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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

We are continuing are series on Brene Brown’s “Braving the Wilderness” this week as we focus on the chapter entitled “Speak Truth to BS. Be Civil.” I’ve often found it difficult to marry these two approaches, yet I am coming to realize that to be most effective, to live in a way where we can “claim and care for one’s [own] identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else’s in the process,” we must come into some bravery and belonging so deeply to ourselves that we don’t feel the need to diminish others when we find ourselves in disagreement. We’ll explore more tools to engage in this brave way this week.

I am so enjoying this powerful, challenging and deepening experience of going through the wilderness together with all of you!

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Service starts at 6:30, Happy Hour starts at 6.

Brave On,
Masando

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Rev. Andrew Groves

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sanctuary

Rev. Andrew Groves

Rev. Kylie Renner

As aware, sensitive people we will always be impacted by the world around us. It is natural that we will be moved by events, and we must also always remember that we are making an impact as well. In seen and unseen ways, the ways we move transform our collective experience.

Join us on Sunday to explore the impact we can make when we are clear that our lives are a movement of Spirit.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

"The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment." - Tony Robbins

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Rev. Andrew Groves

Whenever we talk about actualizing the life we want or the world we want to live in, the idea that YOU CREATE IT can land a couple of different ways. Sometimes it’s like, “Hooray! I am the author of my own life and I can be, do, and have anything!” Other times it’s more, “What the hell do you mean?! Are you saying I made this mess?”

The distinction might be in whether we’re looking forward or back, or how we hold our freedom and our responsibility. But I think the main difference is how we see ourselves in the equation. Just who do we think we are?

Maybe it’s all a matter of knowing ourselves in a bigger way. If we really got that we were Everything, what might we create?

I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00, with Patty & Sid! Join us at 5:30 for community, snacks, and cheer. XO, Rev. Drew

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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Last week, we began a series on Brene Brown’s newest book, “Braving the Wilderness.” This week, we’ll be exploring Brown’s ideas on the cause of the polarization and loneliness that is becoming and epidemic in this country and how, by moving closer in, we can help to connect with those that may be difficult to connect with or understand. Brown says, “People are hard to hate close up. Move in.” A challenging, yet powerful statement, and one that I am being deeply inspired and moved by right now.

Looking forward to continuing the journey into the wilderness of life together!
Service starts at 6pm, Happy Hour with snacks and wine starts at 6!

See you on Wednesday,
Masando

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Rev. Kylie Renner

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth” This is a quote attributed to an anonymous child teaching us a great truth about love in action. This kind of love moves from some intellectual understanding to a way of being in the world that makes us a stand for kindness, justice, safety, and more. As we move into our Prosperous Life campaign for this year we have been using a portion of our mission statement that reads “we are a community of creative intent and action,” to take us deeper into putting the spiritual principles that we have been knowing into action in real visible ways and we are making a tremendous impact on the community we live in. We are being an example of what is possible in a world that really works for everyone.

We will continue to do the inner work together that makes us powerful agents of love and change on the planet.

All the love that has come before has prepared us to be present now, and our community is a vital and important nexus for the transformation that is happening locally and globally. We are grateful for your continued support as we put our love into action in even more beautiful and powerful ways.

Join us on Sunday as we dive deeper into putting the love that we are into action.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner
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Rev. Andrew Groves

I’ve always found the lyrics to Crosby Stills Nash’s classic “Love the One You’re With” to be kinda slimy, certainly opportunistic — “If you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with.” I mean, it’s a great song, but come on.

But as I’ve gotten stuck on it over the past week or so, it’s started to sing differently in my head. There’s a good message in here, I think, about the power of loving exactly who, what, and where you are. Instead of the romantic longing for whatever is not, yearning for something distant or impossible, love what is. The One you’re with is always where loving has to start — especially as we realize that the One we’re with is always ourselves.

“Self-love is the source of all other loves.” - Pierre Corneille

I can’t wait to see you this Saturday. Service at 6:00 with the phenomenal Karl Richardson. Wine & snacks at 5:30. XOX, Rev. Drew

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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Mid-week reconnection every Wednesday with Rev. Masando Hiraoka. Service at 6:30. Social at 5:30.

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Rev. Kylie Renner

It isn’t just my house that is under construction; it is my entire life. And through the sawdust, sweat, and hard work it is clear that things are transforming, but there isn’t always a clear cut way forward and sometimes it appears that chaos reigns, and more things are falling apart than are coming together. After fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes, this kind of chaos is also so apparent in the world around me. So how do we move forward while everything is under construction? Anne Lamott tells the story of Carolyn Myss, an expert on healing, who sat next to a man on a train when everything about her journey was going absolutely wrong – missed connections, flights cancelled, trouble with hotels and the like. She whined about all her problems to the man and he told her that he worked for the Dalai Lama. He told her, “they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born – and that ‘this something’ needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.”

So, we get to be distracted, and remember that something big and lovely is being constructed, and we get to remind each other of this. Join us on Sunday to remember and remind each other.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

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