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Week of January 5, 2020
Sunday Message: Be the Neighbor
by Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with the Amazing ABQ CSL Players

Could you be mine? Would you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?
--Mr. Rogers

From the Koran, Christian Bible, and Torah to Mr. Rogers, we have been taught to be a good neighbor. We are often wrestling with how to be better citizens, friends, and family member. But how good are we at being the well-loved neighbor? Simply being the neighbor on the receiving end of goodwill and care is spiritual practice.

Join us Sunday as we open ourselves to the love and kindness of our neighbors.

11:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary


  • Friday, January 3
    • 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! 5:30 PM SpiritGroups Info Session and 6:30 PM "Transformational Tapas" community dinner.
  • Saturday, January 4
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 11:00 AM. For more information, call Arana Kalwaic (505) 343-1160.
    • Path to Financial Wellness 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Alex Rodgers leads a free financial workshop.
  • Sunday, January 5
    • 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 New Host Orientation 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Tuesday, January 7
    • 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, January 8
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 7:30 to 8:30 PM. For more information, call Clarissa Crowe, RScP at (505) 319-0151.
  • Friday, January 10
    • 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.
    • Renewal Meditation 6:00 to 9:00 PM See description below. Register here.
  • Saturday, January 11
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 11:00 AM. For more information, call Arana Kalwaic (505) 343-1160.
    • Get Clear and Get On with It! 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM See description below. Register here.
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Upcoming Events & Announcements
Friday Night Alight
SpiritGroups Intro + Community Dinner
Jeffrey MacNutt, RScP and ABQCSL's Community Director, announces an exciting new community event series: Friday Night Alight! On selected Friday evenings, there will be an opportunity to get together and celebrate community. We'll be kicking off the series with a "Transformational Tapas" dinner, preceded by an information session on SpiritGroups. Join us for a sampling of small bite cuisine from around the world and learn how you can get involved in a small group that interests you. (You can attend one or both sessions.)
Friday, January 3, 5:30 PM SpiritGroups Info Session with Q&A; 6:30 Community Dinner
Path to Financial Wellness
Alex Rodgers, Rev. Amani's brother, is once again offering a free workshop for members of the ABQ CSL community. Participants can expect to feel a better relationship to money and start to actually believe in a plan of action to achieve their financial goals. In addition, participants will feel far more educated about how credit works and how to start saving toward short- and long-term goals. And for those who want an in-depth analysis, there will be an opportunity to sign up for individual help at a discounted rate.
Saturday, January 4, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
SpiritGroups New Host Orientation
Are you interested in hosting a SpiritGroup in your home in 2020? Come find out all about it at a new host orientation meeting after Sunday service.
Sunday, January 5, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Intentions Setting Retreat 2020
Renewed Perspective for New Possibility
Rev. Amanda Ganley and Rev. Amani Malaika will kick off 2020 with a powerful, prayerful, and probably a little butt-kicking experience to connect with our hearts' wisdom and undo what must be undone to make way for what is longing to blossom in our lives. Join us in curating meaning, possibility, and action to create the experiences we want to be having. The tenets of Communion, Connection, Compassion, Community, and Challenge will be integral parts of creating the lives we want to be living. We will focus on these 5 C's as we cast our visions for 2020. We will use song, meditation, guided exercises, and group discussion to help us sharpen our vision, connect with our divine inner knowing, and launch us into soul quenching experiences of love, health, financial abundance, social change, and more!

Friday, January 10 6:00 to 9:00 PM Renewal Meditation. Free for committed givers; love offering for all others. Register here.

Saturday January 11 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Get Clear and Get On with It! $50 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Lunch on Saturday available to pre-order for additional $10 (or bring your own if you prefer)  Register here.

SpiritGroups Fair
Hold the date--more info to come!
Sunday, January 19, after Sunday Service

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. Last day to register: January 28 (second session of the course). Cost: $45 registration fee for credit; $20 to audit/review; $10 printing fee for workbook (free as a PDF). Register here.

10 Mondays, starting January 21, 6:00 to 9:00 PM 
Register here.
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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, email Jeffrey MacNutt, Community Director, at
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Board of Trustees

Have questions, suggestions, or comments? Please let the board know:

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. 

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 are typically the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
Your current Board of Trustee officers are:
President: Kenneth Winfrey
Vice President: Lisa Crawley
Treasurer: Cliff Wintrode
Secretary: Mickey Quintana
Assistant Secretary: Edker Matthews
Executive Advisor to the Board: Candace Sestric (non voting)
Board Members: Caren Phillips, Paula Worley, and Rev. Amani Malaika (non voting)

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