2019 Spiritual Advance Conference

May 17 - 20, 2019

This year, along with local artists and musicians, we have Eugene Holden, RScP and Dr. Walter & Barbara Doern Drew flying in to facilitate some very special events designed to nourish us spiritually and connect us in community. We warmly welcome our neighbors in and around Salt Lake to come enjoy these very special events with us. 

This is our annual celebration - a time for spiritual renewal before our Annual Meeting. Grounded in vision, and awakened to greater possibilities, we will make decisions together for the future of our Center. 

Please review the order of events below. Note that there is no cost to participate in the Saturday Lunch/Q&A about proposed bylaws, or any of the Sunday events, including a light lunch and the Annual Meeting. 

Guests are encouraged to attend any or all of these events. We are an open, welcoming community, celebrating our divinity, loving our humanity, and nurturing our journey of spiritual discovery. We look forward to meeting you! 



Click on the name of the event to learn more, or simply scroll down. 

Friday, May 17th

2:00 pm - 4:30pm   Leadership Training (No Cost)

6:30pm - 9:30pm Paint Night $45 (Limited seating. This will sell out quickly.)

Sunday, May 19th

10:00am - 10:20am Special Meditation Service

10:30am - 12:00pm Extended Sunday Service 

12:00pm - 1:00pm Light Lunch 

1:00pm - 2:00pm Annual Meeting 

Leadership Training


Facilitated by Dr. Walter & Barbara Doern Drew

Friday, May 17

2:00pm - 4:30pm 


No Cost 

If you are attracted to the idea of Servant Leadership and think you might be interested in stepping into that kind of leadership role here at the Center or elsewhere in your life, you'll get some great tools to use and ideas on how to do that.

There are many opportunities to serve in our community. This workshop will give those serving or interested in serving, a shared understanding of our community's philosophy of leading by serving. 

Please RSVP using our contact form. This will help us plan for the event. 

Paint Night


Facilitated by Amanda Sharette-Kay

Friday, May 17 

6:30pm - 9:30pm


Cost: $45

Hors d'oeuvres and Mocktails served.

Limited seating. Will sell out quickly.  

What is Paint Night?

Paint Night is a guided painting experience where you'll have your own canvas, and a professional painter will teach the whole class how to create their own rendition of a specific painting. 

Last year our Paint Night was so successful, we've brought it back by popular demand! Our artist this year created a custom image just for us, called "Sunrise Over the Ocean". It expresses our theme: "I'm waking up to all this love!" If you've never painted before, you'll be delighted to discover what you can create. 

Although each student is working with the same basic instructions, individual creativity always shows up. It's a heart-expanding experience to look around at the end and see how we all interpret things just a little differently, and each expression is beautiful. It's a very intuitive, right-brained way of learning a little bit more about each other. 

We will be working with calming blues and energizing yellows; Textured water, and expansive sky. It's the perfect way to begin our weekend, contemplating "waking up to all this love" in a non-verbal, tactile way. Spending time with the image of a shining sunrise, feeling paint on our fingers and the pressure of a brush on canvas, is the perfect way to slow down and become grounded in that felt-sense of who we are and what we are choosing to create. 

About Amanda Sharette-Kay

Amanda teaches art to children and adults because she believes that everyone has it in them to create fantastic things. She provides tools which help people express themselves and share with others who they are and how they see the world. She loves watching her students find their own ways of exploring their feelings, beliefs, and passions. 

...And, yes, she is Ric Sharette's daughter! When she got pregnant with her second child, she finally decided it was time to come home from Germany to be near family. You may have heard her sing with her brothers at the Center. 

Aside from teaching art, Amanda also paints wildlife and landscapes. She has a deep passion for birds and the natural world. She volunteers with two local wildlife conservation organizations, HawkWatch International and the Great Salt Lake Audubon, where she is a member of the Board and leads the Education Committee. 

If you'd like to see her work, visit https://www.facebook.com/shareslate.

If you'd like to see photos of her Paint Night events and classes, visit her website, https://www.share-paint.com/gallery

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"Living the Five Steps of Prayer" Workshop


Facilitated by Eugene Holden, RScP

Saturday, May 18

9:00am - 12:00pm


Cost: $35

About Eugene Holden, RScP

Eugene Holden, RScP, has been a student of Science of Mind for more than 30 years.  For a decade, he served the World Ministry of Prayer at Centers for Spiritual Living (until May 2017) and managed the department for 6 years.  Eugene has a regular column in Science of Mind magazine, and contributes regularly as the affirmation monthly. Guided by vision, he is deeply committed to this teaching. His purpose is to joyfully inspire people to remember who they truly are.

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Lunch and Q&A

Facilitated by Rev. Donald Graves, the Leadership Council, and Transition Team

Saturday, May 18

12:00pm - 2:00pm


No Cost


Proposed change to our bylaws.

Creative Aging Workshop: Embracing Life with Passion, Purpose, and Possibility


Facilitated by Dr. Walter Drew & Barbara Doern Drew

Saturday, May 18

2:00pm - 5:00pm


Cost: $35

About Dr. Walter & Barbara Doern Drew

Dr. Walter & Barbara Doern Drew are "Conscious Aging" Facilitators who invite you to explore spiritual practices that create ease as you: 

RELEASE limiting attitudes, beliefs, patterns and stories that no longer serve you.

UNLOCK your unique divine calling, gifts and purpose.

EMBRACE passion, creativity, deeper meaning and expanded possibilities, and using them in  service of a better world. 


 “Barbara and Walter are a great partnership, blending their individual unique styles to create a deep and enriching experience. They are intelligent, fun, kind and a great example of the creative aging process. They both demonstrate, not only in the material they share, but also in the way they are, the joy and fulfillment to be lived in the second half of life. Thank you, Barbara and Walter, for paving the way for others to follow.”

—Rev. Jill Brocklehurst, Centre for Spiritual Living Campbell River, British Columbia 

Evening Social and Musical Celebration


Music by The Ravens, with Chamaigne as a warm-up

Saturday, May 18

6:30pm - 9:00pm


Cost: $20

Hors d'oeuvres and mocktails served

About Chamaigne Sharette

Chamaigne is a life-long performer. While her focus has been on New Thought sing-along music, her first love was the early music of Barbra Streisand. Like Barbra, Chamaigne's favorite songwriting team is Alan & Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) and Michel Legrand (music). If you love their music, you'll love hearing Chamaigne set the mood with these delicious tunes. 

About The Ravens

You'll recognize at least one member of The Ravens - our very own Lezlee Monroe, frequent Special Music Guest, CSL Choir Accompanist, and the Music Director at the Satya Center in Ogden.

Want a sneak preview? Check this out: (It's totally groovy.)

Sunday - Special Meditation Service


Facilitated by Eugene Holden, RScP

Sunday, May 19

10:00am - 10:20am


This will be a very special meditation service, lead by one who is seasoned in spiritual practice and affirmative prayer. As Eugene goes to the place of clarity, unity, and vision within himself, we will remember that place within ourselves. 

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Sunday - Extended Sunday Service


Speakers: Eugene Holden, RScP and Dr. Walter & Barbara Drew

Sunday, May 19

10:30am - 12:00pm


Light Lunch Provided

Eat and Visit

Sunday, May 19

12:00pm - 1:00pm


No Cost. Donations Welcome. 

We will be serving fruit, cheese, crackers, and chicken salad sandwiches. 

Sunday - 2019 Annual Meeting


Facilitated by Bernie Jacobs, President of the Leadership Council

Sunday, May 19

1:00pm - 2:00pm


All those who renewed their membership by April 28 are eligible to vote but all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

What's on the Agenda?

  • Yearly reports from the Leadership Council. 
  • Vote on proposed change to our bylaws. 

Download Proposed Bylaws Here

Final Proposed Bylaws 2019 Annual Meeting (pdf)