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eBlast Mar 20 2015

Theme for 2015 ~ WHOLENESS
Schedule of Events

March Theme:  Callings
(inspired by the book written by Gregg Levoy)

Sunday, March 22, 2015
9:30 – 9:45 pm
Contemplation Service:
Rev. Duchess Dale

10:00 – 11:00 am

Inspiration Service: Rev. Duchess Dale

Special Music:  
Spirit Choir

Social Hour:
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration following the service.

Don’t miss Rev. Rosie Potestio’s Workshop
TOMORROW! Saturday, March 21, 2015

We can hold a grudge, or we can forgive. When we forgive, we release our self from a painful burden. Forgiveness does not mean that what happened was OK. Forgiveness simply means that we have made peace with pain and are ready to set it down and move beyond the hurt into a brighter and more joyful present and future.
This retreat/workshop offers a different way of thinking about and practicing forgiveness. You are in charge, you are not the injured party, and no longer rehashing the past over and over.
A Day of Forgiveness focuses on understanding what forgiveness is, what it is not and the role our younger self plays in our current decisions. We will look closely at the physical and spiritual benefits of forgiving. Participants acquire practical tools for the process of forgiving self and others. 

Led by:
Rosie Potestio, Interfaith Spiritual Director
Commissioned Minister for Spiritual Direction
The path of forgiveness is one of the most 
important tools used in spiritual direction. Rosie has led these forgiveness workshops for Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI), private groups and local churches, as well as using
these tools in individual counseling.


 Please sign up at the Community Board

Why We Sing!
Our First Ever Choir Concert Fundraiser
was a huge success!

Our Spirit Choir, under the direction of Linda Snodgrass along with special performances by choir members and special guest cellist, John Mescall performed for a full house last Friday evening.

We are so appreciative of ALL the wonderful members (too many to mention), who volunteered time, treasure and talents to make this such a Grand Success. Thank you.

A marvelous time was had by all!

A new volunteer opportunity to be of sacred service!

“The Sacred Service Coordinator (SSC) team needs help. We are seeking a new member who would be responsible for setting up the 
Sunday morning service including: signs, podium, candles and camera. Please see Don Converse to volunteer for a way to give service to your spiritual center in a fulfilling and satisfying way.”

Premiering April 4th…
big, the m
April 4 to May 3
Thu, Fri, Sat – 7:30 pm….Sun 2:00 pm
Big, the musical is energetic, humorous, and heartwarming!
Young Josh Baskin makes a wish to be ‘big’ on the Zoltar machine at the carnival. He wakes the next morning in the body of a 30 year old! His youthful spirit and teenage insight help him land an executive job at McMillan Toys. However, when love enters the picture in the form of the lovely Susan Lawrence, Josh begins to wonder if being “big” should wait. This musical comedy is full of upbeat singing and dancing and it guarantees a fun night for all.

When “Big, The Musical” opens on April 4, four of our Center members will take the stage. Macy Boyle
Tina Bratcher, Mary Carlisle and Don Converse are hard at work preparing to entertain us all with their musical and theatrical talents. CTC has blocked out 20 tickets for Center members on 
April 26 for the 1:00 pm matinee. Tickets are $25 (with a small portion of the ticket price returning to our Center). This is a not-so-Big-fundraiser for our Center and gives us a chance to go together as their cheering section. If you are interested and available to attend this matinee,please sign up in Loftus Hall. 

classes and workshops

Science of Mind Magazine Circle

Thursdays, 1
0:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Facilitated by Rev. Duchess (Love offering)
Please note:  

Articles to be read for March 26th are on

pages 14-20 and page 100
The March Science of Mind Magazine is on sale now in the bookstore. Pick up your copy today for some inspiring reading. 
Shen Ming Exercise with Matt Cavender

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursdays – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

(Love Offering)

‘That’s Your Cue!’ – Live theater lures mature performers
by Catherine Beeghly in the Paradise Active Adult Special Issue
In the March / April 2015 Issue

See an article with interviews with your fellow members, Don Converse, Tina Bratcher and Drenia Acosta.
Click Here to see the article online.
Way to stay vibrate and active!

A look ahead…
Sunday, March 29, 2015

9:30 am
Contemplation Service
Sandy Gohlke, R.Sc.P.

10:00 am
Inspiration Service
Andy Turrene, R.Sc.P.

Special Music
Rod Loomis


March 15, 2015

Rev. Duchess Dale
Rev. Duchess Dale

“The Pi-Ides of March”

Emotional Tune-up Seminar
March 26, 2015
12:00 – 4:00 pm
CARD Lakeside Pavilion
facilitated by 
Lori Taylor-Morgan

Lori also offers…


Compassionate Listening Support Group

for those grieving the death of a loved one.


Monthly Support Group

meets 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning on March 11, 2015

6:00-8:00 pm


Facilitator Lori Taylor-Morgan

Please call (530) 566-1883 or e
mail for location.


Happy 90th Birthday Martha Dunbar

Practitioner Emeritus 
Martha Dunbar celebrated 90 years young on
March 12, 2015.
Thank you to everyone who signed her poster cards and sang for her musical tribute. Martha was so 
touched and grateful.

March 26th – April 18th
Drenia Acosta in
“Peter and Alice”
@Theater on the
Ridge in Paradise

Room for Thought Bookstore

Could this be you?

The bookstore team is looking for another team member to serve on Sundays in the Room for Thought. It is a delightful place to be!

We also will appreciate having a member to train as back up to serve on Mondays and Tuesdays for the OLLI classes.

Talk with Sherrie or Pat in the bookstore for more information.

Ongoing Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
facilitated by
Steve Flowers, MFT
7 Governors Lane “The Nest”

Steve Flowers 
is offering a free weekly mindfulness meditation group for anyone that would come home to the true refuge of stillness which is always found in our own deep being.

Please feel welcome to join whenever you like. Steve’s group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at 7 Governors Lane “The Nest” in Chico. Bring a meditation cushion or use one of the chairs provided.

Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

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