Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Service


September through June, 10:30 AM ...

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2nd Sunday - Monthly


Join us for brunch in the Lily Dale Fire Hall ...

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3rd Sunday


Philosophy Class for anyone wishing to join the church.  ...

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Djembe Drumming Thursdays


Djembe drumming resumes this Thursday , November 19 at 7:30 in the Assembly Hall with George Cleese! ...

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May Speakers

1 - Kindra McCabe

8 - Aloma Cason 

15 - Sharon Klingler

‚Äč22 - John White

29 - William White


June Speakers

5 - Joe Shiel

12 - Lisa Williams

19 - Community Service


26 - Summer Service


 Patricia Bell

emmy chetkin



WE are not out there. The vibrations of our emotions are out there. They are portrayed on the screen of “the life of you in living color”, produced and directed by “you” and starring “you”. These vibrations emanate from us and present the picture of what we are creating in this physical game of life. And it is a picture; a reflection of our thoughts and actions. A reflection is much like a shadow. Not the real thing! Today I read where Neil deGrasse Tyson has surmised that this universe is a simulation! Think about that! The game of all games! I call life a game; not because it is frivolous, but because it is not infinite, not who we really are. We are spirit! As spirit we are Infinite beings exploring a landscape created for our own enjoyment. We have momentarily stepped out of our natural element and we are observing the results of action, and the process of thinking, in a thought world that appears as physical. When fully in the vibration of spirit we have no need to take action or to think our way through a situation. There is no situation; there is only the joy of freedom and the ecstasy of being. In some way we have all experienced those moments of ecstasy. We often hear athletes and artists, and sometimes those who have experienced higher states of consciousness, say “everything fell away and I was in a place of pure exalted peace and joy”. These moments do not often last long, but they do give that glimpse of the beings we truly are. Would we want to live in that vibration? One would think so, but obviously not! For here we are; in the physical! We just cannot stay away; it is so much fun. Like all games this game of life, could be more manageable, healthier, wealthier, wiser, and more fun. The effects of karma would be easier to navigate; understanding in situations would dawn sooner. Synchronicity would be more frequent and we would be at the right place at the right time for the right reason. Our challenges could be joyful; fun to explore and exhilarating to overcome. We have come to accept that what we see out there is truth. We believe we must do more and more to fix it! When in truth we need to be and not do! Doing is of the finite and being is of the infinite. For example; why do we pray for peace? Peace is our natural state. Why do we pray for what we already have? Peace did not leave the building! We stopped expressing peace. Peace sits in our hearts waiting to be called into action! Sitting in silence is being, and from our beingness we can call up all the gifts of the kingdom. Jesus scolds the apostles, “Have ye forgotten ye are gods”? We spend so much time looking outside that we have indeed forgotten who we are. It is only within that we can find self…there are reflections of self all around us, but the real self is within. This is why the pioneers of spiritualism preached the necessity of going within. Look inside and awaken. Look inside and know thyself. Know thyself and you will know God and in God there is no need.

Namaste! emmy chetkin

2016 is the year of the Red Monkey

2016 is the 4713th Chinese Year. According to Chinese Horoscope calendar, the first day of Red Monkey is on February 4, 2016. This day is not the Chinese New Year Day. Most of Internet Chinese horoscope sites use Chinese New Year Day to determine the Chinese zodiac sign, which is wrong. Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey Year is on February 8, 2016. 

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