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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 21, 2018

Women's Forum at 7:00 pm
Empowered Women Empowering Women

“The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end; time’s up on this impenetrable monopoly.” #TimesUpMovement

The dam of silence has been broken. The secrets are out. The #MeToo and #Times Up movements are giving women a voice they never had before. How do we move forward without looking like victims? How do we find our power?

Join NTCSL Executive Director Lea Turner, as she dialogues about women’s issues and where to go from here with panelists, Jen Moore, Barbara O’Hare, and Laurel Gregory.

Love Offering

There will be no Community Groups following the Women's Forum this evening.


Lea Turner

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Executive Director

Lea  brings with her a wealth of background and experience in the non-profit and for-profit business world.  She has served as an Executive Director, Fundraiser, and Manager. In her career she has developed skills in management, volunteer
coordination, budgeting, and donor development, HR, staff management, marketing and social media.

Lea has been a congregant at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living for over four years now and has been involved in the teachings of New Thought for over twenty years.  Connecting and interviewing with Lea has Rev. David excited about the energy and passion she has for our community, the ideas she is ready to bring forward and the skills she will bring to our work.  Lea is also a senior at Marylhurst University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus in Marketing/Leadership with a certificate in mediation and conflict resolution. 

Jen Moore

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Guest Speaker

Jen Moore is a Gender Studies and Sociology Instructor in Portland, Oregon. She is an outspoken social justice advocate with a theoretical grounding in inter-sectional feminism. She is raising an elementary aged son. She holds her Interdisciplinary Masters of Science from Portland State University specializing in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Sociology.

Mrs. Barbara O'Hare

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Workshop Facilitator

Barbara O'Hare has facilitated race dialogues and diversity workshops for over 15 years in school districts in greater Portland; Multnomah County Sheriffs; City of Portland; and, Portland Police Department. While at United Airlines she was the Student Career Awareness Day Coordinator for the Urban League of Portland.

Laurel Gregory

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Guest Speaker

Laurel is the current President for the Hillsboro/Forest Grove branch of AAUW (American Association of University Woman). She is the Director of Training and Development for Entheos Audiology Cooperative where she provides leadership coaching and team development workshops to the members of Entheos. Laurel also sits on Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity Board of Directors, and is a volunteer ambassador for Shared Hope International.


Laura Berman

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"There are some things that can only be possible through divine intervention. And if you have any doubts about the existence of a Higher Power, Laura Berman’s voice will shake you. Her voice isn’t just that of an angel. There’s a whole heavenly gospel choir channeling itself through that tiny frame.It’s a wonder the force of it doesn’t lift her off the ground..."- Jennifer Layton, Freelance Writer

Based in Portland, Oregon, singer/songwriter Laura Berman originally hails from the NYC music scene and has reached acclaim for her soul-touching vocal power and honest, accessible lyric styling. With four CD's to date, she has performed alongside best-selling authors Neale Donald Walsch and Marianne Williamson, at Mile Hi Church in Denver, and with Rev. Michael Beckwith at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.

While in NYC, Laura was also a session singer, sang back up for Grammy Award Winner, Enya on the David Letterman show, and was a featured vocalist in the children's feature film release, "Clifford's Really Big Movie" and accompanying Soundtrack.

Laura tours nationwide, is currently writing her fifth studio album as well as producing her one-woman show, SABBATH QUEEN, a musical, candid and funny look into her own personal journey through life and spirituality, and her return to Judaism at mid-life. She is passionate about facilitating Peace through understanding & education, and creates bridges between Judaism and Christianity through her music and message.

Gary Skye

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Wednesday Night Music Director
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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 love this community

– Sue B.

I am so grateful for this beloved community. We are so blessed!

– Phil M.

My heart overflows with gratitude, love, and joy as I remember the countless magical moments I have shared with my spiritual family.

– Chuck W.

Since joining this spiritual community four years ago, I no longer think of myself as a chronically ill person. I am well in mind, body, and spirit.

– Wendy T.
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