Sunday Services
9:30am Meditation
10:00am Inspiration
14 Hillary Lane, Chico, CA 95973

eBlast – Mar 1, 2015

Theme for 2015 ~ WHOLENESS
Schedule of Events

March Theme:  Callings
(inspired by the book written be Gregg Levoy)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

9:30 – 9:45 pm
Contemplation Service:
Rev. Duchess Dale

10:00 – 11:00 am

Inspiration Service: Rev. Kathy Fernandes “Answering the Call”

Special Music:  Doin’ It Justice Chorus
                        under the direction of Warren Haskell

TONIGHT @7:00 pm

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
Cross Country Film Tour

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015  7:00 pm
Movie Screening 
“Walking the Camino” a documentary by Lydia D. Smith
with a Q & A to follow.
$5.00 at the door

What is it about Spain’s 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago trail that lures people from all over the world to spend a month or more walking the 500 miles with little more than a backpack and a pair of boots? Experience part of this life-changing journey yourself with this award-winning documentary.

For more information on the film visit

Sunday, March 1, 2015 
7:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel
2430 Mariposa Ave. Chico

Spirit Choir
under the direction of Linda Snodgrass
will participate in the

21st Annual Community Choir Festival

Our Center and several local churches will come together on Sunday evening for the 21st Annual Community Choir Festival. Our Spirit Choir has participated for many years in this festival and it’s always fun and uplifting to join our spiritual neighbors in song.

Choirs from the Bethel AME Church, Bidwell Presbyterian Church, Chico New Thought Center For Spiritual Living, Chico 5th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Faith Lutheran Church, First Christian Church and Trinity United Methodist Church will each present two favorite songs.


Then the combined voices of all the choirs will perform “Set Me as a Seal” and “That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright,” under the direction of Dr. David Scholz. He is director of Choral Activities at Chico State University and director of Bidwell Presbyterian Church.


Refreshments are provided to end the evening.


Admission is free and parking is available.

Why We Sing!
Choir Concert Fundraiser
for our Center

presented by our Spirit Choir
featuring special guest John Mescall, cellist

March 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Our first ever choir concert fundraiser will include choir favorites, solos, small choral ensembles and instrumental pieces.
Refreshments will be available for purchase at Intermission.
Tickets are on sale now!
$10 if purchased in advance or $15 at the door.
100% of the proceeds will go to our Center.
Be sure to invite your friends, too!

Room for Thought Bookstore

Could this be you?

The bookstore team is looking for another team member to serve on Sundays in the Room for Thought. It is a delightful place to be!

We also will appreciate having a member to train as back up to serve on Mondays and Tuesdays for the Olli classes.

Talk with Sherrie or Pat in the bookstore for more information.

Are you ready
for some “BIG” fun?

April 4, “Big, The Musical” will be opening at Chico Theater Company. We have four of our members in the cast: 
Macy Boyle,
Tina Bratcher, Mary Carlisle and Don Converse. We are considering creating a special theater party for the 
April 26, 1:00 pm matinee that would be a not-so-Big-fundraiser for our Center and give us a chance to go together as their cheering section. If you are interested and available to attend this matinee, tickets are $25 (made payable to CNTC) and we will book the seats. Please sign up on Sunday if you are interested. Otherwise, you can choose to go on your own.
Thank you!

Compassionate Companioning Workshop
facilitated by 
Lori Taylor-Morgan

I’m so grateful to announce my Compassionate Companioning Workshop for those who have lost a love one through death.
The 8-week workshop will meet once a week for two hours (time may be adjusted if needed).
Dates: Monday, February 23 thru April 13, 2015
Location:  Chico New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
Cost: Early bird $299 before February 9 and $350 after February 9
Prior registration is needed. Please contact Lori at (530) 566-1883 (home) or (530) 514-6321 (cell) for details and questions.

classes and workshops

Science of Mind Magazine Circle

Thursdays, 1
0:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Facilitated by Rev. Duchess (Love offering)
Please note:  
Articles to be read for March 5 are on
22 – 28.
The March Science of Mind Magazine is on sale now in the bookstore. Pick up your copy today for some inspiring reading. 
Shen Ming Exercise with Matt Cavender

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursdays – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

(Love Offering)

A look ahead…
Sunday, March 8, 2015

9:30 am
Contemplation Service
John Boyle, R.Sc.P.

10:00 am
Inspiration Service
Rev. Duchess Dale

Special Music
Spirit Choir

March Affirmations
I am filled with grace, joy and creativity.

I am here to share my gifts and talents in joy.

I embrace the fact that I am a creative and divine expression of God.

I embrace my success, my abundance and my gifts.

And so it is.

Excerpted from the March Science of Mind Magazine, written by Eugene Holden, R.Sc.P.

Can You Help on Sunday?

Rick Mazzucchi needs some muscle men (and women) to assist him unload his truck into our shed. We cleared out our storage unit and there are many things we have to unload and store – including approximately 35 (heavy) memorial stones.

Please plan to stay and lend a hand…literally. (tee hee)

Torres Shelter
Cooking Team!

Celebrating 10 Years of Culinary Service

Thank you!


Dr. Joni Samples

Congratulations to
Dr. Joni Samples for the feature article in the February edition of North State Parent.
And right next to her, is an article about 
Cindy Carlson
and her Rose Scott School.

To read their articles online, visit

Wednesday, March 18
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Open Monthly Board of Trustees 
/ Stewardship Council Meeting

Saturday, March 21
Rev. Rosie Potestio
Workshop on Forgiveness (details to follow)


February 22, 2015

Due to technical difficulties, there is no video of the Inspiration Service. Please click the link below to access a previous lesson.

Ongoing Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
facilitated by
Steve Flowers, MFT
7 Governors Lane “The Nest”

Steve Flowers 
is offering a free weekly mindfulness meditation group for anyone that would come home to the true refuge of stillness which is always found in our own deep being.

Please feel welcome to join whenever you like. Steve’s group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at 7 Governors Lane “The Nest” in Chico. Bring a meditation cushion or use one of the chairs provided.

Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

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