El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
By Sis. Elizabeth St. Clair
In 2018, the Washington, D.C. Community Teaching Center (DCTC) created an intergeneration program which we have once a month on the third Sunday of the Month. Sometimes we cannot participate together on the third Sunday, but we always manage to fit this program in another Sunday.
We also had several events including First Holy Communion, Lesson on the Spiritual Quest and slow decrees. Of course, we cannot forget the Midterm Election Prayer Vigil we held over the Labor Day weekend.
First Holy Communion was a wonderful event. Reverend Fraziers and all four of the Sisters – Charlene Lasley, Rhonda Sabater, Elizabeth St Clair and Susanne Villeneuve – in our teaching center participated. Sister Rhonda Sabater had the added pleasure of teaching the youth the Holy Communion Class.
Reverends Ken and Bonita Frazier have been teaching the Spiritual Quest Class and slow decrees to our newest Keeper of Flame Roslin Khan and our youth are also attended. They all received certificates of completion.
Many of us had the opportunity in May to go to Virginia Beach and participate in a Prayer Vigil for Midterm Elections hosted by Alex Reichardt.
The DCTC hosted the Midterm election prayer vigil in Washington, D.C. Many people attended from as far away as California. Our Spiritual Director Reverend Peter Duffy led the Saint Germain Service on Saturday night during the Vigil.
I hope you attended on the broadcast. It was a powerful decree session.
We have done many amazing things with the youth and have all grown together as a teaching center. Some of the Sunday programs have been:
1. The youth giving parts of the Sacred Ritual for Children.
2. We used the Sword in The Stone Story in the Family Section and created speaking parts and the youth dressed up as characters in the story. http://tsl.org/family/.
3. Two of our youth read poems and one member played the piano keyboard.
4. We used the Odyssey story line. There was even a serpent.
5. We had a Peace table of the seven religions and talked about how all the religions are connected.
Do you have a physical location/center in Houston, TX?
Yes we do, they are at: 2603 Marilee Lane #2, Houston, TX 77057, (713) 542-2253