Healing Light Spiritualist Church
January 2018 Newsletter
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!
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:
Serving the church in January
Facilitator: Rev. Rev. Janet Decker
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.
Edgar Cayce's Glad Helpers Group meets every Monday afternoon from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Maine Holistic Center located at 81 Maine Street Bangor, ME. All Energy Healers are welcome to become part of this group at any time.
The back row of chairs 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!
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)
Diapers of all sizes
Toilet tissues, paper towels, and tissues
All Purpose cleaner
Paper plates, cups, and napkins (square)
HE laundry detergent
Ziploc bags and aluminum foil
Food storage containers
Grocery store gift certificates
Soap, shampoo, and conditioner
Feminine products (pads and tampons)
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Razors and shaving cream
Coffee (regular; decaf) and creamer
Sugar and drink mixes
Canned and non-perishable foods
Books for children
We are accepting new and/or clean, used clothing donations. Please no clothing with holes or pet hair. Again, you can bring your donation to the church and Pastor Dee Powers will collect them.
Both Etna and Canaan Fire Departments need sweat pants and sweat shirts to give out to people who, during a fire, are forced to flee their homes with no more than the shirt on their backs. It is not necessary to buy new. Clean, used items in good condition are very welcome. Please bring them to the church on any Sunday. Children’s sweats are also needed.
To all who have contributed in the past, or will contribute in the future, to any of the above causes, your gifts are truly a blessing. Thank you.
If you have something you would like added to the church newsletter please be aware that I will need that information by the 12th of the month prior to the month being published. Example, for the 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
Rev. Janet Decker
Rev. Wachian Welch (Secretary)
Rev. Dee Powers (President)
Pastor Laurie Xanthos
Janet McNerney (Treasurer)
Rev. Sherwood Denham
Rev. Shirley Boyens
Email: email@example.com Rev. Sherwood Denham
Bonnie Lee Mellott (Vice President)