Date(s) -May 11 2020
Fellowship of the Inner Light
This event has been postponed. New date(?) TBD.
Fellowship Family Gathering 2020
A Time for Love
May 8, 9, 10 and 11
Ask a room full of people the definition of Love, and you will most likely get as many answers as there are people. This year at our Fellowship Family Gathering, we will explore the meaning of Love – how to express it, how to share it, how to give and receive it.
The best understanding of Love that we have found is stated in the Credo of the Fellowship of the Inner Light, as written by Paul Solomon:
“In the beginning, God expressed Himself and the expression of God is Love and Love is God expressing Himself…Love made all things and all things are made of Love. In Love is Life and without Love, there is no Life. Love gives Light and Consciousness to all who are born. Love shines out in the darkness as the Source of Life and awareness, though there are some who do not know it. A gift to those who become aware that it is Love that gives Life and Light is the ability to know themselves to be sons and daughters of God.”
What is your relationship with Love? How can we all bring more Love into our lives, into the lives of those we Love, and into the world?
Let’s explore Love together at this year’s Fellowship Family Gathering.
The 40th Anniversary
Of Virginia Beach Fellowship Center
This year we begin our New Lives!!!
This year is the 40th Anniversary of the purchase and move into the Virginia Beach Fellowship Center. The 40th anniversary is very significant. The children of Israel spent 40 years in the desert. Jesus Christ spent 40 days in the wilderness. Paul the Apostle spent 40 days in the caves of the City of Petra. Forty is a period of gestation, a preparation for new beginning, new birth, an initiation into new life.
We will celebrate the transition and growth of the Fellowship at this year’s Fellowship Family Gathering with prayer, meditation, and a big, happy birthday party. As Paul Solomon expressed, the Fellowship Family Gathering is a time of community, friendship, love, learning and growth for self and others, brings us closer in our relationships with one another and in our personal relationship with the Source of our being. Please join us!!!!
Friday, May 8
2:30 to 4:30 P.M. Soul Mates, Karma and Purpose With Stephen Poplin
7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Fellowship Talent Show
Saturday, May 9
10:00 A.M. to Noon The Fellowship Game With Annaleah Atkinson
Noon to 2:00 P.M. Lunch On Your Own
2:00 to 2:30 Karen Jenness and Sharon Solomon
2:30 to 3:00 Annaleah Atkinson
3:00 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 3:40 Myles Tufts
3:40 to 4:10 Joshua Atkinson
4:10 to 4:20 Break
4:20 to 5:00 Brian Berry
5:00 to 6:00 Break
6:00 to 7:00 Pizza Dinner
7:00 to 10:00 We’re Having A Party!
Sunday, May 10
Sunday Service LaKota OneHeart
Following Service Fellowship Family Potluck
2:00 to 4:00 Group Galactic Recall with Stephen Poplin
Monday, May 11
10:00 to Noon The Future of the Fellowship
Fellowship Family Gathering Closing Ceremony
2:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Doors will open at 2:00 P.M.
Please come early to welcome and get to know our out-of-town guests.
Soul Mates, Karma and Purpose
With Stephen Poplin
Is there a soul mate out there waiting for me? What is a twin flame? Is there only one soul mate in my life? This talk is a spiritual exploration that will offer a grand perspective on these fascinating questions. Stephen will give insights and stories from his studies of Edgar Cayce, Michael Newton, Hinduism and from his own case studies using past life regressions and life between lives integration sessions. Stephen will add some questions of his own: Does our soul want us to be happy? Is there just One soul mate out there for us? How does Free Will fit in the grand scheme? Can we create new karma? Do we want to be with our soul mate all of the time?! Please join this unusual cosmic topic for some revealing views
Stephen M.A., CHT, a transpersonal hypnotherapist, is a some time college instructor of philosophy & humanities, most recently at HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany. He has performed stage hypnosis shows for educational and spiritual breakthroughs. Stephen’s practice, which includes past life regression work, trance-personal journeys, and life between lives integration is headquartered in Germany these days, where he attained the state approved Heilpraktiker fur Psychotherapie in 2012. Stephen is an interfaith minister of the Fellowship of the Inner Light and workshop leader with clients worldwide. He is known for his compassion, insights and humor.
7:00 to 10:00 P.M.
Welcome to the Fellowship Family Gathering – Karen Jenness, Facilitator
Opening Prayer – Bruce Shelton, Fellowship of the Inner Light Senior Pastor
A Brief 40-Year History – Bruce Shelton and Sharon Solomon
The Fellowship Talent Show
Again our Fellowship Talent Show will feature performances of the musical and visual arts that rival the best in the world. This year we are featuring musical and stage performances by John Alston, Annaleah Atkinson, Cheryl Bernath, Brian Berry, Sean Corrigan, Dick Dinges and Bella Dinges, Karen Jenness, Stephen Poplin, Martin Somers, Susan Thomas, Luis Vilches and Elena Vilches. And more !!!! Lloyd Kremer will serve as our talented, ever entertaining, Master of Ceremonies. So be prepared to have fun.
10:00 A.M. to Noon
The Fellowship Game
With Annaleah Atkinson
When people come together with God in their midst, miracles happen – so expect a miracle when you join with your Fellowship Family in the Fellowship Game. Annaleah Atkinson, creator of the Fellowship Game, has been a part of the Fellowship Family for more than 40 years. The game first appeared to her in a dream as a deck of “Inner Light Consciousness Toolbox Cards.” The Fellowship Game is designed to give guidance in answers to questions formulated by the player through affirmations and quotations derived from many different religions, cultures, and world teachers.
Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Lunch On Your Own
2:00 – Karin Jenness and Sharon Solomon
Exploring Definitions of Love – Karin and Sharon are co-facilitators of this year’s Fellowship Family Gathering. Karin has brought a great deal of joy, light and love to the Fellowship since she first came a little over a year ago. A student of spiritual growth since her college years, she was an elementary school teacher for many years. She is a LPN, specializing in elder care. She is currently studying to be a death doula, leading the dying to their next experience and supporting their families. Sharon, the wife of Fellowship Founder Paul Solomon, has devoted her life to spreading Paul’s teachings. She recently returned from a trip to Japan where she shared Inner Light Consciousness.
2:30 – Annaleah Atkinson
Annaleah brings her profound insights and experiences of Inner Light Consciousness to many areas of life which her numerous talents have brought her. Creator of the Fellowship Game (see above) and an ordained Fellowship Minister, Annaleah recently retired as head of a Mediation Center for the state of Hawaii. She has presented ILC around the world, lead many Course in Miracles groups, and brought together people in meditation and prayer for the cause of World Peace. She is also a very young great grandmother. Her presentation will come from her vast wealth of experience and insights of spiritual growth, service and a deal of great Love.
3:10 – Myles Tufts
Myles combines the systems of Jyotish Astrology and Tarot rooted in the Western Mystery School Tradition in his counseling practice. He holds a MA in psychology: spirituality &Mind-Body Practice from Columbia University. He is a certified Vedic Astrologer from the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science and a certified Meditation Teacher from the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation. An ordained Fellowship Minister and among the most knowledgeable in the teachings of Paul Solomon, he has worked to digitalize thousands of hours of Paul’s lectures and readings. We are certain you will find him a very beautiful soul filled with love.
3:40 – Joshua Atkinson
Joshua began his Fellowship journey in 1977. He worked as staff, was an Inner Light Consciousness guide and led the Carmel Experience, a weeklong program of personal transformation, for the Fellowship. He is an ordained Fellowship Minister, and for the past 35+ years has worked as a counselor. Joshua and his wife Annaleah, who live on Kauai, Hawaii, are avid students of the Course in Miracles. When you meet him, you will feel his love pouring forth!
4:20 – Brian David Berry
Brian was teaching at Yale when a reading from Paul Solomon saved the life of his infant son. Starting from that extraordinary moment, Brian studied with Paul and in time became an Inner Light Consciousness Guide, teaching all over North America and Europe. Starting in 2000, he took up the Readings work, doing Health and Life Readings exactly as Paul trained him and a few others to do. To date he has done more than 400 readings, most of them medical, many for healers, therapists, physicians and nurses. He has continued to teach ILC as well, in both the U.S. and abroad. A practicing psychologist in special education for many years, he has worked closely with his wife in issues of human trafficking in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It takes a lot of love to do that kind of work!
5:00 to 6:00 P.M. Break
Dinner Will Begin at 6:00 P.M.
We are ordering Pizza and Salad for dinner. Everyone who wants to participate will be asked to contribute $5.00 to cover the cost of their meal.
7:00 to 10:00 P.M.
We’re Having A Party!
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Virginia Beach Fellowship Center. This is the opportunity for our Virginia Beach Family and our Fellowship Family from around the world to get to know one another better – to sing, and dance, and feast together. We will have group games and a Karaoke Machine to display our myriad of talents. Please bring your own wine!!
We will begin our festivities with two expert astrologers reading the Astrology Chart of the purchase of the Virginia Beach Fellowship Center. The chart will be read according to the Western Tradition by Stephen Poplin, and according to the Jyotish or Vedic Tradition by Myles Tufts.
Sunday Service at 10:45 A.M.
Meditation from 10:30 to 10:45 A.M.
LaKota One Heart
Today is Mother’s Day, and we find no better person to represent All Mothers of the World, for LaKota OneHeart is a mother, grandmother and Great Elder Custodian of the Earth. Also know as Buffalo Woman Comes Running, LaKota OneHeart is a Spiritual Advisor, Medicine Wheel Healer and Spiritual Artist, whose art expresses her own medicine walk. She is a Sun-Moon Dancer and Spiritual Dance Leader for Beautiful Painted Arrow, and a Reverend in the Order of Melchizedek. LaKota does not teach traditional Native American Ceremony. She teaches as a minister from her own life experiences, sharing her visions with all who come. In March 2007, she received the Living in Peace Award for the International Ecumenical Prayer for Peace Day from the Sanctuary of Peace in Washington D.C. She has created many Turtle Island Dream Circles across the country with a vision of first healing ourselves, then our communities, and then our world. “We are dedicated to the minding of the Sacred Hoop, to healing planetary discord. Our task is to foster and propagate the teachings of the Elders and to provide sanctuary for people of all races, nations, and religions to learn, to heal and for all tribes to be one again,” LaKota says. We will conclude our service with a Blessing to initiate the beginning of our next Forty Years.
Fellowship Family Pot Luck
Our Sunday Service will be followed by a Pot Luck. Please bring a delicious dish to serve about ten people. This is an wonderful opportunity to get to know each other better.
Group Galactic Recall
Featuring A Group Regression Experience
With Stephen Poplin
2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Stephen will present a talk on life between lives and outline the various ways one can recall these soul memories, emphasizing personal recollection via hypnosis. This discussion will be followed by a fascinating experiential in which we uncover images and themes from your soul’s meta-memories when not in the body. Contact one’s soul guides, celestial family and higher beings. Body and life choices were decided in Spirit. What is your mission? Venture into this expansive spiritual journey of your own soul development.
Stephen is the former International Director of the Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy, founded by bestselling author Michael Newton, as well as the co-director of the Astrology Institute West in California. He worked at the Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington D.C., which is associated with the George Washington University Medical Hospital, seeing individual clients and teaching courses. After years of study and revisions, he published “Inner Journeys, Cosmic Sojourns: Life transforming stories, adventures and messages from a spiritual hypnotherapist’s casebook” – A manual for living disguised as books on reincarnation! Volumes 1 & 2. For more information on Stephen’s background see Friday’s Fellowship Family Gathering Schedule.
The Future of the Fellowship
With Jerry Teplitz
10 A.M. to Noon
The Future of the Fellowship Committee has met monthly for the past several years. This is your opportunity to hear their ideas and plans, and for you to talk about what you would like to see in the future of the Fellowship of the Inner Light. The discussion will be led by Jerry Teplitz.
A Continental Breakfast will be served.
The Fellowship Family Gathering will end with a closing ceremony.
Please Donate to the Fellowship of the Inner Light.
We have made all events at the Fellowship Family Gathering by Donation. We want you to come to the Gathering regardless of your financial situation. At the same time, the Fellowship is a church which depends upon your donations for our operating expenses. This year, in addition to our normal expenses, we will be putting vinyl siding on the outside of our building both to beautify our beloved center and to preserve it for many years to come. We hope you will enjoy this year’s Fellowship Family Gathering and that it will contribute to your life and growth.
Also, in addition to our operating expenses, we have initiated a Paul Solomon Library in the Upper Room of the Fellowship. Our goal is to index the Paul Solomon Readings and make them available on line, to digitalize all readings and lectures not yet on computer, to offer pod casts of various great readings and lectures, and to make the teachings of Paul Solomon available to the world in all ways possible. We thank you for your generous donations and help in this project as well as in support of the Fellowship of the Inner Light Virginia Beach Center.
A Healing Circle
“What you will find is the Law of Love, and that Law, that One Law speaks in such a manner as to say: Love yourself, your Source, and others equally, not loving self more and others less, not loving others more and loving yourself less, not loving God more and loving yourself and others less. But if you have loved yourself enough that you cannot be offended when others do not agree, then you will learn to see that those who are unkind are those who are in pain, and you will not be available to be hurt by insults or by such actions as are meant to hurt and such. You will simply know yourself to be alright. You will not be a victim. You will be alright, and in that alrightness you will have the strength to give healing to those who do not feel alright about themselves.”
We all need healing in some area of life. There will be a special Circle of Healing open and available throughout our Fellowship Family Gathering.
In our Healing Circle there will be special sacred objects to facilitate our Healing Consciousness and Atmosphere. We welcome you to add a special object to our circle for the duration of the Fellowship Family Gathering.
Please come and sit any time during the weekend in our seats of Physical, Emotional, Mental or Spiritual Healing or spend time in several areas or in all of them. At various times during the Fellowship Family Gathering, people will be available for the Laying On Of Hands.
We ask you to be aware if there is a line of people waiting healing after you. You can always come back later.