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Focus Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

Our Mission Statement

We are a center of Light open to all. This Light includes healing, education and inspiration

that empowers individuals to progress on their personal spiritual path to find God.

We are a gateway of understanding creating peace, love and joy in the lives of individuals, families and the world.


2015 SCOL Board of Directors

President                Gary Mantz
Vice President         Catherine Kalua
Treasurer                LaVerne Duff
Secretary                Jennifer Blecher
1 Yr. Trustee          Donna Carrion
2 Yr. Trustee          Vacant
3 Yr. Trustee           Phyllis Town


Blessing Bowl Donation 2015

Thanks to your generosity, we've donated the following:

  • January         Canine Companions                 $179
  • February        Coffee Time                          $227
  • March            Bethesda House                    $140
  • April              Everyday Blessings                  $351
  • May              Nate's Animal Rescue              $124
  • June             Tidewell Hospice Sarasota       $170
  • July               VIDA                                   $779
  • August          SPARCC                                $250
  • September    SCOL Children's Sunday Circle   $213
  • October        SCOL Coffee Hour
  • November      All Faiths Food Bank
  • December      Everyday Blessings


St. Francis' Prayer

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace; that where there is hatred, I may bring love;

That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;

that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;

that where there is error, I may bring truth;

that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;

that where there is despair, I may bring hope;

that where there are shadows, I may bring light;

that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;

to understand, than to be understood;

to love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.

It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.

It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.



Moving Ahead

A career opportunity announcement with cover letter has been mailed to 106 metaphysical and spiritualist churches. Although we intend to offer compensation within our current means, we posted the salary as negotiable in a sincere effort to attract responses from as many qualified applicants as possible.

Meanwhile, our dedicated team of Ministers and Associate Ministers will be conducting services for us. This alleviates the need for an interim pastor. We also are committed to keeping alive the Flexer legacy of Metaphysical Spirituality as we look to the future.

With many blessings,

The Sarasota Center of Light Board of Directors


David Thompson Events, October 2015

Physical Medium David Thompson is one of only a handful of Materialization Mediums in the world today. He is from Sydney, Australia and will return to the Sarasota Center of Light in 2015. David will be offering the following unique experiences for those seeking higher understanding of the Spirit World and proof of life after death.

Materialization Seances- We are taking reservations for standbys.

Participants for the materialization seances are to meet in the SCOL Sanctuary no later than 6:20pm on the evening their seance is scheduled. A brief pre-seance briefing will be given before moving to our nearby Chapel for the seance. Refunds can only be granted if there is an approved person to take the place of the one not attending.

Workshop: Aspects of Altered States, Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30pm-10pm, Davis Hall (no reservation required)- David will discuss the various levels of altered states, necessary for any type of trance mediumship.

Open Forum: My Journey as a Physical Medium: A Question and Answer Session, Monday, Oct. 5, 7:30pm-9pm, Sanctuary, Donation $20 (no reservation required)

Church Services: David will serve the church at the evening service on October 4, at 7pm, giving the talk and part of the spirit messages. There is no charge or reservation to attend the Center's church services. All are welcome!


Book Club Discussion Group

Our Book Club Discussion Group is held every Sunday from 9:15am-10am in the Ed Center. Everyone is welcome. The book for October is "Evidence of Eternity" by Mark Anthony. You can buy any of our featured books at the SCOL Book Store located in the lobby on Sundays or at the office, Monday-Friday, 8am-12:30pm.


Psychic Readings & Healings Saturday

Gift Certificates are available for future Readings and Healings and would make a wonderful a birthday or Christmas gift for that special person who has almost everything. Please contact the Church Office to purchase a gift certificate or do so at the next Psychic Saturday, October 17th (every 3rd Saturday of the month), in Davis Hall from 10:30am-1pm.


Hands of Light

Hands of Light meets the last Sunday of every month at 5:30pm in the Ed Center. We make possible the monthly coffee hours, Psychic Saturdays, receptions, holiday parties, cookouts and other fun activities. We have a lot of really exciting things planned and want you to join us on October 25th. For more information, please contact Team Leader, Sherry Brune This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 478-461-7581.


Ed Team News

Visiting Mediums: We welcome David Thompson October 1-7th. Toni Winninger will be serving our community in November. David's and Toni's workshops are available on a walk-in basis. Plan now to join us for these events.

Ongoing Classes: "Mediation Circle", Sundays at 5:30pm in Davis Hall with Cyndy and Cyril Mayer. "Meditation in Motion" with Caroline Demoise, Mondays at 11am in Flexer. "Law of Attraction", 1st-4th Thursdays of the months at 7:30pm in the Ed Center with LeeAnne Moody, A.M., Liz Adams, Matthew Andrzejewski-Wilson, A.M. and Elizabeth Andrzejewski-Wilson, A.M..

We have several new and exciting classes starting in October. Please check the "Workshops & Classes" tab for dates and times. Great classes and great instructors! Come join us!


Harvest Home Donations, November 2015

Every year in November we celebrate "Harvest Home" and give to those less fortunate. Non-perishable food donations can be brought to the church during any service from November 1st-November 22nd. We will then collect all of the donations and bring them to the All Faiths Food Bank so that more families can have wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


Children's Sunday Circle

Our children's program is off to a roaring bang! Our Open House generated enthusiasm and excitement. Our first Sunday we had 16 children from 4 years old to 6th grade! We have a new  bright sing that we place out weekly on Sunday for extra attention of where to go for a wonderful time in our Children's Sunday Program.

Our kids created healing jars and have a broader understanding of placing friends and family in their healing jar for extra help.

We would like to send a big "thank you" and "shout out" to our Director Liz Adams and her assistants, Laura Horn and Karin Strauss.


Trans-Dimensional Channel Toni Winninger, November 2015

Transdimensional Channel Toni Winninger travels throughout the world teaching classes on Metaphysical topics and giving hundreds of Individual and Group Channelings. Toni works with a group of Ascended Masters and Archangels and teaches in Asia, England and throughout the United States.

Toni will serve the SCOL church at the morning service on Sunday, November 15th and will be conducting the following special activities and workshops:

  • Age and Past Life Regression, Saturday, 11/7, 2pm-4:30pm, Davis Hall, $30
  • Visualizing Your Way to Success, Tuesday, 11/10, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Davis Hall, $30
  • Spirits, Psychics and Mediums, Thursday, 11/12, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Davis Hall, $30

Private Individual Channeling Sessions, $95 for 60 minutes. Toni will record the session and provide a CD for the participant to keep. Questions may be on any topic regarding yourself, family, friends, employment, health issues, life lessons and purpose, etc. Please call the church office at 941-953-6620 to make your reservation.


Spirit of the Season Arts & Crafts Sale

We are looking for vendors to exhibit during our Christmas Craft Sale on Saturday, December 5th from 10:30am-4pm. Table prices range from $40 to $60 based on availability. Discounts are available to SCOL members.

Please contact Donna Carrion via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone: 941-400-9338 with any questions regarding this holiday sale. We look forward to seeing you there!


Healing Team to Serve You

If someone in our congregation or their immediate family would like a vibrational healing, please contact the church office at 941-953-6620 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask for the individual to be put into the Healing Outreach Program.


Publishing Team News

SCOL's Publishing Team offers to you our first CD, The Voices of Spirit, Teachings of the Angels- Famous People- Volume I. This CD is available for purchase for $14 at the church office weekday mornings, at services, and at Psychic Saturdays. This unique treasure of Spirit wisdom and guidance, is timeless and relevant to today's living, is by way of our founder Rev. Dorothy Flexer's Trumpet Mediumship.Trumpet Mediumship is extremely rare today. We invite you to experience the energy of these wise and loving beings for yourself. Thank you for supporting SCOL's efforts to uplift and educate.

-Jen Blecher, 727-644-9041 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Considering a Membership at SCOL

Our spiritual family is a joy for many! Often folks ask about how to become members, so we'd like to explain how simple it is in 5 easy steps:

1. We offer a free Basic Concepts Class at least twice per year, comprised of two condensed classes on our beliefs and history. Attendance at these is required and allows us a chance to get to know each other; however, attending does not require you to become a member.

2. Upon completion of the Basic Concepts Class, ask a SCOL member to be your Sponsor.

3. Fill out a blue SCOL Petition for Membership card, and a letter or short explanation about your reason for joining. These are usually available in the lobby or office.

4. Submit this to us.

5. Upon approval, we will contact you to set a date for you New Members Ceremony. This is comprised of a short candle lighting ceremony which is usually a part of one of the Sunday services.

Lastly, in accordance with the Bylaws to be  a voting member, you must be a member for 6 months and attend at least two services per month. If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact our Board of Directors. We look forward to welcoming you!


Sermons on CD's

If you would like to purchase a copy of a sermon, AM or PM please fill out the "Books & CDs Order Form Envelope" located in the lobby. Please enclose $5 and place the envelope in the contribution plate. You will have your CD the following Sunday.


Discovering New Book

Our bookstore selection is fantastic! There's a lot of buzz right now about all the encouragement folks are finding in some of our newest books, such as: Evidence of Eternity by Mark Anthony. We also have a variety of books by Toni Winninger. Benu tapes and CDs are free to lend to members at the SCOL office or available for purchase.


Simple Ways to Give

There are two easy "green" ways to support SCOL's ministry, or tithe on an ongoing basis. All donations are tax deductible.

1. Give through our secure PayPal link on our website at www.sarasotacenteroflight.com. At top right, click on "Donate".

2. Mail check or money order to SCOL at 2710 Browning St., Sarasota, Fl 34237.

If you would like to discuss Giving Plans or remember SCOL in your Will, please email us today at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For your Giving Planning, our Tax ID is 65-0501429. Thank you for empowering us to share Metaphysical Spirituality with many!


Benu Workshop CD's

The Benu organization has graciously allowed us to market the remaining Benu workshop CD's that were held here at SCOL on 3/7-3/8/15. The Cd's are 1 for $15 or 2 for $25 (plus shipping at $6.75). If you would like to pick one up at the office, please call 941-953-6620. Office hours are 8am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a permanent recording of the teachings of the Archangel Gabriel. They would make a great birthday gift for family and friends.

3/7/15- Karma Vs. Free Will
3/8/15- Science, Religion & Spirituality


Center Newsmakers

If you have some accomplishments that you would like to have recognized, please email the office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject "Center News Makers".


Planning For Success

We invite you to contribute to our Endowment Fund for the Center's long-term fiscal health. All contributors, whether a direct donation or bequest, will be considered as "principal" of the fund and cannot be withdrawn. The interest from the Endowment Fund can be used for the Center. Management of the fund will be kept with our Trusted Amerprise Financial Advisor.

We have an informative brochure that explain ways to give: Lighting the Way for the Future. This is available in our lobby or can be mailed for our office. Let's all think of ways to leave part of our resources to the Center in the future. In this way, many thousands of people who come after us will be able to find the same love, harmony and education that has drawn us here. Thank you for supporting this ministry.


Center Services Schedule


Date Morning Evening Messages
David Thompson
David Thompson


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Services Schedule

Healing Service 7:00 pm

Morning Celebration 10:30 am
Evening Celebration 7:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

Materialization Seance with David Thompson
Candlelight Healing & Prayer Service
Law of Attraction Gathering
Energy: The Electromagnetic Field of the Heart (Postponed)
Essential Oils & Chakras with Cyndy & Cyril Mayer
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