Pressure Produces Diamonds
August 2, 2017
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       message collateral beauty       

How are diamonds produced naturally?

1. Bury carbon dioxide 100 miles into the Earth.
2. Heat to about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Squeeze under pressure of 750,000 per square inch
4. Quickly rush towards the surface to cool.

 Life is a journey with many pressures and challenges,
but these are the conditions necessary
to produce the diamonds
of good character and spiritual resolve.
Rough rocks tumbled together
create smooth gems.

It is ancient Buddhist wisdom
that the places of greatest pain
in your life are also
the places where you will experience
the greatest joy.
Do not despair when you hit a rough spot.
You have just discovered a spiritual treasure chest.
Dig deep and attain the goal.

Scroll down for upcoming events
Sunday, August 6 - Rev. Colette:
Spirit Goes to the Movies - "Collateral Beauty" (with film clips)

Becca Palm is our guest musician

Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:55
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

Tomorrow - Thursday, August 3, 6:30 pm: "Collateral Beauty"
Movie starts at 6:30 (free popcorn), followed by trivia contest with prizes
Movie length is 1:37 - free/love offering - watch the trailer

This Sunday, August 6: Listening Heart Group meets at 12:30 upstairs
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.

August 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

Next Tibetan Bowl Meditation Sunday, August 20, 5-6 pm
A deep, centering meditation grounded in the toning of Tibetan Bowls
In the Sanctuary - free/love offering

The Dream Team - a 9-month class to support you in manifesting your dreams
We're offering this powerful class again this year!
September 2017 - June 2018 - click "reply" to request more information.

Spirit Goes to the Movies this summer
Movie showing 6:30 pm Thursday - talk on Sunday includes film clips

Collateral Beauty- August 3/6
Spotlight - August 10/13
Queen of Katwe - August 17/20
Gleason - August 24/27
We have added:  Angkor Awakens - August 31
Learn more about Cambodia's history and the importance of education today

Seattle Peace Project June-September 2017
The creator of this project, Troy Reicherter, will be with us Sunday.
Amazing Grace joins a number of other regional faith communities
in encouraging you to participate in this four-month peace experiment.
Modeled on a 1993 peace experiment in Washington, D.C.,
and a number of others since then,
which showed a decrease in local crime when large numbers prayed for peace,
we will meditate or pray for peace daily.
Download apps for Apple or Android
to record your meditation time, to help to measure the impact

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Sunday service at 10:30 am - prelude music starts at 10:20
Meditation 10:00-10:20
Children's program for ages 2-12 - opens at 9:55
Potluck brunch after service - please bring a dish to share

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Amazing Grace Spiritual Center                                                        Services 10:30 am Sunday
A Centers for Spiritual Living Church
                                                Potluck brunch 11:45
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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