How to Give Up Worry
June 6, 2018
  Eric msg 1  
       messge karma and the city       

There’s a big difference between awareness and worry.
With awareness, something has your attention,
you’re experiencing your difficulty, challenge, or pain,
and facing the situation, but it doesn’t overwhelm you.
Worry is a different thing entirely.
Worry, anxiety, stress, and discouragement
are states of consciousness that don’t actually
help you deal with life’s challenges
in any positive or helpful way.
Jesus said: “Can any of you add even one hour
to your life by worrying?”
Worry is about as useful as wings on a dodo bird.
Dodo birds couldn’t fly and their wings
didn’t do anything to help them escape extinction.
Worry is all the stuff in your backpack
that you don’t need
when you’re on a long hike.
It just weighs you down and slows you down.
The next time you notice yourself
worrying about something, ask yourself:
“What do I need to do to release this useless worrying?”

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Sunday, June 10 - Rev. Eric: "Karma and the City"
Our own Sheila Blackwell is our guest musician

Our June talk series is "Know Where You Live"
Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:50
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

Total Experience Gospel Choir is with us next Sunday!
Rickie 2018A weekend with Rickie Byars: June 15-17
Join Rickie Byars, the Godmother of New Thought Music,
for a soulful weekend of inspirational music and joyful celebration!

♦ Wholly Holy Way workshop - Friday, June 15, 7:30-9:30 pm

Music, story, and joyful ceremony
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♦ Concert - Saturday, June 16, 7:30 pm at CSL-Seattle

An evening with Rickie performing her original compositions,
backed on many numbers by a mass choir from CSL-Seattle,
Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, and our community at large

Open to all - no ticket needed - free will love offering

♦ Guest musician at services at CSL-Seattle - Sunday, June 17, 9 & 11 am

June Gift of the Month Club - Food for Ballard Food Bank
We're collecting non-perishable, unopened cans and packages of food. 
Financial contributions also welcome, as are gift cards
in small denominations to Safeway, Fred Meyer, or Target. 
BFB serves thousands annually -
low income and homeless individuals, offering home delivery,
weekend food for kids, and resources and referrals.

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Sunday, July 15 - annual Golden Gardens Picnic
Sunday, July 22 - Installation of our newly licensed Practitioners during service

Listening Heart Group meets 1st and 3rd Sundays at 12:30
Our Practitioners are now offering this group twice monthly,1st and 3rd Sundays.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
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