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A new book group at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church will discuss Raising Happiness by Christine Carter, PhD, a sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley. The book covers ways to foster skills, habits, and mind sets that have been shown to contribute to human happiness from childhood and beyond.
What does this have to do with the Presbyterian Church? The first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism is “What is the chief end of man?” Answer: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy Him for ever.” Certainly happiness is a part of that enjoyment, and something to be appreciated not only in certain religious dogma, but in spirituality and in the beliefs and non-beliefs of those caring for neither. Even for those that believe any happiness is only transitory, it definitely beats the alternative.
All are warmly welcomed to participate in this Happiness discussion on these dates:
- Sunday, April 28 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm in the Community Room at St. Luke’s located at 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, introductory meeting and opportunity to purchase the book ($24.99).
- Sunday, May 5 – Sunday, May 19 an online discussion will be held on the Raising Happiness private Yahoo group, with the participants in the comforts of their own homes.
- Sunday, May 26 from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm the study will conclude in the Community Room with a potluck lunch and conversation.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to sign up, participate in the online discussion group, or ask any questions.
Each Tuesday during the six weeks of Lent, February 19th until March 26th, Pastor Laura Krauss will be leading an evening class of study, conversation, and reflection. We will be guided by Gari Meacham’s Spirit Hunger.
Spirit Hunger unwraps our heart’s desire to engage God, even when we cover that desire with lesser loves. In this six-session video-based study, author and speaker Gari Meacham identifies the path we share as we struggle to engage God in prayer and belief.” The fee for the class is $15 to cover the cost of materials. The class is open to anyone in the community. Please join us.
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 – March 26, 2013
Community Room (in new building)
For more information or to sign up email us at email@example.com or call the church office at (310) 377-2825
The Dawn Unity Group will continue in its twelfth year as its Interfaith Discovery Series presents “Authority in my Tradition” at 7:30 on March 12 at Congregation Ner Tamid, 5721 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. The panelists will be Rev. Reinhard Krauss, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Fr. Tom Rausch SJ, Loyola Marymount University, and Rabbi Joel Rembaum, Congregation Ner Tamid with Bob Rothman as the moderator. The panel will discuss how both scriptural and organizational authority are applied in their faiths. Issues of modernization, as one example, are decided within those guidelines; papal selection, an important current topic, is another. Join us for an informative discussion so important to today’s religions. For further information call (310) 833-7008.
On April 2nd a new T’ai Chi class for all levels of skill and experience will start at St. Luke’s. The class is open to anyone in the community. T’ai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient form of Chinese martial arts, which utilizes low-impact exercise to foster health, meditation, and self-defense, while reducing stress and increasing balance and flexibility. Classes will be given in 3-month quarterly sessions. The first quarterly session will begin April 2nd and end on June 25th, meeting every Tuesday night from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. There is a fee of $120 for each quarter. Continue reading
Over 22 strangers, moved to act came together to try to reduce gun violence and to create safe schools and communities. We did not yet know what to do but we knew there needed to be justice for the lives lost at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Aurora Colorado and daily in our communities.
Our first move has been to join an established organization called the Brady Campaign. The Brady Campaign’s mission captivated us and articulated for us, what we held in our hearts. It focuses on legislation reform, education and outreach and this week we decided to officially become the South Bay Chapter of the Brady Campaign but we like to call ourselves the “Brady Bunch.”
Our second move is more literal. The South Bay Chapter of the Brady Campaign has been officially welcomed by the church board to hold our meetings St. Luke’s! This move is a testament to St. Luke’s inclusivity and care for the community. Marti Williams has been instrumental Continue reading
Once again, our youth is inviting everybody to join in Souper Bowl 2013. From January 13 until February 3, they will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items or monetary donations to benefit Harbor Interfaith Services. This collection is our participation in the nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring 2013, where youth across the nation work together to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. Since its inception in 1990, Souper Bowl has raised more than $ 80 million for hunger-prevention charities, and in 2012 youth nationwide raised nearly $10 million. St. Luke’s has participated since 2000. Please support Harbor Interfaith Services and our youth by giving generously in our Soup Pot after worship or by placing food items next to the sign in the church foyer. Thank you!
St. Luk’e welcomes Sara Chambers-Moss as our new Sunday School Coordinator. Sara comes to St. Luke’s with a love of community and a desire to facilitate the faith development of children and young people, as well as support families to do the same. Continue reading