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Week of Sunday, April 26, 2020
Sunday Message: Apples & Mangoes
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with Robert Muller

There is a secret fiesta going on in a wildwood, and you are invited. This party has been unfolding for millennia.... Its guests include anyone whose heart has ever yearned for union with the Beloved and the alleviation of suffering for all sentient beings. Which means YOU.  --Mirabai Starr, Wild Mercy

Are you ready to break the habits of fear, disillusionment, and ho-humness??? Are you read to not only take your seat at the table of Infinite Love, but feast on all that Spirit has to offer? Yes? Fabulous!

Join us online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to dive into the feast of inter-spirituality, where we don't have to choose between apples and mangoes--we get to have them both...and more!

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

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. What spiritual practices are you engaging in right now or feeling drawn to trying out?
  2. Of the practices that you are drawn to or use, what are their cultural and historical roots?
  3. Share the practice and history of a tradition with a community member this week.


Week of April 19
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups Week 0 Connection Events. (Advance sign-up required here.)
Thursday, April 23
  • Virtual Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00 PM via Zoom. Email for log-in information if you'd like to participate. The agenda includes discussion of (1) return to in-person services, (2) results of congregant survey of Senior Minister, (3) format and contents of minutes, (4) upcoming annual meeting.
Sunday, April 26
  • 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 Last opportunity to sign up for a small group. 

Week of April 26
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups Week 1 begins.  
Wednesday, April 29
  • Prayer and Meditation Service 6:30 PM 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.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting after the Service is over.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting after the Service is over.
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

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?

Annual Meeting and Board of Trustees Election
ABQ CSL's Annual Meeting has been scheduled for May 17. At this meeting, we will be voting on the new proposed bylaws for our Center. To review the bylaws before the May 17 meeting, click here for a short overview and/or here for the full draft.

We will also be acknowledging the three Trustees who are stepping down this year: Edker Matthews, Caren Phillips, and Paula Worley. You each freely gave of your precious time and unique gifts, and our community is all the better for it. Truly, love in action! We thank you and acknowledge your contributions to the Center and to making a world that works for everyone.

And, we will also be voting on new candidates for the Board of Trustees. The first candidate profile follows.
ABQ CSL Board of Trustees
Election May 17, 2020
Click here to register. NEW: the deadline to sign-up for a SpiritGroup has been extended to Sunday 4/26.  If you attend a connection event for one group this week but decide that group is not for you, you can sign up for and begin attending another group, as long as you’ve signed up by 4/26.

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

Sustain the work ABQ CSL is doing by clicking

Please give more so we can do more during this unprecedented time.

A Message from the Social Uplift Ministry

Sometimes what is needed is some inspiration and a new perspective. 

Social Uplift Activism Succeeding: Guardian article
Wars Cease Fire: New York Times article  Guardian article
Crime Rates Fall: New York Times article
Environment Improves: Business Insider article  CNN article
Good News Publishing Increases: Aljazeera article

International Unity: Good News Network article

The world is not to be put in order, the world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. 
--Henry Miller, playwright

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.

Read the latest blog post!

"Revealing Wholeness" by Paul Cuffee  (7 min. read)

The current global crisis that has arisen because of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a great deal of pain and suffering, obviously, but it is also presenting the world with an unprecedented opportunity to pause and reflect on how we all live our lives, what we value versus what is most valuable, as well as what our own relationships really mean. It is relationship that is at the root of all of our experiences in life.

In the previous blog post, “The Pathway,” we explored the five steps of Affirmative Prayer as it relates to The Pathway. In this essay we are going to explore Affirmative Prayer as it relates to Spiritual Mind Treatment, a term Practitioners of Science of Mind use to name and describe the method of revealing wholeness for ourselves and for others.    

Click here to keep reading.

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. Curriculum is provided. 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
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.

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)

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