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Schedule of Classes, Workshops, Gatherings & Sacred Services for 2016

keep-calm-and-read-the-syllabus-26We have put together a schedule of classes, workshops, community gatherings and special services  – all at Abundant Life Spiritual Center - for 2016. We hope that this helps you in planning your year and clearing your calendar well in advance for the gatherings that interest you. Keep a close watch on our announcements, flyers, website articles and Facebook page for any changes. Here are our current plans:

 

Classes, Workshops, Gatherings and Sacred Services for 2016

 

NEW YEAR SEASON

Burning Bowl Sunday, January 3

During this special service we take the opportunity to let go of thoughts and patterns which no longer serve us, releasing them to the flame of the burning bowl. This powerful tradition begins the process of changing our subconscious mind to support our intentions for the New Year.

 

Visioning Sunday, January 17

Imagine, visualize and create the amazing life you want now.  In this workshop, Bonnie DeMartini, LUT, will guide you through a process of visioning. Reflect on your intention for the year. Bring a journal and some magazine clippings depicting your desire along with your favorite art materials to complete a drawing or vision board following the visioning practice. Personal investment is $20.

 

White Stone Service, Sunday, February 7

The White Stone ceremony is about listening to the still, small voice inside and claiming your Truth. During our meditation, we will listen to Spirit for a new name, a new way of being in the world. Your heart is calling you to Divine purpose!

 

ORIENTATION GATHERINGS FOR NEW PEOPLE

Stay after service for 30 minutes to learn about all that our center has to offer including classes, workshops, membership, pastoral care and community events. Dates are Sundays, February 7, May 1, August 7 and November 6.

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS (dependent on volunteer organizers!)

Earth Day Fellowship Feast after service on Sunday, April 24

Summer Picnic after service on date TBD – organized by Spencer Estep

 

EASTER SEASON

Jesus Movie Night, Thursday March 17 at 6:30 pm

Every Easter season, we gather in a home to watch a Jesus/Easter movie. This year we will watch Jesus Christ Superstar.

 

Holy Thursday Communion Service, March 24 at 7 pm

This is an experiential, meditative and contemplative service as we prepare ourselves to symbolically accept as our Truth, the Divine Substance and Life Force of Spirit within. We will also have a Burning Bowl ceremony as a symbol of releasing our blocks to God. Love offering.

 

Easter Sunday, March 27 at 10 am

Easter is historical and Easter is personal. We all experience betrayal, the dark night of the soul, unfair accusations, unjust trials and crucifixion. And ultimately the gift is resurrection. Jesus of Nazareth shows us how to walk through each of these steps as Love. We will have a full band and special music to complement our uplifting and life-affirming message about the Great Demonstration, the eternal nature of Life and the resurrection of the human spirit. Love offering.

 

SPIRITUAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH

Foundations in Unity Class, Wednesdays April 13, 20, & 27 and  May 4, 11 & 25 6:15 to 9 pm

Foundations in Unity is a 6-week class that explores the foundational principles of Unity teachings while also connecting you to others in our community. It is the portal for membership and also the place where you start to feel that you belong here at Abundant Life Spiritual Center. Because the content of this class is deep and rich, we encourage people who have taken Foundations before to take it again. Not only will you support the people who are new to our teachings, but also you will surely learn something new or see it from a new perspective! While this class is a requirement for membership, membership is not required if you take the class! Suggested love offering: $10-15/class. Taught by Rev. Carol.

 

Affirmative Prayer Class, Wednesdays June 1, 8, & 15 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Come, learn and practice prayer in a safe space. We will teach a five-step affirmative prayer that you can use in your daily life for yourself and with others. It will raise your consciousness and change your life. Our Unity Prayer Chaplains will teach this class. Personal investment: $50/$45 if registered by May 29.

 

The Work of Byron Katie: A Path to Peace with Paul Zavagno, Certified Facilitator, Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 10 am to noon

Dive deep into the cause of all suffering, and use inquiry to identify and question the thoughts at the root of it all. This four-week class for those new to and experienced in The Work of Byron Katie will provide the opportunity to learn the simple and profound four questions and turnarounds that open the path to peace.  Join Certified Facilitator Paul Zavagno and other like-minded explorers for the adventure of a lifetime. What better summer vacation could there be?  Personal investment: $75/$70 if registered by July 5.

 

An Introduction to the Enneagram

Rev. Carol is considering teaching a Saturday workshop on the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a personality model that reveals nine types with nine different underlying motivations. It is a model that can be used to support your spiritual path and also help you gain better understanding of yourself and others. We will hold this workshop in the summer if there is sufficient interest and we can find a venue.

 

Unity SEE Metaphysical Bible Interpretation Class, September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5 6:30 to 8:30 pm

This SEE core class is an introduction to the metaphysical interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures in the Unity framework. Students will begin to understand and interpret the Hebrew Scriptures from a metaphysical viewpoint. The chief aim is that each student gains the knowledge and skill to interpret scripture and apply the teachings meaningfully to their lives. This class introduces the Bible as a record of the experiences and the development of the human soul and the whole being of humankind. The Scriptures are unveiled through individual metaphysical interpretation of the names of people, places, and things, numbers, archetypes, and any other symbols, etc., as they are connected with the activity of humankind. By studying these symbols we open to our inner guidance for our spiritual journey of self-discovery and learning. .Rev. Carol Saunders and Bonnie DeMartini, Licensed Unity Teacher will teach this class. Personal investment: $85/$75 if registered by August 21. If you want to take this class for credit through Unity, you will need to register online and pay their registration fee.

 

Keys to the Kingdom Prosperity Class, Sundays October  16, 23 & 30 November 6, 13 & 20, December 4  Noon to 2 pm

In this seven-week class you will identify and change your limited beliefs about abundance, happiness, and success. This is not a course about simply getting more money or material things. It is actually a guide to developing a higher level of spiritual awareness.  The program leads to an understanding of the spiritual foundation of true abundance and creating a life in greater harmony with spiritual law. Keys to the Kingdom was specifically designed for those who are ready and willing to take the very large leap in faith necessary to transform a consciousness of lack and limitation into a consciousness of true unlimited abundance. It will produce real results in your life. Supplies are $45 ($47 if paid via PayPal) and an agreement to stretch yourself by tithing time, talent and treasure to Abundant Life Spiritual Center during the seven weeks is part of the class.

 

UNITY WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

World Day of Prayer Sacred Service, Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm 

We join in this Unity tradition of a 24-hour prayer vigil for peace. During this sacred service we will close out our participation in the prayer vigil. There will be an extended Metta meditation that will center you in love for yourself and all beings. Love offering.

 

CHRISTMAS SEASON

Centered in Peace Meditation Morning, Sunday, December 11 at 9 am

In the midst of the busy holiday season, keep yourself centered and joy-filled. Join us for an hour of meditation, prayer, reflection and renewal as we focus on the divine gifts of Joy and Peace. Love offering.

 

Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service, Saturday, December 24 at 5 pm

Our annual Christmas Eve service is an experiential and sacred experience. The traditional Christmas story is told through a metaphysical lens with music that will move your soul. No matter your religious background, the symbols and meaning of this story will come alive in a personal way. We conclude this sacred service with a candle lighting ceremony that lights the world. Make plans to be with us on Christmas Eve! Love offering.

 

There will be no service on Sunday, December 25. Happy Christmas!

 

Silent Unity

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