May 2018 Newsletter 1
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Vision: Inspiring and uplifting every one of us to transform the world
Volume 18, Issue 5a - May 2, 2018
Reverend Jyoti: From My Heart

Greetings Beloveds,
As I write this, Mary and I have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing beach vacation – truly an opportunity to drink in the divine.  I spent hours and hours watching and listening to the gentle waves lapping against the shore.  As I awoke each morning to that sweet sound, I was reminded of the eternality and abundance of the Divine...

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Today I drink deeply from the well of the Divine, allowing love, joy, forgiveness and abundance to bubble up and bless me and all those with whom I come into contact.

May Sunday Services

Spiritual Laws and How to Use Them

Date: May 6, 2018
Topic: The Deep Well of the Divine
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh

Date: May 13, 2018
Topic: Go Ahead, Create Your Day
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Robert Anderson

Date: May 20, 2018
Topic: Transcending Facts, xxxxxxxRevealing Truth
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musicians: Jeff King & Karen Karsh

Date: May 27, 2018
Topic: Becoming Unfrozen: Living              and Loving Life NOW
Speaker: Zemirah Jazwierska RScP
Musician: Karen Karsh

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13

May Special Guest Speaker


Zemirah Jazwierska RScP

Sunday May 27


May Special Music


Jeff King
(with Karen Karsh)

Sunday May 20


May Center Calendar

May 2 First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm
May 6
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Lea's Senior Service 6:00 pm
May 9 Inspirational Movie Night @Affinity 6:30 pm
May 13 Sunday Service 10:00 am
May 17
May 19
Third Thursday Forum 7:00- 8:30 pm
Center Clean-up day 9:00-11:30 am
May 20 Sunday Service 10:00 am
May 27
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service
June 6 First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace



Join us Wednesday, May 2nd (tonight) at 6:30 pm as we meditate for peace. Meditation will last about 45 minutes and will give you a spiritual boost to start the month.
Facilitated by Laurie Lee, RScP 

Senior Ministerial School Service

'The Path to Wholeness'

Sunday, May 6 at 6:00 pm
Mile Hi Vogt Auditorium
   9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226

Join Ministerial student Lea Alvarado for her Senior Service. Music by amazing musicians Karen Karsh, Dr. Kent Rautenstraus, and Members of the Mile Hi Choir.

Inspirational Movie Night

Wednesday, May 9
6:30 pm

'The Lady in the Van'

Affinity Theater
860 Baseline Road
(across from King Soopers)
'The Lady in the Van' (2015, with subtitles) is our movie this month, an unconventional Mother’s Day story not to be missed. Starring the ever-fabulous Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings.  The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s. She was devout, ungrateful, cantankerous, uncompromising – but magnificent. Bennett referred to her as 'vagabond nobility’. She is a complex and endearing creature, child-like in her innocence but fierce in her religious and political beliefs. He eventually allowed her to temporarily park her dilapidated Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years before her death.
For a fascinating narrative on the movie, Maggie Smith’s thoughts on the movie and her role, and a touching autobiography of Maggie Smith, click here:
More on the movie...

Come and enjoy popcorn and inspiration.

Location: The theatre at Affinity Living Community: 860 Baseline Rd - across from King Soopers on Route 7 at Highway 287.  Call Pat Brazee at 303-880-9896 if the door is locked.

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum

'The Source Within'
May 17; 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The universal or macro level of totality is ever-expansive and eternal, encompassing all from the cosmos, to all living beings, to the tiniest particle. The reality in which we find ourselves
tends to be relative or subjective, a micro view of totality. This presentation takes us on a journey from the macro to the micro, revealing a subtle yet highly impactful truth about ourselves, that the source of all is within us as us. It distills a reality that has the power to alter the way we experience ourselves, others, and the world in which we live. Experiential understanding of the Source Within leads us to the realization that we already are that which we seek. It allows us to better support and heal the parts of ourselves that still contract in pain, fear, grief, sadness, uncertainty, or disillusion. It ends the perpetual story that “something is wrong” with ourselves, others, or life. Understanding the Source Within ushers us into a loving, joyful, powerful and peaceful world inside and outside.
Presenter Molly Kate Brown is the award-winning author of Learning to Walk in India: A Love Story. She is a Nurse Practioner, and a Meditation & Mindfulness Coach/Teacher who leads heart-centered workshops and retreats. She also teaches mindfulness at prisons. She has been featured in Science of Mind: Guide for Spiritual Living Magazine. Her second book is in progress. For more information, click here... 
Spring Clean-up Day

Come and help spiff up the Center
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am

May Outreach

Imagine! is located in Lafayette and serves individuals in Boulder County

What They Do
Imagine! provides support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Their Mission
Creating a world of opportunity for all abilities
Their Goal
Our goal is to help people aspire to, and achieve, a fulfilling life of new possibilities

Imagine!'s Wish List

The following personal items are needed for adults in Imagine's residential homes:

Ecclesiastical Staff

Rev. Jyoti DeVernie 303-668-0411

Lea Alvarado RScP
Jim Babcock RScP
Laurie Lee, RScP 303-449-5452
Kathy Nunemaker 303-931-8313

Board of Trustees

President: Catherine Snider
VP & Treasurer: Sandy Rinehart
Secretary: Linda Williamson

Pastoral Care Needs

If you or someone you know needs prayer or support, please call Rev. Jyoti at 303-668-0411.

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