Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.
Talk for this Sunday, April 16, 2023
Finding My Roots:
I touch the tree and my roots get strengthened
— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen
“A tree's beauty lies in its branches,
but its strength lies in its roots.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
The Science of Mind philosophy works everywhere in the world. Not just in your own backyard. Rev. Barbara Samuel shares about the growth in our sister community, CSL Kenya, Africa! This is not a travelogue. This will be a way to witness our human connection worldwide.
It’s a Soul Food Sunday! Join Rev. Barb and Neal this Sunday, April 16 at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!
If you are not feeling well, please take good care of yourself and watch us on Facebook Live.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
One of the core concepts of Science of Mind is Wholeness, which includes parts of us we would rather not have. Wholeness creates the container for us to step into and live our most authentic lives. Not just our Instagram lives, but our bed head, sleepy-eyed lives. Wholeness is big enough for all of it.
Knowing. Vulnerability calls us to reflect on ourselves with gentle eyes. To be willing to observe all aspects of ourselves, those we are super excited to let others see, and those that we would rather stuff in a closet and throw away the key. When we are able to make friends with all of the parts of ourselves, we can begin to honour and allow them to express fully. It is in this knowing, that we are empowered to bring our whole selves to life.
Allowing. A key ingredient to vulnerability is the willingness to let go and allow ourselves to fully embrace all aspects of ourselves. Allowing the fullest expression of ourselves can be uncomfortable, and even terrifying. But it is in this allowing that we are able to live life out loud. It is in the letting go that we gain a deeper understanding of our connection to ourselves, Spirit, and the world around us. It is in the activity of allowing that often our true self is found.
Opening. Vulnerability opens the door for all the experiences of life to rush in. Our ability to open, even when it may be difficult, gives texture and colour to our lives. The willingness to be vulnerable, to open ourselves to love, joy, sadness, heartbreak and all the things in between, creates an expanded space for us to live and grow. It calls us to loosen our grip in areas that keep us playing small, and open up to the possibilities that await us.
Our Easter Sunday Celebration
Last Sunday, April 9, we welcomed back from Kenya, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Melody Bailey. Being Easter Sunday, Rev. Corinne Crockett had a stash of bunny ears for people to wear!
Left to right: Rev. Barb, Rev. Corinne, Angela, Lainey, Rev. Melody
Rev. Barb led an affirmative prayer treatment before the service started.
It was great to have Rev. Barb back as part of our favourite Sunday musical duo!
There were a few more bunny ears in the audience.
Practitioner Irene Kowalchuk led a prayer treatment from the stage.
Rev. Corinne gave an Easter Sunday talk, making the resurrection story relevant to each of us in daily life.
Then, playing Easter Bunny, Rev. Corinne came around with a basket of eggs that had affirmations inside, and each person could choose one for themselves. Thank you, Rev. Karin, for this gift.
As usual, people stayed a while to have a coffee and a catch up with friends. There were also a few Easter treats!
Watch the full service on YouTube.
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.
Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!
Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Coffee and Connection is now on hiatus and will return Thursday, June 8 with a new format –
weekly conversation and inspiration from the Science of Mind textbook with Rev. Karin Wilson.
Our 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.
We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email email@example.com.
We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the ways we are able to accept donations:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“Always there is an inner, quiet, persistent confidence, a nonresistant but complete acceptance, an inward flowing with the stream of Life, knowing that it carries me safely and surely to my destination and to the accomplishment of every good purpose.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 32, Issue 16 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak