Here we are at the end of March, and I am happy to say that we are seeing more of you in person on Sunday mornings. We are always grateful for those who follow us online, knowing that you are an important part of our community.
Our Board of Trustees had their annual retreat at Marie Joseph Retreat Center this past Friday night and Saturday. It was a wonderful opportunity to bond as a team and to discuss and make decisions regarding our community going forward.
Here are some things to know about:
- We will have our first potluck gathering on April 24, and we will be using compostable paper products.
- A date will be coming soon for our 85th Birthday celebration.
- The Board agreed that folks are weary from the last two years and made the decision to go slow and steady adding events and programs.
We are over halfway through Lent, and the series from Charles Fillmore’s Keep A True Lent has given us a lot to think about and this past Sunday was no different. The topic was the affirmative word and how it can be used to build bridges or burn them down. Our words clothe us and are what others see. In relationships, after a while you do not see me; you see the words coming out of my mouth. We must take responsibility for our words. What are we doing with our words?
The words coming out of our mouths should do three things:
1. They should be positive.
2. They should be uplifting.
3. They should be nourishing.
The Word is the working power of Divine Mind. One will never go down to defeat if in his hour of need he positively affirms the almightiness of God-Mind through Christ and invokes its help on his behalf.
Here is how you invoke its help:
I declare that as a child of God I am now entering the Christ consciousness of perfection.
This is an affirmation, the highest I can make. Jesus helped Himself into this high state of being by His use of the spoken word. He continually made the very highest affirmations such as:
“I and the Father are one.”
“All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.”
You and I are joint-heirs with Jesus to the infinite good of the kingdom, and by the faithful use of our spoken word we claim our heavenly good.
Faith is the result of many affirmations. Each affirmation helps to build up a substantial, firm, unwavering state of mind, because it establishes Truth in consciousness.
I affirm: I follow the pattern of sound words.
I affirm: I am living words of truth
I affirm in faith and that which I need is speedily made manifest.
If you missed the service, you could watch it here.
Next Sunday we will be looking at Reincarnation and God’s Abundance.
Have a wonderful week and be mindful of the words that you speak.
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey