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Week of March 15, 2020
 
Sunday Message: Make Real
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with the Amazing ABQ CSL Players

We should be able to look at a wrong condition with the knowledge that we can change it.
--Ernest Holmes, founder of Science of Mind


In Science of Mind treatment, a version of affirmative prayer, there is the step of realization. This is the part of the prayer where we make real the Truth we want to reveal. As people committed to spiritual truth, we must also be committed to making these truths real.


Join us on Sunday as we bring to life the living Truth of Spirit.

11:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  • What tough situation in your life can you look at through the eyes of Spirit and know with conviction that it can change?
  • What is a desire you would like to make real in your life or in the world?
  • Is there a situation/condition that you are struggling with seeing the good in or the possibility for change?

Calendar

  • Thursday, March 12
    • Board of Trustees Working Session 6:00 PM. See bulletin board for agenda. All are welcome.
       
  • Friday, March 13
    • Core Strength Foundation Training 11:00 AM. Integrate physical well-being with spiritual health through mindful movement. Hosted by Catherine Rosul. 
    • Drumming & Potluck 12:00 PM for the potluck; 1:30-2:30 PM for the free-form drumming. No experience necessary.
    • ABQ CSL Membership Class 6 PM (1st of 3 sessions). Come find out what the ABQ CSL community is all about.
    • Friday Night Alight: Spirit Dance 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Express the motions of your soul through freestyle movement to music. No experience necessary. Cost: love offering. For more information: Amy (808) 209-1339 or Susan Erika (505) 235-0437.
       
  • Sunday, March 15
    • ABQ CSL Spirit Singers Rehearsal 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Rehearse the week's congregational music and join in leading the music during Sunday Service. All are welcome.
    • Enchanted Dances of Universal Peace 3:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. The Dances are prayers in motion that can be pathways to joy and vast inner peace. No previous experience required. Suggested donation $10-20. 
       
  • All Week
    • Week 7 Winter Series SpiritGroup Meetings.  Spring series begins in April, with New Host Orientation March 22, 2020.
       
  • Tuesday, March 17
    • T'ai Chi Chih  6:15 PM to 7:15 PM (plus optional meditation afterwards). Beginners and continuing students welcome. Led by Christa Keller.
       
  • Wednesday, March 18
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 7:30 to 8:30 PM. For more information, call Clarissa Crowe, RScP at (505) 319-0151
  • Friday, March 20
    • Core Strength Foundation Training 11:00 AM. Integrate physical well-being with spiritual health through mindful movement. Hosted by Catherine Rosul. 
    • Drumming & Potluck 12:00 PM for the potluck; 1:30-2:30 PM for the free-form drumming. No experience necessary.
    • ABQ CSL Membership Class 6 PM (2nd of 3 sessions). Come find out what the ABQ CSL community is all about.
    • Friday Night Alight: Labyrinth Walk & Meditation 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Hosted by Sondra Slivon, RScP. All are welcome.
  • Sunday, March 22
    • ABQ CSL Spirit Singers Rehearsal 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Rehearse the week's congregational music and join in leading the music during Sunday Service. All are welcome.
    • New Host Orientation for Spring SpiritGroup Series 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building.  Anyone who is interested in leading and/or hosting an 8-week-long SpiritGroup session must attend the orientation.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
 
 
Friday Night Alight: Spirit Speaks
Come get "INSPIRITED" at Spirit Speaks: ABQ CSL's inaugural Celebration of Art as a Religious Experience.  Featuring spoken word, music, dance, and Spirit expressing.  Fun for all ages, and Spirit speaking to every soul!  Vegan food trucks, DJs, and more.
Friday, March 27 7:30 to 10:00 PM 
 
Board of Trustee Elections
Board Elections are just around the corner. Elections are held at our annual meeting, which is typically at the end of April or beginning of May. If you are interested in serving our community via a seat on the Board, please find the lavender information packet and application in the lobby near the Board bulletin board. Current board members are also happy to answer questions. 

Journey into the Womb of Love
Embodying the Qualities of the One Unity
with Maboud & Tara Andrea Swierkosz
What does it mean to live from the core of love deep inside our own being? Through Dances of Universal Peace, song and silence, movement and stillness, group sharing and deep listening, we will embark on a journey towards Wholeness. We will extend an invitation to release our bodies to the Breath, which may carry and reveal certain Qualities of Unity, Wazifahs. When we invite these Qualities to live within and become embodied, hardened part of our humanity may soften and become more fluid, allowing us to live more fully in the Present with greater loving kindness, gentleness, fairness and compassion.

Please register with Susan Erika at (505) 235-0437 or seawbh@gmail.com. Bring your own lunch. Thank you for being fragrance free. For more information, click here.

Saturday, March 28 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Sliding scale $45-$75. Mini retreat donation appreciated. Make checks out to Tara Andrea Swierkosz.

 
Friday Night Alight!
April Community Dinner
Learn more about our annual 30 Days of Prayer. Presentation begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:00ish. Come for one or the other or both and bring a friend or two. All are welcome.
Friday, April 3 5:30 to 8:00 PM
 
30 Days of Prayer
There are so many ways that humans pray and connect with Spirit, and when we honor all the ways we pray, we honor all the ways we are one with each other.  Join us for the launch of our 30 Days of Prayer on Sunday April 5, and get paired with a prayer partner for the month.
Sunday, April 5 through Sunday, May 3.
 
NOW HIRING! Youth Education Coordinator

The Youth Education Coordinator provides leadership for all youth and family services at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (ABQCSL). Under the guidance of the Senior Minister, they plan, implement, and coordinate youth education and family services that directly align with the Center's mission and with Science of Mind (SOM) principles, for young people (ages 0-17) and families at the center. The Youth Education Coordinator is a part-time position currently paid with a monthly stipend of $600. It is the Center’s intention that this position will grow to half-time over the next 18-24 months. 

Resumes and inquiries are being accepted via email only at office@abqcsl.org


ABQ CSL Essentials

 

Support Us

If you wish to support the Center and our mission of Love in Action, please use these links:

Contact Us

  • For prayer support, email our Practitioners at prayer@abqcsl.org.
  • For questions or suggestions about back office operations, email Lisa Taj McCellon, the Center's "Operations Goddess," at office@abqcsl.org.
  • For questions about the facility or suggestions for community involvement, email Jeffrey MacNutt, RScP and Community Director, at facility@abqcsl.org.
  • For comments, additions, or corrections to our newsletter, website, and/or Facebook page, email media@abqcsl.org. Newsletters go out every Thursday morning; please send any announcement requests 3 weeks before the event start date.

Board of Trustees
Have questions, suggestions, or comments? Please let the board know: board@abqcsl.org
 

The monthly board meetings are where Board members review Center business through reports from the Treasurer, the Minister, and the Finance Committee and vote on matters as needed. It is a forum to bring new business and raise concerns. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Monthly board meetings are typically the fourth Thursday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM. 

Board working sessions are meetings set aside specifically as work days to give us time to finish tasks, address topics not normally addressed in the monthly meetings, or when our work load is such that the monthly meeting is not enough time. These meetings are also open to the community. Working sessions will be called on an as-needed basis, typically on the second Thursdays of each month, starting at 6:00 PM.

Agendas for both types of meetings are posted in the lobby the Sunday prior to the meeting.


Your current Board of Trustee officers are:
President: Kenneth Winfrey
Vice President: Lisa Crawley
Treasurer: Cliff Wintrode
Secretary: Mickey Quintana
Assistant Secretary: Edker Matthews
Board Members: Caren Phillips, Paula Worley, and Rev. Amani Malaika (non voting)
Executive Advisor to the Board: Candace Sestric (non voting)


Agendas for both types of meetings are posted in the lobby the Sunday prior to the meeting.




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