Christ-mass, our True Divine Nature
— Dr. Deborah Gordon
“To recognize the Christ in us – is to realize within, a Divine Presence, a perfect Person, an inner undying reality. As the human embodies the Divine, it manifests the Christ Nature.”
— Note from Dr. Deborah Gordon’s original Science of Mind text book
Given that we're a transdenominational teaching, outside of the traditional expression of Christianity, do you ever wonder how to make sense of Christ-mass? This Sunday, Dr. Deborah Gordon gives us a Science of Mind point of view on the meaning behind this holiday time of year.
Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musician, Nathen Aswell.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
The Joy of Becoming
When learning a new skill or undertaking an adventure, a critical step is sitting at the plateau to assimilate and integrate our experiences before finding “what’s next”. It is a time for knowing we still stand on the shoulders of those who came before; we are their dreams fulfilled.
There is only ever one thing happening — the expression of God in this moment. As we have journeyed through the year and begin to consider the next year ahead, we take a moment to sit in the stillness of God becoming this moment, this time, and this expression.
God pours Itself through all creation, using Itself as both the putty and the sculpture. Like reaching the top of the rollercoaster, we’re setting up for the next adventure. This moment is a necessary part of the unfolding of the Divine, so take a moment to really drink it up and marinate in the all-pervasiveness of God right here, right now.
Be still and know. In the stillness, we are allowing the joyful song and life of God to shine through ourselves. We arrive at the heaven within, the delight of God unfurling Itself as you and beginning to blossom Itself into the following moment, day, year, and experience. Each of us has the power and potential to awaken to the True Nature of God-in-us, and as we pause at the end of one cycle before diving into the next, let us invite the awareness of this Truth.
Celebration of Light… Lite!
Join us on December 19th at 10:30am for our special holiday season service, Celebration of Light… Lite! This will be an in-person service at the Kelowna Innovation Centre and we will be livestreaming as usual. Please RSVP on the Celebration of Light… Lite! event page on our website to reserve your seat at the theatre.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Practitioner of the Week
Dr. Kenn Gordon is our practitioner of the week. Contact him directly at email@example.com 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.
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 16 at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.
Please note the new Zoom link and passcode.
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. Our next Community Chat is on December 12. Everyone is welcome!
Please note the new Zoom link and passcode.
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:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“We are not becoming this Life, but are now in and of this Life. There is no other Life. God is not becoming; God IS. God is not growing; God is complete. God is not trying to find out something; God already knows.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 30. Issue 50 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak