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Our Community 💗 May 22, 2024

What's Happening This Week at CSL Kelowna

  • June 20: Rev. John and Catherine DePalma Meet and Greet

  • May 26: Soul Food Sunday with Rev. Barbara Samuel

  • Last Sunday’s Talk: A Journey to the Centre of Self with Rev. Melody Bailey

  • Member Spotlight: Trish Anderson

  • Inspirational Song of the Week: Use Me, by Rickie Byars

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


Rev. John and Catharine DePalma Meet and Greet

Join Rev. John and Catherine DePalma at Forbidden Spirits for an evening of fun and community.  As you all know, Rev. John is our new Spiritual Director, moving to Kelowna from Seattle. Let’s show them a great Canadian welcome, eh?

When: Thursday June 20th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Forbidden Spirits

4400 Wallace Hill Road Kelowna


Watch our CSLK Facebook Page and future blogs for more information.


May 26

Soul Food Sunday

with Rev. Barbara Samuel

What’s Really Holding You Back?

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


  This quote is a worthwhile notion to contemplate.


 What if every morning you woke up and said, “The entire Universe is for me?” You can begin right now to feel healthy! You can begin right now to feel prosperous! You can begin to feel the Love that’s surrounding you, and the universe will correspond to the nature of your song. 

- Michael B. Beckwith


Last Sunday's Talk

A Journey to the Center of the Self

with Rev. Melody Bailey

Last week Rev. Melody explored 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!  If you missed the talk, or want to watch it again, click here:


Trish Anderson is relatively new to CSL Kelowna, but she’s not new to the teaching of Science of Mind.  Three years ago, she moved to Kelowna from Langley where she was a long-time member.

It was in Langley where a friend of hers “introduced (her to) a lovely group of people who are like-minded and wanted everyone to do well.”  So, when Trish moved to Kelowna, she got online to “look for her peeps” and she found us! 

Trish loves the teaching, and she especially loves the Sunday talks, saying that “They speak to her heart.” Trish heads up our Brew Crew, offering hospitality and refreshments each Sunday after service.




Peace Is the Power at the Heart of God

by Ernest Holmes


MY PEACE IS FOUND at the heart of God. The heart of God, for me, is found at the very center of my being. It does not matter how closely the confusion of our outer world presses against me. I am not even disturbed by the confusion in my immediate environment. I know that the only way to counteract confusion is to bring peace into play. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, I give unto you.” These words of assurance stay with me, and I hear them re-echoing in the depths of my being.


I surrender all of my fears – those nameless fears which have beset me for such a long time, dulling my pleasure and clouding with misery and apprehension all of my days. I am now through with fear. What, indeed, is there for a divine and immortal being to fear. Certainly not people, for as I am a divine and immortal being, so is everyone, and everyone is my sibling. I recognize the one Life Principle, working in and through and inspiring the motives of everyone I contact.


I do not fear sickness, disease, or death, because the eternal and perfect Life animates my body and goes always about Its perfect work, healing and renewing that body. I am not afraid of want or lack, for the infinite Essence supplies me with everything I need all of the time. There is nothing for me to fear, for I am an inseparable part of God. I live in It: It lives in me; and I draw upon Its perfect peace.


My Peace is found at the heart of God.


Original text – Dr. Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind p. 558

Adapted for inclusive language – 2021-03-09


Inspirational Song of the Week

Use Me

Rickie Byars

Rickie Byars is an acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriter in the genre of inspirational/New Thought music. Her music resonates in churches of all denominations throughout the world. Live audiences and FB/YouTube streamers who take part in the KUUMBA/B-hood Sunday Devotionals are uplifted through her music and her messages—always delivered with joy and sincerity.


She created an inspirational 24-hour radio station,, which blasts her incredible songs from her golden era at the Agape International Spiritual Center where Rickie was the Founding Choir Director and Music and Arts Director for over thirty years.





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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


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; 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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