Snowdrops at 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 February 7 @ 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.
• Debbie's weekly meditation is offered every Wednesday evening unless otherwise specified.
Email her for the Zoom link for each meditation here.
Image: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.
Thursday February 8 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
What is Freedom?
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be working with the idea of Freedom. What do our loved ones in spirit have to say about freedom and what it meant in their lives and what does it mean to our group of students?
••• 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 contact Frank before Thursday, 2 pm, to let him know if you are coming or not.: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to attend this class 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 class.
••• 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!
Photo by Jason Hogan on Unsplash.
Friday February 9
Lunar New Year's Eve celebrating Year of the Dragon 2024
The Chinese zodiac marks the start of a new cycle with the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, when one animal gives way to another. On February 10, 2024, the Year of the Dragon begins. The Dragon is a powerful and auspicious creature in Chinese mythology, representing courage, creativity, and innovation. 2024 promises to be a year full of possibilities and opportunities.
The year of the Wood Dragon 2024 is special because it is a rare combination of the dragon’s power and the wood’s creativity. It is a year of innovation, vision and growth. It is a year to pursue your dreams, express your ideas and expand your horizons. It is also a year to be generous, compassionate and loyal to your friends. The last Year of the Wood Dragon was 60 years ago, in 1964. More to read at: https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/year-of-the-dragon/
If you don't know your Chinese zodiac animal, or if you were born in January or February, see the calculator here for accuracy: https://horoscopes.astro-seek.com/chinese-lunar-calendar
Image: Ai generated dragon by seidenperle from Pixabay.
Saturday February 10 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
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: Lindy Cacioppo
Meditation: Valerie Miller
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 and hybrid church services to support our work and to allow us to continue through these troubling times. We are meeting less often in person so we have less opportunity to collect donations in person 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 February 13 Zoom
Meditation & Messages @ 7:30 PM
"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. People of all faiths and philosophies are welcome. See poster for details.
• 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
Wednesday February 14
22nd Annual World Sound Healing Day
"Join us on February 14, 2024 for the 22nd Annual World Sound Healing Day. On this day, many thousands of people through our planet will be creating Healing Sounds encoded with the intention of Love & Compassion to send a sonic valentine to the Gaia Matrix, our beloved Mother Earth, with the intention of raising the consciousness of all sentient beings.
Thank you for your participation and support! Please feel free to join one of the many sonic events that are occurring on the World Sound Healing Day Events Portal. If you feel inspired–please create one of your own! Participate in these events in any way that feels appropriate. Together we will be contributing to a co-created evolutionary vibrational field of Global Harmonization, planetary peace, and healing for our planet. Together, we can make a difference. Remember—we heal the planet, we heal ourselves. We heal ourselves and we heal the planet."
Saturday February 17 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Tuesday February 20 In-Person
Mediumship Class at UUFSB @ 7:30 PM
The Rev. Frank Kotowski will be directing an in-person mediumship class at UUFSB on Tuesday, February 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. This class is open to everyone, but it would help if you had some experience in intuitive and mediumistic work.
Please email our church if you are interested in coming to this class: email@example.com
The cost for this class is $10, or $6 if that is more affordable. Please pay on our website at this link:
Saturday February 24 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
With Guest Reverend Alva Folkes
Saturday March 2 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday March 9 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
"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 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. The next class will be on Tuesday, February 13.
For more information see poster here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#Meditation&Messages
In-Person Mediumship Meetup on select Tuesdays:
The Rev. Frank Kotowski will be directing an in-person mediumship class at UUFSB on Tuesday, February 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. This class is open to everyone, but it would help if you had some experience in intuitive and mediumistic work.
The cost for this class is $10, or $6 if that is more affordable. Please email our church if you are interested in coming to this class: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 February 17 and March 2. 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
Ann G. Michael D.
Linda & Larry B. Yvette O.
Amy, Bill, Parker, and Jacob
Rhonda Connie R.
Becky W. Nancy D.
Tony F. Theresa D.
Alisha and family Christine S.
Bob J., Camille and Chrissy
Lydiamarie Helena, Bethany and Jon
Danielle S. Beverly M.
Betty G. Ron G.
Lisa R. Don B.
Scott B. Dessie M.
Mark in PA. .
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe.
Prayers for all those who are affected by recent and on-going wars.
Prayer for the Middle East
Creator, you are our Provider and Healer. We pray that Your timely help and support reach all who are in need. There is so much sorrow, pain, and conflict across the Middle East. We pray for leaders throughout the region and ask You to turn their minds and hearts toward peace.
Online prayer modified by Valerie.
Laughing dove in Gaza; photo by براء حبوش Baraa Haboush on Unsplash.
In peace and harmony,