Our theme for 2017 is Values-Based Spiritual Living. Below is a list of monthly topics and resources that we will base our Sunday Services on. Please join us as we stand together in a shared commitment and devotion to our spiritual principles, practices and values.

February | March | April | May | June | July

August | September | October | November | December


January

As we learn and practice our philosophy, the Science of Mind, we live principle-centered, Spirit-led lives and turn to our principles for guidance in all moments and all areas of our lives.

Topics:

January 1 - Creating a Value-Based Life
Rev. Alice Carpenter
January 8 - The Thing Itself
BJ King, RScPE
January 15 - The Way It Works
Rev. G
January 22 - What It Does
Rev. Alice Carpenter
January 29th - How To Use It
Rev. Jane Holt

Resources:
This Thing Called You - Dr. Ernest Holmes
Science of Mind - Dr. Ernest Holmes

YOUTUBE video: https://youtu.be/PG2GXGyVfk8


February

We value, embrace and celebrate the individual uniqueness and contribution of all people as they express through differences of gender, ethnicity, culture, history experience, talents and sexual orientation. We include representatives from all our organizational constituencies in leadership sacred service and decision-making.

Topics:

February 5 - To Be Human is to Embody Paradox Rev. Alice Carpenter
February 12 - God Comes Through the Wound Karie Hillery
February 19 - Thin Slicing
Rev. Jane Holt
February 26 - Active Listening
BJ King, RScPE

Resources:
This Spirituality of Imperfection - Ernest Kurtz & Katherine Ketcham
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell (thin-slicing refers to the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behaviors based on very narrow slices of experiece or information.)

YOUTUBE video: https://youtu.be/AGBVgvisbl8


March

We consistently welcome more and more of the Divine Nature to be realized within us and revealed through our relationships, our decisions and our contributions to the world.

Topics:

March 5 - Reachable & Teachable
Rev. Alice Carpenter
March 12 - Webs and Boxes
BJ King, RScPE
March 19 - Being Vulnerable - Strength or Weakness?
Rev. G

March 26 - Aging As a Spiritual Practice
Rev. Jane Holt

Resources:
Daring Greatly - Brene Brown (Webs and Boxes is a page title that the author writes about how men and women experience shame differently.)

Aging As a Spiritual Practice - Lewis Richmond

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April

We do deeper inner personal work of self-discovery and healing to reveal the greater truth of our divinity, wholeness and freedom.

Topics:

April 2 - 99 Years of Private Lessons
Rev. Alice Carpenter
April 9 - The Science of the Absolute
BJ King, RScPE
April 16 - Easter - The Science of Christ
Rev. Alice Carpenter
April 23 - Dealing With Conditions
Rev. G
April 30 - The Joy of Living
BJ King, RScPE

Resources:
Love & Law - Dr. Ernest Holmes (This book chronicles a series of private lessons given by Dr. Holmes in 1918. Sunday talk titles are talkn from those lessons.)

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May

We allow the ongoing activity of Spirit into our hearts, minds and activities to bring forth new forms and expressions to inspire and guide.

Topics:

May 7 - FLIP - Creative Confidence
Rev. Alice Carpenter
May 14 - Mother's Day - DARE - Fear to Courage
BJ King, RScPE
May 21 - SPARK - From Nothing to Insight
Karie Hillery
May 28 - LEAP - From Planning to Action
Rev. G

Resources:
Creative Confidence - Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All - Tom & David Kelley
Ted Talk at: https://youtu.be/16p9YRF01-g

Creative Minds & Success - Dr. Ernest Holmes

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June

We account for our activities, disclose them in a transparent manner and accept responsibility for our actions and the obligations entrusted to us.

Topics:

June 4 - The Courage to Do the Right Thing
Rev. Alice Carpenter
June 11 - Creating a Culture of Accountability
BJ King, RScPE
June 18 - Father's Day - Fix It
Rev. Alice Carpenter
June 25 - Aligning Your Values With Your Actions
Rev. G

Resources:
Fix It - Getting Accountability Right - Tom Smith & Roger Connors

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July

We communicate openly with each other in an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion.

Topics:

July 2 - The Multi-Cultural America
Rev. Alice Carpenter
July 9 - From Racism to Gracism
BJ King, RScPE
July 16 - Prejudices vs. Sins
Rev. G
July 23 - Honoring Our Differences
BJ King, RScPE
July 30 - The Art of Inclusion
Rev. Alice Carpenter

Resources:
Gracism - David A. Anderson
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

CSL Youth video: Your God is Showing
https://youtu.be/mLdBiOVsSBM

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August

We embrace Love as the Self-Givingness of God to all creation, moving through us into expression as compassion, caring, mutual respect and kindness. We express interest in and support for the well-being of ourselves and others. We express unconditional love when observing the suffering of others and do what we can to give aid an show compassion.

Topics:

August 6 - Compassion in Action
Rev. Alice Carpenter
August 13 - Accepting What Is
BJ King, RScPE
August 20 - Kindness Toward Ourselves
Rev. G
August 27 - Being Kind In A Cruel World
BJ King, RScPE

Resources:
Through the Flames - Alan Lokos
The Kindless Handbook - Sharon Salzberg

YOUTUBES video: https://youtu.be/VF9b1cq-PAl

Bridge Over Troubled Water

 

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September

We dedicate our time, talent, treasure and expertise to the healthy an joyful evolution of our spiritual community, the community in which we live and the greater community of the world.

Topics:

September 3 - Self-Absorbed - It's All About ME
Rev. Alice Carpenter
September 10 - Your Life Isn't For You
Rev Carolyn Douglas
September 17 - Choosing Where to Give
Rev. G
September 24 - You Can Change the World
BJ King, RScPE

Resources:
Your Life Isn't For You - Seth Adams Smith
Doing Good Better - William Macaskill

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October

We create a community wide climate conducive to honest reflection and deep and direct commnication.

Topics:

October 1 - We Belong to Each Other
Rev. Alice Carpenter
October 8 - Undefended Love
BJ King, RScPE
October 15 - Fear of Intimacy
Rev. Alice Carpenter
October 22 - The Perfect Relationship
Rev. G
October 29 - The Love That Lives Within
Karie Hillery

Resources:
Undefended Love - Jett Psaris & Marlena S. Lyons
The Mastery of Love - Don Miguel Ruiz

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November

We express order and balance in our finances and exxperience optimal financial well-being. Through he richness of our teachings and its application, we value the pricciple of abundance and its expression as prosperity as a means to provide resources to empower our personal and ccllective vision.

Topics:

November 5 - Your Fortune Begins in Consciousness
Rev. Alice Carpenter
November 12 - How to Reverse Financial Adversity
BJ King, RScPE
November 19 - The Grateful Heart
Rev. G
November 26 - Money and God in Action
Rev. Alice Carpenter

Resources:
Spiritual Economics - Eric Butterworth
The Path to Wealth - May McCarthy

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December

We enbrace the quality of being honest and strive to let our inner convictions match our outer actions. We expresss wholeness, honesty and fairness in our relationship and activities.

Topics:

December 3 - Wandering Off Your Path
Rev. Carolyn Douglas
December 10 - A Life Of Character
BJ King, RScPE
December 17 - A Life Of Courage
Rev. G
December 24 - A Life Of Truth
Rev. Alice Carpenter
December 31 - New Beginnings
Rev. Alice Carpenter

Resources:
If You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What to Do - J Ronald Greer

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