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JoyFul Noise June 4th 2009 Edition

June 7, 2009

JoyFul Noise – Volume 8 page 23 (06-04-09) -Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Visit www.doti.info Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am. Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual, kids welcome and hugs encouraged!
Rev. Anne Corbin will be discussing “Walking The Balance Beam.” Also, the serendipity Choir will be performing for us this Sunday. What a treat – Rev. Anne and the Serendipity Choir – all on the same day!
Please bring any and all FLAG stories for Flag Day on June 14th. We will be sharing and talking about “What the Flag Means” on that Sunday. If you were born in another country – bring your country’s flag and talk about it! Also, if you want to talk about the California flag, the Gay flag, etc. please bring your flag and a short talk!

Affirmation – I affirm I will stop “assuming” bad things about people.

Assumptions From Pat Obuchowski

There is an old saying that says that when we assume something about someone it makes an ASS out of U and ME. I don’t know the origin of it, but I can tell you I have experienced it so many times, I stopped counting. Just yesterday, I was reminded again.
I had a dentist’s appointment and drove into a spot in the parking lot and parked right next to a painter’s truck. I passed through the hallway and saw the painters painting the bathrooms. I even said ‘hello’ in my usual friendly manner and continued on to my appointment.
Well, the dentist was running late which caused me to run late. I left the building a bit frazzled as I was now running late for a client appointment even though I left plenty of time between appointments.
When I got outside, on my brand new white SMART Passion car were small spots of white drops all over the roof, rear end and passenger side. Imagine. Brand new car, just washed the day before, and now there are white spots all over the car.
After I got over the initial shock I naturally remembered there was a painter’s truck parked right next to my car which was now gone, and of course, it was their paint on the car!
I stormed back into my dentist’s office and demanded to know who the property manger was as the painter’s materials were still there, but they were not.
The receptionist contacted the manager who in turn contacted the painters and had them return immediately.
I commiserated with several people in the office about how awful it was and they told me don’t let them touch the car but take it to a body shop and wasn’t it awful that people just don’t care any more.
Well, I went back outside and there were the painters. They came to my car and told me that it could not possibly be their paint. If it was paint, it would have dried to a really hard finish and be very hard to get off and besides, they were not even working with white paint.
So as I looked closer, sure enough, it was, to put it mildly, bird poop!
Imagine my embarrassment. Imagine what an ass I felt like because of my assumption. I apologized profusely and with that the painter grabbed a rag and proceeded to clean my car for me!
I truly believe this was a great reminder to me to check my assumptions.
As I drove to my client’s office I began to look at some other assumptions I was making about a few other situations in my life and was able to get a different perspective. What assumptions are you making?

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” Alan Alda

Stephen Covey: The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness

I have also found that by making four simple assumptions in our lives we can immediately begin leading a more balanced, integrated, powerful life.
They are simple–one for each part of our nature–but I promise you that if you do them consistently, you will find a new wellspring of strength and integrity to draw on when you need it most.
1. For the body–assume you’ve had a heart attack; now live accordingly.
2. For the mind–assume the half-life of your profession is two years; now prepare accordingly.
3. For the heart–assume everything you say about another, they can overhear; now speak accordingly.
4. For the spirit–assume you have a one-on-one visit with your Creator every quarter; now live accordingly.
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“Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.”
~Marshall McLuhan
“The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable.”
~Paul Broca
“Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by.”
~John Sales
“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”
~Henry Winkler
“In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.”
~William Lyon Phelps
“The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.”
~John Seely Brown
“The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.”
~John W. Gardner
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Assumption Humor

The thing that I hate about tall people is that they just assume that the rest of us want to be tall. That’s not true. That’s just like people with hair just assume that everyone without hair wants to have hair. That is true.
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METAPHYSICAL CLASSES
Thurs. June 4th and June 18th 7 to 9 $15. per person or 2 for $25.

HOW TO SEE AND READ AURAS
Join acclaimed minister, lecturer and teacher Rev. Doti Boon as she teaches you how to see auras – and what their energy means in your life.
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Happenings at The Center

June 7th – SERENDIPITY CHOIR performs for Sunday Celebration

June 7th and 21st – CCL Singers Rehearse after service at 1:00.

June 8th – every Mon. 7 to 9 GENTLE YOGA with Krishnapryia (Laura Marshall) a yoga class for the older, and out of shape folks. Also exciting for those returning to Yoga after many years. Bring a mat and blanket – or use one of ours.

June 9th – every Tues. 6:30 to 8:30 DRUMMING WITH NORBETH and FRIENDS. Bring your drum or borrow one of ours to join in with the musical magic of drums, rattles, flutes and even a didgeridoo. Love Donation.

June 10th – every second Wed. 7 to 9 CO-ED GODDESS CLASS with Rev. April Lussier and Rev. Anne Corbin

June 21st – Acupressure for Pain Management 1:00pm to 4:00pm with Michael Berry. Learn simple, effective, non-invasive techniques for managing pain. Eliminate all forms of stress-induced pain including back pain, carpal tunnel and many headaches – even migraines – all without drugs, surgery or other invasive practices. $25. if paid by June 21st or $39. after June 21st or at the door.

June 24th – Metaphysical Movie Night – “FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO. . . A look at Homosexuality and the Bible” 7 to 9 – $5. – plus FREE popcorn and discussion afterwards!

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!
Love and Light,
Rev. Doti

PS from Reverend Clark:

Having just returned from the High School Graduation of my twin grandchildren, Tonya and Travis, I found myself very emotional at this rite of passage for them and their classmates. I know of several of our ministers who have or will be graduating from college degree programs and the granddaughter of Reverend Doti Boon graduated from college at the end of May. Congratulations to all the graduates in the class of 2009!

My thanks to everyone who helped with and also to those who attended our Annual Meeting. We are in the process of working on the minutes and expect to have them mailed out to you by mid June.

It’s been pretty quiet on the patio, and our mom-to-be Dove is just sitting in her nest. We now have a pair of I think Robins who come and take baths in the fountain. One splashes water all over the place, and looks pretty wet when he hops back up on the fence.

We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either 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.

Reverend Sandy Clark
President
Universal Church of the Master

Joyful Noise May 28th Edition

May 29, 2009

A Joyful Noise! U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration
Editor: Rev. Doti Boon
Volume 8 page 22 (05-28-09)

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Visit www.doti.info. Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am. Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual, kids welcome and hugs encouraged! Rev. Norbeth Granado, a shaman, teacher, intuitive healer and ceremonialist, a new member of “The Center”, will be giving an exciting and spiritually engaging sermon regarding Wisdom and Prayer from a Native American vantage point.
Everyone bringing a new friend to CCL this Sunday will receive two points towards the Summer retreat! Join us after Service (1pm) for the FREE Center Open House with Lectures, Introductory sessions with practitioners, Door Prizes, Food, Drink and more!

Affirmation
I affirm my commitment to a spiritual and loving life!

Commitment

Though we may make many commitments throughout our time on earth, few have a lifelong impact on the path our lives will take. The decision to commit to someone you love—to bond yourself to them completely—is unlike any other and can reshape your existence. When two people have similar goals, values, and needs, this commitment can result in a lifetime partnership of love and respect, shared laughter and tears, friendship, and intimacy that is ultimately fulfilling. Love is often cited as the sole prerequisite of a strong and stable partnership. However, the decision to become committed should be made with the mind and the soul as well as with the heart. June is the month when many couples decide to commit—whether through marriage, moving in together, or simply exchanging loving words.

Carefully considering whether you truly want to commit both individually and as a couple, can ensure that if you do, your relationship can grow to unimaginable depths. The decision-making process you employ to determine whether you should commit ought to be a thoughtful and honest one in which you appraise not only your partner but also yourself. Consider that love and attraction do not guarantee long-term compatibility. If your relationship is not secure, marriage or any other kind of commitment will not make it so. Likewise, if your partner is not as attentive, loving, or kind as you would like, your becoming spouses will not change that. Commitment has no power to permanently fill any emotional or spiritual gaps in your life. Before you do so, ask yourself whether you and your partner are adept at resolving conflict, can speak openly to one another, and fully respect one another. Your attitudes regarding the spirituality of commitment, your children, their children, child rearing roles may be the same or they may differ. It is your shared responsibility to discuss your similarities and come to agreements regarding your differences that will predict how successful your future will be.

Communication between each of you – is the most important part of any partnership – whether it is about finances, spirituality, sex, families or geographical residences – all of these figure into a great relationship. Remember that planning to commit is simple when compared to the intricacies of nurturing a partnership. The honeymoon and nesting period will eventually wear off, and what you are left with is a partner for life. When you work together with your partner, reassure and support one another, and are honest about your feelings you’ll come to the right decision.

Dirty Words
A young couple got married and went on a cruise for their honeymoon. When they got back from the honeymoon, the bride immediately called her mother, who lived a couple of hours away.
“Well, darling,” said her mom, “How was the honeymoon?”
“Oh, Mother,” she replied, “The honeymoon was wonderful! So romantic; we had a terrific time! But, as soon as we returned, Sam began using horrible language. Stuff I’d never heard before – terrible four-letter words. You’ve got to come and take me home.” And she began to sob over the phone.
“But honey,” the mother countered, “what four-letter words?”
“I can’t tell you, Mother,” said the daughter, “They’re too awful! Come get me, please!!!”
“Daughter, you must tell me what has you so upset. Tell mother the four-letter words!”
Still sobbing, the bride said, “Mother, words like dust, wash, iron, cook!!!”

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What Exactly Is Marriage??
“Marriage is when you get to keep your girl and don’t have to give her back to her parents.” – Eric, AGE 6

“When somebody’s been dating for a while, the boy might propose to the girl. He says to her, ‘I’ll take you for a whole life, or until we have kids and get divorced, but you got to do one particular thing for me.’ Then she says yes, but she’s wondering what the thing is and whether it’s naughty or not. She can’t wait to find out.” – Anita, AGE 9

How Does a Person Decide Whom to marry??
“You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one.” – Kelly, AGE 9

“My mother says to look for a man who is kind….That’s what I’ll do….I’ll find somebody who’s kinda tall and handsome.” – Mary, AGE 8

Concerning the Proper Age to Get Married.
“Eighty-four. Because at that age, you don’t have to work anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other in your bedroom.” – Carolyn, AGE 8

“Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find a wife” – Bert, AGE 5

How Did Your Mom and Dad Meet??
“They were at a dance party at a friend’s house. Then they went for a drive, but their car broke down…It was a good thing, because it gave them a chance to find out about their values.” – Lottie, AGE 9

“My father was doing some strange chores for my mother. They won’t tell me what kind.” – Jeremy, AGE 8

What Do Most People Do on a Date??
“On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.” – Martin, AGE 10

“Many daters just eat pork chops and french fries and talk about love.” – Craig, AGE 9

When Is It Okay to Kiss Someone??
“You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a ring and her own VCR, ’cause she’ll want to have videos of the wedding.” – Allan, AGE 10

“Never kiss in front of other people. It’s a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you….If nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours.” – Kally, AGE 9

The Great Debate: Is It Better to Be Single or Married??
“You should ask the people who read Cosmopolitan”- Kirsten, AGE 10

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them.”- Anita, AGE 9

“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” – Will, AGE 7

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METAPHYSICAL CLASSES
Thurs. June 4th and June 18th   7 to 9 $15 per person or 2 for $25.

HOW TO SEE AND READ AURAS
Join acclaimed minister, lecturer and teacher Rev. Doti Boon as she teaches you how to see auras – and what their energy means in your life.

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Happenings at The Center

May 28th – 6:45to 8:00 – CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEETING. Have reports and recommendations ready to address.

May 31st – OPEN HOUSE at The Center 1:00 to 5:00. Free Introductory twenty minute lectures by great speakers, ten minute Healings, Shamanic Energies, Readings, with practitioner of your choice. 20 minute sessions with Michael Berry. Also, Door Prizes, Food and Drink! Call the office at (408)392-9090 to sign up for Dr. Ayleen Augustine – Chiropractor, Michael Berry – Body Worker, Rev. Doti Boon – Psychic Readings or Norbeth Granado – Body, Mind, Spirit Life Coach and Shamanic healer.
Lectures: 1:30 “Change your Posture – Change Your Life” with Dr. Ayleen. 2:15 “Spirit Walkers” with Norbeth. 3:00″Balanced Healing Breakthroughs” with Michael Berry and 3:45 “Messages from Mah!” with Rev. Doti Boon

June 1st – every Mon. 7 to 9 GENTLE YOGA with Krishnapryia (Laura Marshall) a yoga class for the older, and out of shape folks. Also exciting for those returning to Yoga after many years. Bring a mat and blanket – or use one of ours.

June 2nd – every Tues. 6:30 to 8:30  DRUMMING WITH NORBETH and FRIENDS.  Bring your drum or borrow one of ours to join in with the musical magic of drums, rattles, flutes and even a didgeridoo. Love Donation.

June 7th – SERENDIPITY CHOIR performs for Sunday Celebration

June 7th and 21st – CCL Singers Rehearse after service at 1:00.

June 10th – every second Wed. 7 to 9 CO-ED GODDESS CLASS with Rev. April Lussier and Rev. Anne Corbin

June 27th – Metaphysical Movie Night – “FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO. . . A look at Homosexuality and the Bible” 7 to 9 – $5. plus FREE popcorn!

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

Love and Light,
Rev. Doti Boon

PS from Reverend Clark: We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

Joyful Noise May 25th Edition

May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Monday the 25th!
A Joyful Noise!
U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon
safedoti@aol.com
Volume 8 page 21 (05-21-09)

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration 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 http://www.doti.info. Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am. Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual, kids welcome and hugs encouraged!

Rev. Donna Zehner (UCM Board member and CCL Associate Pastor is giving Sunday’s service. Please bring pictures for the altar of those beings you would like to remember on this Memorial Day remembrance. The CCL Singers will be singing for the very first time! Please join us for this wonderful event.
Affirmation – I am proud to be an American!

Many of us in my generation fought against the war in Viet Nam and then the Gulf War. Never protesting against the soldiers – always arguing against the philosophy of war and the loss of so many young men and women. Whatever our views on war – may we never forget the magnificent individuals who felt strongly enough for Freedom to give their lives for it.

The Finest Tribute
(For Memorial Day)

The sleeping princesses and princes of this world are mourned today
We say good night to them over again with our wreaths and our tears.
No one knows as well as the family of one of these soldiers
the meaning of Memorial Day
We see the crosses row on row, exclaim over the medals;
but the boys and girls gone from our lives
make us realize the meaning of it all:
The lady we call the Statute of Liberty
holds out her glowing torch to all races and creeds,
proclaiming the blessedness of freedom.
Today we stand at the grave of the Unknown Soldier again,
and in our hearts comes a strange feeling, wordless sadness.
Is there a wreath large enough to match the beauty
of their devotion to their country! Only one.
It is in the faces of the children marching in the parade –
carrying the flag of freedom.
Our soldiers loved the red, white and blue enough to die for it.
There is no grave marker big enough except this –
that the flag they chose as their eternal flower
Freedom – blooms forever.
By Marion Schoeberlein

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And now – some military humor:

The marine and the atheist professor

Why doesn’t God answer the atheist professor’s challenge? The marine explains!

A young Marine had just served his country and decided to go back to college. He was taking a hard class taught by a proclaimed atheist.
After almost a semester of religious intolerance, the Marine wasn’t surprised at all when the teacher stood on a box and said “God, if you exist, knock me off this box. I’ll give you fifteen minutes.”
Fourteen minutes went by, and the teacher said “I’m waiting!”
The Marine got out of his desk, knocked the teacher in the head with the book. “What was that for?” the professor asked when he came to. The Marine replied innocently, “God’s busy protecting our soldiers who are protecting your rights to act like an idiot, so he sent me.”

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An officer in my unit in Iraq was on the phone with his mom. She asked if there was anything he needed. Yes, he told her, lots of ChapStick.
There must have been something wrong with the connection. His mom sent him what she thought he asked for: 300 pairs of chopsticks.

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Soon after being transferred to a new duty station, my Marine husband called home one evening to tell me he would be late. “Dirty magazines were discovered in the platoon quarters,” he said, “and the whole squad is being disciplined.”
I launched into a tirade, arguing that Marines should not be penalized for something so trivial.
My husband interrupted. “Honey, when I said ‘dirty magazines,’ I meant the clips from their rifles hadn’t been cleaned.”

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Just after my father, who was a career Air Force NCO, passed away, all my brothers and sisters returned home to be with Mom. As we reminisced about my dad, we found ourselves floating from sorrow to laughter as we brought up fond memories of our nomadic military lifestyle. One morning we were discussing what music should be played at the funeral and several hymns were suggested. “But, Mom,” my older sister said, “since Daddy was in the Air Force, shouldn’t we request the Air Force song?”
“No, dear,” my mother said with a smile. “We are not playing a song with the words ‘Off we go into the wild blue yonder’ at your father’s funeral!”

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As he reviewed pilot crash reports, my Air Force military science professor stumbled upon this understated entry: “After catastrophic engine failure, I landed long. As I had no power, the landing gear failed to deploy and no braking was available. I bounced over the stone wall at the end of the runway, struck the trailer of a truck while crossing the perimeter road, crashed through the guardrail, grazed a large pine tree, ran over a tractor parked in the adjacent field, and hit another tree. Then I lost control.”

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In a lecture to a group of Korean officers, Lieut. Gen. Bruce C. Clarke, at that time deputy commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, took two or three minutes to tell his favorite joke. His interpreter then quickly translated the joke, using only seven or eight words. Everyone immediately burst into hearty laughter. After the lecture General Clarke asked the interpreter how he had been able to retell such a relatively long joke so quickly.
“Well, sir,” the Korean interpreter replied, “I didn’t think everyone would get the point, so I said, ‘The general has just told a joke. Everyone will please laugh.”

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The colonel who served as inspector general in our command paid particular attention to how personnel wore their uniforms. On one occasion he spotted a junior airman with a violation. “Airman,” he bellowed, “what do you do when a shirt pocket is unbuttoned?”
The startled airman replied, “Button it, sir!”
The colonel looked him in the eye and said, “Well?”
At that, the airman nervously reached over and buttoned the colonel’s shirt pocket.

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During basic training, our drill sergeant asked for a show of hands of all Jewish personnel. Six of us tentatively raised our hands. Much to our relief, we were given the day off for Rosh Hashanah.
A few days later in anticipation of Yom Kippur, the drill sergeant again asked for all Jewish personnel to ID themselves. This time, every soldier raised his hand. “Only the personnel who were Jewish last week can be Jewish this week,” declared the sergeant.

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METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Thurs. May 21st   7 to 9 $15. per person or 2 for $25.
Ultralongevity with Virginia Essene & Friends
Join acclaimed author, speaker, lecturer and teacher Virginia Essene as she gives you advice on increasing your life expectancy.

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Happenings at The Center

May 23rd Saturday 1pm to 3:30 Time to Fulfill Your “Spirit’s Journey” $35. FREE to CCL & UCM members. Come and deepen your connection with your life’s highest purpose and learn the ways of the “Spirit Walkers.” Join noted Shaman, healer and spiritual teacher, Norbeth Granado in this introductory workshop. For reservations call (408) 315-3078 or e-mail events@the-healing-house.com.

May 25th every Mon. 7 to 9 Casual Yoga with Krishnapryia (Laura Marshall) a yoga class for the older, and out of shape folks. Also exciting for those returning to Yoga after many years. Bring a mat and blanket – or use one of ours.

May 26th every Tues. 6:30 to 8:30 Drumming with Norbeth and Friends. Bring your drum or borrow one of ours to join in with the musical magic of drums, rattles, flutes and even a didgeridoo. Love Donation.

May 27th – Metaphysical Movie Night – “What the Bleep!” 7 to 9 – $5. plus FREE popcorn!

May 31st – OPEN HOUSE at The Center 1:00 to 5:00. Free Introductory twenty minute lectures by great speakers, ten minute Healings, Shamanic Energies, Readings, Drumming, Door Prizes, Food and Drink!

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

Love and Light,Rev. Doti Boon

PS from Reverend Clark:

The baby doves survived the power washing of our building, and repainting, and now have left the nest and the patio area. Now we have another pair of doves who have started their nest and it appears we will have additional doves in the future. Hopefully it will be much calmer around here for this new pair and their offspring. The painting of the building is complete.

We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either 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 http://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.

Reverend Sandy Clark
President
Universal Church of the Master
100 W. Rincon Ave. #101
Campbell, CA 95008
408.370.6519
fax 408.370.6591
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