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.
2019 “Spirituality in Action”
We embrace the Divine Truth of Oneness, practicing Kindness, Respect, Honesty, Compassion and Equity.
We stand together as a beneficial presence, dedicated to living the spiritual principles and practices of Science of Mind.
You are invited to join us for all our activities and discover how we’re changing lives. Explore new possibilities for your life as you open to living a creative, meaningful, and fulfilling life. Connect with what inspires you. Reveal new possibilities.
We honor all traditions and paths. We believe that every person is on a spiritual journey. Our intention is to support each on that journey. Together we are evolving – expanding our awareness of the presence of God.
Wherever you are on your life journey, you are welcome at “CSL Metro.” We look forward to you expressing your unique and Divine individuality. Welcome Home!
Rev Trish Hall
Divine love and wisdom guide me to serve the highest good!
from Can We Talk to God, by Ernest Holmes
“We are one with the universal creativeness which is the God of theology, the Spirit of mysticism, the Reality of philosophy and the Principle of science. God is accessible to all people.”
Book of the Month: The Tao of Leadership by John Heide
I celebrate the many ethnicities and traditions that bless and enrich the world with their unique gifts!
Contemplation: from John Randolph Price
“There is total Oneness, And in this Oneness we speak the Word. Let the sense of separation be dissolved. Let mankind be returned to Godkind.”
Book of the Month: Thou Art That by Joseph Campbell
| November 17th - “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 the 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?
| November 24th - “The Unlimited Givingness of God Is Yours to Share" with Rev Trish Hall
What if your ultimate purpose is to be a dispenser of the unlimited givingness of God? How would your world view shift if you mounted an effort to be the instrument by which the unlimited givingness of God is showered on the world? We are caught in the circulation of Life that St Francis of Assisi declared so purely, “It is in giving that we receive.” Simply, you are made of “God-stuff” - inseparable from the Creator of the universes. We are the hands, the heart and the voice of God: we are each a “divine delivery system.”
| December 1st - “Life As a Contemporary Professional Woman" with Fazia Deen, JD
Fazia Deen, a spectacularly effective “renaissance woman,” is a single mother of three children and a lawyer, who currently serves as the Deputy Outreach Director at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church. Fazia is an active member of Fairfax County’s Faith Communities in Action. Through her mosque and an array of community programs, she specializes in interfaith outreach and civic engagement. Her advocacy for equity, justice and fairness has led to her mentoring and life coaching women and teens in the surrounding communities.
Fazia will be sharing with us how it is to be a professional, a woman and a Muslim in America at this time.
| December 8th - “Expecting the Exceptional" with Rev Trish Hall
In the Science of Mind, we are told to “Look to the future with great and pleasurable anticipation, knowing it will expand our opportunity for radiant self-expression.” Many people believe that “seeing is believing,” however, extensive research has confirmed quite the reverse: we humans see what we believe. We live through our preconceived notions which is one of the primary underlying causes of widespread prejudice. At first glance, this may seem stunningly unfortunate, yet, ironically, it is really good news. It is good news because all it takes for us to change our world view is to change our beliefs. The process is surprisingly simple: bring your beliefs to conscious awareness, examine them, evaluate them and decide whether they are life affirming. If they are, you may want to keep them. If they are not, you probably want to change them. Come, strengthen your spiritual tools. Reveal your life – the way you want it!
| December 15th - “The Power of a Single Act of Faith" with Rev Trish Hall
A simple single act of faith has changed the course of history, altered the outcome of a war, saved a child’s life. Faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something, perhaps based on spiritual apprehension rather than “proof.” How can we convert faith to courage? When we are emboldened by faith we can slip into a clear and powerful sense of purpose that renders circumstance irrelevant. In Science of Mind our faith is grounded in the knowing that God is equally present everywhere, thus, Spirit is in, as, around, through and throughout us and all of creation. Placing our faith in what we are – the expression of Spirit – what can there be to fear? Without fear, we are boundless and unstoppable. Join us to learn more.
| December 22nd - “Many Paths Lighting the Way" with Rev Trish Hall
Dawali in October and all of these beautiful December celebrations - Bodhi Day, the Winter Solstice (last night at 11:19 PM on the east coast), Hanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa share a common element: LIGHT. Each one calls us into the celebration of light and invites us to recognize our indwelling light, to express it and connect with others by way of it.
Let your light shine! Release your authentic awesomeness! Express your creativity - dance, play, sing and love! Come celebrate the joyous seasons of light with us with an array of music this Sunday.
| December 29th - “What’s Next?" with Rev Trish Hall
We come together on the last Sunday of the year for a Burning Bowl Ceremony to surrender everything that does not serve us. The ceremony is profound. We are set free from the tendrils of old guilts, entanglements and constraints that may have held us back in order to lean into and fully embrace our authentic “selfness.” This year we will follow the ceremony with a potluck brunch and Treasure Mapping in which we invite Spirit to reveal our individual “What’s Next?” Through the creative process of Treasure Mapping we are able to peer into the future and unveil possibilities. We will complete this powerfully transformative day with a ritual to affirm and confirm how we choose to be as we move forward. This empowering sequence is composed of tools that change our thinking. Our lives cannot not also be changed. Join us for a truly transformative Sunday!