In summer migrant birds arrive from the south.
If I am lucky I will see my first swallow
flying in from the sea.
But more likely, I will suddenly be aware that
these swallows have been wheeling
overhead for days,
At any moment we might wake to the fact that
God has entered our lives.
Only rarely do we see him taking up residence.
- Modern Prayer from England
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 on or by Sunday, July 19th.
As the summer begins, 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
Due to COVID-19, this year Angel Fund will be giving monetary assistance to schools in the Helena area in lieu of providing school supplies. Donations for students in need are even more important than ever. Our goal is to help 1,400 students.
Mail a check to: PO Box 7436, Helena, MT 59604. Please make out checks to the Angel Fund. Or visit them at The Angel Fund: Stuff the Bus.
The Stuff the Bus campaign this year will run today through August 7th. Grants to schools will be distributed the week of August 10th. Thank you for your 14-year support of our Helena area students!
Rev Jean Sweet
Bring your family and friends for this magical experience with Rev. Jean Sweet and Adelle and Jeremy Terry. Service starts at 11:00 am.
Bring a picnic lunch for your group. HCCL will provide cold water and setups and also individually wrapped yummy desert for everyone.
Wear your most stylish face covering (mask required) and plan to practice social distancing. We are invited to stay and enjoy the gardens and gift store.
Rev. Orlinda Worthington
Days of summer mean music festivals for Montanans. With those cancelled this year, we are going to create our own "God Days of Summer Music Fest!"
Lyrics, especially in country music, have some of the best life lessons. Don your cowboy hat and join me for some fun as we listen for the spiritual lessons and Science of Mind principles in a country western song!
(If you have a song that inspires you, country or not, have the lyrics handy and we'll share.)
Together, let's draw some perspective in the CRAZY TIMES we're all experiencing!
Catherine Metsch RScP
The unique divine expression of God's light in every person illuminates more than we can see. Join Catherine this Sunday to learn how to amp up your light.
In this moment now, I recognize that I AM a conscious living expression of my Source.
My mind is a part of the Mind of God,
which is Intelligent, All-Powerful,
and Infinitely Creative.
I know that my consciousness is an attractive force,
and that all my prayers are answered.
I am so grateful that our spiritual community is blessed with everything that we need
to prosper and thrive.
HCCL is now welcoming the perfect minister into our life and community.
This deeply spiritual light-hearted person is
ready to be adopted and loved, as we open our hearts
to their presence.
I am grateful for the complete demonstration of
our community's co-vision.
I surrender this prayer back into the Mind of God,
knowing it is done.
I am excited for HCCL! And so it is. Amen.
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.
O Humankind, are we not all brothers and sisters,
are we not the grandchildren of the Great Mystery?
Do we not all want to love and be loved, to work
and to play, to sing and dance together?
But we live with fear. Fear that is hate,
fear that is ambition, competition, aggression,
fear that is loneliness, anger, bitterness, cruelty,
fear that is mistrust. envy. greed. vanity. . . and yet
fear is only twisted love, love turned back
upon itself, devouring itself, hating itself,
love that was denied, love that was rejected
. . . and love.
Hear my heart's prayer, O Humankind,
trust in love, don't be afraid. I love you
as I love life, I love myself, please
love me too, love yourself, for perfect love,
as a wise one said, casts out all fear.
If we are to live, there is no other choice,
for love is life believing in itself.