Belated Good News, 03.03.09

My apologies for not getting this posted on the website and out to you in email last week. – Anita

Friends,

A person complained to her Spiritual Teacher about how foolish most of her fellow workers were.  The Teacher responded, “It takes a very calm mind in order to see the virtues in others.”

The Gnosticism Class with Pr. Elizabeth and Joan Michel-Lehman began last Sunday after worship in the Youth/Art Room.  Please plan to attend for your personal and Lenten edification.

Hope you got to see the Photo Board of all the Early Communion Class kids preparing our Bread for last Sunday.  What a joy this class has been.

Soup and Sacrament gatherings will happen on Wednesday evenings during Lent from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Enjoy a simple meal and then a delightful conversation with friends.  Our Theme this year is:  “Real Questions – What I really Want to Know from God”.

The Lenten/Easter Choir is rehearsing on Thursday evenings at 6:30.  You are always invited to join in!

One year ago we began having weekly Meditation, eventually settling on Thursdays from 5:45 – 6:30 as our regular time.  If you would like to try meditation feel free to drop in.  Brief instruction can be offered if it is desired.

I trust you know the details about our Crab Feast on Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 pm.
$40 / adult; $20 for children 12 and under
Includes salad, spaghetti and meatballs, bread, soft drinks and a small dessert
Bring a bottle of your favorite wine if you wish
Crab is served pre-cracked, but bring ‘crab crackers’ if you have them
People can email Raddi at raddi1@yahoo.com to sign up and to let us know about items they have for The Silent Auction.  Invite your friends to enjoy this great event with you.

Finally a word from the Interfaith Council:

We hear from the Baha’i community that seven members of the ad hoc administrative group that supervises the affairs of Baha’i believers in Iran, who have been under arrest for a year, will be put on trial on charges of “espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.”  You are urged to contact your federal congressional representatives on this matter, expressing your concern about the safety of the Iranian Baha’i leaders.

Please keep these leaders in your prayers along with each other and the desire for a meaningful and transformative Lenten Season.

Blessings, Pr. Steve