We are very excited to present a workshop with Jonathan Ellerby in the library following our fellowship lunch on Sunday, November 24. The Heart of Inspiration is based on one of Jonathan’s best selling books, Inspiration Deficit Disorder. Join our guest speaker, Jonathan Ellerby PhD, as he takes us on a journey through the dimensions of human development, helping us to understand how we get stuck, showing us how to access our power, connect with Spirit and live a full and resilient life. Topics include wisdom vs. wounding, creating an inspired lifestyle, and how we heal and stay connected to Spirit. The fee is just $25 for an experience you won’t want to miss.
We have a full calendar of events to celebrate the winter holidays this year.
November 27 – 6:00-6:30 pm Thanksgiving Eve communion service
December 1 – following our Fellowship Luncheon (which follows our service), we will be decorating the church for Christmas. All are invited to participate in this fun event.
December 13 – Our Holiday Fundraiser will again feature the Eli Owens quartet playing old favorites and holiday music. In addition, we will be again be entertained with improvisational comedy by the Black Actors Guild. It promises to be every bit as much fun as last year. Everyone is invited – from our youngest to our oldest supporter. This is always a festive and fun event. This year we are raising funds to upgrade our external lighting for the safety of all.
December 24 – 7:00 pm Our annual Christmas Eve service will again offered with an amazing array of musical talent. More information will follow.
December 31 – 5:00 am We participate in a world-wide meditation on peace, synchronized throughout the world so that we are all meditating at the same time. We begin meditating at 5:00 am the morning of December 31st. Additional information will follow.
We can choose to have as our objective that of living consciously, knowing that we are Spiritual Beings living in the World. Can we live outside of the fascination with national politics, office politics, family politics; outside our daily resentments, jealousies, and judgments? How do we affirm with faith that Spirit is present and always bringing forth good for all concerned rather than living with fear that we are alone? How do we affirm the Spirit of optimism, and why should we? Our speakers during October and November will address this provocative question.
BLACK ACTORS GUILD AND DIVINE SCIENCE CONGREGANTS COME TOGETHER! Two upcoming events will find the groups side-by-side. Join us on Sunday, September 1 at 5:30 for a Latin American potluck supper and meet some of the folks from the WIT Theater Group. They will also join us on Saturday, September 7 to help out ALL DAY with cleaning, moving, weeding, hauling and general beautification of the church and grounds. Food will be provided for workers. We will start at 10:00 and work until we stop; we’d love to have even an hour of your service.
“CHOOSING JOY” is the theme for our Sunday services for the third quarter. It’s been said that in life, one always has a choice. Sometimes the only choice is our attitude. We all know how life can present us with seeming obstacles, difficulties, and sorrows. What would it mean to choose joy, and how can we do it? Join us as we welcome distinguished speakers Helena Trent, Peter Williams, Lili Zohar, Christopher Maier and others who will offer their perspective on this important topic.
Sunday, June 23 at 5:00.
Bring a dish to share when congregants and members of the Black Actors Guild come together for an evening of food and merriment. You could also bring an instrument, a board game, or a guest! Be part of the camaraderie of a fun Sunday evening.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH AT 7:00 P.M. Sandra Wong, Dominick Leslie and Ty Burhoe of the Sandra Wong Trio will be playing at the First Divine Science Church. This trio represents several different deep and very rich traditions of music. Playing the nyckelharpa and violin, the mandolin, and the tabla, the musicians have a wonderful time both honoring each tradition as well as respectfully blending their sounds into a new, creative musical form. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students at the door.
Come join your fellow church congregants to brighten our grounds. We will be gardening from 10-2 with a break for luncheon pizza. We always have a great time and the grounds LOVE the attention. Bring your gardening tools (if you don’t have any, we will have a few extra) and some annuals or perennials to add color to the gardens. This year has been particularly hard on our bulbs and we can use some color!
Also, if you love gardening but have no grounds of your own, our gardens can use some ongoing love during the blooming season. Let our church administrator, Pam Geddy, know you’re coming and then just come over and dig in whenever you are so moved. Bind weed seems to have particular fondness for our church so there is always weeding to be done.
Stay tuned for further updates on the project but, for now, be sure to mark your calendar.
Please check out the new Black Actors Guild tab under the Events tab on this Home page for a full schedule of all the improvs, plays and stand ups planned by the Guild for the Divine Theater during the next several months. You will be sure to find just the perfect funny-bone tickler for your fancy!