The Elders Group

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Elders provides an opportunity to gather together to maintain connection. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

The Elders Group gathers together to maintain connection, support, to teach others, and to explore the variability at this stage of life - and to make a connection within the larger community. Group meets in a residence in Beaverton. Please contact Lenore at or Sylvia at to join the group.


Lenore Swan

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Lenore celebrates being in the community of NTCSL since its inception and being on the path of New Thought for over 30 years--in Eugene, Minneapolis, and Portland. She brings the skills of listening and facilitating small groups, having been involved as an Intern with Wings Seminars of Eugene and being a facilitator of many Family-to-Family courses with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Lenore's passion has been to provide welcoming and safe space for the exploration of ideas and to grow community. Currently Lenore is interested in the Elder connection within our community asa Wisdom Keepers. What is ours to do and what is our place??

Sylvia DePue, MS, LSP

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Licensed Spiritual Practitioner
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Sylvia came to New Thought in 1986, became a Chaplain in 2001, was certified as a Practitioner in 2003 and in 2008 became a licensed Religious Science Practitioner through The United Centers for Spiritual Living.
Sylvia is available Sundays for individual prayer, is on the Prayer Team, and leads meditations. She volunteers on the Acts of Kindness team, Peace Now, and at MacClaren School for Boys.
Sylvia has had many profound experiences during her more than 30 years as an educator and consultant in regular and Special Education and Deaf Education. They provide her with opportunities to practice observation, deep listening, non-judgment and accepting each individual right where they are and then to empower them to go beyond their fears and do more. She supports each in developing their communication skills to express their needs and wants and to work through a situation with others with apologies and/or forgiveness. Virtues/God qualities are also part of the daily experience. She continues to evolve these skills in her own daily life, as a Practitioner and a Life Coach. (Sylvia is also a certified Life Coach with Maria Nemeth’s Academy for Coaching Excellence).
Sylvia enjoys supporting her clients to be the best they can be, to resolve situations in their lives which they wish to experience differently, to do their forgiveness work, and to celebrate their successes on the road to being a “human-being” instead of a “human-doing” and living their life with “ease” and “grace”. Sylvia has a deep commitment to the well being of all people.


I love my spiritual home!

– Diane S.

Every event leaves me feeling joyful.

– Allison H.

I love this community because I am with people who know my inherent perfection and I know the same for them.

– Kevin K.

My church is awesome!

– Louis D.
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