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.

sunday-services

 

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 align our thoughts and actions with our belief in Oneness.

We are a beneficial presence abiding in Kindness, Respect, Honesty, Compassion and Equity,

living the spiritual principles and practices of Science of Mind

 

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February Theme

Seek the Common Good

Book of the Month

Beyond Religion:  Ethics for a Whole World, by H. H. Dalai Lama

Value: Oneness

Affirmation

In the Presence, I am present in the present.

Contemplation

“Faith, then, is a belief; but it is a certain kind of belief.  It is a mental attitude placed on the affirmative side … So, when a man has faith, he believes that that which has no objective existence at the present moment will be created and projected into his experience by the invisible Power which he calls God.” 

 

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March Theme

Be Truthful in Facts and Motives

Value: Integrity

Book of the Month

The Inward Journey, by Dr. Howard Thurman

Affirmation

I enjoy the freedom and accept the responsibilities of integrity.

Contemplation

“In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed. Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.” … Howard Thurman

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February 3rd – “You May Run but You Cannot Hide” with Rev Trish Hall Because we are each an expression of the Divine, we are inseparably connected to one another. Inseparability is both comforting for many, and discomforting for some. Oneness is not something we can turn on or off. It is unity fully encompassing diversity. It is the celebration of uniqueness: unity without uniformity, diversity without fragmentation. It is the recognition that we are all in this together so deeply interconnected that whatever may happen to one is on some level experienced by all – all aspects of creation – animate and inanimate. How are we being called to be?
February 10th – “Recognizing Our Shared Humanity” with Rev Michele Synegal
Oneness consciousness will be explored from the perspective of our inter-relatedness and inter-connectedness which are key features of human reality. Living the principle of oneness can teach us to appreciate our inextricable connection between our own well-being and that of others and we can develop empathy and compassion for others.
February 17th - “The Value in Every Experience” with Dianne Stewart Hamlin
There are moments in the journey when you find yourself off track. You feel as if you cannot find your center, fear sets in, and you begin to react from an old paradigm. These are the times when you must take time to step back and do a thorough self-examination. Dianne will be asking three penetrating questions:
 "What is this experience trying to teach me?"
o Be careful to not judge too quickly. Every experience has a purpose. Pay attention. You are in the experience to learn more about your true self.
 "Why am I at this place in my life?"
o Perhaps you have come to this place to address unaddressed issues. Perhaps you have come to face your fears or your challenges.
 What am I here (in this place/situation/circumstance) to learn, create, or remember?
When you complete a personal and honest inventory, you are left with the truth. You can examine the truth without ever doing anything about it. Or, you can begin to live in the awareness that you are here to thrive.
February 24th - "The Greatest Commandment" with Rev Dr Raymont Anderson
For those who have a background in the Judeo-Christian tradition, you may remember the story of Jesus being asked by one of the scribes, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
From this, we find that Love is for the Common Good!
March 3rd - "Awakening to Integrity" with Rev Trish Hall
“Integrity” is defined as the state of being whole and undivided. We associate the qualities of honesty, trustworthiness and moral strength with integrity. When we align our outer lives and our inner values we experience equilibrium: all of our parts are congruently arranged. We feel our wholeness and remember we are the embodiment of Love. The sense of fragmentation that can result from the swirl of the world around us unwinds and our inner turmoil subsides. We seek to align and uncomplicate our lives, to be at peace. We realize being in integrity is essential to our overall well-being, and there are consequences when our integrity lapses.
March 10th - "How God Works Through Us" with Jason Muhammad
Why, exactly, does God work through human beings? If God is all powerful, all present and all knowing - why are we part of the equation? And when do we know God is working through us? How does this all work? Guest speaker, Jason Muhammad, will lead us in this conversation about how the power, love and healing of God is waiting to be expressed through us. Join us at CSL Metro as we share spiritual ideas based on the philosophy of Science of Mind.
March 17th - "Is Practical Spirituality Really Practical?" with Rev Trish Hall
Some people question how they can “live their spirituality” in such a tumultuous world. How can we not? To quote June Jordan, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” We are the counter-balance being called to reestablish equilibrium by being present, deeply anchored in our spirituality in order to stabilize our common humanity – to rekindle sanity. Sound like a tall order” It is – and when we remember that we are Spirit’s means to express in the world, we know that all that we need in order to fulfill our assignment is already latent within us, waiting to be revealed.
March 24th - "Living Our Faith" with Imam Naeem Baig
We are privileged to have, Imam Naeem Baig, Outreach Director for Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, as our guest presenter. He will share about contemporary life as a Muslim including Muslim faith practices and an overview of the ancient roots of the Islamic tradition.
March 31st - "Want to Change the World? Change You!" with Rev Trish Hall
Every time you change, you rise up to more fully express Spirit, to more radiantly be your unique self, the entire universe shifts to accommodate the new you. Some people think of themselves as inconsequential. That could not be further from the truth. You are consequential! However you choose to be, you imprint everyone you encounter who are then changed by your change. The ripples roll out and the world is different because you are different. Ideally, your changes are in the direction of rising to your “best yet to be,” because, for better or worse, remember you are consequential!