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The Present of Presence: NOW! - Sunday December 18th, 2016
As we become more aware spiritually, we may notice ... Read More that many of our thoughts and emotions are inadvertently wrapped up in the past or future - especially as we remember past holidays and plan for the upcoming ones. There is a way we can be kinder to ourselves and actually enjoy the season more. This Sunday we’ll consider what it feels like to be more in the present moment - and how we might be able to experience that more often.
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Virgin Birth Stories - Sunday December 11th, 2016
This Sunday we will take a closer look at the ... Read More story of the Virgin Birth in Christianity. We also saw the same theme show up in Buddhism, in Hinduism as well as being referenced in Greek Mythology. Whether its Jesus, the Buddha, Krishna or Hercules the theme has something to tell us.
I believe that there is something that wants to be born within each of us. What wants to be born is the Christ essence. It is a virgin birth because we don’t have to wait for an infusion of Spirit from outside ourselves. We are ready just as we are, to give birth to the Christ consciousness that will transform ourselves, and the world.
Come join me on Sunday as we explore this topic.
Blessings, Rev Bill

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Peace - Sunday December 4th, 2016
How do the recent events — in all of their ... Read More heart-breaking complexity — remind us that we are called to something more? That we are invited to see that the season of Advent is rooted in Israel's and the early Christians' longing for justice, for reconciliation, for restoration and wholeness? And that this longing is not an in-the-meantime passive acceptance of the status quo but an active participation in the work of healing and Peace? We tangle and we are entangled. Like two or more particles that interact in such a way that the full state of each cannot be described independently, the state of each of us can be accounted for only in reference to the state of every one of us. Please join your friends and fellow travelers on the path this coming Sunday as we explore the fact that Peace is not wishful thinking; it is risk and action and the courage to undertake both.
Blessings,
Rev. Medora

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Leftovers - Sunday November 27th, 2016
LEFTOVERS!
This Sunday Rev Karen Epps and I will ... Read More be responding to questions collected from the congregation over the last few weeks. Since it is right after Thanksgiving we call this talk, LEFTOVERS. The questions raised are about Spirituality about Unity, reincarnation, about dealing with stress, views on sexuality and many, many more. We look forward to answering these questions as best we can for you on Sunday. Come join us!
Rev Bill Englehart & Rev Karen Epps

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Unconditional Giving - Sunday November 20th, 2016
Unconditional Giving is the title of this coming ... Read More weeks talk. I would like to think that I have always been an unconditional giver…but alas that has not always been the case. Even today, there are times that I realize that I have unconsciously put parameters and expectations around gifts I have given. These thoughts become conscious when inner judgment arises about what that person should have done with my gift or how they should have been changed by receiving it etc...
I know that I am a work in progress around this topic. With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is a prime time to reflect on what giving is and what it is not. Let us look at unconditional giving together. I will share with you a truth about how unconditional giving has within it a hidden gift.
Rev Bill Englehart

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Working Together in Unity - Sunday November 13th, 2016

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Unity in America - Sunday November 6th, 2016
I am pretty sure we are all stressed out when it ... Read More comes to the upcoming election.
The constant barrage of the 24 hour news cycle and the endless parade of political pundits has my head spinning.
So what is the spiritual response and approach to dealing with apparently divisive issues in our lives? After all at different times in our lives we all end up dealing with issues that may take a long time to resolve. For each of us maybe it is an illness, divorce or death of a loved one. I look forward to sharing some tools to help us regain peace of mind while dealing with any kind of Dis-ease.
Lets remember, we are more than red states and blue states, were the United States.
Rev Bill

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Contemplative- Unmasking God - Sunday October 30th, 2016
Unmasking God - A Contemplative Service
It seems ... Read More timely to reflect on some of my wonderings about God just prior to a holiday in which we celebrate the Ghosts and Goblins getting candy and putting on outer masks. What ghost are we truly afraid of? What masks do we put on to get rewards? Do we recognize who we are without the masks?
Rev Bill

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Total Surrender - Sunday October 23rd, 2016
The Surrender Experiment – Total Surrender
A few ... Read More years ago we read The Untethered Soul also written by Michael Singer. It was and is one of my favorite books. I imagined him writing this in a cabin in the woods with few distractions. When I got to the last chapter of The Surrender Experiment and realized what he was facing at the time he wrote both these books it brought tears to my eyes.
He really was a living example of living this principal of Surrender in order to be able to write both of these books during a time that was tumultuous to say the least. Join me as we explore what it means to fully embrace Surrender.
Rev Bill

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When dark clouds become rainbows - Sunday October 16th, 2016
The Surrender Experiment – When Dark Clouds Become ... Read More Rainbows
Can we surrender when things are successful? How easy it would have been to let his ego over identify with the outer success. Yet his practice in success and apparent challenge saw him through these ups and downs.
From moving his business to going public as a corporation, followed by the realization that he and his company was going to be out maneuvered to an eventual merger… these are some of the changes that Michael Singer faced.
At each turn the appearance was like dark clouds. Yet time and time again his practice of surrender was his pathway to self realization. This was and has been his goal.
Rev Bill

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Something Priceless is Born - Sunday October 9th, 2016
The Surrender Experiment – Something Priceless is ... Read More Born.
How big can we imagine? Do we limit our own good? How easy it is to sit back on our laurels and coast. What if we stayed open to bigger and better experiences in our life? What would happen? Michael Singer had a successful business and then found himself in another business, not by plan, but by following life energy following his bliss. Are we settling? Are we following our bliss? Or are we trying to tell the universe what it should be doing?
Rev Bill

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The Business of Surrender - Sunday October 2nd, 2016
This week I will talk about the un-folding of life ... Read More and our willingness or unwillingness to do what is in front of us. Can we be present to what shows up in our life? Can we step back and discern that this very energy that brought us this situation and or circumstance could be attempting to build us a much better life than we could have imagined? Michael Singer ends up transitioning from college professor to building contractor. Not the typical career path! The name of his company, Built with Love. Do we see the synchronicities as accidents or divine appointments?
Rev Bill

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From Solitude to Service - Sunday September 25th, 2016
This week I will talk about the transition from ... Read More thinking of enlightenment as a purely self centered enterprise to becoming the SELF centered enterprise that is enlightenment. How do we know where we are at in the evolution of consciousness? Are we seeking to get or to give? Are we worried or do we have faith? Do we know, what’s most important is something that we can never lose?
This Sunday we continue our annual seven-week Book study program. All across California, the USA and internationally, people are joining us in our study of this book.
Rev Bill

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The Experiment of a Lifetime - Sunday September 18th, 2016
I reflected on my own life and saw the times of ... Read More surrender were some of the most fulfilling times of my life. I will share some experiences of these in the weeks to come.
This Sunday we continue our annual seven-week Book study program. All across California and beyond, people are getting together in small groups in home and on line to read this book and discuss the concepts
This week I will talk about the age old tendency to deny our humanity to achieve our higher Self. The Buddha attempted this as well as many others. What can we learn here that will aid our own growth and enlightenment?
Rev Bill

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The Surrender Experiment- Waking up - Sunday September 11th, 2016
This Sunday we launch our annual seven-week Book ... Read More study program. The book is The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer
When I started reading this book I saw common threads in books in my library. Seemed like every book I picked up there was another similar experience integral to so many on their spiritual paths. I was flinging books off the shelf Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, Jon Bernie, Yogananda, remembering this chapter and that chapter and realized I was on to something important for my own evolution in consciousness and wanted to share it with you.
I reflected on my own life and saw the times of surrender were some of the most fulfilling times of my life. I will share some experiences of these in the weeks to come.
All across California and beyond, people are getting together in small groups in home and on line to read this book and discuss the concepts. If you have not yet signed up for a book study group I encourage you to do so. It is a great opportunity to connect with others and to go deep into the concepts raised in this book.
Rev Bill

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Labor of Love - Sunday September 4th, 2016
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday ... Read More celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. In honor of this holiday my talk is titled:
A Labor of Love!
We labor… but why do we labor? What are we seeking? What are the rewards? Of course we all want food, shelter and clothing as necessities that meet our basic human needs. Once that is accomplished what are we really laboring for? Is the gathering of stuff the purpose of our labor? Can we truly be engaged in a Labor of Love?
I invite you to come explore this topic with me on this Labor Day weekend.
Rev Bill Englehart

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Sunday Morning Service ~ The Gospel of Judas - Sunday August 28th, 2016
We continue with our study of the Gospels. I will ... Read More be speaking on a Gospel many people have never heard of called,
The Gospel of Judas.
This is based on the book on the newly discovered Gospel of Judas. Could Judas have been the favored disciple? Could we have been judging Judas incorrectly for centuries? Was there a diversity of beliefs about Jesus in early Christianity? Was there good reason not to include this Gospel in the Bible?Let’s explore this on Sunday. I look forward to seeing you then.
~Rev. Bill Englehart

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Gospel of Mary - Sunday August 21st, 2016
This Sunday I will be talking on The Gospel of ... Read More Mary Magdalene.
The Gnostic Gospels sure do have a different take on the importance of Mary Magdalene than the Canonical Gospels. In the four gospels that we are most familiar with in the New Testament we see Mary as a minor character at best, a mere subplot in the larger story.
Although, when we read the Gnostic Gospels we see a woman who is much more of a main character in the larger story. In these writings she is a woman who was not only a serious student but also one to whom Jesus revealed deep teachings. In fact, she was important enough that some of the disciples were jealous of how Jesus seemed to favor her. As the Gospel of Phillip attests when a disciple asks, “Why do you love her more than us?”
I invite you to come and hear more about Mary, her Gospel, and her ongoing legacy.
Blessings, Rev. Bill

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Sunday Morning Services ~ A Taste of Spirit - Sunday August 14th, 2016
I will explore the apparent differences between ... Read More the Gospels in the New Testament. I will also talk about the difference between Metaphysics and Mysticism. Come join me and I think you will get a taste of Spirit in a way you may not have before!
Blessings, Rev. Bill

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Exploring the Gospel of Thomas - Sunday August 7th, 2016
Bill and I are doing a series of ‘Gospel’ talks ... Read More this August, and while it is always fun to talk about the Gospels that everyone knows – Mathew, Mark, Luke and John – it is especially fun to talk about the ‘Lost Gospels’ - the ones that didn’t make the canonical bible cut because of politics! What a novel concept…. Politics kept something from being included with the company line, and caused the lost gospels to be buried in a papyrus dump in upper Egypt back in 300 c.e. Well….gee….gosh…..no one wants to read them anyway and the big state Christian Religion of Constantine will kill us if they find them! As I sit here on the beach in Maui, I am wondering what The Gospel of Thomas could possibly have to do with the ocean, or the beach, or life in general? Please join Bobby Finney and me this coming Sunday, August 7, for a spiritual archeological dive into the Lost Gospel of Thomas.
Many Blessings,
~ Rev. Medora

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Reflections from the Book of Bill - Sunday July 31st, 2016
With our 5th Sunday Contemplative service. The ... Read More format is different from our typical Sunday gatherings. It is more reflective. Many holy writings are commonly referred to as, The Book of ______. I believe each of us has within ourselves our own Book of Truths that we have discerned. Yours may be the Book of Nancy, Tom, Harriet etc… The Sunday I will reflect on The Book of Bill. Life lessons and Truths that have been revealed to me so far in life… My desire is that it provides food for thought and a willingness to look within for our own Book of Truth.
~ Rev Bill

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Intersteller - Sunday July 24th, 2016
The movie “Interstellar” takes place in the ... Read More distant future, when we have greater ability to navigate immense distances in space. The human race is nearing the end of the time when the earth can provide for it; pollution has continued unabated. There has been an ongoing huge search for another planet which human beings can inhabit.
Our hero, Matthew McConaughey, is a farmer with his family, in order to help produce food. We soon find that he was formerly a first class astronaut, and is now desperately needed to find the key to alleviating gravity, to allow masses of people to leave the planet at once.
This film appears to be an adventure story, and it is. I was first attracted it to it for its exciting scientific ideas - then I realized it is much more! The underlying metaphysical message is an inner-space adventure even more exciting than the outer-space one!
Through the characters' intense evolving awareness, their journey is guided by unseen forces, so that they end up using three spiritual/emotional paths to success.
~ Rev. Pat Palmer

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Sunday Morning Services ~ Metaphysical Movie Month: Frozen - Sunday July 17th, 2016
Metaphysical Movie month continues. I am ... Read More interpreting the movie FROZEN. Maybe you have heard of this movie. Every child of a certain age can sing the theme song. I had not seen in previously, but I must say I was surprised on several levels. We often talk about the evolution of consciousness and here it is, plain to see…
~ Rev. Bill Englehart

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