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Week of March 8, 2020
 
Sunday Message: Unity
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with the Amazing ABQ CSL Players & Michael Herndon

We must unify in our own mentalities with pure Spirit.
--Ernest Holmes, founder of Science of Mind

I believe the greatest ill of our society is not knowing our inherent unity. In our teaching, one of our foundational principles is the truth that we are each an expression of Spirit. We belong to each other in this belonging to Spirit. Imagine what Life might look like when we unify ourselves with our divine nature. The realization of unity with one another must start with our own unity with Spirit.


Join us on Sunday as we unify with Spirit and realize the beautiful unity we live in together.

11:00 AM Sunday in the Sanctuary

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  • What are ways you experience connection with Spirit?
  • What practices do you engage in that help you to know and experience your divine nature?
  • What does unity mean to you?

Calendar

  • Friday, March 6
    • 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! St. Patrick's Day Community Dinner 5:30 PM ABQ CSL Essentials  6:00 PM St. Paddy's Day feast plus Irish dancing and karaoke. Labyrinth Building. All are invited!
       
  • Saturday, March 7
    • Pathway to Becoming a Home Owner 1:00 PM. Learn the buying process (first-time homebuyer programs, types of loans, home inspections) and become a knowledgeable and confident buyer. RSVP by calling (505) 244-1918 or emailing fullhouse1@comcast.net 
       
  • Sunday, March 8
    • 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.
       
  • All Week
    • Week 6 Winter Series SpiritGroup Meetings.  Spring series begins in April, with New Host Orientation March 22, 2020.
       
  • Tuesday, March 10
    • 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, March 11
    • Heart, Mind, and Spirit in Recovery Group 7:30 to 8:30 PM. For more information, call Clarissa Crowe, RScP at (505) 319-0151
       
  • Thursday, March 12
    • Board of Trustees Working Session 6:00 PM. See the Board's bulletin board in the Sanctuary lobby for the agenda.
       
  • Friday, March 13
    • 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.
    • ABQ CSL Membership Class 6 PM (1st of 3 sessions). Come find out what the ABQ CSL community is all about.
    • Friday Night Alight: Spirit Dance 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Express the motions of your soul through freestyle movement to music. No experience necessary. Cost: love offering. For more information: Amy (808) 209-1339 or Susan Erika (505) 235-0437.
  • Sunday, March 15
    • 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.
    • Enchanted Dances of Universal Peace 3:00 AM in the Labyrinth Building. The Dances are prayers in motion that can be pathways to joy and vast inner peace. No previous experience required. Suggested donation $10-20. 
Upcoming Events & Announcements
 
Friday Night Alight!
March Community Dinner
Come enjoy some traditional St. Patrick's Day delights: fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, and vegan boxty (potato and veggie pancakes with roasted mushrooms)--along with a short presentation about an upcoming ABQ CSL Essentials class and some Irish dance music and karaoke! Presentation begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:00ish. Come for one or the other or both and bring a friend or two. All are welcome.
Friday, March 6 5:30 to 8:00 PM

 
SpiritGroups Spring Session:
New Host Orientation
Are you interested in hosting a SpiritGroup in your home? Come find out all about it at a new host orientation meeting after Sunday service.
Sunday, March 22, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

 
Friday Night Alight: Spirit Speaks
Come get "INSPIRITED" at Spirit Speaks ABQ CSL's inaugural Celebration of Art as a Religious Experience.  Featuring Spoken Word, Music, Dance, and Spirit Expressing.  Fun for all ages, and Spirit Speaking to every Soul!  Vegan Food Trucks, DJs, and more...
Friday, March 27, 7:30 to 10:00 PM 
 
 
Board of Trustee Elections
Board Elections are just around the corner. Elections are held at our annual meeting, which is typically at the end of April or beginning of May. If you are interested in serving our community via a seat on the Board, please find the lavender information packet and application in the lobby near the Board bulletin board. Current board members are also happy to answer questions. 
 

Journey into the Womb of Love
Embodying the Qualities of the One Unity
with Maboud & Tara Andrea Swierkosz
What does it mean to live from the core of love deep inside our own being? Through Dances of Universal Peace, song and silence, movement and stillness, group sharing and deep listening, we will embark on a journey towards Wholeness. We will extend an invitation to release our bodies to the Breath, which may carry and reveal certain Qualities of Unity, Wazifahs. When we invite these Qualities to live within and become embodied, hardened part of our humanity may soften and become more fluid, allowing us to live more fully in the Present with greater loving kindness, gentleness, fairness and compassion.

Please register with Susan Erika at (505) 235-0437 or seawbh@gmail.com. Bring your own lunch. Thank you for being fragrance free. For more information, click here.

Saturday, March 28 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Labyrinth Building. Sliding scale $45-$75. Mini retreat donation appreciated. Make checks out to Tara Andrea Swierkosz.


 
Friday Night Alight!
April Community Dinner
Learn more about our annual 30 Days of Prayer. Presentation begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:00ish. Come for one or the other or both and bring a friend or two. All are welcome.
Friday, April 3 5:30 to 8:00 PM

 
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 the launch of our 30 Days of Prayer on Sunday, April 5, and get paired with a Prayer Partner for the month.
Sunday, April 5 through Sunday, May 3
 
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 office@abqcsl.org


ABQ CSL Essentials

 

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Contact Us

  • For prayer support, email our Practitioners at prayer@abqcsl.org.
  • For questions or suggestions about back office operations, email Lisa Taj McCellon, the Center's "Operations Goddess," at office@abqcsl.org.
  • For questions about the facility or suggestions for community involvement, email Jeffrey MacNutt, RScP and Community Director, at facility@abqcsl.org.
  • For comments, additions, or corrections to our newsletter, website, and/or Facebook page, email media@abqcsl.org. 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: board@abqcsl.org
 

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, starting at 6:00 PM. 

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 will be called on an as-needed basis, typically on the second Thursdays of each month, starting at 6:00 PM.

Agendas for both types of meetings are posted in the lobby the Sunday prior to the meeting.


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)


Agendas for both types of meetings are posted in the lobby the Sunday prior to the meeting.




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