Sunday Morning Services
Our morning services are at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30. All three services are identical to one another—same topic, speaker, and music, and follow our planned themes for the year. The services last for about an hour, with refreshments and enrichment materials available in the Social Hall before and after each service. One-on-one prayer is available after each service in Grinton Chapel. There is a silent meditation from 9:35 to 9:50 in Room 6 (upstairsl.
For those coming to the center with young people, it may help to know that we provide a youth program for children up to age 10 during the 10:00 and 11:30 am services only, and that the 11 and 12 year old group meets during the 11:30 service only. Our teen group meets from 11:15 to 12:45. For babes in arms and toddlers, we also have a quiet room at the back of the Sanctuary, complete with rocking chairs.
Access: We now have equipment for the hearing impaired. Check with Georgett at the back of Sanctuary before the service.
Sunday Night Satsang
The Sunday night service, or Satsang, begins at 7 pm. Dynamic speakers and a new sing-along music team brings renewed energy to this wonderful time of togetherness. Satsang is a Sanskrit word meaning, literally, "true company," or "in good company," the company of the "highest truth." See the Sunday Night schedule for this month on the right.
Wednesday Evening Services
Each week of the month provides a different sacred atmosphere for the 7 pm Wednesday Evening Service -- some quieter, some more dynamic. All provide sacred sanctuary from the activities of your life, and a mid-week spiritual tune-up between Sundays. Specific service offerings are in the right hand column. The service is preceded by meditation from 6:30 to 6:50 in Grinton Chapel.
New Fourth Wednesdays Series
Answers to Questions You Always Wanted To Ask
Conversations with Rev. Kim Kaiser
Got questions about some teaching you've heard at the Center, or spiritual practice in general? On Fourth Wednesdays, Rev. Kim Kaiser hears your questions, and suggests possible answers from a variety of perspectives,
You can draw from Rev. Kim's deep study of Ernest Holmes and like-minded teachers, as well as the Course in Miracles, Buddhism, and contemporary science and psychology, to gain clarity on what your own answer is for you.
Third Wednesday Healing Service
The Third Wednesday Healing Service is dedicated to helping you increase your awareness of wholeness and experience of healing in all areas of your life, whether in body, relationships, finances, or work.
When you enter the sanctuary, you will see a special altar, where you can light a candle as a symbol of your intention to realize your heart’s desire. Also on the altar there is a “wisdom basket” where you can choose a piece of wisdom – a short bit of writing by Ernest Holmes – that may shine a light on any question or challenge you may have. People are often delighted at how synchronistically Holmes’ words apply to their unique situations!
During the service, I provide a very brief message in which we explore how the Center’s theme of the month relates to healing. This is followed by three short readings, provided by practitioners, interspersed with some contemplative silence so that the words have the space in which to be received. Throughout the service, congregational singing and other music is provided by Chris Fritzsche and other musicians to help us embody the healing themes. A key element of the service is an extended affirmative prayer. Those present have the option of stating a prayer request aloud, or holding it in silent sanctity. I then am joined by the three practitioners in saying a prayer addressing the requests, stated or unstated.
The practitioners, musicians, and I are united in our desire to have this service assist you in experiencing the truth that you are part of a Divine Reality that is always conspiring for your good. We look forward to welcoming you on the Third Wednesday.
— Rev. Joyce Duffala
Audio and Video Access
You can hear a Sunday morning message on radio station KSRO, 1350 AM from 8:30 to 9:00 am each Sunday.
You can view video recordings of Sunday morning messages on this web site. Select "Videos" in the Audio/Video tab at the top of this web page.
You can listen to an audio recording of a Sunday morning message by selecting "Audio Podcasts" from the Audio/Video tab at the top of this web page.