Sunday Celebration

 “Music and Sharings Along the Spiritual Way

 

Celebration Starts at 10:30 AM

Sunday September 21, 2014

 

 

 

Sept. 21, Our Sunday celebration will be a Celebration of YOU! - Rev. Dave Perkins will lead

As the season turns with the autumn equinox and we enter into harvest time, you are invited to share with the community something that has inspired you, awakened you, or given you direction along your spiritual path.

Is there a poem, a book, or a passage from scripture that CHANGED EVERYTHING?

Is there a song that opened your heart to the PRESENCE OF THE DIVINE all around you?

Perhaps a painting or photograph that seemed to OPEN YOUR EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Could a dance or other form of movement EXPRESS THE SPIRIT THAT MOVES YOU?

If so, please consider sharing this inspiration with your friends at Pebble.

This will be a CELEBRATION OF YOU, OF US, OF A COMMUNITY OF THE SPIRIT.

Rev. Larry Hall

Celebration Coordinator

Upcoming Celebration Programs

 

 

SEPT. 28  Rosh Hashanah - Beginning of Jewish "New Year" and  High Holy Days.  Gary Schoenberg to lead 

 

OCT. 5- Yom Kippur - Atonement.  Gary Schoenberg to lead

 

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

 

 

September 21

Celebration of You

 

September 28

Rosh Hashanah

 

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

Hot Music on a Summer's Night

Friday, September 19, 2014

At 7:30 PM

 

 UPCOMING


New Hope Metaphysical Society

Wed. Sept. 24, 2014

At 7:30PM

 

 


Pebble Outreach

Nicaragua Project

Africa Fund

 

Pebble Visitation Committee

Pebble Community Organic Garden

 

 

 

 Morning Glory Children


Pebble Hill Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

 

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