Embracing the Divine, HCCL honors all spiritual paths and traditions.
We are a FORCE for Good in our community, our world, and beyond.
First Sunday Zoom Service
Your HCCL Board decided that the first Sunday of each month will be Zoom only. In July there will be two zoom services. This allows the community to open its doors to the world.
The Big Sky Retreat will be in-person at the Big Sky, Montana conference grounds. Dates: September 3-8, 2022. Special early-bird pricing is available until June 30th.
Featured speakers include Rev. Amani Malaika and Rev. Michael Gott. Melinda Wood Allen is the featured Music Director.
Join in the fun and relaxation, participate in inspiring workshops, and take home beautiful memories. For information and to register, please click Big Sky Retreat Registration today!
A new program from Rev. Dr. Charles Geddes
Mind Your Own Becoming has become my soul work after 50 years of ministry. MYOB is a 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated in Montana, and is established as an Educational Public Forum. MYOB was birthed from the magnitude of what I beheld in 2020: the divisiveness, the hatred, and the insanity of our politics. It become clear to me that we need a new and compassionate view of humanity.
MYOB stands for "All lives that have not mattered because Love Wins.” Its core values: to clear the inner prejudices and judgments we hold that stand in the way of individual and collective healing. To open eyes, to listen compassionately, and to open minds to new visons of equality, love, prosperity, for all without exception.
We meet every Thursday night and the Zoom meeting begins at 5pm MST. We spend an hour introducing people with their unique stories and history, addressing key topics to understand what we have not known, and to encourage open discussion. MYOB is about people of all ages coming together to evolve humanity for future generations. You can subscribe (no cost) to receive our weekly e-blasts. Your donations are welcome and tax deductible.
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 MIND SHOP
New for June!
Visit the Mind Shop for books, cards, and CDs to inspire you!
Rev. Jerry Troyer
We remember the words of 1 Corinthians 13, that "the greatest of these is love." But love, coming from the heart, isn't just what you say; it is also what you do. Love invites, encourages, and even challenges us to offer courage, restraint, generosity, tolerance, and forgiveness--to ourselves as well as others. Join Rev. Dr. Jerry Troyer as he shares ideas on love as an action word--a doing, not just a being.
Rev. Mahrzxijah Mitchell
The heart is the pathway between the physical body and non-physical reality, which is our Soul.
It is of vital importance to stay consciously connected to our heart. The more connected we are with your heart, the more connected we are with our Soul.
Through the action of nurturing and strengthening the connection between the Heart and the Soul, we fertilize our Emotional Aspects, and resonate with the Truth of our Being.
Rev. Dr. Charles Geddes
From Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.”
Our words, deeds and actions create a vibration around us that contribute to the evolvement of every living thing.
I am accountable for my awareness of this Truth. My life journey reveals the heart-prints I have made upon others. A new world vision of humanity can only evolve when we realize we are in this together, heart-to-heart.
Rev. Orlinda Worthington
“In America we speak of living in a free country, but are we really free? Are we free to be who we really are? The answer is no. True freedom has to do with the human spirit – it is the freedom to be who we really are.” - Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.
Ever catch yourself missing out on your own life? Are there moments where you’re too busy to live who you really are? We’ll explore ways to cultivate the only true freedom we can ensure ourselves – the freedom of consciousness, spirit and heart.
Rev. Jean Sweet
"Finding inner peace requires us to hold perhaps the most subtle and yet most difficult tension of all: the tension between reality and possibility."
- Parker J. Palmer
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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Thank you for your help, and may you have an abundant and fulfilling New Year in 2021.
Please remember Food Share of Helena. They have decided to accept money in lieu of food donations to better serve the community. Please remember that the pantries empty at this time of year and be especially generous.
Please send a check made out to Helena Food Share, 1616 Lewis St, Helena, MT 59601. Indicate that the donation was from an HCCL member.
Visit their web site to join their virtual food drive or donate directly.
Thank you to HCCL Family Promise volunteers who hosted families in April, and for all who have made donations to the Day Center and graduating families. Our next rotation of service is Monday August 8 through Wednesday August 10. HCCL has been a supporter of Family Promise of Greater Helena for nearly 10 years.
Contact Catherine Metsch 933-5743 to volunteer and for more information about Family Promise events in 2022.
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.
FINANCIAL REPORT FEBRUARY 2022
HCCL held its annual meeting on Sunday, March 27.
What you need to know:
The membership passed the bylaw change to allow for fewer board members.
We thanked Deb Blossom and Chris Vaughn who are withdrawing from the Board.
We welcomed Mary Ann Dunwell as the newest Board member.
We acknowledged that we completed 2021 in the black.
Various community members thanked everyone for their loving contributions and support.
“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
--Thich Nhat Hanh
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