Monday, December 24, 2018

"Open to Your Heart's Yearning for 2019", Sunday, December 30, 7 pm

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On Sunday evening, December 30, we gather in spiritual community to listen to that still small voice within. Although that voice is always available, we seem to pay a bit more attention at year's end.

Join Ministerial Intern Siota Belle, Practitioner Kathy Galvin, and Rev. Tara Steele in a sweet spiritual practice. First, we'll listen for what wants to emerge in 2019. Then we are invited to create an intention to move in the direction of our heart's yearning. Finally, we'll seal our vision with a circle of prayer. 

We gather at the peace altar in the sanctuary at 7 pm on December 30. All are welcome. 





























Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Ministerial Intern, Dr. Siota Belle, "More Love, More Life," 7 pm, December 23


In the index to topics in the Science of Mind textbook, "love" takes up almost two pages. Here is just one of Ernest Holmes's commentaries on Love:

"ALWAYS EXPECT THE GOOD. Have enthusiasm and, above all, have a consciousness of love -- a radiant feeling flowing through your consciousness at all times. Treat yourself until you have an inner sense of unity with all Good."                 Page 184:3 

At the Sunday Evening Exploration, Ministerial Intern Siota Belle invites us to consider the question, How does love move you forward? All are welcome to the gathering that begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Sherry Vierra, RScP, "Who am I and Why am I here?" 7 pm, Sunday, December 9


 
Just because the question is big, the answer may not be as complicated as we think.  Let's talk about it.

Practioner Sherry Vierra facilitates the conversation which begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing. All are welcome.









Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Practitioner Maggie Cole and Music by Star Tom, "Availability to God", 7 pm, December 2


Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the Universe remains to the heart unhurt, and Jesus said, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” This kingdom is something we do not earn; it is the gift of heaven. We may have refused to receive the gift; it has never been withheld.

It is intended that we be happy. It is meant that we live to the full; that we sing and dance and be glad; that we love and be loved in return. Let’s make ourselves as available to God as God is to us, all the time.

In our circle of conversation, facilitated by Maggie Cole, let's uncover our availability to God. It is here, always giving Itself to Itself, which is each one of us. In this unveiling, the kingdom of heaven is revealed. The gathering begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing, and is enriched by Tom McCurry's beautiful music. 








Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Elias Owens RScP, "Loving without Attachment," 7 pm, November 25



Many Spiritual teachers/ traditions tell us that we suffer because we are attached to the outcome of our desires; of getting what we want and what we believe we deserve. Byron Katie says, “Personalities don’t love, they want something.”

Can we truly love unconditionally? Without “needing” reciprocity? Let’s explore the idea of “being” Love, and the love that we are being sufficient unto itself.

Practitioner Elias Owens leads the conversation which begins at 7 pm. All are welcome to this gathering in Room 11, North Wing. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Ministerial Intern Dr. Siota Belle, "Amplify Love," 7 pm, November 18



Are you struggling to find your center? Is it difficult to remember that, underneath all that is, Good is unfolding? Nothing brings relief faster than allowing more love in. 

Sunday evening, Siota facilitates a conversation on the power of love. As trite as that phrase sometimes seems, the truth is that Love heals all, Love creates all, Love is all that is. Join in the discussion at 7 pm on November 18, in Waggoner Hall. All are welcome.







Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Practitioner Sherry Vierra, "Are You Operating Under Old Programming? Who Is Punishing You Now?", 7 pm, November 11




"When the stories of our life no longer bind us, we discover something greater."
                                                                                               Jack Kornfield

De-cluttering is the most difficult step to rebuilding.  Parting with the old is bearable only if we have a vision of what might replace it.  This Sunday evening we will be talking about how to reprogram our response to life's challenges.

All are welcome to the Sunday Evening Exploration to be in conversation about what is alive in you, to listen and to be heard. The gathering begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Megan Rooney, RScP, "Our Humanity Is a Compass to Our Divinity"




Here's what Practitioner Megan Rooney has to say about her Sunday evening discussion:

Our human experiences of lack, loneliness, struggle or pain can be rich opportunities to notice how we are navigating through life. We may have gotten off course and are being invited to return to the True North, the Truth of our Divine nature. Joy, abundance, wisdom, and freedom are omnipresent. Love is the language and action of the Universe, and there can be no separation between us and All that IS. Sometimes, our human experience is a call to recalculate.

Join Megan as she facilitates a conversation about the True North of who we are. All are welcome to this Sunday evening gathering that begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Elias Owens, RScP, "How does God love you? Let's count the ways." 7 pm, Sunday, October 21



Let’s join Practitioner Elias Owens in conversation about the ways Spirit has expressed, shown and made known Its love for us. Share in Spiritual community stories of intuition, synchronicity, guidance, blessings and Divine grace. 

Come share your questions and experience and hear what others have to say. Everyone is welcome to this evening gathering that begins at 7 pm in Room 11. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Sherry Vierra, RScP, "Are You Awake?" 7 pm, Sunday, October 14



We have been unconscious creators, so let's not condemn ourselves, but when we realize that by perfectly understanding the law - and working with it - we shall be able to bring into our lives just what we wish. 
Ernest Holmes, "It's up to You!" p 45


Tonight, at the Sunday Evening Exploration, Practitioner Sherry Vierra facilitates a discussion of how to wake up and trust the Law, that Divine Yes available to us in each and every moment. The gathering begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing. All are welcome.










Monday, October 1, 2018

Sunday Evening Exploration with Maggie Cole, RScP, "Circle of Affirmations," 7 pm, Sunday, October 7, Room 11



“Statements do not become true because you affirm them. 
You affirm them because they are true.”
Eric Butterworth

Get into your conscious awareness that you live in substance as a fish lives in water. The important thing is to hold to the consciousness that you are created in substance and ceaselessly supported by substance. Turn from the appearance of lack to the reality of affluence as you declare for yourself: "I establish myself in the limitless substance of God and I have abundance."

In our time together we will practice creating affirmations and declarations of abundance and prosperity for ourselves. This evening conversation is an opportunity to shift our thoughts, patterns and beliefs about where our source really is. Tom McCurry joins us again bringing his unique and lovely musical talent.

All are welcome to this gathering that begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sunday Evening Prayer Vigil with Ministerial Intern Donna Starr, RScP, 7 pm, Sunday, September 30, Waggoner Hall


Come sit in the stillness of prayer and meditation. Listen to the stirrings of your heart. Receive the healing balm of affirmative prayer. Ministerial intern Donna Starr creates the sacred space for this Sunday evening prayer vigil, come as you are, knowing that you are seen and welcome.

The stillness begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing.















Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"For the Love of God," Sunday Evening Exploration with Elias Owens RScP, 7 pm, Sunday, September 23


Enjoy an evening of mystical conversation about the direct experience of a love affair with the Divine. We will read and discuss the devotional poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, and others, as well as our own experience of meeting and dancing with the Divine Beloved.

In our new Sunday Evening format, those who attend have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about what is alive in them, being seen, heard and valued for what they bring. All are welcome. The gathering begins at 7 pm in Room 11, the North Wing.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Let's Talk about Time" with Ministerial Intern Siota Belle, 7 pm, Sunday, September 16

Can we know it as an indication of Spirit's presence? What does the movement of Time in your life mean to you? Ministerial Intern Siota Belle leads the conversation about time. All are welcome, 7 pm, Room 11, North Wing.











Monday, September 3, 2018

"What about Divine Ideas?" A Sunday Evening Exploration with Rev. Tara Steele, 7 pm, Sunday, September 9

Photo by Will Swann on Unsplash

The topic for Sunday, September 9, is "Divine Ideas." There are the morning talks, an afternoon workshop, and at the Sunday Evening Exploration, an opportunity to talk about what caught your attention, your perspective is, questions that remain.

Rev. Tara Steele facilitates a conversation which begins at 7 pm in Room 11, North Wing. All are welcome, whether or not you were at Sunday morning service, whether you are new or not so new to the Science of Mind teaching. Let's explore together in a casual setting where all are welcome.













Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Treatment and Feeling with Maggie Cole, RScP," Sunday Evening Exploration, 7 pm, Septyember 2


“That which is felt cannot be taught, 
while that which is taught can be felt”
Ernest Holmes, Living the Science of Mind


Practitioner Maggie Cole is facilitating an open conversation about the power of our word in the exploration of one of our most valuable tools, Spiritual Mind Treatment, our form of prayer. Ernest says, “if we wish to convey a message, we must feel it…”.

In our new Sunday Evening format, those who attend have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about what is alive in them, being seen, heard and valued for what they bring.

Calvin Johnson brings his beautiful voice and music to enhance, inspire and flourish our evening's experience.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday Evening Prayer Service, with Maggie Cole, RScP and Tom McCurry, August 5,7 pm




Sunday evening Practitioner Maggie Cole provides everyone with an opportunity to explore their imagination as we invite each one to make a declaration of “What They Want to Experience”. 

Through small group interaction, with Practitioners to guide and assist, we are encouraged to up-level our prayer requests, inspiring a sense of limitless prayer. Each Practitioner anchors each request in prayer, welcoming the demonstration of the declarations held in our hearts.

Tom McCurry brings his beautiful music and gracious presence to inspire and lift us up. All are welcome here, bring your deepest desire for what your life is calling for right now. The service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

"Coming Home - A Community Prayer Vigil," Sunday, July 29, 6:30-8 pm


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Now and then in the midst of all that goes on in our daily lives and in our world, it's important to stop, to take a breath, to reconnect with the Presence within, that guides and inspires and cherishes each one of us.

On Sunday evening, July 29, Rev. Joyce Kinzel, Rev. Tara Steele, and Practitioners Siota Belle and Donna Starr invite you to settle into spiritual community. From 6:30 to 8 pm, in Waggoner Hall, North Wing, you may sit in the stillness, with meditation, prayer, and sacred music. You may stay throughout or stop in for just a bit. All are welcome to this time of renewal and remembering the Truth that is at the heart of all that is

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

First Sunday Evening in July with Marielle Taylor, RScP, and Calvin Johnson, 7 pm, July 1





First Sunday Evening in July is an opportunity to sit together in sacred spiritual practice. Calvin Johnson brings his inspired voice to our evening gathering. Practitioner Marielle Taylor leads us as we listen, sing, meditate and pray together, connecting in spiritual community. 

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






Wednesday, May 30, 2018

**Updated** "First Sunday Evening," with Rev. Tara Steele and Jewel Shield, 7 pm, Sunday, June 3





First Sunday Evening in June is an opportunity to sit together in sacred spiritual practice. With a calendar change, Jewel Shield brings her exquisite music to our evening gathering. Rev. Tara and Practitioner Siota Belle lead us as we listen, chant, meditate and pray together, connecting in spiritual community. 

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

"First Sunday Evening" with Rev. Tara Steele and Calvin Johnson, 7 pm, June 3



This summer, first Sunday evenings bring special celebrations of music, spiritual practice and prayer.  Join Rev. Tara Steele and Calvin Johnson in this sweet evening of being together in spiritual community.

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

No Sunday Evening Gatherings in May


The Sunday Evening Services team is taking the month of May off as it re-visions the program on Sunday evenings.  There will be services on the first Sunday of the summer months, June, July, and August at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall (North Wing). 

As the new vision unfolds, there will be more information.  Please stay tuned.  In the meantime, feel free to explore the many gatherings and prayer support available at the center.  You can find the many groups, classes and places to request spiritual support on our center's home page.  And please feel free to reach out to team members Maggie Cole, Sherry Vierra, Elias Owens, Marielle Taylor, and Tara Steele if you have questions.

Monday, April 23, 2018

"Devotional Chanting Concert" with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji, 7 pm, Sunday, April 29

Ananda Yogiji and Jaya Lakshmi
The Center for Spiritual Living welcomes back Ananda Yogiji and Jaya Lakshmi as they bring their devotional practice of chant to Sunday evening.  You may chant or simply bask in the music.  All are welcome to the concert which begins at 7 pm.  Love offerings are gratefully received.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

"Jesus, the Great Way-Shower," Rev. Tara Steele, 7 pm, Sunday, April 22



The theme for our Sunday talks this month is "Where Humanity and Divinity" meet. For Rev. Tara, one of those places of meeting is in the life and example of Jesus. Part of the power of his example is that he was human as well as divine.  He saw beyond day-to-day realities to live from a higher Truth.

The service begins at 7 pm on Sunday in Waggoner Hall.  All are welcome to join in.  This will be our last Sunday evening service until June 3.  Sunday, April 29, Ananda Yogiji and Jaya Lakshmi bring their devotional chants and kirtan.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"On Earth as It Is in Heaven," Sherry Vierra, RScP, 7 pm, Sunday, April 15




Photo by Tony Detroit on Unsplash

Heaven and earth meet in the balance of mind and heart.  At this evening's service, Practitioner Sherry Vierra leads a discussion on discernment. What steps can we take to facilitate the communion of body and spirit?

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

"Conversation in Circle: Oneness," Maggie Cole, RScP, 7 pm, April 8

Photo by Daan Stevens on Unsplash

Join Practitioner Maggie Cole as she facilitates a conversation about the seeing the divinity in our humanity and the humanity in our divinity. We truly are ONE. This interactive service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall. All are welcome to a place where we have the opportunity to talk about what matters in spiritual community.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"We Are One, Really!", Practitioner Maggie Cole, 7 pm, Sunday, April 1

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco

As spiritual beings having a human experience, we are full and complete expressions of the Divine, this is our birthright, our true identity. Science of Mind teaches us that we are one, connected with all life. Is there a space between our humanity and divinity? The way in which we think of this, hold this in our consciousness promotes our oneness or the sense of separation. We choose, all the time.

Calvin Johnson brings his talent and presence to fill our service with music. Come early as Calvin loves to sing for us. The service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall, North Wing.  All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Roots and Shoots," Rev. Tara Steele, 7 pm, Sunday, March 25



April in Paris, Tara Steele

This month our topic has been "Rooted in the Divine." Deep healthy roots are important to the blossoming of a flower or a human being. And, after a daffodil blooms, wise gardeners don't cut the leaves off at the base. They leave them to put nourishment from the sun back into the bulbs for the next year.

Rev. Tara believes that, like tulips and daffodils, it is not enough to be rooted in the Divine. Though it is essential, we must also reach out to the world, bringing who we are and what is ours to do into full blossom and then renewal.  On Sunday evening, come share your thoughts as we sit together in spiritual community. The service begins at 7 pm in Waggoner Hall. All are welcome.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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

Photo by Elijah Hiett on Unsplash
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

Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash
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.