Who is a soldier?

When our ancestors began to make metal weapons around 3,300 B.C., their main target was no longer forces in nature, but other humans. Ever since, humanity has never been free of wars and thus, the pain, sadness, and sorrow caused by wars fills our history.


Worship Service May 21, 2023 Prelude: “For Nenette” by Bill Evans – James Washington, pianist  Greetings Announcements Wise Words from John Gaul Hymn: “Spirit of God, … Read more


Mother’s Day Worship Service May 14, 2023 Prelude: “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saëns – Satoko Leisek, pianist & Heather Garland, mezzo-soprano Greetings Announcements Wise Words from John Gaul … Read more

Mother’s Loving Sacrifice

In my experience, having and raising a child requires almost unconditional sacrifice of the mother as the one who would carry the child in her womb for nine months and then breastfeed the child for many months after.


Communion Worship Service May 7, 2023 Prelude: Prelude in F by Flor Peeters (1903-86) – Charles Calhoun, keyboardist *Greetings Announcements Wise Words from John Gaul … Read more

How do we perceive reality?

For us, it is natural to only believe in physical reality because we are born into such a condition. But according to Swedenborg, the first humans were endowed with the ability of perceiving and experiencing spiritual reality as well as physical reality.

What are correspondences?

Swedenborg did not believe that the Bible is a historical book based on or inspired by facts at all, but an illustration of our spiritual cultivation and journey written in a symbolic language which he calls correspondences.


Worship Service April 23, 2023 Prelude: “Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche – Satoko Leisek, keyboardist Greetings Announcements Wise Words from John Gaul Hymn: “Breathe … Read more

Born from Above

There is a critical difference between what Jesus proclaims as “to be born from above” and what the evangelical churches emphasize as “born-again.” What Jesus meant by “to be born from above” is to live a life of charity and love to others. Meanwhile…