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Week of January 12, 2020
Sunday Message: Come Together
by Rev. Amanda Ganley
Special Music with the Amazing ABQ CSL Players & Michael Herndon

From wonder into wonder
Existence opens

--Tao Te Ching

There is a longing in each of us to be present with all of life around us. We heed the call to seek and explore.

There are tales of enlightenment that are told of souls who climb to the mountaintop in order to see how connected we are to all of life. But what happens when we climb down from the mountain and lose our bird's eye view? How do we find connection living life on the ground amid all the other clumsy, quirky, smelly beings? What happens when we stop exploring for a while and stand still?

Join us Sunday as we explore all the opportunities we have to be present with the wonder of connection.

Much love,
Rev. Amanda

11:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary


  • Friday, January 10
    • 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.
    • Intentions Setting Retreat Day 1: Renewal Meditation 6:00 to 9:00 PM See description below. Register here.
  • Saturday, January 11
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 11:00 AM. For more information, call Arana Kalwaic (505) 343-1160.
    • Intentions Setting Retreat Day 2: Get Clear and Get On with It! 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM See description below. Register here.
  • Sunday, January 12
    • 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.
    • Deadline for submitting SpiritGroup Host Applications
  • Tuesday, January 14
    • 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, January 15
    • 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, January 17
    • 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.
    • Labyrinth Walk & Meditation 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Led by Vicky Murata, RScP.
  • Saturday, January 18
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 11:00 AM. For more information, call Arana Kalwaic (505) 343-1160.
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Upcoming Events & Announcements

Intentions Setting Retreat 2020
Renewed Perspective for New Possibility
Rev. Amanda Ganley and Rev. Amani Malaika will kick off 2020 with a powerful, prayerful, and probably a little butt-kicking experience to connect with our hearts' wisdom and undo what must be undone to make way for what is longing to blossom in our lives. Join us in curating meaning, possibility, and action to create the experiences we want to be having. The tenets of Communion, Connection, Compassion, Community, and Challenge will be integral parts of creating the lives we want to be living. We will focus on these 5 C's as we cast our visions for 2020. We will use song, meditation, guided exercises, and group discussion to help us sharpen our vision, connect with our divine inner knowing, and launch us into soul quenching experiences of love, health, financial abundance, social change, and more!

Friday, January 10 6:00 to 9:00 PM Day 1: Renewal Meditation. Free for committed givers; love offering for all others. Register here.

Saturday January 11 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Day 2: Get Clear and Get On with It! $50 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Lunch on Saturday available to pre-order for additional $10 (or bring your own if you prefer)  Register here.

SpiritGroups Winter Series Registration
Come find out all about the SpiritGroup offerings for this first series, which begins in February. Hosts will be available to tell you about their series--topic, meeting time and location--and answer your questions for the three Sundays before the series starts. Please note that all are welcome (including folks who are not ABQ CSL members), but in-person registration is required. If you (or someone you know) is not able to register in person on one of these Sundays, please email Christa Keller or Becky Lowe  (click on a name to create an email) to discuss other registration possibilities.
Sundays 12:30 till 2:00, January 19 & 26 & February 2

CSL-Accredited Class:
The Essential Ernest Holmes
This course, led by Fred Morton, RScP, and Ro Saundry, RScP, explores the teachings upon which the Centers of Spiritual Living are based. The course is designed for you to develop your own relationship with Ernest Holmes and Science of Mind through guided meditations, discussion, creatively expressing your opinions, and much more.

The book The Essential Ernest Holmes is required reading. Copies are available for purchase in the lobby after Sunday service or from your favorite bookseller. Last day to register: January 27 (second session of the course). Cost: $45 registration fee for credit; $20 to audit/review; $10 printing fee for workbook (free as a PDF). Workbook hard copies are available the next class after payment of fee. Please pay ahead of time to allow for printing time.  Register here.

January 20 through March 23, 6:00 to 9:00 PM 
Register here.
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Have questions, suggestions, or comments? Please let the board know:

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. 

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

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