Material or Spiritual?
August 29, 2018
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       message who are we       
We are both material and spiritual beings.
We have an angelic and an animal nature,
and both are precious gifts from Creation.
The question is,
how are you integrating
these two very different aspects of your consciousness?
Some people are so materialistic in nature
that they treat everyone and everything as an exchange,
a bargain in which they try to come out on top
in every situation.
To be around someone who is constantly
hustling to make the best deal is exhausting.
If the material side of life is all there is,
what is left of you when you leave the body?
On the other hand,
some people are so detached from mere materiality
that they are no earthly good to anyone else.
Militant vegans and religious fundamentalists
may not be gathering as many spiritual brownie points
as they think they are.
Self-righteousness is not the way to peace and prosperity.
Let your material and spiritual sides
be in a Divine dance with each other.
The most spiritually Realized people I’ve known
are also very grounded and practical.
A merchant is richest when he or she
operates from the highest intention to do Good.

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Sunday, September 2 - Rev. Eric: Who Are We?
Mia Shelton is back with us this Sunday!

Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:50
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

Listening Heart Group meets this Sunday at 12:30
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).

Two classes starting in September
"What the Mystics Knew" with Rev. Eric
Study the texts of the major world religions and Science of Mind
to experience the One Truth that mystics throughout the ages have embodied
Ten 2.5 classes, Mondays, September 17-November 19 - $200
Successful completion of Beyond Limits is required.
"Beyond Limits" with Rev. Colette
An introduction to the principles of our teaching and the power of affirmative prayer
Ten 3-hour classes, Tuesdays, September 11-November 13 - $240 ($140 if re-taking)
Both are CSL-certificated classes   Click "reply" to request more information

September Book Group: Crucial Conversations
We're considering offering a book group
on four Tuesday or Wednesday evenings in September, 6:30 - 9 pm.
If you're interested, please click "reply" to tell us your interest and preference.
We're using the second edition - click here to see the book

September 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

Bystander Intervention Workshop in West Seattle
Sunday, September 16, 2:00-3:30
Learn to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based interaction.
Stop harassment, protect the target, and de-escalate the situation.
Admiral Congregational Church  -  info here  -  register at

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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

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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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