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Our Community 💗 January 24, 2024

Updated: Feb 22


What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna





"Healing and demonstration take place as our minds

become attuned to the Truth of Being.” 

- Rev. Dr. Ernest Holmes!


Join us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15 am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!


Or, WATCH US ON Facebook Live


In this Issue....


  • Rev. Corinne Crockett speaks next Sunday, January 28 on Chapter Four - How To Use It - from "The Science of Mind"

  • A recap Rev. Diane Hockey's talk from last week on Chapter Three: The What it Does

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting: February 25th

  • Reminder: Science of Mind Quick Start

  • A call for Board Members

  • Membership, Membership, Membership

  • Synopsis of our Global Theme for January

  • NEW: Inspirational Song from Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen - "Shine On"


 

Chapter Four: How To Use It

Sunday, January 28: Inspirational message

with Rev. Corinne Crockett




For the first four weeks of January, we are reviewing the first four chapters of The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes, a book that Holmes himself said was not a special revelation but rather a culmination of all revelations. 


This week we are on Chapter 4: What it Does


Having revisited the first three chapters of the text, the fourth chapter, “How To Use It,” reminds us that Spirit, God, Love, The Thing Itself can only do for us what it can do through us. We must create the inner conditions through trust, faith, and practice.


According to Rev. Dr. Jim Lockard, “If we currently feel inadequate to the challenges we face, it is a signal to go within and call forth something new – greater love, strength, awareness, etc. Our challenges call us toward greater mastery of our teaching so that we might realize the greater Truth of our being. There is no limit to what is within us, but it cannot serve us unless we call it forth into expression.”


These are our times, and we are the people, living and practicing this teaching as we participate in creating a world that works for all.

 

See you Sunday!

 


 



Last Week’s Talk: Chapter 3


If you didn’t hear Rev. Diane Hockey's talk last week on Chapter 3: 

What it Does, check it out on Facebook:



 


 

Notice of Annual General Meeting: February 25th


Awakening to more in 2024! It is the time of year for us to hold our annual business meeting where we review the business affairs of the last year, share where we are at in the process of calling in our new Senior Minister, thank our hardworking Board of Trustees, and vote in our new Board members.


The Annual General Meeting of the Centre for the Spiritual Living Kelowna Society takes place on February 25th , 2024 at 12PM at Studio 9 (right after service).


We have made a conscious decision to return to our practice of business meetings being in person. There will not be an online version this year. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to attend; however, you must be officially signed up and registered as a 2023 member to vote.


Sign up for Membership: https://www.cslkelowna.org/membership.


This year, more than ever, your voice matters as we engage in the work of calling in our new Senior Minister(s). We need you!


If you aren't yet a member of the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna and you would like to be able to vote at this AGM, please make sure you've signed up for Membership by 5pm on February 24th , 2024.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Rev. Jeanette Vinek

President Board of Trustees

250-862-2201

 

NEXT SATURDAY: RELIGIOUS SCIENCE QUICK START


February 3, 2024 - 10:00 am 4:30 PM

Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road


An Introduction to the Background and Basic Principles

of the Religious Science Philosophy


Facilitated By: Rev. Diane Hockey & Rev. Corinne Crockett

Investment: Gratitude Offering


The specific intentions of the day are:


  • To have an experience of “Spiritual Community.”

  • To gain an understanding of “Religious Science.” Of what it is, where it comes from, and what it teaches.

  • To clarify your own concept of God or the Divine in relationship to what is taught in “Religious Science.”

  • To identify some object, condition, or circumstance that you would like to create in your life.

  • To leave with the spiritual tools to begin creating the desired outcome you have identified above.

The “Religious Science QuickStart” program materials have been created through the use of the latest advancements in “whole brain” learning technologies.


To RSVP, email Rev. Corinne Crockett: corinne_crockett@telus.net

Or sign up at our regular Sunday Service


 


A Call For Board Members

A Message from CSL Kelowna’s President, Jeanette Vinek


Our community is looking for conscious, active and engaged members within our Centre who are interested in serving on our Board of Trustees.  Our Board has been stewarding our Centre through its transition to a new Senior Minister, and we are excited about the possibilities that are emerging. 


Our organization’s purpose is to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence to create a world that works for everyone.   It’s big and bold and beautiful.  Would you like to be a part of steering the direction of our Centre to meet this Vision? 


The Board of Trustees is responsible for administering the financial and legal affairs of the Centre.  The Board participates in the planning, development and implementation of its physical and financial goals and objectives.


 Requirements:


  1. Board members shall be current members of CSL Kelowna

  2. Each board member must have completed or be in the process of completing foundational Science of Mind classes. 

  3. Each board member attends services on a regular basis, supports workshops and attends Centre functions whenever possible.

  4. Each board member is willing to provide regular identifiable financial support to the Centre through enrolment in the Conscious Giving Program.

  5. Each board member is expected to support the vision of the Centre’s ministry

  6. Board members are team players who recognize that the key to effective partnership is harmony and a loving attitude.

  7. Board members are committed to serving a 3-year term, attend monthly meetings and serve throughout the month by participating in committee work, ongoing functions and affairs of the Centre as required.

  8. Board members recognize that the Board of Trustees is an integral part of the spiritual leadership of CSL Kelowna, and they understand the importance of their commitment. They act in a professional manner and model the principles of Science of Mind.

  9. Board members respect the necessity of confidentiality in their position on the Board of Trustees. The Board will discuss and come to an agreement on how each decision is to be disseminated to the membership.

  10. The Board of Trustees operates under a principle of shared leadership using the 3 ‘C’s; clarity, consensus and commitment. Where it is legally required, decisions will be taken to a vote.

  11. Board members are expected to support the Board in the execution of each decision.

  12. All Board members are to be mindful at all times of their conduct in relating to one another as well as to the congregation at large. Board members are to demonstrate ethical, respectful, courteous behavior at all times and to extend a warm welcome and conversation with any and all CSL members and visitors.

If you are interested in more information or applying to serve as a Board member, please connect with Irene Kowalchuk at irenek13@telus.net


Rev Jeanette Vinek

President Board of Trustees

Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna

250-862-2201


 

MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP


“The strength and success and progress of a spiritual community lies not in the leaders, but in the people of the community, in the hearts of the people of the community.”


- Dr Edward Viljoen, former Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual living


If you have already signed up for 2024, we are profoundly grateful.  If you’re waiting to win the lottery, don’t!  The suggested membership donation is only $50.00.


Remember, you must renew your membership every year.  Membership renewal is a time to reflect on our spiritual community.  What does it mean to you?  If it is something you value, then make a conscious decision to engage in the community by becoming a member.


Fill out your membership here, https://www.cslkelowna.org/membership



 

INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE WEEK

SHINE ON

Words & Music by Neal Klassen

Performed by Reverend Barbara Samuel


There's a million stars in the sky, so far away

It takes years for the light to reach here

Some of the stars have died, but still I see them shine

And they'll still be my guide




 

Upcoming Talks

February 4, 2024 - Genie in a Body


We all have a genie within us, willing and waiting to serve us. This week’s talk explores using discomfort and change as your guide in releasing the surprises that Genie is holding for you.  



 

KENYA CONFERENCE - 2024 HEART OF AFRICA

Reverend Barb, Reverend Melody, and Neal will attend the 2024 Heart of Africa Conference from the end of January to mid-February. 



A huge shout out to Chris Patton, Tanya Lipscomb and Kim & Jim Rhindress for providing music during Sunday Services in their absence. Check out their music at:



 

Regular Events at CSLK

See Upcoming Events on our home page. Stay informed of all the latest news from CSLK! Subscribe now to receive notifications of future blog posts.

 

Sunday Celebrations start at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. Please park on the street or at Ben Lee Park (1.5 blocks from the school). You can also watch us live on Facebook or watch the replay later on YouTube.

 

Our volunteers are immensely valuable to CSLK! If you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

Do you have an idea for CSLK community opportunities you’d like to experience? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email corinne_crockett@telus.net.


Practitioner Support

Our ministers and practitioners are in service to all of us. If you need help to see the Truth in a situation; if you are looking for clarity; if you are struggling in this challenging time; our ministers and practitioners are here to support you. You can contact them through the About page on our website, or you can submit a prayer request on the Contact page.

 

Bring Nature’s Fare Receipts to CSLK!

Nature’s Fare grocery store receipts are worth a pretty penny to us! Bring your shopping receipts to Sunday service and place them into the receipt box on the table in front of the stage in the Studio 9 auditorium. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!


 

Your Support Means So Much to Our Community!

We’re grateful for the ways CSL Kelowna is 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 donate@cslkelowna.org. 

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

For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.

 

MINDFULL MOMENT

"There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it."

— Amanda Gorman

 


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