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SUNDAY
CIRCLE

Come Celebrate

Sacred Sundays
10 am @ Woodlawn Pointe

702 Donaldson, 78201
2nd + 4th Sundays 

 

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Celebration Circle is an inclusive, multi-faith community with a creative approach to spirituality. We gather to honor and nurture the Sacred in ourselves, each other and all of Creation. Everyone is welcome at our events.

Our Sunday gatherings include opening prayer honoring the four directions, a shared communal breath, a featured speaker, meditation, as well as poetry and music, always backed by the Mighty Mighty Circle Band.
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FEB 25

DAN CARILLO: 
Living as a Buddhist Follower of Jesus

MUSIC: Carol Elliott

Dan Carillo is best known as a guitarist/composer who has played in many amazing places throughout the world with equally amazing musicans and served as Assistant Professor of Music at the City College of New York, City University of New York, from 1989 until his retirement in 2018.

Dan will share his spiritual journey, as a seeker from an early age, having been raised as a marginal Roman Catholic, a practitioner of Zen and Tibetan forms of Buddhism since his early 20s, an Evangelical Christian in middle age, Dan currently considers himself a Buddhist follower of Jesus.
 

Carol Elliott has spent 30 years in the music industry as a songwriter and performing artist, as well as record company exec on Music Row in Nashville. Her list of credentials are impressive, ranging from street performer in San Francisco to working with top artists in Nashville such as Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.

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APRIL 14

D ELLIS PHELPS: 

National Poetry Month

MUSIC: Carol Elliott

d. ellis phelps, a poet-novelist, painter, peacekeeper says her
work is about becoming a #formidableWoman, what it means to become so, and how this happens: it is an exploration of the interconnection of all things that percolate in her empathic-creative brain.

Carol Elliott has spent 30 years in the music industry as a songwriter and performing artist, as well as record company exec on Music Row in Nashville. Her list of credentials are impressive, ranging from street performer in San Francisco to working with top artists in Nashville such as Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.

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MAR 10

HAL ROBINSON: 
On Relationships

MUSIC: Leeann Atherton

Using a skillful blend of Native American, skillful teaching stories, and personal insight, Hal Robinson shares a process for making peace with ourselves by facing and embracing the voice of our Inner Judge. In addition to having been a respected Gestalt therapist for many years, Hal is the founder and director of the Dancing Bear Teaching Lodge, based in Kerrville, Texas. 

Leeann Atherton is back with us from Austin via San Diego, bringing her songwriting suitcase full of a seamless blend of twang, soul, gospel, and blues.

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APRIL 28

ERIK SANDEN

WORDS AND MUSIC 
National Poetry Month

Erik Sanden has written hundreds of original songs that NPR calls “jangly art rock for the left side of the brain.” He performs regularly with his bands Buttercup and Demitasse. Sanden has toured extensively, and has shared the stage with Jonathan Richman, Elliott Smith, Rhett Miller (the Old 97s), Ian Moore, The Tragically Hip, The Apples in Stereo, Salim Nourallah, Huey Lewis and the News, Foreigner and Willie Nelson.

He is known for innovative performances that blend visual art, music and humor. 

He began writing creative non-fiction during the pandemic and this prose work is finding its way into his music. 

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MAR 31

RUDI HARST 

All Shall Be Well
MUSIC: Regency Jazz Band

Celebration Circle Co-Founder Rudi Harst uses a rich blend of inspirational stories, songs, and meditation to reflect on the practical application of spiritual principles in daily life.

🌼 Bring a Flower to add to our Blooming Cross 🌼

Also adding to this joyful celebration of renewal will be the Regency Jazz Band, returning once again to add their special magic, as they have been for over twenty Easter Sundays. One song in particular has been woven into the fabric of our community, "And Now..." composed by pianist Aaron Prado in 2012 as a response to being present during one of our Sunday meditations.  You can listen to his recorded composition on Spotify to sense the calm and peace it invokes melodically. Perhaps you can even hear a reminder to be grateful in this precious present moment NOW...and NOW...and NOW…and NOW.

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MAY 12

ANNA GORDY: You Are So Loved! The Mother's Day Edition

MUSIC: Carol Elliott

Join us as Rev. Anna Gordy, life coach, spiritual director, and artist shares her positive and creative outlook on the spiritual journey and reminds that we are loved beyond measure.

Carol Elliott has spent 30 years in the music industry as a songwriter and performing artist, as well as record company exec on Music Row in Nashville. Her list of credentials are impressive, ranging from street performer in San Francisco to working with top artists in Nashville such as Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.

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In Case You Missed It

Our talks and meditations are professionally recorded and available on our Youtube channel.

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Watch the
Entire Service

Watch one (or more!) of our gatherings from start to finish to experience all the components.

BiblioCIRCLE

First Sundays at 10:00 am
BiblioCIRCLE on Zoom

We're a book club without a book!

Is there a book/movie/poem/virtual concert/recipe you have enjoyed that you'd like to share with others?

This is your chance! Join us once a month with a recommendation to share plus a few details about why you enjoyed it (or just hop on to listen!)

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Third Sundays at 10:00 am 
DiningCIRCLE at Comfort Cafe

Those with reservations by 3pm the previous Thursday gather at
10 am on the 3rd Sunday to share a delicious brunch at  Comfort Cafe at Los Patios (a recovery concept restaurant with a suggested minimum $15 per meal).

RSVP by the Thursday prior to the 3rd Sunday at 3pm: RSVP@celebrationcircle.org.

Looking for us on first and third Sundays?

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In-Person Location

Woodlawn Pointe

Main Auditorium

702 Donaldson Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78201

(Across from Jefferson High School
in San Antonio's Deco District)

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LEARN MORE

Visit our RESOURCES page for recommended reading, meditations, and spotlight videos.

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