Who We Are

We are a loving Spiritual Sanctuary where everyone is welcome.

We celebrate the abundance of life through study, inspiration, gratitude, and service.

With open hearts and minds we participate in self-transformation for a world that works for everyone.

Message from Rev. Joshua Reeves

Our Sunday Services are at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. beginning November 2.

“Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” –Aldous Huxley

Was Huxley correct that we have an infinite capacity to take things for granted, including where we live, who we love, what we do, what we have been blessed with? At times I feel I forget to be aware of just how grateful I am for these, and at other times, I struggle with how I could ever appreciate these enough.
I remember this past 4th of July spending time with my family in the evening on Seal Beach. As the night came, people moved to the pier to watch the fireworks and it seemed like we were the only ones to think that watching the fireworks in the warm (but certainly cooling water) was a good idea. It was. Even though the time passed quickly, it was one of those “eternal moments” for me. One of those moments that feel downloaded upon my soul and recalled at some level in every part of my being--having fun, appreciating nature, participating in a holiday my family has celebrated for generations, in awareness of being alive with people I love, and in gratitude for the amazing fact of existence. In that moment was a height of celebration that we would always remain, yet never be the same.
Thankfully, if it is true that we have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted, it follows, that we too, have an infinite capacity for appreciation. I could never give thanks enough, not because I am not grateful, but because life’s abundance and richness is so great. I can live with this. How about you?

It is a month of transformation and thanksgiving at Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living. Our theme is about “making room,” which we are doing in our messages, talking about how to make room for more wholeness, more spirituality, more creativity, and more appreciation in our lives. We are also doing this literally, by changing our service times to 9 and 11 a.m. With identical services, we hope to welcome even more people into our Sunday gatherings. It’s a great month to invite a friend, and probably feel a little more comfortable that they’ll find a parking spot.
We will also be celebrating what is to be grateful for in all of our lives and our church community at our Gratitude Banquet on December 7. This yearly event is our annual spiritual family gathering, and I hope you can join us. I want to thank Nancy Hedlund, Julie Guerrero, Florann Limpus, Nicole Von Atzingen, Paul and Dana Buchanan, Kay Mathews, and all who are helping to organize this festive event.

Contact Rev. Josh at revjosh@sbcsl.org

What we Offer

  • Two Sunday services: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Both services include the same Sunday message and music.
  • Youth church for elementary ages will be at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Middle school ages will be at 11:00 a.m. only.
  • Wednesday Evening Service - Meditation 6:40 p.m Service 7:00 p.m.
  • The Seal Beach Singers Choir
  • Licensed Spiritual Practitioners available for prayer support
  • Continual classes on Spiritual Living, workshops, support groups, and regular activities like Yoga and Tai Chi to uplift mind/body/spirit.
  • Marina Chapel for weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies with ministerial and coordinative support.
  • Green Team activities and events to service the environment as community
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