Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.
Talk for this Sunday, April 9, 2023
— Rev. Corinne Crockett
Easter and the arrival of spring signal new life and new beginnings, offering us a powerful metaphor, and opportunity to re-examine our lives and beliefs that may limit the expression of our True Light.
Easter and the resurrection remind us that, no matter the challenges we’ve experienced in our lives, we are able to transcend and transform into the fullness of Love we are meant to be. The Easter story can provide us with the inspiration and reminder there’s always a greater good awaiting us.
Within us is a Divine Love that supports us and beckons us forward into the light of living the life we’re here to share with the world. There’s a power for Good in the Universe, and you can use it! That Power is Divine Love.
This Easter Sunday, CSL Kelowna is the place to be! Consider the message of this spring arrival. A little bunny may have a gift for you!
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: Cracks and Canyons
Fear, uncertainty, and comparison are just some of the many things that may arise when we set the intention of living life from a more vulnerable and authentic space.
Fear can seem like a vast canyon outstretched as far as the eye can see. This fear may be about what other people may think of us, fear of trying something new, fear of rejection, or fear of not being good enough. Although not pleasant, fear can be a helpful emotion to shed light on areas of our lives that require a closer look to discover where changes are needed in order to create safe spaces for vulnerability.
The thought of uncertainty stops us in our tracks. We want a plan, and then a backup plan, and then a backup plan for the backup plan. This can hinder our willingness to take risks and be vulnerable. Uncertainty is part of the wholeness of life itself. We can choose to see it as a barrier to opening ourselves up, or we can meet it with curiosity and then move in ways that are in alignment with the truth of who we are.
Sometimes, we take stock of people and gauge our self expression based on how we rank ourselves in comparison to everyone else. We may want to blend in or not be “too much”. This response may hold us back or make us “play small”.
Fear, uncertainty and comparison are not things to be avoided, ignored, or suppressed. Instead, their presence becomes a beacon, a microscope in which to view our lives, our communities, and our world. It is in this close-up view that we can begin the work of removing the barriers to vulnerability and a life truly lived out loud.
Vulnerability: Defining and Aligning
Last Sunday, April 2, Rev. Karin Wilson returned with a new talk titled Vulnerability: Defining and Aligning. On such a beautiful sunny day, volunteer Lori greeted our community members at the gate outside of Studio 9. Here she is joined by Irene and Rev. Karin.
Quite a few people arrived early to participate in a treatment before the service.
As we've been doing since 2020, we had our service on livestream through Facebook Live. Here's what it looks like from the back of the room at Studio 9!
Rev. Diane Hockey gave the treatment from the stage.
Rev. Karin talked about vulnerability and support within our community.
Neal Klassen provided music throughout the service.
Volunteers Pam and Cassie brought in the coffee and people stayed to chat.
Our volunteer take-down crew put away all the items that we use for a service, only to be brought out again next Sunday. See you then!
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).
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
— Audre Lorde
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Vol. 32, Issue 15 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak