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.
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.
Centers for Spiritual Living 2018 Theme and Vision
100 Years of The Science of Mind
We commit to align our thoughts 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
October Theme: “Prospering in All Areas of Life!”
Book of the Month: Creative Mind and Success by Ernest Holmes
Affirmation: I open wide to Spirit and declare, “Yes! Thank you! More please!”
Contemplation: “God is Life and Life gives Itself to us. It does not give some of Itself, It gives all of Itself. But the gift without a receiver cannot complete itself in individual life.” Living the Science of Mind (p. 348) by Ernest Holmes
November Theme: “Freedom From Fear and Error Thinking!”
Book of the Month: Living Without Fear by Ernest Holmes
Affirmation: I know what I am: An expression of the Divine Itself! I am ever-evolving, constantly creating and re-creating who I am.
Contemplation: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Living Without Fear by Ernest Holmes
Weekly topics include:
| October 7th - "Panning for Gold" with Rev Trish Hall
Most people, if they recognize the reference to “panning for gold” at all, think of the Gold Rush when people left what they had to go searching for gold in the wild, wild west. Some said they leaped into the adventure on faith, others called it lunacy. There is a lot to be said for applying this approach to life: Scoop up all the life you can; accept that the value of some experiences is learning that you don’t want to repeat them; sift out what is valuable and let all the rest fall away. Don’t allow yourself to obsess on what you want to discard. Instead, glean the gold nuggets of life– savor them, share them and watch them grow.
| October 14th - "The Life of a Sikh Is a Demonstration of Faith and Tradition" with Dr. Gurpal Singh Bhuller
Dr. Bhuller, a Sikh, will share about how his tradition sees the world. Sikhism is a progressive, monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about 500 years ago. The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people.
| October 21st - "The Gift Freely Given" with Rev Trish Hall
We are the demonstration of gifts freely given: Spirit has given the ultimate gift - the gift of Life itself. All of creation surrounds us with proof of Its unlimited givingness. Divine qualities such as love, joy, peace, abundance, beauty, flow through us naturally. How we put these gifts to use reveals our realization of them. Are we emulating the Divine Model? Are we using our Divine Creativity to be a beneficial presence in some way, be it large or small, every day?
| October 28th - "What Does Your Lantern Illuminate?" with Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer
As Bob shared, “All Hallow's Eve is rich with story, myth, and legend. It is a time when the veil is thin and we are able to connect to the spirit world. Where does your lantern cast?” Don’t miss this opportunity to drink in Bob and Shannon’s original music and uplifting message. Learn more about them at www.bobsimamusic.com
|November 4th - “If Only … ” with Theresa Wilson
Theresa Wilson starts off our look into “Freedom from Fear and Error Thinking” by contrasting those experiences of fear triggered by “scary” things that are out there and obvious with those fear-encounters that may not be recognized for what they are. They may be brushed off, yet those are the ones that often do the most harm, causing us to hesitate and miss opportunities resulting in “if-only”.
|November 11th – “Nothing to Fear But Fear” with Rev Trish Hall
The backronym of FEAR: “False Evidence Appearing Real” turns us away from error thinking, refocusing us on what actually is real. Fear, a nameless, unreasoning, perhaps unjustified response to a real or imagined experience, can so totally distract us from what is true that we unknowingly give it the power to control our lives. It can take on a life of its own, paralyzing individuals or mobilizing mobs. President Franklin Roosevelt summed it up with, “the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself.” He was declaring war on the Great Depression and the devastating psychological impact it was wreaking. Every day, we have the opportunity declare “war” on what is not true by rejecting fear-mongering. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for to be peace makers and truth-tellers. And your choice is?
|November 18th – “What We Resist Persists” with Rev Trish Hall
How attached are you to being in resistance? Long ago, the depth psychologist Carl Jung contended that “what you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.” I don’t know if it will actually grow in size, but I do know that what I focus on expands in my experience – it occupies my thoughts which in turn magnify what I am resisting. This circular thought re-creates itself, over and over. There is a great lesson here: This sequence is a demonstration of the Creative Process. Used wisely it can produce magnificent results, otherwise it can devastate one’s quality of life. How are you using the Creative Process?
|November 25th – “Are More Than Enough” with Rev Trish Hall
There’s an old cliché, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” It’s very comforting bumper-sticker scripture that you won’t find in the Bible. From my observation: you can handle anything that may show up not because some external force is coming to rescue you, but because you are way more than enough! Within you is everything – all the power, discernment, creativity and compassion – you need to move with grace and ease through all of life: its ups and downs and swirls. Learn how to move beyond merely coping, to delighting in being alive!