Posted by: revlockard | June 16, 2008

MESSAGE TO MINISTERS 6-15-08

 June 15, 2008

 

Dear Leader, 

Religious Science International is hosting an integration workshop in concert with the United Centers for Spiritual Living on Thursday and Friday, September 11 and 12, at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, located close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). We are asking each church/centre to send up to (2) two people, preferably their senior minister and/or pastor with one other decision maker, to this historical meeting. Churches without pastors or senior ministers are encouraged to send representatives as well.

 

The leadership of both organizations are clearing their schedules to meet with you and will be waiting to greet you upon your arrival. (Please see next message for meeting details.)

 

Representation by each church/centre is central to the manifestation of this vision. Rev. Deborah Johnson, an independent facilitator who has been working with both organizations for the past year, describes our integration process as follows:

The process of two organizations blending together is much like building a bridge. You don’t stand on one side and work your way to the other. Building a bridge requires independent anchoring on each side. The bridging occurs when something extends from each side that meets in the middle and joins them together as one. Considering its terrain and environment, each side must do whatever is needed and appropriate for its own anchoring. This may differ significantly from what is necessary on the other side. The most important thing is not for each side to mirror each other’s processes, but for each to be making a way towards the other. As each organization is anchoring its own foundation for the bridge, let us start communing together and reaching out to one another. The path opens at the point of connection.   

We are embarking upon an integration process of our two organizations. The root of the word integration is integer which means whole, without fractures or fragments. Integrity is living in a state of integration. We are coming together for the wholeness and the integrity of our movement.

 In addition to this meeting, a Conference Call sponsored by the Integration Team for all Senior Ministers, Pastors, and Leaders, will be held:

Wednesday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time,

 to answer questions and update the field.  Dr. Kathy Hearn and Dr. Kenn Gordon, together with Rev. Deborah Johnson and members of the Integration Team, will be on this call to answer questions. We anticipate upward of a hundred people on this call, so we’re asking all interested parties to please submit their questions or comments by

email at integration@rsintl.org

 Following this call, all questions and comments will be published on our Visioning Bridge blog: (www.visioningbridge.wordpress.com) and distilled so that Integration Team members can respond.

To access this call (as a listener only):

 June 25, 2008 – 11:00 AM PT

Dial: 978-964-0049

Enter Passcode: 236760#

 Also, the conference will be recorded so it can be replayed by anyone at a later date.

 

It is time to bridge the gap and work together to present our teaching to the world.  

Sincerely,

Dr. Kenn Gordon                                         Dr. Kathy Hearn

President                                                       Community Spiritual Leader

Religious Science International                United Centers for Spiritual Living

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Responses

  1. Thanks so much for the conference call yesterday. Hearing everyone on the Committee speak, and FEELING the resonance present within that Committee, communicated to me nothing but PEACE about this process. I believe each day we will learn more and more of how we are BEING the change we wish to see in the world. I am excited about the event in September, only 10 days before the International Day of Peace (and Prayers for Peace), declared by the United Nations for 9/21/08. Namastes and Grins to every one of youse!


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