Do We Need Winter's Chill?
November 28, 2018
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       message why have holidays       

Actress Meryl Streep had been living in Los Angeles
because that’s where movies were shot,
but after a few years she moved her family
back to the east coast
because she missed the change of seasons.
Twelve months of sunshine can get awfully monotonous.
Bulbs that bloom in the spring
need a few weeks of freezing weather
to stimulate the biochemical processes
that cause them to flower.
Medical research has proven a number of health benefits
caused by cold weather, including allergy reduction,
catching up on sleep, improved circulation,
and help with weight loss,
as the body has to work harder to keep you warm.
Resist the temptation to resent winter’s chill.
Good abounds everywhere,
and in every season of life.

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Sunday, December 2 - Rev. Colette: Why Have Holidays?
Our guest musicians are Geoffrey Castle, Becky Thatcher, & Matt Corey

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

One more week! our online auction is up and running - check it out here
Great values - lots of items and services,
from jewelry stocking stuffers to 7-night resort stays.
Some you can buy right now, some you can bid on,
and there's also an option to donate to Amazing Grace.
Watching the Christmas ships at a houseboat party on Lake Union,
jewelry and gifts, Practitioner sessions and coaching,
home organizing, a catered dinner, and more.
 Closes at 9 pm on December 6, in time for holiday giving.
Just click on "register" to the left of the items for easy sign-up.
December Gift of the Month Club:
Wellspring Family Services - gifts for homeless children & youth

Gift cards to Amazon, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target
Infants: teething/learning toys, toddler toys, board books
Ages 5-12: dolls, cars, arts & crafts, games, Lego/K’Nex
Ages 13-18: MP3 players, headphones, watches, wallets
All ages: Personal care products, clothing
Bring gift cards/unwrapped gifts to us by Dec. 17 (new gifts)
You can donate for gift cards here  - write "Holiday gifts" in the memo field
You can also buy gifts at Amazon and they'll be delivered directly

Save these dates in December:
Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service 7 pm
with Spirit of the Sound Choir, carols, candlelighting, and cookie buffet
Monday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
4-5 am World Healing Meditation at Amazing Grace, with CSL-Seattle
5:30-9 pm Vision Board making party ($10)
9:30 pm - 12:05 am: Gina Sala World Chants - tickets $30 here or $35 at door

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 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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