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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, September 24, 2014

Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"Balance"

A Special Taize Service featuring the NTCSL Choir.

A Taize service includes: Silence, Candlelight, Readings, Prayer, Meditation and Repetitive song or chanting.

The origins of Taize began in a little village in Burgundy France over 60 years ago, when Brother Roger Shultz founded a community devoted to prayer and living a parable of reconciliation with the church and within the human family. Thus, the Taize service is inclusive and ecumenical with persons of all faiths being invited.

Speaker

New Thought CSL Choir

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CELEBRATE WITH SONG
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Choir was a catalytic force in the forming of our spiritual community and continues to inspire its community through dynamic performances, effervescent leadership, and stalwart presence. Singing music in a variety of styles including gospel, pop, and classical, the Choir is featured approximately once a month at regular Sunday morning services. The Choir rehearses weekly on Thursday nights, September through May. To join the choir, prospective members must demonstrate the ability to match pitches in a friendly, group audition and should complete ‘Foundations’ - the first of four core classes taught at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living – within a year of joining the choir.

Musicians

New Thought CSL Choir

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CELEBRATE WITH SONG
Link to contact

Choir was a catalytic force in the forming of our spiritual community and continues to inspire its community through dynamic performances, effervescent leadership, and stalwart presence. Singing music in a variety of styles including gospel, pop, and classical, the Choir is featured approximately once a month at regular Sunday morning services. The Choir rehearses weekly on Thursday nights, September through May. To join the choir, prospective members must demonstrate the ability to match pitches in a friendly, group audition and should complete ‘Foundations’ - the first of four core classes taught at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living – within a year of joining the choir.

David York, PhD

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Music Director
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David York, PhD. holds degrees in Voice Performance, Vocal Music Education, Conducting, and Composition. He has composed music in a variety of genres – including opera, ballet, musical theater, chamber music, and most extensively choral works, several of which have been published and are performed by choruses nationwide. David has conducted choirs of all ages, sizes, and ability ranging from the critically acclaimed David York Ensemble to Portland Boychoir to the Portland Gay Men's Chorus and Aurora Women's Chorus. David has been involved in church music since childhood and brings tremendous energy, joy, and expertise to his work as Music Director at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living.

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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