Spiritual Awareness Center Celebrates 20 Years


What started 20 years ago as a monthly study group into different aspects of spirituality developed into the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness (PCSA). Members now meet every Sunday exploring all spiritual topics. PCSA is unaffiliated and non-denominational and is a spiritual community that recognizes the importance of service and welcomes people of all spiritual beliefs, according to president and local realtor, Zune’.

The service is informal and the topics are as diverse as the speakers. PCSA considers itself as a place of education, service and individual growth.

Betty Merritt, past president of PCSA and founder of The Merritt Center in Payson, said, “The Center supplies a chance to learn from different speakers. I saw it as a home where I could learn new ideas and be supported in my many endeavors.”

Longtime Payson resident, Suzanne Bishop, was there 20 years ago at the first meeting at Bud’s Plumbing on Main Street. Bishop is herself a New Thought minister and occasional speaker at PCSA. “The idea originally was to meet and explore different aspects of life and learning and we were open to all spiritual precepts,” she said.

Activities at PCSA have expanded and include an hour of devotional music every Tuesday at 7 p.m. with musician Marc Epstein. Wes Ruth also facilitates study of the “Course in Miracles” each Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy the music or attend the Course in Miracles study group.

Sunday service begins at 11:15 a.m. at 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2. For additional information you may call Zune’ at (928) 978-9100.


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