirit healings result from law-governed forces being put into operation following the sending forth of a thought directive (prayer). Spirit guides and doctors will diagnose the trouble and its cause, attention being directed to overcoming the cause, and then removing the symptoms.
Please set time aside each day to send healing thoughts for each of those listed below, that they may receive from Spirit that which is for their highest and best needs. Your healing prayers are needed and benefit others in ways we may never know.
To request that a name or situation be placed on this healing list, please send a
note to email@example.com
Prayer for Spiritual Healing
I ask the Great Unseen Healing Force
To remove all obstructions
From my mind and body
And to restore me to perfect health.
I ask this in all sincerity and honesty
And I will do my part.
I ask this Great Unseen Healing Force
To help both present and absent ones
Who are in need of help
And to restore them to perfect health.
I put my trust and love in the power of God.
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe:
fires out west, flooding in the southeast, earthquakes in the Philippines.
It is a pleasure for us to serve Spirit and our
community. Here is a list of the Board Members
who are here to help you. Blessings.....
Summerland has joined the online fundraiser program at SERRV International!
Every online purchase helps support artisans, farmers and Summerland, too!
You must use this exact website link for purchases that benefit Summerland Church of Light: www.serrv.org/?a=SCOL
Our Summerland shoppers need to always check that the orange banner (below) is at the top of the home page before shopping to make sure our nonprofit is identified. Thank you!
Kimonos at SERRV
In peace and harmony,