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Our Community 💗 January 19, 2023


The Soul Food Sunday that didn't happen last weekend, will definitely be happening this weekend! Join us at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.


Talk for this Sunday, January 22, 2023

Setting the Table for Your Internal Song!

— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen


Root! Reboot! Recharge! Remix! Recalculate! Readjust! Remember! Respond and Recovery!

Last week was a scheduled Soul Food Sunday! Guess what? Things don't always work out as planned. Sometimes, we just have to go with the flow.

You are invited to hang out with Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen as they share their Soul Food Sunday of the Internal Song.

PS: A little birdie told us it would be Ernest Holmes' 136st birthday! Let's have cake!

Join Rev. Barb and Neal this Sunday, January 22 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 stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Singing with Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the most fundamental spiritual practices in our teaching. Let’s take a deep look at this practice – and how it fits into our understanding of affirmative prayer.

When we are actively engaged in our prayer work, we are knowing the truth for ourselves or for others. Our goal as we have been learning is that we need to declare the truth with conviction. We benefit immensely from this important third step of treatment, when we implement the fourth step – by expressing gratitude.

Our attitude to gratitude is a vital part of our experience with life. A grateful heart appreciates all the good that flows, and in so doing creates an open vessel for more good to flow in.


Seeing through the fog

Last Sunday, January 15, was supposed to be a Soul Food Sunday, but Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen were unable to fly back to Kelowna due to fog in Vancouver. Fortunately, our assistant minister, Rev. Corinne Crockett, pulled together a brilliant talk titled Our Internal Song.

Tanya Lipscomb came to our musical rescue!

After the service…

… our community stayed for some coffee and connection.

Watch the full service on YouTube.


2023 Membership Drive!

Your Voice Matters!

A message from Rev. Jeanette Vinek, CSLK Board president

We are entering into 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.

Now, more than ever, your membership matters. Our beloved community has big decisions to make over the next year, and the Board of Trustees needs your input.

Membership gives you the opportunity 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).

You can sign up online or fill out a membership form at Sunday service.

We need you!

Rev. Jeanette Vinek

President, Board of Trustees

Notice of Annual General Meeting: February 26

The time has come once again for us to hold our annual business meeting where we review the business affairs of the last year, thank our hardworking Board, and welcome in the new. Join us as we vote in our Board members. 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.

This year, 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.


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, January 26 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


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


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

  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.



Our gratitude makes no difference to GOD/SOURCE —

the difference it makes is to ourselves and our experience of the world.

Eric Butterworth


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

Vol. 32, Issue 4 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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