Mid July 2018 Newsletter

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 7 B -- July 18, 2018

From the Board


Spiritual Cleansing

Linda Williamson, Board Secretary 

In a recent Sunday message Reverend Jyoti talked about spiritual independence. So I thought I would start with a spiritual cleanse. Clear out the emotional cobwebs – judgement, criticism, self-criticism, regret, (you get the picture) and pray my way into a quiet, tranquil place with a clear and open heart. I do acknowledge that I have allowed some unsavory thoughts and feelings in, from time to time, that are not of the highest vibration, some intentional, some unintentional. Inner toxicity. Yuck. Oh, my!  I want to clear it away and I have a feeling it’s going be hard work. ...

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Practitioner's Corner


Creating Healthy Relationships 

Jim Babcock, RScP


Are your relationships as rich and rewarding as you would like them to be? How about your relationship with your mother or father, brother or sister, son or daughter, or maybe yourself? We live in a world where relationships can be complicated and we can shift that belief.

I became a mentor for another practitioner last year at Mile Hi Church and started to notice how deep a relationship could be if we enter the relationship as equal partners. My belief when this relationship started was that we both had something equally as important to bring to the relationship that would help us both grow...   

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 I trust my next steps in life,
knowing that I am guided by Spirit  and my path is blessed.


Upcoming Sunday Services

July Theme: Revealing Wholeness

Date: July 22, 2018 
Topic: Trust your Next Step
Speaker: Kelly Robbins, RScP
Musician: Karen Karsh


Date: July 29, 2018 
Topic: You Are a Spiritual Broadcasting Station
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Stephanie Nelson-Chang

July Special Guest Speaker


Kelly Robbins, RScP

Sunday, July 22

Trust your Next Step

July Special Guest Musician


Stephanie Nelson-Chang  

Welcome her back again!


Sunday, July 29



Center Calendar

Jul 19   Third Thursday Spiritual Forum 7:00 pm
Jul 22   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Jul 27   Special Event!! 33 Tibetan Healing Bowls  6:30 pm
Jul 29   Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service!
Aug 1   First Wednesday Meditation for Peace

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum


Spiritual Growth in Baha’i


Thursday, July 19
7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Baha’i Faith was founded by Baha’u’llah in 1863 and has ~7 million members. Following a brief introduction to the history and organization of the Baha’i Faith, we will explore its key teachings regarding the spiritual growth of the individual. How do Baha’is view prayer, meditation, and regular reading of Sacred Scriptures? What about the practice of fasting? Does being of service to others and performing work in the spirit of service promote spiritual growth?  We will also explore the interplay of individual spiritual growth and active participation in the local and global community.

Presenter Biography

Marty McCloskey has been a member of the Baha’i Faith for over 35 years. He has served in a variety of administrative capacities for his local Baha’i community and is currently the Chairman of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Louisville. In 1995 Marty and his family went on a Baha’i pilgrimage to Haifa, Israel. In his professional life, Marty is a software engineer for Cisco.  

Special Ticketed Event
33 Tibetan Healing Bowls

Friday, July 27, 2018


Click here to buy tickets and get more information. There are limited tickets available.

Potluck After Service

Sunday, July 29


Join us for the potluck after the service in Celebration Hall.  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, August 1


Join us 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. At the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley, 107 E. Geneseo St., Lafayette.

Facilitated by Lea Alvarado, RScP.

CSL Boulder Valley July Outreach

A Precious Child – Fill a Backpack

Collection ends Sunday, July 22

A Precious Child is devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children and families in Colorado by improving their quality of life. Over 180,000 children are living in poverty according to the Colorado Kids Count Report. Children living in poverty lack the basic essentials critical to academic achievement. Ensuring that children have the necessary supplies to participate in school can reduce truancy, promote learning and build positive self-esteem. The goal for 2018 is to provide more than 14,000 backpacks filled with supplies to children in need.  

Fill a Backpack needs the following items:

Backpacks…Large Erasers…Crayons …Markers…Bottled Glue & Glue Sticks…Scissors …Pencils…Colored Pencils…Folders…Spiral Notebooks…Composition Notebooks…Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper ……  Graph Paper .... Highlighters…Blue, Black, or Red Pens…Rulers…Index Cards…Pencil Bags
Monetary support ($50 provides backpack & supplies for 1 child), Make checks payable to A Precious Child.

For more information about A Precious Child, click here


Attend the Upcoming CSL Summer Retreat!

August 9-12
Park City, Utah

Consider attending this uplifting event at a fantastic venue in the backcountry of Utah. An intensive retreat over several days is a great way to supercharge your spiritual life and jolt yourself into profound happiness and joy!  For more information about SOAR, click here:

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
Jim Babcock RScP 831-239-7623
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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