Newsletter – March 2014

MELVILLE  SPIRITUALIST  CHURCH

SANCTUARY OF LOVE

LIVING  THE  WISDOM  OF  TAO

It is my choice to be kind to those who are kind.

It is my choice to be kind to those who are unkind,

Because the nature of my being is kindness,

And that is all I have to give away.

 

Our greetings to one and all at our beautiful Sanctuary

We are overwhelmed by all our new members to our congregation; we hope you will grow with us.  We thank everyone for their input, suggestions and ideas which are given to us throughout  the  year.

Our AGM is behind us and the new committee for 2014 has been elected.

Estelle Pettican  – Chairperson

Elaine Whitwam – Secretary

Marcia de Kock – Treasurer

Joan Ross-Jones – General member

Tina Thomas – General member

Kerry-Lee Jesson – General member

Dianne Visser – General member

 

A special thanks to Pat Hamman who has maintained our sanctuary’s garden this past year and is now standing down. We welcome Cynthia Cole for offering to carry the responsibility of the garden for the coming year.

Many thanks to everyone who have contributed towards our fund raising for angel wings and various members of our own congregation. Please if there is a special cause or person that you think we might be able to help, please let one of the committee members know.

Fund raising for our Manitowoc collage is still ongoing and Mark Lehmann and Dianne Visser are working  to raise the funds that are needed. We are forever grateful. Mark is taking a trip to Shirley Mac Laine’s establishment in Canada with the  intention of connecting with other Spiritualist churches and organizations. This will help us  spread the word about our Sanctuary and the College. Mark Lehmann , Dianne Visser, Estelle Pettican and Cynthia Cole will be attending  the World Spiritualist Congress during the week of the 23rd to the 30th June. Please keep our goal for the Church and the College in your prayers with the intent that the meeting will bear fruit. We wish them well and hope that we can truly put our sanctuary and the future college on the world map as it becomes a reality.

There has been a lot of work done since last year: The retaining wall at the back of the church has been completed and the area between the church and the wall has been laid out in bricks.  Moregal’s room has  a new roof, proper washing/bathing area and a slab laid at her door with a new overhang. The cement strip around the sanctuary is to be widened and further concreting to be done. We want to thank Mark for these repairs it has made a big difference.

Our freedom day music festival has been moved this year to youth day on the 16th June and we are looking forward to a very successful day. The committee is  busy with the organization for the festival. All ideas and of course volunteers are welcome. There will also be stalls available so spread the word. If anybody has ideas for sponsors or want to book a stall please speak to any of the committee members.

A special thanks to David Marks for all his help and hard work during the year making all our recordings possible as well as for the guitar music when we don’t have an organist. It’s truly appreciated. Thank you as always to Hester Nicholson and Clyde Mitchell for all the lovely music on a regular basis.

Tina has completed new hymn books which look good and they will be ready for the congregation to use shortly.  Many thanks Tina, we know what a lot of work you have put into this project.  If anyone would like to purchase their own hymn book please speak to Tina and she will organize it.

We will be doing a monthly newsletter with additional information.  We are adding advertising for anyone who wishes to inform others of their workshops, therapies or business as well as adding anything which might be special to you, to share with the congregation, be it a saying, a poem or even a joke.  Please contact any of general committee members and they will give you any information you need.

Please update us with any news you have and let’s use this small medium of communication as a way of sharing and linking with one another.

May your God be with you.

Estelle

Chairman

 

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Open Meditation Circles

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS at 13:00 pm. (Please arrive 15 minutes earlier)

 

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 9H15 – 9H50 HEALING

SERVICE STARTS AT 10H00

 

~ HOW YOU COULD ASSIST YOUR CHURCH ~

 Please add a small item or two to your shopping list to help ease the running costs of the Centre. Cleaning products and materials, sugar, tea, coffee and long life milk. Biscuits or any other eats would be lovely to share with tea/coffee and a chat after a service. We also have a donation box for this end.

All donations of Toys and White Elephant items gladly accepted.

Please hand to  a Committee Member.

Thank you!

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