Embracing the Divine, HCCL honors all spiritual paths and traditions.
We are a FORCE for Good in our community, our world, and beyond.
The Gate of the Year
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
-- Minnie Louise Haskins
Rev. Dr. Catherine Metsch
Love is a feeling, an action, and a consciousness. It appears in many forms - as an adoring parent, reverence of nature, infatuated lover, devoted caretaker, passionate artist, and more. This Sunday's talk will look at expanding and harnessing this source of power in our lives.
Rev. Orlinda Worthington
“All We Need is Love,” is a great song and a wonderful idea. But what about those times when we don’t feel that we can love all? Or perhaps the word “love” conjures up the idea of romantic love or condoning bad behavior… or other obstacles the word itself may present.
On this Valentine’s Day, we’ll explore love from four different states of being in how we relate with ourselves and the world: "To Me," "By Me," "Through Me," and “As Me.” These different states present opportunities to revise or renew how “The Answer is Always Love.”
And, we’ll have some fun coming up with our own definitions of love, so have paper and something to write with handy.
Rev. Ali Benjamin
Love is a unifying thread holding humanity together, and it comes bearing abundant gifts. Rev. Ali will explore ways to follow this thread to the source and receive love’s promise.
Rev. Jean Sweet
No matter the issue, the answer is always love. Not getting along with your neighbor? Love is the answer. At odds with your kids? Love is the answer. Seeing only a political divide? Love is the unifying force. Now that you get the picture, I am going to teach you how to arrive in love.
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
Thank you to all the volunteers who made our rotation in January go smoothly. The families were grateful for the assistance.
Many of you also provided the items the family needed for all its members. Much thanks for that too.
You can make a donation at familypromisehelena.org or to First Christian Church (311 Power St, Helena MT 59601). First Christian has donated their facilities for safe overnight housing of the families, and can use financial assistance to cover increased utility and plumbing costs.
Contact Catherine Metsch 933-5743 for information about Family Promise and how you can volunteer.
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.
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
Dedicated to personal spiritual growth, this women's-only group has been instrumental in the conscious evolution of many individuals over the years.
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