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“There is a power for good that is greater
than you are and you can use it.”
– Ernest Holmes
The Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham is an inclusive community offering Sunday
Celebration services, youth programs, nursery care for our wee ones, classes and
groups, Prayer Practitioners, social activities and a bookstore in support of your
spiritual path and practice. We teach and practice affirmative prayer and positive
thinking for prosperous, healthy, happy living. We recognize our divine nature
and understand that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience.
Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham is supported entirely by the
members and friends who give generously of their time, talent
and treasure to keep this wonderful community thriving.
The best way to get ‘connected’ at Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham
is to offer your gifts of service! Opportunities are always available.
Contact the Center office for more information, 360.734.4160.
If you’re here for the first time… Welcome!
Please come back. We’d love to get to know you.
Please join us after service for coffee and conversation.
Hearing
Assistance
Available
Stay Connected with the
Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham
www.csl-bellingham.org
Podcasts on Our Website
Find us on Facebook
This facility is equipped
with a hearing assistance
system. Please ask one of
our greeters for a receiver.
WiFi Available
Access: Sanctuary
Password: and so it is
(including spaces)
www.facebook.com/CenterForSpiritualLivingBellingham
Thank you for joining our Celebration today.
We are honored by your presence.
We are an inclusive and affirming community
offering spiritual tools to transform
our personal lives and make
the world a better place.
Early Service
9:30–10:00 am
Meditation
10:00–10:15am
Celebration Service
10:30am
Ministerial Team
Dr. Andrea Asebedo
Senior Minister
Rev. Erin Marie Szymanski
Staff Minister
Rev. Colleen MacGilchrist
Minister Emeritus
Member, Centers for Spiritual Living
Welcome!
Awakening Humanity
to its Spiritual
Magnificence
Early Service
9:30–10:00 am
Welcome and Opening Prayer
Message
Offertory and Closing
Our Ministers
Dr. Andrea Asebedo
Senior Minister
An experienced minister as well as a lifelong learner,
Dr. Andrea is a continuing student of Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Thich Nhat Hanh, and many other wise teachers. She is
a storyteller, a poet, a fabulous cook, and Zen meditator.
Dr. Andrea is also a licensed marriage and family therapist,
specializing in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Meditation
10:00–10:15 am
Celebration Service
10:30 am
Rev. Donna Smith
Staff Minister
Rev. Donna Smith brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and
compassion to our spiritual community after having served over
32 years in the military. Donna is a teacher, healer and revealer
of Spiritual Truth. Donna is partnered with Ann and together
they have been fostering horses for Skagit County since 2010.
Opening Songs
Please greet your neighbors
Children’s Song
Welcome
Meditation Song and Prayer
Special Music
Rev. Erin Marie Szymanski
Staff Minister
Rev. Ski, as she is affectionately known, is our newest staff minister.
She holds a Master of Divinity degree and has been a professional
Board Certified Chaplain for several years. Erin Marie began studying
Science of Mind under Dr. Andrea Asebedo in 2006. Having affiliated
in 2013 as a Center for Spiritual Living Minister, she was called to
serve our spiritual community. Rev. Erin Marie offers support during
both sacred and challenging times. She and her partner Ace, RScP,
passionately serve as Youth Advisors for teens in our Center.
Message
Offertory
Announcements
Closing Song
Rev. Colleen MacGilchrist
Minister Emeritus
Rev. Colleen is the founding minister of the
Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham and served as
Senior Minister here for ten years. She resides on Lummi
Island with her husband, Bob, and cat Luna.
OUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Love Offerings gratefully accepted.
SHABBAT SERVICES ~ Every Second Friday of the month at 7
PM there is a Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Marti Leviel.
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE ~Meet the third Friday of
the month at 7 PM.
DIKSHA ~ Sunday, Feb 8, at 3 PM in the Office.
TESLAGI MOVING MEDITATION ~ With Joe Asebedo and we
would love you to join him - every Tuesday at 7 AM.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:
LEARN TO TAP DANCE FOR VITALITY & FUN ~Fridays
from 10:30-11:30 AM with Lynnette Allen for a six-week
Beginner's class. Donation is $10/class.
YOGA FOR ACTIVE ELDERS~ Wednesdays from 10:0011:00 AM with Sara Todd. Drop-in rate is $12 per class.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Next Session Wednesday 2/11 @ 6 PM
Dr. Andrea and Heidi Ruth will be offering a grief support group for
those who have lost important people in their experience. Each
session will include a brief educational component about the nature
of grief and how to work with it and a discussion component where
group members will be able to share their own experiences. The
sessions will be from 6:00-7:30 PM. Our 2/11 session will be on
stages of grief, and we hope you can come.
Mutual support and recognition are key aspects of this offering.
There is no charge for the sessions although a love offering is
appreciated.
YOUNG ADULTS GATHERING – This month we will be
joining the “Awakening Spontaneity” workshop as guests for the
evening. Bring a friend – should be fun!
February – The Longing
Sunday, February 1, 2015
9:30 The Invitation
10:30 Passion for Awakening
Practitioner of the Day – Jacqui MacConnell
Board Member of the Day – Marti Leviel
Dr. Andrea Asebedo
AWAKENING THE SPONTANEITY WITHIN
A Workshop Designed to Help You
Have Fun, Inspire Your Creativity and Think on Your Feet
This Friday, February 6th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
You are invited to have fun, learn how to think on
your feet and connect in a community with Sheila
Goldsmith, Dr. Andrea and others in a creative
improvisational evening! Tuition is $12 for adults,
children and young adults are free! Come play with
us and learn something too! For information call
Sheila (360) 756-0756.
A NEW MEMBER INTEREST MEETING
Next Sunday, February 8 @ Noon
We invite you to come to a one-hour
informational meeting about our Center on
Sunday, February 8, if you are interested in
exploring what becoming a member means
for our spiritual community. Attendance at
the meeting is not a commitment to
membership but it is a requirement for those wishing to make that
commitment! We would love you to come!
FEBRUARY COMMUNITY MEAL & TED TALK
UPDATED TIME! NOON – 2 PM
We have changed the time of our community meal,
and we hope you will come and share! You are invited to share a
potluck dish and view one of the many wonderful TED talks we will
be airing, followed by a table discussion. Our potluck lunch/viewing
starts at Noon and will end at 2 PM. Bring a dish that serves 8-10,
and help the environment by bringing your own plate & silverware
too! Coffee, tea and water on us! Hope you can join us!
A DAY OF MINDFULNESS
“Present Moment, Beautiful Moment”
This Saturday, February 7 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This Day of Mindfulness is an opportunity to explore and
experience a sampling of mindfulness and meditation practices to
support your daily spiritual practice. It is powerful to sit in
meditation as a community and consciously connect with others,
learning and growing together. Practitioner Ronna Biggs will lead
the day, and you will have the opportunity to learn more about
silent/sitting meditation, listening meditation, eating mindfully,
body scanning and walking meditation, and how these practices
cultivate present-moment awareness.
Participants should bring a blanket or yoga mat. Also, if you prefer
to sit on a zafu or bench for sitting meditation, please feel free to
bring one; otherwise, chairs are provided. Please dress in layers as
we’ll be inside and outside for certain practices, rain or shine.
Please bring your own lunch; water and hot water for tea will be
provided.
This Day of Mindfulness is this Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at the Center. The cost for the workshop is $15 and participants
may sign up at the Ask Me! Desk. Namasté!
THE DAY OF HEALING
Saturday, February 21 from 10-2
Give yourself a restorative gift of mind/body/spirit
healing by signing up for an hour and a half of energy,
body and spiritual healing modalities. All of the very gifted healers
present that day have donated their services to provide you with an
amazing experience of peace, energy and light.
Because spaces are limited, pre-registration is an absolute must!
You will receive a time slot for your healing experience when you
register. Registration is only $50. We encourage you to pay as soon
as you have decided to attend to guarantee you have a space that
works with your schedule!
THE DAY OF HEALING VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
We are also looking for “angels” to help us make
everyone feel comfortable, welcome and supported the
day of the event. A sign-up that has the opportunities to serve is
available at the Ask Me! desk today. Thank you for supporting this
lovely event!
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Board of Trustees:
Marnie Ross - [email protected]
Elaine Cress - [email protected]
Vickie Seward - [email protected]
Joanne Allison - [email protected]
Phillip Flores - [email protected]
Marti Leviel – [email protected]
Practitioner Core:
Terrie Dupuis – [email protected]
Shila Moa - [email protected]
Ace Clemens - [email protected]
Ronna Biggs - [email protected]
Kit Zinn – [email protected]
Jacqui MacConnell – [email protected]
A DAY OF MINDFULNESS
“Present Moment, Beautiful Moment”
This Saturday, February 7 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This Day of Mindfulness is an opportunity to explore and
experience a sampling of mindfulness and meditation practices to
support your daily spiritual practice. It is powerful to sit in
meditation as a community and consciously connect with others,
learning and growing together. Practitioner Ronna Biggs will lead
the day, and you will have the opportunity to learn more about
silent/sitting meditation, listening meditation, eating mindfully,
body scanning and walking meditation, and how these practices
cultivate present-moment awareness.
Participants should bring a blanket or yoga mat. Also, if you prefer
to sit on a zafu or bench for sitting meditation, please feel free to
bring one; otherwise, chairs are provided. Please dress in layers as
we’ll be inside and outside for certain practices, rain or shine.
Please bring your own lunch; water and hot water for tea will be
provided.
This Day of Mindfulness is this Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at the Center. The cost for the workshop is $15 and participants
may sign up at the Ask Me! Desk. Namasté!
THE DAY OF HEALING
Saturday, February 21 from 10-2
Give yourself a restorative gift of mind/body/spirit
healing by signing up for an hour and a half of energy,
body and spiritual healing modalities. All of the very gifted healers
present that day have donated their services to provide you with an
amazing experience of peace, energy and light.
Because spaces are limited, pre-registration is an absolute must!
You will receive a time slot for your healing experience when you
register. Registration is only $50. We encourage you to pay as soon
as you have decided to attend to guarantee you have a space that
works with your schedule!
THE DAY OF HEALING VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
We are also looking for “angels” to help us make
everyone feel comfortable, welcome and supported the
day of the event. A sign-up that has the opportunities to serve is
available at the Ask Me! desk today. Thank you for supporting this
lovely event!
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Board of Trustees:
Marnie Ross - [email protected]
Elaine Cress - [email protected]
Vickie Seward - [email protected]
Joanne Allison - [email protected]
Phillip Flores - [email protected]
Marti Leviel – [email protected]
Practitioner Core:
Terrie Dupuis – [email protected]
Shila Moa - [email protected]
Ace Clemens - [email protected]
Ronna Biggs - [email protected]
Kit Zinn – [email protected]
Jacqui MacConnell – [email protected]
OUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Love Offerings gratefully accepted.
SHABBAT SERVICES ~ Every Second Friday of the month at 7
PM there is a Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Marti Leviel.
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE ~Meet the third Friday of
the month at 7 PM.
DIKSHA ~ Sunday, Feb 8, at 3 PM in the Office.
TESLAGI MOVING MEDITATION ~ With Joe Asebedo and we
would love you to join him - every Tuesday at 7 AM.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:
LEARN TO TAP DANCE FOR VITALITY & FUN ~Fridays
from 10:30-11:30 AM with Lynnette Allen for a six-week
Beginner's class. Donation is $10/class.
YOGA FOR ACTIVE ELDERS~ Wednesdays from 10:0011:00 AM with Sara Todd. Drop-in rate is $12 per class.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Next Session Wednesday 2/11 @ 6 PM
Dr. Andrea and Heidi Ruth will be offering a grief support group for
those who have lost important people in their experience. Each
session will include a brief educational component about the nature
of grief and how to work with it and a discussion component where
group members will be able to share their own experiences. The
sessions will be from 6:00-7:30 PM. Our 2/11 session will be on
stages of grief, and we hope you can come.
Mutual support and recognition are key aspects of this offering.
There is no charge for the sessions although a love offering is
appreciated.
YOUNG ADULTS GATHERING – This month we will be
joining the “Awakening Spontaneity” workshop as guests for the
evening. Bring a friend – should be fun!
February – The Longing
Sunday, February 1, 2015
9:30 The Invitation
10:30 Passion for Awakening
Practitioner of the Day – Jacqui MacConnell
Board Member of the Day – Marti Leviel
Dr. Andrea Asebedo
AWAKENING THE SPONTANEITY WITHIN
A Workshop Designed to Help You
Have Fun, Inspire Your Creativity and Think on Your Feet
This Friday, February 6th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
You are invited to have fun, learn how to think on
your feet and connect in a community with Sheila
Goldsmith, Dr. Andrea and others in a creative
improvisational evening! Tuition is $12 for adults,
children and young adults are free! Come play with
us and learn something too! For information call
Sheila (360) 756-0756.
A NEW MEMBER INTEREST MEETING
Next Sunday, February 8 @ Noon
We invite you to come to a one-hour
informational meeting about our Center on
Sunday, February 8, if you are interested in
exploring what becoming a member means
for our spiritual community. Attendance at
the meeting is not a commitment to
membership but it is a requirement for those wishing to make that
commitment! We would love you to come!
FEBRUARY COMMUNITY MEAL & TED TALK
UPDATED TIME! NOON – 2 PM
We have changed the time of our community meal,
and we hope you will come and share! You are invited to share a
potluck dish and view one of the many wonderful TED talks we will
be airing, followed by a table discussion. Our potluck lunch/viewing
starts at Noon and will end at 2 PM. Bring a dish that serves 8-10,
and help the environment by bringing your own plate & silverware
too! Coffee, tea and water on us! Hope you can join us!
Silent Auction Benefit
and Tapas Bar
Silent Auction Benefit
and Tapas Bar
For the CSL Annual Women’s Retreat
The Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island
For the CSL Annual Women’s Retreat
The Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island
What is it?
This is an Art Auction to benefit the Annual Women’s Retreat led by
Dr. Andrea Asebedo and Rev. Sue MillerBorn (CSL Redding).
There will be beautiful art that folks have created or that they are ready
to pass on. There will be appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages, with
conversation and music to round out the evening. The auction will be
held at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd,
Bellingham on March 7, 2015, at 6:00. Admission is $20/person.
What is it?
This is an Art Auction to benefit the Annual Women’s Retreat led by
Dr. Andrea Asebedo and Rev. Sue MillerBorn (CSL Redding).
There will be beautiful art that folks have created or that they are ready
to pass on. There will be appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages, with
conversation and music to round out the evening. The auction will be
held at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd,
Bellingham on March 7, 2015, at 6:00. Admission is $20/person.
Why a Benefit?
For the 3 1/2 years that Dr. Andrea has been at the Bellingham CSL,
she and Rev. Sue MillerBorn have offered a women’s retreat. They
have been offering retreats together for over 20 years! The Institute
Why a Benefit?
For the 3 1/2 years that Dr. Andrea has been at the Bellingham CSL,
she and Rev. Sue MillerBorn have offered a women’s retreat. They
have been offering retreats together for over 20 years! The Institute
and its grounds beautifully complement the retreat with gorgeous
surroundings and nutritious, delicious homegrown food. A
labyrinth and a beautiful meeting space complete the picture. Our
experience at this retreat was rich due to the participants, the
leaders, and the surroundings. Last year, expenses were greater
than receipts so the Women’s Retreat Planning Committee was
formed to raise additional funds to ensure that the retreats can
continue.
and its grounds beautifully complement the retreat with gorgeous
surroundings and nutritious, delicious homegrown food. A
labyrinth and a beautiful meeting space complete the picture. Our
experience at this retreat was rich due to the participants, the
leaders, and the surroundings. Last year, expenses were greater
than receipts so the Women’s Retreat Planning Committee was
formed to raise additional funds to ensure that the retreats can
continue.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
What are we looking for?
Donations of original artwork by local artists and/or original art that
has blessed your home which you are ready to pass on.
What are we looking for?
Donations of original artwork by local artists and/or original art that
has blessed your home which you are ready to pass on.
Please visit the Ask Me Desk or call Heidi Ruth (733-5027) for
donation details. Tickets available at the Ask Me Desk or by calling
the CSL office (734-4160).
Please visit the Ask Me Desk or call Heidi Ruth (733-5027) for
donation details. Tickets available at the Ask Me Desk or by calling
the CSL office (734-4160).
Looking for an energizing and fun fitness
opportunity in this New Year? Join NIA at CSLB!
Looking for an energizing and fun fitness
opportunity in this New Year? Join NIA at CSLB!
What is NIA?
Nia is a sensory-based movement lifestyle that leads to health, wellness and
fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body,
mind, emotions and spirit. Nia is a non-impact, holistic form of fitness done
barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries.
What is NIA?
Nia is a sensory-based movement lifestyle that leads to health, wellness and
fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body,
mind, emotions and spirit. Nia is a non-impact, holistic form of fitness done
barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries.
Step into Nia and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Think of it like a beautiful and energizing combination of dance, tai chi,
martial arts and yoga – done at your pace, your way!
Step into Nia and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Think of it like a beautiful and energizing combination of dance, tai chi,
martial arts and yoga – done at your pace, your way!
Class Details
 Classes are taught Wednesday evenings @ 5:45pm – 6:45pm at CSLB.
 3 options for classes:
o Block 1 runs February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 & 25; 8 classes @
$80; or drop-ins (space available basis) at $12/class; or…
o Block 2 runs April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27; this block is 9
classes @ $90; or drop-ins at $12/class (space available basis); or…
o Block 3 includes all 17 classes @ $160 (one free class).
Drop-ins are subject to space availability and will be $12 at the door. Please
arrive early to complete your payment before class begins at 5:45.
Payments will not be taken after class has begun.
Class Details
 Classes are taught Wednesday evenings @ 5:45pm – 6:45pm at CSLB.
 3 options for classes:
o Block 1 runs February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 & 25; 8 classes @
$80; or drop-ins (space available basis) at $12/class; or…
o Block 2 runs April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27; this block is 9
classes @ $90; or drop-ins at $12/class (space available basis); or…
o Block 3 includes all 17 classes @ $160 (one free class).
Drop-ins are subject to space availability and will be $12 at the door. Please
arrive early to complete your payment before class begins at 5:45.
Payments will not be taken after class has begun.
To Sign-up and Secure a Spot in Class:
Mail payments to NIA, 725 Talcott Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
Payment in full is due on or before the first day of class; refunds, credits or
carry-overs will not be given. If you have questions about the class, contact
Lisa Mirante at [email protected]
To Sign-up and Secure a Spot in Class:
Mail payments to NIA, 725 Talcott Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
Payment in full is due on or before the first day of class; refunds, credits or
carry-overs will not be given. If you have questions about the class, contact
Lisa Mirante at [email protected]
About the Instructor:
Lisa Mirante is a Black Belt Nia Instructor whose teaching philosophy is to
“guide students through fun, energized, grounded movements from a place
of pleasure not pressure to enhance and improve your everyday life.”
About the Instructor:
Lisa Mirante is a Black Belt Nia Instructor whose teaching philosophy is to
“guide students through fun, energized, grounded movements from a place
of pleasure not pressure to enhance and improve your everyday life.”
Our Ministers
Dr. Andrea Asebedo
Senior Minister
An experienced minister as well as a lifelong learner,
Dr. Andrea is a continuing student of Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Thich Nhat Hanh, and many other wise teachers. She is
a storyteller, a poet, a fabulous cook, and Zen meditator.
Dr. Andrea is also a licensed marriage and family therapist,
specializing in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Rev. Erin Marie Szymanski
Staff Minister
Rev. Ski, as she is affectionately known, is our newest staff minister.
She holds a Master of Divinity degree and has been a professional
Board Certified Chaplain for several years. Erin Marie began studying
Science of Mind under Dr. Andrea Asebedo in 2006. Having affiliated
in 2013 as a Center for Spiritual Living Minister, she was called to
serve our spiritual community. Rev. Erin Marie offers support during
both sacred and challenging times. She and her partner Ace, RScP,
passionately serve as Youth Advisors for teens in our Center.
Rev. Colleen MacGilchrist
Minister Emeritus
Rev. Colleen is the founding minister of the
Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham and served as
Senior Minister here for ten years. She resides on Lummi
Island with her husband, Bob, and cat Luna.
“There is a power for good that is greater
than you are and you can use it.”
– Ernest Holmes
The Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham is an inclusive community offering Sunday
Celebration services, youth programs, nursery care for our wee ones, classes and
groups, Prayer Practitioners, social activities and a bookstore in support of your
spiritual path and practice. We teach and practice affirmative prayer and positive
thinking for prosperous, healthy, happy living. We recognize our divine nature
and understand that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience.
Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham is supported entirely by the
members and friends who give generously of their time, talent
and treasure to keep this wonderful community thriving.
The best way to get ‘connected’ at Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham
is to offer your gifts of service! Opportunities are always available.
Contact the Center office for more information, 360.734.4160.
If you’re here for the first time… Welcome!
Please come back. We’d love to get to know you.
Please join us after service for coffee and conversation.
Hearing
Assistance
Available
Stay Connected with the
Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham
www.csl-bellingham.org
Podcasts on Our Website
Find us on Facebook
This facility is equipped
with a hearing assistance
system. Please ask one of
our greeters for a receiver.
WiFi Available
Access: Sanctuary
Password: and so it is
(including spaces)
www.facebook.com/CenterForSpiritualLivingBellingham
Thank you for joining our Celebration today.
We are honored by your presence.
We are an inclusive and affirming community
offering spiritual tools to transform
our personal lives and make
the world a better place.
Early Service
9:30–10:00 am
Meditation
10:00–10:15am
Celebration Service
10:30am
Ministerial Team
Dr. Andrea Asebedo
Senior Minister
Rev. Donna Smith
Staff Minister
Rev. Erin Marie Szymanski
Staff Minister
Rev. Colleen MacGilchrist
Minister Emeritus
Member, Centers for Spiritual Living
Welcome!
Awakening Humanity
to its Spiritual
Magnificence