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Clergy Corner: God talks to the heart

<strong>Clergy Corner: God talks to the heart</strong>
Photo courtesy of Rhonda TretsvenRev. Rhonda Tretsven is the senior minister at the First Church of Religious Science. ■ By Rhonda Tretsven / Contributed There are days in our lives where we stop along our path of life and ask, “God, what is mine to do?” “Can you give me a hint because I am feeling a little lost at the moment! I’ve lost my spiritual compass and I have no idea which direction I am going.” Actually, what has happened is we have walked so far and have finally reached the spiritual fork in the road. One side of the road leads to continuing life as it always has been, (more…)
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FAITH IN BRIEF – April 26th, 2018

Prince of Peace Enrolling Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten is now taking enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. The school serves children from 2 through kindergarten. Birthdays for each age group must be by September 1st. Two’s do not have to be potty trained to enroll. Children three and over must be able to help themselves with the restrooms. We offer half day, extended day, and full day programs. Children have morning and afternoon snacks and bring their lunch. School hours are 6:30am-6pm. You are welcome to visit the school for a walk through and more information. No appointment necessary. School is located at 701N Sanderson Ave at the (more…)
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Clergy Corner: The simple servant of Jesus Christ

<strong>Clergy Corner: The simple servant of Jesus Christ</strong>
Photo courtesy of Johnny R. Woodard IVPastor Johnny R. Woodard IV, Recovered Redeemed Delivered Ministry. ■ Johnny R. Woodard IV / Contributed For anyone that has been rejected, cast aside, put-down, called crazy by family members while having low self-esteem, dealt with homelessness, struggled with drug and alcohol use, or is confused about which way to turn in this life, I’m called to tell you that Jesus Christ is the answer. I experienced all of those things at some point in my life before I gave my life over to Jesus Christ. Now, I am not perfect by any means, but without Christ, I would not be close to where I (more…)
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FAITH IN BRIEF – April 19, 2018

Prince of Peace Enrolling Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten is now taking enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. The school serves children from 2 through kindergarten. Birthdays for each age group must be by September 1st. Two’s do not have to be potty trained to enroll. Children three and over must be able to help themselves with the restrooms. We offer half day, extended day, and full day programs. Children have morning and afternoon snacks and bring their lunch. School hours are 6:30am-6pm. You are welcome to visit the school for a walk through and more information. No appointment necessary. School is located at 701N Sanderson Ave at the (more…)
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Clergy Corner: What’s your calling?

<strong>Clergy Corner: What’s your calling?</strong>
Photo courtesy of Michael FalgoutPastor Michael Falgout strikes a pose with his family. ■ Michael Falgout / Contributed A young man was at work in the desert, just beyond the middle of nowhere, when, as the old story goes, God called out to him from a bush. A burning bush, not all that uncommon a sight to see in the desert, except that this bush kept on burning and was not consumed by the flames. Lucky this young man paid attention (or perhaps it was known that he would), for it wasn’t until he turned aside to investigate this thing that God called him by name: “Moses, Moses…come no closer! Remove (more…)
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FAITH IN BRIEF – April 5th, 2018

Unity Chapel Unity Chapel is a New-Thought-based fellowship, founded on the teachings of Jesus, the Christ. We welcome all seekers of spiritual truth. We are located at 140 N. Buena Vista, in Hemet. A 15 minute meditation begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend any classes offered on an ongoing basis. They are: A Course in Miracles – weekly on Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:30. A Course of Love – weekly on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:30. Matters of the Heart studying Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, “Living the Tao Te Ching” – every other Thursday from 10:00-11:30 am. For detailed (more…)
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Clergy Corner: Soul what?

<strong>Clergy Corner: Soul what?</strong>
File PhotoSusan Beckett. ■ By Susan Beckett / Contributed I’ve always thought it would be cool to be able to visit heaven and ask God about some intriguing questions I’ve always had. I’ve never heard them addressed by anyone—ever—and would love to get God’s take on them. For instance, why seven days in a week? I’m thinking that if we could have eight days, we could have a five day workweek plus always have a three-day weekend. Sounds pretty good to me! And what about when Cain killed Abel in Genesis and Abel became the very first human to die? Did Abel have to wait for centuries by himself, sitting in (more…)
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Clergy Corner: Easter—awakening to infinite possibilities

<strong>Clergy Corner: Easter—awakening to infinite possibilities</strong>
Photo courtesy of Bill HellerReverend Bill Heller, Unity Chapel. ■ Bill Heller / Contributed Just as springtime reveals the land awakening to new life, Easter reveals our awakening to a new consciousness and the infinite possibilities available to us. Clearly, Jesus attained the Christ Consciousness, which in turn, brought forward the resurrection—the most significant event of this Easter holiday season. Jesus, the Christ, became one with God and all the capabilities of God were his. His attainment of the atonement or at-one-ment, demonstrated the possibility for all of mankind to accomplish the same. Through that event, life was transformed for all. Just like Jesus, we are created with the same potential. (more…)
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Did you know what Passover celebration is?

■ Metro Service Passover is a celebration of the liberation of Jews from Egyptian slavery. Along with Sukkot and Shavuot, Passover is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals that feature agricultural offerings and several unique mitzvot. The seder, an elaborate meal that customarily takes place on the first night of the holiday, is at the center of Passover celebrations. According to ReformJudaism.org, “seder” means “order” and refers to the 15 separate steps that are taken in traditional order as expressed in the book “Haggadah.” Blessing, washing, eating a vegetable, breaking of matzot, storytelling, and many other components comprise the seder. Other traditional symbols are featured on the seder plates and tables, (more…)
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The season of Lent and Easter

<strong>The season of Lent and Easter</strong>
Photo by Metro ServiceA festive and celebratory day for Christians, Easter Sunday is a time for sharing the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. ■ Metro Service Spring is eagerly anticipated, as many people look forward to enjoying the great outdoors once more. Spring is also a special time of year for practicing Christians. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays until the arrival of Easter Sunday, the Lenten season is a very important time of year for Christians. During Lent, Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, self-denial, and spiritual discipline. While the Bible does not reference Lent, the practice of observing Lent has become a (more…)