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Rev. Kylie Renner

What does our inner world look like when trouble arises? Do we immediately go into problem-solving mode, or become mister or misses-fixit? Do we cling to the situation, giving it more and more power until we feel helpless and victim to it? Or do we choose to be present in the moment to allow our inner wisdom to show us an appropriate response recognizing that the experience of a condition is no reason to label our entire life with this misfortune.

Join us on Sunday as we deeply explore breaking free of the insanity of doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

To let knowledge produce troubles, and then use knowledge to prepare against them, is like stirring water in hopes of making it clear. Lao Tzu

Rev. Kylie Renner

When seen with certain eyes, our lives are one constant arrival to a new land; a new land that holds new possibilities and requires new things from us. When we see life this way, we are able to realize that it doesn’t work to bring old ways of being into the new space we have arrived at, but we certainly do try, and thus cause ourselves a tremendous amount of suffering. When we see life as a constant arrival, we let go of clinging to the past, and release ourselves to the question: we’ve arrived, so now what?

Join us on Sunday as we greet ourselves arriving at our own door, and we welcome in who we have become and who we now get to be.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

Whether drifting through life on a boat or climbing toward old age leading a horse, each day is a journey and the journey itself is home. Basho

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Derek Walcott

Adrienne Phillips
Adrienne Phillips

Come celebrate as Winter transforms into Spring with an evening of meditation, sacred readings, gentle music & a contemplative Labyrinth experience. 7:00 pm on Tuesday March 20.

Rev. Kylie Renner

Every Saturday at 4 PM we need a few dedicated people to set up the second building for the Sunday after service social hall.

Friday and Saturday this week and next week we need painters, sheet rockers and texturing for bathroom renovations. And next week the push will be on to finish the bathrooms. Wednesday thru Saturday are workdays, but if Monday or Tuesday work better for you, call Jane at 400-1545 and she'll set you up with projects. Can you come help?

Rev. Kylie Renner

We carry a center that we are always returning to. No matter what our lives look like we have never strayed from it; we have never strayed from God. It is our job to remember this, to return to center, and to find a way to break any illusion—persistent or not—that we have deviated from connection to it.

Join us on Sunday as we explore breaking free from the illusion that we can ever stray from center.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost

Adrienne Phillips

Certainly, Change and Uncertainty are Certain
Attend the six-week course to study methods and tools for learning to lean confidently into the mystery of change and uncertainty.
Facilitated by Rev. Rebecca Allen, this class will begin Thursday,
April 5, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
For more information, contact Adrienne in the ACSL office or
phone Rev. Rebecca at 615-9837.

Rev. Kylie Renner

Instead of going about my life at the speed of what is real, I often find myself convinced that there is some unseen urgency that must be responded to immediately that will make all the difference. And, as I recognize this tendency in myself, I see it in those around me as we appear much like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland running around exclaiming, “I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!" Unless someone is bleeding or can’t breathe, unless there is some true physical requirement to act swiftly, a sense of urgency is a terrible illusion, a trick that happens, again and again, because we sometimes forget we are connected to the source of all of life. And this illusion keeps us from being present to what is real, while at the same time distracting us from examining what is really present behind our urgency.

Join us on Sunday as we open the doorway to the next step of growth in how we can allow ourselves to live our entire lives at the speed of what is real.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

Jane Westbrook

A year ago on March 4th, 5th & 6th we rented and enjoyed a canvas labyrinth in the 2nd Building, in a weekend we called "Walking the Path of Peace." This was the pivotal and intentional point that set us on this amazing path that has resulted in our own permanent and beautiful labyrinth. This Sunday, March 4th, we will open and bless the labyrinth at 2:00 pm. Come share your thoughts and prayers as we welcome the joyous birth of the ACSL Labyrinth. The Labyrinth will then be open for all to walk and enjoy the experience until 6:00 pm.

Adrienne Phillips

Adults in our community get to hang out!

Picnic Dinner (bring your own and maybe a little extra to share)
Documentary Movie-Love by Gary Null
Love is the ultimate force for health, happiness, harmony and well-being. The power of Love can overcome any darkness or negativity and can take on endless forms.
Don't let childcare needs stop you!
Childcare provided for a love offering
Friday, March 30th 6:30pm

Hosted by Matt Thomas


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