November 2021 Focus Newsletter

A Message from our President…

Hello and welcome to a new month.  November is our month of giving thanks, especially for what we share at home, work, and church.  It is also a time to offer a sincere thanks to others who help our families and our country. 

Board members recently met with our Center’s Certified Public Accountant who provided recommendations on property management and a capital improvement campaign. The Board also has completed a review of our facility rental prices and made some updates to track local market conditions.

In Education Committee news, we are pleased to announce the class, Direct Guidance from Oracle Card Readings, taught on Zoom by Michael Schlotterbeck, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) -5:00 p.m. ET. (2 hours earlier for MT)

In this 5-hour class, you will explore different techniques and tips for working with oracle cards intuitively.  You will learn how to choose the best oracle card deck for yourself.  In addition, you will also learn about interpreting symbols, numbers, and colors in the cards, and so much more!  The fee for this 5-hour class is $50, with a signup deadline of 10 a.m. ET, on Friday, Nov. 5. (2 hours earlier for MT)

To find out more or to register, please visit https://www.sarasotacenteroflight.com/event/direct-guidance-from-oracle-card-readings-with-michael-schlotterbeck/

We are so proud to present a Remote Viewing Seminar taught by Rev. Bill Patridge, on November 20, on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (2 hours earlier for MT).  This interactive seminar covers the origins of Remote Viewing and the history of how it was developed for espionage. With a little humor, this seminar will include the benefits of Remote Viewing, and why it is a trainable ability worthy of your time and effort. The second half of this seminar is devoted to the correct meditation and input recording technique. Class participation will include a series of experiment.  The fee for this 90-minute seminar is $20. To find out more or to register, please visit https://www.sarasotacenteroflight.com/event/remote-viewing-seminar-taught-by-rev-bill-patridge/

We are also pleased to announce a Thanksgiving afternoon with friends and family in the Spirit world presented by medium extraordinaire Vincent Genna. Sun., Nov. 28th. 2021, pm on Zoom at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET (2 hours earlier for MT)

Vincent is graciously donating his time and energy to help raise funds for the Sarasota Center of Light.  All proceeds generated from this event will go directly to the Center. Vincent will be delivering messages from the Spirit World for a total of 90 minutes!  Vincent will select people on Zoom to receive messages from their friends and family in Spirit.  We welcome everyone to join us on Sunday, Nov. 28th for this special event.  The cost for this 90-minute presentation is $20.00. 

The Center’s Ministry Team is conducting the services on Zoom in November offering heartfelt spiritual food.  Our special services in November include Founder’s Day with Rev. Reed Brown and our own Rev. Lisa Johnson (Nov. 7), Rev. Kevin Lee (Nov. 14), Rev. Bill Patridge (Nov. 21), and Vincent Genna (Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. ET). (2 hours earlier for MT.) Also, we again note the new start time for our Wednesday Spiritual and Vibrational Healing Service: 7:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. MT).

As mentioned in past newsletters, we have Secretary and Trustee vacancies on the Board, with each term extending through the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February 2022. If you wish to help our Center’s operations by filling one of those two vacancies, please reach out to me or the church office.

And, please remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 7!

An Easy Opportunity to Support our Center!

We have started a donation opportunity which is being announced at our services and makes it easier for you to offer financial support  using cell phone technology.  The process is SO easy – using your cell phone, please text the word Sunday to (202) 858 – 1233 and follow the prompts to complete your secure donation of whatever amount you can afford.  Your heartfelt offering using this GiveButter secure system can be either a one-time donation or a recurring payment.

A Message from our Minister of Healing

Our Healers are here to serve and be available whenever we are called upon. As you know, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Services are held on Zoom.

However, if you need our Healers to contact you for a healing or emergency, please call the Church Office at (941) 356-6620 and Tina will connect you with a Healer.

Please join us every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. MT) for our new and updated Healing, Meditation, and Connection Services which are more interactive and 1-on-1.

Please be well and care for yourself.

Rev. Lisa

A Message from the Hands of Light        

The Hands of Light Team is looking forward to working closely with the Board and congregation to make sure that your needs continue to be met. For more information, please email Sherry Brune, sherbear72811@gmail.com or call me 478-461-7581.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you!     

Sherry Brune, Coordinator 

LaVerne Duff, Co-leader 

Infinite Insights

Every part of your life’s experience should be lived with gratitude, love, and understanding. The aim of life should be to fill every moment of each day with something worthwhile. In other words, your goal should be to really live rather than to simply exist.

In order to live your life fully, you must first understand your value – your worth.  Too many people have too small an opinion of themselves.  Consequently, they think that it is not worthwhile to get involved in various projects or to develop their talents.  And, because they constantly belittle themselves, they never express the full capacity of their inner being.

You begin to really live when you finally discover who and what you are as far as character, personality, and conduct are concerned.  When you begin to live, you draw friends to you and you include others in your life.  More readily, you begin to share, give, and serve.  When these same good things are returned to you by action of spiritual law, gratitude grows within your heart and soul.  This is “thanks-living.”  Every breath then has within it the vibration of thanks and gratitude.  And, thus, by the Law of Attraction, more positive things come to you.

“Thanks-living” is like “praise-giving.”  As you give life to beautiful thoughts of gratitude and peace, you magnify conditions that will bring you more of that joy.  Once you have discovered “thanks-living,” you will agree that it is the only way to live. The combination of thanks-living and praise-giving will ensure you inner peace and will encourage you to face the world.  You won’t talk about poverty and recession or sickness, hatred, and confusion.  Rather, you will be living as you should be – expressing delight in love, truth, and understanding, and sharing all that you are and all that you have.  As you do these things, you will magnify the wonderful opportunities that will come to you.

If you live in harmony with the spiritual laws, you will survive any depression or any sickness of the mind and body that leave so many other people scarred.  You will be able to carry whatever burden may be yours.  You will be able to accept it and think of it as only a temporary condition that can and will be resolved.

Looking to the divine source of power for your strength, your healing, hour guidance, and your inspiration, you will soon work out every situation.  You will find yourself all the better for having had each experience.  Don’t overlook the many blessings that are yours.  Unite your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes to emphasize thanks-living and praise-giving.  Every day will then be “Thanksgiving Day” filled with blessings, peace and happiness.

~ You are loved. ~

Publishing Committee

Thanks to all who have purchased our Center of Light’s very special BOOK and CD, co-created with Spirit for your upliftment and expansion. Your support in this way is truly helpful and appreciated during these challenging times. Likewise, the deeply loving and inspirational messages in these spiritually-rich resources have too been helpful to so many. Get yours today at SarasotaCenterOfLight.com/Store

BOOK $20: Pearls of Light – A Gift from Spirit; Handbook for Awakening the Soul

AUDIO CD $14: The Voices of Spirit – Teachings of the Angels; Famous People – Volume 1

These truly unique and extraordinary collaborative works, inspired and guided by Spirit, were manifested to help us come to understand, and to remember, the nature of our spiritual being and the metaphysics of human life – especially now in a world in great need of positive change. Our true purpose often eludes the human soul in the development of greater awareness and expansion of consciousness. The spiral-bound, paperback book contains nearly 60 inspirationally curated lectures and dialogues from Master Teachers in Spirit, Content topics include Self Awareness, Conscious Understanding of Universal Truth, Awareness of Available Help, and Call to Action. It also contains value-added affirmations, workbook pages, and additional special content for your benefit. The professionally produced audio CD of Rev. Dorothy’s trance work, famous people in this first CD release, is highly recommended for you to experience the energy of these well-known, wise, and loving luminaries and their important messages of love.

Thank you and God bless!

Jen Blecher

Pathway of Love: Commemorative Brick Program

Celebrate your love of our Center by ordering your personalized brick(s) to commemorate a family member, friend, pet, group, business, or special occasion for recognition and thanks as a tribute or in memory of a loved one. Your engraved brick(s) will become part of the new walkway from Davis Hall to the Healing Garden.  Brick purchases will support our financial well-being and growth in the continuation and expansion of services and educational opportunities to our community.  $50 each ($45 for Members) 3 lines – up to 20 characters per line.  Simply print, complete, and send or deliver the Order Form (available at  SarasotaCenterOfLight.com/Store with payment to the Church Office, 2710 Browning St., Sarasota, FL 34237. Full instructions are located on the form. Honor those you love – show your support – please order your commemorative bricks today!

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