Sunday Service Topics at Scottsdale Center for Spiritual Living

December 2017 Theme: Revealing the Christ Consciousness

December is a celebratory month with many holidays, holy days, parties and events.  This year we are celebrating the month with a closer look at the traditional Christmas story but with a metaphysical twist.  If you’ve ever wondered about the mystical and symbolic nature of the nativity, plan to be with us all month as we shift our perspective of these ancient stories to reveal the Christ Consciousness Within Us All.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017:
Good Tidings of Great Joy with Rev Jill Clements

We begin with the story of the shepherds receiving the message from the angels and discover the deeper meaning of this event.  According to the Mountain Plans Agricultural Service, “a shepherd's primary responsibility is the safety and welfare of the flock. Some flocks may include as many as 1,000 sheep. The shepherd will graze the animals, herding them to areas of good forage, while keeping a watchful eye out for poisonous plants.” Caring for animals, domestic or farm, requires a compassionate heart and maybe even a little intuition.

Guest music by Sharon Silverstone
New Member interest meeting 11:30-12:30 today. Plan to stay after service and find out what it means to you to become a Steward of our Community!

Sunday, December 10th, 2017: 
Following a Star with Rev Jill Clements

We continue the nativity story with the tale of the Wise Men from the east.  This part of the story is filled with beautiful metaphor and we begin to understand that we too may face an evil king and that we are also guided, wise and have precious gifts to bring.  Join us today as we welcome new members into our community and recognize and appreciate our Prayer Practitioners

Guest music by Rene Morgan Brooks  

Sunday, December 17th, 2017:
No Room at the Inn with Rev Jill Clements

Continuing the Christmas story, we look at what is meant by no room at the Inn for Mary and Joseph.  Why make such a big deal out of no room at the one inn they stopped at and why did they go to the barn?  Like all bible stories, there is deeper, mystical meaning that directly relates to today’s spirituality and our becoming self-aware.

Live music by Freebo
Today after service: Our famous tailgate party and Freebo in Concert

Thursday, December 21st, 2017 - Candle Light Service:
Awakening the Christ Consciousness with Rev Jill Clements

Join us for this special weeknight service with amazing music and ceremony as we awaken and honor the Christ Consciousness of Love and Peace within us all.  

Live Music by Point of Light
Light refreshments served following service today

Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Taize Service 
with Rev Jill Clements

Taize is a form of contemplative gathering that incorporates mystical practices and interspiritual beliefs.  Join us Christmas Eve morning for this very special spiritual service.  It will include prayer, meditation, candle lighting and chanting.  If you’ve not experienced Taize before, plan to be with us on this special morning of contemplation and joy.  

Live Music by Rob DeFriese

Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Making Room for the New with Rev Jill Clements

We’ve heard that “the truth will set us free” and frequently that comes with releasing old ideas and thoughts in order to make room to receive the New Thought. Join us for our annual Burning Bowl Ceremony during service.  We will burn away the old of 2017 in preparation of a brand New Year of spiritual growth and expansion. This is a perfect time to release what doesn’t serve your highest Vision of your life and to set powerful intentions for 2018!

Live Music by Dan Vega

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