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Week of Sunday, May 10, 2020
Sunday Message: Gettin' Fresh
with Rev. Amani Malaika
Special Music with Robert Muller

Creativity is the breaking down of all you know so that the new, the unknown, may emerge. And the experience of that breaking down is essential to loving kindness because it allows you to engage the moment--and everyone and everything in it--fresh, without the baggage of the past.. 
--Rabbi Rami Shapiro, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness

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)

As we celebrate Mother's Day, we will be celebrating the principle of creation and what it really takes to birth something new into being: the work of allowing the past to fall away so we may create the next moment fresh and new.

Join me online this Sunday in our virtual sanctuary to to get fresh together!

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

Sunday Message Discussion Questions
  1. How comfortable are you in the unknown?
  2. What are ways you practice letting go?
  3. Share your answers and practices with your community members on the new ABQ CSL community forum, The Butterfly Net.


Thursday, May 7
  • Bylaws Information Session 6:00-7:30 PM on Zoom. Click here to join. 
Sunday, May 10
  • 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.
Week of May 10
  • Spring Series SpiritGroups Week 3 begins.  
Wednesday, May 13
  • 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.
  • Heart, Mind, Spirit Recovery Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Call Clarissa Crow, RScP, at (505) 319-0151 for log in/dial in information for this virtual meeting.
Sunday, May 17
  • 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.
  • Annual Meeting & Board of Trustees Election After Service & Fellowship. Click here to join the meeting. Due to the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic, the Board is holding our annual meeting online via Zoom. Voting will occur digitally during the meeting. To allow for counting and verification of votes, results may not be available during the meeting. Results will be reported as soon as possible.
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
The Butterfly Net Online Forum

Have you been looking for a safe space to get (or stay) connected with people who are like-minded and excited about the things you are excited about? During this isolating period of social distancing and beyond, ABQ CSL’s new online forum, The Butterfly Net, will be here to keep you grounded and growing.  And it launches this weekend!  The Butterfly Net is a place for connection, reflection, and transformation.  What does that look like for you?  Well, you can find some ideas below.  But it’s YOUR forum!  If you’re in the Net, you get to help shape conversations, develop connections, and organize exchanges that work for you and your family and friends.  It’s about a world that works for everyone. 

Take a break from Facebook news links and Insta-selfies and dive into friendly, moderated discussions about New Thought and the Science of Mind, among other things.  Be inspired to take more steps on your pathway of spiritual development.  Share inspiring stories of transformation. Sift through your ideas and learn new ones about this thing called Life.  Participate in a needs exchange–because we belong to each other – especially in times like these!  Find out how you can step back in to connection and involvement with the Center and your larger Albuquerque community when social distancing is no longer needed.  Read about things you can do RIGHT NOW to provide social uplift to others – or to get it.  Keep up with members who are like-minded and excited to connect, learn, reflect, and transform with you. Find resources to get economic help, transportation support, spiritual guidance, reading lists, and more. 

All in one place.  The Butterfly Net.  Because we’re in it together. 

Spiritual Principles & Practices Accredited Course
Joy Lynn Hertz, RScP, and JD Faulk, RScP, will be leading the next CSL-accredited course, Spiritual Principles & Practices, starting Saturday, May 30. Living the best possible life takes practice, practice, practice. Discover proven practices that bring spiritual principle into action, allowing you to manifest a desired goal or intention. Through this course, which offers spiritual practices and their methods that you can begin using NOW, you will begin to see results and changes in your life. The required book for our class is This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes. Hard copies or Kindle ebook copies can be purchased by clicking one of these links:
Saturdays 10AM - 1PM, starting May 30 through June 27, online. $45 for credit; $20 for reviewers.  Register for the course here.

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.

The Board is offering an informational session to review the new draft bylaws for ABQ CSL prior to the annual meeting, so that we may all be well-informed voters. The meeting will take place Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 7:30 PM on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.

We will also be acknowledging the 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

Send Cheer to UNM Hospital COVID Patients

 Here's an idea that'll bring joy to you and hospitalized COVID patients: get out your markers, crayons, pencils, or watercolors and make a handmade card or two (or ten) to brighten the rooms of patients at the UNM Hospital. Hospital workers want to make these very ill patients feel less isolated and less lonely by showing how much the community cares about them.

Mail cards to:
UNM Hospital
Attn: Barbara Temer
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

For more information:

  • Watch the TV segment on KOB here.
  • Read the article in the ABQ Journal here.


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.

Continued by popular demand! The CSL Cozy Couch Concert Series continues every weekend in May. Each night listed below at 7 p.m. Mountain Time, visit the artist's Facebook page to enjoy a 40-minute LIVE musical performance from their homes to yours. Listen, dance (we can't see you!), sing, and support your favorite musicians!

Here's the schedule for the month of May:

Friday, May 8th @ 7 p.m. MT
Nathen Aswell:

Saturday, May 9th @ 7 p.m. MT
Eddie Watkins, Jr.:

Sunday, May 10th @ 7 p.m. MT
Karen Drucker:

Friday, May 15th @ 7 p.m. MT
Jesse Powers:

Saturday, May 16th @ 7 p.m. MT
Bob Sima:

Sunday, May 17th @ 7 p.m. MT
Michael Gott:

Friday, May 22nd @ 7 p.m. MT
Laura Topper & Jason Salmon:

Saturday, May 23rd @ 7 p.m. MT
Andy Anderson:

Sunday, May 24th @ 7 p.m. MT
JD: More information coming soon!

Friday, May 29th @ 7 p.m. MT
Jana Stanfield:

Saturday, May 30th @ 7 p.m. MT
Amy Bishop:

Sunday, May 31st @ 7 p.m. MT

#cozycoughconcertseries #weareCSL

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.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting
Join Licensed Practitioners Joy Lynn Hertz and JD Faulk for a five-week exploration of establishing and deepening practices and methods for positive life changes. Optional Zoom orientation available prior to class start date. Click here to register.
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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