We are an interfaith church and spiritual growth center, committed to helping persons find and experience the inner peace which comes from being attuned to and aligned with the Divine Presence. We believe that each individual has his/her own individual spiritual path. We are open to insights and revelations from all of the world's religious and spiritual traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Islamic, Shamanism, and contemporary sources such as A Course in Miracles, etc. There is more about Center history and mission, plus directions to the Center, in our online Brochure.
Our worship experience is intended to be an experience in worship: truly meeting the Living Presence of the Divine. Therefore we begin service at 10am with a half-hour of quiet meditation time (with soft background music). From 10:30am to 11:30am there are thought-provoking quotes shared by the minister (with silent interims for reflection) and sometimes a brief message. Similar to the early Quakers, there is opportunity for sharing from those who feel moved by Spirit.
When verbal participation is appropriate in the Meeting, we invite everyone to subject their sharing to two questions before speaking:
- Will this improve upon the Silence?
- Is it prompted by the Divine Mystery rather than ego?
We conclude our meetings with a period of silent healing meditation in which you are invited to offer the names of those you wish to hold to the Light. We then form a closing circle and conclude most often with a benediction and a song. The benediction is the Unity Prayer of Protection:
The Light of God surrounds us.
The Love of God enfolds us.
The Power of God protects us.
The Presence of God watches over us.
Wherever we are, God is, and all is well.
O go in beauty;
Peace be with you;
Till we meet again in the Light.
IF SPIRIT SO GUIDES YOU PLEASE JOIN US OFTEN FOR WORSHIP.
Before attending you might benefit by reading further details in our online Brochure.
The Center regularly sponsors meditations, book-discussion groups, and workshops on numerous spiritual topics and disciplines. You may find locations and times in the current online bulletin .
Over the years, the quotations shared at services have been a continuing source of inspiration and upliftment for church members. From the peace within us and our shared fellowship we support each other in the spiritual journey of life. Today's example from the archives is presented below. (You can dip into the entire archive of these sources of spiritual refreshment on the full page of Quotations to inspire.
The Center celebrated the retirement of Rev. Roger Hupp on July 16, 2006. Rev Hupp was the founder and minister of the center. Thanks to Alan and Louisa Hansen you can see photos of the event at www.louisaphotography.com/Roger.