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Upcoming Events at Progressive Spiritualist Church

April

Beginners Mediumship Development

Spirit Communication

Sundays April 4, 18 & 25

  • 🕧
  • with Rev. Jim Lasher
  • All are welcome. Come to this class to learn the basics about Spiritualism and mediumship. Meet your guides and enjoy fellowship with others.
    • Meeting ID: 835 7930 4269
    • Password: 492077
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • Class Schedule
    • 🕧 : Individual help for new students
    • 🕐 : Regular class

Class: Life After Death

Life After Death

Tuesdays April 20 & 27

  • with Rev. Margee Jaeger
  • Certification Class: required for Associate Minister ordination. All are welcome.
    • Meeting ID: 884 0079 9122
    • Password: 512778
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • If paying for the class by check, please write "Margee's Life After Death Class" in the memo line
  • Sign up at margee.jaeger@gmail.com

Continuing Mediumship Development

Continuing Mediumship Development

Wednesdays April 7, 14, 21 & 28

  • with Rev. Susan Hill-Mellot
  • All are welcome.
    • Meeting ID: 880 6433 9418
    • Password: 439368
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • If paying for the class by check, please write "Susan's Wednesday Development Class" in the memo line
  • Sign up at messagefromviolet@yahoo.com

Round Table Discussion

Zoom Round Table

Thursday April 22

  • 🕡
  • with Rev. Jim Lasher
  • This month's topic: TBA
    • Meeting ID: 894 8159 0380
    • Password: 774946
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799

Book Club

A Return to Love book

Fridays April 16 - May 14

  • 🕖
  • with Ann Shaver
  • This month's book: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • We will look at this read through Spiritualism spectacles. The Spiritualism movement was instrumental in the healing of American families after the Civil War. This reading should deepen our understanding of life and death in that period with doorstep war and massive casualties.
  • Join us on Zoom
    • Meeting ID: 852 8521 5642
    • Password: 769518
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • Join any week
  • Pre-reading recommendation is to view the PBS documentary, American Experience: Death & The Civil War
  • Reading schedule:
    • April 16 : Monday, June 29, 1863 : To the Reader, Foreword, Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4
    • April 23 : Wednesday, July 1, 1863 : The First Day : Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
    • April 30 : Thursday, July 2, 1863 : The Second Day : Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
    • May 7 : Friday, July 3, 1863 : Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
    • May 14 : Afterword, About the Author → wrap up of this read.

May

Beginners Mediumship Development

Spirit Communication

Sundays May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

  • 🕧
  • with Rev. Jim Lasher
  • All are welcome. Come to this class to learn the basics about Spiritualism and mediumship. Meet your guides and enjoy fellowship with others.
    • Meeting ID: 835 7930 4269
    • Password: 492077
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • Class Schedule
    • 🕧 : Individual help for new students
    • 🕐 : Regular class

Class: Ethics of Mediumship

Ethics of Mediumship

Mondays May 3 & 10

  • with Ann Shaver
  • Certification Class: Mediumship Certification. All are welcome.
  • A medium's ethics should be grounded in the nine Spiritualist Principles. Explore and discuss how ethics help mediums conduct themselves with honesty and integrity in spiritual message work.
    • Meeting ID: 897 1787 4727
    • Password: 580648
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • Sign up at a_shaver@hotmail.com

Healing / Energy Circle

healing

Thursday May 6

  • with Rev. Jim Lasher
  • Join these gifted healers to both give and receive healing with others.
    • Meeting ID: 836 8367 7504
    • Password: 515059
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799

Book Club

A Return to Love book

Fridays April 16 - May 14

  • 🕖
  • with Ann Shaver
  • This month's book: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • We will look at this read through Spiritualism spectacles. The Spiritualism movement was instrumental in the healing of American families after the Civil War. This reading should deepen our understanding of life and death in that period with doorstep war and massive casualties.
  • Join us on Zoom
    • Meeting ID: 852 8521 5642
    • Password: 769518
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • Join any week
  • Pre-reading recommendation is to view the PBS documentary, American Experience: Death & The Civil War
  • Reading schedule:
    • April 16 : Monday, June 29, 1863 : To the Reader, Foreword, Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4
    • April 23 : Wednesday, July 1, 1863 : The First Day : Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
    • April 30 : Thursday, July 2, 1863 : The Second Day : Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
    • May 7 : Friday, July 3, 1863 : Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
    • May 14 : Afterword, About the Author → wrap up of this read.

Spirit Circle

Spirit Circle

Thursday May 13

  • 🕡
  • with Rev. Jim Lasher
  • This is a great way to practice your connection with spirit with the energy of your like-minded friends.
    • Meeting ID: 825 5243 6390
    • Password: 604085
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799

Round Table Discussion

Zoom Round Table

Thursday May 27

  • 🕡
  • with Rev. Jim Lasher
  • This month's topic: TBA
    • Meeting ID: 894 8159 0380
    • Password: 774946
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799

June

Exploring Creation-centered Spirituality

Tuesdays June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

  • with Rev. Don Treadwell
  • Celebrating Cosmic Wisdom
    • Meeting ID: 822 1639 4119
    • Password: 934139
    • Click the Zoom icon or Join by phone:
    • (312) 626-6799
  • Share in the joy, awe, and wonder of creation, experience the letting go and letting God that leads to the awakening of creativity and imagination, and finally know the transforming power of "the One who makes the world go around".

    Creation Spirituality strives to awaken authentic mysticism, revitalize western religion and culture, and promotes social and ecological justice by mining the wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions and the insights of contemporary science.

    It teaches Panentheism, the belief that divinity permeates all things. It is the earliest tradition of the Hebrew Bible and was celebrated by the Rhineland mystics of medieval Europe. It is a tradition that honors women's wisdom and the cosmologies of native cultures around the planet.

    Creation-Centered Spirituality leads us to address the question, "Where will God, where will the experience of the divine, be found in our time and place?" And it answers through four paths:

    • In the Via Positiva: in the awe, wonder, and mystery of Creation, of nature and of all beings; in the joy of our spiritual journey.
    • In the Via Negativa: in darkness and nothingness, in silence and emptying, in the letting go and letting be, and in the pain and suffering that constitute an equally real part of our spiritual journey.
    • In the Via Creativa: in our lives as we co-create with God, in our imaginative output, as we trust our ideas enough to birth them and ride them into existence.
    • In the Via Transformativa: In the relief of suffering, in the combatting of injustice, in the struggle for homeostasis, for balance in society and history, and in the celebration that happens when persons struggling for justice and trying to live in mutuality come together to praise and give thanks for the gift of being and being together.

  • Suggested Reading: (Books by Matthew Fox)
    • Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality
    • The Coming of the Cosmic Christ
    • Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth

  • Sign up at djtreadwel@gmail.com