Fight Your Battles with Confidence
June 28, 2017
 Eric msg 1 
       message fourth of july       

A friend recently lost her partner to cancer,
and she said she now understands why
people so often describe the process as a battle.
Jacob wrestled all night with an angel,
and came out of the fight with a dislocated hip
and a new name:
Jacob means “one who struggles with God.”

For 40 days, Jesus went alone out into the desert
and the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree
to fight three temptations:
their desires, their fears, and their opinions.
When life calls you to a struggle,
remember that you will always win,
no matter how long it takes,
because Spirit is forever on your side.
Being a spiritual warrior
may not involve using firearms.
Meditation, prayer, spiritual study,
forgiveness, and selfless service
are time-proven weapons
that have brought many a soul
to victory over the dark.

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Sunday, July 2 - Rev. Eric: Divine Freedom Is Our Birthright
Stephan Plummer is our guest musician

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

This Sunday, July 2: Listening Heart Group meets at 12:30
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.

Global Service Team Cambodia trip January 14-26, 2018
Register by this Sunday, July 2

Click "reply" to request information about our next visit to the school we helped build,
Cambodian Children's Destiny.
Genesis Global Spiritual Center joins us on this voluntourism service trip.
An optional add-on trip to Myanmar, through February 2, is available.

July Gift of the Month Club collection: School Supplies
Ballard Food Bank creates backpacks filled with school supplies
for chidlren of homeless or low-income families.
Backpacks, 1" binders & dividers, pens and pencils, paper, & more are welcome.
We'll drop them off at Ballard Food Bank for you.

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

Hidden Figures - July 6/9
Zootopia - July 13/16
Sully - July 20/23
People Places Things July 27/30
Collateral Beauty- August 3/6
Spotlight - August 10/13
Queen of Katwe - August 17/20
Gleason - August 24/27

The Edinburgh lectures by Thomas Troward - class with Rev. Colette
Six Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 6:30-9:30,
with two additional classes scheduled at students'c onvenience

$175 - Beyond Limits or Foundations prerequisite - click reply for more info

Save the date! Annual Golden Gardens picnic Sunday, July 16 after service

Tibetan Bowl Meditation Sunday, July 23, 5-6 pm

A deep, centering meditation grounded in the toning of Tibetan Bowls
In the Sanctuary - free/love offering

Seattle Peace Project June-September 2017
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

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

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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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