Christian Community Talks and Services – Sept. 2017

Dear friends and members of the Christian Community,

This is a letter from our local core group, putting forth suggestions for future worship and celebrations together.

Rev. Jim Hindes, our regional priest from Denver, joined with us for a Whitsun festival in early June. At that time, he proposed a more active relationship with our New Mexico congregation. Jim suggested coming down for a long weekend, around every three months. His offerings would include giving talks, celebrating the Act of Consecration of Man, the Sunday Service for Children, lessons for the children, and sacramental consultations.

The next opportunity for a New Mexico Christian Community gathering will be the weekend of September 8,9 &10, 2017. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS and invite friends.

Topic of Rev. Hindes’ evening talks will be:

Who is Michael, the Archangel? – (an answer is found in the King and the Corpse, an ancient Hindu legend that reveals the essence of Christianity.)

Friday, Sept. 8th: ALBUQUERQUE 7:00 p.m.

Rev. Hindes will give an evening talk.
Location: 5131 Hattiesburg Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 (Google map)

Saturday, Sept 9th and Sunday, Sept. 10th: SANTA FE

Location: Santa Fe Waldorf High School

Saturday, September 9th:

Religious Instruction for Children – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Sacramental Consultations – 2:30-6:00 p.m.
Talk for community – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 10th:

The Act of Consecration of Man – 10:00 a.m. (childcare available)
Sunday Service for Children – 11:15 a.m.
Community Potluck

(If you are interested in the offerings for children or sacramental consultations, please contact Sally Rutledge at: sallyskiptomylou[at]gmail[dot]com.)

How do we welcome and provide for this generous offering? One of the needs is to cover expenses. It may show a clear intention on our part if we can cover these with foresight rather than scrambling at the last minute. Therefore, we ask that donations be made in whatever way your heart leads. (ex. Monthly). Please send donations to (*)

There are many ways to be a part of this gift for our community and we welcome your ideas and enthusiasm. We are a small group at present but, as we move forward, our Christian Community will be a creation of this whole community in Christ.

Yours truly,

Sally Rutledge, Eduardo Yi, and Mary Jo Dorr  – for the core group

* Please make checks payable to: Christian Community of Denver, Mail to: Jim Hindes, P.O. Box 100517, Denver, Colorado 80250 (Include note directing gift for New Mexico work. A tax receipt will be sent to you.) Thank you.

Astronomy and Astrosophy Study Group Begins

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Martha Keltz initiates a weekly Astronomy and Astrosophy Study Group.

Meetings will be in the community room of the Silvercrest Apartment building located at 4400 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, 87107.

The following books will begin the studies:

Basic Astronomy:

NightWatch, A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe, by Terence Dickinson. Revised Fourth Edition, Updated for Use Through 2025.

Astrosophy:

Cosmic Christianity and the Changing Countenance of Cosmology, by Willi Sucher
Can be downloaded here – or purchased in the usual places one finds books.

These books should be available used (and perhaps also new) on Amazon.com, as well as those noted below.

Additional Studies can include:

Astronomy and Astrology, Finding a Relationship to the Cosmos, From the Work of Rudolf Steiner

Astronomy and Spiritual Science, The Astronomical Letters of Elisabeth Vreede

Elisabeth Vreede’s book would be very good to have handy for the study work because it has an excellent index and covers in great detail almost all areas in Willi Sucher’s book – it treats of some of the complex subjects in Cosmic Christianity in greater detail and adding much clarity.

Human and Cosmic Thought, Four Lectures by Rudolf Steiner, 1914
Can be found here – or purchased in the usual places one finds books.

In Human and Cosmic Thought, Rudolf Steiner presents a “Mental Zodiac” and “Seven World-Outlook Moods.” He may have given these lectures in part as a means of avoiding too much emphasis on natal horoscopes, stressing that many changes and differences from the natal horoscope were destined to occur throughout the course of an individual’s life.

Directions:

From the east, take Montgomery Blvd to Carlisle, and after crossing Carlisle move into the left lane. Turn left at the Giant store (the store is also on the left) onto Pan American Freeway. This is a small curving road. Turn left at the second driveway on Pan American Freeway. (The first left turn will take you to the Salvation Army Chapel and many turn here by mistake.) The second left turn is correct, leading to the apartment building and grounds (the building is a tan and brick building – and the large 4400 number over the front door cannot be missed.) Veer left after turning and go straight to the guest parking lot in the back (the parking lot on the south side of the building).

All doors to the building are kept locked. Call Martha Keltz, who will come down and guide the way through some side doors. The front door by the office also has a buzzer. Both doors are near the community room. Once the way to the side door is learned, someone will always be there to let you into the building.

Contact: Martha Keltz at 505-255-1901
email: martha_keltz[at]yahoo[dot]com