Category: Sermon Topics

September 2023 Theme – Returning Home


As we walk this journey in life, we can, at times, be tossed and turned by conditions and circumstances. We can, occasionally, get thrown off course and lose our way. We can, now and again, forget who we are. Has anything like that ever happened to you? If it has, then this month will serve you in a profound way as we Return Home, home to the Source of All Good.


September 3 – Returning Home to the Changeless
This Sunday, we build our foundation for handling change—any kind of change, whether it’s the type of change that causes us to say “Thank Goodness” or “Goodness, No!” Using Jesus’ analogy of the man who built his house on solid rock, we return home to the ever-present, unchanging Power of God.


September 10 – Returning Home to Peace
In this Sunday’s world, there is a lot of talk about peace. Actually, there is a lot of talk about the absence of peace and the turmoil that surrounds us. These conversations are often accompanied by blame of corporations, countries, governments, or rebel factions for being the cause. But is that true? As spiritual people, we know intellectually that peace begins with us, but do we actually live that it our hearts? This Sunday, we return home to Peace with some powerful ideas and practices that will live long past today’s service.


September 17 – Returning Home in Faith
We could all benefit by returning home in faith, couldn’t we? The real question is: faith in WHAT? We all have a lot of faith, but in what do we have faith? Often times, especially in challenging times, our faith in misplaced. This Sunday, we return home to a faith in the beneficence of God, in the Unity of all life and in the integrity of the Universe. Come this Sunday and test your faith!


September 24 – Returning Home to Truth (Rev. Gina)
We round out our month of Returning Home by returning home to Truth, the Spiritual Truth that when we keep our eyes lifted to Spirit we can create miracles, we can attain lofty goals and dreams and we can create day-to-day lives that simply work better!


This Month’s Affirmation
Today I return home to the Divine that I am as I see beyond appearances and see only God in all situations. I return home to the knowing that God is the Source of all my Good. Today, I return home to Truth.

August 2023 Theme – Time to Take a Vacation!


Even though August in Los Angeles is the perfect time to take a vacation, not everyone leaves our fair county. So, for those of us staying in town, we will gather each week and take a collective vacation from those attitudes and beliefs that keep us from expressing God’s Love, being God’s Light and living God’s Truth. One of Ernest Holmes’ most famous sayings was, “Change your thinking and change your life.” As we take a vacation from unsupportive thinking this month, we can and will change our lives!


August 6 – Take a Vacation from Scarcity
Many of us have lived long enough with the belief that there is not enough ______ (you fill in the blank). This Sunday is the day to eliminate scarcity thinking once and for all.


August 13 – Take a Vacation from Anger
A seemingly growing challenge our society faces today is anger. More than a problem in society, is it a problem in your life? This Sunday, we will take a fresh approach to anger. Rather than learning how to manage our anger, we will look at taking a lifetime vacation from it through deeper spiritual understanding, and by allowing that deeper spiritual understanding to help lessen – if not eliminate – the anger in others. Now that would be a vacation worth taking, wouldn’t it?


August 20 – Take a Vacation from Stress
In today’s demanding world, everyone feels stressed from time to time. We feel the stress of the job, of family, of the price of gas, of the world situation – the list could go on and on. While we cannot control the outer situation, we absolutely can do something about our inner world. This Sunday we will look at some sure-fired spiritual tools to help us take a permanent vacation from stress.


August 27 – Take a Vacation from Negativity (Rev. Gina)
In a decidedly joyful, lighthearted way, we will bring our vacation month to a close by seeing before our very eyes the meaning of “change your thinking, change your life” as we witness the power of taking a vacation from negativity. You won’t want to miss this Sunday. There’ll be a whole cast of players contributing to this week’s message!


This Month’s Affirmation
Today I take a permanent vacation from all that does not serve as I embrace God’s rich abundance, joy, peace and power.