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Our Community 💗 March 13, 2024

Updated: Mar 12

What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna

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....

  • Update on Rev. John DePalma

  • Thank you to Wendy Majewski 

  • Sunday, March 17 Service: “Tell Me Something Good,” with Rev. Melody Bailey

  • Review of last week’s talk with Rev. Corinne Crockett

  • Member Spotlight: Fred Blunden

  • Holmes History: Part 1

  • Inspirational Song of the Week

  • Courses offered by Greater Organization


Update on Rev. John DePalma

Rev. John DePalma let us know that he really enjoyed his time here, getting to know our leadership and congregation, and we let him know that we were so pleased to have spent time with him and his lovely wife Rev. Cath.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the feedback forms on Rev. John’s talk and workshop.  The response was very positive.

SO, there’s a process; Not only were we checking him out, but he was checking us out!  Rev. John is candidating at another Centre next week, March 17th, so we need to await his decision as to whether he might be willing to accept the invitation to come to Kelowna, should our congregation approve.

Once he lets us know if he is willing, a special meeting would be held after Sunday Service April 7th to vote.

If two-thirds of the voting members present agree to making him the offer, then we would make the formal offer of the position of Spiritual Director. Negotiations would follow.


Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wendy Majewski

After many, many years of service to our Centre, Wendy Majewski is stepping aside as the Coordinator of our Greeters Team.

Wendy is deeply rooted in the teaching of Science of Mind. She joined our Centre in 1998, back in the early years, and brought along her children, Cory & Carly, as well as her mother, Gertrude.

Wendy has served on our Board of Trustees, coordinated hospitality for many special events, and has held the position of Greeter Coordinator since about 2009.

Wendy has a wonderful new project requiring her time and attention. She has become a Life Master Consultant, Magnetic Mind Coach, as well as a Belief and Body Code Practitioner that are leading her into her next big project.

Wendy is using the power of what’s she’s learned about applying the principle of these teachings in writing a book to help seniors know how to not only survive, but thrive and flourish after illness, surgery, or injury. 

Be sure to check in with Wendy about her amazing project when you see her on Sunday.

We know it will be a brilliant success!  We’ll all want a copy!

Thank you so much Wendy for your beautiful service to our Centre and the teaching of Science of Mind.

Tracy Anderson has stepped forward and will be the new Greeter Lead.


Sunday March 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tell Me Something Good

With Rev. Melody Bailey

What do we do when we don’t know what, when, where or how to do something? Say to ourselves “I don’t know how, but Spirit does!” and then Spirit answers!


Last Week's Talk:

Change Starts Now, or Not.  It’s Up to Us

with Rev. Corinne Crockett

Last week, Rev. Corinne Crockett treated us to another inspirational message. 

If you missed it, or want to hear it again, click here:


Member Spotlight: Fred Blunden


Introducing Member Spotlight: a new addition to our blog, featuring a different member of our CSL Kelowna community each week. This will help us get to know each other a little bit better. This week's spotlight is on Fred Blunden.

It's apt that Fred is our first spotlight member because he has been part of this teaching since 1960. Fred says an Angel introduced him to to Science of Mind many years ago in Calgary.

The "Angel" was a woman he had never seen before, and never saw again.

Five years ago Fred sold his business in Calgary and moved to Kelowna where he became an active member of CSL Kelowna and served on the Board of Trustees.


Holmes History: Part 1

The life and times of the founder of Science of Mind

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes was born January 21, 1887, in Lincoln, Maine, to a poor family. He was the son of Anna Columbia (Heath) and William Nelson Holmes. He left school and his family in Maine for Boston at the age of 15.

From 1908 to 1910 he worked in a store to pay for his tuition at the Leland Powers School of Expression in Boston. Holmes studied with Emma Curtis Hopkins, known as ‘The Teacher of Teachers” in the New Thought Movement.

In 1912 Holmes joined his brother Fenwicke in Venice, California. In addition to taking up a job with the city government, Holmes and his brother, a Congregationalist minister, studied the writings of Thomas Troward, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Walker Atkinson, and Christian D. Larson.

Next Week: Part 2

Holmes invited to speak at the Metaphysical Library in Los Angeles.


Centres For Spiritual Living



Did you know the Centers for Spiritual Living produce a number of online New Thought events?


These events allow attendees to explore New Thought philosophies, build strong community ties, and build fellowship with other like-minded individuals.


You can attend inspiring workshops, hone leadership skills, and hear amazing speakers. 

Click here for more a calendar of events:


Inspirational Song of the Week

Gifts of the Goddess

Karen Drucker


LAST WEDNESDAY was International Women's Day. In honour of that event, this week we feature "Gifts of the Goddess." by Karen Drucker. Karen’s message is all about healing and love – whether singing one of her positive message songs or sharing stories that are funny, inspiring, and heart opening.



Fill out your membership here,



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


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.



"The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment"

– Thich Nhat Hanh


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Vol. 1, Issue 5

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