Our service on Sunday, August 2, 2009

International Forgiveness Day:
Forgiveness: The Key to Liberation

Rev's Noel McInnis and David Alexander will share about the transformative spiritual tool of forgiveness as well as the history of International Forgiveness Day. This Sunday we will honor our Champion of Forgiveness in the services.

Speakers

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.

Rev. Dr. Noel McInnis

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Associated Field Minister
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Rev. Noel was a member of NTCSL's founding Interim Board, and has served ever since as its Chaplain, attending all but a handful of meetings since the founding summer of 2004. He has participated in teaching NTCSL's "Foundations" and other accredited courses, and regularly offers self-transformational seminars on New Thought 3.0, such as "Constructive Self-Dominion," "Claiming Your Immortality," and currently, "Flow Where Your Heart Says 'Grow!'"

Trained at Northwestern University in journalism (undergraduate) and the history of ideas (all-but-dissertation Ph.D.), Rev. Noel is a doctorate minister of Religious Science, ordained in 1989. Since the mid-1960's he has immersed himself in ongoing studies of consciousness, spiritual metaphysics, contemporary cosmology, systems theory, ecology, transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, shamanic and other subtle energetics, and numerous additional integral perspectives, all the while sharing and applying his learning in a variety of college, university, editorial and ministerial settings. He has authored or co-authored several books on the bridging of science and spirit, and is currently co-authoring a book with the working title, THE WHAT WORKS CODE: The Science of Causing Outcomes, and another book with the working title, SURFING THE PARADIGM SHIFT: Waving the "I" of the Beholder.

Prior to Rev. Noel's ministerial studies, from the late 1960's to mid-1970's he was among the co-founders of the North American environmental education movement. While studying for the ministry and serving several CSL's (then called "Churches of Religious Science"), he was the managing editor of Marilyn Ferguson's BRAIN/MIND BULLETIN (1980-1983),and subsequently of Barbara Marx Hubbard's 1600-page manuscript, THE BOOK OF CO-CREATION, and of her 1993 book, THE REVELATION: Our Crisis Is a Birth.

From 1985-2002, Rev. Noel was variously the founding, senior or associate pastor of several CSL's. He is a former columnist for Science of Mind magazine, and from 1979 to 1996 was a faculty member of the Ernest Holmes School of Ministry (now Ernest Holmes Institute), teaching New Thought related courses in science, mysticism, philosophy, and ethics on its campuses in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, San Diego, San Jose, Denver, and Seattle.

Musician

Jennifer Russell

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Vocalist

Jennifer Russell is musician and Practitioner from the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. Her life’s vision is to uplift, empower and transform the world with her songs. She is sharing her new CD, One with the One, with us today. Her husband and producer, Michael Gayle, will be accompanying her.

Jennifer is dedicated to using the universal language of music as a powerful teaching tool for the spiritual and moral development of our children. She received The Parents Choice Award and The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for composing The Virtue Songs A-Z, a compilation of 52 original compositions. Among other awards she also received United Church of Religious Science – Art Award in 2004.

“A moment with Jennifer is like immersing yourself in the inspiration of the best music and the love of a most powerful prayer.” – Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

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

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– Phil M.
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Thanks for creating my spiritual home.

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– Molly K.
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The music ministry here rocks!

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– Jami L
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It is a joy to be within a community of passion and revelation.

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– David W.
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