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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT CENTER
 942 S. Oates Street, Dothan
 Alabama, 36301
Phone: 334-794-2840
 Sunday Service @ 11:00 a.m.
       Wednesday Service @ 6:00 p.m. 

WELCOME TO CSL DOTHAN

 

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Center for Spiritual Living – Dothan! We are a church of Religious Science, affiliated with the Centers for Spiritual Living, whose home office is located in Denver, Colorado. Religious Science teaches Science of Mind, a faith, a philosophy, a way of life. We invite you to explore these ideas and find out how you can use them in your life.

Science of Mind Defined. Science of Mind Principles can be taught, learned, and conscientiously applied with certainty to obtain definite and repeatable results.

Science of Mind is not a creed. It contains neither dogma nor decree. It encompasses no system of sin and punishment, no rule of conduct, no profession of faith. Instead, Science of Mind sets forth a simple opportunity, one that offers no contradiction to either reason or common sense. Any person, by deliberately applying the basic Principle of Cause and Effect known as Universal Mind, can determine the conditions of his or her life.

Science of Mind is not a cult. Because Universal Mind represents an objective principle, rather than a guru or a deity, it cannot dispense favoritism or judgment. Science of Mind and its benefits are accessible to all on equal terms, without ritual, investment, or formal affiliation. Interested seekers have nothing to confess, promise, renounce, or hand over.

The Source of Science of Mind. All faiths include the workings of an “unseen”, variously called Mind, Spirit, First Cause, Being, or God. The 19th-century New Thought movement, shaped by Ralph Waldo Emerson and others, considered this force an indwelling presence, instrumental in physical and spiritual healing. Such ideas stirred the thoughts of Ernest Holmes (1887 – 1960). While refining the philosophy he called Science of Mind, Holmes gave lectures, held study groups, and eventually helped establish the Institute of Religious Science in 1927.

Open-ended Truth. Ernest Holmes did not claim that he had found the ultimate answers to life’s questions. “This is my revelation – not yours,” he emphasized. “It must always remain open at the top for new insights.” With even the most rudimentary understanding of Mind, any person can use thought to solve day-to-day problems. And, from that point, spiritual awareness can expand indefinitely.

The Power of Thought. All of us share unlimited access to Mind, the infinite creative power of the universe. That power, a natural Law of Manifestation, can operate only through our own minds; and, obedient to our expectations, it manifests exactly as we think and believe. Do we desire to change any condition? “Give the Law new instructions,” wrote Ernest Holmes. Through affirming and accepting the innate excellence of any circumstance, we channel this creative energy. Our individual welfare rests neither in our luck nor in our hands, but in our minds.

A Pathway to Well-being. Science of Mind involves affirmation rather than denial. Dis-ease, for example, is a fact; we need not deny its existence. As Ernest Holmes wrote in “The Science of Mind”, however, “Disease is not a truth.” The truths within Infinite Intelligence include health, abundance, security, love, peace, and happiness, all of which make up our natural state. Anyone, by claiming those truths and acting confidently on them, can bring them into manifestation.

The Science of Mind Movement

Individual Progress. To practice Science of Mind, one need not join an organization, subscribe to a series of lessons, or forsake any other spiritual path. An interested person may visit a Religious Science church, or not, may prefer group meetings, or private study. Those with immediate problems or questions may call the World Ministry of Prayer, our 24-hour phone line (213-385-0209 or 800-421-9600), and talk with a Science of Mind practitioner trained in affirmative prayer.

The Literature. “Science of Mind”, our monthly magazine, contains articles, daily mediations (also available in Braille), and the United Church of Religious Science directory. Besides Ernest Holmes’ substantial textbook, “The Science of Mind’, our publishing house stocks a wide range of books and cassettes related to Religious Science.

The Church. Although Ernest Holmes never intended to establish a church, many people who attended his lectures sought the continuity and fellowship of weekly Science of Mind gatherings. Today the United Church of Religious Science lists affiliate churches and study groups in 40 states and more than 15 countries. Because each church interprets the Science of Mind philosophy in its own way, church services may differ in procedure and approach.

The Discovery. As much as we can accept, that much we can have. The door stands open. “Shorn of dogmatism, freed from superstition, and always ready for greater illumination, Religious Science offers the student of life the best that the world has discovered.” Ernest Holmes, founder of Science of Mind.

Upcoming Services
  • Unity Sunday Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 (11:00 am) Join us for our Sunday Inspiration Service at 11:00 a.m.  - "The Perfect Relationship" with guest speaker Lyssa Bozeman.
  • Unity Sunday Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 (11:00 am) Join us for our Sunday Inspiration Service at 11:00 a.m.  - "The Love that Lives Within" with guest speaker Lyssa Bozeman.
  • Unity Sunday Sun. 5 Nov, 2017 (11:00 am) Join us for our Sunday Inspiration Service at 11:00 a.m.  - "Your Fortune Begins in Consciousness". 
Upcoming Events
  • CSL Wednesday Wed. 18 Oct, 2017 (6:00 pm) Join us on Wednesday evenings for a lively discussion on varying subjects or it just might be a movie night. Whatever it is, you will learn, grow and enjoy!!  At present we are studying the bo...
  • Dothan Rescue Mission Meal Service Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 (5:00 pm) The 3rd Thursday of each month is Community Service Night.  Join us for Dothan Rescue Mission Meal Service.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your culinary skills and give ba...
  • Interfaith Community Hosts Visiting Scholar Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm) The weekend of October 20th and 21st the Interfaith Community will host a visiting scholar, Rabbi Mark Winer.  We are invited to a lecture at the Synagogue, 188 N. Park Ave., on Friday evening...
  • Interfaith Community Hosts Visiting Scholar Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 (10:00 am) The weekend of October 20th and 21st the Interfaith Community will host a visiting scholar, Rabbi Mark Winer.  We are invited to a lecture at the Synagogue, 188 N. Park Ave., on Friday evening...
  • A Course in Miracles Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 (9:45 am) We are pleased to present A Course in Miracles each Sunday @ 9:45 am.
  • Sunday Meditation Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 (10:30 am) Before the Service Join us for Sunday Meditation.  Held each Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
  • CSL Wednesday Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 (6:00 pm) Join us on Wednesday evenings for a lively discussion on varying subjects or it just might be a movie night. Whatever it is, you will learn, grow and enjoy!!  At present we are studying the bo...
  • CSL Wednesday Wed. 25 Oct, 2017 (6:00 pm) Join us on Wednesday evenings for a lively discussion on varying subjects or it just might be a movie night. Whatever it is, you will learn, grow and enjoy!!  At present we are studying the bo...
  • A Course in Miracles Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 (9:45 am) We are pleased to present A Course in Miracles each Sunday @ 9:45 am.
  • Sunday Meditation Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 (10:30 am) Before the Service Join us for Sunday Meditation.  Held each Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
 laura craigWe’re forever grateful for this teaching – It has given us the substance with which to live in our Truth, to create music and bring healing to ourselves and the world.- Craig & Laura Berman Benelli isa greenbergI am constantly amazed and inspired by the abundance of love present and the lives that are being lived by my center's members and leaders!  Due to these teachings I live every day to the fullest, giving thanks for the light and consciousness that has been passed along to me! - Isa Greenberg 
 jay poindexterI live, move, breathe and have my being in a universe that works for me.  This teaching helps me remember to keep this awareness, this consciousness, at the front of my thinking.- Jay Poindexter
 frankieMy life went from black & white to color when I stepped into the spiritual world of Centers for Spiritual Living. The color has become more and more vibrant inside and out and I feel profoundly blessed. Life is Brilliant!- Frankie Timmers