Keep Being Amazed
September 5, 2018
  Eric msg 1  
       message women and immigration       
Once it occurs,
it’s surprising how quickly
we take for granted
what we’d long held as “impossible.”
Fly through the air?
Transplant a heart into another body?
Cure leprosy?
Drastically reduce worldwide poverty and illiteracy?
All of these were once considered pipe dreams.
Now we don’t give them a second thought.
This same lack of wonder and amazement
plays out in our individual lives.
Each day is a gift, each breath is a miracle.
Do you have food, shelter, possibilities?
How many times has the Beloved rescued you,
protected you, inspired you, and answered your need?
I’m willing to bet it’s countless times.
It’s good to constantly give thanks for your good.
Melody Beattie said it best:
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

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Sunday, September 9 - Rev. Eric:
A Spiritual View of Women's Rights and Immigration
Makenna Wagner returns as 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

Join the Choir!  First rehearsal tomorrow, September 6, 7 pm
Here's your chance to experience Spirit of the Sound Choir -
singing as a spiritual practice in a welcoming, friendly community
Rehearsals 7-9:15 pm, September to June - you're free to just give it a try
Click "reply" for more info, or just show up tomorrow at 6:50 to connect up

Two classes starting in September
"What the Mystics Knew" with Rev. Eric
Study the texts of the major world religions and Science of Mind
to experience the One Truth that mystics throughout the ages have embodied
Ten 2.5 classes, Mondays, September 17-November 19 - $200
Successful completion of Beyond Limits is required.
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"Beyond Limits" with Rev. Colette
An introduction to the principles of our teaching and the power of affirmative prayer
Ten 3-hour classes, Tuesdays, September 11-November 13 - $240 ($140 if re-taking)
Both are CSL-certificated classes   Click "reply" to request more information

September Book Group: Crucial Conversations
Wednesday evenings in September, 6:30 - 9 pm, September 12 - October 3
Offered by Rev. Colette with Practitioners
Jim Boone, Justin Thuemler, Shawn Garner, and others (free/love offering)
Explore compassionate and effective skills for difficult conversations
If you're interested, please click "reply" to tell us your interest and preference
We're using the second edition - click here to see the book

September Gift of the Month Club Collection - Clothing for The Bridge
This month we're collecting clothing, backpacks, and sleeping bags
(new or gently used - socks and underwear new, please)
for homeless or displaced women and men
served by The Bridge Care Center in Ballard

Bystander Intervention Workshop in West Seattle
Sunday, September 16, 2:00-3:30
Learn to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based interaction.
Stop harassment, protect the target, and de-escalate the situation.
Admiral Congregational Church  -  info here  -  register at

Listening Heart Group meets 1st and 3rd Sundays
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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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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