Golden Yarrow at the Bayard Arboretum;
photo by Valerie Miller
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.
If you would like to receive our weekly Summerland Church Meetings newsletter by email please add your name to the list here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/our-church-services.html#emaillist
Wednesday August 2 @ 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.
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.
August Supermoon in Aquarius, a Portal to Healing
The Aquarius Full Moon arrives at the top of the month on August 1st. As a lunar cycle is 29.5 days, this means we are set for another Full Moon on August 30th, a Blue Moon in the sign of Pisces. Both of these Full Moons will be Super Moons, meaning they will be closer to Earth, and we will feel their effects more strongly.
While the Pisces Super Blue Moon deserves its own article, having two Full Super Moons in the same month indicates a strong pull to release, detox, let go, and walk away from all that is no longer resonant with our being. By the end of August, we are likely to find ourselves left with some empty space, whether that be physically, emotionally, or both.
The Aquarius Full Moon on August 1st is the perfect entrance point to this journey of creating space. It holds a sweet, healing vibration, guiding us to gently and lovingly prepare to let go of all that is heavy.
Shortly after this Full Moon reaches its peak, we will find ourselves walking into the Lionsgate Portal. The Lionsgate Portal activates on August 8, and can also bring a rise of healing energy too. Lionsgate is a portal that honors the rising of Sirius, our Spiritual Sun. As our Spiritual Sun rises, it is reborn, and we too, can feel the rebirth of our own Spirit energy under this portal. With all of this strong lunar energy circulating, and the portal peaking just days after, this Full Moon is a powerful time to clear and reset your system. https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-aquarius-super-full-moon-2023
Thursday August 3 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Trance and Mental Mediumship: An Exploration
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, after a short video we will first discuss trance mediumship: What Is It and How Do I Do It? Then we will use the rest of the class time giving readings to each other in different group settings.
••• Please email our church in advance for the Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
••• Please let Frank know by 2 pm Thursday if you plan to come: email@example.com
If you would like to attend this Meetup and are younger than 18 years of age, Frank must receive permission from your parents or guardian in writing in an email prior to the Meetup.
••• The cost for this class is $10.00, or $6.00 if that is more affordable. Please pay on our website at this link:
Frank Kotowski is facilitating this mediumship group, which is open to both SCOL members and non members. These classes are to help you build your intuitive and mediumistic abilities. Beginners are welcome!
Image above: Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash.
Saturday August 5 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Our hybrid church service starts at 10:30 AM.
10:30 AM: Get to know us/Zoom chat room opens.
10:45 AM: Worship Service begins.
PLEASE BE ON TIME. THANKS!
Presider: Lindy Cacioppo
Meditation: Valerie Miller
Spiritual Address: Rev. Frank Kotowski
Spirit Messages: Rev. Frank Kotowski & others
We welcome you to join our in-person service at the UUFSB building, where we have been meeting since January 2018: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, Religious Education Wing, 380 Nicolls Rd., East Setauket, NY 11733. For those joining us for the first time please see the directions on our website page 'HOW to REACH US':
Summerland Covid protocol: UUFSB has provided room air filters, which will be used during service. No vaccinations required, masks are optional. You may bring your own hand sanitizing gel or wipes, if you choose. Personal beverages allowed.
• For the Zoom link please email our church in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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'.
Tuesday August 8 Zoom
Meditation & Messages 7:30 PM ET
"Meditation and Messages" will occur on the second Tuesday of the month, each month, from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. A 20-30 minute meditation will be followed by 45 minutes of spirit messages. All guests can give messages, as in a Message Circle, under the guidance of Frank. If there is time at the end of each class, there will be a discussion on topics related to Spiritualism and Spirituality. People of all faiths and philosophies are welcome.
• For the Zoom link, please email our church in advance.
The cost is $10 per person. Payable using the Meditation & Messages PayPal donation button on our website: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#Meditation&Messages
Tuesday August 8
International Cat Day
The heat may have caused some technical glitches during last Saturday's Discovery Circle but the presentation and discussion on Public Health was enjoyed by all. The presentation was engaging and thought-provoking and the discussion at the end was lively and informative.
Thank you Kasey Ryman for presenting your first Discovery Circle for our church! We anticipate more of these from you in the future!
Saturday August 12 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 PM noon ET
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
Saturday August 19 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Mon Aug 21- Fri Aug 25 Zoom
Karmic Life Readings
Fundraiser by Suzanne Garrison-Terry
See poster for details.
Please contact Su to schedule a reading at: Myranda.firstname.lastname@example.org
PayPal donation link:
Saturday August 26 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 PM noon ET
Saturday September 2 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
New class! "Meditation and Messages" occurs on the second Tuesday of the month, each month, from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. A 20-30 minute meditation will be followed by 45 minutes of spirit messages. All guests can give messages, as in a Message Circle, under the guidance of Rev. Frank Kotowski. The next class will be on Tuesday, August 8.
For more information see poster here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#Meditation&Messages
In-Person Mediumship Meetups on Tuesday: We have decided to suspend in-person mediumship classes at UUFSB until there is more interest for those wishing to attend.
Two In-Person SCOL Services a Month Now: Our church is having two hybrid services (services that are in-person at UUFSB and also live-streamed on Zoom) a month now. They are usually on the first and third Saturdays of the month, but this may not always be the case. Our next Hybrid services will be on August 5 and 19. If anything changes concerning our in-person services, we will let you know.
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 hybrid services. Also, we are looking for more people to serve at our 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Christopher G. Doris K.
Ron G. Sade
Amy V Daziah
Diane C. Joshua (transitioned) and mom Tracey
Alisha M. Amy and daughter Alison
Ann G. Simone M.
Danielle S. Dorothy M. (transitioned)
Ronn M. Stephanie S. and daughter Ryan
David B. Michael D.
Fran D. Linda & Larry B.
Yvette O. Amy, Bill, Parker, and Jacob
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum vista; photo by Valerie Miller.
Don’t be in a rush to finalize things this month. Instead, go with the pace of how the Universe wants you to flow.
If you keep hitting brick walls, you don’t have to push through, instead, you can take a few steps back, admire the view, sit in anything that is uncomfortable, and then wait for the right next action to find you. This passive state is not powerless, in fact, it is highly empowering, and this is even doubly so when retrograde energies are flowing.
More astrology insights for August here: https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-forecast-august-2023
In peace and harmony,