Center for Spiritual Living™ Bellingham provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
We honor all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place: we are happier, we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world.
If you are searching for a spiritual community where you are respected and accepted for who you are and want the inspiration and support to grow to your highest potential, please accept our invitation to visit us soon!
Theme for 2014: Start Where You Are
MARCH MESSAGE – THE CIRCLE OF BELONGING
“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” - Brene Brown
This month is our once--a-year General Meeting that reports on how we did last year as a spiritual community and also on our plans, as a community, in 2014. It is also the time when I, as your senior minister, take a long look at the goals, aspirations and dreams of our community. This year I have been in a rich educational process of opening to new (to me) ideas about fund development, mission and vision statements as well as beginning the process of developing a ten-year strategic plan. It has been glorious, overwhelming, humbling and extremely insightful. I can’t wait to share what I am learning with you at the meeting on March 16th.
What I can tell you now is that we have a vision of creating a spiritual community that uses spiritual practice and learning to create a deeply supportive and loving network of spiritual travelers. I believe that this type of community is an amazing support to those walking a spiritual path, to children learning how to live in our world successfully and to those seeking to make a difference on the larger stage of our world. To me that old “it takes a village” adage isn’t just about raising children– it’s about raising successful, Spirit-directed humans who have learned to collaborate, cooperate and thrive together.
I hope you can come to our once-a-year meeting on the 16th. Partake in the potato bar lunch, share with your fellow travelers, hear how we did and join the larger conversation of where we are going together as a spiritual community.
Blessings to you & yours,
Our service on March 9, 2014 - 9:30am
Start Where You Are:
The early service is an opportunity to attend a different kind of Service earlier on Sunday mornings. This Service is brief, just half an hour in length and will include prayer and a message and then lead into our regular fifteen-minute Sunday meditation.