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. Before settling in the Pacific Northwest, she spent a decade teaching and working in site-based governance, leadership roles for the alternative education program and high school in Ogden, Utah. With two young sons at home and a need to better understand life, Laura began metaphysical studies, finishing her initial professional spiritual practitioner licensing in early 2003.

As a founding member of her spiritual community, Laura has served at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in various Practitioner Ministries and in Music Ministry from the beginning. She believes music is a dynamic form of prayer and profound expression of the Divine demonstrating through physical form.

In 2012 to 2017 Laura supported the Adult Education Ministry in systems development and various leadership roles. Laura is passionate about and committed to living a life of applied spiritual Principle, bringing this perspective to whatever she does including her management work at a local search engine optimization company. In addition to teaching and workshop facilitation, Laura also mentors others in one-on-one spiritual practitioner sessions.

Sacred service is an integral part of Laura’s path, knowing the Divinity that lights our human experience. "It is an honor and privilege to share this sacred journey with others as we all come to a greater expression of our own True nature and purpose as individuals, in community, and in leadership."

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.

Blaine Moody

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A native Oregonian, singer and song writer, Blaine has been making music in the northwest for the past thirty five years with such notables as “Seafood Mama” and “Quarterflash.”

Now, as a “Balladeer for Spirit,” Blaine is available to churches and individuals for services, concerts, weddings and funerals. As a trained Life Coach, Blaine looks for and writes songs that tell the truth about who we are, and who we can be. Songs like "Everything is Holy Now" and "Dancing with The Spirit" are popular at many local churches

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.


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