VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 26, 2018 – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding?

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, August 26, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

We used music from Elvis Costello to learn how we can learn how to take peace, love and understanding seriously in a world that laughs at them.

Readings:
From the Hebrew Scriptures: Jeremiah 23: 23-29: Is not my word like fire …
From the Jesus Story: Luke 12: 49-53: I came to bring fire to the earth and how I wish it were already kindled.
From A Course in Miracles, Manual for Teachers: Peace is impossible to those who look on war.

Song used in the sermon: What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding – Elvis Costello

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 19, 2018 – Good, Bad or Indifferent …?

This Sunday, August 19, 2018, we continued our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

Guest speaker Todd Hoppock began with this provocative question: “Is the universe benevolent, malevolent, or indifferent?”

Readings:
From the Hebrew Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 7:14; 9:7-10; & chapter 11: God makes both good and bad times
From the Jesus Story: Luke 22:22-34: I have been with you as a servant.
From the Jesus Story: Mark 4:3-9 & 14-20: the seedling withered because its roots didn’t go deep in the soil.

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 12, 2018 – Humility in Deed!

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, August 12, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

We used music from Mac Davis to learn how humility can help us live out our Yes! In Deed! in the world.

Readings:
Proverbs 25:6-7:
do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
Luke 14:1, 7-14: When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, lame, the blind.
ACIM, Chapter 15: Be not content with littleness

Song used in the sermon: Hard to Be Humble by Mac Davis


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – August 5, 2018 – Taming Our Greed

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, August 5, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Aloe Blacc to learn how overcoming our greed can bring unity into the world.

Readings:
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2: 18-26: Vanity of vanities. All is vanity!
Luke 12: 13-21: Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.
A Course in Miracles, Chapter 29:  God gave you all there is. 

Song used in the sermon: I Need Dollar – Aloe Blacc


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED!

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 29, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals to learn how unity within can bring unity without.

Readings:
Colossians 3:8-11: Christ is all and in all
John 17:20-23:  … that they may all be one
A Course in Miracles, Lesson 95: I am one self, united with my Creator

Song used in the Sermon: Ragged Company by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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VIA POSITIVA: YES IN DEED! – Take a Break!

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 22, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Dobie Gray to learn why we need to rest and refuel if we are to effectively embody our YES! in the world. 

Readings:
Psalm 46:1-3, 9-10: Be still and know that I am God
Mark 6:30-34: Come away … and rest awhile
A Course in Miracles, Lesson 109: I rest in God.

Song used in the sermon: Drift Away – Dobie Gray

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Embodying Appreciation

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 15, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Todd Rundgren  to learn how to truly embody love for every person and creature on this earth.

Readings:
Psalm 82:2-7: you shall die like mortals
Luke 10:29-37: Who is the neighbor? The one who showed mercy.
ACIM, Chapter 12: Only appreciation is an appropriate response to your brother.

Song used in the sermon this week: Love is the Answer – Todd Rundgren


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Embodying Hospitality

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 8, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Paul McCartney and Wings to learn how to truly embody hospitality for every person and creature on this earth.

Readings: 
From the Jesus Story: Luke 10:1-10: I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.
From the Apostle Paul: Galatians 6:1-10: let us not grow weary in doing what is right

From A Course in Miracles, Chapter 19: The Holy Spirit has given you love’s messengers

Song used in the sermon: Let ’em In – Paul McCartney & Wings


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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Ya Gotta Serve Somebody

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, July 1, 2018, we continue our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Bob Dylan to learn how an being of service in the world can help us embody the joy we seek in the world.

Readings:
From the Jesus Story: Luke 9:57-62: I will follow you wherever you go.
From the Apostle Paul: Galatians 5:1, 13-25: If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
From A Course in Miracles, Chapter 18: You have been willing to bring the darkness to light

Song used in the sermon: Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan

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VIA POSITIVA: YES! IN DEED! – Embodying Abundance

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This Sunday, June 24, 2018, we begin our Via Positiva theme of Yes! In Deed! exploring the various ways that we can embody our “Yes!” our “Oh, Yeah” in the world.

This Sunday we used music from Susan Werner to learn how an attitude of gratitude can help us embody the abundance we seek in the world.

Readings: 
From the Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-5: … you that have no money, come, buy and eat!
From the Jesus story: Matthew 14:13-21: They all ate and were satisfied …
From A Course in Miracles, Manual for Teachers: The teacher of God is generous out of Self-interest.

Song used in the sermon: I Will Have My Portion – Susan Werner

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