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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.

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]cslsj.org 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.

2020 Annual Theme:

20/20 Spiritual Vision – FOCUS

JANUARY – SACREDNESS

  • January 5..”Practice the Presence”
  • January 12..”Live Each Day in Faith”
  • January 19..”The Sacred Prayer”
  • January 26..”The Ground You Walk on Is Holy” ..Guest Speaker: Brenda Wade

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

FEBRUARY – LOVE

  • February 2..”Open to Love” ..Dr. Edward Viljoen & Dr. David
  • February 9..”Can I Be Frank With You?”
  • February 16..”The Five Languages of Love”
  • February 23..”Keep Good Company” ..Rev. Queen Michelle Jordan & Dr. David

Book of the Month: All About Love by Bell Hooks

MARCH – TEMPERANCE

  • March 1..”I Am Worthy”
  • March 8..”The Gentle Nature of Spirit”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Marcia Bencala
  • March 15..”All Things Are Possible, but Not All Things Are Advisable”
  • March 22..”The Culture of Addiction”
  • March 29..”Prudence”

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

APRIL – COMMUNITY

  • April 5..”In Service to Humanity”
  • April 12..”Easter Sunday”
  • April 19..”From the One Comes the Many”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Toni Cormier
  • April 26..”Creating Healthy Boundaries”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Susan Overland

Book of the Month: A Bigger Table by John Pavlovitz

MAY – ORDER

  • May 3..”Divine Order”
  • May 10..”The Excellent Nature of Life”
  • May 17..”Practice Makes Perfect”
  • May 24..”An Orderly & Balanced Mind”
  • May 31..”How to Yield”..Guest Speaker: Practitioner Sunday

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

JUNE – CONTEMPLATION

  • June 7..”Spirit-Listening”
  • June 14..”Spirit-Watching”
  • June 21..”Spirit-Acting”
  • June 28..”What’s the Rush?”

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

JULY – SUMMER SCHOOL!

  • July 5..”Unconditional Giving”
  • July 12..”Psychology: What Are You Focused Upon?”
  • July 19..”Sociology: How to Change Other People”
  • July 26..”Foreign Language: Are You Having Trouble Understanding Messages from the Divine?

Book of the Month: The Day the Crayons Quit  by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

AUGUST – SUMMER SCHOOL

  • August 2..”Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry: Formulas, Equations, Right Angles – are you aligned?”
  • August 9..”Driver’s Training [Stay in Your Lane, Share the Road, Look Over Your Shoulder, Speed Limits, etc.]”
  • August 16..”Arts & Crafts: Creativity/Jobs/Life’s Work”
  • August 23..”Drama Club: How Dramatic Are You?”
  • August 30..”Theology: Trusting God Day-to-Day”

Book of the Month: You’re Here for a Reason by Nancy Tillman

SEPTEMBER – INNER PEACE

  • September 6..”The Art of Detachment”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Sharon Dunn
  • September 13..”To Find Peace, Go Within”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Harriet Hawkins
  • September 20..”The Resting Place”
  • September 27..”Leaving Things Undone”

Book of the Month: That Which You Are Seeking is Causing You to Seek by Cheri Huber

OCTOBER – GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT

  • October 4..”An Appreciation for All Things”
  • October 11..”An Abundance of Love”
  • October 18..”Giving Credit Where Credit is Due”
  • October 25..”The Luxury of Life”

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

NOVEMBER – EXPRESSION

  • November 1..”Piercing the Mundane”
  • November 8..”The Direct Approach”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Susan Overland
  • November 15..”Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge”
  • November 22..”I Am What Nature Intended Me To Be”
  • November 29..”Directness”

Book of the Month: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

DECEMBER – GLADNESS

  • December 6..”Set Your Spirit Free”
  • December 13..”Living a Life of Joy & Satisfaction”
  • December 20..”Joy is Your Nature”
  • December 23..”Holiday Candle Lighting (5 pm)”
  • December 27..”A Year of No Regrets”..Guest Speaker: Rev. Maureen Ross

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 Smile.Amazon.com. Remember to designate the Center as the recipient of your Smile donation!