Thanks for creating my spiritual home."
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, October 7, 2015
Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"The Power of a Brave Thought"
Thoughts are now scientifically proven to determine the quality and creativity of not only each human being, but the heart of humanity.
Rev. Jody Hill Stevenson, a Life Transformation Expert, has been helping others transform their lives for over 30 years. She brings wisdom, inspiring stories and laughter to her audiences.
Rev. Jody has been an ordained Religious Science Minister since 1991. As a speaker, destiny coach and writer, she specializes in the subjects of balance, destiny and fulfilled dreams. She has authored 4 books and is a contributor to the bestseller series, Chocolate for a Women's Soul.
Traveling to far away lands and defining his musical landscape in studio, Tyler Carson has discovered a new sound for the violin. Growing up trained as a classical violinist (solo artist with the Victoria Symphony age 13) and a folk 'fiddler' simultaneously, Tyler was always headed in a unique direction. Inviting musicians who share his approach to receiving music, Tyler seeks to redefine expectation. "I've never felt that music came from me. It always felt like it came through me." A key point came for Tyler when he traveled to India in February 2013. He was invited to offer a solo violin performance in a unique spiritual community called Auroville in south east India. The performance was recorded by Auroville radio and became his debut solo album "Living Violin". Bringing these experiences home with him, Tyler has transformed the way he plays. Through a heart centered approach he has found a truly unique way to create and share music.
Portland native Maya Houston has always loved performance art, finding the inherent collaboration between audience and performer fascinating. Her dance background began as a child doing ecstatic dance, followed by 3 years of professional level tap, jazz, and ballet class. At age fourteen she discovered partner dancing, primarily blues fusion. Now setting aside her training she has cultivated a new form of movement called Intuitive Dance. Created out of presence to the moment, Intuitive Dance asks the dancer to listen to the story that needs to be told. Like in meditation, if we set aside our thinking mind and open our bodies and hearts to the true story of music, we can find the words to tell that story though movement. This experience can be healing, enlivening, and can lead to new discoveries of self and of connection beyond.
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.