Crossing the Bridge of Faith – June 4 service

Crossing the Bridge of Faith

Proverbs 3:5-6 Don’t choose the bridge that seems safest, but choose the              bridge that follows God’s path.

Celebrate your spiritual journey this Pentecost Sunday by reflecting on the many times you’ve stepped out in faith.

 

 

 

Master’s Level Remembering- 5/28/17 service

Inspired by school graduations this month, we’ve    created our own Master’s Program in Spirituality.  Since this weekend is Memorial Weekend, it feels     important to look at the role that remembering plays in getting our Master’s in Spirituality.

There are three points to consider:

  1. Remember and honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country.
  2. Remember that no matter what is happening in  our lives, God is Present!
  3. Remember that this life is just a short stop on the eternal journey, so make it count towards LIFE everlasting!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

 

Master’s Level Living – 5/21/17 service

Master’s Level Living\

At the Master’s Level of Living, what we have and we do are well and good, but knowing who we are is what really matters. Eventually, I come to fully rely on God because   I am one with All that Is!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris

 

The Unjust Steward – 4/2/17

The Parable of the Unjust Steward – Luke 16: 1-13

Perhaps the most confusing parable in the Gospels will be discussed this Sunday. What seems to be a tale of being rewarded for cheating by the one cheated isn’t really that at all. The true teachers of enlightenment don’t care if their students cheat them out of materials.

What they care about is: Have we helped them learn to awaken? This is a tale of Awakening!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

Are You Involved or Committed? 2/26/17 service

When I was thinking about this talk, I spent a lot of time walking around thinking about just what does Are You Involved in Your Life or Are You Committed mean?
What is it like to live life fully committed, not just involved? What does it mean to only be involved vs being totally committed? How deep are you willing to go to find out?
                                                                                       Carleen Pruyn

 

Break Out- Be Born Again – 4/9/17 service

Ever have that feeling that life is pretty much the same day after day?  The intense, fleeting sensation of this is called deja vu.  What if we really do live the same day over and over again? How can we break out of that rut? 

In John 3:1-21, the story of Nicodemus(“Nick at night”), offers us some clues  for living  a new life that  are easy to understand but difficult to implement. 

Rev. DeBarbieris Owen

“How High am I?” or Entrance Exam – 5/7/17 service

“Entrance Exam”

Just as there are entrance exams to enter into the next level of academia (there’s the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT and probably more), this week we are going to take our own entrance exam.  It is called the LRE and it will be an honest (but gentle) assessment of our lives to see where we are and to move us into Master’s level of thinking and being and doing!

Before we begin, let’s review the four levels of consciousness: 

* Why Me (victim),                                                                                                                               * By Me (through consciousness, I can make it happen),                                                  * Through Me (“the Father within doeth the work”) and                                                     * As Me (I am one with God)

No matter how high we are, as we grow and evolve, we are being called to a more expanded, more expansive ways of being.  All that happens to us, by us or through us is just happening so that we can move more firmly into Oneness.   

We are being called to grow into a Master’s Level of Consciousness where we no longer see separation, but see only Oneness!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

 

What Matters Most- Living Well Now and Then- 4/30/17 service

Living Well, Now and Then

Would our lives be different if we truly knew what was deeply important to us?   As Stephen Covey wrote:

“To start with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination.  It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the direction that leads to your destination.”  This Sunday, we will explore practical ways to enhance our lives NOW,    knowing that the end is inevitable, beginning and ending with OPPGGO.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

 

          

 

Rising in Chaos- 4/23/17 service

Rising in Chaos:

 What was life like for the family and  followers of Jesus after He had been betrayed, crucified and resurrected?  It was anything but normal.  In fact, it was chaotic.  Take a deeper look at how chaos, too, can be a transformational process.

Rev. George & Barbara Schmidt