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Week of Sunday, August 16, 2020
Sunday Message: Agencies of the Heart
with Rev. Amani Malaika & the ABQ CSL Players


Trust, courage, and the ability to listen are the agencies of the heart that allow us to rejoin. These are the qualities that each soul has waiting within it like golden seeds to be watered by the strength of our kindness. This is the purpose of community: to water these seeds and to join and rejoin. 
--Mark Nepo

In the midst of social distancing and quarantine, how do we build or participate in community? I think we must first revisit the foundations of community and our commitment to it. And like me, you may be finding yourself needing to consciously choose to keep rejoining life--again and again--in new ways, but with the same why: Love.

Join us on Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to water and grow the agencies of our hearts.

11:00 AM Sunday on Facebook Live and YouTube.

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. What are ways that practicing kindness help you to build trust, courage, or listening?
  2. What are some new ways you are finding to join or rejoin the community around you?


Thursday, August 13
  • Leadership Council Working Session 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Click here to email for Zoom log in details if you'd like to participate.

Sunday, August 16
Week of August 16
  • Week 4 for Summer SpiritGroups

Wednesday, August 19
  • Heart, Mind, Spirit Recovery Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Call Clarissa Crowe, RScP, at (505) 319-0151 for log in/dial in information for this virtual meeting.
Upcoming Events & Announcements

SoulCare: Growing Our Inner Capacities in a Time of External Uncertainties 

Join Rev. Amani Malaika and a panel of Practitioners for a day-long, highly interactive workshop to develop spiritual tools for your toolbox. Spend the day writing, moving, praying, meditating, and creating in a highly interactive virtual setting where we will build community and relationships. What we know for sure is when we come together in sacred space our inner capacities grow and we become more resilient. Register here.
Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Zoom. Fee: sliding scale (love offering, $50 base fee, $100 pay for another's fee)

School Supplies Drive for Inez Elementary

Thank you to everyone who dropped off school supplies last week. We took them to Inez on Monday and they were very excited to receive them. Special thanks to the sweet donor who made up pretty gift bags for students!

It's not too late to participate. You can o
rder items from the school's Amazon wish list. These items will be delivered directly to the school.

This message has been 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.

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

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Please give more so we can do more during this unprecedented time.
Don't miss reading the latest blog post, "Sacred Community: The Art of Devotion," by Paul Cuffee, RScP/LSP. Click here.

In Case You Missed It

ICYMI: Last Sunday's service available to watch on Facebook and YouTube

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

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