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Newsletter - February 2016

Published: 04 February 2016
Written by Corky Whitacre
Universal Church of the Master Newsletter
Headquarters Highlights: Spring Edition

June 2016
In this issue
President's Message to the Membership
Classes at UCM
Classes by UCM Members
Book Review: "GRACE (EVENTUALLY) Throughs on Faith
Headquarters Highlight - Spring Issue:
Thoughts from the President

Hello Dear Members,

Welcome to the Summer Edition of UCM Headquarters Highlights!

When I was installed as President of UCM in December of 2015, I stated that our number one priority as ministers is our own spiritual development.  Otherwise, how can we inspire and guide others to their own spiritual growth?  From a position of inner strength and centeredness, we can best serve the tenets of UCM: that the spiritual light of God is within all things; that we are all connected and that our inner paths reveal God is everywhere present.

And you can feel the changes, the growth of UCM spiritually as we renew our focus and intent to serve the world community.

Word of mouth is the most powerful advertising there is!  Share the wealth of your UCM background; that you come from a 100+ year heritage from the largest spiritualist organization in the United States and that UCM is vigorous and thriving as a spiritual guiding light in this Golden Era of Inner Transformation.  You incarnated in this time, this major epoch of consciousness development, and chose the ministry to help lead others to the light.  Embrace your UCM roots and help others to see God’s light within themselves.

The UCM Annual Membership and Business Meeting was held on May 14th at the Center for Creative Living in San Jose where our theme was “The Power of Love . . to Heal Your Heart . . to Heal the Earth”.  The event was chaired by Rev. Mary Garry, who wrote a beautiful report that I sent out to you earlier.  Here is her report of the Annual Meeting.

Rev. Janet Childs gave the keynote address on “The Power of Love” and here is the YouTube video of her wonderful presentation.

As a result of the elections, we have four new Trustees: Rev. Dr. Ayleen Augustine, Rev. Deirdre Leighton, Rev. April Lussier, and Rev. Sean Imler.  Of seven board members, four are ‘new’ serving members!  This is indicative of the changing and evolving energies of our church!

New appointees are: Vice President, Rev. Mary Garry, Treasurer, Min. Bob Hostetter, Secretary, Rev. Carol Fitzgerald, and Advisor to the President, Rev. Debbie Uharriet.  Let us pray and alignfor their highest and greatest service to UCM for the benefit of all.  (See photo at bottom)

Among the decisions enacted at the May 13th board meeting was the decision to parcel out a part of our savings into four equal investments of $25,000 each to be placed in CD’s, 3 months apart.

New committees were formed:

Finance Committee, chaired by Rev. Mary Garry

Fast Track and Sponsorship Committee, chaired by Rev. Barbara Richmond.  In discussions with Rev. Barbara, we are focusing first on reviewing and improving the standards first, before focusing on the Fast Track.  The Sponsorship Standards would have three levels:

  • Student – requirements to be a minister
  • Sponsor – requirements to qualify as a Sponsor
  • Board – requirements, implementation strategies and approval of qualified sponsors

Standards and Procedures Committee.  Rev. Mary Garry reported her progress at the May board meeting to standardize and create procedures for administrative tasks.  Part of the emphasis is continuity of work in the office and visibility of the various administrative responsibilities.

Education of our ministers and community is one of my top priorities, as you know.  We have such a treasure trove of experienced ministers – I want to tap into that wisdom base and make it available to all our ministers and the public.

There is now an Education Page on the UCM Website that shows the calendar of our Tuesday Evening Lecture series (2nd Tuesday of month), including recordings of past lectures that are publicly available.  A UCM YouTube page has been created and we continue to upload more content online, so that ministers and public, wherever you may be can access this wonderful knowledge base of lectures and programs.  Included is the recent lecture by Rev. Doti Boon on “Dance with Your Totem Animals”.

We will be uploading more and more content online, so that all our ministers have access to teachings and events.

More programs and events are being created, so stay attuned!

Attend or listen to (online) eight (8) or more lectures and you will receive a Certificate in Spiritual Studies!  If you do so online, just let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office and we will log in your progress.

Vespers: “A Gathering of Spirit” continues the fourth Tuesday of each month, facilitated by Rev’s Lynn Rogers and Kris Miller, with occasional hosts Rev’s Tom and Mary Garry.

A new evening program “Creating Sacred Space” starts on Thursday, July 21 at UCM HQ, hosted by Min. Bob Hostetter, our new Treasurer, and will continue on every 3rd Thursday.

It is my honor to work with you, helping UCM to flourish as a light to inspire and help guide people to their inner spiritual growth and flowering.

As always, if you have a question, concern, creative inspiration, please do let me know.  We are all here together, as one spiritual family!  Have a wonderful summer!

From my Heart, Blessings,

Rev. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D.

President, UCM

Board of Trustees at UCM Headquarters 
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Back row: Rev. Mike Genzmer, Rev. Barbara Richmond, Rev. Sean Imler.
Front row: Rev. April Lussier, Rev. Deirdre Leighton, Rev. Ayleen Augustine, Rev. Carol Fitzgerald, Rev. Mary Garry, President Rev. Dr. Richard Jelusich
Classes and Events at UCM Headquarters
1361 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite 115, San Jose, CA 95128   408.370.6519
VESPERS - a Gathering of Spirit. and MESSAGES. REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT is held the Fourth Tuesday of every month. Meeting are from 7:00 to 9:00.  To read more...
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series, August 9, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 -
DYING (AND LIVING!) OUTSIDE THE BOX! - Rev. Carol Fitzgerald

 Join Carol for a gentle introduction exploring THE subject most of us want to avoid, until we can’tcarol fitzgerald.
The process of dying, even if it’s an unexpected death, is complex, and has important choice points at every turn. Review of one’s values, aversions, preferences, and assumed needs, in advance of “our time”, is a most challenging process.
Preparing for one’s eventual death, though at times intense, is actually freeing and empowering. It is also a gift for our loved ones, to take responsibility for critical decisions regarding our own health and spiritual needs. 

In addition to covering issues important to participants, Carol will present an overview (supported by info handouts) of the following key areas to be considered in preparing for death:

Ethical wills
Advanced Health Directives
Review of Values Assessment indicating our current top preferences and aversions
Spiritual needs and preferences
Bucket List
Regrets/Forgiveness-letters to loved ones?
Review possible options for care of the body following death.
Choices for disposal of body

From an early age, Rev. Carol Fitzgerald has had an understanding and intimate relationship with the complex and mysterious forces that are at the heart of one of Life’s profound absolutes; Dying and Death. She has been privileged to personally and professionally attend others through the intimate journey of their the dying process.
She has officiated funerals and memorials for over 30 years.
Carol is just completing the facilitation of A Year To Live group based on the teachings of the late Stephen Levine, in which the participants live a year supporting one another in exploring and preparing for their death at year’s end.

**Attend by SKYPE LIVE Broadcast from your home computer!

Don't have SKYPE or know how to use it?  Contact Rev. Dr. Richard Jelusich, below.

Attendance is open to the public.
Love Donation. (if you are participating remotely, you can donate through a "Paypal" button on the UCM Website.

Location: UCM Headquarters, 1361 Winchester Blvd, #115, San Jose, CA.
For more information, call (408) 370-6519, or E-mail UCM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Attending (or downloading and listening to) 8 or more Tuesday Evening Lectures in a calendar year will earn you a certificate in Spiritual Studies from UCM.
These events are being recorded, and are available to all who cannot physically attend.

For information on accessing/downloading lectures in 2016 and 2015, please E-mail Rev. Dr. Richard Jelusich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 760-420-8100.



Classes offered by our members
In alphabetical order by last name of presenter
Rev. Dr. Ayleen Augustine classes and activities are held at the Center for Creatrive Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Ste C, San Jose, CA 95112. She can be reached by phone (408) 372-2840 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Rev. Ayleen holds UCM charter, Healing House Healing Ministries UCM #830)
CLASSES: 2nd Tuesday or 3rd Thursday [6:30pm - 8:00pm - $10]
02/09 or 02/18 - Good Vibrations - An Exploration of Energetic Healing
03/08 or 03/17 - Guided Meditation - Spiritual Shape-shifting
04/12 or 04/21 - Earth Magic - Traditions from around the World
05/10 or 05/19 - Wand-Making - Creating a Sacred Item
Druid Night: 4th Tuesday - [6:30pm to 8:00pm - $10]
02/23 Alban Eilir - Discuss
04/26 Beltane - Discuss
05/24 Alban Hefin - Discuss
Druid Festival Nights: As scheduled, [6:30pm to 8:30pm - $20]
03/22 Alban Eilir - Celebrate
05/01 Beltane - Celebrate
06/20 Alban Hefin - Celebrate
Ministerial Classes: 4th Sunday - [1:00pm - 3:00pm - $10]
02/28 Many Rivers - Spirituality 101. Discussion of ministry, multi-faith traditions and exploring your path
03/27 Being In Service. Ways to help prepare for and assist with church services
04/24 Spiritual and Intuitive Growth. Techniques to intensify your connection with Spirit
05/22 Basics of Spiritual Counseling. Practicing active listening & providing a safe space
Go to www.the-healing-house.com to find out more. Healing House at the Center for Creative Living offers a variety of experiences to reach full body, mind and spirit potential. Dr. Ayleen, initiated and trained in several indigenous ceremonial and healing practices, shares tools to find balance and spiritual growth. Call (408) 372-2840 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.
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Rev. Doti Boon, her book, Win at Life, Love, and the Lottery - $20+$5 shipping.
* Doti is available for in person and phone readings Wed. through Sat. please call to make an appointment 408.392.9090. She also does readings over the internet her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And she will come to your home or office for Psychic Parties. Call to find out more. She travels to teach classes and do readings.
* And, of course, you can see her every Sunday at the Center for Creative Living from 10:00 to 11:30am
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Center for Creative Living, Looking for a spiritual community to grow with? Come Home to the Center for Creative Living!
The Center for Creative Living, a charter under the Universal Church of the Master encourages each person to find their connection to their "Inner Master" (the aspect of Creator/God that lives within them as they envision that consciousness). CCL is a spiritualist church that proclaims and affirms the spiritual nature of all faiths, religions and creeds.
Join us every Sunday from 10:00am to 11:30am for a unique experience of spiritual fellowship and loving community. Each gathering will focus on a different topic related to transformation and empowerment through a deepened and more profound relationship with Spirit, honoring how each individual percieves that consciousness. We also provide "healing chairs" before the services where experienced energetic healers offer their assistance to any who ask. Please stay to enjoy a community feast after the service!
In addition to the Sunday services, CCL provides classes and group gatherings throughout the week that can motivate and encourage you as you navigate the sometimes turbulent river of your spiritual path. A variety of healers have offices here at the Center so feel free to ask if you have a special need or concern. We feature psychic and spiritual counseling, massage, chiropractic care, energetic healing, yoga and Ayurvedic counseling to name a few of the services available.
Have a group that needs a meeting place? Ask about rental rates for our sanctuary!
Our vision is to co-create spiritual communities of love, trust integrity and mutual respect which embraces our diversity, celebrates the oneness of the human spirit, serve the well-being of the human family and honor the sanctity of all creation. Whether you are established in a practice or taking those first tentative steps on the journey to your spirituality, you have a place here at the Center!
Check our schedule of events on the CCL meetup page. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Blessings...and see you next Sunday!
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Rev. Jerriann J. Gaber - Eyeroics I offer a do it yourself course called Eyeroics which is physical therapy for the eyes. It benefits all eye issues. One can improve their vision or completely get rid of glasses or contacts. Go to eyerobics.net for information and successes.
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Rev. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D. founder of UCM Alberta, UCM #826
Spiritual Gatherings - check out website: ucmalberta.ca or Facebook: UCM Alberta or call 877.242.8721 for more info. You may contact Dr. J by email at www.lightnews.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also go to lightnews.org for info on Dr. J's vast assortment of workshops, Hearer's Training, Books, Sedona and Mayan Journeys, Radio Show, etc.
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Rev. Linda Lightfoot in Los Angeles area for monthly Full Moon Horseback Ride & Ceremony, Shamanic Healers Training, Young Living Essential Oils Distributor. All details can be found at WindhorseAdventures.org, Linda Lightfoot 818-239-2026,
Reverend, Shaman Healer/Teacher, Horsewoman, Golden Ascension Healers Training with Credentials, Private & Group Sessions & Spa Treatments, Young Living Essential Oils Distributor # 98635, WindhorseAdventures.org
Last Wild Ride before Ascension, Mystical Retreats, Power Trips, Sacred Ceremonies, Play in the World of Shaman
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Rev. April Lussier, Spring Equinox/Ostara Sabbat, Sun, March 20 and Beltane, Sat. April 30 - door opens at 6:30 pm Cast Circle at 7pm. Location: 895 Le Compte Pl. San Jose. Cost: $15- 20 sliding scale. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 408.205.0385. Women's Spirituality Celebrations acknowledge and honor the turning of the Wheel of the Year at eight "Sabbats"- High Holy Days of Power. Earth is the Great Mother Goddess "Gaia", whose power and attributes are many. Awakening to her presence at these sacred times; we are gifted with her healing, strength and wisdom. Every six week, we will gather in a Sacred Circle to embrace the blessings and teachings of Gaia's cycles. Through ritual and ceremony, we will connect with Mother Earth's wisdom, be touched by the Divine Feminine Energies, release what no longer serves us, and reclaim our inner voice, our power, and our Goddess within.
Goddess Spirituality Retreats 2016 April 8th thru 10th
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Rev. Glory McCray, Ayurveda, Massage, Psychic Readings, Angel tarot readings, Guided meditations for connecting to Spirit Guides, and Classes.
Spring Cleaning classes offer planning, preparation and inspiration for cleansing all channels of spirit, mind and body. Don't face spring feeling sprung. Enter spring feeling clean energetic and ready for fresh new life experiences and transformation: 2 classes, $10 donation each.
FRI., March 4, 2016 - 6:30 to 8:00 at the Center for Creative Living, 408.917.9013
* 1st class is Ayu-WHO? Introduction to Ayurveda. Discover your personal constitution (called dosha) and how to use this information to balance your diet and lifestyle to support your overall health naturally. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Rev. Siobhan Nicolaou, CHT, CHLC Author, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Counselor/ Teacher, Metaphysician, and The Sword of Truth, www.siobhannicolaou.com. Also check out her face book page. The Sword of Truth, M3 Ministry. Check out her event pages for all happening.
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Rev. Lynn Rogers MA, Please join us, all are welcome:
* UCM Vespers service, "A GATHERING OF SPIRIT," at UCM Headquarters on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Click here for the flyer
* Mystic Moon Class at 5143 Sandy Lane, San Jose, the first Wednesday of the month
* Creative Memoirs writing class for Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation at the Neighborhood Center in Los Gatos, Tuesdays, 9:00 to 11:00 am.
* Creative Writing class for CACE at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Union Avenue in San Jose on Thursdays, 9:00 to 11:00 am.
* Private Readings by appointment, please call 408.559.5995.
At UCM Headquarters Readings: Rev. Lynn Rogers MA will offer intuitive readings in the Edgar Cayce tradition by appointment at UCM Headquarters with benefit to UCM. Do you have questions about your soul mate, your life purpose, health or past lifetimes? Rev. Rogers received her master's degree from Edgar Cayce's Atlantic University in 1991 and has read the Akashic record for inquirers on both coasts. Call 408.559.5995 to schedule a reading or set up a session.
Currently Rev. Lynn Rogers offers Spiritual Messages at UCM Headquarters, and private readings at her home office. She focuses her trained intuition on the current life issues such as relationship, soul purpose and health matters; then steps aside and reads the Akashic Record for a deeper reading that involves messages from Loved Ones and Guides from the Other Side.
Her partner, Rev. Kristopher Miller can conjointly offer aura clearing by request. Rev. Lynn Rogers can be reached at (408) 559-5995 for an appointment in person, or by phone. She keeps her rates accessible for all: $60 per hour; additional love donations welcome. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Rev. Gary Springfield, Join Gary in Phoenix, AZ at the Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church,
1522 W. Encanto Blvd. Sign up, call Gary: 831.224.4279 or Lisa 602.579.9461 or see web page garyspringfield.com
* Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 for Talk: Intro-fusion (Embody Light)
* Thursday, Feb. 18 Aura Readings by Gary $145
* Saturday, Feb. 20 Light Activation with Gary 9:30 to 4:30pm $95-125
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UCM Albrerta, offers Spiritual Gatherings every 3rd Monday of the month - at 7:00 pm with a healing ministry before service starting at 6:30 pm. Unit 158 - 1440 52nd ST NE Calgary (Trans Canada Plaza)
* In Calgary, Alberta the Rev. Deirdre Leighton offers - Quantum Light Breath Meditations (developed by Jeru Kabal) through UCM AB - dates TBA -
The Quantum Light Breath is a highly focused breathing meditation process that greatly accelerates the user's personal transformation by bypassing the conscious mind and releasing the old programs directly from the subconscious. It basically eliminates the need for analysis, painful emotional experiences, years of therapy or growth groups and unfruitful meditations. It usually takes the user into an expanded state of consciousness. Universal Love is experienced as a reality and not as an unreachable concept. These is a deep connection to the Universal Intelligence - Source - God.
* The Rev. Deirdre Leighton also offers a book study of The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ - with ministerial students and the general public in my home Thursdays at 2:30 pm.
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Rev. Eve Wilson, upcoming Classes and Blog link:
Thursday March 10 - Monthly Ascension Support Class - Help yourself and the world ascend, speed personal, spiritual growth, healing! Every 4 weeks 7:30 - 9:30 phone, Skype, in person www.spiritualhealers.com,
Tuesday March 22 - Living An Intuitive Spiritual Life Class - Telepathy, Healing, Home and Health, Blessing and Healing Food, Relationships, Finances, Intuition, More - Potent & Fun! 6 Classes 7:00 - 9:30, phone, Skype, in person www.spiritualhealeres.com,
Fridays The Weekly Word for Healing & Ascension. Eve Wilson's wisdom, and insights for each week. The latest about the healing and ascension changes in ourselves and the planet, and how to ride the waves of change with grace! Free email alerts with link www.spiritualhealers.com
The Healer & Ascension Certification Course - UCM Healer Practitioner - Legal throughout USA. Spiritual healing for body, emotion, mind, spirit, all lifetimes, adults, children, pets, the planet, Enrolling, DTBA. Eve Wilson www.spiritualhealers.com

Welcome to the UCM Book Nook with Rev. Doti Boon
     Each quarter I will be reviewing books I have read and enjoyed. These are books you want to snuggle with on a soft sofa, hold in your hand when you go to the kitchen and peer into the refrigerator, read in the sun next to the ocean, pull out of your tote when you are on an airplane and because of it, experience a much shorter flight:
Book Review:  "GRACE (EVENTUALLY) Thoughts on Faith" - by Anne Lamott.   Book Corner - Rev. Doti Boon
     I don't know if I love this book more for the fact that Anne Lamott is such an excellent writer, and faith seeker or for the fact she is a resident of Marin County, California. But whatever it is - I had my eyes, my heart and my spirit opened by this incredible author.
     All through this book I found myself laughing out loud at her self-deprecating humorous accounts of her life.  Whether she was hanging on by her fingernails, praying for grace, asking for forgiveness or reminding herself and her readers that God is always there - she is delightful.   Anne is constantly challenged by the same issues I have found paramount in my life, world peace, bad hair, screwy people, how to raise kids, deal with relationships. and how to best communicate with the Divine.
     When I finished this book I wanted to invite Anne Lamott over for a cup of tea and sit in my living room for hours becoming her best friend.

One of my favorite quotes from the book:
When we have children, we know they will need us, but we don't have a clue how hard it is going to be.  We also can't understand when we're pregnant how profound and dicey it is to have a shared history with a child, shared blood, shared genes, even humor.  It means we are actually here on earth, for a time, like the Egyptians with their pyramids, but with kids, it's an experiment: you want to see what will come of it, and with people, that almost always means a mess."

  Love and Light,
Happy Reading, if you have written or read an interesting metaphysical or spiritual book drop me a line and tell me about it, write me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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