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Week of Sunday, May 31, 2020
Sunday Message: Greater Than
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with The ABQ CSL Players

The relationship between kindness and lovingkindness itself can be likened to that of a brushstroke and a painting.
--Rabbi Rami Shapiro, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness

Join in our study of compassion and lovingkindness, based on Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s book: The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice. If you wish to get a copy, you can:
Order from Bookstop (benefits local bookstores)
Order from Amazon Smile (a small portion benefits ABQ CSL)

Our singular acts of kindness each contribute to a larger picture of loving kindness. Our singular acts of love in action contribute to our own transformation and that of our communities. It is in this transformation that we transform to even greater depths, realizing the infinite divinity that we belong to and live from.

Join me online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to transform our hearts to even greater depths of Love!

11:00 AM Sunday on Facebook Live. Click here to watch

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. How might you demonstrate greater acts of kindness in your life?
  2. Count the many acts of kindness you are on the receiving end of this week!
  3. Share your answers and practices with your community members on the new ABQ CSL community forum, The Butterfly Net.


Sunday, May 31
  • Virtual Sunday Service 11:00 AM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.) Fellowship and Discussion immediately afterward on Zoom. See details below.
Week of May 31
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups Week 6 begins.  

Wednesday, June 3
  • Prayer and Meditation Service 6:30 PM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.) Fellowship and Discussion immediately afterward on Zoom. See details below.
  • Heart, Mind, Spirit Recovery Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Call Clarissa Crow, RScP, at (505) 319-0151 for log in/dial in information for this virtual meeting.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Spiritual Principles & Practices Accredited Course
Joy Lynn Hertz, RScP, and JD Faulk, RScP, will be leading the next CSL-accredited course, Spiritual Principles & Practices, starting Saturday, May 30. Living the best possible life takes practice, practice, practice. Discover proven practices that bring spiritual principle into action, allowing you to manifest a desired goal or intention. Through this course, which offers spiritual practices and their methods that you can begin using NOW, you will begin to see results and changes in your life. The required book for our class is This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes. Hard copies or Kindle ebook copies can be purchased by clicking one of these links:
Saturdays 10AM - 1PM, starting May 30 through June 27, online. $45 for credit; $20 for reviewers.  Register for the course here.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting after the Service is over.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting after the Service is over.

Volunteer Opportunity at Inez Elementary

This week's opportunity for Love in Action is to help sort school supplies for our partner Inez Elementary from 9AM till noon (or whatever portion of that you are able) the week of June 1st. Light lifting of boxes (notebooks and the like) may be necessary.

For COVID-19 protections:

  • Only 2 ABQ CSL volunteers per day
  • Masks required
  • Gloves provided
Call Rachelle at (585) 770-8211 to sign up for one or more days.


Brought to you by the ABQ CSL Social Uplift Ministry. If you would like to find out more about the Social Uplift Ministry, contact Lisa Crawley via email.


Continued by popular demand! The CSL Cozy Couch Concert Series continues every weekend in May. Each night listed below at 7 p.m. Mountain Time, visit the artist's Facebook page to enjoy a 40-minute LIVE musical performance from their homes to yours. Listen, dance (we can't see you!), sing, and support your favorite musicians!

Friday, May 29th @ 7 p.m. MT
Jana Stanfield:

Saturday, May 30th @ 7 p.m. MT
Amy Bishop:

Sunday, May 31st @ 7 p.m. MT

#cozycoughconcertseries #weareCSL

We are all resources. We are all Source. When we are sustained by each other, we can each do more.

Sustain the work ABQ CSL is doing by clicking

Please give more so we can do more during this unprecedented time.
Join Licensed Practitioners Joy Lynn Hertz and JD Faulk for a five-week exploration of establishing and deepening practices and methods for positive life changes. Optional Zoom orientation available prior to class start date. Click here to register.
In Case You Missed It

ICYMI: Last Sunday's service available to watch on Facebook. (You don't have to be a member.) Click here.

ICYMI: ABQ CSL's Phased Reopening Plan, with video from Reverend Amani. Click here.

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
  • For questions or suggestions about back office operations, email Lisa Taj McCellon, the Center's "Operations Goddess," at
  • For questions about the facility or suggestions for community involvement, email Jeffrey MacNutt, RScP and Community Director, at
  • For comments, additions, or corrections to our newsletter, website, and/or Facebook page, email Newsletters go out every Thursday morning; please send any announcement requests four (4) weeks before the event start date.

Leadership Council
Have questions, suggestions, or comments? Please let the council know:

Monthly meetings are for reviewing reports on the Center's functioning and a forum to bring new business and raise concerns. Monthly meetings are typically the fourth Thursday of each month, starting at 6:00 PM.

Working sessions are as-needed meetings to finish tasks, address topics not normally addressed in the monthly meetings, or when our work load is such that an extra meeting is needed. Working sessions are typically on the second Thursdays of each month, starting at 6:00 PM.

Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend both meetings.

Your current Leadership Council members are:
President: Kenneth Winfrey
Vice President: Lisa Crawley
Treasurer: Cliff Wintrode
Secretary: Mickey Quintana
Council Members: Vanessa Owen and Rev. Amani Malaika (non voting)
Executive Advisor to the Council: Candace Sestric (non voting)

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