Cornflower Aster 'purple parasol' at the Bayard
Cutting 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 9 @ 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.
Thursday August 10 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Telling Stories from Spirit
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be telling stories, stories that we perceive intuitively from other students and telling stories that our loved ones in spirit want to share.
••• Please email our church in advance for the Zoom link: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 credit: Photo by SOCIAL.CUT on Unsplash.
Friday August 11
Andrew Jackson Davis' birthday, 1826
Saturday August 12 Zoom
Service @ 12 pm noon EST
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: Rev. Frank Kotowski
Spiritual Address: Suzanne Garrison-Terry
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE!
• 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'.
Saturday & Sunday August 12-13
Perseid Meteor Shower (peak)
The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug. 12 and 13, with the moon in the perfect position to make this year's event potentially one of the most impressive displays of "shooting stars" in years.
Active from July 14 through Sept. 1, this annual display is one of the best known and commonly observed meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere. The shower occurs when the hours of darkness have noticeably increased after the short nights around late June's summer solstice, making falling bits of rocky debris in Earth's atmosphere more visible.
The Perseids' absolute peak time is predicted to hit at midnight EDT (0400 GMT) on Aug. 13.
The Perseid peak lasts about 16 hours, according to Sky at Night. Because the peak lasts so long, it will be possible to see shooting stars as soon as it gets dark, with the most meteors per hour likely to be visible after midnight. More at: https://www.livescience.com/space/meteoroids/perseid-meteor-shower-peak-on-aug-12-and-13-will-be-the-best-in-years-heres-how-to-watch
Perseids photo by Michał Mancewicz on Unsplash.
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.email@example.com
PayPal donation link:
Saturday August 26 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 PM noon ET
Saturday September 2 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday September 9 Zoom
Service @ 12 PM noon
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
Tuesday September 12 Zoom
Meditation & Messages @ 7:30 PM
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, September 12.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
August - all month
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All month Greater Good Charities will be offering weekly grants, in the form of matching donations, to help local shelters. Starting Tuesday, August 1, at 9am ET, they will be matching donations made to the Clear The Shelters Fund, dollar for dollar up to $25,000. Help your favorite participating local shelter today by donating and earning them a matching donation!
About Clear the Shelters
NBCUniversal Local is teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear The Shelters in August 2023, a nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 860K pets have found their forever homes since 2015
Images and text from https://www.facebook.com/ClearTheShelters/
In peace and harmony,