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Our Community 💗 February 27, 2024


What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna



Our Sacred Covenant called for a Visionary Leader, Teacher and Healer.

The call has been answered. Your New Minister Selection Committee is pleased to share that Rev. John DePalma joins us March 1-3 as a Candidate for our Senior Minister Position.

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!


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In this Issue....


  • Sunday, March 3:  Meet Rev John DePalma

  • Also, Sunday March 3: Afternoon workshop with Rev John DePalma

  • Review of Last Week’s Soul Food Sunday

  • Rev. Barb Samuel and Neal Klassen win CSL Arts Award

  • Meet Your New Board Members

  • Theme for March: That’s How We’ve Never Done It

  • Inspirational Song of the Week

  • Highlights and Reports from our Annual General Meeting

 

MEET REVEREND JOHN DEPALMA


Sunday March 3, Regular Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.: Seize the Day!


As we rise together this month in community, each of us can ask, “What is there for me to do?” The answer: Seize the Day! Find out how to stay energized and on purpose!

 

Exciting times!  Our Sacred Covenant called for a Visionary Leader, Teacher and Healer.  The call has been answered.  Your New Minister Selection Committee is pleased to share that Rev. John DePalma is joining us March 1-3 as a Candidate for our Senior Minister Position.  Rev. DePalma has over two decades of service as a Minister within the CSL organization. 


As well as serving in many other capacities, he has a strong background in transitioning CSL Centres and creating thriving, sustainable communities. We are delighted he will be delivering the Sunday talk followed by a luncheon and workshop on March 3rd. 


 

Sunday March 3, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 


 I Don’t Know How, But Spirit Does


Stay after service for a complimentary lunch, followed by a workshop facilitated by Rev. John DePalma. We say we want to create a world that works for all, but how do we get there from here? I don’t know how, but Spirit does!  Join us as we explore the path that will bring us to greater health, prosperity, greater purpose, and a deeper experience of love individually and as a community!


 

It will be a full and busy weekend, as Rev. John will be meeting with leadership March 1st and 2nd prior to Sunday’s events.


 

Last Week's Talk:

Discomfort is the Least of our Concerns

with Rev. Barbara Samuel



“Friends, today I encourage you to ‘Step so far outside your comfort zone that you forget how to get back. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, But I will tell you it’s going to be worth it.’”

 – Rev Barb Samuel

 

February is Black History Month.  Rev. Barbara Samuel shared her personal experience about growing up in a mixed-race family in a predominantly white community.  While this led to much discomfort, Barb’s story illustrates how fear and discomfort can lead to inspiration and motivation. As the title of her talk suggests, “Discomfort is the Least of our concerns.” 


If you didn’t hear Rev. Barbara Samuel's talk last week,

check it out on YouTube:


 

Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen Win CSL Arts Award



Our very own Music and Arts team – Rev. Barb Samuel and her husband Neal Klassen – are the recipients of this year’s Center for Spiritual Living Arts Award.  This is quite an achievement considering there are more that 400 centres world-wide.  They both express their incredible gratitude and appreciate the support from our spiritual community.  Together they have served CSL Kelowna – musically and otherwise - for 21 years.


 

MEET YOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

 

We would like to express huge gratitude for our departing Board Members, Ann Lotwin and Margaret Timuss.  They have served selflessly over a three-year period during which our Centre has experienced great change.  There is no way we can thank you enough.

 

At our Annual General Meeting on February 25, we were pleased to introduce our two new Board Members, Angela Bearman and Pam Crockett.  Welcome aboard and thank you for your willingness to serve our Centre.


 

Centres For Spiritual Living March Theme

THAT’S HOW WE’VE NEVER DONE IT


We deserve to seize each new day as a new beginning. It’s a brand-new baby day!

 

Affirmation: I seize this day, embracing its unlimited possibilities.

 

We must be willing to embrace a new way of experiencing and expressing ourselves. This month, we’ll look at what Newness feels like, as it inspires our evolution.  We set the intention to stay conscious, live from Love, and continue to embrace infinite possibility.

  

Conscious evolution: We actively participate in life’s ever higher fulfillment of its inner Divine pattern of Good.  Science of Mind teaches that the evolutionary process we can see in the natural world takes a step upward into conscious evolution in the way humankind knows and understands itself.  Evolution, by definition, requires the dissolving of old forms and constructions so newness can unfold.

 

We are a gift Spirit gives Itself:  Our experience of life, our unique and creative expression in the world, is Spirit’s opportunity to experience and express Itself through/for/as us.  No one else brings our unique gifts to this party. It’s time to notice Spirit loves being Itself as us.  Let’s say yes to being it, and then let’s spread and share that inner Light out into our world.

 

We decide: Each new day, we can re-choose what we think and feel about ourselves & our world. We can choose how we’ll step into this new beginning. Our old habits and ideas weren’t “wrong”; they were the best we could formulate at that point in our understanding. Beating ourselves up when we catch ourselves in an old script only compounds the difficulty. Instead, we can gently remind ourselves that today we’re choosing something better.

 

Each new day is an invitation to expand into a fuller expression of our divine humanness. We wake up each morning to infinite possibility; but/and all that unlimited, overflowing Good waits on our acceptance of it. 

 

“I rise to meet the new day, filled with confidence and strength. I rise and go forth into the dawn, inspired and refreshed by the Living Spirit within me.”

~ Ernest Holmes, SOM 532.2

 

“I let go of yesterday, and I have no fear of tomorrow, for this day is God’s Day in my life and affairs.”  

~ Ernest Holmes & Raymond Charles Barker, 365 Days of Richer Living, p 96

 

“The thoughts of the tomorrows and the yesterdays are swallowed up in the great realization of the Perfect Here and the Complete Now.” 

~ Ernest Holmes, SOM 531.2


Inspirational Song of the Week


Good Morning – Max Frost

 

 


 

Annual General Meeting: Lots to be excited about



We held our annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 25, and 41 members showed up to hear the state of our Centre and to vote on new Board Members.  Full reports from the President, Assistant Minister, and the Treasurer are below.

 

President’s Report:

 

It’s been a busy year that has been focused on creating a consciousness of abundance, creating the container for our new Senior Minister and putting the call out for our new Senior Minister.

 

We worked with Rev. Karin Wilson as our Interim Minister until May. We are so grateful for her guidance, and when her term came to completion, we knew we were in a good place to continue the community engagement required to develop our community profile and create our Sacred Covenant for

our new Senior Minister.

 

In the spring, we focused our attention on shifting to a consciousness of abundance and reviewing our operations. We had already determined we wanted to gift Dr.s Kenn and Deb with a $70,000 retirement allowance and this happened early in the year.

 

Our intention was to honour and recognize their 30 years of selfless service to this community. It was the beginning of our work to engage the Law of Circulation, and it took courage. That’s a lot of money; and we recognized we wanted to give where we get our good. We would not be here without our founding ministers.

 

We reviewed all our contracts for services, formalized them, and determined fair compensation for these services. We reviewed our compensation for teaching and speaking, and determined fair compensation for these services. Again, this took courage, as we were committing to paying more for services, while running a deficit.

 

We spent time looking at our expenses, to see where we could implement some cost savings. We released our storage unit and gifted over $6000 worth of furniture, supplies and books to Studio 9 and the Vernon Centre for Spiritual Living. We reduced expenses by paying only one salary after June. I want

you all to understand this is a temporary measure. We have budgeted for a second paid employee once our new minister is hired. What Rev. Corinne’s been doing is not a one-person job.

 

We continued our monthly tithing of $500 to CSL Kenya and are so excited to see the impact this is having on their community as well as ours. Every month at our BOT meetings, we love and bless this tithe to CSL Kenya. Every month, when we receive our revenue report, we love and bless the financial contributions, as well as those giving so freely. There is a lot of LOVE that gets circulated every month.

Through all of these efforts, we began to see our finances shift.

 

Here’s the beauty of the Law of Circulation. Through actively engaging in the Law, we have seen a 3.5% decrease in our expenses, and we are paying our contractors, speakers, and teachers fairly, and have recognized and honoured our founding ministers. Giving where we get our good. It’s beautiful to witness. All of this has been done using spiritual practice and grounded in spiritual principle.

 

In the spring, we continued meeting with CSL Home Office to develop our plans for selection of a new Senior Minister. We have been very conscious and deliberate in inviting our entire community into the process, and the whole process has been grounded in Spiritual practice and principle. Spirit is our

source and supply.

 

We also offered several classes through the spring, and blessed our members in a membership ceremony.

 

In the summer, we turned our attention to really understanding our community. Who we are and what we want in our new Senior Minister. This included a Visioning session with the Board of Trustees, along with Spiritual Leadership, followed by a Community Visioning session. Both sessions’ intentions were to reveal Spirit’s Highest Vision for our Centre. This is what was revealed:

 

The Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna is a loving, expansive, living, breathing, diverse, and growing hub overflowing with people, families and individuals that is grounded in Science of Mind principle and practices which transform lives, communities, and the world. Spirit is the source and supply of everything and abundance permeate all aspects of the Centre. It is a joy-filled, vibrant, peaceful,

creative community that values and accepts everyone.

 

Members of the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna teach, grow, learn, and live SOM principles and practices in a safe, loving, inclusive and joy-filled community where they are valued, accepted, seen and heard. They feel a sense of connection and belonging; are engaged, committed and supportive and freely share their love for the centre. Members are radiant lights shining on inner and outer communities.

 

Through the summer, we struck the New Minister Selectin Committee. Eight committed, engaged beautiful souls that are guiding our community through this process. Committee Members include:

 

·       Fred Blunden

·       Angela Bearman

·       Tracey Anderson

·       Blair Wilson

·       Pauline Weninger

·       Irene Kowalchuk

·       Rev. Jeanette Vinek

·       Rev. Barb Samuel

 

This committee has been meeting weekly since July. EVERY week.

 

In the fall, we invited Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn in to lead our Co-Creation process. This process creates our Sacred Covenant, which is a sacred contract that clearly identifies who we are and what we want in our next leader.

 

This Co-Creation process was an intense four-day process that began with a Community Fear to Faith practice. We had identified our Vision, now we had to release the blocks to realizing that Vision. Forty-five brilliant and beautiful souls participated in the session.

 

Using the information shared at this session, we moved from the community Co-Creation, right into creating our Sacred Covenant, which can be described as our contract with Spirit to call in our New Minister. We had a group of twelve doing this work. Our NMSC plus four additional members:

 

·       Magdalena Dragomir

·       Pamela Desjardine

·       Pamela Crockett

·       Rev. Melody Bailey

 

What follows is the Covenant:

 

God has Promised: So powerful is the Light of Unity that it can illuminate the whole world. ~ Bahá’u’llá

 

Our New Minister is the UNITY that I am.

 

I see our New Minister as a Visionary Leader, Teacher, and Healer.

The Universal Intentions for Our New Minister are:

To be the embodiment and model of welcoming Love.

To awaken Wisdom and Illuminate the Consciousness of Spirit within me

To reveal and restore Wholeness through the Power of Love

To include Mystical Studies in our Spiritual Community.

To grow and expand our Spiritual Community.

 

Using the Sacred Covenant as our contract, and pulling in all the pieces from our Visioning sessions, the NMSC crafted our community profile. We worked with a brilliant videographer, Cameron Gordon (Dr. Kenn’s brother) to create a recruitment video. We were getting all the pieces in place to call in our next Senior Minister. It’s been a very intense, yet beautiful process. Again, guided by Spirit the whole way.

 

In addition to all of this, in the fall, Rev. Melody offered Spiritual Principles and Practices class. It was well-received. We also participated in several large-scale community engagement pieces.

 

The fall also gave us opportunity to love on those members who participate in our Conscious Giving program as well as our volunteers who keep this place running. It was a beautiful afternoon.

 

We created and filled a new Communications Coordinator position to help us navigate the next year in terms of communication with all of you, and our larger community. This position was filled by Neal Klassen.

 

The winter has been exciting. On December 5th, we posted our open pulpit and invited applications. The posting was up for 60 days. We’ve been processing applications, and doing interviews, and all I can say is Spirit has got us. I encourage you to stay engaged and participate in the process.  Our first candidate Rev. John DePalma is coming to meet us March 1-3. 

 

In the winter we launched a very conscious membership campaign. It is going to be so important to have community engagement and participation moving forward. In 2023, we saw a 34% increase in donations for membership.

 

We continued our tradition of a Celebration of Light in December. It was beautiful. We participated in our second year of Secret Santa with CSL Kenya.

 

In the New Year, we committed to Awakening to More in 2024. We offered another class – Quick Start, continued our work to call in a new minister and were excited to see our year end financial statements. The manifestation of our work with the Law of Circulation.

 

I want to touch on our finances, and the work we’re doing in consciousness on this.

 

I want to acknowledge that when we created our budget last year, we cast a vision of improving our bottom line by 10%. We’ve met that target. As I shared earlier, we’ve done this by consciously and actively engaging in the Law of Circulation. Giving where we get our good, and seeing it returned to us

pressed down and overflowing.

 

Since engaging the Law of Circulation in this way, we are turning the ship. We have received tithes from other Centres, we are receiving unexpected income from a variety of sources, our membership has increased, offertory donations have increased, conscious giving enrolment has increased. We are growing! We feel so blessed.

 

We’ve cast a vision to improve our bottom line another 10% this year. I’m going to challenge you to engage the Law of Circulation. Join our Conscious Giving program. Live the principle we have demonstrated. Step into the faith and trust that Spirit is our Source and Supply.

 

In closing, I know you often don’t see what’s happening, I just want to reassure you, there is a LOT of work going on in the background. Your BOT, the NMSC and our spiritual leadership are engaged and committed. We are doing good work. And we need you!

 

We do face some challenges. Our centre is abundant, AND we are running a deficit. We are blessed with stability from the return on our investments from the sale of the Pandosy Peace Centre. We are wholeheartedly committed to practicing the Law of Circulation.

 

We will continue to love and appreciate the generous contributions of time, talent, and treasure you all share with us. We are looking for ways to generate revenue and will continue to examine our expenses mindfully. I ask you to consider how you might contribute - perhaps enroll in the conscious giving program or take some classes.

 

If every one of us consciously decided to contribute just a bit more, let’s say 10% more than last year, we would come very close to erasing the deficit. Remember, when we give where we get our good, it comes back to us pressed down and overflowing.

 

Now more than ever your voice matters. We have big decisions to make over the next year. There will be plenty of opportunity to be engaged, be involved, and share your perspective. We need you. This is YOUR spiritual community, YOUR Spiritual family. I encourage you to be involved. We WANT you to be involved. It’s important!

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Rev. Jeanette Vinek

President BOT

Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna



Assistant Minister’s Report

 

Wow, what a year!

 

This has been a big year at our Centre and I’m honestly amazed and almost breathless at all that’s been accomplished in this very big, transitional, and full year.

 

It’s been no small feat, requiring many hearts, brilliant minds, hands and most importantly, high consciousness to bring us to today.

 

Through the year, we’ve been travelling lighter, lightening our financial costs, yet we’ve continued to become Lighter, growing in love and connection, and sharing the teaching of SOM.

 

I stay in touch and informed by trends across faith traditions. CSL Kelowna has continued to do well, despite the global trends among churches of every denomination, especially post-pandemic.

 

Many, many churches are folding and closing their doors… we are still here and growing. We’ve beaten the odds of most spiritual and religious centres today! 

These are indeed exciting times as we’ve deepened and grown together and next week, will meet our first Senior Minister Candidate.

 

I want to acknowledge, so deeply and publicly, those who serve on the New Minister Search Committee, led by the amazing Irene Kowalchuk.  The team consisted of Irene Kowalchuk, Rev. Jeanette Vinek, Fred Blunden, Pauline Weninger, Tracy Anderson, Angela Bearman, Rev. Barb Samuel, and Blair Wilson.

 

It might be a good thing these people didn’t know how much time, intelligence, dedication, and work would be asked of them through this year! They’ve met pretty much weekly, they’ve had to gather massive amounts of information, bring it all together to create our package.

 

They’ve visioned and discussed, and planned, gone through applications (no small feat), and sorted through, interviews, and videos, many videos… the hours they’ve spent in meetings and on their own preparing is a boggle for me!

 

…. And so much more. I’m blown away by the high consciousness, intelligence, dedication of these amazing people….

 

Thank YOU!

 

And I want to publicly thank our amazing Board of Trustees:

 

The high consciousness and dedication of this group of spirit-led, courageous individuals has allowed us to right-size, exceed our projected income and come in under-budget for expenses in the very costly process of calling in a new senior minister and all that’s required.

 

And, this was accomplished by adhering to spiritual principles and practices, always leading with Spirit and Love! This stuff works…

 

What I want to say is how deeply privileged I’ve felt to be part of this Centre of amazing people. I’ve been blessed to see new sides of people, new talents, and depths that I’d never seen before…

 

Witnessing people find more of who they truly are has taken my breath away!

 

It’s a bit of a surprise to me to find myself still in this position, but Spirit is full of surprises.

 

There is that quote by Michael Chabon, “Man makes plans, and God laughs!”

 

For me, it’s been a year that has grown and stretched me beyond what I thought was possible.

 

This required I step up in an even greater way in fulfilling the needs of the Centre, both as Assistant Minister as well as executive director.

 

My role grew to now include both the inward as well as the outward face for the Centre, and the day-to-day operations of the Centre, which might be more than you would imagine. It’s not just a Sunday job…


The only way this was possible is because of the consciousness and dedication of the people I work with, the Power of Love and the Divine Itself. The spiritual leadership, board and volunteers have made it

work!

 

As a Centre, we did not want to keep our good to ourselves, but to extend out into the greater community. We made a commitment to do this back in 2022 when we reformulated after the pandemic, and we’ve continued.

 

Having our Centre as a support and connection with other organizations and faiths in Kelowna has been amazing! We don’t limit who we are to ourselves, but we’ve shared ourselves and our teaching into the community.

 

Through this year, we’ve really been a presence in Kelowna, beyond the walls of this room.

 

The ripple of our consciousness touches many in Kelowna and beyond with our service and volunteer presence. I love that we share our presence and awareness in Kelowna, showing up where it matters.


In addition to my regular work at KGH on the Spiritual Advisory Committee and coordinating and offering a regular service on the psychiatric unit, offering volunteer training for Central Okanagan Hospice Volunteers on Mindfulness, Self-Care Camp; Spiritual Care….

 

We had so much fun preparing for PRIDE, with 3 separate work-bees preparing for and hosting a booth at PRIDE 2023. We handed out great gifts and connected with so many people. A fun time was had by all. And we’re booked again for 2024! Let the crafting begin! Shall we make the immensely popular neck coolers again? And bookmarks!

 

And, oh, I was so incredibly proud of our Centre and our people as we were a big presence in both the organization and running of the Walk of Memories that raises awareness and provides support for people who are experiencing grief. It was our most successful year ever.

 

Walk of Memories is hosted by the Spiritual Advisory Team at KGH, and I chaired this year’s event… And we received amazing feedback from the public, our sponsors, and volunteers about how supporting and powerful this event was for them.

 

This work engages us with people across faith traditions in Kelowna, and required over 50 volunteers… and not only did people from our Centre volunteer in number, but we were also a sponsor for the event, which really got our name and logo out there in the community.

 

We showed up and supported the BC Thanksgiving Day Food Drive, coordinated by the Mormon church… We’ve taken food to the Gospel Mission, sharing our bounty from functions we’ve held… and they’re so grateful.

 

We helped feed the hungry!

 

The level we are involved in Interfaith in Kelowna is wonderful, and we have the bonus of being trans-denominational teaching… so this is very helpful in connecting across faith traditions….

 

We even had volunteers supporting the efforts of Ozanam Recovery House who brought in Gabor Mate in to speak… it was a big deal, and so much fun, again, to serve along side other organizations….

 

And, we stretched globally, into our sister-centre in Kenya, led by Rev. Barb. It was wonderful to come together in a craft night and appie feast to prepare for the Secret Santa Campaign, that changes lives at Briton School and CSL Kenya… this is big work…

 

Something incredibly good is happening here… and we’re attracting new people who are hungry for what Religious Science teaches.

 

We’ve fed those hungry for body food, and we also provide sustenance for the soul, through Sunday Service & classes…

 

Classes are the best! We’re going to be offering more soon!

 

We’ve come together many times to share food, to celebrate, to learn, and grow. It’s a bonus we like being with one another. Most of all, I want to say Thank YOU! Thank you to our Spiritual and Leadership Team… we’ve fallen even more in love, and we support one another and the Centre in everything.

 

Thank You to all our volunteers who serve in so many ways, both visibly and behind the scenes. It makes me weep knowing all you do, the way you show up and say Yes and support. We, I , couldn’t have done it without you.

 

To all who support us with your presence, time, talent, and treasure… Thank YOU…

 

And now, we await the arrival of our New Senior Minister with open arms, and they’ll arrive in a stable, loving community of amazing people who are CSL Kelowna. We know we have not been idle… but have been infinitely creative and engaged with Spirit calling this Centre forward to be even more… we will continue to deepen and to grow.

 

We belong to something pretty special, that is doing special things, transforming lives as people discover more of themselves and the truth of life. This is how we create a world that works for all.

 

Thank you, it has been my honour to walk with you, once again!

 

Rev. Corinne Crockett

Assistant Minister

Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna


Treasurer’s Report

 

Please know that the finance committee and the board have set our conscious

intentions to meet all our expenses with income so that we return to operating in the black.

 

I would like to thank all the finance committee members for their diligence this past year, the committee consists of myself, Rev. Jeanette, Rev. Corinne, Rev. Diane Hockey, Blair Wilson, and Don Timuss.

 

As we participate in the Law of Circulation, we have completed year one of our 3 years of committed giving in the amount of $500 / month to CSL Kenya. We have done this consciously and acknowledge this at each board meeting knowing that our gift is used to help support the growth of this teaching in Kenya.

 

Since engaging the Law of Circulation in this way, we are seeing the changes in our centre. We have received tithes from both the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living and Centre for Spiritual Living Victoria. We have received nearly $900 for 2023 from Nature’s Fare 3% club so please keep up your timely submissions of receipts (I send them in quarterly). We want to let you know, all supporters of our Centre, that your financial support is always honoured and blessed, and we are grateful.

 

At a high level in our receiving side of the Law of Circulation, you can see the majority of the funds come from donations through our spiritual family; you are vital to this centre (Approximately 60% comes from those signed up for our Conscious Giving Program and we use this to set our yearly budget) please see me for more details if interested. Our Conscious Givers keep our doors open. We are deeply grateful.

 

We are growing; good news, our membership reflects growth and increased by

approximately 23% in membership donations last year.

 

Our Centre gifted $6500 of books and inventory to Studio 9 and Vernon Centre. By

releasing this inventory, we were able to save approximately $300 / month on storage unit, help our friends in Vernon and support the education here at Studio 9, and most importantly engage in the law of circulation, giving and receiving.

 

Revenue from classes has proven key to balancing the budget in prior years. We can’t survive on donations alone. Classes keep our centre healthy, and we are happy to have offered a few classes last year and intend to offer more.

 

I think it’s important to share that historically classes generated a significant portion of our revenue and were a significant factor in the growth of our community. Classes transform lives and help our lives improve and create that ripple effect that reaches out to others. While revenue from classes has been down for a number of years, we see this as growing in the coming year.

 

On the giving side of the Law of Circulation we have our expenses.

 

As is typical for any organization, salary makes up a large portion of our expenses. We had an unexpected retirement allowance of $70,000. We had not budgeted for this, but we knew it was important. This was our first big piece of work engaging the Law of Circulation.

 

We have been very mindful in reviewing our expenses and decided to continue with only one ministerial salary when our Interim Minister’s term was complete. We also value all other volunteer staff ministers, practitioners, board members and volunteers who provide their time, talent, and treasures to help keep this centre running.

 

We donated all our inventory to Studio 9 and gifted our books to the Vernon Centre for Spiritual Living. These were valued at $6000. By releasing this inventory, we were able to capture cost savings on the storage unit.

 

We’ve had extraordinary expenses with our new minister search which are necessary and important.

 

We’ve been doing all of this by using spiritual practice, remembering the Law of

Circulation. We are recognizing where we get our good, give freely and unconditionally, recognizing it will come back pressed down and overflowing.

 

I want to let you know that we reinvest the interest from our investments and have had to draw down on some of these to make up the difference in revenue and expenses in 2023 and our investments remain healthy. Almost $50,000 in interest was re-invested this year.

 

We know Spirit is our Source and Supply.

 

Rev. Melody Bailey

Treasurer

Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna

 

 

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SPEAKERS IN MARCH


March 3              Rev. John DePalma:  Seize the Day

March 10            Rev. Corinne Crockett: Up Until Now……

March 17            Rev. Melody Bailey: Tell Me Something Good

March 24           Rev Diane Hockey: New… Now… What’s Next

March 31            Rev. Barbara Samuel: Don’t Go Back to Sleep


 

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.

 

MINDFUL MOMENT

"The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment"

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 


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