Social Hour: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration following the service.
Don’t miss Rev. Rosie Potestio’s Workshop
TOMORROW! Saturday, March 21, 2015
We can hold a grudge, or we can forgive. When we forgive, we release our self from a painful burden. Forgiveness does not mean that what happened was OK. Forgiveness simply means that we have made peace with pain and are ready to set it down and move beyond the hurt into a brighter and more joyful present and future.
This retreat/workshop offers a different way of thinking about and practicing forgiveness. You are in charge, you are not the injured party, and no longer rehashing the past over and over.
A Day of Forgiveness focuses on understanding what forgiveness is, what it is not and the role our younger self plays in our current decisions. We will look closely at the physical and spiritual benefits of forgiving. Participants acquire practical tools for the process of forgiving self and others.
Rosie Potestio, Interfaith Spiritual Director
Commissioned Minister for Spiritual Direction
The path of forgiveness is one of the most important tools used in spiritual direction. Rosie has led these forgiveness workshops for Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI), private groups and local churches, as well as using
these tools in individual counseling.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21 9:30 AM TO 3 PM
CHICO NEW THOUGHT CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
Please sign up at the Community Board
Why We Sing!
Our First Ever Choir Concert Fundraiser
was a huge success!
Our Spirit Choir, under the direction of Linda Snodgrass along with special performances by choir members and special guest cellist, John Mescall performed for a full house last Friday evening.
We are so appreciative of ALL the wonderful members (too many to mention), who volunteered time, treasure and talents to make this such a Grand Success. Thank you.
A marvelous time was had by all!
A new volunteer opportunity to be of sacred service!
“The Sacred Service Coordinator (SSC) team needs help. We are seeking a new member who would be responsible for setting up the
Sunday morning service including: signs, podium, candles and camera. Please see Don Converse to volunteer for a way to give service to your spiritual center in a fulfilling and satisfying way.”
Premiering April 4th…
big, the m usical
April 4 to May 3
Thu, Fri, Sat – 7:30 pm….Sun 2:00 pm
Big, the musical is energetic, humorous, and heartwarming!
Young Josh Baskin makes a wish to be ‘big’ on the Zoltar machine at the carnival. He wakes the next morning in the body of a 30 year old! His youthful spirit and teenage insight help him land an executive job at McMillan Toys. However, when love enters the picture in the form of the lovely Susan Lawrence, Josh begins to wonder if being “big” should wait. This musical comedy is full of upbeat singing and dancing and it guarantees a fun night for all.
When “Big, The Musical” opens on April 4, four of our Center members will take the stage. Macy Boyle, Tina Bratcher, Mary Carlisle and Don Converse are hard at work preparing to entertain us all with their musical and theatrical talents. CTC has blocked out 20 tickets for Center members on April 26 for the 1:00 pm matinee. Tickets are $25 (with a small portion of the ticket price returning to our Center). This is a not-so-Big-fundraiser for our Center and gives us a chance to go together as their cheering section. If you are interested and available to attend this matinee,please sign up in Loftus Hall.
Continuing classes and workshops
Science of Mind Magazine Circle
Thursdays, 1 0:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Facilitated by Rev. Duchess (Love offering)
Articles to be read for March 26th are on
pages 14-20 and page 100 .
The March Science of Mind Magazine is on sale now in the bookstore. Pick up your copy today for some inspiring reading.
Shen Ming Exercise with Matt Cavender
Tuesdays – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursdays – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
‘That’s Your Cue!’ – Live theater lures mature performers
by Catherine Beeghly in the Paradise Active Adult Special Issue
In the March / April 2015 Issue
See an article with interviews with your fellow members, Don Converse, Tina Bratcher and Drenia Acosta.
Thank you to everyone who signed her poster cards and sang for her musical tribute. Martha was so
touched and grateful.
March 26th – April 18th
Drenia Acosta in
“Peter and Alice”
@Theater on the
Ridge in Paradise
Room for Thought Bookstore
Could this be you?
The bookstore team is looking for another team member to serve on Sundays in the Room for Thought. It is a delightful place to be!
We also will appreciate having a member to train as back up to serve on Mondays and Tuesdays for the OLLI classes.
Talk with Sherrie or Pat in the bookstore for more information.
Ongoing Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
Steve Flowers, MFT
7 Governors Lane “The Nest”
Steve Flowers is offering a free weekly mindfulness meditation group for anyone that would come home to the true refuge of stillness which is always found in our own deep being.
Please feel welcome to join whenever you like. Steve’s group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at 7 Governors Lane “The Nest” in Chico. Bring a meditation cushion or use one of the chairs provided.
Thank you! Our February Change for Change raised $105.04 for Reading Pals
March Change for Change: CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is dedicated to providing quality court advocacy to abused and neglected children under the jurisdiction of the Dependency Court. The CASA program provides screening, training, supervision to community volunteers who work with children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed foster care. Each CASA volunteer is matched with a child and acts as his or her advocate. As a CASA you can be the child’s voice in court, meet with the children regularly to develop a supportive relationship, and work with everyone involved in the case to make recommendations to the court in your child’s best interest. For more information,please call Geneva Jobe at 345-1600 x 2131 or go to www.nvcss.org.
Each month, our Center selects a viable non-profit organization-usually within Chico – that we can support with our loose change. We encourage you to bring your spare change so that we may contribute tangible change along with our philosophy of changing one’s
thinking to change lives. Look for the big water jug in the foyer as you leave the Center. Thank you.