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Our Community 💗 March 6, 2024

Updated: Mar 6


What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna




THIS SATURDAY TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD

 

… because if you don’t, you’ll show up for service just as we are leaving! So, when you got to bed on Saturday night, move your clocks ahead by one hour.

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....


  • I Don’t Know How but Spirit Does: Review of Rev. John DePalma’s March 3rd Workshop

  • Next Sunday Service: “Change Starts Now, or Not. It’s Up to Us”, with Rev. Corinne Crockett

  • Review of last week’s talk: "Seize the Day," with Rev. John DePalma

  • Changes to our Sound Crew

  • Courses offered by greater organization

  • Inspirational Song of the Week

 

"I Can't But Spirit Can."


Workshop by Rev John DePalma


Sunday, March 3rd was a full Sunday in many ways.


The building was buzzing with excitement as we met, listened to, and gained wisdom from Rev. John DePalma from Seattle, Washington, a candidate for our new Senior Minister. Wonderful things to consider emerged from his workshop.


Change is upon us in many ways, both personally and globally. What it means to be in Spiritual Community has changed since 2020 and throughout faith traditions globally, finding the way forward has created uncertainty. A new idea is what’s required for a greater experience.


The human tendency is to want to recreate the past, those activities, and ways of being we’d grown accustomed to. While it’s natural to want to return to old ways, it is like pouring new wine into an old wineskin and will not lead to the sweet future that’s calling us.


In days of old, old wineskins grew brittle over time, breaking apart if new wine was poured into them, wasting the wine. In the same way, if we simply recreate the same structures or activities of the past, they will not sustain. New ways and structures are required if we are to emerge and thrive in a sustainable way.


Rev. John invited us to be curious and led us to greater awareness of what’s required for us to renew and create thriving Spiritual Community that’s personal to each of us. What’s fundamental is a culture of compassion, respect, and safety, where we honour ourselves and one another, creating sacred space and opening to Spirit’s wisdom to allow the potential for transformation.


This workshop was a prime reminder everything begins in consciousness, and we must each become the change we want to see in the world. The inspiring video, “The Rabbi’s Gift” was powerful and worth watching several times.



Through the power of attraction, we will grow and thrive as we move forward and emerge as each of us lives the teaching, and following the call to wake up, grow up, clean up, and show up, living the values of our teaching and being willing to remain curious.


These are exciting times and our call to be who we’re here to be. We are each the messiah we’ve been waiting for.


- Rev Corinne Crockett



Rev. John De Palma



It was a full house for Rev John DePalma's Workshop



Who can turn down a free lunch?



Rev. John DePalma talking about change:

“The Chrysalis is hospice for the caterpillar, and midwife for the Butterfly”

 

Sunday March 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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




“We are all carrying the negative experiences of our past into the future merely because we have not disconnected them from our minds. If we are creating a negative future, it is because we have not changed our thought about it.”


- Dr. Ernest Holmes, Living the Science of Mind


IT IS TIME to shed the shackles of what’s behind us, accepting Spirit’s invitation into the new and unlimited possibilities that are waiting to be revealed.


We are not defined or limited by our pasts, unless we let ourselves be. What’s passed can be a launching point for a happier, more fulfilling experience of life.


It’s time for a new script for our lives, filled with excitement and possibility. We can flourish and grow when we learn to honour our pasts, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and transform the wisdom gained into a greater possibility.



 

Last Week's Talk:

Seize The Day

with Rev. John DePalma




It was a full house for last Sunday’s talk by Rev John DePalma from Seattle WA, a candidate for our new Senior Minister. 


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


 

CHANGES TO OUR SOUND CREW

 

Damon Guzzi has been our sound technician since we started holding services at Studio 9.  He has shown up faithfully, every Sunday, since we returned to in-person services in 2022. Earlier this year he informed us that he is moving on to new adventures, so we put out the call for a new sound person.

 

We’re happy to announce that Connor Dow has stepped up to take over Damon’s duties. Connor is a 2019 graduate of the Animation Program at Okanagan College. 


Long time CSLK members may remember Connor as the son of James and Tara Dow, and a member of our Youth Program back when we held services at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

 

Conner will be joined occasionally by his assistant, Raiden Coloma of Abbottsford, who is in his second quarter at Kelowna’s Centre for Arts and Technology.

 

Sound Technicians provide “silent support” for our live and live-streamed services.  Working quietly up in their booth, they do their job so well it’s easy to forget they’re even there.  But they provide a vital service, and we are lucky to have such dedicated people.

 

We wish Damon the best of luck in his new endeavors and express great gratitude for his service to us.  And we welcome Connor and Raiden into our CSLK family.



Left to Right: Connor Dow, Raiden Coloma, and Damon Guzzi



Connor and Raiden up in the booth

 

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world.”


Baháʼu'lláh



These words from Baháʼu'lláh, contained in our New Minister Sacred Covenant, were the basis of an original chant performed by Grant Waldman and Annik Moyal-Waldman at last Sunday’s service. 


Originally from Toronto, Grant and Annik have been together over 38 years. 


Chants and drumming are always a welcome addition to our service, and we look forward to having Grant and Annik back.

 

Grant’s original song, “Waldo Wants to Wake Up the World,” can be found at: https://youtu.be/0R8FKuSo-a0?si=mZcp_4ouHcsZ4Ubs 

 

Centres For Spiritual Living

ONLINE EVENTS HOSTED BY THE GREATER ORGANIZATION

 

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: https://csl.org/calendar/


 

Inspirational Song of the Week


I Am The Place Where God Shows Up

Eddie Watkins Jr.

 

 


DID YOU KNOW that New Thought artist, Eddie Watkins Jr. was a top LA session musician in the 70’s and 80’s.  He played Bass Guitar on many tracks for Gloria Gaynor including her biggest hit, I Will Survive.


 

MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP


Fill out your membership here, https://www.cslkelowna.org/membership


 

SPEAKERS IN MARCH


March 10            Rev. Corinne Crockett: Change Starts Now, or Not. It's Up To Us

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.


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 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.

 

MINDFUL MOMENT

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

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 


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