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CSL's physical address: 575 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Sanctuary, Social Hall, Meditation Room and Wisdom Through the Pages bookstore

See the Sunday service even if you can't make it to the Center in person
Zoom with us!

* Are you going out of town but don't want to miss CSL's Sunday morning?
*Or want to watch from the comfort of your home?
* Zoom live with us!!
* You'll feel connected to friends
* It's easy

Topic: CSL in the Heart of Las Cruces' Sunday Celebration
Time: September 25, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join the Livestreamed
Zoom Sunday Service at 11am


Then enter the following codes when prompted:
Meeting ID: 839 5773 3739
Passcode: 88001

If using your telephone to listen only:
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Meeting ID: 839 5773 3739
Passcode: 88001

The video of the service will be posted a few days later on 
NOTE: We have a new YouTube Name for the same channel!--

"Center for Spiritual Living Las Cruces, NM"

CSL's YouTube page


Living Everyday
Wonder-- of Work


To affirm is to declare that something is 100 percent true, and to stand in that truth — even in the face of all evidence to the contrary.  Affirmations are positive statements of intention that direct your focus to what you want to experience.


All the hard work I put in will pay off.


Our prayer request button on the website!  Check it out. 
Click here to make a prayer request.
Turn in your confidential prayer requests on line, they go directly to a practitioner.


Current CSL Office & Bookstore Hours:

The bookstore is available
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm, 
Saturday 9am-1pm.

Ring doorbell to be let in.

Closed on Friday
If there is an emergency outside of business hours, call Reverend Bonnie's cell.

We are grateful for your continued 
support of  the Center with your prayers and tithes.

Sunday Morning Meditation 10:30am - 10:50am

talk is at 11:00am

Liliane Pilot, RScP
Liliane Pilot (pronounced LilyAnne)

Liliane Pilot has spent much of her life as a Spiritual Seeker.

She is an artist, writer, speaker, teacher and musician. For 10 years Lily was part of a CSL Music Ministry in Canada and earned her Practitioners license in 2012. She also is trained in The Use of Sound and Music in healing, was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a bunch of other things, all of which have informed her Spiritual Journey.

Liliane now runs a nature retreat and art gallery with her husband Doug, and is happily nestled in the loving arms of CSL Las Cruces.

Please bring snacks to share so we can stick around for social snacks after the service.  We aren't having a potluck meal yet, just happy snacks together.
Click on the red button to view and listen to
Reverend Bonnie L. Smith's talk last Sunday, September 18. 
"Our Daily Bread: How Our Work Feeds Us
on our YouTube page

Reverend Bonnie L. Smith and
the recent graduates of her Beyond Limits class
Our September 2022 tithe recipient is the Amador Health Center
At Amador Health Center, we believe that every person has the right to be seen and treated, regardless of insurance coverage, criminal background, immigration status, sexual orientation, drug use, or ability to pay. By staying true to this core belief, our Las Cruces health center has enabled countless residents to find the care they need to build a stronger life. If you’re in need of medical care, behavioral health care, drug or alcohol recovery, or are just looking for a network of support, Amador Health Center’s doors are open to you.

What's On the Calendar?

September 22 - New Thought Luncheon at 11:30am TODAY
(This potluck happens on the 4th Thursday of every month)

September 25 - Memorial for Randy Brown at 12:30pm. Zoom into the memorial if you can't make it in person.
October 1 - CSL will have a booth at SNM Pride festival - help with set-up and clean up wanted - sign-up sheets are in the office

October 2 - New Member Orientation immediately after the service
and the Rock Painting Party at 12:30pm

October 9 - Board of Trustees Meeting
All are welcome.

October 29  Fall Treasure Sale

October 30 - Joint Service with CSL & Unity 
Stay after the Sunday service for a workshop by Deena Efferson "Bigger than a Breadbox: Step Out of Your Daily Routine and Go Beyond the Boundaries of Your Current Thought Programs"

CSL's Annual Coat Drive starts at the end of October
CSL and Unity will have
a joint service at 11:00
with a workshop to follow the service by
Deena Efferson October 30th

Deena is passionate assisting others in healing and discovering their healthiest bodies, truest voices, and most attuned souls, while helping them discover their innate abilities to heal and create lives they love.

                                                September 13     Karen Boyer
                                                September 13     Wil Kilroy
                                                September 15      Jane Ray
If you do not see your birthday listed,
it means we do not have a record of it in the office.  Please be sure to let us know.
Nancy Walczak is calling for our spiritual community to donate gently used luggage and duffle bags to children in the foster care system.  Many times, the child is given 10 minutes to pack up everything they own in garbage bags and is expected to move on.  Give the gift of a little dignity, and bring your donations to the office please.
Gentle reminder:  We are still collecting canned goods and non-perishables for distribution to the larger community.  Also, Unity is still collecting toiletries.  Please bring your donations to the bins outside the office.


Greetings CSL Members and Friends,

On Sept. 6., 2022, the CSL Board convened its regular monthly meeting.  As part of our “Trustees In-Touch” program I wanted to share some important and exciting details from the meeting.

The following is a summary overview:

Financial Update:

We recently received a Mid-Year Financial update from the CSL ‘Home Office”. It revealed that there has been a “collective decline in revenue through-out the organization that has affected almost every ministry and department” and has also touched every CSL affiliated organization. Fortunately for CSL Las Cruces, your faithful giving has helped us weather the financial storm of 2021 and help offset declining attendance in 2022.  I am excited to say that financially, we are doing good. Our operating and cash reserves remain stable with little decline and the equity position has actually improved. We are able to pay our staff, bills, and vendors on-time. That is wonderful news.


As we continue to open up the ministry to in-place meetings and events,  we will continue to watch the situation and look as to how we may attract more people to the Center. It is the desire of this Board to assure our CSL members that the Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Las Cruces is alive and well. Thank you so much to each of you for your resiliency in giving  faithfully. It is much appreciated.


Don’t forget, we have a Treasure Sale coming up in the end of October.


Building Committee Update:

The Board approved Phase 1: Treasure Sale/Clean-Up & Minor Building Repairs. Some of the tasks include:

·        Sell the hutch in the sanctuary;

·        Replace broken window and fix  damaged window frames; paint trim.

·        Add 2 way black thermal window film to Main Street windows;

·        Patch & paint Main Street façade peeled stucco locations;

·        Add vinyl signage in openings in the tower;

·        Mount projector from ceiling in Sanctuary;

·        Clean out garage and back storage for Treasure sale;

·        Relocate light switches out of the office and into the Sanctuary;

·        Construct new stair to 2nd floor.


We look forward to rejuvenating the “body” of CSL with these projects. If you are interested in helping, let a Board Member know.

Doug Bensen

Board Treasurer & Building Committee Co-Chair

 Spiritual Circles
Discussion Group 

Now on Monday mornings at 11a.m. 

exclusively on Zoom.

Jim Rodgers and Judy Hunt co-facilitate
the Spiritual Circle discussion group

11:00-12:00 p.m.

We will support each other in deepening our understanding of Science of Mind through discussions of articles from the Science of Mind magazine (see below) as well as what is heard during the Sunday Service. 

It's easy to join the Zoom Meeting at this link:

Meeting ID: 873 7006 9925
Passcode: 667639

One tap mobile
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+16699009128,,87370069925#,,,,*667639# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 873 7006 9925
Passcode: 667639

Science of Mind Magazine

Properly known as “Science of Mind Magazine: Guide for Spiritual Living”, a metaphysical magazine publication that has been around since 1927 by Dr. Ernest Holmes. The magazine inspires readers to create happier, richer and more satisfying lives by using spiritual principles. This monthly publication has 40,000 subscribers around the world and a Facebook following of more than 400,000. It is available at Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores and comes in print and digital formats. It is published by Centers for Spiritual Living, which is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. 

Holmes developed a universal philosophy and tools for spiritual living that profoundly resonate to this day. His work provides us with a personal spiritual path, an understanding of our relationship with the Universe, and a connected and joyful approach to daily living.

You can get Science of Mind Magazine from our Center's bookstore! 
Send us $5.50 via PayPal for a mailed copy,
OR come by the Center to pick it up for $4.95
Monday through Thurs. from  10am - 2:00 p.m.
Join "Prayers for Ukraine" on FB
This group is CSL sponsored. It is a private FB group that you can join. 
They do prayers and meditation for 10 mins twice a day to support Ukraine!
The Centers for Spiritual Living purchased the camp,
and the teen camp will be there this year. 
Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Downtown


 Subscription to the Science of Mind Archives for one year.  Use this link to check it out: (If you want to gift the Center with this please let us know!!)
Keep scrolling for lots more information about
CSL activities!
SACRED SERVICE at our Center

Learn the nuts and bolts of running the office and answering the phone. We are seeking a "backup" brigade of reliable volunteers for when our staff go on vacation or need to be out of the office.

Serve our larger community by giving some time in the Bookstore
Wisdom Through the Pages
There is an opportunity to staff the bookstore a few hours a week.
          ~ We have a specific need for someone to work Sundays
                 10:30am - 11:00am, and then 12:00 noon - 12:30pm
          ~ Keep the bookshelves clean
          ~ make sales, including using credit cards on the I-Pad
          ~  Coordinate / do the Purchasing

Please call the office 575-523-4847 (HUGS)
if you are interested in Sacred Service.
Buying on Amazon?
They have a great program we participate in. 

In order for the Center to get a small percentage of the sale, the sale has to be placed on the
If you just purchase from the regular old website, it is not credited to our church. 

Please use the link  to buy holiday gifts on Amazon.

This simple change will have your purchases on Amazon automatically credited to CSL's account. It's a donation program that funnels a small portion of the purchase price toward CSL. 

Just go to
instead of

These donations don't cost you anything extra, and you can be helping your spiritual home increase revenue.
NOTE: our legal name is First Church of Religious Science DBA Center for Spiritual Living, so look for First Church of Religious Science in Las Cruces for donations to be made to us.

Sign up on Amazon Smile so that $5 of every $1000 spent will be allocated to The Center for Spiritual Living
in the Heart of Downtown.

Tithes and Donations can be made using:
~ Direct deposit to our bank account at US Bank via online transfer
~ Zelle: There is no charge to payer or payee for this service to pay from a bank acct directly to the center bank acct.
~ DONATE button on the website:
~ Mailed to the office: 575 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
~ Dropped off at the Center, through the mail slot in the back door
The Power of Eight group will meet on
September 19.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

Lisa Juliano facilitates the Power of Eight group. We meet on Mondays at CSL from 4:30 to 6. We form a target intention for a person or situation each week and energize the intention with healing love, light, & power every day for the week. Contact Lisa at for more information.

Facilitated by Lisa Juliano and Sarah Bensen
 Saturdays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. 
Call the office for more information 575-523-4847.

Young People In Recovery meets on Wednesdays
6:30pm - 7:30pm
NA meetings at the Center

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays Noon - 1 pm

Wednesday NA Women are meeting via Zoom only
You are loved. Stay connected with your CSL staff 
via phone or text. 

Reverend Bonnie L. Smith (575) 635-8081
Judy Paulis in the office 575-523-4847 (HUGS)
Kathleen Wolf, Operations (575) 571-5311
Katherine Conway, Newsletter (713) 504-2259

Please see our website for updates regarding events and virtual meetings.
Haiku is a contemplation. A moment. A meditation.
      Brilliant clouds reflect
      the late afternoon sunshine.
      I'm bathing in Light!

                                               Liliane Pilot, RScP
           Crisp air, falling leaves
      Begin today to usher

      In glorious autumn

                                                   Brenda De Haven
Please see our home office's website, 
Centers for Spiritual Living: Home Page,
for spiritual communities, publications, spiritual tools,
how to become a practitioner and other classes.


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~Contact Us~
(575) 523-4847 (HUGS)
575 N. Main St.  Las Cruces, NM 88001

By Request
For Pastoral Care (By Appointment):
Reverend Bonnie Smith is available for private counseling & prayer
Rev. Bonnie Smith (575) 635-8081
Please be aware that you may appear in our social media in pictures/footage of the congregation.  If you do not want to appear on camera, please tell a staff member before the service.
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