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September 5th, 2019 Community Newsletter


Board Chair's Message

World AWAKE and its Board of Directors have been busy working through the Summer to bring forth more new exciting events, activities and adventures.

Our retreat committee has been formed, the first annual members “October Hot Chocolate Social Gathering” via Zoom has been scheduled and we are preparing for new experiences in 2020.

I want to give gratitude to Rev. Christine Moses for an amazing Zoom workshop on how to form Sacred Circles. She was one of our members who was awarded a Zoom-Pro license earlier this year. Bravo Rev. Chris!

Many of us who joined in her class learned a wealth of knowledge with regards to forming your own sacred circle. We each had our own specialty area we wanted to incorporate into this ancient practice. She delighted us with her extensive knowledge on what it meant to have circles, its history, marketing and honing your own special skillset.

Last month we completed our new Brochure card that showcases many new wonderful features World AWAKE offers. Please view our new E-Brochure.
For our members attending the annual “October Hot Chocolate Members Gathering” please join in and share your ideas and suggestions. If you are looking to become one of our members here is our registration information.

We have more announcements and exciting news that will be shared in the coming months. Stay tuned to the newsletters for more details.
Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
Christine Moses
Rev. Christine Moses

Board of Directors Special Announcement

Maryann Locaparra
Spiritual Care Professional

It is with joy and delight that we welcome one of our very first Spiritual Care Professionals, Maryann Locaparra to our Board of Directors beginning January 1st, 2019.
Maryann Locaparra will serve as our liaison to the New Thought Community. Her directorship is “New Thought Ambassador”

Her extensive professional background is one to be admired. Maryann Locaparra (formerly Patalano) is a district president at the International New Thought Alliance, an inspirational speaker, author, and a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner (RScP). She is the author of Journal Like God and The Peephole Effect: Perception is Everything. Maryann recently hosted the on-line shows"Power, Perception & You!" and"I Knew It! Intuition Never Lies." She appears the new thought film As A Man Thinketh directed by award-winning filmmaker Jon Miller, which also features Rev. Michael Beckwith, Edwene Gaines, Rev. Sheila McKeithen, and other new thought leaders.
Maryann Locaparra

Member Spotlight

Rev. Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez
Clergy Fellow

Rev. Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez is an Ordained Interfaith Minister through All Faiths Seminary International in New York City and Celebration! Center.

She is the Founder/Owner of the Center for Mindfulness & Healing Arts, LLC and HeartSpirit Spiritual Community, An Interfaith-InnerFaith-New Thought Heart-Centered spiritual Community in Smyrna, DE.

She has extensive study in world religions and sacred practices. She was the Founding Minister of the Alameda Spiritual Living Center and One Light Interfaith Seminary, both in Alameda, CA. She was also the Senior Minister for the Home of Truth Spiritual Center in Alameda, CA and the founding Executive Director of the Alameda Interfaith Network.
Rev. Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez

Online Class Announcements

Everyone is welcome to attend any of the online classes.

If you are interested in presenting an online class and you are one of our members, we have streamlined the submissions with this online form - https://worldawakeinc.org/contact/facilitator_submission/.

Clinical Pastoral Education/Training

Instructor: Rev. Lori Whittemore

Meetings: 13 Monday Meetings

: September 16th, 2019 through December 16th, 2019

: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST

: Zoom

: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals

: Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. Clinical Pastoral Education Training (CPE/T) is an experience in process education that has been honed over several decades and remains responsive to cultural developments that facilitate pastoral growth. The heart of CPE/T is ministry with the sick, injured, and dying, and learning from that ministry. CPE/T trainees learn through reflection, discussion, and evaluation, and are able to apply their learning in future ministry experiences. This type of adult learning is accomplished with other CPE/T trainees and a CPE/T supervisor in a dynamic, small group setting.

Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.
Lori H. Whittemore
Rev Lori H. Whittemore

The 6 Mis-takes Spiritual People Make That Cause Anxiety

Instructor: Rev. Connie L. Habash

Meetings: 1 Friday Meeting

Date: October 11th, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

Format: Online - lecture and discussion

Audience: All

Description: Anxiety is on the rise in our culture. Our spiritual life should help calm us, not increase our stress, fear, and overwhelm! From her book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life, Rev. Connie will share common errors spiritual people make in their mindset and the way they approach their spiritual practices. These mis-takes can actually increase our anxiety. A few pointers from Yoga philosophy and universal spiritual principles help us shift out of overwhelm and upset, and back to calm within.

Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.
Connie L. Habash
Rev. Connie L. Habash

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Miracle in the Mountains - Miracles, Scribes, and Mystics

Dates: October 11th, 2019 through October 14th, 2019

Time: Full Day

Format: On-Site Conference

Audience: All
Miracles in the Mountains
Description: Miracles, Scribes and Mystics sharing with you. The transformational power of limitless love and true forgiveness.
Goals: Based on A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, May of Mastery and Big Love.

Fees and Registration: Please see our Education page for additional details.

Periodicals, Magazines, Newsletters

Miracles Magazine

Published by The One Mind Foundation

For Students of A Course in Miracles and other forms of the Universal Course.
Miracles Magazine

Inspirational Quote

Eckhart Tolle

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