UPCOMING EVENTS:

Candle Lighting Service

Saturday

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

DINNER/POTLUCK

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 woodlandchapelsalem@gmail.com or leave a message at 503-362-4139.

We have 13 people signed up so far.

We had 30 for Thanksgiving.

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Pajamas

December 16 Last Sunday to Donate

Our Christmas Gift to Our Community!

PPajamas are starting to peek over the top of the box. These go to foster kids and others in a number of different shelters. Pajamas can be for infants up through through teenagers. LaDonna Smith of United Way plans to pick up our pajamas on December 11 or 12.

Let’s meet after Sunday Celebration in the Library to take a picture of us with all the pajamas we have collected.

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Our Beyond Limits Class

Held Its 10th and Final Session

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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.

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December 1

Art Workshop was great success.

 

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THANKSGIVING

DINNER/POTLUCK

Was a fun.  As many as 30 people attended and enjoyed the good food and great company.

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Flat Roof Repaired

Major work completed on November 9

Interior view of the new skylights.

 

 

Caleb cleans the side of our building on November 24.

Valley Roofing did a great job. Place was left neat. Some roofing material dropped from above had left black marks on the elevator shaft. Kaleb Taylor came over and cleaned it up a few days after we paid the contract in full.

Final Check given to Jon Taylor of Valley Roofing for a job well done.
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Additional contributions have already helped off set $1,350 of the amount above $12,150.

Final bill came in at $14,600. Extras include labor and materials to replace dry rot $1,850, skylights $450 and gutters $150.

We are grateful to Valley Roofing for their excellent work.

Picture is of area above Library. Isn’t it beautiful?

Thank you for helping fund this project.

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CRAFT DAY NOVEMBER 3

Was a great time to share creative activities.

About a dozen people joined Donna Stephens in rock painting and Karen Lawrence in making art cards.  What fun!

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CHRISTMAS DAY POTLUCK

Woodland Chapel will host its third annual Christmas Day potluck on December 25.  The Center provides the main meat dish, potatoes and gravey.  Everyone signs up to bring salads, hot dishes and desserts.  Last year we had 17 people attend.

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OUR PAST EVENTS:

SUMMER OUTDOOR SERVICE

August 19

 

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

Prosperity in All Dimensions of Life

A series on the four Mondays in August.

Last meeting was August 20

Rev Don and Rev Maur led a four week session on The Secret Of Unlimited Prosperity. Each session presents a unique perspective, so drop-ins are welcome. The workshop explores concepts from the Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder.

The lessons werea based on one of Rev Don’s favorite authors, Catherine Ponder, and her sixty page book: “The Secret of Unlimited Prosperity.”  This was a perfect summer series with lots of dialogue and no homework.

 

Tina Greene spoke and led a fun, informative seminar.

Sunday, August 12

 

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Tina Greene, RScP

Got Garbage? Make Fertilizer!  Sunday Message

We all have personal garbage that can keep us stuck, cause us suffering and blind us to our own divinity and our own wisdom.  In this talk, I look at the ways that we can use acceptance, self-compassion and the power of Christ to transform our garbage into fertilizer that can enrich our lives.

Transform Wounds Into Wisdom : Sunday Workshop :: Featuring Paints

1:00 to 4:00 PM

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.

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These folks showed up right away. Some just visited. Those who stayed enjoyed a transformative experience.

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Free One Hour Meditation Workshop Was Well Attended

A Native American Meditation on healing through our connection with the plant world was well attended with 10 participants.  We experienced the essential oil called “wild orange.”  Amy Cooper led us in a meditation on the Divine as expressed in wild orange.  She also provided us with information on essential oils including safety tips.

Free, no fee.

 

On July 9 we had our laurel hedge trimmed.

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And removed all this and more! All the vegetative materials that were left after our successful garden parties and the trimmings from the laurel hedge are gone.

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Second Spiritual Living Circle

 
Our second monthly circle met at Helen McCann’s home in Dallas, a lovely setting.  Sixteen people attended   We met on July 11 at 6 pm.  We discussed two daily meditations from the Science of Mind magazine.  One was from July 10, the other from July 11. We opened and closed with Spiritual Mind Treatment.  Lively discussion among the participants marked this a successful event.  The cobbler was delicious.


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Garden Party Clean up on Saturday, July 7
was a success.

 

We had five volunteers.  One took the pictures.

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Spiritual Circles Organized on June 19 at 6pm at Brian and Robyn’s Home

Participants set up recurring conversations.  Thirteen enjoyed the meeting which featured lively discussions and a dessert of ice cream bars.  Topics going forward will be among those identified in the Science of Mind magazine.

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Rummage Sale was a huge success.

June 8 and 9 from 8:00 Am to 4:00 PM our congregants staffed and many people came to buy.

Everything was cleared out before 4 pm on Saturday, June 9.

Our volunteers raised $1,000 toward our building fund.

 

 

Here are some photos as our crew set up for the event.

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Cathy Daniels led the crew.  Here she is just after we closed up Saturday afternoon.

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Garden Party and Pizza on June 2

From 9:30 to Noon Saturday

Six of us worked outdoors together to improve our meditation garden and grounds.  We pulled invasive species and spread bark chips.

We enjoyed a meat lovers and a vegetarian pizza.

 

Our Crew

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Saturday April 21 – Dinner and Discourse

6:00 PM at Woodland Chapel

Cordelia and Anaapoorna prepared and presented a delicious vegetarian meal.  The venue was changed from Cordelis’a home to Woodland Chapel because we expected 18 people.

Annapoorna Malakalppa Nuchchi and her husband Virthel led a discussion on Karma Yoga: The Path of Action.   Anapoorna accompanies her husband as he moves from job site to job site as an IT specialist.  They offered an exploration of Hinduism and Meditation.

 MEDITATION AND AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER

Class completed on May 29

As you enter more deeply into the study of the Science of Mind, you will begin to see how your personal inward search for an understanding of your relationship to God and the Universe eventually brings you to a very important aspect of  the spiritual experience-living as a beneficial presence in the world.

This course helps one delve into and develop the practices of Affirmative Prayer and Meditation.  It is a great introduction to and also an excellent refresher on these profound spiritual practices. The course includes a review of basic Science of Mind Principles.

Watch for our next class.

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Change to Distribution of Monthly Newsletter

Starting in March our newsletter, Joyful News, has been sent via email to those whose email addresses we have.  You know we have your email address if you are receiving our weekly emails.  Printed copies of the monthly newsletter are being sent to the people who have requested them.

 

Charley Thweatt Was In Concert At Woodland Chapel on May 12, 2018

We enjoyed a delightful concert of original music.  Charley told stories about how his songs originated. His career has taken him all around the U.S. and into 15 other countries on 6 continents.

He has recorded 16 CD’s, performed hundreds of spiritually healing concerts, and co-presented workshops with many well known teachers  in the Human Potential movement.

See and hear more at:

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The Sunday workshop morphed into a second impromptu concert with an opportunity to discuss music and spirituality with Charley.

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VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION LUNCHEON on May 19, 2018

A dozen of us enjoyed a tasty meal of “loaded” baked potatoes and salad.  We shared stories about how we initially got involved in our Center and volunteering.

 

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