I love this community"
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 Sunday, December 21, 2014
Sunday Services: 9:00 and 11:00 am
"Making the Darkness Conscious"
Lauri has a diverse performance background, having sung professionally in regional theatres, jazz clubs, on cruise ships, and on a variety of recordings. Over the past few years, she has been moved to sing and write music that reflects and expresses her growing spirituality. She is deeply grateful to NTCSL for providing the teachings and community that has inspired and nurtured the love of song as Divine Expression. She currently has a CD of jazzy cabaret tunes, appropriately entitled “Have You Met Miss Jones?” (available at CD Baby) and looks forward to releasing a CD of inspirational, spiritually based songs in the near future!
MADRONA VIOLA DUO has developed a noteworthy reputation as a viola duo since 2011, playing a wide range of music spanning Bach, Bartok and Beatles to Ysaye and Zipolli. They have been recipients of funding from the Oregon Regional Arts Cultural Council and the Music Education Assistance Project (MEAP) to perform in area public schools. The Madrona Viola Duo frequently perform as guest musicians with the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, and they also play at community events, private functions and citizen enrichment programs, among many: LifeWorks NW, Robison Center and Mary's Woods.
Michelle (Shelley) Mathewson is an active freelance violist in Portland, Oregon. Currently a member of the Portland Opera Orchestra where she served as acting principal viola from 2010-2012, she was also principal violist of the Oregon Ballet Theatre for more than two decades. She is a member of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, has played in the Oregon Symphony, plays principal violist with the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra in Coos Bay, and is founder of the Delphinum String Quartet, which performs regularly at two McMenamin locations: John Barleycorn's in Tigard (every 2nd Sunday) and N.E. Broadway (last Wednesday of every month). Shelley holds bachelor and master degrees in viola performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and for many years served as principal violist with the Omaha Symphony.
Sharon Eng has held principal viola positions in many parts of the world, among them: Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, New York City Symphony, and the Polish Sinfonietta in Poznan, with whom she toured China on two occasions. For 14 years, Dr. Eng directed the Middle and High School strings programs at Jakarta International School, conducting her orchestras to rave reviews in Bangkok, Budapest, London, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore and Vienna. Sharon holds BMus and MMus degrees in viola performance from the Juilliard School, is an active chamber recitalist in the United States and abroad, teaches violin/viola at Multnomah Arts Center and plays with the Raphael Spiro Quartet (www.raphaelspirostringquartet.org). She has been on the faculty of the International Music Institute and Festival at Mount St. Mary's University at Emmitsburg, Maryland since 2002 (www.imif.us).