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Our Community 💗 February 21, 2024

Updated: Feb 22


What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna





"There is nothing dogmatic about Religious Science. You can add the

Science of Mind to your own religion, whatever form it may take, and

find it to be effective. Principles are no respecters of persons, and

heaven has no favorites.” 

- Rev. Dr. Ernest Holmes!


Join us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15 am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!


Or, WATCH US ON Facebook Live


In this Issue....


  • TWO IMPORTANT DATES: 1) February 25: Annual General Meeting 2) March 3: Meet the candidate for our new Senior Minister

  • February 25 is a Soul Food Sunday, with Rev. Barbara Samuel

  • Review of last week's talk featuring Rev. Melody Bailey

  • Membership, Membership, Membership

  • Speakers for March

 

A MESSAGE FROM REVEREND CORINNE CROCKETT


Hello All,

 

Spirit always delivers the imprint of our conscious intentions!

 

I’m impressed and invigorated from attending the annual business meeting of our greater organization, Centers for Spiritual Living today. As a Centre within CSL, we are one of 391 affiliated communities and 246 Spiritual Centers around the world who teach and live the teaching of Science of Mind. We do not stand alone, but are part of something big and wonderful.

 

The metaphysical saying of “as above, so below” certainly was apparent to me throughout this meeting. CSL ‘Mothership’ (as I call them) are doing intelligent and good work, as are we. They are Spirit and Vision-led, conducting business in adherence to Spiritual Principle, as are we. They’re redefining the meaning of shared leadership, as are we. There are no mistakes in Spirit.

 

As we enter very exciting times, with very exciting news to share with you, I’m drawn to pause and reflect on the amazing work that’s been done throughout our community in the past year and to realize who we’ve become and are growing into. We are a strong, loving, cohesive Spiritual Community, firmly rooted in Spiritual Principle, and we are growing and thriving.

 

We have important news to share; grab your calendars.


TWO IMPORTANT DATES: February 25 & March 3, 2024


February 25: CSL Kelowna's Annual General Meeting


First, we’re looking forward to our Annual General Meeting this Sunday, February 25th following Sunday Service at Studio 9 – 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, where we’ll be sharing the business of the Centre with everyone and welcoming in new members for our Board of Trustees.

 

Lunch will be provided; please RSVP your plan to attend on our website so we know how much food to prepare.



March 3: Important Announcement Regarding our Centre's Future


And then, a big announcement in our search for a New Senior Minister!

 

Plan to spend the day with us on Sunday, March 3rd, for Sunday Service, Lunch & a Workshop.

 

Spirit always delivers according to the mental equivalent or desire we create.

 

Our Sacred Covenant calls for a Visionary Leader, Teacher and Healer. 

 

After many months of dedicated work in the background, the New Minister Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Rev. John DePalma from Seattle, WA, will be joining us the weekend of March 1 - 3 as a candidate for the position of Senior Minister.

 

Rev. DePalma has over two decades of service as a Minister within our CSL organization.  As well as serving in many other capacities, he has a strong background in transitioning CSL Centres and creating thriving, sustainable communities.

 

We are delighted he will be delivering the Sunday talk followed by a luncheon and workshop on March 3rd.  His talk is titled: "Seize the Day"

 

Rev. John will be offering a workshop at 1:00 pm following Sunday Service Workshop titled:  "I Don't Know How But Spirit Does"

 

Please join us for lunch after service to chat with Rev. John and his lovely wife, Rev. Cath.  There will also be an opportunity to connect after the workshop. Again, please RSVP your plan to attend the luncheon on March 3rd so we can plan food quantities:


 

It will be a full and busy weekend, as Rev. John will be meeting with leadership March 1st and 2nd prior to Sunday’s events.

 

This is your opportunity to participate in the selection of our New Senior Minister.  Your voice matters to the future of our beloved Centre, and we need you. 

 

These are exciting times here at our Centre!

 

The New Minister Selection Committee has done an amazing job!

 

In Gratitude

Rev. Corinne


 

Discomfort is the Least of our Concerns

Sunday, February 28: It's a Soul Food Sunday

with Rev. Barbara Samuel




“Step so far outside your comfort zone that you forget how to get back.” 

-Anonymous


Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey? Are you willing to embrace discomfort and unlock your full potential?


The choice is yours. Step outside your comfort zone, embrace the discomfort, and unleash the extraordinary person within you.


Embrace the discomfort today, and watch as your life takes on new dimensions of growth, achievement, and fulfillment.


See you Sunday!

 



Religious Science is the outcome of what has gone before and, we

believe, a forerunner of what is to come.


Religious Science is not a personal opinion nor is it a special revelation.


It is a result of the best thought of the ages.


It borrows much of its light from others, but in so doing robs no one, for Truth is Universal.


Ernest Holmes



 



Last Week’s Talk: Pain Pushes Until Vision Pulls


If you didn’t hear Rev. Melody Bailey's talk last week,

check it out on Facebook:



 


 


MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP


“The strength and success and progress of a spiritual community lies not in the leaders, but in the people of the community, in the hearts of the people of the community.”


- Dr Edward Viljoen, former Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual living


If you have already signed up for 2024, we are profoundly grateful.  If you’re waiting to win the lottery, don’t!  The suggested membership donation is only $50.00.


Remember, you must renew your membership every year.  Membership renewal is a time to reflect on our spiritual community.  What does it mean to you?  If it is something you value, then make a conscious decision to engage in the community by becoming a member.


Fill out your membership here, https://www.cslkelowna.org/membership



 

SPEAKERS IN MARCH


March 3              Rev. John DePalma:  Seize the Day

March 10            Rev. Corinne Crockett: Up Until Now……

March 17            Rev. Melody Bailey: Tell Me Something Good

March 24           Rev Diane Hockey: New… Now… What’s Next

March 31            Rev. Barbara Samuel: Don’t Go Back to Sleep


 

Regular Events at CSLK

See Upcoming Events on our home page. Stay informed of all the latest news from CSLK! Subscribe now to receive notifications of future blog posts.

 

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.

 

Our volunteers are immensely valuable to CSLK! If you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

Do you have an idea for CSLK community opportunities you’d like to experience? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email corinne_crockett@telus.net.


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.

 

Bring Nature’s Fare Receipts to CSLK!

Nature’s Fare grocery store receipts are worth a pretty penny to us! Bring your shopping receipts to Sunday service and place them into the receipt box on the table in front of the stage in the Studio 9 auditorium. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!


 

Your Support Means So Much to Our Community!

We’re grateful for the ways CSL Kelowna is 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.

 

MINDFUL MOMENT

"There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it."

— Amanda Gorman

 


Copyright © 2024, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

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