Not Your Ordinary Gratitude List
November 22, 2017
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       message thanksgiving 2017       
I’m grateful for all my problems
because they give me an opportunity
to claim my miracles.
I’m grateful for conflicts in my world
because they give me opportunities
to be a peacemaker.
I’m grateful for questions I can’t answer
because they cause me to lean on Infinite Mind.
I’m grateful for criticisms I get
because they make me humble
and help me improve my character.
I’m grateful for visits
to help friends who are sick
because they make me appreciate my health.
I’m grateful for women (and men) speaking out
about sexual harassment and abuse
in so many institutions and fields of employment
because Truth heals and change is possible.
I’m grateful that even though its origins
are ambiguous, Thanksgiving is a national holiday
that gives gratitude a welcome pride of place.
I’m grateful for the beaded basket from Kenya
that sits on the window sill in my office reflecting light,
and reminds me that this is still a beautiful world.

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Sunday, November 26: Rev. Eric - Thanksgiving
Stephan Plummer is our guest musician

We offer two services every Sunday
9:00 service / 10:00 coffee hour / 10:20 children's program /
10:30 silent meditation / 11:00 service / 12:15 potluck

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 are also options to donate to our programs.
Watch the Christmas ships at dinner from a houseboat on Lake Union,
jewelry, Practitioner sessions and coaching, art, home organizing,
a Valentine's dinner cruise, belly dancing and journal-making classes, and more.
Closes December 6, in time for holiday giving.
 123RF holiday decorations 2                                   Here come the holidays!                                           
  TONIGHT!  Wed. November 22 -  Holiday Decorating Party 6:30-9 pm
      Help decorate our Sanctuary for the holidays
      Holiday music, hot cider
      Bring a treat to share and wear your favorite holiday bling

Tomorrow, Thurs., Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving potluck and singalongThe-Wizard-Of-Oz-the-wizard-of-oz-28449628-1024-768
Saturday, November 25 - post-Thanksgiving potluck and singalong
  •   Our fifth year for this festive event - guests welcome!
  •   Potluck dinner 4 pm, "The Wizard of Oz" singalong 5:00-6:30 pm
  •   Bring side dishes, breads, desserts to share - we provide the turkey and ham
  •   Dress as your favorite character in the movie
  •   Please click "reply" to let us know if you're coming, and bringing friends/family
  •   AND come on down even if you didn't RSVP - the more the merrier
  •   If you can help with setup or cleanup, please also reply to let us know
Live Where You Want to Live: A workshop for housing seekers
123RF hands holding house   Workshop with Rev. Eric Saturday, December 2, 10-noon
             A practical workshop offering simple techniques
                to support you in finding your perfect home,
                        whether you want to rent or own.
            Even if you're happy where you are, spread the word
             - we all know someone who's ready and willing
Workshop is free - love offering gratefully accepted - click "reply" to register
December Gift of the Month
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 only, please)

Listening Heart Group meets First Sundays after service
Our Practitioners are offering a monthly gathering on first Sundays at 1:00.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
Join us for compassionate conversation and support.

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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 9 and 11 am - prelude music 10 minutes before service
Silent meditation 10:30-10:50
Children's program for ages 2-12 - opens at 10:20
Coffee hour after 9 am service, 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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