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A Joyful Noise!

April 28, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 17 (04-28-11)” Walking Your Talk”

 

UCM Annual Meeting/Conference/Holistic Fair

May 13th, May 14th and 15th at CCL

Call UCM or CCL for a program of events.

(UCM: 408-370-6519 or CCL: 408-392-9090)

AFFIRMATION

I am walking my spiritual talk

This past Sunday our Associate Pastor, Rev. Donna Zehner spoke of “Walking Your Talk.” And, serendipitously I received the following stories. Are they true? I don’t know – but I do know they point out how sometimes we don’t act in the spiritual manner in which we speak or pray.

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.  The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.  She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, ”I’m very sorry for this mistake.  You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him.  I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do‘ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally…I assumed you had stolen the car.”

Submitted by Rev. Pajo Brooks

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The Lord’s Prayer

(Gods words are in BOLD italics)

Our Father Who Art in Heaven.

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Yes?

Don’t interrupt me. I’m praying.

But — you called ME!

Called you? No, I didn’t call you.  I’m praying. Our Father who art in Heaven.

There — you did it again!

Did what?

Called ME, You said, “Our Father who art in Heaven.” Well, here I am. What’s on your mind?

But I didn’t mean anything. I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day. I always say the Lord’s Prayer. It makes me feel good, kind of like fulfilling a duty.

Go on.

Okay, Hallowed be thy name.

Hold it right there. What do you mean by that?

By what?

“Hallowed be thy name”?

It means…it means…good grief, I don’t know what it means. How in the world should I know? It’s just a part of the prayer. By the way, what does it mean?

It means honored, holy, and wonderful.

Hey, that makes sense. I never thought about what it meant before. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Do you really mean that?

Sure, why not?

What are you doing about it?

Doing?  Why, nothing, I guess. I just think it would be kind of neat if you got control, of everything down here like you have up there. We’re kinda in a mess down here you know.

Yes, I know; but, have I got control of you?

Well, I go to church.

That isn’t what I asked you. What about your bad temper? You’ve really got a problem there, you know. And then there’s the way you spend your money — all on yourself. And what about the kind of books you read?

Now hold on just a minute! Stop picking on me! I’m just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!

Excuse ME. I thought you were praying for my will to be done. If that is to happen, it will have to start with the ones who are praying for it. Like you — for example….

Oh, all right.  I guess I do have some hang-ups. Now that you mention it, I could probably name some others.

So could I.

I haven’t thought about it very much until now, but I really would like to cut out some of those things. I would like to, you know, be really free.

Good. Now we’re getting somewhere. We’ll work together — You and ME. I’m proud of you.

Look, GOD, if you don’t mind, I need to finish up here. This is taking a lot longer than it usually does. Give us this day, our daily bread.

You need to cut out the bread. You’re overweight as it is.

Hey, wait a minute!  What is this? Here I was doing my religious duty, and all of a sudden you break in and remind me of all my hang-ups.

Praying is a dangerous thing. You just might get what you ask for. Remember, you called ME — and here I am. It’s too late to stop now. Keep praying. (Pause….). Well, go on.

I’m scared to.

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Scared?  Of what?

I know what you’ll say.

Try ME.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

What about Ann?

See?  I knew it! Knew you would bring her up! Why, GOD, she’s told lies about me, spread stories. She never paid back the money she owes me. I’ve sworn to get even with her!

But — your prayer – What about your prayer?

I didn’t — mean it…

Well, at least you’re honest. But, it’s quite a load carrying around all that bitterness and resentment isn’t it?

Yes, but I’ll feel better as soon as I get even with her. Boy, I have some plans for her. She’ll wish she had never been born.

No, you won’t feel any better. You’ll feel worse. Revenge isn’t sweet. Look how unhappy you are – Well, I can change that.

You can?  How?

Forgive Ann. Then, I’ll forgive you; and the hate and the sin, will be Ann’s problem — not yours. You will have settled the problems far as you are concerned.

You know, you’re right. You always are. And more than I want revenge, I want to be right with You…. (sigh). All right, all right ….I forgive her.

There now! Wonderful! How do you feel?

Hmmmm.  Well, not bad. Not bad at all! In fact, I feel great! I don’t think I’ll go to bed uptight tonight. I haven’t been getting much rest, you know.

Yeah, I know. But, you’re not through with your prayer, are you? Go on.

Oh, all right. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Good!  Good! I’ll do that. Just don’t put yourself in a place where you can be tempted.

What do you mean by that?

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You know what I mean.

Yeah.  I know.

Okay. Go ahead.  Finish your prayer.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

Do you know what would bring me glory – What would really make me happy?

No, but I’d like to know. I want to please you now. I’ve really made a mess of things. I want to truly follow you. I can see now how great that would be. So, tell me . . . How do I make you happy?

YOU just did.

                        Submitted by UCM ministerial student, Yvette Spencer

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          Father Michael is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach. After watching the boy’s efforts for some time, he moves closer to the boy’s position. He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child’s shoulder leans over and gives the doorbell a sold ring. Crouching down to the child’s level, the priest smiles benevolently and asks, “And now what, my little man?”  To which the boy replies, “Now we run!”

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Center for Creative Living

April 28, 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. 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 coming Sunday as we have a very special guest. Dr. Faith Sarigoz will be talking about “Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors.” Dr. Sarigoz was born in Turkey and came to the US to complete post-graduate studies. He currently works in the computer industry in Silicon Valley.  He will be discussing the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith and introduce the early history of Islam. I am sure Rev. Sandy Clark and Rev. JoAnne Merkley will also want to add something about their trip to Turkey with Faith’s Pacifica Institute.
Child care available by Joe Thompson.

METAPHYSICAL CLASS

Thurs. May 5th 7:00 to 9:00 $15. or two for $25.

Ministerial classes open to the public.

The GODDESS from Pagan to Present with Rev. April Lussier

Thur. April 28th 7:00 to 9:00pm  DRUID WORKSHOP #4 with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. $20.

Fri. April 29th 9:00 to 5:00pm  AIDS REJUVENATION RETREAT. Everyone is welcome who has been impacted by AIDS. Whether you are a care giver, a patient, or family member – please join Rev. Janet Childs from the Centre For Living with Dying and amazing healers and helpers for a delightful day of FREE food, music and healing.

Tue. May 3rd 6:45 to 8:45pm DRUMMING with Norbeth and Friends. Bring your drum or share one of ours. Donation

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Saturday May 7th 5:30 to 9:30 2nd annual CELEBRATION OF MOTHERHOOD FUNraiser with dinner and concert.  Delicious food prepared by Corry’s Culinary Creations.  A concert with Norbeth playing the Didgeridoo, Janet Childs performing her marvelous “Mother Waters”, Norma Hughes, doing a hilarious reading from Once Upon a Mattress“, Margee Wheeler singing “When You’re Good to Mama” from Chicago, Chuck Mignosa (internationally known spiritual magician), Daryl Lowrey (musician), Kenneth Hooper (Native American flute) and much more.  $25.00 A fundraiser for Center for Creative Living and Healing House.  $20. for UCM, CCL & Healing House members.

If you have questions or would like to sell tickets for this marvelous event – contact Rev. Doti Boon at(408)392-9090.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

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P S from Reverend Clark:

April 28, 2011

Oh my goodness our Dove saga continues!  As you may recall a couple of weeks ago we removed the “nest” basket. In my option, it was not conductive to Dove bearing. Then, not even an hour later two doves are up in the same area attempting to start a nest on the two by four! In my option, this is not a good idea. So, I hurriedly found a new basket, recruited the, tall, neighbor down the hall and we glued the new empty basket on the two by four.  As we went to put the basket up, we found a brand new egg just sitting on the two by four all by itself.  We didn’t touch the egg, and then an hour or so later four, YES four; Doves are flying around the patio area staking out their territories.  I did not know what I would find when I came back into the office on Monday.  Much to my surprise, no Dove nest, in fact no Doves at all.  I do hear them talking and assume they made a nest somewhere near, but not where I can see them.  The new egg that was laid is still on the two by four…all alone…next to the new, empty, basket.

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 Peace, The New Norm.

Please mark May 13th, 14th & 15th on your calendar. It is once again time for our annual meeting/conference.  Reverend Doti Boon and her committees are hard at work organizing a special weekend for us.  We invite all of you to attend.

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The UCM Spring 2011 Edition 7 of our magazine is now on line.

This quarter our topic was “Rituals From Around the Globe“.

You can access the magazine by using the link below.

http://issuu.com/UCMMag/docs/issue_7_spring_2011

You can also access the magazine by going to our website www.u-c-m.org and clicking on the magazine cover on our home page.

The topic for our next magazine is: Spiritual Protections and Rituals that uplift you during and after a trauma. Articles of

800 – 1,000 words should be sent to staff@u-c-m.org along

with a photo, jpg format, and a bio.  Submission deadline for our next magazine is June 1st.  You do not have to be a UCM member to submit articles.

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!

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New Workshop being offered April 30th

MAKING THE “NEXT GENERATION” OF FLOWER ESSENCES

 

With Minister Maryellen De Vine on Saturday April 30, 2011

Angel Therapy Practitioner®

www.AngelicJourneys.com

In this workshop you will learn how to make flower essences and the ways they can be used.  You will also learn how to create your own unique types of essences.  There are so many sources of amazing energy available to us that can be funneled into water and made into an essence. During this workshop you will get the opportunity to make and take home your own special essence.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1:00 to 4:00 pm

$48.00 (includes supplies).

Location: Universal Church of the Master Office

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

To register, contact Maryellen De Vine:

Email mcdevine@comcast.net

Or call 408-356-6038

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Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

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UCM 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference

April 22, 2011

                                          

Peace The New Normal


Artwork by Reverend Janet Childs

Conference, Annual Meeting and Holistic Fair

May 13, 14, & 15, 2011

Schedule of Events:

Friday May 13, 2011         7pm – 9pm

Pre-Conference Workshop, “Value of a UCM Charter”

Reverends Tom and Mary Garry share how they were called to re-establish their UCM Charter #11; The Center for Infinite Growth. They will discuss briefly what the Center was before and what their new vision is going forward.

Silent Auction, Holistic Fair, and Conference Market Place Opens 5pm

Schedule of Events:

Saturday May 14, 2011

8:30am – 9:30am  Registration

Conference Starts:

9:30am       Calling the Four Directions, Centering Meditation

9:45am       Welcome

10 – 11am     Peace Through Spirituality and Religion

Keynote Speaker:

11:15am –12:15pm   Peace Through Social Justice and Government

Reverend Bea Baechle introduces Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese

1:40 – 2:30pm            Peace Through Music and Art

2:45pm                          CCL Choir “Imagine”

3:00pm                         Annual Meeting

5 – 9pm    Silent Auction, Holistic Fair, and Conference Market Place

6:00pm    Music

6:30pm    Buffet Dinner Catered by Reverend Corry 

Sunday May 15, 2011

9am – 3pm    Silent Auction, Holistic Fair, and Conference Market Place

Sunday Celebration

10am – 11:30am    Church Service

12 noon     Brunch

1pm    Silent Auction Closes, Raffle Tickets Drawn

2pm    Drumming Circle – Drumming for World Peace Hosted by Divine Events

3pm    Event Closes

Cost of Event

$50.00 Pre-registration by May 3, 2011

$75.00 at Door

Individual Cost Breakdown

Friday Pre-conference $10.00

Saturday Lectures $10ea. ($30)

Saturday Bag Lunch $5.00 Saturday Buffet $20.00

Sunday Bruch $15.00

Pre-registration savings of $30.00

Location

Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter 801

1460 Koll Circle “C”

San Jose, CA. 95112

(408) 392- 9090

UCM would like to thank Reverend Doti Boon and all of her amazing volunteers for hosting this year’s conference and annual meeting.                    

Information

For information and registration please contact UCM Headquarters.

(408) 370-6519

staff@u-c-m.org

Kwan Yen

April 22, 2011
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I am the pastor of a very small Multi-faith church in San Jose, California.  Our church has sitting icons and flying flags of all the different religions.  And the wonderful members of our congregation bring in statutes of various deities, pictures of spiritual beings and some things I would consider geegaws.

One of these interesting objects was a glow in the dark, green resin molded statue of Kwan Yen.  Her color was very vibrant neon green, the look on her face was orgasmic and she had obviously been poured from a very uneven mold – since she lists to one side.

Usually she sits comfortably in our hall closet.  Last Mother’s Day I decided to bring out all of the feminine faces of God.  So our small altar contained a painting depicting the Virgin Mary, a beautiful statute of a feminine Buddha, a dynamic hand-painted statute from Mexico of Pacha Mama, and plenty of Goddesses, including Isis, Aphrodite, Gaia, and many more. There – in the center was our listing Kwan Yen.

After our Mother’s Day celebration, I carefully put all of the various articles away, excluding Kwan Yen since she had to be placed very carefully on a shelf so she wouldn’t topple over.

As I came back to get her – the lights went out in the sanctuary.  Since our church is in an industrial building – when the lights go out – it is extremely dark.   And since I don’t do well in complete darkness (past life death incident), I started to panic. My breathing was labored and my heart began banging heavily in my chest.

From the altar came a small light and it grew larger in the darkness.  The glow from Kwan Yen became bigger and bigger.  It was shining so brightly that I could see to light candles and move about the room.  My panic subsided and I picked her up and held her gratefully.

What was unique about this experience was the sound of soft music that emanated from the statue and accompanied the large green glow – even when she was clutched against my bosom.

Now, our wonderful – neon green statue of Kwan Yen stands proudly on our altar. She reminds us that life is about miracles beyond our looks, our color or – even if we tilt sideways a bit – we are all children of the Mother/Father God.

Rev. Doti Boon

Center For Creative Living – UCM #801

1460 Koll Circle “C”

San Jose CA  95112

(408)392-9090

www.doti.info

A Joyful Noise!

April 21, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

Paul Nash, Landscape of the Vernal Equinox

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Vol. 10 pg 16 (04-21-11) Earth Day/Easter Celebrations

UCM Annual Meeting/Conference/Holistic Fair

May 13th, May 14th and 15th at CCL

Call UCM or CCL for a program of events.

(UCM: 408-370-6519 or CCL: 408-392-9090)

AFFIRMATION

I am filled with joy and happiness at this time of year.

 

Earth Day – April 22nd

          I wish to thank the Reverends Corry Gott and Janet Childs for their wonderful Earth Day presentation last Sunday. Their dedication to helping Mother Earth is truly awesome.

For over 40 years, Earth Day – April 22nd – has inspired and/mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

Let us Pray

Oh God of whirling galaxies, rain forests and rivers, tides and

thunderstorms, we’ve been too busy to notice how our choices

affect our world. At last we’re paying attention: 

You gave us a gift but we were careless and now it’s broken.

We gather today, repentant, hopeful, and determined

to restore, cleanse, and bring new life to earth, wind, and

creature. Let us share Your imagination; let us be Your

fingers as we tend this gift, which holds and carries us all.

Rev. Lynn James

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Growing up I knew Easter was the time that Jesus was resurrected; when the stone was removed from his tomb and a fantastic time to hunt hidden decorated eggs. It wasn’t until I became an inquiring college student that I found out about the Vernal Equinox, Springtime, the Goddess Eostre, and Passover and how all of these events came together.

Equinox means “equal night.” On the vernal (spring) and autumnal (fall) equinoxes, day and night are the same length. Both hemispheres have similar seasons (fall in one hemisphere and spring in the other).

Spring Equinox is associated with, or known around the world as: Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Festival of Trees, Lady Day, NawRuz (Baha’i New Years), No Ostara, Ostra, Rites of Spring, and Vernal Equinox.

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This holiday is celebrated every spring all over the world going back many centuries. Easter is a celebration of the fertility of the earth, renewed each springtime. The egg, the chick, the rabbit, the flowers are all fertility symbols.

Eostre is the goddess of dawn and new beginnings; from which Easter took its name. The goddess that has been sleeping all winter reawakens with the warming ground of spring. The egg represented the rebirth of the earth. The long, hard winter is over; the earth burst forth and is reborn just as the egg miraculously burst forth with life.

The original Easter bunny was associated with the vernal equinox festival that predated Easter. The Saxons celebrated their goddess of spring and fertility, who was, not coincidentally, named Eastre or Eostar or Eostre. Eostre’s sacred animal was the hare – not surprising since the rabbit is one of the most common symbols of fertility and rebirth.

The colored eggs carried by today’s Easter bunnies have another, even more ancient origin. Eggs have long been associated with fertility and springtime festivals – for so long, in fact, that the precise roots of the association are unknown. Ancient Romans and Greeks utilized eggs in festivals celebrating resurrected gods.

The egg also featured prominently in the Jewish rituals of Passover – and still today the roasted egg has prominence on the Seder table as an essential symbol of springtime and rebirth. We are all aware of the beautiful painting – The Last Supper, with Jesus of Nazareth surrounded by his disciples. We know what foods were placed on the table – because this was a Seder table and the same foods are still eaten today during Passover.

Today American children squeal with delight when they see the bunny-whether headlining in their neighborhood Easter egg hunt or greeting visitors at the local mall.

With all of the talk of the Goddess Eostre, eggs, bunnies and Spring, it is sometimes easy to forget that this coming Sunday is the day set aside to honor the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Christ’s resurrection from the dead is the crowning principle and basis of Christianity and as such should be acknowledged. Join us as we celebrate Easter/Eostre this Sunday the 24th of April, 2011.

Center for Creative Living

April 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 visitwww.doti.info. 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 coming Sunday as Rev. Donna Zehner (UCM trustee and Assoc. Pastor) and Rev. Virginia Essene (internationally known metaphysical writer, speaker and philosopher) present a service in Christ Consciousness.” The CCL choir will be singing two of Rev. Doti’s favorite songs and the congregation will be invited to sing along. Egg Hunt (for Kids of all ages) and Brunch following service. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

Child care is provided by Joe Thompson.

METAPHYSICAL CLASS

Thurs. April 21st 7:00 to 9:00 $15. Or two for $25.

Ministerial classes open to the public.

Introduction to Expanded Consciousness

Rev. Bec Thompson and Rev. April Lussier

          Consciousness – It’s more than being Awake or Asleep we use it to open the doors to healing. Learn about the universal light grid and field of possibilities. You can learn or expand personal healing abilities and merge packets of consciousness that can be modified through your own intentions. Also energetically shift emotions, release chaotic thinking, and bring it all into unconditional love.  Join Rev. Bec and Rev. April and learn what consciousness is, how you can work with it and how it can change your life.

Fri. April 22nd 5:30 to finish! EGG DECORATING AND STUFFING for Egg hunting and collection after Easter Sunday service. Join us for fun, music, jelly beans and child-like enthusiasm. Bring the family!

Sat. April 23rd 8:30am to 6:00 Introduction to Wholistic Massage with Michael Berry. Pre-registration is required due to space limitations. Cost: $75. Per person. Introduce a new* student to receive a $25 discount *does not apply to prior students of SourcePoint or CCL. Register by calling the Center for Creative Living (408)392-9090.

Sat. April 23rd 10:30am to 5:00 Learn SELF-HYPNOSIS with Corky Whitacre CCHt. Learn to Hypnotize Yourself for weight loss, pain reduction, empowerment, self-discovery, etc. (6 hours total for $60.*) *UCM or CCL members – $40. (408)392-9090

Sun. April 24th 10:00 to 1:00 EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION Join Rev. Donna Zehner, Rev. Virginia Essene, the CCL choir and more as we celebrate this beautiful holiday time of resurrection and renewal. Egg hunt and FREE Sunday brunch immediately following service. Bring your family and friends to search for the $5. Golden Egg! Salads and desserts are welcome.

Tues. April 26th 6:45 to 8:45pm MEDITATION CIRCLE with Norbeth Granado, Dr. Ayleen Augustine and friends.

Wed. April 27th 9:15 to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall

Thur. April 28th 7:00 to 9:00pm DRUID WORKSHOP #4 with Dr. Ayleen Augustine.

Fri. April 29th 9:00 to 5:00pm AIDS REJUVENATION RETREAT. Everyone is welcome who has been impacted by AIDS. Whether you are a care giver, a patient, or family member – please join Janet Childs from the Centre For Living with Dying and amazing healers and helpers for a delightful day of food, music and healing.

Sat. April 30th 6:00 to 9:00pm HEALING DRUM CIRCLE with Norbeth Granado and Dr. Ayleen Augustine.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

May 7th 5:30 to 9:30 2nd annual CELEBRATION OF MOTHERHOOD with dinner and concert. Delicious food prepared by Corry’s Culinary Creations. A concert with Norbeth playing the Didgeridoo, Janet Childs performing her marvelous “Mother Waters”, Norma Hughes, doing a hilarious reading from Once Upon a Mattress“, Margee Wheeler singing “When You’re Good to Mama” from Chicago, Chuck Mignosa (internationally known spiritual magician), Daryl Lowrey (musician), Kenneth Hooper (Native American flute) and much more.

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One Easter Sunday morning as the pastor was preaching a children’s sermon, he reached into his bag of props and pulled out an egg. He pointed at the egg and asked the children, “What’s in here?”

“I know, I know!” a little boy exclaimed, “pantyhose!”

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Wishing you a very happy Celebration of the Season,

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

P S from Reverend Clark:

April 21, 2011

 Please mark May 14th & 15th on your calendar. It is once again time for our annual meeting/conference. Reverend Doti Boon and her committees are hard at work organizing a special weekend for us. We invite all of you to attend.

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The UCM Spring 2011 Edition 7 of our magazine is now on line.

This quarter our topic was rituals from around the globe

You can access the magazine by using the link below.

http://issuu.com/UCMMag/docs/issue_7_spring_2011

You can also access the magazine by going to our website www.u-c-m.org and clicking on the magazine cover on our home page.

The topic for our next magazine is: Spiritual Protections and Rituals that uplift you during and after a trauma. Articles of 800 – 1,000 words should be sent to staff@u-c-m.org along with a photo, jpg format, and a bio. Submission deadline for our next magazine is June 1st. You do not have to be a UCM member to submit articles.

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New Workshop being offered April 30th

MAKING THE “NEXT GENERATION” OF FLOWER ESSENCES

 

With Minister Maryellen De Vine on Saturday April 30, 2011

Angel Therapy Practitioner®

www.AngelicJourneys.com

In this workshop you will learn how to make flower essences and the ways they can be used. You will also learn how to create your own unique types of essences. There are so many sources of amazing energy available to us that can be funneled into water and made into an essence. During this workshop you will get the opportunity to make and take home your own special essence.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1:00 to 4:00 pm

$48.00 (includes supplies).

Location: Universal Church of the Master Office

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

To register, contact Maryellen De Vine:

Email mcdevine@comcast.net

Or call 408-356-6038

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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. www.u-c-m.org

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Universal Church of the Master

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Campbell, CA 95008

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A Joyful Noise!

April 16, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 15 (04-14-11) Philosophies

UCM Annual Meeting/Conference/Holistic Fair

Design by Reverend Janet Childs


May 13th, May 14th and 15th at CCL

Call UCM or CCL for a program of events.

(UCM: 408-370-6519 or CCL: 408-392-9090)

AFFIRMATION

I live a very spiritual life surrounded by loving and inspirational people

          Like many of you – I receive loads of inspirational and spiritual stories from around the world. Some of them are amazing, some amusing and some just plain silly. However, those that make me think and touched my heart are the ones I keep in my “Joyful Noise file.” The following are some of the philosophical ones – given to you to, hopefully, make you ponder the way you and others look at life. 

Law of the Garbage Truck:

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.  We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!  The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My driver just smiled and waved at the guy and I mean he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’

That is when he taught me ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.  They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.  As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.  Don’t take it personally.  Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.  Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so — Love the people who treat you right.  Wish the best for the ones who don’t!

          Have a wonderful, garbage-free day! You cannot change other people. You can change your reaction to other people.

(Submitted by Polly Kam)

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A Dog’s Purpose?  (From a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker.  The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure.  They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him.  Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.  Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.  We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him.  What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.  It has changed the way I try to live.

He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”

The Six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Remember: if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

*When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

*Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

*Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to

be pure Ecstasy.

*Take naps.  Stretch before rising.  Run, romp, and play daily.

*Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

*Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

*On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

*On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

*When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

*Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.  Be loyal.

*If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

*When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by,

and nuzzle them gently.

*ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!

(submitted by lots of dog lovers)

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Sendai, Japan

In Sendai, Japan where she has lived for the past decade teaching English a friend of mine’s cousin sent the following:

Hello My Lovely Family and Friends,

First, I want to thank you so very much for your concern. I am very touched.  I also wish to apologize for a generic message to you all.  But it seems the best way at the moment to get my message to you.

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal.  But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend’s home.  We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater.  We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, and share stories.  It is warm, friendly, and beautiful.

During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes.  People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open.  If someone has water running in their home, they put out signs so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets.

Utterly amazingly where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in lines.  People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an earthquake strikes.  People keep saying, “Oh, this is how it used to be in the old days when everyone helped one another.”

Quakes keep coming.  Last night they struck about every 15 minutes.  Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.

We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for half a day.  Electricity came on this afternoon.  Gas has not yet come on. But all of this is by area.  Some people have these things, others do not.

No one has washed for several days.  We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now.  I love this peeling away of non-essentials.  Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group.

There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun.

People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their dogs.  All happening at the same time.

Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No cars.  No one out on the streets.  And the heavens at night are scattered with stars.  I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled. The mountains of Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway.  I have no idea from whom, but it is there.  Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK.  People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help.  I see no signs of fear.  Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.

They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for another month or more.  And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling.  I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts.  So far this area is better off than others. Last night my friend’s husband came in from the country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.

Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment.  And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide.  My brother asked me if I felt so small because of all that is happening.  I don’t.  Rather, I feel as part of something happening that much larger than myself.  This wave of birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

Thank you again for your care and Love of me,

With Love in return, to you all.

(Received from Lee Stanford)


“We are no longer small, emotionally reactive human beings

with problems and issues to solve.  Instead we are

becoming creational source beings who share a dance with

Life, who seek the very best in ourselves and others, who

invent a new reality by loving it passionately and powerfully

into being.” ~Source Unknown

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Center for Creative Living

April 16, 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 visitwww.doti.info. 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 coming Sunday as Rev. Janet Childs and Rev. Corry Gott lead an Earth Day service entitled:  Earth and Peace – the Vital Connection.” If you have missed this dynamic duo in the past – be sure to come see them. There will be lots of great inspiration and information to help us support our beautiful Mother Earth (Gaia) with peace and love.

Choir Rehearsal 1 to 3 – Please join the fun, music and love as the choir gets ready for Easter/Eostre Sunday!

Child care is available by Joe Thompson.

Metaphysical Classes

Thurs. April 21st 7:00 to 9:00 Introduction to Expanding Consciousness with Rev. Bec Thompson and Rev. April Lussier.

Ministerial class – open to the public. $15. or two for $25.

Center Happenings

Thurs. April 14th 7:00 to 9:00 DRUID WORKSHOP #3 with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. If you haven’t already enrolled – don’t hesitate – classes will be repeated so you can catch up! $20.

Sat. April 16th 9:00am to 8:00pm SPIRIT WALKER with Norbeth Granado. Call for more information – (408)315-3078

Sun. April 17th Palm Sunday and Full Moon in Libra 7:44pm PDT

Mon. April 18th 6:30 to 8:30 Volunteer meeting for UCM annual conference/meeting/holistic fair and silent auction which will be held on May 13th, May14th and May 15th.  We need volunteers to help accumulate items for the Silent Auction and do other computer and collating jobs.  Please join us at this meeting.

Tues. April 19th 6:45 to 8:45 DRUMMING with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen.  Need some positive energy and lots of joyful energy?  Come join our Drumming Circle. Bring your drum or use one of ours!

Wed. April 20th 9:45 to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (Krishnapriya) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired, 5 sessions $50, Drop in $15. Your First Class is Free! 

Wed. April 20th Sun in Taurus 3:17am PDT

Fri. April 22nd 5:30 to finish! EGG DECORATING AND STUFFING for Egg hunting and collection after Easter/Eostre Sunday service. Join us for fun, music, jelly beans and child-like enthusiasm. Bring the family!

Sat. April 23rd 8:30am to 6:00 Introduction to Wholistic Massage with Michael Berry.  Pre-registration is required due to space limitations.  Cost: $75.  Per person.  Introduce a new* student to receive a $25 discount *does not apply to prior students of SourcePoint or CCL.  Register by calling the Center for Creative Living (408)392-9090.

Sat. April 23rd 10:30am to 5:00 SELF-HYPNOSIS with Corky WhitacreCCHt.  Learn to Hypnotize Yourself for weight loss, pain reduction, empowerment, self-discovery, etc. (6 hours total for $60.*) *UCM or CCL members – $30. (408)392-9090

Sun. April 24th 10:00 to 1:00 – EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION Join Rev. Donna Zehner, Rev. Virginia Essene, the CCL choir and much more as we celebrate this beautiful holiday time of resurrection and renewal. Egg hunt and FREE Sunday brunch immediately following service. Bring your family and friends to search for the $5. Golden Egg! Salads and desserts are welcome.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

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