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APRIL THEME

Stepping Into the Unknown



 
Click here to view last week's talk by
Rev. Dr. Katherine R.B. Greysen
"Open to Possibilities: The Sacred Life We Are Living"

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.
Affirmation:

I am one with joy, beauty, grace and peace. I give love to all who come to my awareness.

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.
 
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Temporary Changes to CSL Office & Bookstore Hours:
For your safety, the Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Las Cruces is temporarily suspending operations within the building. 
NA groups available on line https://loma.riograndena.org/?current-meeting-list=1  and have started to meet at the Center again following social distancing guidlines. 
While we recognize the health and well-being of everyone, we are being cautious in regard to our physical proximity to each other during this time. 
The Sunday celebration, with regular Sunday 
messages from Reverend Bonnie and other speakers, will be ready for your viewing each Sunday morning on our YouTube channel (See link below) until further notice.

We are grateful for your continued support of  the Center with your prayers and tithes.
Reverend Bonnie L. Smith

Reverend Bonnie felt the call to ministry when she was in High School back in the 70’s. She attended Grinnell College where she double majored in religion and psychology graduating with a BA (1980).  Reverend Bonnie then became a certified American Sign Language interpreter, and has been serving the deaf community for over 30 years.

Rev Bonnie found her home in Religious Science in 2000 when she walked into the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. She moved to Las Cruces in 2006 as she started her last year at the Holmes Institute with the goal of becoming a Community Spiritual Leader in some capacity through the Centers for Spiritual Living.  She received her MA in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in 2007. Presently she is an ordained Religious Science minister and Practitioner, and in the spring of 2013 began serving CSL in the Heart of Las Cruces, first as Interim, and then as the Permanent Community Spiritual Leader in November 2014. 

Rev. Bonnie believes that uplifting our consciousness uplifts and changes our lives. You can meet with her for personal spiritual counseling, pastoral care, or to gain a deeper understanding of these teachings by making an appointment. Rev. Bonnie and the Center are also available to serve you in celebrating life events such as weddings, & memorials, etc. In addition, she is also fluent in American Sign Language. Rev. Bonnie can be reached by calling or texting 575-635-8081, emailing lavlight@gmail.com, or leaving her a message at the Center.

 
 
Join the Zoom Meeting with Reverend Bonnie from this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83014859377?pwd=Um9ZZlJBeGlEYkExNG5QVEdUL3Z5Zz09
Meeting ID: 830 1485 9377
Passcode:  happy

We will discuss the gems you got from the Sunday Service and what ever else is on your heart.
Call the office if you see spelling mistakes, anything missing or have some new ideas for the newsletter and/or website.
A New Coping with Covid Group
with Faith Brown, LMHC

Coping with Covid is a peer support group,
which will offer participants some solutions to
help cope with the times we are living in. We
will be sharing with one another, discovering
methods of relaxation, participating in creative
activities, and learning coping skills.


Come join us!
We will meet via Zoom, beginning on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.
every week for 10 weeks.


Please sign up by emailing Faith at faithbro63@gmail.com.

Love donations are welcome and can be given to the Center for Spiritual
Living in the Heart of Las Cruces via the website, mailing, or dropping it off
at the Center.
Trustees in Touch
Hello April Showers!
Can you believe it has been over a year since we have all been together? The
Board has begun work on a plan to open back up. Please be patient as there is a great deal of planning involved. If you have ideas or thoughts about reopening please feel free to share them with a Board member. What are you most excited about as we move forward to reopen? Do you have any ideas about what we can do different? How will you provide sacred service? Let us know!

Make sure to check out the new website http://csl-lascruces.org. The new website is up now but still a work in progress! Bob Grier, Faith Brown, and Cathy Lady have been working with the website designer Bryan Sullivan on the website for several months now.

Mark your calendars for May 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. for the Annual Meeting.
The meeting will be held via Zoom again this year. We still need candidates for the Board of Trustees, we have two positions to fill this year. If you are interested in serving, please contact Bob Grier or Faith Brown by March 31, 2021.


Don’t forget the Treasure Sale! If you still have items to donate, please call Cathy Lady at the Center to make an appointment to bring your items in during open hours.  The Treasure Sale is tentatively scheduled for May 8.

The new AED and First Aid kit are now installed in the hallway outside the 
sanctuary. Thank you, Bob Grier, for installing them.

Remember, the Board is open to ideas and suggestions. So, feel free to call on any Board member if you have questions or ideas you want to share. We want to hear your thoughts. We also welcome you to join us on Zoom for our monthly Board meetings. We are grateful to serve you.
Love and Light,
Your Trustees

Our April tithe recipient:

The La Casa mission is to support those affected by domestic violence while striving to prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships among individuals and families.
 

La Casa, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization in domestic violence prevention, awareness, advocacy and support. Our services are comprehensive and community-based.

The incidence of domestic violence is very high in Doña Ana County and La Casa, Inc. is the sole provider in the County. As a result, demand for services are high and organizational needs to meet demands are high as well.

Every financial contribution counts: 85 cents of every dollar is used to provide high-quality services to families in need.

Contributions to La Casa, Inc. are fully tax-deductible!

FACT: La Casa, Inc. was founded in 1981 as a safe haven for women impacted by domestic violence. La Casa, Inc. has grown to become the largest provider of domestic violence services in the State of New Mexico. Services are provided to ALL PERSONS impacted by domestic violence.

Next Board Meeting Sunday, April 11 at 12:30pm. 
Call Bob Grier or Faith Brown to get an invitation to the Zoom Board Meeting.
~ Courtesy Cathy Lady, From Vista 2021

CHECK THE "SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS"
YOUTUBE PAGE

below for video of Sunday services

http://www.youtube.com/SpiritualPathways

Tithes and Donations can be made using:
~ Direct deposit to our bank account at US Bank via online transfer
~ DONATE button on the website:  csl-lascruces.org
~ 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
WE ARE CONNECTED ~ ALWAYS!
Community News & Needs

CSL office phone number: (575) 523-4847 (HUGS)

 

New Mexico Department of Health
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico's COVID-19 Vaccination Preparedness Planning in close collaboration with other state agencies, public, private and tribal partners throughout the state. 

Click this link to register for the covid-19 vaccination: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org

TREASURE SALE DONATIONS
Bring in items by appointment only until May 3
You may bring cleaned and Ready For Sale items to the Center and put them in the children's area for collecting. Our Goal is to hold our sale May 8, so start preparing now. We use precautions based on Covid guidelines as we collect items. Call the office to make your appointment to bring items in.

We are looking for volunteers to set up tables and to price items as well as folks to work on sale day, tentatively scheduled for May 8. 
Call the office to join the fun!
2021 OPPORTUNITIES for
SACRED SERVICE at our Center
 

* Last call for Board prospects
Contact Faith Brown or Bob Grier if you are interested in serving on our Board of Trustees

 Portable Evaporative Cooler Cleaner
We need someone to come pick up the cooler and take it home to clean with vinegar.  We are trying to get ready for the summer heat.

   Tithe Committee
1 opening available.
Tithe committee members make recommendations which are forwarded to the board for approval. 

*  Laundry
We are looking for someone who can pick up laundry from the Center, wash it at home, and then bring the cleaned items back.  Mainly table cloths and kitchen towels.
 
  * Bookstore
When we reopen for walk-in traffic, we will need more help. Thank you Gretchen Blais for the work you are doing in the Bookstore presently.  You're terrific!  When we reopen we will need more help serving customers, changing displays, etc. If you think a few hours a month in this area would be fun, please let us know. Now is a great time to come in and get acquainted with the Bookstore inventory.  Thank you Edi Carlisle for updating the Lending Library.

Please call the office 575-523-4847 (HUGS)
if you are interested in Sacred Service.
VIRTUAL  FUN-RAISING IDEAS WELCOME!
Spiritual Circles Discussion Group
Talk to positive, like-minded people
Wednesdays ON ZOOM at 11:00 a.m.


Weekly Spiritual Circle discussion group
Join us each week as we discuss key articles
from our Science of Mind Magazine.


If you have any questions or need a copy of the SOM magazine please contact the Center at 575-523-4847.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88025241314

Meeting ID: 880 2524 1314

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 us! 
Send us $5.50 via PayPal for a mailed copy,
or come by the Center to pick it up for $4.95 on
Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays
 Copies available from 10am - Noon.
Please remember our community. 
We are still collecting food,
and Unity of Las Cruces is still collecting feminine products for donation.
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
smile.amazon.com
website!  If you just purchase from the regular old Amazon.com website, it is not credited to our church. 

Please use the link above to buy on Amazon.

Have
 your purchases on Amazon automatically credited to CSL's account. These donations don't cost you anything extra, and you can be helping your spiritual home increase revenue.

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.
NA meetings at the Center
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays Noon - 1 pm
with masks and social distancing followed by intensive wipe-down.

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
Cathy Lady (757) 395-9601
Kathleen Wolf (575) 571-5311
Katherine Conway (713) 504-2259
Sunday Celebrations  -
CSL and
Unity of Las Cruces 
CSL and Unity have suspended face-to-face Sunday services and all meetings until further notice to comply with the social distancing required for our health and safety.  
 
Stay in touch with us to find out
when we can all meet in person again.

Services can be seen on-line at our respective YouTube channels. 
 
Please see our website for updates regarding events and virtual meetings.

www.csl-lascruces.org
Haiku is a contemplation. A moment. A meditation.

 
Summer is nearby
Sending tiny messengers
Hummingbirds are here!


                                                     Liliane Pilot, RScP
 

 
You were so quiet
Too unlike a mockingbird
Then today you sang


                                                     Brenda DeHaven
 

Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Las Cruces'
WISH LIST
 
Hand sanitizer of any size  

Donations toward paying our web designer. 


These are items that the Center could put to good use.  If you are interested in making an in-kind donation please contact Faith Brown by email faithbro63@gmail.com. Please provide what item you are interested in donating, your name, and a contact phone number where you can be reached. Faith will get back with you and help you with the process.

 
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.

 


 Visit Our Website!  http://www.CSL-LasCruces.org

 
~Contact Us~
(575) 523-4847 (HUGS)
575 N. Main St.  Las Cruces, NM 88001
EMAIL:
  csllascruces@csllascruces.org
Website:  http://CSL-LasCruces.org

By Request
For Pastoral Care (By Appointment):
Reverend Bonnie Smith is available for private counseling & prayer
contact:
Rev. Bonnie Smith (575) 635-8081
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