September 2020 Healing Light Spiritualist Church Newsletter
 

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 the 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 after.

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, 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 the lead 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 pastor 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. Ava Spruce is an ordained minister and a pastor with 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.
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 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 call, text, or email: Rev. Ava Spruce (contact information below). There is also a sign-up 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
Contacts

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

Rev. Ava Spruce                                                                                                       Email: Avamspruce@gmail.com                                                                                    Ph: 207-631-599

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

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

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

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

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

 

 

August 2020 Newsletter Healing Light Spiritualist Church

 

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. 

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: 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: 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

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

Contacts

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865


 

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

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

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

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

 

 

July 2020 Newsletter Healing Light Spiritualist Church 

 

 

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 July 5th. 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. 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, dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com

There will be no mediumship 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 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.

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 
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

Contacts

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

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

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

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

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June 2020 Newsletter Healing Light Spiritualist Church

 

 

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 folloingw 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 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, 
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 inside and out.
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

Contacts

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

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865


 

 

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715


 

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

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

 

May 2020 Newsletter

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!
 
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.

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

Contacts

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

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

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

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

April 2020 Newsletter

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!

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

Contacts

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

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

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


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

 

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

December 2019 HLSC Newsletter
 

Thanksgiving Pot Luck Sunday, December 1st

Mediums Day, December 7th, 10:00 - 3:00

Christmas Candle Light Service, Sunday, December 22nd, 6:00 pm

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The Healing Light Spiritualist Church... Where Healing Happens!

 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

Can you believe it... Christmas is almost here. Time to connect with family and friends in the spirit of joy and celebration!

As I wrote in last month's newsletter, for many of us, this time of year is a time to give thanks for all that we have. A warm home, a warm bed, food on the table, warm clothes, family and friends. For others, however, this is a time of sadness as some are not as fortunate in their physical blessings. As spiritual beings, it falls to us who are so blessed with material comforts to extend our love and a helping hand to those less fortunate than ourselves this holiday season and into the new year.

Extending a helping hand can be as simple as contributing some canned goods to a food bank or as elaborate as providing toys, food, and warm clothing to an entire family. Whatever way you can give know that you will be well blessed for helping. The Universe never holds back. You get back what you give out. And it is not about how much you give but rather it is about the spirit in which you give. A can for food given with a big and loving heart means more energetically than an entire meal given half-heartedly. Let this "knowing" guide you this Christmas season and throughout the new year.

Peace, joy, and love,
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.

News

December 1st is Thanksgiving Potluck Sunday. We are hoping for all the traditional Thanksgiving foods at this Pot Luck. Do join us for Sunday service, bring a dish to share... and a friend! 

Rev. Linda Holmes is moving from the parsonage to Penobscott Shores Retirement Village in Belfast. This means we have an 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 $800.00 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 call or email Rev. Linda up until December 11th if you are interested. billindaholmes@gmail.com Ph: 207-341-4978. After December 11th 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, December 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: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670
 
There will be no Mediumship Development group on the day of the board meeting, December 15. 

On Sunday, December 22nd, we will have a Christmas Candlelight Service at 6:00 pm and refreshments after. Please be aware that there will be no morning service that day. Also, this is the one Sunday a year when we do not have messages from spirit as part of the service. If you have a favorite holiday goodie please bring it to share. If you came to last year's service then you already know how beautiful this service is. If not then plan to come this year to enjoy the music and sacredness of the season.

We are pleased and happy to announce that we have added a new member to our church family, Sarah Lane. Welcome, Sarah!

Every person who decides to join our church is special to us. To me, it says, "This church is worthy of me and my time and I have something to contribute, I want to help shape the direction it takes."

The Healing Light Spiritualist Church does seek to be worthy of every member. Together we can help lift the consciousness of the planet. This is our mission as we see it and it is no small task. If you decide to join our church please know that this is your mission as well, and we welcome your help! In the words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Bonnie Lee Mellott has agreed to step into the treasurer's position on a trial basis. Bonnie, 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. 

Beginning in January 2020 we are moving the mediumship development group on Sunday to a new time. We will meet at 1:00 pm instead of 1:30 pm. This will give 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. 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.

Time is running out to purchase your tickets for the church Raffle! Tickets will be drawn at the end of this month. Some incredibly nice items have been donated for this raffle. A beautiful quilt made by Thoy, a gorgeous quartz generator crystal donated by Gina Collins, readings, healing sessions, hypnosis MP3's and CD's, some warm lap afghans, a lovely wreath made by Michele Mcpherson, and many other items. Tickets cost $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Don't delay, buy your tickets today!!!

We could use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will also 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! The month of December is spoken for but all other months are open 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  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. 

I said this in previous newsletters but it bears repeating. 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 December Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Linda Holmes

Mediums/Speakers

December 1st: Ava Spruce - Speaker/Medium
December 8th: Lauren Powers - Speaker/Medium
December 15th: Christopher Brown - Speaker/Medium
December 22nd: Christmas Candle Light service 6:00 pm Rev. Linda - Speaker
December 29th: Healing and Message Circle. All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend.

About Our 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.

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. Lauren continues to sit in development circles on a weekly basis.

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.


Classes - Workshops - Events

Mediums Day

When: Saturday, December 7th
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
What: 15 and 30-minute readings with the medium of your choice.
Cost: $20.00 for 15 minutes

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

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 Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.  (No group on December 15th) New time frame starting in January, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 Rev. Linda Holmes for being our treasurer and handling the rentals this year. We wish you much happiness in your new home!
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 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 Kendra Wescott for the holiday decorations.
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.

Merry Christmas!
Rev. Janet Decker, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Diane Jackman, Rev. Linda Holmes, Bruce Towle

Contacts

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

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-647-3781

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

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 

November 2019 HLSC Newsletter
 

Pot Luck Sunday, November 3rd


The Healing Light Spiritualist Church... Where Healing Happens!

 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,


Can you believe it... the holiday season is upon us already. Time to reconnect with family and friends in the spirit of joy and celebration!

For many of us, this time of year is a time to give thanks for all that we have. A warm home, a warm bed, food on the table, warm clothes, family and friends. For others, however, this is a time of sadness as some are not as fortunate in their physical blessings. Let's be sure to extend our love and a helping hand to those less fortunate than ourselves this holiday season and into the new year.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Rev. Janet Decker

News

November 3rd is Potluck Sunday. Bring a dish and come enjoy the service, then stay after for food and good conversation with like-minded folks.

There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, November 17th, 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, November 17th. 

We are pleased and happy to announce that we have added a new member to our church family, Linda (Lindy) McLaughlin. Welcome, Lindy! 

It is that time of year, again, when snow and ice may affect church services. Notice of closings will always be posted on FB, via newsletter and on the local TV station WABI 5. You may also call Rev. Janet to check. Winter hasn't even started and I am already thinking SPRING!

Some really nice items have been donated to our church for our raffle. A beautiful quilt made by Thoy, a gorgeous quartz generator crystal donated by Gina Collins, readings, healing sessions, hypnosis MP3's and CD's, some warm lap afghans, a lovely wreath made by Michele Mcpherson, and many other items. Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets! $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held in December and you do not need to be present to win.

Our Church now 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.

Rev. Linda Holmes has resigned the treasurer's position effective December 31st, 2019. The Board of Directors feels it would be best to have a bookkeeper as well as a treasurer. The bookkeeper would not be a board member. Are you able to serve the center in either of these capacities? If so, please do consider stepping up. You will have our eternal thanks and gratitude.

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. Linda Homes to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: billindaholmes@gmail.com Ph: 207-341-4978

We could use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will also 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! The months of November and December are spoken for but all other months are open 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  Thanks so much!

If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. 

The Center has a wishlist, lawnmower, weed whacker, crystals, and other sacred spiritual objects. Thanks for your donations!

I said this in previous newsletters but it bears repeating. 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 November Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Pastor Laurie Xanthos and Rev. Michael Van Ginkel

Mediums/Speakers

November 3rd: Pastor Laurie Xanthos facilitator and Medium, John Welch/Speaker
November 10th: Rev. Michael facilitator and speaker, Patty Smith/Medium
November 17th: Pastor Laurie Xanthos/Ava Spruce Speaker and Medium
November 24th: Rev. Michael/Healing and message circle. All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend.

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Laurie Xanthos is a Pastor of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna Maine. She has taught Soul Shifting classes in Mediumship Development for many years. Laurie retired after twenty years of public education to pursue classes in healing the body, mind, and spirit. She is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Shaman, Reflexologist and Intensive Tuning Fork Sound Healer. Her humor, heart, and high accuracy have drawn people to her throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. Laurie is a proud Spiritualist, a religion that she highly respects and is passionate about.

John Welch is a member of the HLSC and an ordination student. John is a Certified Shamanic Practitioner and has had many testimonials of his healing abilities helping and even curing the recipient.

Patty Smith: Patti Smith Patti is a retired Registered Nurse and is a certified Shamanic Practioner. 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.

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

Gallery Readings

When: Saturday, November 9th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Rev. Janet Decker, Ava Spruce, Michele McPherson, Michael Van Ginkle
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

Aura Sensing/Reading

When: Saturday, November 16th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Michele McPherson
What: In this class, we will learn what an Aura is, the 7 layers of the Aura and the colors associated with those layers and what they mean. We will participate in an exercise that will teach us how to see someone else's Aura as well as our own. This class is for all levels of development

Spoon Bending

When: Saturday, November 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenter: Dawn Wilbur
What: Spoon bending was made popular by Uri Geller in the 1970s. Most famously on the Tonight Show. Everyone has the ability to bend spoons. The key is believing you can do it, believing it 100% without a doubt. In this workshop, Dawn will demonstrate how to bend spoons and you'll receive you own spoon to practice with. Come with an open mind and be ready to amaze yourself!
Cost: $20.00

Mediums Day

When: Saturday, December 7th
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
What: 15 and 30-minute readings with the medium of your choice.
Cost: $20.00 for 15 minutes

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.  (No group on November 17th)

Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at Michele McPherson’s house, 19 Lost View Lane, Levant. Everyone welcome, beginners through advanced. Pot luck 6:00 PM group begins at 7:00 PM

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 Bruce Towle for finishing up some carpentry items and necessary maintenance issues.
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 Kendra Wescott for the beautiful flowers she brings to brighten our church every Sunday and for the many Angel figurines that now bless our center. 
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 now grace our center. I believe they LOVE their new home!
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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-647-3781

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

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 

October 2019 HLSC Newsletter

Pot Luck Sunday, October 6th

Comment: "What fabulous energy there is here!"

 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

The following President’s Report was read at our members meeting on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019; 
 
September 2018 to Sept 2019 was filled with incredible happenings. 

In September of 2018 the entire old board of directors for the church stepped down and a new board of directors was put into place approximately six weeks later in October. For those 6 weeks, our church basically hung in limbo. We had no access to our financial accounts, no checkbook, no records of any kind, even the newsletter email list was withheld, although I did find a way around that particular problem. Even though we had over $11,000.00 in our bank accounts when it came time to pay the $200.00 for rent for the town hall one of the members had to pay our rent. 

From the time we were evicted from the Temple on the Camp Etna grounds in September of 2017 until approximately mid-October of 2018 our church was in a state of flux. In hindsight what was really going on was it was time for the old Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, Maine to change and become so much more. It was time to give birth to and become the parent of, The Healing Light Spiritual Center of Etna, Maine. In order for that to happen spirit had to “clean house” in a manner of speaking. As is usually the case when it is time for something new to come into being the old must be stripped away. The process of tearing down, transformation and growth can be very painful energetically and emotionally and it often leaves us exhausted in just about every way possible. In the end, however, when we look back we can say, “It was worth it. Look what we created!”

And, so, in October of 2018, the church created a new board of directors and voila! Look where we are in one short year. We have our own building and have completely remodeled it. We have already held many wonderful classes and workshops and we have hosted two different sets of mediums from across the Atlantic. The very first teacher in our new building was Master Maria from New York. She led a 3-day workshop teaching us beautiful Buddhist chants and teachings of Master Sha. Each one of those teachings was a blessing. Master Maria did an energetic cleansing of our building and then blessed our building and all of our future endeavors. What a terrific new start for the Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, ME.

I believe it is appropriate to highlight some of the wonderful gifts our church and center have received from many loving and supportive souls. To date, we have received several thousand dollars worth of supplies and materials to remodel our building. While we were remodeling our building several months of rent for the town hall was donated. Over $2500.00 for a sound system was donated, the money for the chairs and the cost of picking them up was donated. The cost for our beautiful sign, curtains, rugs, carpeting, podium, crystals and angels, desk, artwork, plants, a brand new refrigerator that is being delivered tomorrow, the cabinet for our trance work, vacuum cleaner, mops, brooms, trash cans, plates, cups, napkins, water, food for our events, yard sale items, the cost for some of the mowing, countless man-hours of work mounting into the hundreds. And last week we received $5000.00 from an anonymous donor.

I would like the people who contributed and continue to contribute their time and efforts to remodeling to stand and be recognized. Diane, Don, Ken, Bruce, Michele, Karen, her husband John also donated hours of time, Susan Joyce, Kendra Westcott, Janice, Pam Logue, Linda, Lisa, Thoy and Peter, and if I missed anyone please stand up and be recognized.

I would like those who contributed their time to help with events from setting up to cleaning up and everything in between to stand and be recognized, are, Diane, Ava, Lisa, Michele, MJ, Karen, Gina, Janice, Josh and Rachel who are now in Florida, and if I missed anyone please stand and be recognized.

We give special recognition to Diane who not only worked her fingers to the bone and practically lived here at the center during the remodeling, but she also coordinated the work crews, made about 1000 trips to Bangor and Newport for supplies, did the event coordination for all events, created our Spiritualism in Maine corner, taught classes and has also managed to stay on top of her secretarial duties for the church. Diane, you have our deepest thanks and appreciation and I just want to add, you are AWESOME!

Our second year hosting International Week and our very first year hosting IW at our Spiritual Center was a great success. All of the Mediums are excited to return again next year. The fact that they are already talking about next year speaks volumes. The dates have been set for that event. It will take place September 11 - 19th, 2020.

We currently have events scheduled on weekends through the end of November. They include Gallery nights, message circles, table tipping and something we are particularly happy to announce is our “Understanding Your Psychic Children” classes that will run for four Saturdays in November. Our fundraising committee is also planning a special “Seance” event for January. More on that to come.

It is important that I give recognition to our fundraising committee members, Ava Spruce, Karen Costigan, Lisa Herbster, Michele McPherson and I am also on that committee. It was no small task making sure International Week with all the food, snacks, and registrations ran smoothly. The food was especially wonderful, from the spaghetti sauce for our spaghetti dinner made by Ava and her husband from a generations-old recipe to the incredible Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie made from fresh pumpkin scooped out by Lisa’s husband. Outstanding! There were 27 people who attended that dinner.

Another thing I must mention is our raffle items and raffle ticket sales. Folks have donated some incredible things. Thoy donated a magnificent quilt she made, Gina donated a fabulous quartz crystal generator, there are some lovely healing sessions donated, lap afghans, readings, cd’s, and crafts. We would love everyone’s help with selling tickets. $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. All of these items have been lovingly donated to support our church and to keep our center growing. We would like to draw winning tickets at the end of December and you do not have to be present to win. So, take some pictures of the items and take some tickets with you and sell, sell, sell!

To sum things up, we are off to an incredible start. I believe our mission is to be a beacon of light that reaches around the world. A place where people can come to learn, grow, share experiences and, especially to heal. Spirit gave Diane a beautiful phrase that is appropriate, The Healing Light Spiritualist Church and Center, Where Healing Happens!

Respectfully Submitted, Rev. Janet Decker

Just a few highlights from International week. We had trance, psychic surgery, tarot, Celtic divination, Rune, psychic art, table tipping, hypnosis, and seance classes as well as music, dancing, food, and mediumship demonstrations. It was truly an amazing week and we look forward to next year when our friends from across the big pond come again.

If you have enjoyed a church service or an event at "The Center" please shout it to the heavens and to everyone you know. And of course, this includes social media. Word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising and continues to be so. Also, bring a friend with you to church or an event. When they realize what a jewel we have here in this little town called "Etna" they will also tell others and the first thing you know it catches on like fire. Our goal is to need a MUCH larger parking lot!

One of the best reasons I know for people to come to our center is it is peaceful and very healing. The word "Healing" is part of our name for a reason. Yes, there are healers here, the hands-on kind, but also mediumship, and receiving a message from a loved one, or a beloved pet who is in spirit, an Angel or a Master Teacher is often the highest form of healing a person can get, and it is called "soul healing". All who grieve or are troubled in some way can benefit from soul healing. 

So be sure to spread the word about all the wonderful things that are going on at the Healing Light Spiritual Center in Etna, ME, "Where Healing Happens!" and I will see you there!

Love filled blessings to all,
Rev. Janet Decker

News

Our Church now 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.

In September I was pleased and proud to present Michael Van Ginkel with his certificate of ordination. Michael, may you be well blessed on your spiritual path of service to others. 

Rev. Michael has agreed to become a pastor of our church. We are very pleased to welcome him to our pastoral Council. Michael feels that the purpose of becoming a reverend is to serve and we look forward to having him serve our church and our church community for many years to come. 

We have 4 new members to our church. Michael Van Ginkel., Colin Hall, and Iddi and Gwen Eiriksson. The Healing Light Spiritualist Church welcomes these wonderful folks to our church family.

We have been given a wonderful donation in the amount of $5000.00. The donor wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you and we wish you many blessings of the spirit !

Dunnett's Appliance in Bangor, Maine has donated a brand new refrigerator to our center. We greatly appreciate this much-needed gift.

Rev. Linda Holmes has resigned the treasurer's position effective December 31st, 2019. The Board of Directors feels it would be best to have a bookkeeper as well as a treasurer. The bookkeeper would not be a board member. Are you able to serve the center in either of these capacities? If so, please do consider stepping up. You will have our eternal thanks and gratitude.

We need to get some outside painting done before bad weather sets in. We are asking for volunteers for this project. Please call Rev. Janet Decker 207-404-1845. Thanks!

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. Linda Homes to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: billindaholmes@gmail.com Ph: 207-341-4978

We could use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will also 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! The months of October, November an December are spoken for but all other months are open 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  Thanks so much!

October 6th is Potluck Sunday. Bring a dish and come enjoy the service, then stay after for food and good conversation with like-minded folks.

There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, October 20th, 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 the day of the board meeting, October 20th. 

If you are a member or friend of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall. 

The Center has a wishlist, lawnmower, weed whacker, crystals, and other sacred spiritual objects. Thanks for your donations!

I said this in previous newsletters but it bears repeating. 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 October Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Reverend Janet Decker, Rev. Michael Van Ginkel, Pastor Laurie Xanthos

Mediums/Speakers

October 6th: Rev. Janet/Ava Spruce, speaker, and medium
October 13th: Rev. Janet/Rev. Karen Heasley, Speaker, and Medium
October 20th: Rev. Michael/Healing and message circle (this is usually held on the last Sunday of the month) All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend.
October 26th: Pastor Laurie/Rev. Nancy Parry - Speaker and Medium

About Our 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.

Rev. Karen Heasley was born and raised in Western PA  and is the founder and spiritual leader of The Spiritual Path Church in New Castle, PA. She is a retired Social Worker. Karen had a near-death experience at the age of 5 and has been conscious of spirit from that time. After her parents passed into spirit she was drawn to develop her mediumship skills. She studied with Janet Nohavec of "The Journey Within School for Mediumship" in New Jersey and Rev. Leonard Young from England who taught at the Arthur Findley College. She is a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc., and is the founder of the Western Pennsylvania IANDs which began in 2009. Karen is also a member of Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, NY.  She is affiliated with The Spiritualist National Union and founded the third church in the US under the SNU of the United Kingdom. Karen is an "Evidential Medium" .  She believes that giving evidence of spirit contact can "paint a person back to life" for the sitter. Karen will tell you she is here to serve Spirit, and she truly is.

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. 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.

Classes - Workshops - Events

Past Life SoulCollage® (Postponed until January)

Past Life Regression

When: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Rev. Janet Decker (35 years experience)
What: Hypnotic Past Life Regression is fun, enlightening, and often mystifying. During the session, you will travel through many eras in time in search of one or two, and sometimes three, lifetimes that have a particular meaning for you in this current lifetime. You may discover one or more people in this lifetime who are directly linked to you from another lifetime. You may discover the answer to the eternal mystery of "Why" certain events have occurred in your life or why you have such a strong, often overpowering, draw to a particular person, place or time.  No matter what you find out hypnotic regression is safe, relaxing and enjoyable. No previous experience with hypnosis is required. please bring a blanket and pillow.
Cost: $25.00

Table Tipping

When: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Janice Nelson Kroesser
Cost: $20.00

Gallery Readings

When: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Experienced Mediums and Student Mediums
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

Message Circle

When: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenter: Ava Spruce
Cost: $20.00

Hypnotherapy Certification Course

When: 6 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays. October 25, 26, November  1,2, and 8, 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Where: 90 Pond St. Etna, ME
What: Basic Hypnotherapy Certification 
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 that really work! 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. Upon completion, students will receive certification from the International Metaphysical University (IMU)
Registration for this course closes October 18, 2019
Cost: $1111.00 - A deposit of $550.00 is required at time of registration.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Ph: 207-404-1845 Email: janet.decker9@gmail.com for course objectives.

Understanding Your Psychic Children (Postponed until spring)

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 October newsletter I need the information by September 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.

 

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.  (No group on October 20th)

Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at Michele McPherson’s house, 19 Lost View Lane, Levant. Everyone welcome, beginners through advanced. Pot luck 6:00 PM group begins at 7:00 PM

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 with International Week. We quite literally could not have done this event without you!
A BIG THANK YOU to those who are continuing to help us put the finishing touches on our center and helping with activities.
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 Kendra Wescott for the beautiful flowers she brings to brighten our church every Sunday and for the many Angel figurines that now bless our center. 
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 now grace our center. I believe they LOVE their new home!
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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-647-3781

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

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 

March 2020 Newsletter Healing Light Spiritualist Church

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

Contacts

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

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

Rev. Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

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

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

February 2020 Healing Light Spiritualist Church Newsletter

Happy Valentines Day!

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist 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: HealingLightEtna@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 207-568-1897. 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

Contacts

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

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

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

 

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

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

Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

January 2020 HLSC Newsletter

Pot Luck Sunday, January 5th
Full Moon Ceremony, January 10th
Energy Healing Class, January 24th
Gallery Readings January 24th
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The Healing Light Spiritualist Church... Where Healing Happens!

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: HealingLightEtna@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 Towle 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 207-568-1897. 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

Contacts

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

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-647-3781

Rev. Michael Van Ginkel
Email: triumph1963@hotmail.com
Ph: 207-242-2865

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

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

Bonnie Mellott
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com
Phone: 207-848-3715

July 2019 HLSC Newsletter

Grand Opening Gala July 5th   6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!
 

Beginning July 7th church services will be held at the  Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME 04434

See you there!

 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

On June 28th we held the first of many events in our new building. I can only say that the joy of having a place of our own is immeasurable. As I gazed at each of the rooms my heart swelled. Spirit brought us an opportunity and we did not hesitate. It all came together so beautifully that it seems otherworldly. I suppose it actually is otherworldly. Vibrations of a much higher resonance brought our vision of a spiritual center into being, make no mistake in that regard.

Personally, I have wanted to be a part of birthing a spiritual endeavor such as this for about 35 years. I had gotten to a point where I pretty much gave up on it. Funny how the Universe works. You hold onto an idea, and you hold on, and hold on, and hold on, and then when you finally let go it happens. Kind of like spoon bending. And if you've never tried spoon bending we will be having a workshop on that in the fall. Amazing!

And it is about letting go so that an idea can manifest but it is also about timing. So many things had to come together at just the right time in order to work so perfectly. The right people, the right vision, the right place, the right attitudes, the right sense of purpose, the right financing, and on and on. Just think about it for a minute. Our little church filled with incredible loving lightworkers built, in essence, a palace of light for folks near and far to come to honor Spirit and Masters of all the sacred paths. A place that will feed their spiritual hunger, and slake their spiritual thirsts. Folks, if you aren't filled with awe and swelling with joy then perhaps you will want to spend more time loving and honoring yourself. In fact we all should because this is where it all begins, in our souls.

I could go on and on but I believe everyone knows what I am feeling. I hope you will join me in a chorus of thanks and gratitude for what we have been charged with and what we are now caretakers of.

May our Healing Light shine for all the world to feel!

Bright Blessings one and all,
Rev. Janet Decker

News

I am thrilled to announce that the Grand Opening Gala and Pig Roast for our Healing Light Spiritual Center will take place on Friday, July 5th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Pastor Laurie Xanthos and John Welch have donated a pig roaster and a pig for the event. Thank you, Laurie and John! There will be music by "Josh We Know". Thank you, Josh! Platform messages by Sandy Campbell, Eleanor Walker, and Heather Hatton will round out the evening. Thank you, Sandy, Eleanor, and Heather!

Gather up the family and come enjoy the evening with us, and if you care to, please bring a dish to share.

We held our first class in our new building the last weekend of June. The Masters Healing Weekend ran June 28th, 29, and 30th. The class was very well attended and everyone came away feeling terrific.

There was a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge and healing imparted to the students and it made us aware of how fortunate we are to have such a high caliber teacher come to HLSC to teach and inspire us. Master Maria is incredible, to say the least. Thank you, thank you, Master Maria, for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with your hungry students. And thank you Thoy and Diane for bringing her to us. 

It did not escape me that having Master Maria as our first teacher was a blessing for our Center. Her walking into the building Friday evening brought a blessing in and of itself. Then, on Saturday, she did a cleansing and blessing by intention. WOW! A line from a song by Carole King came to mind, "I felt the earth move under my feet"!

Beginning in July our Sunday services and all events, including the Mediumship Development circle, will be held in our new spiritual center at 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Church service remains at 10:30 and the mediumship development group will continue to meet at 1:30. We are VERY excited about our new digs and I'm certain you must be too. It is more than wonderful to finally have such an excellent new and permanent home. 

July 7th is Refreshment Sunday. Bring a dish and come to enjoy the service then stay after for refreshments and good conversation with like-minded folks.

Our sign is up and shining for all the world to see! Our center will be a year-round facility for worship as well as spiritual and metaphysical classes and workshops. You can see what our sign looks like by visiting  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

There will be a Board of Directors meeting after church on July 21st. All Members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. Member participation is especially encouraged now that we are moving into an entirely new phase of development and operation. If you would like to have something added to the agenda please contact me. 

Our summer season of classes, workshops, and events is underway! Please check out our schedule below. 

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

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

Although I will be thanking everyone who has helped get our building ready for assembly and occupation in the "Thank You" section of the newsletter I must give special recognition to Diane Jackman Skolfield. Diane has practically lived at The Center since she arrived back in Maine on May 19th. Her carpentry skills have been a Godsend. Diane, on top of directing and overseeing the work of our volunteers and making countless trips to Lowes in Brewer, has also done a great deal of the hands-on labor and this includes building walls and knocking out walls, door installation, ramp building, painting, floor laying and you name it she has done it. On top of all of this, she created and designed our signs, brochures, and business cards, dealt with the sign people, Installed the sign,created the events pages for FB, 140 events I might add, created a fundraiser page on FB, coordinated all of our 140 events, is in the process of setting up our historical nook, kept our website calendar up to date along with the website itself, and did her secretarial duties as well. Diane also contributed monetarily to our spiritual endeavors. I don't know about you but I am exhausted just reading about what she has done to get our center ready.

I know I have probably left a lot out because truly Diane's efforts on the church's behalf are far too numerous for me to remember. Diane is an incredible human being with one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen or been privileged to know and call a friend. Diane, may The One Infinite Creator shower you with countless blessings as you have showered us! 

I also want to give special recognition to Janice Nelson Kroesser. As most everyone knows we would not even have a building for Diane to go crazy on if it weren't for Janice. Janice is also an incredibly loving and giving soul. She created an amazing place for folks to call home, folks who essentially have no home. Approximately 30 years ago Janice birthed Washington Manor, a residential care facility, into being. Her business, Janus Supportive Living services, financed our building and the funds needed to remodel it and bring it up to code.  

Again, my heart swells as I think about the blessings that have been showered upon us. For all that Janice has done for us and for so many others in her care throughout the years, may The One Infinite Creator shower you with countless blessings.

We are endlessly reminded of how blessed we are as a church. To have come so far in 3 months is almost unbelievable. To each and every person who has given time and/or money to bring our vision to life, you have the church's deepest heartfelt thanks and gratitude. 

Just to highlight our remodeling progress...The old carpet was removed, walls and ceilings have been scrubbed down and painted, new tile was laid in the bathroom and behind the counter in the assembly room, and carpeting has been installed in the upper classroom. Scraping and painting outside is in progress. Fire doors have been installed and firewalls have been constructed. New and beautiful front and back doors have also been installed as well as exit lighting. The sound system will be installed very soon. Flowers have been planted and the place looks beautiful! Construction and other work have progressed at breakneck speed but there is still plenty more to do. Stop by and give us a hand. We'd love to have you!


Our July Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Janet Decker

Mediums/Speakers

July 7th: Sandy Campbell speaker and medium
July 14th: Michael Van Ginkle (ministerial student) conducting the service, Dawn Wilbur (messages)
July 21st: Matthew Mcdonald speaker and medium
July 28th: Healing and Message Circle

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Michael Van Ginkle is a ministerial student in the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination course. 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.

Sandy Campbell is an old friend of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church and we are glad to have him at our podium once again. Sandy hails from Scotland. He is a Spiritualist Minister and Pastor for Love and Light Spiritual & Wellbeing Center, which he founded in 2015. As a medium and teacher, Sandy works all over Scotland and his work has also taken him to England, Ireland and the USA. Sandy holds a diploma in Holistic Healing and is also a certified medium. He developed a Diploma Course in Spiritual Studies alongside his colleague and friend Heather Hatton in 2015. Sandy is a well respected and established medium in his own right having also trained with some of the UK's leading mediums such as Tony Stockwell and Glyn Edwards. He is also a holder of a certificate in Intuitive Studies through the renowned medium Gordon Smith.

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.

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.

Classes - Workshops - Events 

Four days of Spiritual/Mediumship Events

When: July 5, 6, 7, 8
Time: See below
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: Spiritual Studies Certification (Part one Friday, July 5th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Part two Saturday, July 6th 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Part three Sunday, July 7th 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm), Palmistry and Foot Reading Class (Monday, July 8th 9:00 am to 12:00 noon) 
Platform Messages and pot luck after the Sunday church Service (10:30 am)
Instructors: From across the Atlantic - Sandy Campbell, Eleanor Walker, Heather Hatton
Cost: Spiritual Studies Certification - 3 parts (10 hours) $99.00, Palmistry, and Foot Reading Class (3 hours) $30.00, Sunday Church Service, Pot Luck and Platform Messages (Donations gratefully accepted)
Please see our FB Events page for class details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal
Contact: Diane, Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670 

Spiritualism History and Philosophy

When: Sunday, July 14, Sunday, August 11th, Sunday, September 15th
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: The History and philosophy of Spiritualism (recommended for everyone new to spiritualism)
Instructor: Diane Jackman Skolfield
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted
Contact: Diane Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670

Edgar Cayce's Search For God

When: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Healing LIght Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: The Search for God Group Study lessons were started by Edgar Cayce back in 1931. Edgar Cayce agreed to help a group of people grow spiritually and become more psychic, with one condition: They would have to live the precepts. In this group, we will discuss his precepts and talk about God.
Presenter: Bob Johnstone
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

Coming Back Home To God

When: Saturday, August 10th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Healing LIght Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: Rosie Deer Heart and June Bro have released their book called Coming Back Home to God; Reflections on Edgar Cayce's Legacy. Rosie will talk to us about this book, reading excerpts and dialogues which occurred between June Bro and Edgar Cayce while he was still alive. June Bro is the last living human to have worked with Edgar Cayce; The Sleeping Prophet.
Presenter: Rosie Deer Heart
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

Health For Happiness Week

When: August 26th to August 31st
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Yoga, Music, Meditation, Hula Hoops, Food Fermenting and so much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/354096238492728/

Art For Happiness Week

When: September 2nd to September 7th
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Acting classes, Creative Writing Classes, Music, Song Writing Classes, Yoga and much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/521605935247652/

Healing Light International Week

When: September 6th to 14th
What: During International Healing Light Week we'll host several International Tutors teaching workshops in Mental and Physical Mediumship, Psychic Art, Animal Communication, Runes, Hypnosis, Healing, Qigong, History of Spiritualism and so much more!
Presenters: Sandra Bell, Dominic Boag, Victoria Carillo DVM, Rev. Dr. Janet Decker, Iddi Eiriksson, Colin Hall, Graham MacLauren, Gary Mannion, Dorothy Reid, Diane Jackman Skolfield
Cost: Classes are individually priced.
Please see our FB page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/740661116327417/

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 June newsletter I need the information by May 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.

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.  

Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at Michele McPherson’s house, 19 Lost View Lane, Levant. Everyone welcome, beginners through advanced. Pot luck 6:00 PM group begins at 7:00 PM. (No group in July)

To Say Thanks!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone stepping up to the plate to physically work on our new building. We could not do it without you. To date, these folks are, Diane Jackman Skolfield, Bruce Towle, Thoy Conroy, Peter Conroy, Karen Costigan, John Costigan, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Ken Krosser, Rev. Linda Holmes, Sandra Spear, John Welch, Susan Joyce, Kendra Wescott, Michele McPherson, Rhonda Allen, Rev. Janet Decker.
A BIG THANK YOU to Janice Nelson Kroesser for her generous contribution of window treatments. I know they will look beautiful! 
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 Bonnie Mellott for mowing the field.
A BIG THANK YOU to Laurie Xanthos and John Welch for donating the pig and pig roaster for our Grand Opening Gala.
A BIG THANK YOU to Peter Conroy for his ongoing support and teaching efforts with regards to the database and bookkeeping program for the church computer. And for his willingness to always be available if we need him.
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 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.

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 refreshment Sunday. To keep things simple bring finger foods only. In the future, we plan to once again have pop luck Sundays. We will let you know when that happens.

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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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 

 

June 2019 HLSC Newsletter

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

I am always happy to send good news and the good news this month is, we are making terrific progress on our new building. WooHoo! 

Nature, as if to cheer us on with our church's spiritual endeavors, has sent us messengers in the form of a Baltimore Orioles. Many Baltimore Orioles in fact. The Baltimore Oriole is the Maryland State bird but the entire time I lived in Maryland I never saw one. The first Oriole I ever saw was in Virginia about 30 years ago. Then I saw one at my feeders when I lived in Jackson, Maine 16 years ago, right after I moved here. And now, all these years later, they are at my feeders again. I put out oranges to encourage them to hang around a while. 

Although I cannot remember what was going on in my life all those years ago, the first time I ever saw a Baltimore Oriole in Virginia, I can certainly remember what was going on when I saw a Baltimore Oriole 16 years ago. I had just moved north to make Maine my new home. And now, I am seeing them again as we are about to move our church into its new, and permanent, physical and spiritual home. It seems to me that this is no coincidence and that the Oriole is a good omen for new homes, A sign of new and wonderful things to come.

There are Orioles on Reverend Linda's feeders at the parsonage and other members of our church and mediumship groups have also seen them in their yards and at their feeders. With so many Orioles coming around I had to look them up to find out the spiritual meaning. It seems the Oriole brings sunshine to your life and current endeavors. How appropriate is that? The Oriole is also associated with Archangel Auriel. This is a wonderful message from nature in support of our endeavors. 

Bright Blessings one and all,
Rev. Janet Decker

News

June 2nd is Refreshment Sunday. Come to enjoy the service and stay after for refreshments and good conversation with like-minded folks.

We have designated Thursdays and Saturdays as work days in our new building. So far we have accomplished a great deal. Old carpet has been pulled up, walls and ceilings have been scrubbed down in preparation for painting and the painting has begun...indeed it is almost finished! Outside painting has also begun. Some necessary construction inside has begun as well. Things are moving along nicely and we are making great progress.  

If you can spare some time on a Thursday or Saturday please join us at the center starting at 9:30 and stay as long as you want. Many hands make light work and it feels really good to be working alongside like-minded folks with a vision.

Our sign has been ordered and should be here in a few short weeks...YAY! You can see what it looks like by going to our FB events page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

We are in need of a volunteer to cut the grass at our center. We have the lawn out front, the lawn in the back and we have a big field to mow. We do not have a lawn mower yet so in addition to asking for a volunteer to mow we are also asking for the donation of a good used push mower and weed whacker. The field needs a riding mower so if anyone can volunteer to bring over their riding mower and mow the field that would be great. If we wait much longer we will need a bush hog, yikes!

Our neighbor, Dale Hopkins, graciously cut the grass out front for us this past week. When asked by Diane if she could pay him to mow for us until we got a mower he said, "Let's not worry about it". When asked if he would take a hug for it he said, "Yes!". Bless his heart    

I said this in the May newsletter but it bears repeating, the generosity of the people in our church is both astounding and humbling for me. Never in my life have I seen such an outpouring of love, kindness, giving, sharing and caring. And the best part is, it is contagious!!! It seems everybody wants to do something to help in some way. And now our neighbor has even stepped up to help. Is there any doubt we are doing exactly what we are meant to be doing? No doubt in my mind 

We are hoping to start holding services in our new building in July. I will send a separate email later in June to confirm this. 

I will be away from June 1st through June 20th. Please contact Rev. Linda Holmes or Pastor Laurie Xanthos if you have a pastoral need during the time I am away. Thank you.

There will be no Sunday Mediumship Development group for the first 4 weeks of June 2, 9, 16 and 23. We will resume the Sunday mediumship group on June 30th. When the group meets on June 30th we will likely be in our new building, 38 Stage Rd. The time will remain at 1:30, after church. Again, I will send another email later in June to confirm the new location.

There will be a Board of Directors meeting after church on June 23rd. All Members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. Member participation is especially encouraged now that we are moving into an entirely new phase of development and operation. If you would like to have something added to the agenda please contact me. 

Plans are progressing nicely for our first summer season as well as for our first International Healing Light week. Please see what is happening below.

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

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

Our June Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Pastor Laurie Xanthos

Mediums/Speakers

June 2nd: Janice Mitchell (Speaker) Ava Spruce (Medium)
June 9th: Kendra Wescott (Speaker) Pastor Laurie (Medium)
June 16th: Lauren Powers (Speaker and Medium)
June 23rd: Pastor Laurie Xanthos (Speaker and Medium)
June 30th: Master Maria Sunukjian will speak briefly and give healing messages (See Masters Weekend below)

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Janice Mitchell lives in Hampden, Maine and is a frequent visitor to Healing Light Spiritualist Church. Janice is a retired nurse and is now a licensed massage therapist. Since retiring as a nurse she concentrates on healing and growing in inner peace and joy through Cranio-Sacral, neuromuscular and Integrated Energy Therapy. In addition to providing these healing therapies, she travels and teaches IET and working with the Angels to "Heal One Heart At a Time". Janice is a mother and grandmother and in her leisure time, she enjoys traveling to new places, discovering more about her spiritual path and spending time with her family and great-grandchildren.

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 has been involved with The Healing Light Spiritualist Church community for approximately 14 years 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. 

Maria Sunukjian is a  Master Teacher, Divine Channel, World Wide representative and Disciple of Master Zhi Gang Sha. She is a spiritual teacher, psychotherapist, and healer. Master Maria has been offering classes in spiritual development since 2005. She has been in the social work field since 1973 and became licensed as a clinical social worker in 1981. To her credit Master Maria started a residential drug treatment program for addicted adolescents and started the first outpatient chemical dependency service at the Albany Veterans Medical Center in 1990. She modernized a homeless program for addicted veterans in 1995 and regulated a social service non-profit starting in 1998, an organization she served for 13 years. Currently, Master Maria offers a variety of classes, teachings, and programs in spiritual development based on Taoist and Buddhist philosophy and practice. She sponsors a weekly soul mind-body wellness group in Albany, NY.  as well as free Love, Peace, and Harmony blessings and healing's every Tuesday evening via phone for anyone. She is certified to teach Master Sha's Divine Healing Hands (Tao Hands), which is the highest treasure in healing. She is a practicing psychotherapist and provides counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Classes - Workshops - Events

Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques 

When: June 28th: 6:00 - 8:00 PM, 29th: 12:00 - 3:00 PM, 30th: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Healing Light Spiritualist Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Instructors: Master Maria Sunukjian, Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield
What: Masters' Weekend is an Introduction to Master Sha's Healing Teachings. Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield will join Master Maria teaching five of Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques; Healing Orb Meditation, Sacred Divine Code, Tao Chants, Return to Purity and Chinese Nutritional Ideals. Amazing healing takes place when these techniques are practiced. 
About Dr. Sha: Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, an extraordinary healer, and a divine servant. He was trained as a conventional doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. The founder of Soul Healing and Enlightenment and the Love-Peace-Harmony Movement, he is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including Tai Chi, Qi gong, I Ching, Kung Fu, and Feng Shui. Master Sha is also an expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China.  He intends to use his divine soul secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practices to lead humanity and all souls to the universe of soul over matter.
Cost: $20.00 per class or $50.00 for all three classes
Contact: HealingLightEtna@gmail.com or visit our Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/

Four days of Spiritual/Mediumship Events

When: July 5, 6, 7, 8
Time: See below
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: Spiritual Studies Certification (Part one Friday, July 5th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Part two Saturday, July 6th 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Part three Sunday, July 7th 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm), Palmistry and Foot Reading Class (Monday, July 8th 9:00 am to 12:00 noon) 
Platform Messages and pot luck after the Sunday church Service (10:30 am)
Instructors: From across the Atlantic - Sandy Campbell, Eleanor Walker, Heather Hatton
Cost: Spiritual Studies Certification - 3 parts (10 hours) $99.00, Palmistry, and Foot Reading Class (3 hours) $30.00, Sunday Church Service, Pot Luck and Platform Messages (Donations gratefully accepted)
Please see our FB Events page for class details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal
Contact: Diane, Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670 

Spiritualism History and Philosophy

When: Sunday, July 14, Sunday, August 11th, Sunday, September 15th
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: The History and philosophy of Spiritualism (recommended for everyone new to spiritualism)
Instructor: Diane Jackman Skolfield
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted
Contact: Diane Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670

Edgar Cayce's Search For God

When: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Healing LIght Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: The Search for God Group Study lessons were started by Edgar Cayce back in 1931. Edgar Cayce agreed to help a group of people grow spiritually and become more psychic, with one condition: They would have to live the precepts. In this group, we will discuss his precepts and talk about God.
Presenter: Bob Johnstone
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

Coming Back Home To God

When: Saturday, August 10th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Healing LIght Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: Rosie Deer Heart and June Bro have released their book called Coming Back Home to God; Reflections on Edgar Cayce's Legacy. Rosie will talk to us about this book, reading excerpts and dialogues which occurred between June Bro and Edgar Cayce while he was still alive. June Bro is the last living human to have worked with Edgar Cayce; The Sleeping Prophet.
Presenter: Rosie Deer Heart
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

Health For Happiness Week

When: August 26th to August 31st
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Yoga, Music, Meditation, Hula Hoops, Food Fermenting and so much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/354096238492728/

Art For Happiness Week

When: September 2nd to September 7th
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Acting classes, Creative Writing Classes, Music, Song Writing Classes, Yoga and much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/521605935247652/

Healing Light International Week

When: September 6th to 14th
What: During International Healing Light Week we'll host several International Tutors teaching workshops in Mental and Physical Mediumship, Psychic Art, Animal Communication, Runes, Hypnosis, Healing, Qigong, History of Spiritualism and so much more!
Presenters: Sandra Bell, Dominic Boag, Victoria Carillo DVM, Rev. Dr. Janet Decker, Iddi Eiriksson, Colin Hall, Graham MacLauren, Gary Mannion, Dorothy Reid, Diane Jackman Skolfield
Cost: Classes are individually priced.
Please see our FB page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/740661116327417/

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 June newsletter I need the information by May 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.

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. (No group in June until June 30th) 

Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at Michele McPherson’s house, 19 Lost View Lane, Levant. Everyone welcome, beginners through advanced. Pot luck 6:00 PM group begins at 7:00 PM

To Say Thanks!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone stepping up to the plate to work on our new building. We could not do it without you. To date, these folks are, Michele McPherson, Thoy Conroy, Peter Conroy, Bruce Towle, Karen Costigan, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Ken Krosser, Diane Jackman Skolfield, Rev. Linda Holmes, Sandra Spear, John Welch, Susan Joyce, Rev. Janet Decker
A BIG THANK YOU to our neighbor, Dale Hopkins, for mowing out in front of our building. We desperately needed this done!
A BIG THANK YOU to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors.
A BIG THANK YOU to Peter Conroy for his ongoing support and teaching efforts with regards to the database and bookkeeping program for the church computer. And for his willingness to always be available if we need him.
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
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.

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 refreshment Sunday. To keep things simple bring finger foods only.

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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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 

May 2019 HLSC Newsletter

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

It seems we are having an early spring, for Maine, and doesn't that make me happy... WOOHOO! I am seeing green everywhere I look and it is VERY uplifting!

We had our first work day at the center on April 19th. We pulled up the old carpet and it felt really great to make this first effort for this fabulous undertaking. 

After much searching by several of us, we located chairs for our facility, 76 of them to be exact. They are in very nice condition and Spirit really came through for us on the price and the weather. I say spirit came through for us on the weather because there was only one day last week that John could free himself up to go on a road trip and it "just happened" to be the one day in 7 that it did not rain. Pastor Laurie and John drove to Vermont to pick up the chairs and 6 people were on hand to unload them making short work of things. Pastor Laurie and John donated their time, cost of the Uhaul and gas.

The generosity of the people in our church is both astounding and humbling for me. Never in my life have I seen such an outpouring of love, kindness, giving, sharing and caring. And the best part is, it is contagious!!! It seems everybody wants to do something to help in some way. There is absolutely no doubt that we are doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing. 

Looking forward to a very exciting future,
Rev. Janet Decker

News

Don and Diane Skolfield are looking for a caregiver for Phyllis, Don's mother, who will be at camp with them this summer. This is a temporary, part-time position, 5 hours a day five days a week, which will begin in June. Phyllis is easy to care for. She is 101 years old and is blind so she needs help walking and eating. Please call or email Diane for details. Her contact information is at the end of the newsletter.

On Refreshment Sunday, May 5th, you are invited to enjoy refreshments in the parsonage of our new building located at 40 Stage Rd in Etna. This event will take place after our church service at the town hall. We will be giving a tour of the facility and talking about plans that are currently underway. Come enjoy the service then join us at the parsonage afterward. We can't wait to show you around!

There will be a Board of Directors meeting after church on May 19th. All Members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. Member participation is especially encouraged now that we are moving into an entirely new phase of development and operation. If you would like to have something added to the agenda please contact me. 

There will be no mediumship development group on May 19th.

Plans are progressing nicely for our first summer season as well as for our first International Healing Light week. More on that next month.

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

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

Our May Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Linda Holmes

Mediums/Speakers

May 5th: Rev. Linda (Speaker) Kendra Wescott, Michele Mcpherson, Rev. Janet Decker (Mediums)
May 12th: Ava Spruce (Speaker and Medium)
May 19th: Don Gilbert (Speaker and Medium
May 26th: Healing and Message Circle (all mediums, including aspiring mediums, are encouraged to attend)

About Our Speakers and Mediums

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 master's 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.

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 has been involved with The Healing Light Spiritualist Church community for approximately 14 years and has served as medium and healer.

Michele McPherson is a member of our church. She became aware of being connected to spirit when she was a young girl. It took her many years to find like-minded people with, and from whom, she could learn. Michele has been actively participating in development groups for 7 years.

Rev. 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, President of their board of directors 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.

Don Gilbert is a Reiki Master Instructor and Integrated Energy Therapy Master Instructor and an intuitive trance medium. Don has been doing this work for the past 6 to 7 years professionally. He just recently opened up new office space in Ellsworth called Infinite Wisdom and Healing. 

Classes - Workshops - Events

Victorian Seance

When: Saturday, May 18th
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Lakewood Theatre, 76 Theatre Rd, Madison, ME 
What: Fundraiser for Madison Spiritualist Camp
Description: Table Seances, Table Tipping, Smoke Billet Readings, History of camp and theatre
Cost: $40.00 
Contact: http://madisoncamp.org/

Mediums Day

When: May 18th
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Camp Etna - 77 Stage Rd Etna, ME
What: Fund Raiser for Camp Etna
Cost: $20.00/15 minutes

Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques 

When: June 28th: 6:00 - 8:00 PM, 29th: 12:00 - 3:00 PM, 30th: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Healing Light Spiritualist Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Instructors: Master Maria Sunukjian, Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield
What: Masters' Weekend is an Introduction to Master Sha's Healing Teachings. Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield will join Master Maria teaching five of Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques; Healing Orb Meditation, Sacred Divine Code, Tao Chants, Return to Purity and Chinese Nutritional Ideals. Amazing healing takes place when these techniques are practiced. Donations lovingly appreciated. 
About Dr. Sha: Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, an extraordinary healer, and a divine servant. He was trained as a conventional doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. The founder of Soul Healing and Enlightenment and the Love-Peace-Harmony Movement, he is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including Tai Chi, Qi gong, I Ching, Kung Fu, and Feng Shui. Master Sha is also an expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China.  He intends to use his divine soul secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practices to lead humanity and all souls to the universe of soul over matter.
Cost: $20.00 per class or $50.00 for all three classes
Contact: HealingLightEtna@gmail.com or visit our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/

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 June newsletter I need the information by May 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.

 

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM at Rev. Janet Decker's cottage, 90 Pond St, on the Camp Etna grounds in Etna. If you don't know where that is, just call or email me. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. (No group on Sunday, May 19th.)

Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at Michele Mcpherson’s house, 19 Lost View Lane, Levant. Everyone welcome, beginners through advanced. Pot luck 6:00 PM group begins at 7:00 PM

To Say Thanks

A Big THANK YOU to Ken Kroesser for the ordering, and gathering of construction materials and the coordination of work efforts on our new building.
A BIG THANK YOU  to Pastor Laurie Xanthos and John Welch for driving to Vermont to pick up our chairs and delivering them. And for their donation of the cost for the Uhaul and gas.
A BIG THANK YOU to John Welch, Michele Mcpherson, Susan Joyce, Janice Nelson Kroesser, and Rev. Linda Holmes for unloading the chairs.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who is stepping up to the plate to work on our new building. We could not do it without you!
A BIG THANK YOU to Peter Conroy for his ongoing support and teaching efforts with regards to the database and bookkeeping program for the church computer. And for his willingness to always be available if we need him.
A BIG THANK YOU to Peter Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield for their efforts on putting together a Standard Operating Procedures Manual for our church as well as establishing a user-friendly record keeping program for the church computer.
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.
A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for being our event coordinator
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.

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!

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.

Reminders

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

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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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 

December 2018 Newsletter Healing Light Spiritualist Church


 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

The most hectic, and to me the most sacred time of the year, is upon us. I have long since lost all interest in the hustle and bustle part of the Christmas season, and many years ago I said, "Enough!" Since then I have been able to enjoy the sacredness of the season. Probably one of the wisest decisions I have ever made in my life. 

This shift in consciousness regarding the Christmas season happened pretty naturally and easily for me. I cannot really say how the shift happened but I can say why. As I watched people stressing and wearing themselves out to make everything perfect for their Christmas holidays I thought, "How crazy can people be?" Then I realized I no longer wanted to be a part of that craziness and said, "No more!". The shift had happened with hardly the blink of an eye.

It seems that this holiday craziness has ruined the true meaning of Christmas and I feel very sad about that. But until people slow down and look for the beauty that is inherent in this season of giving I doubt they will ever truly enjoy the holiday. 

My prayer for you is that you can slow down enough to be in a space of peace, love, and joy as the light returns to earth on December 21st, the winter solstice. Allow, to the best of your ability, the stillness and quietness of that light fill your soul with joy so that you may experience the true meaning of Christmas. 

Peace and blessings to all! 

 

News

With its many observances, the month of December services will bring a special theme of “Peace on Earth.”  Indeed, we are now ushering in a new millennium of peace. In our services this month, we will focus on and celebrate peace in several of its aspects.
 Dec. 2 - “Peace in Freedom” with Hanukkah
 Dec. 9 - “Peace in Diversity” with Diversity
 Dec. 16 - “Peace in Darkness” with Winter Solstice
 Dec. 23 - “Peace in Love” with Christmas - evening service @ 6:30 pm, town hall, no morning service
 Dec. 30 - “Peace Within” with Kwanza


The Dec. 23rd Christmas service will be a deviation from our regular format as a very special candlelight service will be held at 6:30 pm at the town hall and will include a metaphysical interpretation of the Christmas story, singing of Christmas carols, and lighting of candles. Plan to bring your family and friends to this joyous, deeply inspiring, beautiful Christmas service. Please bring your favorite Christmas cookies or holiday hors-d'oeuvres and plan to stay after for smiles and conversation!

Sunday, December 2nd is refreshment Sunday. In keeping with the theme for that Sunday's service, "Peace in Freedom" with Hanukkah, bringing Hanukkah goodies would be great. Here are some suggestions:  Jelly donuts, Hanukkah cookies, cheese, bagels, and cream cheese, macaroons, potato latkes. 

Church membership dues are due in January. If you joined the church after September 1st you will not need to pay dues until January of 2020. Watch your mail for the renewal form. 

To update you on the purchase of our church building let me just say it is still a work in progress. There are some things that have to fall into place before we can go to closing, but we are confident that things will indeed fall into place. 


 More News!

You can access the minutes for our November 18th 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

We have added 4 new members to our church family, Belinda Mitchel, Mark Mitchel, Dawn Wilber, and John Welch. We bid you WELCOME!

It is so exciting when people decide to become members. To me, it says, "We like it here. We like what you have to offer and we want to be a part of that." Thanks, Belinda, Mark, Dawn, and John for choosing The Healing Light Spiritualist church as your spiritual home.

One thing I have always advocated is that each member of our church is important to us and to each other. You are part of our family and church community. Our goal to each member is, at least in part, to make sure our members know they do not walk alone through this life. You now have like-minded family members that will lend an ear or a helping hand. We, your church family, are here to help each other. If you have need of spiritual counseling the pastors are here to help. Feel free to reach out to any one of us. If you have other needs please bring them to a board member and we will discuss possibilities for giving you assistance.


 

Our December Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Linda Holmes


 

Mediums:

December 2nd: Dawn Wilbur
December 9th: Pastor Laurie Xanthos
December 16th: Ava Spruce
December 23rd: Special Christmas Service - evening service @ 6:30 pm, town hall, no morning service
December 30th: Healing and message service

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Dawn Wilbur is a member of HLSC. 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.

Laurie Xanthos is a pastor of HLSC. She is an exceptional medium, healer, shaman, teacher, and speaker. Laurie lives in Dixfield, 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. 


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

 

Mother nature is fickle and can change her mind where weather is concerned. If we cancel church service due to expected bad weather and the weather changes for the better the service is still canceled. Thank you for understanding.


Reminders

The first Sunday of every month is refreshment Sunday. To keep things simple bring finger foods only. Suggestions for our special December 2nd service are, Jelly donuts, Hanukkah cookies, cheese, bagels, and cream cheese, macaroons, potato latkes. 

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 Ava Spruce, for putting together the goody bags for our December 2nd service
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 our Board of Directors
A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church website in addition to filling the post of secretary.

TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Ongoing

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. 

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 January newsletter, I need the information by December 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. Please DO share this newsletter.

Have a blessed holiday season!
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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 Skolfield
Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com


November 2018  HLSC Newsletter 

Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night!


 

Member comment: "I am excited to be a member of such a wonderful and caring church! From the very first service I attended everyone has been so warm and welcoming, I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of it. I feel like I have come home."

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members,

We are now in the “harvest’ part of the year and I’d like to touch on what this means.

The "Harvest” can mean several things. Yes, it means the harvest of food, and here in Maine we have been well blessed with a long and productive summer, so there should be sufficient food to sustain us and our animal friends through the winter. And thank goodness we have wonderful grocery stores to provide for us through the winter as well.

The harvest can also mean the harvest of souls and celebrating the lives of those who have passed into spirit. Halloween is the holiday that is celebrated for fun in the secular world and In addition to the word "Halloween" frequently you will hear terms like, "All Souls Day", "All Hallows Eve", and "All Saints Eve" and all these terms connect to October 31, November 1st and November 2nd.

All Saints Eve began as a Catholic festival but then split off from All Saints Eve when the Irish and Scottish changed it into the secular Halloween. "All Souls Day", celebrated on November 2nd, is the source of Halloween’s connection to death.

Spiritualists view death as another birthday. To us, a person's death really means birth or graduation from earth life to spirit life. This is a good time of year to celebrate our ancestors for without them we would not be here. 

News

As of October 14th, we have an entirely new board of directors and already the ideas and opportunities are flowing in unimaginable ways! Your new board members are: Rev. Janet Decker, President, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Vice President, Diane Jackman Skofield, Secretary, Rev. Linda Holmes, Treasurer, and Bruce Towle, Trustee.

Our first board meeting was held in the town hall on October 28, 2018, after church service. All church members were invited to attend. You will find the minutes from that meeting at the end of the newsletter.

There are exciting things on the horizon for our little church. Things that, with proper planning, could propel us into a wonderful future. The church board of directors wants our members to be directly involved with the decision making process as we move forward into a very bright future. Because we value our member's input we hope you can attend church on Sunday, November 4th, and stay after for refreshments and to discuss the following:

We have an amazing opportunity to purchase a property for a permanent home for our beloved Healing Light Spiritualist Church.

We invite all our members to meet with the board and discuss this possibility following church service next Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Here is some information for you to ponder in the meantime:
1- The Property is conveniently located in Etna.
2- The Property generates income which would pay the mortgage.
3- We have been offered financing to purchase this property.
 
More News!

We have 2 new members to our church, Ava Spruce and Karen Costigan. Karen and Ava, we bid you WELCOME to our church family! We are happy you chose to join our church and we look forward to any input you can give that will help grow our church.

One thing I have always advocated is that each member of our church is important to us and to each other. You are part of our family and church community. Our goal to each member is, at least in part, to make sure our members know they do not walk alone through this life. You now have like-minded family member's that will lend an ear or a helping hand. We, your church family, are here to help each other. If you have need of spiritual counseling the pastors are here to help. Feel free to reach out to any one of us. If you have other needs please bring them to a board member and we will discuss possibilities for giving you assistance.

Our November Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Laurie Xantos

Speakers/Mediums

November 4, 2018: Melissa Gabriel
November 11, 2018: Ava Spruce
November 18, 2018: Laurie Xanthos
November 25, 2018: All healing and Message Service

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Melissa Gabriel is a caring professional Psychic Medium and Spiritual Healer. She has been using her abilities of clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing) and clairsentience (feeling) to help guide others for over 15 years. Through private or group readings, she has assisted connecting people with their spirit relatives, guides and angels. She is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression. Melissa is also a board member of Harrison D. Barrett Church in Bangor Maine.

Ava Spruce is a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Healing. She is a member of HLSC. 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. 

Laurie Xanthos is a pastor of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church. She is an exceptional medium, shaman, teacher, and speaker. Laurie lives in Dixfield, Maine

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 WABI channel 5. 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

Reminders

Turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night!

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 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 our Board of Directors
A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church website in addition to filling the post of secretary.

TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Ongoing

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. 

If you have something you would like 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 July newsletter I need the information by August 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 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.

Have a blessed day!
Rev. Janet Decker


Healing Light Spiritualist Church Board Meeting Minutes for October 28, 2018

October 28, 2018

Meeting called to order at 12:26

Invocation by Linda Holmes

Roll Call

Janet Decker

Janice Nelson Kroesser

Linda Holmes

Diane Jackman (by phone)

Bruce Towle

VISITOR:

Ken Kroesser

The Secretary’s Report culminates in the agenda of this meeting. Emails were sent and received, represented by the votes we will ratify during old business part of this meeting.

One bit of correspondence was received on Facebook Page where I posted our new board’s photo.

It came from Janine Lomina: “Thank you for sharing this picture of my beautiful healing light family! Thank you all for stepping up and restoring love and healing light.” We thanked her for her comment.

The Treasurer’s Report: 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 10-28-2018

Checking Account Balance 9-30-2018    $5142.00

Income Offertory

            9-9-2-18          $   60.00

            9-16                 $ 158.50

            9-23                 $ 116.00

            10-07               $ 103.00

            10-14               $ 115.00

            10-21               $   87.00

            10-28               $   91.00

Donation                     $   25.00

Balance                       $ 5908.51

Membership Dues received

            Sandra Bell           $ 20

            Ava Spruce           $ 20

            Karen Costigan    $ 20

            John Welch           $ 20           

Balance                       $ 5988.51

EXPENSES

Rent paid to Town of Etna 9-28-2018   -$200 (Diane paid by check and was reimbursed with cash)         

SAVINGS ACCOUNT $ 5174.42

TOTAL BALANCE of ASSETS:
Checking Account, Savings Account, Cash on hand              $ 10,962.93

$200 rent will have to be paid for November. Linda will bring cash to the Town Office. We are not using the checking account until an audit is completed.

All signatures have been done at the bank for the checking account

Signatures need to be taken care of for savings account

New two-person procedure in place for each deposit. Also duplicates of records sent to Treasurer and President.

All monetary records were put together and given to Janet Decker to bring to Shawna Waters for audit.

 

Old Business:

Motion to ratify following votes taken via email:

1-      Motion made and seconded to ratify email vote which suggested we have an outside source do an audit before the new regime deposits or withdraws any monies from HLSC accounts. Janet Decker will drop off books to Shawna Waters on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She charges $25/hour and we have placed a four-hour cap on her services for this audit. All in favor.

2-      Motion made and seconded to ratify email vote which suggested that once an audit is complete all agreed to allow our Treasurer, Linda Holmes, and our Secretary, Diane Jackman, to set up a PayPal Account to be connected to the HLSC checking account. It will connect to the existing DONATE BUTTON. All in favor.

3-      Motion made and seconded to ratify email vote which suggested we welcome Linda Holmes as one of our HLSC Pastors. All in favor.

4-      Motion made and seconded to ratify email vote which suggested we renew Sandra Bell’s application for membership. All in favor.

5-      Motion made and seconded to ratify email vote which suggested we accept applications for new membership from Ava Spruce and Karen Costigan. All in favor.

New Business:

1-      Accepted application from John Welch, a friend of Laurie Xanthos. He has only been to our church once. He will be notified of membership requirements in a letter.

2-      Review Insurance Policy: Do we need a separate policy for the board? How many pastors are insured? Janet Decker will be communicating with insurance agent concerning questions. Possibly finding a better price?

3-      Discussion of purchase of a computer for HLSC. Janet and Linda will be talking to Peter Conroy and have him help us through this process. Motion made and seconded to purchase a computer. All in favor.

4-      Janet Decker will write a check to HLSC for money received this year from the ordination program and for cash donations made to the Mediumship Group. Then the HLSC will write a check to her thus creating a proper paper trail.

5-      Discussion of Future Home of HLSC-Possible Property Purchase in Etna, Maine

a-      We have an amazing opportunity to purchase a property for a permanent home for our beloved Healing Light Spiritualist Church.

b-      The property is conveniently located in Etna.

c-      The property generates income which would pay the mortgage.

d-      We have been offered financing to purchase this property.

e-      We recognize we must be very careful and be aware of the responsibilities of owning property.

f-   Diane Jackman moved to bring the discussion of the purchase of a permanent home to the membership for their input on November 4, 2018, after the church service. Janet Decker seconded. Diane will send an email out to the members asap.

 g-  An attorney will be found for this transaction.         

6- Bruce Towle made a motion to hold Board Meetings on the 3rd Sunday of each month. It was seconded by Janet Decker.              

Benediction by Rev. Janet Decker

Meeting Adjourned at 1:47 pm

Respectfully submitted by Diane Jackman, Secretary HLSC


Contacts

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 

September 8, 2018 Update

Greetings All,

I wanted to make everyone aware of a few updates!

This Sunday, September 9, Rev. Linda Holmes will be speaking and Karlene Tanner will be our medium.  On September 16, the World Wide Spiritualist Association will be here conducting the church service and I, Rev. Janet Decker will facilitate.  Just as the name dictates, there will be mediums with us from all over the world.  We do not know who will be speaking or giving messages, but we are certain it will all be wonderful!  And the WWSA will be donating the offering monies that morning to our church. We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift! Then on September 23, Ava Spruce will be our medium, the speaker to be announced.  September 30 is our All Healing and Message service. 

 

There is a members meeting after church on September 23rd. Please come and help us elect a new board of directors for our church. Moving forward membership input will be a priority so we need and want to hear your views and ideas for growing our church community.

 

On September 12, I will be leading a group past life regression at the Belfast Breeze Inn in Belfast. You can find out more about it here: https://pastlives.brownpapertickets.com/

 

September 14th through 16th World Wide Spiritualist International will be hosting events at the Etna Town Hall in Etna, Maine. You can find out more about it here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1892206197484472/

Blessed Be and I'll see you in church!

Janet

 

Rev. Dr. Janet Decker
Healing Light Spiritualist Church
207-404-1845

July 2018 Newsletter

 

Greetings Everyone, and Happy Fourth of July!

I have just returned from 10 days in California. I was out there visiting my daughter, and what is even more wonderful is my brother and sister joined me!   am fortunate in that I have a terrific relationship with my siblings and we enjoy traveling together. I feel very blessed in this regard.

Up until this visit I have not been in California for about 15 years. As with all of my travels, I am always VERY happy to return to Maine. The sheer number of people in California is staggering, not to mention the traffic!

While I was there I visited Big Sur. It is one of my favorite places. The coastline in Northern California is breathtaking, to say the least. The energy there is palpable. Such majesty of nature is not easily matched in my humble opinion. But then again, I'm not a world traveler so it is likely this very same, or at least similar, majestic energy does exist elsewhere.

During low tide on Pfieffer Beach in Big Sur, you can see starfish in an array of colors clinging to rocks and sea anemones in tidal pools. The splendor of watching a sunset there is beyond words. For me, these are the things dreams are made of.

I went kayaking in Avila Bay where I had the pleasure, and joy, of seeing sea otters with their babies, sea lions, harbor seals, and pelicans up close and personal. Not too close, though, as I feel it is disrespectful of nature and animals not to give them their space, also, it can be dangerous getting too close. My daughter and I found some plastic bags floating in the bay which we retrieved and disposed of when we returned to land. Plastic in any form can be, and often is, deadly to sea life. I must say, though, that for all the people who live in California the amount of trash on the roads and in the water was minimal. Thank goodness!

One thing I do where ever I go is offer up a blessing to the earth, the sea, the sky, and all beings who share this planet with us. The sea is in particular peril from all forms of pollution and overfishing. One thing I encourage everyone to do is buy products that are sustainably farmed or grown. For example, if you are currently taking fish oil you may want to switch to flaxseed oil. It gives you the same benefit and is sustainable. If you consume tuna look for labels that say sustainably harvested, line caught, and dolphin safe. And whenever possible buy organic, for your own good health and the health of the planet. If we can remember that we share this planet with all sorts of living, breathing beings and act accordingly we can make a difference. 

As I stated earlier, I am always happy to return to the peace and serenity of Maine. Our coastline is no less beautiful than California's, just different. Different but still magnificent and we have far fewer people and cars here, even during tourist season. Aren’t we lucky?!!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at church this Sunday. I've missed you! 

 

News


Pot luck is Sunday, July 1st. Please come and bring a dish to share. Finger foods only, please!

This next piece of news is a bit difficult to write but here goes, I will be stepping down as lead pastor of our church effective July 31st. I will, however, continue to lead some services until December 31st and of course, I will be in church. The church is an integral part of my spiritual life so although I will no longer be the lead pastor I will still be around. 

I took over the position of pastor in December of 2014 with the intention of doing it for 2 years. Well, it has been a bit more than 3-1/2 years and I feel I have fulfilled my commitment to the church and to myself. The winds of change are blowing and I must ride the wind to see where it takes me. 

Some accomplishments of my tenure are: creating a pastoral council, changing the format, somewhat, of how we conduct services as well as instituting the all healing and message service that is held the last Sunday of every month, introduced new, more contemporary songs, as well as revive some very old songs, created and maintained the church newsletter, created an online ordination course, ordained 3 of our 5 pastors, as well as others, and I have helped to grow our congregation. I have been at nearly every service in my more than 3-1/2 years as the lead pastor and every one of them has been a great joy for me. Something I have always looked forward to every Sunday.
 
So, my friends and spiritual church family, I want to thank you for your support of the church and of me these past few years. I must say it has been a real pleasure and a blessing to serve and grow our church.

Wishing you many blessings of spirit,
Janet

**Please watch your emails for the upcoming August Healing Light Spiritualist Church newsletter**

 

Serving the church in July
July 1st: Rev. Sherwood Denham
July 8th: Rev. Wachian Welch
July 15th: Rev. Wachian Welch
July 22nd: Rev. Janet Decker
July 29th: Rev. Dee Powers

 

Speakers/Mediums
July 1st: TBA
July 8th: TBA
July 15th: TBA Rosalie Deer Heart
July 22nd: Speaker - Bonnie Lee Mellott/Medium - Dawn Wilber
July 29th: TBA

 

About our speakers and Mediums:

Rosalie Deer Heart - During her seven decades, Rosalie has enjoyed playing the roles of psychotherapist, teacher, author, sculptor, minister, and cosmic catalyst. She brings four decades of experience each time she does a soul reading as well as many lifetimes as a teacher and intuitive. http://heart-soul-healing.com/

Bonnie Lee Mellott: Bonnie is a member of Healing Light Spiritualist Church and holds the position of Vice President on the church board. She is a retired school teacher as well as a wonderful writer and inspirational speaker. She lives with her husband and beloved 4 legged companion in Carmel.

Dawn Wilbur is a member of Harrison D. Barret Church in Bangor, Maine. 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.

Community News

July 14, 2018 Camp Etna Mediums Day 10:00 -  3:00 pm

July 17, 2018 Paint Pouring with Art Scrying by Angie Welch 6:00 PM, 6 State Street Brewer, 207-266-1555

Reminders

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.

The church has an online Ordination Program. You can check it out 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: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/

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 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.
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!
 

Ongoing

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, 90 Pond St, on the Camp Etna grounds. If you don't know where that is just call or email her. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. **For the time being this group is full. I will let you know when this changes.**

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)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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 sweatpants and sweatshirts 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 it will be needed by the 12th of the month prior to the month being published. Example, for the June newsletter the information would be needed by May 12th. Please send info to Rev. Janet Decker via email. You will find her 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.

 

Have a blessed and happy July!

Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

 

Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023


Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: mailto:jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979

 

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

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham

Email: papadenham@yahoo.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com


Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com

 

 

 

June 2018 Newsletter

 

Welcome to June Everyone!

 

Pot Luck Sunday is June 3rd



We have exciting news so let's get right to it!

News
HLSC is HAPPY to announce that for the first time, ever, in the history of our church we will be holding services the entire summer! And winter too of course.  

For 13 years our church suspended services in August and turned things over to Camp Etna. This initially happened because the Pastor and founder of HLSC, Donna Williams, facilitated every service back then and needed a break. The camp agreed to do the services in August so that Donna could have a vacation. The practice continued even after Donna retired and we created the Pastoral Council in 2014 only because, well, it had become a tradition in the church to suspend services in August.

All that being said, after hearing from our members that they wanted our church to hold services throughout the entire year, including August, it was decided that yes, we would hold services year-round and not suspend them at all. So, thanks to our members speaking together with one voice our church will hold services all year long. Woo Hoo!

Potluck Sunday is June 3rd. Come enjoy church service then stay after for a bite to eat and good conversation with like-minded folks. All are welcome! (Finger foods are best)
 

Serving the church in June
June 3rd & 10th: Rev. Janet Decker
June 17th: Rev. Dee Powers
June 24th: Rev. Sherwood Denham

Speakers/Mediums
June 3rd: Rev. Janet Decker (Speaker), Kate Dobbins (Medium)
June 10th: Rev. Linda Holmes (Speaker), Dawn Wilbur (Medium)
June 17th: TBA
June 24th: All Healing and Message Service

 

About our speakers and Mediums:

Kate Dobbins is a member of Healing Light Spiritualist Church and has been a medium for many years. She is well known for her accuracy! Kate has a home on the grounds of Camp Etna.

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 bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 1978, and her master’s 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 two cats Nia and Cali.

Dawn Wilbur is a member of Harrison D. Barret Church in Bangor, Maine. 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.

Community News

Rev. Wachian Welch:
Holistic Approach to Shamanism in Your Daily Life
June 8th-9th
Bay Leaf Cottages Lincolnville, ME
Rev. Wachian Welch along with Graham Connelly will instruct participants on various aspects of Shamanism, readings, healings, a workshop on how to make a rattle and Native elder Dwight Grant will hold a workshop on how to make drums. Please go to https://shamanismprogram.bpt.me/ for more information and tickets.

Angie Welch:
Masterpiece and Messages Intuitive Paint Night
Wednesday, June 6
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Belfast Breeze Inn, LLC, 192 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915, USA
Description: In this fun class Angie Welch will take you step by step through the painting, and even give you an intuitive message from your painting! All materials included no experience necessary. $35 per person. Limited to 12 people. Call the Belfast Breeze to reserve your seat. 207-505-5231

Angie Welch:
Masterpiece and Messages Intuitive Paint Night
Wednesday, June 6
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Belfast Breeze Inn, LLC, 192 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915, USA
Description: In this fun class Angie Welch will take you step by step through the painting, and even give you an intuitive message from your painting! All materials included no experience necessary. $35 per person. Limited to 12 people. Call the Belfast Breeze to reserve your seat. 207-505-5231
  
Psychic Lobster Dinner
Thursday, June 7 and Thursday, June 28
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Monthly on the first Thursday, until Oct 5, 2018
Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro, 2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville, ME 04849, USA
Description: Boiled Lobster is on the menu, plus EVERYONE will receive a Psychic Mediumship Message from local mediums Angie Welch and Kelly Purington. $40 per person. 2 Seatings - 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM Call Bay Leaf Cottages to reserve your seat. 207-505-0458
 
Acrylic Paint Pouring
Tuesday, June 12
6:00pm – 8:00pm
6 State St, Brewer, ME 04412, USA
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acrylic-paint-pouring-class-with-art-scrying-tickets-44837368777
Description: Ready to let your guides talk to you through art? Medium Angie Welch will take you step by step through a fun paint pouring process to create an amazing 8 x 10 canvased art... and THEN we'll look for messages within your paintings! (kind of like scrying). You'll be amazed at what presents itself in your painting. Sometimes you'll see spirits, angels, animals... and the colors all evoke different feelings and have messages of their own. All supplies will be included (even a disposable pan to carry your painting home on). Cost is just $35 per person and space is limited to just 15 people. Call Angie at 266-1555 to reserve your seat.  If you would like to do a second painting (these make great gifts and I find lots of people want to make a second one), I will have additional supplies on hand, $10 per additional painting.
 
Italian Psychic Dinner
Thursday, June 14
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Monthly on the second Thursday, until Oct 12, 2018
Belfast Breeze Inn, LLC, 192 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915, USA
Description: There will be an Italian Buffet on the menu, plus EVERYONE will receive a Psychic Mediumship Message from local mediums Angie Welch and Kelly Purington. $35 per person. 2 Seatings - 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM Call the Belfast Breeze to reserve your seat. 207-505-5231
 
Create a Fairy House!
Wednesday, June 20
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Monthly on the third Wednesday, until Oct 18, 2018
Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro
2372 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville, ME 04849, USA
Description: Join Angie each month for fairy house creations at Bay Leaf Cottages (Lincolnville). She guides you in your fairy house creation, Angie then reads your project individually. All basic supplies provided.  Everyone takes home a fairy house. Classes begin promptly at 6 p.m. Call Bay Leaf Cottages to reserve your seat. 207-505-0458
 
Psychic Sampler
Friday, June 29
5:00pm – 8:00pm
6 State St, Brewer, ME 04412, USA
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-psychic-sampler-and-open-house-at-healing-hearts-tickets-46484466290
Description:   Join Mediums Angie Welch, Kelly Purington and Wachian Welch for a fun sampling of three different styles of readings for just $30 per person! Dee Powers will be providing cranial sacral therapy sessions for a small additional charge.
 
Awakening the Spiritual You - Mediumship and Intuitive Development Class
Saturday, June 30
10:00am – 5:00pm
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/awakening-the-spiritual-you-a-one-day-intensive-normally-6-wk-course-tickets-46499916502
Description: Join mediums Wachian and Angie Welch for a 1-day intensive workshop (6 hours plus lunch break) where we will cover all of the material we typically do in our 6-week course. All participants will then have the opportunity (if they want to continue) to transfer directly into our Weekly Advanced (Expanding the Spiritual You) class the following week. Advanced classes meet in Ellsworth on Monday nights and in Brewer on Thursday nights. The 1-day workshop will be held in Angie's office, located upstairs in the Parker Bailey Moving and Storage building at 6 State Street, Brewer. SAVE $30! Early Bird Sign up $120 (prepay) OR $150 at the door.

 

Reminders

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.

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 website: healinglightspiritualistchurch.org  Or ask any of our 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.

To Say Thanks

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.
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!

Ongoing

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, 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. **For the time being this group is full. I will let everyone know, here in the newsletter, when that changes.**

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 sweatpants and sweatshirts (Everyone coming into the shelter receives a shower and a new set of clothes)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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 sweatpants and sweatshirts 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 July newsletter I need the information by August 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 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.

Have a blessed and happy June!
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023

Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979

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

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham
Email:papadenham@yahoo.com

Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com

May 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to May Everyone!

Rev. Wachian Welch here writing the May HLSC newsletter while Rev. Janet Decker takes a much-needed vacation.  Please see the “news” section for information on the development group etc.

 

The flowers are peaking thru and in some cases actual flowers in the south facing sun have blossomed. Garden centers are getting shipments of beautiful blue, purple, and yellow flowers, how wonderful it is!  I can’t help but take a deep breath and smile when I see them.

 

Spring is often celebrated as a time of releasing, renewal and growth, it can be felt in the air. We can do this any time of the year but in the spring, it just feels right.  It seems that we have extra energy and focus to be physically active to take action and create change. It’s also a great time to envision endless possibilities, and to use our creative gifts to reach new levels of achievement, wellness, happiness and success.

Spring is also a good time to let go of the old and make room for the new.  This applies to the traditional spring cleaning but most importantly we need to apply it to letting go of old grudges, resentments, anger, or fears that hold us back from enjoying inner peace and more happiness in our lives. By holding onto the old energies, we keep ruminating and revisiting those energies that keep us stuck. Sometimes we aren’t even aware we are doing this. When we make the decision to let go of the old, room is made for the new and the door to new possibilities are open and waiting for us.

 

Consider some practices to welcome renewal, growth and revitalization to mark the beginning of a fresh new start or new direction. Plant some seeds with the intention of positivity and abundance in your life. Create your own cleanse by not only physically cleaning and decluttering your home but tidying up and letting your intuition guide you to what you truly need to release, habits, thoughts, and things in your home, to make way for the new creative and fun energies. Get outside for a mindful walk in nature to take in the sun, sight and sounds and let it lift and renew your body and soul.  Set some intentions by choosing what metaphorical seeds you’re planting this season and how you’ll water them.  Aligning your values and yourself with positive affirmations and intentions. All of these are a perfect time to tune into the wisdom of your true nature to refresh your mind, body and spirit.

 

 

News

Sunday, May 6th, is Pot Luck Sunday. Since we are 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! 

Weather Notifications

No worries...Woo Hoo!


 

Serving the church in May
Facilitator:  Pastor Dee Powers

Speakers/Mediums

May 6th: Rev Patricia Heitman who was recently ordained at the Greater Boston Church of Spiritualism in Arlington, MA by Rev. Mary Di Giovanni. We are thrilled to have her on this 1st Sunday of May to give an uplifting and inspiring talk as well as messages from Spirit.

May 13th: Rev. Wachian Welch will be facilitating for Rev. Dee Powers. Guest speakers and mediums: Angie Welch, Karlene Tanner and Rev. Wachian Welch

May 20th: Bill "Windwalker" Wentworth our dear friend from Oxford, ME. Windwalker is a story teller and tea conductor of the Starteaching Society. His talks are always inspiring and uplifting.
 

May 27th: All Healing and Message Service

Community News

May 5-6, 2018: Awakening the Spiritual You: a 2-day intensive by Rev. Wachian Welch and Angie Welch. Spiritual Awakening and Intuitive and Mediumship Development. 2 Full Days of learning and practice! https://awakeningmediumshipdevelopment.brownpapertickets.com/

May 12, 2018: Create a Fairy House by Angie Welch. http://www.leapoffaithartistry.com/home.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. 


Reminders

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.

The church has an online Ordination Program. You can check it out 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: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/

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!

Ongoing

 

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, 90 Pond St, on the Camp Etna grounds. If you don't know where that is just call or email her. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome. **For the time being this group is full. I will let you know when this changes.**

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)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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 it will be needed by the 12th of the month prior to the month being published. Example, for the June newsletter the information would be needed by May 12th. Please send info to Rev. Janet Decker via email. You will find her 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.

 

Have a blessed and happy May!

Rev. Wachian Welch

 

 

Contacts

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

 

Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023

 


Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: mailto:jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979

 

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

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham

Email: papadenham@yahoo.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com


Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com

April 2018 Newsletter

Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

Recently I was talking to a friend, a very close friend, and she told me she has been experiencing a tremendous amount of anxiety both at work and at home. This friend is someone who has juggled many things with ease for as long as I have known her, which is approximately 33 years. The problems of depression and anxiety are major growing concerns in our society. In my reading this week I came across this piece written by John Dear and thought it worth sharing. 

John Dear invites us into a peaceful, nonviolent way of living with creation:

 

To grow in deeper, loving awareness of our sisters and brothers, the beautiful creatures, and wonders of creation, we practice the art of mindfulness. That means we try not to live in the past or stew over the future. We give ourselves to the present moment of peace and return to the gentleness of our breath as a way to return to the present moment, the eternal now. The Buddhists teach mindful living, mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful working. Every moment becomes an opportunity to step into the present moment of peace.

“We are speaking of an attitude of the heart,” Pope Francis writes, “one which approaches life with serene attentiveness, which accepts each moment as a gift from God to be lived to the fullest."

May each of us experience the ability to accept "each moment as a gift from God to be lived to the fullest."

 

News
 
I will be away from April 13th until April 27th. Please contact one of the other pastors should a ministerial need arise.

The Mediumship development group will not meet on April 15th or 22nd.

At this point I cannot take anyone else into my mediumship development group as I have reached the size limit for my cottage . When this changes I will let your know via the newsletter.

Sunday, April 1st, is Pot Luck Sunday. Since we are 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! 

Weather Notifications

I believe winter weather is finally over, however, in the event of snow cancellations it will be posted on FB and I will send an email. Also, 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 March
Facilitator:  Pastor Laurie Xanthos

Speakers/Mediums

April 1st: TBA
April 8th: Sandra Bell
April 15th: TBA
April 22nd: TBA
April 29th: All Healing and Message Service

About our speakers and Mediums:

Sandra Bell: Scottish international medium, founder of BFS, an online Spiritualist church, country representative and previous country medium for Both World Wide Spiritualist and International Spiritualist Federation.

Others TBA

Community News

Intuitive Paint Night w/ Psychic Artist Angie Butler Welch, Wed. April 4, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Midcoast Maine Holistic Health Center (event venue Belfast Breeze 192 Northport Ave. Rt.1, Northport Maine), https://intuitivepaintnight.brownpapertickets.com

Psychic Fair, Sunday April 8th, 10:00 am – 4: 00 pm Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor ME, https://www.facebook.com/events/1341480072645409/

There are a number of Psychic /Healing Fairs that will be happening in April. You can check them out here: http://www.soulintentions777.com/upcoming-fairs.html

A variety of holistic events are being held this summer at Midcoast Maine Holistic Health Center (event venue Belfast Breeze 192 Northport Ave (Rt. 1) Northport Maine),https://www.facebook.com/groups/337585160046846/

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. 


Reminders

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!

Ongoing

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, 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. 

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)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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

Contacts

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

Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023

Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979

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

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham
Email:papadenham@yahoo.com

Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com

March 2018 Newsletter

Happy Spring Everyone!

It always gives me great pleasure to say Happy Spring!

As we all know, winters are long and usually harsh in Maine, but Mainers are tough and most of us would not trade winter for the big city, ever! If you have ever lived in a big city, or lived in a highly populated state and had to travel to and from a big city, you will understand completely what I am saying here.

So, while at the same time we are wishing winter away, let's be thankful that we are at least experiencing it in Maine and not Massachusetts or New Jersey.

News

We are now holding church services in the Etna Town Hall beginning February 4th. The town hall is located at 17 Shadow Lane in Etna. Church services start at 10:30 AM.

Sunday, March 4th, is Pot Luck Sunday. Since we are in the town hall we think it is best to keep things simple. Sandwiches, veggies, fruit, cheese, dessert, 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!

Weather Notifications

As everyone knows, we have had many days this winter of extremely cold temperatures. Even though we are 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 very 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, 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 March


Facilitator: Rev. Wachian Welch

 

Speakers/Mediums

March 4th: Linda Holmes (speaker) Dawn Wilbur (messages)
March 11th: Melissa Gabriel
March 18th: Angie Welch
March 25th: All Healing and Message Service

About our speakers and Mediums:

Rev. Linda Holmes 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 bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 1978, and her master’s 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 2-1/2 step-great grandchildren. And her two cats Nia and Cali.

Dawn Wilbur is a Reiki Master trained in Integrated Energy therapy and 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 18 months. Dawn lives in Frankfurt with her husband, son, small livestock of chickens and their yellow lab.

Melissa Gabriel is a caring professional Psychic Medium and Spiritual Healer. She has been using her abilities of clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing) and clairsentience (feeling) to help guide others for over 15 years. Through private or group readings, she has assisted connecting people with their spirit relatives, guides and angels. She is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression. Melissa is also a board member of Harrison D. Barrett Church in Bangor Maine.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/angelconnection11/about/?ref=page_internal

Angie Welch is an Intuitive Artist and Psychic Medium. When working with a client she will tap into their energy to create a personal intuitive “Art Mediumship” piece, complete with a message from Spirit. In a regular psychic medium reading or art mediumship session she is able to connect with her client’s angels, guides, and loved ones who have passed. She offers Akashic records readings, Pranic healing and is a teacher in spiritual modalities. Angie is also a member of Healing Light Spiritualist Church and board member for Camp Etna Spiritualist Camp. http://www.leapoffaithartistry.com/home.html


Community News

 

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

 

Psychic Sampler at Healing Hearts, 6 State Street Brewer (Parker Bailey Building). March 2nd 5 pm to 8 pm. Admission to the event gives you three different types of readings, learn about herbs and take a quick relaxing meditation with the Native American Flutes. Contact Angie Welch for more information. tyger25474@gmail.com and 207-266-1555.


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.

Reminders

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 at this link under the "Classes" tab on this web site.

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: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/

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!

Ongoing

 

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, 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.

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)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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

 

Contacts

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

 

Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023


Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: mailto:jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979

 

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

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham

Email: papadenham@yahoo.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com


Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
Email: queenmellott@gmail.com

February 2018 HLSC Newsletter

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.

News
 
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:billindaholmes@gmail.com. A free will offering to cover refreshments is welcome. 

Weather Notifications

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

Speakers/Mediums

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. 

Community News

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. 

Reminders

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!

Ongoing

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)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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

Contacts

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

Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023

Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979

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

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham
Email:papadenham@yahoo.com

Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
queenmellott@gmail.com

January 2018 Newsletter Healing Light Spiritualist Church



Greetings Everyone!

Well, here we are in another new year and with it comes a big change for the Healing Light Spiritualist Church.

The HLSC Board of Directors has decided to move the church services to the Etna Town Hall beginning the first Sunday in February. So this month will be our last in the Temple on the Camp Etna grounds.

 

Things are changing at Camp Etna and the church is being affected by these changes. It is unlikely that HLSC will return to the Temple in the future, however, anything is possible.

It is with a sad heart that we leave the Temple and move to the town hall, however, let us endeavor to think positive thoughts moving forward. Nothing is static in the universe and as situations change we must change with them. Please know this, each of you holds a special place in our hearts and we hope you will continue to attend church services once we have made the move.

On a personal note, I was not given a voice in this decision and had I been I would have suggested a different direction, none the less I am choosing to see it as a spiritual growth experience/challenge. The shift in where we hold services can bring us down or it can spur us to THINK BIG! Whatever we focus on expands so let’s focus on new and positive growth experiences coming our way. We may not know where this new growth experience will take us yet, but if we think lofty thoughts we truly can soar to great heights. And, just so you have something to pin your lofty thoughts to, let’s visualize our church having a place of it's very own. Let’s dream BIG, and see ourselves in a building that will be our "Forever Home". A home not tied to the rules and regulations of another organization or tethered to the whims of individuals who may not be as progressive as we are. 

Our church is a very "forward thinking" church and the rate at which we are taking in new members reflects what people want and need spiritually. Let us continue to stretch our vision and expand our consciousness so we can continue to be a beacon of light for all to see.

Spirit is guiding us, all we have to do is listen. See you in church!

More News

As everyone knows, we are experiencing extremely cold temperatures. Because of this we canceled the last service in December. Please be aware that we may need to cancel future church services if this continues. If you are unsure of whether or not a service has been canceled 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. If we are canceling due to snow I will post this on WLBZ 2 local news as well. Keep in mind that if church service is canceled so is the Sunday afternoon mediumship development circle.

Sunday, January 7th  is Pot Luck Sunday. 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.

The first gathering will be on January 19th at 7:00 PM. A free will offering to cover refreshments is welcome. Please call or email Linda if you plan to attend as space is limited. Ph: 207-341-4978 Email: billindaholmes@gmail.com


 

Serving the church in January

Facilitator: Rev. Rev. Janet Decker

Speakers/Mediums

January 7th: Bonnie Mellott
January 14th: Rev. Janet Decker/Dawn Wilbur
January 21st: Nedra Foster
January 28th: 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. 

Dawn Wilbur: Dawn is a Reiki Master trained in Integrated Energy therapy and 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 18 months. Dawn lives in Frankfurt with her husband, son, small livestock of chickens and their yellow lab.

Nedra Foster: Nedra is a member of Harrison D. Barrett Spiritualist Church and past President. A professional, talented clairvoyant, clairsentient, clairaudient medium, psychic and intuitive, providing readings and message circles by appointment. A lifetime metaphysics student her greatest passions, and awe are connecting those on earth with those in spirit. 


 

Community News

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. 

Reminders

The back row of chairs on the right side of the church, as you enter, 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 at: healinglightspiritualistchurch.org where you will find it under the "Classes" tab.

 

The church membership application is available in the church and can also be downloaded from the home page of our web site: healinglightspiritualistchurch.org

Please be aware that becoming a member of HLSC does not automatically make you a member of Camp Etna. Camp Etna and the church are separate entities and each has their own set of requirements for becoming a member.

If you want to become a member of the church please go to our web site: healinglightspiritualistchurch.org to read our by-laws and membership requirements and if you want to become a member of Camp Etna please go to campetna.com to read their by-laws and membership requirements. If you do not use a computer, you may ask any member of the church board or camp board for their respective information.

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, September through June, 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 Sherwood for cleaning the Temple. Sherwood, as always, you do a splendid job!
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!


 

 

Ongoing


 

The first Sunday of every month is Pot Luck Sunday. Come bring a dish to share, enjoy the service, and stay after for a nice meal and conversation with like-minded souls.

A Mediumship Development Group meets every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM in the Temple (led by Rev. Janet Decker). Anyone who is interested in developing or growing their mediumship and psychic skills are welcome to join us. Beginners are certainly welcome as are the more advanced folks. Donations are gladly accepted. Please note that beginning in February 2018 the group will meet in Rev. Janet Decker’s cottage on the Camp Etna grounds.


 

The Mid Maine homeless shelter is asking for the following items. If you have items you would like to donate just bring them to the church on any Sunday and Pastor 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)
Playground toys
Diapers of all sizes
Trash bags
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)
Deodorant
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 September newsletter I need the information by August 12th. Please send info to me via email. You will find my email address (Rev. Janet Decker) at the bottom of the newsletter.

The pastoral council and the church board of directors is open to hear suggestions that may improve our church and make it an even more inviting place of peace and sanctuary from the rigors of daily life. Please feel free to approach us or send us an email if you have a suggestion. The church board members are: Pastor Dee Powers (President), Bonnie Mellott (Vice President), Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary), Janet McNerney (Treasurer), and Rev. Sherwood Denham (Trustee). Their contact information is below.

Thanks for reading and most of all, thanks for being part of our church and please DO share this newsletter.

The HLSC pastors and Board of Directors wish everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Rev. Janet Decker


 

Contacts

Rev. Janet Decker
Email: janet.decker9@gmail.com
Ph: 207-404-1845
Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Email: wachianwelch44@gmail.com
Ph: 207-514-6023

Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Email: jazmin10wf@yahoo.com
Ph: 207-557-1979
Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: ahappymedium5555@gmail.com
Ph: 207-647-3781

Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Email: janetmcnerney11@msn.com

Rev. Sherwood Denham

Email: papadenham@yahoo.com

Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: mables@tampabay.rr.com Rev. Sherwood Denham


Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)
queenmellott@gmail.com

April 2019 HLSC Newsletter

Refreshment Sunday, April 7th

Comment: " I feel so at home every time I walk through those doors at church and see all the smiling faces"


 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

True to Spring beautiful things are popping up all over and I'm not just talking about flowers. The news is so terrific this month that I'll get right to it!

Our church closed on the building that will be our new and permanent home, 38 Stage Rd in Etna, Maine. This is such exciting and almost unbelievable news that I held up the newsletter in order to share it!

People wonder how a small church like ours could possibly pull off such a transaction. Well, never underestimate the power of Spirit! The ability to purchase this property was made possible by one of our most beloved members, Janice Nelson Kroesser, through her business, Janus Supportive Living Services. It is Janus Supportive Living Services that holds the note on our new church property.

Janice will tell you that spirit guided her to do this and there is no doubt in my mind that this is the case. She will likely tell you that it was a timing thing. She did not receive the guidance to do this until an entirely new church board was put in place this past October. 

Janice, you are an angel and a gift to our church. Because of your faith in spirit and your willingness to follow their guidance our church will grow and become a beacon of light for all in the years to come. Thank you, thank you!

Our Church Board Secretary, Diane, has created the following fact-filled press release. Thank you, Diane!

 

Healing Light Spiritual Center, Etna, Maine;

A New and Permanent Home for a church and so much more.

A dream for a group of Spiritualists in Etna, Maine is coming true. They are opening a Spiritual Complex which will be a new and permanent home for the Healing Light Spiritualist Church (HLSC) and a new spiritual home for individuals of all denominations to gather.

Architectural plans have been drawn up, permits have been pulled and financing is in place. Soon, materials will arrive for ramps, firewalls, doors and other renovations necessary to make it suitable for general assembly. By the time this article is released, the HLSC group will have closed on this 3000+ square foot building, with three large classrooms, garages for storage, five acres for ample parking for vehicles, RVs and possibly camping. The name of the complex is The Healing Light Spiritual Center and they plan on shining their Healing Light around the world. This place, at the top of the Etna-Carmel Hill on the south side of the Route 2, will be a beacon for all.

So much excitement surrounds this new endeavor and thousands of dollars of donations are being received; a $2000 donation for a sound system, $500 for new chairs, new computer and accounting software and more. As you may realize, a project of this size requires a tremendous amount of initial investment and they hope the donations continue to be received. If you would like to help with the costs of building this new center please go to www.HealingLightSpiritualistChurch.org to make your donation.

Even though The Healing Light Spiritual Center is a brand new establishment the Healing Light Spiritualist Church began more than a decade ago. In 2004 a group of Spiritualists got together to form the Healing Light Spiritualist Church of Etna, Maine. They incorporated their non-profit and gathered at the Etna Town Hall for ten years inspiring their congregation with Spiritualist Mediums from local areas and around the world.

In 2014 the church was invited to move from the Etna Town Hall to Camp Etna to lease the Rev Gladys Laliberte Temple. Camp Etna has been a gathering place for Spiritualists since 1876 and has hosted a number of Spiritualist churches including the Harrison D. Barrett Church now located in Bangor. Since Camp Etna has a Temple building but no “church” the Healing Light Spiritualist Church moved to the Spiritualist camp. These two prominent organizations believed joining forces would be a logical way to offer all Spiritualists a place to worship.

For two and a half years attendance increased at Camp Etna and the Healing Light Spiritualist Church watched their own congregation grow. In September of 2017, the Healing Light Spiritualist Church was informed their lease for the Temple would not be renewed so the church returned to worship at the Etna Town Hall.

Through a series of unexpected, and at times, unpleasant occurrences, the Healing Light Spiritualist Church elected an entirely new board in October of 2018. This new board decided their main objective would be to find a permanent home for their beloved church. The first time the board walked through the complex of buildings on top of the hill in Etna they knew this piece of property would be their new home. It was the perfect set of buildings in the perfect location and had enough rental income to cover the mortgage payment. The people of their congregation agree this is an excellent example of how God works in mysterious ways to bring about harmony in the Universe.

They are creating a gathering place for everyone in the area. In addition to their church service, every Sunday morning at 10:30 am their calendar is quickly filling with Spiritual Healing Certification Classes, Yoga Classes for all ages and abilities and Energy Medicine Classes for Optimum Health. The weekend of June 28, 29, 30 they will host an event they call Masters’ Weekend. This will be an introductory class teaching Tao Chants, Healing Orb Meditations and other amazing healing techniques from the world-renowned spiritual healing Dr. & Master Sha.

Future plans include classes for families of psychic children, Saturday Nights at The Center, and possibly the highlight of the 2019 season, hosting the Worldwide Spiritualists’ International Healing Light Week. From September 6-14th HLSC will host visiting mediums and psychics from Australia, Scotland, England and the United States.

When asked what the new Healing Light Spiritual Center hoped to accomplish in their permanent home the board collectively agreed, “We want to create a place where everyone can feel safe to talk about life, life after life, death, nature spirits, angels, guides, psychic visions, clairvoyance and the like. Spiritualism is a religion where people are encouraged to listen and talk to people and loved ones who have passed into the spirit world. Here at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, we don’t just talk to dead people, we listen to what live people want in their quest for enlightenment. We look forward to serving the surrounding communities and like-minded people around the world.


To add to what Diane has written I just want to say, WELCOME HOME Healing Light Spiritualist Church and Blessed Be!

Rev. Janet Decker

More News

There will be a Board of Directors meeting after church on April 14th. All Members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated. Member participation is especially encouraged now that we are moving into an entirely new phase of development and operation.

There will be no mediumship development group on April 14th.

Refreshment Sunday is April 7th. Come enjoy the service and bring a lite bite to share. Finger foods only, please. 

 

There is one correction and one addition to the April Newsletter.

Dawn Wilbur, our Medium for Sunday, April 7th, is a member of our own Healing Light Spiritualist Church and we have a new member, Michele McPherson.

We are always thrilled when someone decides to become a member of our church family. Lovely to have you, Michele, Welcome Home!

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

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


Our April Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Janet Decker

Mediums/Speakers

April 7th: Kendra Wescott  (Speaker) Dawn Wilbur (Messages) 
April 14th: Bonnie Mellott (Speaker and messages) Rev. Janet Decker will assist
April 21st: Ava Spruce (Speaker and Medium)
April 28th: Healing and Message Circle (all mediums, including aspiring mediums, are encouraged to attend)

About Our Speakers and Mediums

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.

Dawn Wilbur is a member of Harrison D. Barret Church in Bangor, Maine. 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.

Bonnie Lee Mellott: Bonnie is a member of Healing Light Spiritualist Church and is enrolled in the 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.  

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

Spirits Walk Among Us 

When: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Augusta Spiritualist Church
What: Demonstration of Spirit
Description: Table Tipping, Transfiguration, Smoke Readings
Cost: $25.00 (personal readings, offered 1:30 to 3:30, are a separate fee)
Contact: Becky Grant for tickets. BeckyGrant777@gmail.com or phone: 207-650-3880

Hypnotherapy Certification Course

When: April 22 - 27, 2019
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 (IMU)
Registration for this course closes April 10, 2019
Cost: $995.00 - A donation will be made to the HLSC.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Ph: 207-404-1845 Email: janet.decker9@gmail.comfor course objectives and payment options.

Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques 

When: June 28th: 6:00 - 8:00 PM, 29th: 12:00 - 3:00 PM, 30th: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Healing Light Spiritualist Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Instructors: Master Maria Sunukjian, Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield
What: Masters' Weekend Part One is an Introduction to Master Sha's Healing Teachings. Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield will join Master Maria teaching five of Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques; Healing Orb Meditation, Sacred Divine Code, Tao Chants, Return to Purity and Chinese Nutritional Ideals. Amazing healing takes place when these techniques are practiced. Donations lovingly appreciated. 
About Dr. Sha: Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, an extraordinary healer, and a divine servant. He was trained as a conventional doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. The founder of Soul Healing and Enlightenment and the Love-Peace-Harmony Movement, he is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including Tai Chi, Qi gong, I Ching, Kung Fu, and Feng Shui. Master Sha is also an expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China.  He intends to use his divine soul secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practices to lead humanity and all souls to the universe of soul over matter.
Cost: $20.00 per class or $50.00 for all three classes
Contact: HealingLightEtna@gmail.com or visit our Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/

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 WABI 5. 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

Reminders

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 Janice Nelson Kroesser for her incredible gift!
A Big Thank You to Ken Kroesser and Janice Nelson Kroesser for their efforts with the Assembly and Use plans for our new building, the ordering, and gathering of construction materials and the coordination of work efforts.
A BIG Thank You to everyone who is stepping up to the plate to work on our new building. We could not do it without you!
A BIG Thank You to those who have contributed money to grow our church and our new endeavors.
A BIG thank you to Peter Conroy for programming and setting up the database for our new church computer.
A BIG THANK YOU to Peter Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield for their efforts on putting together a Standard Operating Procedures Manual for our church as well as establishing a user-friendly record keeping program for the church computer.
A BIG THANK YOU to Don and Diane Skolfied for working on the church By-Laws
A BIG THANK YOU to Diane Jackman Skolfield for maintaining the church/center website and FB page.
A BIG Thank You to Diane for being our event coordinator
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.

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  All contributions, whether time or money, are very gratefully appreciated!

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 April 14th.)

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

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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 

March 2019 HLSC Newsletter

Happy Spring!


Refreshment Sunday, March 3rd
 

Visitor Comment: "Awesome place and the energy was great! The people were very friendly and welcoming."


 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

Ahhhh spring! I know that March in Maine spring, as we tend to think of spring, does not necessarily mean the end of winter weather. However, on March 20, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, we have equal hours of light and dark. From that date until June 21st the days begin to lengthen and the hours of darkness grow fewer.

For many cultures, this has always been a time of celebration and well it should be! Along with increasing daylight hours comes much-needed sunlight. For those who suffer from "SAD", Seasonal Affective Disorder, depression begins to lift and people in general, indeed all of nature, seems to come alive again. On March 20th the long dark gloomy days of winter are at an end... for now.

I leave you with the words to a song from the Wizard of Oz. The one where Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Toto leave the woods and first come into view of the Emerald City. What more need I say...?

You're out of the woods
You're out of the dark
You're out of the night
Step into the sun
Step into the light

Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place
On the face of the earth or the sky
Hold onto your breath
Hold onto your heart
Hold onto your hope
March up to the gate and bid it open

Blessed Be Everyone and Happy Spring!
Rev. Janet Decker

News

There will be a Board of Directors meeting after church on March 3rd and again on March 17th All Members are invited to attend and your input is always appreciated.

There will be no mediumship development group on March 3rd and 17th.

Refreshment Sunday is March 3rd. Come enjoy the service and bring a lite bite to share. Finger foods only, please. 

More News!

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

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


Our Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Pastor Laurie Xanthos and Rev. Linda Holmes

Mediums/Speakers

March 3rd: Pastor Laurie Xanthos (Facilitator, Speaker, and Messages) 
March 10th: Rev. Linda Holmes (Facilitator) Ava Spruce (Speaker and Medium)
March 17th: Pastor Laurie Xantos (Facilitator) Melissa Gabriel (Speaker and Medium)
March 24th: Pastor Laurie Xantos (Facilitator) Patty Smith (Speaker and Medium)
March 31st: 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.

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.

Melissa Gabriel is a caring professional Psychic Medium and Spiritual Healer. She has been using her abilities of clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing) and clairsentience (feeling) to help guide others for over 15 years. Through private or group readings, she has assisted connecting people with their spirit relatives, guides and angels. She is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression. Melissa is also a board member of Harrison D. Barrett Church in Bangor Maine.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/angelconnection11/about/?ref=page_internal

Patty Smith: Patti Smith Patti is a retired Registered Nurse and is a certified Shamanic Practioner. 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.

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 22 - 27, 2019
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) A donation will be made to the church.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Ph: 207-404-1845 Email: janet.decker9@gmail.comfor course objectives and payment options.

Dr. & Master Sha's Healing Techniques 

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 noon
Where: TBA
Instructors: Thoy Conroy and Diane Jackman Skolfield
What: The three-hour class will start at Noon on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Thoy and Diane will talk a little about Master Sha before they begin the techniques they have chosen to share. Orb Healing, Sacred Divine Code/Soul Song, Tao Chants, Transformation of Old Age to Purity of Baby, finishing with a discussion on Chinese Nutritional Theories. Amazing healing of Soul, Mind and Body occur when these techniques are practiced.
About Dr. Sha: Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, an extraordinary healer, and a divine servant. He was trained as a conventional doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. The founder of Soul Healing and Enlightenment and the Love-Peace-Harmony Movement, he is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including Tai Chi, Qi gong, I Ching, Kung Fu, and Feng Shui. Master Sha is also an expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China.  He intends to use his divine soul secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practices to lead humanity and all souls to the universe of soul over matter.
Cost: $30.00 donation will be lovingly appreciated.
Contact: HealingLightEtna@gmail.com or visit our facebook event page

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 WABI 5. 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

Reminders

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 Jackman Skolfield for their efforts on putting together a Standard Operating Procedures Manual for our church as well as establishing a user-friendly record keeping program for the church computer.
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!

Ongoing

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 March 3rd or 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

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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 

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


News

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

Mediums/Speakers

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

Reminders

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!

Ongoing

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

Contacts

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 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  January 2019  HLSC Newsletter

 

Refreshment Sunday - January 6th

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

And so we have arrived in a new year, 2019...WooHoo!

As the old year passes into history and a new year dawns let us look back at the many blessings we have received in 2018, and I'm not talking about just the positive. The negatives are a blessing as well. It is easy to be thankful for the positive things that occur in our lives but how many of us are willing to see the negatives as a blessing too?

Did 2018 hold some unpleasantness for you? Often we find that all we want is to put the old and the unpleasant stuff behind us, or ignore it completely, and focus only on the positive. However, perhaps we should not be so hasty to bury the negatives. All challenges come with a gift, difficult as that may be for us human beings to grasp, it is none the less true.

Challenges that seem to be very negative offer us the greatest gifts of all... if we are willing to look at them without judgment. Perhaps the negative challenges happened because it was time to purge that which is negative. If someone or something is not contributing positively to our spiritual growth and development then it is best that we recognize this and let it, or them, go. Or, perhaps the negative challenges happened because we need to learn to rise above them, they may simply be part of our spiritual growth and evolution... although please keep in mind that nothing is ever one-sided. Those who create a problem and those who experience it both have something to learn from it. There is HUGE potential here for spiritual growth for everyone concerned.

Absolutely everything we have experienced this year, positive or negative, has a purpose. By looking at it without judgment you can see the gift. On the other hand, if you ignore what has occurred in the hopes the trouble, and or pain it caused, will cease to hurt or anger you, think again... what we do not see repeats itself until we do.

As we look at the challenges we encountered in 2018, and those yet to come, let's keep this in mind, "God-Centered Choices". When God-Centered Choices are made there's a whole lot less negativity flying around. It begins with each one of us. We cannot dictate what others do, however, we can certainly set the intention for ourselves of making God-Centered Choices. In fact, that sounds like a perfect new year resolution, to always make God-Centered choices...Let's do it!
 
Love, peace, and blessings to all in 2019!
Rev. Janet Decker


News

Church services in December were a HUGE success! They were extremely upbeat while at the same time very sacred and moving. It was nice to see many new faces as well as faces we have not seen in some time. And always, always, it is a pleasure to see the many faces of those who come often to church.

There were many people who participated in the December services so please do read the "Thank You" section further along in the newsletter. We are so very grateful for your service!

As we move into the new year consider bringing a friend to church with you. They will not be disappointed. As one person confided to me, "This is how a church service should be." What she meant was, welcoming and uplifting and our church services lay claim to both! 

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held after church on January 20th. All church members are welcome to attend and your input is always appreciated.

There will be no mediumship group on Sunday, January 20th.

We have a purchase agreement in place for our very own building and we hope to close on it in January or early February. Once the building is ours we can begin to really grow our church. There are lots of ideas going around about classes that can be offered and fundraisers we can hold. It is all very exciting so please do keep the ideas coming!

Church membership dues are due in January. 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. Thanks!
 
More News!

You can access the minutes for our November 18th board meeting by clicking this link: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/board-meeting-minutes There was no board meeting in December.

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 Ordination Program. To learn more about it click here: https://www.healinglightspiritualistchurch.org/ordination-

 

Our January Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Janet Decker

Mediums/Speakers

January 6th: Graham Connolly
January 13th: Dawn Wilbur
January 20th: Bonnie Mellott
January 27th: Healing and Message Circle

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Graham Connolly is a long time Spiritualist who has been serving churches and camps for over 20 years. Graham is a certified medium, Commissioned Healer, Energy Medicine practitioner and Spiritualist Teacher.

Dawn Wilbur is a member of HLSC. 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.

Bonnie Lee Mellott is 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.

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

Reminders

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

There are so many people to thank for their help with our December services that I hardly know where to begin!

A BIG THANK YOU to Ava Spruce, for putting together the goody bags and Ted Warren for saying the prayers in Hebrew at our Hanukkah service. Bruce Towle for making the Yule Log for our Winter Solstice Service. Karen Costigan for manning the refreshment table at our Christmas service, Peter and Thoy Conroy, Mark and Belinda Mitchell, Kim Mahone, Bruce Towle, and Michele McPherson for coming early to help decorate and set up for the Christmas service and to Jasmine for taking up the offering. And A BIG THANK YOU to the many folks in our church family who agreed to light candles, do special readings at the services and to those who agreed to serve as healers. Without every one of you, these special services would have been just a little less special.

A VERY SPECIAL BIG THANK YOU to Rev. Linda Holmes for the many, many hours of dedicated work it took to bring us 4 special heartfelt December services. The time and effort that went into these services is unbelievable. Not just putting together the material and presenting it at every service, but there were tons of phone calls, texts, and coordination of efforts, and hours of shopping. I can honestly say that Rev. Linda went way over and above board for all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

"Hi, it’s Rev. Linda. I knew Janet was wanting to thank everyone for all their help and support during this holiday season with all the amazing celebrations we’ve done, and I knew she would omit one very important person—herself. So I wanted to send out this ENORMOUS thank you to Rev. Janet. I could never have accomplished putting the services together without her, even with all the help from all of you who did so much. Janet put all the music together for the December programs and handled the music for me during the services.  When I asked her to do some of the special readings and candle lighting's, she never hesitated. She not only helped decorate but also helped with some of the shopping. She sent out the special announcements for each of the services. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for all her help and support. So here it is . . . THANK YOU, REV. JANET, FOR ALL YOU DO AND ALL YOU ARE. YOU ARE TRULY A BLESSING TO ME AND TO OUR BELOVED CHURCH COMMUNITY."


In deepest gratitude,
Rev. Linda  

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 in addition to filling the post of secretary.

TO BE CLEAR, everyone who serves our church, no matter what the capacity, is a blessing to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Ongoing

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 January 20th.)

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 the spirit in 2019!
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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 

September 2019 Newsletter

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

As of this writing, we enter our third month of having services and hosting events in our new building. I am still amazed at how beautifully things came together in order for us to be blessed with this incredible facility. Our good friend, Rosie DeerHeart, said we should honor it by talking about the miracle that it is, and so I am talking about it and I hope you will too! 

So far the 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 "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. 

If you have enjoyed a church service or an event at "The Center" please shout it to the heavens and to everyone you know. Word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising and continues to be so. Also, bring a friend with you to church or an event. When they realize what a jewel we have here in this little town called "Etna" they will also tell others and the first thing you know it catches on like fire. Our goal is to need a MUCH larger parking lot!

One of the best reasons I know for people to come to our center is it is peaceful and very healing. The word "Healing" is part of our name for a reason. Yes, there are healers here, the hands-on kind, but also mediumship, and receiving a message from a loved one, or a beloved pet who is in spirit, an Angel or a Master Teacher is often the highest form of healing a person can get, and it is called "soul healing". All who grieve or are troubled in some way can benefit from soul healing. 

So be sure to spread the word about all the wonderful things that are going on at the Healing Light Spiritual Center in Etna, ME, "Where Healing Happens!" and I will see you there!

Love filled blessings to all,
Rev. Janet Decker

News

All of our visiting Mediums, Spirit Artists, and teachers will be taking appointments for private readings. Plan on getting a reading, or two, while they are here. You won't be disappointed! Please call or text Rev. Janet Decker 207-404-1845 and I will put you in touch with the medium of your choice.

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. Linda Homes to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email: billindaholmes@gmail.com Ph: 207-341-4978

We are selling raffle tickets and are seeking items to be raffled off. Are you a medium, a healer or a crafter artisan? Perhaps you own a rock shop or a metaphysical store...? If so please consider donating to our cause. So far we have a beautiful quilt created by Thoy, some lovely lap afghans, a beautiful quartz crystal generator, certificates for healing sessions, certificates for readings and hypnosis CDs and MP3's. The drawing will take place during Healing Light International Week in September. Tickets are $1.00 a piece or 6 tickets for $5.00. 

We could use some help cleaning our beautiful Center once a month, preferably the week following pot luck Sundays. This will also 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! The month of September is spoken for but all other months are open at this point. If you would like to help out the center in this way please call, text or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845  Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com  Thanks so much!

We still need help doing repairs and putting finishing touches on our building. We are hoping some really sweet folks are still willing to help us out. Summer schedules being what they are please call Diane Jackman Skolfield to let her know what day you would like work. We need people to scrape and paint, wash windows, help build a handicap ramp and assist with other things we have in the works. Again, many hands make light work! You can reach Diane at 305-942-0670. Thanks!

If you are a member of HLSC we invite you to put your business cards on our business card wall.

The Center has a wishlist, small tables, a table suitable to hold a printer for our office, lawnmower, weed whacker, crystals, and other sacred spiritual objects. Thanks for your donations!

September 1st is Potluck Sunday. Bring a dish and come to enjoy the service, then stay after for food and good conversation with like-minded folks.
 
There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, September 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 me, Rev. Janet. 

There will be no Mediumship Development group the day of the board meeting, September 15th.

We have some incredible events happening in September. Please see the schedule below and plan to attend. You will be happy you did!

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

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 September Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Pastor Laurie Xanthos

Mediums/Speakers

September 1st: Michael Van Ginkel (ministerial student) conducting the service, Laurie Xanthos (messages)
September 8th: Sandra Bell - Speaker and Medium
September 15th: Colin Ruthven - Speaker and Medium
September 22nd: Ava Spruce - Speaker and Medium
September 29th: Healing and Message Circle - All mediums, including student mediums, are encouraged to attend. 

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Michael Van Ginkel is a ministerial student in the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination course. 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. He lives in Winthrop. Michael will receive his Certificate of Ordination at this service. Congratulations Michael!

Sandra Bell is a Spiritualist Minister, tutor, founder of the Butterfly Fellowship Spiritualist Church and co-founder of the World Wide Spiritualist Organization. She is a presenter on Public Spirited and Coast to Coast Spirit Celtic International radio. Sandra has written fourteen books, editor of Psychic Columns, Psychic News of the World, Spirit of Psychic News, Shout Out News and has written 46 MBS workbooks. She is the Scottish officer for International Spiritualist Foundation and is from Inverclyde, Scotland. She is known for her phenomenally accurate evidential readings and her spirited classes, workshops, and presentations.

Colin Ruthven is a speaker and medium in the UK. He also works in the media and sound industry. Colin will be busy during International Healing Light Week filming our events.

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 

Art For Happiness Week

When: September 2nd to September 7th
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Acting classes, Creative Writing Classes, Music, Song Writing Classes, Yoga and much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/521605935247652/

 

Healing Light International Week

Friday, September 6th:
5:00 to 7:00 pm: Music with Josh - Dance, Dance, Dance!, Cost: By Donation
7:00 pm 9:00 pm: International Mediumship Demonstration, Cost: By Donation
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Saturday, September 7th:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Dominic Boag (Scotland) - The confident Medium, Cost: $65.00
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Victoria Carillo (New York) - Animal Communication, Cost: $20.00
5:30 pm (approximate time): Spaghetti Dinner, Cost: Suggested donation $5.00
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Live Music - Peace Together Jam. Bring your instruments to play and sing along! Cost: By Donation
8:00 pm: Sacred Fire Cost: Free
Healers: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Cost: $20.00 for 15 minutes
Vendors: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Sunday, September 8th: 
10:30 am: Church Service - Speaker/Medium Sandra Bell
12:00: Pot Luck and Platform Message, Cost: By Donation
1:00 to 5:00 pm - Mediums Afternoon Extravaganza! Readings with international and US mediums, pet readings, Cost: $20.00 for 15 minutes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Table Tipping with Janice Nelson Kroesser (Maine), Cost: $20.00
4:00 pm: Intro to EFT with Rev. Janet Decker (Maine) and Diane Jackman Skolfield (Florida), Cost: $10.00
5-7pm Pizza, Salad and Fruit pies from Etna Village Variety. Cost: Suggested Donation $5.00
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Healing and Energy share. All energy workers invited to participate, Cost: Free
Healers: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm: Cost: $20.00 for 15 minutes
Vendor: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Monday, September 9th:
"Let’s Go To Bar Harbor" Caravan with Visiting Mediums

Tuesday, September 10th:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Mental Mediumship with Sandra Bell (Scotland) and Dot Reid (Scotland), Cost:$30.00
1:00 to 2:00 pm: Hypnosis Happiness Hour (Relax and Rejuvenate) with Rev. Janet Decker (Maine), Cost: By Donation
3:00 to 6:00 pm: Psychic Art & Connection with Nature Spirits & Angels with Colin Hall (England), Cost: $30.00 
7:00 to 9:00 pm: Psychic Surgery Demo with Gary Mannion (Australia), Cost: $20.00
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Wednesday, September 11th:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Trance Development with Gary Mannion (Australia), Cost: $30.00
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Hypnosis Happiness Hour (Peace, Comfort, and Serenity) with Rev. Janet Decker (Maine), Cost: By Donation
1:00 to 3:00 pm: The Truth About Life with Iddi Eiriksson (Iceland), Cost: $20.00
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Healing Seance with Gary Mannion (Australia), Cost: $30.00
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: 1960's Peace & Love Groovy Costume Party and Karaoke. Music, snacks and great fun!, Cost: Free!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Thursday, September 12th:
9:00 am to 11:00 am: Runes Workshop with Iddi Eiriksson (Iceland), Cost: $20.00
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Hypnosis Happiness Hour (Energy Boost) with Rev. Janet Decker (Maine), Cost: By Donation
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Feel The Energy with Iddi Eiriksson (Iceland), Cost $20.00
3:00 to 6:00 pm: Psychic Art  Colours and Healing with Colin Hall (England), Cost: $30.00 
6:00 pm (Approximate time): Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, Turkey and all the trimmings, Cost: Suggested Donation $5.00 followed by a walking meditation of gratitude
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Psychic Surgery & Medical Intuition with Gary Mannion (Australia), Cost: $30.00
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Friday, September 13th:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Celtic Divination with Sandra Bell (Scotland), Cost: $30.00
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Energy and Positive Attitudes with Iddi Eiriksson (Iceland), Cost: $20.00
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Altered States with Gary Mannion (Australia), Cost $30.00
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Hypnosis Happiness Hour (Feeling good!) with Rev. Janet Decker, Cost: By Donation
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Psychic Art & Mediumship with Colin Hall (England), Cost: $30.00
7:00 to 9:00 pm International Mediumship Demonstration, Cost: By Donation
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal

Saturday, September 14th
9:00 pm to 12:00 pm: Physical Mediumship with Graham MacLauren (UK), Cost: $30.00
3:00 to 6:00 pm Séance Workshop with Graham MacLauren (UK), Cost: $30.00
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: International Tarot Card Convention, Cost: By Donation
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Healing-Light-Spiritualist-Church-of-Etna-ME-146077428893201/events/?ref=page_internal Sunday,

September 15th:
10:30 am: Church Service - Speaker/Medium Colin Ruthven (UK)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Part Three Spiritualism History & Philosophy Class with Diane (Florida), Cost: By Donation 

Our list of Presenters for International Week and their bios Alphabetically:

Sandra Bell is a Spiritualist Minister, tutor, founder of the Butterfly Fellowship Spiritualist Church and co-founder of the World Wide Spiritualist Organization. She is a presenter on Public Spirited and Coast to Coast Spirit Celtic International radio. Sandra has written fourteen books, editor of Psychic Columns, Psychic News of the World, Spirit of Psychic News, Shout Out News and has written 46 MBS workbooks. She is the Scottish officer for International Spiritualist Foundation and is from Inverclyde, Scotland. She is known for her phenomenally accurate evidential readings and her spirited classes, workshops and presentations.

Dominic Boag is one of England’s youngest mediums and has built a very reputable name for himself. He shows how connected he is to the Spirit World when he leaves his audiences blown away with his accuracy of names, details and specific information about their loved ones. Dominic is like no other medium as he brings a fresh and vibrant modern form of mediumship to the spiritual movement. He is well known for his unique ability of bringing spirit alive as he takes on their characteristics and personality. Many people say it was, “…like my loved one was there talking to me.” Dominic works across the UK & USA demonstrating mediumship and teaching. He has a great passion for teaching others to unfold their own mediumship and has quickly become highly sought after for his unique teachings.

Victoria Carillo DVM and a Reiki Master. Victoria practices holistic-minded veterinary medicine as a mobile veterinarian on Long Island, NY. She became a spiritualist when she met her mentor and was seeking answers about her animal patients’ and friends’ afterlife. She has studied and incorporated alternative forms of healing and mediumship in her work for 20 years. Some of her favorite healing modalities include Reiki, acupuncture, flower essences, chiropractic, and homeopathy.

Rev. Dr. Janet Decker, C.Ht. is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Certified Hypnoanaesthesia therapist and a Forensic Hypnotist. She is a hypnotherapy instructor and author, a Spiritualist Minister, and a Psychic Medium. Rev. Decker is lead pastor of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna, Maine as well as President of their board of directors. Rev. Dr. Decker holds a doctorate in Metaphysical Studies and the title of Dean of Metaphysics for The International Metaphysical University where she teaches the “Foundations of Psychic Development”, the “Lords Prayer in Aramaic” and is a proctor for the course “Understanding Our Paranormal Universe.” She has also developed and teaches an ordination program for Independent Spiritualist Ministers. She has been teaching hypnosis, meditation, and spiritual and psychic development techniques for over 35 years. For more info intermetu.com/janet-decker

Iddi Eiriksson was born in Iceland and has been immersed in spiritual studies since 1991. He is an Accredited Medium with the British Spiritualists’ Federation and has provided mediumship demonstrations at many international conferences and events. Iddi is also a Spiritual Healer and is certified as a Bereavement Counselor through the Butterfly Fellowship Spiritualists’ Church. He has been a member of the International Spiritualist Federation for over 25 years and spends his time traveling and learning all over the world. He is proficient in mental mediumship, trance mediumship, physical mediumship, psychic art, Runes reading and healing.

Colin Hall is an International Psychic Artist Medium and Healer who gives demonstrations of the survival of the soul and proof of life after death. His early experiences led him to a lifelong quest to develop his spiritual gifts in church groups and circles. Colin attended the Arthur Findlay Spiritual College. Colin’s art is strongly influenced by Celtic, Chinese and Art Nouveau with endlessly flowing forms, mythical images of Gods and Goddesses and the nature of a world that dwells within and all around us. He believes when we open ourselves to this wonderful, flowing spiritual power we become more aware of our Soul and Creativity.

Graham MacLauren became a Spiritualist after his younger brother took his own life. Graham joined the Spiritualist National Union and was awarded The Conan Doyle Prize for the most outstanding new Medium in the UK in 2012. Graham is also a Reiki Master, a Shamanic Practitioner, a Trance Medium and Trance Healer, a Physical Medium, a Bereavement Counselor and a Civil Celebrant. As Graham becomes the Spirit Communicator he amazes all with his accuracy. For the last seven years, Graham has worked across Scandinavia and Germany as well as all of the UK demonstrating, teaching and sharing his knowledge with budding new Spiritual Talents. Graham has raised over £2.5 million pounds for various charities. Graham devotes his continuing development to Physical Mediumship which he believes is the Creme de la Creme of Spiritual abilities. For further information please visit www.grahammaclauren.com .

Gary Mannion is an International Psychic Surgeon and Physical Medium based mainly in Australia but he works all over the world. His Psychic Surgery and his Physical Mediumship skills have been scientifically researched and he has appeared on TV, radio, magazines and in books.

Dorothy Reid is a Scottish medium trained at the Butterfly Fellowship in Port Glasgow. She has represented the young mediums at International Spiritualist Federation in Scotland and World Wide Spiritualist in Ireland. She has worked up and down Scotland serving churches and is very in tune with the Fairy Blessing readings that she gives. For many years she gave communications at the Butterfly Fellowship as one of their resident mediums.

Diane Jackman Skolfield is an author, a healer, a spiritual teacher, a businesswoman and a mentor for many. Diane began her career in healing in 1982, has been a member of the Self Realization Fellowship and a minister since 1997. In addition to teaching Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Dance Therapy, and Qi (chee) gong, her work as a Medical Intuit has been instrumental in healing many. C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D., founder of the American Holistic Medical Association says, “Diane is a jewel spreading joy and health wherever she goes.” She is the Camp Historian at the Spiritualist Camp Etna in Maine and Secretary and Event Coordinator of the Healing Light Spiritualist Church. For more info visit her web site www.DianesDetox.org.

Harnessing The Power of Your Soul  (2-day class)

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd
Time: Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Where:  Healing Light Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
Presenter: Laurie Xanthos is a Pastor of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna Maine. She has taught Soul Shifting classes and Mediumship Development for many years. Laurie retired after twenty years of public education to pursue classes in healing the body, mind, and spirit. She is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Shaman, Reflexologist and Intensive Tuning Fork Sound Healer. Her humor, heart, and high accuracy have drawn people to her throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. Laurie is a proud Spiritualist, a religion that she highly respects and is passionate about. 
What: Let's take a look at your soul contract to learn your life purpose. Whether you consciously know it or not you made a Soul Contract before incarnating into this lifetime and making changes to it can be extremely helpful. This two-day soul excavation will include guided meditations with Shamanic attunements which are transformative for your highest and best. These attunements increase your vibration clearing the pathway to your higher self. We will take past life journeys which enable you to view other lifetimes. As the lifetimes unfold you will get a clear understanding of how you came to be who you are today. During the process past life traumas are removed which allows you to harness your true power. These two incredibly healing days increase your connectivity to self and spirit, bringing healing of your soul that you do not want to miss.
Cost: $111.00

Celebration of Life for June Bro

When: Sunday, September 29th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd, Etna, ME
Facilitator: Rosie DeerHeart

Past Life SoulCollage®

When: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Sandra Joy and Rev. Janet Decker
What: Join us as we take you on a journey back to another lifetime through hypnotic past life regression. 
     Once your journey is completed you will continue by sitting in a quiet meditative setting as you work to create a Soulcollage® card and integrate what you have learned from your hypnotic regression.
     There is no doubt that most of us identify with particular eras in time or characters from the past more so than others. Just as one image jumps out from the pages of a magazine at one person more than it does for another. Hypnotic Past Life Regression can help put you in touch with other places, times and characters that you identify with.
     Images are at the center of the SoulCollage® process and through the simple act of cutting and arranging images, you’ll open yourself up to spiritual guidance and reflection. You will choose images that weave together parts of yourself to help discover who you may have been in a past life. In the end, you'll journal with your card to learn even more often leading to profound results 
     The SoulCollage®process leads to deeper authenticity and even deeper meaning in your life. This soul-tending practice honors one’s personal journey while promoting personal growth and self-acceptance.
Cost: $45.00 (All materials provided)

Message Circle

When: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Rev. Karen Heasly
Cost: $20.00

Gallery Readings

When: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenters: Experienced Mediums and Student Mediums
What: A gallery reading is an intimate two-hour gathering where the intuitive readers will bring messages from the spirit world including angels, light beings, and deceased loved ones 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

Table Tipping

When: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Presenter: Janice Nelson Kroesser
Cost: $20.00

Hypnotherapy Certification Course

When: 6 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays. October 25, 26, November  1,2, and 8, 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Where: 90 Pond St. Etna, ME
What: Basic Hypnotherapy Certification 
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 that really work! 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. Upon completion, students will receive certification from the International Metaphysical University (IMU)
Registration for this course closes October 15, 2019
Cost: $1111.00 - A deposit of $550.00 is required at time of registration.
Contact: Rev. Dr. Janet Decker Ph: 207-404-1845 Email: janet.decker9@gmail.com for course objectives.

Understanding Your Psychic Children

When: Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Where: Healing Light Spiritual center, 38 Stage Rd Etna, ME
Facilitators: Michele McPherson and Virginia Gray
What: These classes are designed for both children and their parents. The facilitators will help children to be comfortable with their gifts and teach them ways to encourage these gifts. The classes will aid parents in understanding their psychic children and teach them how to support and encourage them as their gifts and experiences grow. The Healing Light Spiritualist Church believes our psychic/intuitive children are part of the spiritual evolution of this planet and the proper development of their gifts is essential to our future wellbeing. 
Cost: $20.00 per class, $70.00 if you sign up for all 4 classes.

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 October newsletter I need the information by September 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.

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.  (No group on September 15)

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 is helping with International Week. Week quite literally could not do this event without you!
A BIG THANK YOU to those who are continuing to help us put the finishing touches on our center and helping with activities.
Diane Jackman Skolfield, Bruce Towle, Karen Costigan, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Ken Krosser, Rev. Linda Holmes, Kendra Wescott, Pam Logue, Rev. Janet Decker, Ava Spruce, Michele McPherson, Lisa Herbster, Sarah Lane, Josh Childers, 
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 Kendra Wescott for the beautiful flowers she brings to brighten our church every Sunday and for the many Angel figurines that now bless our center. 
A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra Wescot, MJ, Rev. Linda Holmes and Rev. Janet Decker for making our yard sale a big success!
A BIG THANK YOU to Gina Collins for the many crystals that now grace our center. I believe they LOVE their new home!
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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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 

 

 

 

 

August 2019 HLSC Newsletter


Member Comment:   This church has been a significant part of my healing journey"

Pot Luck Sunday - August 4th. 


 

Greetings Healing Light Spiritualist Church Members and Friends,

On July 5th we held our grand opening gala and it was a HUGE success! 45 people enjoyed food, music by "Josh we Know" and platform messages delivered by our Scottish friends, Sandy Campbell, Eleanore Walker, and Heather Hatton. 

After a fun evening inside we retired outside to sit around the fire, make S'mores, talk, and to listen to more music from Josh. 

Those of us who worked so hard to make this happen, much sooner than anticipated I might add, were exhausted. However, it was worth every bit of time and energy we put into it. There is something completely satisfying and fulfilling about bringing a dream to life. Much more satisfying and fulfilling than words can say. 

As we move forward we have many fun things in store for you so be sure to check our website and Facebook page regularly. Also, if you keep our newsletter close at hand you can do a quick check here for what is coming up. 

Love filled blessings to all,
Rev. Janet Decker

News

Phyllis Little, the mother of Don and Sheldon Skolfied and Harold and Chris Little, passed into spirit at the age of 101 on Thursday, July 25th. Phyllis was/is a lovely, sweet soul and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. HLSC extends our heartfelt sympathies. As Spiritualists we know we will continue to be in communication with Phyllis. We wish you great joy, Phyllis, as you sojourn in the Summerland!

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 $70.00. We offer seasonal and year-round rental. Please call, text or email Rev. Linda Homes to make arrangements. All rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis. email:billindaholmes@gmail.com Ph: 207-341-4978

Are you cleaning out your basement, attic or garage? Perhaps you are clearing space for some new things in your home...? If so, please consider donating some, or all, of your good, used or new things to the church for our yard sale, which will be held on August 10th. No junk, please, and no paint. It is best to call ahead to let us know you are coming. Please do not leave items setting outside. Kendra Wescott is coordinating this event and I know she would love some help. You can reach her at 207-568-1897.  The deadline for receiving donations is Sunday, August 4th. Thanks!

We are selling raffle tickets and are seeking items to be raffled off. Are you a medium, a healer or a crafter artisan? Perhaps you own a rock shop or a metaphysical store...? If so please consider donating to our cause. So far we have a beautiful quilt created by Thoy, some lovely lap afghans, certificates for healing sessions, certificates for readings and hypnosis CDs and MP3's. The drawing will take place during Healing Light International Week in September. Tickets are $1.00 apiece or 6 tickets for $5.00. 

Yoga class is held every Wednesday at 8:00 am and 5:30 pm. Diane Jackman Skolfield is the instructor. All ages welcome. By donation.

We still need help doing repairs and putting finishing touches on our building. We are hoping some really sweet folks are still willing to come help us out. Summer schedules being what they are please call Diane Jackman Skolfield to let her know what day you would like work. We need people to scrape and paint, wash windows, help build a handicap ramp and assist with other things we have in the works. Many hands make light work! You can reach Diane at 305-942-0670. Thanks!

The Center has a wishlist: small tables, a table suitable to hold a printer for our office, lawnmower, weed whacker, crystals and other sacred spiritual objects. Thanks for your donations!

August 4th is Potluck Sunday. Bring a dish and come to enjoy the service, then stay after for food and good conversation with like-minded folks.

We could use some help cleaning up after pot luck the first Sunday of every month. This will also include vacuuming. We are making a list by month of kind souls willing to stay after potluck for clean up. The month of August is spoken for but all other months are open at this point. If you would like to help out the center in this way please call, text or email: Rev. Janet Decker, 207-404-1845  Email:janet.decker9@gmail.com
 
There will be a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, August 18th, 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 me, Rev. Janet. 

Usually, we cancel the Mediumship Development group the day of the board meeting. On August 18th, however, on the day of the board meeting, we will have the Mediumship Group as usual at 1:30 and Matthew McDonald will facilitate it. Come and enjoy Matthews style of teaching. The mediumship group is always by donation and open to all. Beginner, intermediate and advanced students are welcome.

Now that we are a new stage of growth and development participation from members and friends of the church is especially needed and appreciated. 

Our summer season of classes, workshops, and events is underway! Please check out our schedule below. 

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

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

Our August Sunday Service Line Up:

Facilitator: Rev. Linda Holmes

Mediums/Speakers

August 4th: Michael Van Ginkle (ministerial student) conducting the service, Dawn Wilbur (messages)
August 11th: Rosie Deerhart - Speaker and Medium
August 18th: Matthew McDonald - Speaker and Medium (Matthew will be continuing his teaching series about our Spiritualist Principles)
August 25th: Colin Hall

About Our Speakers and Mediums

Michael Van Ginkle is a ministerial student in the Independent Spiritualist Minister Ordination course. 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.

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.

Rosie Deerhart teaches at the Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Center and returns to her home state of Maine in the summer. She volunteers as a Glad Helper in Virginia Beach and Maine. She describes herself as a Joy generator and her forthcoming book, Re-Claiming Joy is her tenth book. She writes about the spiritual journey, creativity, the Divine Feminine, and the grief process. Some know her a sculptor, teacher, minister, medium and wild woman. Her guides address her as "The Lady."

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. Matthew is a gifted Medium, and his talks are full of humor, storytelling and practical spiritual wisdom. He lives in Rockland, Maine.

Colin Hall is a psychic artist and medium living in Manchester, England where he serves many many spiritual churches and spiritual centers throughout the UK. Colin's international travel takes him to many country's in Europe and much further afield to the USA & Canada.

Early experiences led Colin on a life long quest to develop his spiritual gifts in church groups and circles. Eventually, this led Colin to attend the Spiritual college of Arthur Findley, where under the direction of many eminent teachers, including the influence of Gordon Higginson, Colin began to develop those gifts and gain a deeper understanding of Autographs and the Spirit World. Colin gives evidential demonstrations of survival of the soul and life after death.

Classes - Workshops - Events 

Yard Sale August 10th! 38 Stage Rd, Etna.

Coming Back Home To God

When: Saturday, August 10th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: Rosie Deer Heart and June Bro have released their book called Coming Back Home to God; Reflections on Edgar Cayce's Legacy. Rosie will talk to us about this book, reading excerpts and dialogues which occurred between June Bro and Edgar Cayce while he was still alive. June Bro is the last living human to have worked with Edgar Cayce; The Sleeping Prophet.
Presenter: Rosie Deer Heart
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

Spiritualism History and Philosophy

When: Sunday, August 11th, Sunday, September 15th
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: Healing Light Spiritual Center - 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
What: The History and philosophy of Spiritualism (recommended for everyone new to spiritualism)
Instructor: Diane Jackman Skolfield
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted
Contact: Diane Email: dianejackmanskolfield@gmail.com Ph: 305-942-0670

A Special Weekend at Healing Light Spiritual Center with Spiritual Teacher Matthew T. McDonald 

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 17th - 18th
Time: Saturday, 10:00 - 12:00 Noon - Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30
Where:  Healing Light Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
Presenter: 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. Matthew is a gifted Medium, and his talks and classes are full of humor, storytelling and practical spiritual wisdom. He lives in Rockland, Maine with his son, James.
What: Saturday, August 17th: Working with the Ascended Masters Workshop
Ascended Masters are healers, teachers, prophets, sages, and beings of great spiritual wisdom. Ascended Masters once walked the earth and now live in the Spirit Realm where they offer help to us from the beyond. This workshop will explore the role of the Ascended Masters in spiritual growth and development, how connections to the Ascended Masters can be made, how to work with Ascended Masters as Spirit Guides, as well as build knowledge about the Ancient, Eastern, New Age, and Modern types of Ascended Masters and their energies. The highlight of this workshop is the time of meditation when the Ascended Masters reveal themselves and their energies to those who are present.
Cost: $25.00 (includes pizza lunch)
Sunday, August 18th: 10:30 am Church service - 1:30 pm Mediumship Development Class. Come enjoy a terrific church service where Matthew will continue teaching us about the Spiritualist Principles. Bring a bite to eat with you for after the service or go to our local lunch spot, Etna Village Variety. Mediumship class begins at 1:30. Matthew is our guest teacher and facilitator this Sunday. 
Cost: By donation.  

Health For Happiness Week

When: August 26th to August 31st
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Yoga, Music, Meditation, Hula Hoops, Food Fermenting and so much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/354096238492728/

Art For Happiness Week

When: September 2nd to September 7th
What: This entire week is dedicated to making our journey to HAPPINESS more easily attainable with Acting classes, Creative Writing Classes, Music, Song Writing Classes, Yoga and much more. See our individual events for details.
Cost: All classes are $10 each. Pay for 4 and get the 5th one free! Please see our FB page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/521605935247652/

Healing Light International Week

When: September 6th to 14th
What: During International Healing Light Week we'll host several International Tutors teaching workshops in Mental and Physical Mediumship, Psychic Art, Animal Communication, Runes, Hypnosis, Healing, Qigong, History of Spiritualism and so much more!
Presenters: Sandra Bell, Dominic Boag, Victoria Carillo DVM, Rev. Dr. Janet Decker, Iddi Eiriksson, Colin Hall, Graham MacLauren, Gary Mannion, Dorothy Reid, Diane Jackman Skolfield
Cost: Classes are individually priced.
Please see our FB page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/740661116327417/

Harnessing The Power of Your Soul  (2-day class)

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd
Time: Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Where:  Healing Light Spiritual Center 38 Stage Rd Etna, Maine
Presenter: Laurie Xanthos is a Pastor of The Healing Light Spiritualist Church in Etna Maine. She has taught Soul Shifting classes and Mediumship Development for many years. Laurie retired after twenty years of public education to pursue classes in healing the body, mind, and spirit. She is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Shaman, Reflexologist and Intensive Tuning Fork Sound Healer. Her humor, heart, and high accuracy have drawn people to her throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. Laurie is a proud Spiritualist, a religion that she highly respects and is passionate about. 
What: Let's take a look at your soul contract to learn your life purpose. Whether you consciously know it or not you made a Soul Contract before incarnating into this lifetime and making changes to it can be extremely helpful. This two-day soul excavation will include guided meditations with Shamanic attunements which are transformative for your highest and best. These attunements increase your vibration clearing the pathway to your higher self. We will take past life journeys which enable you to view other lifetimes. As the lifetimes unfold you will get a clear understanding of how you came to be who you are today. During the process past life traumas are removed which allows you to harness your true power. These two incredibly healing days increase your connectivity to self and spirit, bringing healing of your soul that you do not want to miss.
Cost: $111.00l

Past Life Memories and your SoulCollage®

When: Saturday, October 5th
Stay tuned for more information.

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 June newsletter I need the information by May 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.

Mediumship Development Groups

Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM at the Healing Light Spiritual Center, 38 Stage Rd in Etna. Everyone is welcome, beginners through advanced. Donations welcome.  

Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM at Michele McPherson’s house, 19 Lost View Lane, Levant. Everyone welcome, beginners through advanced. Pot luck 6:00 PM group begins at 7:00 PM. (No group during the summer)

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. Library. Everyone welcome!

To Say Thanks!

A BIG THANK YOU to those who are continuing to help us put the finishing touches on our center.
Diane Jackman Skolfield, Bruce Towle, Karen Costigan, Janice Nelson Kroesser, Ken Krosser, Rev. Linda Holmes, Kendra Wescott, Pam Logue, Rev. Janet Decker.
A BIG THANK YOU to Kendra Wescott for the beautiful flowers she brings to brighten our church every Sunday and for the many Angel figurines that now 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.

Wishing everyone many blessings of spirit,
Rev. Janet Decker

Contacts

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

Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Email: mysticmaven5555@yahoo.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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