Guided Meditation Each Sunday at 10:30




Sunday December 8

Rev Juile Applegate


Science of Mind and


When the longest day of the year rolls around, we like to anticipate the days that are to come, days with more hours of daylight. For we are creatures of the light. At least that is the way our bodies have apparently evolved. Our eyes are much more effective in daylight than in the darkness of a moonless night.

The concept of long nights leading to brighter days has been with our human race for many centures, most probably from the beginning of our reflections on the years and their seasons. As a species we have faith that our darkenest times will lead to brighter times. We pretty much have generalized this to most of life’s occurances, no matter how dark.

Our ancestors established feasts to celebrate solstice. From the ruins of Stonehenge and the druids, through the feasts celebrated in the middle east, to our own day, we feel that light overcomes darkness.

I believe this fundamental attitude is built into our DNA. It forms the backdrop to our December holidays. So don’t be afraid of the dark, no matter where you find it. The light will come. It’s nature’s way.

Come celebrate the Devine Light of Spiritual Livng with us at our Sunday celebrations and at our Candle Lighting Service. These occasions will brighten your days and lift your feelings and can strengthen your faith. Come grow with us.

Blessings and Love Always,

Rev Maur



Sunday December 15

Rev Julie Applegate


“Science of Mind and Hanukka”



Outdoor Service

Sunday August 18

was a relaxed, enjoyable and well received event. The story message was moving.  The music supported the message.  The pastries and treats were tasty.

Community Barbecue

Sunday, July 28

Many delicious dishes, even the hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers were tasty.  See pictures on our Facebook page: Woodland Chapel.

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Saturday, July 13


See more on Happenings Page


Garden Party on June 8, Saturday at 10 a.m.
was a success.
Four of us enjoyed working together to improve our grounds.



See Upcoming Events Page Under Happenings Tab




Asphalt Patching

Zimmer Frey and Rev Maur patched four of the many holes in our asphalt.  We chose holes in the main part of the driveway.  We did the work on Thursday, October 4.  Rain forecast for October 5.  This follows on the excellent patches Brian Putnam made last year.


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Rev Julie Spoke on August 26 on “Simple Acceptance — Believe what you Pray”

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Buddhist Monastics Visited Woodland Chapel on August 22 for a special meeting of River Sangha

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SUNDAY August 19

Forty-eight joined us for this powerful Celebration


Sunday August 19
11:00 AM
We enjoyed coffee, donuts, fruit and a wonderful message in the Meditation garden.  Rev Don, Rev Julie and Rev Maur shared a fire side story while Donna Stephens and Michele Giammatteo played drums and Blaine Moody and Annie Cornely presented our music.



August 12 Sunday

We Enjoyed a


Workshop at 1:00 PM



See the new life arising from the dark mud ponds?

Transform Wounds Into Wisdom

Thich Nhat Hanh says “No mud. No lotus.” The beautiful lotus flower grows out of the dankest muddy pond. Transform Wounds Into Wisdom provides an opportunity for participants to bring the light of love and compassion to an experience that causes pain so that they can discover the wisdom that is rooted there. Regardless of the source of the pain, this approach allows each of us to reframe our experience and free up space for new perspectives, new ideas and new ways of living in the world.

Tina Greene, RScP Lotus Wisdom Workshop

More pictures on the Upcoming Events tab, “Recent Events.”



Garden Party Clean up on Saturday,

July 7
was a success.

Here are couple of pictures of our volunteers.

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The Centers for Spiritual Living Mission

A World That Works for Everyone.


Woodland Chapel’s Mission

Woodland Chapel Center for Spiritual Living promotes Spirit-centered living by teaching principles that heal the mind and body, expand prosperity and nurture relationships in an inclusive, joyous community.


Sunday Guided Meditation at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration at 11:00 a.m.



WE BELIEVE in the individualization of the Spirit in us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.

WE BELIEVE in the eternality, the immortality and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.

WE BELIEVE that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.

WE BELIEVE the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.

WE BELIEVE in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.

WE BELIEVE in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.

WE BELIEVE that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.

WE BELIEVE in the healing of the sick and control of conditions through the power of this Mind.

WE BELIEVE in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness and the eternal Givingness of Life to All.

WE BELIEVE in our own soul, our own spirit and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.