One to Start
One to Start
— Rev. Barbara Samuel
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
— Muhammad Ali
Rev. Barbara Samuel reflects on a year filled with opportunity, clarity and love, wrapping up the last week of Black History Month.
Join Rev. Barb and the rest of the Sunday Six on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Journey to Freedom
The road to freedom lies in the intelligent use of Nature’s forces and laws. Our mind and spirit is our echo of the “Eternal Thing” Itself. Freedom of will means the ability to do, say, and think as one wishes; to express life as one personally desires.
Using spiritual law requires us to free ourselves from manmade laws that do not serve all. We can only be free when we respect and honour all of life.
We prosper and connect by making compassionate choices with a heart toward connecting. Peace and harmony are divine qualities that we possess. When we vision for the highest and best or when we meditate on the Ultimate Reality, we are in peace and harmony with all. Our focus is on Spirit and there is nothing outside of Spirit.
February is Black History Month and the invitation is to use our spiritual practices of visioning a world that truly does work for everyone; to recognize that we really are all one; and to celebrate the multitudinous inventions, contributions, foods, science, intellect, artistry and culture of Blacks as part of freeing ourselves from discord. Forgive yourself for the times you did not choose love. It will free you up to love more.
We’re offering a new opportunity to connect with our greater community! Join Laura Green for a time of Fellowship on Zoom, directly following our Sunday Service on Facebook Live. (You’ll have to jump over from Facebook to Zoom.)
Remember when we used to hang around together after service, and check in with each other, connect, talk about the service or just share about our lives in general? Well, Laura is going to recreate that same experience on Zoom (as closely as possible), every two weeks. It may take a few weeks to “catch the rhythm”, but if you’re looking for that community feel, come and help create it. We’re so grateful for Laura in taking the leap forward to help facilitate this time together!
The first one will be this Sunday, February 28th (and every 2 weeks following). See event details.
Meeting ID: 829 8904 5903 Passcode: fellowship
Annual Membership Drive
February and March are the times of our annual membership drive. We have an easy form on the Ways to Donate page of our website (you can also get to it via the orange MEMBERSHIP button on the home page).
Membership is full of meaning. It gives each of us the opportunity to consciously and mindfully say: “Yes! I choose to belong to the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. This is my spiritual community. I am home.”
Membership is also a legal requirement to be a voting member at our Annual General Meeting which is coming up March 21st. We’ll meet at 2pm on Zoom to share the “state of our community” and vote in our Board members. This is an open meeting; however, you must be officially signed up and registered as a 2021 member to vote.
Upcoming Class: Spiritual Principles and Practices
Facilitated by Dr. Deborah Gordon and Derek Hinchliffe, RScP
Dr. Deborah Gordon and Derek Hinchliffe are excited to be co-teaching one of Centers for Spiritual Living’s new accredited courses titled Spiritual Principles and Practices. It’ll be held over five Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.
The $170 investment includes a $45 U.S. certificate registration fee that goes directly to Centers for Spiritual Living as this is an accredited CSL course.
This is one of the CSL’s new “essential” courses. It’s great for the newcomer to New Thought and invaluable for the experienced student who wants to refresh their knowing and spiritual practices.
“The greatest gift Life could have made to me is me. I am a spontaneous, self-choosing centre in Life, in the great drama of being the great joy of becoming, the certainty of expansion. I could not ask for more and more could not have been given.”
— Ernest Holmes, This Thing Called You
This is a great opportunity to learn, understand and apply the basic concepts and foundations of the Science of Mind philosophy, principles and practices.
You can sign up on the Spiritual Principles and Practices event page of our website. The Zoom link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
Grief Support Group
Many of us have experienced change and loss on many levels, especially in this last year. If you’re feeling the need for support for any kind of loss, Pauline Weninger, RScP, and Rev. Melody Bailey are offering a Grief Support Group in March on four Wednesdays starting March 10 at 7pm.
Meeting ID: 834 8775 2037
The Drop In: Coffee and Connection
Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday, and the next one is on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 10am to 11am PST. Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Gwen Smith about whatever is on your mind!
Meeting ID: 84822529807
Practitioner of the Week
Contact our Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your request for prayer or treatment support for ANYTHING. This coming week (from Sunday to Saturday) is Rev. Jeanette Vinek at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, 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.
CSLK’s Weekly Happenings
Sunday Meditation is on the first and third Sunday of each month. The next meditation is on March 7, from 9:45am to 10:05am. (See details.)
Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379
Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/CSLKelowna/ and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)
Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus. For information, please contact Joanne Marie, at email@example.com.
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.
“We should always ask ourselves if what we wish produces harmony, and then be sure there is no hurt in it to anyone.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 30. Issue 9 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak