1st September 2018 Newsletter

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 9 A -- September 5, 2018

Reverend Jyoti: From My Heart


I always think of the beginning of September as a time that’s filled with promise. When I was a kid, that’s when we went back to school, with new pens and pencils and fresh notebooks just waiting to be filled with all sorts of new information and perspectives… The opportunity to see old friends and make new ones... Such a time of hope and opportunity and promise.
And it feels like this is an amazing time of opportunity and promise for CSL Boulder Valley as well. We are growing, having more kids and families on Sunday mornings, and 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 me or one of the Board members know, OK?

Click here to continue reading Jyoti's article



Today I exercise complete confidence in the Invisible. I know that new and wonderful ideas will come into my consciousness today and that I will be compelled to act upon them intelligently. -- Ernest Holmes

Upcoming Sunday Services

Sept. Theme: Spiritual Mind Treatment - The Feeling

Date: September 9, 2018 
Topic: Divine Ideas 
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Robert Anderson

Date: September 16, 2018 
Topic: How Faith Evolves
Speaker: Rev. Masando Hiraoka
Musician: Karen Karsh
Date: September 23, 2018 
Topic: Don't Just Wish or Hope!
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh

Date: September 30, 2018 
Topic: Imagine the Possibilities
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Stephanie Nelson-Chang

Special Guest Speaker


Rev. Masando Hiraoka




Sunday September 16 




Special Guest Musicians


Robert Anderson


Sunday September 9


For bio & songs click here


Stephanie Nelson Chang




Sunday September 30 




Center Calendar

Sep 5   Wednesday night Meditation for Peace 6:30pm
Sep 9   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Sep 9
Sep 12
  Special Workshop: Trust Your Next Step 12:00 pm, after service
Inspirational Movie Night 6:30 pm
Sep 16   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Sep 18   Beyond Limits Class Starts 6:30 pm
Led by Lea Alvarado. Held every Tuesday night through Nov. 20
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 30   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service, at the church.

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace

Wednesday, September 5; 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 Laurie Lee, RScP.

Special Workshop
September 9, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Trust Your Next Step:
Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks


Facilitator Kelly Robbins RScP, MA
Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley



When you are cutting Fresh Tracks versus following the trail of others, you see a huge improvement in the results you achieve. In this space beyond the boundaries of comfort you discover that you can live your divine purpose, create with intention, and live in flow rather than forcing outcomes. Your life is more fulfilled because you have the confidence that comes from trusting yourself and listening to your intuition. You have the consciousness to take your right next step.

Developing a true understanding of Universal Law – what it is and how it works – in addition to recognizing the structures and patterns in your life that support your current results, are pivotal awareness’s to creating the life you desire. When you live your divine purpose, approach life as a fun adventure, and trust your next step you, too, can achieve your goals and create your own Fresh Tracks.

Key Take-Aways:
  • Understand the role cause/effect plays in your results
  • Learn when to follow in the steps of others and when to cut your own FT
  • Discover where you stop (at your Edge) and why
  • How to consciously use Universal Law to your advantage
Presenter: Kelly Robbins

Kelly Robbins, MA, an award winning author, business coach, and speaker is the author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks. Kelly also publishes The Edge, a free e-zine that provides Universal tips and guidance that ultimately helps you discover the confidence to cut fresh tracks in your life and business. Over 17 years ago Kelly made the tough decision to quit her corporate J-O-B and to create her own Fresh Tracks by starting a business and working from home while raising her three daughters. Kelly Robbins Coaching is her fourth successful business and she now helps others create the same results in their lives. Kelly holds a Masters in Applied Communication with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Denver and is a licensed Practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living.

Inspirational Movie Night
Wednesday, September 12 6:30 pm




The story of Chesley Sullenberger:

a heroic American pilot

At the Affinity Theater


The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.on January 15, 2009, now known as the Miracle on the Hudson. Brave, fearless and duty bound (well... maybe not entirely fearless...),and later, strength and perseverance and integrity are just a few words to describe the guy that pulled this off. Based on an all too real event. 96 minutes with subtitles.  Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney and more. For trailer and more information, click here. Please allow time for special features following the movie to see the actual reunion of passengers and crew. You'll be glad you did.

Trivia: The actual Airbus A320 involved in the incident was recovered from the Hudson and placed on display at the Carolina's Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte was the original destination for this flight. Footage shown during the credits, with the actual passengers and crew, was shot at the museum.

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.

Beyond Limits Class Starting Sep. 18th

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. 

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. 

Potluck After Service

Sunday, September 30
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!!

Save the Date
Friday November 9
7:00 pm


Come help us celebrate:

Reverend Jyoti’s Ordination
Reverend Lea’s Installation


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.

Thank You for your Donations
to our August Outreach 


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, and these donations help extend the program to more people. Thank you to all who donated.

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).

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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