Members and Friends
to the first of, hopefully, many newsletters from your beloved Church and Spiritual
Center. We hope you are all looking forward to the holiday season which is now
just around the corner - where does the time go!
Church Needs Your Help
purpose of our Church has always been to provide a spiritual home for all those
who need it. It is a beautiful, peaceful and friendly place where like-minded
people come together, where friendships are formed and a community made. Everyone
who comes through our doors serves the Church in valuable ways, whether participating
in events, serving as healers, assisting with fundraising, delivering spirit messages
and just by attending our service and adding to the wonderful energy of the Church,
which is always very much appreciated by us all.
we really do need more help. We need to have more people attending our Sunday
Services (both the Healing Service at 10.00 am and the Sunday Service at 11.00
am), more people becoming members, and more attendance and support from those
who are already members. We are all working very hard behind the scenes to increase
our building fund, in the hope that we can soon find our own permanent premises.
The Board Members arrange many functions throughout the year for the enjoyment
of all our members and friends but not all of these events are well attended.
Many folk sign up for classes, workshops and events and then do not show up. Likewise
when assistance is requested for fundraising activities such as yard sales etc.
All of these things are done not for glory, but for the enjoyment of all of us,
and for the purpose of our beautiful Church.
are many ways in which you can help:
Become a Member :
If you enjoy coming to the Church, we are always happy to have new members join
us and increase our Church family. Just ask one of us for a Membership Form. Becoming
a member affords you discounts for such things as classes and various mediumship
Become a Board Member : If you are already an existing member, you may
be able to bring your ideas and enthusiasm to fruition in the Church by becoming
a Board Member. Elections will be held in January, so please keep an eye out for
details on the Church noticeboard.
Take a Class :
Various classes are run throughout the year, including a Healing Class, and various
Mediumship level classes. All are fun and informative and provide a great source
of knowledge and growth. Again, please keep an eye out for sign-up sheets in the
lobby and announcements at the Sunday Service. (If you do sign up to a class,
please do remember to attend, or at least to let someone know in advance if you
cannot make the class for whatever reason).
Enjoy Mediumship …
and maybe a message or two! : Come along to any of our Evening of Mediumship events
and be enthralled and inspired by spirit messages which are delivered with love
by our visiting mediums.
Request a Private Reading : The Church offers private readings for a small fee
for any individual, member or otherwise, who needs to connect with loved ones
in spirit. Details are available on the Church noticeboard or you can ask any
existing member. Please also remember that when we have a visiting medium, there
is often a mini-reading session after the Sunday Service.
Volunteer : The Church is often holding fundraisers such as yard sales
and bingo nights. We often do a 'shout out' for assistance with these functions
and yet invariably it always falls to the same people time and time again to help
out. We find that the old saying "more hands make light work" is very true, so
the more people we get to volunteer to help with our events, the more efficient
they become and the more enjoyment we can provide.
Have Fun :
Come along to our events - whether they be fun and crazy things like Bingo (trust
me, it's not nearly as boring as it may sound!!) or Evenings of Mediumship, or
buying stuff at one of our many yard sales. Meet us, drink coffee, enjoy the banter!!
We'd love to see you!
There are several ways you can help the Church with donations. We are thankful
for the offerings we are fortunate to receive at the Sunday Service. If all our
members and friends gave just a few dollars each time they came to Church, it
would be amazing. We also ask for a suggested $3 donation at Tuesday evening Meditation
Circles as well. Attending our many functions will also help the Church. The Offering
Plate is always available to accept donations after the Healing Service at 10.00
am as well, and we have a Building Fund jar in the lobby - the perfect place to
get rid of all that loose change! But it's not always about the money … we also
welcome donations for assisting in the day to day running of the Church as well;
things such as tealights, paper towels. bottled water, coffee, creamer etc. There
is a list on the board in the kitchen at Church of all the things we use on a
day to day basis, and we are always grateful for anything our members and friends
can provide for us.
Amazon Smile : It's genuine Amazon, but with extra 'giving'. With the holiday
season right around the corner, not to mention numerous Black Friday sales, and
the craziness of the January sales, the amount of online shopping goes wild. Why
not help out the Church while you take advantage of the many offers that Amazon
provide? With just a few clicks, you can register to Amazon Smile which allows
you to shop Amazon online as normal, but with the added bonus that with every
dollar you spend, a few cents (at NO COST to you!) is donated to our Church. It's
a small amount each time, but imagine if all our Members and friends took advantage
of this? It could potentially be huge! So please ask for an Amazon Smile flyer
next time you are Church and get clicking!
encouragement and fellowship is vital from all our Members and friends, and is
absolutely essential to ensure that our Church doors are kept open and that we
are able to provide spiritual and emotional support to all who need it. Please,
please, please … we ask you to support our Church at its time of need, in the
same way the Church supports its Members and friends.
December 2 Mini-Reading Sunday with visiting medium Joy Sagar from Cassadega
December 16 Candlelight Service with visiting medium John Rogers
December 21 Winter Solstice Party
details of these events can be found at www.churchofspiritualawakening.com
are looking forward to a visits from some of our UK members in 2019. Geoff and
Al Potts will be here early in the New year, taking part in our Sunday services
and generally causing mayhem and amusement at our Bingo nights. Also Rosemary
Bouch will be visiting in the Spring when she will be hosting an Evening of Mediumship,
a workshop and also lecturing at our Sunday service. We are very much looking
forward to seeing them all again. Details of their visits and various functions
they will be hosting will be posted on our website as soon as they are confirmed.
wishing you all much love and light.