May 2019 Newsletter #1

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 19, Issue 5 A -- May 1, 2019

From my Heart

Rev. Jyoti

May is filled with opportunity and blessings:
  • May you be blessed!
  • May you be happy and grateful!
  • May you be prosperous!
  • May you have work and people that you love!
  • May all that you plant, in your garden and in your mind, blossom beautifully!
  • May you be filled with compassion for yourself and others!
Last month I had the opportunity for a wonderful several-day solitary retreat, and what a blessing it was.  I was at Joyful Journeys Hot Springs in Moffat, Colorado – a delightful place that has tipis, yurts, ‘regular’ hotel rooms, great hot springs, healthy food, and an amazing labyrinth that I walked over and over and over, even though it was quite chilly.  When we take time to restore our souls, whether in a get-away retreat or in our daily spiritual practice, life gets easier, colors are brighter, and possibilities expand.  I encourage you to take good care of yourself – you deserve it and will be able to be more creative, be of greater service, and have greater patience and compassion for yourself and others.

Our theme for May is compassion. What IS compassion, anyway, especially in this day and age and social environment? Where does compassion show up in your life?  Are you compassionate toward yourself, or does everyone else always come first? Are you patient enough to be compassionate with others? Are there areas of your life where you want to express more compassion?  What keeps you from doing so?  Come and experience and explore compassion on Sunday mornings with us!

.... To continue reading Rev. Jyoti's; column, click here.

I move through my world with compassion, grace, and gratitude!

Upcoming Services

May Theme: Compassion

Date: May 5, 2019
Topic: Compassion is Love in Action
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musicians: Sheryl Renee & Karen Karsh

Date: May 12, 2019
Topic: The Path to Freedom
Speaker: Rev. Lea
Musician: Robert Anderson
Date: May 19, 2019
Topic: Us and Them
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Karen Karsh

Date: May 26, 2019
Topic: Inner Peace
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Karen Karsh

Special Guest Musicians

Sheryl Renee

(with Karen Karsh)


Sunday, May 5


For more information
and song samples:

Click here to visit Sheryl's Web Site

Robert Anderson

Back by Popular Demand!

He is a treasure to be relished!



Sunday, May 12

For more information and music:
Click here to visit Robert's Web Site

Center Calendar

May 1
  First Wednesday Meditation for Peace 6:30 pm
More information below.
May 5   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Visioning after service. More information below.
May 8   Inspirational Movie Night 6:30 pm
More information below.
May 12   Sunday Service 10:00 am
May 16   Third Thursday Spiritual Forum 7:00 pm
More information below.
May 18   Spring Cleanup at the Center 9:00 am - noon
More information below.
May 19   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Visioning after service.
May 22   Spiritual Uplift Ministry 6:30 pm
More information below.
May 26   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck following service. At Rev. Jyoti and Mary's house, more information below.

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 pm


Join us Wednesday May 1 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 Jim Babcock, RScP.

Treat Yourself: Golden Eagle Concert Band

Saturday May 4, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield


Golden Eagle Concert Band will present a delightful concert of globe-spanning music, featuring pieces based on folksongs from Korea, Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, America and more. For more information on this event, click here. 
Cost: $13.00
All Admissions sold at the door.

The Golden Eagle Concert Band (GECB) is a 50 piece all-volunteer adult community band, consisting of men and women of all ages and backgrounds. The non-profit organization is a full-fledged concert band, including brass, reed and percussion instruments. For samples of their music, click here.

Visioning: Tuning into Spirit

Sunday, May 5 & May 19
After Service: ~11:45 am


God is on the Move!

Great things are happening here at CSLBV and we are listening to Spirit's guidance as to what's next.  Visioning is a process of tuning in to Spirit's highest ideal for whatever is being visioned for.  And for us, that's our growth and new space.  Practitioner Loralei Matisse will lead us in the visioning process on May 5 after service - about 11:45.  All are welcome.  All are needed. Join us in this deeply powerful process.  For more information, call or text Loralei, 720-429-0636.

Inspirational Movie Night


Wednesday May 8
6:30 pm


At the Affinity Theater
in Lafayette


This month's inspiration movie is "Room". Made in 2015, it was highly acclaimed and awarded, Brie Larson received best actress Oscar. Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Based on far too many true stories, this movie is dramatic and emotionally charged, just in time for Mother's Day. Come and enjoy a great movie and bountiful popcorn!

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.

New Course Coming:
Foundations of the Science of Mind

Deadline for Signup: Sunday May 12!


10 weeks: May 13 – July 22

Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm

Are you ready to discover your next direction and purpose in life and how to make it happen? Would you like to enhance your spiritual connection to a Higher Power?

Join Kelly Robbins, RScP, in our Foundations of the Science of Mind course where you will learn a new Spiritual Principle each week and a Spiritual Practice to go with it! We’ll also delve into how the Creative Process works and integrate those teachings with each Spiritual Principle. The intention is to be able to integrate these concepts into your life and change your life for the better forever. Sign-up now for this adventure with other like-minded individuals in a safe, supportive environment and learn to make your dreams a reality!
Facilitated by Practitioner Kelly Robbins
To register or for more information:
Contact Kelly at or call/text 303-419-4963.
Deadline for registration is Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Cost: $200
Includes Special Affirmative Prayer Workshop Saturday, June 22nd 10am -2pm
No class Memorial Day
Held at the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley
107 E Geneseo St. Lafayette, CO

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum:

Greater Peace via the Enneagram

Thursday, May 16; 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Center for Spiritual Living  Boulder Valley


The enneagram is a powerful and dynamic system that describes nine fundamentally different personality types, defined as patterns of believing, thinking, feeling, and acting. (“Ennea” is Greek for nine.) These nine distinct patterns describe what individuals typically pay attention to, how they direct their energy, what underlying spiritual beliefs they tend to develop, and how childhood perception of “threats” or fears provided an unconscious impetus for shaping spiritual values and morality. Each person has a dominant personality type, with some of the characteristics of other types. Learning the enneagram will enhance your ability to understand personal dynamics – your own and that of others. It will immediately help you improve relationships and communication. It will expand your repertoire of responses, and help you consider new values when problem solving and setting priorities. The enneagram provides a greater understanding of yourself and your basic beliefs, promoting freedom, compassion, joy and peace. For more information, see and
Presenter Biography. Bev Johnson is passionate about helping individuals and groups enjoy greater satisfaction and success in life and work. She has worked in schools and corporations, sharing a knowledge base that supports expanding awareness, defining wholeness and supporting higher functioning on all aspects of being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In her work as an organization development specialist, Bev discovered how the enneagram is an effective tool for advancing leadership capacity and group functioning. She has been a serious student and practitioner of the enneagram and the Nine Essential Aspects for over 15 years. 

Further information:  contact Dr. Jay Burch (phone 720-917-9303, or email:

Spring Cleanup at the Center

Saturday, May 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and join in the fun of giving the center a good spring cleaning, inside and outside.You won't have to pay extra for all the laughs and comeraderie! 

Spiritually Guided Social Uplift Ministry

Let's talk about Religious Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday May 22, 6:30 pm


The Spiritually Guided Social Uplift Ministry approaches the issues of the day with a spiritual focus that transcends the polarizing political agenda that often discourages thoughtful discussion of important issues. This is a powerful curriculum and the CSLBV discussions will be facilitated by Reverend Jyoti and Practitioner Kelly Robbins. You can contact them for more information. Or, click here to visit the SUM website

The S.U.M. discussions are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The discussion on May 22 is the first of two devoted to the topic of Religious Diversity and Inclusion. Come and share your thoughts. To help in planning, you are asked to register: click here to register for Session #3

Potluck After Service

Sunday, May 26
at Rev. Jyoti & Mary's
(last Sunday of the month, as usual)


Join us for the potluck after the service. This month the potluck will be held at Rev. Jyoti and Mary’s  house, a short 7-min drive from the church. It is located at 16517 Antero Circle, Broomfield, 80023; directions will be available at the Sunday 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!

May Outreach: Mother House

Mother House's mission is providing mothers in crisis and their babies a nurturing, supportive, and empowering residential community.

Since 1982, Mother House has been much more than a shelter. It is a program designed to help its residents develop the skills to become good parents (if they decide to parent), as well as become successful and responsible members of society. 

Mother House takes in at-risk women in their second trimester and helps them prepare for their future. Mother House seeks to support any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. They believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed in life, and they are providing guidance and care to at-risk mothers and their babies. Mother House is a caring, home environment, and they ensure that each of their residents and their staff members are always respected and supported.

Mother House needs items for their house and kitchen, and for the residents and their babies. Items that they are requesting are listed below. Bring items to the center and leave them on or near the table in lobby.

House and Kitchen
Laundry detergent pods & dryer sheets; Paper towels & toilet paper; Dish towels, dishcloths & liquid dishsoap; Clorox wipes, Windex, bathroom cleaner, Swiffer wet and dry pads, & spray kitchen cleaner; Glass & Tupperware food containers; Zip-lock bags (quart & gallon size); Cooking spray, sugar, flour, baking mixes & spices; Canned vegetables, one pot meals, soup, crackers, rice & pasta; Tea bags, hot cocoa & drink mixes; Twin Bedding & Hand Sanitizer; Dishwasher Soap

Resident & Baby Needs
Body lotion, chapstick, deodorant, razors & Q-tips; Hair conditioner, Pink oil, combs & brushes; Toothpaste, mouthwash & floss; Aveeno Baby Products; Disposable diapers – all sizes; Breast milk freezer bags & Diaper Genie bags; Nipple Creams; Sanitary napkins; Baby thermometers & bottle brushes; Gift cards for resident undergarments, for haircuts, for gas & for baby items; Gift cards to grocery stores (for new residents); Sunscreen

Thanks for Contributing
to our April Outreach!

Coal Creek Meals on Wheels


Their Mission is to provide daily nutritious meals and related support services to members of our community in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own homes. 

Thanks to all who generously contributed. These donations are critical to helping CCMOW serve tens of thousands of meals every year to seniors and others in need in the local communities of Lafayette, Lousiville, Erie, Superior and surrounding areas. Every dollar and every item received is very much appreciated. 

Ecclesiastical Staff

Reverend Jyoti DeVernie
Senior Minister 
Reverend Lea Alvarado
Assistant Minister

Barbra Babcock RScP 408-497-7332
Jim Babcock RScP 831-239-7623
Laurie Lee RScP 303-449-5452
Loralei Matisse RScP 720-429-0636
Kathy Nunemaker RScP     303-931-8313
Kelly Robbins RScP     303-419-4963

Board of Trustees

President:            Catherine Snider
VP & Treasurer:   Sandy Rinehart
Secretary:             Linda Williamson
Member at Large: Jim Schink

Pastoral Care Needs

If you or someone you know needs prayer or support, please call Rev. Jyoti at 303-668-0411 or Rev. Lea at 303-704-7763.  

Office Hours

Rev. Jyoti and practitioner Kelly Robbins hold office hours every week. Call and come by the Center during office hours, or contact them (phone/email above) to set up an appointment (best), for either during office hours or at a time outside office hours if that is more convenient.

Rev. Jyoti:          Thursdays         2:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
Kelly Robbins:    Wednesdays     8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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