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 September 21 @ 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 September 22 @ 7:30 PM ET Zoom
Mediumship Development Group Meetup
Words and Language
Hi, everyone. For our Mediumship Class on Thursday on Zoom, we will be working with words and language. Exercises will attune us to the importance of words and language in our communication with those living physically now and those in spirit.
• 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!
Thursday September 22
Mabon or Autumnal Equinox 9:04 P.M. EDT
Saturday September 24 Zoom
Service @ 12:00 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: Camille Johnson
Meditation: Rev. Frank Kotowski
Spiritual Address: Rev. Jude Davidson
Spirit Messages: Rev. Jude & Rev. Frank
• Summerland Church Service Zoom link: Please email our church for link.
BOARD MEETING AFTER SERVICE
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 September 25
New Moon in Libra
This New Moon brings open, expansive, and gentle energy, reminding us to focus on finding our balance. The cosmic music that flows from this New Moon is sweet, harmonious, and aligned to help us vibrate with our true and highest Self.
Jupiter, the planet of expansion, opportunity, and abundance is very active under this New Moon, adding to its sweetness. There will be a strong illuminatory effect to this New Moon, allowing us to see things with a greater clarity and higher perspective. As things are illuminated for us, the sweet energy of Jupiter inspires us to focus on the silver lining or the positive side of things, no matter what is brought into our awareness.
The energies of the Libra New Moon are also calling for us to focus on simplicity. Be mindful of what you choose to take on during this time and see if you can approach everything from a simple mindset, rather than getting swept up in all the little details or what-if scenarios.
If this New Moon could talk, it would encourage us to simplify our lives. It would say- Try to see the lightness in any burdens that are weighing on you, try to laugh at yourself, or at the situation if you can. Forgive yourself, release yourself from anything that feels heavy on your shoulders. Simplify your thinking and thought processes. Allow lightness to radiate through your being and into whatever feels complicated in your life. https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-libra-new-moon-september-2022
Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
NSAC 129th Anniversary!
National Spiritualist Association of Churches, established 1893.
Tuesday September 27 In-Person
Mediumship Development Meetup
at UUFSB @ 7:30 PM
If we get enough people to sign up; minimum is 4.
• Please email, text, or call by 2 pm Tuesday if you plan to come:
• The cost for a class is $10.00 or $6.00 if you cannot afford $10.00.
Please pay on our website : https://www.summerlandchurchoflight.org/payments--donations.html#MedDevGroup
UPDATE 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. We plan to have a hybrid service on Oct. 1 and 22. 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
Tuesday November 1 Zoom
DISCUSSION CIRCLE @ 7:30-9:30 PM
On the Interpretation of the 9 Principles on the NSAC website
written by By Joseph P. WhitweIl, Third NSAC President.
Moderator: Lindy Cacioppo
September 22, 6:00 PM Central Time
Join the Friends of First Spiritualist Church of Austin and the Reverend Elaine Hager in a conversation centered around the book "Becoming A Spiritualist"* by H. Gordon Burroughs. This class is FREE, but please feel free to make a donation to our Building Repair Fund: Venmo: @FSCoA or CashApp: $FSCoA
We look forward to seeing you!
To receive your Zoom invite click here: https://forms.gle/nNbDTkkMQJhByKpSA
*You can order this book for $10.00 from the NSAC Bookstore here: https://nsac.org/book-store/
October 9-14 NSAC Convention 2022
After a two-year absence there will be a convention held this autumn in
Phoenix, Arizona. For information visit: https://nsac.org/news-events/convention/
A delegation from Summerland will be attending, more details soon.
November 4 & 5 NST Weekend Events Zoom
From the August-September issue of NSAC News (pdf below):
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 NSAC News pdf below. 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.
In peace and harmony,