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Focus Newsletter

May 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.


Pastor's Column

Perception: Windows to the Soul

The eyes are called the windows to the soul for more than one reason. They reflect one's thoughts and emotions. They are also the processors by which we "see" the world, aren't they? They help us to perceive and assess our world.

The benefits of perceiving life clearly, are many; but we must remember that we perceive through our own perspective that might be different than those around us. It's no wonder Saint Paul wrote, "Now, I see though a glass darkly, but someday face to face".

My highest wish is that this lively Center is assisting your with expanding your perceptions and to see new horizons. In order to do this, we remain committed to bringing you high quality speakers, Mediums, and teachers.

While you are spiritually fed here, your love response back can help make this ongoing ministry possible. If just 200 people a month donate $6 more than they are now- we would be in the plus every month! Living is a state of prosperity makes everything possible!

I invite you to look into your heart and see the many ways SCOL has and is supporting you and the local community. Thank you to all of you who have already made a Monthly Commitment; and if you haven't yet, this is an invitation to do so. Thank you for believing in this Center and our healing message of Light.

-In Gratitude, Rev. Drew Vogt


Moving Ahead

"May" means the growth of Spring is well underway, and Mother's Day reminds us all that the life we have received is precious and full of glorious potential. It seems like birth, growth and maturity are as natural and dependable as the Florida rain. We are built to think great thoughts and then bring them to beautiful fruition!

Recently, a neighbor of mine came to SCOL for Evening Service. It was her first experience of our Center and she was very impressed. I was her ride for the night and when dropped off afterward, she enthusiastically said, "Thank you so much. See you next week!" As natural as could be.

Is there someone whose spiritual growth is waiting to be birthed this month? Bring them our way! We have everything they need for turning their life into a joyful journey of spiritual exploration. Something as simple as an invitation to join you on a Sunday or for a Wednesday Healing Service could be their turning point or the answer to a prayer.

Seek out ways to grow and expand the Center this gorgeous month of May. What you seek, is seeking expression through you and what others are seeking might be found with your help. Thanks for who you are and all yo do in our community!

-Gary Mantz, SCOL Board President


Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer

Due to unforeseen circumstances Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer event has been postponed for a future date. He expresses his regrets to everyone at SCOL and his apologies for the inconvenience. On a positive note, we have both of his books "Evidence of Eternity" and "Never Letting Go" on sale for $15 each both in the office and in the lobby.


May Movie Night Hosted By LOA

"Dr. Wayne Dyer's Interview with Esther Hicks"

Thursday, 5/7, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Davis Hall, Love Donation $5-$20

Come enjoy "Movie Night" with your Sarasota Center of Light friends! Feel free to bring a pillow and blanket or a chair will be provided. Snacks will also be available. If you have any questions, please call the office at 941-953-6620.


English Medium Eric Cargill, July 2015


Eric Cargill is an experienced Trance Medium having developed his connection with Spirit over his lifetime. Eric comes to us from his home in York, England. Eric Cargill and Gerald O'Hara will serve SCOL church on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at both services.

Deep Trance Demonstrations: Chapel, Saturday, July 11th and Thursday, July 16th, 7pm-9pm, Fee $30
Join Eric for a fascinating experience of deep trance work in which his guides and other loved ones will come through to speak and answer questions from those in attendance. Eric has become one of England's most evidential Trance Mediums. Limit 40 people, reservations required with payment.

The Inspired Medium Workshop: Davis Hall, Tuesday, July 14th, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Fee $30
This is an opportunity to deepen your bond with spirit for inspired speaking, healing and demonstrating. This workshop will also help people link with spirit to deepen their connection with their guides and loved ones so that they feel the inspiration at a closer level in everyday activities. All levels of experience are welcome for this workshop.

Private Trance Readings: Ed Center, Fee $85 for 45 Min. (Call the office to schedule 941-953-6620)
Eric will be available to do a total of six private trance readings on July 13th & July 15th. The sessions are 45 minutes. This is an opportunity to ask questions on any topic regarding yourself, family, friends, employment, health issues, life lessons and purpose or universal questions. Sessions need to be scheduled and paid for in advance. Make checks payable to Sarasota Center of Light and mail or drop off at the office, 2710 Browning St., Sarasota, Fl 34237.


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.

Workshop: Aspects of Altered States, Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30pm-10pm, Davis Hall (no reservation required)

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)

Materialization Seances: Friday, Oct. 2, Saturday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 6. Fee: $100

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. To secure a spot in one or more seances, fill out the registration and consent forms and mail them with payment to the church at 2710 Browning St., Sarasota, Fl 34237. All applications are tentative until approved. No checks will be cashed until the applicant is approved for participation. Please use only one reservations form per person. Refunds can only be granted if there is an approved person to take the place of the one not attending. All forms can be found on the "Visiting Mediums" page under David Thompson.


Ed Team News

Many thanks to all of the volunteers that keep our Education Team running smoothly! Please keep an eye on the calendar as the changes are announced and make your plans to attend. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Rev. Julie Fox. We welcome your enthusiasm and participation.

Upcoming Events: Leaving a Lasting Legacy with Ken Schultz on 5/2 at 10am in Davis Hall. We will be hosting for the first time Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer on 5/15 at 7:30pm in the church. Robert Austin with "Sounds of the Bowls" on 6/12. A Basic Concepts Class will be held in July, date to be announced. Check the website or class schedule for more details.


Hands of Light

Hands of Light meets the last Sunday of every month at 5:30pm in Davis Hall. 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 May 31st. 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.


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. This awesome CD contains the direct voices (in their own words and persona) of famous and well known people in Spirit  such as; St. Francis of Assisi, Mahatma Gandhi, Andrew Jackson Davis and Joseph, the father of Jesus- who speaks about the very birth of Jesus, a Master of Light, and more. 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


Children's Sunday Circle

Dear Parents, Grandparents & Friends,

Happy Spring! Our last two articles spoke of the book "Sara" and the teacher's lesson plans were based on the teachings of the book, which was written by Esther and Jerry Hicks. We discussed Angel Guides and "Alone" time with the children.

I would like to share with you some responses to the lessons, as said by the children.

  • "My angel is always with me"
  • "God made the angels to be with us"
  • "My angel smiles, he is glad to be with me"
  • "My angel helps me, so I will help someone, and someone will help me"
  • "When I am alone, I have time to talk to God and my angels"
  • "I sleep and have good dreams"

Those comments say it all!

- Sincerely, SCOL Teachers


Healing Team to Serve You

If someone in our congregation or their immediate family would like a vibrational healing, please contact the church office and ask for the individual to be put into the Healing Outreach Program. Contact Rev. Lisa Johnson at 941-822-0255 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If your request is time sensitive email the church office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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 May is "The More Beautiful World-Our Hearts Know Is Possibly" by Charles Eisenstein. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 941-953-6620.


Family Bowling Night

The Pathfinders invite you to our monthly Family Bowling Night on the first Friday of each month. All you can bowl at Gulf Gate Lanes, 7221 S. Tamiami Trail, 7pm-9pm for a total of $10 which includes bowling shoes and a $5 donation to the SCOL. Everyone is welcome to enjoy an evening out with your spiritual family.


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
  • June             Tidewell Hospice Sarasota
  • July               VIDA
  • August          SPARCC


Psychic Readings & Healings Saturday

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


Simple Ways to Give

There are four 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.

3. Electronic funds transfer, authorize a monthly gift amount and deduction date with your bank representative.

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


Discovering New Book

Yeah! 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: Becoming a Spiritualist by H. Gordon Burroughs and A Guide to Mediumship and Psychical Unfoldment by M.H.  & E. Wallis. We also have White Eagle and a variety of books by Toni Winninger. Benu tapes and CD's are free to lend to members at the SCOL office or available for purchase.


Books & CD's

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


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 two informative brochures that explain ways to give: Lighting the Way for the Future, and Living and Thriving in the Flow; both are 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.


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, usually taught by Senior Pastor Rev. Drew Vogt. 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 Rev. Drew or any of our Board of Directors. We look forward to welcoming you!


SCOL Board, 2015

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




Center Services Schedule


Date Morning Evening Messages

Kid's Corner

Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt & Carolan Carey


Blessing Bowl

Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt & Students
5/17 Karin Strauss
Karin Strauss
Karin Strauss & Lori Haynes
5/24 Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt & Carolan Carey
5/31 Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt
Rev. Drew Vogt & Karin Strauss

New Summer Scheule for Services

June- August

Healing Service, 7:00 pm


  • Sunday Healing Available in Flexer: 10:15am-10:50am
  • Sanctuary Opens: 10:30am (Meditation Music)
  • Morning Celebration, 11am-12pm
  • Some Sunday AM Services will include Spirit Message Work
  • No Sunday PM Service

Details | Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Book Club Discussion Group
Children's Sunday Circle
Morning Celebration Service
Meditation Circle with Cyndy & Cyril Mayer
Evening Celebration Service
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