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New Thought Center for Spiritual Living is a spiritual community and way of life that honors all paths to God. We provide spiritual tools for personal transformation and help make the world a better place.

As an Open and Affirming Community and member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations, we extend a warm welcome to all people in search of a spiritual community where they are embraced, affirmed and accepted for who they are and inspired and supported in growing into their highest potential.

Our service on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"Awakening the Heart"

Compassion, Understanding, and Love transform the world.


Rev. Larry King

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Senior Minister, Portland Center for Spiritual Living

Rev. Larry King has been the senior minister at the Portland Center for Spiritual Living in Northeast Portland for five years. He is a third-generation Oregonian, with an MBA from the University of Oregon and a MCS from Holmes Institute. His hobbies include glass fusing, ballroom dancing and reading trashy science fiction novels. You can follow him on his weekly blog, "Igniting Minds," at www.pcsl.us/blog "


Laila Murphy

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Laila Murphy has been performing in the Portland area for over ten years. She is passionate about providing music for people and has had the fortune of performing with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Broadway Across America, and many other groups in town. She has had leading roles in many musical theater productions such as Les Miserables (Eponine) with the Broadway Rose Theater Company and Once on This Island (Erzulie) with Stumptown Stages. Laila recently won first place in the NATS Musical Theater Competition for professional women and received honorable mention last Spring in the classical voice category. Laila provides music for many churches and spiritual groups around the Northwest. She finds music to be a "ladder for the soul" and loves sharing it with others. She teaches private lessons in her home studio in Lake Oswego, which continues to thrive with excitement. Laila is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in flute performance and musical theater. Her most prized possessions are her two beautiful daughers and her baby on the way!

Gary Skye

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Wednesday Service Music Lead
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Gary Skye has studied piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, University of Southern California, and most recently, Portland State University where he earned his master’s degree in piano performance. Gary’s work as a church musician began at Santa Rosa Center for Spiritual Living where he also attended as a child. He’s served as a pianist, organist, and vocalist in various churches including San Jose CSL and Whole Life CSL. Gary has worked as a staff accompanist and vocal coach for many organizations and academic institutions, including Sonoma State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. In addition to his service through the music ministry at New Thought CSL, Gary maintains an active teaching studio of piano and vocal students and is a prolific composer of spiritual songs and chants.


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– Ellena F.

It is a joy to be within a community of passion and revelation.

– David W.

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– Louis D.

Every event leaves me feeling joyful.

– Allison H.
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