NTCSL - a community learning together what it takes to have a more fulfilling life."
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 Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sunday Services: 9:00 and 11:00 am
"Source of All Things"
Rev. Barbara Wuest graduated from Western Oregon University in 1982 with a teaching degree in Mathematics & Physical Education, along with a minor in Psychology. After working as a teacher for 3 years, she changed focus to work in a computer company in Beaverton.
1989 was the “new beginning” for Barbara. Her father had just died, she was going through a divorce becoming a single parent of a 4-year old, and then an amazing God moment occurred! “It is amazing how there was a door open for me, that I never saw until I decided to begin walking again on this Spiritual path.” Walking through this door, Barbara began taking numerous classes at her Spiritual church, becoming more and more comfortable with New Thought and how perfectly it fit into her life.
After two years of classes, Barbara went to a new spiritual community to be in leadership on the board, and then created/gave Sunday sermons during the ministers’ vacations. Naturally this led Barbara into the desire to further her studies and in 2000/2001 she became a licensed and ordained minister.
Rev. Barb began volunteering at NTCSL in 2010 and was then hired as the assistant minister by the end of that year. In addition to her work at NTCSL, Rev. Barb is fortunate to have the opportunity to speak in a variety of churches in Oregon, mainly on the coast. “I love meeting people from many different denominations and sharing our stories of spiritual growth! I am truly blessed.”
In June 2016, Rev. Barb moved to the Boston area to begin a new chapter in her life. She will be spreading hugs and joy in that area now!
“Joy is the way it is! I love to have fun, laugh and share the many things I have learned from my life experience AND I enjoy hearing about how others have come to their own spiritual awareness in their lives.
Come into my life and live JOY! Let’s laugh, cry and BE together. That’s what I truly want!”
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. As a teacher, speaker, workshop facilitator and spiritual guidance Practitioner, Shelly empowers others to access Truth within to help transform, uplift and renew. When the inner work is done, then the fun begins of helping to make the world a better place, for ourselves, each other and, always, the children.
Service, prayer, tithing and community, with a focus on Love and Spirit, are the foundations of Shelly’s practice. She is honored to serve New Thought Center for Spiritual Living as a licensed Practitioner of Religious Science.
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.