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Week of Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sunday Message: All the Way
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with Robert Muller

We do well to listen to this inner voice, for it tells us of a life wonderful in its scope; of a love beyond our fondest dreams; of a freedom which the soul craves. --Ernest Holmes

The stories of Passover and Easter are rich with wisdom. This week, the Jews celebrate and remember their liberation from Egypt, and Christians celebrate and observe the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. let us look to these traditions for some wisdom on how we can prayerfully and bravely walk toward freedom in the midst of crisis.

Join us online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to claim our absolute freedom!

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

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  • As a result of the pandemic, is there something in your life that has fallen away that you are grateful to have gone?
  • Are there things falling apart in your life right now that feel hard to let fall apart?
  • What does freedom mean to you?

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.


Thursday, April 9
  • Virtual Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00 PM Topics of discussion include the draft bylaws, creating a board web page, and the annual meeting. If any community members would like to join the meeting, please email to request the Zoom link.
Sunday, April 12
  • Virtual Sunday Service 11:00 AM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.) Fellowship and Discussion immediately afterward on Zoom. See details below.
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups First opportunity to sign up for a small group. Watch your email for a detailed listing of offerings and sign up by April 19.

Wednesday, April 15
  • Prayer and Meditation Service 6:30 PM with Fellowship and Discussion immediately afterward on Zoom. See details below.
  • Board of Trustee Applications Due
Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
30 Days of Prayer
There are so many ways that humans pray and connect with Spirit, and when we honor all the ways we pray, we honor all the ways we are one with each other.  Join us for a “virtual” practice of deepening this Oneness!
Sunday, April 5 through Sunday, May 3.
Ways to participate:
1. Receive the 30 Days of Prayer Booklet either as an emailed PDF or a hard copy via USPS
2. Receive the Daily Prayer recording
3. Make a new friend! Get a 30 Days of Prayer partner

Sign up now by clicking this link: 30 Days of Prayer Signups

Annual Meeting
ABQ CSL's Annual Meeting has been scheduled for May 17. We will be holding elections for the open Board of Trustees positions.  If you are interested in serving our community via a seat on the Board, email to request an application be emailed to you. Please return completed applications by Wednesday April 15th, 2020, to the same email address. 

SpiritGroups Spring Series
SpiritGroups Spring Series will, of necessity, be Zoom only. 
  • The first opportunity for participants to sign-up will be April 12. The sign-up window will be open until April 19. (Late sign-ups will be allowed through April 26.)
  • Week Zero (Connections Week) begins on April 19.  Between April 19 to 25, SpiritGroups will host Connection Events in their assigned Zoom rooms on their planned meeting day and time. This is a chance for you (potential members) to test out how it feels to be part of that Zoom-based SpiritGroup and decide if you'd like to join the group.
  • SpiritGroups officially launch (Week 1) on April 26; sign-ups are closed after groups start.

Need Support During This Pandemic Time?

To view a complete ABQ CSL Resource Guide, click here:
 ABQ CSL community members may be eligible for cash assistance.  Apply here

Or email to get connected with a Practitioner (RScP) who can offer affirmative prayer and refer you to get the support you seek, for example:
  • Have a prayer request?
  • Need someone to hold space for your greatest good?
  • Wish someone could help you connect with the truth of who you are?
  • Searching for ways to stay grounded?
  • Need help with groceries or other errands?
  • Having difficulty finding a healthcare or other community resource?

A Message from the Social Uplift Ministry

As you may have heard, the novel coronavirus pandemic is spreading throughout the Navajo Nation. Your Social Uplift Ministry offers a way to uplift our Navajo neighbors, 30% of whom do not have running water in their homes. Native Americans are 19 times more likely than a white household to not have clean, running water. One of the nonprofit DigDeep's projects is to help hundreds of Navajo families across NM, AZ, and UT get hooked up to a clean water supply. Notably, this nonprofit puts 100% of donations to work in the field. They also offer many other non-monetary ways to offer support. Click here to explore all the options.

Brought to you by the ABQ CSL Social Uplift Ministry, which engages with challenges facing our Albuquerque and New Mexico community from a spiritually grounded and motivated perspective. We partner with other faith communities and community organizations to be Love in Action. We embody the loving-kindness and the givingness of life to all and commit to creating a world that works for everyone.

If you would like to find out more about the Social Uplift Ministry, contact Lisa Crawley via email.

NOW HIRING! Youth Education Coordinator

The Youth Education Coordinator provides leadership for all youth and family services at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (ABQCSL). Under the guidance of the Senior Minister, they plan, implement, and coordinate youth education and family services that directly align with the Center's mission and with Science of Mind (SOM) principles, for young people (ages 0-17) and families at the center. The Youth Education Coordinator is a part-time position currently paid with a monthly stipend of $600. It is the Center’s intention that this position will grow to half-time over the next 18-24 months. 

Resumes and inquiries are being accepted via email only at

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 3 weeks before the event start date.

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

Monthly Board meetings are for reviewing reports on the Center's functioning and a forum to bring new business and raise concerns. Monthly board 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 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)

In Case You Missed It
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