Closure of Church In-Person Services

July 14, 2020

Greetings Dear Ones,

With the increase in COVID-19 cases across California and in our counties, on July 12th, your Board of Trustees made the decision to close our sanctuary to in-person Sunday services once again. Today, July 14th, the news confirms this wisdom reporting the closure of all indoor worship services.

We will continue to broadcast our Sunday services on Facebook followed by a Fellowship Connection time on Zoom so that we can all see and connect with each other. We also invite you to join us on Facebook for our Wednesday Evening service. Here is information for those activities.

Sunday Service  Live via Facebook
Meditation: 9:40am | Service 10:00am
facebook.com/cslredlands.org

Wednesday Night Service  Live via Facebook
Service 7:00pm
facebook.com/cslredlands.org

Youtube Channel
bit.ly/cslredlands_yt
We also stream the services here. We want to expand our YouTube presence, and we need 100 Subscribers to get our custom channel URL, so please subscribe!

Watch for more opportunities to connect with us online. You are loved and treasured. Stay safe. You make a difference.

Big blessings to you,

Rev. Carrie Masters
Senior Minister
Center for Spiritual Living Redlands

SMSE Statement: Racism in the United States

Centers for Spiritual Living calls for it to end!

We are grieving lives that ought not to have been lost.  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, are the most recent in a list of countless unarmed African-American and Black people who have been murdered for the color of their skin over the past 400 years in the US. Too many generations have suffered and it has never been, and is not now, acceptable. 

We denounce racism in all its forms: the starkness of unapologetic, intentional racism; the racism of silence in the face of injustice; the systemic racism inherent in our education, justice, income and opportunity inequity; and the racism that lies hidden in our individual hearts and minds. 

We envision a world where personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sectors. We value a community-wide climate of safety that arises from compassion, justice, mutual respect, and kindness. Therefore, we join our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, who, echoing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “You and I should form the habit of taking definite time each day to contemplate and affirm peace with justice—for there is no peace possible without justice. But faith without works is dead. We should not only pray, we should act, each contributing the best [they have] to the common purpose, each willing to make any sacrifice necessary…[for] there can be no individual self-preservation without the preservation of all . . .”*

We call upon ourselves and the faith communities in the US to take action that shows we have heard the cry of suffering, and we own our responsibility for it. Whether that action is prayer, donations to organizations that promote racial justice, rigorous self-education, or active engagement, let not this moment in history pass unattended. May the actions we take be steeped in peace and respect for the sacredness of each life, knowing that whatever we do, individually and collectively, must be Divinely directed from a higher consciousness. When we apply our proven spiritual principles through rigorous practices and compassionate action, the desired results cannot fail to demonstrate. 

* Quote From Ernest Holmes’ Spiritual Armament, found in The Essential Ernest Holmes edited by Jesse Jennings 

Resource: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Centers for Spiritual Living, 

Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement Committee

Centers for Spiritual Living envisions world that ‘works for everyone’

By Mark B. Chitjian

It’s a new day at CSL Redlands and we invite you to be an integral part of the next steps of our growth and development. You are welcome to visit and explore what our Spiritual Center has to offer you and conversely ask yourself what gifts and talents you may wish to offer to be in sacred service to others in our spiritual community and tribe of like-minded individuals.

Centers for Spiritual Living is a global community (csl.org) comprised of more than 300 ministries in over 30 countries worldwide teaching new thought philosophy called “The Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes, that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and make the world a better place. We believe in cause and effect and teach that “it is done unto you as you believe.” We believe that our thinking and expectations create our reality.

People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and atheists, too — are welcome in our communities. We help all people experience a personal relationship with their creator and promote a community of tolerance, inclusion, non-judgement, understanding and respect. We provide classes, workshops, programs, five-step affirmative prayer treatments and meditation. Our global vision is: “A World That Works for Everyone.”

All of our spiritual services are now online only, and all meetings are virtual via Zoom. Follow our Facebook page: facebook.com/cslredlands.org/ so that you may click on to watch our 7 p.m. Wednesday service and 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Make contact with us at our Center Office: 909-793-3004, via email: cslredlands@ cslredlands.org, and on our website: cslredlands.org Your soul is welcome here!

Mark B. Chitjian is a licensed Center for Spiritual Living practitioner. CSL Redlands is a member of the Redlands Area Interfaith Council.

Redlands Daily Facts Article

Office Furniture Fire Sale!

Anyone need office furniture? Center for Spiritual Living Redlands received a generous donation from Steven Reeder at UCR Group to help with our women’s homeless shelter. We have lawyer desks, tables, shelves, chairs, corner tables, etc. Make an offer/donation and walk away with a piece of furniture of your choosing. No offer will be too low. We need to unload it all in the next 30 days. Swing by Fabulous Finds in Redlands, 200 W. Redlands Blvd. (corner of Redlands Blvd. & Eureka St., across from Redlands Mall. Formerly called the Furniture Liquidation Center).

We will be here:

Thursday, Feb. 20 5pm-7pm
Saturday, Feb. 22 10am-5pm
Sunday, Feb. 23 12pm-5pm