What are We Willing to Welcome?
What are We Willing to Welcome?
— Rev. Barbara Samuel
“I stand with my body and heart open to goodness and I know that there is nothing that separates me from the river of life that flows through me as I give and I receive.”
— from the CSL Global Theme
Join us on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.
This Week’s Point of View from the Science of Mind
As we know from the Law of Circulation, giving and receiving is reciprocal ebb and flow of Yin and Yang. When we accept, we are in the flow as God gives to Itself as each of Its incarnated forms.
It is a deeply embedded part of our nature to know how to receive. It’s one of our great and beautiful birthrights as living creatures; yet sometimes we do not believe that we can receive good, or we believe that our only value is in giving.
The reality is that we’re in an ever-flowing cycle of giving and receiving. It is the literal process of our breath. We take in oxygen and in our outbreath we give carbon dioxide out to the world to be used by other living beings that need it to survive and thrive. We live in synchronicity with the world around us.
We need only pivot ourselves in the direction of that which is good. Do we have arms wide open ready to receive the sunlight, the moonlight, the intoxicating sound of rain falling, our calling, sweep-us-off-our-feet love, empathy, and all the bounty the Universe has to offer?
When we know our value, we are more in touch with our feelings; both those we label as positive, and those we label as negative. That helps us become big-hearted receivers of good, and givers of good.
Let’s cultivate our tenderness and tune into God’s rhythm. The ebb and flow of life is just waiting to course through us!
UPDATE: Celebration of Light
Due to the newest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the province of British Columbia, we’ve had to cancel our original plans for our 28th annual Celebration of Light. However, please join us at 10:30 am on Facebook live on December 20th where we’ll still be sharing two of our long-time festive holiday traditions: “Gift Box Sunday” and Rev. Barbara Samuel’s stirring rendition of “O Holy Night”.
Even though we won’t be gathering in person, we will still have a warm and heartfelt special Holiday Celebration Service! Join us on December 20th.
Grief Support Group
A series of Grief Support meetings began on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 and continues for the next two Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm on Zoom.
Grief affects us in different ways. Some feel sad, misunderstood, isolated, alone, confused, angry or guilty.
Our Grief Support Group offers support to anyone who is suffering from the loss of a loved one, separation from a life partner, or loss of connection to friends and family. The group offers a safe and respectful space to share, listen, and receive compassionate support and prayer from others. It's free to attend and donations are appreciated.
Join us on Zoom on a drop-in basis for each (or either) of the following Wednesdays:
December 2, 2020 at 7pm (PST)
December 9, 2020 at 7pm (PST)
Meeting ID: 853 6017 5538
The Drop In: Coffee and Connection
The Drop In: Coffee and Connection is a one-hour get together for casual conversation, a check-in and a chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel, and Rev. Gwen Smith. While it is scheduled to be every other Thursday, the first get-together (this past Thursday, November 26) was so well received, that we're squeezing in a bonus meeting this coming Thursday, December 3rd! This is an opportunity to spend some time together with other CSLK community members. Come with an open mind and an open heart to being together. The Zoom meeting number is 873 9072 1140 and the passcode is Connection.
Practitioner of the Week
We now have a designated Practitioner of the Week. If anyone is looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING, you can contact our designated Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your prayer request. Each week (from Sunday to Saturday), one of our practitioners has been assigned to be the direct contact.
This week is Joanne Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much, practitioners, for this valuable service!
Free SOM Magazine
If you’re in the Kelowna area, you’re invited to drop by the Pandosy Peace Centre to pick up a free issue of the current SOM magazine… our gift.
We have a great team that provides a time of calm and meditation each Sunday morning. We begin at 9:45am sharp and finish by 10:05am to allow time for a break before our Sunday celebration. Join us on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82423777379 Password: meditation
Due to changes in COVID-19 guidance, our children's VIBE program is on hiatus. Stay tuned for updates in January. If you'd like more information as we go forward, please contact our children's programming director, Joanne Marie, at email@example.com.
Are you getting our blog post alert emails? We publish two blog posts each week on our website (cslkelowna.org) under the Blog section. If you’re on our contact list (also known as our subscription list), you’ll get an email on Monday and an email on Friday which contains a link to the most recent blog post. (If it's not in your inbox, please check your junk folder.) You can also read current or past issues anytime in the website’s Blog section.
Thank You for Your Support!
We’re so grateful we can accept ONLINE donations in several ways:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By signing up for CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more info, please contact our treasurer Derek Hinchliffe.
“There is a supply for every demand.”
— Florence Scovel Shinn
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