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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, April 26, 2017

Living a Whole Life at 7:00 pm

As we pursue a spiritual understanding, are we creating separation in our lives? "Living a Whole Life," discusses the ways in which we can sometimes create separation in our search for our Truth. We sometimes do this by making human emotions such as fear, doubt and worry, something to distract ourselves from and beat ourselves up about that can cause us to miss out on the amazing gifts that being human offers. Can we embrace our lives, our whole lives, both spiritual and human? Lina will be addressing the very complex and sometimes difficult truth of what Living A Whole Life really means.


Lina Quesada, LSP

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Licensed Spiritual Practitioner
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Lina Quesada received her Practitioner license from Agape International Center of Truth in 2004 where she was a member for 15 years. She recently located to Portland by way of the bay area in CA where she served on the board and as a practitioner at the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living for 5 years. In addition to teaching classes, Lina does one-on-one practitioner sessions, facilitates workshops and is an inspirational speaker. Click the envelope to send her an email or give her a call at 925-356-1773.


Laura Perkins, LSP

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Licensed Spiritual Practitioner 503.332.0099
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Laura Perkins was born and raised in Alabama where she completed a BS in Math and Science Education from Auburn University. After a decade teaching in Utah at an Alternative High School she relocated to the Pacific Northwest.

In 1997 a friend referred her to Living Enrichment Center in Wilsonville, Oregon where she was first exposed to New Thought Philosophy. At that time she was amazed at all the like-minded people she was meeting through an established spiritual philosophy that Laura had believed she was “making up as she went along” throughout her life.

In early 2003, Laura completed her initial Professional Practitioner Studies and licensing. Still raising two sons, she supported and taught classes, began seeing clients for private sessions, and added music ministry to her personal spiritual practices. She believes song is a dynamic form of prayer and a profound expression of the Divine demonstrating in flesh and voice.

Laura works primarily providing professional spiritual guidance to private clients. She serves at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living as Registrar and Instructor in Education Ministry, as a vocalist in Music Ministry, and in the Practitioner Ministry. Also, Laura serves beyond her church community as a teacher, guest speaker and musician.

Joshua Stoddard

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Guest Musician

Joshua creates stream of consciousness music live with the intention of providing a healing/grounding environment to allow an extra level of depth for meditation practice. Joshua combines his knowledge of healing frequencies with his passion to be a space of healing in each live performance.

Sharon Eng

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Sharon Eng has held principal viola positions in many parts of the world, among them: Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, New York City Symphony, and the Polish Sinfonietta in Poznan, with whom she toured China on two occasions. For 14 years, Dr. Eng directed the Middle and High School strings programs at Jakarta International School, conducting her orchestras to rave reviews in Bangkok, Budapest, London, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore and Vienna. Sharon holds BMus and MMus degrees in viola performance from the Juilliard School, is an active chamber recitalist in the United States and abroad, teaches violin/viola at Multnomah Arts Center and plays with the Raphael Spiro Quartet (www.raphaelspirostringquartet.org). She has been on the faculty of the International Music Institute and Festival at Mount St. Mary's University at Emmitsburg, Maryland since 2002 (www.imif.us).

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.


Enjoying my spiritual community.

– Ellena F.

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

– Chuck W.

Thank you God for this community.

– John B.

My church is awesome!

– Louis D.
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