January 2019 _ A Time for New Beginnings

A New Year and a New Beginning for SACSL.  Be sure to stay tuned for all the changes that are coming.

Theme: “Turning Point or Tipping Point?”

Resource: “E-Cubed” by Pam Grout

We have all heard of the idea of a “tipping point,” the moment at which there is enough critical mass for a major change to occur.  But what about a “turning point”?  A “turning point” is the moment of decision, the moment we individually or collectively decide to make a shift, to head in a different direction, to view things another way, and that decision results in a radically different outcome.  Or said another way, a “turning point” can result in a different “tipping point.”  This month, with the support of the strong foundation of our New Thought teachings, we will have personal turning point moments that will tip us in the direction of greater love, joy, peace and manifestation.

Sunday, January 6: “Laying the Ground Work”

As we explore the idea of “turning points” in our lives, today we anchor into foundational concepts that will send us in the direction of our individual and collective Good and even greater Good.  This morning will lay the groundwork for our entire year, so be sure to be with us, and bring a friend or two!

Sunday, January 13: “Doing the Work”

“God can only work for us by working through us.”  No truer words have ever been said!  With the help of international bestselling author Pam Grout in her book “E Cubed,” this week and next, we will do some work to turn us in the direction of being who we came here to be and doing what we came here to do.

Sunday, January 20: “Continuing the Work”

Picking up where we left off last week, today we continue the work of creating turning points in the direction of being who we came here to be and doing what we came here to do.

Sunday, January 27: “Achieving the Miraculous”

American Physician and author Bernie Siegel once wrote, “We have nothing to lose by attempting to achieve the miraculous.” When we have made the turn to a more expansive view of ourselves, our possibilities and the role we play in the world, we will achieve the miraculous. Actually, we will be the miracle, so come be the miracle today!

November Theme: Living in the Land of Milk and Honey

This month we delve into the idea of Living in the Land of Milk and Homey, which is the land that was promised to the Israelites when they were enslaved in Egypt (Exodus 3:7-8):  “And the Lord said [to Moses at the burning bush] I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry because of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; and I have come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land and to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”  This month, using Moses and the experiences of the Israelites as our examples, we will explore the consciousness required to live in our own personal land of milk and honey.

Join us on Sunday Mornings at 11:00 a.m. in creating a world that works for everyone.

Blessings,

Rev. Beth

The Freedom Factor

“Science of Mind” – p.25

Ernest Holmes wrote:

“Freedom is the birthright of every living soul…  Our inherent nature is forever seeking to express itself in terms of freedom.  We do well to listen to this Inner Voice, for it tells us of a life wonderful in its scope; [and] of a love beyond our fondest dreams… .”

Sunday, July 22, 2018 our lesson is “Freedom to Be Me”

 

When it is Hard to Love, Love Harder

12 WAYS TO LOVE HARDER

  1. Go up to someone you’ve never met before, hand them a $10 bill and say, “You look absolutely awesome/stunning/gorgeous/beautiful/handsome (whatever you want to say!)” followed by, “Have a great day!”
  2. When you see a police officer, fire fighter, a service man or woman, nurse, doctor, EMT, etc.  – Thank them!
  3. Ask, “What may I do to help?”
  4. Offer to buy a homeless person whatever he wants from the store he’s sitting in front of.
  5. Do a 30-day forgiveness meditation for someone you are angry with or you dislike… personal or public!
  6. Admit you were wrong, but don’t ask for forgiveness.
  7. Write someone a Letter of Appreciation.
  8. Be lavish with your verbal praise… and mean it.
  9. Don’t just wish someone a happy birthday on Facebook… text them; call them; send a card.
  10. Choose who you associate with… Stop associating with people who don’t do anything but make you feel bad about yourself or your life.
  11. If you can’t do that… make a list ahead of time of things to talk about with those people that do not involve complaining about life.
  12. As Mother Teresa once said, “People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.  Love them any way.”

Awakening to Life

Happy New Year: 2018 is the year!  This is the year that we awaken, truly awaken, to the beauty of life that Spirit intends for us to live.

What might that awakened life look like?  Each week in January, 2018, we will explore this question while we reground ourselves in our fundamental New Thought teachings.

Join us for services on Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.

Blessings,

Rev. Beth

TOP 9 FEARS

1. Fear of being judged as wrong, bad or imperfect;

2. Fear of being worthless, unworthy, or inconsequential;

3. Fear of failure, of being incompetent, or unable to do;

4. Fear of being abandoned or ignored;

5. Fear of overwhelm and intrusion;

6. Fear of missing out or being limited;

7. Fear of being blamed;

8. Fear of showing weakness and vulnerability; and

9. Fear of being unlovable, shut out or inharmonious (this includes fear of conflict