Mid March 2018 Newsletter

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 3 B -- March 21, 2018

From the Board

By Linda Williamson, Board Secretary

Despite beginning this writing under eight inches of snow, I’m feeling the coming of spring! The melting ice, the flowing water, the sap is rising unseen and unheard - but we know. Mother earth’s soil is thawing and drinking in the snowmelt and awakening and moving and opening. Ready to receive! Are you?

So, I urge you to pick out one momentarily bare, leafless tree, one you are able to see every day. Begin watching. This an easy, mindful little project. No notes, no homework, just observe. See the hopeful tiny buds. Soon the buds burst open. Keep watching. We may take for granted what’s coming, but still, keep watching. A tiny leaf appears, growing bigger. Before you know it, full on green, along with so many more gifts from a tree.
Feel the amazing power of your tree to respond and come fully awake and alive after winter’s rest. Notice, do you feel juicier and energized? Keep watching and know that you have that very same power within you to create. Isn’t that Divine?

Practitioner Corner

by Jim Babcock, RScP

What is the space between all things? The space between buildings, the space between people, the space between molecules, the space between breathes, the space between thoughts, the space between moments; are they the same or different? What use could we have for spaces? There are many ways to look at this. I ask these questions to bring your awareness to a bigger idea of self.

    Continue reading Practitioner Corner

Upcoming Sunday Services


March: Rooted in the Divine
April: Where Humanity and Divinity Meet

Date: March 25, 2018 
Topic: Time to Plant
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musician: Karen Karsh 
Date: April 1, 2018
Topic: Spring Bursting Forth!
Speakers: Rev. Jyoti & Lea Alvarado RScP
Musicians: Karen Karsh and

Special Easter Music
Karen Karsh and Choir

Just as the freshness and beauty of spring bursts forth each year, the light, love, and power within me shines forth in new and wondrous ways, blessing all who come into my world.  And so it is.

Center Calendar

Mar 25    Sunday Service 10 am
Apr 1    Easter

Apr 4
   Sunday Service 10 am
   First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm

Working toward a world that works for everyone!

6th and Main, Longmont, CO 80503
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 PM
Bring signs and noisemakers!

To march with Reverend Jyoti and others from CSLBV, call or text Reverend Jyoti at 303-668-0411 or

March 25th -- Potluck!

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!

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace
April 4, 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 Lea Alvarado will lead this meditation.
CSL Boulder Valley 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 clients 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.
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):
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

For more info about Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, click here
Are you a CSLBV Member?
If not, why not?
New Member Sunday, April 8th

Membership is a deepening of your commitment to your spiritual growth and a commitment to supporting and being supported by a dynamic community of spiritual seekers.  If this calls to you, contact Rev. Jyoti at 303-668-0411 or

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum
April 19, 7-8:30 pm


Exploring Meditation and Finding a Fit


Explore meditation goals and ethos from four broad perspectives, investigate neuroscience findings, and briefly experience four meditation practices to find a fit for you.


For more information on the Third Thursday Forum, click here

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

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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