Spiritual Education

Spiritual Life Center's spiritual educational programs offer a safe and welcoming place to explore our growing and deepening spirituality and to learn to live our faith. Questions are encouraged, as diversity of belief enriches all of us.

Photo from Spiritual Life Center's "Q Effect" class from Rev. Dr. Gary Simmon's Mission-Centric Ministry Coaching Program - February 2019

We have a variety of ongoing spiritual education programs for adults to meet throughout the week, including: ​​

A Course in Miracles Study Group

Mondays at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


If you want more peace in our life, consider attending this weekly text study group facilitated by Sally Scion. You do not need your own book to attend. We have extras to share.

Wednesday Morning Book Group

Wednesdays 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.


The Wednesday Morning Book Group (WMBG) emphasis is on newer authors and topics – not necessarily spiritual or New Thought. This will be a chance to discuss and explore current authors and issues and meet new friends. Come read and discuss!


All are welcome – drop-ins too!

Spiritual Exploration Discussion Group

Thursdays at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.


This is a safe environment to ask questions, share your own experiences and learn from others. Each week the facilitator will offer an idea for open discussion. The session ends with a guided meditation derived from the main points discovered in the conversation.


Facilitated by Rev. Deborah Phillips.

Drop-ins welcome.

The Power of Silence

Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.


Are you looking for a way to know the Truth of your being more deeply? Is it hard to get into the practice of being in the Silence by yourself? I invite you to come together with your Spiritual Community in a practice of Silence. We meet weekly to take a deep dive into the Silence together.


We begin with a short meditation to lead us into the Silence. We sit in the Silence together for 45 minutes. In the Silence, our minds and our bodies relax, and we are present for what arises. It is your opportunity to pay attention to our inner nature, the Truth that we are. This time in the Silence is a gift you give to yourself. 


This time not only nourishes our spiritual being. Studies show that a committed practice of Silence not only has spiritual benefits, but it also nourishes our physical and emotional wellbeing. Silence helps new brain cells in the hippocampus to grow. These are responsible for the formation of emotions. Silence helps activate the brain, and helps the transfer of information from the short-term memory to long-term memory. Silence is a natural anti-stress remedy. It is vital for our brains, and just what we need to regenerate our tired brains and bodies. It’s what brings our Body, Mind, and Spirit into alignment.


But, here’s the deal: we have to do it! Come join us in the Silence. Drop-ins welcome. Love Offering.

Prayer Group

Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. to noon


If you have concerns to bring before God or want to join with others to ask for God's intercession, this is the group for you! Stop by for intentional prayer.

All are welcome, drop-ins included.

The Q Effect

A Transformational 21-Day Process

Learn the art of living with

Nothing and No One against you!

with Elaine Laroa

This course includes:
  • A full day of instruction and practice with certified Q instructors

  • Q Effect workbook and materials to make your own Q Card

  • Three small-group coaching sessions to help you master the Q process

What is the Q Effect?

The Q Effect is a 21-day journey in personal evolution. What would your life be like if you lived from a deep place of peace, knowing that nothing and no one is against you? Too often in life, we believe that outer circumstances are holding us back or causing us pain. When we wait for others to change or for outer circumstances to adjust, we give away our sense of wholeness and our very freedom to craft the life our heart desires. There is a better way.


This interactive workshop facilitated by Elaine Laroa uses powerful writing exercises, multimedia presentations and meaningful discussions to help you identify your ideal qualities and support you in creating the life you desire. The class will continue to meet for three follow-up coaching sessions, offering students a chance to discuss their experiences and practice the Q Process.


How do I sign up?

Coming Soon!


For more information, email Elaine Laroa at Spiritual Life Center or visit theqeffect.com.

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