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Our Community 💗 April 27, 2023


 

Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.

 

Talk for this Sunday, April 30, 2023


Vulnerability: Power and Possibility

— Rev. Barbara Samuel

 

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of

innovation, creativity and change.”

— Brené Brown

Vulnerability becomes the gateway to power and possibility. It calls us to be who we are, create space for others to do the same, and hold on for the exciting adventure of transformation.


Rev. Barb will explore the power and possibility that vulnerability brings, not only for our own lives, but for our communities and the world. Vulnerability invites us into the powerful experience of living authentically and the collective possibility for transformation that happens as a result. Embracing, not avoiding, vulnerability becomes a catalyst for connection, expansion and evolution. It is through this that we begin to see the possibility for a radical cultural shift, one that prioritizes authenticity, connection and belonging. Collectively living life out loud.


Join Rev. Barb this Sunday, April 30 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

Vulnerability: Power and Possibility


Embracing vulnerability becomes a catalyst for connection, expansion and evolution. We begin to see the possibility for a radical cultural shift, one that prioritizes authenticity, connection and belonging.


Authenticity is powerful. Vulnerability paves the way for us to stand in our creative power both individually and collectively. We can bring everything we have to life. We are empowered to believe and know that through our own willingness to be vulnerable and authentic, we set off a chain reaction that permeates everything that crosses our path.


Vulnerability creates a unique opportunity for the power of possibility to make itself known, both individually and collectively. It dissolves barriers, reduces the experience of disconnection, and opens the door for a greater awareness of the divine presence within us all. Possibility supports us in standing firmly in the space of what can be. It emboldens us to open our awareness, expand our view, and activate our lives in ways that speak truth to our most authentic selves.


The power of collective transformation is made possible through vulnerability. Through fostering vulnerability in our families, our communities and our world, we bring to the surface the possibility of real and dynamic change.


To be alive is to be vulnerable. To be in relationship is vulnerable. To be in community is to be vulnerable. Power, possibility and transformation can only occur when we are willing to bring our wholeness to life.



 

Vulnerability: Seeing and Being Seen

Last Sunday, Rev. Melody Bailey gave a talk titled Vulnerability: Seeing and Being Seen. She shared stories about her life, and about her recent trip to Kenya.

Even when it's a rainy day, you can count on our volunteers to welcome you to our Sunday service at Studio 9! (That's Tracy, Pauline and Lori under the umbrellas!)

Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen started us off with our favourite Sunday morning song.

Rev. Diane Hockey gave a reading from the book, 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes.

Practitioner Pauline Weninger gave the affirmative prayer treatment.

Neal Klassen sang a song in the style of Kermit the Frog (at least for the first few lines)!

Volunteer Val made the coffee and provided sandwich rolls for people to enjoy after the service. Thank you, Val!

Watch the full service on YouTube.

 

Practitioner Support

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.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915028793

Passcode: love


 

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

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:

  1. Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).

  2. By Interac e-transfers sent to donate@cslkelowna.org.

  3. Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.

For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.

 

MIND-FULL MOMENT


Everything in the universe is a unique individualization or expression of the One Thing, which is the cause of all things.


— Ernest Holmes

 

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Vol. 32, Issue 18 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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