Leadership Council News
As the ‘new kid’ on the block of the Leadership Council here at CSLGLV, my perspective on the work of the LC is that the LC is doing a tremendous amount of good work. A right-minded group of Practitioners that have come together with a common goal, striving to make a good thing better with the overarching vision of CSL of manifesting a world that works for everyone.
In my experience as a Practitioner at North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, I was not on the LC. In fact there wasn’t a LC of Practitioners per se.
What I’ve experienced so far is a network of teamwork from the working committees, Spirit Groups, ministerial leadership, and the LC producing a really wonderful Center for Spiritual Living.
Some of the work I’ve been called to do is a good stretch, and we know that stretching is good for a body to continue harmonious existence.
Serving on the LC and the Practitioner Core has provided me with a view of the inner workings of our Center and how essential it is to have upright communication among members to carry out the mission and goals of CSLGLV in a civil respectful environment. I’m glad I accepted the invitation to be a member of the LC, and I enjoy being the Zoom host of the Practitioner Bi-monthly Meetings.
These assignments and activities make it easy to say that we have a really cool group that’s focused and committed to practicing excellence in mind, body, and spirit. I hear the prayers spoken by our ministers and practitioners with an honesty and passion that rings true in my heart.
Our commitment to getting in touch with the congregants regularly is a good practice and should never stop. It’s really easy to get lost these days with all that’s transpired in the COVID pandemic.
Many of our congregation is experiencing a tough time physically, mentally, and emotionally. They are lonely and some are desperate for companionship, and we can provide that by staying in touch with them via phone calls that uplift and inspire the recipients. Sometimes all it takes is a kind word to literally save a person’s life.
I for one am happy to make calls like that!
And so it is,
Karyn Dunphy, RScP
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When are you reopening?
A: We have a committee looking at locations for in-person services as well as activities. We expect in-person activities in 2021 though at the moment the timing is not yet clear.
Q: What happened to the old location?
A: We sold our property in March 2021. (see “Where is the new location?”)
Q: Where is the new location?
A: We are starting the search for a new location to hold services, classes, and events. There is no timeline available at this point. As this develops, we will post more information on our website, send updates via our eblasts , and announce it in our services, which you can find on YouTube
Q: When will we have a new minister?
A: In March we started the cocreation process to attract our new senior minister. Our Covenant Team created the New Minister Sacred Covenant which is available here www.cslglv.org/mynewminister
The New Minister Search Committee is currently finishing our center profile that will be posted on the National CSL website for ministers. We will inform our membership when we have candidates to present.