Sunday Meditation: 10 a.m. Service 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday's Wisdom 7 p.m.
1201 Puerta Del Sol, First Floor
San Clemente, CA 92673
Register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. Participating merchants will make contributions to our church, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered. Go to eScrip.com and search for Capistrano Valley CRS.
1) Visit the eScrip home page. 2) Click the link on the right that says, "Sign up — It's free!." 3) On the next page, you can choose to search by Group Name (use: Capistrano Valley CRS) or by Group ID (use: 166439809). 4) Submit the form on the next page to complete your signup.
Photos by Juli Isola Photography
Tuesdays 9:30 - 12:30
Playgroup for 2 to 5 year-olds
We meet Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. through June 11. Summer vacation begins June 18 and lasts through early September.
Please contact Rev. Pattie Mercado for more information and to sign up! Come play with us!
6th and 7th grades
Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All 6th and 7th graders are welcome to attend. This group is growing!
Join us for fun, games, service projects, and more. Each week includes an after-school snack prepared and enjoyed by all of us.
Thursdays, May 2nd and June 6th, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 2nd: We are excited to present a guest speaker from Full Circle Parenting at our May meeting!
June 6th: Surviving summer at home with the kids is the topic for our panel of guest speakers at our June meeting.
Childcare and light lunch provided. This group includes parents of infants, toddlers, school age, teen and young adults! The conversations are powerful and fun as we journey the many stages of parenthood reflecting our wisdom of having made it through a rite of passage and welcoming the insight and hindsight of those who have gone before.
Tuesday, July 9 - Friday, July 12th
5 - 9:30 p.m.
An alternative to all of the fun summer day camps this year we are offering a Night Camp for our youth ages 9-12. We will have fun social activities, arts and crafts, a service project and some adventures!
Youth who are going into 6th, 7th and 8th grade. We camp for three nights and four days in Little Harbor campground on Catalina Island. We plan, prepare and cook our meals, enjoy time in the ocean and on hiking the trails. The view of the island scenery is matched only by the insight into our Selves. The weekend is breathtaking in many ways. This camp fills up quickly so be sure to reserve your campers place early.
Summer fun with friends ages 5-12
Some of the activities we are planning include Scooters Jungle, the park, art projects, music and more. These will be one-day events with plenty of room for friends.
Connect with Rev. Pattie Mercado for more information about all of our youth and family activities.
Ages 13 - 17
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are always welcome. All teens of all ages and all everything are welcome. We hope to see you there. We love you!
A poem by Dr. Dena Hart, March 2013
Why do I keep taking S.O.M. class?
Is it because I just don't ever pass?
Old questions repeat but new answers I find.
Going within really quiets my mind.
Friendships are born and then others evolve.
Problems arise and then problems resolve.
Building my faith thru my demonstrations,
I share with others in celebrations.
Income arrives and surprises me so
I tithe 10% which increases the flow.
Prayers with my pod group create so much good.
We are connected and it's understood.
Maybe I'll make a slight contribution
To somebody's joy or evolution.
I feel so proud of how far we have grown
To have this great building that we now own.
Bathing in love of this sanctuary
At least twice a week is necessary.
I love to watch as wise Dr. Heather
Implants the Science of Mind with a feather.
Impressed by how she handles hard questions
With clear and clever yet soft suggestions.
These are some of my very best reasons
I've taken classes so many seasons.
Life is just better when I am in class.
So I will take them 'til I finally pass.
Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 through a senseless, gang-related incident, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions.
In this workshop, you will learn how to free yourself from guilt and anger and begin living a life of peace using the same three steps Azim used to forgive the murderer of his son. If you are wondering how to live in a world of violence, job insecurity, financial setbacks, breakups and betrayal, forgiveness will take you from pain to survival to a thriving existence.
Azim Khamisa is the author of several top selling books, including From Murder to Forgiveness: A Father's Journey and The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit: How to Bounce Back from Life's Hardest Hits.
Dr. Jim Lockard is Spiritual Leader of the Center for Spiritual Living, Simi Valley, California. He currently serves on the Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) Growth and Development Commission and is the CSL Disaster Relief Coordinator. He served on the International Centers for Spiritual Living Board of Directors from 2003 to 2012.
His book Sacred Thinking, Awakening To Your Inner Power is available in paperback and electronic editions.
The audience becomes a part of the scene in this medly-filled musical set in a cabaret. Celebration soloists perform favorite tunes from musicals and popular music.
Saturday June 15. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Join your spiritual family for breakfast June 9, before Sunday service. Food, fun and entertainment for everyone!
For more information, contact Rev. Pattie Mercado. 949.240.6463.
Are looking to be more involved in your spiritual home, more richness in your life, fun, camaraderie, friendship, a sense of belonging, something more out of life ... then put something in? Volunteer!
Stay after service, May 5 and rub elbows, bump knees and speak with volunteers serving our Center. You'll get to find out first-hand what it's like to be an usher, greeter, hospitality host, office angel and more!
Every person who signs up to volunteer, including current volunteers, will have an opportunity to win a gift certificate to our bookstore (books only); four opportunities to win $25 worth of books! You must be present to win.
Contact Kathy Storey at 949.766.1692 for more information.
The Women's Group is going strong. Meetings are set for the first Friday of the month, May 3 and June 7. Here is your chance to hang out with like-minded women in a confidential, spiritual setting, for an evening of sharing and sisterhood.
If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Pattie Mercado.
If you have a desire for learning, inspiration and connection, Shifting Sands is designed for you. Attend this weekly gathering of men and women of experience and insight who seek to develop a safety net of trust and acceptance with others, and to practice supportive ways to meet the challenges that arise in the wake of the shifting sands that life brings. (You can expect to be entertained, as well!)
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Center's multipurpose room, beginning March 7, 2013