Sunday Services

Sunday Services and Topics

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

We are dedicating 2017 to Values Based Spiritual Living. Together with Centers around the world, “We stand together in a shared commitment and devotion to our spiritual principles, practices, and values.” ‬We will be delving into ways to live our spirituality in all circumstances, seek opportunities to express that spirituality in community and beyond, offer certificated classes and short courses as well as book discussions.  Our Global Vision always undergirds and guides our presence in the world,

August – Spiritual Living through Love, Compassion and Caring

We embrace Love as the Self-Givingness of God to all creation, moving through us into expression as compassion, caring, mutual respect and kindness.  We express interest in and support for the well-being of ourselves and others. We express love, which by its nature is unconditional, when observing the suffering of others and do what we can to give aid and show compassion.

Weekly topics include:

August 6 - "From Gratitude to Grace"
Guest Speaker, Eugene Holden, RScP

Gratitude is a creative energy that creates more for us to be grateful for. It is the vibration of completeness. In other words, when we are grateful we are saying in essence that it is already done. As we live from this place of gratitude we are guided to a life of grace. And living from a place of Grace is living from a placing of knowing all of life is fulfilled through us and as us.
August 13 – “Kindfulness: A Spiritual Practice”
Rev Trish

You won’t find “kindfulness” in the dictionary. In 2014, Ajahn Brahm coined the world by combining kindness and mindfulness, identifying it as the power behind successful meditation. I embrace this word from a different perspective. I like how “kind-fulness” feels. It shifts being kind into being the fullness of kindness, a spiritual practice capable of transforming the world. Please join us as we explore the myriad ways to express “kind-fullness.”
August 20 – “Appreciating What Is“
Rev Trish

When we submit to circumstances, we may have resigned ourselves to being powerless which can very easily veer into victimhood. When instead we appreciate what is, seeing what is as guideposts revealing the Truth within everything, we step into our power of choice. We have the power and the innate wisdom to follow Spirit’s guidance. You may have heard, “There is a power for good in the Universe and it is yours to use.” Join us to learn more about how to put it into action.
August 27– “Beyond Thoughts of Compassion”
Rev Trish

It is oh-so-easy to talk about compassion and to talk about all the situations in which compassion is needed, and frankly, that talk makes little or no difference in the world. It is just “lip service.” We have everything needed to shift from lip service to really making a difference. We can commit to moving through the stages involved in putting compassion in action. The first step is to actually become compassion by taking on the behaviors of being compassionate, practicing and consciously applying it to self and others. Come learn about fully embodying and becoming the presence of compassion. It is yours to do, even if you may not feel it at the moment. Spirit in us, as us, is calling all of us.
September 3 – “It’s All About Me”
Our powerful guest speaker, Shannon Plummer, accompanied by her spouse, Bob Sima, will provide both the spoken and sung message. Both Shannon and Bob are gifted spiritual teacher, healers, artists and singers. Together they amplify each other's talents as they weave their individual gifts into a divine combination of music, harmony, wisdom, joy, and presence.

They will expand on the quote from Lao Tzu: “The key to growth is the introduction off higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”

September 10 - “The Manifest Universe Is the Body of God”
Our guest speaker, Rev Dr Raymont Anderson, shared a famous quote used in the marvel comics by Ben Parker, uncle of Peter Parker. It is this quote that inspired Peter to become Spiderman: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This phrase from the comics is also in the bible, “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” {Luke 12:48} Realizing your power and the responsibility that accompanies that power is of paramount importance.

What you think matters. What you believe matters. What you do matters. And it matters not just to you but to all of creation! You do not exist in a vacuum where the law of reciprocity somehow does not affect you. You are like that proverbial butterfly that when it flutters its wings in Kansas a hurricane rises in the middle of the Atlantic.
We are all part of the great whole called God – a Unity. Everything we do impacts the whole, and what happens to the whole happens to us. Thus we have a logical obligation to give the best we have to the whole – which improves our individual lives as well. “As you give, it is given unto you.”
September 17th “How Am I to Serve?”
Rev Trish
has empowered hundreds of people in their pursuit of their life purpose by empowering them to look for guideposts that become obvious when we simplify. Many people spend a lifetime asking "what is my purpose?" Often they become frustrated because inquiring into one's life purpose may be such a big question that we either get no answer or too many answers. Sometimes rephrasing a question gets a more useful answer. Learn how to simplify your questions and bring them into the present moment. You’ll be delighted by how easily answers make themselves known.
September 24th – “You CAN Change the World!”
Each individual’s thoughts, prayers and actions do make a difference! Sometimes when confronted with a statement like, "YOU can change the world!" some of us immediately hear a voice inside that challenges with, "Ya, sure ... how can I - a single individual - make a difference globally." Rev Trish will be inviting you to awaken to how incredibly powerful you are and what a huge difference you are making. You are a “ripple starter”! Any time you change, those in your world shift to accommodate the "new you," so as you grow in mindfulness, compassion, love and consciousness those around you change as well, so those around them must also change and change ripples out.