This summer Not Church is offering two uplifting programs to foster introspection and self-awareness.
On July 11th, Martina will lead an introduction to Enneagram…a map for understanding ourselves and others. It helps us understand why people do what they do. You can learn about this powerful personal tool for transformation and meet the participants in the year-round ongoing community Enneagram group.
The program will be held at the Bajamar Clubhouse from 11am – 1pm.
Many of you probably don’t even know that there’s a specially made wooden box for contributions, if you’d like to make them. Sometimes we even forget to bring it, and if you knew about it you may have forgotten to use it.
it has a big sign that says “Appreciation, ” and we’re going to set it on a
stool so you can find it and pass right by it on your way out. It says
appreciation because, to me, that’s what it is.
you think about Not Church, if you feel gratitude or appreciation for it and
you’d like to express that appreciation in the form of money, please do.
money goes for a few expenses like the website, but most of it is for our
Spiritual Director Erin. She formed Not Church and has been its leadership and
Spiritual center going into this 9th year!
of you probably remember that she used to be paid by the Presbyterian Church, but
their leadership and projects have changed and she no longer has any income or
benefits from them. Many of us do things, but we’re so lucky to have a
professional speaker and director to provide great ideas and what we provide
will be the only compensation she’ll get for this. Let us know if you have
other ideas too.
like she’s fine with all of it and you’ll do what feels good to you!
We thought we would try something new — a singing meditation together. Here is a recording of Simple Gifts prepared by Eli Gaianoand me. Live with this lovely song, sing along the next few days and let’s all raise our voices together at Poco Cielo on May 12th at 10 am… Lyrics follow and are embedded in the youtube link. See you then!
Lyrics for Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett (1797- 1882)
‘Tis the gift to be simple ‘Tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be And when we find ourselves in the place just right T’will be in the valley of love and delight
When true simplicity is gained To bow and to bend, we shall not be ashamed To turn, turn, will be our delight ‘Til by turning, turning, we come round right