Prosperity in All Dimensions of Life

A series on the four Mondays in August.

Next Meeting is August 13 in the Library from 6 to 7:30 pm

Rev Don and Rev Maur lead 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. Each session is $12.50.  All proceeds go to Woodland Chapel to further our ministries. Scholarships are available.

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

We have placed a signup sheet on the Community Matters table.  You can register by email at woodlandchapel@gmail.com or phone 503-362-4139.  Or just drop in.

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August 19 at 11:00 AM


Sunday August 19
11:00 AM
Come join us for coffee, treats and a wonderful message. We will met in the Meditation garden. This will be a fun morning with a deeply felt connection to our planet. Blaine Moody will present our music.


We look forward to having our outdoor service in our Meditation Garden on August 19.  Join us for this fun, inspiring event.

Rev Don, Rev Julie and Rev Maur will team up to present an earth grounding message. This service will occur in the meditation garden, weather permitting. Weather has been good the last 5 years. There will not be a separate meditation service at 10:30 in the Chapel. We will have coffee and treats available before we start.



Donna Stephens will lead us in the repeat of last year’s successful encounter between rocks and inspiration.  So many beautiful rocks to share.  More information will be available as we approach this date. The Saturday class will be from 10am to 2 pm.



Details to follow.



Woodland Chapel will host its fifth annual Thanksgiving Day potluck on November 22.  The Center provides the turkey, potatoes and dressing.  Everyone signs up to bring salads, hot dishes and desserts.  Last year we had 35 people attend.



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.




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.






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.



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.


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.


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.





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.


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.


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.



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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