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SUM is an all-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the truth that exists at the heart of all faith traditions. 

Click on the link below for a flyer on the upcoming World Healing Meditation Ceremonies at "The Onion" Historical Landmark 9550 Haskell Ave. ½ mile north of Nordhoff in North Hills, CA 91343. All ceremonies begin at 6:55 p.m. Take the 405 freeway and exit Nordhoff. Go West to Haskell Ave. and turn right. Go exactly 1/2 mile to 9550 on the right side.

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Tuesday December 13th, 2016



World Healing Meditation Ceremony

   6:55 p.m.

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$15 suggested Donation

 Guest Speaker


Rev. Mike McMorrow


Reverend Michael F. Mc Morrow

Senior Minster, Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills

Reverend Michael Mc Morrow was ordained in October of 2012 by Centers for Spiritual Living, headquartered in Golden, CO. Centers for Spiritual Living is a New Thought teaching that has its beginnings in the Transcendental Movement of the 1820’s and 30’s, and in this way is a distinctly American root of many New Thought denominations such as Unity, Religious Science and Christian Science. We honor the sanctity of all religious thought and experience and hold diversity and inclusiveness as key values. At the Center in Granada Hills, Rev. Michael teaches the importance of realizing the Oneness of Life through conscious thought and spiritual practices, including affirmative prayer and meditation.

            In life before ministry, Rev. Michael has enjoyed life as an Air Force brat, Eagle Scout, Varsity letterman, Carpenter, and finally a General Contractor some 30 years before ministry. He is the proud father of his son Michael, a graduate of WSU lives in Portland, OR with all of the other 30 somethings, and is the grateful husband of his wife, Stephanie. They live in Reseda with their 3 dogs.

Rev. Mike serves on the Old Granada Hills Business Improvement District and is grateful for the generous and continuous support and contributions of the 5th District Los Angeles County, and is recognized by his community leaders, in the efforts to improve “The Valley’s Most Neighborly Town.”


17622 Chatsworth St.   Granada Hills CA 91344   818 363-8136   www.cslgh.org

His Talk Title: Transfortion



Guest Musician

Joy Burnworth


Joy Burnworth/ 818-575-0533/ www.joyburnworth.com

Born in Anderson Indiana, Joy Burnworth began singing professionally at 16 working in a rock cover band with rock and roll producer Matt Hyde (No Doubt, Slayer). She played drums and sax in the high school band, as well as performing with the Swing Choir and Madrigals. After high school, Joy met up with Matt in Boston where she attended Berklee College of Music. They put together a band and completed 2 tours performing all over the world including Japan, Korea, Spain, Italy, Israel, Greece and other European countries. Next She and Matt moved to Los Angeles with a pop/rock original band where eventually the band broke up and so did they.

 Moving on, Joy became sought after by producers and bands because she could sing anything, in any idiom, strong, clear and heartfelt. One of her first gigs after the band break up was at the top of Universal City performing with top L.A. studio players. Being a working singer, she has put in countless hours performing, doing sessions and honing her craft. Feeling like she needed to move to the next level, she started writing her own songs by starting with lyrics and then coming up with melodies on her voice. Next it was off to Chris Smith's or Howard Anderson's studio to fine tune and co-write the music. Anderson, a songwriting duo with Howard Anderson, is her latest songwriting adventure culminating in an EP entitled Aqua Gardens. Her newest singing gig; however, is the highlight of her career: she is one of the lead singers for Jefferson Starship! They have hired her to sub for Cathy Richardson when she is unavailable.


Joy has performed at the Oscars & Emmy's Governor Balls, TV Guide, New Line Cinema Rap Party, Honda, as well as Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s daughters Karni and Wendy Wilson’s weddings to name a few. She has worked not only with producer Matt Hyde, but David Foster (Celine Dion) Ian Bernard (Michael Feinstein), Don Cromwell (Air Supply) Al McKay's (Earth, Wind and Fire) production company and Larry Washington. She has produced 4 records of her own material, songs co-written with Howard Anderson and her first album with Chris Smith of Jefferson Starship. Joy's songs have been played on NPR, College radio, and on countless internet shows like Women of Substance, and Central Coast Live. With her original music Joy has opened for Pat Benatar, Buffalo Springfield, Juice Newton, and BJ Thomas. She can be heard on Jazz Pianist & Fusion keyboard extraordinaire, Mitch Foreman’s new record singing 2 cuts. Joy sang backgrounds with Eddie Money in the Ken Burns' movie “Baseball” and she sang background for Larry Bagby on his TV show theme song "Back in Tennessee." In addition, Joy performed in the movie "The Secret”, doing some gospel vocal-ease over the orchestration of Chris Field entitled "The Journey."  She has performed at the famous Baked Potato, The Canyon Club and The Key Club with the Black Dots, The Grammy Museum, Manager Mark Hartley's The Watermark in Ventura, Typhoon in Santa Monica, 4th of July at Warner Center Park and many clubs in the Los Angeles area. Currently, she is the substitute singer with Jefferson Starship.


SUM Board of Directors

President Rev. Nancy Fuller

Vice President Rev. Frank Williams

Secretary Rev. Burl Bolerjack

Treasurer Elizabeth Curran

Ceremonial Director Rev. Deena Efferson

Director of Healing Ministry Rev. Florence Riggs

Volunteer Coordinator Dr. Kathleen Ayl

Board Member Lyn Hopkins

Board Member Kabbalah Bach  

Board Member Arline Erickson

Board Member Dr. Rev. Basia Durnas OM MMQ

Advisory Board Member: Dr. Rev. Elder. Patrick J. Harbula


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To celebrate the spiritual unity of all life through community meditation and education and to inspire and empower all who attend our World Healing Meditation Ceremonies with the life transforming experience of Healing, Oneness, and Unity.
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Previous speakers include:
Mary Manin-Morrissey, Terry Cole-Whittaker, Sri Raniji Kumra, Dick Sutphen, Lisa Garr, Linda Drake, Nikileshwari, Tiffany Snow, Michael Benner, Kahuna-Laurie Grant, Ishna, Steven Maines, Shaman-Amanda Foulger, Blackfeet Elder-Ikakiaayo, Budhist Rev. Kusala, Diana Lang, Judi Moreo, Dr. Beverly Gaard, Dr. Maureen Hoyte, Dr. Charles Geddess, and many more. For photos of past ceremonies please click here.

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