Service Time & Topics
The Oakland Center for Spiritual Living is a diverse, inclusive community of people seeking to realize our highest Truth and live our full spiritual potential. Based on spiritual principle, we support ourselves and each other by being a place where love, joy, beauty and the fullness of life are nourished and nurtured.
Through the teaching and practice of the Principles of Science of Mind and other New Thought / Ancient Wisdom teachings, we provide a place to learn philosophical and practical tools, and to practice personal and global transformation.
Our Center for Spiritual Living is a place for people to explore and expand their experience of their own spiritual nature. By educating and empowering people to rediscover and embody the nature and power of their own divinity, The Center encourages an expanded experience of wellness for all who seek that experience.
- Meditation at 10:00 a.m.
- Service at 10:30 a.m.
- Fellowship ~ Social Hall at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning – Youth & Family
10:30 a.m.—11:45 a.m.
- Nursery Care (0-3 years)
- Youth Classes (4—12 years)
- Teen Group
Wednesday Evening “Oasis” Service
- Meditation at 6:30 p.m.
- Service at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday Services!
Music, a message, good company and food and fellowship after service all contribute to our Sunday morning celebration services. Join us at 10:00 a.m. for mediation. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.
2017 Monthly Topics and Inspirations
January – Spiritual Living
As we learn and practice our philosophy, the Science of Mind, we live principle-centered, Spirit-led lives and turn to our principles for guidance in all moments and all areas of our lives.
February – Spiritual Living as Diversity and Inclusivity
We value, embrace and celebrate the individual uniqueness and contribution of all people as they express through differences of gender, ethnicity, culture, history, experience, talents and sexual orientation.
March – Spiritual Living through Education and Continuous Improvement
We walk a path of awakening, growth and spiritual deepening through classes, workshops, seminars and spiritual practices that allow us to embrace education as a lifelong endeavor. We consistently welcome more and more of the Divine Nature to be realized within us and revealed through our relationships, our decisions and our contributions to the world.
April – Spiritual Living through Transformation and Evolution
We do deep inner personal work of self-discovery and healing to reveal the greater truth of our divinity, wholeness and freedom.
May – Spiritual Living through Creativity
We allow the ongoing activity of Spirit into our hearts, minds and activities to bring forth new forms and expressions to inspire and guide.
June – Accountability
We account for our activities, disclose them in a transparent manner and accept responsibility for our actions and the obligations entrusted to us.
July – Open Communication
We communicate openly with each other in an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion.
August – Love, Compassion and Caring
We embrace Love as the Self-Givingness of God to all creation, moving through us into expression as compassion, caring, mutual respect and kindness. We express interest in and support for the well-being of ourselves and others. We express unconditional love when observing the suffering of others and do what we can to give aid and show compassion.
September – Community Service
We dedicate our time, talent, treasure and expertise to the healthy and joyful evolution of our spiritual community, the community in which we live and the greater community of the world.
October – Financial Health and Prosperity
We express order and balance in our finances and experience optimal financial well-being. Through the richness of our teaching and its application, we value the principle of abundance and its expression as
prosperity as a means to provide resources to empower our personal and collective vision.
November – Love as Safety
We create a community-wide climate conducive to honest reflection and deep and direct communication.
December – Integrity
We embrace the quality of being honest and strive to let our inner convictions match our outer actions. We express wholeness, honesty and fairness in our relationships and activities.
Wednesday Evening Service
A smaller, more intimate gathering, our Wednesday evening Oasis starts with meditation at 6:30 p.m., then continues with service from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.
“First Wednesday” of each month is currently a “satsang” – style service, which is an hour of informal conversation about spiritual perspective with our senior minister Reverend Jeffrey.
Any other Wednesday evening you will find good company, music, an inspirational message and perhaps most importantly a place to come mid-week, to rest and reflect check in with your own heart, mind and soul.
It’s the perfect mid-week pause in our busy lives!
Guest Speaker Dates to Remember
January 28, 2017 – Practitioner Sunday
February 26, 2017 – Rev. FranCione
March 19 – Gregg Levoy – www.gregglevoy.com
April 30, 2017 – Youth and Family Ministry/Teen Sunday
May 14, 2017 – Rev. Savanna Riker
June 25 – Rev. Margaret Stortz
July 16, 2017 – David Goldberg (SOM magazine publisher)
July 30, 2017 – Teen Sunday
August 20 or 27, 2017 – TBA
September 24, 2017 – TBA
October 29, 2017 – Teen Sunday
November 19, 2017 – Rev. Geri Carder
December 17, 2017 – TBA