August 2018 Newsletter 1
View this email in your browser
Vision: Inspiring and uplifting every one of us to transform the world
Volume 18, Issue 8a - August 1, 2018

Reverend Jyoti: From My Heart

Can you believe it’s August already?  Is it just me, or do the months really go by quickly?  But I do love August.  I love being able to go out on the deck and pick tomatoes and cucumbers and zucchini and herbs. And seeing the abundance that’s produced even in a few Earth Boxes on the deck is a constant reminder of Spirit’s givingness.  When we do our part – planting the seeds – Spirit takes our seeds and grows them abundantly.  Let’s all plant and nurture the seeds of our dreams!

For those who missed Dr. Dream and his Tibetan healing bowls, you may want to make a note to attend next July when we invite him back.  It was powerful and healing to experience - not only the bowls, but the raw chocolate and the essential oils.  What a blessing!  This month, we’ll have another great event.  Beth Williams will be our guest musician on Sunday, August 26th, and she’ll do a house concert at our house the night before.  In addition to her fun and amazing music, we’ll have an “Appetizer Potluck”.  The $20 ticket price will support Beth’s music and Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley.  Seats are limited.  There will be a sign-up sheet at church, or you can call me to reserve your place.

Continue reading Jyoti's message >>



My words and actions are a direct reflection of my faith. With every prayer, I embody an even greater sense of my own divinity. 


August Sunday Services

Theme: Spiritual Mind Treatment, the Form

Date: August 5
Topic: Powerful Affirmative Prayer
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh

Date: August 12
Topic: Creating a Peaceful World Begins with Us
Speaker: Lea Alvarado - RScP
Musician: Karen Karsh
Date: August 19
Topic: Affirmations and Denials in Affirmative Prayer
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musicians: Elizabeth Beasley & Karen Karsh

Date: August 26
Topic: Simple Acceptance – Believe What You Pray
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musicians: Beth Williams & Karen Karsh

August Special Guest Speaker


Lea Alvarado, RScP

(soon to be Reverend Lea!)

Sunday, August 12

August Special Music


Elizabeth Beasley
along with Karen Karsh

Sunday, August 19


Beth Williams


Sunday, August 26

For more info and songs: click here.

August Center Calendar

Aug 1 First Wednesday Meditation for Peace 6:30 pm
Aug 5 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Aug 8 Inspirational Movie Night @Affinity 6:30 pm
Aug 11 Board Meeting 8:30 am
Aug 12 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Aug 16 Third Thursday Forum 7:00- 8:30 pm
Aug 19
Aug 25
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Beth Williams House Concert 6:00 pm
Aug 26
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service, at Mike And Carol Farrel's house!!!
Sep 5 First Wednesday Meditation for Peace 6:30 pm

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace

Tonight!! August 1 at 6:30 pm

Join us tonight, Wednesday August 1st, 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. Strengthening your peace is an important step you can take to maing a peaceful world!

Facilitated by Lea Alvarado, RScP 

Inspirational Movie Night


Hector and the Search for Happiness


"Love is not the answer to your existential crisis." --Ray Nunez

Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm

Affinity Theater


Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.
For more information about this terrific movie, click here.
Location: The theatre at Affinity Living Community: 860 Baseline Rd - across from King Soopers on Baseline Road. Turn right at the first light heading east on Baseline after crossing Highway 287.  Call Pat Brazee at 303-880-9896 if the door is locked.

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum


Multi-dimensional Healing

Thursday, August 16
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Many people have magical/mystical experiences, and a strong curiosity for the unknown. However, the unknown is simply something outside our current, limited understanding. Because of deeply conditioned beliefs, we tend to discount or explain away with rational thought all that we don't know. Yet with a little bit of knowledge and an open mind, belief systems can fall away and open up awareness. In this talk you'll not only discover more about how energy and conditioning works to create our reality, but you'll experience it first hand in a demonstration of energy healing. Energy is an often misunderstood concept because of the way our beliefs about it were formed. Join Bette Hanson as she shares her own personal story of discovery. Blocked energy is considered dense, contracted or heavy, so the healing follows a proven process to ground, relax, energize, release, re-pattern and integrate -- to create a uniquely effective and powerful space for deep movement to occur. Learn more about energy in relationship to our dimensionality and specifically how one modality, VortexHealing®, defines and works with our energy system with Divine intelligence. Bring your questions. Let go of expectations and be open to experience.
Presenter Biography
 Bette Hanson is a seasoned holistic practitioner certified and experienced in VortexHealing®, an advanced form of Divine energy healing. As an empath, intuitive healer, channel and higher consciousness mentor, she is devoted to serving people and the planet with Earthwork. Earthwork serves to bring in peace to raise consciousness by awakening Divinity within and embodying this connection. She offers personal sessions, group healings, workshops, relationship clearing and home/space/land clearing /blessing. Bette’s private practice is based out of the Longmont/Boulder area of Colorado and she facilitates events throughout the country. For more information visit

Third Thursday Spiritual Forums present mind-broadening and spirit-enriching spiritual topics. For further information about this forum, contact Dr. Jay Burch by phone (720-917-9303) or by email (

House Concert and Appetizer Potluck
At Rev. Jyoti & Mary’s House


Beth Williams

Saturday, August 25th,

6:00 pm

More information at her web site

Beth is an Indie Folk Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Yodeler and Entertainer. She has been described as a “Hippie Bohemian Cowgirl”. Since Feb. 2017, she has had her own Internationally syndicated radio show, “Beth Williams Indie Americana Songwriter Show: Where the Colorado mountains meet the west Texas wind and beyond”. It has been picked up by over 30 other stations & counting! Listen to past Episodes of the show here:  Beth Williams Indie Americana Radio Show 


August Outreach: Plates for Pets


Plates for Pets is a new pet food delivery program sponsored by Coal Creek Meals on Wheels in partnership with VCA All Pets Animal Hospital in Lafayette. 
On the last Monday of each month and throughout that week, clients who have signed up for the service receive a one month supply of food for their animal(s) (cats, dogs, fish, and rodents) along with their own delivered meal.

Why are we doing this? Because pets are very important to our clients.

Furry, feathered and scaled friends help:
reduce stress,
lower blood pressure,
increase social interaction,
promote physical activity,
and reduce feelings of depression and loneliness.
Furthermore, many homebound people are forced to give up their pets because of an inability to care for them. That’s where this program comes in.
They need unexpired, unopened pet food for cats, dogs, rodents, and fish.
For more information about Coal Creek Meals on Wheels and Plates for Pets, click here.
For more information about the VCA All Pets Animal Hospital in Lafayette, click here.

Thank you for your Donations to our July Outreach


The July Outreach- for A Precious Child – Fill a Backpack- was a full-filling success. The items donated included eighteen backpacks and a table-top full of school items for stuffing the packs. The donations will help ensure that children have the necessary supplies to participate in school, reducing truancy, promoting learning and building positive self-esteem.. Thanks to all who generously contributed.

Healing Arts

Most Sundays after service

August 5, August 12, and August 19 this month

Does your creative spirit want to come out and play?
No experience necessary!  Relaxed.  Fun. 
  • No pre-registration required
  • $10 per 1-hour session, or $15 for adult and child
  • Starts 11:15ish, after Sunday service in the Kids/Art Room
  • Contact Carole for more information - 303-872-4976

Ecclesiastical Staff

Rev. Jyoti DeVernie 303-668-0411

Lea Alvarado RScP
Jim Babcock RScP
Laurie Lee, RScP 303-449-5452
Kathy Nunemaker
Kelly Robbins
Barbra Fang Babcock 408.497.7332

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.

Copyright © 2018 Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp