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Focus Newsletter

MARCH 2016

 

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.

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Notes From the Board

On behalf of the 2016 Board, I would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 and the Board Induction Ceremony on Sunday morning, January 24th. The Board will be working hard on your behalf with the Administrative business of the Center. For those of you who do not know, Mrs. Tina Smith was selected by the 2015 Board as the new Office Manager and takes up her duties on March 14th. In the meantime, we are blessed to have former Board Secretary, Jen Blecher to manage the office until that time.

The Board invited Lyn Mulder to the one-year Trustee position, and she graciously accepted. Lyn brings her previous eight years experience to the Board along with her loving and graceful nature. Thank you Lyn.

It is the Board’s intention to have regular congregational meetings in order to keep the membership informed of what we are doing on your behalf, and to give you an opportunity to communicate your thoughts and ideas to the Board. We are hoping to schedule the first one to coincide with the vote for a new Senior Pastor, once the selected candidates have had an opportunity to meet and serve the congregation at services.

The monthly Board meetings will continue on the second Saturday of each month, but will start at 10:00 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. As an integral part of SCOL, Rev. Julie, Rev. Lisa, and Rev. Cyndy, as ordained ministers, have been invited to attend the board meetings so we can all work together for the highest and best for SCOL. Members are welcome and are encouraged to attend. Please call the office to reserve your seat.

We welcome back Rosemary Erbeck and look forward to having both Rosemary and Suzanne alternate Sunday services with their talents.

A big thank you goes to Suzanne, the choir, Elizabeth, and everyone who participated in making the “Love-In” a success. As you know, this was also a fundraiser for SCOL, and the total raised for the evening was $775.99.

The Board would also like to thank Tim Brady for his sterling work in drafting the recent survey that you hopefully had a chance to complete and return (by March 9th.) This will give us an insight into what brings you to Sarasota Center of Light, and how we can improve services, education, and fundraising. Thank you for your participation, it is your Center, and the Board is here to listen and act in the best interest of SCOL.

SCOL is all about Love. Think about that word and what it means to you. To me it is:

L Living and breathing Love

O Organizing your life around Love

V Valuing ourselves and each other

E Ever feeling that love for yourself and one another

May your acceptance of Love be fulfilling in your every day life, and may it bring peace and harmony to SCOL.

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2016 SCOL Board of Directors

President:  Kathy Curtin

Vice President:  Cyril Mayer

Treasurer:  Jeffrey Lambert

Secretary:  Forrest Paradise

1-Year Trustee:  Rev. Lyn Mulder

2-Year Trustee:  Phyllis Town

3-Year Trustee:  John Shores

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Coffee Hours

Sundays, March 13th and 20th after AM Services only (coffee only) in the Church Portico.  Sunday, March 27th (Easter holiday) after both AM and PM Services in Davis Hall. Coffee and snacks will be provided and volunteers are needed to bring snacks as well as to help set-up and clean-up. An Easter Egg Hunt for the children will occur after AM Service only. Hands of Light is requesting donations of large plastic Easter Eggs, individually wrapped candy, small toys and real coin money (spare change) to fit inside the eggs. Please bring your donations to church services or to the office-(M-F, between 10am and 12:30pm.)  Note: No Coffee Hour in April.

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Divine Light Service (Easter)

Our annual Easter Divine Light Service will be on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm. Plan to arrive by 6:30pm (doors open at 6:15pm.)  Experience a re-awakening of your won Inner Light. As is our SCOL custom, we celebrate this season of Light with a candle light service called Divine Light. Traditional music is performed, 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.

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Medium Rev. John White, March 13-27, 2016

Remote Viewing - Thursday, 3/17 at 7:30pm in Davis Hall, $30

Journeys of the Light: Channeling Your Higher Mind - Thursday, 3/24 at 7:30pm in Davis Hall, $30

Private Readings: $55 for 30 minutes.

Brazilian Crystal Light Bed Sessions: Thursdays, March 17th & 24th only. Bath and cleanse your Chakras in Color and Crystal Healing Energy. When your Chakras are not in balance, negative effects can be felt in the body. Each Crystal is set on a special color and vibrational frequency for optimum effect. $40 (20 min), $80 (40 min), $100 (60 min). First time users 20-40 mins only. Restrictions apply.

Call the office to reserve your seat or private reading at 941-953-6620. Payments due with reservations for workshops, readings, and Brazilian Crystal Light Bed sessions.

Church Services: Rev. John will be serving at PM Service on 3/13 and at both AM & PM Services on 3/20 and 3/27. Please come join us!

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Psychic Saturday Readings & Healings

(Pet Healings are Back!)

Gift certificates are available for future readings and healings and make wonderful birthday, holiday, or anytime gifts! Please contact the Church Office to purchase a gift certificate or do so at the next Psychic Saturday, March 19th (every 3rd Saturday monthly) in Davis Hall, 10:30-1pm.

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Greeters for Church Services Needed

SCOL is in need of Greeters to welcome our congregation into each service. Please contact our Greeter Coordinator, John Shores at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in helping once per month or more. Thank you.

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Ed Team News

Classes & Workshops:

Trance medium Letizia Mason's final workshop - Spiritual Development & Energy Work, Thursday, 3/3, 7:30pm, Chapel, $30. Rescheduled from 2/25.

Benu: the Archangel Gabriel via Transdimensional Channel Karen Cook - How to Practice Unconditional Love, Saturday, 3/5, and Preparation for the Other Side: Life after Life, Sunday, 3/6. Both 1-4pm, Sanctuary. $50 for one workshop; $75 for both.  Workshops are open to the public.

Remote Viewing with Rev. John White, Thursday, 3/17, 7:30pm, Davis Hall, $30. Call the office for reservations, payments are due with reservations.

Journeys of the Light: Channeling Your Higher Mind, Thursday, 3/24, 7:30pm, Davis Hall, $30. Call the office for reservations, payments are due with reservations.

Confidence Like a HERO with Matthew Andrzejewski-Wilson, A.M., Tuesday, 3/1, 7pm, Ed Center, $15.

Intro to Spirit Communication with Rev. Lisa Johnson, Tuesdays, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 7:30pm, Flexer Healing Chapel, $15/class.

Your Intuitive Gifts & the Unseen Energies of Nature with Anne Cederberg (Interpretive Naturalist), Thursday, 3/10, 7:30pm, Davis Hall, $20.

Healing at the Soul Level: Clearing Our Blocks with Terry and Suzanne Geyer, Mondays, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 7:30pm, Davis hall, $15/class.

Meditation in Motion with Caroline Demoise, Mondays-ongoing, 11am-12pm, Flexer Healing Chapel, $10/class.

Meditation Circle with Cyril and Rev. Cyndy Mayer, Sundays-ongoing, 5:30-6:30pm, Davis Hall, $5-$10/class.

Law of Attraction Gathering with Matthew Andrzejewski-Wilson, A.M., and Elizabeth Andrzejewski-Wilson, A.M., 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly, 7:30pm, Ed Center, $5-$15 donation.

Astrology for Beginners with Sue Ford concludes Wednesday, 4/6, 1-2:3pm, Ed Center, $15.

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Children's Sunday Circle

Happy Spring to All! Our children are really mastering the art of meditation! How exciting to learn the gift of meditating at such a young and open age. Some of our recent lessons have been: What is Love?, Discovering Our Heart Chakra, All Animals Big or Small are Important in Nature, and All Living Things Have Energy. Our children become very involved in our lessons through discussions, drawings and stories. We truly enjoy working with our SCOL children and are proud to be part of their spiritual growth. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions or thoughts.

Love and Light to all, Ms. Liz and Ms. Laura - SCOL Sunday School Teachers

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Hands of Light - Additional Volunteers and Chairperson Needed!

Hands of Light meet 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, cook-outs and other fun activities. We have a lot of really exciting things planned and want you to join us on Sunday, March 27th. For more information, please contact Temporary Team Leader, Sherry Brune This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 478-461-7581.

Sherry is unable to continue as chairperson therefore a new leader is necessary. If you would like to be chairperson or co-chairperson, please contact Sherry. Thank you!

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Baby Shower for Liz Adams and Chris Spicer

Hands of Light is throwing a Baby Shower for Liz and Chris on Sunday, April 10th at Noon following AM Service in the Ed Center. This is Liz and Chris’ first child, a baby girl, and we’re happy to celebrate with them, so please come join the gathering. Refreshments and light bites will be provided, contributions are welcome. For those who choose to bring gifts, they are registered at BabiesRUs, Amazon, and Target. Congrats Liz and Chris!

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Healing Mission

All SCOL healers undergo extensive training and are certified by SCOL. Our healing mission has spanned 66 years. Our modality of Spiritual Healing was handed down to us by our founders, Rev. Dorothy and Dr. Russell Flexer. As our healers connect with the Divine Energy, they allow it to be channeled through them to the recipient’s body, and Spirit assists in directing it to areas in need of healing. If you or any of your loved ones are in need, please call our Minister of Healers, Rev. Lisa Johnson, at the church office 941-953-6620. Our Candlelight Healing & Prayer Service is held every Wednesday at 7:00pm and is open to everyone.  - Rev. Lisa Johnson

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David Thompson Seance CDs

If you would like to purchase a copy of a David Thompson October Seance, please call the office at 941-953-6620. CD's 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.

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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!

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Sermons on CD's

If you would like to purchase a copy of a sermon, AM or PM please fill out the "Books & CD's 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.

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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 CD's are free to lend to members at the SCOL office or available for purchase.

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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!

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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 Ameriprise 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.

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Center Services Schedule

Date Morning Talk
Evening Talk
Messages      /     Musician
3/6
Rev. Diana Mier Rev. Julie Fox Lori Haynes   /  Rosemary Erbeck

3/13

Blessing Bowl

Rev. Julie Fox

TBA

Rev. John White
Rev. John White  /  Suzanne Geyer
3/20
Rev. John White
Rev, John White Rev. John White  /  Rosemary Erbeck

3/23

Wednesday


Easter Divine Light Service

Invocation:

Rev. John White

 

8 Mediums   /  Suzanne Geyer

Choir

3/27

Easter Service

Senior Pastor Candidate Demonstration

 

Rev. John White

 

Rev. John White

 

Rev. John White  /  Suzanne Geyer




Services Schedule

Wednesdays
Healing Service 7:00 pm

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

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Upcoming Events

Morning Celebration Service
Evening Celebration Service
Candlelight Healing & Prayer Service
The Power of Your Chakras & Your Health with Rev. Lisa Johnson
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