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Week of Sunday, July 19, 2020
Sunday Message: Hopefully Devoted*
with Rev. Amani Malaika and the ABQ CSL Players


*Yep, Olivia Newton-John is singing in my head as I write this ;-)

Devotion is of the heart for, at times, it is solely by the power of the heart and Divine Love that an obstacle can be transcended.
--Dr. David Hawkins

What if we let the practice of devotion not only be our spiritual practice but our community practice? What would happen if we devoted ourselves to the well being of each other? What if we each devoted ourselves to the visions of the world we hope for?

Join us online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to ride on the wings of hope rising above fear and resting in Truth.

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

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. Is there a situation in your life right now that you could draw on the power of your heart to change?
  2. How might hope grow your devotion to the communities you belong to?


Wednesday, July 15
  • Meet the Summer SpiritGroup Hosts 6:00 PM. Get a preview of the coming Summer SpiritGroups and have an opportunity to get your questions answered. On Zoom. Click here to join.
Sunday, July 19
  • Virtual Sunday Service 11:00 AM Streaming on Facebook Live as well as YouTube Live.
Week of July 19
  • Connection Week Events for every SpiritGroup group. Ask questions, find out more, complete a Spiritual Self-Assessment, and decide if this group is for you.  Please attend even if you have already committed, as it will also be your orientation meeting and include important logistical details. See catalog of classes below for dates/times.

Tuesday, July 21
  • Self Mastery: CSL Accredited Course 6:30 to 9:00 PM via Zoom. Register here. (See below for more info.)
Wednesday, July 22
  • 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.
Thursday, July 23
  • Leadership Council Monthly Meeting 6:00 PM. To participate via Zoom, email for log-in instructions. Topics to be discussed include Treasurer's Report, Minister's Report, and Strategic Planning Committee Report.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

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.

Summer SpiritGroup Catalog

For complete SpiritGroup info, visit our website.

Sundays 1:00 - 2:30 PM 

Spiritual Growth Social Hour
Host: Tanley McMullan

An opportunity to reduce the isolation and boredom of social distancing while also growing spiritually.  The group will lay out ahead of time an agenda for each meeting in the session to include proposed or impromptu discussion topics, Zoom-based watch parties of films focusing on spiritual growth, discussion of current events, books and articles. 

Connection Week Event: Day, July 19 1:00 PM

Mondays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
This Thing Called You
Host: Joy Lynn Hertz, RScP

A book study focusing on setting and manifesting personal intentions and goals through affirmative prayer, meditation, journaling, visualizing, vision boards and pages, and group support.

Connection Week Event: Day, July 20 11:00 AM


Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Understanding and Undoing White Supremacy
This group is for people who identify as white.
Host: Jane Midgley, Ministerial Intern

Come join us as we learn and grow together. We can create a world that works for everyone and it starts with us. We will explore:

• How white supremacy affects us personally 
• Building community
• Becoming allies for people of color

 We will be using the book Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad.

Connection Week Event: Day, July 20 5:30 PM

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM 

Enough Money, Meaning, and Friends
Host: Scott Miller

In a world that works for everyone, we would each have enough money, meaning, and friends to thrive. Learn how the Circles process works to lift people out of poverty, and become an organizer or ally to help others in the larger community. Whether you want more money, more meaning, or more friends, you will have the support you need to pursue your goal and be on the ground floor of an exciting new program.  Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living has launched an ongoing initiative to actively reduce local poverty.  Join us in transforming our community.​ This group and this program specializes in working with low-income families.  All are welcome.

This SpiritGroup's Focus:

  • Sorting out your new life in these new norms
  • Making plans to have enough of what we need to thrive​

Based on the successful work of and the book Enough Money, Meaning and Friends by Scott Miller​. 

Connection Week Event: Wednesday, July 22 4:00 PM


Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM 
BIPOC Spiritual Tools & Support
Spiritual Tools and Support for Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Hosts: Rev. Amani Malaika of ABQCSL, and Tammy Lambert of Rio Grande CSL

A space co-created by folks socially located within Black, Indigenous, and People of Color experiences to take time for spiritual support through tools, practices, sharing and listening. All religions, traditions, denominations, persuasions welcome. Freely offered to BIPOC.

Connection Week Event: Day, July 22 6:00 PM


Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
The Gifts of Imperfection
Host: Vicky Murata, RScP

A study of Brené Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection. Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are.

Connection Week Event: Day, July 23 7:00 PM


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

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For Your Social Uplift Bookshelf

Here are two titles that Spiritual Uplift Ministry member Sondra Slivon recommends.

Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva is focused on philanthropy and finance, and their history of and roots in oppression and white supremacy. The structure of so many philanthropic organizations mirrors that of colonial structures, often leaving out the voices and perspectives of the very people so much of the work is focused on serving.

In his book, Villanueva describes a process to help move from practices that perpetuate institutional racism to acknowledgement, grieving, and healing: "The native way is to bring the oppressor into our circle of healing. Healing cannot occur unless everyone is part of the process. Let it begin."

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo is a user-friendly and often gut-wrenching examination of race in the U.S. written from the perspective of a gay woman of color. Oluo's style is straight forward and often hard hitting, a wonderful approach that leads the reader to question deeply held beliefs and common practices, and encourages all of us to engage in open honest conversations about race, racism and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. Oluo does an wonderful job of explaining a wide array of subjects from affirmative action and intersectionality to managing inappropriate comments on social media and why it's not okay to touch someone else's hair and police brutality:

"People of color are not asking white people to believe their experiences so that they will fear the police as much as people of color do. They are asking because they want white people to join them in demanding their right to be able to trust the police like white people do."

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 and YouTube.

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 (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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