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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 December 16, 2022


Blessings abound! See photos of last Sunday's service further down this page.


This Sunday, December 18th we are having our

30th Annual Celebration of Light

— Message by Dr. Kenn Gordon, music by Sista B & the Boyz


“Just like each star is unique yet makes the universe what it is, the light in you makes you who you are. That’s exactly who you need to be.”


Once again created and produced through the genius of Neal Klassen, our theme this year is “The Brightest Star that Shines…” As has been our tradition for these many years, we’ll have a time together of holiday joy!

Sista B and the Boyz will light up the theatre with seasonal music, Dr. Deborah Gordon will welcome us in coming together to bring more light into the world and Dr. Kenn Gordon will provide one of his inspirational holiday messages as a gift for everyone.

This is our wonderful holiday tradition that’s perfect to invite your friends and family to attend as well.

We are delighted that the Rotary Centre for the Arts has given us the go ahead so that we can invite all of you to bring along some holiday finger foods to share with our greater community for a time of warmth and fellowship. We've so enjoyed that generous tradition in past years.!

Join Drs. Deborah and Kenn Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and our in-person congregation this Sunday, December 18th at 10:30am PT at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. 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

Nativity 2.0

Today we look at the Christian nativity scene as a symbol for the call to live in a loving community with one another, recognizing each other as the gifts we are and celebrating the glory of the luminosity of life itself.

Within New Thought, the nativity is viewed as a celebration of the recognition of Light and the beginning of the awareness of a Christ Consciousness – that inclusive element that emanates from all the avatars of the ages.

Each element of the nativity scene itself illustrates what is required of us in order to bring this light into being. The Kings represent the value of not only giving and receiving, but also the recognition that we are all gifts. The Shepherd represents the loving Presence “guiding, guarding and keeping.” The sheep represent the absence of fear. The manger stands in as a humble home, where we have the father, mother (the masculine/feminine principles) and the child, who represents new life. The star is the light of conscious illumination. With the nativity, we see all elements of community represented: the family, those with material wealth, as well as those with little, the kaleidoscope of humanity represented through the three Kings (or Magi) and people of great learning, the astrologers, who came from the east.

When we see the light in each other, this is the transmission of the Light. Our gift to others is to see their light.

When we elevate our consciousness to the higher idea, we embody to the best of our ability, the whole of humanity. When we make room for everyone at our table, no one is left behind. We become the light that lights the world.

“The Universal I am and the individual I

are One in Peace, Joy, Love, Wisdom, Beauty, and Power.”

— Ernest Holmes

Honouring Community, Blessing All and Belonging

If you missed last Sunday’s service titled Honouring Community, Blessing All and Belonging, you can watch the replay on YouTube.

While Neal Klassen and Rev. Barb Samuel did their sound checks before the service, Dr. Deborah Gordon and Rev. Melody Bailey take a look at the Christmas tree for CSL Kenya's Secret Santa campaign (see more details below).

CSLK’s longest serving practitioner, Irene Kowalchuk, received her 15-year pin and sash.

CSLK’s new Interim Minister was announced: Rev. Karin Wilson.

Neal Klassen and Rev. Barb Samuel provided the music!


Secret Santa Campaign for CSL Kenya

Consider the Secret Santa Campaign for CSL Kenya as a meaningful way to support a family or one of the 11 teachers who work without a wage. These donations can be gifted to your loved ones and at the same time, change lives!

Visit the CSL Kenya Secret Santa page for more information and to donate.


Releasing into the New

Releasing into the New is the talk on January 1st and it will be Dr. Deborah Gordon’s last service with us.

“Release what’s done with love and gratitude. Live with intention and welcome the new with love and gratitude.”

— Dr. Deborah Gordon

We’ll be back in our home at Studio 9 to bring in the New Year. This will be the Gordons' final Sunday Celebration on New Year’s Day. They’ll have a goodbye release time and the welcome of our interim minister ceremony, the person who’ll be guiding the Centre through to the time when our new minister is ready for in consciousness and in physicality!

Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and our new interim minister will be present, as we release the old, pass on the torch, and set our intentions for the new, personally and as a collective.

Be prepared to release, let go and allow the Spirit to inspire and run our lives!


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.


Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!

Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!


Regular Events at CSLK

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


Coffee and Connection is an opportunity to chat every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection. Join us for one last time with Dr. Deborah on Thursday, December 29th at 10am.

Passcode: love


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 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


Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email


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 Rev. Corinne Crockett.


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 AFT 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.



… and created form turned to the Light, and the Light of consciousness dawned. And man beheld the Light and walked in It, and the Light was All.

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 51 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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