SUMMER SHARING SUNDAY PROGRAMS

August 12th“Service”
Description – Service is defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone. Many of the world’s religions focus on the belief that service leads to enlightenment, spirituality, or understanding God. There are several different kinds of services that people can provide. We serve our families, friends, clients or customers, strangers, communities, and animals.

You may wish to consider the following questions before the service:
(1) What kinds of services have you provided?
(2) What kind of volunteer work have you done?
(3) Have you worked in the service industry? 
(4) Did serving people bring you joy or provide spiritual enlightenment? 
(5) Have you enjoyed working in a field of service? Do you receive spiritual fuel or joy when it’s your job to provide service?
(6) Has someone else’s act of service touched you? Did someone help you?

Worship Leader – Paula Carlson

August 19th“Spiritual Goals”
Description – People set spiritual goals in order to connect to something that is considered more important than the individual and to meet specific social, emotional and mental needs. According to Psychology Today, people with spiritual goals are happier and experience greater feelings of well-being than those without a spiritual lifestyle.

The following five tips will help you set personal spiritual goals that will help you grow through the year:

1) Concentrate your efforts. Set just one, two, or three goals at a time. Don’t spread yourself too thin. When you experience success, then add another goal.

2) Be realistic. Set goals that are attainable. If you don’t read your Spiritual Text regularly now, don’t set a goal to read the entire text in three months. Instead commit to read it 3 to 5 times per week.

3) Think concretely. Set goals so progress can be measured. For instance, this goal is too ambiguous: I’m going to spend more time with communing with nature. . Instead be concrete: I will take a walk in the woods one time every week. .

4) Include strategies. Develop strategies designed to move you toward your goals. If one goal is to memorize poetry, determine how you will do that. What verses you will memorize? How often you will tackle a new one? What memorization techniques will you use?

5) Create manageable steps. Break your overall goal into a series of smaller goals that are doable and will foster success.

Which of these tips would you like to try?
Worship Leader – Kay Gonzales

August 26th“A Life Souvenir”
Description – In our final Sharing Service of this summer, we will have a session of spiritual “show and tell.” Spiritual pursuits often discourage materialism and disparage “things”, yet as we move through our lives, we inevitably acquire items that speak to us, evoke powerful memories, and even provide a kind of emotional support (think “teddy bear”).  Please bring with you a personally significant object, or a photo if the object isn’t easy to transport, or if you prefer, just your story about it. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about what it is, how it came to be in your possession, and what makes it a “life souvenir” for you.
Worship Leader – Tracy Lunquist

END OF SUMMER
SHARING SUNDAY PROGRAMS

September 2nd
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Worship Leader – Cary Ragsdale

September 9th
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Speaker – Dr. Don Musser
Membership Ceremony – Judy Raymond
Worship Leader – Kay Gonzales

September 12th – Worship Committee Committee

September 16th
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Speaker – Bill and Eli Perras
Worship Leader – Tracy Lunquist

September 23rd
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Speaker – Dr. Robert Tucker
Worship Leader – Judy Raymond

September 30th
Title “Confronting the Opioid Crisis”
Description In a world fraught with adversity and conflict, one conflict that is very close to home to many Americans is the opioid crisis. Opioids are any of a group of substances that resemble morphine in their physiological or pharmacological effects, especially in their pain-relieving properties. There is widespread belief that opioids are over-prescribed for pain, and significant numbers of people have become addicted. This presentation relates the challenges of dealing with the crisis in a humanitarian manner within the context an unrelenting and unsympathetic criminal justice and law enforcement environment.
Speaker Dr. Vinay Srivastava
Worship Leader – Cary Ragsdale

October 7th
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Worship Leader – Cary Ragsdale

October 14th
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Worship Leader – Paula Carlson

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October 28
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November 11th
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November 14th – Worship Committee Meeting

November 18th
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November 25th
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December 9th
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December 16th
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December 30th
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