Making a Positive Difference

If you would like to nominate an organization to receive a tithe from Creative Living Fellowship, click here for a recommendation form.


Thanks from Emerson Institute





























School Supplies to the Rescue!


Ok this is when my job is really fun. A mom comes in with three beautifully uniformed girls (new to our school) and asks if it is alright for them to stay in school until she gets paid on Thursday so she can afford the items needed on our school supply list. And guess what because of you and all our parents who are so generous we were able to let them shop for supplies out of our cabinets. I had a crying mom on my hands and it made my day.


Diane Horn Bennett Academy - Venture Site



Sweet Music























Supporting Emerson Institute
























Supporting Spiritual Teachings

























Big Thank You from Lewis Prison

The CLF Ministry sent money to Leo in Lewis prison to purchase holiday food Leo and his "disciples" who attend his book studies. They were so touched that they created and signed this card expressing their gratitude. Click on the cover at the left to see a larger version of the interior with their sentiments.








Lost our Home Pet Rescue

December 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful, generous donation by Creative Living Fellowship of $1,143.00 to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue. I am so grateful for your kindness! It is because of support like this that we are able to give more pets and pet parents a "new leash on life!"

With gratitude,
Jodi Polanski


Dream Team Drama


















Days for Girls

December 2016

Thank you so much for letting me use a portion of CLF tithe for Days for Girls.
If you would ever like to see a kit, I would be happy to show you a sample.

Barbara C. Varney


Veterans First




















Supporting Children's Education
























Supporting At-risk Children

Dear Deb:

Just a quick note to thank you for your incredible generosity to Childhelp. We are touched by your thoughtfulness and grateful for your investment to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Childhelp brings the light of love into the lives of abused and neglected children. That’s possible for thousands of more children because of you…

Please feel free to contact me for any reason. I hope to hear from you.

All the best,
Karen Nikoloudakis,
National Director of Philanthropy


Memorial for AFS Student























In Recognition of Our Congregant's Service 




















Click on the letter below to view the PDF.















Dear Michele and Board,
Beyond being COMPLETELY blown away, I also feel so greatly blessed by your incredibly generous gift!

I have never received a tithe even close to this amount before and shed tears of joy as I realized what a big difference this makes to mine and Tiffany's life right now. What is even more meaningful is feeling that me and my music has that value to others in the world, thank you so much for 'seeing me and the path I walk" and helping make the road and the load easier - you and all who run CLF are an inspiration and it is an honor to receive this blessing and to be involved with people who truly "walk their talk" in the world!

Thank you for sharing your abundance with me, I am speechless (but I can still type - LOL),
With love and gratitude,
Darius Lux


So that Others May Read

Diane Bishop here, editor of Science of Mind Magazine. I am also a practitioner and as part of my ministry I respond to the requests we receive from prisoners.

I am so grateful for the generous donation from Creative Living Fellowship. It will fund almost 100 one-year subscriptions.


A Synchronistic Tithe

Hello Dear Board of Trustees:

I thank YOU so SO very much for the tithing check I received~~I am truly blessed and grateful.

It arrived in such amazing timing~~oh how usual~~as I was checking into getting a water system installed in my home and just got a quote of how much it would cost to install it; I pick up my mail and there is the tithing check from you for the amount I was quoted for the water system~~~I laughed and cried and was amazed and grateful for the synchronicity in the magical world!!

thank you so very much..blessings, peace and NAMASTE!

"to your HEALTH"
sumr soudi breez


Supporting Other New Thought Organizations















Thanks for the "Green" from GreenFaith

Dear Deborah –

Thank you so very much for your incredible generosity – this is fantastic. This is an extremely timely gift – we’ve got a huge amount going on now with a new international campaign that we’re coordinating this year – I’ve attached a summary about it.

I hope very much that we can continue to work with you – we so appreciate your support.

My very best -

The Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director - GreenFaith


























Conference Sponsorship

March 11, 2015

To: Creative Living Fellowship

Dear Dr. Michele,

Thank you so very much for your sponsorship of our 2015 Conference. With your generous gift of $1,000, we will be able to offer an even more outstanding conference, which will support ANTN in the process. This year we offer yet another new adventure of Love, Fun, Transformation and Connection!

Your Platinum Sponsorship will receive a listing in the Conference Program and you will be mentioned from the stage.

We are so appreciative of your giving heart, and we thank you for this donation!

With Radiant Love & Deep Gratitude,

Dr. Kim Yalda, 2015 Conference Chair
Affiliated New Thought Network


Lifetime Membership in New Thought Archives


Dear Creative Living Fellowship - Phoenix,

On behalf of the INTA Executive Board and INTA's many members and friends, thank you for becoming a Life Member of the Addington-INTA Archives Stewardship Society. Your membership is a bold statement of what you believe in: a strong, growing and serving New Thought Archives that traces and catalogues the history and ongoing world-wide influence of the spiritual arena of New Thought.

Your Archives Life Membership will be mentioned in the Spring 2015 issue of New Thought magazine. Your name will be etched into bronze plaques which are placed in the Archives building.

Your confidence, vision and support are deeply appreciated.

Mimi C. Ronnie


Supporting Therapy Horses























Providing School Supplies

August 25, 2014

Dear Victoria and members of Community Outreach Ministry,

On behalf of the Bennett Academy Staff and families, thank you for your generous donations of backpacks, pencils, paper, crayons, etc. We serve a diverse population and many of our families are unable to afford school supplies and backpacks. Thank you for helping us to provide our students with the necessities of school.

We are so grateful,
Shaun Lane, Principal
Bennett Academy
Venture site


Feeding the Children of Hati

July 28, 2014


Thank you so much for your generous donation! Your support means the world to us and to the kids we are feeding together. Thank you for partnering with us in such a meaningful way!

I wanted to share a couple of pictures that were taken during my trip to Haiti last September to visit one of our mission partners. It was my first time there and I was absolutely heartbroken by the living conditions and poverty I witnessed. It was so much worse than I had imagined.

But I experienced great joy as well, especially when we got to visit an orphanage while the kids were eating our food. This little girl’s face just says it all, their gratitude for a hot meal and the hope it brings is beyond description. Please know what a blessing you are to us and to these kids!

I have attached a Performance Update from our last fiscal year. Thanks again for sharing our mission and helping us bring HOPE to so many kids!

Many Blessings,
Janine Skinner, Development Advisor
Feed My Starving Children


Arbor Day Foundation

June 19, 2014

Please accept our sincere thank you for your $1,776.00 contribution to the Arbor Day Foundation and for your commitment to our shared mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Together, we're helping to make our world greener and healthier for this and future generations.

Your generosity will help us continue our work together -- a legacy of abundant trees, forests replanted, rain forests preserved, communities improved and children inspired so that they might become the next generation of tree planters and environmental stewards.

Again, thank you for your gift and your commitment to our shared mission. Please feel free to call me whenever you might have a question.

With appreciation,
Chloe' Sweet
Gift Planning Coordinator


Tithe to Smile on Seniors

Hi Mrs. Wilshusen,

Today we received a donation on your behalf through the Creative Living Fellowship.

Thank you so very much! Your support means so much to myself and Smile On Seniors. I know how much Ros Jansen meant to you and I know she will find much comfort in your continuing good! Attached is an official thank you letter.

Wishing you much good, blessings and prosperity,
Thank you,
Rabbi Levi Levertov


A Hand to Deserving Families

March 1, 2014

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and families of Homeward Bound, thank you for your donation of $1,500. Your generous gift will allow us to provide our fragile families with the case management, housing, employment service and life skills classes they need to succeed. It is because of support of donors like you that we are able to serve approximately 300 families with children each year. In addition, your donation will assist Homeward Bound with the Give a Child a Chance program.

Homeward Bound serves families working hard to change their lives, families who need a "hand up, not a handout." Through your generosity and that of our community, we have the resources to help these families rise above their circumstances and achieve their full potential. Having the skills to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency is a wonderful gift for them to receive - a gift that will last a lifetime.

We recognize there are hundreds of deserving charities that you could have chosen to help and are honored and humbled that you have decided to support our mission. It is through your assistance and compassion that we will continue to touch the lives of those who need us most.

Our families are successful because of people like you, giving with a caring heart.

Kindest Regards,
Vicki Pina
Special Projects Manager
Homeward Bound


Tithe for Classroom Materials

March 2014

Dear Roberta (Dr. Bobbie) and Friends,

Thank you so much for your $1,449.50 tithe - WOW! It is very generous and I am grateful.

I'm excited that you're teaching the Kingdom 3 series. They are at the heart of my desire for everyone to develop and nurture a personal relationship with the God of their understanding. Thank you for creating a place for that to happen.

With appreciation and love,
Rev. Jane Beach


Thanks from Emerson Institute

March 26, 2014

Dear Rev. Michele and the members of the Board of Trustees,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your prayers, love and financial support. Your loving generosity is helping us to continue making Emerson Theological Institute possible.

Who you are is wonderful.

Highest Love,
Dr. Angelo Pizelo, President, Emerson Institute


Support of GreenFaith Organization

February 20, 2014

Dear Dr. Whittington and members of Creative Living Fellowship,

Thank you so much for your recent gift of $2,439.00 which we received on 2/19/14. It really helps!

GreenFaith's mission is to inspire, educate, and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. your support helps make this possible.

We look forward to staying touch with you about our work.

Once again, thank you for your generous gift.

In faith,
Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director

Handwritten P.S.:
Thank you for such remarkable generosity - we are deeply grateful, and full of admiration for all that you've done.


Support of Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic

January 31, 2014

Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for your support of Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic in 2013. Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic is able to exist only through the generosity of donors like you. Your support in 2013 helped us sterilize 11,602 animals which represents a 16% increase in the number of spay/neuter surgeries performed over 2012.

In addition, your support helped us achieve a long standing goal of opening a second clinic in the Valley which will enable us to prevent the birth of literally tens of thousands of animals. Our new clinic is located at 7246 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207.

The mission of Altered Tails is to provide accessible and affordable spay/neuter services for companion animals and free-roaming cats. Our Vision is to eliminate the need for euthanasia of animals as a result of over-population.

Your contribution to Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic in 2013 was $1,544.00

Thank you for your support.

Ellen T. Clark, Executive Director


Helping Our Children's Teachers

January 21, 2014

My dear Board of Trustees,

Oh my gosh! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for accepting my tithe request with such a generous donation to Sue Keller. I was brought to tears when Deb emailed me the news. I already feel so blessed and grateful to be a part of such a caring, loving and supportive church home, but this moved me to my core.

Please, see the response from the facilitator of the donation request (below). I know the hope that CLF has given will spread, and Sue will have more than enough financial means to get the treatments she needs, so she can continue loving and nurturing the little humans at Prince of Peace Preschool.

Thank you, again and again and again!

Sending much Love,
Michelle Davis

From: Jenifer Lamb Swisher
Date: January 21, 2014
To: michelle davis

Michelle - I am at a loss for words. That was just so kind and generous and unbelievable. I just wanted to thank you personally for taking the time and effort to help Teacher Keller. I could not agree with you more, but it was still a remarkable thing you did for her. It is going to make a huge difference.

Thank you so much!


Sand Dollar Christmas Party

(Sand Dollar Discovery House provides a therapeutic community for women so they have the opportunity to function as part of a safe household.)

December 26, 2013
Dear Rev. Michele,

We compiled our photos from the Christmas Party CLF sponsored, and made a PowerPoint presentation (one slide is shown here).

Thank you and the rest of the congregation so much for everything you do, not just at this time of year, but throughout the year.

It means so much for us to be able to enjoy the holidays with one another and our families.

Wishing you all a blessed remainder of the season, and a Happy New Year!!

The Sand Dollar Ladies


Sand Dollar Discovery House Thank You notes as result of 2013 Christmas Angel efforts:

Kara and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity. She read the book “A Fine Line” and I teared up. Please know what a difference you make in our lives at Sand Dollar Discover House. Very grateful. – Jennie

Thank you so much for all that you guys do. Words can’t describe how grateful we all are for this church. I loved my basket! – Kendra

CLF, you are such beautiful people. Thank you a thousand times for your generosity. May you all be repaid a hundred-fold. I love all. – Rose

CLF and all the beautiful people that helped make Christmas an exciting event for the woman and children. Thank you for all that you do for us. – Tracy

CLF, Thank you so much for the presents for all my kids. I really appreciate the support from the church this Christmas. I would like to say “Thank You” once again, on behalf of my family and kids. - Love Cruzita


Letter from Emerson Institute

Dear Rev. Michele and the members of the Board of Trustees.

As we move into 2014, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous support you have given Emerson Theological Institute over these many years.

Your wonderful tithes, prayers, and love have ensured that Emerson Institute will continue to provide educational opportunities for the people who come to its many affiliates desiring to learn, to grow in spirit, and earn degrees and credentials.

Emerson Institute is experiencing an expanding global presence and is making a difference in the lives of many people.

Since its birth in 1992, literally hundreds of Emerson graduates have provided life-changing service. Practitioners, ministers and degree graduates are dedicating their lives to service ministry in churches, educational centers, hospitals, hospice facilities, prison chaplaincies and other areas of community service.

Your tithes and prayers are making all this possible.
Your loving gifts are deeply appreciated! Who you are is wonderful.

Highest Love,
Dr. Angelo Pizelo, President
Emerson Institute


Unity of Chandler

December 16, 2013
Dear Creative Living Fellowship

We would like to thank you for your generous contribution to our ministry on behalf of Rev. Renee Morgan Brooks. We are in gratitude for this blessing.

Rev. Renee has been a very important part of this ministry for many years and has counseled many of our members. We are looking forward to supporting her in this new journey that we are embarking upon together.

With joy, love and friendship we thank you again for your support.

Blessings and Light,
The Board of Trustees
Unity of Chandler


New York Says Thank You

December 1, 2013

Your support of New York Says Thank You is a testament to the reality that any tragedy can be transformed into hope through service and kindness.  (Read full letter here.)

Jeff Parness
Founder and Chairman


Changing the Lives of Prison Inmates

One of the most profound effects that exposure to the principles of Science of Mind has had is illustrated in the life of an inmate at Lewis prison in Buckeye, Arizona. Leo Wright (photo at left) learned from a cellmate about Science of Mind and wrote to CLF more than 5 years ago seeking a connection and desiring to learn more.

His journey of self-improvement has evolved from being a leader of a prison gang to now conducting a study group with other inmates. CLF has been instrumental in helping Leo change his life. You can read his latest letter here as a PDF. Click on the image to the right.


Tithe to Our Sister Church

Dear Creative Living Fellowship,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were deeply touched, appreciative and most of us teary upon receipt of your recent tithe to NVC.

Your financial gift, and your love and prayers continue to uplift us. One of "our" sister Religious Science churches back east, finally found their own home and no longer have to have a "church in a box."We have chosen to tithe on your gift to them and their ministry.

We love you We appreciate you, New Vision Center


Simple Things Can Change a Life

Dear Michele and Deborah, though we are gifting books to thousands of children throughout the year, sometimes it's just the simple things we do that can change a life...This was in our mailbox today:

"I am an inmate in Texas and came across The I AM! Affirmation Book. I thought it would be something for my six year old daughter who does not have me around. I thought it would encourage her. I saw that you donated books and since I can't afford it, can you mail one to her? It would be a blessing to her. She lives with her Mom in Texas. Thank you. " A.B.

Of course, this book will go out immediately. Over the years your donations to The Points of Light program have empowered us to gift hundreds of thousands of our books to children and adults around the world. We are now publishing The I AM! Affirmation Book in 35 languages. Just want you to know that all your gifts to The I AM Foundation continue to help those in need.

Gratefully, Steve and
August 27, 2011


Clean Water for Hati

Dear Creative Living Fellowship,

Your generosity is truly inspiring and I hope you can know the very real impact your gift will have on the lives of people in the region of Northern Haiti – “Ranquitte”.

With the funds to build simple, effective Water Treatment Tanks at their water sources, they will not be plagued cholera bacteria re-surfacing with every rainy season. This is simply a matter of life and death.

Each tank will serve over 2,000 people and so you have funded four tanks. On behalf of our patients, our Haitian colleagues and my Peacework Medical volunteers, my gratitude is immense.

Pamela Burwell, Director Peacework Medical Projects