Thank you God for this community."
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 22, 2014
Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"Coming in for a Landing"
Every New Thought Principle I encountered brought me to a closer sense of myself, my truth and my Creator. I completed my ministerial studies in Eugene, OR in 2003 and became a Religious Science Minister. I was pastor at Westside Church of Religious Science from 2003-2005. I joined Open Spirit CSL in April of 2006. My passion and greatest joy is the blessed opportunity of facilitating the spiritual awakening of students of New Thought as they awaken to the majesty of their own divinity.
Rev. Cathi Condon, Co-Pastor at Open Spirit Center for Spiritual Living
Originally hailing from the NYC music scene, Laura Berman tours extensively nationwide and has reached acclaim for her soul-touching vocal power and accessible yet poetic songwriting style. Laura is called toward an inward journey, and connecting with others through her music and voice, and makes her life work about healing, expression and expansiveness. She has performed alongside best-selling authors Neale Donald Walsch and Marianne Williamson as well as at the renowned Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. While in NYC, Laura was a session singer as well as a touring singer/songwriter, 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. She now calls the Pacific NW her home, with her husband, songwriter and producer Craig Benelli. Laura's latest CD release, "Everything in Between" speaks to many dimensions of a life journey, and is available now via iTunes and CD Baby.
4 S T O R I E S H I G H
She was a NY Singer/Songwriter
He was a NY Guitar Player
She hired him to play in her band
And so the story began…
When Laura Berman and Craig Benelli were commissioned in 2004 by Center for Spiritual Living in Morristown, NJ to write songs for their special programs, it began a musical partnership and a collection of spiritual songs that would affect the hearts and minds of thousands nationwide. That partnership became 4 Stories High and those songs became their first CD, Detour.
Since the release of their CD, the two have toured extensively opening for top-selling authors like Marianne Williamson and Neale Donald Walsch and performing at numerous Spiritual Centers across the country including The Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, CA.
“The music Laura & Craig make together is more than music…it’s magic!”
August Gold, Author of The Prayer Chest; Founder & Former Spiritual Leader of Sacred Center, New York
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.