Sunday Gatherings

two men hugging, smiling

Sunday Services

We are delighted your spiritual journey has brought you here and we look forward to welcoming you to CSL Metro! Our Sunday services are rewarding, enlightening, and dedicated to empowering you to live your true purpose.

Each Sunday service begins at 10:00 am. We invite you to join us at 9:15 am for meditation led by a member of our Prayer ministry team. We ask you to please silence your cell phone prior to entering the sanctuary.

Pandemic Precautions:  Our congregation is our primary concern.  Until further notice, all gatherings (Sundays, meditations, classes and social events) will all be on Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7742840215?pwd=K0tmYXdKajU0Q2xSMFlBNE0yK3RHdz09                        

Meeting ID: 774 284 0215

Passcode: 765814

Centers for Spiritual Living 2021 Theme and Vision

Timeless Wisdom / Evolutionary Vision

Here, at Center for Spiritual Living Metro, the vibration of love lifts you, the wisdom of the ages inspires you, and the Science of Mind teaching empowers you. We celebrate the Divine Truth of Oneness, honor all traditions and paths, and commit to ever-expanding our awareness of the presence of Spirit by practicing Kindness, Respect, Honesty, Compassion and Equity.

Wherever you are on your life journey, you are welcome at “CSL Metro” – welcome share your unique Divine individuality with us – welcome to all our activities – welcome to explore new creative, meaningful and fulfilling possibilities for your life.

~~~

April Theme: Stepping into the Unknown

Affirmation

With curiosity, I welcome the yet to be known

~ ~ ~

Books for the Month

Love and Law: The Unpublished Teachings by Ernest Holmes

Elastic: Unlocking Your Brain’s Ability to Embrace Change by Leonard Mlodinow

~ ~ ~

 

April 4th – “Rise and Shine! Waking Up to New You” with Eugene Holden, RScP

Sometimes, life has a way of making us feel like we just want to curl up in a corner and fade away, which may be exactly what we need in order to Rise and Shine. The Divine Urge within you wants to emerge as a brand new you. Lean in and learn how to reveal more of your magnificence!

April 11th – “Raging Ambivalence” with Rev Trish

Every new journey we embark on is filled with excitement and anticipation and often trepidation. These “mixed emotions” pull and push us. This paradoxical state of strong desire mixed with feelings of hesitation could be called a “bless-itation.” If we are willing to lean into the experiences with curiosity, we discover blessings beyond our wildest imagining.

 

April 18th – “Winds of Change” with Rev Trish

Commitment to a Vision calls us to embrace change, transformation, and newness. As we boldly step into the unknown, we find ourselves navigating the winds of change, welcoming some and resisting others. We have the opportunity to choose how we are going to live.

 

April 25th – Center for Spiritual Living Metro Annual Meeting

This Sunday is devoted to the present and future of “Metro” by taking a deep look into where we are and how we have come through the pandemic. We will be gathering insights from everyone, so please plan to be with us as we reveal Metro’s greatest yet to be. This meeting will be at 10:00 AM EDT.

~~~

May Theme: “Wholly Holy Uprising”

Affirmation

I now align my actions with my deep, abiding knowing: we are one with and inseparable from one another.

~ ~ ~

Books for the Month

A New Design for Living by Ernest Holmes

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur

 

May 2nd – “Until You Say You Can’t …” with Jason Muhammad

Have you ever had your physical being changed in a remarkable way; even if only temporarily? Some of us have broken an arm, suffered the after effects of a car crash or fallen down the stairs. In the aftermath, we may have endured pain, painful treatments and difficulty moving around. Through that healing, did you see the gifts?

 

May 9th – “Oh, The Stories We Tell!” with Rev Trish

Happy Mother’s Day!

What stories do we continue to tell? Are they life-affirming or awfulizing? Do they propel us into new adventures or keep us stuck? If we give up all of our attachments, beliefs and control of our stories, then who are we? Whenever our lives change, by choice or circumstances, we tell ourselves a story about it. We cast ourselves as the hero, the victim, the wrongdoer, the innocent bystander, or the observer. What if … we fully embraced life as it is …perhaps, just like the lilies of the field that neither toil nor spin? What if we cast ourselves in our true roles … that of being alive as Spirit rather than a fabrication based on circumstances?

 

May 16th – “One Infinite Reality AS Everything ” with Rev Trish

Pet Blessing Sunday

We dwell in the Oneness of God, whether or not we perceive it. “Staying awake” is not simply keeping our eyes open, it demands that we keep our minds open – open to recognizing the Divine in expression AS ALL Creation – not just the parts we like or that please us. Using the principles of Oneness, we deepen our spiritual practices, grow our compassion, and then take divinely inspired action to support and uplift the myriad aspects of the world.

 

May 23rd – “My Story Is the Spiritual History That Changes the World!” with Dianne Stewart Hamlin, RScP, ALSP

“When we step back and look at our individual stories and assess all that we have experienced, we will realize that the journey of our lives is an individual intricate, inextricable, and necessary part of the tapestry of the spiritual existence of humankind. We can look back at historical spiritual leaders and we can draw on their teachings and utilize those teachings in our daily activities. However, it is in our present, everyday living that the ongoing Universal principles unfold. We are the living example for those who come after us. We are the new foundation. Our continuous and steadfast demonstration of the Truth creates a world that works for everyone. The way we live today affects all of our experiences, individually and collectively. It truly is up to us, you and me.”

 

May 30th – “Choose to Be a Revolutionary!” with Rev Trish

Choose to be a Spiritual Revolutionary – one who is a catalyst for paradigm shifts! Be one who is willing to support the emergence of a kinder, more just society that cares for all Creation … its people, its animals and all of nature. Grounded in “revolutionary love,” it is the great work of our lives. This Love propels us into a direct experience of the Divine. Every time we are an instrument of this revolutionary love – every time we are moved to love ourselves enough to say “enough is enough,” every time we love another enough to fiercely stand with and for them, their dignity, and glean insights into their struggles and pain, we allow this same love to bring us into a deep state of Oneness.