February 2019
HLSC Newsletter

Refreshment Sunday, February 3rd


Visitor Comment: "Excellent service...great fun and very uplifting!"



Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

In this missive, I'd like to keep with the theme of making "God-Centered Choices" which I introduced in the January newsletter. In that newsletter, I suggested making God-Centered Choices (G-CC) a new years resolution and I'd like to add to that... Make a G-CC even if you are scared to death of doing so and you know it will make you unpopular.

Someone might ask, how do I know if I am making a G-CC? Well, the easiest way I know of is to bring the choice you are considering into your heart center. If it feels right, if it feels good, then it is a G-CC. God-Centered Choices make you feel good and/or peaceful and you just seem to know it is the right choice. 

One important thing to know is, G-CC's don't hurt anyone and won't cause you to lose sleep or bring disharmony to your daily life. Non-God-Centered Choices have a lingering hurtful effect that you feel compelled to defend within yourself and to others and this can be very emotionally painful and extremely disruptive to your overall well being and sense of harmony. 

No one ever said that all G-CC's are easy, believe me, often they are not. However, when we go against them, in the long run, we usually end up regretting it in one way or another, and this regret can linger for years. So trust your heart no matter how loud your head screams at you.

And here is one more thing to add to the benefits of making G-CC's, the Universe will have your back. The angels, masters, guides and loved ones will make sure that you are okay and that things work out for you.

Love, peace, and blessings to all,
Rev. Janet Decker


There will be a Board of Directors meeting after church on February 17th. All Members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated.

There will be no mediumship development group on February 17th.

Church membership dues were due in January. If you missed the January deadline no worries, you can still pay them. If you joined the church after September 1st, 2018 you will not need to pay dues until January of 2020. Watch your mail for the renewal form. Also, you can now pay your dues on our website. At the bottom of the home page, you will see "Membership Dues $20.00" and a "Donate" button. Just click on that button to pay your dues. Please be aware that we will still need the form you receive in the mail to be returned to us so that we have your correct address, phone number, and email address on file. Thanks!
More News!

You can access the minutes for our January 27th board meeting 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

Rev. Dr. Janet Decker offers an Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination Program. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination-

Our February Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Linda Holmes and Pastor Laurie Xanthos


February 3rd: Pastor Laurie Xanthos (Facilitator and Messages) Kelly Demmons (Speaker)
February 10th: Rev. Linda (Facilitator) Ava Spruce (Speaker and Medium)
February 17th: Rev. Linda Holmes (Facilitator and Speaker) Rev. Janet Decker (Messages)
February 24th: Healing and Message Circle (all mediums, including aspiring mediums, are encouraged to attend)

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Laurie Xanthos is a pastor of HLSC. She is a well known and exceptional medium, shaman, teacher, and speaker. Laurie is currently enrolled in the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program and she teaches our Healing Certification program. She enjoys serving many Spiritualist Churches and Camps. Laurie lives in Dixfield, Maine.


Rev. Linda Holmes is a member of Healing Light Spiritualist Church and has been a spiritual seeker all her life.  She began her studies in metaphysics as a senior at Newport High School through Christian Science.  She earned her bachelors degree from the University of Maine in 1978, and her masters degree in higher consciousness studies from Holmes Institute in Denver in 2004, with a ministerial license through The Church of Religious Science and the Science of Mind philosophy.

In 2004 she founded The Maine Beacon Center for Spiritual Living in Gorham, Maine, and was ordained in 2006.  She discovered spiritualism a couple years ago and is now working to open to the possibility of mediumship.

She has 2 children, 3 step-children, 1 grandchild, 5 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a 3-year-old step-great-grandchild, and cat Nia.

Kelly Demmons is from Milford, ME and is a member of the Penobscot Nation. Because of her heritage spirituality is naturally a part of her nature. Kelly is a Physical Therapist and certified in Integrated Energy Therapy. She works to heal client issues through the guidance of the Angelic Realm. Kelly is very gifted in channeling the Angelic Realm. She hears what the Angels say to her and she writes it down exactly as they say it, word for word. She does not change anything. The Angels told her this is not "Automatic Writing" but rather "Transmutation". In addition to her many spiritual gifts, Kelly is also a singer and a member of the Glad Helpers in Bangor, Maine.

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. 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 andteacher of the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination program. 

Classes and Workshops

HLSC Healing Certification

When: Sunday, March 24th and Sunday, March 31st 
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm each day (after church)
Instructor: Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Description: Students will learn how to sense/feel energy and how to direct it for the purpose of healing.
Cost: $20.00 which will be donated to the church

Hypnotherapy Certification Course

When: April 22nd - 27th
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Where: 90 Pond St. Etna, ME
What: Hypnotherapy Certification Intensive
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker
Description: This 6 day intensive will train you in the art/science of spiritual and clinical hypnosis including self-hypnosis. Students will learn how to: Induce a hypnotic state in their clients and optimize it, create powerful mind-programming suggestions, work with the higher-self, dialog with clients while in an altered state of consciousness, deal with traumatic memories that may spontaneously arise and much, much more. Students will also learn how to properly keep records, set up an office, and how to market a practice. Upon completion, students will receive certification from the International Metaphysical University International Metaphysical University (IMU)
Cost: $995.00 ($100 discount if paid in full by March 30th)
Contact: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Ph: 207-404-1845 Email: janet.decker9@gmail.comfor syllabus, course objectives, and payment options.

Weather Notifications

The HLSC Facebook page is a good place to check for weekly church news and updates and now that the snow and ice season is upon us this is where we will post cancellations. We will also post them to the local TV station WLBZ channel 2. Please bookmark our FB page so you can easily check for weather notifications. https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/?ref=bookmarks


The first Sunday of every month is refreshment Sunday. To keep things simple bring finger foods only.

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/

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.

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.

To Say Thanks

A Big Thank You to Ken Kroesser and Janice Nelson Kroesser for their ongoing efforts with the Assembly and Use plans for our new building 
A BIG THANK YOU to Peter Conroy and Diane Skolfield for their efforts on putting together a Standard Operating Procedures Manual for our church
A BIG THANK YOU to Don and Diane Skolfied for working on the church By-Laws
A BIG THANK YOU to our Board of Directors
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helps set up for our services every Sunday.
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 

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 Refreshment Sunday. Come to enjoy the service and stay after for refreshments 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, 90 Pond St, 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. (No group on February 17th.)

If you are holding a spiritual/mediumship/psychic event and would like to have it added to the church newsletter please be aware that I will need that information by the 15th of the month prior to the month being published. Example, for the February newsletter I need the information by January 15th. Please send info to me via email. You will find my contact info at the bottom of the newsletter. The church reserves the right to accept or deny submissions.

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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker


Rev. Janet Decker
Email: janet.decker9@gmail.com
Ph: 207-404-1845

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: ahappymedium5555@gmail.com
Ph: 207-647-3781

Pastor Linda Holmes
Email: billindaholmes@gmail.com
Ph: 207-341-4978

Janice Nelson Kroesser
Email: administrator@janussupported.org
Ph: 207-845-2885 

Diane Jackman
Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com
Ph: 305-942-0670

Bruce Towle
Email: bjbat@uninets.net
Ph: 207-948-3436 









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