Not for Nothing
January 31, 2018
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Nothing in nature is ever wasted.
Every mayfly has a purpose,
if only for one perfect day.
You may not fulfill all your dreams,
win all the prizes,
solve all the mysteries,
or enjoy even one your fifteen minutes of fame,
but that has nothing to do
with whether or not
your coming here matters.
You are the Invisible Everlasting,
Expressing uniquely as you.
No one sees what you see,
feels exactly what you feel,
or loves the way you love.
Give up comparing yourself to others.
What you have, no one else can take from you,
even if they wanted to.
Your soul is precious to the Divine
and ever in Its keeping.
Like the mayfly,
you will soon be gone from this earth plane.
But know this regarding your time here:
it was not for nothing.

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We're going back to ONE SERVICE at 10:30 am THIS Sunday, Feb. 4
Children's program 9:50 / Silent meditation at 10:00
Potluck brunch after service

Sunday, February 4: Rev. Colette - "Put Your Oxygen Mask on First"
Christina Brewer is our guest musician
Our 2018 theme is "Living Oneness in a Fragmented World"
Our February talk series is "Effective Engagement with the World"

Last week to win against hunger in our Soup-er Bowl co-opetition!
Bring your contributions or donate by this Sunday, February 4 . . .
let's win this thing!

We're joining with other CSLs in collecting cans/boxes of soup, chili, and stew.
Our goal is 4,000 cans (surpassing 3,400 in 2017) and 100% participation.
We're at 1,887 right now, AND a matching grant, so it's time to deliver.
Bring in a case!  Or donate by clicking on this donate button - $1=1 can
(click on "add special instructions" and write in SOUP)

Our Listening Heart Group meets THIS Sunday after service
Our Practitioners are offering a monthly gathering on first Sundays at 12:30.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
Join us for compassionate conversation and support.

Two showings of "Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible" 
A film on one of the themes we're exploring this year in
"Living Oneness in a Fragmented World"
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm and Sunday, February 25, 12:30 pm
Film is 50 minutes, and a facilitated discussion follows - Free

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Be-Loved World Chants with Gina Sala and Friends
Sunday, February 11, 7-9 pm
More information on
Tickets $25 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
($30 at door)

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Rev. Cynthia James is our guest
Sunday, February 18, 10:30 am speaking on

"Effective Engagement with the World: Take the Long View"
Her workshop "The Long View: It's Up to Us"
will help you find your own unique ways to engage
12:30-2:30 pm - $25 - learn more here

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

In February: 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 11 am service - please bring a dish to share

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

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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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