Happy February Everyone!
I hope everyone has/is managing the energy of the Super Blood Blue Moon full lunar eclipse (Wow, that's a mouth full!) which occurred on January 31st. It was packed with energy! Here is just a little bit about it taken from the "Forever Conscious" web site.
"The January Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse is not only going to help bring resolution and closure to the last half of 2017, it is also going to open and activate a new energy that we are all going to be working with until the next round of Eclipses in July and August 2018."
If you want to learn more about this event you can check it out here: http://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-super-blood-blue-moon-eclipse-january-2018.
Don't forget we will be holding church services in the Etna Town Hall beginning February 4th. The town hall is located at 17 Shadow Lane in Etna.
Sunday, February 4th is Pot Luck Sunday. Since we will be in the town hall we think it is best to keep things simple. Sandwiches, veggies, fruit, cheese, desert, or something along those lines would be good. Come enjoy church service then stay after for a bite to eat and good conversation with like-minded folks. All are welcome!
Linda Homes has graciously offered to host a weekly spiritual/metaphysical group on Friday nights at her home in Palmyra beginning January 19th. The focus of the group will be whatever the attendees decide on. What do you want to explore? What do you want to learn? What do you want to experience?
Some topics to consider would be: mediumship, trance channeling, crystals (energetic properties and use of), shamanic journeying, UFO's, remote viewing, meditation, table tipping, ghosts and apparitions, dowsing, various types of healing work, animal communication, chanting, crystal bowls, tarot cards, scrying, sacred geometry, oracle boards, the hollow earth theory, The Law of One (RA Material), tea leaf reading... The list goes on and on. The only requirement is that you come with an open mind and the curiosity of a child.
Please call or email Linda if you plan to attend as space is limited. Phone: 207-341-4978 Email:email@example.com. A free will offering to cover refreshments is welcome.
As everyone knows, we have had many days this winter of extremely cold temperatures. Even though we will be holding services at the town hall, which has a good heating system, we are still inclined to cancel church if temps dip below 10 degrees. If you are unsure of whether or not a service has been canceled due to extremely cold temperatures you can check on FB, or check your email. If a service has been canceled these are the two places where you will definitely receive notification. Alternately, you can call or email me me, Rev. Janet Decker. My contact info is at the end of the newsletter. If we are canceling due to snow I will post this on WLBZ 2 and WABI local news as well.
Please keep in mind that if church service is canceled then so is the Sunday afternoon mediumship development circle.
Serving the church in February
Facilitator: Rev. Sherwood Denham
February 4th: Bonnie Mellott
February 11th: Pastor Laurie Xanthos
February 18th: Karlene Tanner
February 25th: All Healing and Message Service
About our speakers and Mediums:
Bonnie Mellott: Bonnie is a member of our church and vice president of HLSC board of directors. Bonnie is also a student in our ordination program.
Laurie Xanthos: Laurie is one of our pastors. She is an exceptionally gifted medium and speaker. Laurie is also a terrific teacher who loves to share what she has learned through the years. Laurie serves churches and camps throughout Maine.
Karlene Tanner: Karlene is a member of our church and often serves. She is a delightful speaker and also an extremely gifted medium.
There are a few Psychic /Healing Fairs that will be happening beginning in March. You can check them out here: http://www.soulintentions777.com/upcoming-fairs.html
Edgar Cayce's Glad Helpers Group meets every Monday afternoon from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Maine Holistic Center located at 81 Maine Street Bangor, ME. All Energy Healers are welcome to become part of this group at any time.
The back row of chairs are 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.
The church has an online Ordination Program. You can check it out here or you can find it under the "Classes" tab on the HLSC web site: healinglightspiritualistchurch.org
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 web site: healinglightspiritualistchurch.org Or ask any of our pastors or board members.
You can send prayer requests and/or "suggestions" from our web site. 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.
To Say Thanks
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.
A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church website.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the various church clothing and food drives.
TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. Come enjoy the service, and stay after for a bite to eat and good conversation with like-minded folks.
A Mediumship Development Group meets every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM at Rev. Janet Decker's cottage on the Camp Etna grounds. If you don't know where that is just call or email me. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.
The Mid Maine homeless shelter is asking for the following items. If you have items you would like to donate just bring them to church the first Sunday of any month and Rev. Dee Powers will collect and deliver them.
Here is a list of supplies they could use:
New sweat pants and sweat shirts (Everyone coming into the shelter receives a shower and a new set of clothes)
Diapers of all sizes
Toilet tissues, paper towels, and tissues
All Purpose cleaner
Paper plates, cups, and napkins (square)
HE laundry detergent
Ziploc bags and aluminum foil
Food storage containers
Grocery store gift certificates
Soap, shampoo, and conditioner
Feminine products (pads and tampons)
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Razors and shaving cream
Coffee (regular; decaf) and creamer
Sugar and drink mixes
Canned and non-perishable foods
Books for children
We are accepting new and/or clean, used clothing donations. Please no clothing with holes or pet hair. Again, you can bring your donation to the church and Pastor Dee Powers will collect them.
Both Etna and Canaan Fire Departments need sweat pants and sweat shirts to give out to people who, during a fire, are forced to flee their homes with no more than the shirt on their backs. It is not necessary to buy new. Clean, used items in good condition are very welcome. Please bring them to the church on any Sunday. Children’s sweats are also needed.
To all who have contributed in the past, or will contribute in the future, to any of the above causes, your gifts are truly a blessing. Thank you.
If you have something you would like added to the church newsletter please be aware that I will need that information by the 12th of the month prior to the month being published. Example, for the March newsletter I need the information by February 12th. Please send info to me via email. You will find my contact info at the bottom of the newsletter.
The pastoral council and the church board of directors are open to hear 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.
Spirit is guiding us, all we have to do is listen. See you in church!
Rev. Janet Decker
Rev. Janet Decker
Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Rev. Shirley Boyens
Rev. Sherwood Denham
Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)