Updated: Aug 9
Last weekend, we had a Soul Food Sunday with a talk titled Holy Roller: The blessings of a broken ankle and lots of summer sun-fun music! If you missed the service, you can watch the replay on our YouTube channel. Coming up this weekend, we have the Doctors in the house and music by Rhindress!
This Sunday’s talk:
Everything you want to know about Science of Mind
(but were afraid to ask)
— Dr. Deborah Gordon and Dr. Kenn Gordon
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
— Albert Einstein
Dr. Deborah Gordon and Dr. Kenn Gordon join forces this Sunday for a question-and-answer session. They’ll provide on-the-spot, spontaneous answers to some of your burning questions about the Science of Mind teaching and its principles.
Join Dr. Deb, Dr Kenn and our in-person congregation this Sunday, August 7th 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!
We will also be blessed with music by Kim and Jim Rhindress!
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for August is Living Everyday Wonder — Nature.
We live on Earth, but are we living as One — in harmony with the planet, nature, and all living beings — including ourselves. If we truly believe that God is all there is, then let us live in a way that reflects this truth. Let us move from just saying words, to understanding how this truth shows up in our lives, and make it a daily, sustainable practice. This month, the invitation is to explore and deepen our connection with God, which is everything and everyone on this amazing planet.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Earth Force, Report for Duty!
Life cannot be divided against itself and we are a part of Life. The cells in our bodies cannot be divided against the Body, or there would be no life. The same is true for our planet. Life is a symbiotic, organic, living harmony of all its parts: rocks, water, air, plants and animals. In our ignorance, we humans have lost this knowledge and our deep connection to the planet and its inhabitants. We need not look further than how we treat ourselves, our fellow human beings and our planet to see that WE are out of balance. Only we can heal the division that we ourselves and our forefathers created. Let us remember and reclaim our Oneness and know there is only One Life.
Plants and trees provide oxygen and food; animals and humans then use the oxygen and food to survive, while creating carbon-dioxide and waste products that fertilize and feed other life forms. Water, air, and earth are a vital part of this equation. The harmony and combination of these vital elements is unique and necessary for the survival and health of all. Life on planet Earth is precious.
We are a cell of Earth's body and an Earth unto ourselves; we are a planet within a galaxy and a Universe containing many Earths within. The human body can be seen as a reflection of the Earth’s body; every person as a miniature planet Earth. Every person therefore embodies all aspects of our living Earth: every continent, country, ocean, river, sea, cell, bird, animal, tree, mineral, pyramid, temple, chakra, atmosphere and all other aspects of this magnificent creation. What we do to the earth, we do to ourselves.
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran
If you weren’t at our Soul Food Sunday service on July 31st with Rev. Barb Samuels’s talk, Holy Roller: The blessings of a broken ankle, we encourage you to watch the replay!
The service was filled with summer sun-fun songs, including the all-time favourite, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!
We are having a Town Hall meeting on Zoom at 2pm on August 14. Join us from the convenience of your own home and hear about what's next at CSL Kelowna! Connect and share what you’re looking forward to in the fall. The Board will share their plans for attracting our next great Spiritual Leader, and our Spiritual Leadership team will share their plans for classes and programs in the 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
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 5:30pm, 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 email@example.com or call (250) 868-9090.
List of Events Coming Up
More details for the following events are coming soon. Meanwhile, please mark these dates on your calendar to save the date(s)!
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
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 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@example.com
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:
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.
“The Ultimate Cause back of all things must be ONE, since Life cannot be divided against Itself. The Infinite must be ONE, for there could not be two Infinite Beings. Whatever change takes place must take place within this ONE. But this ONE must be Changeless, for being One and Only, It could not change into anything but Itself.”
— Ernest Holmes
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