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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 August 12, 2022


Last weekend, Drs. Deborah and Kenn Gordon gave us a question/answer-style talk titled Everything you want to know about Science of Mind (but were afraid to ask), while Kim and Jim Rhindress provided us with soulful music! This Sunday, we welcome back our music director, Rev. Barb Samuel, along with her husband and music co-director, Neal Klassen!


This Sunday’s talk:

This Magic Moment

— Neal Klassen


“Mental Science is not a "get-rich-quick scheme", neither does it promise something for nothing. It does, however, promise those who follow its teaching shall enjoy greater possibilities and happier conditions.”

— Ernest Holmes

Manifestation or magic? Cosmic or coincidence? Neal Klassen explores some famous “Magic Moments” that were, upon closer examination, perhaps not magic at all. Are you ready to bring a little magic into your life?

Join Neal and our in-person congregation this Sunday, August 14th at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!

If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

The Water of Life

Earth is called the blue planet because of the large surface area that is covered by water. Our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers provide food, oxygen, climate regulation, recreation, the ability to travel from one land mass to another, and even medicine.

Our planet is covered by water and from outer space can be seen as a beautiful blue planet. From roaring waterfalls and crashing waves to gentle rain and billowing clouds, water pervades our planet’s majestic biosphere. It is easy to take for granted. We often forget the value of this precious resource, as we go about our daily lives.

Every one of us can experience the wonder of water every day, by bringing mindfulness to daily activities, like drinking a glass of water, bathing, appreciating the rain that nourishes plants and cleans the air or enjoying the rivers, lakes and beaches that provide nourishment, homes and safety for wildlife. We have many opportunities to invite sacred communion with the Divine, through the medium of water.

Let us be custodians and guardians of the lakes, rivers, and oceans for all life on planet Earth. Let us immerse ourselves in the flow of the river of life, where the water flows pure and crystal clear.

“You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.” — Alan Watts


Questions, Answers, and Beautiful Songs

If you weren’t at our service on August 7 with the question-and-answer talk by Drs. Deborah and Kenn Gordon, titled Everything you want to know about Science of Mind (but were afraid to ask), please watch it on YouTube!

Jim and Kim Rhindress provided the soulful music, including the song, Maritimer's Lament, from their new album! It's the first song they ever wrote together.


Town Hall this Sunday!

Our Town Hall meeting is on Zoom at 2pm this Sunday, August 14. Learn what's next at CSLK! The Board will share plans for attracting our next Spiritual Leader, and our Spiritual Leadership team will share information about classes and programs coming up this fall.

This is an opportunity to ask any questions about this time of transition. See more details on the event page.

Meeting ID: 250 860 3500

Passcode: love


Conscious Givers’ BBQ

Gratitude is a lifestyle, not an expression reserved for a special occasion.

— Dr. David Ault

Those on our Conscious Giving Program are the financial foundation of CSL Kelowna. We are so grateful for YOU, the members of our Centre’s Conscious Giving Program, always and in all ways!

As a small token of recognition and thanks, we’d like to invite you to a Conscious Givers’ BBQ.

We’re also inviting those not yet on the Conscious Giving Program (but who’d like to be) to join us in this evening of gratitude.

The date is Friday, August 26th at 6pm, and is being held at the home of Dr. Kenn and Dr. Deborah Gordon. For more details and to confirm your intention to attend, please RSVP to this event. Alternatively, you can contact Rev. Corinne Crockett by email at or call (250) 868-9090.


We love our volunteers!

Thank you, Lori, Trish and Deb for helping our Sunday celebrations turn out great! If you can help out with some of the tasks on a Sunday, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at (250) 868-9090 or email her at


List of Events Coming Up

More details for the following events are coming soon. Meanwhile, please mark these dates on your calendar!

  • August 14: Town hall meeting

  • September 11: Practitioner and Ministerial Ceremony

  • September 17: Quick Start class with Rev. Diane and Corinne (in person)

  • September 21: Spiritual Principles & Practices with Dr. Deb and Rev. Corinne (5 Wednesday evenings on Zoom)

  • September 24: Spiritual Principles & Practices with Dr. Deb and Rev. Corinne (5 Saturdays in person)

  • November 25: Dr. Deb’s and Dr. Kenn’s retirement and CSLK 30th anniversary party


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 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.


Pop Your Receipts in the Box

You can help CSL Kelowna raise funds in a very simple way! Save your Nature’s Fare receipts and bring them to any Sunday service at Studio 9. We now have a dedicated box at the back of the auditorium for receipt collection. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna!


Regular Events at CSLK

See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.


Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please email Dr. Deborah Gordon at


We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or


Coffee and Connection with Dr. Deborah, Rev. Barb and Rev. Corinne is on hiatus for the summer.

This bi-weekly Zoom gathering will return again in September.


Our 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.


Pre-service Meditation and our children's VIBE program are currently on hiatus and are being reimagined.


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are 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. 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 Rev. Melody Bailey.



When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.

John Muir


Copyright © 2022, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 31, Issue 33 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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