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Holiday Service: The Presence in the Present is Present


Holiday Service: The Presence in the Present is Present

The Sunday Six


Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.

— Pindar


Join us for our festive Holiday Service this Sunday, December 20th. It's our “Gift Box Sunday” and you can make a Christmas Card mini-box in advance using this how-to tutorial on YouTube. (Alternatively, you can bring any suitable small box or tin.) Bring it along and be ready to fill it up along with the Sunday Six and our community on Facebook Live!

We’ll also hear Rev. Barbara Samuel’s stirring rendition of “O Holy Night”.

Join the Sunday Six on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Point of View from the Science of Mind

Light is a theme in December. How do we celebrate light and cultivate light in ourselves?

When we talk about light, we must also talk about darkness, as they only have meaning in relationship to each other.

People like Gandhi, Maya Angelou or Mother Teresa faced hate and fear with love and forgiveness. They are true beacons of light that inspire the world.

The light is inside each of us, too. Depending on where we are in our spiritual development, that light might be a flickering flame or a giant bonfire, always ready for us to nourish it and let it get brighter and stronger.

Cultivating that divine light inside means expressing it through our thoughts and actions. This creates a ripple effect of love in the world!

Share your light by:

● having fun;

● living your soul’s purpose; and

● being of service!


Christmas at Home Celebration

Dr. Deborah and Dr. Kenn Gordon are participating in a full-day bilingual English-Spanish Christmas at Home Celebration held virtually on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 6am to 6pm PST. There will be live guests and music. Your love offering of $8 USD or more will go to humanitarian work in the Peruvian Amazon. Click image for details.


Bless the Darkness, Invite the Light!

Dr. Kenn Gordon will be making a special appearance at a virtual Winter Solstice Celebration offered by the Greater Philadelphia Center for Spiritual Living on December 21, 2020.

There will be inspirational music from Daniel Nahmod, along with rituals and presentations from Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American and New Thought traditions.

This free event can be found at on December 21, 2020 from 4pm to 5:15pm PST. Click image for details.


The Drop In: Coffee and Connection

This coming Thursday, December 24, 2020, from 10am to 11am PST is our fifth coffee and conversation gathering: The Drop In: Coffee and Connection with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Gwen Smith. The intention is to meet every two weeks (even though so far, weve met every week!). We start with a prayer, a check-in, and then chat about whatever comes up from the group that is present.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 84822529807

Passcode: connection


CSLK Board Secretary

We are seeking someone to fill the Secretary role on the CSLK Board of Trustees this spring. If you're organized, detail-oriented and know your way around a computer, we'd love to hear from you! Board members serve for 3-year terms, have opportunities to develop, give input, and vote on CSLK matters. As Secretary, you will take meeting minutes; gather, share and file trustee's reports; and compile the agenda before a meeting.

To learn more, please contact Board President Amanda Pope at or Dr. Deborah Gordon at


Practitioner of the Week

We now have a designated Practitioner of the Week. If anyone is looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING, you can contact our designated Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your prayer request. Each week (from Sunday to Saturday), one of our practitioners has been assigned to be the direct contact. This week is Rev. Jeanette Vinek at Thank you so much, practitioners, for this valuable service!


Free SOM Magazine

You are welcome to pick up a free issue of the current SOM magazine as our gift to you. The magazines are in a plastic bag outside of the Pandosy Peace Centre, on the table that faces Pandosy Street.


Sunday morning Meditation is on hiatus until January. However, please attend the annual World Healing Peace Meditation hosted by Centers for Spiritual Living Global Heart of Peace Committee on December 31st at 4 am PST (noon GMT). Join via Zoom here.


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.) There will be no service on December 27, 2020.


Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus. For information, please contact Joanne Marie, at


Our Blogs are published twice a week. If you’re on our subscription list, you’ll get an email alert with a link to the most recent blog post. See them all in the Blog section of our website. If you like this issue, please scroll down the page and click on the tiny heart near the bottom right to let us know!


We are so Grateful for your Support!

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

  1. On our website via PayPal or credit card.

  2. Through Interac money 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.



“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

— Albert Schweitzer


Copyright © 2020, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 29. Issue 51 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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