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.
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Wednesday October 19 @ 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.
Thursday October 20 @ 7:30 PM ET Zoom
Mediumship Development Group Meetup
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 pm on Zoom, we will be working with family values. What family values do each of us have and which ones have been passed down to us from previous generations?
• Mediumship Meetup Zoom link: Please email Frank for the Zoom link.
• A minimum of four students is required for a class. Please let Frank know by 2 pm Thursday if you plan to come: Send an email, text message, or phone call
The cost for a class is $10.00 or $6.00 if you cannot afford $10.00. Please pay on our website:
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!
Saturday October 22 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 PM ET
Please note our change from hybrid to Zoom service this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 12 noon.
As Valerie and Rev. Frank are still under the weather, the in-person hybrid service that was scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 AM will now be strictly on Zoom at 12 PM noon. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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
Spiritual Address: Rev. Frank Kotowski
Spirit Messages: Rev. Frank Kotowski & others
• Summerland Church Service Zoom link: Please email our church in advance for the link: firstname.lastname@example.org
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'.
Tuesday October 25 Zoom
Simply Card Spreads Workshop
with Suzanne Garrison-Terry
@ 7:30- 9:30 PM Cost $20.
WHAT WE WILL COVER: One-card, three-card, five-card, nine-card, and celtic cross spreads.
Also when and why to use a particular spread.
WHAT WE WILL NOT COVER: The meaning of any particular card in any particular deck.
WHO IS THIS FOR: Whether you read only for yourself, or for your family and friends, or give professional readings, this workshop is for you.
WHAT TO BRING: Any card deck that you know well and feel comfortable using for readings.
For example: playing cards, tarot, lenormand, kipper, or oracle cards.
See poster below for more information.
Register in advance using the Workshop PayPal button here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#CardSpreadsWorkshop
Once payment is received a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Photos of the NSAC convention gatherings this past week in Phoenix.
Top row L to R: Frank giving Invocation at the start of business last Tuesday. / Outgoing president Christine at the banquet. / Valerie in a most inspiring spiritualist ensemble.
Middle row L to R: Stacy before talk on the history of trumpets. / Havi & Lorraine before talk on trumpet mediumship. / Poster at auction.
Bottom row L to R: Trumpet for auction. / Commemorative service with Christine & Bonnie. / Art for sale.
All photos by Valerie Miller.
Moving to Two In-Person SCOL Services: Our church is planning to begin having two hybrid services (services that are in-person at UUFSB and also live-streamed on Zoom) a month at UUFSB starting in October.
Hybrid services for November will be on Nov.5 and Nov.19. For the months that follow, wait for additional emails with more information. If we have enough people attending these two services, we will continue to have two hybrid services for the months that follow.
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
UPCOMING SCOL EVENTS
Date to be determined
Saturday October 29 Zoom
Service @ 12 PM noon
Tuesday November 1 Zoom
Moderator: Lindy Cacioppo
@ 7:30-9:30 PM Donation: $5.
On the Interpretation of the 9 Principles on the NSAC website written by Joseph P. Whitwell, Third NSAC President.
See poster for information.
- To read the actual material under discussion see the second image following the poster.
PayPal link button here: https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#DiscussionCircle
Saturday November 5 In-Person
Service @ 10:30 AM
Saturday November 12 Zoom
Service @ 12 PM noon
Message Circle directly after service
November 4 & 5 Zoom
NST Weekend Events
The National Spiritualist Teachers Club invites you to join us for the NST Weekend, November 4 and 5, titled “Spiritualism Yesterday, Today, and You.”
Nov. 4 Message Circle 7:00–9:00 PM EST
Chair: Sharon Watson. Mediums are Marrice Coverson, Susan Hazard, Dawn Luehrs, and Rina Salvemini.
$10 per person.
Nov. 5 "Spiritualism Yesterday, Today, and You" Classes $10 per person, per class.
(1) The Development of Spiritualism 11:00 to 1:00 PM EST
With Linda O’Connor. Ancient Spiritualism to Modern Spiritualism; development of thought and ideas from the time of religious reformation with Luther, Calvin, etc., leading into Modern Spiritualism.
(2) Self-Responsibility 2:00 to 4:00 PM EST
With Lelia Cutler. We do not believe in vicarious atonement, and it is our responsibility to learn about the Natural Laws that have an effect on our lives and the four phases of life: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
(3) Healing Through the Ages and Its Different Forms 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST
With Susan Ferency. Healing is a technique that has been used from time immemorial by all cultures. What thread do they have in common? The history of healing around the globe.
For details see the August-September NSAC News pdf here: https://nsac.org/news-events/newsletters/
The NST weekend events may be found on page 3.
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.
Prayers for all those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Prayers for areas affected by recent natural disasters around the globe.
It is a pleasure for us to serve Spirit and our
community. Here is a list of the Board Members
who are here to help you. Blessings.....
Summerland has joined the online fundraiser program at SERRV International!
Every online purchase helps support artisans, farmers and Summerland, too!
You must use this exact website link for purchases that benefit Summerland Church of Light: www.serrv.org/?a=SCOL
Our Summerland shoppers need to always check that the confirmation text banner '20% of your online order today will be donated to Summerland Church of Light, NSAC' is at the top of the home page before shopping to make sure our nonprofit is identified. Thank you!
See the new Autumn 2022 catalog pdf here.
Something for everybody at the Phoenix Art Museum...
Generation Paper: Fast Fashion of the 1960s
Exhibition highlights include garments that mimicked kitchen countertop patterns, a promotional for Viking appliances; children’s dresses featuring Captain Kangaroo and Flintstones cartoons; a dress and matching placemats and napkins by Seagram’s 7, created so the ultimate party hostess could match her décor; and, mostly notably, the Campbell’s Souper Dress and the first two original Paper Caper dresses from Scott Paper Company. Altogether, Generation Paper examines how the whimsical and short-lived paper-dress trend of the 1960s was a period of experimentation that informs many modern textiles of today and will continue to influence the textiles of tomorrow. https://phxart.org/exhibition/generation-paper/
The Last Scattering Surface by Josiah McElheny, 2006.
Designed for the Museum’s expansive Greenbaum Lobby, this iconic glass sculpture, often described as a chandelier or a glass snowflake, is typically one of the first artworks visitors encounter. Part of the American artist’s Big Bang Series, it attempts to explain the creation of the universe, its bright center emitting radiant extensions that allude to the theory that the universe emerged rapidly from an extremely dense state more than 14 billion years ago. The sculpture’s title is drawn from a scientific term describing the moment the universe transitioned from densely opaque to transparent, when light particles separated from matter and began to travel freely through space. The object’s design is based on a 1965 chandelier commission for the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. https://phxart.org/blog/let-there-be-light/
Les arceaux fleuris, Giverny (Flowering Arches, Giverny) by Claude Monet, 1913.
Monet is considered by art historians to be the quintessential Impressionist. One of his earlier paintings gave the movement its name when the art critic, Louis LeRoi, referred to Impression: Sunrise, 1872, as not a painting, but an impression.
Monet painted out-of-doors on an unprimed canvas. He depicted a subject as the eye perceives it in a given moment in time, not as clarified by the artist. His use of short brushstrokes and a rich impasto (heavy laying-on of paint) give this work a textural quality. The artist achieved a shimmering effect by placing contrasting colors next to each other like red and green, each intensifying the other. Notice the lack of a horizon line. Monet was revising the way a landscape should appear. https://phxart.org/arts/les-arceaux-fleuris-giverny-flowering-arches-giverny-arcos-florecientes-giverny/
In peace and harmony,