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Expressing God's Love

J a n u a r y, F e b r u a r y, M a r c h 2 0 1 0

From Rev. Dr. Michele, Senior Minister Using Our Power for Good with Love and Integrity This is our theme for the year 2010. As we embark not only on a new year, but on a new decade as well, we will focus on the spiritual power of creation each of us uses. How, in the year 2010, will we use this power? As Religious Scientists, we know that the Law (the creative process) is completely neutral. It does not discern whether something is “good” or “bad;” it simply responds to whatever instructions it is given. At the level of Spirit, of course, everything planted in the Law is “good,” meaning it is life-affirming and imbued with Divine Love and all of Love’s offshoots such as Order, Peace, Harmony, Abundance, etc. As Ernest Holmes often wrote, “Love points the way and Law makes the way possible.” But at the human level, we have absolute dominion over how we use the Law. We can use it to create greater love, joy and abundance in, through and around our lives, or we can use it to create lack, sorrow and strife in, through and around our lives. The Law doesn’t discern, it only says yes. How about if we make 2010 the year that we consciously, deliberately and thoughtfully use this Power to create a world that uplifts and supports all of its inhabitants? I specifically chose the words “Love” and “Integrity” when I selected our annual theme. It is my personal commitment to make conscious choices of how I use the Law based on Love and Integrity, and it is my prayer that we all will choose to do this. For me, choosing to activate the Law based on Love means that I will more consciously consider whether my thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, values and actions support the highest good for myself as well as for others. If they do not, I will choose to think again.

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Something important to note here – I have learned in my travels through this life that it is much more loving (to myself as well as to others) for me to say an honest “no” than it is to say a dishonest “yes.” Thus, part of my commitment to come from Love at all times is to be a better discerner. This commitment takes me directly to Integrity – I love that word. It means so much to me, not the least of which is to be honest and authentic. It also means to have our outward actions in alignment with our inner beliefs. Said another way – it means to “walk the talk.” I commit to more fully “walking CLF welcomes the the talk” in 2010. A powerful following new memway this is showing up for me is bers to our spiritual in how I choose to treat my body commuity: temple as well as other beings Vickie Bradford on this planet. One of my spiriDeborah Covington tual beliefs is that my body is a house for my Divine Nature, and Andi Dice I now choose to treat it with James Eisaman greater respect through more Rick Leonard wholesome nourishment. Christa Lutz Another of my spiritual beliefs is that I am one with all Life, and I now choose to no longer support inhumane treatment and the killing of animals in the name of food. These commitments to use my Power for Good with Love and Integrity feel really wonderful to me, and I eagerly anticipate manifesting glorious things from this expanded consciousness. What does “Using Your Power for Good in Love and Integrity” look like for you? What commitments are you ready to make? What glorious things are you ready to experience? Let’s join together this year to make conscious choices to let Love and Integrity point the way while the Law automatically makes the way possible. Namasté,

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“I AM THERE WITH YOU...”

If life seems especially challenging just now, I’d like to share these thoughts with you.:

This is a great NEW YEAR and we remember that we

Perhaps God is telling us,

have the power to make it what we wish simply by our thoughts and words. The Universe always says “YES” to whatever we think, feel, fear, or wish. I speak from experience as I’ve tested all of these consciously or subconsciously as I’m sure many of you have, too. I am so grateful to Ernest Holmes for devoting his life to the study of developing the Faith and Philosophy of Science of Mind which we study in Religious Science churches. In the study of his text book in the Foundations Class, we learn formulas for handling challenges and how to use our Power to create our own Universe the way we wish it to be. Most of us searched a long time to find these, unless we were fortunate enough to have learned these answers as children.

“I am there with you to guide the way, my love is with you through the night and at the break of day! You are my children, my heirs, all that I have is thine! But only when you are ready to receive it... at the proper time. And when you tarry by the wayside, I will understand... patiently then, I will take your hand in mine, to lead you, not around, but through your next experience to help you discover that you, too are divine!”

God Bless You All, Dr. Peggy Conger, Staff Minister

UPCOMING CLASSES

Are you interested in answering life’s most difficult questions?

Register for the Mincks Educational Center winter 2010 classes today!

Are you seeking to discover how you fit into the overall plan of life?

Mental Yoga with DurgaMa - Mondays, 01/11-02/15

Are you looking to create a life full of meaning, purpose and fulfillment?

Journey of the Soul, Adventures in the Old Testament with Dr. Flo Dibblee - Tuesdays, 01/12-03/02

Do you understand the Law of Attraction?

Living as the Flow with Jan Parsons - Wednesdays, 01/13– 03/10

The classes offered at The Minks Educational Center will help you answer these and many more questions as you seek personal spiritual growth.

No Less than Greatness with Dr. Ann Williamson - Thursdays, 01/14-03/25 A Jumpstart in Life with Dr. Mitzi Lynton - Wednesdays, 01/20 & 01/27

Ernest Holmes in the Science of Mind states that “Man controls the course of his life---his success or failure, his health or sickness, his happiness, boredom, or misery—by mental processes which function according to a Universal Law... that we are all creating our own day to day experiences (each according to his or her understanding) by the forms and procession of our thoughts.” He further states “To hold one’s thought steadfastly to the constructive, to that which endures, and to the Truth, may not be easy in a rapidly changing world, but to the one who makes the attempt much is guaranteed.”

Foundations of Practical Spirituality with Dr. Michele Whittington - Wednesdays, 02/03-05/19 Journey of the Soul, Adventures in the New Testament with Dr. Flo Dibblee - Tuesdays, 03/23-05/08 A Jumpstart in Life with Dr. Mitzi Lynton - Wednesdays, 04/21 & 04/28 Class descriptions, registration forms and scholarship applications are available at CLF.

What kind of life do you want to create? You can create the life that you want to live and The Minks Educational Center can help you do it. The secret is revealed. See you in class……

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The Mincks Educational Center

TMEC’s winter courses support you in developing greater self-knowledge, opening up to a life of joy and abundance, and using the power of Love and Law to create the life and experiences you want. Our instructors are committed to teaching practical spiritual tools that are accessible to all.

We are excited to celebrate the successful Fall 2009 term and to especially congratulate all of the students who attended TMEC classes, sharing their love of learning and their openness to spiritual growth. The talent and gifts of our TMEC instructors combined with the energy and wisdom of our students adds up to the perfect, positive educational experience. For this we are truly grateful!

TMEC’s Board of Regents, guided by the love and wisdom of Education Minister, Rev. Dr. Bobbie Croddy and CLF’s Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington, is committed to offering a quality educational experience, regularly evaluating and improving our programs. To that end, we are pleased to welcome The Board’s newest member, Sue Sugar, R.Sc.P. Ms. Sugar brings a wealth of experience to the Regents, supporting the growth of TMEC to best serve the educational goals of our students.

TMEC’s Board of Regents is equally excited as 2010 gets underway! The Winter term class offerings include a variety of learning opportunities for those students who are new to Science of Mind as well as for students seeking advanced studies and deepened understanding. TMEC classes are grounded in the teachings of Science of Mind and support each student’s journey of revealing his or her own unique expression of the Divine. Religious Science founder, Ernest Holmes wrote in the Science of Mind Textbook (p.460):

As always, we welcome your feedback. Let us know how we can continue to best serve you. We look forward to seeing you in classes and to hearing from you throughout the year. Blessings, TMEC’s Board of Regents

“The greatest lesson we have to learn is the unity of Love and Law; the necessity of law in shaping a divine individuality and the necessity of experience in awakening to this divine individuality.”

Happy Birthday to the following CLF Active Members

02/01

Jan Parsons, R.Sc.P.

03/02

Kriste Steinberg, R.Sc.P.

02/01

Tammy Tucker

03/06

Jan Wethers

02/02

Rev. Mandira Simental

03/07

Lisa Miller-Hebert

01/02

Margie Danette Kendrick

02/06

Sara Bonfig

03/07

Kristina Kannarr

01/04

Michelle Washington

02/07

Russ Koon

03/08

Penny Lowry

01/05

Sharlene Celeskey, R.Sc.P.

02/09

Brenda White

03/09

Carol Long

01/06

Theresa Reddy

02/10

Philippe Cordero

03/14

Joy Peters

01/07

Bill Kremer

02/10

Jeanne McClard

03/16

Rick Leonard

01/08

Beva Chavez

02/12

Bette Tolnai

03/16

Dr. Cie Scott, R.Sc.P.

01/09

Tony Hogue

02/13

Connie Hayes

03/18

Vickie Bradford

01/10

Rev. Anthony Prado, R.Sc.P.

02/17

Cathy Jo Ellis

03/19

Lisa Lentz

01/11

Zak Lilly

02/17

Kathi Wilson

03/19

Richard Seeley

01/13

Sandra Daly

02/18

Rebecca Sowell

03/20

Rev. Janet Greenlee, R.Sc.P.

01/13

Mary Wiese

02/19

Russell Brydon

03/22

Beverly Ihinger

01/14

Stephen “Smitty” Schmidt

02/19

Betty Peterson

03/22

Victoria King

01/18

Linda Holly Ashburn

02/19

Greg Peterson

03/27

Billye Pearson

01/19

Renate Ellsworth

02/20

Vicky Andam

03/27

Karl Umland

01/22

Kym Boring

02/22

Dan Cox

03/28

Jennifer Rothstein

01/24

Paula Walker

02/23

Mary Jayne Hyde, R.Sc.P.

03/30

Kimberly Ashley

01/28

Victoria Gittlen

02/26

Lauretta Graham

03/30

Victoria Peterson-Brooks

02/27

Lynnette Baumgart

02/28

Mary McNabb, Practitioner-in-Residence

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MUSIC CORNER

CLF. They sang at the Orpheum Theater for the Arizona Interfaith concert, at the ThanksLIVING event at the Green Restaurant, and at the Celebration of Life for heart babies at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Choir has more performances at CLF planned for 2010! Be sure to be with us on February 14 and on Easter Sunday, April 4, when the Choir will present special music.

Happy New Year from the CLF Music Department! With 2009 and the Holidays behind us, we are looking forward to an amazing, abundant and harmonious 2010. Our very own One Voice of Love Choir (photo below) is performing more regularly, and not just at

I am extremely pleased and excited to report that on Thursday, March 11 - Sunday, March 14, my New Thought Musical “Holy Karaoke” will premiere at CLF. Writing and producing this musical has been a labor of love, so mark your calendar now and stay tuned for more information about this very special event. Finally, get ready for a revival of the mind, body and spirit at The New Thought Revival concert with the One Voice of Love Choir and many guest artists on May 22 right here at CLF. You won't want to miss it! Dr. Mark Broder, R.Sc.P. Music Ministry Director

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CLF’S BOARD REPORT

Our Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve services were amazing. The new sound system enhanced the wonderful music and message so not a word or note was missed. We are very grateful for our trained team of sound technicians overseen by sound wizard, Marie Cunningham. Trainings are offered regularly, so if you feel called to learn about all the knobs behind in the sound booth, sign up! They tell me it’s easier than it looks!

What an amazing and joyful experience I’ve had serving on the Board of Trustees as an appointee these past few months. I am now able to serve officially for three more years. Thank you CLF membership! CLF continues to operate in the financial black. The 2010 year budget is ready and the coming year promises, once again, to be filled with opportunities for personal growth, community service, fun and fellowship. Your ongoing generous support keeps our doors not only open but joyously inviting.

A new group of Practitioners will graduate this year. They are eager to begin serving their community. Stayed tuned.

We have returned to two services and are seeing a steady increase in attendance at both services. Our desire is to continue to see a steady and healthy increase in year-round attendance and we were blessed to welcome 39 new members into our congregation in 2009. Thank you for continuing to share our wonderful home with your friends and family. We are all blessed.

Our One Voice of Love choir, directed by Cerise Patron, continues to grow in membership and promises to bless us many times this year with inspirational music. There is always room for more voices. If you feel called to share your gift of song, talk with a choir member about how to get involved. In closing I want to express how blessed we are for the service given to CLF by our outgoing board members, Norma Velez and Jorge Suárez. Their conscientious and consistent service on your Board of Trustees these past three years has gifted CLF with wise council, financial oversight and insightful decision making. Thank you, both.

TREASURER’S REPORT 3rd Quarter 2009 Actual Jan - Sept Tithes and Contributions Other Operating Income

$253,080

Total Operating Income

$291,022

Less Total Operating Expenses

$284,221

Net Operating Gain or Loss

$6,801

Average Sunday Attendance

Blessings, Claudia Myers, Vice President Board of Trustees

$37,942

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Our Board of Trustees - effective January 1, 2010

Paula Walker, President Our Tithes went to:

Claudia Myers, Vice President ANTN, Emerson Institute, Sand Dollar Discovery House, Arizona Interfaith Movement, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, Flames of Faith Spiritual Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Positive Living Center, Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, Homeward Bound, American Heart Association, Spiritual Enrichment Center of Wildwood, The I AM Foundation, Wesley Harris, Valley of the Sun Y.M.C.A Strong Kids Campaign, Awakening Ways, Mary Manin Morrissey, Alpine Church of Spiritual Living, Sacramento Center of Spiritual Growth, TMEC, Spirit of Life Community Church of Religious Science, James Crowley, Cerise Patron, and Spiritual Center for Positive Living.

Debra Pope, Secretary Jan Parsons, Treasurer Fred Carroll, Member Michelle Davis, Member Bev Ihinger, Member Rev. Dr. Michele, ex-officio Member

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YOUTH MINISTRY

I would like to acknowledge Rev. Dr. Janet Greenlee, who gave her time and talents during 2009 as the Youth Coordinator. She wrote the teachers manual with bibliographies and facilitated the teachers’ workshop. She worked closely with the Birdiz and helped them create a meaningful classroom atmosphere and listened to what they wanted to accomplish. She also coordinated and recruited for the successful “Share Your Gifts” Sunday which is now a monthly happening. Thank you to all those who shared their gifts with our youth. She came up with future ideas for the program. Rev. Janet will be greatly missed, and we wish her well in her new Spiritual home.

Hard to believe we are starting a new year.

It was an exciting and fun year for the Youth Ministry. One of the most important accomplishments was our youth began to be involved with the community. The Birdiz (6th – 8th graders) completed a very successful pet supplies drive where they asked for pet supplies and food from our church community. Beginning in January, they began to work on a new drive called “Children to Children,” a national drive started by a teen. They will be collecting duffel bags, colored markers and pencils, journals and stuffed animals. The Unicorns (K-2) and Dragons (3-5) made personalized holiday ornaments and bookmarkers for the children at Sand Dollar. They learned how to use their talents to make a difference in their community.

I would like to thank all the teachers and volunteers who have made this a successful year. We had two annual events: the Spring Treasure Hunt and Fall Festival that was successful for the children due to the generous help of our teachers and youth volunteers. I thank Kerry Morgan for her service in the Nursery for these past years and welcome Nikki Nagle for being the new face in the Nursery. I feel truly blessed by all of you who contribute to this program.

We also saw the first performances of the youth choir called “Kids R Us”. They have performed several times throughout the year during second service and the Christmas Eve services. We send much love and gratitude to CLF Member Jayne Norris for turning this vision into reality.

Sincerely, Sharlene Celeskey, R.Sc.P. Youth Ministry Director

UPCOMING EVENTS JANUARY

Calling forth the I AM presence from within ourselves is profound and holy work, which can be beautifully supported in small circles of community.

Sunday, February 21, 1:00 pm Chili Cook-off with Rick Hendel More information to come.

Sunday, January 10, 9:00 am - Community Outreach Ministry Semi-Annual Blood Drive It’s time to roll up your sleeves for another Blood Drive at CLF. To reserve your special seat, please sign up at the counter at the bookstore. Remember giving blood can save as many as 5 lives! Donation Reminders: w Don’t forget your ID. w You cannot donate without it. w Hydrate! Drink plenty of water. w Eat a hearty, low fat meal before donating. The Blood Drive is sponsored by our Community Outreach Ministry.

SGCs have a singular purpose -- to facilitate and nurture individual spiritual growth. This is done by creating safe and sacred Circles of three to twelve people who meet midweek in a host’s home and discuss the spiritual principles and practices outlined in the previous Sunday’s message. Small, intimate settings that allow individuals to deepen into their understanding of spiritual principles, discuss how they can apply them in their lives and be supported through challenges are ideal environments for individual spiritual growth. For more information, please contact Rev. Colleen Schuerlein at 503-860-2049 or revcolleens@msn.com.

MARCH

Sunday, January 24 Freecycle – Recycle – After service. Come one, come all as our Community Outreach Ministry hosts another day of giving. We are open to receiving household items in good working order as early as Sunday, January 17, to be freecycled back to the friends and family of CLF on the 24th. All are welcome to participate.

Sunday, February 14 - Vow Renewal Ceremony During both Sunday services. We will be conducting a Ceremony to Renew Wedding or Commitment Vows for all of our married and committed couples. If you and your spouse/partner would like to renew the vows you made to each other in your wedding or commitment ceremony, please be with us in either service. You will be blessed!

FEBRUARY Spiritual Growth Circles Jesus said: When two or more are gathered, touching and agreeing, I AM in the midst of thee.

February 17-20, Smile for the Camera Life Touch will be on hand to take pictures for the next CLF Pictorial Directory. More information to come.

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Thursday, March 11 - Saturday, March 13 7:00 pm & Sunday, March 14, 3:00 pm matinee “Holy Karaoke” A New Thought Musical This heartwarming original musical will premiere at CLF so please mark your calendar now and stay tuned for more information about this special event! Written, produced and directed by Dr. Mark Broder, R.Sc.P. and Leading Heart Productions. Sunday, March 28 Palm Sunday & Rose Blessing Ceremony Both services. Join us as we prepare for Easter with our traditional Palm Sunday Rose Blessing Ceremony. Be sure to be a part of one of the most powerful and moving ceremonies we do. Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 pm Passover Seder Potluck Now a CLF tradition, Barry and Catherine Cohen will host a traditional Seder ceremony, with just a bit of a New Thought flair. This event is a potluck dinner, but there are some do’s and don’ts. So please pick up a list of acceptable foods. This is a nondairy meal.

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PRACTITIONER CORNER

awareness that we are One with this flow is to be at peace with all conflicts. By eliminating resistance, our desires are fulfilled and our experiences flow in alignment with Spirit. Affirming our oneness with God and God’s blessings helps us maintain this awareness.

Rev. Michele often refers to the five steps of Spiritual Mind Treatment. Each of the steps are important but one step, to me, gives particular leverage to the power of the Treatment: the Release. I was introduced to the Release Step through Rev. Michele’s Sunday services and in the Foundations class. But it was in my Practitioners studies, where we had in-depth discussions that made me appreciate this liberating and transformational process.

Affirming, or profoundly declaring our oneness with God and God’s blessings, we are telling Spirit, ‘I trust you.’ When our affirmation is strong and consistent enough, there is a shift in consciousness and release is achieved with less and less resistance. The more we do this, the stronger the faith, the better the release and the flow.

Release is the fifth step of Spiritual Mind Treatment, in which we make the statement that we trust Spirit and let go of any attachment to our Prayer Request. I have come to regard Release as a gateway to tremendous expansion and freedom. The more we are aware of what and where we can release, the more we can attain peace of mind and happiness.

Dr. Michael Beckwith said, ‘All spiritual growth, 100% of it is about releasing or eliminating rather than attaining something, because we are already It spiritually.’ Release is a positive life-affirming, liberating cycle that feeds itself for our Highest Good. It goes from affirmation of oneness with God, to faith, to trust, and then to peace.

Letting go is extremely vital, whether we are meeting goals or working through negative experiences. However, releasing is not easy. If we choose to make things happen forcefully and meet obstacles, frustration sets in. This is resistance. Resistance is like a dam holding water back. The water is the flow of God’s blessings as love, peace, harmony beauty and truth. Our

Rev. Anthony Prado, R.Sc.P.

BE IN JOY - FIRST

attraction. Like attracts like! The energy of Joy attracts energy of Joy!

Difficult times are the greatest opportunities in disguise. When we face difficult times we have to put in determined work to get ourselves into Joy. But, when you can get yourself into Joy despite what is happening around you, your life must change - it's the law!

Do whatever it takes to find your Joy, and then keep yourself in it no matter what. Keep ramping up your level of Joy every day. There is no limit to the levels of Joy you can reach. You will see change to the degree of Joy that you can attain and maintain. Once you get yourself in Joy it is easy to maintain it, because your emanation of Joy attracts more Joy. The law of attraction will continually send you more feelings of Joy.

In addition, as you become Joy in difficult times you are becoming the master of your emotions, the master of your life, and the master of the law of attraction. Difficult times are your greatest opportunity to practice yourself into Joy. Of course if your life is going along swimmingly then it is very easy to be in Joy. During those times your Joy is most likely a reaction to the good times. But the magnificence and the power that you really have within you will be seen when you can be in Joy during difficult times. It is then that you will see the true power that you have within you, because as you hold to Joy, you will shift all the energies of the Universe, and your life and your world will change.

You cannot criticize or blame or complain when you are in Joy. You cannot be afraid when you are in Joy. You cannot harm another when you are in Joy. Negativity cannot reach you when you are in Joy. When you are in Joy you are compassionate, considerate and caring. When you are in Joy you love others and appreciate everything. When you are in Joy you are in love with the world, and the Universe is in love with you.

You have the power within you to change everything by putting yourself in Joy. You can change everything easily by becoming Joy first! And nothing can change until you get yourself in Joy, because that is the law of

Be in Joy. Seek it with all of your heart, and you will find it. May the Joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne - The Secret 9


VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER

This quarter we are proud to recognize Bill Kremer as our Volunteer of the Quarter. He has truly become a necessity to the smooth operations of CLF. Although he is a part-time

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Is our Photography Coordinator and has taken hundreds of our pictures at various events

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Is one of our assistant sound technicians

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Replaced the sprinkler system on the front lawn

employee, we assure you, he has never been paid enough to cover not only the untold hours he has contributed to CLF but

The list could go on and on! Please join us in congratulating

the thousands of dollars he has saved us thanks to his knowl-

our newest Volunteer of the Quarter, Bill Kremer!

edge and expertise when it comes to fixing, replacing and repairing just about any problem we have encountered. Here is just a small example of the many ways Bill has served CLF: l

Saved us money in labor by installing a new AC/Heating unit over the Lending Library

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Maintains all 9 AC/Heating units

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Prepared and painted the Meditation Garden

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Installed the new awning in the Meditation Garden

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Installed all the plaques on the Celebration of Life wall in the Meditation Garden

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Installed the new lighting fixtures over the dance floor in the Holmes Hall

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Installed the new speakers in the Sanctuary (feeding wires through the ceiling)

JAN’S CORNER Quote from I Corinthians 13:4 Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Three New uses for Baking Soda: l. Throw a pinch into potatoes while mashing to make them fluffier. 2. Shine silver with a mixture of three parts baking soda and one part water. 3. Wash fresh vegetables in cold water with 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda to get them extra clean.

Green Bean Salad Serves 8 Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

Green beans: 2 pounds green beans, trimmed 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/3 cup dried cranberries 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 ounces Parmesan, shaved

1. Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Drizzle in the olive oil, whisking continuously until dressing is emulsified. Add chives, set aside. 2. Green Beans: Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add beans; simmer 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; place in serving bowl. Toss with vinaigrette dressing. 3. Heat the oil in a medium -size skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, cranberries and garlic. Cook about 6 minutes or until softened. Pour over beans and toss. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve. 198 calories per serving ; 14 gram fat(3g sat.); 6 g protein; 14 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 333 mg sodium; 9 mg cholesterol.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (Cont.) WORKSHOPS Saturday, January 23, 9:00 am –Moving beyond the triggers and blind spots of your Personality Type Workshop with Linda Frazee and Jaye Andres Step into Freedom! Triggers are those things that “set us off” into reactivity. They prevent us from responding to situations in a present, balanced manner. Each Enneagram Type, because of their particular world view, is predisposed to certain triggers. Intricately tied up with triggers are blind spots – those challenging things that others see about us but we don’t. Both triggers and blind spots keep us from leading a full, free and rich life. In this highly experiential workshop you will learn to:

Childcare will be provided on a love offering basis if you let us know by Sunday, January 24. A child care sign up sheet is on the counter in the bookstore.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY DONATION DRIVE

Saturday, February 6, 9:00 am – The Power of Wings & Connections Enneagram Workshop with Linda Frazee and Jaye Andres

To participate, please bring to CLF a new (smoke, perfume, and dust free) stuffed animal and/or original “Ty” brand Beanie Baby, with tags still intact, by Sunday, March 28, so they can be blessing during Sunday Service and delivered to the children to enjoy at Easter. This drive benefits the children at Maricopa County Hospital’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Tapping your Resources: Part of the power of the Enneagram is how it accounts for the dynamic nature of human behavior. There is great variability within Type due to the way we move around our Personality Matrix (i.e. the home place, wings and connections). “Tapping your Resources” is designed for those who know their Enneagram Style and want to take the next step into a fuller, richer, freer life. You will learn: w How your habitual patterns of movement within your matrix are helping or hindering you

w Recognize your physical cues of being triggered

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w Respond from conscious choice rather than unconscious reactivity

w How to draw on the strengths of both your wings and connections to consciously create what you desire

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Be present and engaged in life

w Shine the light on your blind spots and move into your strengths Join us in this powerful exploration. Cost: $25 Contact: Jaye@personalityfilters.com 480-580-6810 or Linda@personalityfilters.com 480-657-9614

Sunday, January 31, 1:00 pm - Prosperity Plus Workshop with Rev. Edwene Gaines (Potluck prior to workshop) If you are ready to learn and practice the principles of true prosperity, this workshop will answer your questions and inspire you to act. Edwene Gaines has made a 100% commitment to the transformation of the abundance consciousness of Planet Earth. An Ordained Unity minister, she shares with humor and joy the four spiritual principles of prosperity… w w w w

Finding your Divine Purpose Forgiveness and Worthiness Tithing and Giving Setting Clearcut Goals

Edwene guarantees that this event will change your life…if you are teachable. This workshop is offered on a love offering basis!

Which numbers you over - or under - utilize

Join us in this transformative, interactive workshop. Cost: $25 Contact: Jaye@personalityfilters.com 480-580-6810 or Linda@personalityfilters.com 480-657-9614 Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Conflict Resolution Tools for Couples Workshop with Mike Speakman “Simply having an agreement about how to argue is key to marital survival.” –Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence Topics: -Understanding the 2 Main Types of Conflicts w Type A -Philosophical w Type B -Behavioral -Resolving Type A Conflicts Instantly w Using the Standard Tool w Developing Your Own Personal Tool -Resolving Type B Conflicts Sooner (With New Tools) w Peaceful Arguing w Dealing with Anger Cost $15 person or $25 a couple. Pre-registration required: Call 480.824.7239 Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fearless Living with Rhonda Britten More information to come.

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Warm & Fuzzies Drive - Beginning March 1

MEMBERSHIP MEETING Annual Membership Meeting Sunday, February 28 - 1:00 pm

ONGOING GROUPS AND MEETINGS Centering in Spirit Service with CLF’s Practitioners 1st Wednesday of each month - 7:00pm An Evening with Rick & Greg 2nd Tuesday of each month - 7:00pm Community Outreach Ministry Meeting 2nd Sunday of each month - 12:30pm Youth Ministry Meeting 3rd Sunday of each month - 12:30pm

“Today, more than ever before, our life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” Dalai Lama


Minister Intern

Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington Rev. Dr. Peggy Conger Rev. Dr. Roberta Croddy Rev. Dr. Mitzi Lynton Rev. Dr. Leonard Mincks Rev. Dr. Teddie Mincks Lonnie Whittington, R.Sc.P.

602-906-4080 602-993-8987 602-997-0682 602-769-5939 480-659-6175 480-659-6175 602-264-2283

Book Store Manager Business & Finance Mgr. Community Free Night Coord Educ. Coordinator & Registrar Event & Property Manager Floral Arrangements Historian Lending Librarians

Board of Trustees President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Member Member Member Ex-Officio Member Ex-Officio Member

Paula Walker Claudia Myers Debra Pope Jan Parsons, R.Sc.P. Fred Carroll Michelle Davis Beverly Ihinger Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington Rev. Dr. Leonard Mincks

602-684-3430 602-323-4817 602-274-7584 602-689-9714 623-815-1180 602-690-3251 602-788-8496 602-906-4080 480-659-6175

Newsletter Editor Photography Coordinator Property Assistant Receptionist Sound Technician Assistant Sound Technician Assistant Sound Technician Assistant Sound Technician Assistant Sound Technician Volunteer Coordinator Wedding Coordinator

Dr. Mark Broder, R.Sc.P. Rev. Dr. Peggy Conger Rev. Dr. Roberta Croddy Rev. Dr. Jerry DeShazo Laura Jesmer, R.Sc.P. Rev. Anthony Prado, R.Sc.P. Sue Sugar, R.Sc.P. Rev. Dr. Michele Whittington

602-466-1773 602-993-8987 602-997-0682 602-996-5055 480-239-1509 602-321-9888 602-291-6466 602-906-4080

Senior Minister Staff Minister Education Minister Cong. Care Minister Ministers Emeritus

Board of Regents

Active Licensed Professional Practitioners Dr. Mark Broder, R.Sc.P. Sharlene Celeskey, R.Sc.P. Cindy Farrimond, R.Sc.P. John Halliburton, R.Sc.P. Mary Harrison, R.Sc.P., Director Mary Jayne Hyde, R.Sc.P. Laura Jesmer, R.Sc.P. Karen Nestor, R.Sc.P. Jan Parsons, R.Sc.P. Ron Peer, R.Sc.P. Rev. Anthony Prado, R.Sc.P. Carrie Sherman, R.Sc.P. Kriste Steinberg, R.Sc.P. Jorge Suรกrez, R.Sc.P. Sue Sugar, R.Sc.P. Lonnie Whittington, R.Sc.P. Rev. Dr. Ann Williamson, R.Sc.P.

602-466-1773 602-388-4016 602-503-7407 602-788-7252 602-712-0754 480-229-2210 480-239-1509 602-380-3916 602-689-9714 602-920-3296 602-321-9888 602-246-4076 623-582-0528 602-465-6922 602-291-6466 602-264-2283 480-330-1933

Practitioners-in-Residence Awilda Crespo, R.Sc.P. Mary McNabb, R.Sc.P.

602-540-8820 623-842-0568

Practitioner Intern Bonita Russell

602-799-6285

New Member Orientations

Jean Johnson Deborah Covington Tom Vickery Mary Harrison, R.Sc.P. Tammy Tucker Rick Hendel Joy Peters Henry Hamer Rose Duncan Lonnie Whittington, R.Sc.P. Bill Kremer Bill Kremer Mary White Marie Cunningham Bill Kremer Lisa Lentz Tracy Morris Jayne Norris Tammy Tucker Tammy Tucker

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Bette Tolnai (position available) Beverly Ihinger Meredith McComish

602-279-1354 602-788-8496 480-580-5437

Music Director Choir Director

Mark Broder, R.Sc.P. Cerise Patron

602-466-1773 480-228-2248

New Thought Theatre

Jan Wethers

602-604-1850

Youth Director

Sharlene Celeskey, R.Sc.P.

602-388-4016

Ministries Ministry Coordinator Community InReach Community Outreach

Affiliated New Thought Network

Creative Living Fellowship

6530 N. 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014-1202

Phone Fax

602-906-4080 602-906-4991

Dr. Michele

revmichele@creativelivingfellowship.com

Office Staff

clfadmin@creativelivingfellowship.com

Web Sites

www.creativelivingfellowship.com www.clfweddings.com www.tmecclasses.com

Arizona InterFaith Movement

HOLIDAYS

Thursday, January 7, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday, April 10, 9:00 am - noon

January 1st New Year's Day (Fri)

Thursday, July 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

January 18th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Mon)

Saturday, October 9, 9:00 am - noon

January 21st Ernest Holmes Birthday (Thu)

Creative Living Fellowship lovingly invites you to be a member of our spiritual community. While we invite anyone interested in learning about CLF to attend an Orientation with no obligation to join, attendance at an Orientation is a requirement of membership. Becoming a member means that you desire to connect at a deeper level than can be achieved by merely attending services and participating in activities. It means having a sense of sweet unity and connection that comes with belonging.

February 14th Valentine's Day (Sun) February 15th Presidents' Day (Mon) March 17th St. Patrick's Day (Wed) March 28th Palm Sunday (Sun)

Creative Living Fellowship - Newsletter 01/10  

The quarterly newsletter of Creative Living Fellowship - a New Thought Church.