Fare Thee Well – Reverends Carla and Mike

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Rev. Carla Ryan has lovingly served as Senior Minister at PCCRS for the past five years.She provided leadership, instruction, and inspiration to her students and congregants and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her role as an ordained Religious Science Minister, she is a registered neuromuscular massage therapist, a Reiki Master, and entrepreneur.

She worked for many years in marketing and administrative support in the business world and says this gives her the title “bi-vocational.” When she is settled in her new home in Pagosa Springs, she plans to begin writing the book that has been stored in her heart.

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Associate Minister Rev. Mike Ryan has been one of our key instructors, a regular Sunday speaker, and all-around core volunteer of this growing church.

You could find him volunteering on any given Sunday, holding consciousness for the congregation, working with the Children’s Church, providing prayer treatments, or laughing with the congregants.

In the private sector Rev. Mike has had an extensive career as a corporate trainer and author of technical courseware and is currently a leading consultant in his field. He will continue this work from a home office in Pagosa Springs.

 

MANY BLESSINGS!

Magnify Your Magnificience

We hope you will join us this Sunday, July 19th for two special events!

Sunday Service: During the Sunday Service at the Ruth Memorial Chapel, we are excited to have Rev. David Goldberg, publisher of Science of Mindmagazine, as the guest speaker.

Sunday Workshop: Sunday afternoon we’ll meet at the at the PACE center for Magnify Your Magnificience workshop with Rev. David Goldberg and Psychic Rick Finbow. Cost is $45.
Kindly RSVP via email to pccrs2945@gmail.com, on Meetup or via Facebook
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138. One block east from Ruth Memorial Chapel.

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Freedom to Grow… Congratulations Graduates!

Dear friends of PCCRS,
We are very excited to recognize and congratulate our graduates for the first half of 2015, including the new class of Practitioner Interns. We hope to see you at the celebration this Sunday during the service. 

This Sunday, July 12, Rev. Carla will present the Sunday topic “Don’t Make Assumptions / Always Do Your Best” based on the last two agreements from the book by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.

  • Graduation is on July 12 (during the service) for all those students who have successfully completed classes and specific requirements so far in 2015… including our newest Practitioner Interns. It will be a fine celebration and recognition of all the students. Be sure to attend and help them celebrate!
  • July 19 we will welcome Rev. David Goldberg as our guest speaker and afternoon workshop presenter. You may recognize his name; Rev. David is the Publisher of the Science of Mind magazine. His warm smile, positive energy, and loving enthusiasm bring joy to every encounter. Details are coming soon! Don’t miss this service.
  • Then on July 26 we will have a different kind of “sermon” where …
    • ·All / any of you are invited to share a comment or short story about how you came to this church or what you have learned by being part of this spiritual community. Rev. Carla will  share hers as well. This will be Rev. Carla’s final talk as Senior Minister of PCCRS.
    • We only have 30 minutes in which to hear all of the sharings, so help keep it brief but brilliant! It’s a connecting way for us to know where we’ve come from as we keep moving forward into the future. Evolution is inevitable!
    • Following the service we will gather for a larger feast than usual. Please bring a potluck dish to share as we connect with love and fellowship, celebrate friends, community, and new beginnings.

Other things on the horizon:
The WOWWW! ladies’ group will soon host two special events at the Learning Center, facilitated by Anne Grove.

  • Rev. Marilyn Lewis will lead a Visioning Experience to discover your personal vision and how the PCCRS Community can support our journey. “Embrace Your Vision.” Join us on Monday July 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Irene McKnight, RScP will share “COLOR and its vibrational energy, how to recognize it, and how to use it in our lives”. Come be a part of this interactive learning  experience with lots of color samples to play with.  Monday, August 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

We are excited to host several special guests in the coming months.

  • Art Morales, Chief, Castle Rock Fire Department will be our guest speaker on August 9, presenting “Journey of Courage: from Fear to Power.”
  • Rev. Kay Johnson will be guest minister on August 23, presenting “Journey of Healing”
  • Guest musician Robert Anderson will join us August 30.
  • Rev. Jody Stevenson will be in the chapel November 8 to share “From Crazy Busy to Balance and Bliss” and again on November 15 for “The Power of Brave Thoughts.”

Freedom to Grow

Dear friends of PCCRS,

July will be a very exciting month at PCCRS!  The PCCRS Community is growing in many beautiful ways and we’re anxious to share it with you.  We hope to see you soon.

This Sunday, July 5, Rev. Carla will present the Sunday topic “Be Impeccable with Your Word/Don’t Take Anything Personally” discussing the first two agreements from the book by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.

  • There will be NO meeting for the WOWWW! group on July 6 (Independence Day weekend).
  • Graduation is on July 12 (during the service) for all those students who have successfully completed classes and specific requirements so far in 2015… including our newest Practitioner Interns. It will be a fine celebration and recognition of all the students. Be sure to attend and help them celebrate!
  • July 19 we will welcome Rev. David Goldberg as our guest speaker and afternoon workshop presenter. You may recognize his name; Rev. David is the Publisher of the Science of Mind magazine. His warm smile, positive energy, and loving enthusiasm bring joy to every encounter. Details are coming soon! Don’t miss this service.
  • Then on July 26 we will have a different kind of “sermon” where …
    • ·All / any of you are invited to share a comment or short story about how you came to this church or what you have learned by being part of this spiritual community. Rev. Carla will  share hers as well. This will be Rev. Carla’s final talk as Senior Minister of PCCRS.
    • We only have 30 minutes in which to hear all of the sharings, so help keep it brief but brilliant! It’s a connecting way for us to know where we’ve come from as we keep moving forward into the future. Evolution is inevitable!
    • Following the service we will gather for a larger feast than usual. Please bring a potluck dish to share as we connect with love and fellowship, celebrate friends, community, and new beginnings.

Other things on the horizon:
The WOWWW! ladies’ group will soon host  two special events at the Learning Center, facilitated by Anne Grove.

  • Rev. Marilyn Lewis will lead a Visioning Experience to discover your personal vision and how the PCCRS Community can support our journey. “Embrace Your Vision.” Join us on Monday July 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Irene McKnight, RScP will share “COLOR and its vibrational energy, how to recognize it, and how to use it in our lives”. Come be a part of this interactive learning  experience with lots of color samples to play with.  Monday, August 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Challenge. Change. Moving Forward.

As this may likely be my last “official” church newsletter, I want to share a couple of things that will be taking place in the next few weeks.

  • This Sunday, June 28, Rev. Marilyn Lewis will present the Sunday topic “The Challenge of Change.” Following the service the Board of Trustees will present a short recap on the church’s current plans and a visioning session at the Learning Center will follow for all who wish to attend. You’ll get to share your thoughts and ideas for the future PCCRS.
  • There will be NO meeting for the WOWWW! group on July 6 (Independence Day weekend).
  • The Think & Grow Rich Master Mind group has ended as of this past Monday.
  • I’ll be back at the Chapel on July 5… to start a new topic series in our Season of Growth and based on the book “The Four Agreements,” starting with Be Impeccable with Your Word. Perfect timing as always. Can’t wait!
  • Graduation is on July 12 (during the service) for all those students who have successfully completed classes and specific requirements so far in 2015… including our newest Practitioner Interns. It will be a fine celebration and recognition of all the students. Be sure to attend and help them celebrate!
  • July 19 we will welcome Rev. David Goldberg as our guest speaker and workshop presenter that afternoon. You may recognize his name; Rev. David is the Publisher of the Science of Mind magazine. His warm smile, positive energy, and loving enthusiasm bring joy to every encounter. Details are coming soon! Don’t miss this service.
  • Then on July 26 we will have a different kind of “sermon” where …
    • all / any of you are invited to share a comment or short story about how you came to this church or what you have learned by being part of this spiritual community. I’ll share mine as well. This will be my final talk as Senior Minister of PCCRS.
    • We only have 30 minutes in which to hear all of the sharings, so help me keep it brief but brilliant! It’s a connecting way for us to know where we’ve come from as we keep moving forward into the future. Evolution is inevitable!
    • Following the service we will gather for a larger feast than usual. Please bring a potluck dish to share as we connect with love and fellowship, celebrate friends, community, and new beginnings.

Other things on the horizon:

The WOWWW! ladies’ group will soon host Irene McKnight, RScP as she presents a topic for discussion about the energy of color. Here’s what Irene will present: “COLOR and its vibrational energy, how to recognize it, and how to use it in our lives. Come be a part of this interactive experiential with lots of color samples to play with.”  6:30 PM on Monday, August 3 at the Learning Center and facilitated by Anne Grove.

Now… I want to say something else. I read a posting on social media this week that included the poster heading, “Fear is Boring.” The essence of the article was that the ego mind will continue to repeat our sad and scary stories over and over again. But if you listen closely enough, you’ll notice that they’re the SAME stories of years gone by. Yuck!

That’s how it keeps us from focusing on healing those fears of victimhood. That’s how it locks us into unhealthy patterns of drama and “less than” thinking. That’s how it controls us from moving out of the muck and mire of insecurity or self-pity or whatever… into and beyond our greater expressions, our more expansive God-Selves. Change of any kind often brings Fear along as a traveling companion… not a good combination.

While the same story repeated ad nauseam may be entertaining to some, for awhile, it actually becomes quite tiresome to the mind that seeks growth and enlightenment. Thus, FEAR is BORING.

Frankly, I’m tired of fear. And the same old, same old story. I removed it from any permanent residence long ago. And while it’s visited my life from time to time, it’s never a welcome guest.

I like to think I can handle any kind of change with grace and ease, but sometimes I freak out – for a short bit. And I notice when I do because fear is not my boring companion any longer. I can now more quickly return to a state of Grace and sanity. I’m more aware of these mental games or habits, and can replace fear with logic and love, with compassion and kindness, with understanding and patience. My life, your life, deserves to experience bliss and happiness, joy and freedom, abundance and prosperity. Allowing fear to dominate our minds takes away all those blessings.

I’m going to remember those words as a reminder to replace fear with Faith, worry with Courage, and disconnect with Love. I encourage you to do the same.

One last thing… as I release my ministerial responsibilities over the next few weeks, it means I might have some time to do blog writing again. If you care to connect or catch up with me through cyber world, you can always find me at www.CarlaRyan.com. Here’s to living a life FILLED with Spirit! Amen.

With Love & Gratitude & Fondest Regards,

Rev. Carla