You Are the Key
December 12, 2018
  Eric msg 1  
       message home for the holidays       

“You suppose you are the trouble
but you are the cure.
You suppose you are the lock on the door
but you are the key that opens it.”    – Rumi
So much of our lives is eaten away
by inner doubts and self-condemnation.
It is good to own one’s mistakes,
apologize, make amends,
and practice forgiveness of self and others.
No one goes through life being a perfect 10
all the time.
The thing to remember when you mess up
is that you contain the Light of the Stars.
The Wisdom of the Ages lives in you.
You are an eternal being,
and you have all of Time and Eternity
to get it right.

Our God is a God of 10,000 chances.

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Sunday, December 16 - Rev. Eric: Home Is a Gathering Place
Our guest musician is Garnett Hundley

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

This Friday, Dec. 14 - Communities of Belonging: Beyond Labels
7:00-8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall

An evening of stories and conversations with formerly incarcerated individuals
and members of other marginalized populations
Doors open 6:45 pm - program begins promptly at 7
no charge - light refreshments - on Facebook
Please RSVP to:  206.605.5351

December Gift of the Month Club - last Sunday to donate!
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. 16 (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

Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service 7 pm
with Spirit of the Sound Choir, carols, candlelighting, and cookie buffet
Invite friends and relatives
Bring along a treat for our cookie buffet after the service

Monday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
4-5 am Worldwide Healing Meditation at Amazing Grace, co-sponsored with CSL-Seattle
Details on Facebook ... Learn about this global event here

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

January Events - create bold intentions for the new near
January 5 and 6: Intention Setting workshop ($25) either
             Saturday 10-11:30 with Rev. Eric or
             Sunday 12:30-2:00 with Practitioners Sprite and Justin

January 12: Mindless Eating with Practitioner Sprite Sunlight
10:30-12:30 (love offering)

January 23: “The Twelve Week Year” book group kickoff
with Practitioners Jim Boone and Sprite Sunlight
A powerful process to set and accomplish intentions
in 12 weeks, not 12 months!

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
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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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