June 2014 Theme – “The SPARK of the Divine Flame”
As our weather begins to heat up, so will it heat us here at [insert name of center] as we ignite the SPARK of the Divine Flame within us. We will do this deliberately by keeping things Simple so that we can Participate fully in the Awesome nature of God, realizing that our life is a Reflection of who we are and the power that comes when we Kick it into gear! The month will be exciting. It will be informative and transformative, so be sure to be here each week to gain the full gift of this month!
Talk 1 - “K.I.S.S.”
Every Sunday morning, people walk through our doors somewhere on a continuum of situations and life experiences. At one end, things are happenin’,” things are movin’ and shakin’ in wonderful, exciting ways. On the other end of the spectrum, there is a great deal of pain, sadness and fear. Today, wherever you are on that continuum, we are going to K.I.S.S. and make it better, knowing that as we do, we ignite the SPARK of the Divine Flame within.
Talk 2 - “Participating in Life”
It has been said that life is not a spectator sport. In order to engage, we must be fully engaged. In order to ignite the SPARK of the Divine within, we must fan the flame with our enthusiastic and passionate participation. Get ready to stoke the fire today.
Father’s Day, Talk 3 – “Is God Awesome, or What?!”
Ernest Holmes wrote in the Science of Mind that we must be careful not to reduce God to merely an “abstract Principle and mathematical Law of Cause and Effect” because if we do we shall “lose all warmth and color.” He said, “We should be very careful . . . not to forget the Essence.” And the Essence of God is Awesome! Awesome Love. Awesome Power. Awesome Everything. And the SPARK of the Divine within us is Awesome as well! Today, we are awed at how Awesome God as us is!
Talk 4 – “Our Outer Lives Reflect our Inner Lives”
If we have been around Religious Science/Unity/New Thought for longer than 30 seconds, we are aware of the concepts: as within, so without; as we think and believe, so shall we receive; who we are is how the world is to us; etc.; etc. But despite knowing these things in our heads, we still often carry around beliefs in our hearts the douse the SPARK of our Divine Flame. Today, through a specific and powerful experience, we create an inner world that reflects back to us an outer world of radiance and love. [Ministers’ Note: This talk involves a short, simple skit at the beginning. You’ll need one other person, offstage, for it.]
Talk 5 – “Kick It Into Gear”
What is the final ingredient needed to SPARK the Divine Flame within us? Well, the title of today’s talk gives you a hint, but not the complete picture. Come today and discover the rest. [Ministers’ Note: This talk also involves a short, simple skit if you like. You’ll need two men with strong voices and you as the narrator for it.]
I keep things Simple and fully Participate in the Awesome nature of God as me. As I do, my outer world Reflects my heart-felt desires. Kicking my life into gear, I ignite the SPARK of the Divine Flame within me. It burns with radiance and love!