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Week of Sunday, June 21, 2020
Sunday Message: Father's Day 2020
with Kenneth Winfrey & Jeffrey MacNutt
Special Music by the ABQ CSL Players


Happy Father's Day!

Join in our study of compassion and lovingkindness, based on Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s book: The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice. If you wish to get a copy, you can:

  • Order from Bookstop (benefits local bookstores)
  • Order from Amazon Smile (a small portion benefits ABQ CSL)

This Sunday, we celebrate Father's Day. We'll share some beautiful stories of sacred fathering from a number of the amazing men in our midst.

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 have the men in your life influenced you?
  2. What opportunities might exist for creating, improving, letting go of, or deepening relationships with them?
  3. Share your answers and practices with your community members on the ABQ CSL community forum, The Butterfly Net.


Sunday, June 21
  • Virtual Sunday Service 11:00 AM Streaming on Facebook Live. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to watch.)
Week of June 21
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups Week 9 begins (some groups wrap up)
  • 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 24
  • 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.

Thursday, June 25
  • Monthly Meeting of the Leadership Council 6:00 PM via Zoom. Please email for log-in credentials. Topics to be covered include: 
    Center finances, including updating the budget and a possible mortgage refinance; Strategic Planning Committee update; information about Circles USA; monthly reports from the Finance Committee and Treasurer. Please note that topics may change or be adjusted between now and meeting time.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Summer Series SpiritGroup Preview
From Jane Midgley, Social Uplift Ministry Team Lead:

Those of us who are white need to take responsibility for understanding and uprooting white supremacy. The recent police killings of Black people in this country and the mass peaceful protests in response are providing renewed motivation for us to become the leaders we are meant to be in creating racial justice and freedom for all in the United States. This is also vitally important so that we can fully value and strengthen the beloved multi-racial community we are building at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. Everything we do starts with us individually and with our own community.

I will be leading the Understanding and Uprooting White Supremacy for White Folks group, and it will have as its purposes:

  • Understanding how white supremacy affects each of us personally through using the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
  • Discussing and sharing and building community with each other as whites at ABQ CSL
  • Learning to becoming better allies for people of color at ABQ CSL

Even though this will be a summer SpiritGroup, we will adapt the format to bring in as many people who want to participate; community leaders will be facilitating small, break-out groups for deep discussion. There will be educational opportunities on racial justice and white supremacy continuing after the SpiritGroup concludes.

Rev. Amani Malaika will be leading a group at the same time for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color at ABQ CSL. The two groups will come together during this time to learn from and with each other as well.

The SpiritGroup catalog comes out in July and you can sign up then, but we wanted you to know where we are headed. Email me at with any questions/comments or if you know for sure you are interested in participating.

Next Accredited CSL Course: Self Mastery
Beginning on Tuesday 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. 

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.

Celebrate Juneteenth

Join a coalition of Black community organizations doing the work right here in Albuquerque for a COVID-safe, family-friendly protest & celebration of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

5:00 PM
Roosevelt Park, Coal & University SE
Facebook Event

We are uniting to bring our Black/African community here in Albuquerque:

  • dynamic political education about our history, our struggle, and how to move forward and build power as a collective
  • beautiful cultural performances from some of the best Black artists in our state
  • info tables and seminars to get our folks plugged into the organizations and businesses doing great work for us in New Mexico
  • family and kid friendly activities
  • OUR food
  • and more!

Don't miss the beautiful and powerful display of Black unity in New Mexico! Hosted by All African People's Revolutionary Party - New Mexico

If you would rather participate in a virtual celebration, visit YouTube on Saturday June 20, 2020, from Noon to 8:00 PM  and join the State of New Mexico for the first Statewide Virtual Juneteenth Celebration. All are invited to enjoy a day of live music, spoken word, and dance to celebrate the end of formal slavery in America.

This message has been 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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