Theme  for 2018
Awakening
 
Schedule of Event s
Sunday April 08, 2018

9:30 am 
Meditation
John Boyle R.Sc.P. 

10:00 am
Inspiration
Rev. Teri Lerch
Rev. Eileen Brownell
"Ancient History-
Modern Pilgrimage"

Special Music
Lisa Welsh

Join us after inspiration in the Room For Thought Bookstore for Books and Bistro

Easter Brunch  Fun was had by all!

What do you think about that hat?

Which one are we talking about?


Be sure to check out the new FENCED play yard for our Kosmic Kids. Thank you Rev. Lisa for working so diligently in getting this completed.

David Sears and Hugh Collis for coming down to the Center on short notice to help place the new parking blocks!





 
The Book of the Month for April
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
Review by Michael C. Gray


 
We can change our relationship with money.
Instead of viewing money as a scarce commodity to be pursued, we can function from a base of sufficiency we have enough money to use it wisely as stewards to provide for ourselves and for others, to create a legacy. We can become more concerned with allocation and less with accumulation.
Money carries the intentions of those who use it whether carrying the guilt of corporate gifts to offset wrongdoing, or the generosity of a housekeeper giving a days wages to help others in need.
Lynne Twist has a purpose and viewpoint in writing The Soul Of Money. She has worked tirelessly in fundraising and in volunteer work for organizations like The Hunger Project. By changing how we view money as being a spiritual agent, she is hoping to open our hearts and our pocketbooks to help others and benefit ourselves in the process.
According to Lynne Twist, there are three toxic myths of scarcity. 1) there are not enough. This belief creates a fear base that underlies many of our decisions and actions. 2) More is better. This belief drives a competitive culture of accumulation, acquisition and greed that heightens fears and quickens the pace of the race, but doesn't make life more valuable. 3) That is just the way it is. This belief creates an environment of hopelessness and disempowerment.
Buckminster Fuller, the futurist who invented the geodesic dome, said we need to change the basis of our society from a competitive "you or me" basis to a partnership "you and me" basis.
Poverty can be self-perpetuating. In India, parents disfigured their children to stimulate more pity when begging in the streets, and begging has become an industry. In poorer countries, like Bangladesh, poverty had to be encouraged to continue receiving foreign handouts. Finally, The Hunger Project worked with people in the villages in Bangladesh to help them visualize what an independent Bangladesh would look like, stimulating ideas and action to create an independent society.
The Soul of Money is a thought-provoking book. No matter what your economic circumstances may be, you will benefit from re-examining your relationship with money.


 
 Office Hours

T he front office is now open Monday through Thursday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Crystal Gertsch, Office Coordinator
(530) 895-8395

Ministerial Staff Hours
Rev. Kathy Fernandes
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment. 
To schedule an appointment  call
530-895-8395.

Rev. Michael Benson
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment. 
To schedule an appointment  call
530-895-8395.

Rev. Lisa Carson
Mondays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment. 
To schedule an appointment  call
530-895-8395.


Change For Change



Mission:  
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
For more information on this awesome organization click here.


A Look Ahead:

April 15, 2018

9:30 am
Meditation
Rev., Dr. Carolyn McKeown-Fish

10:00 am
Inspiration
Andy Turenne R.Sc.P.
"My Prayer for Abundance"

Special Music
Spirit Choir

YouTube
Sunday,
April 01, 2018
Rev. Michael Benson
Rev. Michael Benson
"The Awakened Spirit"

Archive of previous Sunday lessons on YouTube
Minister Reports
Do you want to know the activities of our Center?

All Minister Reports that are done for every board meeting, are now available for you to view at any time here.

In these reports are information on what's being planned, what staff is doing, what Seva Teams are doing, and much more.

Take a look and be informed about the great work happening at our Center.
 

Quick Links

  

Lost and Found
Check out our Lost and Found in Lofftus Hall. It is quite full and there are lots of treasures: sunglasses, reading glasses, leather gloves, several water bottles, umbrellas, etc.

Coffee's On
Each Sunday, we will put on a pot of coffee in Lofftus Hall and it will be ready for you at 8:45 a.m.

This gives the Community time to talk with each other before meditation.

Love Offering will be accepted.


Our Practitioner of the Month is 
Rev. Michael Benson 

Michael's Purpose: I am here to serve humanity as a joy- filled voice of love and compassion, to embrace the spontaneous nature of Spirit, thereby celebrating the abundant life. 
Michael's Vision: To live in the Wholeness and Joy of the Beloved.

What is a Practitioner?
A Practitioner is a person of high spiritual consciousness and deep understanding, trained in the study of the Science of Mind and "Treatment." Treatment which is the art, science and skill of Affirmative Prayer. Practitioners are dedicated to the cause of helping others, licensed to practice professionally, and bound by a high code of ethics to respect your privacy.

What is Affirmative Prayer?
The use of Affirmative Prayer (sometimes referred to as a "Spiritual Mind Treatment" or just "Treatment") in our daily lives gives us the privilege of choosing the direction of our thoughts, so we are in harmony with a Power greater than we are, and brings our experience out of the darkness of limitation. It is a very powerful tool used to change one's thought, one's belief, and one's experience in a positive way.


Continuing  classes and workshops ~ Drop-ins are always welcome
Brain Community Circle with Dr. Joni Samples, R.Sc.P.
First Monday of every month 4:30p.m. - 6:00p.m.
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Healthy Moves with Matt Cavender,
Tuesdays 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. and Thursdays 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.
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Dances of Universal Peace 
The second Friday of the month, 7:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.
There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 but of course no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All proceeds are given to Center for Spiritual Living Chico.

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A Course in Miracles Study Group
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm
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12 - week class adventure called
  In the World, But Not Of It: Opening to the Grace and Guidance of Higher Consciousness
with Scott Wyman,  Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Cost: $45 Per class
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Science of Mind Magazine Circle 
Thursdays  1 0:15  - 11:45 a.m.
Facilitated by  Dr. Randy Tenckhoff, R.Sc.P
Nothing Can Keep Us from Our Good  April 12 2018

Boldly Surrender to the Dance  Kenn Gordon  pg 11

The Long Journey Home             Karen Wylie  pg 25

Unpinning Paradise                     Kathy Juline  pg 30-34

The New Prosperity Renaissance
                                         Terry Cole-Whitaker  pg 110


The April  Science of Mind Magazine is available in  Room for Thought Bookstore.