Mid May 2018 Newsletter

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 5 B -- May 16, 2018

From the Board

By Linda Williamson, Board Secretary

In this juicy Colorado Front Range month of May, I trust that you’ve noticed the power in ‘your’ tree leafing out, and can identify this same power in you. Here we are in the wonderful arms of this beautiful Mother Earth.
For this message, I confess I found another’s words in a 2014 Huffington Post blog that are wonderful and absolutely appropriate, so I chose to share although the May calendar’s holiday is past. I love that Dr. Jones uses the plural ‘mothers’ rather than the possessive.
The Metaphysics of Mothers Day
By Dennis Merritt Jones

“God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers.” — Jewish Proverb

While we know that in truth the Infinite One IS indeed everywhere because It is Omnipresence, I have always appreciated the folk wisdom and metaphor as quoted above because it depicts the ineffable character of the Divine Feminine, which is omnipresent, nurturing and sustaining all living things while excluding none ... Read Linda's and Dr. Jones' full article

Practitioner's Corner

By Laurie Lee, RScP

It's been an interesting few months for me with having a concussion while so many things are going on in my life. Synchronicity always seems to occur in my life, as I had been reading "The Art of Spiritual Healing" by Joel Goldsmith. I love his work and especially the passage  "Spiritual healing is much more than a purely physical or even mental experience: Healing is finding an inner communion with something greater, far greater than anything in the world; it is finding ourselves in God, finding ourselves in a spiritual peace, an inner peace, an Inner Glow, all of which comes to us with the realization of God within us, the presence and power of God felt." 

Continue reading Practitioner's Corner
Today I let go of limiting the Divine. I choose words, feelings and actions that speak the truth of my vision for my life, and look forward with eager expectancy to the results.   ~~~Rev. Angelica Jayne Taggart

Upcoming Sunday Services

May Theme: Spiritual Laws and How to Use Them

June Theme: Spiritual Wisdom and How to Follow It

Date: May 20, 2018 
Topic: Transcending Facts, Revealing Truth
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh

Date: May 27, 2018 
Topic: Becoming Unfrozen: Living and Loving Life NOW
Zemirah Jazwierska RScP
Musicians: Stephanie Nelson-Chang and Karen Karsh

Date: June 3, 2018
Topic: You - An Expression of the Divine
Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh

May Special Guest Speaker


Zemirah Jazwierska RScP


'Becoming Unfrozen: Living and Loving Life NOW'

Sunday, May 27

May Special Guest Musician


Stephanie Nelson-Chang

(With Karen Karsh)

Sunday, May 27


Center Calendar

May 17
May 19
  Third Thursday Spiritual Forum 7:00 pm
Center Clean-up Day 8:30 am
May 20
May 25
  Sunday Service 10:00 am
Lea Alvarado's Graduation 7:00 pm
May 27   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service!
Jun 3   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Jun 6   First Wednesday Meditation for Peace 6:30 pm
Jun 13   Inspirational Movie at Affinity 6:30 pm

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum

Thursday May 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

'The Source Within'

The universal or macro level of totality is ever-expansive and eternal, encompassing all, from the cosmos to all living beings to the tiniest particle. The reality in which we find ourselves tends to be relative or subjective, a micro view of totality. This presentation takes us on a mystical journey from the macro to the micro, revealing a subtle yet highly impactful truth about ourselves: that the source of all is within us as us. It distills a reality that has the power to alter the way we experience ourselves, others, and the world in which we live. Experiential understanding of the Source Within leads us to the realization that we already are that which we seek. It allows us to better support and heal the parts of ourselves that still contract in pain, fear, grief, sadness, uncertainty, or disillusion. It ends the perpetual story that “something is wrong” with ourselves, others, or life. Understanding the Source Within ushers us into a loving, joyful, powerful and peaceful world inside and outside. 
Presenter Biography
Molly Kate Brown is the award-winning author of Learning to Walk in India: A Love Story. She is a Nurse Practitioner, and a Meditation & Mindfulness Coach/Teacher who leads heart-centered workshops and retreats. She also teaches mindfulness at prisons. She has been featured in Science of Mind: Guide for Spiritual Living Magazine. Her second book is in progress. For more information and inspiration:

Center Clean-up Day

Saturday May 19, 8:30 to 11:00 am

Come on by and help spruce up the Center! It can use a good spring cleaning.

Lea Alvarado's Graduation from Ministerial School!

Friday May 25, 7:00 pm

Mile Hi Church Sanctuary
9077 W. Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO. 80226

Come and celebrate Lea's graduation, the culmination of three years of heart-opening work.  Reception to follow.

 Sunday May 27-- Potluck After Service!

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


First Wednesday Meditation for Peace

June 3, 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Join us for our monthly meditation for peace. Practitioner Lea Alvarado will lead this meditation. The meditations take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for 45 minutes.

Inspirational Movie Night

'Smoke Signals'

Wednesday, June 13

6:30 pm

Affinity Theater
860 Baseline Road
(across from King Soopers)
'Smoke Signals' gives us storytelling, music, a rough father-son relationship, another with no father at all, an unusual road trip, John Wayne’s teeth and reconciliation and forgiveness. Smoke Signals is a Canadian-American independent film released in 1998, from a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on the short story "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" from his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993).
Peter Stack of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film a rave review, calling it, "unpretentious, funny and soulful [...] Well-acted, well-written, with spare, beautiful imagery." Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times described Smoke Signals as "a warm film of friendship and reconciliation, and whenever it refers to historic injustices or contemporary issues in Native American culture, it does so with wry, glancing humor. Smoke Signals is indeed poignant, but above all it's pretty funny."

Come and enjoy popcorn and inspiration.

Location: The theatre at Affinity Living Community: 860 Baseline Rd - across from King Soopers on Route 7 at Highway 287.  Call Pat Brazee at 303-880-9896 if the door is locked.

CSL Boulder Valley May Outreach


Imagine! is located in Lafayette and serves individuals in Boulder County

What They Do
Imagine! provides support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Their Mission
Creating a world of opportunity for all abilities
Their Goal
Imagines' goal is to help people aspire to, and achieve, a fulfilling life of new possibilities

Imagine!'s Wish List

The following personal items are needed for adults in Imagine's residential homes:

Do you shop Remember to go to and designate the Centers for Spiritual Living Lafayette as your charity of choice.  The Center will receive an additional donation from Amazon, at no cost to you, to support our mission of providing tools and support to awaken our community to its spiritual magnificence. It's easy! Thanks for making a difference!

Ecclesiastical Staff

Reverend Jyoti DeVernie 303-668-0411
Lea Alvarado RScP 303-704-7763
Jim Babcock RScP 831-239-7623
Laurie Lee RScP 303-449-5452
Kathy Nunemaker RScP     303-931-8313

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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