Meditation at 10:30


December 16 at 11:00

“Divine Givingness”


Rev Julie Applegate will explore the extent of the gift.

Woodland Chapel Trio with Jeff Icovino,

Randy Byrnes, and Max Dukelberg with

Sunae will provide the music.


Brandt’s Books

This Sunday

December 16

Brandt Heavner is offering some classic editions of new thought books on a love offering basis. They will be on sale in the Fireside Room next this Sunday on a donation basis.

There are a number on prosperity, several by Dr. Joseph Murphy, and a Science of Mind textbook.

Brandt says he can really use the funds.

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Candle Lighting Service


December 22

7:00 PM

Features Christmas carols, music and a true Christmas miracle story.

We will light Candles while singing “Silent Night.” This can be a beautiful family experience for you and all your friends.


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Christmas Day,Tuesday

at 2:00 Pm in the Fireside Room

Rev Maur and Vicki Horton are providing turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy. Guests are invited to bring their always delicious side dishes.

Pies and vegetables anyone?

All may come and enjoy dinner and fellowship.

Please sign up at the Community Matters table in the Library,

Or email or leave a message at 503-362-4139.

We have 13 people signed up so far.

We had 30 for Thanksgiving.



Our Christmas Gift to Our Community!

Over 50 pajamas filled the table. They will help bring a warm and happy Christmas for children in our community.

United Good Neighbors staff collected them this past Wednesday, December 12.

This next week these and pajamas from other organizations will go to a list of over 700 children who need them. The list of 700 comes from CASA, Center for Hope and Safety, Salvation Army, Catholic Community Services, Marion/Polk Foster Parent Association, and Polk County Family & Community Outreach– all in Marion/Polk Counties.

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See Upcoming Events Page Under Happenings Tab


Our Beyond Limits Class

Held Its 10th and Final Session

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On December 12 Members of the class presented their projects which included foam board displays, poems and a booklet. D’Anna’s project is pictured here and on display in the Fireside Room. Others are or will soon also be displayed.
New Class The Essential Ernest starts on January 16. It offers deep insights into the basic principles of Science Of Mind printed in each issue of the Science of Mind magazine. They are on page 10 of December’s issue. We received 10 extra issues of the December issue. Come get one.


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.