Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. We're having Nathen Aswell as our guest musician!
Talk for this Sunday, July 16, 2023
The Marley Effect: How Change Happens (or not)
— Neal Klassen
“Life is not just something to be endured. It is to be lived in joy, in a fullness without limit.”
— Ernest Holmes
Neal will be joined by guest musician, Nathen Aswell. Nathen is a singer and songwriter who plays the Chapman Stick, a 12-stringed electronic instrument that is tapped with both hands like a piano. He is based in Vancouver, BC.
Join Neal and Nathen this Sunday, July 16 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
Standing on Shiva
There is a Hindu story of a battle taking place between the gods and demons. The demons were winning, and the gods turned to Durga (goddess of compassion and mothering) to do something. Out of her forehead sprang the fierce warrior goddess Kali. Kali proceeded to destroy the demons, but in her frenzy she began killing everyone. Shiva, the destroyer of illusion, threw himself under her feet, allowing her to come to herself and stop mindlessly killing.
When we go to war with conditions, we can get lost in the battle, forgetting our real purpose. Grounding in Truth brings us back to remembering.
The spell of illusion can sometimes drive us crazy. There is so much to do, so many “demons” to slay. We can get pulled off our knowing of Truth. As we remember our 10 Spiritual Principles (including Oneness, Love, Creation, Spiritual Beings, Spiritual Laws, Heaven, and more), we wake up from our craziness. We stop killing off what we wanted to save.
Out of our compassion for the world, we must take action to alleviate suffering. Without action, we are just pitying spectators. Our action will be far more effective if we understand what really needs to happen and what we are really seeking to create. If we are truly committed to creating a world that works for all, we will be called outside of our comfort zone.
Got Me Hypnotized
Last weekend. Rev. Corinne Crockett gave a talk titled Got Me Hypnotized.
Cheryl, Pauline and Irene arrived with the ice cream and toppings for our Sundae Service!
Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen provided the music.
Rev. Barb invited the children on stage for a bit of dancing!
Rev. Jeanette Vinek shared announcements and a reading from the book:
365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes.
Rev. Barb sang You Are So Beautiful to Me.
Rev. Melody Bailey led an affirmative prayer before the service.
After service, people lined up for the Sundae Service.
Pauline served up the ice cream while Lori helped with the toppings.
There were all kinds of toppings to choose from (these are just a few of them)!
Everyone enjoyed the treats!
Watch the full service on YouTube.
Co-creating Community Sessions
August to October
As Rev. Jeanette Vinek said in Happy Monday on July 3, there are many opportunities to be involved in our community's co-creation process. Help identify who we are and what qualities we want to attract in our new Senior Minister, by participating in the following events.
Community Visioning on August 6
Fear to Faith on September 17
Community Co-Creation on September 28
Honour the Mystery and Embrace the Change on October 1
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.
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).
By Interac e-transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“When the power comes from within us and we claim it as our own, then we no longer have to affirm ourselves by dominating others. The irony is that we are actually afraid of our own power.”
— Marion Woodman
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Vol. 32, Issue 29 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak