About Us

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision:
(What is the world we envision?)

A world that works for everyone and for all of creation.

Our Mission:
(What do we do in order to make our vision a reality?)

To inspire spiritual discovery through community, connection, exploration and celebration.

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History of Our Center

Center for Spiritual Living, Greater Las Vegas (CSLGLV) was formerly known as Spiritual Life Center and First Church of Religious Science, Las Vegas. Our new name was adopted in 2009 as part of an effort by our denomination at the time -- United Centers for Spiritual Living (now Centers for Spiritual Living) to unify our organization.

First Church of Religious Science, Las Vegas, as we were formally known, traces its origins to the early 1950s. Sometime between 1952 and 1954, a woman known as Dr. LeAllaire conducted religious services in various office buildings, calling her church "The Church on the Side of the Road." Later, Rev. Lee Mooney arrived and acted as Assistant Minister. After Dr. LeAllaire made her transition, Rev. Mooney took the leadership, and on November 7, 1954, Rev. Mooney had his Charter Presentation Service. Over fifty members had signed Charter Applications and the membership Roll.

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Greetings Dear One

Greetings Dear One, you found us!  What a delight to have you checking in, or checking us out.  Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you are always welcome here, on this website and physically in our spiritual community. If you'd like to jump in and stay connected with us online, click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

I am honored to have served as spiritual leader of this magnificent congregation since July of 1999.  Together we are expanding our understanding of what it means to be both human and divine (we’re made in the image of God!), and we're practicing the Principles of our faith to enhance our own lives and to be an
increasingly beneficial presence on planet Earth.

My promise, to those whom I serve, is this: if I can't or won't apply it in my own life, I won’t talk about it.  If I don’t really know it — if I don’t actually have first-hand experience of the principle I want to preach or teach — I'll keep my mouth shut.

I believe there are far too many “leaders” in our lives who would like us to do as they say, not as they do.  My intention is to be an example of this magnificent philosophy, faith and way of life…and the only way I know to do that is to LIVE it.

None of this is to say that I'm a terribly serious guy.  Quite the contrary.  I believe the universe is filled with the energies of joy and celebration, and it shows up in me as humor and laughter. So as you attend my services or enroll in a class I'm facilitating, you'll discover that laughter is one element that is always included.  If you don’t feel like laughing, that’s okay too: my intention always is to speak words of relevance, empowerment, comfort, inspiration and/or revelation to each one who hears them.

So now that you're here, stay awhile.  Our website is continuing to evolve, as are we!  Check back frequently; our plans include adding audio and video of our services, the ability to shop in our bookstore, and podcasting. 

And of course, bring yourself physically to us: our gatherings are wonderful, our music is transcendent, and it could well be that the only thing missing is you!

I pray that you are served well by this ministry.  I acknowledge and honor the time you're taking to look around, and I promise that any time you spend with us is time well used!  Richest blessings to you, now and always,

Rev. Doug Foglesong