January 2018 Newsletter 2

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 1 B -- January 17, 2018

From the Board

By Linda Williamson, Member at Large

Random thoughts in the New Year:

Leaving December behind and letting go of the old year, I remember that Santa Clause is about Hope, Generosity and reward for good behavior. Speaking of good behavior, did I ever cut anyone off in traffic with that ‘Coexist’ bumper sticker on my car…?

Continue reading Linda's article.

Practitioner Corner

by Kathy Nunemaker, RScP

When the world around you seems to be challenging your basic spiritual beliefs, it is time to re-visit what those belief are.  I found myself at this point a week ago. The news of the day was distressing in that much of the news was focused on who was disrespecting specific groups of people. Most of the talk was about separation and the apparent inability to talk and understand each other.    Continue reading Practitioner Corner.

January Sunday Services

Living the Science of Mind

Date: January 21, 2018 
Topic: Science, Superstition and Common Sense
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh

Date: January 28, 2018 
Topic: Living Affirmatively
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Beth Williams
Date: February 4, 2018
Topic: Love is My Religion  
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh
January 21st after service.  We will report on 2017 and the plans for 2018.  We will be electing Board Trustees and voting on a proposed By-law change and the 2018 budget. Everyone is invited but only members can vote. 
Please plan to attend.
Rev. Jyoti and the Board of Trustees 

Special Music
January 28th
Beth Williams

I allow the Divine Wholeness to flow through me in ever-widening circles of activity. Every good I have experienced is now increased. Every good that has come into my life is now multiplied.  SOM Text, pg. 137

January Center Calendar

Jan 18    Third Thursday Spiritual Forum   7 - 8:30 pm
Jan 21
   Sunday Service 10 am
   Annual Meeting 11:15 am, after service
Jan 23
Jan 28
   Meditation Class 6:30 pm
   Sunday Service 10 am

Jan 30
Feb 4
Feb 7
   Meditation Class 6:30 pm
   Sunday Service 10 am
   First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum
January 18th, 7-8:30 pm


Love and Life’s Meaning in Islam: Common Values, Shared Visions


Mystical visions of Divine Love and the meaning of our existence arising from the Islamic faith
Presented by Safi Kaskas


For more information on the Third Thursday Forum, click here.


6-week Meditation Class
– Renew your Body, Mind, and Spirit!

Facilitator - Lea Alvarado, RScP

Tuesdays, January 23, 30,
February 6, 13, 20, 27

Learn a variety of meditation techniques with the purpose of enhancing your prayer and meditation practices and also to expand your self-awareness and connection to the Divine. Classes will include a teaching portion and Q&A, followed by 20-30 minute meditations to practice techniques learned.

What you will learn:
  • Releasing exercises to release the day and to become fully grounded and present.
  • The power of working with essential oils, crystals, sound, mandalas, and other elements to enhance your meditation practice.
  • 6 different meditation techniques that can be easily incorporated into your spiritual practices. 
Types of meditations covered:
  • Observing the breath and the use of affirmations with breath work
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Vipassana Meditation
  • Guided Meditations
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Meditation using Chants/Mantras
About Lea: Lea Alvarado is a Science of Mind Practitioner and is currently a ministerial student with the Holmes Institute and the School of Spiritual Leadership. Lea has been meditating for close to 15 years and has learned a variety of practices and techniques, which she incorporates into her own daily spiritual practices.  She is currently the Assistant Director of Alumni Career Services at CU Boulder. She has a master’s in counseling, is a trained life purpose coach, and a certified strengths coach.
Lea also is trained in energy work, including Reiki and Pranic Healing, as well as Celtic Shamanism, where she has studied the impact of energy on the body and how to work with energy to heal, using various meditation techniques and spiritual practices. To view website info

Jan 28th is the first Potluck for the year!

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!

January Outreach

Let’s help fill shelves at

Sister Carmen
Food Bank

They are in special need of:
Canned Fruit
Canned Chili

Household items such as
toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, & dish liquid
Personal items such as
tooth brushes, toothpaste, lotion, and feminine products

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace
February 7, 6:30 pm

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

CSLBV Member Resource List

The board has decided to add a networking corner to the bulletin board.  Feel free to add your business card or a small blurb or advertisement of the service that you can offer our community.  This will take the place of a more formal resource list.

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

Treasurer: Catherine Snider
Secretary: Barbara Weirich
Members at large:
Linda Williamson
and Sandy Rinehart

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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