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Our Community 💗 January 17, 2024

Updated: Jan 16

What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna

"Changing the world is not for the faint of heart. The challenges in front of us may seem insurmountable. But with the power and love of Spirit, expressing Itself as us, we can do anything!"

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....

  • Rev. Diane Hockey speaks next Sunday, January 21 on Chapter Three - What it Does - from "The Science of Mind"

  • A recap Rev. Melody Bailey's talk from last week on Chapter Two: The Way it Works

  • Reminder: Science of Mind Quick Start

  • A call for Board Members

  • Membership, Membership, Membership

  • Synopsis of our Global Theme for January

  • NEW: Inspirational Song from Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen - "When You Believe"


Chapter Three: What it Does

Sunday, January 21: Inspirational message

with Rev. Diane Hockey

For the first four weeks of January, we are reviewing the first four chapters of The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes, a book that Holmes himself said was not a special revelation but rather a culmination of all revelations. 

This week we are on Chapter 3: What it Does

And just what does it do? It reflects into your life that what you put into it. As within, so without.  Rev. Diane will delve into it a little deeper to help you understand what it can do in your life.

Dr Edward Viljoen, former Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual living, said this:


“The Mind of God (Universal Mind) contains all knowledge. Even though all of its wisdom is poured over us, we receive only that which we are ready to understand until such time as we consciously change or increase our receptivity to it. This is why some draw one type of knowledge into life and some another, but all from the same source.”


See you Sunday!



Last Week’s Talk: Chapter 2

If you didn’t hear Rev. Melody Bailey’s talk last week on Chapter 2: 

The Way it Works, check it out on Facebook:

Mel shared some personal experiences about the “way it worked” in her life.  Here are a few highlights from her talk:

  • "But I can only manifest to the degree of my beliefs, and sometimes I have subconscious or subjective beliefs that are contradicting what I would wish."

  • "This teaching is not for the timid. It challenges us to look at The Thing Itself, The Way it Works, What It Does, and How to Use It. This is done by radically looking at our lives, our beliefs, our thoughts and learning how to release our subconscious beliefs; particularly those that are causing pain in our lives."

  • "An oxymoron in this teaching is that if we believe it doesn’t work, then it does work by appearing not to work!"


Listen to Rev. Melody’s talk for more words of wisdom around “The Way It Works.”

Check out the video we produced as part of our

package of information for potential new ministers.



February 3, 2024 - 10:00 am 4:30 PM

Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road

An Introduction to the Background and Basic Principles

of the Religious Science Philosophy

Facilitated By: Rev. Diane Hockey & Rev. Corinne Crockett

Investment: Gratitude Offering

The specific intentions of the day are:

  • To have an experience of “Spiritual Community.”

  • To gain an understanding of “Religious Science.” Of what it is, where it comes from, and what it teaches.

  • To clarify your own concept of God or the Divine in relationship to what is taught in “Religious Science.”

  • To identify some object, condition, or circumstance that you would like to create in your life.

  • To leave with the spiritual tools to begin creating the desired outcome you have identified above.

The “Religious Science QuickStart” program materials have been created through the use of the latest advancements in “whole brain” learning technologies.

To RSVP, email Rev. Corinne Crockett:

Or sign up at our regular Sunday Service


A Call For Board Members

A Message from CSL Kelowna’s President, Jeanette Vinek

Our community is looking for conscious, active and engaged members within our Centre who are interested in serving on our Board of Trustees.  Our Board has been stewarding our Centre through its transition to a new Senior Minister, and we are excited about the possibilities that are emerging. 

Our organization’s purpose is to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence to create a world that works for everyone.   It’s big and bold and beautiful.  Would you like to be a part of steering the direction of our Centre to meet this Vision? 

The Board of Trustees is responsible for administering the financial and legal affairs of the Centre.  The Board participates in the planning, development and implementation of its physical and financial goals and objectives.


  1. Board members shall be current members of CSL Kelowna

  2. Each board member must have completed or be in the process of completing foundational Science of Mind classes. 

  3. Each board member attends services on a regular basis, supports workshops and attends Centre functions whenever possible.

  4. Each board member is willing to provide regular identifiable financial support to the Centre through enrolment in the Conscious Giving Program.

  5. Each board member is expected to support the vision of the Centre’s ministry

  6. Board members are team players who recognize that the key to effective partnership is harmony and a loving attitude.

  7. Board members are committed to serving a 3-year term, attend monthly meetings and serve throughout the month by participating in committee work, ongoing functions and affairs of the Centre as required.

  8. Board members recognize that the Board of Trustees is an integral part of the spiritual leadership of CSL Kelowna, and they understand the importance of their commitment. They act in a professional manner and model the principles of Science of Mind.

  9. Board members respect the necessity of confidentiality in their position on the Board of Trustees. The Board will discuss and come to an agreement on how each decision is to be disseminated to the membership.

  10. The Board of Trustees operates under a principle of shared leadership using the 3 ‘C’s; clarity, consensus and commitment. Where it is legally required, decisions will be taken to a vote.

  11. Board members are expected to support the Board in the execution of each decision.

  12. All Board members are to be mindful at all times of their conduct in relating to one another as well as to the congregation at large. Board members are to demonstrate ethical, respectful, courteous behavior at all times and to extend a warm welcome and conversation with any and all CSL members and visitors.

If you are interested in more information or applying to serve as a Board member, please connect with Irene Kowalchuk at

Rev Jeanette Vinek

President Board of Trustees

Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna




“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,



When You Believe

Words & Music by Neal Klassen

Performed by Reverend Barbara Samuel

Who said that Angels have wings?

How do you know that Summer follows Spring?

You put your faith in simple things,

When you believe in love.


Upcoming Talks

January 28 - Rev Corinne Crockett : How to Use It

By training your mind you can create a life that is fulfilling and satisfying.



Reverend Barb, Reverend Melody, and Neal will attend the 2024 Heart of Africa Conference from the end of January to mid-February. 

A huge shout out to Tanya Lipscomb for providing music during Sunday Services in their absence. Check out Tanya’s music at


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


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

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 

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

For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.



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

— Amanda Gorman


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