Embracing the Divine, HCCL honors all spiritual paths and traditions.
We are a FORCE for Good in our community, our world, and beyond.
Let Us Live Joyfully
Let us live joyfully.
Let us form a community of love,
in a world full of hatred.
Let us live without any kind of hatred.
Let us live joyfully.
Let us form a community of spiritual health,
in a world full of illness.
Let us live without any kind of spiritual disease.
Let us live joyfully.
Let us form a community of peace,
in a world full of rivalry.
Let us live without any kind of rivalry.
Let us live joyfully.
Let us form a community
which possesses nothing.
Let us live on spiritual bliss,
radiating spiritual light.
-- From the Dhammapada, part of the Pali canon
When: Friday, April 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT
Where: This is an online event.
One-Day Virtual Spring RE-treat - FREE!
Join us to RE-connect, RE-energize, RE-engage, and prepare to RE-emerge!
The annual ANTN retreat & conference has been delayed TWICE because of the pandemic, first to April, and now 'til October. We're staying safe, but it's just one more reminder of the ways in which the last year has been filled with feelings of isolation, desolation, and irritation for so many of us. As people on the spiritual path, we've done our best to hold ourselves and others up, but we've definitely missed the engaging connections, the energizing activities and the opportunities to emerge that we have come to love at our annual ANTN gatherings.
We'll meet through Zoom on Friday, April 16, from 8am - 6pm PT (11am-9pm ET) and you're invited!
Register now by clicking the link below, and we'll keep you up-to-date with the schedule of events as the day approaches.
View the event page! See for yourself the list of luminaries who will take the (virtual) stage
The first Sunday in April is Easter, the holiest celebration in Christianity. Metaphysicians celebrate the Christ Consciousness that Jesus exemplified. Our theme this month, "Being the Heart and Mind of the Divine," asks us to model the Christ Consciousness in the world, benefitting all beings without exception. The Divine Spark of Source resides in all of life.
When someone embraces Spiritual Mastery at the level of the Christed One, Oneness is always the result. Truly holy people do not take credit for the Light that works through them. The Christ always referred to His “Father” as the Source of all truth, light, and healing. “It is the Father within, He doeth the works.”
What are the reliable signs of the dawning of the Cosmic Christ? The first is coherence—the logical and spiritual comprehension of interconnection with I AM THAT I AM. Coherence is waking up to the divine truth of your being.
The second sign is our willingness to comprehend our role as co-creators. Jesus modeled this behavior repeatedly. He instructed, "Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you."
The third sign of the Cosmic Christ waking in humanity is our desire and the subsequent decision to take better care of our earth and all sentient life. God includes. The energy of inclusion replicates our Source. And, just like God, we discover that there is no place we can draw the line.
Ernest Holmes wrote: “We have within us, a power that is greater than anything we shall ever contact in the outer, a power that can overcome every obstacle in our life and set us safe, satisfied and at peace, healed and prosperous, in a new light, and in a new life.”
Rev. Dr. Jerry Troyer
We recognize Jesus as the great example, not the great exception. Remember that He promised, "greater than these things will you do" (John 14:12). Just as He rose from the dead, so we have the opportunity to roll away the stone of lack, struggle, resentment, and regret, and step into our best lives. What beliefs are keeping us in the "tomb?" If we have a "Judas" experience in our past, is there a way to change our story?
Rev. Orlinda Worthington
Taking stock of the contributions you have made to your outer and internal world is a beneficial check-in each year. We’ll have some fun looking at what has earned your interest recently; exemptions taken that may reduce the capital gains in your spiritual life, and more.
We are all powerful creators. We’ll cover teachings and tools to help us make a direct deposit to and as the heart and mind of the Divine.
Consciously taking the lead in our personal and spiritual lives can hinge on the ability to become aware of where we are at in the Four Stages of Spiritual Growth. Coined by Dr. Michael Beckwith and adapted by The Consciousness Institute, the four stages are: “To Me, By Me, Through Me, and As Me."
View Rev. Orlinda's talk from March 14 to see the benefit of understanding your state and the advantages of shifting to a new state. Download the “4 Ways of Leading in the World” document to help figure out where you stand at any moment or in any circumstance and why a shift might be needed.
Rev. Dr. Martha Creek
The dazzling effect of lights and visions, the powerful releases of rapture and energy are a wonderful sign of the breakdown of the old structures of our being, body and mind. However, they do not in themselves produce wisdom.”
-- Jack Cornfield
Many of us spend most of our time feeling disconnected from the Great Chain of being the Heart and Mind of the Divine. We’re so preoccupied with daily worries and chronic busyness that we can go hours, weeks, or even months without seeing God in the tiniest links of the chain. But eventually, a piece of music, a swim in the sea, the majesty of an ancient oak tree, or the warmth of a friend will awaken us to the “whole sacred universe” that’s right here, available in each moment. Our love for God moves from the confines of theology to recognizing the Presence in “the very humblest and simplest things.”
Rev. Jean Sweet
This is not a job description, this is your original and true state. You don't even need to practice; just take a breath, open your mind and heart, and share your light. Together we can flip the phenomenal world by being the Heart and Mind of the Divine.
We gratefully announce that HCCL is operating in the black. We will continue to prosper, thanks to our shared vision: the thriving of our spiritual community.
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Please remember Food Share of Helena. They are not accepting food donations, so please donate.
Let's remember to share our good with those in our community who have less. There are more who need more now. HELP!
Please send a check made out to Helena Food Share to 1616 Lewis St, Helena, MT 59601
HCCL is hosting Family Promise on April 19 and 20. We need 2 volunteers to spend either night at First Christian Church, to make sure the families arrive and depart safely. We will be providing meals delivered to the Day Center as well as groceries for the families to prepare breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners.
You do not need training to prepare meals since we are not eating with the families at this time.
Monetary donations for food are appreciated. Contact Catherine Metsch at 933-5743 for further information.
In 2020, in addition to the families directly involved with Family Promise, the organization found ways to help others in the area. It served 725 families and 1600 children in the community by coordinating with other agencies to find shelter, provide utility and rent support to keep people sheltered, provide food support, and assist in finding employment. Your generous support has made life better for families during the pandemic.
With love and appreciation for all you do,
For questions or to ask about volunteering, you can also contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things are going great, and life is a parade.
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!
As we have been sheltering in place, we have had many reminders about how precious our earth is. The hope is that you are buried in recyclable material now. Keep it up! There's always enough room and time to sort everything out. More importantly, we've had time to consider how much plastic we use and how unnecessary much of it is.
Rev. Jean is still saving bottle caps to fuel her big vision. Which ones? Any bottle cap you would throw in the trash, such as vitamin bottle caps, water bottle caps, prescription bottle caps, milk carton caps, you get the idea. Please collect them in a cardboard box and bring the full box to Rev. Jean.
PLEASE DO NOT bring the caps in a plastic bag, as we are eliminating the use of plastic.
Take a moment to thank Dianne Nickman, our "Recycle Queen," who takes our plastic, glass, paper, and cardboard to the transfer station every month.
This group has been meeting weekly since September 2014. It provides a way to check in with others, set intentions, and share how your week has gone. The group provides a safe place for you to share honestly and without judgement. The meeting opens with a guided meditation, and closes with spiritual mind treatment.
Join now if you are experiencing loneliness and isolation from COVID restrictions or other causes. You are so welcome.
We meet via Zoom from 12:30 - 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. To join, send an email to Rev. Jean at email@example.com.
The path forward may sometimes be unclear.
And it may be messy.
But the shared heart is calling,
and we have an opportunity to make lasting shifts toward love and justice in our world.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your family, too,
And God bless you, and send you
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.
Your HCCL Board
President: Dr. Deb Jacobsen, 431-3173
Vice-President: Rosie Donahoe, 459-4408
Secretary: Debbie Blossom, 449-3376
Treasurer: Chris Vaughn, 475-5996
Diane Nickman, 442-8323
Sharon Schell, 495-8823
Mitzi Grover, 459-3320
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