Youth and Family Curriculum

Sunday Themes and Curriculum 2020
Our Theme for the Year: Spirituality in Action

Special Message from our youth director, Adrienne Cherry:

CSL Olympia Youth & Family are supporting our youth and teens by providing ongoing parent-guided curriculum lessons which will include mindfulness practices, video books, activities, family connecting games and conversation. Teens have two CSL Teen Zoom meet-up opportunities hosted by San Jose CSL Teens every Sunday at 12 pm and a mid-week check-in every Wednesday at 5 pm. They also have a weekly check-in option with our own teen advisor.

June 28, 2020

March Theme: Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is increasingly recognized as an essential education tool. It develops attention, emotional and cognitive understanding, and bodily awareness and coordination, as well as interpersonal awareness and skills. Most importantly, by diminishing stress, anxiety, and hostility, mindfulness enhances our total well-being, peace, confidence, and joy… Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help children develop the skills to promote peace in them and in the world around them.” –Thick Nhat Hanh

This month we will be utilizing the lessons and activities from the book, Planting Seeds by Thick Nhat Hanh to experience and play with Mindfulness.

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June 14, 2020

Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is increasingly recognized as an essential education tool. It develops attention, emotional and cognitive understanding, and bodily awareness and coordination, as well as interpersonal awareness and skills. Most importantly, by diminishing stress, anxiety, and hostility, mindfulness enhances our total well-being, peace, confidence, and joy… Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help children develop the skills to promote peace in them and in the world around them.” –Thick Nhat Hanh

This month we will be utilizing the lessons and activities from the book, Planting Seeds by Thick Nhat Hanh to experience and play with Mindfulness.

Click HERE to view full curriculum.


June 7, 2020

Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is increasingly recognized as an essential education tool. It develops attention, emotional and cognitive understanding, and bodily awareness and coordination, as well as interpersonal awareness and skills. Most importantly, by diminishing stress, anxiety, and hostility, mindfulness enhances our total well-being, peace, confidence, and joy… Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help children develop the skills to promote peace in them and in the world around them.” –Thick Nhat Hanh

This month we will be utilizing the lessons and activities from the book, Planting Seeds by Thick Nhat Hanh to experience and play with Mindfulness.

Click HERE to view full curriculum.


MAY 2020

May 31 2020

Theme: Listen To Your Heart

Weekly Topic: These Hands (and Feet)

Opening Song: When You Believe by Eddie Watkins Jr.- LIVE (Mile Hi Church) – WE will start our class listening/dancing to this song to start creating our miracles!  

Affirmation:  “The Creative Power of Spirit is moving through you. Just do it.” – adapted from Tom Kelly

Spiritual Quote: “Today, I consciously and powerfully let go of the past and create my life from love!” Rev. Sunshine Daye

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May 24, 2020

Theme: Listen To Your Heart

Weekly Topic: The Path That’s Clear

Affirmation: “Today is a day of wonder. I welcome the wonder of this day to fill me to overflowing with joy, peace and happiness.” Susan Robinson, RScP

Spiritual Quote: “Today, I consciously and powerfully let go of the past and create my life from love!” Rev. Sunshine Daye

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May 17 2020

Theme: Listen To Your Heart

Weekly Topic: The Great Work of Your Life

Affirmation: “Today is a day of wonder. I welcome the wonder of this day to fill me to overflowing with joy, peace and happiness.” Susan Robinson, RScP

Spiritual Quote: “God’s Mind is the only mind there is and God is Eterna. We live because God lives in us, and we are able to think because the Mind of God is in us.” Living the Science of Mind, p. 173

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May 10, 2020

Theme: Listen to Your Heart

Weekly Topic: God Talks to the Heart

Affirmation: “I am guided and supported by Divine Love every day in every way. I trust and live a fulfilled life from my heart.” Rev. Jill Broklehurst

Spiritual Quote: “We could coin no better expression than to say that God speaks to the heart through a language of feeling, a feeling which is affirmative.” Living the Science of Mind, pg. 164.

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May 3, 2020

Theme: Listen to Your Heart

Weekly Topic: Seat of the Soul  

 Affirmation:  “Heaven is here. I allow its inherent presence to resurface, reenergize, and reset my mind.” — Rev. David Ault

Spiritual Quote: “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

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April 2020

April 19, 2020

Theme:  Transformation and Evolution

Weekly Topic:  Demonstrating the Invisible

 Affirmation:  “Today, the word I speak is spirit and life giving.  I am the Truth and nothing but the Truth.” –Rev. Carolyn J. Douglas Senior Minister Illuminata Spiritual Center

Spiritual Quote:“Every living soul is a point of personified God-consciousness… Know that within you now dwells the eternal God, for all the presence, all the power, and all the God there is, is with you and in you now.” (Love and Law, page 146.2, 3)

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April 12, 2020 – Transformation and Evolution

Weekly Topic – Broken Open/Easter

Affirmation: 

“I praise my life, I raise my life, in the name of Love.” –Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn

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April 8, 2020

Theme: Transformation and Evolution

Weekly Topic: Bright Beginnings

Affirmation: I choose Love today and I know that Love always points me in the best direction. Knowing this truth, I blossom. –Adrienne Cherry adapted from Rev. Karen Rice.

Spiritual Quote: “Love points the way. Law makes the way possible.” Science of Mind, pg 43.

See this week’s full curriculum HERE.


March


March 29 2020 – All Experiences of the Divine

Weekly Topic: How to Create a Spiritual Chain Reaction

Affirmation:

“The beauty of life surrounds me. My power is to be with who I am right now.” – Adrienne Cherry

Spiritual Quote:

“It is wonderful to realize that we can sit in the quiet of our own being and consciously direct a Power greater than we are for the definite purpose of helping ourselves and someone else.” Living the Science of Mind, pg. 241

See this week’s full curriculum HERE.


March 23 2020 – You Are Rooted in the Divine

Weekly Topic: Self-Evident Truth within You (LSOM p. 141)

Spiritual Quote:

“You are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for God to be the unique person it has created you to be. There’s never going to be another you, ever! God made just one. Nobody talks like you. Nobody thinks as you do. No one can love the way you can love. You’re an original piece of work, created by a Master Artist.” Rev. Chris Michaels

See this week’s full curriculum HERE


March 15, 2020 – You Are Rooted in the Divine

Weekly Topic – Self Awareness in Action

Affirmation: 

“I am a spiritual being demonstrating my invisible power in physical form.” –Adrienne Cherry

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March 8, 2020

Weekly Topic – Creating Sacred Relationships

Affirmation: 

“All that I am and all that I will ever be is an expression of God.” – Rev. David Ault

See this week’s full curriculum HERE


March 1, 2020

Theme: You Are Rooted in the Divine

Weekly Topic: Your Personal Self

 Spiritual Lesson: Your personal Self:
We have within us the ability to tune into what is sometimes called our big self—the God/Spirit self and act from love, peace, kindness and confidence every moment. All it takes is our awareness and willingness to believe we are rooted in the divine.

See this week’s full curriculum HERE


February: All the Colors of Love


February 23, 2020

Weekly #4: Seeing Love with Belief, Faith and Prayer

Affirmation: “I am love, I am purpose, I was made with divine Intention.” Rebekah Boruki – bex.life.com

See this week’s curriculum HERE.


February 16, 2020

Week #3: Receiving Revelations of Spirit

Affirmation: 
“Freely and joyously, I open to Divine Guidance as it is revealed to me, moment by moment.”  Rev. Trish Hall

See the curriculum for this week HERE


February 9, 2020

Week #2: Love is My Spiritual Essence

Affirmation: 
“Today I express my Spiritual essence by spreading joy, kindness and love to everyone I come in contact with.”  Susan Robinson, RScP

See this week’s entire curriculum HERE

February 2, 2020

Week #1: Love is My Religion

 Spiritual Quote:
“There is a Power for good in the Universe greater than we are and we can use it. This power is equally present everywhere and available to ALL. There are many religions in the world, but there is only One reality, One truth.” Rev. Gerd Pontow

See this week’s entire curriculum HERE


January: Getting Grounded (Back to Basics)


January 26, 2020

Week #4: Levels of Consciousness and The Global Vision

Message: We envision a world that works for everyone and for all of creation. UNITY.

As we begin our journey together this New Year, you are invited to imagine how the world would look and feel if we all got along. How wonderful it would be if we all shared our resources; treated our planet and each other with respect, acted from kindness, practiced forgiveness, explored our creativity, gave back to the World and lived our lives filled with Peace, Love and Harmony as a Global Family.  That’s what we get to practice this new year of 2020.

See the entire curriculum HERE.


January 19, 2020

Week #3: Thoughts are Things

Message: There are no limitations in our life other than the ones we have placed there. When we feel a sense of God within us we seem to lose all of our self-centeredness. This week, we will use the parable of The Good Samaritan to demonstrate the way we think, feel and act toward others governs the results we experience. It is in our own thought that love and harmony or hate and discord have their beginnings.

Quote: “Stand guard at the portals of your mind, and decide what you will let enter there.” –paraphrasing Mary Baker Eddy

See this week’s entire curriculum HERE


January 12, 2020

Week #2: How to Use Thought

Affirmation: My thoughts are Law in Action

Spiritual Lesson:

Everything in the universe acts in accordance with Law, behaving in an orderly manner.  An idea or thought must precede the appearance of anything of a tangible nature.

See this week’s entire curriculum HERE


January 5, 2020

Week #1: In the Beginning, God!

Spiritual Lesson: What is the Science of Mind?

Ernest Holmes studied many different faith traditions in his lifetime. His study focused on the points in which we all agree or have in common. He developed a scientific approach to explain how the Infinite Intelligence of Mind, (another word for God or Spirit) works in our individual minds. He created a teaching tool to help explain how our thoughts become our experience and he encouraged his students to practice noticing how their thoughts shaped their experience.

See this week’s entire curriculum HERE

Click HERE to view 2019 Curriculum