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"
Our service on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A New Order of Healing:
"The Proof Is in the Pudding" at 7:00 pm
As a collective community of Truth Seekers we are always on the lookout for demonstration and healing in our own lives and in the life of our beloved church home. We sign up and take classes, attend workshops and show up for church. Still, some of us are anxious to demonstrate what we have learned in New Thought and prove Spiritual Law, myself included. What I've noticed in my life is that there is a definite “where the rubber meets the road” situation going on. So what is this pivotal point I speak of? The proof is indeed in the pudding. The "proof" being the demonstrations we wish to manifest and the "pudding" being our own unique way of doing just that. When I gaze upon my pudding I see a strong foundation built on daily spiritual practice. Perhaps your pudding looks different, that's fine too. Let's explore together the tremendous benefits of spiritual practice. Through the lens of my own life experience and the testimony of numerous New Thought thinkers, I will present a “pudding recipe” that is sure to fill you up.
Reverend Willow Scott has been an Independent New Thought Minister since 2004. As a lifelong student of metaphysics, and a student of the school of hard knocks, Rev Willow brings a passion for spiritual healing, along with a lot of heart and grit into her ministerial work. She has been a practitioner of A Course in Miracles since 1982 and a teacher of ACIM since 2007. She founded the Love Church of Maui, an Independent New Thought Ministry, in 2005 and led a small diverse congregation for 2 years. Currently Rev Willow is co-founder and senior Minister of the non profit One Love LGBTQ Youth Outreach Services. One Love focuses on helping LGBTQ youth who have been displaced and harmed by fundamentalist religions.
Laila Murphy has been performing in the Portland area for over ten years. She is passionate about providing music for people and has had the fortune of performing with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Broadway Across America, and many other groups in town. She has had leading roles in many musical theater productions such as Les Miserables (Eponine) with the Broadway Rose Theater Company and Once on This Island (Erzulie) with Stumptown Stages. Laila recently won first place in the NATS Musical Theater Competition for professional women and received honorable mention last Spring in the classical voice category. Laila provides music for many churches and spiritual groups around the Northwest. She finds music to be a "ladder for the soul" and loves sharing it with others. She teaches private lessons in her home studio in Lake Oswego, which continues to thrive with excitement. Laila is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in flute performance and musical theater. Her most prized possessions are her two beautiful daughters and her baby on the way!
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.