Belonging and the Beloved Community
— Amanda Pope, RScP
“Love is the only final security in the Universe; love is the greatest healing power in the Universe and the only thing that binds people together in a community of Spirit.”
— Ernest Holmes
We live in interesting times. Now more than ever, it seems that all we can truly rely on is the power of love. Being together in spiritual community allows us to deepen our grounding in love, to share that love with others, and to create a healing foundation for the world around us.
Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musician, Jesse Powers.
The SOM theme for October is “Going Further Together”. An African proverb reminds us that “alone we can go faster, together we can go further.” Together, our community has brought us here. We work in harmony with others to envision a continually expanding world.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
The Divine Community
Dr. Martin Luther King often spoke about the “Beloved Community”, a world in which all people share the wealth of the earth and violations of human decency are not tolerated. We see the future and our current station as an embodiment of this realization for all.
In Divine Community, we honour confidence and courage to release all that no longer supports our journey. In the space where I am me and you are you, there is a beautiful evolution that nudges us forward and pushes us beyond this moment into a new space of being, a more profound expression of the One Loving Source.
Divine Community is about much more than one person entering a physical or digital space, and then another person entering the same area, and so on. Divine Community is an almost alchemical reaction that happens among us that reminds us who and what we are capable of being and becoming. This Divine Community is heavenly, and it exists wherever you are.
The Beloved Community unfolds as a Divine tapestry of truth, light, compassion and love, all woven together with threads of hope, faith and divine intention.
The Divine Community is established upon the rock of love that knows no bounds, but creates an everlasting bond in the heart and soul of humanity. Let this place and this love that we declare be the measure of our faith that is capable of welcoming each other home.
Community Town Hall
We are delighted to create the opportunity for us to get together for a Community Town Hall on Zoom, October 3, 2021 at 1pm (to about 2pm). Dr. Deborah Gordon and Amanda Pope will provide community updates, and then we will have the opportunity to discuss what we value about our community and what we want to create in this new world that is emerging. We’d love for YOU to join us!
Meeting ID: 862 1541 4467 Passcode: community
In-Person Sunday Celebration Opportunities
Would you like to volunteer for our next in-person service on October 10th? We are looking for volunteers to help with greeting, set up and tear down, and audio-visual support. Please contact Amanda at email@example.com.
Practitioner of the Week
Rev. Gwen Smith is our practitioner of the week. You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for your personal prayer request. Remember: our practitioners are here for you. They love to serve you with support and positive prayer (also known as Spiritual Mind Treatment). They are as close as your email and will respond to your prayer request as soon as they can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Regular Events at CSLK
Here’s a summary of upcoming events. See more details on our website.
Coffee and Connection with Dr. Deb, Rev. Barb and friends has reconvened. Our next time together will be October 7th at 10am. It happens every other Thursday. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.
Meeting ID: 84822529807 Passcode: connection
After-service Fellowship is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Laura and other members of our CSLK community for a casual catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Our next Fellowship is on October 10th. Everyone is welcome!
Meeting ID: 829 8904 5903 Passcode: fellowship
Pre-service Meditation is every first and third Sunday of the month from 9:45am to 10:05am. You’ll have time after the meditation to refresh and switch over to Facebook Live for our Sunday Celebration. The next meditation will be on October 3rd.
Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379 Password: meditation
Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money transfers sent to email@example.com.
By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.
“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong.”
— Brené Brown
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