Sunday Services

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.

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Note-Winter Weather Alternative:
Since the well being of our congregation is our primary concern, we have a conference system in place so that everyone can attend service in their pajamas, rather than venture out when it is not safe to be on the roads. If we are switching to our “virtual service,” it will be announced (with instructions) on the home page of this site.

Sunday Topics

2019 “Spirituality in Action”

We commit to aligning our thoughts and actions with our Divine Truth, assuring that all our actions exhibit Oneness: they are Kind, Respectful, Honest, Compassionate and Equitable.

We stand together in a shared commitment and devotion to living the spiritual principles and practices of Science of Mind.

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September Theme

Ensuring the Stewardship of our Planet … and All Our Inhabitants

Value: Love

Affirmation

No matter what the question, Love is the answer!

Contemplation

from This Thing Called Life, by Ernest Holmes

“No fear can remain where faith holds sway. Faith reunites us with the original, creative Spirit, the Divine Mind, which already exists at the center of our being.

This kingdom of heaven, which is the kingdom of wholeness, is within.”

Book of the Month: Spiritual Ecology: The Cry Of the Earth edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Optional companion book by same author with Hilary Hart: Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life)

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October Theme

Cherish it all!

Value: Oneness

Affirmation

There is no spot where God is not!

Contemplation

from excerpted from Ernest S. Holmes’ Sermon by the Sea at Asilomar (Saturday, August 15, 1959)

“Everything that lives proclaims the Glory of God. Every person who exists manifests the Life of God. There is One Spirit in which we live, One Mind by which we think, One Body of which we are a part and One Light that lighteth every man’s pathway.”

Book of the Month: The Principle of Oneness by Russell Anthony Gibbs

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September 15th - “A Sermon by the Sea" with Rev Trish Hall flowing into our Play Date with Spirit … “A Beachin’ Day at Center for Spiritual Living Metro!”

Three of us returned to Asilomar in the latter part of August, where we tapped into the energy of the location where 60 years ealier, Dr. Ernest Holmes shared his final sermon at Asilomar, the “Sermon by the Sea.” This Sunday, we’ll dive into the brilliance of his powerful message and how completely applicable it is in today’s world.
September 22nd - “Celebrating Common-Unity" with Rev Trish Hall

Imagine a world in which we celebrate our unique individuality - the myriad distinctions that are evidenced throughout creation. Instead of giving our energy, attention and focus to our fears igniting divisive conversation, we can direct that energy toward regenerating our planet with abundant, diverse, sustainable, thriving, healthy life forms. Using nature as our model, we embrace unity without uniformity and celebrate “common-unity”! Ernest Holmes declared, “Every day and every hour we are meeting the eternal realities of life, and in such degree as we cooperate with these eternal realities in love, in peace, in wisdom, and in joy—believing and receiving—we are automatically blessed. Our prayer is answered before it is uttered.”
September 29th - “Healing Our Planet" with Frank Mastoris, RScP

Thich Nhat Hanh declared, “The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” We are inseparable from and interdependent upon all of creation. We have at our disposal the illimitable healing power of Love. Let’s join together to harmonize with all our fellow inhabitants of earth.
October 6th - “Cherish Family" with Rev Trish Hall

“Family” is an often complex experience of relationships. Genealogically, family includes all the descendants of a common ancestor. All of creation meets that definition. We are each the expression, the descendant, of One Divine Creator. At the experiential level many of us have broadened the concept of family to embrace individuals based on connection and commitment rather than biology and contracts. Caring, support and intimacy are the attributes of family. For some, our biological family is a radiant demonstration of family, for others family is chosen. What is the role of Love in and as family?
October 13th - “Are You Taking Care of YOU?" with Rev Cynthia James

Self-care and self-love are spiritual practices. The more you take care of you the higher frequency you bring to the planet. As a wise mentor of Rev Trish once shared, “we can only serve from the overflow.” Unless we practice self-care we can become depleted, then we are not the only ones who suffer the consequences. Join Rev Cynthia James as she guides us to practice loving and caring for ourselves.
October 13th - “Are You Taking Care of YOU?" with Rev Cynthia James

Self-care and self-love are spiritual practices. The more you take care of you the higher frequency you bring to the planet. As a wise mentor of Rev Trish once shared, “we can only serve from the overflow.” Unless we practice self-care we can become depleted, then we are not the only ones who suffer the consequences. Join Rev Cynthia James as she guides us to practice loving and caring for ourselves.
October 20th - “Oneness: A Very Practical Principle" with Rev Trish Hall

When we acknowledge at the deepest levels that we are all in this together, we awaken to our responsibility to be good stewards of all that has been entrusted to us, to share generously and care for our fellow inhabitants of planet earth. This describes genuine community – a group of people having particular characteristics in common: our commonality is that each of us is an inseparable expression of One Creator - interdependent upon one another for our survival. Do our behaviors, such as mutual respect and kindness, exhibit this awareness? Would an observer know by watching us?
October 27th - “Individuations of the One" with Rev Trish Hall

Now here is a fabulous challenge! In order to fully experience Spirit expressing as us, we are called to live into and celebrate our uniqueness - what “sets us apart” – what makes each of us different and distinguishable from one another yet does not trigger a sense of “otherness.” Celebrating uniqueness honors the contribution each makes to the whole. Otherness is a feeling that focuses on separation and detracts from synergism of Oneness. How can we appreciate distinct individuation without falling into otherness? Are you willing to examine how you genuinely feel about what is “different and distinguishable” about other expressions of Spirit?