Mindful Communication Challenge , Part 1: Listening

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It is amazing how much our communication can change and grow healthier and more effective by taking the time to practice good listening habits. It is easy to get sidetracked by what we are going to say next, or how we are reacting to what someone else is saying. It takes mindful attention to listen and listen well. To really hear what someone is saying with both their words and their tone and body language.

This week we begin a five week journey towards more healthy communication. We hope you can be there with us Sunday at 10:30 a.m. You can watch our live stream on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderNewChurch/

The True Nature Of Love

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There are a lot of opinions about what makes love within a relationship last. There are also many misconceptions about what love is. Love is our very life.

Life is from our Creator. So is true, healthy, lasting love. If we want to have more of the kind of love present in our life that is from the source of our life then there are a few things we are told we can do. The main thing is to get spiritual.

Come and discuss this more on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We would love to see you here.

The Healing Power Of Truth

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There may be things in our lives that are keeping us in an unhealthy state of mind or way of being. The reason we are given truth and wisdom is that it can heal us by showing us a different way to live or a different way to think about things. But of course, the healing doesn’t happen if we don’t act on what we know. This Sunday we will talk about the ability truth has to heal us and set us free. As Jesus said, “The truth will set you free.”

Come and see how you can live more freely and so more happily.  Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

The Impact of Prayer

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There is great power available to you right now. Why not take a moment and access it?

Join us Sunday as we talk about prayer and what it can do in our lives. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Supper (communion) will be offered near the close of the service this week.

When It Seems Like There Is Nothing You Can Do: Do Something!

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In the Bible there is a story in which the Israelites were facing an enormous army of Philistines. Saul, the king, did nothing. However, his son Jonathan went and began to challenge some of the Philistines.
His actions caused the rest of the Philistine army to be frightened and confused and it began the unraveling of their power.
What does this story tell us? When we are faced with a problem we can sit back (like Saul under the pomegranate tree) and worry, fret, ponder, get angry, etc. Or we can
take action like Jonathan did and take whatever steps we can to improve the situation. This small effort often helps us to diffuse the larger problem (“The vast army of Philistines began to melt away in every direction.” (I Samuel 14:16 ).
This week when something negative arises, rather than feeling victimized or powerless, do something–it doesn’t have to be dramatic. Take a walk, read a book, call a friend, kneel down and pray, clean the bathroom, build a puzzle with your child, etc. See if you don’t begin to see the problem lessen in magnitude in your mind.
You are invited to worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The Kingdom of God is Within You

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If we want to make the world a better place we are going to have to look within and see where our choices are coming from. Recognize when we are feeding off the influences from hell and turn away, and seek to be led by the Lord. We are all vessels which receive both heavenly and hellish impulses. We decide from which we will speak and act and live. Listen to the “still, small voice” of the Lord. It is there. Make space to hear it.

Worship with us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Spiritual Food And Drink

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Why are food and drink mentioned so often in the Word? Why does Jesus make a connection between bread and His flesh and wine and His blood? Why are we encouraged to partake in consuming these elements in a sacred manner?

Bread is a symbol of what is loving or good and wine is a symbol of wisdom or truth. These are our spiritual food–what will truly nourish us forever. As Jesus said in the Gospel of John 6: “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you… I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

This Sunday the Holy Supper (communion) will be offered in the service.

Remembering Those On The Other Side

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This coming Sunday is our Remembrance Service. This service will be devoted to remembering loved ones who have passed on to the spiritual world and to consider teachings on the after life. You are invited to bring a photo that can be taped or tacked to a foam board, (framed photos that can be set on a table work too) or a copy of a photo of a loved one, or a small item that is reminiscent of them to place on either a bulletin board or a table during the service. There will be boards you can also simply write a name or a message on.
It is useful to think about the after life and to take time to remember those we love who are living on the other side.
See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.