Sunday Service - Guest Speaker Michele McCormick, Ph.D.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:00am
Come join us Sunday mornings for an enlightening message, engaging children's activities, and special music with a variety of guest soloists!
Communion Sunday is the first Sunday of each month, and Healing Touch Sunday is the third Sunday of each month. Sunday Morning Childcare is available each Sunday from 9:45am to 11:45am.
Notes for this Sunday's service:
Message: Jesus & Buddha: Parallel Paths, Transcendent Truths
Michele McCormick, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist and local resident who writes the “Inside Out” column for the Laguna Indy and leads a local open mic for prose writers. In another lifetime, she was a key note speaker for the megachurches of Orange County, inspiring others through integrating psychological and biblical teachings. Currently, she is exploring the inter-faith tradition while intentionally pursing a contemplative spiritual path reflective of the Christian mystics, Thomas Merton, and the Vipassana traditions. Following the path of the Buddha through Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Varanasi India on a comparative religion excursion with Loyola Marymount and InsightLA she was moved by parallels in the early ministries and messages of Jesus and the Buddha. Her talk entitled, “Jesus and Buddha: Parallel Paths, Transcendent Truths” at Neighborhood Congregational Church, Sunday September 25 explores discoveries and meaningful application through a narrative tapestry of personal story, poetry, song, and scripture. Each August Michele travels off the grid in northern New Mexico into the wilderness of Carson National Forest to become a temporary, contemporary “hermit”. This opportunity to live in solitude and silence without distraction allows for restoration, long periods of meditation, contemplative writing and wandering the mountain trails.
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Fully accessible, NCC's Sanctuary is the perfect place for worship and meditation, weddings, and other sacred gatheirngs. NCC hosts a Wednesday morning Kirtan (Hindu chanting) and Sunday morning worship (Christian and inclusive) in the sanctuary. Accessible parking is available on St. Ann's Drive, and additional free parking is available in the church parking lot at the corner of Cleo and Glenneyre.(949) 494-8061