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We are a spiritual community supporting each other in exploring our personal journeys, regardless of beliefs or spiritual paths.  We welcome you.

We invite you to attend our weekly community-led Sunday Services from 11:00 a.m. to Noon and join us for refreshments after the service.  Everyone is also welcome to drop in for Inspirational Explorations  from 7:15 p.m to 8:30ish on  Wednesdays.     Our address is 111 Superior Street, Victoria,  BC.  Phone number is (250) 999-1064.

If you are interested in renting our beautiful sacred space at the Church of Truth, please 250-999-1064 or email cotrentals@gmail.com.

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Sunday Service Schedule  – Join us from 11 a.m. to Noon each week  

SUNDAY SERVICES IN OCTOBER and NOVEMBER

November 2019

HONORING THE DARK

If October is the month where the issue of balance comes to the forefront, the clustering of festivals and celebrations honoring the dead that occur at the end of October and the beginning of November, indicate that this month is shifting into a concern with a good relationship with ancestors, the dead, and the darkness symbolized by early evenings and a shortened day. Hallowe’en, Samhain, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, the Day of the Dead, all carry this message that celebration of the dark is still a celebration. All aboriginal peoples honor their ancestors and carry their wisdom forward, just as we honour the fallen on Remembrance Day, and try to learn how to relate to war. Plants need the dark to germinate; people need a time of reflection and going within to balance the busyness of the summer months. But November can be busy; the Day of the Dead, in particular, is a colorful and joyful festival, reflecting the fact that relating to the dark is one way in which people can build community. As a further extension, when we reach out to those beings (human and otherwise) thrown into darkness by an uncaring social order, we are carrying into the world the “light inside the dark” spoken of by the Zen teacher, John Tarrant.

–Chris Bullock

November 3—Self-management in uncomfortable environments
November 10—ACTING TOGETHER: EXPANDING THE CIRCLE OF CARE AND COMMUNITY
November 17—Poetic reflection on the dynamics of change
November 24—A Jazz and Blues Creation

October 2019:

Balance

October is the month where the issue of balance comes to the forefront. It is the epitome of Fall – on the cusp of the movement from summer to winter – and contains elements of both these seasons. Most of October is governed by the astrological sign of Libra, represented by the scales. Libras tend to be fair minded and concerned with justice, but they are an air sign, and their tendency to thought and abstraction needs grounding in earth to be healthy. This is a reminder to all of us that balance isn’t a given, but a dynamic matter, requiring spiritual work and clear perception.

Chris Bullock

Oct. 6 – Individual assertion towards healing
October 13th – Potential for integration
October 20 – Creating Balance
Oct 27 – poetic/private self processing – Interior monologue

For more information:  http://cotvictoria.ca/churchservices/

Inspirational Explorations Wednesdays

November 2019: HONORING THE DARK

If October is the month where the issue of balance comes to the forefront, the clustering of festivals and celebrations honoring the dead that occur at the end of October and the beginning of November, indicate that this month is shifting into a concern with a good relationship with ancestors, the dead, and the darkness symbolized by early evenings and a shortened day. Hallowe’en, Samhain, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, the Day of the Dead, all carry this message that celebration of the dark is still a celebration. All aboriginal peoples honor their ancestors and carry their wisdom forward, just as we honour the fallen on Remembrance Day, and try to learn how to relate to war. Plants need the dark to germinate; people need a time of reflection and going within to balance the busyness of the summer months. But November can be busy; the Day of the Dead, in particular, is a colorful and joyful festival, reflecting the fact that relating to the dark is one way in which people can build community. As a further extension, when we reach out to those beings (human and otherwise) thrown into darkness by an uncaring social order, we are carrying into the world the “light inside the dark” spoken of by the Zen teacher, John Tarrant.

–Chris Bullock

November 6—Sitting with the DarkFacilitator: Kathleen
November 13—Poetry and Song Circle: Relating to the Dark. Facilitators: Chris Bullock, Hendrik de Pagter
November 20—Poetic Reflection Workshop on the Dynamics of Change. Facilitator: Junie Swadron
November 27—From Darkness, Decay and Discontent to Creation and Connection. Facilitated by Chad Thiessen and Frances Litman.

OCTOBER 2019: BALANCE

Everyone Welcome to drop in

October is the month where the issue of balance comes to the forefront. It is the epitome of fall–on the cusp of the movement from summer to winter– and contains elements of both these seasons. Most of October is governed by the astrological sign of Libra, represented by the scales. Libras tend to be fair-minded and concerned with justice, but they are an air sign, and the Libra tendency to thought and abstraction needs grounding in earth to be healthy. This is a reminder to all of us that balance isn’t a given, but a dynamic matter, requiring spiritual work and clear perception.

Wednesday sessions begin at 7.15 and end at 8.30, unless otherwise indicated. They are held at the Church.

October 2—Balance and the Quality of Life—facilitator: Blair Little
October 9—Poetry and Song Circle: Seeking Balance.—Facilitators: Chris Bullock, Sharon Ford, Hendrik de Pagter
October 16—Creating Balance –Facilitator: Cedona Holly.
October 23—Planting Trees Properly –Facilitator/Coordinator: Frances Litman, with special guests.
October 30– Death Conversation Café—Presenter and Facilitator: Don Morris.

The coordinators of Inspirational Explorations invite contributions from as wide a range of presenters as possible. Send proposals or ideas to any one of the coordinators: Arts area and general: Chris Bullock (chrisbullock@shaw.ca ) and John Vanden Heuvel (sunvann@yahoo.ca ); spiritual practices: Peggy Muncaster (muncasterpeggy@gmail.com); new/rediscovered frontiers: (patallanmiller@gmail.com ); environment and interconnections: Frances Litman (info@franceslitman.com ).

INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORATIONS is the series of Wednesday evenings devoted to exploring a wide range of aspects of spirituality, presented by as wide a range of people as possible.

For more information:  http://cotvictoria.ca/iewednesdays/

 

“FRESH FRUIT FOR FRIENDS” will happen on the first Sunday of each month.  We invite you to bring some fruit to Sunday Service – All types of fruit an/or cash are welcome with gratitude     (Hand-held fruit i.e. bananas are really appreciated)  which will be given to “Our Place Society” for the homeless on Monday morning.

 

 

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