2nd September 2018 Newsletter

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 9 B -- September 19, 2018

Practitioner's Corner

Laurie Lee, RScP

According to the Apostle Paul, "Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evidence demonstration of realities to be held." Hebrews 11:1. Ernest Holmes said we needed to have unshakable faith in a power that is greater than us and to which we can have direct access. I find one of the quickest, most efficient path is through gratitude, which activates the law of attraction of Greater Good yet to be into our lives. Wallace Wattles in his book the "The science of getting rich" explains why constant gratitude creates the space for the life we desire: "The reason simply is that the mental attitude of gratitude draws the Mind into closer touch with the Source from which the blessings come."
I have started writing 5 gratitudes (suggested in an old Oprah Magazine) back and forth to my younger sister, preferably first thing in the morning but also at night I try to think of more things I'm grateful for. This simple process has greatly increased my level of joy, making any emotional or physical pain I may be going through much lighter and certainly not the focus of my day...

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From the Board

Linda Williamson, Secretary of the Board

September 11 came and went again, 17 years after the 2001 event that brought my country to her knees. Being born way back in the mid-1900s, I never thought I would see the day! So much has been learned since then and so much still to learn.
For our September spiritual movie we watched “Sully”. The Airbus A320 landing on the Hudson River that day in 2009 and what followed for Captain Chesley Sullenberger and Co-pilot Jeff Skiles, was an example of strength and pure faith, fearlessness, integrity, perseverance, confidence and consummate trust, to say the least. I thought it would be good timing a couple days after the anniversary of 9/11 to show a movie with this quote from airline Captain Carl Clark, “You know, it's been a while since New York had news this good. Especially with an airplane in it.”
So every month on second Wednesdays, join us in the Affinity Theater with big cushy chairs, actual movie theater popcorn, and good company all at no charge. Watch for details in upcoming newsletters and Sunday announcements at the center...

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I calmly and clearly remember the Good that is in me, around me, and always supporting me.

Upcoming Sunday Services

Sept. Theme: Spiritual Mind Treatment - The Feeling

Date: September 23, 2018 
Topic: Don't Just Wish or Hope 
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh, with the Center Choir!
Date: September 30, 2018 
Topic: Imagine the Possibilities
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Stephanie Nelson-Chang

Special Guest Musician

Stephanie Nelson Chang




Sunday September 30 




Center Calendar

Sep 20   Third Thursday Spiritual Forum 7:00 pm
Sep 23   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Volunteer Appreciation Sunday
Sep 25   Class #2: Beyond Limits Led by Lea Alvarado, 6:30 pm
Sep 27   Together Colorado Training See details below. 6:00 pm
Sep 30   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service, at the church.
Oct 3   Meditation for Peace 7:00 pm

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum

The Hero's Journey in Everyday Life

Thursday, September 20
7:00 - 8:30 pm


The Hero’s Journey described by Joseph Campbell requires individuals to accept the call to adventure, cross the threshold of the known, find one’s mentors and allies, face foes, go through a transformation, and ultimately confront their dragons. Using film, poetry, self-reflection, and discussion this presentation will give participants the opportunity to explore their lives through Campbell’s framework. In our daily lives, whether intentionally or unintentionally, we accepted the call to many journeys: marriage, parenting, being an elder, going to school, entering a profession, getting divorced, dealing with health issues, enlisting in the military, becoming a caregiver, winning the Lotto! This presentation is designed to give participants inspiration, insight, and confidence as they venture through the stages of Hero’s Journey in their everyday lives, and to awaken their inner hero. For more information about JoAnn and her work, click here.
Presenter Biography
JoAnn Burton has a BA in Therapeutic Recreation and Sociology (BSW) from Lehman College, CUNY and attended the Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University. She is a published author, consultant, and trainer, and has presented at numerous workshops and plenaries throughout the past 20 years.  Her career spans over 30 years in community mental health and she is presently the Coordinator of social and vocational programs at Windhorse Community Services in Boulder. She has developed and taught life/work skills training classes throughout her career. She presently specializes in development and teaching of The Hero’s Journey curriculum. Click here for more info on Windhorse Community Services

Volunteer Appreciation Sunday
September 23rd at the Sunday Service

Honoring and Appreciating Valued Volunteers
Don’t miss it!

Volunteers make our community work. Without their help, it would not be possible to have this wonderful resource available for us all. If you are a volunteer, come and be honored. If you are not a volunteer, come and honor and appreciate (and hug!) our precious volunteers. 

Beyond Limits, Class #2

Last chance to join this class!

September 25, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Let your life soar beyond limits!

Give yourself the unequaled gift of ten power-filled sessions that can transform your life!

In This Ten-Week Class You Will:
  •  Learn tools and techniques to create greater breakthroughs, growth, and every day miracles.
  • Build a solid foundation to achieve your dreams and to keep them unfolding for you.
  • Achieve a spiritual depth and security that will allow you to have deep roots no matter life’s unexpected twists and turns.
  • Deepen your spiritual connection.
  • Take your life to the next level with the universal principles of Science of Mind.

Together Colorado
Community Organizing Training


Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,
715 Cabrini Dr., Lafayette 80026

Join people of faith and community members as we explore the potential of community organizing in these times:
  • Building power through building relationships
    • in our congregations, and
    • throughout Boulder County
  • Foundations of Transformational Power
  • Advancing an Agenda for Human Dignity in Boulder County and across the state
Faith leaders and lay leaders are welcome.
**There is no charge for the training.**
A simple dinner and childcare will be provided.
Please register at:
Registration deadline: Monday, September 24.
For more information, contact:
          Reverend Jyoti, 303-668-0411,; and/or 
          Patty Lawless, Together Colorado Lead Statewide Organizer, 720-297-7091, 
, .

Potluck After Service

Sunday, September 30
(last Sunday of the month, as usual)
At the church, in Celebration Hall


Join us for the potluck after the service. This is a great time to enjoy the community and get to know each other better. Come even if you don't bring food. We always have enough! And there are always great surprise dishes!!

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace

Wednesday, October 3; 6:30 pm


Join us Wednesday September 5 at 6:30 pm as we meditate for peace. Meditation will last about 45 minutes and will give you a spiritual boost to start the month. At the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley, 107 E. Geneseo St., Lafayette.

Facilitated by Barbra Babcock, RScP.

Save the Date
Friday November 9
7:00 pm


Come help us celebrate:

Reverend Jyoti’s Ordination
Reverend Lea’s Installation as Assistant Minister


A Deeper YES

Further information on the event will be forthcoming.

September Outreach

Blue Sky Bridge


Boulder County professionals recognize that child abuse is too vast and complex an issue for one agency to adequately address. Blue Sky Bridge’s Child Advocacy Program collaborates with other agencies such as law enforcement, the Department of Housing and Human Services, the District Attorney’s Office, County Health, Mental Health, and Victim Service Programs to provide a comprehensive, supportive and professional response to child abuse cases.

Blue Sky Bridge is committed to serving both the children who enter the abuse investigation process and those children who have not yet found a way to tell their story. Their school-based Education and Training Programs help ensure that kids know they are the boss of their own bodies and that they, and the adults around them, know where to turn for help. For more information about Blue Sky Bridge, click here.

, Jim Keep Your Eyes Open!


This is always a good idea...But in this case, we are looking for a new home for the church. The Sunday services are growing, having more kids and families. A feeling of excitement is in the air.  We’re open to a new larger space and increased prosperity to support it, so if you know of anyplace for lease that might be a good fit for us, please let Rev. Jyoti or one of the Board members know (Sandy Rinehart, Cathy Snider, Linda Williamson, Jim Schink).

We have a Lending Library!


Use it to expand your spiritual reading resources

The Center’s lending library has been blessed by the many wonderful book, CD, and DVD donations we have received, and are still receiving, from the congregation. We are grateful both for your donations and to be able to serve as a source of spiritual wisdom for those who wish to borrow from our shelves.

Borrowing Books
We do have a process in place for working the shelves: There are two bins on the shelf for books. One is marked “Donations,” the other is marked “Returns” as shown in the picture to the left. We use the honor system for people to check out books. For this, we have a check-out sheet, attached to a cardboard “clipboard,” for borrowers to fill out when they borrow a book and again when they return it. This clipboard rests between the plastic bins. When books are returned, we ask that they are placed in the bin labeled “Returns.” Linda Carlson, the Lending Library Librarian, will return the books to the shelves, to ensure that they are correctly alphabetized. Books are shelved alphabetically by author’s last name, then alphabetically by title, if we have more than one book by the same author. We have two alphabetical lists, one for books and one for audio resources. These lists are stapled together separately and kept on the shelf with the clipboard. These can be perused by borrowers if they want to quickly see if we have a specific book or audio resource.
Donating Books
When books/media are donated, we ask that they be placed in the bin marked “Donations.” Linda will process the donations and shelf them.

Love and Light from Linda the Lending Library Librarian!

An Ongoing Art Workshop
After Sunday Services

Healing Arts

Not held on Potluck Sundays
or when other special events are scheduled



Welcome to a relaxed, enriching series of Art workshops. Whether you attend once, or many times, your creative spirit will enjoy experimenting with Visual Art. Release your creative spirit, heal, and thrive emotionally and spiritually!
  • No pre-registration required
  • $10 per 1-hour session
  • ($15 for child w/ adult)
  • Starts at 11:15...11:30, after Sunday service, in the Kids/Art Room.
  • Contact Carole for more information - 303-872-4976

Ecclesiastical Staff

Reverend Jyoti DeVernie 303-668-0411
Lea Alvarado RScP 303-704-7763
Barbra Babcock RScP
Jim Babcock RScP
Laurie Lee RScP 303-449-5452
Kathy Nunemaker RScP     303-931-8313
Kelly Robbins RScP 303-460-0285

Board of Trustees

President: Catherine Snider
VP &Treasurer: Sandy Rinehart
Secretary: Linda Williamson

Pastoral Care Needs

If you or someone you know needs prayer or support, please call Rev. Jyoti at 303-668-0411.

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