The evergreen is prized the world over for its hardiness in the coldest of months. It is seen in many cultures as a symbol of eternal life, strength amidst difficulty, and peacefulness. Our ancestors across various continents chose to bring this symbol of life and power into the home. Sometimes, the figure of the evergreen stood majestically in the middle of the room; in other cultures, it adorned the entryway or was affixed to the gates at the front of the house to usher in good luck. While we may not think of the symbolism each time we see the evergreen, it can be helpful for us to think about the One Power that courses through the tree and allows it not only to survive but to thrive in the wintery conditions that seem so harsh and difficult to pass through. That One Life is our life, too. Just as the evergreen braves most difficult temperatures and weather conditions, so too do we have the fortitude and potential to surmount any difficulty and to be stronger because of it. This season, know that you are part and parcel of that same Life that allows the evergreen to grow majestically and thrive in the midst of the powder snow.
Hard though it might be to believe, we are winding down the year! With fewer days than usual between Thanksgiving and the various holidays of December and the New Year holiday at the beginning of January, some of us might be feeling a little pressed for time. Perhaps others are in disbelief that we will soon herald in a new year. Wherever you might be in your preparation for the year end and ushering in the new year, we are pleased if you will consider coming to visit us on Sunday. We also have our annual candlelight service planned for Friday, December 20, at 7:00 pm. This is our annual tradition to reflect on the God Qualities we celebrate and know reside within each and every one of us. Join us for some words of inspiration, fellowship, and traditional carols.
Inclement Weather Communications
We are coming to the time of the year where inclement weather might make it challenging to attend services. We ask that each person exercise caution in driving and prioritize safety first. In the rare event that services be cancelled owing to inclement weather, we will send an email to our newsletter mailing list, make posts to our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, all under @csltricities), as well as posting a message on the homepage of our website. We will be compiling a communications list so that the staff can send text messages and/or call people who frequently attend service to ensure that everyone gets the message in the event that we need to forego service for the week. If there is a cancellation, some supplemental material will be available online for you to enjoy related to the message that was planned for that week. If you have any questions, please contact the staff.
Messages & Speakers
Theme: Science of Mind through the Holy Days
Dec 1 - SOM & Rohatsu (Meg)
Dec 8 Donny SOM & Solstice (Donny)
Dec 15 SOM & Hanukkah (Pat)
Dec 22 SOM & Christmas (Donny)
Dec 29 SOM & Kwanzaa (Cecelia)
Dec 20 (Friday) at 7:00 pm
December Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 8 (Sun), immediately following service
Coming in January 2020: Discovery class
Join us for an introduction to New Thought, Science of Mind, and our center. Sign up with us on a Sunday or drop us an message (Contact us) with your full name, email, telephone number.
We are planning our Annual General Meeting for mid-February. We will announce the date in our January newsletter and in service, too.
In the midst of this season of reflection, I reflect on the One Intelligence that expresses Itself as all manifestations of Life on this planet. This all-sustaining, all-powerful Intelligence is my life now. The more I focus my heart on Its presence deep within me, the more I find Its demonstration in my experience. It flows through me and is emitted from me as an overwhelming sense of peace. This peace envelopes and embraces me. The same peace alights in this season of light. From this peace come all the healings, all the revelations, all the miracles I seek to experience in my life. When I welcome the experience of peace within me and make the time to commune with peace, I find that I think differently, I speak differently, I am different. And the world I behold is also reflected back to me differently. It is a world of peace where everything is supremely ordered, guided, and illuminated with the ultimate peace of the certainty that all is in Divine Right Order. The One Intelligence unites all in a dance of life. I open myself to the Peace that is mine by birthright. I know that the more I practice trusting it, the more my life unfolds into only good, good, and more good. All that lies before me is perfection. I choose to know that this is so. I give thanks that I am one face of God and that all the others whom I meet are the face of God smiling back at me. The Universe is generous in Its abundance. I choose to entrust myself to Its magnificence. And so It is.