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Global Vision Statement

“We have to think outside the sanctuary.”  ~Elizabeth Crow

Stay Connected


Feel Free to drop in to our daily (Mon-Sat) "Project 2 Connect" 

online Zoom gatherings anytime between 1pm & 2pm Pacific Time. 

For instructions on how to participate, click the button below.





Prayer Requests

Please email your prayer requests to,

and we will email our

prayers back to you.

Sunday "WisdomCast" Service

For instructions on how to access our Sunday experience, click the button below:

Get Inspired Any Time!

To listen to an uplifting message any day of the week, you may browse a selection of live talks previously given at our Center by clicking the button below.

Alternatively, our June video series, Mindfulness for Mavericks, can be found on our Monthly Theme Videos page.

Our board and leadership are actively engaged in ways to keep us connected during this time.  We’ll be reaching out in many ways, through email, Facebook posts, video conferencing (via the Zoom platform), YouTube, and the good old fashioned telephone. Please see the notice regarding "Project 2 Connect" on the left side of the page above under Stay Connected.

Due to Santa Cruz County's shelter-in-place directive, we will be suspending all in-person activities at the Center until further notice. Our March 22nd annual meeting has been postponed to a later date (TBD), and our current board members have agreed to stay on a little longer while we weather the logistical challenges presented by the pandemic.

As we re-engineer how we connect and provide services, we appreciate your patience and your support.  If  you have relevant technical skills and would like to help us with this project, please email


** SIP Update for Faith Communities **

Dear CSL Santa Cruz Community,


You may have heard that President Trump has reclassified churches and religious gatherings as essential services.  On May 25th, Gov. Newsom issued guidance for faith communities that wish to open, and as of Tuesday midnight this goes into effect in Santa Cruz County as well.  In short, we can open if we are ready.


The fact is we are not yet ready to receive our community safely.  Your Board of Trustees is looking closely at this situation and we are still in the fact gathering stages. Gov. Newsom has 13 pages of mandated and recommended practices for Faith Communities to follow before they can open.  There is a lot of information to digest.  Please be patient with us as we work toward clarity.   If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly at I’ll do my best to answer them, but truth be told, we are building this plane as we fly it; know that your safety is our first concern.

We miss being together with you more than you know.  We are looking at what small steps we can take to gather again, and once we know how to do that safely, you will be the first to know.


We love you!

Rev. Alice and the Board of Trustees

*   *   *

The May 26th Order of the Santa Cruz County Health Officer regarding continuing and modified shelter-in-place (SIP) directives can be found here. The state's specific guidance regarding "Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies" can be found here.

For the moment, all spiritual support, classes, meetings,

and Sunday services will continue taking place remotely.

Please do not come to the Center.

Ways To Help

Our financial reserves are very limited at this time, and we greatly appreciate your supporting us as we support you.


      Checks may be mailed to:

      CSL Santa Cruz

      1818 Felt Street

      Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Or, if you would like to explore more convenient ways to give, here are a few options to consider:

  • You may use the Donate button above to make a donation via Paypal.

  • Text "CSLGIVE" to 44-321


  • On your smartphone, you can download the Givelify app and use it to donate to our organization or any other nonprofit that uses this platform.*


  • Consider using your bank's "bill pay" function to set up an automated payment to us.  All you need is our address and your bank will mail a check to us automatically.  Please enter your name in the account number field, and we will attribute the donation to your account here at the Center.


  • Join our monthly givers whose credit cards are charged a designated amount on the 2Oth day of each month.

    If you wish to be added to our roster of regular monthly donors, please call the church office at (831) 465-9383 and speak with Tina to provide your confidential information.

*On Givelify, there is no cost to the donor, but there is a cost to the recipient, so if you are so inclined, we would love for you to add 3% to cover our costs. 

Wednesday Evening Taizé at 7pm
Livestreamed on YouTube 7pm Wednesdays







Click on the image above to tune in!

Join us on Wednesday evenings for our
Taizé Service & Spiritual Practices
Music, Meditation, Poetry and Inspiration
Each week we will treat you to a Spiritually Centering Practice designed to lead you into deep peace and inspiration.
You can access it on our CSLSantaCruz
YouTube channel here at 7pm on Wednesdays.
(You can also watch on our Live Stream page).


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