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Guided Meditation Each Sunday at 10:30

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Sunday February 16

Rev Maur Horton

Presents

“Sacred Sexuality”

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Fully Embrace Life
It may seem difficult to bring some aspects of daily life into spiritual practice. Enjoying pleasure closely associated with our bodies can be one of them.
A theme rungs through much of traditional christian practice. This theme is strong in some denominations. It separates “the flesh” from “the spiritual.,” “the body’ form “the spirit.” Many of us have grown up in those traditions. I did.
Denouncing ” the flesh” goes way back in history. From the Gnostic to the Puritans to our times, spiritual leaders have denigrated the needs ,desires and pleasures expressed in the human body.
Denigrating the body goes contrary to the basic principles of metaphysics. Our bodies are a part of the creative process. They express Spirit in our lives on this plane of existence. As such the body is revered. It’s desires and pleasures play a positive role as we walk our spiritual paths. Teachers in new thought accept the body.
Our bodies are the temples of Spirit. Taking care of them is a spiritual practice. Enjoying them is healthy. The taste of good food, enjoying the scent of flowers, seeing a sun set into the sea, hearing pure harmonies, feeling finely woven fabric on our skin–all are pleasures that attract most. These are good experiences that can and often do nourish the soul. Sex, too, is a pleasure. It doesn’t have to be a taboo subject in church. We will address the topic of sacred sexuality come Sunday.
Let’s embrace all of life’s gifts!
Blessings and Love Always,
Rev Maur

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RECENT EVENTS

Thanksgiving Day

and

Christmas Day

Dinners

2019

Our congregants gathered to enjoy holidays together.  What a joy to share holy days with our spiritual family!

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thanksgiving 2019 dave and friend

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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

WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

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.

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CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

See Upcoming Events Page Under Happenings Tab

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SOME PAST EVENTS

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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WE HELD A SUMMER OUTDOOR SERVICE

SUNDAY August 19

Forty-eight joined us for this powerful Celebration

OUTDOOR SERVICE
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.
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August 12 Sunday

We Enjoyed a

Transformative

Workshop at 1:00 PM

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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.”

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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.

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

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

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.