“Music and Sharings Along the Spiritual Way”
Celebration Starts at 10:30 AM
Sunday November 26, 2017
Nov 26 On Dying/1st Sunday of Advent. Norm Danis leads, taking his subject from the book, Who Dies? by Stephen Levine. Dying is also about transition: the dying of the old in preparation for the coming of the New, thus, we segue into the birth of Jesus and a new age. A star appears to lead the way--following your star; realizing your newness--what is coming forth in you; and realization of star power at Christmas
Upcoming Celebration Programs
>>>Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day dinner! 2 p.m. in the Red Barn. What to bring? We need a turkey. Also any veggies, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries, rolls, butter, dessert and drinks (hopefully some to share.) Important: bring your own place setting (with napkins and candles, if you like). Also looking for tarot cards and decks of cards, and don't forget 3 nickles for "99" after the bounteous meal. Top it all off, says Chloe Iceman, with a happy heart and a loving smile (ain't she great?) It would help if you could put your name on the sign-up sign as you enter the front door of the Red Barn.
Questions? Call our wonderful co-chairs, Chloe at 267-245-2405 or Nancy Hesch at 215-249-1548
Dec 3 "My life among the Sikhs of India" with Rev. Kalie Marino MSW. Like Jesus, Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism was an Avatar, born God realized. He was the first interfaith teacher, teaching equality of religions, classes, and sexes. He said, "We are all brothers and sisters under the love of the same God." The Muslims and the Hindus were killing each other in his time and he brought peace and respect between them as he demonstrated the hypocrisy of some religious customs and superstitions. He taught a life of love and service to the poor and each other. They demonstrated that every day I was living in their community in India. Spiritual life and ordinary life are the same for them, for they serve God in everything they do, whether it is in business or in the temple. They are amazing people and are often confused with Muslims because they too wear turbans. Very relevant to today's issues.
Kalieis a spiritual teacher, author of “Breaking Free from Critical Addiction: Our #1 Social Disease”, and holistic counselor who has traveled the world studying with many powerful spiritual masters who authorized her to teach. She has taught seminars on “A Course in Miracles” since 1978, initiated over 2,000 people in Transcendental Meditation, was the director of a Kundalini Yoga Ashram, and later founded The Open Heart Institute to teach year-long courses in Spiritual and Holistic Counseling in both NY and PA.She is a Clinical Social Worker, Interfaith Minister, respected leader in the field of personal growth, and popular public speaker. Her unusual background in quantum physics theory, psychology, and spirituality makes her uniquely qualified to share a practical perspective on creating positive change.
Dec 10 Celebrating Christmas & Hanukkah! Singing songs of joy, lighting our Christmas tree and the Hanukkah candles. Where is our star leading us? What gifts do we bring?
Rev. Larry Hall
If you're interested or have questions, reply to celebration team members Larry Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rosalind Cauffman (email@example.com) or Dave Perkins (Perknose@gmail.com).
Child Care is provided
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Pebble's music comes from almost every source, from sacred chants to folk, rock, jazz and pop. Lyrics tend to focus on personal and community growth, on peace and on reaching out to others, rather than the standard songs of worship in most church hymnals. We celebrate life with our music! Our pianists are often joined by other musicians; if you play an instrument or sing, please join us. Singers are invited to stand up with us and lend their voices to our informal choir. All you need to do is come early on Sunday morning to see what songs we’re doing. Join us up front to share your talent. You are part of a dynamic, touching, and vital dimension of our Sunday celebration. If you're musically inclined, we'd like to hear from you. Also, if there’s a special song that you’ve found inspiring, and you would like to sing or have us try it, please get in touch with us.