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.
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.
Throughout 2018, Centers for Spiritual Living is celebrating 100 Years of The Science of Mind.
We are consciously aligning our thoughts with our Divine Truth. We “live Oneness.” All our actions 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
January Theme: Living the Science of Mind
Book of the Month: Living the Science of Mind
February Theme: Self-Awareness is Not Enough
February is Black History Month. It grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. In much of Europe it is, “Black Achievement Month.”
Book of the Month: How to Use the Science of Mind
Weekly topics include:
| Sunday, January 21st “Use Your Heart (And Your Head, Too!)”
The Science of Mind equips people to live their lives fully expressing Spirit in, as, around, through and throughout them. Grounded in science (because it is replicable) and common sense, it provides a foundation for very practical spiritual living. When we release the notion that healing the body, enjoying healthy relationships and experiencing lavish abundance are supernatural or magical, we find a rich and fulfilling life is simply the spontaneously natural response to clear, congruent belief – belief in a power greater than we are that is ours to use.
Quote: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill.
Affirmation: Divine Love is expressing as me, aligning all my experiences with Its Perfection.
Rev Dr Kenn Gordon for January 21, 2018 – “Superstition and Common Sense” https://youtu.be/WLAOsOQkB-I
| Sunday, January 28th “Think and Grow … Healthy, Wealthy and Wise”
Louise Hay, founder of Hay House and an Emeritus Religious Science Practitioner, is widely recognized as the person who brought affirmations into common usage. Her own story is told in her book, You Can Heal Your Life. In short, her childhood was marked by poverty and abuse, from which she concluded that she was worthless and not deserving. As she grew up, even being a famous model and being married to a wealthy businessman, did not shift her beliefs that she was undeserving. Finding the teachings of Science of Mind was the beginning of a shift, as she learned that she could change her thinking and her beliefs about herself, and attract the good she desired. A diagnosis of cancer led her to the deep inner work required to release the lifelong patterns of resentment and blame, and begin to truly heal.
Quote: The point of power is always in the present moment. You are never stuck. This is where the changes take place, right here and right now in our own minds. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve had a negative pattern or an illness or a poor relationship of lack of finances or self-hatred. We can begin to make a shift today! …Remember, you are the only person who thinks in your mind. You are the power and authority in your world. Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life
Affirmation: I am worthy, capable and loved. I am more than “enough.” I approve of myself.
Rev Dr Kenn Gordon for January 28, 2018 – “Thinking Affirmatively” https://youtu.be/2hpqXnnws28
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|Black History Month February|
|Sunday, February 4th - “Diversity? Let's Celebrate It!”
Think about it! If God wanted uniformity, don’t you suppose we would all look alike? Diversity IS the Divine Plan! Let’s celebrate Spirit individuating as each and every aspect of creation! Let’s commit to staying alert to the uniqueness of every one and every thing. Let’s consciously expand our appreciation for the unique gifts, talents and beingness of others and embrace our own as well. Just as no two snowflakes are exactly the same, no two anything in nature are identical. Obviously, God says, “Vive la difference!”
Affirmation: My eyes, my mind, and my heart now open to the Spiritual Magnificence within and all around me.
|Sunday, February 11th – “Religiously Spiritual? Spiritually Religious? Huh?”
Spirituality arises from within. We are drawn to the experiences that help us remember the Truth we know intuitively. Religion is the outer practice. Anyone who practices their spirituality in a constant, consistent manner is doing so religiously. A Spiritual life is lived and developed by consistent and persistent communion with Spirit in, as, around, through and throughout each one of us. Listen daily to what can only be felt, as Ernest Holmes says. Go within daily (in multiple moments of respite) and commune (no matter how briefly) with that part of you that is bigger than you, your Godself.
Affirmation: I am gratefully awake to the presence of Spirit moment by moment. I am fully alive.
|Sunday, February 18th – “Be Prejudiced! AATB!”
Many people are prejudiced against the word “prejudiced.” They assume it is an unfavorable opinion formed without knowledge, thought, or reason. Prejudging needn’t be negative: We can “AATB” (Always Assume The Best!). Consciously or otherwise, we all filter our experiences through what we believe to be true. The moment we choose to use the “Oneness Filter,” we instantly alter how we relate to every aspect of our world. Imagine a world in which everyone always assumed the best. Wow!
Affirmation: I am interconnected with everyone and everything. I always assume the best.
|Sunday, February 25th – "Don’t Think You’re Creative? Au contraire … Look around!”
Within everyone there is the right and the ability and the power to “think creatively.” Believe in It. Know that the only question is how, not whether, you have been using it. Have faith that it is yours to use to draw desirable experiences to you. It is so impressive and so exceedingly important that conscious use of it should be the basis of your life. No circumstance can actually sever your access to it. Creativity is your essence, an eternal flame that cannot be extinguished. Spend time each day in the stillness to keep your creativity “communication channel” open – sense how it desires to express as you. Declare that from this day forward, you will use it consciously.
Affirmation: There is a Power for Good in the Universe. It is mine to use!