Sunday Teams

Choir on Fire

Mary O. Kerrigan, Ministry Leader

Our Choir on Fire is a close-knit community dedicated to providing music at our Spiritual Center.  The choir provides uplifting choral music once a month for Sunday services.  They also sing for holiday services and special events.

The choir is open to everyone who wants to join in the fun.  Volunteers get to share their love of singing with others in spiritually meaningful ways.  They cultivate respect and gratitude for everyone’s contribution as they develop a sense of accomplishment while serving.  They share beauty and inspiration in the universal, transformative language of music.

Welcome (Love) Team

Suzy Thatcher & Steve Jones, Ministry Leaders

The Welcome Team, otherwise known as the Love Team, serves by providing the first point of contact at the door on Sundays.  They offer smiles, hugs, and welcoming words to invite all to share in the love of our Spiritual Center.

They assist after the service by offering support to congregants and tidying the sanctuary.

The Welcome Team affirms that giving and sharing love is the highest form of receiving love.  They offer this devotional practice as a model for blessing all beings.

Hospitality Team

Lacey Weston & LInda Drevenstedt, Ministry Leaders

Our Hospitality Team provides a lovely array of food and drinks immediately following our Sunday service.  This process creates a setting for interactions where visitors, guests, and regular attendees get to know one another.

This ministry promotes love and fellowship as well as an opportunity to feed people on a physical and emotional level.  People leave our hospitality time feeling good in mind, body, spirit and soul.  This goodness ripples out to the community in ways we do not even know.

There are many ways to serve in this ministry:  shopping, donating food, food prep, clean up, and more.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to turn something simple – breaking bread together – into spiritual practice.

Creative Light Bookstore

Cheryl Ostrander, RScP and Jeannette Choate, RScP, Ministry Leaders

Photo by Norm Fort

Our Creative Light Bookstore offers books featured in talks, books written by guest speakers, books used for our Spiritual Center’s classes, and books that support our philosophy.  The bookstore supports the expansion of knowledge and continuous inspiration as we all continue to grow in this infinite pathway called life.

The bookstore is also a hub of activity where people gather to peruse, talk, and just be together.  Our volunteers and “customers” are excited about spreading the word of our teaching for we believe that our philosophy brings goodness to the world.

Sacred Readings

Hugh A. Rose, Reader

We offer wisdom words from all traditions of all ages, to help the congregation focus on a theme that supports the Sunday message.  Our reader, Hugh A. Rose, has an extensive background in Broadway and regional theatre.  He brings his passion for the spoken spiritual word to our services.


Our House Band

Featuring Chris Kimbler on piano, David Parlato on bass, Rex Harte on Drums, and Jon Crosse on horns, our house band supports a wide array of talented musicians.  Our music is magnificent.

Sound & Recording

Kenny Hobbs, Audio
Edward K. Lynch, Video

Photo by Norm Fort

This team creates audio and video recordings of the service every Sunday.  The videos are posted on our YouTube Channel and appear on a local Cable Station.   We post an audio copy of the Spiritual Message on our website.  If you prefer a hard-copy CD, we sell those for a nominal fee in our Creative Light Bookstore.

We are eager to share our teaching with everyone, as it helps the world become a kinder place.

Photo by Wendell

Ventura Center for Spiritual Living

Be Love, Share Love, Serve Love.

Sunday Celebration 10:00 AM

101 S. Laurel Street
Ventura California 93001