Pumpkins and Gourds Galore!
Valerie at the Kusama Exhibit, NY Botanical Gardens, 2021. Frank with speckled gooseneck gourds.
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 4 @ 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.
Wednesday October 4
World Animal Day and Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. Each one of us can make a difference – together we make change! Be part of something special. https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/
Image on right: St. Francis Instructs the Wolf, 1911 by Carl Weidemeyer. Public Domain.
Thursday October 5 @ 7:30 PM Zoom
Mediumship Development Meetup
Walking on the Yellow Brick Road
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be walking on the Yellow Brick Road of our imagination as we see who meets us from spirit on this road and what they have to tell us.
••• 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 from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz first edition. 1900. Illustration by W.W. Denslow.
Library of Congress, Public domain.
Saturday October 7 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: T Vitanza-Salgine
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': https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/how-to-reach-us.html
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'.
Sunday October 8
Healing Event at the Bayard Arboretum!
With Rev. Frank Kotowski
@ 10:00 AM • Love Donation $5.
See poster for details.
• PayPal Love Donation button: www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#BayardHealing
Monday October 9
Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Tuesday October 10 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. 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
Saturday October 14 Zoom
Service at 12 PM noon
Spiritual Address topic: "Blessing of the Animals"
MESSAGE CIRCLE AFTER SERVICE
Saturday October 21 Hybrid
Service at UUFSB @ 10:30 AM
Monday October 23
Special Mediumship Meetup
Old-Fashioned Séance at UUFSB @ 7:30 PM
Limited seating. To reserve a spot please email our church
• PayPal Séance Love Donation button: www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#SeanceLoveDonation
Saturday October 28 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, October 10.
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 October 7 and 21 . 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
Rhonda Connie R.
Becky W. Nancy D.
Matt F. Tony F.
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe.
Shelf mushrooms on a decaying trunk, Bay Shore.
Photo by Valerie Miller.
In peace and harmony,