For a complete listing of classes, events and more, please download the Awareness Newsletter.
The Awareness Bookstore has many delightful items in its inventory, so come on in and find the perfect treasure that’s waiting just for you! With classes just around the corner, you can get your class books here! There are beautiful, spiritual flags, books to stimulate your mind and get you thinking and a wide variety of gifts. It’s like walking into a different realm where your senses are expanded (in a really good way) and your imagination takes flight! Come shop in the bookstore and have fun doing so!
SEVA OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
Come have fun with us in the Admin office as well as in the bookstore. If you are a member of the Center, we invite you to come count money with us on Monday mornings when the deposits are prepared each week. Please contact Kelly in the office at 221-4849 for more information. We are also inviting people to offer Seva in the office during the week and in the bookstore on Sunday mornings. Please contact Lorie in the office at 221-4849 for more information. We also invite you to join the Audio/Video Team by contacting Damien Balderrama at 530-501-0593 or become a Children’s Church assistant by contacting Lorie Snow at 530-945-7982.
Are you interested in starting off your day with a positive thought or quote from an inspired thinker, writer or philosopher? If so, sign up at this URL: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/contemplations4u.
Go to smile.amazon.com. When prompted to select a charitable organization, search for Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, in Redding, California, and choose it. Make sure you are always logged in at smile.amazon.com. For all eligible purchases you make at Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Center!
If you enjoy watching the Sunday messages on the Center’s YouTube page, you can now listen to the messages on audio files available on the internet, called podcasts. It’s a great opportunity to either download or listen to them online, on your smart phone when you are traveling or whenever you want. Here is the address: http://cslredding.libsyn.com/. If you prefer to listen on iTunes, here is the address: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/center-for-spiritual-living-redding-podcast/id1462158530. Listening to podcasts has many benefits. Choose a podcast of your choice and be entertained or learn about a specific topic. Many Centers are doing podcasts, so check out what other ministers are teaching! Why did we choose Liberated Syndication (libsyn) to list our messages? The company pioneered the system to host and publish podcasts in 2004. Since then, it has grown to the largest leading podcast network with over 7.2 billion downloads in 2017. Libsyn hosts over 50,000 shows with 92 million monthly audience members! That’s a lot of potential listeners!! After you listen to the podcasts, any feedback for improvement is really appreciated!
Dear Beautiful Community Members of the Center:
I hope you are all well. The weather is cool and has been bright and sunny on the island where I live on the British Columbia coast. By way of introduction for those who were not there, I was the speaker on Divine Destiny on Sunday, July 28th, and was scheduled to give a workshop following the services. However, my divine plan for that day was different than what I or anyone else, including the community at the Center, expected. I began to experience a health challenge in the second service that worsened by the time the workshop started. For those of you who were there, thank you for your understanding, patience and many expressions of concern. I felt your presence and your prayers. I am deeply thankful and grateful for your support and kindness. Thankfully, Rev. Mary and Sandy, who is a nurse, were astute, and Sandy made arrangements with a local hospital. After a few hours under the wonderful care and support of the doctors, nurses, Sandy, and my friend Robb, as well as your prayers, I recovered. I want to thank Rev. Mary, Sandy, and each of you for your support during and after that day. I was very fortunate and grateful to be at the Center, in the midst of your community, when this health challenge happened and not in a remote location, like hiking in the mountains! You haven’t heard from me because, needless to say, I have taken the time to rest, recover and reflect on the messages I received. As we all are, I’m going through a major transition in my life at this time of great awakening on this planet. I’m also passionate about fulfilling my commitment to YOU to teach you the roadmap for fulfilling your divine destiny, “The 5-Step Blueprint for Discovering the Joyful, Juicy, Divinely Inspired Work you Love.” You will find information about signing up for this rescheduled workshop in this news letter. No matter what your age or time of life, your gifts and talents are needed in this awakening. There is no greater time to fulfill your divine destiny than now! Thanks again for everything and I hope to “see” you in the workshop!
With Love and In Spirit and Peace,
From the New Children’s Church Director
I am very excited and honored to accept the position of Children's Church Director at the Center and I look forward to creating a fun, safe, nurturing and inspiring program for the children and youth. There are AMAZING teachers every Sunday who bring their wisdom, love and inspiration to all of the children and youth, which I am so very grateful for. These past few weeks, we have been focusing our light and energy on refreshing the Children’s Church Cottage. I am so appreciative for all of you who participated, a fabulous team of 10, and your hard work. Together, we accomplished a great deal and it already feels much lighter and brighter in the cottage! This will continue to be a project in the making as we look forward to new paint, a new extended (ADA friendly) baby fence/gate, new cubbies, a children’s coat rack and a sign-in/information area for the parents. Tim Riley has graciously offered to provide these for us in the next few weeks. Thank you, Tim! October will be filled with fun and joy as we continue our exciting, spiritual exploration and adventures for the children. Highlighting the joy of dressing-up and role playing our favorite, positive character or hero, we will invite the children to come in costume on Sunday, October 27th. Please keep costumes in the theme of happiness, goodness, and joy. Think of those who are kind in our world and improve the lives of others by who they are (i.e., nurses, firefighters, teachers, police officers, secretaries, ministers, janitors, housekeepers, and so many more...all our true superheroes!) Please feel free to have your children get creative and design their own superhero for the good of the world, if they choose. I can’t wait to see them all! If you would like to join our team of fabulous teachers, please contact me at 530-945-7982. We would love to have more assistants to volunteer one Sunday a month to support the teachers in the daily teachings and just have fun with the children! Thank you to everyone for all your support and enthusiasm for the children and the Children’s Church program. It takes a village, and WE ALL are the village.
In deep gratitude,