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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, March 4, 2015

Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"For God So Loved", part 2

God loved this world so much that It gave us YOU! In this two-part series we will dive into how aligning with our Spiritual Nature ignites our passion, prosperity and Joy.


Shelly Walker, RScP

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Licensed Practitioner
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Shelly Walker’s life focus is prayer and family. After moving to Portland from Texas in the year 2000, Shelly discovered New Thought and her passion about life lived well. With a growing family, Shelly is an avid volunteer with youth.

Shelly is a professional writer and editor, with a focus on parenting issues and healthy families. She’s had more than 500 articles published online and in print. Shelly believes that empowered people give rise to healthy children and that our children will transform the world.

Service, prayer, tithing and community, with a focus on Love and Spirit, are the foundations of Shelly’s practice. She shares these principles through both adult and family workshops that integrate learning with music and play and through one-on-one spiritual counseling sessions. She is honored to serve New Thought Center for Spiritual Living as a licensed Practitioner of Religious Science.


Michael Ray Walker

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Michael Ray Walker is a singer-songwriter whose passion is writing and performing inspiring songs.
Michael grew up in a house filled with music and it quickly infected his soul as a means of expression. He began writing and performing songs at the age of 18 and has spent the ensuing years honing his craft. He knows that, for him, there is no joy without life-giving music.
Michael has played in many bands from his early punk rock days to emo-core power trios and performing solo on accoustic guitar.
Music and family are the two most important things in his life. Michael is blessed to live and play in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.

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.


I am a devoted servant of God and celebrate with all in this Beloved Community our committment to practicing inclusivity -- All are welcome here

– Loretta R.

My spiritual journey has been enhanced beyond measure by NTCSL. Every aspect of my life has expanded and been enhanced during these last few years. I welcome everyone to our community.

– Linda C.

My church is awesome!

– Louis D.

I love my spiritual home!

– Diane S.
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