Sunday Worship Service Topics
January 3, 2021 – Dr. Bob Churilla
“Releasing What No Longer Serves Us” (Burning Bowl)
In our annual Burning Bowl service, we will learn how to release what no longer serves us. During the message we will learn how to identify what no longer serves us in life. We will consider some practices that will help us let go of people, circumstances and things.
January 10, 2021 – Rev. Rose Houston
“White Stone Ceremony”
One of the ideas for this White Stone Ceremony comes out of the book of Revelation. “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit has to say to the churches. To him who overcomes (this is an important phrase) to him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna.” (Manna is a form of food). To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it…known only to him who receives it. In this current era we can still receive the hidden manna, and we can all be given a new name, a new direction or a new perspective. Be sure to receive your hidden manna the second Sunday in January.
January 17, 2021– Rev. Karen Shepherd
“Take the Best and Go Forward in Faith”
This message title comes from the Daily Word entry for Sunday, December 27, 2020. The 2021 Annual Theme is “How to Stay Centered, No Matter What: 12 Tools for Achieving Inner Peace in a Chaotic World.” This year’s annual theme is rooted in the Twelve Powers. The first one to be explored is the Power of Faith.
Affirmation: My faith assures me that every event in my life has meaning and brings gifts.
It is time for all of us to reflect upon the gifts that 2020 bestowed upon us.
Scripture: Hebrews 11: 1-12 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…”
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
January 24, 2021– Dr. Bob Churilla
“Discovering What Gives Meaning to Your Life-Part I”
At one time or another, we all ask what is the meaning of our life. In the first part of this series we will consider why meaning in our life is important and the role belonging plays in giving meaning to life.
January 31, 2021– Dr. Bob Churilla
“Discovering What Gives Meaning to Your Life-Part II”
In the second installment of this series, we will examine how purpose and storytelling contribute to the meaning of our life.
February 7, 2021– Dr. Bob Churilla
“Discovering What Gives Meaning to Your Life-Part III”
As this series concludes we will look at how transcendence and growth create meaning in our life and how it creates a culture of meaning in the world.
February 14, 2021– Rev. Karen Shepherd
“Supreme strength, as demonstrated by Jesus, can be attained by one who trusts in Spirit and conserves his vital substance.” Keep a True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, p. 150
Supreme Strength is an exploration of the role of strength in establishing and maintaining self-control.
Affirmation: I express the strength and vitality of God.
I rest in the knowledge that God is my strength.
Scripture: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
February 21, 2021– Paul Christian
“It Is Your Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”
In this talk we will explore the saying “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” If we are not currently experiencing the kingdom, why not and how do we get there.
February 28, 2021– Dr. Bob Churilla
“Living a Transformative Life-Part I”
All of us on the spiritual path are working to transform our lives as we evolve in consciousness. In this first part of a three-part series, we will get a full picture on what we want our life to look like, learn how to embrace risk and take full responsibility for our lives.
March 7, 2021– Dr. Bob Churilla
“Living a Transformative Life: Part II”
In the second part of this series on transforming our lives we will learn how to fully feel our feelings, engage in honest communication and forgive our past.
March 14, 2021– Rev. Karen Shepherd
“The Light of Wisdom”
Affirmation: I can handle any circumstance by tapping into the wisdom within me and all around me.
Wisdom is the blend of knowledge from the head and heart. Discernment is essential in seeking and obtaining guidance in our lives.
Scripture: Isaiah 30:21 “And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’
March 21, 2020– Brenda Bey
What is inspiration?
Where does it come from, when and why?
How do we recognize it?
Hint: It’s MAGIC ~ Make A Great Intentional Change
March 28, 2021– Dr. Bob Churilla
“Entering Our City of Refuge”
On this Palm Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. In our message we will examine trust in God; God as a source of protection and God as our comfort.