NEXT SUNDAY SERVICE

October 15th
10:30 AM

Opening to Spiritual Growth

Message by Rev. Glenn Moore



Compassion
Transparency
Generosity

Abundant Living In Peace




Gratitude in
Harmony




Realizing
Inclusiveness & Integrity


Harmony Fellowship is a Christ based, new thought, metaphysical church. That is, we believe in more than is apparent in the physical world. We believe in the energy of love that is taught by Jesus the Christ. We believe the teachings of the Christ and other master teachers are given to assist in making our lives more practical and fulfilling if we can but recognize the clues that have been provided not only for the ancients but for modern man. We seek to know and live our understanding of the universal truths.




OCTOBER HAPPENINGS

Oct 12 – 11:30 am – Harmony Lunch Bunch – Cowtown BBQ inside Ridgmar Farmers Market (900 Alta Mere Dr. FW)
Oct 13 – 7:30 Satori – Shape Shifters – Nick Redfern
Oct 15 – 10:30 am – Rev Glenn Moore – Opening to Spiritual Growth Getting to Know Your Church Speaker – Gail Howard on the Lunch Bunch
Oct 22 – 10:30 am – Jim Anderson Guilty or Not Guilty Getting to Know Your Church Speaker – Peyton Salavarria, Executive Director, Gill Children’s Services
Oct 29 – 10:30 am – Rev Pjae Stanley – Let it Be Easy

SAVE THE DATES:

Sunday, Dec 3 – During Potluck – Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 2 pm Choir Christmas Concert

 

Musings and Reflections

MIRACLES

How many of us cannot accept the miracle that God has for us because of the impediments we place in our own way.  It is as though God’s energy has already formed your miracle and it is in place ready for you to do your part.   If you have your hands full of other people’s problems, how can you open your arms wide enough to accept a miracle?   If your mind is full of clutter how can you open your mind enough to hear the answer to your prayer?  

There will be very few ministers that have not used the following story as an illustration in their sermon.  This widely circulated Internet story goes something like this: Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in a house by a river. One spring, the river rose and rose and rose.  To escape the rising water, the man first went upstairs and the finally onto the roof. He began praying to God to save him from the flood.  He was sitting on the roof watching the still-rising river flow by, when along came a big log with two people clinging to it.  “Swim on over to this log, they said.  It’s big enough to support all three of us.” 

“No, thanks,” said the man.  “The Lord will take care of me.”   And the river rose some more. Then along came a rowboat.  The rower maneuvered up to the house and said, “Hop in!.  There’s plenty of room!”   “No, thanks,” said the man.  “The Lord will take care of me.” And the river rose some more. 

Then along came a Coast Guard helicopter. It lowered a rope with a sling on the end. A man with an electronic megaphone called down, “Climb into the sling, and we’ll raise you up!” “No, thanks,” shouted back the man.  “The Lord will take care of me.” 

Well, to make a long story short, the river continued to rise, and the man finally drowned.  When he got to the pearly gates, he complained to St. Peter, “I’ve been faithful all my life, and you people didn’t rescue me!” “Whaddya want? We sent a log, a boat, and a helicopter!” came the response. 

In the chapter of John (6:1-15) is the story the feeding of the five thousand.  It simply says, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish.” Jesus didn’t wait until the whole of the need appeared.  He started with what he had.  Sometimes our miracles come in small increments and when we walk through the going through –  we fail to recognize the miracles that got us from point A to point B.    It has been said that there is no size associated with miracles and it is just as easy to demonstrate a big one, as it is a small miracle.  Whatever the size, learn to recognize the many miracles we have already received, acknowledge them and live in gratitude.         

Our understanding of miracles is as varied as there are individuals.  One definition is that a miracle is the natural order of things, accelerated by intense belief or faith.   Miracles have also been called, ‘a shift in perception.’  The Bible stories of miracles prepare our mind for the acceptance of miracles.  Miracles can work easily and naturally when we live in a spiritual flow.  As we recognize them in our own life we begin to expand our ability to receive and develop faith in the promises of God.


SUNDAY MESSAGES are accessible on Harmony’s website:
www.harmonyfellowshipoffortworth.org. Near the top of the screen in a black bar are titles in White print. Click on Sunday Messages and up they pop. It sometimes takes up to a week to get them posted on the website.


Current Immediate Needs list for SafeHaven is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Lobby. Check it out!

FLOWERS – The 2017 Flower Sign-up sheets are in the lobby. Choose early to get the dates you want to celebrate with flowers.

BOOK STUDY CLASS, led by Cinda Cheney, is reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Class meets 9:30 am on Sundays.

BIRTHDAY?
If you would like to have your birthday acknowledged in the Bulletin and in the Newsletter send/give Pat Moore the Month/Day of your Birthday and we’ll include it in our Monthly Birthday Listing.

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The Harmony Fellowship’s Children’s Gathering for kids ages 4 through 8, started on September 13 and will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. The Children’s Gathering will be held during the Sunday service on these Potluck Sundays. Targeted for ages 4 through 8 years old, the material is a New Thought program. called the Young Masters Little Wisdom curriculum from Dream A World Education, dreamaworldedu.org. Each lesson in the curriculum includes a story, songs, a short discussion or round robin activity, and an arts and crafts activity.

All children will start in the Sunday service with their families. At the greeting time, children ages 4 through 8 will be invited to join the Children’s Gathering in the HF library during the remainder of the service. Children will rejoin their families at the end of the offering, just before the blessing. If desired, older family members may accompany a child to the Gathering until the child is comfortable. The Harmony Children’s Gathering will be led by board members Carter Tiernan and Robin Phillips initially and additional teachers will be added to the rotation as they become available.

Please contact Carter Tiernan, jcmatht@yahoo.com, if you have other questions about the Children’s Gathering.

BOOK STUDY CLASS, led by Cinda Cheney, will began a new book Sunday, March 5. Class meets 9:30 am. The Book title: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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Fort Worth, TX 76104

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