Our service on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Courage Through Connection With Spirit" at 7:00 pm

A Special Taize Service presented by the Young Adult Ministry.

A Taize service includes: Silence, Candlelight, Readings, Prayer, Meditation and Repetitive song or chanting.
The origins of Taize began in a little village in Burgundy France over 60 years ago, when Brother Roger Shultz founded a community devoted to prayer and living a parable of reconciliation with the church and within the human family. Thus, the Taize service is inclusive and ecumenical with persons of all faiths being invited.

Speaker

Jason Muraira

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Young Adult Group Leader

In 2007, at age 23, Jason Muraira left his home town of Olympia, WA on a journey of spiritual awakening and self-discovery. He has since lived in Southern California, Colorado, and Oregon. Studying creative writing and literature in college, Jason nurtured his love for creativity and self-expression. He has extensive experience in the business world where he works as a corporate buyer, creative problem solver, and advocate of conscious based business. In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing guitar, hiking, reading, and writing. Overcoming an abusive childhood, early drug addiction, gang affiliation, and depression, Jason has developed a passion for personal growth and connection with Spirit. He seeks to serve humanity by unfolding his gifts and helping others do the same.

Musicians

Lauri Jones

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vocalist
Link to http://www.laurijones.com

Lauri Jones is a Pacific Northwest based singer/songwriter/performer who originally hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. An accomplished, multi-dimensional artist, she has appeared in regional theaters, jazz clubs, cabaret venues, in pop and dance bands, has sung back-up on major label recordings, and traveled the world on cruise ships. Most recently, Lauri has been focused on writing and performing music that reflects and expresses her deepening spirituality, in large part thanks to the teachings and community of NTCSL. She is currently celebrating the release of her new CD "Walk Your Life", a collection of uplifting, heart-centered songs with profound insights and empowering declarations. While the album features mostly originals, it includes a deeply moving arrangement of John Lennon's "Imagine" and a heart-thumping, bluesy rendition of Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good". For more information, please visit www.laurijones.com.

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.

Gary Skye

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Wednesday Night Music Director
Link to contact

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.

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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

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– Holly W.
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Thank you God for this community.

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– John B.
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Every event leaves me feeling joyful.

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– Allison H.
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My church is awesome!

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– Louis D.
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