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Week of Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sunday Message: Pride 2020
with Rev. Amani Malaika
ABQ CSL Players with Special Musical Guests
Clarissa Crowe & Tenzin Malaika-Huisman

Happy Pride!!!

This Sunday we celebrate the LGBTQIA community and queer spirituality. Rev. Amani has inspired profound, hilarious conversations with some amazing folks discussing spirituality, forgiveness, and ending the cycle of hatred.

Join us online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to make way for more lovingkindness in our lives.

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

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. How does your spiritual practice help you to forgive?
  2. How does self forgiveness allow you to practice lovingkindness?
  3. Share your answers and practices with your community members on the ABQ CSL community forum, The Butterfly Net.


Sunday, June 14
  • Virtual Sunday Service 11:00 AM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.)
Week of June 14
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups Week 8 begins.  
  • 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, June 17
  • Prayer and Meditation Service 6:30 PM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.) 
  • 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

Summer Series SpiritGroups
Everything you'll ever want to know about SpiritGroups (Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions plus host applications) are on our web site here. Here's a quick overview, so you can plan your summer.
Now through July 9, summer hosts are being solicited. 
The catalog will be released July 12.
Connection Week is July 19. 
Week 1 for groups begins July 26.

Next Accredited CSL Course: Self Mastery
Beginning on Sunday 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.

Spirit Calling!
If you're not already getting these daily doses of inspiration, sign up now for Spirit Calling!--a daily prerecorded call with a spiritual practice and affirmation. Born out of our 30 Days of Prayer initiative in April, the program helps participants deepen their understanding of Rev. Amani's weekly message and actively put it to work in daily life. To sign up, click here.

Youth Ed Is on the Butterfly Net
Special news from our Youth Ed leaders: the ABQ CSL forum, The Butterfly Net, has a new Youth & Family section. Every Friday, Mickey and Tony will share a teaching and an activity you can do together from home. Watch this 1-minute video for more info and then go get caught in the Butterfly Net!

Leadership Council Updates
The ABQ CSL Leadership Council (formerly known as the Board of Trustees) will be having their Zoom monthly meeting on Thursday, June 25. Email (note new email address) for instructions on how to join, if you'd like. Here is the financial picture as of the end of April. 

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Unofficial, Socially Distanced Pride/BLM Parade

From the organizers:

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th 11 AM to 1 PM
From 5th & Central to San Pedro & Central

Due to the coronavirus, Albuquerque Pride wisely, for the safety of our community, made the tough decision to cancel its official events schedule for Saturday, June 13, 2020.

So we decided to have a fun, safe, alternative parade. Think Covid19 Birthday or Graduation Celebration Parade--just more spread out.

Please note this is not sanctioned event by ANY organization or business. 


Driving east (towards the mountains) from 5th & Central to San Pedro & Central. You can join or exit at any point, safely, on the route. You can drive the route as many times as you want.

There is no set order of events or entry, just drive on Central between 5th & Central and San Pedro & Central. PLEASE ONLY TURN ON OR OFF CENTRAL IN MARKED LANES. DO NOT USE ART BUS LANE.
  • Participate at your own risk. NO LIFE GUARDS ON DUTY!
  • All drivers/vehicle owners are responsible for the safe operation of their vehicle and assume any liability incurred.
  • Registered and insured cars, trucks, and motorcycles are best for this event. Please have documentation of such.
  • All drivers must observe the rules of the road. Example: Don’t run traffic lights to keep up with others--stay safe
  • Participants must remain inside their vehicle at all times during the procession. No passengers in the bed of trucks. No hanging out of windows; no standing out of sunroofs
  • Drivers should have their license with them during this event. Drivers should NOT be under the influence of anything except being fabulous.
  • Vehicles are encouraged to decorate for the celebration of LGBTQIA Pride. Flags, posters, balloons etc are wonderful, but must be attached in a manner so they don’t fall/fly off during the UNOFFICIAL SOCIALLY DISTANCING PRIDE PARADE. Also do not obstruct driver's view of the road.
  • You are welcome to join or leave the procession at any point along the route. Please do so safely.
  • NM STATE GUIDELINES IN REGARDS TO COVID19: do not hang out with people you do not live with or with groups of more than 6 people total. PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS or USE HAND SANITIZER and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING at ALL TIMES.
  • Most of all, be safe and enjoy this humble effort to celebrate being a Proud Member or ally of the Albuquerque LGBTQIA community.
  • SPECTATORS If you want to watch from side of street please do so at your own risk and do so safely. STAY ON SIDEWALK!
Feel free to stop at LGBTQ and ALLY businesses along the route and support those who support US. Do so safely, practicing the COVID19 guidelines listed above and store policies.


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


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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