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Rev. Kylie Renner

This year instead of making tired, passionless resolutions that I won’t keep and will only end up feeling guilty about, I have decided to declare my willingness to the universe to make all things new. For me this means that I’m willing to see all of life with new eyes, not just the things I want to change or think should be different. The reason I believe that this is so important is that human beings, whose basic survival needs are met, seem to easily get stuck in the story we tell about our experience, and that story has an insidious way of keeping us from experiencing newness, wonder and miracles in our lives. In fact, our resolutions often sidestep the real issues that we are concerned about as we project into the future how our lives would be perfect if we could simply lose 30 pounds, or how we would finally be happy if we got organized, or learned some new skill. What happens, though, when we loose the weight, get organized, or learn how to speak Chinese, and we’re still not happy? We realize that what we thought would bring us joy, peace, or purpose couldn’t actually do anything lasting for us without a corresponding change in our inner worlds. It is so easy though to think about how, if only we could arrange our lives and the people around us just so, and get it all to stay the same, then finally we could be happy. But not only is this type of control impossible (not to mention nauseating to those who you are trying to control), it sets us up for every possible disappointment in the book, and, as paradoxical as it sounds, letting go of our need to control and change our experience to make us more comfortable will actually bring us more comfort.
Now you may be thinking, "why would I want to experience my whole world anew? I feel comfortable with most of it, and there just a few niggling things that if I could just figure out how to fix, then I would be happy." And what I have found is that it is my attachment to the story of wanting to keep that which makes me comfortable, stable and the same, is actually what is hindering my deepest intentions and resolutions from coming into being. In the past, I have mistakenly thought that my inability to manifest what I wanted in certain areas of my life had to do with some underlying issues surrounding that area, but now I realize that the block instead comes from my unwillingness to allow the rest of my life to rearrange itself for a new way of being, thus stopping the flow of good coming into my life. Imagine that—it is not an about money, or health, or relationships, it is that you want to keep the comfortable areas of your life exactly the "same" that actually causes the problem.
The funny thing is that, in spite of all of our resistance to change, the universe tends toward imposing upon us the requirement that we find the right relationship with transformation, and we don’t have to like it...it’s just easier if we do. So instead of making resolutions that we won’t be keeping anyway, let us commit to being willing to allow ourselves to see even the areas of our lives that are pleasant, and free from hardship as original and fresh, and see if we can’t just make some huge breakthroughs in our lives as we allow the flow of spirit to create newness...

See you for our New Year's Eve service at 7 PM, our New Year's Eve party after the service, and for regularly scheduled services New Year's Day at 9:15 and 11 AM.

With Great Love, Rev. Kylie Renner

Rev. Kylie Renner

Immediately after the Service
We need 12 wonderful soup chefs to bring their crockpot full of soup for the party. Please let Jane know if you can bring soup…call 400-1545 or email jane@abqcsl.org.
The Center will provide tamales, breads, chips & dip,
cheese trays, desserts, and drinks.
Tickets are $12 as a fundraiser for the
2nd Building building fund.
Justin (as the DJ) will provide music
to dance us into 2012. This is the best party in town….you don’t want to miss it.

Rev. Kylie Renner

The Christmas story has so many beautiful messages, and this year we will be focusing on the hope and wonder of the star we are be guided by, and how we honor the wisdom of that guiding light. Join us on Saturday at 7 PM for a candle lighting service and on Sunday at 11 AM (there will be no 9:15 AM service) for our Christmas Day Service about What Miracles are Made of.

Richest blessings,
Rev. Kylie Renner

"When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among others,
To make music in the heart."
Howard Thurman

P.S. We have a brand new foster family in our community with a one month old baby boy that could use our support with diapers, clothes, and toys. Please drop off new or used donations to the center.

Adrienne Phillips

"Healthy Relationships" The techniques and skills that really make a differance in human interaction are the ones that naturally flow from a truely independent character. So the place to start building any relationship is inside ourselves, inside... our own character. As we become independent... we can then choose to become interdependent- capable of building rich, enduring, highly productive relationships with other people.

with Mike Loewen RScP, starts Monday January 16th, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Rev. Kylie Renner

Who are we as a community? What do we stand for? Who do we want to be in the world? Come join the conversation Tuesday December 13th at 6:15 PM.

Rev. Kylie Renner

Join the giving spirits for
The Great Gift Wrapping Party
on Saturday, Dec. 10th 9:00 am in the social hall !

If you didn’t get a tag for a specific individual you can still bring a gift card, disposable diapers, creams, lotions, powders, etc. for babies, hair stuff, nail polish, makeup, etc. for teens or young women, toys or books for elementary aged kids, or any type of “filler gift” for a child or an adult.

Between now and December 19th, you may decorate the tree to your heart’s content with warm socks, mittens, hats and scarves for kids and adults in need. These will be delivered to local shelters to help keep out the cold during the winter months.

Rev. Kylie Renner

You and yours
are cordially invited to attend the annual
ACSL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

DECEMBER 25
4:30 pm Social Hour
Specialty appetizers ala David
5:30 pm Dinner

MENU

Prime Rib Salmon
Special Vegetarian main dish

Green Salad Fruit Salad
Holiday Salad

Green Beans w/ red peppers
Brussels Sprouts / Glazed carrots

Rice Pilaf
Potatoes Au Gratin

Cherry Cobbler
Chocolate Cake

Food provided by The Center and prepared and
served by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Suggested Love Offering of $10.
All proceeds above the cost will go
to the 2nd Building Fund.
RSVP by Sunday or email jane@abqcsl.org

Rev. Kylie Renner

Saturday, December 31
New Year’s eve Morning
5:00 AM (Noon Greenwich Time)Corrected Time
World Peace Meditation
Join millions of people around the world and we gather in consciousness to create a space for Peace On Earth. This tradition began in 1986 with “The Day Peace Broke Out”. The Science of Mind community in Albuquerque has participated every year. Come make a difference. Thanks to Mish Von Blomberg for facilitating this meditation.

Rev. Kylie Renner

ARTS/CRAFTS/
COLLECTIBLES FAIR
With ACSL artists
ON Sunday
DECEMBER 11TH
9:00am to 1:00pm
.

Our BOOK/GIFT STORE IS FULL OF NEW AMAZING ITEMS……and everything is
25% off
through christmas

Rev. Kylie Renner

Please bring your gift(s) and get them checked in by this sunday December 4th.

Think the tree looks sad with no tags on it? You can help cheer it up. Between now and December 19th, you may decorate to your heart’s content with warm socks, mittens, hats and scarves for kids and adults in need. These will be delivered to local shelters to help keep out the cold during the winter months. And…mark your calendar for
The Great Gift Wrapping Party
on Saturday, Dec. 10th!

If you didn’t get a tag for a specific individual and want to participate, you may bring a gift card, disposable diapers, creams, lotions, powders, etc. for babies, hair stuff, nail polish, makeup, etc. for teens or young women, toys or books for elementary aged kids, or any type of “filler gift” for a child or an adult.

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