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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 27, 2017

"From 1,000 Mitzvahs to 100 Peace Poles" at 7:00 pm

Linda Cohen is a kindness catalyst. For more than 10 years, Cohen has been sharing the simple ways that each of us can make a difference in our world. Our actions don't have to be heroic, they don't even have to be that large but every action we take can deeply impact us individually and collectively. Let's take about mitzvahs, kindness and peace and what role each of us can take to cultivate a deeper sense of connection with others. Cohen will share some of the life lessons she's learned since her first book 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life was published in 2011, she might even share how toilet paper is connected to kindness.


Linda Cohen

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Guest Speaker

Linda Cohen is a Kindness Catalyst. Her first book, 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life, is an inspirational book about choosing a life of gratitude. A professional speaker on kindness, Cohen gives keynotes and leads workshops on the Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line. She helps leaders boost teamwork, promote interpersonal interaction and customer service by strengthening their culture of kindness.
Cohen lives in Oregon with her husband of 24 years. They have two spirited teenagers and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She loves practicing yoga and meditation and will never pass up a good cup of Earl Grey tea.


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.


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