Monday, October 28, 2013

Meals On Wheels Kansas City Center for Spiritual Living

We will be providing service to Meals on Wheels on November 11, 2013 (Veteran’s Day) at Center for Spiritual Living from 9-11 am.

Meals on Wheels Mission Statement: Better nutrition leading to better physical and mental health for the meal recipients. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide essential nutrition and friendship to those in need. CSL Service project dates

(Meals on Wheels will meet at CSL on this day to package and deliver meals to home bound senior citizens): Kitchen: volunteers to prepare and meal packaging (no cooking required). Delivery: (2 persons per route) 11 am-12 pm Average delivery time: 1 hour or less.

For More Information, Contact: Crystal Davis, Director CSL Community Outreach Ministry,, or 913-938-2435.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What? A Center for Spiritual Living in where? Shanghai? Seriously? Awesome.


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The Friday night crowd
Friday, October 25th - Ball Jam with Marceau
Friday, November 1st - Sound/Breath/Movement workshop with Jo
Friday, November 8th - TGIF Free Yoga with Kassi
Friday, November 15th - The Suited Monk workshop with Raf

Weekly Events
Every Monday - Zen Salon
Every Saturday - Hatha Fundamentals
Every Wednesday  - Free Noon Meditation

...and a partial list of things coming up...
Friday, November 22nd - Ball Jam with Marceau
Friday, November 29th - Kirtan with Yama
Saturday, November 30th - Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Jocelyn

Student Prices & Free Classes for Volunteers


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Forty Percent of New Ministers Plan to Lead Special Focus Work, Rev. Russo says...


"40% of new ministers are planning to lead Special Focus work," Rev. Karen Russo says.

With that in mind, it's a great to celebrate ministers who've been serving this way in our movement.

Here is one for celebrating today: Rev. Karen Russo, ordained Center for Spiritual Living minister, has been serving to bring 'spiritual money mastery' to our Centers for Spiritual Living individuals and communities for the last 6 years with her messages, workshops and online resources of The Money Keys.

Just this month October she's been the featured guest at Bodhi in Chicago, CSL Albuquerque, and CSL Tucson.

She's especially generous, principled and powerful in her support of our Practitioners and Ministers. You can get to know Karen at

Rev. Karen Russo
Your Spiritual Guide in Wealth Creation
877.249.0194 x2
Skype ID karen.russo.moneykeys

Are you a special focus minister? What are you doing in the world? We want to know!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bubbles of Love, Humane Society, Women Assisting Recovering Mothers, Relay for Life

Center for Spiritual Living, Daytona Beach, does a Community Service Project every month. Some are larger, more extensive than others. All are meaningful, aimed at creating a world that works well for all.  

We recently completed a project called “Bubbles of Love” in which we collected 5,000 laundry pods for the Domestic Abuse Shelter, to use in their washing machine that operates almost non-stop.  

We are currently collecting pet food for the Humane Society, and in December we will be collecting blankets for the homeless. We have a large homeless community in our area, and several of our monthly drives are focused on assisting them. One in particular that we like is collecting socks.  

One of our favorite projects is collecting stuffed animals for W.A.R.M., Women Assisting Recovering Mothers. The stuffed animals are placed on the chairs in our Center and given love and hugs through the month before they are delivered. Each stuffed animal has a card attached which is signed by each person who has given it love.

Each year we have a Give-Away Day in which members and friends bring items from home that they no long use or need, and we put them on tables in front of the Center on a Sunday morning. After the service, they are invited to take something home with them, practicing the law of circulation. Whatever is left over is donated to the Hospice thrift store.

Another annual favorite is the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. We have a Relay team registered under the Center’s name. Last year our team was the second highest fundraiser for the Daytona Beach area, out of 20 teams. This year we have created a new fundraising activity. We have a purple and pink toilet that we place on people’s lawns and businesses. They have to donate $20 to Relay for Life for us to remove it. At that time they are invited to request a new recipient. We have had very enthusiastic participation in a very short period of time, knowing this is going to be a big money maker… People are taking pictures of the toilet and posting on Facebook, and others are asking how to get the toilet so they can send it to a "friend"...

We have great fun in our service projects. Our members are unified in the projects, we are creating a positive presence in our community, and we are being of service!

Love and Light,

Rev. David Stork
Rev. Deborah Bevilacqua-Stork
Center for Spiritual Living, Daytona Beach
1301 Beville Rd. #19
Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oneness Spiritual Center Is At It Again

In October, we are assisting a women's shelter with gardening and we are doing peace vigils with Fierce Women of Faith to stop the violence in Chicago.

In November, we are serving meals at a women's shelter and we continue to do peace work with Fierce Women of Faith to stop the violence in Chicago.  We are also in the midst of planning a community peace circle.

Peace, Love and blessings,
Rev. Celeste A. Frazier
Community Spiritual Leader
Oneness Spiritual Center

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

If You Want To See David Bruner In Lycra....

...then you're going to have to get involved with the annual AIDS/Livecycle.

Since he started in 2007 he has raised more than $35,000 for that charity.
Here are some links to what he has been up to, and who knows, maybe you'll get a glimpse of the lycra.



October Outreach: Warmth for the Homeless - Center for Spiritual Living, San Jose

Community Outreach for October at the Center for Spiritual Living, San Jose:
Help the homeless stay warm!

Winter is coming and while we're appreciating crisp mornings, homeless folks are worrying about how to stay warm. During October we’ll be collecting outerwear (new or gently used and clean) such as jackets, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts / sweatpants, plus cold weather hats, scarves, gloves. We’re also collecting new socks. Any size, any gender – men, women, teens, children. Donations will go to InnVision and Bill Wilson Center.

For more info, contact Dorcas Kelley at

Monday, October 14, 2013

What's David Ault Up To? Tooth Brushing Lessons? What?

Empowering the lives of Cambodian children through education and quality of life assistance.  That's what David Ault is up to.  And when he came to speak in Santa Rosa (and might I say they love him here and are ready to move me out of my office and install him - the indignity) all the proceeds of his product sales when to support his work in the world:

What a vision, a world in which there is generous and ongoing sharing of resources, in which we view each other as being part of one global family.

Be still my heart.

"Our success is because of your ongoing support in providing these resilient kids a chance for a better now and a brighter future."  

David Ault

Oh, and he has a blog too, Cosmic Breadcrumbs.  Doesn't the title just rock!?

Oh, and did I mention, he received an International Award for his global activism?  Yup.

A New Thought Ann Landers in La Crescenta

Yup, that's what Beverly Craig is up to these days.

Go to and click on the Religion Page and you'll find the bi-weekly column she is facilitating called "Spiritually Speaking.

So fine!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

What do they think they're doing in Dallas???

It appears to be the case that Center for Spiritual Living, Dallas is in love with community service!  They think they can contribute to making the world work for everyone, not just for themselves individually!

What a concept!!!

Their Senior Minister, Petra Weldes says:

We love being part of all kinds of things. Right now our primary projects include:

Our adopted school - Gooch Elementary School, not too far from us. 80% of the kids live at below the poverty line and they don't have much parent involvement. We collect school supplies and uniforms in August and Thanksgiving Baskets in November for them. We have painted their playground equipment, helped out at the last 5 May Day carnivals, and helped them plan, fundraise, get a grant, and put in a series of gardens to use for educational purposes.

We participate every year in the Season for Peace and Nonviolence, and have created a website which houses the practices with affirmations and videos.

We collect eye glasses and medical supplies in Partnership with Roshi Halifax for her annual trip to Nepal.

We collect a "Bear in every chair" for a month a donate them to the local teen shelter.

We participate in the North Texas Food Bank Interfaith Council and Interfaith week, as well as do a peanut butter drive.

We work with a local woman to wrap donated clothes for homeless folks at Christmas time.

Over the years we've done many other projects, including participating in a city-wide mediation project which lowered the crime rate in Dallas, partnering with a group in feeding the homeless, adopting families and distributing donations during Katrina to name a few.

We love being part of making a difference and we love knowing that because we do all this work in the consciousness of an expectation for good and grounded in Spiritual Mind Treatment, we know that every thing we do actually makes an impact.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What's Happening in Seattle?

They are helping make a better world...

For current volunteer opportunities click here.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month: FOOD LIFE LINE For The FOOD BANK

Every 4th Friday of the month: FEED HOMELESS TEENS

Every last Saturday of the month*: CSL HABITAT For HUMANITY Project
*Except for April, November and December


*Check the Event & Classes list for next scheduled opportunity


Each April the Sunday closest to Earth Day: EARTH DAY SPECIAL EVENTS

Each April on last Saturday of the month: REBUILDING TOGETHER

Each May for a week: MISSISSIPPI TRIP To REBUILD From Katrina

Each November & December: Holiday Service Projects (Giving Tree, Teddy Bear collection, Scarf making…)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Spiritual Empowerment Center in Baltimore's Outreach

The Spiritual Empowerment Center in Baltimore reports:

Our outreach is in the form of service and co-sponsoring events with other non-profits.

On 13 October we are co-sponsoring OUTProud in celebration of National Coming Out Day. Our partners are Baltimore Black Gay Pride, GLCCB, University of Maryland STAR TREK program and the Better Life Foundation.

For World Day of Service we volunteered at My Sister's Place a shelter for homeless women and children. We have adopted that non-profit.

This past summer we hosted Financial Literacy Programs addressing homeownership, foreclosure mitigation, insurance, investing and credit restoration. These workshops were for the Greater Baltimore Community. Experts from each industry volunteered their time. We advertised and used our space.

Most recently we partnered with Maryland Institute College of Art to develop an exhibit for their MFA Curatorial Studies Program called: Congregate: Where Faith Meets the Arts. We had an artist in residence for six months and was assigned a student from the program. The exhibit opened on 25 September and closed 3 October. Now 10 or so of the very diverse student body attend our Center for meditation or Sunday Service. Not to mention that we are now involved in several other projects with the college.

Nonprofit Partnerships with Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa - Notes of Gratitude

Each year the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa partners with 12 nonprofit organizations that are engaged in work in the world to uplift humanity. These are some of the letters of appreciation we receive from the organizations. We feature one organization per month, giving them time during service to present their organization, and we send each organization a financial contribution monthly.

Slideshow by Jerry and Pat Huffaker

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Cascade Center For Spiritual Living Monthly Seva Project

We have a different seva project each month featured on our website. This month we're helping with the Radiothon for our region's public radio station.
We've served with a variety of projects including the soup kitchen, food program for local school children, AIDs walk, Toys for Tots, collecting school supplies for children who otherwise wouldn't have them, PRIDE Day, celebrating Mothers' Day with women in memory care and re-packaging with food rescue.
Stop by our website monthly to see what we're going in the world.


Rev. Stäna KnezSpiritual Leader
Cascade Center for Spiritual Living
Member, Community of Welcoming Congregations
Member, Lane Interfaith Alliance

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Animal Ministry Donation Drive is set for the month of October at Center for Spiritual Living.

Please bring donations for Spay and Neuter animals.

Our team leader Susan Bruhn is the lead on this project. We will have a table at church to collect items for the month of October. Spay & Neuter Kansas City Wish List

SNKC is currently in need of the following items from our wish list.

Monetary donations for medical care or other necessities Dog Food Cat Food Tie-outs & Stakes (for 40lbs and up dogs) Leashes Collars Dog and Cat Toys Dog and Cat Treats 1 gallon buckets (water buckets for outdoor dogs) Any size plastic buckets wtih lids Gas Card for transport truck/outreach truck (diesel)

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