#Joy, on Sunday

Please join us this Sunday, October the 15th, for our lay-led service on Joy, by Gloria Toot. Hospitality begins at 10:30 am, followed by Worship at 11:00 am. 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246

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Native Spirituality

“Man has a spirit, and the body seems to be a coat for that spirit. That is why people should take care of their spirits, so as to reach Heaven and be admitted to the Creator’s dwelling. We are given some length of time to live on earth, and then our spirits must go. When anyone’s time comes to leave this earth, he should go to the Creator, feeling good on the way. We all ought to pray to Him, to prepare ourselves for days to come so that we can be with Him after leaving the earth.”

~~Opening speech of the Delaware Big House Ceremony, Lenape Delaware (fromĀ Indian Spirit, p. 34, Michael Oren Fitzgerald and Judith Fitzgerald, eds., 2006)

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#Peace: Nonviolent Communication Series @UrbanaU

Sponsored by the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund. Join the Titus Family’s mission of creating a culture of peace. 2017 6 week NVC-Oct-Nov 2017

NVC-Urbana

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#Heartbeat Drum Song #Tunesday

Continuing recognition of Indigenous People’s Day. “Mahk Jchi,” performed by Ulali. Also performed locally by MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir.

English Translation 1 via sharaesha:

Our hearts are full
and our minds are good.
Our ancestors come
and give us strength.
Stand tall, sing, dance
and never forget who you are
or where you come from.

English translation 2 by Lawrence Dunmore:

A hundred years have passed
Yet I hear the distant beat of my father’s drums.
I hear his drums throughout the land.
His beat I feel within my heart.
The drum shall beat
so my heart shall beat.
And I shall live a hundred thousand years.

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#IndigenousPeoplesDay #Mindful

washington-rialto-beach“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people.The perfumed flowers are our sisters, the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony, and the man, all belong to the same family.”

– Chief Seattle

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#SaturdaySerenity

sailboat-rainier-ncom.jpg“…the New Church doctrines as my religion. They have lifted my wistful longing for a fuller sense-life into a vivid consciousness of the complete being within me. Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities, and in its brief course I discern all the varieties and realities of my existence, the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the spirit of beauty.” ~Helen Keller

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#FridayDate Oct 6, ’17 #CoffeeTalk 6-8 pm

They never run out of coffee and we never run out of things to say. You can run into us at the McDonald’s on Weller and Montgomery Rds in Montgomery. 6-8 pm.cool-beans-ncom

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