CSL office phone number: (575) 523-4847 (HUGS)
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CSL's physical address: 575 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Reaching Higher


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.

Faith is a verb, and it is what moves in, through and as me. My life is my amen.

Click here to view last week's talk by Reverend Bonnie L. Smith
"Within Reach"


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:
For your safety, the Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Las Cruces is opening the Center to some activities within the building for everyone who wears a mask. 
The bookstore is open!
The office is staffed 

Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 9am-1pm.
Closed on Friday
If there is an emergency outside of business hours, call Reverend Bonnie's cell.
NA groups available through this link: 
NA meets at the Center following social distancing guidelines and requires everyone to be masked. 
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 on YouTube a few days after 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 Bram Watkins
Bram Watkins is a native New Mexican and was raised in La Union, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.  He began his nineteen year career in television with Univision Communications in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  As Senior Vice President of Entravision Communications, he was responsible for the sales and marketing efforts of thirty five TV stations across the country.  From 2003 to 2008 he held the position of General Manager for KDBC – TV 4, the CBS affiliate in El Paso.  
Prior to his television career, Mr. Watkins spent nine years in the family Roof Coatings Manufacturing business.  He has returned to the 40 year old family run business as Vice President of Asphalt & Roofing Consultants (ARCON), which manufactures roof coatings and Frontier-Scholten Roof Services, a local commercial roofing contractor.  
Rev. Watkins has an M.B.A. from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix, Arizona, a BA in Spanish from the University of New Mexico, a Master Practitioner degree in Neuro Linguistic Programming from NLP Learning Systems in Dallas, Texas, and is ordained as an Interfaith Minister by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York, NY.  
Community outreach and volunteer service includes Operation Noel, El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Alzheimer's Association, KCOS Public TV, United Blood Services, Susan G. Komen Foundation and The Paso Del Norte Group.  Rev. Watkins has also served as guest speaker over the past thirteen years at local churches in El Paso and Las Cruces.  Bram has two beautiful children, Baylor and Brynna.
Face masks are still required in the CSL building - even for those fully vaccinated.

Center for Spiritual Living in the Heart of Las Cruces


Thanks for the loving and generous donation that purchased everything on our previous Wish List.  A new list will be posted soon.

Our September tithe recipient:


Southern New Mexico Pride seeks to provide the LGBT community with events and activities that are designed to unify our community. We strive to promote tolerance between the LGBT community and the community at large, and to be a resource for those seeking greater information and fellowship. 

Southern New Mexico Pride is a volunteer-run organization, working in conjunction with local community groups and vendors, to provide advocacy and resources for the community and its allies, producing several events throughout the year, the largest event being the annual Pride celebration coming Oct. 2 this year and ALL are welcome to participate!

CSL will have a booth and Bookstore sales table at the Oct. 2nd Pride event… those who want to support this outreach effort by being at the booth on the Downtown Plaza with us please let us know.

This month 10% of what comes in to the Center will go to support Southern NM Pride, and we will have a banner as a supporter at this very well-attended city event!

Jane Ray              15 - September
Patricia Goodwin   24 - September
Next Board Meeting
Sunday, September 12th at 12:30pm
The Power of Your Word
Southern NM Pride

Saturday, October 2, 2021, in the Plaza downtown. 

We will have a booth with bookstore items and will need volunteers for short shifts between 2:30-4:30 to set up, 5pm - 10pm for event, and 10-11:40p.m. for breakdown.
 Spiritual Circles Discussion Group  is moving to
Thursday afternoons 

Jim Rodgers and Reverend Bonnie co-facilitate the Spiritual Circle group Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 on Zoom and in person at the Center if you are vaccinated and masked.....
Rev. Bonnie will be at the Center, and Jim will be on Zoom, so folks can join in person, or over Zoom, whichever makes you more comfortable.

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. 

Join the Zoom Meeting at this link:

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Passcode: 667639

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Memorial for Sam & Nancy Ritchey

to be held at Saint Paul's Methodist Church on October 16 at 2:00pm
Rev. Terry's celebration of life will be held at Alameda House, 526 S. Alameda Blvd.
50th Annual Renaissance Arts Faire! 

Saturday & Sunday,
November 6 & 7

A highlight of autumn
in Young Park.
CSL will again partner with Temple Beth El
in a pastrami and hotdog booth. Saturday is CSL's day to serve.
Don't forget the pickle!
Keep scrolling for lots more information!
CSL's 45th Anniversary in Las Cruces

Sunday, December 5th at 12:15pm

 We are now sponsoring this area for park clean up located in Apodaca Park at 801 E Madrid in Las Cruces.  Previously, we had a stretch of Valley Drive near Avenida de Mesilla, but due to safety concerns, the city no longer has clean up crews working road ways. They now have us clean up parks and path ways. CSL chose to take on Apodoca Park and we look forward to working with folks to provide Sacred Service by helping keep this park clean. Contact the office to participate or call Amy Rohr, our member who has agreed to spearhead this project.
SACRED SERVICE at our Center

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/month.
NOTE: Many of our newest members found us by wandering into our bookstore first.... You could be the one who makes a huge difference in someone's life!
Join the Apodoca Park Clean up Crew (see above)

Please call the office 575-523-4847 (HUGS)
if you are interested in Sacred Service.
Trustees In Touch
August 2021
The board continues to evaluate suggested events and has decided, based on the latest information from State and Federal agencies, to cancel most activities except AA and NA related meeting. We will reevaluate each month and hope to reschedule some activities in the Spring. At this time, there is no change to the mask wearing policy. They are required when in the Center.
The board has approved a Young Peoples AA meeting to start soon on Wednesday evenings. Unity has gone back to meeting via Zoom only at 9:00am.  Board meetings are now occurring in person with masks a requirement. Any members may attend. Our next Board meeting will be September 12th at 12:30pm.

If you have any questions or suggestions for future events at the Center, please contact any board member and share your idea, and continue to read the newsletter for updates on events or go to our website and see our interactive calendar.

Love and Light,
Your Trustees


 for videos of Sunday services

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

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.
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 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.
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.

Anthony is back to host the ACIM meeting in person 
on Saturdays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. 
Call the office for more information.
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
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.
               Summer's soft breezes
          Meld into Autumn's light winds                       I am energized
                                                           Brenda De Haven
         Autumn signals change
         Yet change is all around us 
         Nature loves Newness

                                               Liliane Pilot, RScP
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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