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Week of Sunday, July 5, 2020
Sunday Message: Interdependence Day
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music by the ABQ CSL Players & Michael Herndon


God in me is unified with God in all.
--Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind

In our quests to experience freedom, we often spend enormous amounts of time differentiating ourselves and pointing out all the ways we are unique and ultimately separate from others. We can spend so much energy trying to break free from unwanted authorities that we end up convincing ourselves of a divide and separation between us and them that is the very thing in the way of our true freedom.

Join us online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary where we will celebrate our gorgeous dependence upon one another and the freedom that Love in Action brings with it.

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

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. Share ways you recognize your unity with all things.
  2. How does feeling separate from life or others limit your sense of freedom?
  3. Share your answers and practices with your community members on the ABQ CSL community forum, The Butterfly Net.


Sunday, July 5
  • Virtual Sunday Service 11:00 AM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.)
Week of July 5
  • Summer Series SpiritGroups Host Sign Ups Apply to host (via Zoom) a Summer SpiritGroup here (through July 9). Here is list of ready-to-go SpiritGroups, complete with weekly video curriculum, host instructions, and discussion guides. These are topics that New Thought SpiritGroups around the country are studying together. Just note which one you'd like to host on your application--or propose your own topic! 

Wednesday, July 8
  • 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.
  • Moving forward, the Wednesday night Prayer and Meditation Service on Facebook Live will no longer be happening. We encourage you to join the Spirit Calling daily practice calls and affirmation texts, and join the Butterfly Net for inspiration, education and practice in our private community forum. 
Thursday, July 9
  • Last Day to Submit SpiritGroup Host Application 

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Summer Series SpiritGroup Preview
From Jane Midgley, Social Uplift Ministry Team Lead:

Those of us who are white need to take responsibility for understanding and uprooting white supremacy. The recent police killings of Black people in this country and the mass peaceful protests in response are providing renewed motivation for us to become the leaders we are meant to be in creating racial justice and freedom for all in the United States. This is also vitally important so that we can fully value and strengthen the beloved multi-racial community we are building at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. Everything we do starts with us individually and with our own community.

I will be leading the Understanding and Uprooting White Supremacy for White Folks group, and it will have as its purposes:

  • Understanding how white supremacy affects each of us personally through using the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
  • Discussing and sharing and building community with each other as whites at ABQ CSL
  • Learning to becoming better allies for people of color at ABQ CSL

Even though this will be a summer SpiritGroup, we will adapt the format to bring in as many people who want to participate; community leaders will be facilitating small, break-out groups for deep discussion. There will be educational opportunities on racial justice and white supremacy continuing after the SpiritGroup concludes.

Rev. Amani Malaika will be leading a group at the same time for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color at ABQ CSL. The two groups will come together during this time to learn from and with each other as well.

The SpiritGroup catalog comes out in July and you can sign up then, but we wanted you to know where we are headed. Email me at with any questions/comments or if you know for sure you are interested in participating.

Next Accredited CSL Course: Self Mastery
Beginning on Tuesday evening, July 21, Practitioners Paul Cuffee and Clarissa Crowe will lead the next CSL-accredited course on Zoom. Self Mastery explores the teachings of Ernest Holmes and Don Miguel Ruiz, activating tools within your own consciousness meant to enhance your practice, deepen your awareness of Spirit, and awaken the Spiritual Master within you. This class fulfills the consciousness requirement for Practitioner Licensure. Registration fee: $45. Requirements: Internet access, Zoom app, and these two books:

Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Amazon
  • Book Shop (supports local bookstores)
  • Albuquerque Public Library (ebook, audio book, and paperback available)
July 21 through September 8, 6:30 PM till 9:00 PM Register here.

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.

Opportunities to Uplift Our Immigrant Neighbors

Our partner NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice is looking for a Community Defense Coordinator/Community Organizer (reports to Executive Director) to work hand in hand with other staff, community members, and other leaders in developing, planning, and executing effective organizing strategies in order to build power and realize meaningful social change. Candidate should be bilingual (Spanish/English). For more info and how to apply, click here

The Coalition has also added a Food Pantry to its services.  Due to devastating levels of unemployment and with no access to the federal help offered to the rest of us (the CARES Act prohibits aid to families with one or more members without a Social Security number), many members of the impacted community are left to depend on food banks, which are themselves experiencing severe shortages. The Coalition Food Pantry fills this void by providing gift cards, non-perishables, hygiene products, and gas cards.  The reach of our support all depends on generous donations. The food pantry is open for donations and pick up Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM at 3501 Campus Blvd. NE.

You can also support this organization's very important work with monetary donations (online here, or checks can be made out to NMFCIJ and sent to P.O. Box 40679, Albuquerque, NM 87196.)

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.

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.

ABQ CSL Essentials


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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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