Events

Events

Sunday, October 17
10:30a Celebration Service
Don’t Assume

We tend to assign motive to others, thinking we know not only what they do but WHY they do it, and this causes us much pain.  What if we stopped assuming we know what others are thinking, and why they act as they do? Would we then be able to truly listen?  Could we hear another’s heart speak? Could we better hear the Truth of our own hearts?  Would we then experience life as more loving? When we learn to stop assuming, we can pause before an angry or hurtful reaction, and treat ourselves and the world with more openness and generosity.

Sunday, October 24
10:30a Celebration Service
Special Guest Speaker Rev. Lari Goold: “Who’s On First?”

In the baseball game of life, are we playing all the bases with different names, or are we being our authentic selves through the whole game? We take a look at what it means to be authentic. Are we being who we came here to be?

Rev. Lari Goold is a minister in the Centers for Spiritual Living. She retired from the full-time pulpit in 2017, but remains active as a guest speaker in New Thought communities and leads a weekly book study in metaphysics. She remains focused on deepening her own consciousness in order to experience peace in her life and to envision that same peace for our world. Having spent the past 50 years studying metaphysics mostly through the Science of Mind philosophy of Ernest Holmes, she believes in the power of the mind and in the divinity of all mankind.

Sunday, October 31
10:30a Celebration Service
Your Best IS The Best

Perhaps our greatest spiritual ill is that we carry the suspicion that we are not “enough”– don’t do enough, or do it “right” enough.  Are we judging ourselves not on our intrinsic worth but on our productivity?  How might this close us off from the good in life?  Could perfectionism (a state beyond our human reach) actually prevent us from doing our best? What if we decided that our best—on any given day—is enough?  Let’s explore the freedom, openness, peace and joy  that simply doing our best can give us.

Sunday, November 7
10:30a Celebration Service
Down to Business: Gateway to Choice

There are only 3 kinds of business:  Mine, Yours, God’s.  We are often unaware of the choices we make that actually deprive us of our awareness of choice. A clue is when we use the word “should.”  What does “should” mean?  Does it have a helpful place in our vocabulary?  If so, when “should” we use it and when “should” we not?.

Sunday, November 14
10:30a Celebration Service
Tuning In: Gateway to Freedom

What can happen when we turn within to literally “Mind” our own business?  How can we use our minds to free us?  What is curiosity’s role?  What about self -honesty?  Can we use these tools to find deeper truths that invite us to peace of mind? Peace and Freedom…are they the same?

Sunday, November 21
10:30a Celebration Service
Gratitude: Gateway to Heaven

None of us made it this far without lots of help.  Who have you thanked lately? Who and what are you most grateful for?    Does being grateful actually change anything?  Make us more mindful of the “good,” less aware of the appearances of lack in our lives?  In my experience, gratitude is truly the gateway to a “heavenly” existence here on Earth. Let’s help each other be truly, thoroughly thankful this Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 28
10:30a Celebration Service
Advent: Gateway to Christmas?!

What does advent mean in New Thought?  We do not engage in all the rituals and rhetoric of the formal Christian Church, but do we believe the birth of the Christ consciousness is the key? Advent literally means “coming on,” or “beginning.”   What, exactly, is coming, and how do we begin?

Your Board of Trustees has worked long and hard to determine the best course of action for our official reopening. We have put together a self-assessment to help you determine whether you should come back to in-person services, and a series of guidelines everyone will be expected to follow upon arrival at church. If there are any questions, please contact the administration at admin@churchofonelove.org.

Health Self-Assessment Prior to Return to Church of One Love
1. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever (100.4ᵒF/38ᵒC or greater)
  • A new, continuous cough – i.e., coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose (different from typical allergy symptoms that respond to antihistamines)
  • Headache
  • Fatigue (lack of energy, extreme tiredness)
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
If YES, please stay home.
Monitor your symptoms as directed by your healthcare provider or public health unit.
If NO, proceed to next question.

2. Within the last 14 days did you care for or have close contact with a symptomatic person (refer to symptoms in question #1) known or suspected to have COVID-19?close contact is defined as a person who:

  • Provided care for the individual, including healthcare workers, family members or other caregivers, or who had other similar close physical contact without consistent and appropriate use of personal protective equipment;
  • Lived with or otherwise had close contact (within 6 feet); or
  • Had direct contact with infectious person while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.
If YES, please stay at home.
Reevaluate 14 days after your last exposure to the symptomatic person.
If NO, proceed to next question.
3. Have you traveled in the last 14 days and does your location require self-isolation upon entry?
If YES, please quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days from your return.
Church of One Love
Attendance Protocols

These protocols are established with the intent of minimizing chances of contracting Covid19 by staff and attendees.  This is a managed risk, NOT a guarantee.  All who attend services at Church of One Love do so at their own risk. There are ushers who will direct you in following these requirements for attendance with oversight by one or more members of the Board of Trustees.  We show our love by following these protocols!

Pre-Attendance Health Check: Please perform the above health check. If you are ill, please stay home.

Limited Attendance: The number of attendees is limited at this time to 25% of the capacity of our sanctuary, plus Rev. Melinda and the music team, and other staff, as necessary. Reservations NOT required.

Masks: Masks required on church property, including parking lot, except by ministry staff & musicians.

Arrival time: Please be at church early. Use the EAST side door only. We will open promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Entrance: Socially distance outside the Northeast foyer door until you are admitted to the building.

Temperature check: Ushers will check temperatures at the door using no touch thermometers. If your temperature is higher than 99.6°, you will be asked to leave immediately.

Use Hand Sanitizer: Upon entrance. Maintain social distance in the foyer until directed to your seat.

Sanctuary Seating: An usher will direct you when to enter the sanctuary. Please be seated immediately, with at least 6 feet of distance from other persons or groups. Once seated, do not change seats or physically approach others. Please be in your seat by 10:30 a.m. Be mindful we are recording and broadcasting on Facebook Live.

Refreshments: Refreshments are not permitted. The Fellowship Hall is closed for the time being.

Departure: Ushers will direct your exit from the Sanctuary (back to front) after the Celebration Service, to maintain 6 foot social distancing. Please depart directly through the Northeast foyer door.

We understand that these are difficult times.  It’s hard to socially distance from beloved friends, and to avoid hugging and touching.  Understand that any Congregant could be at risk, so following these guidelines is necessary for our safety and health. We abide by these rules because we love one another.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

We pray for your continued health and well-being, that this virus may soon be vanquished and that we may return to regular services adding our voices to prayers for a loving, peaceful world.

Sincerely,
The Board of Trustees