#MindfulMonday: Facebook Live tonight w/Shannon & Clark

See how mantras can help during troubling times. Tonight w/Shannon Fischer and Rev. Clark Echols of Trillium Small Group Experiences, learn how to incorporate mantras into your daily life for calming the mind and releasing anxiety. 7-7:15 ET


#WeekendPlans: Sunday Study Group & Sermon

The Swedenborg Study group will meet again this Sunday evening via zoom, at 7:30 pm. They will discuss Chapter Four of A New Key to the Bible: Unlock Its Inner Meaning and Open the Door to Your Spirit. by Bruce Henderson.

In addition, look on YouTube for Sunday’s Sermon, “Experiencing God’s Incarnation,” from Pastor Clark Echols of the Glendale New Church.

Swedenborg Study Group Starts 11/8/20

“A New Key to the Bible” by Bruce Henderson

This Sunday, 11/8, we will be starting our Swedenborg Study Group back up. The selection we will be examining is “A New Key to the Bible: Unlock Its Inner Meaning and Open the Door to Your Spirit.” by Bruce Henderson.

Zoom starts at 7:30 pm. Email the church if you would like to participate. Study group will be held on Sundays that we don’t have church.

Sunday’s Virtual Convention Happenings

Sunday, June 28 — All times are Listed in Eastern Daylight Time

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+1:45 PM — Opening of Final Day by Rev. Jane Siebert with musical prelude by Bet Giddings

+2:00 PM — Mini-Course: Disability, Divinity & The Divine Human: Helen Keller’s Spiritual Legacy with Rev. Sage Cole, followed by live Q&A

+3:00 PM — Mini-Course: Finding Church Beyond the Walls: Reimagining Church in the Time of Covid with Rev. Anna Woofenden, followed by live Q&A

+4:00 PM — Mini-Course: The Harmonic One: Suggestions of Divine Plurality in the Bible and in Swedenborg with Dr. Rebecca Esterson, followed by live Q&A

+5:00 PM — Mini-Course: Near-Death Studies and Swedenborg’s Spiritual World with Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence, followed by live Q&A

+7:00 PM — Closing Worship Service with Communion with Pastor Paul Deming, Rev. Kevin Baxter, Rev. Sage Cole, Rev. Youngmin Kim, and Rev. Shada Sullivan musical prelude and postlude by Angela Papierski and interlude by Karen Conger.

+Closing of Convention by Rev. Jane Siebert



Saturday’s Virtual Convention Events

Saturday, June 27 — All times are Listed in Eastern Daylight Time

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+12:00 PM — Black Lives Matter: A Call to Reflection, Prayer, and Action with Dr. Rebecca Esterson, Terrie Crenshaw, Rev. Gladys Wheaton, Rev. Shada Sullivan, and Rev. Anna Woofenden

+1:00 PM — Memorial Worship Service with Rev. Rachel Madjerac with musical prelude by Rev. Ken Turley

+2:00 PM — Keynote Presentation entitled For Heaven’s Sake by Rev. Dr. George F. Dole with an introduction from Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence, followed by live Q&A

+3:00 PM — Mini-Course: Spiritual Cinema: Swedenborg at the Movies with Dr. Devin Zuber, followed by live Q&A

+4:00 PM — Mini-Course: The Death of God in T.S. Eliot; The Death of the Church in Swedenborg with Rev. Dr. David Fekete, followed by live Q&A

+5:00 PM — Mini-Course: Blessed are the Peacemakers: How You and Your Church Can Successfully Facilitate Political Dialogue in a Polarized Society with Rev. Rich Tafel, followed by live Q&A

+7:00 PM — Swedenborgian Church Youth League Worship Service followed by live Q&A with Youth Leader Kurt Fekete & the SCYL Officers


#Charity Day to Day #CincyDiscussions

Practical Spirituality Discussion Group.  The current topic is “CHARITY”.  Our main interest is to discover what charity really is in terms of day to day living in the modern world, and how to practice it.  What are the pitfalls and benefits?  Do we, or should we, all approach it the same way?  A man named Emanuel Swedenborg says, “The ‘first’ of charity is to look to the Lord and shun evils because they are sins….”  Huh?  Well, yes, he can be a difficult author and definitely provides a theological slant.  We will be looking at what he probably means and how he explains it as part of our exploration.  We’ll try to apply Swedenborg and resources from a variety of traditions as we exchange opinions and explore this subject.

Our meeting this Thursday evening is at 6:30 PM in Mason and is open to newcomers.  We thrive on variety!  If you’re interested call (513) 630-8777 and leave a call back number if you don’t get an answer.  We can get you directions to the meeting place.

“Zoroastrians and Charity” at Tim Horton’s Tonight

ncom-dubaiWe will meet this evening, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, at 1255 Hamilton-Lebanon Rd E, Monroe, OH, 45050 to discuss the topic of Zoroastrians and Charity.  There’s good seating for a group and plenty of snacks, goodies, beverages, meal choices, etc. for anyone who wants to get something to drink and/or eat.

Mark your calendar now for the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, for this new Spirituality Group meeting.  Topics will change and adapt as our discussion develops.

#WeekendPlans @GlendaleNewChu Sunday


Sunday, March 11, is the General Church’s worship day. Pastor Clark Echols leads the service at 11 am. 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH. The service is to be followed by a luncheon and then a Practical Spirituality Workshop from 2-5 pm. Contact Pastor Clark at glendalenewchurch@gmail.com for more details and to RSVP.

#MondayMotivation #Spirituality Discussion Group Starting in #Springboro


The first meeting of the Spirituality for Life Discussion Group will be from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Dorothy Lane Market cafe area (2nd floor) in Springboro. The address is: 740 N. Main St., Springboro, Ohio. The Group will then meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, same place, same time.
Discussion group topics will be chosen by the leader, Rev, Bob Kern, and the group. Topics will focus on spiritual principles to help us in our everyday lives and will draw on wisdom from many spiritual, thought, and faith teachings, including and not limited to Swedenborg, Native American, Zoroastrian, and Taoism.