In recent weeks, life at The Church Within has been experiencing a bit of early spring growth. We had amazing turnout for the V-day Celebration headed up by Jenni White and her amazing cast and crew. Jeffrey Barnes has started tending the seeding of our next Fringe show. The first two of Resta Burnham’s Mindful Path workshops have been well-attended and getting rave feedback. Our plans for Indy PRIDE 2014 and the Indiana AIDS walk are ramping up to be amazing with the support and stardom of Iaan Brandenburg. And, we’re still seeing growth in the Wednesday night meditation group, the Transitions gathering, and the other weekly events that we host or facilitate. You can bet this is not an exhaustive list, either. Even with winter weather, the call to personal development and to service to the community is such that gets us out of doors and into the warmth that grows from within us regardless of the weather.
Clearly, for me, recognizing the sacred in everyday, like I talked about last Sunday, has been easy. Every time some new project moves forward, the gratitude is right there waiting to pour out. I hope your week has been filled with the sacred moments being so obvious that you didn’t even have to search for the gold that is waiting for all of us around every corner. And, I hope that you took to heart the truth shared in the semantic bucket for Grace that invited us to “extend a positive word, thought, look, or embrace when the opposite is instinct or expected.”
The thing about the sacred in everyday is that it is something we can share with others in so far as we are willing to find it for ourselves. Thank you for making it so easy for me to find. I endeavor to pay it forward every day.
Blessings on your every breath,
P.S. Don’t forget the annual meeting on March 2nd. It will be right after church. I’ll even release you early to go get your First Sunday Brunch!
P.P.S As mentioned above, it’s time for First Sunday Brunch. I hope you’ll bring something to share and join us for food. At the annual meeting. Right after church. Thanks!
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Saturdays in 2014-The Mindful Path Series with Resta Burnham*:firstname.lastname@example.org> to register.)
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Mindful Ministering April 19th
Mindful Money May 17th
Mindful Family June 21st
Each session is 2 – 4:30 (please arrive by 1:30 to get yourself settled and
ready). Classes are a $10 donation. Please see Resta to register.
Pre-payment is not required.
March 2 – Annual Meeting: Members, please do plan on attending the annual
meeting immediately following the service on this day. We are, as always,
committed to keeping it as brief as is possible while also honoring the
purpose of this time together. Being in community together means being in
process together. I really hope to see you here with us.
March 29, 10a – 2p Healing Fair: This will be a day of mini-sessions withRhonda.Shipley@att.net>.
a variety of healing and wellness practitioners. If you are interested in
being part of the day as a practitioner, please email Rhonda
Otherwise, please plan to join us for Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy,
Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and other modalities all for free!
We regularly gather for:
Morning Service at 10:00 a.m.
After service you can:
- See meditation person for Prayers of Blessing & Healing at the front of the Celebration Room
- Place written prayers in entry or worship room prayer boxes
- Share a snack with new friends or catch up with those you know
- Enjoy some homemade soup for lunch (love offering appreciated!)
Come Join Us!
The First Sunday of Each Month:
First Sunday Brunch
Right after the worship service. This regular event is a great time to
meet and greet other members of the church. Bring a dish to pass, or just
stay and eat!
The 3rd Monday of Each Month:
Board of Directors Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All are welcome!
Meditation with Kelly Enright Sikora
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Conscious Evolution Circle with Kelly Enright Sikora
Third Monday of Every Month:
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Talking Stick Ceremony
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Second and Fourth Tuesday of Each Month:
Pitch-in followed by sharing, chanting, and drumming.
Questions, contact Doug Poe at 317-694-5407.
Cherokee Language Class
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$15 for the book and CD from which they teach.
Open to anyone and new people are welcome.
Start any time and catch up with practice.
Questions, contact Ken Noland 317-897-1477, 6p – 8:30p.
A Course in Miracles Study Group, Keeping on Course
7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
This on-going class will be centering on individual study of A Course in
Miracles. The group gathers each week to share the ways that this practice
is intersecting their lives and discuss related topics from the Text.
NEWCOMERS OF ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
All classes at The Church Within are appropriate for beginners as well as
those with more experience.
Please don’t hesitate to join us!