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A Joyful Noise!

January 21, 2011

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg. 03 (01-20-11)

AFFIRMATION

I am ministering to those around me in all that I do.

Here are some words from one of the world’s greatest minister – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see

the whole staircase.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,

‘What are you doing for others?'”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,

but the silence of our friends.”

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,

but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

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A Rabbi, a Protestant Minister, a Catholic Priest and a Baptist preacher were discussing religion.
The Rabbi said: “Let’s be honest with each other. We all have our vices. For instance, I’m not supposed to eat ham or pork – but I love them!”
The Protestant Minister said, “Well, I do have one vice – I like to drink. In fact, I get drunk from time to time.”
The Catholic Priest said, “I’ll be honest. I like girls. I like to get kissed at least once a week.”
They looked at the Baptist Preacher. “Haven’t you got any vices?” they asked.
“Well, only one,” he said. “I like to gossip!”

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Center for Creative Living

January 21, 2011

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408)392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Dress is casual and kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

Join us this Sunday as Reverend Doti speaks about “Learning How to Give.” Learn how to give not just love, money, attention, etc. but Universal spirituality.

What a wonderful event on Sunday, January 16, the certification of ten new UCM ministers. Lore Coufal, DiAnna Fortner, Ronnie Grigsby, Julie Hawkins, Elinor King, Cheryl Lewis, Barbara Light-McKay, Ross Ladouceur, Ellen Pearce and Michael (Zeke) Zehner arrived at the Center for Creative Living looking so spiffy and with a glow of love, light and spirituality around them! Each person was escorted into the sanctuary by a UCM Reverend, while Rev. Janet Phares played her beautiful Native American flute.

I could feel my heart swell with pride as each of you walked to the front of the sanctuary and took your place.

Service was opened by Rev. Sandy Clark, UCM president – opening the venue to the angelic realm – calling in Michael, Ariel, Uriel and Raphael from the various points of the compass to join in the festivities.

Rev. Donna Zehner, UCM trustee and CCL Associate pastor, read the announcements and also invited the congregation to recite the CCL mission statement.

Rev. Doti did a guided meditation, accompanied by Rev. Janet Childs with voice and guitar and Carolyn Keyes on the flute.

Rev. Doti then spoke about certification as a UCM minister as an incredible journey and introduced some UCM ministers who have various healing ministries:

Rev. April Lussier spoke of her Goddess ministry, Rev. Bec Thompson discussed her healing ministry and led us in that wonderful Hawaiian prayer – we were amazed at the diversity of our ministry.  Many of you have heard Rev. Janet Childs speak – but to hear what she does with the Centre for Living with Dying was very inspiring.  Of course Rev. Janet Phares was so touching when she spoke of her Music Ministry. And Rev. Anne Corbin discussing being raised Jewish, and then becoming so enthralled with Huna Healing – that it became her passion and her ministry – presented such a fantastic look into ministerial possibilities.

It was interesting to hear our UCM president, Rev. Sandy Clark speak about the Universal Church of the Master, its inception and progress to the present

There are hundreds of UCM ministers around the world – each one of them with their own healing ministry. There are pet ministries, prison ministries, psychic ministries, hospice ministries, etc.  As a minister – your entire life becomes a ministry; whether it is cooking dinner, going to the store, or meeting strangers on the street.  Your life changes and you are beginning anew.  And I am certain each one the new ministers will shortly be making their own mark in the world of spiritual healing, peace, love and service.

As each one of them took their UCM ministerial vow, they were so solemn – and yet, invigorated at the same time.  It was such an honor to put their new green ministerial healing stole around their neck and give them a blessing.

I know all of us cried as Rev. Sandy Clark presented the ministerial certificate posthumously to Rev. Christine (Chris) Kahl. How wonderful that her sister Kathleen and her life partner Min. Julie Hawkins were there to receive it.

Min. Ronnie Grigsby honored the late Martin Luther King, Jr. with some of his philosophies and then sang the marvelous song “Stand.” Everyone rose in a standing ovation.

Having been certified as UCM ministers – these folks are now ready to move forward into becoming ordained as UCM reverends.

Thank you so much everyone for bringing your family and friends to help you celebrate in this joyous event.  Our CCL Sanctuary stretched itself to include over 90 people, and the energy, pride and love was awesome. Everyone enjoyed the sandwiches, the Congratulations cake, munchies, lemonade and coffee.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

AURA reading with Rev. Doti Boon.

Thurs. Jan 20th $15. or two for $25. 7pm to 9pm

CCL will be starting UCM Life Path Licentiate Healing Classes (Introduction on Thurs. Jan. 20 at 6:00) and

UCM Ordination classes in 2011

(Introduction Feb. 19th 9:00 to 12:00 FREE) –

ISLAM 101 1:00 to 5:00 with Akim and Emily Augustine-Tairu $25.

Contact the Center for more information. (408)392-9090.

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Center for Creative Living Happenings

Sat. and Sun. Jan 22nd and 23rd 8:30 to 6:00. A Weekend of Practical Acupressure with Michael Berry $150. THIS CLASS WILL BE TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH during its presentation.

Tues. Jan. 25th – 6:45 to 8:45pm – MEDITATION with Norbeth, Dr. Ayleen & Friends – Donation!

Fri. Jan 28th 9:30 to 5:00 – AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat for people with HIV+ and AIDS and caregivers. Call (408)980-9801 for info.

Sat. Jan. 29th 9:00 to 5:00 – Chakras with Min. Cheryl Lewis and Color Healing with Rev. Anne Corbin – Licentiate Class – Open to Public – $50 for entire day.

Feb. 2, 2011 begins MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (KRISHNAPRIYA) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired. Wed. 9:45 to 11:15 am. 10-class set $80. 5-class set $50. Drop in $15.

BEEN ATTENDING CCL EVENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS?

Get your CCL membership card from Rev. Corky!

EXCITING NEWS! – Swami Beyondananda will be appearing at CCL on Friday Feb. 18th Doors open at 6:30. Comedy begins at 7:30. $20 advance – $25 at door ($15 with CCL membership card.)

Have you tried so many spiritual paths that you’re pathological? Try Swami’s humor in: Driving Your Own Karma: Swami Beyondananda’s Tour guide to Enlightenment. Or, Drive Your Karma, Curb Your Dogma. Another favorite, Don’t Squeeze the Shaman. Who could forget Swami’s classic GURU Rap Song,“G-U-R-U, Gee, You Are You.” For more information about Swami Beyondananda please visit: http://www.wakeuplaughing.com/

And then his alter-ego Steve Bhaerman will be presenting a sermon on The Healing Power of Laughter on Sun. the 20th of February.

The Celebration of Life Service for Chris Kahl has been scheduled for 3:00 pm February 27th at the Center. Please “come as you are” or dress whimsical, like wear your Tigger shirt or Wallace & Grommet. She liked the humor in things and that would give Chris a big kick and really honor her.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

PS from Reverend Clark:

January 21, 2011

The Doves are back! We have had a pair of doves who have established a nest in the eaves over our outside patio every year for quite some time. When I saw them sitting on the fence Monday morning it made my heart sing. At the moment both are working at housekeeping their nest and I know they will be established soon. I will keep you updated on their progress as I check on them like a mother hen!

Reverend Felecia Mulvany and Elizabeth Barton have been conducting an Advanced Healers Course – Hunter of Mysteries – here at the UCM office. The remaining classes are outlined below along with registration information; classes can be taken on an individual basis.

Class 6 – February 13, 2011

· Past life regression

Class 7 – March 13, 2011

· Soul retrieval

Class 8 – April 10, 2011

· Herbs, flower essences, oils, holy water.

Location:    Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave Suite 101, Campbell CA 95008

Time:        12:00 – 5:00 PM, the second Sunday of the Month

Cost:                 $75 per class

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Barton at 650.572.8850 or info@elizabethabarton.com

Hopefully you have had a chance to view the Winter edition of our UCM Magazine which is now online. Here is a link to the magazine in case you have not already seen it.

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/issue_6_winter_magazine.

There is also a link to the magazine from our webpage. www.u-c-m.org

It is our hope you will subscribe to the UCM Magazine if you have not already. When you do this you can comment, rate, and for each new person we get a better profile on different search engines. If you have a smart phone like the Droid or IPhone you can download an Issuu Application that allows you to receive us via your phone, and it is all free!

We encourage you to submit articles for the magazine. You do not have to be a UCM member to do so. We are welcoming articles about Spiritual Rituals from Multi-faiths Around our Globe. Those of you who would like to contribute a particular ritual sacred to your particular spiritual practice please send in your article of 800–1000 words with your bio and a picture or pictures, sent separately to staff@u-c-m.org. The deadline for our Spring issue is March 1, 2011.

We are part of the Associate Program offered by Amazon.com

This means when you enter their website through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave the website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

The Joyful Noise Newsletter is sent directly from our UCM office. If you would like to forward this email to friends and/or family, please do so. For those of you who are not on our “Joyful Noise” email list and would like to receive this directly from us, there is a subscribe link below, or you can subscribe on our website at www.u-c-m.org. Select Contact Us, Newsletter.

Submission for A Joyful Noise can be made to Safedoti@aol.com or staff@u-c-m.org.

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Center for Creative Living

January 18, 2011

Those of you who read our blog and have visited our website,www.u-c-m.org, are aware that UCM offers two paths to become a Licentiate and Ordained Minister.  One is our Graduate and Undergraduate Degree Program and the other is our Life-Path Program.  This year Reverend Doti Boon from our Charter Church Center for Creative Living is graduating her first Licentiate Group and is continuing with an Ordination Program.  Reverend Doti wrote this lovely congratulatory letter to her students.  I wanted to share it with all of you. What a blessing you are Reverend Doti Boon!

Reverend Angela DeBry, H.H.D, D.D

Dear New UCM ministers,

What a wonderful event on Sunday the 16th of January.  All ten of you were looking so spiffy and had such a glow of love, light and spirituality around you!  When you were lead into the sanctuary with your accompanying UCM Reverend, I could feel my heart swell with pride; each of you worked so hard for an entire year to be here.

Being certified as a UCM minister is an incredible journey.  I know as you watched the wonderful Rev. April Lussier speak of her Goddess ministry, Rev. Bec Thompson discuss her healing ministry and leading us in that wonderful Hawaiian prayer – you were amazed at the diversity of our ministry.  Many of you have heard Rev. Janet Childs speak – but to hear what she does with the Centre for Living with Dying, was probably as inspiring for you as it always is for me.  Of course Rev. Janet Phares was so touching when she spoke of her Music Ministry.  And, of course, Rev. Anne Corbin discussing being raised Jewish, and then becoming so enthralled with Huna Healing – that it became her passion and her ministry – presented such a fantastic look into your future possibilities.

It was interesting to hear our UCM president, Rev. Sandy Clark speak about the Universal Church of the Master, its inception and progress to the present. Rev. Donna Zehner, a Board of trustee member and Associate pastor of CCL delighted us in reading the upcoming events and leading us in the CCL Mission Statement.

There are hundreds of UCM ministers around the world – each one of them with their own healing ministry.  There are pet ministries, prison ministries, psychic ministries, hospice ministries, etc.  Now that you are a minister – your entire life becomes a ministry; whether it is cooking dinner, going to the store, or meeting strangers on the street.  Your life has now changed and you are beginning anew.  And, I am certain each one of you will shortly be making your own mark in the world of spiritual healing, peace, love and service.

As each one of you took your UCM ministerial vow, you were so solemn – and yet, invigorated at the same time. It was such an honor to put your new green ministerial healing stole around your neck and give you a blessing.

I know all of us cried as Rev. Sandy Clark presented the ministerial certificate posthumously to Rev. Christine (Chris)Kahl.  How wonderful that her sister Kathleen and her life partner Min. Julie Hawkins were there to receive it.

Thank you so much for bringing your family and friends to help you celebrate in this joyous event.  Our CCL Sanctuary stretched itself to include over 90 people, and the energy, pride and love was awesome.

Take a moment to look at the key chain we gave you.  On the front is the Om symbol.  And, on the reverse is a person with their chakra points indicated.  And if you look carefully, you will see the crown chakra is illuminated and open.  That is to indicate the opening of your spiritual energies through this certification.

ON TO THE FUTURE!  UCM REVERENDSHIP!

On Saturday, February 19th from 9 to noon – we will be introducing you to the world of being a UCM Reverend.  This introduction is free and only open to those who have been certified as UCM ministers.

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At 1:00 (Feb. 19th) we will present our first ordained minister class – and it will be ISLAM 101 with AKIM AUGUSTINE-TAIRU.  Akim was born and raised in Ghana – being a Moslem his entire life.  He will be accompanied by his new wife Emily, who will help him in his presentation. This introductory class is open to the public and will be exciting and informative to all of you wanting to know more about the Islamic way of life.  Interestingly, in Ghana – quite often Moslems and Christians share the same building for worship!  This interesting four hour class will be open to the public and will cost $25.

Love and Light,Reverend Doti, Thanksgiving At the Beach

Rev. Doti Boon

Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle “C”

San Jose CA  95112

(408)392-9090

www.doti.info

safedoti@aol.com

A Joyful Noise!

January 14, 2011

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Hotei, god of happiness at J%u014Dchi-ji temple

Image via Wikipedia

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 1(01-13-11)

AFFIRMATION

I am ministering to those around me in all that I do.

FINDING A HAPPY HARMONY

I use the phrase, “the art of living in balance” in response to people who ask me how I do it all. “All” being running the Center for Creative Living Healing Center, doing spiritual counseling in my office and on the phone around the world, wearing my ministerial stole and presenting Sunday Celebrations, teaching ministerial classes, planning events, staying in touch with kids and grandkids, having a fantastic 28 year old relationship, writing the Joyful Noise every week and “having a life”. Living in balance is something we can all practice in different ways. Here are guidelines that help:

BE NICE: Niceness can’t be overrated. People who aren’t nice generate unnecessary misery; people who are create tons of pleasure, for themselves and others.

BELIEVE IN KARMA: If someone does something bad to you, let the universe – not you – dole out the punishment. There’s peace in relinquishing that responsibility.

BE STRONG AND BRAVE: Being nice doesn’t mean letting people push you around. Know what you want, believe in yourself, and don’t let fear stop you.

REWARD YOURSELF: My favorite ways are to go out to eat with friends, (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks – it doesn’t matter) and my favorite indulgence of all time is to spend Mondays (my day off) staying in bed late reading a good book.

LAUGH A LOT: I can see the humor in almost anything if I think about it. I love to laugh, and I get even more happiness from making others laugh. I use humor in my ministry – and am fond of telling funny stories on myself.

STOP READING DEPRESSING BOOKS AND WATCHING VIOLENT TELEVISION: I’m not talking about news. I’m talking about fiction, entertainment. Find better ways to get a thrill than from other people’s pain. Personally – I prefer old I Love Lucy re-runs!

ALLOW YOURSELF TO FEEL PASSION: Passion is the creative force that fuels almost everything great. It’s free, it’s awesome, and it’s good for you. It could be feeling passion about your work, your art, singing, writing, or window shopping. And, feeling passionate about your relationship makes everything perfect!

BE GRATEFUL: Every night, I thank the universe for my blessings. I ask for guidance too. But mostly I just take time to appreciate my ministry, my business, my family and my home. Everything else has only a fraction of the importance of those gifts.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH – AND BALANCE INTO HARMONY

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Writings of Napolean Hill

Submitted by Barbara Light-McKay

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to

possess superhuman powers to achieve.

No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other; find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.

“Ministers’ Bloopers” or, Pulpit Speaking Can Be Fun!

As a minister – you never know when your mouth is going to say something other than what your brain had thought:

During an Easter service, I decided to bless the bread and juice we were using for communion. I inadvertently said I was going to “breast the bled.” I started giggling, as did everyone else in the congregation – and in trying to correct myself – said the same thing again. Every once in a while, when I am getting too serious, a member of the CCL congregation loudly reminds me.

I was trying to make a point that lack of communication is the major cause of divorce, but somehow things got mixed up and I said “marriage is the main cause of divorce.”  It took a couple of minutes of giggling from the congregation before I realized my mistake.

Preaching from the New Testament

Matthew 5:  “A hill set on a city cannot be hid.”

Matthew 12:  “as Jonah was in the welly of the bail.”

Matthew 2:  “they offered unto him gifts, gold, and Frankenstein.”
(Could I have used this for a Halloween Service?)

During a Confirmation service, referring to new converts, the pastor asked the 5 new “convicts” to come to the front of the church. Several people left the building because they were laughing so hard.

Studying the intricate dress of the priests in the Old Testament, the pastor came to the part describing how priests put bells on the bottom of their robes. He asked, “Why do you suppose the priests had to tinkle.”  After a second, the class broke up with laughter.

Good luck to our new ministers! Don’t take yourself too seriously. Your next words could be funny! The Creator loves laughter!

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Center for Creative Living Calendar of Events

January 14, 2011

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408)392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

Join us this Sunday; we will be honoring our new ministers as they receive their Universal Church of the Master Licentiate certifications. Rev. Janet Phares will begin service with her beautiful Native American healing flute. Rev. Sandy Clark (UCM president) will open the service with the angelic Four Corners and Rev. Donna Zehner (UCM trustee) will do the announcements.  Rev. Doti Boon will do the welcoming meditation, accompanied by Rev. Janet Childs on the guitar and Carolyn Keyes on the flute. We will receive s short over-view from Rev. Childs on her Death and Dying ministry, Rev. Anne Corbin on her Huna ministry, Rev. April Lussier on her Goddess ministry, Rev. Phares on her Music Ministry and Rev. Bec Thompson on her Healing Ministry. The newly certified Minister Ronnie Grigsby will close the service with a few passages honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and a beautiful song.

Cake, sandwiches, etc. will be shared in community following this glorious ceremony.

The CCL choir will rehearse from 1:00 to 3:00

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

AURA reading with Rev. Doti Boon.

Thurs. Jan 20th $15. or two for $25. 7pm to 9pm

CCL will be starting UCM Life Path Licentiate Healing Classes (Introduction on Thurs. Jan. 20at 6:00) and UCM Ordination classes in 2011 (Introduction Feb. 19th 9:00 to 12:00 FREE) – ISLAM 101

1:00 to 5:00 with Akim and Emily Augustine-Tairu $25.

Contact the Center for more information. (408)392-9090.

The 2010 UCM Licentiate certification will be held on

January 16, 2011 during Sunday Celebration.

Center for Creative Living Happenings

Thurs. Jan 13th – 7 to 9 – DRUID WORKSHOP (#6) with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. $25. ($20. for Healing House or CCL members)

Sun. Jan. 16th – 10 to 11:30 – UCM Licentiate Certification with Rev. Doti Boon, Rev. Corky Whitacre, Rev. Sandy Clark (UCM president) and many more. Please honor and cheer for these new ministers!

Sun. Jan. 16th1 to 3CCL CHOIR REHEARSAL. Newcomers welcome. Get into the joy of singing with this supportive and loving group. Achieve your passion!

Tues. Jan. 18th – 6:45 to 8:45 – DRUMMING with Norbeth, Dr. Ayleen & Friends – Bring your drum or play one of ours! Donation

Feb. 2, 2011 begins MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (KRISHNAPRIYA) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired. Wed. 9:45 to 11:15am. 10 classes set $80. 5 classes set $50. Drop in $15.

HAVE YOU BEEN ATTENDING CCL EVENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS?

Get your CCL membership card from Rev. Corky!

EXCITING NEWS! Swami Beyondananda will be appearing at CCL on Friday Feb. 18th Doors open at 6:30. Comedy begins at 7:30

And then his alter-ego Steve Bhaerman will be presenting a sermon on The Healing Power of Laughter on Sunday the 20th of February 2011.

The Celebration of Life Service for Chris Kahl has been scheduled for 3:00 pm February 27th at the Center. Please “come as you are” or dress whimsically, like wear your Tigger shirt or Wallace & Grommet. She liked the humor in things and that would give Chris a big kick and really honor her.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

PS from Reverend Clark:

January 14, 2011

The year 2011 started out for me on Victoria Island, British Columbia at the Empress Hotel and then a few days later I returned home, by sea, land and air! It’s quite a trip but that is what life is all about a trip. Sometime the pathway is straight, sometimes up, sometimes down, but it is all a trip. This coming weekend we have a group of new ministers beginning a step on their pathways that could also take them on trips of land, sea and air. I ask that you join with me in seeing them thrive in their new experiences and Dancing in the Light!

Reverend Felecia Mulvany and Elizabeth Barton have been conducting an Advanced Healers Course – Hunter of Mysteries here at the UCM office. The remaining classes are outlined below along with registration information and can be taken on an individual basis.

Class 6 – February 13, 2011

·        Past life regression

Class 7 – March 13, 2011

·        Soul retrieval

Class 8 – April 10, 2011

·        Herbs, flower essences, oils, holy water.

Location:    Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave Suite 101, Campbell CA 95008

Time:        12:00 – 5:00 PM, the second Sunday of the Month

Cost:                 $75 per class

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Barton at 650.572.8850 or info@elizabethabarton.com

Hopefully you have had a chance to view the Winter edition of our UCM Magazine which is now online. Here is a link to the magazine in case you have not already seen it.

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/issue_6_winter_magazine.

There is also a link to the magazine from our webpage. www.u-c-m.org

It is our hope you will subscribe to the UCM Magazine if you have not already. When you do this you can comment, rate, and for each new person we get a better profile on different search engines. If you have a smart phone like the Droid or IPhone you can download an Issuu Application that allows you to receive us via your phone, and it is all free!

We encourage you to submit articles for the magazine. You do not have to be a UCM member to do so. We are welcoming articles about Spiritual Rituals from Multi-faiths Around our Globe. Those of you who would like to contribute a particular ritual sacred to your particular spiritual practice please send in your article of 800–1000 words with your bio and a picture or pictures, sent separately to staff@u-c-m.org. The deadline for our Spring issue is March 1, 2011.

We are part of the Associate Program offered by Amazon.com

This means when you enter their website through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave the website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

The Joyful Noise Newsletter is sent directly from our UCM office. If you would like to forward this email to friends and/or family, please do so. For those of you who are not on our “Joyful Noise” email list and would like to receive this directly from us, there is a subscribe link below, or you can subscribe on our website at www.u-c-m.org. Select Contact Us, Newsletter.

Submission for A Joyful Noise can be made to Safedoti@aol.com or staff@u-c-m.org.

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

A Joyful Noise!

January 7, 2011

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 1(01-06-11)

AFFIRMATION

I am thriving – not just surviving – in 2011

Replace Resolutions With Revelations

Look out – we’re turning past 2010 and onto turnpike 2011. For some it’s a white-knuckle ride; they’re hanging onto the door handle like I did several years ago when my kids were learning how to drive! For some of you it’s – Wow! I never thought I would make it.

How much control do we actually have over our vehicle making its turn? Not much. What we do have control over is ourselves. And after experiencing the aftermath of feasting a little too much on holiday fare and over-imbibing on festivities, it’s no wonder millions of people sit down and write a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Of course, only the best intentions are set to steer a better course for the upcoming year. But as we know all too well, there’s a chance it may be just a week or a month before disappointment arrives.

I don’t know about you, but I think there is already enough disappointment in the world, and this year I’m skipping the guilt list and seeking pleasant sources of inspiration.

Here are a few possible ways to enhance inspiration, joy and ultimately, new revelations in the New Year:

1.     Take an adventure: Pick one of your favorite places to visit and do it looking through the eyes of a five year old!

2.     Play: Dust off some of your old board games. Go to the park and swing. Bark like a dog and sing, “How much is that doggie in the window.”

3.     Support the arts: Take a water color or glass blowing class. Go to a play or a concert or join the CCL choir and SING!

4.     Volunteer: Help exercise the animals at an animal shelter, monitor a child, and offer to help with the food bank, senior center or scout organization or ask what is needed at CCL or UCM.

5.     Be grateful: Write a letter of appreciation to a friend, colleague or organization – by hand with pen and ink on nice paper!

6.     Laugh and laugh often: Peruse the bookshelves at the library or local bookstore and head for the comedy section; come watch Swami Beyondananda as he performs at CCL in February. Never hesitate to let that laugh go all the way down to your belly.

7.     Write it down: Jot down a few things you want to do in 2011. Don’t call them resolutions; call them revelations!

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A full-time thing

If you quit before the work is completed, the work you’ve done is wasted.  Honor the time and effort you’ve already put into it by finishing what you started.
If you plant a seed, and water it just for a few days, and then stop, you might as well have never planted it.  Remember to direct your focus again and again toward those things you’re committed to completing.
Being inspired for a few minutes or for a day or two feels good.  Being inspired for a lifetime is what actually achieves good and valuable results.
Remind yourself what a truly extraordinary opportunity you have by virtue of being you.  Then remind yourself again, and again, on every day, in each new situation.
Feel the exquisite joy and purposeful power of being alive. Then commit yourself to staying connected to that feeling.
Don’t settle for just a few moments here and there of brilliance and inspiration and true richness.  Make life’s richness a full-time thing.

Written by Ralph Marston. Submitted by Rev. Maria Vera

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The 10 Demandments of a Prosperous Life

1. Throw out unessential numbers.
– age,
– weight
– height
2. Keep only cheerful friends.
3. Keep learning.
4. Enjoy the simple things in life.

When you want what you actually have, you’ll have what you actually want.
5. Laugh often, long and loud.  Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen.
– Endure grief and move on.
– The only person with us our entire life is ourselves.
– Be alive while you are alive!
7. Surround yourself with what you love.
Friends, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies; whatever,  your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health.
– If good, preserve it.
– If unstable, improve it.
– If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips.
Take trips to the mall, the next county, a foreign country, but not       to where guilt is.  Leave it behind.
10. Tell the people that you love that you love them at every opportunity.

And remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

Submitted by Elinor King – UCM ministerial student

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“Keeping change alive starts with rewarding innovation, risk-taking and creativity.” ~Mac Anderson

Submitted by Jessica May

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“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

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And now for some New Years humor:

When Janice woke up from an afternoon nap on Dec. 31st she said to her husband Max, ‘I dreamed you gave me a diamond ring for a New Year’s present. What do you think it means?’

‘Aha, you’ll know tonight, at 12 o’clock,’ said Max.

As the New Year was chiming, Max handed Janice a small package. Delighted and excited she opened it quickly. There in her hand rested a book entitled: ‘The meaning of dreams.’

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An optimist stays up to see the New Year in.  A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. ~Bill Vaughan

Center for Creative Living

January 7, 2011

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408)392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

Join us this Sunday as the fantastic Rev. Tana Marie talks about “Thriving Not Surviving.” Rev. Tana Marie has a lifelong mission to inspire and enlighten the world through spirit, by designing and presenting tools that empower others to create the life of their dreams. One of her favorite quotes is: “The space for what you want is already filled with what you’ve settled for instead.” Author Unknown

Design Your Destiny workshop with Rev. Tana Marie 1:00 to 3:00 $25. Check out her write-up under Center Happenings.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

AURA reading with Rev. Doti Boon

Thurs. Jan 20th $15. or two for $25. 7pm to 9pm

CCL will be starting UCM Life Path Licentiate Healing Classes (Introduction on Thurs. Jan. 20at 6:30) and

UCM Ordination classes in 2011 (Introduction Feb. 19th 9:00 to 12:00 – ISLAM 101 1:00 to 5:00)

Contact the Center for more information. (408)392-9090.

The 2010 UCM Licentiate certification will be held on

January 16, 2011 during Sunday Celebration.

Center for Creative Living Happenings

Sat. Jan. 8th 9am to 8pm – SPIRIT WALKER WORKSHOP Ready to find your life’s path? Looking for Spiritual Expansion? Join noted ceremonialist, healer and spiritual teacher Norbeth Granado. (408)315-3078

Sun. Jan. 9th 1:00 to 3:00 – DESIGN YOUR DESTINY You are Here for a Reason – Are you Living it? You Deserve a Sacred Relationship – Are you Enjoying it? Your Birthright is Joy & Abundance – Are you Expressing it? Rev. Tana Marie will teach you to Identify your Divine Purpose, Life Lessons, Authentic Desires, Unresolved Past Life or Karmic Issues – releasing anything that is in the way of you Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams. $25. To learn more about Rev. Tana Marie go to: www.passionisland.us or www.tanamarie.com

Mon. Jan. 10th and Jan. 14th 3:00 to 6:00 – SELF-HYPNOSIS with Corky Whitacre, CCHt.  Learn to Hypnotize Yourself for weight loss, pain reduction, empowerment, self-discovery, etc. (sessions 6 hours total for $45.*) *UCM or CCL members – $20.

Tues. Jan 11th 6:30 to 8:30 – MEDITATION with Norbeth, Dr. Ayleen and Friends. Donation

Wed. Jan. 12th 7:00 to 9:00 – CO-ED GODDESS WORKSHOP with Rev. Anne Corbin and friends. Donation

Thurs. Jan 13th 7:00 to 9:00 – DRUID WORKSHOP (#6) with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. $25. ($20. for Healing House or CCL members)

Sun. Jan. 16th 10:00-11:30 – UCM Licentiate Certification with Rev. Doti Boon, Rev. Corky Whitacre, Rev. Sandy Clark (UCM president) and many more. Please honor and cheer for these new ministers!

Sun. Jan. 16th 1:00 to 3:00 – CCL CHOIR REHEARSAL. Newcomers welcome

EXCITING NEWS! Swami Beyondananda will be appearing at CCL on Friday Feb. 18th. And then his alter-ego Steve Bhaerman will be presenting a sermon on “The Healing Power of Laughter” on Sunday the 20th of February 2011.

The Celebration of Life Service for Chris Kahl has been scheduled for 3:00 pm February 27th at the Center. Please “come as you are” or dress whimsical, like wear your Tigger shirt or Wallace & Grommet.  She liked the humor in things and that would give Chris a big kick and really honor her.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

PS from Reverend Clark:

January 7, 2011

In my mail this week was a prayer sent to me by one of our ministers that had been written by Reverend Thelma Fischer-Brooks who made her transition in November 2000. I would like to share it with all of you as we begin 2011.

As we join together this day in love and friendship we give thanks for the guidance from the spiritual realm.

We know we have but to ask and it is there. We thank you for the awareness of our peace within and the ability to share and pass it on.

The healing energy is upon us and we ask guidance for the world leaders that it be used to heal our world, so your love and peace may prevail.

Thank you, Thelma, your words of love are as inspirational today as when you originally wrote them.

Tuesday is January 11th and once again time for our monthly meditation here at the UCM office in Campbell. We begin at 7:30 in the evening. Everyone is welcome. If you cannot join with us in person, please join with us in spirit.

Hopefully you have had a chance to view the Winter edition of our UCM Magazine which is now online. Here is a link to the magazine in case you have not already seen it.

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