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OCSL offers educational scholarships to support high school graduates and youth up to age 25 as they begin or continue college or career training. Scholarship funds are raised annually through individual donations and special events. Applicants are evaluated on their school performance, community service, and involvement with the OCSL community. Scholarship applications are now available and are due around June 30th. For information please contact Garnet McQuitty or call 707-422-7969.
NOW AVAILABLE: A scholarship qualifications list is now available for 2013 awards. Copies are located in the Sanctuary foyer or a PDF version is available at the Youth & Family site or one may be requested by contacting Garnet McQuitty.
Looking for a spiritual support group to develop a new relatioship with food. Your body, yourself, and with God so excess weight is no longer an issue? Join us for discussions, writing, meditations, and a supportive environment where we will do healing work together using guidelines from Marianne Williamson's book, A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. Meets starting April 6, and finishes July 27, 2013. To register, leave a message at 510.547.1979 ext. 353, or email email@example.com.
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"Living by Vision"
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Joan Steadman
8 Tuesday Evenings
April 30th-June 18th 7:00-10:00pm
Class Investment $200.00
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Required Text: "Life Visioning"
By Michael Bernard Beckwith
"Journey of the Mystic"
Facilitated by Susan Urquhart Brown, RScP
and Christopher Brown, RScP
6 Monday Evenings
May 13th-June 17th 7:00-10:00pm
Class Investment $150.00
Prerequisite for this class: Valid spiritual drivers license,
Leave your mind at the door.
Required Text:"Dissolving he Ego Realizing the Self"
By David Hawkins
Facilitated by Rev Eunice Chalfant
8 Tuesday Evenings
May 14th-July 2nd 7:00-10:00pm
Registration Investment: $25.00
Class Investment: Love Offering
Invest in this class, invest in yourself,
invest in your transformation!
- Yoga/Meditative Movement. Mondays: 6:30-8:00pm, $15
- Deeksha. Tuesdays: 12:00-1:00pm, FREE
- Montclair Weekenders.AA Closed Speaker Meeting:Sundays:5:00-6:00 PM
- Body work-Wellness Wednesdays. Every Wednesday 6-6:30pm & 7:30-8:30pm in the Sanctuary & Education Building. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By either sponsoring one Teen for $400.00 or pledging an amount for their Bowl-a-Thon. Each summer CSL Teens from all over the country meet together to learn powerful Science of Mind Principles. We have a goal to raise $3,000-Let's make it happen! Contact: Rev. Eunice Chalfant at email@example.com
Serve as an Usher or Greeter during the 1st or 2nd Service. Contact: Rev. Jescie France (510) 547-1979 ext. 350
The Media ministry is looking for several volunteers to join their team. Sign up today, contact Constance Chapman.
- Animal Ministry:
The Animal Ministry is receiving donations for the Oakland Animal Shelter, contact Bonnie Carpenter for more information.
This wonderful opportunity of sacred service is open to anyone who has taken the Announcer Training (offered 3-4 times/year), has some familiarity with the OCSL community, AND who feels Spirit's calling to do so. We invite and encourage people from our teen ministry, young adults from the Launching Pad, seasoned or recent members to the community, Practitioners and ministry leads to participate!
Once you’ve taken the Announcer Training, you can sign up using the sign up genius link. When you sign up, you are committing to announce at both the 9am and 11am Sunday services, and be there a half hour before each service. Please follow the written announcements while providing your personal style and making it fun. Remember that the OCSL community supports you and thanks you for this service.
You will receive an e-mail copy of the announcements before Sunday, be sure to keep your e-mail updated with the Administrative Office of the OCSL at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can receive the announcement.
Contact J. Bruce Daniels with any questions or concerns.
Ph: 510.547.1979 Ext. 311
J. Bruce Daniels-MA
Service is a wonderful way of expressing the Love of God in action - and helps you become more connected to our wonderful community. Service is transformative! Many of ministries are looking for people to join with them. Take a flyer from the Social Hall foyer of the Sanctuary or via the link below. Please place completed application(s) in the Sacred Service Mailbox located in the foyer of the Sanctuary behind accordion doors - please see ushers for assistance.
Download the Sacred Service Application here to get started!
- Wellness Wednesdays are Looking for Bodywork Practitioners!:
We are looking for certified and insured professional body workers who are interested in offering their gift to attendees of the Wednesday Oasis Service in exchange for donation-based fees and the opportunity to network and serve our community. There are open dates in December and beyond! Contact:Dawn Preisendorf at email@example.com
- Joy Choir is Holding Auditions:
Do you sing in your car, in the shower, or while working? Have you ever considered joining the Joy! Choir? we are holding auditions and welcome new voices. Please speak to, e-mail or call Helen Bernard Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.794.8744.
Programs & Special Events is looking for folks who like to have fun planning events. Looking for team leads for Logistics, product sales when a workshop is taking place. Registration before the workshop in the courtyard as well as the day of the workshop. We want to come together and vision for the highest for the Programs & Special Events Ministry. Please contact Lynne Carr-Sykes, RScP at 510-919-6376.
Contact: Antonia Cruz Ruiz for more information.
- Hosting Team for OCSL’s Special Speakers & Guest Musicians:
How would you like to meet and host musicians and speakers like Nadine Risha or Charles Holt, or Ester Nicholson (just to name a few) when these musicians and speakers come in to town? This is your opportunity to meet and get-to-know the wonderful artists and musicians who speak and perform at OCSL. Sign-up in the social hall or email Kathy Hosting Positions available: Hosting Team Leader & Hosting Team Support.
- Volunteers for OCSL Sunday Kitchen:
Serve in the kitchen on Sundays during each month. Contact Michael Miller at email@example.com.
- Media/CD Ministry Needs Volunteers: We have openings for volunteer service positions doing CD duplication or desk sales. Call Peter Gum at 510.381.5486 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We at OCSL dedicate our prayer and tithe for this month to The Temple of Light. Dr. Elma Lumsden and Rev. John Scott, Ministers. The Country we are praying for is Jamaica, West Indies.
2013 Centers for Spiritual Living
- United Centers for Spiritual Living (UCSL) and International Centers for Spiritual Living (ICSL) are now FULLY INTEGRATED - one organization... Centers for Spiritual Living!
- Dr. Kenn Gordon is our new spiritual leader.
- Dr. John Waterhouse is our new president.