What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 August 19, 2022
Last weekend, Neal Klassen gave us a brilliant talk titled This Magic Moment. It covered the truth behind Law of Attraction principles, backed up by Neal’s own, often amusing, personal experiences. Catch it on the replay!
This Sunday’s talk:
— Rev. Corinne Crockett
“No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from
Fill your lives with love and bravery
And you shall lead a life uncommon.”
It’s easy to get pulled off course with the distractions, demands and drama apparent in today’s world. Learning to set and hold the course toward creating your desired life is both liberating and empowering.
Each of us has an important role to play in creating a world that works for all. Learning how we can best serve this worthy vision is both empowering and transformative for ourselves, as individuals, and for the planet.
Rev. Corinne Crockett shares insights on navigating these liminal times of change and possibility.
Join Rev. Corinne and our in-person congregation this Sunday, August 21 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 Furry, the Fuzzy, the Slimy, the Scaly and Everyone Else
As we explore the wonder of nature, consider all of the amazing creatures that live on this planet, many of which we have never seen and perhaps never heard of before. Let’s open our eyes and notice all the furry, fuzzy, slimy, and scaly creatures that we share this planet with.
The same Intelligence that created the stars, galaxies and planets, also created life here on planet Earth. Wo/man has believed that s/he was the only conscious and intelligent being on this planet for many, many centuries. Over time, humankind learned that other creatures possessed different levels of intelligence, which many attributed to instinctive behaviour and programming. Only recently in human history have we studied and investigated behaviour, intelligence, communication and consciousness in animals. We forget that most life on planet Earth shares similar DNA and comes from a common source. Most animals are social creatures and share many common traits with humans. Humans are linked with the rest of God’s creation. Let us examine our beliefs, misconceptions and biases, so we can truly embrace Oneness with all of Life.
The planet is awakening. We are being called upon to raise our own consciousness. If we are to make a change, we must be willing to face facts and examine them with a willingness to understand and grow. Finally, we take action where and how we feel called.
There are many ways to make a difference. Give love to the family pet, adopt an animal from a shelter, support animal conservation efforts, explore animal activism and veganism. Be curious, educate yourself and see how you are called to act.
“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal.
I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”
— Anthony Douglas Williams
It may not be Magic, but the talk was Magical!
If you didn’t catch the talk by Neal Klassen last Sunday, titled This Magic Moment, you can watch the replay on YouTube! This talk about how the Law of Attraction works, contains some true gems based on Neal’s own experiences, told in his very own style (which you know is going to make you laugh at some point during the talk!)
Last Sunday, we also tested out using the background screen with song lyrics for "Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Stayed on Spirit". What did you think? Should we try to put more song lyrics up in the future? We won’t be able to do it for all songs, just some of our standard congregational hymns. Please send any feedback to Rev. Corinne Crockett at email@example.com.
Did you miss the Town Hall?
Read Dr. Deborah’s Happy Monday blog post from earlier this week to learn about the highlights!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250) 868-9090.
Our Volunteers are the Best!
Thank you, Pauline, Sheree and Margaret, who are just a few of our many volunteers that help out at our Sunday celebrations!
Dr. Kenn also volunteered this past Sunday. He represented CSLK on Facebook with comments and responses to our livestreamers!
If you’d like to volunteer every now and then on a Sunday, we always welcome help for set up and take down. You can also be a greeter or part of the brew crew. Please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at (250) 868-9090 or email her at email@example.com.
List of Events Coming Up
You can now RSVP on the event pages that are linked below! (Details for events still in grey text are coming soon.)
August 26: Conscious Givers’ BBQ
September 8: Coffee & Connection returns on Zoom!
September 11: Practitioner and Ministerial Ceremony
September 17: Quick Start class with Rev. Diane and Corinne (in person)
September 21: Spiritual Principles & Practices ONLINE with Dr. Deb and Rev. Corinne (5 Wednesday evenings on Zoom)
September 21: International Day of Peace and World Gratitude Day – let Rev. Corinne know if you are interested in leading something at CSLK
September 24: Spiritual Principles & Practices IN PERSON 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
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.
Thank You for Your Receipts!
We will receive about $200 from Nature’s Fare, thanks to those of you who have been dropping your shopping receipts into the receipt box on Sundays! Nature’s Fare donates 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! All you have to do is save your Nature’s Fare receipts, bring them to any Sunday service at Studio 9, and pop them into the box at the back of the auditorium! Every receipt helps! Thank you!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Coffee and Connection resumes on Thursday, September 8th at 10am! Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email email@example.com.
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.
We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Dr. Deborah Gordon or Rev. Corinne Crockett.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the many ways we are 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.
By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“You live because Life lives in you. You move because a universal Energy flows through you. You think because an infinite Intelligence thinks through you.”
— Ernest Holmes
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