Talk for this Sunday, October 1, 2023
Honour the Mystery and Embrace the Change
— Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn will be presenting our Sacred Covenant. This Covenant is the result of our co-creation process, and is a combined and agreed upon statement of the experience we desire in our new Senior Minister.
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn is an international speaker, consultant, counselor, and facilitator. She served for 10 years as the Community Spiritual Leader of United Centers for Spiritual Living and had an important role in the integration of International and United Centers for Spiritual Living. As an active member of the Leadership Council of the Association for Global New Thought, she presented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona and represented AGNT as the sole female spiritual leader for the Abraham Path Project’s travels in Turkey, Syria, Israel, and Jordan. She founded Pacific Church of Religious Science in San Diego, is an Ordained Minister, and was awarded the Honorary Doctorate and the Doctor of Religious degrees by United Centers for Spiritual Living.
Dr. Kathy served for four years as the Director of Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership and has been the Dean of the Centers for Spiritual Living School of Spiritual Leadership – San Diego Campus for 9 years. She appeared in the film “The Heart to Lead – Women as Allies for the Greater Good.”
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 Paradox Mindset
In Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes reminds us to remain “open at the top.” One of the ways in which we can do this is through embracing and developing a paradox mindset.
The word paradox comes from the Greek 'para' meaning “contrary to” and 'doxa' meaning “opinion”. The Latin term 'paradoxum' means “seemingly absurd, but really true.”
The paradox mindset is the ability to hold and consider two seemingly opposed ideas at the same time. Living our Science of Mind teaching requires a paradox mindset, as we are consistently pulled in the two seemingly opposite directions of seeing all as Oneness while also being confronted with the suffering and brokenness of the world. A paradox mindset allows us the freedom to simultaneously hold both of these ideas in our minds without a need to “solve” a problem.
We must embrace the inevitable paradoxes of life if we are truly to create a world that works for everyone. It is when we open to multiple opposite and contradictory ideas being true at the same time that we find the possibilities and solutions we never imagined were possible.
Last week was a Soul Food Sunday with Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen. The talk title was Love Wins.
Rev. Melody Bailey led an affirmative prayer before the service began.
Our Soul Food Sundays are filled with inspiring music.
Rev. Diane Hockey shared an affirmative prayer.
People greeted each other.
Neal Klassen presented "Science Corner".
After service, volunteer Val brought in the coffee and pumpkin spice pastries.
See past services on our YouTube channel.
BC Thanksgiving Food Drive
A small but mighty crew of volunteers helped pick up food donations for the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive last Saturday, September 23.
"Tracy Anderson did a wonderful job of organizing," said our assistant minister, Rev. Corinne Crockett. "We also had people bring food to the Centre and some took bags and dropped food off at the Food Bank themselves. I love how our CSL community is extending our good into our local area!"
A huge thank you to everyone who participated!
Left to right: Dan, Pam, Magda, Deborah, Tracy, Rev. Corinne and Jean.
(Shout out to Tom, who took photos and drove for both events.)
Walk of Memories
It was perceived that the Walk of Memories this past Sunday, Sept. 24, was the most well-attended of all the years since it began! The event had 50+ volunteers with Rev. Corinne Crockett at the helm. Thank you to the many CSLK volunteers that were key in supporting this event.
More photos coming soon!
Community Co-Creation this Thursday!
Thursday, September 28 is a big day for us at CSLK! It's our opportunity to take part in a Community Co-Creation session where we open to Spirit to reveal the qualities we want to attract in our new Senior Minister. It is a sacred process led by Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn. She is a powerful teacher and healer, a world-renowned speaker, and actively involved in leadership with our larger organization, Centers for Spiritual Living.
Join us from 6pm to 9pm at the Royal Anne Hotel (348 Bernard Ave, Kelowna). Everyone is invited! Learn more about the event in Rev. Jeanette Vinek's Happy Monday dated September 25, 2023.
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!
Regular Events at CSLK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
We would love to create a meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett.
Your Support Means So Much to Our Community!
We’re grateful for the ways CSL Kelowna is able to accept donations:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“The riddle of the universe is a paradox. The question is its own answer, for the mind that asks the question is also of the Mind that answers it.”
— Ernest Holmes
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