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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.
“CLOUDS OF PAIN, LIGHT OF PEACE” will be the topic for A Course in Miracles class Thursday May 28, 7 p.m. at The Church Within. We will delve into these words from the Course:
“W-pI.69.4. Think of your mind as a vast circle, surrounded by a layer of heavy, dark clouds. 3 You can see only the clouds because you seem to be standing outside the circle and quite apart from it. W-pI.69.5. From where you stand, you can see no reason to believe there is a brilliant light hidden by the clouds. 2 The clouds seem to be the only reality. 3 They seem to be all there is to see. 4 Therefore, you do not attempt to go through them and past them, which is the only way in which you would be really convinced of their lack of substance. 5 We will make this attempt today.”
“W-pI.70.8. We will try again to reach the light in you, which is where your salvation is. 2 You cannot find it in the clouds that surround the light, and it is in them you have been looking for it. 3 It is not there. 4 It is past the clouds and in the light beyond. 5 Remember that you will have to go through the clouds before you can reach the light. 6 But remember also that you have never found anything in the cloud patterns you imagined that endured, or that you wanted.”
“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.