Newsletter – June 2015

Dear Friends,

“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus.” —Phillipians

This month we are privileged to have a message from Dr. Al Salazar, as we anticipate his visit (though brief) to our Centre, this month.


“The whole of Divine Science is the practice of the Omnipresence of God.
—Divine Science: Its Principle and Practice

The Bible is filled with stories of individuals who climbed mountains, from Moses to Jesus. This means that they, as did many others before and after, had a change of consciousness—an ascension from a sense awareness of life to a consciousness imbued with Truth.

The challenge of the spiritual leadership in Divine Science is not only to help better the human condition but that they too attain a measure of that mind which was also in the Christ Jesus. It is in this consciousness that the ministry assists others to move from that man “whose breath is in his nostrils” to that man “whose being is in Christ.” “If I be lifted up . . .”

I believe that this is what Divine Science is all about—a change in consciousness. And incidental to this change the human condition improves.

—Al Salazar

Dr. Al G. Salazar was born in Texas and received a Bachelor and Masters degree in Texas and a PhD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

He discovered Divine Science in Washington in 1970. He took the classes and in 1981 made a career change after 20 years in education to enter the Divine Science ministry. He was ordained in 1979.

Subsequently, he served as Board member of the Divine Science Educational Center in Denver, Colorado, chaired a committee to develop the Constitution and By-Laws of the Divine Science Ministers Association and became its first president. He was also the President of the Divine Science School with responsibilities for the training of Divine Science teachers, practitioners and ministers.

He is married and lives in Texas with his wife, Marcella.

Dr. Salazar first visited our Centre in October 1997, and approved our designation as an extension campus to the Divine Science School in Washington. He has since visited us numerous times over the years, with his wife Marcella, when, after presenting classes and Sunday lessons at the Centre, they have toured our country, which they have grown to love.

We were privileged to have Dr. Salazar give the first Sunday Lesson and consecrate our Sanctuary the day after our move at end of August 2012, to our current “home.”

Dr. Salazar and Marcella will be visiting us briefly in June and we look forward to him presenting our Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 21 June.

SUNDAY SERVICES: All are welcome to join us each week as we take time to Be Still, in Silent Meditation, and then share a Lesson in Truth Principles. NB. Childcare is available if you phone us on Friday before 10:00am to arrange.

Meditation – 09:30 to 09:45
Service – 09:45 to 10:30
07 Rosemary Batchelor
14 Rev. Mallory Kretzmann
21 Dr. Al Salazar
28 Sylvia van Zyl

CD ORDERS OF THE SUNDAY LESSONS: CD’S are available to order of the Sunday Lessons and to avoid a backlog of unclaimed orders, R20-00 is payable at time of ordering.

MEDITATION: A reminder that the Sanctuary is open for meditation during our office hours which are Tuesday to Friday, 09:00 until 13:00.

CLASSES: There are two “informal” classes being offered and scheduled to begin during the second week in June.

Lessons in Truth: This 6 week course is based on the book by H. Emilie Cady, with the added advantage of recorded material by Rev. Jim Rosemergy. In the challenges of daily life we can always turn to Spiritual Principles, and this is evident when we study the works of the early writers. Join Mallory for the first session on Wednesday 10 June at 7:00pm. Your weekly donation includes tea/coffee. All welcome.

Meditation at ACT on Thursday mornings: Join Helen over a period of six weeks for the first of a series of guided meditations in which we are led into Inner Stillness by Rabbi Olivier Ben Haim in the tradition of the Kabbalah. The duration of the meditation is 45 minutes, to be followed by discussion and your donation includes tea/coffee. Join Helen for the first session at 10:00am on Thursday 11 June. All welcome.

Lists for names are on the notice board, or you can call us on 041-5813309 to book.

ACT MEMBERSHIP: We thank those who have responded so positively to renewing and continuing their membership. Please do let us know should your contact details change as this assists us in keeping our records updated.

LIBRARY: Remember that as a signed-up member you have the advantage of making use of the library. There are some real gems amongst our vast selection, so do make use of this facility which is open Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00, and on Sundays after Service.

WORKPARTY AND BRAAI: This was well supported by enthusiastic gardeners, and the braai was enjoyed by those who stayed. These work parties and get-togethers are great way to get to know others in a less formal way, while supporting the Centre.

ACT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The meeting is scheduled for Sunday 07 June, after the Service. A formal notice, from the Board is enclosed / attached, and we look forward to the attendance and support of members.

In Closing…..

“Truly, a God that we can only progress toward – a Life-giver whom we may possibly approach at some future time, in some far away place, has been replaced in Divine Science by the true God – the Good of our being, who is our Life, Love, Truth, Health, Breath and all things. A knowledge of this Truth, practically applied, must bring “Eternal Life and Immortality to light” to the individual, then to humanity, for humanity is the sum of individuality. The true destiny of Divine Science demonstration is individual immortality. The truth of the Creator and Creation, is Science, and it is religion; hence it is a scientific religion in which the omnipresence of the Creator is a working basis; it is the basis of the Unity of all there is, including right thinking, true judgment, and their application in word and deed in all social and business relations. The good everywhere is ever active in making itself known in visible creation. This excludes the possibility of there being another life, substance or power.
“There is no Power but of God.””
Malinda E. Cramer – Divine Science and Healing

Bountiful blessings,