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The Way It Works


The Way It Works

— Derek Hinchliffe, RScP


The Thing, then, works for us by working through us and is us, always. It cannot work for us in any other way.

— Ernest Holmes

As we explore the foundational ideas of the Science of Mind teaching, Derek Hinchliffe, RScP, continues our back to the basics series with “The Way It Works”.

Ernest Holmes explains we do not “will” things to be done; instead we bring things into our experience through the power of self-assertive Truth.

That power is unlimited. The question is, how much good are you ready to receive?

Join Derek Hinchliffe and the rest of the Sunday Six on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Here and Now

As we begin our journey in this new year, we take stock of where we are as we plan the route. Using spiritual practice and present-moment awareness, we take a deep look at where we are right now: in ourselves, our communities, and our movement.

“The Divine Mind is Infinite. It contains all knowledge and wisdom, but, before It can reveal Its secrets, It must have an outlet.”

— SOM (1938), chapter 3, What It Does (p. 40.1)

We are the outlet. All the wisdom of the world is within us. As we look around in present time, we might see we haven’t been good caretakers of this amazing thing called Life. It is time to put our ancient wisdom and knowledge to use.

Dr. Holmes tells us Spirit can only give us what we can take. Trained thought is far more powerful than untrained thought. The Power is already within us, we must acknowledge it, and be confident in using it. The Power from the past has already been used; the Power of the future is waiting for us to get there. The only time we can do this is in the NOW.

How wonderful that there is That Within Us, ready and willing to do the work! The Laws of the Universe work for us, through us, as us, according to our predominant beliefs. These Laws contain all knowledge. We don’t have to create the power; we just have to acknowledge it and use it.

“A new light is coming into the world. We are on the borderland of a new experience. The veil between Spirit and matter is very thin.”

— Ernest Holmes

We’ll be creating a “new normal” this year. That new light is our willingness to expand our consciousness, to realize that we are the creators of our reality. We are creating something magnificent that benefits all.


The Drop In: Coffee and Connection

The next Coffee and Connection is on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 10am to 11am PST. Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Gwen Smith about whatever is on your mind!

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 84822529807

Passcode: connection


Board of Trustees

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is coming up at the end of March. If anyone is interested in learning more about a potential participation with our Board of Trustees, please contact Dr. Deborah


Practitioner of the Week

Contact our Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your request for prayer or treatment support for ANYTHING. This coming week (from Sunday to Saturday) is Pauline Weninger, RScP at Thank you, practitioners, for this valuable service!


CSLK’s Weekly Happenings

Sunday Meditation is now on the first and third Sunday of each month. The next online meditation is on January 17, 2021, from 9:45am to 10:05am. (See details.)

Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379

Password: meditation


Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Visit our page at and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)


Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus. For information, please contact Joanne Marie, at


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:

  1. On our website via PayPal or credit card.

  2. Through Interac money transfers sent to

  3. By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.

  4. Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.

For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.



“How much of this Infinite Good is ours? ALL OF IT! And how much of it may we have to use? AS MUCH OF IT AS WE CAN EMBODY!”

— Ernest Holmes


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Vol. 30. Issue 3 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak


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