June 2018

 

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

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