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Our Offering to All

We Share
Our Love
Our Sacred Space
Our Hearts

We Welcome
All who thirst
All who hunger
For a deeper Relationship with the Divine

We Practice
Radical Kindness

Come as you are,
Just Come
For one service
or a lifetime.
We offer a Home
For Your Heart

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Temenos Spiritual Center

Temenos welcomes all who seek spiritual nourishment. We honor the unique path of each person. We encourage people to explore and we encourage inquiry.

 

Spiritual Offerings at Temenos

We have various forms of contemplation and meditation throughout each month. Our regular Sunday Circle incorporates engaging song, prayer, meditation, and contemplation. We seek to bring the ancient sacred wisdom forward into contemporary tools for daily living. Our Sunday Circles are a cross between a conventional church service, a Quaker meeting, and a Sacred Circle format.

Creative thought, prayer, music, discussions, along with scripture, and wisdom from ancient traditions are incorporated into our circle. We offer practical tools for spiritual growth and daily living.

Sunday Circles are at 10:00 am, usually in the Farm House, although we meet at the Retreat House for special services during the year. First and third Sundays services are followed by a community potluck.

 

Garden Wednesdays

During the summer months, from late May through September, we have Garden Wednesdays where we come together to share a meal, and work in the community and flower gardens. Often we have a short talk on some aspect of gardening. We have activities for children and adults as we enjoy working together on this beautiful land.

 

Upcoming Sunday Services

We will look at the Four Sundays of Advent through the lens of Mary’s Eye.
Simple the Story, Song and Reflection. Special liturgies around the lighting the Candles of Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace and on Christmas Eve – The Christ Candle of Light.

Sunday Morning Service
December 9th – 10:00 am at the Retreat
Song, Meditation, Prayer, and Contemplation on "Love"
Family friendly, all are welcome always, all inclusive
Coffee and tea, before and after

Sunday Morning Service
December 16th – 10:00 am at the Farm House
Song, Meditation, Prayer, and Contemplation on "Joy"
Family friendly, all are welcome always, all inclusive
Cookies and hot chocolate follows
Bring some of your favorite cookies to share

Sunday Morning Service
December 23rd – 10:00 am at the Retreat
Song, Meditation, Prayer, and Contemplation on "Peace"
Family friendly, all are welcome always, all inclusive
Coffee and tea, before and after
Special Christmas community potluck follows

Christmas Eve Service
December 24th – 3:30 pm at the Retreat
A beautiful meditative service with the story and song
Family friendly, all are welcome always, all inclusive
Coffee and tea, before and after

** During Services this Month we will be collecting Giant and Walmart’s cards for families in need of extra care. There will a box under the Christmas Tree to put them in. Simply put them in an envelope with or without a holiday card – And on the envelope put the $ amount in the corner so we can distribute them easily.

Much Peace.

 

A New Era in the Spiritual Life of Humanity

We recognize that we are in the dawn of a new period in the Spiritual Evolution of humanity in which people from around the world are awakening to the inner spiritual depths of their own traditions to come together in peace and harmony. We are part of the Swedenborgian Churches of North America (a liberal, progressive Protestant denomination), The Peace 21 Initiative, and the International Council of Community Churches. We practice an inclusive Spirituality based on the teachings of Jesus along with the wisdom of other traditions. We learn and incorporate the insights of all spiritual paths.

 

Who We Are

Temenos welcomes you as you are and affirms your journey. We welcome people of all backgrounds who seek personal and spiritual growth in an extended family atmosphere.

We support the full participation of everyone, and families of all kinds – interfaith, single parent, LGBT, and seekers exploring their spiritual heritage.

We are a community dedicated to nurturing the dignity and uniqueness of all people and paths. Our community nestles in this “Place of Heart” surrounded by inspired landscape. We give thanks and listen as the God of Divine Wisdom and Love unfolds in our lives. We carry out this wisdom and love in acts of service and kindness. 



Temenos Pastor

Interfaith Minister Rev. Christine Campbell began her journey at Temenos as the Music Minister in October of 2009, often serving as Minister when needed. She became the permanent Pastor in August of 2011. Christine brings to Temenos a deep love of people, compassionate peace activism, and a long history of service in diverse churches and traditions. Buddhism, various Native American traditions, Yogic traditions, and Taoism have all influenced her life. Christine draws largely from the teachings of Nature which are illuminated in all Faith Traditions. She is a passionate student of the Natural World and has studied at Tom Brown’s Tracker School, Harvest Song Nature School, Hawk Circle, and with the Kamuna training of the Wilderness School.

She blends all these together to foster spiritual inquiry, growth and community. Christine is an Ordained Interfaith Minister and a Licensed Swedenborgian Pastor. She continues studies at the Center for Swedenborgian Studies of Graduate Theological Seminary at Berkeley, California and at Tom Brown’s Tracker School.


Temenos in the spring