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Focus Newsletter

December 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, A.M.


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                  $102
  • November      All Faiths Food Bank               $260
  • December      Everyday Blessings


The Spirit of Christmas

December is here once again and we all begin our personal and family preparations for the holiday season. It is a time when we celebrate the birth of a great Master Teacher. As metaphysicians we strive to understand the deeper meanings within the story of the birth of Jesus. There are several symbols in this story that illustrate many spiritual principles that can help us in the here and now, and lead us forward with positive expectations into out future. Angel guidance and protection as well as prophecy are important elements and show the connection between our physical and spiritual life.

When the Christmas spirit and the connection to spiritual love and light within and around us are brought into focus, this understanding encourages us to move forward in our path with the knowledge that we are loved and supported by our spirit loved ones and our guides and teachers. It also brings into focus the encouragement we feel when we are inspired by the teachings of all the Master Teachers who have taught the message of unconditional love and kindness to others.

The theme of the spirit of Christmas and of transformation is also represented in the well-known story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. If we look closely at the plot of the story, it can show some interesting comparisons to the journey that many still experience in our modern era. If we have not experienced difficult times ourselves, most of us know of others who are dealing with life's challenges in their own way. This story shows that the possibility for change can be set in motion in sometimes unusual ways and in difficult circumstances. The light of awareness and understanding can illuminate even the darkest places.

When we think of the Master Jesus and the spirit of the Christmas season, let us remember the teachings that he was able to bring forward and how these examples have influenced so many. Spirit teachers have taught that what happens to us is not important; it's how we react, that is. All contain opportunities for growth and understanding about ourselves and those around us. Being kind and generous with our time and resources helps us to move forward individually and helps our spiritual family here at the Sarasota Center of Light. The examples we demonstrate and the energy we send out to others can help to influence our local community and bring forward the spirit of Christmas in everyone.

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Sarasota Center of Light Annual Meeting

The Sarasota Center of Light's annual membership meeting will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2pm in the Church Sanctuary. This is an opportunity for church members and friends to hear about the progress of the past year and to help formulate plans for the growth and fellowship of the church in the new year. Your energies and thoughts are needed and we hope you can join us.

The Sarasota Center of Light Bylaws approved by the congregation state that a Voting Member must have been a member for a minimum of six (6) months (as well as have reasonable, regular attendance at services).


Everyday Blessings- Christmas Angel Tree

Our SCOL Blessing Bowl for December will sponsor the children at Everyday Blessings. Last year our community was very generous in making the season a special time for the children in-need.

If you are unfamiliar with this phenomenal organization, Everyday Blessings is a not-for-profit located close to us on Bahia Vista. It is funded totally from charitable contributions. It provides a safe location and environment for children who have been removed from their home due to serious family issues, sometimes at very short notice. It also helps to keep siblings together.

They have a total of 12 boys/girls in ages 3-16. The Angel Tree will be in the lobby starting 12/6. All donations and contributions welcome. Let's make this Holiday special for these wonderful children! Any questions see Kathy or Lyn.


Experiencing Divine Light

Thursday, December 24, 7pm

Experience a re-awakening of your own Inner Light. As is our SCOL custom, we celebrate this season of light with a candle light service called Divine Light. This year, magnificently, is on Christmas Eve, 12/24! Traditional music will evoke memories, and each person will receive a lighted candle and a personal, on-on-one Spiritual Message from one of our Mediums. This beautiful service will spark your own inner glow-- reminding you of your own Divine Spark, a light to the world. Plan to arrive by 6:30pm, Doors open at 6:15pm.


Ed Team News

New Classes: "Facilitating Change in Your Life and Others" with Cyndy & Cyril Mayer on Tuesdays, 12/1-12/22, 7:30pm in Davis Hall. "Introduction to Ayurveda" with Mandy Main, Sat., 12/12, 1pm-4pm in the Ed Center for $35.

Ongoing Classes: "Meditation in Motion" with Caroline Demoise, Mondays, 12/7 & 12/14  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..

The next Ed Team Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 2/7at 12:30pm in the Ed Center.

Please check the "Workshops & Classes" tab for dates and times. Great classes and great instructors! Come join us!


Children's Sunday Circle

Happy fall to all! We have been learning so much since our Sunday school program kicked off. We have discussed lessons such as, the Golden Rule and how to apply it in everyday living.

What does it mean to have courage in life and what are dreams? Even though we have smaller bodies as children compared to adults, we don't have small spirits or minds!

Our balloon launch is the last Sunday of every month in our Healing Garden. The children write an intention they have on a balloon and then release it into the universe! Join in on our spiritual growth and fun!

Blessings, Sunday School Teachers


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 December 27th. 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.


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!


David Thompson Seance CD's

If you would like to purchase a copy of a David Thompson October Seance, please call the office at 941-953-6620. CDs are $10 each and can be mailed for a cost of $5 shipping. You can pick your copy up at the church office, Monday-Friday, 8am-12:30pm.


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
Rev. Julie Fox
Rev. Julie Fox
Lori Haynes


Blessing Bowl

Matthew A-Wilson, A.M.
Ben Gleisser
Carolyn Molner
Rev. Julie Fox
Rev. Julie Fox
Lori Haynes
Jeff Rosenthal, A.M.
Jeff Rosenthal, A.M.
Sarah Hollenhorst, A.M.

Services Schedule

Healing Service 7:00 pm

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

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Upcoming Events

Facilitating Change in Your Life and Others with Cyndy & Cyril Mayer
Candlelight Healing & Prayer Service
Law of Attraction Gathering
Spirit of the Season Arts & Crafts Sale
Children's Sunday Circle
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