2017 SSB Calendar
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SATURDAYS: Workshops or Special Talks (6pm - 7:30pm); MONDAYS: Fraternal Counseling & Spiritual Treatment (6:15pm - 7:50pm) - Mediumship Meetings (8pm-10pm);
THURSDAYS: Study group on Spiritism (7:30pm - 9:00pm).
            July                                                                                                           August                                                                                               September
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SSB activities
Jan Flyer - pdf
         October                                                                                                        November                                                                                            December
Jan 07 –   New Year, New You!
It is time again for  renewal! Come and join us as we
discuss new approaches on how to face the
uncertainties of the New Year. New year, new you, new
challenges… Join us in the special workshop!

Jan 14 –  Mini-Seminar with Jussara Korngold
Transition and a Recipe for the New Year
From 5pm to 7:30pm
We are living in a moment of planetary transition,
where despair and uncertainties seem to dominate the
collective minds. So, how do we navigate through
these moments and keep a balanced mind? Jussara
has a wide knowledge in Spiritism and she will bring
some reflections for us for a happy year of 2017 and so
on.

Jan 21 –  Days of Gold, Nights of Silver: Poems,
           Paintings and Prayers of
          Transformation
           by  Dianne Fanti (Guest Speaker)
Ms. Fanti and Friends have just published a new book
called “Days of Gold, Nights of Silver: Poems, Paintings
and Prayers of Transformation”.  This is an inspirational
art book intended to connect you with a sense of
beauty and wonder to restore the soul. Dianne will talk
about the book as well as about the Friends of the
Homeless National Resource Center, where she is the
founder and director.

Jan 22 -  SSB Fundraising: BAKE SALE
            (place your order by Jan 16)

Jan 28 -  Gratitude as a motivation meaning for
         existence     
     by Kirsten DeMelo
As part of the series of talks based on the book “ The
Psychology of Gratitude” by Joanna de Angelis/Divaldo
Franco. Kirsten will share with us how gratitude can be
an “existential transcendental, emotional enrichment,
and behavioral health for the optimistic light it shines
in overcoming …barriers…motivating meaningfulness
for plenitude”
Feb 04 –  Mental Disorders & Family
                  Daniel and Kirsten
Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and
“happen to someone else."  In fact, mental disorders
are common and widespread. Most families are not
prepared to cope with loved ones who suffers from
mental illness. In this talk, we will emphasize the
spiritual causes of this condition.

Feb 11 –  Lecture Screening: Spiritism &
          Freedom of Choice with Daniel Assisi
Once a month, the SSB screens lectures  recorded
from Spiritist Speakers  from other States.  These
lectures, might be recorded on special events or in the
Spiritist centers across the USA.

Feb 18 –  Different cultures, different Ethnicities,
           one Humanity
          Alba Morales
Where are we coming from as humanity? Why do we
have different ethnicities/races? What lies ahead in
our common future? Based on the book "On the Way
to the Light" by Emmanuel/Chico Xavier, Alba Morales
will discuss about the history of civilization under the
light of Spiritism.

Feb 19 –  SSB Fundraising: Movie (Just like
Heaven
) and Light refreshments at SSB Headquarter
- 12pm - 3pm
             
Feb 25 –  Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
         Leonardo Vieira
As part of the series of talks based on the Eternal
teachings  by Jesus, Leo will bring some insights ,
under the light of Spiritism, about  3 important aspects
of our evolution: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity as the
means to progress and build a peaceful society.
SSB activities
Feb Flyer - pdf
Mar 04 – Spiritual Influences
                   Daniel Santos
“Spirits influence [in our lives] is greater than we
suppose, for very frequently it is they who guide us.”
How  do we prevent the bad influences and maximize the
good ones?  Come and Learn more!

Mar 11 –  Lecture Screening: All You Need is
              Love
 with Marcelo Netto
Once a month, the SSB screens lectures  recorded from
Spiritist Speakers  from other States.  These lectures
have been recorded on special events or in the Spiritist
centers across the USA.

Mar 18 –  Life Through the Lenses of Astronomy
              Julio Carvalho (Guest Speaker)
                  
“...There are many dwellings in my Father’s house...(Jn.
14:1-3).The Father’s house is the Universe;  the different
dwellings are the
worlds that revolve in infinite space, offering to incarnate
spirits stations appropriate to their advancement." In this
special talk, Mr. Carvalho will address some scientific
finds that will help us to evaluate the true purpose of our
lives on Earth.

Mar 19 –  SSB Fundraising: Movie (TBD) and Light
light at SSB Headquarter - 12pm - 3pm
              
Mar 25 – A Spiritual View of Our Actions
              Kirsten DeMelo
How our actions can impact our future? Is it possible that
our life is a consequence of our past life? How about our
free will? Can we change our current life status? But
how? Kirsten will discuss all these, based on the Book
Action and Reaction by Andre Luiz/Chico Xavier.
SSB activities
Feb Flyer - pdf
Apr 01– Sexual Forces of the Soul
    Adriano Barbo (Guest Speaker)
Sexual energy is inherited to life itself and its fundamental
to build the family institution . The misuse of this energy will
impact the destiny of the immortal spirit. In this talk, under
the light of Spiritism, Mr. Barbo will discusses how one can
use this energy to boot life in all its aspect.

Apr 08 –  ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLE                    
SSB reserves this yearly meeting to give an account of all
donations received from the previous year as well as its
activities and financial status.

Apr 15 –  How do I see Jesus today?
The guide and model offered by God to humankind
           Yasco Aracava
After 1800 years of misuse and exploitation of His name and
image, Spiritism was granted to us to redeem the real figure
and mission of Jesus while incarnated among humans, i.e.,
to guide us towards God through his teachings, examples,
and infinite love.
                 
Apr 22 –  Discover the Contributing Factors
Influencing Homelessness and Ways You Can Help
           Dianne Fanti (Guest Speaker)
Dianne will present the new illuminating video series by Friends of
the Homeless and we'll have a discussion
and Q&A about the 4 videos in this series: Cultural Factors
Influencing Homelessness, Personal Factors Influencing
Homelessness, Ways We All Can Help, and Sharing Street Cards.
Bring your thoughts and questions, and some toiletries or snacks to
share with the homeless and receive some more street cards
(resource cards) you can share!

Apr 29 –  FREE WILL according to Spiritism
      Daniel Santos and Kirsten DeMelo
“Since [we] have freedom of thought, we have freedom of action.
Without free will, human beings would be machines.”
SSB activities
Feb Flyer - pdf
May 06 - SSB Spring Book Sale - Event
In Lieu of a Spiritist talk, SSB will has a Book sale event, where
our practitioners will be available to talk one on one about several
book titles. Don’t miss this wonderful  opportunity to get “food for
the soul” at unbelievable prices!!

May 13 - On Life and Death
             Cinthia Fabretti (Guest Speaker)
“When does Life begin? – Is there such a thing as a physical body
template? – What is the silver chord? – What about organ
donation? – Is Death a natural part of the cycle of life? –
Amendments to God’s Laws?  -How about the care of humans
remains?”  This and more, in a compassionate and open talk about
different Life and Death topics examined through the Spiritist point
of view.

May 18 (Thurs) - Bridging Spirituality and Medicine
            Sergio Thiesen, MD (Guest Speaker)
A topic that new age thinkers and sages from centuries ago have
attempted to bridge. Medicine and Spirituality are two topics that
do go hand in hand. Come and learn with Dr. Thiesen, you won't
regret it!

May 20 - Mental Habits, Energies of Life
            Kirsten DeMelo
"Mental life begins with glimpses and perceptions as the spirit
masters the brain's mechanisms, which decode the spirit's
thought waves." Come learn with Joanna de Angelis on this
powerful message and topic!

May 27 –  SSB Headquarter Closed (Fundraising Art Event)
       Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet presents
Wild about AMERICA - Spring Production
Saturday, May 27,  7pm – 9pm at Mary D Harrison Cultural Arts Center
2950 Chaneyville Rd, Owings, MD 20736 (Get your ticket at SSB - $20)
SSB Activities
May Flyer - PDF
Jun 03 - Deep Listening to Others and to God
            Paula Schmidt
Practicing active listening techniques fosters conscious and
heartfelt communication with other people. Cultivating inner
stillness through meditation enables the restless mind to settle
and to listen to God.  The spirit Joanna de Angelis recommends
meditation "in order to live well and evolve properly"

Jun 04 – Trip to the Egloffs' Farm in Gettysburg-PA (SSB
Fundraising Event)
You are invited to spend a day in Gettysburg, PA (11 - 4pm).
Besides enjoying the farmland and having lunch together, we
will be going to the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center...
JOIN US! (Price: $20 adult $10 child).  Address 121 Sibert Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Jun 10 -  A Highlight on the Divine Justice – 11th U.S.
Spiritist Symposium.
 Yasco, Daniel, Kirsten and Sarah will
briefly  discuss some of what they learned from the presentations
at the 11th U.S. Spiritist Symposium, Orlando, FL.  

Jun 17 - Understanding Cultural Diversity               
           
Kirsten DeMelo
Join us as Kirsten will discuss how to understand people's
cultures, promote engagement with others, and build strong,
diverse communities, under the light of the Spiritist teaching.

Jun 24 – Cases from the Spiritual World
             Daniel Santos
Daniel Santos will share some cases from the Spiritist literature
to help us in the understand life’s struggles.

Jun 25 – The 2nd Maryland Spiritist SUMMER CAMP
“A Parallel Between the Physical and the Spirit Worlds”
AKSS-MD and SSB will promote a day with children-youth and
their parents at the Black Hill Regional Park - Shelter E (small)
at 20930 Lake Ridge Dr. Boyds, MD 20841
SSB Activities
May Flyer - PDF
Jul 01 –  Lecture Screening: Americans and
Immortality of the Soul
by Jussara Korngold
Talk presented at the 2nd Annual Spiritist Seminar - Suicide
Prevention organized by the Long Island Spiritist Doctrine,
Long Island, NY on Nov, 22,2014


Jul 08 – The Recipe for Happiness

                
Leonardo Vieira
In this encounter Leo will talk about some key elements to
establish and maintain healthy relationships based on the
teaching of doing onto others what you wish to be done onto
you. Come and Join us!

Jul 15 – Who is the boss? Roles in the amily according
             with Joanna de Angelis

           
   Alba Morales
"In the view of the scientific and technological advances,
alongside the ongoing socio-psychological revolutions, the
family of today is seeking parameters of equilibrium to
survive the chaotic phenomena of moral nature". In this
scenario, roles in the family had been changed affecting the
harmony and balance of the "cell of society". How to gain
balance again? How to preserve harmony and love in the
family? Joanna de Angelis will give us her answers.
******SSB Fundraising Bake Sale will be provided*******

Jul 22 – Spiritism and Global Challenges
              
 Adrian Alvarez (Guest Speaker)
In response to Q. 704 of The Spirits' Book, the good Spirits
tell Kardec that God has given human beings the need to
stay alive and the means of doing so. Yet when we open the
newspaper, it seems like all we read about is war and
destruction, the degradation of the environment, and greater
social inequality. Should we be resigned to the world as it is?
Or can Spiritism and developing a greater sense of
spirituality help us find a solution to the challenges facing our
planet?

Jul 23 (Sun) – Picnic in the Park (SSMD)

Jul 29– The Good Samaritan – A Lesson to Be Learned
              Daniel Santos
In this talk, Daniel will discuss some important aspects of the
Parable of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus. Come and Join
us!
SSB Activities
July Flyer - PDF