Jubilee! Circle Celebrations

2015 Celebrations

Date Title Preached by

12/27/15
ACHSKNYE:
INTO THE MYSTIC

Into the Mystic of Presence
Readings:

Mark 1:4-8: His baptism will change you from the inside out.
1 John 4:17-18, 20-21: We live in God and God lives in us.
Tao Te Ching Chapter 27: This is called following the light

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

12/20/15
ACHSKNYE:
INTO THE MYSTIC

Into the Mystic of Prayer
Readings:

Philippians 4:4-9: think about these things
Luke 3:7-18: What then should we do?
Christian mystic St. John of the Cross: each of us is the midwife of God

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

12/13/15
ACHSKNYE:
INTO THE MYSTIC

Seeing in the Dark
Readings:

Psalm 25:4-6: teach me your paths
Luke 21:29-33: you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Muslim mystic Hafiz: I am just a shadow

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

11/22/15
VIA NEGATIVA:
Pacing the Cage

The Cage of Gluttony
Readings:

Amos 5:10-15: Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the gate.
Mark 10:17-22: Sell what you own ...
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9: To keep on filling is not as good a stopping.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/27/15
VIA NEGATIVA:
Pacing the Cage

The Cage of Isolation
Readings:

Deuteronomy 8:7-14: Do not exalt yourself
Matthew 6:24-29, 33: No one can serve two masters
16th century Hindu mystic Mira: Look at beauty's gift to us

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/20/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Kindness
Readings:

Deuteronomy 30:9-14: the word is very near to you
Luke 10:25-37: The one who had mercy on him
38th Verse of the Tao Te Ching: the truly great man dwells on what is real

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/13/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Letting Go
Readings:

John 20:15-18: Do not hold on to me
Colossians 3:2-4,8-11: Set your minds on things from above
Muslim mystic Rumi: Be grateful for whoever comes

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

9/6/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Joy

Rev. Bill Harris

8/30/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace What Matters
Readings:

Mark 7:1-8: some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands
James 1:19-27: be doers of the word
13th Verse of the Tao Te Ching: true self is eternal

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/23/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Openness
Readings:

Isaiah 35:1-8a: The eyes of the blind shall be opened
Mark 7: 31-35:
Be opened!
29th verse of the Tao Te Ching: all of life is a movement toward perfection

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/16/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Possibility
Readings:

1 Kings 19:4-9: An angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat!"
John 6:41-45: I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
Muslim mystic Rumi: There is a basket of fresh bread on your head

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

8/9/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Transformation

Rev. Bill Harris

8/2/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Imagination
Readings:

Isaiah 55:9-13: it shall not return to me empty
Matthew 16:23-26:
you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things
Hindu mystic Kabir: There are two inside of you who can steer

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/26/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Playfulness
Readings:

2 Samuel 6:1-5: David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord
Mark 6:7-13: He ordered them to take nothing for the journey except a staff
Christian mystic Teresa of Avila: Enjoy me

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/19/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Insight
Readings:

Ezekiel 2:1-5: they shall all know there has been a prophet among them.
Mark 6:1-6: Where did this man get all this?
Hindu mystic Tukaram: Certainty confines.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

7/12/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Trust
Readings:

From the Hebrew Scriptures: Proverbs 3:5-8: Trust in the LORD with all your heart
From the Apostle Paul: Romans 8:28: All things work
From Christian mystic Meister Eckhart: Wherever I am there is God

Rev. Bill Harris

7/5/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Freedom
Readings:

Matthew 5:38-42: go also the second mile
Galatians 5:1318: you were called to freedom
Christian mystic Meister Eckhart: Love frees

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/28/15
VIA POSITIVA:
A Time to Embrace

Embrace Wonder
Readings:

From the Hebrew scriptures: Job 38:1-11: where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
From the Jesus story: Matthew 18:1-5: Unless you become like a child, you shall never enter the kingdom of heaven
From the Muslim mystic Rumi: Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/21/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Getting Dirty
Readings:

Luke 19:45-48: My house shall be a house of prayer
Acts 10:9-16: What God has made clean, you must not call profane
Muslim mystic Rumi: It needs fertilizing ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

6/14/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Circle Emergence
Readings:

From the Jesus story: Matthew 13:3-9: Let anyone with ears listen ...
From Christian mystic Meister Eckhart: It cannot come outside to the inside
From Author Marianne Williamson: It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.

Rev. Bill Harris

6/7/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Mystery
Readings:

1 Samuel 8:4-7: Give us a king to govern us
Mark 3:31-34: Who are my mother and my brothers?
St. Thomas Aquinas: the truth never harms or frightens

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/31/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Imperfection
Readings:

From the Letters of the Apostle Paul: Corinthians 4:5-8: we do not proclaim ourselves
From the Jesus Story: Mark 3:1-6: Stretch out your hand
From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: Self-seeking will slip away

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/24/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Understanding Your Ego
Readings:

From the Jesus Story: Matthew 16:25: those who lose their life will find it
From Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle: Who is it that is aware ...
From Resurrecting Jesus by Adyashanti: ... it's the experience that matters.

Rev. Bill Harris

5/17/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Living From the Inside-Out
Readings:

Psalm 1:1-3: They are like trees planted by streams of water
John 17:14-21: They do not belong to the world
Christian mystic St. Francis of Assisi: No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

5/10/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Awareness
Readings:

Mark 4:21-25: Pay attention to what you hear
Philippians 4:4-8: think about these things
St. Catherine of Siena: I have no object to defend

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/26/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Loving Your Ego
Readings:

From the Jesus Story: Matthew 16:24: take up your cross
From Alcoholics Anonymous known as the Big Book: acceptance is the answer
From the Muslim mystic Rumi: I am the life of life

Rev. Bill Harris, associate pastor

4/19/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Creation
Readings:

Psalm 8:3-8: what are human beings that you are mindful of them
Luke 24:28-35: he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread
Meister Eckhart: All beings are words of God ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/12/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Shadow Magic
Readings:

John 20:19-25: Receive the Holy Spirit
1 John 1:5-7: God is light
Muslim Mystic Hafiz: Beware of the tiny gods ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

4/5/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Magic of Resurrection
Readings:

Acts 10:34-40: God shows not partiality
Mark 16:1-8: Who will roll away the stone?
A Course in Miracles: Crucifixion is always the ego's aim

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/22/15
VIA TRANSFORMATIVA:
Practical Magic

Practicing Practical Magic
Readings:

Jeremiah 31:31-34: "I will put my law within them"
John 12:20-26: "... but if it dies, it bears much fruit."
A Course in Miracles: Chapter 14:III:4:1-3: "The power of decision is all that is yours."

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

3/15/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

Changing Our Game

Rev. Bill Harris, associate pastor

3/8/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

The Math of Forgiveness
Readings:

Matthew 18:21-35: how often should I forgive?
Romans 14:1-12: We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves.
Rumi: Ours is not a caravan of despair

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/22/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

Simple Spirituality
Readings:

Matthew 7:24-27: It had been founded on rock
The Essene Gospel of Peace: Book One: The law is life
From Alcoholics Anonymous (known as the Big Book): rocketed into a fourth dimension

Rev. Bill Harris

2/15/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

Everyday Enlightenment
Readings:

Mark 9:2-9: His appearance changed from the inside out
2 Corinthians 4:3-6: we do not proclaim ourselves
Muslim mystic Rumi: Pay homage to everything that has helped you

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/8/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

How to Train Your Ego
Readings:

Isaiah 40:21-31: those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength
Mark 1:29-34: he ... took her by the hand and lifted her up
Christian mystic St. John of the Cross: lift me into your arms, dear God

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

2/1/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

A New Teaching
Readings:

1 Corinthians 8: 1-13: Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
Mark 1:21-28:
A new teaching -- with authority!
Christian mystic Catherine of Siena: Truth never frightens

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/25/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
Readings:

Matthew 16:13-19: You are the Christ ...
Galatians 2:19-21: ... it is Christ who lives in me.
Muslim mystic Hafiz: I have fallen in love with someone who is hiding inside of you.

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/18/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

Evolve, Dammit!
Readings:

From the Jesus Story: John 3:1-7: ... you must be born from above.
From theologian/comedian George Carlin: Love can't change the world.
From Anonymous: ... a miracle of transformation.

Rev. Bill Harris, associate pastor

1/11/15
VIA CREATIVA:
Like Starting Over

Once Again, From the Top
Readings:

Genesis 1:1-5: In the beginning ...
Mark 1:4-11: He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
Christian mystic St. Teresa of Avila: Light baptizes life ...

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

1/4/15
AHSCKNYE:
Miracles

Miracle of Stars
Readings:

Isaiah 60:1-6: Arise, shine, your light has come; and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Matthew 2:1-12: When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
Hafiz: Is it true that our destiny is to turn into Light Itself?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

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