March 2018 Newsletter 1
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Vision: Inspiring and uplifting every one of us to transform the world
Volume 18, Issue 3a - March 7, 2018
Reverend Jyoti: From My Heart
Greetings Beloveds,
Wow, it's time to change our clocks again and start enjoying longer days and longer evenings.  The months do seem to go by quickly.

Our theme this month is Rooted in the Divine, and I'm enjoying delving into ways we can sink our roots deeper into the good of God and have it bring forth greater abundance and joy in every area of our lives.  This coming Sunday I'll be talking about Soaking up God's Good.  I love imagining soaking up God's good like plants soaking up nutrients from the soil and the sunshine and the rain. We're blessed to have Rev. Gregory Toole back on the 18th to talk about Building Your House on Solid Ground, and then my message on the 25th, in preparation for Easter the next week, will be Time to Plant.  As we welcome in Spring, it's a great time to think about what kind of newness we're ready to open to in this new season.
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March Sunday Services
Rooted in the Divine

Date: March 11, 2018
Topic: Soaking Up God's Good 
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Robert Anderson

Date: March 18, 2018
Topic: Building Your House on Solid Ground
Guest Speaker: Rev. Gregory Toole
Musicians: Elizabeth Beasley and Karen Karsh

Date: March 25, 2018
Topic: Time to Plant
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti 
Musician: Karen Karsh

Affirmation:The Good of God is here for me always.  I soak it up and share it with joy and gratitude.  

First Wednesday
Meditation for Peace

Join us Wednesday, March 7th (tonight) 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.
Facilitated by Jim Babcock, RScP 

Daylight Savings begins at 2:00 am Sunday, March 11th, so set your clocks forward Saturday night.

March Center Calendar

Mar 7 First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm
Mar 10 Board Meeting 9:00 am
Mar 11 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Mar 14 Inspirational Movie Night @Affinity 6:30 pm
Mar 15 Third Thursday Forum 7:00- 8:30 pm
Mar 18 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Mar 19  Multi-Faith Approach to Immigration @Immaculate Conception 6:00 pm
Mar 25 Sunday Service 10:00 am
  Potluck after service
Apr 1  
Easter Service 10:00 am
Apr 4 First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm

Don't miss

Special Guest Speaker

Rev. Gregory Toole

Sunday, March 18th

Building Your House on Solid Ground

March Special Music


Robert Anderson
Always delightful and inspiring!
Sunday, March 11th

Sunday, March 18th

Back by Popular Demand!
(Remember her from the Candlelight Service?)

Elizabeth Beasely

Along with Karen Karsh

March Outreach

Donations to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless help to provide clean, comfortable shelter for their residents. The Shelter attempts to provide an array of personal care items as a means for client's to regain and maintain dignity, and as a necessity for those who, in finding their way to an independent and productive life, are employed or are seeking employment. For more info, go to

Most Needed Items

Travel size toiletries (especially shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap and deodorant). Also useful: hand sanitizer, disposable razors, shaving cream, Kleenex, Q-tips, sunblock, ChapStick, combs, lotion, earplugs and reading glasses.

Over the Counter Medications (new, unopened):
Ibuprofen, Tylenol, aspirin (daytime and p.m. types) Benadryl, cough drops/cough syrup/cold & allergy medicine (without alcohol), Pepto-Bismol, vitamins (multi, C, E, fish oil), nasal strips, band aids, antacid, antibiotic ointment and aloe.

Staying Warm:
Sleeping bags
Camping Equipment: sleeping pads, tents, large backpacks
Hats & gloves (warm, winter), socks (long, winter), large-size winter jackets, winter boots (adult sizes). Due to very limited storage space, the Shelter accepts only good quality, adult-sized (large and extra-large) winter outerwear (coats, socks, hats, gloves).


Bath towels, wash cloths, twin-size cotton blankets

Inspirational Movie Night
Wednesday, March 14th
6:30 pm

Affinity Theater
860 Baseline Road
(across from King Soopers)
March is Women's History Month. We are showing the movie Suffragette about the early efforts to win women the vote. The Historical drama, set in London follows the early members of the Women's Social and Political Union and the story of their radicalization from peaceful protesters to law breakers. The film documents WSPU's secret meetings to discuss tactics when protests and parliamentary evidence fail to win women the vote. After further mistreatment by employers, police and political lies the suffragettes decide to increase their activism with civil disobedience.

Come and enjoy popcorn and inspiration.

Location: The theatre at Affinity Living Community: 860 Baseline Rd - across from King Soopers on Route 7 at Highway 287.  Call Pat Brazee at 303-880-9896 to get in.

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum
March 15th, 7-8:30 pm
Silence: Being and Becoming

Some ancient texts provide the perspective that Silence has a quality of sound, both seen and unseen. Yet in our modern world silence connotes vacuity and a complete absence of sound, which can leave us feeling uncertain and fearful of an inner resting in Silence. This presentation will open us to new ways to understand and experience ourselves in Silence, to touch Source at our core and to live from that place more consistently in every part of our lives. Come join us in exploring the nature and blessings of Silence:

  •  Silence as Awareness and Consciousness. A field wherein we live and move and have our being.
  • Techniques for entering Silence.  Being present through meditation and contemplative forms.
  • Silence as integration. Joining of the boundless parts of ourselves (Big Self) with individuality (little self).
The presenter is Kimberly Braun, Minister and Meditation Coach. She has been impelled by contemplative experiences from the age of 5, with over ten years spent as a Carmelite monastic nun. She has an M.A. in theology, and her work concentrates upon the adult spiritual journey. Her presentation style is playful, deeply inquiring, and intelligent in the synthesis of not only how to access the inner place of power and wisdom, but how to live from that place more consistently. She is a retreat and workshop facilitator, TEDx speaker, meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute, and fellow seeker on the path to living freely. She has three CDs and a book now available about her time as a nun, Love Calls, Insights of a former Carmelite Nun. More information:
Do you care about immigration issues but are confused about the details?
Join members of Together Colorado Boulder County Interfaith Leaders Caucus to:
  • Ground ourselves in shared values to advance human dignity and the common good;
  • Connect with immigrants to hear their personal stories; and
  • Pursue practical steps to honor all members of our community.
Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Church
715 Cabrini Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026
Reception & Community Group Fair to follow.

Light refreshments, childcare, and Spanish-language interpretation provided.

Special Easter Music

Karen Karsh. . . and YOU!!!!

If you like to sing, you're probably going to want to come and rehearse with Karen and a few others.  No need to read music or memorize a lot.

Easy and fun!

Interested?  Talk to Karen, Rev. Jyoti, or sign-up in the lobby.
  • Do you shop  Remember to go to and designate the Centers for Spiritual Living - Lafayette as your charity of choice and--for no additional cost--the Center will receive an additional donation from Amazon to support our mission of providing tools and support to awaken our community to its spiritual magnificence.  It's easy! Thanks for making a difference!

Ecclesiastical Staff

Rev. Jyoti DeVernie 303-668-0411

Lea Alvarado RScP
Jim Babcock RScP
Laurie Lee, RScP 303-449-5452
Kathy Nunemaker 303-931-8313

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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