Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm, Meditation 6:30 pm

2075 Occidental Road • Santa Rosa, California 95401 • 707-546-4543
Office Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 am - 6:30 pm • Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Story of the Santa Rosa Center

The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa was established by Rev. John Cantrell on December 16, 1954 under the name The First Church of Religious Science, Santa Rosa.

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Meetings began in a private home on Clark Street (above).

Under the guidance of Rev. Arnold Hansen, the community moved to its first home on Orchard Street (below).

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A new phase of growth began in 1978 under Dr. Richard Leo with the community growing to 300. Another surge in growth to 600, under the leadership of Rev. Mary Murray Shelton in 1986, resulted in the community seeking out larger meeting halls and eventually settling in the former Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

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Other ministers who have served the Center are to be listed here.

 

ev for edu.jpgOut of Africa via Los Angeles, our current senior minister, Dr. Edward Viljoen, assumed leadership in January, 1994. He has presided over the purchase and remodeling of our current facility at 2075 Occidental Road.

 

 

 

 

Today the Center is maintained and renovated by member of the community.  Our blog (click here) is updated with photographs and progress reports such as the one below.

Paul Sarran and Jeff Wong prep the new sound panels to be installed in our Sanctuary

 

Lilo and John Kangas renovate our picnic tables located outside the bookstore.

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In the Spotlight

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Volunteer Web Information Coordination Assistant

We're looking for someone to volunteer approximately one or two hours per week to help with the information coordination on our site, www.cslsr.org. We have a team of volunteer information coordinators, each responsible for a component of the information flow. We are looking for someone to take over coordinating the four information boxes on the front page directly under the welcome slide show. This task can be done by someone working at home who has a computer with Firefox web browser and internet access.

Qualities desired: Ease with entering text, creating hyperlinks, resizing photographs, and basic web based publishing. Works well with others (especially the existing team). Works well alone. Patience with open-source software limitations and confusions. Passion for the vision of the Center for Spiritual Living: A World that Works for Everyone. Is 110% reliable. Has a sense of humor. Orientation provided by Dr. Edward Viljoen, which is a whole bunch of fun all by itself.

Volunteer Web Community Photograph Coordinator

We're looking for a volunteer to maintain Our Community In Pictures module on the front page of our site, www.cslsr.org. New photographs taken by this volunteer and photos provided by the Center will be used to revise the slide show each week. The volunteer would also be responsible for obtaining permission to use the photographs, and set the order

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Prayer Support

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You can call the Telephone Prayer Ministry at 707-546-4561 or submit an online prayer request by clicking [here].