Calling Forth Our New Senior Minister
We are currently in the process of calling in our next spiritual leader.
To that end, we affirm the following:
Columbia Center for Spiritual Living is affirming a creative and enthusiastic minister who holds the vision of a world that works for all and who inspires themselves and the community to do the work it takes to get there. Our minister embodies the vision of an inclusive culture that attracts and retains diverse members across generations, race, ethnicity, sexual orientations and gender identities, and ability status. Our minister exemplifies caring, acceptance, and generosity and joins with us in the work of growing a strong, impactful presence as a community and beyond.
For more information, please contact our Board President, Julia Mattis at email@example.com.
Rev. Dr. Nadene Rogers
We would like to acknowledge in great gratitude Rev. Dr. Nadene Rogers for her service to this community as the Interim Minister from February 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022.
Dr. Nadene is passionate about “playing outside the walls of conformity, raising public awareness of both the Science of Mind teaching and the value of inclusion.” She has developed and hosted an international radio show and continues to forge collaborations to establish projects such as: The Shoe-In: NEW shoes for at-risk youth, and the Teens of Distinction Awards for inner achievement. Something most folks would not know about Dr. Nadene is that she was a professional clown for 20 years and opened the first Clown School in Canada! Dr. Nadene is known as a creative visionary and courageous pioneer with a deeply intuitive and compassionate heart.
New Minister Sacred Covenant
Out of a co-creation process facilitated by Dr. Kathy Hearn and Rev. Christine Green, Columbia CSL has set the foundation for each of us to do our part in consciousness as we call in our new Senior Minister.
Please join us in affirming this Sacred Covenant:
There is only One Life! This Life is Good! This Life is God! This Life is my Life now!
In knowing that I am One with this Life that is God, I therefore know that I am one with all of Its blessed expressions, which includes the Presence of a New Minister for my beloved Spiritual Community.
Because I know that the highest Purpose of my New Minister is to express God, I therefore know that my New Minister is a Revelation of God as Love. I further know that my New Minister is the fulfillment of that which has been promised by God, for it is written: “Wherever you are, whatever you do, BE Love (Rumi).”
As I stand in agreement with my beloved Community, I see my New Minister revealed before me as a gracious expression of Divine Love, Wholeness and Light.
I now intend to experience my New Minister in full cooperation and agreement with my community, knowing this Truth about myself, for…
I am inspired to live and love each day with God as my source of inspiration.
I am awakening my understanding of my divinity and the divinity of all.
I am demonstrating the truth, wisdom, and wholeness of God.
I am being an example of caring, acceptance, and generosity in our community and beyond.
I am being a light in the world, while living and teaching the principles of the SOM.
I am (insert a personal affirmation)
I am (insert a trans-personal affirmation)
As I now accept the highest expression of a New Minister into my life, I know that they are revealed in a way that expresses God and serves the highest and greatest good of all who are touched by their Presence. I am grateful God is gracious.
And so it is.