Our New Home

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3437 Libby Road, NE, Olympia, WA

Chronological images of the remodeling:


September 18th has been set as the date for the first Sunday service in our new home. We plan to have an “open house” for our community to check out the new space on Saturday, September 17th.
We are so joyous and grateful, being in the physical manifestation of our perfect spiritual home which supports the highest and best of who we are as a community.
And so it is!!

August Update: Moving In Parties!

Help move into our new home! Beginning Saturday, August 13th, (watch for confirmation here) from 10am – 1pm, we will begin unloading the storage pod and shed and setting up our new facility. Come have fun helping create the space and preparing for our first service. Pizza will be served after. We will continue on Saturdays, Aug. 27th, and into early September. (No moving on 8/20.) No need to RSVP, just come in moving clothes. If you can’t lift and carry, we’ll have things to be organized.

July Update: The Chairs are Here!

Our 75 brand-new chairs arrived from Tennessee on Tuesday, July 19th. Currently, they are safely stored away outside the building. After the renovations are finished, we will move them into the building. We’re closing in on being in our new home!!

July Update: Delay


There’s an old saying, “Make God laugh, tell her your plans.” And so it is with moving into our new space. There’s a more perfect Divine timing unfolding, which is a little later than we were hoping for. Considering all the delays of all the things around the world right now, we’re very blessed to be only a little affected by shortages and delays. And still, there are a few. So now the best estimate is sometime in August – middle? – to be complete with the renovation. And then, there’s our process of moving into our new space. We will need to move (and probably clean) things from storage to their new home – youth materials, altar materials, newcomer information, community information – along with setting up and testing audio and video systems – all the cameras, computers, monitors, soundboard – and, of course, chairs – to actually do services from that space. So, although the building may be ready in mid-August, it will take a couple of extra weeks – and YOUR help – to really be ready.
Right now, it seems like a long delay, but next year at this time, we’ll be looking back saying, “Remember how stressed out we got?” And we’ll be settled into this wonderful, peaceful, welcoming new home. Keep that picture and feeling in your minds and hearts – us settled into that new home, and it really feeling like a spiritual home – as we walk this path of entering just a little longer. Your patience is most appreciated.

May Update: Donation Opportunities

Click here to download the Donor Form to help finish the interior of our New Home!

April Update: Building Permits arrived and remodeling has begun!

February Update

We are seeing progress with our permitting process. The expectation is this should be complete in the next couple of weeks. Following that, it will take about 90 days for the remodel & renovations to be complete. So, we are looking at a May or early June move-in date. We will continue to meet on Zoom until then. The New Home Design team is formed and will be creating a lovely space for us to be in. The A/V team is visiting the site this week to plan our sound and visual needs. Watch for opportunities to meet and bless our space. And watch for a fun fundraiser in the next month or so.

January 2022 Update from Buffie Finkel

Today I offer profound thanks for the gifts of 2021.  We called forth our own home, and low, here it comes! Also last year we were gifted with many beautiful furnishings for this new space.  We now have heavy outdoor furniture for the deck, lovely furnishings for the fellowship hall and sanctuary, a new clean-air system, plus equipment for our expanding AV system as well.  We were the beneficiary of many of our community members’ donations of goods and we are so very grateful. 

 We are also calling forth a deeper more loving relationship with each other—connected as one, joyously thriving in an evolving world, and we are continuing to explore this relationship with positive intention. 

Please join us in celebrating our increasing prosperity as we begin the new year, standing in this flow of good.  We Need for nothing, all is provided.  Let us continue to contribute to the flow with our personal and community intentions, in the form of time, talent and treasure because these are what flow is made of.  This flow is love made manifest. —come on in, the flow is fine!!!

November Update

Buffie announce that the move into our new home will be a little later than we had planned. The outer circumstances look like delays in permits and supplies. The inner circumstances – we are Religious Scientists, after all, so we know to look within – have to do with our being not yet ready to be a spiritual home for ourselves and each other. Let us do our inner work, of knowing the safety, connectedness, and divinity of each person, including ourselves.

October Update

September Update

We invite you while maintaining your annual pledge, to please consider contributing to the New Home Fund. All money donated here is used only to furnish and finish our new home. We look forward to having a space of excellence, inspiration, and sanctity in which to meet. Please help create this space. You will find the New Home Fund designation on the donation page.

June 11, 2021 Update

Today, June 11th, the Libby Road Partners, LLC, received the deed to the new home of CSL Olympia. We celebrate with joy and gratitude!

From left – Denny & Carol Kautzmann, Karyn Lindberg, Mark & Buffie Finkle. Not pictured – Kathy & Larry Gilliam.

May 27, 2021 Update

We continue to move forward with the purchase of the Libby Road property. Inspections have been completed, a lower offer, based on the inspection results was made and accepted. Closing date is now June 11th. The Libby Road Partnership is moving forward with an intention of ease and grace in all aspects of this process. We are grateful for this perfect unfolding of our new home.

Seven individuals from our CSLO Community are forming the Libby Road Partnership, LLC to facilitate purchasing the property on Libby Road. This property feels compatible with our Center’s visioning process and the New Home Team’s outlines and wish list. As you may know, it was developed by all of us over several years. The investors are long-time, deeply involved members of our church and it will be our highest intention to consider CSLO in our decisions regarding the property. Please know that each of the investors holds this community in the highest regard and deepest love.

A significant remodel would be required before the property can be offered to the church for lease.  Libby Road Partnership is in the process of forming the LLC while reviewing inspections and assessing costs.

If the CSLO community determines the remodeled property is a place that allows our community to thrive and grow, Libby Road Partners, LLC would serve as Landlords and CSLO would be the single beloved Tenant.  This agreement would last until the church purchases the property or decides to move to a different location.

Let us celebrate that our community has completed STEP ONE. For years we have imagined our home into being. Together we have prayed, visioned, focused, grown and refined our dreams. Here is a demonstration of our diligence and prayers. Libby Road Partners humbly ask for your prayers and support for STEP TWO.

STEP TWO is the completion of the property purchase and all renovations. This will allow the completed building to be leased by CSLO in time to celebrate the winter holidays in our new home.

Libby Road Partners absolutely trust in the power of our community to hold and bless this dream of a physical home for the Center for Spiritual Living, Olympia. Please join us in knowing, that one way or another, our Beloved CSLO Community is going to love each other home.

Here is a link to a virtual tour of the building:  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rweKfoSfCsp