Sunday Services: 9:30 am  &  11:15 am |  714-754-7399
At the University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive Irvine, CA

Watch us Live: Sundays 11:15 am

Weekly Services Sundays 9:30 & 11:15 am

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive Irvine, CA

Watch us Live on Sundays at 11:15 am

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is like Spiritual Coffee, a little pick me up for the soul.
Our Teachings move you away from fear and wake you up to love, peace, beauty, light, joy, truth and life. It inspires a sense of being alive. It is an ever-expanding spiritual community that provides the opportunity to grow, thrive and serve.

Everyone can join in the spiritual pick me up no matter what religion, race or economic background.

Just like we call coffee by different names, java, cup of Joe, so do people reference god with different words or names such as spirit, energy, collective conscience… and all of it is ok in our community.

Our Sunday Services will lift your mind and heart to your infinite possibilities. So Join us for a Sunday Perk

What We Believe and Teach

Our Philosophy

God is a presence that is everywhere, not a person.

Everyone’s life is eternal and forever expanding.

The goodness of God is internally guided and directed by our actions with compassion, love and peace.

That evil is ignorance and that people can act in an evil manner because of their ignorance. We do not, however, believe evil is inherent in anything or a power separate from God.

We believe God to be a Universal Power for good that we can use to live peaceful, productive and creative lives.

We identify God’s power as a loving and perfect intelligence from which everything is created.

We believe that all of life is sacred, eternal and divinely guided.

We don’t believe in a God made in our image—fearful, uncertain or limited.

We believe our potential is made in God’s image—faithful, confident and capable of an infinite good.

We Teach…

Our Philosophy

Our teaching is a fresh approach that is a practical and down-to-earth way to understand God, Nature, the Universe and your relationship to it.

We practice and teach people how to pray.

Our philosophy is a spiritual path of cause and effect that gives you a solid way to think and a functional way to change your life.

The Sunday message is always logical, offering a practical path to God using prayer as the primary tool to strengthen your faith, heal your life and expand your experience of love.

We study the writings and lives of great spiritual thinkers and leaders such as Jesus, Moses, Emerson, Thoreau, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Buddha, Gandhi, Carl Jung, William James and more, in order to learn of Spirit’s unlimited power for good. We were founded by Dr. Ernest Holmes in the 1930’s. He based his work on the teachings of Jesus, Eastern Philosophy, and the above mentioned writers and leaders.

We see similarities in our teaching with distinguished personalities such as Deepak Chopra, Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and many others.

Quotes that we live by…

Our Philosophy

Change Your Thinking… Change Your Life!
~ Dr. Ernest Holmes

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
~ John Lennon

Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing or right-doing there is an open field. I’ll meet you there.
~Rumi

There is a power for good in the Universe and we can use it.
~Dr. Ernest Holmes

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…
~Joseph Campbell

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.
~Maya Angelou