The YAG advocate is
Susan Robinson, RScP
Director, Youth and Family Ministry
707-546-4543 ext. 113
On the 1st Sunday of each month Rev. Edward Viljoen joins our Young Adult Group for an informal discussion that covers spiritual practices and principals that support us in every day living. Over the last few months we've been exploring elements of the 5 pillars of spiritual practice. On April 7th, in keeping with our new monthly theme of Forgiveness, Rev. Edward guided us through a discussion and a series of questions to consider the practice of forgiveness in our own lives. Our discussion offered insights on the individual ways we each experience the act of forgiveness with ourselves and others and opened the door for us to grow in greater understanding of this powerful practice.
Our Young Adult Group meets every Sunday in room 3 from 1-2pm and is open to all people between the age of 18-30.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 10:37
Our Young Adult Group spent Easter Sunday in a Creative Mediation workshop facilitated by Evan Dow-Williamson. Each participant was given a large piece of paper and a box of oil pastels pieces and were invited to create a visual representation of what supports them in the midst of the thoughts, circumstances and conditions around them. Pictured above from left to right are Tyler, Becka, Will, Emma, Evan and Althea with their completed pieces.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 10:18
The Centers for Spiritual Living Conference took place in Vancouver, Canada this year from February 17-22. Three members of our Young Adult group were in attendance supporting the Youth (Teen) and Young Adult movement within our organization, they are Angela Church, CSL Youth Ambassador, Evan Dow-Williamson, Young Adult Leadership and Julia Lockett, Co-director Young Adult Group - Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa. Joining with other members of the youth and young adult teams, they attended workshops, general meetings and participated as voting delegates for our Center (Evan and Julia) and our home office in Colorado (Angela). Here's what each of them had to say about the experience.
"The Gathering was a great opportunity to meet the diverse and insightful leaders of all the Centers for Spiritual Living. There was a sense of approachability and community from the Practitioners and Ministers. It was really easy and fun to talk to all the people present and have them approach us as young adults too! I was so pleased, as part of the Young Adult Leadership Team who is co-creating the future of Science of Mind with its leadership, to be so warmly greeted. During the gathering a resolution was passed to give votes to Young Adults through the Young Adult Leadership Team. I really got the vision of Science of Mind and the direction it's taking for the future. I look forward to working with adults and young adults to realize the vision of a world that works for everyone."
"Vancouver was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed hearing from all the different Ministers from across the country - and farther! They all had something different to say, and their own unique way of doing so. The variety of interpretations of Science of Mind shed more light on how amazingly personal the experience of this teaching is, but so so universal at the same time. There is so much the Gathering has to offer! My eyes were opened by seeing the larger community and being able to interact with some of the leaders of the movement. I look forward to a greater Young Adult presence at the conference, because there is an experience waiting for them that is enlightening and personally enriching. I also greatly enjoyed participating in the ongoing service projects. We helped create blankets over the course of the convention that were donated to the homeless of Vancouver."
"The Vancouver Spiritual Living Convention was an enriching experience for me. I really enjoyed bonding with the Teen and Young Adult Leadership teams and getting to know some of the leaders of our organization. I gained perspective hearing about all the wonderful things that Centers around the World are working on and I appreciated the invitation to step back from immersion in my own Center and see Centers for Spiritual Living as a multi-facited organization that serves all kinds of different people. I was especially touched by the enthusiasm and playfulness exhibited by the delegation as they joined the youth to make a YouTube fad video called the Harlem Shake. It was beautiful to see all the generations of the Centers for Spiritual Living come together to laugh and play."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 09:45
Members of our Young adult Group gathered for some holiday cheer this last week to prepare tasty treats for our stocking stuffer fundraiser and to participate in a pizza party/gift exchange. Thank you to all who helped make our fundraiser a huge success. We hope you enjoy your treats and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joy filled New Year.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 December 2012 12:23
Young Adults collaborating on an art project, led by Angela Church (Centers for Spiritual Living Youth Ambasador).
The art work is now on display in our Spirit Expressing annual art show.
Be sure to look for it. You can find it upstairs near Room 7. The piece is under Evan Dow Williamson's name as the person who entered it, however, it was created by a host of creative hands, see the photo above. Each panel was created by an individual in the Young Adult Group and combined for an amazing larger picture. Proceeds of the sale of this piece will go toward supporting Young Adult Group activities, so get your checkbook out and march upstairs, you hear!?
Thanks for all the love and support.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:56