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Our Community 💗 May 15, 2024



What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna


  • Sunday, May 19: A Journey to the Center of Self, with Rev. Melody Bailey

  • Last Sunday’s Talk: Mother’s Day: Living from the Heart, with Rev. Corinne Crockett

  • Khalil Gibran on Fear

  • Pride Work Bee

  • Holmes on Peace

  • Inspirational Song of the Week: Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen


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


 

Sunday, May 19

A Journey to the Center of the Self

with Rev. Melody Bailey


Ever wanted to take your life from Good, to Great to Awesome? Join Rev. Melody as she explores how self-discovery along the road of spiritual learning can make a difference not only in your life but also for the greater good of all!



 

Last Sunday's Talk

Mother’s Day: Living From the Heart

with Rev. Corinne Crockett


“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Rev. Corinne helped us celebrate Mother’s Day, with a talk about the heart and the qualities of the Sacred Feminine, the womb of creation. She reminded us that the qualities of the sacred feminine are within us all, no matter our gender. If you missed the talk, or want to watch it again, click here:


 

Khalil Gibran on Fear 


It is said that before entering the sea

a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,

from the peaks of the mountains,

the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,

she sees an ocean so vast,

that to enter

there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.

The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.

To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk

of entering the ocean

because only then will fear disappear,

because that’s where the river will know

it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,

but of becoming the ocean.

 

~ Khalil Gibran


 

 

Pride Work Bee & Appetizer Potluck Evening

Everyone is welcome for this fun evening!


Last year's Pride Work Bee was a lot of fun


Pride Work Bee & Appetizer Potluck – Everyone is welcome for this fun evening!

When: Wednesday, May 15th

Where: Studio 9

What time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

FABULOUS NEWS!  We had such a good turn out to our first Pride Work Bee, and were so efficient, we will be finished all preparations on May 15th.


We got together last week to create cooling neck-wraps and bookmarks and it was a blast. Join is this Wednesday and be part of the fun. 


No level of skill or ability is required, just an ability to lend a hand and have fun doing things together.


We’ll do a potluck appie evening on Wednesday, May 15th  6:00 – 9:00 at Studio 9.  Bring along your favourite appetizer dish for sharing.


 

Ernest Holmes on Peace



We must think peace if we wish to express peace. The mind that is always confused and distraught is not at peace; the mind that is continuously upset and agitated by the little petty things in life is not at peace; it is at war with itself.  It is only when the individual mind ceases combating itself that it will stop combating others.

 

- Ernest Holmes

 

Inspirational Song of the Week

The Hey! Hey! Song

Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen



Neal Klassen talks about this song: “I tried to write a Reggae song for our first CD back in 2009.  It was called, 'The Hey! Hey! Song,' and someone should have talked me out of it. I never really listened to Reggae and it’s not part of my culture, but I thought Barb could pull it off. 


When we finished the recording, I was a little embarrassed by it. I thought the lyrics were a bit too simple and the music didn’t sound authentic. But we put it on our CD anyway, and I privately hoped that people would just skip over it.


A year later I had forgotten about the song, when I ran into someone who had purchased the CD.  She told me that she had gone through a rough patch in her life and the only way she could get out of bed was to turn up our CD full blast.  And which song did she have on repeat to get her out of bed and start moving?  The Hey! Hey! Song.


So, you never know the lives you might touch by saying or doing the simplest thing.”


 

MEMBERSHIP


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


 

SPEAKERS IN MAY


May 12: Rev. Corinne Crockett

May 19: Rev. Melody Bailey

May 26: Rev. Barbara Samuel


 

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; 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

 


Copyright © 2024, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 1, Issue 15


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