The HeartSangha Choir

The HeartSangha Choir meets for rehearsal every Thursday from late August through mid-May from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in the Sanctuary. The choir usually performs at the 10:30 AM service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from early September to mid-May. The choir also hosts the Social Hall the 3rd Sunday of each month. The HeartSangha Choir is the nucleus of the music ministry of the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding. They are dedicated to providing a variety of high quality, spiritually enriching music to support the teaching of our philosophy. Contact: Dalton Fitzgerald | (530) 524-3124 


Women's Group

Celebrate the Spiritual journey of women together. Join us for insights and practices that empower our connection to the Divine. Feel free to open up to one another in conversation in a safe, welcoming environment. Be willing to nourish yourself on all levels and renew your Spirit as you get to know yourself. Sacred Sisters Women's Group meets the second Monday of every month (September through May) from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Social Hall. Contact: Rev. Sue MillerBorn | (530) 221-7350 | shantiananda@hotmail.com


Men's Group 

The Men's Group centers around discussions and creating friendship among the male members of our community. We continue to examine topics brought by the men who attend. Our goal is to allow each man to become a better human being. Bring your issues. Bring your ideas (spiritual and other ideas), articles and poems. It is for the men in the circle to create a dynamic and safe space to explore who we are and what we want to become. The Men's Group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Contact: Roy Woolfstead | (530) 246-1017 | rdwoolf3@gmail.com  


Young Adults

The Young Adults Group meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month. They meet in the Meditation Pavilion from 4:30 to 6:15 PM and then in the Social Hall from 6:15 to 7:30. If you are an adult between the ages of 19 and 49, please join us! What challenges are you facing, what would you like to learn about or what social time would you like to have with others of your age? Contact: Diana Johnson | (530) 356-1227


Youth Groups

The children and youth of our Center are very important to us. We offer four programs during our 10:30AM Sunday Services, a nursery for young ones and three more groups, based on age, all designed to share spiritual ideas in a loving and supportive environment. Our focus is often on non-traditional learning using the resources of our Center site and the creek that runs through it as well as field trips to various local sites to help share spiritual concepts. The programs are under the direction of Diana Johnson and her staff of marvelous, volunteer teachers.

Source Youth Group (Ages 13 - 18)

The teen years are a time of incredible spiritual interest and development. Our youth group meets on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 PM in the Center’s LightSource Village. A dedicated duo of volunteer advisors, James Massengale and Jamie Weil, guide the teens. Each meeting includes a time of personal sharing, a workshop based on a spiritual principle, and a business meeting run by the teens themselves. The teens travel to two camps, one three-day camp in the winter, and a weeklong camp in the summer. Throughout the year they participate in fundraising efforts to attend camp and joint gatherings of local youth groups in the North State. Our teens consistently report that youth group makes a tremendous impact on their lives! Contact: James Massengale | (209) 988-2829

Tweens Group (Ages 10 - 12)

This group is “betwixt and between” in their development into youth. They aren’t kids anymore (in their view) and they’re not teens either. They certainly do not want to spend a perfectly great Sunday morning listening to someone talk! We build more complex spiritual concepts with this group with an emphasis on preparing them for the transition into their teen years and participation in our youth group. Contact: Diana Johnson | (530) 356-1227

Love Lights (Ages 7 - 9)

As our children begin to mature, they are ready for more abstract and complex spiritual concepts. This group continues to learn through exposure to the outdoors, art and movement with more hands-on learning of core spiritual concepts. As much as possible, we use experiential learning through activities that involve the children in the concepts that they are learning. Contact: Diana Johnson | (530) 356-1227

Little Lights (Ages 4 - 6)

Lessons and activities for this age group are centered on experiential learning. We often involve the children with art, games, music and outdoor activities while conveying the spiritual basics of love, kindness, compassion and empowerment. Because we run an active program, we encourage parents to consider bringing their children in casual clothing. We love having parent and grandparent volunteers as extra hands for this wonderful group. Contact: Diana Johnson | (530) 356-1227

Nursery (Ages 0 - 3)

We provide a stimulating environment for the smallest of our Sunday attendees with a wonderful playground designed for young people, warm and caring teachers and a wireless parent notification system in the event that little ones cannot be soothed by anyone but their parents. On Sundays, parents need to complete a registration form on each of their children. Each child is to be signed in for attendance tracking in the foyer before church and then signed out at the cottage when church is over. Upon signing in on our attendance roster, each child shall receive a white name tag, to be worn throughout the morning. Every volunteer working with Children’s Church or youth group has a background check run on them, regardless of any relationship with any child. Contact: Diana Johnson | (530) 356-1227