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Are you looking for a spiritual community in which you are supported in investigating and revealing your own understanding of spirituality? Do you want easy access to classes that enhance your learning-journey? Are you ready to deepen your relationship with the Power – the One Life – within you? Do you ... Read More

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Bob Sima in Concert, August 9th: A Focus Concert Event

Bob Sima in Concert, August 9th: A Focus Concert Event

By on July 7, 2014 in News

We are thrilled to announce that Celebration Center is the newest host venue for the Focus Concert Events in Falls Church, VA! Our first event will be a familiar face at Celebration Center – Bob Sima When Bob Sima (pronounced sEYE-ma) opens his mouth to sing, what comes out is far beyond the human sounds […]

Our Perspective on God

New Thought: You Express God

New Thought: You Express God

By on November 1, 2013 in New Thought

The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living supports the positive transformation of both our personal lives and the world itself.
At the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, we teach people how to have a personal relationship with God. When we are deeply connected with Spirit, other areas of our lives fall into place — we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and bring more peace and harmony to the world.

What We Believe – Our Guiding Principles

We believe that the universe is spiritual and has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings, and we honor all paths to God. Whether we call it God, Spirit, Energy, or Universal Intelligence, we are ever conscious that all people, places, and things emanate from this Universal Intelligence that is within us and all around us.

You and God are Inseparable

We believe that God is a Loving Intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Through study and spiritual practice we come to understand our oneness with this indwelling Divine Presence. We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that “It is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, your thinking and your expectations create your reality. By studying and applying spiritual laws, you can change your unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in your life.

Be a Part of an Inclusive Community

The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living teaches a New Thought philosophy that incorporates affirmative prayer, meditation, healing, visioning, and other spiritual tools to help you lead a spiritual life, think positively, and love deeply. As a member of our community, you’ll find the spiritual tools to transform your personal life and make the world a more peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous place.

The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist             Movement of the 1830s. New Thought has an enduring and respected legacy that includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Phineas Quimby, and Walt Whitman. Some of the better known authors today whose writings represent our teachings are Michael Bernard Beckwith, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, and Eckhart Tolle, as well as many others.  Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, New Age and others — are all welcome in our communities.

 

Prayer of the Day

Excellence abounds, celebration is all around, we celebrate freedom and independence, and we make room for the quiet.

Excellence abounds, celebration is all around, we celebrate freedom and independence, and we make room for the quiet.

By on July 13, 2014 in News, Prayer of the Day

Treatment by Tim Phares, RScP

Hello, everyone.  Suzanne and I enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day weekend last week and I had a milestone birthday that was wonderful.  On Saturday here in Laurel, we saw the local fireworks display (which always occurs on the Saturday closest to the Fourth.)  A family sitting behind us brought their dog, so now I know how to say “oooooh….aaaah” in Canine!

     The weather continues to remind us that it is July and Tuesday night I’ll be watching the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, featuring the best players in the game.  Last night, we saw an encore of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presentation of Verdi’s Otello, based on the Shakespeare play.  (I can’t help but wonder what Iago’s backstory is.  What made him the guy we see in the play?)
     Excellence abounds, celebration is all around, we celebrate freedom and independence, and somewhere in all that we make room for the quiet.  In the quiet peace, we celebrate freedom and excellence.  We celebrate the right to pursue excellence, the highest and best, in our own individual ways — and the ways that our individual ways fit together into a seamless, unified whole.
     And so we treat together.
     There is only One Life.  That Life is God, in all, as all, through all, around all.  That Life is perfect and that Life is my life now.  It is the life of every one of us right now and always.
     I know that all God is is expressed and reflected in, as, and through each of us.  The harmony of God shows up in the beautiful music of the opera.  The grace of God shows up in the athleticism of the All-Stars.  The excitement of God shows up in our canine friend.  The celebration and joy of God show up in the fireworks and the other celebrations.  The peace of God shows up as each of us as we quietly contemplate the many wonderful ways that God shows up.
     I know that in every endeavor, we express that harmony, that grace, that excitement, that celebration, that peace.  We simply show up as our highest and best, expressing just as fully as we know how.  Each activity, each moment is lifted up by our showing up in the way we do.  We accept the highest, best, deepest life, filled with abundance, health, joy, peace, and good of all kinds.
      I am thankful for that harmony, that grace, that excitement, that celebration, that peace.  I am grateful.  I remember the words of Khalil Gibran: “You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”  For all of that, I am grateful.
      And so, in the deepest gratitude, I release my word to the Law, knowing it is done and done well.  it is manifest; it cannot come back void.  The Universe simply doesn’t work that way.  And so I let go, let God, and know it is so.
     And SO it IS.
July 10, 2014

All are Welcome Here

Inclusive and Diverse!

By on October 30, 2013 in Diversity

lgbt flagDiversity is key to who we are. Check out this video by our national headquarters.

Our Sunday Service

Join us in Celebration

By on November 3, 2013 in Service

Our Sunday service finishes with a song and social hour. And our sign language interpreting is world class.

Our Home

Visit Us

Visit Us

By on November 3, 2013 in Building

Nestled in a shopping center, our sanctuary stands alone, while our offices sit above the adjacent shops.


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