Sunday Celebration

 “Music and Sharings Along the Spiritual Way

 

Celebration Starts at 10:30 AM

Sunday October 5, 2014

 

 

 

OCT. 5 Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement. Michael Shevack will be the key speaker. Gary Schoenberg to lead.Michael Shevack is an ordained rabbi who is a leader in inter-religious dialogue. Former Director of Communications at the Center for Jewish-Christian Dialogue at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport Connecticut, he is the author of 6 books. His second book, Our Age, the Historic New Era of Christian-Jewish Understanding (New City Press) was forwarded by the late John Cardinal O’Connor. He works with Muslim groups and others around the world. Michael Shevack is the founder of Universal Judaism, http://www.universaljudaism.org/ a new approach to Judaism designed for today’s world. It teaches a totally new way, thoroughly contemporary, without what some see as the superstitions and religious prejudices of the past. Shevack has taught spirituality and comparative religion on a graduate level at the State University of New York (Stonybrook), where he serves on the board of the Center for Spirituality and Health Education.

 

A consultant to numerous executives and corporations, his column on Spirituality and Business has appeared in Success magazine. He is the Social Responsibility Officer for The Patton Foundation, founded by Helen Patton, granddaughter of General George S. Patton, to help our soldiers and rebuild America’s identity and faith. A former Madison Avenue creative director, Shevack created some of the most famous campaigns in the world including, Gillette. The Best A Man Can Get. Shevack is married to artist Teddy Frank, has three children, and lives in Bucks County Pennsylvania.

 

Rev. Larry Hall

Celebration Coordinator

Upcoming Celebration Programs

 

 

 

 

OCT. 12 - Celebration of music and movement. Nancy Hesch to lead.

 

OCT. 19 Experience Vak-Yoga with guest speakerAmbika Devi.  She is a consciousness Guide, alternative Life Coach, Author, Vak-Yoga educator, professional Psychi Spiritual Advisor, Mastger Astrologer andGuild certified Tarot Master.  She says, "The experience of Vak-Yoga brings participants to a profound full-bodily-felt sense of the timeless state of being."  In all aspects of her teaching she gives focus to the harmonization of voice and breath. These launch students quickly into the deep-trance-state of meditation.   She will also discuss her novel, "Lilith."

 

OCT. 26 Women and Power in the Church.  Our guest speaker will be Sister Maria Horning, a Medical Mission Sister here in Philadelphia, currently focused on Interreligious dialogue, who in August attended the  Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly in Nashville, TN.  The LCWR is  the largest leadership organization for in the U.S. women religious.  According to the National Catholic Reporter newspaper, the Catholic Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered the LCWR to reform its statutes and has appointed a bishop to oversee those changes.  After this event speakers at LCWR events must be approved by the bishop leading the reform agenda.  Rev. Susan Manning will lead this celebration.

 

Sister Maria had a distinguished career, beginning as a pharmacist/nun in Africa.  In Nigeria, she served a 3-year term as District Superior of West Africa, then Sector Superior in Africa and finally North American Sector Coordinastor.  After her years in leadership, she felt called to return to college and get a master's degree in Religion, with a focus on Interreligious Dialogue.  She wrote a book, "Encountering Other Faiths," published by  Paulist Press.

 

In 2005 Sister Maria began working as Coordinator of Interfaith Education at the Interfaith Center of Philadelphia. In 2009, she traveled to Indonesia as part of a special U.S.-Indonesian Fulbright exchange program.

 

Nov. 2  Life-Work and Spirituality, featuring OmPrakash Gilmore, who writes:  "In various native and pre-industrial societies there wasn’t a name for work.  Work was something that took place in the community; it was not separate from ordinary life.

"Today we find that work, life-work, has been replaced with the concept of a job or profession, but what is one’s real life-work?  Why are we really here?  Life-Work is working to allow one’s creative nature to enhance the life of the community in which one finds him or herself as the creative being that he or she is, and to help us grow mentally and spiritually.   We can convert our jobs to life-work no matter where we are.   We can become reflections of the divine while performing any task, and even use our jobs to cultivate our spirituality if we systemically work to do so.

 

"By applying our creative nature to our job situations, we can not only change ourselves, but everyone with whom we come in contact.  We can do this with any job, and in any place.   We will explore Life-work and Spirituality and how we can apply simple principles in order to make what we do not just our jobs, but our life work."

NOV. 9 Joyti Kessler and One Love Chant-Throughout the ages and across cultures, devotional chanting has been a powerful vehicle for connecting with the presence of Spirit. Although the Divine has many names and forms, the power of chant is universal. It is also a simple and direct way to access the wellspring of love that lives within every human heart. In this service, Interfaith Minister and musician Jody Kessler (Jyoti), along with her band, One Love Chant, takes us on an experiential journey into the world of chant, with a sampling from many traditions. Come prepared to sing and be moved in this musical celebration of global prayer!

NOV. 16 Africa Fund

NOV.  23 Thanksgiving

NOV. 30 First Sunday of Advent:  The Gifts we Bring!

  

 

If you're interested or have questions, reply to celebration team members Larry Hall (alert@epix.net) or  Rosalind Cauffman (rhcauffman@aol.com) or Dave Perkins (Perknose@gmail.com). 

  

  

Child Care is provided


You're welcome to participate in celebrations and / or the process of creating them. we are always looking for volunteers to lead celebrations, as well. Give us your ideas or tell us what you would like to do, reply to alert@epix.net

 

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Music

Pebble's music comes from almost every source, from sacred chants to folk, rock, jazz and pop. Lyrics tend to focus on personal and community growth, on peace and on reaching out to others, rather than the standard songs of worship in most church hymnals. We celebrate life with our music! Our pianists are often joined by other musicians; if you play an instrument or sing, please join us. Singers are invited to stand up with us and lend their voices to our informal choir. All you need to do is come early on Sunday morning to see what songs we’re doing. Join us up front to share your talent. You are part of a dynamic, touching, and vital dimension of our Sunday celebration. If you're musically inclined, we'd like to hear from you. Also, if there’s a special song that you’ve found inspiring, and you would like to sing or have us try it, please get in touch with us.

 

 


SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS

 

 

October 5

Yom Kippur

 

October 12

Celebration of

Music and Movement

 

October 19

Experience Vak-Yoga

 

October 26

Women & Power

in the Church

 

Spiritual Offerings

 

 

THIS WEEK
AT PEBBLE

Pebble Hill Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Art Gallery Opening

Sunday Oct. 5, 2014

12:00 PM

 

 UPCOMING


Vak-Yoga Meditation

with

Ambika Devi

Sunday October 19,2014

New Hope Metaphysical Society

Wed. Oct. 22, 2014

At 7:30PM

 

 


Pebble Outreach

Nicaragua Project

Africa Fund

 

Pebble Community Organic Garden

 

 

 

 Morning Glory Children


Pebble Hill Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

 

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