From My Heart: Rev. Jyoti DeVernie

CSL Boulder Valley is growing! Our average Sunday attendance just keeps going up each month, and we have more kids all the time. Carole Santaquilani is doing an amazing job with the kids as she plans fun art projects that support universal spiritual principles. Our new location definitely needs plenty of room for kids, and hopefully teens as well.

November — the month of Thanksgiving — I love it. As this Gratitude month begins, I am SO BLESSED! As I write this, my Ordination and Rev. Lea’s Installation as Assistant Minister is coming up on Friday and will be a great celebration with amazing music. Dr. Roger Teel from Mile Hi Church will be the ordaining minister and Rev. Marsha Meghdadpour, who started this church in 2001, will be part of the ceremony as well. You can find more info elsewhere in this newsletter, and all are welcome, of course. The ceremony will be followed by a reception that will include a chocolate fountain and champagne (or sparkly juice) toasts. I feel incredibly blessed and loved as others have offered their time and expertise to take care of so many of the planning details and preparations. Thank you all from the depths of my heart!

The most exciting news of the month is that we now have an Assistant Minister, Reverend Lea Alvarado. Whoohoo — talk about a blessing! She is such an inspiration to me. You can read more about her elsewhere in the newsletter. Be sure to congratulate her and hold CSLBV in your prayers as we evolve and grow.

One of my favorite services is our Thanksgiving Eve service. As we create our traditional Gratitude Bouquet, I can hardly wait to hear all that you all are grateful for. Come and help us share and multiply our gratitude on Wednesday evening, November 21st at 6:30.

In November, I’m only scheduled to be in the office on Thursday the 15th and Thursday the 29th, though of course I’m also there at other times by appointment. Feel free to call if you’d like to come in to chat or to pray, or to share your thoughts about ways to make our Center even more magnificent.

I look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving Eve, Sunday mornings, and at our events! Journey joyfully and abundantly, knowing that you are blessed and you ARE a blessing!

Much Love,
Reverend Jyoti