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Here’s the hub for all our virtual gatherings, streaming, and video.

Online Monday Prayer, First Mondays of Month, 6:30PM PST: Click to Join Meeting
You can join us on Zoom every first Monday night of the month at 6:30PM PST for group prayer. More about Prayer here. You’ll need a computer, iPad, or smart phone enabled with camera and microphone for video and audio. Click the Join Meeting link above, follow screen prompts and enter passcode 982699. You can also call 669.900.6833 from any phone and enter meeting ID 841 3809 4637 for audio only. (iPad and smart phone users will need to download the free Zoom app.)

Online Tuesday Conversations, 6:30PM PST: Click to Join Meeting
You can join us on Zoom every Tuesday night at 6:30PM PST for an open topic discussion group. More about Conversations here. You’ll need a computer, iPad, or smart phone enabled with camera and microphone for video and audio. Click the Join Meeting link above, follow screen prompts and enter passcode 295171. You can also call 669.900.6833 from any phone and enter meeting ID 987 418 601 for audio only. (iPad and smart phone users will need to download the free Zoom app.)

New Online Wednesday Book Study, 6:30PM PST: Click to Join Meeting
You can join us starting 2/2/22 on Zoom for our Book Study on Falling Upward by Richard Rohr every Wednesday night at 6:30PM PST. More about the Book Study here. You’ll need a computer, iPad, or smart phone enabled with camera and microphone for video and audio. Click the Join Meeting link above, follow screen prompts and enter passcode 747303. You can also call 669.900.6833 from any phone and enter meeting ID 749 922 750 for audio only. (iPad and smart phone users will need to download the free Zoom app.)

Livestreaming Sunday Gatherings, 10AM PST: Click Play Button Below
Just click the play button in the window directly below every Sunday at 10AM PST for our livestreamed Sunday Gatherings. At streaming time, our live broadcast will appear. Outside streaming time, you can watch the last recorded broadcast in the same window or go to our video and audio podcast channels for archives–see links under the streaming window.

For older broadcasts and more video and audio, you can…

  • Go to our channel at UStream for an archive of streamed Gatherings
  • Go to our YouTube channel for additional videos.
  • Look below and to the right sidebar for a few selected vids.

 

theeffect was featured in a recent documentary film production commissioned and aired by TBN, the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The half hour film on addiction and suicide is a heavy but important subject as suicides especially among males are on the rise in the US and are often tied to addiction issues. As a recovery ministry, theeffect is no stranger to suicide and its ties to addiction, and the film is based on interviews with effect staff and members and centers on personal stories surrounding the loss of two key members of theeffect to suicide. It’s a look behind the curtain of the work at theeffect and into how that work affects all our lives.

You can stream the film from TBN here.

At our 15th Anniversary Celebration, we played a video slideshow of fifteen years of people and memories from our first Sunday, May 20, 2007 to May 20, 2022, from the boathouse at Dana Point Harbor through three facilities to our current home in San Juan Capistrano. Take a look!

You can watch the slideshow on our Youtube channel here.

For our 15th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 22, 2022, many of our members and leader who have moved out of state or at least out of the area sent us video messages to celebrate fifteen years of community, to share memories, and to say why theeffect has been so important in their lives. We received twelve video messages from all over the United States, and in this first video we hear from Frank Billman, Athens, TX; Julie Walden, Nashville, TN; John Tobias, Crestline, CA; Erin Basile, San Jose, CA; Becky Jandrey, Scottsdale, AZ, and William Gordon, Brooklyn, NY.

You can watch the slideshow on our Youtube channel here.

For our 15th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 22, 2022, many of our members and leader who have moved out of state or at least out of the area sent us video messages to celebrate fifteen years of community, to share memories, and to say why theeffect has been so important in their lives. We received twelve video messages from all over the United States, and in this second video we hear from Lisa Jones-Guillo, Tyler, TX; Tony Salas, Santa Fe, NM; Lindy Boone-Michaelis, Coto de Caza, CA; Janette Roenspie, Richmond Hill, GA; Franceskay Allebes, Somewhere in UT; Brady and Beth Wilson, Phoenix, AZ.

You can watch the slideshow on our Youtube channel here.

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Everyone is recovering from something… Admitting this is the first step in spiritual life, because any unfinished business in our lives–trauma, unforgiveness, fear-based perceptions–fosters compulsive behavior and keeps us from connecting spiritually and emotionally.

Since we’re all recovering, we accept everyone right as they are—no expiration dates or deadlines. We don’t tell anyone what to believe or do. We present points of view that we hope will engage seekers in their own journey; help them unlearn limiting perceptions, beliefs, and compulsions; give opportunities to get involved in community, building the trust we all need to find real identity, meaning, and purpose. In other words, to engage the transforming Way of living life that Jesus called Kingdom…non-religiously understood from a first century Hebrew point of view.

 

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Embedded in the fun and laughter of each of our gatherings and events is the connection and accountability as well as the structure, discipline, and opportunity for service that authentic community is all about. We help create programs for physical support, emotional recovery, and spiritual formation that can meet any person’s needs. Such programs work at two levels: first to address a person’s physical and emotional stability—clinical, financial, relational,professional—anything that distracts from working on the second level: true spiritual formation centered around the contemplative way of life defined by an original Hebrew understanding of the message of Jesus.

Rather than telling people what to believe or think, we model and encourage engagement in a personal and communal spiritual journey that allows people to experience their own worthiness of connection and acceptance, to find the freedom from underlying fears that brings real meaning and purpose into focus.

 

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Seeing ourselves as a learning and recovery community that worships together, the focus isn’t on Sunday morning alone, but on every day of the week as we gather for worship, healing and support workshops, studies, 12 step meetings, counseling and mentoring sessions, referral services, and social events. We maintain a food pantry for those needing more support, a recovery worship gathering, and child care for those with little ones.

Our Sunday gathering starts at 10AM and our Recovery gathering on Tuesdays at 7PM. Both gatherings include worship with one of the best worship bands in the area. See our monthly calendar and our Facebook page to stay in touch with what is happening each week. You can also sign up on our elist for email enews updates.

 

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