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Sunday Silent Meditation: 8:30-8:45 am

You are invited to join us every Sunday morning from 8:30-8:45 AM in our upstairs Conference Room for a time of silent meditation.

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9:30 and 11:00 am*

*On 10/6/19 there will be one service only at 10AM

Whether you attend our 9:30 or our 11:00 AM service, you will find yourself among like-minded individuals who gather each week in our beautiful sanctuary for a vibrant, uplifting and powerful celebration of life and love. The message each week is inspiring and provides practical spiritual tools for happier, healthier, living. Our music is varied and exciting and features world-class musicians who offer contemporary gospel, pop, and original music. Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time member, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to mingle after service, have a cup of tea or coffee, and let us welcome you.

To Our Families with Children:

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Our Youth staff is here for the spiritual care and feeding of our youth. We offer licensed infant and toddler care at both Sunday services and, when your little ones outgrow their diapers, we welcome them to our youth classes where the principles of what we believe are offered in a fun, safe environment for ages Pre-K through High School. A paid teacher and a volunteer assistant, all of whom have been through a background check, typically staff each class. If your child prefers to stay with you, we also have a “Family Comfort” room above the Sanctuary.

For more information, visit our Youth & Family page or contact Youth & Family Coordinator, Jennifer Bick: YouthandFamily[at] or 408-221-6236.

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Youth Sunday:

Join us on YOUTH SUNDAY for a beautiful celebration brought to you by the youth of our community! Youth Sunday happens on the months where a 5th Sunday occurs. From the music to the Insight Talk, you will be inspired by this amazing group of young people who will one day be the stewards of a world that works for everyone!

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Thank you,
David Bruner
Senior Minister and Spiritual Director


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Topics and Themes:

At the Center for Spiritual Living San Jose, each calendar year is defined by a theme while each month has a different topic and “Book of the Month” around which the Sunday talks are created.

2019 Annual Theme:

Spirit in Action – Taking IT to the Streets

JANUARY – A Street Smart Primer

  • January 6..”The Thing Itself”
  • January 13..”The Way It Works”
  • January 20..”What It Does”
  • January 27..”How to Use It”

Book of the Month: The Power of This Thing Called Life by Ernest Holmes

FEBRUARY – ONENESS – Seek the Common Good

  • February 3..”Oneness” ..Dr. Kathianne Lewis & Dr. David
  • February 10..”Recognition of Our Shared Humanity”
  • February 17..”Understanding Our Interdependence”
  • February 24..”What is the Common Good?”

Book of the Month: More Together Than Alone by Mark Nepo

MARCH – INTEGRITY – Be Truthful in Facts and Motives

  • March 3..”Integrity” ..Guest Speaker: Rev. Susan Overland
  • March 10..”How GOoD Works Through Us” ..Owen and Padraig Súilleabháin & Dr. David
  • March 17..”Living A Spiritual Life”
  • March 24..”Our Highest Values”
  • March 31..”Developing Our Inner Life ..Guest Speaker: Tama Kieves

Book of the Month: Perseverance by Margaret J. Wheatley

APRIL – DIVERSITY – Diversity and Inclusion

  • April 7..”Diversity”
  • April 14..”Unique But Different”
  • April 21..”Easter Sunday”
  • April 28..”Inclusion – Beyond Otherness”

Book of the Month: Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

MAY – COMPASSION – Care for the Poor

  • May 5..”Compassion” ..Dr. Edward Viljoen & Dr. David
  • May 12..”Cause and Effect”
  • May 19..”Who Are “the Poor?””
  • May 26..”Inner Peace”

Book of the Month: Ordinary Goodness by Edward Viljoen

JUNE – EMPOWERMENT – Protect the Vulnerable

  • June 2..”Empowerment”
  • June 9..”Translating Heartbreak Into Action”
  • June 16..”Creating Meaningful Conversations”
  • June 23..”Different Worldviews—What to Do?”
  • June 30..”Heart-Centered Social Engagement”

Book of the Month: A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen

JULY – CREATIVITY – Advocate for Freedom of Thought

  • July 7..”Creativity”
  • July 14..”Moving Beyond Our Story”
  • July 21..”Living in Choice”
  • July 28..”Living an Empowered Life” ..Sean Garcia & Dr. David

Book of the Month: On the Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer

AUGUST – GRATITUDE – Respect Other Nations and Peoples

  • August 4..”Gratitude”
  • August 11..”Blessings as Gratitude”
  • August 18..”Respect as a Virtue”
  • August 25..”Honoring All People”

Book of the Month: Consolations by David Whyte

SEPTEMBER – LOVE – Ensure the Stewardship of Our Planet 

  • September 1..”Love”
  • September 8..”Love in Action”
  • September 15..”Transcending Fear
  • September 22..”Community and Connection”
  • September 29..”Healing Our Planet”

Book of the Month: Undefended Love by Jett Psaris, Ph.D. and Marlena S. Lyons, Ph.D. 

OCTOBER – UNITY – Cherish the Human Family

  • October 6..”Unity”
  • October 13..”Walking Each Other Home”
  • October 20..”God and the Universe”
  • October 27..”Seeing Others as One”

Book of the Month: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley

NOVEMBER – SPIRITUALITY – Spiritually Motivated Moral Leadership

  • November 3..”Spirituality”
  • November 10..”Self-Mastery”
  • November 17..”Leading From the Heart”
  • November 24..”Science of Mind and Morality”

Book of the Month: The Beverly Hills Lectures by Ernest Holmes

DECEMBER – Celebrating Science of Mind Through the Holy Days

  • December 1..”Science of Mind and Advent
  • December 8..”Science of Mind and Rohatsu
  • December 15..”Science of Mind and Saturnalia
  • December 22..”Science of Mind and Kwanzaa
  • December 29..”Science of Mind and Hanukkah”

Book of the Month: Younger Next Year by Henry S. Lodge, M.D.

You may purchase the Book of the Month at the Center’s Bookstore (located in Fellowship Hall) or purchase online at Remember to designate the Center as the recipient of your Smile donation!