We Need the Earth
June 27, 2018
  Eric msg 1  
       message freedom 2018       

It’s a sobering fact
that we need the Earth,
but the Earth doesn’t need us.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and other futurists
think that we can colonize Mars
and relocate from this planet
once we have depleted its resources.
At the rate we are going,
that may one day be our only option.
I’d rather we prove to ourselves
that we can be wise stewards
of this bounty we have been given.
My prayer is that we clean up the ocean,
and apply our astounding rate of technological advances
to reversing all the unhealthy trends
in our relationship to Mother Earth.
Great spiritual adepts have always taught
that we need to be mindful of other people.
In today’s world, we have to expand that mindfulness
to include planet Earth and all the creatures on it.
This is in some ways a logical and natural progression.
What if it all turns out well?

Scroll down for upcoming events
Sunday, July 1 - Rev. Eric: "Is Freedom Free?"
Our Guest Musician is Stephan Plummer

Our summer movie series starts next Sunday, July 8 (scroll down for details)
Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:50
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

Listening Heart Group meets this Sunday at 12:30
Our Practitioners are now offering 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).

Sunday, July 15 - annual Golden Gardens Picnic
Bring a side dish or dessert (and something to grill if you like) -
we'll have veggie/salmon/hamburgers and buns
Use this map but go to Shelter 1

July Gift of the Month Club Collection - School supplies
Ballard Food Bank creates backpacks filled with school supplies
for children of homeless and low-income families.
New backpacks, 1" binders & dividers, pens and pencils, paper, & more are welcome.
We'll drop them off at Ballard Food Bank for you.

Summer movie series July-August - invite a friend!
Movie at 6:30 pm Thursday - Talk on Sunday

July 5/8 - Coco (PG)
July 12/15 - I, Tonya (R)
July 19/22 - Cracking the Codes (NR)
July 26/29 - Lady Bird
August 2/5 - Come Sunday (NR)
August 9/12 - The Work (NR)
August 16/19 - The Wedding Plan (PG)
August 23/26 - Selma (PG-13)
free (love offering) - in our air-conditioned Sanctuary - free popcorn

Sunday, July 22 - Installation of our newly licensed Practitioners during service

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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

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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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