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Welcome to The Church Within website and to the very idea of The Church Within itself. The Church Within was founded in 1992. We are an ever-evolving spiritual community, dedicated to offering unconditional support and love to all who seek inner wisdom through a spiritual life.
The best way to get to know us is to share in the joy, spirit, and celebration of our 10:00 AM Sunday gathering. The best "brochure" we have is us.
We are folks whose pasts include other churches or no church at all. Some come simply to expand their current faith experience. As one of our members puts it, "I come to The Church Within, because it helps me discover my faith and live it out in the world."
We are a diverse, informal gathering who believes in the power of prayer, in God (whatever name you use for Source), and in each other.
“REMEMBER TO LAUGH: THE BIRTHDAY EDITION” will be the topic for A Course in Miracles class Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m. at The Church Within.
It’s my birthday Thursday, and what I like most is to laugh, so I’m hoping those who join us will share a joke, cartoon (see below), funny story, or something similar.
This will be our antidote for these words from the Course:
“Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh.”
Dinner before class will be at my favorite restaurant, Milano Inn, 231 S. College Ave, 5:15. Please email me by Wednesday if you plan to attend.
“SOME EN-CHARTED EVENING” will be the topic for A Course in Miracles class Thursday May 7, 7 p.m. at The Church Within.
I was rummaging through an old folder of charts we’ve used in past classes, and thought it might be interesting to look at a bunch of them together.
Last week we looked at The Course’s basic teachings on perception. This week
“JUST THE BASICS: SICKNESS AND HEALING” will be the topic for A Course in Miracles class Thursday April 16, 7 p.m. at The Church Within.
M-5.II.2. The acceptance of sickness as a decision of the mind, for a purpose for which it would use the body, is the basis of healing. 2 And this is so for healing in all forms. 3 A patient decides that this is so, and he recovers. 4 If he decides against recovery, he will not be healed. 5 Who is the physician? 6 Only the mind of the patient himself. 7 The outcome is what he decides that it is.
In a workshop titled “Healing The Dream of Sickness”, Kenneth Wapnick stated:
“Sickness is not the physical symptom. Sickness is the expression of the belief: ‘I am separated from God, and prefer my individuality to the Oneness of Christ.’ Regardless of why someone is not at peace — whether is is a physical, emotional, financial, or relationship problem — it is still the same sickness, for it comes from the same source of separation.”
“Once you understand that your sickness is that you pushed Jesus and his love away, it will be obvious that your healing lies in inviting him back in. Whether you judge yourself or others, it is the same sickness.”