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 Sunday, March 5, 2017
"Reachable and Teachable" at 9:00 and 11:00 am
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.
Spirit of the Sound Choir was founded by director Rev. Eric O’del in 2010 as a community choir that sings as a spiritual practice. The choir has performed at St. Mark’s Cathedral and Town Hall in Seattle, Lincoln Center in New York City, Unity of Hawaii in Honoloulu and the Temple of Peace on Maui.
Rev. Eric O’del was the Music Ministry Director at Center for Spiritual Living Seattle for 14 years. In 2009 he and Rev. Colette Mercier co-founded Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, a Science of Mind congregation that recently took up residence in an historic church in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle.
Choir was a catalytic force in the forming of our spiritual community and continues to inspire its community through dynamic performances, effervescent leadership, and stalwart presence. Singing music in a variety of styles including gospel, pop, and classical, the Choir is featured approximately once a month at regular Sunday morning services.
The Choir rehearses weekly on Thursday night, September through May. To sing with the choir, members must be able to match pitches confidently and should complete ‘Foundations’ - the first of four core classes taught at New Thought CSL - within a year of joining the choir.