Shaken but Not Defeated
October 31, 2018
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       message Paula Stone Williams       

There are a lot of things going on in the world
that give us reason to fear and grieve and worry.
Terrorists triumph when the rest of us succumb to fear.
Dragging us down to a lower vibration just creates
an atmosphere that matches their dark world view,
and appears to confirm it.
Now, more than ever, we help ourselves and serve the world
by RAISING our vibration.
The things that have always been True are just as true today:
Love is still the most powerful force in the world,
the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice,
and Light always overcomes the dark.
You may be shaken by world events,
but don’t let yourself be broken by them.
Do all the Good you can,
for as many as you can, for as long as you can.
“O God, our Help in ages past,
our Hope for years to come.
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our Eternal Home.”

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Sunday, November 4 - Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Paula Stone Williams
Stephan Plummer is our guest musician

Daylight Savings ends this Sunday: FALL BACK!
Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:50
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

Please be respectful of neighbors' driveways when parking

More this Sunday:
Listening Heart meets at 12:30 in Eric's office

Rev. Paula offers a Q&A from 1-3 pm facilitated by Rev. Eric

Rev. Paula is a transgender minister
and Pastor of Preaching and Worship at Left Hand Church
Watch her TED talk:
“I’ve lived as a man and a woman - here’s what I learned”
Be sure to invite friends who would value hearing and meeting with Paula

We welcome your pledge of financial support for 2019.
Thanks to all who have made a financial commitment to date.

If you have not yet pledged, please prayerfully contemplate doing so.
This will allow us to create our budget for 2019.
If you are a member of Amazing Grace, your pledge renews your membership.
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Heal Your Holidays workshop Wednesday, November 14, 7 pm
Rev. Lynnea Jardine will lead you in crafting a positive holiday experience
that is nourishing and peaceful   -   free / love offering
A dinner of soups, salads, and breads will be offered at 6 pm - $5 donation

Save the dates: November holiday celebrations
Wednesday, November 21: Holiday Decorating Party, 6:30-9 pm
Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Potluck 4 pm, "WALL-E" shown at 5 pm
Saturday, November 24 - Post-Thanksgiving Potluck 4 pm, "WALL-E" shown at 5 pm

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November Gift of the Month Club:
Gift cards for holiday meals for low income families

Compass Housing Alliance offers gift cards to Fred Meyer/QFC and Safeway
to recently housed and low income families they serve.
We welcome your help in providing holiday meals for our neighbors.
You can contribute in one of three ways:
1.  Buy gift cards and mail them to us or drop in Sunday collection
2.  Donate money by mail or on Sunday, and we'll buy the cards (mark "Thanksgiving")
3. Donate via our website Donate Button and write "Thanksgiving" in the memo

Listening Heart Group meets first and third Sundays at 12:30 pm
Our Practitioners offer this group twice monthly, 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
Join us for compassionate conversation and support (meet in Eric's office).

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Check out the Science of Mind Magazine webpage - great articles & videos

Sunday service at 10:30 am - prelude music 10 minutes before service
Silent meditation 10:00-10:20
Children's program for ages 2-12 - opens at 9:50
Potluck brunch after service - please bring a dish to share

Street parking   -   Access by stairs only
Service dogs only, please

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Rev. Eric O'del  206.402.2633                                  2007 NW 61st St  Seattle WA 98107
Rev. Colette Mercier 425.891.7892                           at the corner of 20th Ave NW in Ballard

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