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Week of February 9, 2020
 
Sunday Message: Spirit As Me
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with the Amazing ABQ CSL Players & Michael Herndon

I am ready to "keep company" with God, to court the Presence. For too long, I have been a secret admirer.
-- Anonymous


As we court the presence of the One in our own being, we find ourselves in the delicious experience of falling in love with Ourselves, with Divinity and Life Itself. How good it is to be in Love! Courting our own divine nature is a sweet, sweet way to look at our spiritual practices and the ways we grow our Self and God awareness.

Join us Sunday as we devote ourselves to the practice of Love--the practice of Spirit As Me.

11:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  • Share a time you have been surprised by a new discovery about yourself.
  • What are the practices you already use to expand your Self/Spirit awareness?
  • What new practice will you engage in this week to court the Presence?

Calendar

  • Thursday, February 6
    • ABQ CSL Board of Trustees Working Session 6:00 PM. All are welcome.
       
  • Friday, February 7
    • 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.
    • Friday Night Alight! February Community Dinner New topic: Get Engaged (volunteer opportunities at the Center) 5:30 PM; Valentine's Themed Dinner 6:00 PM. Free.
       
  • Saturday, February 8
    • Interfaith Heart of Peace Prayer and Meditation Gathering 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. ABQ CSL is once again hosting the Interfaith Heart of Peace gathering. This time, it will be a prayer and meditation gathering in honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week. Meet people from other faith communities around Albuquerque and enjoy a potluck afterwards. Bring a dish to share if you like.
    • Movie Night: 13th by Ava DuVernay 6:00 PM. Presented by Centro Sávilo Youth Leadership Council. Film followed by a discussion facilitated by members of the Youth Leadership Council. Free admission includes refreshments, but RSVP required: Text @centroxv to 81010 to RSVP.
       
  • Sunday, February 9
    • 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.
       
  • Tuesday, February 11
    • 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, February 12
    • 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, February 14
    • 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.
  • Sunday, February 16
    • 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.
    • Don't Miss It! ABQ CSL Town Hall Meeting 12:30 PM. Hear the latest about the Center's finances, including a report on increasing revenue streams, and ask any questions you have.
    • Enchanted Dances of Universal Peace 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Suggested donation: $10-20. 
Upcoming Events & Announcements

 
ABQ CSL Board Updates
 
Bulletin Board Update
Our Board's lobby bulletin board has been updated with the most recent minutes and minister's and financial reports. The board is working on making these reports available digitally but until then please stop by the corner in the lobby to stay informed about our Center's functioning. 


Board 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. This year there will be three open seats on the board. 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. 

February Board Meetings
Thursday, February 6 6:00 PM Working Session
Thursday, February 27 6:00 PM Monthly Meeting
Both meetings will take place in the Social Hall; please check the Board bulletin board in the lobby for the agendas. All are welcome.


Town Hall Meeting
On Sunday, February 16 at 12:30 PM there will be an informational Town Hall meeting with a financial update for our Center, including a report on increasing revenue streams, as well as a Q & A session. We look forward to seeing you there!


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 and/or fourth 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.

In Case You Missed It
ICYMI: Watch last week's Sunday Service; just click here. 
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