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Rev. Andrew Groves

Rev. Andrew Groves

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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

“Can’t nobody be free unless we’re all free. There’s no me and no you, there’s just us.” - Brother Ali
There’s so much I am eager to share with you all about the Social Justice Ministry here at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. And I realize, that so much of what I have learned has come from my interactions with all of you. Through witnessing the bravery at our singing and acting performances, through learning about the work you are doing out in the world, and perhaps above all, through the love that this community gives to each other to create a place of support and magic and evolution, I am learning so much about what it means to live a life of love and freedom and justice.

This is the crux of social justice. It really is about being in community with each other, with all its complexities and challenges, with all of its joy and laughter. I am so grateful to be in a community where all the beautiful messiness that comes in working together, for one another, can allow us to grow in ways we simply couldn’t do on our own. Individually and collectively, we are walking the path of awakening.

Excited to see you on Sunday,
Rev. Masando



Rev. Andrew Groves

To declare something unequivocally, to leave no wiggle room for excuses and half-hearted rationalization, we might say “No ifs, ands, or buts about it.” At least, that’s how the phrase goes in the United States. In the UK and Australia, the more common expression is “No ifs and buts.” And I really like this way of saying it.

Because for me, when I’m talking about the fullness of the absolute, about commitment and truth and passion and power, I think it’s all about the ANDS! No ifs. No buts. But lots of ands — and this, and this, and this, and you, and them, and him & her & me. It’s about additional inclusivity, an ever-expanding, unabashed, unconditional YES to Life.

I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00 pm. Come early for snacks, wine, and community at 5:30. XO, Rev. Drew


Rev. Andrew Groves

“First things first. Second things never.” ~ Shirley Conran

I find this quote pretty provocative, because it flies right up in the face of my usual busy-ness strategy for living, which is to make myself crazy juggling lots of varied and conflicting commitments simultaneously. I like to have a lot of different things going on. I have on my to-do list every day both things that I want to do and things that I feel like I have to do. And I give myself a gold star for accomplishing both.

But what if I held all of my activities differently? What might be available if I could approach everything on my to-do list as it relates to my deepest priorities? What if “first things first” meant that every moment of every day, every task and conversation, every duty and responsibility, was in truth a rich & potent choice for myself, my life, and the world?

I’m filling in for Rev. Masando at Wednesday night service this week at 6:30 pm. Join us at 6:00 for wine & cheer. I can’t wait to see you! XO, Rev. Drew


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Rev. Andrew Groves

Sunday, August 13
4:00-6:00 pm

Rev. Andrew Groves

Info coming soon.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00-4:00 pm


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