What If?
October 17, 2018
  Eric msg 1  
       message prosperity of the heart       

What if we really are eternal?
What if we really are souls who live forever,
and death were nothing to fear?

What if there really is an answer to every question,
and a Supply for every need?
What if there really is more than enough Love,
shelter, food, and meaningful work for everyone,
and everyone shared the world's abundance?
What if all religions really do teach the same Truths?
What if there's no reason to argue about God?
What if war were unnecessary?
What if children everywhere were safe and well cared for?
What if we could meet all our needs with renewable energy,
and we cleaned up our act on planet Earth?
What if we preserved animal diversity?
What if we learned how to be kind, honest, and respectful
to everyone?
What if this is why you came here in the first place?

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Sunday, October 21 - Rev. Colette: Prosperity of the Heart
Our own Sheila Blackwell is our guest musician

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
Community conversation and visioning 12:30-2 pm (see below)

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

Next Sunday is Pledge Sunday, with Spirit of the Sound Choir

Please prayerfully contemplate your financial commitment to Amazing Grace for 2019
and be part of our ceremony receiving your pledge

Prosperity Workshop tonight, 6:30-8:30 pm
Gratitude and Forgiveness
with Rev. Colette and Practitioner Ann Forest Burns

Free (love offering) - no registration required
(we're reading Edwene Gaines' The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity)

Celebration of Life of Shelley Tea
Tomorrow/Thursday, October 18, 11 am

Shelley was a member of Amazing Grace whom many of you knew.
She made her transition peacefully on Saturday, October 13.
We are honoring her life tomorrow, welcoming her family to the celebration.
Please join us if you are able.

Mark your calendars: three community visionings
These visionings build progressively, so attend as many as you can

Sunday Oct. 21, 12:30 pm - Wednesday Oct. 24, 7 pm - Sunday Oct. 28, 12:30 pm
Bring your ideas and questions into discussions and visioning
for the greatest Good for Amazing Grace
as we begin the process of welcoming a third minister into our community.

Paula Stone Williams is our guest speaker Sunday, November 4
at 10:30 service, and will offer a Q&A with Rev. Eric from 1-3 pm
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

October Gift of the Month Club Collection - Pet Supplies
Ballard Food Bank provides pet food, grooming items, toys, beds,
and more to our neighbors in need.  Bring in your gifts and we'll deliver them for you.

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).

Search the Amazing Grace Business Directory here
Find services offered by congregants and friends
To list your own business, email Stacy at directory@amazinggraceseattle.org or call 206.779.2485

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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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Amazing Grace Spiritual Center - A Centers for Spiritual Living Community
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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