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Next meeting: May 25, 2015 5:30pm-7pm
Concentration, Meditation, and Prayer:
Recipes for serving Spirit
(No fees, no offerings, no proselytizing)
2nd and 4th Mondays, 5:30-7pm
370 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley CA 93065
Please feel welcome to arrive and to leave at any time during the 90 minute meeting.
For the most part, the time we share serves to promote silent sitting, introspection, and intuitive insight among persons of good will. Techniques and skillsets from all traditions and direct personal experience are encouraged.
To aid that process the first and last 15 minutes may be facilitated by guest speakers.
There is never a fee of any kind, nor are offerings accepted, nor is there ever any proselytizing.
(Oh, and do please consider bringing with you–and then taking home as you leave–any photo, object, book or other special item which you find valuable or sacred, so it may be placed on our mutual table to absorb and resonate our group’s well-wishes.)
Chairs available; cushion suggested
Readings for your consideration: http://www.meetup.com/Simi-Valley-CA-Concentration-Meditation-and-Prayer/files/
And, facilitator’s background via http://linkd.in/1BSxQg1
or more generally, via PhaseBook https://www.facebook.com/Guy.Tanno.BonGiovanni
or tumblr http://guyatree.tumblr.com/archive
“The most valuable lesson I have learned is that Spirit does not want money or power or fame; Spirit wants good company* ~@guyatree
Classwork for Parents of Strong-Willed Children
The Simi Valley Police Department is currently accepting reservations for the upcoming Parent Project® classes starting on January 6, 2015, every Tuesday night from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM, for ten weeks. Classroom instruction will address a variety of issues, including poor school attendance and performance, alcohol and other drug use, gangs, runaways, and teen violence. Needless to say, these classes are a critical support mechanism for parents who are at a loss as to what to do with their incorrigible teen. → https://local.nixle.com/alert/5312612/?sub_id=988583 ←
“My ex-husband would try to control my whole life,” she said. “He would hurt me when I tried to resist, and he was always being arrested. My daughter was just 6. The hardest thing I ever did was to just leave.”
God is still speaking
and because we listen we’ve all been fairly busy following up on social justice issues and community service projects and church maintenance tasks during these past few months, so if you would like to share with the congregation-at-large any such events or personal happenings which have been an especial joy or of concern, a hit or a miss, please let our UCC_Simi newsletter editors know before Wednesday, March 26, 2014
An email reply is helpful, but if you prefer paper, do get your writeup in the mail to us soon as you can, or bring it to church tomorrow, as the staff needs to start editing and collating as of this coming Wednesday.
Either way, email or paper, a paragraph or two and maybe a photo (under 2mb) is welcome, however, please remember that your article will be proof-read and may be edited, so don’t be surprised if your article doesn’t get “published” exactly as you submitted it. : )
Your newsletter welcomes and encourages articles regarding
Status of any UCC committee, service activity, or other project you are working with or heading,
Details of any awards or recognitions
Any recent accomplishment that you wish to share
Publicity for an upcoming event
Also, you may well think of something that really matters, but which is not listed here: DO send that, please. A newsletter is a way of sharing, and the more sharing the more caring, too.
BTW, if you’ve joined the church within the past year, please inform our newsletter editors of the date of your birthday so we can chuckle at how young we all are. Also, if applicable and you would allow us to congratulate you, also include the date of your wedding anniversary (the year as well as day and month.)
When you are in the neighborhood, you’re welcome.