New Time, Same Purpose
— Dr. Kenn Gordon
“Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musician Gary Lynn Floyd.
The SOM theme for November is “Breathe in the View”. In celebration of reaching our summit, we appreciate our view from a higher plane. In gratitude, we welcome the question: “What will our next journey reveal?”
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
The View from Here
As we learn to turn away from the appearances of any situation and lift our consciousness out of the material scene, we see every situation from a place of Spiritual Truth.
We have been on an amazing, upward, evolutionary journey this year rooted in timeless wisdom. This is the opportunity for us to reflect on the journey — the challenges, the triumphs, the opportunities, the actions, the shifts, the changes, the pivotal moments, and the growth our community has experienced while travelling this path.
We appreciate and honour what has occurred this year and on this journey. We express gratitude for all of it. Feeling and expressing gratitude lifts our consciousness even higher and gives us an even clearer perspective of the Spiritual Truth that is always operating.
In our upward spiral of evolution, we often face the challenges; but as we evolve, we face them from a higher place on the spiral and can view them from a higher place in consciousness. The higher we lift our consciousness, the clearer we can see the Truth of any situation. We can be “in the world, but not of it”.
In any situation, look beyond the appearances and seek the spiritual truth of what is before us.
In-Person Sunday Celebration: November 7, 2021
We are having our next monthly in-person and virtual (hybrid) Sunday Celebration at the Innovation Centre on November 7th at 10:30am. We can accommodate 50 people, with masks, sanitizing and social distancing protocols in place. Please RSVP on our event page.
If you’ve registered and you change your mind, please cancel, so we can have your space for another person.
Special Meeting: POSTPONED to December 5, 2021
On December 5th at 1pm, we are having a very rare (first time in over 28 years) Special Meeting of our official membership to vote in a brand new beautiful set of bylaws for our Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. (Your RSVP from the original meeting date isn’t carried over, so please RSVP for the new December 5th date.)
We require a quorum for this meeting. If you’re a signed-up 2021 member, please attend. If not, there’s still time to sign up as a 2021 CSLK member by December 4th so that your vote can be counted!
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.
Practitioner of the Week
Rev. Melody Bailey is our practitioner of the week. Contact her 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 every first and third Sunday of the month from 9:45am to 10:05am. You’ll have time after the meditation to refresh and switch over to Facebook Live for our Sunday Celebration. The next meditation will be on November 7.
Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday (normally with Dr. Deb, Rev. Barb and friends). The next event is on November 18 at 10am and Rev. Barb will be hosting while Dr. Deb is on vacation. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.
After-service Community Chat (formerly called Fellowship) 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 November 14. Everyone is welcome!
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:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money 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.
“This is our purpose: To live the purest, the largest, the fairest, the most useful, the most beautiful and the most spiritual life possible, just for today. To be our very best here and now, with no desire to outshine some other being, but simply to be all that we are in divine being now.”
— Christian Larson
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Vol. 30. Issue 45 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak