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Our service on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 pm
“After the Shooting: Community Dialogue on the Culture of Violence” Part 2
Part 2 of 2 with Rev. David and Dr. Sharif Abdullah.
LIFE GROUPS will not be held this evening, allowing the evening's dialogue to unfold.
DR. SHARIF ABDULLAH is an author and advocate for inclusivity and the social/ spiritual transformation of society. Sharif works in the field of societal transformation, working to align our global human societies with our common spiritual and moral values. His vision and work for a world that works for all beings stems from his spiritual awareness, his early background and his experiences in over 100 distinct cultures, spanning 36 countries. He is founder and director of Commonway Institute for Societal Transformation.
David Alexander is a life-long student of spiritual principles, having been born and raised in the New Thought tradition. Called to the ministry at age thirteen, Rev. David has made the study and application of universal spiritual principles his life devotion. Rev. David became a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 1999, received his ministerial license in 2004 and was ordained in 2006, and affiliated with United Centers for Spiritual Living in 2007. Rev. David serves on the Board of Directors for the Community of Welcoming Congregations. Rev. David writes the monthly column "Philosophy in Action" for Science of Mind magazine. Rev. David has a deep passion for New Thought history and manages the site www.newthoughthistory.org In April of 2009 Rev. David was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. As one of the youngest and most dynamic ministers in the New Thought movement, his messages are inspiring, humorous and relevant to today's world. Rev. David serves as the co-founding and Senior Minister of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living (2004-Present). In 2012 Rev. David was elected to the first Leadership Council of the newly formed Centers for Spiritual Living organization and is currently serving a 2 year term on the council.
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).
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.