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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, July 27, 2016

Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm
"Revolutionary Love Q & A Evening!"

You won’t want to miss this outstanding evening as Relationship Expert & Coach, Barb Beck and Rev. David come together, once again, for a powerful Q & A evening around everything from dating, love, and relationships to intimacy!

Now you have a place to anonymously submit all of those burning questions you've been dying to ask these experts! This will be an “honest, open-hearted, no-holds barred” evening on love, relationships and include personal stories with this powerful team. Look for the Question Box in our lobby where you can submit your questions in advance.

Make sure to spread the word and bring your friends and colleagues. Everything meaningful in life centers around relationship. Doing relationship in a "revolutionary", more conscious way is imperative if we are going to bring more compassion, kindness and understanding into our world. It's starts with US! See you there!


Barb Beck

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Speaker, Author, Relationship Coach
Link to http://www.revolutionarylove.com Link to contact

- Barb Beck is the author of the recently released Kindle book, Love, Sex & The Spiritual Path!” and the founder of REVOLUTIONARY LOVE! Along with extraordinary talent, she is known for her powerful teaching style, humor, compassion and calm centeredness. Barb has trained via Coach U, The Relationship Coaching Institute, and as an Expert Coach with Save The Marriage. In addition, she also trained under the guidance of metaphysical counselor and teacher, Louise Hay, and was licensed as a Spiritual Practitioner through the LEC. During that time, she was a lead instructor for the course series that taught the Spiritual Practitioner training to students. Barb has coached hundreds of clients from all parts of the world, including famous actors, yoga "gurus", rock stars and well known football coaches, along with your everyday "Joe and Jill", who are struggling with relationship challenges. She is on a mission to REVOLUTIONIZE peoples’ lives and relationships, helping them use the struggles they are experiencing as “wake-up calls” for powerful, personal change!

Rev. Dr. David Alexander

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Community Spiritual Leader
Link to contact Link to http://www.newthoughthistory.org Link to http://www.revdavidalexander.com

David Alexander is a life-long student of spiritual principles, having been born and raised in the New Thought tradition. Called to the ministry at age thirteen, Rev. David has made the study and application of universal spiritual principles his life devotion. Rev. David became a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 1999, received his ministerial license in 2004 and was ordained in 2006, and affiliated with United Centers for Spiritual Living in 2007. Rev. David serves on the Board of Directors for the Community of Welcoming Congregations. Rev. David writes the monthly column "Philosophy in Action" for Science of Mind magazine. Rev. David has a deep passion for New Thought history and manages the site www.newthoughthistory.org In April of 2009 Rev. David was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. As one of the youngest and most dynamic ministers in the New Thought movement, his messages are inspiring, humorous and relevant to today's world. Rev. David serves as the co-founding and Senior Minister of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living (2004-Present). In 2012 Rev. David was elected to the first Leadership Council of the newly formed Centers for Spiritual Living organization and is currently the Chairman of the Council. Rev. David also serves as director of Strategic Alliances for Centers for Spiritual Living and on the governing board of the Association for Global New Thought with Dr. Michael Beckwith. Rev. David received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Centers for Spiritual Living in October 2014.


Lauren Steele

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Guest Musician

Lauren Steele is a local spoken word artist, musician and activist. A Portland native, she uses her music bring light to social issues in her community and beyond. She's very excited to be able to perform at NTCSL one last time before heading off to college in August.

Michael Mandrell

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Michael Mandrell is an artistic and passionate contemporary American fingerstyle guitarist with an ear for the creative side of the world fusion genre. His orchestral compositions offer equal parts world and new age, an array of middle Eastern rhythms and scales, with tinges of folk and an infusion of Celtic overtones.

He is one of those rare artists who has a strong sense of his Western musical roots, yet can make beautiful and sophisticated forays into the music of the East. Michael's guitar playing is extraordinary. His tunes are lyrical—the stuff fairy tales are made of. They are slightly jazzy, seductively smooth and consistently beautiful. His intricate fretboard work and technique reflect an artist of vast creativity and a pan-global vision of the instrument he loves.

Gary Skye

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Wednesday Service Music Lead
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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.


It's important to me that our community both "reaches in" and "reaches out"--deepening our direct spiritual experience of Oneness so that connection with and service to the wider world come easily

– Holly W.

Thanks to NTCSL I have access to all of the spiritual tools I need to live my very best life!

– Marcia L.

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

– Phil M.

The music ministry here rocks!

– Jami L
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