Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Science of Mind Q & A with Rev. Tara Steele and the Sunday Evening Services Team, 7 pm, March 18

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We celebrate 100 years of our teaching, the Science of Mind, this year. The teaching has evolved since Ernest Holmes published Creative Mind in 1918. It is a philosophy rich in observations, wisdom, and its share of jargon.

Are you wondering what "we are One" means in your life? Do you want to know how our style of "affirmative prayer" differs from prayer in other faith traditions? Curious about how changing their thoughts has changed people's lives? This Sunday evening, the Sunday evening services team welcomes your questions, comments, insights. Join Maggie Cole, Elias Owens, Tara Steele, Marielle Taylor, and Sherry Vierra as we sit in circle to talk about what's on your mind about Science of Mind.

The conversation begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Conversation Circle: Rooted in the Divine, Sherry Vierra, RScP, 7 pm, Sunday, March 11

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At Sunday evening's service, we will explore our identity. How do we see ourselves in the moment and how does God see us? Practitioner Sherry Vierra facilitates the conversation.

All are welcome. The service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing.

Monday, February 26, 2018

"Make Room for Growth," Practitioner Maggie Cole, 7 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2018

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Since the truth is infinite, there is room for eternal expansion. The awareness of the truth that we are made in the image and likeness of God, which is the foundation of our existence, is illuminated by our spiritual practice, the acceptance of our divinity and the elimination of the beliefs, habits, patterns of behavior that may get in the way. Join Maggie Cole as she encourages us to make room for growth, to raise the bar and to delight in life. 

Calvin Johnson brings his talent and presence to fill our service with music. The service starts at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing. All are welcome.

Monday, February 19, 2018

"Black History Month: Where Do We Go From Here?" Calvin Johnson, 7 pm, Sunday, February 25, Sanctuary

Our speaker, Calvin H. Johnson, a member of CSLSR since 2014,
presently a member of the Board of Trustees and the One Heart Choir.

No matter your race or ethnicity, living in our present times can be both challenging and rewarding. Come to this special Sunday Evening Service to explore the origins of Black History Month (BHM) and gain insight into where we all can choose to go, in terms of diversity,  from this point.

Black History Month is not only about Black History, nor only for Black people.  It includes all of our histories: past, present, and future, as CSL Mystics, Americans, and humans. This talk will focus on the origins of BHM, why its commemoration continues to be important, and how we each can contribute to the future development of BHM, and the diversity it represents, in our community.

Since the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa regards BHM as a special commemoration for all of our community, we are presenting this Sunday Evening Service in the Sanctuary, rather than the regular Sunday Evening Service in Waggoner Hall. Please come and help make this event even more special, as we celebrate our diversity and our community.

Monday, February 12, 2018

"Diversity in Oneness", Sunday, February 18, 7 pm, Waggoner Hall

The second Sunday of the month, the Diversity Discussion Group (DDG) gathers to talk about ways to build bridges across our many differences.  As our nation celebrates Black History Month, the DDG leadership team brings its experience to the Sunday evening service.

We will gather in stillness and prayer then explore the ways that we and others show up in the world. We'll talk about what diversity and Oneness mean and the obstacles we experience and want to shift.

Sunday evenings offer an interactive experience of community in a safe environment where people can be seen and heard. Please plan to join us at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing.

Monday, February 5, 2018

"Is Desire Desirable?", Elias Owns, RScP, 7 pm, Sunday, February 11

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Many religious and spiritual traditions have seemingly presented desire as a pitfall to the spiritual traveler. But, is it true? Join Practitioner Elias Owens Sunday, February 11th, at 7:00 pm in exploring the paradox of embracing desire and loving life as it is in the moment.

All are welcome to the Sunday evening service which is held in Waggoner Hall, North Wing.

Monday, January 29, 2018

"What Are You Waiting For?", Maggie Cole, RScP, 7 pm, Sunday, February 4

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There is an incessant urge back of everything to create, to express life, to come to gratification of happiness, peace, joy, and self expression. So what are we waiting for? God’s promise is that all of life is being offered to us in every moment, now is the time and we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. 

Join Practitioner Maggie Cole on Sunday at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall (North Wing) as she explores this divine gift and opening to its expression in our lives.  Tom McCurry is our musician for this evening’s service. Join us and experience the joy of coming together in song.