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3-Sunday Service 5Sunday Celebration Services:

9:30 and 11:00 am

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.

5-Youth Sunday

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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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.

2021 Annual Theme:

Look Up!

JANUARY – Look Up!

  • January 3..”Look Up!”
  • January 10..”Look Beyond the Beginning”
  • January 17..”Look Here & Now”
  • January 24..”Look Ahead”
  • January 31..”Look Around”

Book of the Month: Hope and Other Superpowers by John Pavlovitz

FEBRUARY – One Journey, Many Paths

  • February 7..”A Clean Slate”
  • February 14..”The Infinite Invisible”
  • February 21..”One Mind, Infinite Connections”..Guest Speaker: Br. Luchan Baker, III
  • February 28..”Journey to Freedom”

Book of the Month: All About Love by Bell Hooks

MARCH – Open to Possibilities

  • March 7..”Living in the Question: A High Idea”
  • March 14..”Release and Let Go”
  • March 21..”With Open Arms”
  • March 28..”Commit to Transformation”..Pulpit Share w/Bud Ayers

Book of the Month: Choices that Change Lives by Hal Urban

APRIL – Stepping into the Unknown

  • April 4..”The Path Less Travelled”
  • April 11..”The Winds of Change”
  • April 18..”Bless-itation”
  • April 25..”Stepping Up”

Book of the Month: A Bigger Table by John Pavlovitz

MAY – Wholly Holy

  • May 2..”This Adventure Called Life”
  • May 9..”Revolutionary Love”
  • May 16..”This Too Is God?”
  • May 23..”Give People Hope”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Marcia Bencala
  • May 30..”Boldly Living a New Story”

Book of the Month: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World  by William H. McRaven

JUNE – The Soul’s Call

  • June 6..”Pushed by Pain”..Pulpit share w/Scott Shute
  • June 13..”Lean into the Discomfort”
  • June 20..”What’s Evolution Without Love?”
  • June 27..”The Soul’s Call to Freedom”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Michelle Jordan

Book of the Month: Drinking From the River of Light: The Life of Expression by Mark Nepo

JULY – Pulled by Vision

  • July 4..”Pulled by Vision: We Hold These Truths”
  • July 11..”Is Your Commitment Greater than Your Resistance?”..Guest Speaker: Dr. Edward Viljoen
  • July 18..”Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Toni Cormier
  • July 25..”Stayed on Spirit!”

Book of the Month: Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chodron

AUGUST – A Pause for Guidance

  • August 1..”Time for a Tune-up”..Guest Speaker: Practitioner Sunday
  • August 8..”Unleash Your Heroic Voice”..Pulpit share w/Anthony Le
  • August 15..”Sparking Imagination”
  • August 22..”G.P.S. – Guidance Positioning System”
  • August 29..”What Trusting the Universe Really Means”..Guest Speaker: Gregg LeVoy

Book of the Month: Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk and Act in Kindness by Houston Kraft

SEPTEMBER – Reaching Higher

  • September 5..”Reaching Higher”
  • September 12..”Transcend and Include”
  • September 19..”When the Road Gets Rocky”
  • September 26..”And Still I Rise”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Marcia Bencala

Book of the Month: The Bhagavad Gita (The Essential Wisdom Library) by Edward Viljoen

OCTOBER – Going Further Together

  • October 3..”The Divine Community”
  • October 10..”Share the Dream”
  • October 17..”We > Me: Going Further Together”
  • October 24..”Dig Deep”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Maureen Ross
  • October 31..”I’ll Meet You There”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Susan Overland

Book of the Month: The Gentle Art of Blessing by Pierre Padervand

NOVEMBER – Breathe in the View

  • November 7..”The View From Here”
  • November 14..”See Beauty, Feel Grace”
  • November 21..”Celebrate the Journey”
  • November 28..”Gratitude Beyond Gifts”

Book of the Month: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

DECEMBER – Journey of Becoming

  • December 5..”Surrender Is Action”
  • December 12..”The Joy of Becoming”
  • December 19..”The Gift of a New Journey”
  • December 26..”The Light of a New Dawn”..Guest Speaker: TBD

Book of the Month: How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy  by Hugh Prather

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!