Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Beat Anxiety and Panic Attacks Sunday, May 4 The Message Church in San Mateo




Sunday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. 
Topic: How to Beat Anxiety and Panic Attacks


• Beto Carvalho with Candice Candelaria (B.A. Psychology, San Francisco State University; M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Southern California). Candelaria is a Therapist at Christian Counseling Center: (650) 288-1519 who focuses on helping children, adolescents, young professionals, couples and families through anticipated milestones like starting a new career path, exploring personal identity, preparing for marriage or the birth of a child, and unexpected life events such as divorce, the death of a loved one, anxiety or depression, or overcoming challenges with alcohol or drug use.

http://christiancounseling.net/offices/offices.aspx?cmd=contact&collectionId=4&id=14


Because I’m Happy Series - Sundays,  May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014   10:00-11:20 AM
Century 12 Movie Theater
320 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Main Worship: Theater 11
Kids Church: Theater 12

www.themessage.cc/Happy

About the Series:
The Message Church in San Mateo has begun a series titled “Because I’m Happy: how to beat stress, anxiety, depression and be really free”. Each Sunday gathering will consist of live music, talks, Q and A, and personal stories designed to give people tools to be emotionally well.

“I love the Pharrell Williams’ pop hit ‘Happy’. You can’t hear it without singing along”, says Beto Carvalho, who serves as pastor at the church. “But as a social phenomenon, I’m a little intrigued by anyone repeating ‘I’m happy, I’m happy’, over and over. It’s almost as if they are trying to convince themselves. In reality, happiness is hard to hold on to because it is linked to external events. Emotional health, on the other hand, is an internal reality that carries us through the good and the bad”.

Alex O, a regular attender at The Message, would agree. He claims that it was a series like this that saved his life. “I used to have bouts of deep depression, to the point where I tried to commit suicide. That’s when I knew I had to change and started attending services. The support and guidance I’ve received in this community has helped me turn my life completely around”.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Fernando Carvalho, a pastoral counselor, as well as psychologists from Christian Counseling Center of northern California. “We live in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest regions in the U.S. It is also one of the most stressful”, states Dr. Jonathan Arnold, clinical psychologist and president of Christian Counseling Center, “Our emotional health is put to the test every day, and we cannot continue to sacrifice it. We must make our emotional care and well-being our highest priority”.

To that end, the Happy Series is using biblical stories and concepts, but the church emphasizes that it is intended for and open to everyone, regardless of being religious or not. Thousands of postcards have been sent to San Mateo and Foster City residents as an open invitation. Those who miss the morning messages can subscribe to The Message Church podcast on iTunes.

The Message Church was started in 2007 and since meets at the Century 12 movie theater in downtown San Mateo every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Its motto is, “Where nobody is perfect, beginners are welcome, socks are optional... but grace is required”.

Christian Counseling Center Contact: www.christiancounseling.net
The Message Church Contact: Valerie Kerr
http://www.themessage.cc
(650) 242-5919


 





Friday, April 25, 2014

Sunday April 27th at The Message Church• Because I’m Happy: How to Beat Depression • Dr. Fernando Carvalho



Because I’m Happy: The Message Church Uses a Hit Pop Song, Popcorn and Weekly Gatherings to Help People Find Emotional Health

  Sunday, 27 April  10AM
• How to Beat Depression
• Dr. Fernando Carvalho (B.A. Psychology, Bethany University, M.A. Counseling, Liberty University, D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary).
• Pastoral Counselor at Message of Peace International Church: (650) 952-3937
• Fernando specializes in working with adults, helping people deal with marital problems, child rearing, organization of finances, professional challenges and daily stressors.
http://www.messageofpeace.org/about-us/


Sundays April 27, May  May 4, 11, 18, 25 2014
The Message Church, 10:00-11:20 AM
Century 12 Movie Theater
320 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Main Worship: Theater 11
Kids Church: Theater 12


About the Series:
The Message Church in San Mateo has begun a series titled “Because I’m Happy: how to beat stress, anxiety, depression and be really free”. Each Sunday gathering will consist of live music, talks, Q and A, and personal stories designed to give people tools to be emotionally well.

“I love the Pharrell Williams’ pop hit ‘Happy’. You can’t hear it without singing along”, says Beto Carvalho, who serves as pastor at the church. “But as a social phenomenon, I’m a little intrigued by anyone repeating ‘I’m happy, I’m happy’, over and over. It’s almost as if they are trying to convince themselves. In reality, happiness is hard to hold on to because it is linked to external events. Emotional health, on the other hand, is an internal reality that carries us through the good and the bad”.
Alex O, a regular attender at The Message, would agree. He claims that it was a series like this that saved his life. “I used to have bouts of deep depression, to the point where I tried to commit suicide. That’s when I knew I had to change and started attending services. The support and guidance I’ve received in this community has helped me turn my life completely around”.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Fernando Carvalho, a pastoral counselor, as well as psychologists from Christian Counseling Center of northern California. “We live in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest regions in the U.S. It is also one of the most stressful”, states Dr. Jonathan Arnold, clinical psychologist and president of Christian Counseling Center, “Our emotional health is put to the test everyday, and we cannot continue to sacrifice it. We must make our emotional care and well-being our highest priority”.

To that end, the Happy Series is using biblical stories and concepts, but the church emphasizes that it is intended for and open to everyone, regardless of being religious or not. Thousands postcards have been sent to San Mateo and Foster City residents as an open invitation. Those who miss the morning messages can subscribe to The Message Church podcast on iTunes.

The Message Church was started in 2007 and since meets at the Century 12 movie theater in downtown San Mateo every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Its motto is, “Where nobody is perfect, beginners are welcome, socks are optional... but grace is required”.

Christian Counseling Center Contact: www.christiancounseling.net
The Message Church Contact: Valerie Kerr
http://www.themessage.cc
(650) 242-5919


 




Thursday, April 24, 2014

Because I’m Happy: The Message Church


Because I’m Happy: The Message Church Uses a Hit Pop Song, Popcorn and Weekly Gatherings to Help People Find Emotional Health

Sundays, 10:00-11:20 AM
Century 12 Movie Theater
320 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Main Worship: Theater 11
Kids Church: Theater 12
 


  Sunday, 27 April
• How to Beat Depression
• Dr. Fernando Carvalho (B.A. Psychology, Bethany University, M.A. Counseling, Liberty University, D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary).
• Pastoral Counselor at Message of Peace International Church: (650) 952-3937
• Fernando specializes in working with adults, helping people deal with marital problems, child rearing, organization of finances, professional challenges and daily stressors.
http://www.messageofpeace.org/about-us/





Sunday, 4/May
• How to Beat Anxiety and Panic Attacks
• Beto Carvalho with Candice Candelaria (B.A. Psychology, San Francisco State University; M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Southern California)
• Therapist at Christian Counseling Center: (650) 288-1519
• Candice focuses on helping children, adolescents, young professionals, couples & families through anticipated milestones like starting a new career path, exploring personal identity, preparing for marriage or the birth of a child, and unexpected life events such as divorce, the death of a loved one, anxiety or depression, or overcoming challenges with alcohol or drug use.
http://christiancounseling.net/offices/offices.aspx?cmd=contact&collectionId=4&id=14


Sunday, 11/May
• How to Beat Stress
• Beto Carvalho with Diana To (B.Eng. Computing, Imperial College London; M.A. Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University; M.B.A., Stanford University)
• Therapist at Christian Counseling Center: (650) 906-3978
• Diane To helps clients find resolution to problems of depression, anxiety, couples’ discord, family conflicts, low self-esteem, and impact of abuse and trauma, restoring love, peace and joy in their lives.
http://christiancounseling.net/offices/offices.aspx?cmd=contact&collectionId=4&id=20



Sunday, 18/May
• To Infinity and Beyond: Happiness is Good, but Joy Can Take You Further
• Beto Carvalho with Valerie DiLuggo (M.A. in Psychology at CalSouthern University)
• Therapist at Christian Counseling Center:  (415) 674-7504
• Valerie DiLuggo has expertise in the areas of faith and spirituality, depression & anxiety, and phase of life issues. Valerie enjoys working with couples and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor and has trained in the Gottman Method of couples counseling.
http://christiancounseling.net/offices/offices.aspx?cmd=contact&collectionId=4&id=62


Sunday, 25/May
• Overcoming Sexual Abuse
• Beto Carvalho with Dr. Elisabeth "Lisa" Austin (Psy.D.)
• Clinical Psychologist at Christian Counseling Center and Clinical Faculty at Stanford University's Psychiatry Department: (650) 888-9694
• Dr. Austin completed her clinical training at California Pacific Medical Center's Department of Outpatient Psychiatry with a specialization in child and family psychology.
http://artygeek.no-ip.org:2008/offices/san_mateo/elisabeth_austin.html





The Message Church in San Mateo has begun a series titled “Because I’m Happy: how to beat stress, anxiety, depression and be really free”. Each Sunday gathering will consist of live music, talks, Q and A, and personal stories designed to give people tools to be emotionally well.

“I love the Pharrell Williams’ pop hit ‘Happy’. You can’t hear it without singing along”, says Beto Carvalho, who serves as pastor at the church. “But as a social phenomenon, I’m a little intrigued by anyone repeating ‘I’m happy, I’m happy’, over and over. It’s almost as if they are trying to convince themselves. In reality, happiness is hard to hold on to because it is linked to external events. Emotional health, on the other hand, is an internal reality that carries us through the good and the bad”.

Alex O, a regular attender at The Message, would agree. He claims that it was a series like this that saved his life. “I used to have bouts of deep depression, to the point where I tried to commit suicide. That’s when I knew I had to change and started attending services. The support and guidance I’ve received in this community has helped me turn my life completely around”.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Fernando Carvalho, a pastoral counselor, as well as psychologists from Christian Counseling Center of northern California. “We live in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest regions in the U.S. It is also one of the most stressful”, states Dr. Jonathan Arnold, clinical psychologist and president of Christian Counseling Center, “Our emotional health is put to the test everyday, and we cannot continue to sacrifice it. We must make our emotional care and well-being our highest priority”.

To that end, the Happy Series is using biblical stories and concepts, but the church emphasizes that it is intended for and open to everyone, regardless of being religious or not. Thousands postcards have been sent to San Mateo and Foster City residents as an open invitation. Those who miss the morning messages can subscribe to The Message Church podcast on iTunes.

The Message Church was started in 2007 and since meets at the Century 12 movie theater in downtown San Mateo every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Its motto is, “Where nobody is perfect, beginners are welcome, socks are optional... but grace is required”.

Sundays, 10:00-11:20 AM
Century 12 Movie Theater
320 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Main Worship: Theater 11
Kids Church: Theater 12
Christian Counseling Center Contact:

The Message Church Contact:
Valerie Kerr
(650) 242-5919

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Guitarist Darryl Berk at C'era Una Volta this weekend!

SATURDAY April 26th
Guitarist Darryl Berk

SUNDAY April 27th
Guitarist Darryl Berk


C’era Una Volta / Ristorante Italiano
Reservations: 510-769-4828 / www.ceraunavolta.us
1332 Park Street
Alameda, California 94501
510.769.4828
http://www.ceraunavolta.us/v2/index.php


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Denmark Dresses Up

Denmark Dresses Up

Tulips
at
breakfast
early
winter light.

Bending over misunderstood teak furniture
too sparsely rich for a New England bride.

Tabletop tulips
red
of course
showing sick yellow hearts
waiting
for
noonday
winter
lunchtime

Alameda Sangha Upcoming Schedule April and May 2014 - with Two Special Events


Alameda Sangha
Every Sunday, 7pm-9pm
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave.,
Alameda, CA 94501
Visit our Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/

April               
 27  Rebecca     What Money Can Teach Us
Dina Hondrogen, a sangha member and yoga instructor offers yoga from 6 - 6:45 pm

May 17 May Daylong:
Daylong taught by Pauletta Chanco on Saturday May 17, 2014
it will be from 9-4.30pm. People should arrive early to set up and bring a bag lunch.
"Come and explore the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, mainly the cultivation of
wisdom and the transformation of big and small suffering. Be prepared to move into difficult places with the support of the sangha. Welcome to experienced and beginning spiritual seekers and meditators."

May
 4  Rebecca    What Adversity Can Teach Us
 11  Deb    The Unfolding of Liberation
 18  Pauletta     TBA



Alameda Sangha May 25  7pm-9pm
Guest Teacher, Ayya Tataloka.
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave.,Alameda,
Learn more about Ayya Tataloka and path of a bhikkhun
http://www.dhammadharini.net/dhamma/dhamma-talks-from-the-bhikkhuni-sangha/tathaaloka-theri-
Abbess of Dhammadharini Vihara in the Santa Rosa and the Aranya Bodhi Hermitage on the Sonoma Coast in Northern California, Ayya Tataloka provides spiritual guidance and monastic mentorship in conjunction with hermitage prioress Venerable Sobhana Bhikkhuni.
Venerable Tathaaloka Theri is the second Western woman to be designated as Theravadan Bhikkhuni preceptor (Pavattini/Upajjhaya), and she has contributed to the going forth and full ordination of women as bhikkhunis in the USA, Australia, India and Thailand. She also serves as a Senior Monastic Advisor to the Dhammadharini Support Foundation, the Alliance of Bhikkhunis and Sakyadhita USA.


Alameda Sangha
Every Sunday, 7pm-9pm
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave.,
Alameda, CA 94501
Visit our Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/


Dina Hondrogen, a sangha member and yoga instructor offers yoga from 6 - 6:45 pm


* Please note that on nights when Rebecca teaches, the meeting will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.


YOGA at Sangha
Dina Hondrogen, a sangha member and yoga instructor offers yoga from 6 - 6:45 pm
on the last Sunday of each month, in the church before our regular meeting. Yoga
can aid settling in and deepening your meditation.  Please bring your own yoga mat,
bare feet and an empty stomach. If you would like to bring props to help facilitate
practice feel free, it will help if you are a tight beginner. Donations are welcome.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Because I’m Happy: The Message Church Uses a Hit Pop Song, Popcorn and Weekly Gatherings to Help People Find Emotional Health

Because I’m Happy: The Message Church Uses a Hit Pop 
 Song, Popcorn and Weekly Gatherings to Help People Find Emotional Health
5-week series held at movie 
theater in San Mateo seeks to make emotional care and 
well-being a top priority

SAN MATEO, California, April 17, 2014 – Starting this Easter Sunday, April 20th, The Message Church in San Mateo will begin a 5-week series titled “Because I’m Happy: how to beat stress, anxiety, depression and be really free”. The church meets at the Century 12 movie theaters in downtown San Mateo. Each Sunday gathering will consist of live music, talks, Q&A, and personal stories designed to give people tools to be emotionally well.

“I love the Pharrell Williams’ pop hit ‘Happy’. You can’t hear it without singing along”, says Beto Carvalho, who serves as pastor at the church. “But as a social phenomenon, I’m a little intrigued by anyone repeating ‘I’m happy, I’m happy’, over and over. It’s almost as if they are trying to convince themselves. In reality, happiness is hard to hold on to because it is linked to external events. Emotional health, on the other hand, is an internal reality that carries us through the good and the bad”.

Alex O, a regular attender at The Message, would agree. He claims that it was a series like this that saved his life. “I used to have bouts of deep depression, to the point where I tried to commit suicide. That’s when I knew I had to change and started attending services. The support and guidance I’ve received in this community has helped me turn my life completely around”.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Fernando Carvalho, a pastoral counselor, as well as psychologists from Christian Counseling Center of northern California. “We live in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest regions in the U.S. It is also one of the most stressful”, states Dr. Jonathan Arnold, clinical psychologist and president of Christian Counseling Center, “Our emotional health is put to the test everyday, and we cannot continue to sacrifice it. We must make our emotional care and well-being our highest priority”.

To that end, the Happy Series will use biblical stories and concepts, but the church emphasizes that it is intended for and open to everyone, regardless of being religious or not. Thousands postcards have been sent to San Mateo and Foster City residents as an open invitation. Those who miss the morning messages can subscribe to The Message Church podcast on iTunes.

The Message Church was started in 2007 and since 2013 meets at the Century 12 movie theater in downtown San Mateo every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Its motto is, “Where nobody is perfect, beginners are welcome, socks are optional... but grace is required”.

5-Week Series - Sundays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2014
The Message Church
Sundays, 10:00 AM
Century 12 Theaters
320 2nd Ave, 
San Mateo, CA 94401

Christian Counseling Center Contact:

The Message Church Contact:
Valerie Kerr
(650) 242-5919