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Sunday Celebration Service:

Pre-Service Meditation at 10:00am and Sunday Service at 10:30am PST

During Sunday 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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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.

2022 Annual Theme:
Vision, Values, Vows, Big Picture, Brave Stand, Bold Promise

JANUARY – Living Everyday Wonder

  • January 2..”Living Everyday Wonder!”
  • January 9..”Wonder, Wonder Everywhere”
  • January 16..”Embrace the Now”
  • January 23..”Question Everything”
  • January 30..”Prove It!”

Book of the Month: The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

FEBRUARY – The Inner Life

  • February 6..”Who Am I? Why Am I Here?”
  • February 13..”Cause or Effect?”
  • February 20..”Forgiveness”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Queen Michelle
  • February 27..”Love & Fear”

Book of the Month: Letting the Upside In by Lori Cash Richards

MARCH – Play

  • March 6..”Playing Twister with God?”
  • March 13..”A Spoonful of Humor IS the Medicine”
  • March 20..”I’ll Rest When I’m Dead”
  • March 27..”So Happy Together”

Book of the Month: God is No Laughing Matter by Julia Cameron

APRIL – Creativity

  • April 3..”Say Yes to the YES!”..Guest Speaker: Aileen Cureton, RScP
  • April 10..”Dance with the Donkey”
  • April 17..”Reveal, Release, Rise”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Susan Overland
  • April 24..”Boldly, Go… ”..Guest Speaker: Dada Nabhaniilananda

Book of the Month: Start Where You Are by Meera Lee Patel

MAY – Emotions

  • May 1..”What’s on Your Spice Rack?”
  • May 8..”Fear is Welcome in Faith”
  • May 15..”Happiness is a State of Mind”
  • May 22..”Looking Anger in the Eye”
  • May 29..”Low Tide or High Tide?”

Book of the Month: The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther & Jerry Hicks

JUNE – Body

  • June 5..”Welcome to the Temple”..Guest Speaker: Donna Starr, RScP
  • June 12..”Loving This Body”..Pulpit Share: Jennifer Bick, RScP
  • June 19..”The Body Remembers”
  • June 26..”The One Body”

Book of the Month: My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

JULY – Relationships

  • July 3..”Me, Myself, and I”..Pulpit Share: Rev.Ona Afrae
  • July 10..”You and I are We”
  • July 17..”You and I Create Society”
  • July 24..”Nature (God) is All Around Us”
  • July 31..”The Only Relationship is God”

Book of the Month: Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

AUGUST – Nature

  • August 7..”Earth Force, Report for Duty!”
  • August 14..”The Water of Life”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Rafe Ellis
  • August 21..”The Furry, the Fuzzy, the Slimy, the Scaly, and Everyone Else”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Rasheryl McCreary
  • August 28..”Naturally Divine”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Toni Cormier

Book of the Month: Vitamin N by Richard Louv


  • September 4..”Good Work!”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Maureen Ross
  • September 11..”Creating a Life That Matters”
  • September 18..”Living Your Dream”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Marcia Bencala
  • September 25..”Falling Forward”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Susan Overland

Book of the Month: The Full Body Yes by Scott Shute

OCTOBER – Finances

  • October 2..”Swimming in the Infinite Ocean”
  • October 9..”Let It Flow”
  • October 16..”Playing With Money”
  • October 23..”Money, So They Say…”
  • October 30..”The Stories We Tell Ourselves”..Guest Speaker: Gregg Levoy

Book of the Month: It’s Not Your Money by Tosha Silver

NOVEMBER – Grateful for Graceful Change

  • November 6..”Say “YES, AND” to Change”
  • November 13..”Buckle Up & Ride the Wave(s)”
  • November 20..”Gratitude: The Key to Graceful Change”
  • November 27..Guest Speaker: Dr. David Bruner

Book of the Month: Walking Each Other Home by Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush

DECEMBER – Community

  • December 4..”There Is a Light Within You”..Guest Speaker: Dr. Edward Viljoen
  • December 11..”Into We See”
  • December 18..Guest Speaker: Dr. David Bruner
  • December 24..Holy Day Candle Lighting Service
  • December 25..No in-person Service

Book of the Month: If God is Love Don’t Be a Jerk by John Pavlovitz

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!