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Week of February 2, 2020
 
Sunday Message: Spirit In Me
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with the Amazing ABQ CSL Players

“We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God
and the innermost God is one God.”
-- Ernest Holmes


This statement is one of the core principles of Science of Mind and of all the world’s teachings. What happens when we commit ourselves to a spiritual practice that continually inspires us to know and experience this truth? I believe what happens is that we easily create the lives we want for ourselves and the world we want to be living in. Yay Me!!

Discussion Questions
1.  What are some ways you find spiritual inspiration?
2.  How do you make the idea of Spirit In Me real for yourself?
3.  What has been your spiritual journey to discovering this truth: Spirit is in me.

Join us Sunday as we discover Spirit In Us.


11:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary


Calendar

  • Friday, January 31
    • 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.
       
  • Saturday, February 1
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 11:00 AM --  Saturday HMS is on hiatus.
       
  • Sunday, February 2
    • 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.
    • SpiritGroups Winter Series Registration -- LAST CALL 12:15 PM in the Labyrinth Building. See Announcements for more info. SpiritGroups begin meeting this week.
    • Vegan Jazz Brunch 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM seatings. See Announcements for more info.
       
  • Tuesday, February 4
    • 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 5
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 7:30 to 8:30 PM. For more information, call Clarissa Crowe, RScP at (505) 319-0151.
       
  • Thursday, February 6
    • Financial Freedom Class 6:00 to 8:30 PM. To register, click this link:  https://abqcsl.breezechms.com/form/c09970  For more information, see Announcements. Last opportunity to register for the course.
       
  • 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 Membership Information Session 5:30 PM; Valentine's Themed Dinner 6:00 PM. Free.
       
  • Saturday, February 8
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 11:00 AM. For more information, call Arana Kalwaic (505) 343-1160.
    • Interfaith Heart of Peace Prayer and Meditation Gathering 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. See Announcements for more info.
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Upcoming Events & Announcements

 
ABQ CSL Board of Trustees Meetings
In 2020, your board's work schedule will be changing. Working sessions will now be on an as-needed basis. Notice for upcoming working sessions will be posted in the lobby and here in the newsletter. Regular monthly meetings will remain on the 4th Thursday of the month. All board meetings will now begin at 6:00 PM. Agendas will continue to be posted in the lobby the Sunday prior to the meeting.
 

SpiritGroups Winter Series Registration -- LAST CALL!
Come find out all about the SpiritGroup offerings for this first series, which begins in February. Hosts of any groups that are not already full will be available to tell you about their series--topic, meeting time and location--and answer your questions. 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 12:15 till 1:30, 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. 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.  Registration is now closed for this class..


Mondays, starting January 20 through March 23, 6:00 to 9:00 PM 

 
Financial Freedom Class
Join Jane Midgley, Ministerial Intern, to supercharge your prosperity and live in financial freedom by aligning your financial affairs with spiritual principles. This class utilizes our relationship with money as a tool for engaging in a program of deep, inner healing, using leading-edge technologies in "whole brain" and "whole body" learning, which are fun and effective. Develop new attitudes and behaviors around money and release ones based on fear and old beliefs. For everyone, no matter where you are in your prosperity journey. Cost: $45 registration fee; $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. To register, click this link:  https://abqcsl.breezechms.com/form/c09970

Thursdays, starting January 30 through March 19, 6:00-8:30 PM


Vegan Jazz Brunch
Enjoy a delicious and unique vegan brunch buffet with live jazz at ABQ CSL. Hosted by vegan chef and holistic nutritionist Dr. Ruby Lathon and prepared by top-notch chefs, the buffet will include an optional Mimosa Bar and such dishes as Buffalo Fried Cauliflower, Garlicky Yellow Grits with Wild Mushrooms, Strawberry Waffles, Sriracha Sweet Potato/Kale/Black Bean Scramble, Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise, and Mango Kale Salad. Be entertained with cool jazz by the John Rangel Trio and special guest vocalists. Brunch: $27.97, Mimosa Bar $10.97, Both $38.94. Get your ticket now, as the fee increases at the door. To buy tickets, visit the event website, or for more information, call (202) 733-4980 or email info@rubylathon.com 

Sunday, February 2, 2 seatings (10:00 AM and 12:30 PM)

 
Friday Night Alight!
February Community Dinner
Join your ABQ CSL Community (and invite folks who might like to know more) for the second community dinner of the year. This time, there will be an ABQ CSL membership information session, followed by a Valentine's Day themed dinner. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, February 7, Info Session 5:30 PM;  Dinner 6:00 PM

 
Interfaith Heart of Peace
Sacred Harmony: Prayer and Meditation Gathering
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.
 
Saturday, February 8, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Register here.
Register here.
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ABQ CSL Essentials

 

Support Us

If you wish to support the Center and its 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

IMPORTANT NEW INFO FROM THE BOARD
TAKE A FRESH LOOK!

Have questions, suggestions, or comments? Please let the board know: board@abqcsl.org

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!
Its that time of year again where Board Elections are just around the corner. Elections are held at our annual meeting which are typically at the end of April or beginning of May. This year there will be three (3) open seats on the board needing to be filled. 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. All our board members are also available to answer questions. 

February Board Meetings:
Feb 6th at 6pm (working session)
Feb 27 at 6pm (monthly meeting)
Both meetings will take place in the Social Hall, please check the Board bulletin board in the lobby for the agendas.

Town-Hall Meeting!
On Sunday February 16th at 12:30 pm there will be an informational community Town Hall meeting with a financial update, a report on increasing revenue streams, and a Q & A session. We look forward to seeing you there!


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)


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