Updated: Nov 1, 2021
… and whoosh, it was November! Wowie zowie! Time has certainly taken on a life and a feeling of its own. I’m not sure if that feels true for everyone, but it sure seems to be the case for many people that I’m hearing from.
November is going to be a big month for me personally. Kenn and I are taking a travel adventure, our very first in a couple of years. We’ve had a trip to Egypt planned for well over a year. As you might guess, it has been very touch-and-go during that time as to whether it would actually come to fruition given all the ramifications and hurdles that Covid has created for our lives. But (unless something changes drastically before November 12th) if I can get all the extras required, including our Covid testing, travel insurance(s), proper visas and travel applications completed, it looks like it’ll be a go. I know you’ll all be in good hands with the Sunday Four!
Next Sunday, November 7 is also an exciting day. We’re having another of our monthly in-person (and virtual) Sunday Services at the Innovation Centre. Dr. Kenn will be giving the Sunday talk. He says he forgets what it’s like to speak from a stage in front of a live audience! Just a reminder, as usual, you’ll need to RSVP on the event page of our website. Of course, we’ll be following the health protocols and mandates in terms of social distancing (no hugging) and masks. We’re still under the 50% capacity rule here in the BC interior, so our maximum number of attendees will be 50 people. If you’re comfortable, I’d love for you to join us! I am so grateful that we’ll still livestream with Facebook Live from our CSLK Facebook page for those who prefer to tune in from the comfort of their own homes. Either way, it will be great to see you there!
After the November 7th service at 4pm on Zoom, we’re having the very first ever (in our 28-year history) Special Meeting of our Membership. This is the last step for voting in our spiffed up, clarified, clean and clear bylaws. Since we’ll be going into the meeting with our current bylaws, we need a quorum of 25 people. If you’re a current member of our Centre, it would be such a blessing if you could be there for the vote. Your votes really count!
Our new bylaws came out of a beautiful bylaws committee that was stewarded by Laura Green. Laura has extensive professional experience with bylaws, and so we’re blessed to know that these have been created and vetted with such care and wisdom. Please, as a member, if you can be there to do your part to vote them in, that would be such an appreciated act of service.
Amanda Pope will be emailing each member on our current list with our proposed new bylaws, so please be on the lookout for that and read them over. At the meeting, we’ll offer a time for clarification and to answer any questions as well. I would so appreciate your willingness to attend and vote.
Please RSVP for this Special Meeting for Membership so we can ensure 25 votes. (If by chance you forget to register, as long as you are a member, you can still come to the meeting and vote. If you are not yet a 2021 member, you can still sign up as a 2021 member in advance of this meeting and then you will also be able to vote.) This process of reinventing our bylaws is foundational to our greater “next to be”. Trust me, it won’t be as dry as you might be thinking!
Meeting ID: 250 868 7387 (no password required)
Finally, if you missed our service yesterday, I invite you to watch it below or on YouTube! Barb and Neal did a fabulous job of creating a fun and enlightening Halloween service. If anyone has ever experienced fear, this one is for you!
Blessings, Dr. Deborah
If you missed yesterday’s Halloween Soul Food Sunday with Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen, titled Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, you can watch it (and other past services) on the CSLK YouTube channel.
Practitioner of the Week is Dr. Deborah Gordon. If you are looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING, you can contact this practitioner directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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