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Celebration of Light… Lite!


Celebration of Light… Lite!

Dr. Deborah Gordon and friends


“Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand!

Dr. Seuss

Christmas is such a joyous time of year. For many, the holidays bring back memories of family, food, fun and music. Hearing certain songs can cue specific memories in people. What was playing while you opened gifts on the morning of your most memorable Christmas long ago? Not only does music give us that nostalgic feeling, the lyrics of the songs often resonate with us and remind us of another time.

We are excited to be in community, both in-person and on livestream, for our Celebration of Light… Lite this Sunday! We will have an inspirational message of love, along with seasonal music to lift your hearts!

Join Dr. Deborah and friends on December 19th, 2021 at 10:30am at the Innovation Centre (if you have pre-registered) and/or on Facebook Live.

Tune in early at 10:20am on Facebook Live to hear the music of New Thought musician, Gary Lynn Floyd.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

The Gift of a New Journey

Life is Infinite, eternal, and forever expanding. We can start anew in every moment. We can use the creative process to create the life we desire and become that which we think most about.

Ernest Holmes said that our past is not bound by precedent. We have the power within us to change our thinking and our viewpoint about any situation. It is through our active practice of affirmative prayer that we can move our consciousness to accept that which is a new perspective demonstrating whatever we seek to experience and see in form.

When we decide to no longer be held down by our past, by limiting beliefs and old paradigms, we create space for new ideas, new opportunities, and a new way of being in the world. As we approach a new year, think about engaging your life with a fresh, new, beginner’s mind, envisioning what might be possible.

Now is the time to expand and develop your gifts. Put them into full expression with excitement, vigour and hope. The world needs what you have to offer. As we go into the new year, we can use these teachings to transform our viewpoint to create harmony and peace in our lives.



The Sunday Six will be taking some time for family and festivities over the holidays. We will not have a livestream service on December 26th. We invite you to check out our YouTube channel to re-watch your favourite livestream service that morning. There will also be no Community Chat on the 26th. We will be back for a special New Year livestream service on January 2nd.

We are also very excited to announce that Rev. Christy Snow will be joining us to provide music and meditation to help us step into 2022 with intention.


Celebration of Light… Lite!

We have reached our maximum of 50 guests for our December 19th in-person special holiday season service, Celebration of Light… Lite! at the Kelowna Innovation Centre. If you have registered on the Celebration of Light… Lite! event page and are no longer able to attend, please email Amanda Pope at so we can re-open your spot.


New Year In-Person Service

Join us at 10:30am on January 9th for our first in-person service of 2022! Come and check out our first ever “Community Sunday”. The service will have a few little extras mixed in with our traditional service. Please RSVP for our New Year In-Person Service to reserve your seat at the Kelowna Innovation Centre. Maximum capacity is 50. (We will also livestream on Facebook.)


Visioning Session #3

Join us for our third and final community visioning session at 1pm on January 9th. This is another opportunity to do some spiritual brainstorming to uncover Spirit’s highest vision for our community. 2022 will be an exciting year for our community as we find our new physical spiritual home. Come and be a part of revealing our Divine next steps. All are welcome!

Meeting ID: 250 860 3500

Passcode: love


Foundations of the Science of Mind

Learn principles for living in joy, peace and harmony in a topsy-turvy world. This course is a 10-week journey of self-discovery and reflection in a supportive group setting. See more on the Education page of our website.

Email Amanda Pope at for more information.


Practitioner of the Week

Rev. Gwen Smith is our practitioner of the week. Contact her directly at 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.


Start 2022 by attending a World Healing Peace Meditation on New Year's Eve. John Randolph Price started this event in 1986. People all over the world create a collective meditation for healing the world at noon Greenwich Mean Time (4am PST) on December 31st, 2021. Our community has often gathered at the Peace Centre in the wee hours of the morning to participate in this global meditation. This year, you can participate virtually with CSL people all over the world. The CSL Global Services Heart of Peace Initiative will offer a peace meditation for all to join live on the CSL Facebook page.


Regular Events at CSLK

See more details and dates under "Upcoming Events" on our home page.


Pre-service Meditation is on hiatus and will be re-imagined in the new year.


Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and friends. The next online gathering is on December 30th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

Please note the new Zoom link and passcode.

Passcode: love


After-service Community Chat is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Laura, Joanne and other members of our CSLK community for a friendly catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Due to the holidays, there will be no meeting on December 26th. Our next Community Chat is on January 9th, 2022. Everyone is welcome!

Please note the new Zoom link and passcode.

Passcode: love


Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Visit our page at and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)


Our children's VIBE program is currently being reimagined.


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:

  1. Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).

  2. By Interac e-transfers sent to

  3. By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.

  4. Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.

For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.



In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.

Shunryu Suzuki


Copyright © 2021, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 30. Issue 51 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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