August 2017 Theme – Our Summer Reading List
Summer is the perfect time to pull out our favorite reading as well as to explore books we haven’t yet read. Often this is done on vacation as we escape into daring adventures, steamy romances or juicy mysteries with lots of plot twists and turns. This month at [insert center’s name], we will take highlights from four different books that are on Rev. [insert minister’s name] summer reading list. And while these books won’t be adventure, romance or mystery novels, they will definitely be adventurous, they will help us connect with deep love and they just may have a twist or turn along the way.
August 2017, Talk 1 – “Four Qualities of a [Redefined] Successful Life”
In her 2014 book, Thrive, media mogul Arianna Huffington lays out four specific qualities that help us deepen into what it means to be successful. These qualities could come straight out of our spiritual teachings, but are presented to the secular world. How encouraging it is to see these ideas presented in this way, and you get to experience them today with a twist or two added by [insert minister’s name].
August 2017, Talk 2 - “A Prosperity Treasure Hunt”
[Ministers’ Notes: Create a “Prosperity Treasure Map” card for people to work with throughout this talk. A sample of the card we created is attached as a PDF along with a Word document that contains the sayings. Also, have a Treasure Chest at the front of the stage filled with Mardi Gras beads and other jewels spilling out as well as chocolate gold coins. This talk also launches a 90-Day Tithing Challenge if you want to do that. If you don’t have my 90-Day Tithing Challenge materials, let me know. I’m happy to send them to you.]
Prosperity, written by Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore, was originally published in 1936 and even though some of the language is a bit outdated, the principles and practices in it are some of Rev. [insert minister’s name] favorites for living inside a prosperity consciousness. Join us on an adventurous treasure hunt to cull the most brilliant gems found in this New Thought classic.
August 2017, Talk 3 – “Harnessing the Power of Love”
Inside-Out Healing by Richard Moss is our third summer read of the month. In a brief exploration of this rich and empowering book, we will harness the Power of the Presence of Divine Love as a way to heal whatever may be ailing you!
August 2017, Talk 4 – “Just ONE”
In their 2013 New York Times #1 best seller, The ONE Thing, authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan offer a simple, powerful concept: If you want less distractions, stress and strain and more joy, balance and abundance, you can achieve that by mastering the ONE thing. Today we explore what the ONE thing might be for you.