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2020 Newsletters

January

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, Well here are in 2020! Can you believe it...? I want to recap a few highlights from 2019. On April 1st we purchased our wonderful building and lots of work ensued. It felt good to be putting time, effort and a lot of elbow grease into something as wonderful as a Spiritual Healing Center. June 28th - 30th we hosted Master Maria Sunukjian, a disciple of Master Sha, who performed an energetic clearing on the building and property and then blessed our center. Master Maria gave us an introduction to Master Sha's teachings including, a Healing Orb Meditation, Sacred Divine Code, and Tao Chants. On July 5th we had our grand opening celebration which included great food and wonderful music by "Josh We Know". The energy was incredibly high even though we were all quite tired from working so hard. Also in July, we hosted friends and mediums from Scotland who gave wonderful mediumship demonstrations and taught some lovely classes in palmistry and foot reading. In August we had lots of music from "Josh We Know". Josh is so gifted! And we had, yoga, improv, chanting, writing and food fermenting classes. In September we hosted the Healing Light International week. Friends and mediums from England, Scotland, and Iceland gave us wonderful mediumship demonstrations and taught many classes including mental mediumship, psychic art, trance, physical phenomena, and psychic surgery. October through December we hosted mediums days, gallery readings, message circles, aura reading, and spoon bending classes. On December 22nd we held our first Christmas Candlelight service in our new building which was extremely well attended. We had refreshments after and the raffle tickets were drawn. I good time was had by all! Phew! We hit the ground running and have not stopped! We have been blessed with friends and members who share the same vision, a spiritual healing center that shines a beacon of light around the world from this little spot in Etna, Maine. With their continued help, we will soon need a bigger parking lot! If you would like more detail on the events and classes HLSC hosted in 2019 just go to our website and click on the "Newsletters" tab. They are listed by month. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ The board of directors thanks our members and friends for the love and commitment they show every day. You are, each and every one of you, a true blessing to us and to the planet. THANK YOU! Wishing you great joy in 2020, Rev. Janet Decker Weather Cancellation Notification It is that time of year, again, when snow and ice may affect church services and events. Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via email newsletter, and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call Rev. Janet to check. Once services and classes are canceled they remain canceled even if Mother Nature decides not to give us her winter gifts as predicted. News LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out. Or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! January 5th is Potluck Sunday. Do join us for Sunday service, bring a friend and a dish to share! We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! Apartment available to rent. Spacious one bedroom and den, 1-1/2 bath, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Stove, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. The rent is $700.00 a month plus utilities. First and last months' rent and security deposit required. All applicants will be thoroughly vetted so we will require a credit and background check. Please contact Rev. Janet: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845. Membership Dues notices have gone out in the mail. If you joined our church in the last quarter of the year, October, November or December of 2019, you will not need to pay dues until January 2021. If you joined in the last quarter of 2019 and receive a notice please just ignore it. There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, January 26th, after the service. All members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. If you would like to have something added to the board meeting agenda please contact Diane. Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670 There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, January 26th. Bonnie Lee Mellott has stepped into the treasurer's position and Rev. Michael Van Ginkel has stepped into the trustee position. Bonnie, and Michael, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and rest assured we will work closely with you to make sure you are comfortable with the work. We want to give a special thanks to Rev. Linda Holmes and Bruce Towel who were our treasurer and trustee since October 2018. They came on board and helped guide our decisions when things were quite watery, if I may put it like that. They helped the church grow through the purchase and remodeling of our building and helped guide the board as we took our first steps in hosting events and classes. We could not have done it without you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We are pleased and happy to announce that we have added a new member to our church family, Robert Thompson. Welcome, Robert! As of January 2020, we have moved the mediumship development circle on Sunday to a new time. We now meet at 1:00 pm instead of 1:30 pm. This gives most people time to get home before dark. If you plan to attend church service first please feel free to bring your lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave. You can also place an order from the Etna Village Variety and arrange to pick it up after church. If you want to develop your mediumship skills there is no better way than sitting in a development circle regularly. All levels of development are welcome in this group, beginners to advanced. Join us! By donation. Raffle tickets were drawn on December 22nd after our Christmas Candlelight service. Some wonderful gifts were given away, a beautiful quilt made by Thoy, a gorgeous quartz generator crystal donated by Gina Collins, readings, healing sessions, hypnosis CD's, some warm lap afghans, a lovely wreath made by Michele Mcpherson, and many other items. If you would like to know who the winners were please check our website https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. January and February are covered so we are looking to cover the other months at this point. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters and advertising has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/board-meeting-minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com Our January Sunday Service Line Up: Facilitators: Rev. Janet Decker/Rev. Michael Van Ginkel Mediums/Speakers January 5th: Rev. Janet Decker, Dawn Wilbur - Speaker/Medium January 12thth: Rev. Janet Decker, Christopher Brown - Speaker/Medium January 19th: - Rev. Michael - Speaker, Ava Spruce - Medium January 26th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel? Healing and Message Circle. All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend. About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Chuch, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is a minister with HLSC. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his master's teacher certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Dawn Wilbur is a member of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She is a Reiki Master trained in Integrated Energy therapy and has been delivering messages from spirit during her healing sessions for some time. She has been delivering messages from spirit to the general public for approximately 2 years. Dawn lives in Frankfurt with her husband, son, small livestock of chickens and their yellow lab. Christopher Brown has been aware of Spirit all around us from a very young age. His guides led him to paranormal investigation and from that, he discovered his potential as a medium. Christopher has been giving messages professionally for 2 years. Comfort, healing, and evidence of the continuity of life are his focus. He attends psychic fairs and paranormal events throughout Maine to help build awareness of mediumship and spirituality. Christopher is writing a book about his journey and perspective on living a spiritual life and his discovery of mediumship. Christopher is a Certified Reiki Master/teacher and is studying Shamanism. He lives in Jefferson with his fiance’ and 2 children. Ava Spruce is a member of HLSC. She is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Classes - Workshops - Events Full moon Ceremony When: Friday, January 10, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Full Moons are big peaks, a time to go with the momentum. And that simply means concentrating your energy on a symbolic or real action. All of nature grows and is more vital at the full Moon. The full moon is a crescendo and sometimes brings on a reckoning, or a moment of truth. It's associated with illumination since it lights up the dream time landscape. Sometimes full moons feel like the end of an act in your ongoing life story. It's like in a movie where all the plot points are pulled together, and for a brief moment, you can see the interwoven whole. If you set intentions, the full Moon is a time when you begin to make out the path and can take an exciting step forward. It is both a culmination and a time to act on something you've imagined. In the act of doing, you have brought an idea into reality and made magic. Join us for the first full moon of the new year where we will release the old and set intentions for 2020! Facilitator: Rev. Janet Decker Cost: By donation Energy Healing Class Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME Instructor: Laurie Xanthos When: Friday, January 24th Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm What: You will learn what energy healing is, how to sense/feel it and how to channel it. This 4-hour class is required for anyone who would like to be healers in our church. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Cost: $20.00 donation requested Gallery Readings Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME Presenters: Rev. Janet Decker, Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Pastor Laurie Xanthos When: Friday, January 24th Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm What: A gallery reading is an intimate two-hour gathering where the intuitive readers will bring messages from the spirit world including deceased loved ones, angels, light beings, nature spirits, master teachers and guides to individual participants in a safe, comfortable and loving environment. These messages often facilitate and an amazing amount of healing, clarity, peace, and proof of existence after death. Cost: $10.00 Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. (No group on January 26th) Healing Prayer Groups Glad Helpers, a prayer group organization started by Edgar Cayce in 1931 in Virginia Beach, meets every Monday at 4:30 the Bangor Library. Everyone welcome! To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make a dream come to life this year with our Spiritual Center. Make no mistake about it, you made a miracle happen!!! A BIG THANK YOU Kendra Wescott and Susan Joyce for cleaning the center in November and December. A BIG THANK YOU to Rev. Linda Holmes for handling the rentals this year. A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued work efforts at the center. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce for the lovely votive cups that now grace our altar. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed items for our raffle. A BIG THANK YOU to Gina Collins for the many crystals that bless our center. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for being our event coordinator and for every other hat she wears. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing As we move forward with our new Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. Come to church and bring a dish to share after. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church and please DO share this newsletter. Happy New Year! Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman,Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

February

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, Ahhhh, winter in Maine! So far we had to cancel 3 out of 4 Sundays in January. I really, REALLY enjoy church service and the mediumship circle that is held after church every Sunday, so missing 3 Sundays in a row is, for me, a major bummer. However, I endeavor to persevere as I look forward to spring and find solace in the quietude of winter. We held several terrific events that the weather did not interfere with. The full moon ceremony on January 10th, the energy healing class on January 24th in the afternoon, and gallery readings on January 24th in the evening. All of the events were well attended and we met some wonderful new folks. It is always great to see new people in church or at an event we hold. Many who show up are new to spiritualism and for me, it is an honor and a privilege to introduce them to the beauty and wisdom of our religion. As we move through winter let us keep our hearts and minds on the many blessings we have in our lives and enjoy the downtime that winter brings us. It is a time of rest, of going inward, and nurturing ourselves. Blessed be, Rev. Janet Decker Weather Cancellation Notification Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via email newsletter, and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call or text Rev. Janet to check. Once services and classes are canceled they remain canceled even if Mother Nature decides not to give us her winter gifts as predicted. News Sunday, February 2nd is Potluck Sunday. Do join us for Sunday service, bring a friend and a dish to share! Our building was tested for mold and we are happy to report that there is none... WooHoo! Due to health concerns, Pastor Laurie Xanthos has stepped away from her duties as pastor of our church. Her upcoming classes have also been canceled. Laurie, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers and be assured that we will miss you! We wish you peace, comfort and rapidly improving health. We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, February 16th, after the service. All members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. If you would like to have something added to the board meeting agenda please contact Diane. Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670 There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, February 16th. As of January 2020, we moved the mediumship development circle on Sunday to a new time. We now meet at 1:00 pm instead of 1:30 pm. This gives most people time to get home before dark. If you plan to attend church service first please feel free to bring your lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave. You can also place an order from the Etna Village Variety and arrange to pick it up after church. If you want to develop your mediumship skills there is no better way than sitting in a development circle regularly. All levels of development are welcome in this group, beginners to advanced. Join us! By donation. Apartment available to rent. Spacious one bedroom and den, 1-1/2 bath, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Stove, refrigerator, washer, and dryer, dishwasher. The rent is $700.00 a month plus utilities. First and last months' rent and security deposit required. All applicants will be thoroughly vetted so we will require a credit and background check. Please contact Rev. Janet: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845. LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out. Or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. February is covered and we are looking to cover the other months at this point. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination Membership Dues notices went out in the mail in December. If you joined our church in the last quarter of the year, October, November or December of 2019, you will not need to pay dues until January 2021. If you joined in the last quarter of 2019 and receive a notice please just ignore it. Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters and advertising has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/board-meeting-minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com Our February Sunday Service Line Up: Facilitators: Rev. Linda Holmes/Bonnie Mellott Mediums/Speakers February 2nd: - Rev. Linda Holmes/Facilitator, Ava Spruce, Speaker/Medium February 9th: - Rev. Linda Holmes/Facilitator, Bonnie Mellott, Speaker/Medium, Rev. Janet Decker/Medium February 16th: - Bonnie Mellott/Facilitator, Christopher Brown, Speaker/Medium February 23rd: Bonnie Mellott/Facilitator, Healing and Message Circle. All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend. About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Ava Spruce is a member of HLSC. She is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Bonnie Lee Mellott: Bonnie is a member of Healing Light Spiritualist Church and is enrolled in the Independent Spiritualist Ordination Program. She is a retired school teacher as well as a wonderful writer and inspirational speaker. She lives with her husband and beloved 4 legged companions in Carmel. Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Chuch, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Christopher Brown has been aware of Spirit all around us from a very young age. His guides led him to paranormal investigation and from that, he discovered his potential as a medium. Christopher has been giving messages professionally for 2 years. Comfort, healing, and evidence of the continuity of life are his focus. He attends psychic fairs and paranormal events throughout Maine to help build awareness of mediumship and spirituality. Christopher is writing a book about his journey and perspective on living a spiritual life and his discovery of mediumship. Christopher is a Certified Reiki Master/teacher and is studying Shamanism. Christopher is also a student in the Independent Spiritualist Ordination Program. He lives in Jefferson with his fiance’ and 2 children. Classes - Workshops - Events Drumming Circle When: Friday, February 7, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Drumming is an ancient tradition to ground ourselves, to bring in good energy and to simply feel good all over. Feel the rhythm of the earth and leave feeling GREAT! Please bring a drum or any other instrument you care to. Cost: By donation Message Circle When: Friday, February 21st Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Join like-minded friends as we gather to receive messages from loved ones in spirit. Medium: Ava Spruce Cost: $20.00 Mediums Day When: Saturday, March 14th Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Fund Raiser for HLSC. Mediums are available for 15 or 30-minute readings. Table Tipping with Rev. Janet Decker from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Mediums: Rev. Janet Decker. Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Cost: Readings - $20.00 for 15 minutes/Table Tipping $20.00 Hypnotic Progression When: Saturday, April 4th Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: What is hypnotic progression? According to Quantum Theory, all time exists right now. If this is the case then we should be able to visit lifetimes we are already living in the future. Join us as we explore what is going on in our futures right now! Presenter: Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $25.00 Victorian Seance! When: Saturday, April 18th Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Please join us for an evening of Victorian Era Mediumship and Messages from The Other Side... This will be a fun evening where participants sit together around a table to get a reading from a medium of their choice when prepaid by clicking on the "tickets" link in FB or via Paypal at HealingLightEtna.org. Be sure to note your "medium of choice" from our list otherwise you will be seated as you enter. Doors open at 5:30pm. We are featuring Graham MacLauren from Scotland, Christopher Brown from Jefferson, Maine and Ava Spruce from Bradley, Maine. We will also have Table Tipping with Janice Nelson Kroesser and Rev. Janet Decker and be sure to visit Wizard Van Winkle for your personal positive affirmation. There will be door prizes for anyone dressing in Victorian Era clothing. Tickets are $30 and include an evening of readings, table tipping, great fun, and high tea; tea and small sandwiches and snacks. There are only 42 tickets being sold so make your reservation asap. Presenters: Graham MacLaughlin (from Scotland) Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Michael Van Ginkle, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $30.00 Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. (No group on January 26th) Healing Prayer Groups Glad Helpers, a prayer group organization started by Edgar Cayce in 1931 in Virginia Beach, meets every Monday at 4:30 the Bangor Library. Everyone welcome! To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to Bonnie Mellott for facilitating two of our Sunday services in February. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra Wescott for providing our valentine decorations. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce for coordinating our April Seance event. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued work efforts at the center. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Gina Collins for the many crystals that bless our center. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events and our Healing Light International Week A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing As we move forward with our new Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. Come to church and bring a dish to share after. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church and please DO share this newsletter. Happy Valentines Day! Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman,Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

March

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, Yay, it's March! Spring is just around the corner and with the mild winter we've had I am hopeful that spring weather will actually happen in March instead of the end of April or the first of May, as is usual in these parts. Fingers crossed on that one! Many people suffer from depression during the winter here in Maine. SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, is common in geographical areas where the winters are long. I am one of the people who suffer from this disorder and the reason I am sharing this with the readers of our newsletter is that I want others to know that the one thing that gets me through the Maine winters is the church. The combination of the church service, and the mediumship group after that, lift me up and make me feel really good. Quite literally Sundays lift me out of the depression. Seeing the folks in our spiritual community, chatting with them, giving and receiving hugs and smiles from everyone on Sunday mornings is an absolute 10 on my list and this is no exaggeration. Sundays give me a boost which helps carry me through the week. Spending Sunday with my spiritual family is not just something I enjoy, it is something I need. The people who are drawn to our beloved Healing Light Church are as genuine as they come. They are authentic in their love, compassion, caring, and kindness and they readily share this energy with everyone. Personally, I need a shot of that every week. I absolutely do. It is the energy of the people who come every Sunday that keeps me going throughout the winter months. I could not get through the winter without you. So, from the bottom of my heart, I send love to you all. You are more of a blessing to me than you can ever know. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Rev. Janet Decker Weather Cancellation Notification Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via email newsletter, and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call or text Rev. Janet to check. Once services and classes are canceled they remain canceled even if Mother Nature decides not to give us her winter gifts as predicted. News Sunday, March 1st is Potluck Sunday. Do join us for Sunday service, bring a friend and a dish to share! There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, March 15th, after the service. All members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. If you would like to have something added to the board meeting agenda please contact Diane. Email: healinglightetna@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670 There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, March 15th. It is always a pleasure for me to announce when a student has completed their course of studies and their practicum for the Ordination Program. On Sunday, February 23rd, during our church service, I presented Bonnie Lee Mellott with her Certificate of Ordination. Congratulations, Bonnie! You are a kind, caring and compassionate being of light and we are all happy for you! We have a new member, Lucy Porter. We absolutely love to see our spiritual family grow. Lucy, we welcome you with open arms! Our heartfelt condolences go out to MJ whose grandson, Shane Michael, made his transition to spirit in February. Although he will be greatly missed by his family we know he has been welcomed home by the loving arms of Angles. The beautiful light known to those on earth as, Shane Michael, burns brightly still. From our heart to your's MJ, we wish you the blessing of comfort. Child Care is now available during Sunday Services. Bring your children with you to church and if they get restless during the service there will be someone available to help entertain them in our child-safe room. We have a signup sheet at the church for those who would like to make themselves available on Sunday mornings for child care. Alternately, you may call or text Lucy Porter, 207-745-2018 or Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. Worth Repeating Our building was tested for mold and we are happy to report that there is none... WooHoo! Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! Membership Dues notices went out in the mail in December. If you joined our church in the last quarter of the year, October, November or December of 2019, you will not need to pay dues until January 2021. If you joined in the last quarter of 2019 and receive a notice please just ignore it. Due to health concerns, Pastor Laurie Xanthos has stepped away from her duties as pastor of our church. Her upcoming classes have also been canceled. Laurie, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers and be assured that we will miss you! We wish you peace, comfort and rapidly improving health. As of January 2020, we moved the mediumship development circle on Sunday to a new time. We now meet at 1:00 pm instead of 1:30 pm. This gives most people time to get home before dark. If you plan to attend church service first please feel free to bring your lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave. You can also place an order from the Etna Village Variety and arrange to pick it up after church. If you want to develop your mediumship skills there is no better way than sitting in a development circle regularly. All levels of development are welcome in this group, beginners to advanced. Join us! By donation. STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out. Or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our March Sunday Service Line Up: Facilitators: Rev. Janet Decker, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Rev. Linda Holmes Mediums/Speakers March 1st: - Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator, Ava Spruce, Speaker/Medium March 8th: - Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator, Kendra Wescott and Lauren Powers, Speaker/Medium March 15th: - Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Speaker/Medium (TBA) March 22nd: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator, Christopher Brown, SpeakerMedium March 29th: Rev. Linda Holmes/Facilitator, Healing and Message Circle. All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend. About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Chuch, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Ava Spruce is a member of HLSC. She is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Kendra Powers Wescott is a spiritual medium and healer and has been a Spiritualist for 45 years. Kendra served the Bright Light Spiritualist church in Brewer for many years before moving to Florida. While living in Florida She served the Space Coast Spiritualist Church in Melbourne, Florida. Kendra Joined The Healing Light Spiritualist Church approximately 14 years ago and has served as medium and healer. Lauren Powers began healing at 11 years of age taking classes with Rev. Bernice Damon and later worked in her church, The Bright Light Spiritualist Church, giving messages and healing. He later ran that church and was president for a time. He worked in and trained at the Pinpoint of Light Spiritualist Church and did many readings for groups. For quite a few years he gave healing and messages along with assisting with classes in Vermont. Since returning to Maine he has worked in the Healing Light Spiritualist Church many times. Christopher Brown has been aware of Spirit all around us from a very young age. His guides led him to paranormal investigation and from that, he discovered his potential as a medium. Christopher has been giving messages professionally for 2 years. Comfort, healing, and evidence of the continuity of life are his focus. He attends psychic fairs and paranormal events throughout Maine to help build awareness of mediumship and spirituality. Christopher is writing a book about his journey and perspective on living a spiritual life and his discovery of mediumship. Christopher is a Certified Reiki Master/teacher and is studying Shamanism. Christopher is also a student in the Independent Spiritualist Ordination Program. He lives in Jefferson with his fiance’ and 2 children. March Classes - Workshops - Events Mediums Day When: Saturday, March 14th Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Fund Raiser for HLSC. Mediums are available for 15 or 30-minute readings. Table Tipping with Rev. Janet Decker from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. "Get Stoned" with Rev. Bonnie Lee's Stone Readings! It is all perfectly legal folks, HaHa! Stones can provide messages too. Come check it out! Mediums: Rev. Janet Decker. Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Bonnie Lee Mellott Cost: Readings - $20.00 for 15 minutes/Table Tipping $20.00/Stone Readings $15.00 Drumming Circle When: Friday, March 27th, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Drumming is an ancient tradition to ground ourselves, to bring in good energy and to simply feel good all over. Feel the rhythm of the earth and leave feeling GREAT! Please bring a drum or any other instrument you care to. Cost: By donation April Classes - Workshops - Events Message Circle When: Friday, April 3rd Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Join like-minded friends as we gather to receive messages from loved ones in spirit. Medium: Christopher Brown Cost: $20.00 Hypnotic Progression When: Saturday, April 4th Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: What is hypnotic progression? According to Quantum Theory, all time exists right now. If this is the case then we should be able to visit lifetimes we are already living in the future. Join us as we explore what is going on in our futures right now! Presenter: Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $25.00 - Participation is limited to 10 people. We recommend paying for your space ahead of time. You may do so by clicking here. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/center-calendar?fbclid=IwAR1PJsavdInmuONw0y-fqaYbPoNo4mSu_U0SguQoSL5pKZR2VeRg1U1PYjI Physical Phenomena Demonstration When: Friday, April 17th Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Our good friend, Graeme MacLauren, from Scotland (who was well-loved during last year's Healing Light International Week), will be doing a Physical Phenomena Demonstration on Sunday, April 19th from 7 pm-10 pm. The cost is $30. Graeme will also be available for a variety of private readings the following week; Spiritual Assessments, Healings, Psychic Surgeries, Shamanic Extraction Treatments, Realignments, Soul Retrievals and Mediumship Messages from Loved Ones. Contact us for details and to make an appointment. Presenter: Graeme MacLauren Cost: $30.00 Victorian Seance! When: Saturday, April 18th Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Please join us for an evening of Victorian Era Mediumship and Messages from The Other Side... This will be a fun evening where participants sit together around a table to get a reading from a medium of their choice when prepaid by clicking on the "tickets" link in FB or via Paypal at HealingLightEtna.org. Be sure to note your "medium of choice" from our list otherwise you will be seated as you enter. Doors open at 5:30 pm. We are featuring Graham MacLauren from Scotland, Christopher Brown from Jefferson, Maine and Ava Spruce from Bradley, Maine. We will also have Table Tipping with Janice Nelson Kroesser and Rev. Janet Decker and be sure to visit Wizard Van Winkle for your personal positive affirmation. There will be door prizes for anyone dressing in Victorian Era clothing. Tickets are $30 and include an evening of readings, table tipping, great fun, and high tea; tea and small sandwiches and snacks. There are only 42 tickets being sold so make your reservation asap. Presenters: Graham MacLaughlin (from Scotland) Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $30.00 - Click here to pay and choose your medium. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/center-calendar?fbclid=IwAR1PJsavdInmuONw0y-fqaYbPoNo4mSu_U0SguQoSL5pKZR2VeRg1U1PYjI Psychic Surgery Demonstration When: Sunday, April 19th Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Graeme MacLauren from Scotland will demonstrate the power of Psychic Surgery; helping others heal through trance. You must see it to believe it. If you are one of the lucky ones, maybe you will get to feel it too. The cost of the 2-hour demonstration is $20. Graeme will also be available for a variety of private readings the following week; Spiritual Assessments, Healings, Psychic Surgeries, Shamanic Extraction Treatments, Realignments, Soul Retrievals and Mediumship Messages from Loved Ones. Contact us for details and to make an appointment. Medium: Graeme MacLauren Cost: $20.00 Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. (No group on March 15th) Healing Prayer Groups Glad Helpers, a prayer group organization started by Edgar Cayce in 1931 in Virginia Beach, meets every Monday at 4:30 in the home of Janice Mitchell. Please call Janice if you would like more information about this group. 207-322-4777. Everyone welcome! To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to Gina Collins and Rev. Michael Van Ginkel for the lovely desk that now graces the entrance to our sanctuary A BIG THANK YOU to MJ, Ava Spruce, and Gina Collins for cleaning our facility in February. A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and Lucy Porter for heading up the child care committee. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce for coordinating our April Seance event. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued work efforts at the center. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events and our Healing Light International Week. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/board-meeting-minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 As we move forward with our new Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. February is covered and we are looking to cover the other months at this point. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters and advertising has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. Come to church and bring a dish to share after. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church and please DO share this newsletter. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

April

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, As everyone knows our lives have been turned upside down. Nothing is the same as it was just 3 weeks ago and it is likely that it will never be the same again. Rest assured, things will definitely be different when the "dust settles". However, "different" does not necessarily mean wrong or bad. Different simply means different. Your own thinking will determine if your experience is positive or negative. For those of us who can make a "silk purse out of a sow's ear" I want to give you something really monumental to ponder. Let me tell you who we are. (This is an excerpt from the inspirational talk I gave in church on March 15th) "There is a minority of people on the planet who will provide the basis for the evolution of the human species. We are the "Seed Stock", the odd souls, who will, in the grand evolutionary process, emerge out of the general population in a not so distant future to become the progenitors of both a new race and a new world. What will determine if you are a part of the "Seed Stock" is the path you choose from this moment forward." (John Petersen - Futurist)... I told you it was monumental. You may want to read that again. There are approximately 18 Futurists around the globe and I follow one of them whose name is John Petersen. He made the above statement. This is what he said in December 2019. I paraphrase, "In the entire history of our world, nothing like what is about to happen has ever happened before. The paradigm shift we are about to experience is very different than the one that affected the entire known world beginning in the year 1450 (the invention of the printing press). This current paradigm shift is not just a punctuation mark on the biological/technological curve, it is a jump to a whole new state of being. It is the beginning of the most significant era in human history. The things coming at us are not just a byproduct of "stuff" or "trends" that have happened before, It is all new." John Petersen said that in December and he was so right. Not one single person on the planet has ever experienced what we are now experiencing. This is completely new territory. We could claim the line from Star Trek "going where no man has gone before". Forbes Magazine says, “The next 5 years will see more change than in all of human history which is about 200,000 years. This is a global shift, folks. It is a major punctuation point in the evolutionary development of the human species. The nature of this shift is so profound that it dictates that you look at and question everything that is out there. Take no one's word about anything, not even mine. I only want to provoke new thinking, not give you any answers. According to extraterrestrial sources, we have reached this point 4 times in our past and when we got to this point we failed. This time, according to these same sources, we have passed. Screwed up as it all seems, we've passed. Use your "soul knowing" to help you get through these difficult times. Remember, it is not just this lifetime we are re-balancing, it is the whole of our existence from the time we were cast. We are doing that now, re-balancing the whole of our existence, in these very trying times. It is time to reconnect with your soul essence in order to become a "New Human", and we must do this! We are contained on this earth in this dimension because of the fear we have. The fear keeps us locked in. When we lose the fear we will evolve. And here is the BIG POINT I want to make, "The end of fear is the end of this generation of human beings." I repeat, "The end of fear is the end of this generation of human beings." (John Petersen) Choose love and compassion and make God-centered choices. Now more than ever this is imperative if you want to make the leap to a new and higher vibrational dimension. I wish each and every one of you the deep and abiding love, peace, and "knowing" that flows endlessly from the One Infinite Creator, Rev. Janet Decker News The biggest news is that we are now holding virtual services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. The virtual service is a shortened version of our regular service and only runs for approximately 45 minutes. To participate just go to our FB page and when you see the facilitator pop up in a window click on it and it will enlarge. Click the box twice and it will fill the screen. You will see everyone signing in on the right and the comment box at the bottom. If you come in after 10:30 you may have to click on the "Video" tab in the column on the left. When the medium comes on you can let him or her know you would like a message by just typing into the comment box. He or she will get to as many of you as possible. Every medium works a little differently so please be flexible with your expectations. I will let everyone know who the facilitator and medium are going to be each week by posting it to FB on Saturdays. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Please be aware that we still have a building to maintain during this shut down so we are asking that you continue to donate if at all possible. Your donations go toward paying the mortgage, fuel, electricity, and any maintenance issues that may arise. Click on this link and go to the bottom of the page then click on the donate button. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ You may also make a donation by sending a check to HLSC, PO Box 137, Etna, ME 04434. We appreciate your contribution more than you know. Thank you for all you do to support our church! We have a new member, Christopher Brown. We absolutely love to see our spiritual family grow. Chris, we welcome you with open arms! Once Sunday services resume we will be offering Child Care once again during the service. If you would like to help with child care you may call or text Lucy Porter, 207-745-2018 or Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. There will be no Board of Directors meeting in April Worth Repeating Our building was tested for mold and we are happy to report that there is none... WooHoo! Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! Due to health concerns, Pastor Laurie Xanthos has stepped away from her duties as pastor of our church. Her upcoming classes have also been canceled. Laurie, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers and be assured that we will miss you! We wish you peace, comfort and rapidly improving health. STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out, or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our April Sunday Service Line Up: Facilitators and mediums for our virtual services will change weekly. Please check our FB page on Saturday for this information. Thanks, everyone for participating with us online. April Classes - Workshops - Events April events are canceled Mediumship Development Circles Canceled until further notice. Healing Prayer Groups Canceled until further notice To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to the facilitators and mediums who have kept our church community connected during this time of social distancing. A BIG THANK YOU to Gina Collins and Rev. Michael Van Ginkel for the lovely desk that now graces the entrance to our sanctuary. A BIG THANK YOU to MJ, Ava Spruce, and Gina Collins for cleaning our facility in February. A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and Lucy Porter for heading up the child care committee. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events and our Healing Light International Week. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 As we move forward with our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. February is covered and we are looking to cover the other months at this point. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. Come to church and bring a dish to share after the service. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church and please DO share this newsletter. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

May

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, It seems that since the last newsletter nothing has changed and yet, things have changed a great deal. I have largely taken the stance of "Observer" during this lockdown. I have observed people trying really hard to be okay with it. I see them being creative on social media and doing nice things for each other. I see nature coming out now that human beings have been inside. Lions laying on the roads in Africa, dolphins swimming in the canals of Venice, mountain goats coming down into the towns of Italy. Skies are clear and the air is cleaner and it appears that the earth has responded well to this reprieve from human activity. But, we cannot stay inside forever so what next? This is precisely the question I ask the Masters every day, what next? Where do we go from here? I always get the same answer, "You go one day at a time, that is where you go." They say we have the opportunity to reshape the world and how it operates but we must step up to the plate. So what does stepping up to the plate look like? Some suggestions might be that once the lockdown is over continue to be kind to each other and to the earth. Drive less by grocery shopping with a neighbor taking only one car. If you are able to, walk or bicycle to events and church services or again, go with others taking only one car. If you are able, try growing some of your own food. The less we depend on food from other states and countries the better. Get to know your local farmers and growers and buy from them. I have been doing this for years and I do so prefer locally grown food! Go in together with a family member, friend, or neighbor and buy beef, pork, chicken, lamb, eggs, milk, etc.. By buying local you can observe whether or not the animals that provide you with sustenance are respectfully and kindly raised in the fresh air and sunshine. Ask yourself every day, what can I do today to help someone have a better day? Sometimes just a phone call will do it. And above all, be grateful. When you are truly grateful you will be provided with even more to be grateful for. Peace and love to all, Rev. Janet Decker News The good news is we have some great events/classes/workshops coming up in June. Check them out below. Although we have been locked down some really nice stuff has been happening inside the church building. Want to know what it is? Well, you will just have to come to church on June 7th to find out. We will continue holding virtual services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am through the month of May. Governor Mills has allowed some businesses to reopen but churches are not included at this point. The virtual service is a shortened version of our regular service and only runs for approximately 50 minutes to an hour. To participate just go to our FB page and when you see the facilitator pop up in a window click on it and it will enlarge. Click the box twice and it will fill the screen. You will see everyone signing in on the right and the comment box at the bottom. If you come in after 10:30 you may have to click on the "Video" tab in the column on the left. When the medium comes on you can let him or her know you would like a message by just typing into the comment box. He or she will get to as many of you as possible. Every medium works a little differently so please be flexible with your expectations. I will let everyone know who the facilitator and medium are going to be each week by posting it to FB on Saturdays. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Please be aware that we still have a building to maintain during this shut down so we are asking that you continue to donate if at all possible. Your donations go toward paying the mortgage, fuel, electricity, and any maintenance issues that may arise. Click on this link and go to the bottom of the page then click on the donate button. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ You may also make a donation by sending a check to HLSC, PO Box 137, Etna, ME 04434. We appreciate your contribution more than you know. Thank you for all you do to support our church! When Sunday services resume we will be offering Child Care once again during the service. If you would like to help with child care you may call or text Lucy Porter, 207-745-2018 or Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. Board of Directors meeting TBA. Worth Repeating Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! Due to health concerns, Pastor Laurie Xanthos has stepped away from her duties as pastor of our church. Her upcoming classes have also been canceled. Laurie, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers, and be assured that we miss you! We wish you peace, comfort and rapidly improving health. STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out, or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our May Sunday Service Line Up: Facilitators and mediums for our virtual services will change weekly. Please check our FB page on Saturday for this information. Thanks, everyone for participating with us online. May Classes - Workshops - Events Events for May are canceled. June Classes - Workshops - Events Mediums Day When: Saturday, June 6th Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Fund Raiser for HLSC. Mediums are available for 15 or 30-minute readings. Table Tipping with Janice Nelson Kroesserr from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. "Get Stoned" with Rev. Bonnie Lee's Stone Readings! It is all perfectly legal folks, HaHa! Stones can provide messages too. Come check it out! Mediums: Rev. Janet Decker. Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Bonnie Lee Mellott Cost: Readings - $20.00 for 15 minutes/Table Tipping $20.00/Stone Readings $10.00 Hypnotic Progression When: Saturday, June 13th Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: What is hypnotic progression? According to Quantum Theory, all time exists right now. If this is the case then we should be able to visit lifetimes we are already living in the future. Join us as we explore what is going on in our futures right now! Presenter: Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $25.00 - Participation is limited to 12 people. We recommend paying for your space ahead of time. You may do so by clicking here. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/center-calendar?fbclid=IwAR1PJsavdInmuONw0y-fqaYbPoNo4mSu_U0SguQoSL5pKZR2VeRg1U1PYjI How to meet and work with the “Healing Angels of the energy field” When: Saturday, June 20th Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: This course will enable you to join other students and work as a team meeting and working with the Healing Angels. you will learn how to call upon the Healing Angels with a special prayer of invitation. You will then learn how to use an “angelic heart link” to connect to the angel's energy. You will discover the special healing gifts that each angel brings and you will invite each of them to support you in your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing journey. If you support others in their self-healing through energy therapies like Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Massage, or other techniques, the Healing Angels can add a special spiritual dimension to your session. You will receive a certificate of completion. Presenter: Janice Mitchell Cost: $44.00 (Includes wookbook) Mediumship Development Circles Canceled until June Healing Prayer Groups Canceled until further notice To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to the facilitators and mediums who have kept our church community connected through social media during this time of social distancing. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning our building and decorating our church. It looks magnificent and we cannot wait for everyone to see it! A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and her husband, Mark, for their assistance in getting the rental vehicles out of the garages. A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and Lucy Porter for heading up the child care committee. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events and our Healing Light International Week. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 As we move forward with our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text, or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404 1845. Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. Come to church and bring a dish to share after the service. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

June

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, It has been 11 weeks since we have been allowed to gather for a church service and it seems like an eternity to me. I don't know about you but I am having serious withdrawal symptoms! I find it interesting that during the Corvid 19 lock-down church services were deemed "nonessential". Throughout time the church is what has held people together in a crisis. Through the worst of times, people have gathered together in their houses of worship to be uplifted, strengthened, and encouraged to stay strong. It was not just the words of the pastors that kept folks going but also the music and I think most of all, it was the support of the congregants for each other. Folks talking to each other, telling their story and someone there to listen, feel compassion, and give support. Someone to understand your fear, grief, anger, and anxiety because they are experiencing the same thing. In my opinion, there has been nothing our government has done in my lifetime that is more fundamentally wrong than closing the churches. Yes, these are times of unprecedented change, however, some things do not change and the spiritual and emotional needs of human beings are two of them. Should this ever happen again, and we certainly pray it does not, if you find that you are feeling sad, depressed, lonely or scared please do reach out. The pastors, the board of directors, and many of our church family are happy to lend an ear and even a helping hand should you need it. Never, ever hesitate! All that being said, it is now time to move on and move on we are! The Healing Light Spiritual Center will open on June 6th with Medium's Day, and church services will resume on June 7th. Mediumship development classes resume after church on June 7th, and events and workshops are scheduled throughout June and July. Details on all HLSC happenings are listed below. Please be aware of the restrictions that are also posted below. Let's do continue to be safe while having some much-needed together time! Peace and love to all, Rev. Janet Decker News The good news is church services will resume on June 7th at 10:30 am, YAY! We have some great events/classes/workshops coming up in June and July. Check them out below. Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backwards to allow for social distancing and some things you will be asked are, feeling sick, have a fever, any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, runny nose, any lacerations or bruising of toes? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you will be asked to go home and get well. Masks will not be required but please do wear one if you feel it is best. There will be hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building. We ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you are feeling unwell. Thank you! The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. For the time being, we are changing it to "Bring your own picnic lunch" Sunday. We have a refrigerator, a microwave, and a toaster oven so please do bring your lunch, and let's enjoy eating a meal together. The Mediumship Development group will resume on June 7th at 1:30 pm. Talking with spirit and angels can be a saving grace. In these times of unprecedented change, we need all the help we can get! Beginner, intermediate and advanced students are welcome. By donation. Since we have had such good attendance at our virtual services on FB it has been suggested that we stream our church services once we go live. We would like the membership to give this some consideration and we will discuss it and vote on it at the September members meeting. I will list some pros and con's in the next newsletter. We offer Child Care during the service. If you would like to help with child care you may call or text Lucy Porter, 207-745-2018 or Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. Board of Directors Meeting on June 21st following church service. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are a member and would like something added to the agenda please email Diane, dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com There will be no mediumship group on the day of the board meeting, June 21, 2020. Worth Repeating Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out, or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our June Sunday Service Line Up: June 7th: Rev. Janet Decker/ Facilitator and speaker, Dawn Wilbur/Medium June 14th: Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator, Ava Spruce Speaker & Medium June 21st: Rev. Michael Van Gnkel/Facilitator, Rev. Nancy Parry/Speaker & Medium June 28th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Healing and Message Circle. We will have a bit of a change-up for this service. We welcome our beloved Rosie Deerheart to our circle. She will give us an inspirational message before individuals messages. About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Chuch, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Dawn Wilbur is a member of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She is a Reiki Master trained in Integrated Energy therapy and has been delivering messages from spirit during her healing sessions for some time. She has been delivering messages from spirit to the general public for approximately 2 years. Dawn lives in Frankfurt with her husband, son, small livestock of chickens, and their yellow lab. Ava Spruce is a member of HLSC. She is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing, and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is a minister with HLSC. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his master's teacher certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Rev. Nancy Parry, CM, NST, was born into a psychic family. Her journey involved the deaths of several close family members at an early age. She began coordinating and facilitating spiritual growth workshops, weekend retreats, and week-long conferences in 1981. Nancy's education includes crisis intervention, group process, interviewing, and counseling, with a major in psychology. A hospice volunteer, along with training in Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims as well as Mental Health Rehab Technician, grief and loss have strengthened her service to Spirit and Spiritualism. She is a certified medium and National Spiritualist Teacher. Nancy's Native American heritage provides a strong foundation from which to teach and share with those whose lives she touches. Rosalie Deer Heart is a spiritual activist who is passionate about embracing life on full beam. Joy Re-Awakened is her 11th book. She has a reputation for cozying up with her guides during a workshop and delights people with her wit, wisdom, intuition, and outrageous humor. June Classes - Workshops - Events Mediums Day When: Saturday, June 6th Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Fund Raiser for HLSC. Mediums are available for 15 or 30-minute readings. Table Tipping with Janice Nelson Kroesser from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. "Get Stoned" with Rev. Bonnie Lee's Stone Readings! It is all perfectly legal folks, HaHa! Stones can provide messages too. Come check it out! Mediums: Rev. Janet Decker. Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Bonnie Lee Mellott Cost: Readings - $20.00 for 15 minutes/Table Tipping $20.00/Stone Readings $10.00 Hypnotic Progression When: Saturday, June 13th Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: What is hypnotic progression? According to Quantum Theory, all time exists right now. If this is the case then we should be able to visit lifetimes we are already living in the future. Join us as we explore what is going on in our futures right now! There are a few recliners available as well as a few yoga mats which will be disinfected, however, we feel it is best to bring your own. Please also bring a blanket and pillow. Presenter: Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $25.00 - Participation is limited to 10 people. We recommend paying for your space ahead of time. You may do so by clicking here. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Please add a note stating that the money is for the Hypnotic Progression. Drumming Circle When: Saturday, June 27th, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Drumming is an ancient tradition to ground ourselves, to bring in good energy, and to simply feel good all over. Feel the rhythm of the earth and leave feeling GREAT! Some instruments will be provided but do bring a drum or any other instrument you care to if you have them. Cost: By donation Book Signing When: Sunday, June 28th, 202 Time: 12:00 noon Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Rosalie Deer Heart will be available after church service Sunday at noon to talk with folks and sign books. Joy Re-Awakened is her 11th book. July Classes - Workshops - Events HLSC Birthday Party! When: Sunday, July 5th Time: 12:00 noon until Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Healing Light Spiritual Center will be celebrating our 1st birthday and we would love for you to join us. After church service we will have a BBQ cookout, please bring a dish to share, there will be music, gallery readings, table tipping, and lots of fun! Everyone welcome! Cost: By donation Reclaiming Your Joy Gene When: Saturday, July 11, 2020 Time: 12 pm - 5 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Joy is a state of being. We will activate our intuitive and spiritual awareness plus our imagination to awaken our Joy Gene. Embodying joy deepens our experience of our unique authentic self. Freedom, creativity, and wisdom are magnified when we claim our Joy Gene. Join us and dare to be a magnet for joy! Presenter: Rosalie Deer Heart Cost: $40.00 Living From An Open Space When: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Time:10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: In-depth discussion on Buddhist practices. Open Space in the Mind, Open Space in the Heart and Open Space in the Body. There will be some yoga in the morning and a half-hour lunch break (we can order food from Etna Village Variety to have available at noon. Space is limited due to social distancing so save your space now. Presenter: Rev. Matthew T. McDonald Cost: $40.00 Hypnotic Foray Into Parallel Lives When: Saturday, July 25, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Quantum theory suggests that we are living in many dimensions at the same time. Join Rev. Janet Decker as she takes you on a hypnotically guided "mission of self-discovery" into who you are in one or more parallel lifetimes. There are a few recliners available as well as a few yoga mats which will be disinfected, however, we feel it is best to bring your own. Please also bring a blanket and pillow. Presenter: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Cost: $25.00 - Participation is limited to 10 people. We recommend paying for your space ahead of time. You may do so by clicking here. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. By donation. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to the facilitators and mediums who have kept our church community connected through social media during this time of social distancing. They are Diane Jackman Skolfield, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Gina Collins, Ava Spruce, Graeme MacLauren, Chris Brown, Joy Sanger, Sandra Bell. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning our building and decorating our church. It looks magnificent and we cannot wait for everyone to see it! A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for fumigating the building. A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and her husband, Mark, for their assistance in getting the rental vehicles out of the garages. A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and Lucy Porter for heading up the child care committee. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events and our Healing Light International Week. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 As we move forward with our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text, or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404 1845. Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday (Bring your own picnic lunch for now). Let's share a meal together after the service. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

July

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, On July 5th we will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Healing Light Spiritual Center. And what an interesting year it has been! We started by purchasing the building on April 1st, 2019. Then followed megatons of cleaning, painting, repairing, and renovations to bring the building up to code. The result was nothing short of amazing and what an incredible transformation! In three short months, our building came alive! On July 5th, 2019 we had our grand opening and over 40 people helped us celebrate a job well done. Spirit and angels were out in force from the moment we decided to purchase the building, guiding us every step of the way. We will be forever grateful to them and the beautiful souls in human form who gave so much of their time, and energy, pouring love and hard work into the project. I know their hearts are as full as mine when they look at the results of their labor. It is amazing what can be accomplished when people come together as a unified whole to bring about change. Let us pray for our world. Let us pray that people the world over will come together as a unified whole, united by love for a peaceful and positive transformation. What can be done in the microcosm, such as with HLSC, can be done in the macrocosm. Make no mistake about that! We invite everyone to come and celebrate our birthday with us on Sunday, July 5th from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. Food and drinks will be provided. Peace and love to all, Rev. Janet Decker News Join us for our HLSC 1 year anniversary on July 5th from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. The day will begin with the church service. After the service, we will have food and drinks and there will be music by Josh We Know, Table Tipping, "Meandering Mediums", and fun for all. Would you like to know what a "Meandering Medium " is? Come to our party and find out! We hope you will bring the family and join in the celebration! There will be no Mediumship Development group on this day. The board of Directors met for our monthly meeting on June 21st. The minutes are available on our church website. healinglightspiritualistchurch.org Three board positions will become available in September. President and Treasurer, both two-year term positions, and Trustee, a 1-year term position. If you would like to be of service to your church by serving on the board please talk to Sarah Lane, 207-974-8824, or Bruce Towle, 207-948-3436 as they are our nominating committee. You can find out what the duties are for each position on our website. healinglightspiritualistchurch.org I, Rev. Janet Decker, was pleased and happy to present Reverend Gina Collins with her Certificate of Ordination on Sunday, June 28th during our church service. Congratulations on a job well done, Rev. Gina, we are all proud of you! After much discussion, the board of directors decided that, for the time being, we will not be live streaming our services. In the future, we may videotape the inspirational talk and post it to FB. We will revisit it in the future. Preparations are underway for our International Healing Light Week in September. As of now, our presenters will be Graeme MacLauren from Scotland, Colin Hall from England, Rosy d'Elia from Canada, Victoria Carillo from New York, and Rosie Deer Heart from VA Beach. More information will be available as plans progress. Board of Directors Meeting on July 19th following church service. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are a member and would like something added to the agenda please email Diane, HealingLightEtna@gmail.com There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, July 19, 2020. Our yearly Members Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 20th after the church service. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. The new board members will be voted in at this meeting. Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backwards to allow for social distancing and some things you will be asked are, feeling sick, have a fever, any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, runny nose, any lacerations or bruising of toes? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you will be asked to go home and get well. Masks will not be required but please do wear one if you feel it is best. There will be hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building. We ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you are feeling unwell. Thank you! The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. For the time being, we are changing it to "Bring your own picnic lunch" Sunday. We have a refrigerator, a microwave, and a toaster oven so please do bring your lunch, and let's enjoy eating a meal together. We offer Child Care during the service. If you would like to help with child care you may call or text Lucy Porter, 207-745-2018 or Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. Worth Repeating Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out, or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our July Sunday Service Line Up: July 5th: Rev. Janet Decker/ Facilitator and speaker, Ava Spruce/Medium July 12th: Rev. Chris Brown/Facilitator/Speaker & Medium June 19st: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator, Rev. Matthew McDonald/Speaker & Medium July 26th: Chris Brown/Healing and Message Circle About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Church, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Ava Spruce is a member of HLSC. She is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing, and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is a minister with HLSC. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his master's teacher certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Matthew T. McDonald has been a spiritual teacher for two decades. Besides being a gifted writer and speaker he has served Spirit using his gifts as a psychic medium and through his healing work with Ascended Masters and Angels. Matthew is also a teacher of the Hindu practice of Dhyana. His Spiritualism roots run deep through his Scottish heritage. Matthew Lives in Rockland with his son, James. Christopher Brown has been aware of Spirit all around us from a very young age. His guides led him to paranormal investigation and from that, he discovered his potential as a medium. Christopher has been giving messages professionally for 2 years. Comfort, healing, and evidence of the continuity of life are his focus. He attends psychic fairs and paranormal events throughout Maine to help build awareness of mediumship and spirituality. Christopher is writing a book about his journey and perspective on living a spiritual life and his discovery of mediumship. Christopher is a Certified Reiki Master/teacher and is studying Shamanism. Christopher is also a student in the Independent Spiritualist Ordination Program. He lives in Jefferson with his fiance’ and 2 children. July Classes - Workshops - Events HLSC Birthday Party! When: Sunday, July 5th Time: 12:00 noon until Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Healing Light Spiritual Center will be celebrating our 1st birthday and we would love for you to join us. After church service we will have food, music from Josh We Know, "Meandering Mediums", Table Tipping, and lots of fun! Everyone welcome! Cost: Free! Reclaiming Your Joy Gene When: Saturday, July 11, 2020 Time: 12 pm - 5 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Joy is a state of being. We will activate our intuitive and spiritual awareness plus our imagination to awaken our Joy Gene. Embodying joy deepens our experience of our unique authentic self. Freedom, creativity, and wisdom are magnified when we claim our Joy Gene. Join us and dare to be a magnet for joy! Presenter: Rosalie Deer Heart Cost: $40.00 Cora L.V. Hatch - The Warhorse of Modern Spiritualism (b1840) When: Saturday, July 11th, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Mrs. Cora Lodencia Veronica Richmond was an amazing medium and a militant worker for Spiritualism in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She wishes to be known as the Warhorse for Modern Spiritualism. Our learned friend from Spiritualist Camp Chesterfield, Piet Nickle, will read her lecture titled: "The Guardian Spirits cannot change the path of human life. And the light divine may gleam through ministering spirits according to your need." Discussions will follow after the lecture and Cora's 9 books will be available at wholesale price. Don't miss this historic lesson in Maine Spiritualism! Presenter: Piet Nickle from Camp Chesterfield in Indiana Cost: By donation Living From An Open Space When: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Time:10:00 am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: In-depth discussion on Buddhist practices. Open Space in the Mind, Open Space in the Heart and Open Space in the Body. There will be some yoga in the morning and a half-hour lunch break (we can order food from Etna Village Variety to have available at noon. Space is limited due to social distancing so save your space now. Presenter: Rev. Matthew T. McDonald Cost: $40.00 Hypnotic Foray Into Parallel Lives When: Saturday, July 25, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME What: Quantum theory suggests that we are living in many dimensions at the same time. Join Rev. Janet Decker as she takes you on a hypnotically guided "mission of self-discovery" into who you are in one or more parallel lifetimes. There are a few recliners available as well as a few yoga mats which will be disinfected, however, we feel it is best to bring your own. Please also bring a blanket and pillow. Presenter: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Cost: $25.00 - Participation is limited to 10 people. We recommend paying for your space ahead of time. You may do so by clicking here. https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events August Classes - Workshops - Events Celebration of Self-Realization Fellowship When: Saturday, August 1st Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: This date happens to fall on the official Convocation Day at the Yogananda Ashram in Encinitas, California, where hundreds usually meet and honor Paramahansa Yogananda. We are going to social-distance gather at the Healing Light Spiritual Center to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Self-Realization Fellowship started in America in 1920 by this beloved guru. We will gather at noon and share our stories, read from the Self-Realization literature, and honor and possibly tune into the Encinitas event as it will be online this year. There will definitely be a Meditation at some point. Presenter: Diane Jackman Skolfield Cost: By Donation Mediums Day When: August 8th, 2020 Time: 10:00 Am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Fund Raiser for HLSC. Mediums are available for 15 or 30-minute readings. Table Tipping with Rev. Janet Decker from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. "Get Stoned" with Rev. Bonnie Lee's Stone Readings! It is all perfectly legal folks, HaHa! Stones can provide messages too. Come check it out! Mediums: Rev. Janet Decker. Ava Spruce, Christopher Brown, Rev. Bonnie Lee Mellott Cost: Readings - $20.00 for 15 minutes/Table Tipping $20.00/Stone Readings $10.00 Gallery Readings When: August 14th Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Messages will be given for all present. Hear from your Guides, your Angels, your deceased loved ones. Mediums: Ava Spruce, Rev. Michael Van Ginkle, Chris Brown, Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $10.00 Farewell Dear Janet When: August 23rd Time: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Our Lead Pastor, Rev. Janet Decker, is moving to Tennessee so we are throwing her a farewell party. Everyone is invited! Cost: Free September Classes - Workshops - Events When: September 11th - 19th. A full schedule of events to follow Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. By donation. There is no group meeting on July 5th and no group meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Lane for the beautiful flowers that grace the entrance to our church, and for mowing the grass. No small task! A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield and her husband, Don, for digging up the bed and planting the flowers out front. Next year their color will bring joy to everyone who passes by. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for weed whacking. Again, no small task! A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and Sarah Lane for planting the sunflowers that Kendra Wescott donated. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra for the lovely flowers she brings us every Sunday. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning and decorating our church. Everyone was positively "Wowed" by how lovely it looks! A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and her husband, Mark, for their assistance in getting the rental vehicles out of the garages. A BIG THANK YOU to Michele McPherson and Lucy Porter for heading up the child care committee. A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events and our Healing Light International Week. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 As we move forward with our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text, or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404 1845. Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday (Bring your own picnic lunch for now). Let's share a meal together after the service. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

August

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends, To say that we live in interesting times is an understatement. The energy across the planet is chaotic and here in the U.S., it is especially chaotic because it is an election year and it appears that people are particularly polarized to the left or to the right. We are also polarized concerning Covid 19 and how it is being handled. Because of the intensity of all this, It can be very difficult to stay balanced. It is a major challenge for every one of us to be sure. One thing that keeps coming to me is, this is all an illusion. One of my all-time favorite books is entitled "Illusions" by Richard Bach. It is a short, interesting and easy read and I recommend it highly. I have read this book at least 10 times over the past 30 years. I keep rereading it because it brings things back into focus for me when things are horribly out of focus. I think it is time for me to read it once again. I remind myself daily, sometimes many times throughout each day, that if I get caught up in the chaotic energy then I am actually contributing to the chaos. Also, I remind myself daily, again, sometimes many times each day, that I get back what I give out. If I am in emotional turmoil about what is going on in our country then emotional turmoil will be returned to me... and I certainly do not need that! It seems like even when I am calm and at peace, it is all too easy for a friend or a family member, or something I am reading or watching, to knock me off-center, and the first thing you know I am caught up in it. If this is happening to you as well then I have a suggestion for you, remain, to the best of your ability, self-aware at all times. As soon as you notice you have been knocked off-center take a deep breath and gently remind yourself to return to a state of calm. Try to remember that being anything other than calm and peaceful is of no benefit to you or anyone else. Also, that calm and peaceful energy is exactly what is needed now more than ever before. As you feel it you are sending it out to the world. Let us pray for our country and our world. Let us pray that people the world over will come together as a unified whole, united by the love of the One Infinite Creator. Let us pray that truth and guidance are revealed and let us pray for the most benevolent outcome possible for every soul. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Janet Decker News Sunday, August 2nd, is "Bring Your Own Picnic Lunch" Sunday. Normally this would be Pot Luck Sunday but for now, we are asking folks to bring their own lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave. Please do bring yourself a bite to eat and stay after the service is over to eat and talk together in fellowship. The board of Directors met for our monthly meeting on July 19th. The minutes are available on the church website. healinglightspiritualistchurch.org Three board positions will become available in September. President Treasurer, both two-year term positions, and Trustee, a 1-year term position. If you would like to be of service to your church by serving on the board please talk to Sarah Lane, 207-974-8824, or Bruce Towle, 207-948-3436 as they are our nominating committee. You can find out what the duties are for each position on our website. healinglightspiritualistchurch.org I, Rev. Janet Decker, was pleased and happy to present Reverend Christopher Brown with his Certificate of Ordination on Sunday, June 26th during our church service. Congratulations on a job well done, Rev. Chris, we are all proud of you! Sadly, International Healing Light Week has been canceled. Our presenters from Scotland and England are unable to get flights into the U.S. and our presenters from Canada are not allowed to cross the border at this time. Hopefully, next year we can once again host this event. There will be a Board of Directors Meeting on August 16th following church service. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are a member and would like something added to the agenda please email Diane, HealingLightEtna@gmail.com There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, August 16, 2020. Our yearly Members Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 20th after the church service. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. The new board members will be voted in at this meeting. Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backward to allow for social distancing. If you are feeling sick, have a fever, have any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, or a runny nose then please do not come to church. Masks will not be required but please do wear one if you feel it is best. There will be a hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building. We ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you are feeling unwell. Thank you! For the time being, we have discontinued childcare during the church service. We hope to resume again in the fall. If you would like to help with child care you may call or text Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. Worth Repeating The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. For the time being, we are changing it to "Bring your own picnic lunch" Sunday. We have a refrigerator, a microwave, and a toaster oven so please do bring your lunch, and let's enjoy eating a meal together. Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is no cigarette butt receptacle so please take your cigarette butts with you. Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out, or call me, Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845 and I will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our August Sunday Service Line Up: August 2nd: Ordination student Ava Spruce/Facilitator & Speaker, Dawn Wilbur/Medium August 9th: Ordination student Ava Spruce/Facilitator/Speaker & Medium August 16th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator, Medium TBA August 23rd: Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator & Speaker, Rev. Chris Brown/Medium August 30th: Healing and Message Circle, Ordination student Ava Spruce/Facilitator About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Ava Spruce is a member of HLSC and is enrolled in the Independent Spiritualist Ordination program. She is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Dawn Wilbur is a psychic medium, Reiki master teacher, and integrated energy therapy master instructor. She recently published a book titled Ghostly Images, which is a photographic collection of apparitions, spirit orbs, and entities. She is a spiritual teacher and guides others in utilizing their own psychic abilities to connect with the other side. Dawn serves as an inspirational speaker and message medium for several spiritualist churches throughout Maine. She lives near the midcoast with her family. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is a minister with HLSC. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his master's teacher certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Church, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is the lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Rev. Christopher Brown has been aware of Spirit all around us from a very young age. His guides led him to paranormal investigation and from that, he discovered his potential as a medium. Christopher has been giving messages professionally for 2 years. Comfort, healing, and evidence of the continuity of life are his focus. He attends psychic fairs and paranormal events throughout Maine to help build awareness of mediumship and spirituality. Christopher is writing a book about his journey and perspective on living a spiritual life and his discovery of mediumship. Christopher is a Certified Reiki Master/teacher and is studying Shamanism. He lives in Jefferson with his fiance’ and 2 children. August Classes - Workshops - Events Celebration of Self-Realization Fellowship When: Saturday, August 1st Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Where: FB Virtual event What: This date happens to fall on the official Convocation Day at the Yogananda Ashram in Encinitas, California, where hundreds usually meet and honor Paramahansa Yogananda. Today is the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Self-Realization Fellowship started in America in 1920 by this beloved guru. Diane will share stories and read from the Self-Realization literature. This virtual program is available for viewing anytime. Presenter: Diane Jackman Skolfield Cost: By Donation Mediums Day When: Saturday, August 8th, 2020 Time: 10:00 Am - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Fund Raiser for HLSC. Mediums are available for 15 or 30-minute readings. Table Tipping from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Come check it out! Mediums: Rev. Janet Decker. Ava Spruce, Michele McPherson, Janice Nelson Kroesser Cost: Readings - $20.00 for 15 minutes/Table Tipping $20.00. Gallery Readings When: Friday, August 14th Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Messages will be given for all present. Hear from your Guides, your Angels, your deceased loved ones. Mediums: Ava Spruce, Rev. Michael Van Ginkle, Chris Brown, Rev. Janet Decker Cost: $10.00 Farewell Dear Janet When: Sunday, August 23rd Time: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Our Lead Pastor, Rev. Janet Decker, is moving to Tennessee so we are throwing her a farewell party. Everyone is invited! Cost: Free September Classes - Workshops - Events TBA Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. By donation. There is no group meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Lane for mowing the grass. No small task! And for taking care of vehicle storage. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for painting and other various work projects in and around our building. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for weed whacking and also for building maintenance. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra for the lovely flowers she brings us every Sunday. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning our church building. No small task! A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson, Rev. Janet Decker. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for coordinating our summer events. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Janet Decker to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: janet.decker9@gmail.com Ph: 207-404-1845 As we continue to grow our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please call, text, or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404 1845. Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com You may also call Kendra Wescott 207-5681897. There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday (Bring your own picnic lunch for now). Let's share a meal together after the service. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

September

Greetings HLSC Members and friends, As most everyone knows by now I am moving South and becoming a snowbird. As a result, I am lovingly gifting the spiritual leadership of our beloved church to Rev. Michael Van Ginkel. Rev. Michael was a terrific ordination student and he is a wonderful pastor, as I knew he would be. Rev Michael is a natural for this position. I say that not just because he does a nice job leading the services but also because he continues to read and study and grow his spiritual knowledge. Most, not all but most, people who step up to be pastors of a church have been spiritual leaders in other lifetimes. Their calling is strong and most of what they read will be books and papers of a spiritual nature. There is a hunger in them that never seems to be squelched or satisfied. Michael has this hunger and honestly, I feel very good about having him step into my shoes. It feels right. During my 6 years as the spiritual leader of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church, I learned how to be steady at the helm while negotiating turbulent waters and a myriad of personalities. I learned NOT to take things personally. I learned how to “APPEAR” calm, cool, and collected even if I wasn’t and I learned to take a step back, breathe deeply, be patient and let the universe work things out. Although I am not yet an expert at being patient and letting the universe work things out I do hope I can take what I’ve learned so far into my next lifetime! I have always said, “We should live our lives so that people and the earth will truly miss us when we are gone.” And even though I am not leaving for good I believe I will be missed during the months I am not here. I know one thing for sure, I will truly miss all of you. I will miss being in church every Sunday. I will miss the hugs and the smiles, and the laughs, the tears, and the talks. I will miss walking into our building every Sunday and thinking, my God how did this happen? It is a miracle! The right people finding each other and attracting the right building at just the right time, and how did I get so lucky as to be a part of it? I have been the lead pastor of this church since 2014 and I met and have worked with some wonderfully spiritual people. I met my spiritual family and spent time helping to grow a spiritual community that I know will grow and thrive well into the future. It has been an honor to serve you and this church. I thank you for putting your faith and trust in me. For if this position commands nothing else it commands faith and trust, and believe me, I do not take that lightly. Your faith and trust in me gave me a platform for growth, it helped me to become a better person. It opened my eyes to what “CAN BE” and made me want to accomplish that for you and for me. Thank you for everything. Blessed be, Rev. Janet Decker PS, I want to personally thank the many beautiful souls who arranged and/or attended my farewell party. I received many extraordinary gifts which I absolutely did not expect! My heart grows full every time I think about it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! News Pot luck Sunday resumes on Sunday, September 6th, after the church service. Bring a dish to share and a friend! Everyone welcome! We welcome Rev. Ava Spruce as the newest pastor of our church. Ava was ordained as an Independent Spiritualist Minister on August 30th during the church service. Great to have you on the pastoral council, Rev. Ava! I am pleased and happy to announce that we have two new members. Annie Collins and Tom Nobel Welcome Annie and Tom! There will be no Board Of Directors Meeting this Month. Our yearly Members Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 20th after the church service. Members are invited and encouraged to attend. The new board members will be voted in at this meeting. Three board positions will become available in September. President Treasurer, both two-year term positions, and Trustee, a 1-year term position. If you would like to be of service to your church by serving on the board please talk to Sarah Lane, 207-974-8824, or Bruce Towle, 207-948-3436 as they are our nominating committee. You can find out what the duties are for each position on our website. healinglightspiritualistchurch.org There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the member's meeting, September 20, 2020. The money to purchase an Ozone generator and a dehumidifier has been lovingly donated to our church. The ozone generator kills all mold, mildew, germs, bacteria, and viruses. We will probably have the absolute cleanest building in the state of Maine! Our church greatly appreciates this gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backward to allow for social distancing. If you are feeling sick, have a fever, have any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, or a runny nose then please do not come to church. Masks are not be required but please do wear one if you feel it is best. There will be a hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building. We ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you are feeling unwell. Thank you! For the time being, we have discontinued childcare during the church service. We hope to resume again in the fall. If you would like to help with child care you may call or text Michele McPherson, 207-944-8694. Worth Repeating The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. Sunday. Come to church service and let's enjoy eating a meal together. Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is a cigarette butt receptacle there. Please use it! Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out or call the church at 207-217-2697 and we will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our September Sunday Service Line Up: September 6th: Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator, Matthew McDonald Speaker/Medium September 13th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator, Medium TBA September 20th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator, Medium TBA September 27th: Rev. Ava Spruce/Facilitator Healing and Message Circle About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Church, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is a pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Matthew T. McDonald has been a spiritual teacher for two decades. Over the last three years, he has become more aware of greater cosmic truths as he studied Buddhism, Hinduism, Spiritualism, and various forms of spiritual healing. Mathew is a gifted Medium, and his talks are full of humor, storytelling, and practical spiritual wisdom. He lives in Rockport, Maine, with his son. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is an ordained minister and lead pastor of HLSC. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his master's teacher certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Rev. Ava Spruce is an ordained minister and a pastor with HLSC and is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing, and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as a speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. September Classes - Workshops - Events TBA Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. By donation. There is no group meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Lane for mowing the grass, no small task, and for taking care of vehicle storage. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for painting and other various work projects in and around our building. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued help with various projects. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra for the lovely flowers she brings us every Sunday. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, Gina Collins, Michele McPherson, and Annie Collins for cleaning our church building. No small task! A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Ava Spruce, Michele McPherson, Annie Collins, Sarah Lane. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds, and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, or text 207-217-2697 to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. - As we continue to grow our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please contact Rev. Ava Spruce (contact info below). There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Bonnie Mellott, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

October

Greetings HLSC Members and Friends, On September 20th we held our annual members' meeting. At that time I read and submitted the President's Report in which I summed up what has taken place in our church since September of 2019. Regardless of the lockdown and restrictions placed on everyone this year many things still occurred as the running of a church and maintenance of buildings never stops. To read the minutes from our meeting please go to our website. helainglightspiritualistchurch.org. Blessed be, Rev. Janet Decker Weather Cancellation Notification Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via email newsletter, and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call or text Rev. Michael to check. Once services and classes are canceled they remain canceled even if Mother Nature decides not to give us her winter gifts as predicted. News Pot luck Sunday on Sunday, October 4th, after the church service. Bring a dish to share and a friend! Everyone welcome! Raffle! Raffle! Raffle! We have some wonderful items being raffled off this month. Tickets will be drawn on November 1st after the church service. There is pot luck that day as well. Cost of tickets: $1.00 apiece or 6 for $5.00. Pictures are posted on our FB page. You may also contact Rev. Gina Collins for a list and pictures of the items we are raffling off. All proceeds go to support HLSC. We have a new Board of Directors. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel (president), Janice Nelson Kroesser (vice president), Diane Jackman Skolfield (secretary), Rev. Ava Spruce (treasurer), Robert Thompson (trustee). Contact information for all board members and pastors can be found at the end of every newsletter. We thank each member of the board for being willing to serve our church in this way. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel has been appointed lead pastor of HLSC. Thank you Rev. Michael for stepping into this position. We welcome Rev. Janine Collins as the newest pastor of our church. Gina was ordained as an Independent Spiritualist Minister on June 28th during the church service. Great to have you on the pastoral council, Rev. Gina! There will be a Board of Directors meeting on October 18th. All members are encouraged to attend. There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, October 18th. HLSC is holding a bottle drive. When you have bottles and cans to deliver to our church please call or text the church number to arrange a time to drop them off. 207-217-2697. The ozone generator and a dehumidifier are working beautifully. We are very grateful for this donation! Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backward to allow for social distancing. If you are feeling sick, have a fever, have any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, or a runny nose then please do not come to church. Masks are not required but we do have them available for anyone who wants one. There will be a hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building. We ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you are feeling unwell. Thank you! For the time being, we have discontinued childcare during the church service. We hope to resume again in the future. Worth Repeating The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. Sunday. Come to church service and let's enjoy eating a meal together after. Bottle drive - Please call or text the church number to arrange a time to drop off your bottles and cans. 207-217-2697. Thank you! Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is a cigarette butt receptacle there. Please use it! Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out or call the church at 207-217-2697 and we will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our October Sunday Service Line Up: October 4th: Rev. Ava Spruce/Facilitator and Medium, Rev. Bonnie Mellott/Speaker October 11th: Rev. Gina Collins/Facilitator and speaker, Tanya Quaterman/Medium October 18th: Rev. Gina Collins/Facilitator and speaker, Medium TBA October 25th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator - Healing and Message Circle About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Ava Spruce is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and a pastor with HLSC and is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as a speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Bonnie Lee Mellott is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and a member of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She is a retired school teacher as well as a wonderful writer and inspirational speaker. She lives with her husband and beloved 4 legged companions in Carmel, Maine. Rev. Janine Collins is a Reiki master teacher and Shaman. Janine is also a pastor with The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She teaches mediumship development classes with her husband. Janine is an avid rock and crystal collector with a vast knowledge of the healing and energy properties of various crystals and gemstones. She owns Sonny's Museum and Rock Shop in Augusta, Maine. Tanya Quarterman is a gifted psychic medium and teacher of many different modalities of mediumship. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist practicing since 2002. Tanya is also a Usui Reiki Master and teacher. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and the lead pastor for The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his "master teacher" certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. October Classes - Workshops - Events Raffle!!! Tickets will be drawn on November 1st after church service. There is pot luck that day as well. Cost of tickets: $1.00 apiece or 6 for $5.00. Please contact Rev. Gina Collins for a list and pictures of the items we are raffling off. Gallery Readings When: Friday, October 9th Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Messages will be given for all present. Hear from your Guides, your Angels, your deceased loved ones. Mediums: Ava Spruce, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Rev. Janet Decker, Robert Thompson, Rev. Janine Collins Cost: $10.00 Traditional Scottish Spirit Messages and Divination When: Saturday, October 31st Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: For thousands of years October 31st has been the day believed to be when the space between the worlds to most thin, the day when those in the spirit realm speak most clearly. Join Matthew T. McDonald as he calls upon those in Spirit to bring forth messages using traditional Scottish forms of mediumship and divination. Dressing in costumes is recommended. Space is limited to 25 people. Presenter: Matthew T. McDonald is a spiritual teacher with over two decades of experience; besides traditional and mystic Christianity, he has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, Spiritualism, Divination as well as various forms of Spiritual Healing traditions. Matthew is a gifted Medium, and his talks and classes are filled with humor, storytelling, and practical spiritual wisdom. He lives in Rockland, Maine with his son, James. Cost: $20.00 Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. By donation. There is no group meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to the person who donated the money for the dehumidifier and ozone machine. A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Lane for mowing the grass, no small task, and for taking care of vehicle storage. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for painting and other various work projects in and around our building. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued help with various projects. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra for the lovely flowers she brings us every Sunday. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning our church building. No small task! A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Rev. Gina Collins, Michele McPherson, Annie Collins, Sarah Lane. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for being our summer events coordinator, maintaining the church/center website and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds, and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, or text 207-217-2697 to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. As we continue to grow our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please contact Rev. Ava Spruce (contact info below). There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Bright blessings to all, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman Skolfield, Rev. Ava Spruce, Robert Thompson, Rev. Gina Collins, Rev. Janet Decker, Rev. Linda Holmes

November

Greetings HLSC Members and Friends, And so we have arrived in November. November is a month we set aside to give thanks to the Creator and to Mother Earth for her bounty...and it is good that we do this. In our busy schedules, we seldom take time to look at the big picture. We go grocery shopping without giving a thought as to how all that food got there in the first place. If you are a farmer or gardener you likely give thanks daily and you likely find wonder in the miracle of "growing things." I know I always did. But for those who are not gardeners and farmers thinking about how the food gets to us is, for the most part, out of our awareness. Celebrating the harvest with Thanksgiving brings our focus to the miracle and wonder of life. This November brings us something altogether different as well. The 2020 elections. I feel compelled to tell you who the winner will be. Drum roll, please... you are the winner! You are the winner if on November 3rd you go to bed intending to wake up feeling peaceful the next day. No matter who wins the election, you are the winner! Sounds a bit hokey I know, but the reality is, it is true. We cannot control the outcome of the election nor whatever transpires after it but we can raise our vibration so that whatever happens we feel at peace with ourselves and the world around us. This is possibly the greatest blessing anyone can receive. I ask for the blessing of peace for each and every one of us, Rev. Janet Decker Weather Cancellation Notification Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via email newsletter, and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call or text Rev. Michael to check. Once services and classes are canceled they remain canceled even if Mother Nature decides not to give us her winter gifts as predicted. News Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning, November 1st, at 2:00 am. Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before going to bed! Pot luck Sunday on Sunday, November 1st, after the church service. Bring a dish to share and a friend! Everyone welcome! All Souls Day is Sunday, November 2nd. On this day we remember those who have passed into spirit. There is a "Book Of Remembrance" at the entrance to the chapel for you to write names in. We will honor those who have passed on Sunday, November 1st. Your last chance to buy raffle tickets is Sunday, November 1st before or right after church service. Tickets will be drawn after the church service during pot luck. Tickets cost $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. Sunday's Mediumship Development class will switch to its fall/winter time of 1:00 to 3:00 pm beginning Sunday, November 8th. This will enable folks to get home before nightfall. Our church was gifted with a beautiful piano by Pam Logue and a 50" TV by Diane Jackman Skolfield. We are grateful for both these gifts. Thank you, thank you, thank you! There will be a Board of Directors meeting on November 15th. All members are encouraged to attend. There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, November 15th. The church by-laws have been updated and can be found on the website. You may also contact our secretary, Diane Jackman Skolfield, if you would like an electronic copy, or if you wish she will mail you a hard copy. HLSC is holding a bottle drive. When you have bottles and cans to deliver to our church please call or text the church number to arrange a time to drop them off. 207-217-2697. Or, you can bring them on any Sunday. Thank you! The ozone generator and a dehumidifier are working beautifully. We continue to be very grateful for these gifts! Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backward to allow for social distancing. If you are feeling sick, have a fever, have any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, or a runny nose then please do not come to church. Masks are available for anyone who wants one. There will be a hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building and on the Healing Book table as well as other places throughout the building, we ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you or someone close to you is feeling unwell. Thank you! For the time being, we have discontinued childcare during the church service. We hope to resume again in the future. Worth Repeating The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. Sunday. Come to church service and let's enjoy eating a meal together after. Bottle drive - Please call or text the church number to arrange a time to drop off your bottles and cans. 207-217-2697. Also, you may bring them to church on any Sunday. Thank you! Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is a cigarette butt receptacle there. Please use it! Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out or call the church at 207-217-2697 and we will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our November Sunday Service Line Up: November 1st: Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator, Matthew T. McDonald/Speaker Medium November 8th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator/Speaker, Allice King/Medium November 15th: Rev. Gina Collins/Facilitator, Dawn Wilbur/speaker & Medium November 22nd: Rev. Ava Spruce/Facilitator & Medium, Rev. Bonnie Mellott/Speaker November 29th: Rev. Ava Spruce/Facilitator - Healing and Message Circle About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Church, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is a pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Matthew T. McDonald is a spiritual teacher with over two decades of experience; besides traditional and mystic Christianity, he has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, Spiritualism, Divination as well as various forms of Spiritual Healing traditions. Matthew is a gifted Medium, and his talks and classes are filled with humor, storytelling and practical spiritual wisdom. He lives in Rockland, Maine with his son, James. Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and the lead pastor for The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his "master teacher" certification. Michael is also a shamanic practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Alice Bizier King is a Spirit Communicator and Shamanic Healing Practioner. With a background of 35 years in nursing, her mission is to serve, facilitate, and inspire soul healing by creating awareness and connection to the divinity within each of us. Her main goal is to prove the continuity of life and to assist you with your soul evolution or enlightenment when you become "stuck" in your spiritual journey. Besides being a Psychic Medium Alice is a Reiki Master and Shamanic Practioner having studied in Maine, Peru, and Chile. Alice is the sole proprietor of Seeds of Grace located in Winslow, Maine. Rev. Janine Collins is a Reiki master teacher and Shaman. Janine is also a pastor with The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She teaches mediumship development classes with her husband, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel. Janine is an avid rock and crystal collector with a vast knowledge of the healing and energy properties of various crystals and gemstones. She owns Sonny's Museum and Rock Shop in Augusta, Maine. Dawn Wilbur is a psychic medium, Reiki master teacher, and integrated energy therapy master instructor. She recently published a book titled Ghostly Images, which is a photographic collection of apparitions, spirit orbs, and entities. She is a spiritual teacher and guides others in utilizing their own psychic abilities to connect with the other side. Dawn serves as an inspirational speaker and message medium for several spiritualist churches throughout Maine. She lives near the midcoast with her family. Rev. Ava Spruce is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and a pastor with HLSC and is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as a speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Bonnie Lee Mellott is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and a member of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She is a retired school teacher as well as a wonderful writer and inspirational speaker. She lives with her husband and beloved 4 legged companions in Carmel, Maine. November Classes - Workshops - Events Traditional Scottish Spirit Messages and Divination When: Saturday, October 31st Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: For thousands of years October 31st has been the day believed to be when the space between the worlds to most thin, the day when those in the spirit realm speak most clearly. Join Matthew T. McDonald as he calls upon those in Spirit to bring forth messages using traditional Scottish forms of mediumship and divination. Dressing in costumes is recommended. Space is limited to 25 people. Presenter: Matthew T. McDonald is a spiritual teacher with over two decades of experience; besides traditional and mystic Christianity, he has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, Spiritualism, Divination as well as various forms of Spiritual Healing traditions. Matthew is a gifted Medium, and his talks and classes are filled with humor, storytelling, and practical spiritual wisdom. He lives in Rockland, Maine with his son, James. Cost: $20.00 Learn Mediumship through Table Tipping When: Friday, November 13th Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: This is table tipping with a twist. In this class, you will discover that you are indeed a medium. You will learn how to channel energy to bring through spirit and spirit messages using the table. This class is lots and lots of fun! Presenters: Reverends Janine Collins and Michael Van Ginkel Cost: $20.00 Reiki Levels 1 and 2 When: Sunday, November 9, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Reiki Level 1: The First Degree (Shoden) Level 1 is a practitioner's initiation into Reiki and is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level, allowing the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy, which flows from the cosmos through the crown of the head and down to the heart and hands. Many Reiki Masters emphasize self-reiki as the goal of the Level 1 designation, encouraging students to focus on practicing Reiki on themselves, thereby working through their own obstacles. Typically the Level 1 course also includes an overview of the history of Reiki. Reiki II Reiki Level 2: The Second Degree (Okuden) Level 2 gives students the skills to practice Reiki on others and open energy channels more deeply. Students also receive their symbols during this level. There are five symbols in reiki and each one corresponds to specific energy (power, harmony, distance, mastery, and completion). Students are expected to use these symbols to bring the universal energy of reiki into their everyday lives in more practical ways. The symbols can also help people provide reiki over long distances or send healing energy wherever it may be needed in the world. You will learn how to do "spirit-guided" Reiki and to feel the energy and direction of the chakras. Instructor: Rev. Gina Collins Cost: $150.00 for both Levels, Reiki 1 and 2. $75.00 for Level 1 only The fundraising committee is putting together a psychic fair and they want to know what folks would like to have and see at the fair. Please contact any committee member. Annie Collins, Sarah Lane, Rev. Gina, Diane Jackman Skolfield with your ideas. Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, (this is a new time for fall and winter and begins on Nov. 8th). Facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. There is no group meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. By Donation. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Lane for mowing the grass, no small task, and for taking care of vehicle storage. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for painting and other various work projects in and around our building. A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued help with various projects. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra Wescott for the lovely flowers she brings us every Sunday. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning our church building. No small task! A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Rev. Gina Collins, Annie Collins, Sarah Lane, Diane Jackman Skolfield A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for being our summer events coordinator, maintaining the church/center website, and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds, and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, or text 207-217-2697 to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. As we continue to grow our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please contact Rev. Ava Spruce (contact info below). There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Happy Thanksgiving to all, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman Skolfield, Rev. Ava Spruce, Robert Thompson, Rev. Gina Collins, Rev. Janet Decker, Rev. Linda Holmes

December

Greetings HLSC Members and Friends, During this time of peace on earth goodwill toward men, it "appears" that there is no peace to found anywhere. Ahhhh, but this is an illusion! Peace is as close as the very air you breathe. I will take this opportunity to remind you that peace is found within. If you want to experience "true and lasting peace" you should first seek it by going within. Her's how. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and relax. Let your mind take you to a place that brings you a sense of peace. You may envision being by the ocean or in the mountains or by a lake or this peaceful place may be your own backyard. Once you find that peaceful place and can feel a sense of peace allow yourself to dwell there for as long as you can, then think to yourself, "I will feel this wonderful sense of peace even when I am no longer in this place." Repeat that statement to yourself several times, feeling the peace as you think it. Bring yourself back to the present moment and feel the peace as it lingers. Do this as often as you can because the more you do it the closer you get to experiencing "the peace that passes all understanding" all day long every day. I ask for the blessing of "peace that passes all understanding", for each and every one of us. Rev. Janet Decker Weather Cancellation Notification Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via email newsletter, and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call or text Rev. Michael to check. Once services and classes are canceled they remain canceled even if Mother Nature decides not to give us her winter gifts as predicted. News Sunday, December 6th is Pot Luck Sunday. Why not bring a friend to church and a dish to share after? There's nothing better than sharing a bite to eat with like-minded friends. Everyone welcome! We will hold our Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 20th, at 4:00 pm. This is the only service we will have on this day so no morning service. There will be refreshments after the service. If you have a particular Christmas goody you would like to bring please do! The Christmas candlelight service is an incredibly beautiful service and we hope everyone can join us. There will be no Mediumship Development group on Sunday, December 20th. There will be no church board meeting in December. We now have a "Suggestion Box" on the counter in the Great Hall. If you have a suggestion please feel free to make it. You do not need to put your name on it. We will check the box regularly. The church by-laws have been updated and can be found on the website. You may also contact our secretary, Diane Jackman Skolfield, if you would like an electronic copy, or if you wish she will mail you a hard copy. HLSC is holding an ongoing bottle drive. When you have bottles and cans to deliver to our church please call or text the church number to arrange a time to drop them off. 207-217-2697. Or, you can bring them on any Sunday. Thank you! Please keep in mind that we are making an effort to keep everyone who comes to church and church events safe. Every other chair will be turned backward to allow for social distancing. If you are feeling sick, have a fever, have any changes in breathing, any changes in smell or taste, or a runny nose then please do not come to church. Masks are available for anyone who wants one. There will be a hand sanitizer on the counter as you enter the building and on the Healing Book table as well as other places throughout the building, we ask that you please use it. The bottom line is, please do not come to church or events if you or someone close to you is feeling unwell. Thank you! For the time being, we have discontinued childcare during the church service. We hope to resume again in the future. Worth Repeating The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. Sunday. Come to church service and let's enjoy eating a meal together after. Bottle drive - Please call or text the church number to arrange a time to drop off your bottles and cans. 207-217-2697. Also, you may bring them to church on any Sunday. Thank you! Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. If you have considered being ordained perhaps this is a good time to begin. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination We have designated a smoking area at the rear of garage #3. That is the garage out front to the right of the main building. There is a cigarette butt receptacle there. Please use it! Thanks! STILL LOST! We are looking for a black LL Bean winter jacket that was taken from the coat rack after the Christmas Candlelight service in December of 2019 by mistake. The owner would very much like to have it back. There is a black jacket still on the rack that probably belongs to the person who picked up the LL Bean Jacket by mistake. If you own a black winter jacket please check to see if you may have taken the LL Bean one by mistake and when you are in church swap them out or call the church at 207-217-2697 and we will make arrangements to get it from you. Thank you! Our November Sunday Service Line Up: December 6th: Rev. Michael Van Ginkel/Facilitator/Speaker, Robert Thompson/Medium December 13th: Rev. Janet Decker/Facilitator, Patti Smith/Speaker and Medium December 20th: Christmas Candlelight Service - Rev. Ava Spruce/Facilitator December 27th: Rev. Janine Collins/Facilitator - Healing and Message Service About Our Reverend's, Speakers, and Mediums Rev. Michael Van Ginkel is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and the lead pastor for The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. He is a Reiki practitioner and is currently working on his "master teacher" certification. Michael is also a Shamanic Practitioner. He spends many hours reading spiritual and religious texts in order to get a better understanding of our oneness with the Creator and to help him fulfill his purpose as a lightworker and healer. Michael actively participates in spiritual workshops and study groups in order to pass on the knowledge that Spirit has brought forth for him. Michael works with the Angels and finds that it is usually Uriel and Metatron who come to him because of his thirst for knowledge. Michael lives in Winthrop. Robert Thompson grew up in the East Corinth area. Robert has felt a connection to spirit from a very young age. Since attending The Healing Light Spiritualist Church he has focused on developing his mediumship abilities. Robert has worked in multiple fields such as the justice system and addiction treatment. Currently, he performs outreach and community integration with the homeless population in the Bangor area. Robert is a trustee on the HLSC Board of Directors. Rev. Dr. Janet Decker is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Church, the Metaphysical Church, and she holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies. She is a certified clinical, forensic, and spiritual hypnotherapist and a certified psychic medium and spiritual counselor. She is Dean of Metaphysical Studies for the International Metaphysical University where she also teaches psychic development and paranormal studies. Janet is a pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine, and creator and teacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. Patti Smith: Patti is a retired Registered Nurse and is a certified Shamanic Practitioner. She has belonged to Spiritualist churches since 1986, where she started at Onset Church in Massachusetts. Patti enjoys taking Spiritual Development classes and is an incredibly gifted Holistic Medical Intuitive. Her Inspirational talks can be heard in Maine Spiritualist churches and camps, where she proudly serves Spiritualism. Rev. Ava Spruce is an ordained Spiritualist Minister and a pastor with HLSC and is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. Ava is a creative and loving soul who has been seeing, hearing and feeling spirit from a very young age. She began Mediumship Development classes at age 15 with her father and has been taking these classes now for over 30 years. Ava enjoys serving area churches as a speaker and medium and her focus is on sharing love and light. Rev. Janine Collins is a Reiki master teacher and Shaman. Janine is also a pastor with The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She teaches mediumship development classes with her husband, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel. Janine is an avid rock and crystal collector with a vast knowledge of the healing and energy properties of various crystals and gemstones. She owns Sonny's Museum and Rock Shop in Augusta, Maine. December Classes - Workshops - Events Gallery Readings When: Friday, December 11th Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME What: Messages will be given for all present. Hear from your Guides, your Angels, your deceased loved ones. Mediums: Ava Spruce, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Rev. Janet Decker, Robert Thompson, Tanya Corderman Cost: $10.00 The fundraising committee is putting together a psychic fair and they want to know what folks would like to have and see at the fair. Please contact any committee member. Annie Collins, Sarah Lane, Rev. Gina, Diane Jackman Skolfield with your ideas. Mediumship Development Circles Sunday afternoons 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Facilitated by Rev. Janet Decker, at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. There is no group meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month. By Donation. To Say Thanks! A BIG THANK YOU to Sarah Lane for handling the rentals. No small task! A BIG THANK YOU to Bruce Towle for his continued help with various projects. A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra Wescott for the holiday decorations. A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, MJ, and Gina Collins for cleaning our church building. Again, no small task! A BIG THANK YOU to our Fund Raising Committee, Rev. Gina Collins, Annie Collins, Sarah Lane, Diane Jackman Skolfield. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for being our events coordinator and maintaining the church/center website, and FB page. A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors. Most of these folks prefer to remain anonymous but spirit knows who you are! A BIG THANK YOU to our members and friends who support us. Without you, there would be no church. A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors. A BIG THANK YOU to the pastors who serve our church all year long. A BIG THANK YOU to our speakers and mediums who serve our church throughout the year. TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Ongoing You can access the minutes for our Board of Directors meetings by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/minutes If you are a member in good standing you can request to see the church financial statements by sending an email to HealingLightEtna@gmail.com We have vehicle, boat, motorcycle, sled, and ATV storage space available for rent. Rent is $35.00 a month for car/truck/small boat rental, and $20.00 a month for motorcycles, sleds, and ATV's. Large boats taking up more than one space is $35.00 per space. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, or text 207-217-2697 to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. As we continue to grow our Healing Light Spiritual Center we hope you will consider donating your time and/or monetary help. If you want to donate time please contact any board member, they are listed at the end of every newsletter. If you would rather contribute monetarily you can do it by clicking here: www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org or you can give donations to one of the pastors. All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated! We can always use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will include vacuuming and occasional washing of the floors. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to help us with this. If there is someone you would like to work with as a team that is wonderful. Many hands make light work!. If you would like to help our center in this way please contact Rev. Ava Spruce (contact info below). There is also a signup sheet on the counter. Thanks so much! Our Church has its own phone number. It is 207-217-2697. Please make a note of it. You may still call any of the pastors or board members personally. Their contact phone numbers are listed at the end of the newsletter. If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. There has been a good response to our FB postings, newsletters, and advertising. The feedback has been favorable and considering we are located in the tiny town of Etna, Maine this is terrific. Our goal is to put Etna and the Healing Light Spiritual Center "on the map", so to speak, but we need your help. If you are on FB we invite you to "Like" our page, Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/ Then please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our events. Share them on your FB page and on any group you are part of. This will help us get the word out. All events are updated regularly on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal And on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/events Reminders The first Sunday of every month is Potluck Sunday. The back row of chairs is designated as healing chairs for those folks who have difficulty getting up and down or walking up front to sit in a healing chair. There will be a healer assigned to those chairs at every service. If you have been coming to our church for a while and would like to become a member you can find out about our "membership requirements" on our website: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ or talk to one of the pastors or board members. You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our website. You will find the form on the “Contact Us” page. If you would like to serve as a speaker and/or a medium during one of our services please see one of the pastors. Thank you. The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hearing suggestions that may improve our church service and make it an even more inviting time of peace and healing. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. All contact information is below. Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church, and please DO share this newsletter. Happy Holidays to all, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman Skolfield, Rev. Ava Spruce, Robert Thompson, Rev. Gina Collins, Rev. Janet Decker, Rev. Linda Holmes