Giant pumpkin at the NY Botanical Garden 2021;
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 October 25 @ 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: Purple fountain grass; photo by Valerie Miller.
Thursday October 26 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Special Night: Virtual Séance
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be having a virtual séance. Let us sit in a virtual circle and communicate with our loved ones and enjoy their company and what they have to say to us.
If you can, please have a picture of a loved one in spirit by your side, not in view.
At the end of the seance/class, I will ask if the person(s) you had came through with a message.
••• 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 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.
••• We are asking for a love donation for this special event. Please donate 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 Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/The National Library of Wales on Unsplash.
Saturday October 28 Zoom
Service @ 12 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: Lindy Cacioppo
Meditation: Camille Johnson
Spiritual Address: Suzanne Garrison-Terry
Spirit Messages: Rev. Frank Kotowski & others
• 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 October 28
Full Hunter Moon, Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
The Transformative Magic of Eclipses
Eclipses are always helping us to shed the layers, to step into more of our authentic self, and to realign with our soul path. As this Taurus Eclipse is the last in a cycle, it does hold incredible power for endings. If there is something you wish to end, something you wish to bring to a close, the weeks surrounding this Eclipse are a great time to take action.
Use the energies of the Eclipse to close doors and say goodbye to all that is no longer serving your soul. While we may wish to control this process, Eclipses tend to work in mysterious ways, guiding us to where we need to be.
While you may have requests of what you wish to be free of, let the Eclipse also work its magic. Let it reveal to you all there is to see. The final pieces of the puzzle will be put into place, so allow them to fall where they may.
Journey to the Underworld
Pluto, the planet known as the Lord of the Underworld, is very active under this Full Moon Eclipse. Pluto is also the natural ruler of Scorpio, so seeing as it is Scorpio Season, its energy will be pronounced.
Pluto, and the sign of Scorpio, is also synonymous with the themes of death and rebirth. At this time of year too, the Pleiades, a star constellation linked to death and rebirth also aligns high in the sky.
There is a strong theme here of death and rebirth. There is a strong theme given to us by the Lord of the Underworld, as he takes us on this journey of renewal and transformation.
We may have to confront some shadows or peek into corners we may not have dared to before. We may find ourselves unearthing things that are uncomfortable. What was once hidden may now step into the light.
The Lord of the Underworld is comfortable in the shadows because he owns them. He acknowledges them. He has made peace with all that he has found there.
Under this Taurus Full Moon Eclipse, we may find ourselves doing the same. We may find ourselves making peace with all that has come up for us, not just in the present, but from our past too. Remember, this Eclipse energy brings us all the way back to November 2021, so all of the space we have filled from this time is ready to be made peace with.
More to read at: https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-taurus-full-moon-lunar-eclipse-october-2023
Tuesday October 31
Happy Halloween & Samhain!
Free Vintage Halloween Cat Image from TheGraphicsFairy com.
Saturday November 4 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday November 11 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
Tuesday November 14 Zoom
Meditation & Messages @ 7:30 PM
Saturday November 18 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Saturday November 25 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
"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, November 14.
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 November 4 and 18 . 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
Alisha M. Ann G.
Danielle S. Ronn M.
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.
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.
Boo Lefou Posing On A Pumpkin For You! by DaPuglet. CreativeCommons.
In peace and harmony,