Winter shadows in Central Park;
photo taken by Valerie Miller during a cab ride.
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
2024 Card Readings
Online Fundraiser for our church!
This week until Friday, January 12.
Online event given by our gifted readers
Suzanne Garrison-Terry and Ebony Washington.
$25.00 for a 30 minute reading.
Some spots still available!
••• Email Su at email@example.com to sign up for a reading with either Su or Ebony.
••• 2024 Card Readings PayPal donation buttons here:
Thank you for your support!
Wednesday January 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.
Image: Photo by Fabrice Villard on Unsplash.
Thursday January 11 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, Su Garrison-Terry will be directing the class. Here is the description for this class:
Smell and taste are important to some of our earliest memories. They are also two of the least utilized “clair” senses. In tonight's class, we will partner up to recreate some of those significant memories of what's cooking in our ancestor's kitchen. Whether it's your favorite childhood meal, the cookies or sandwich you brought to school, or that special scent emanating from Grandma's kitchen, let's work on our “clair” senses and recreate those significant sensory taste and smells.
••• Please contact Su before Thursday, 2 pm, for the zoom link and to let her know if you are coming or not: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to attend this Meetup and are younger than 18 years of age, we 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:
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: Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash.
Thursday January 11
New Moon in Capricorn
The Capricorn New Moon on January 11 is the first New Moon of the year, and while this New Moon is ripe with fresh new energy, there is also the energy of endings attached to it too, thanks to Pluto, which is hovering at the powerful 29th degree of Capricorn.
Pluto will dip in and out of Capricorn until November 2024, when it will finally leave for good, but this is the last Capricorn New Moon where Pluto will be close, bringing a sense of closure and endings to this journey.
Pluto first entered Capricorn back in 2008, making it hard to remember life any other way! We have all grown so used to Pluto in Capricorn that we may find it a little more challenging to discern the lessons this vibration has been teaching us. In Capricorn, Pluto has been guiding us to recognize what makes us feel stable and secure. It has been working on the deepest layers of our soul, helping us to transform and recognize our own power.
Pluto is considered the Lord of the Underworld, and while it has journeyed through Capricorn, we all would have been confronted with something from our own underworld. Something would have died, and in its place, something else reborn. Pluto is our reminder that nothing lasts forever and that all things must eventually fade. But with every fading, with every falling away, something new is reborn.
As this is the last Capricorn New Moon with Pluto in Capricorn, it seems fitting that there is some rebirth that follows this transformation we have been moving through all these years. It seems fitting that perhaps the final layers are being shed, and we are now able to stand fresh and renewed in our true selves.
So, while this New Moon is very much about setting the stage for 2024, it is also about honoring the past and the transformations we have moved through. It is also about acknowledging what has risen up from our own underworld and how that has fueled our own death and rebirth journeys.
It is said that intentions or goals made on a Capricorn New Moon hold the promise of longevity. So, if there is something you really want to commit to for the long term, set your intention and then take a small action in that direction under this New Moon. Your action will be sealed into the energy of the New Moon, helping you to stay the course for a long time to come. https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-capricorn-new-moon-january-2024
Image: New Year's New Moon by Theodor Severin Kittelsen, 1905. Public Domain.
Saturday January 13 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: Valerie Miller
Meditation: Debbie Losee
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'.
Monday January 15
Martin Luther King Day
Photos from last Saturday, January 6, marking Summerland's 25th Anniversary!
Top left: Platform Workers: Reverend Frank, Lindy, and Valerie.
Top right: In-Person Congregants
Bottom row: After service celebration! Celebration cake shown in the middle picture.
Saturday January 20 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday January 27 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
Saturday February 3 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday February 10 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
Tuesday February 13 Zoom
Meditation & Messages @ 7:30 PM
"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 Tuesdays: 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 January 20 and February 3. 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. Danielle S.
David B. Doris K.
Sade Hanahn Daziah
Joshua (transitioned) and mom Tracey
Amy and daughter Alison
Simone M. Dorothy M. (transitioned)
Stephanie S. and daughter Ryan
Michael D. Fran D.
Linda & Larry B. Yvette O.
Amy, Bill, Parker, and Jacob
Rhonda Connie R.
Becky W. Nancy D.
Matt F. Tony F.
Amy V. Ashley (transitioned)
Panagiota M. Yorgos M.
Theresa D. Ronn (transitioned) and Alisha
Christine S. Bob J., Camille and Chrissy
Ioannis T. Lydiamarie
Helena, Bethany and Jon
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,