“Music and Sharings Along the Spiritual Way”
Celebration Starts at 10:30 AM
Sunday July 2, 2017
July 2, Happy Fourth! America's still beautiful as we celebrate a system with checks and balances that we can see are still working. Spiritually, "the Fourth," reminds us of the magic of four – the "Four Elements:" Earth, Wind, Water & Fire and the "Four Directions:" North, South, East and West—and that this country was founded to embrace all elements and send its message of freedom to all directions. Rev. Larry Hall will lead and Revs. Kalie Marino and Dave Perkins will share.
Upcoming Celebration Programs
July 9 Noted Singer Elaine Silver Brings "Spirituality & the Beatles!" Elaine will lead the whole celebration this Sunday. She is an award-winning performer, singer-songwriter, touring and recording artist with a growing musical ministry. For many years she has combined her beautiful, crystalline vocals and lively spirit with truth teachings to present healing concerts, music-inspired Sunday church lessons, kirtan, workshops and ritual. Elaine is a certified Beatleologist and will be sharing spiritual interpretations of some Beatles music. James the beloved on bass. Fab gear!
July 16 John Welshons, (“Ramananda”) a highly respected contemporary spiritual teacher who lectures and leads meditation courses throughout North America, has been a practitioner of vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and various forms of yoga for more than forty years. In addition to his new book, One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships, he is also the author of Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy and When Prayers Aren’t Answered, two books that emerged from his thirty-five years of experience helping people deal with dramatic life change and loss.
John has studied world religions throughout his life, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Religions from the University of South Florida, and an M.A. in History of Religions from Florida State University. He has also traveled and studied extensively in India. He is a gifted counselor and teacher who has worked closely with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
His workshops and lectures are offered in personal growth centers, yoga schools, churches, hospitals, hospices, corporations, colleges, and universities. He is also available for one-on-one consultations. He currently resides in northern New Jersey
July 23 Rev. Jeanne Elodie, artist, writer, poet, a dancer, singer, photographer, Pebble art gallery director, Interfaith Minister, world traveler, and lover of life! Jeanne's lifelong creative explorations have culminated in her leading groups on Creativity and Honoring Soul. She is also a certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, certified in NLP, has a MA from Prescott College in Design Psychology with a focus in Sustainability and a BFA from University of the Arts in Illustration and Design. She studied set and costume design for theater at Yale University for one year where she also sang with the Black Church at Yale's Gospel Choir, and acted in the Yale Cabaret. She has owned her own business as a freelance artist for the last 20 years where she has painted murals and portraits for private and public clients. Jeanne also studied Expressive Arts Therapy at Prescott College and uses practices she gained from this experience in her workshops. She has taught classes on creativity to people of all ages from all walks of life for more than a decade.
July 30 A Celebration of White Light presented by Rev. Kalie Marino. More to come!
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
NOTE: Everyone is welcome to participate in creating Celebrations. If you have a suggestion, such as giving a talk, readings, music, ritual, speakers, etc., please reply to this and let us know. We are a community of the whole, not the few, and we like everybody to shine! Please reply to this email to get answers to your questions.
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.
Spirituality & the Beatles
Rev. Jeanne Elodie
Celebration of White Light