The Growing Place is an environment where children 6 to 17 come to have fun and be spiritually fed at the same time. The children meet in The Growing Place prior to the start of the church service (10:30 AM). Each session in The Growing Place begins with a worship service for all ages. Afterwards, the children break up to participate in lessons geared to their respective age groups. The children reconvene at 11:30 AM and are escorted back to the Sanctuary to join their parents while the congregation sings the closing song.
This Month's Sermon Theme
- January 2023 Theme – How Shall We Live This Year?
As the calendar changes once again, we have an opportunity to begin anew. What shall this year bring for you? Is your desire for greater joy, harmony, peace, and plenty and would you like your desires to express themselves with ease and grace? If so, join us this month as we use foundational principles of the Science of Mind to set the tone for the year, both in your personal life and in the life of our spiritual community. January 1 – A New Design for LivingHow shall you design your life this year? What do you intend to create, and in what kind of energy and atmosphere? On this first day of the year, you will have an opportunity to articulate an intention and a theme for 2023 for your own life and for our Santa Anita Church. January 8 – Answering Life’s CallAre you answering life’s call or are you just letting the phone ring? This Sunday choose to answer the call by “L” – Letting go of the past; “I” – Imagining a greater life; “F” – Freeing yourself to choose; and “E” – Expressing your Divinity. January 15 – It’s Your Life – Live It!Dr. Robert Schuller authored a book entitled, ‘If It’s To Be, It’s Up to Me’. In it, he wrote: “The 21st century belongs first and foremost to a new mental breed of humans driven by a strong, sensitive, spiritual individualism.” The truth is, there is only one person on Earth who can dream your dreams. That person is YOU! Likewise, there is only one person alive who can kill that dream. That person is you as well! So, what shall it be? January 22 – A Life – and a World – at PeaceJanuary 30 marks the beginning of the Season for Non-Violence – 64 days between the anniversaries of the death of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Gandhi once said, “we must be the change we wish to see in the world.” As we conclude this series, we will look being the change in 2023 by living a life of peace, which can lead to a world at peace. January 29 – SURPRISE!We’ve neither chosen a topic, nor decided which of us will be speaking for the last Sunday of January! This is a stand-alone sermon, so it’ll depend on what sorts of inspiration come our way over the first couple of weeks this month! Stay tuned for updates! ~Rev. Gina Milligan
Affirmation for 01/29/23
"Eventually love overcometh and exalteth itself above all, for love is a synonym for the Eternal Heart of the universe. "
Dr. Robert Schuller authored a book entitled, ‘If It’s To Be, It’s Up to Me’. In it, he wrote: “The 21st century belongs first and foremost to a new mental breed of humans driven by a strong, sensitive, spiritual individualism.”