Mid April 2018 Newsletter

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Our Vision: Inspiring and Uplifting Every One of Us to Transform the World!
Volume 18, Issue 4 B -- April 18, 2018

From the Board

By Sandy Rinhart, Board VP & Treasurer

Welcome to Spring and the end of Tax season!  We expect the weather changes according to the seasons.
But this year we have to prepare for some big changes in the filing of personal income taxes in 2018. If you are interested in a high level discussion about the new tax reform and how it might affect your tax situation, stay after the service on April 22. The free discussion goes from 11:30 to 12:15.

Click here to read Sandy's full article

Practitioner's Corner

Lea Alvarado, RScP

What does it mean to truly trust the Universe­? The Universe is our constant companion, guiding us, directing us, and even protecting us when we need it. The Universe is that powerful, all knowing force and yet, we question it. We find
ourselves in a challenging situation and we pray but we forget the most important step, which is to release. As part of a spiritual mind treatment, we release as the final step in the prayer. This means that we are surrendering our prayer to the divine; that we are handing it over and trusting the divine unfoldment of whatever it is that we are asking for. What often happens however, is that we’ll experience a powerful prayer but then shortly after, we move back into fear, questioning whether or not the thing that we desire will actually manifest for us.

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Upcoming Sunday Services

April Theme: Where Humanity and Divinity Meet

Date: April 22, 2018 
Topic: The 3 P's of
             Inspired Living

Speaker: Rev. Ann Thacker
Musician: Stephanie Nelson-
Date: April 29, 2018
Topic: Your True Story
Rev. Josh Reeves
Musician: Karen Karsh
I release the past and joyfully step into each day knowing that I am loved, guided, and supported by the Divine in ALL that I do.

Center Calendar

Apr 19    Third Thursday Spiritual Forum 7:00 pm
Apr 22
   Sunday Service 10:00 am
   The New Tax Reform and You 11:30 am
Apr 29    Sunday Service 10:00 am

May 2
   First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm

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


Explore Meditation and Find a Fit

Meditation is a time-honored practice key to developing desirable inner qualities. Confusion can arise because many types of meditation have been developed. In this presentation we first provide a broad overview from eastern, western, religious and secular perspectives, discussing their disparate goals and ethos. Eastern and religious traditions tend to emphasize spiritual values like love, compassion, mindfulness, and/or connection with spirit. Other perspectives may emphasize peacefulness and self-knowledge, though there is naturally significant overlap. We will also delve into current neuroscience studies and discuss the four stages of brain activation that occur during meditation. We will demonstrate and briefly experience four common meditations that roughly line up with the four perspectives, giving you a short taste of each to see which type resonates best with you.

Presenter Biography:  Stephen Burden is a meditation instructor and psychotherapist. He is the head of study at Nalandabodhi Boulder, providing a curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity based on Buddhist teachings. He has extensively taught multiple kinds of meditation, and developed meditation techniques for aiding in recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The New Tax Reform and You
Sunday April 22, 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
A presentation by Sandy Rinehart
Love Offering
Significant changes are coming for 2018 taxes. Knowledge about these changes will help you minimize future taxes, and future anxiety and frustration. Board member and tax consultant Sandy Rinehart will give you the information you need after Sunday service.

April 29 -- 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! And there are always great surprise dishes!!

First Wednesday Meditation for Peace
May 2, 6:30 pm

Join us for our monthly meditation for peace. Practitioner Laurie Lee will lead this meditation. Laurie will be sharing Joel Goldsmith's readings and meditations that help us to embody the knowledge that God is manifesting AS each individual. The meditations take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for 45 minutes.

Senior Ministerial School Service
The Path to Wholeness

Sunday, May 6 at 6:00 pm
Mile Hi Vogt Auditorium
   9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226

Join Ministerial student Lea Alvarado for her Senior Service. Music by amazing musicians Karen Karsh, Dr. Kent Rautenstraus, and Members of the Mile Hi Choir.
Honoring Henry Badgett 1928-2018
Henry transitioned into his next great adventure early Sunday, April 15. His memorial service will be held at 2 pm., Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 10785 Melody Drive, Northglenn, Colorado.  

This picture was taken in February when we celebrated Henry's 90th birthday.

Henry was an amazing light - always so sweet and positive.  He was a joy and a blessing, and will be greatly missed.  

Journey well, Henry!
Congratulate the Center's New Members! 
Belonging to a spiritual community adds immeasurably to the evolution of one's spiritual life. Four new members joined the community on April 15. In the picture from left to right: Catherine Snider (Board President), the four new members (Drew Smith, Lexi Goff, Leanne Goff, Trail Daugherty), and Rev. Jyoti. When you see them, welcome the new members and thank them for their commitment to the spiritual community!
CSL Boulder Valley April Outreach
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit orgranization devoted to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned, injured, or sick wildlife. Thousands of baby birds, waterfowl, and mammals come to Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center each spring.  Let's help gather needed items for these babies! For more info, go to

Most Needed Items

  • Baby food: chicken-only, turkey-only, and banana-only (no mixes – e.g., chicken and rice)
  • Oxbow Timothy Hay & orchard grass
  • Birdseed – finch, pigeon/dove mix
  • Grit for small birds
  • Bleach
  • Copy paper (8.5″ x 11″)
  • Dish gloves (small and medium sizes)
  • Dish soap (unscented)
  • Facial tissue (no lotions or scents, white only)
  • Forever postage stamps
  • Gift cards to grocery & office supply stores
  • Heating pads (not auto shut-off)
  • Liquid hand soap (unscented)
  • Natural feather dusters (cannot be stored with moth balls or have moth ball scent)
  • Paper towels (white)
  • Plastic spray bottles (25 oz)
  • Trash bags (contractor 3 ml. heavy duty, 45 gallon, and tall kitchen) 

Coming next month:
Center Clean-up Day
Saturday May 19, 9:00 am to 11:30 am

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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