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Our Community 💗 February 16, 2023


 

Come to our Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.

 

Talk for this Sunday, February 19, 2023

The World is an Oyster

— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen

 

I am a catalyst for change in the world.


It's a Soul Food Sunday with Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen!


If an oyster did not choose to address the grain of sand that caused such discomfort, we would never experience the beauty of the pearl. An oyster takes an awful irritant, transforms it by coating it with its essence and then gives the world a beautiful gift. This is ours to do, both within ourselves and out in the world.


Join Rev. Barb and Neal this Sunday, February 19 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

The World is an Oyster


A grain of sand entering an oyster can be transformed into a magnificent pearl. The irritant ignites the oyster into action to relieve the discomfort it is feeling. It intuitively uses that which is already present in its environment to alter the irritant.


We too can transform our world and the world around us by addressing that which is causing discomfort in our lives. And we may find that all we need already lies within us. For the oyster’s pearl to be revealed, the shell must be opened and often heat or an open fire is used to perform this action. This can be true for us as we reveal our “pearls” to the world. Change or new ideas often require a strong conviction and a hefty dose of fire-filled passion to activate their movement out into the world.


We all seem to have a strong desire to see change in the world, especially in conditions that cause discomfort in our hearts; but we don’t always know how to get started. It can feel overwhelming and we often give up before we even begin.


Don’t ignore that which brings you discomfort. Look directly at it. Bring it front and centre into your consciousness and your heart. Begin working on it with what you already have within you, and allow your curiosity to reveal greater possibilities. Slowly, the irritant will be transformed into the pearl, and when you are ready, you get to reveal it to the world!



 

New Classes and Book Studies on Zoom!

You can now register for classes and book studies at the links below. You can also find these events listed under Upcoming Events on the home page or on the Education page of our website.

 

Keys to Expanding Consciousness, perfect for newcomers!

When: Tuesdays, 7-9pm, February 28, March 7, March 14, 2023

Where: Zoom

Who: Facilitated by Rev. Karin Wilson

Investment: A priceless gift from us to you

 

Heal Your Body by Louise Hay, a 6-week book study.

When: Wednesdays, 2-4pm from March 8 to April 12, 2023

Where: Zoom

Who: Facilitated by Rev. Karin Wilson

Investment: Suggested gratitude offering: $20 per class

 

Mental Equivalents accredited class

When: Thursdays, 7-9pm from March 30 to April 27, 2023

Where: Zoom

Who: Facilitated by Rev. Karin Wilson

Investment: $165

 

Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer, a 6-week book study.

When: Tuesdays, 7-9pm from May 2 to June 6, 2023

Where: Zoom

Who: Facilitated by Rev. Karin Wilson

Investment: Suggested gratitude offering: $20 per class

 

Inquiring Minds Want to Flow

Last Sunday, February 12, Rev. Corinne Crockett gave a talk titled Inquiring Minds Want to Flow. A few people said “Rev. Corinne was on fire!” If you didn’t see it, you must! And if you did, it’s one to watch again!

Pam and Cassie were our greeters.

Neal Klassen and Rev. Barbara Samuel helped us all wake up that morning with our minds on spirit! They also sang Let Your Love Flow.

Practitioner Irene Kowalchuk gave the treatment.

Rev. Corinne handed out Hershey’s chocolate kisses.

Rev. Barb sang There is Only Love.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped pack up and put things away!

Watch the full service on YouTube.

 
Left to right: Rev. Jeanette, Rev. Melody, Pauline, Rev. Barb, Rev. Diane, Jean, Angela, Rev. Corinne

2023 Membership Drive

We invite you to sign up for your 2023 CSLK membership!


It’s our annual membership drive at the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. Every year, you have the ability to consciously choose to belong to this spiritual community, whether this is your first year or your 30th.


Your membership matters. Our community has big decisions to make over the next year, and we need our members’ input. Membership offers opportunities to contribute to and be involved in key Centre initiatives. Membership gives you a vote at the AGM, as well as when the time comes to choose our next spiritual director(s).


Sign up online or fill out a membership form at Sunday service. We welcome you!

 

Annual General Meeting: February 26

Our annual business meeting to review the past year, and vote in our Board members, is coming up fast! This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to attend; however, you must be officially signed up and registered as a 2023 member to vote.

The Annual General Meeting of the Centre for the Spiritual Living Kelowna Society takes place on February 26, 2023 at 2pm on Zoom.


More than ever, your voice matters as we engage in the work of expanding and re-engaging as a spiritual community. We would love to see you at this meeting!


If you aren't yet a member of the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna and you would like to be able to vote at this AGM, please make sure you've signed up for Membership by 5pm on February 25, 2023.


Zoom

Meeting ID: 895 4814 8665

Passcode: love

 

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 an opportunity to chat with Rev. Karin Wilson, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection. The next get-together is on Thursday, February 23 at 10am.


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 many 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. By AFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.

  4. 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


We do not change all of the patterns of our thoughts in a moment. Rather, it takes place little by little, until gradually the old thought patterns become transformed into new ones by some inner alchemy of the mind.


Ernest Holmes

 

Copyright © 2023, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 32, Issue 8 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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