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 2020 Theme and Vision
20/20 Spiritual Vision
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.
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. 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 look forward to you expressing your unique and Divine individuality.
Rev Trish Hall
February Theme: “All the Colors of Love:
Appreciating the Gloriousness of Divine Expression”
We are celebrating Black History Month by honoring four authors:
Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes. Toni Morrison
I choose to be in awe and appreciation of all creation.
Contemplation from Rev Trish
Remembering that all of creation is Divine, how am I called to be?
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Book of the Month:
Love between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path by Polly Young-Eisendrath
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| February 2nd - “For the Love of God” with Rev Trish
Honoree: Maya Angelou
When you understand that Divine Presence is already what you are, whether you feel it or not, your experience of life shifts. What if, since Divine Presence is Love, you are that too? What if it is true, all the time, whether you are feeling it or not? Truth is … there is nothing you can do to actually change this: You are Divine Presence and You are Love.
As Maya Angelou shared, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Love is an ultimate principle and to act from Love, to be kind and loving, to make space for all, is the demonstration of Divine Love. This is our highest calling and the road to a world that works for all.
| February 9th - “Celebrating the Forms of God” with Rev Trish
Honoree: Langston Hughes
Contrary to many messages we receive, we humans are not inherently flawed and don’t need fixing. Langston Hughes understood that our value as people is not diminished by the perceptions of others. He said it this way, “We younger Negro artists, who create now, intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased, we are glad. If they are not, it doesn't matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too.” There is never a need to apologize or make excuses for any individuation of Perfect Spirit. The uniqueness of our physicality is as intentional as the differences between snowflakes. Each is to be appreciated and celebrated.
| February 16th - “The Joy of Physicality” with Frank Mastoris Rscp
Honoree: James Baldwin
The definition of pleasure is “a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.” Much of our society has an unhealthy relationship with the idea of pleasure, causing us to repress our natural expressions of pleasure and stirring feelings of shame and guilt. What are our attitudes and behaviors conveying to those around us, particularly the children?
James Baldwin reminded us, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” Instead of staying in a less than life-affirming cycle, we can embrace our pleasure as an everyday practice of mindfulness, creation, happiness, fulfillment and gratitude. Pleasure can be experienced every day in innumerable ways: enjoying a delicious meal, having a deep conversation with a friend, taking a walk in nature, engaging in an array of joy-filled activities that make us feel good. Pleasure is always experienced in the present moment, so by seeking out and engaging in pleasurable activities, we are practicing mindfulness and presence. Our bodies have nerve endings for a reason, so that we can feel good and enjoy being human!
| February 23rd - “My Relationships – My Mirror” with Rev Trish
Our relationships, whether in business, family, intimate or casual passing encounters, allow us to see aspects of ourselves that we may never encounter in any other setting. Often we are blind to these until they are mirrored back to us either as reflections or reactions. Relationships can be great and even when they are not, they can be immeasurably valuable. To the degree that we are open to that form of feedback, relationships can be catalysts for immense growth. Humans are wired for connection yet fear the vulnerability of intimacy. We crave love and belonging yet feel stifled and maybe resentful if we feel our self-expression is constrained. Consciously engaging in relationship can be transformative. Some powerful advice from Toni Morrison, “[If] you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”