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Our Community 💗 July 20, 2023


 

Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.

 

Talk for this Sunday, July 23, 2023


The Wise Warrior

— Rev. Melody Bailey

 

Affirmation

I stand in the Power and Wholeness of Spirit that I am.


The wise warrior is focused and does not get ensnared by smallness. They are going for greatness. Like the well-trained martial artist, when the wise warrior walks into the bar of life, no one picks a fight with them. Their presence is enough.


Join Rev. Melody this Sunday, July 23 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 Wise Warrior


The Greek philosopher Plotinus said, “I do not argue, I contemplate, and as I contemplate, I let fall the seeds of thought into the mirror of mind, which then becomes the mirror of matter.”


We all can perceive many things that need to change in the world. But “out there” is always a reflection of “in here” whether individually or collectively. As we change how we see the world, we will change the world.


When we commit to seeing things differently, we can create differently. We are invited to see the intrinsic worth of every person we encounter. This, alone, shifts our interpersonal relationships. And the world is made of relationships. Every change starts small and grows.


When we stand as “wise warriors” – practitioners of Truth – we align with and become the Infinite Power of Good. We must BE that power of love, harmony, unity.


This world is interconnected in form. We have tools of change – principles, practices, and methods – which equip us to be mighty warriors.



 

The Marley Effect

Last weekend, Neal Klassen gave a talk titled The Marley Effect: How Change Happens (or not).

We had guest musician, Nathen Aswell, visiting from Vancouver. 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.

Neal Klassen and Rev. Barbara Samuel played some music with Nathen before the service began.

Rev. Barb led an affirmative prayer before the service…

… and those present held the space from the back of the auditorium.

Rev. Barb talked about how she was first introduced to Science of Mind through her best friend, Enid.

Neal, Nathen and Rev. Barb sang We Come Together by Eddie Watkins Jr.

He also sang a song that is his interpretation of the Ho'oponopono prayer.

After service, volunteer Cassie brought in the coffee and treats.

People stayed for a chat and some social time.

Watch the full service on YouTube.

 

Co-creating Community Sessions

August to October

As Rev. Jeanette Vinek has been saying in recent Happy Monday blog posts, 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.

For the latest updates, see the Happy Monday blog post published on Monday, July 17. Subscribe now to receive notification of future blog posts.

 

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.

 

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 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. 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


The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.”

Max De Pree

 

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

Vol. 32, Issue 30 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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