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In this virtual talk for Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association, guest minister Rev. Carol Reed talks about practicing our faith and overcoming challenges during this pandemic time.

May you all be well, and we look forward to meeting you at the Grove again very soon!

Click here to listen to Rev. Carol's Prism of Light meditation.


Welcome to the HGSA Sunday Service
August 9th, 2020
with Rev. Carol Reed

We are currently living in unprecedented times and our thoughts seem to so often be followed by a question mark these days. Your thoughts may be asking questions like, when will I be able to go back to work, will I still have a job to go back to? What about the schools, will they open soon or not? I miss seeing my family, I wonder when I might be able to see them again? How long is the pandemic going to last? The questions can go on and on indefinitely. Are we ever going to get back to normal? These are questioning times to say the least.

Ask yourself what can I do to help myself through these uncertain times? How do I settle my mind from worry and uncertainties? Now ask yourself what have I done in the past during difficult times?

If prayer was your answer, then why stop now. Prayer is always available to you and your prayers are always heard and that should give you some comfort in just knowing that. Through your prayers you can ask for guidance and direction or strength and balance in your life to help move you through these challenging times.

I genuinely believe that many are grieving and living in fear these days. There is no right or wrong way to grieve as we all express our grief differently. Grief comes with many faces and is an intense emotional suffering caused by a loss. Our country and even globally have been suffering a catastrophic world pandemic and we have had to sacrifice are way of living. Loved ones have passed away and there are no services due to the restrictions of gatherings. Businesses have been shut down or limited with personnel to safeguard the public as well as employees, schools have become a virtual classroom or a sudden home-schooling situation, social distancing has become the safe and guarded normalcy of today's lifestyle.

We have lost all that was comforting and secure in our lives. Our routines suddenly came to a halt this past March.

We lost our social atmosphere, our daily routine of getting ready for work, getting the kids ready for school and daycare. We have lost social gatherings, grooming services, along with now adopting ourselves to virtual doctor visits. We had our customary rituals for living and now we are trying to reinvent our daily routines and not knowing which direction that we should go or where to even start. Many are suffering from fear of the unknown due to the loss of what we knew and how we lived.

There has been a lot of talk about taking responsibility lately. But responsibility goes far beyond the face coverings. There is a responsibility of our continued spiritual practices for our mind, body, and spirit. We need to be mindful of this.

Many of you may be experiencing living within the energy of others 24 hours a day. Something that many are not used to and are trying to adjust to these new living conditions where nerves may be on edge, emotions flare, and negative energy abounds. It's not necessarily that the love within the household environment has diminished but more so that the energy of the home with others has become statically charged with worry, frustration, disappointment, and concern for the future.

Due to our current situation in life with so many uncertainties its important to practice spiritual cleansing and nurturing. Follow your faith, practice your faith and be conscious of your spiritual responsibilities to touch in, tune in, and to be aware of your personal loyalty of your faithful practices.

When things seem to get edgy and uncomfortable, be mindful of your own energy. Your thoughts, your actions, or even reactions, maybe your lack of physical energy. "A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare." Proverbs 15:1.

Make some time for you. Go to that place of connectedness and draw on that spiritual food. Pray, meditate, listen, allow peace and tranquility to come to the heart, mind, and spirit. Set a new tone for harmony within yourself. Be conscious of your energy or lack thereof. Make time for you to reconnect with God and the spirit of God.

Click here for the full text of Rev. Carol's talk and meditation


Rev. Carol Reed was ordained at HGSA in 2010 and received her mediumship and healing certificates at HGSA as well. She has held several positions on the Board of directors, most recently as Vice President and Director of Education. She and her husband Paul live in Yucca Valley, where Rev. Carol does readings, healings, and teaches classes.

From the Harmony Zone

As we all navigate the changes to our personal and collective paths, we at Harmony Grove continue to send love, light, and healing to all of our members and community.

For now, HGSA remains closed, with in-person services and psychic fairs on hold.

We are working on a safe reopening plan.
Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our HGSA community.

We are working on a plan to bring a variety of activities online and to hold very small activities such circles, classes, private readings, and fundraisers in both virtual and physical space, with safety precautions in place.
Stay tuned for details!

We continue to conduct business as usual and are monitoring the office phone
and emails.

For everyone's safety, we request
that the public not visit the Grove until we announce
our reopening.

We will continue sending our weekly email with announcements and inspirational messages, along with daily Facebook and Instagram updates.

Please let us know of any special needs and concerns, of any ways that we might offer support, even from a distance.

May you all be well, and we look forward to meeting you at the Grove again very soon!

Quarterly Newsletter
We are now producing a quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date on rebuild progress and other happenings at the Grove!
Download the current newsletter HERE!

**You can support the HGSA rebuild effort.....
...and show your Harmony Grove Spirit with a Hoodie, V-Neck, or Standard T-shirt designed by a member of our congregation! 

Option 1:   Click here
Renew, Rejoice, Rebuild!
100% of proceeds will benefit the HGSA Rebuild Fund!

Option 2: Click here
Divine Love...
50% of proceeds will benefit the HGSA Rebuild Fund! 

T-shirtsOption 1
Option 2



APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP can be downloaded here. Download and print. Fill it out completely and submit, along with your payment, to 2975 Washington Circle, Escondido, CA 92029, either by mail or in person.

* Paypal Donation Button: Here
We Appreciate you for your Donations! 
If you love Harmony Grove as much as we do and are interested in helping us rebuild our church lost in the fires of May 2014, and wish to be a part of our rebuilding, please click on the "Paypal Donate" button. We continue to gather funds for the rebuilding of what we need to serve you and move into the next 100 years!  All donations are tax deductible

Thank you to all who have donated thus far.  Your generosity is most appreciated and is applied directly to our rebuilding efforts.

HGSA Board of Directors 2019-2020
Rev. Annette Cavender President  
Laura Johnson Vice President
Rev. Marilyn Johnson-Kozlow Recording Secretary
Rev. Marreeena Appleton Financial Secretary
Marla Sweet Treasurer
Rev. Glenn Haddick Director of Education
Tracee Haftorson
Amy Arends Trustee

* 1. Volunteers Needed:
HGSA is currently looking for dedicated volunteers in the following areas:
Psychic Fair set-up/take-down
Maintenance of Grounds
Website Design and Social Media
Food Service
Fund Raising
If you would like to donate your time and skills to HGSA as we move forward with the growth and rebuilding of HGSA, please send an email to harmonygrovespiritual@yahoo.comto volunteer and donate your time and skills in the above listed areas of choice.

* 2. Psychic Fairs:
We invite you to spend an hour or the whole day with us getting readings, having lunch in Fellowship Hall, strolling the peaceful grounds, and supporting our vendors on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Readings are $25 for 15 minutes.

* 3. HGSA would like to receive/collect photographs taken prior to the fire from those who may have snapshots of the HGSA Buildings and Cottages.


Reverend Pete Monroe Scholarship Fund

Rev. Pete was a shining light teaching us to Take time to be friendly!

Donations may made to the "Rev. Pete Monroe Scholarship Fund."
The scholarship will be awarded annually to an HGSA Institute Mediumship student.

Donations may be mailed to:
Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association
Please make the check payable to HGSA and mark on the note/memo section “Rev. Pete Monroe Scholarship”.

Resources available at Harmony Grove during our wildfire recovery:

  • Sunday Church Services
  • Classes & Workshops
  • Spiritual Counseling (call to inquire)
  • Spiritual Healing Services
  • Programs for Ordainment, Healing & Mediumship Certification
  • Weekly Message Circles
  • Meditation Gardens & Labyrinth
  • Monthly Psychic Fairs
  • Facilities Available for Weddings, Group Meeting, Retreats & Events (not available at this time)

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We are located at:

2975 Washington Circle
Escondido, CA 92029

(760) 745-9176




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If you see flashing yellow lights, the road is not safe to cross!

Please use caution during heavy rains, there is a potential danger when the creek water is high enough to flow across the road.

There is a possibility that you will not be able to drive in —or out— if the creek waters have flooded the road.

Please call the office if you are still unsure about road conditions.

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