Richard Mathiason

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

This Sunday, December 15th, 2013

10 AM

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev. Martha surveyed the congregation to find out what topics they wanted to hear about on Sunday morning.  Congregants sent in over 80 suggestions. All of the talks this fall are directly taken from the survey and dedicated to the people who come to the Sunday Service.  To all of the congregants and visitors, thank you for creating a world-class spiritual community with your presence, your talent, and your treasure.  You have already changed the world. 

“Walking in the Land of the Mystics”

Our philosophy contains a great deal of mysticism in it.  Those of us who practice Science of Mind are walking in the land of the mystics.  We are deriving the same power  that mystics of all ages have used.  We are part of the Whole and all of the whole, all at the same time.  Join Rev. Martha on Sunday as we talk about mystics and mysticism.


Susan Clark, Music Director

Susan Clark is joined by

Lewis Winn on guitar/bass guitar and Jay Blea on drums/percussion


The Daily Meditation 12.14.2013

A Prayer of  Thanksgiving

Richard Mathiason, Technical Director

Richard Mathiason

These are exciting times at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living. We are starting the move into a new larger space and a space that will house everything versus two separate buildings. This prayer is about giving thanks to God. Therefore, I give thanks for the Chapel at the Hotel Albuquerque as it have served us well from the beginning. The Chapel allowed us to get our feet firmly on the ground while at the same time visioning for the next place to call home for our community. 

Thank You to God for the Event and Learning Center, as it allowed many to learn about “Science of Mind” and it allowed us as a community the opportunity to create a community that works for everyone. 

I give thanks to everyone that has come through our doors and to the many that are now coming through our doors. It is nice to have a new building and I give thanks for it, but the most important and wonderful happening is the people that make up our community. A huge Thank You goes out to everyone who has had a part in spreading the positive words that our Founder Ernest Holmes created not so long ago. Thank You for all the work You do for our Center and for God.

A huge thank you to all the people in the world who happen to see and read the prayers by our Practitioners. I have received so many comments about how the prayers are exactly what they needed to hear for that day. Thank You to all of you for sharing the prayers with others on the Social Networks. You are a part of our community, too, even though many miles may separate us. I give my thanks to you for taking the time out of your busy days to comment and share. 

So, as we move forward in a new direction, I, once again give thanks to God knowing that as we do the work, God is showing us the way. I give thanks knowing that the move is happening smoothly, the moving expenses are paid in full and then some and we move forward in our service to God. 

Thank You! And so it is!


Richard Mathiason is the Technical Director at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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What We Believe

What We Teach

We teach the Science of Mind, which is the study of Life and the nature of the laws of thought; the idea that we live in a Spiritual Universe; that God or Spirit is in, through, around us; and that this Presence is a loving source of all Good.

Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

VISION Connecting Community Through Spirit!

MISSION We recognize that an inherent desire in every individual is to realize the person God intended us to be. As we realize our true God selves, the greatest gift we can give another is to support him or her in becoming that God person too.

Most important, every man, woman and child who lives in the Universe is significant to the Creator. Our doors will forever be open to all…