Talk for this Sunday, January 1
Releasing into the New
— Dr. Deborah Gordon and Rev. Corinne Crockett
“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. Releasing into the New 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, Rev. Karin Wilson, 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!
See event details.
Join Dr. Deborah, Rev. Corinne and Rev. Karin this Sunday, January 1 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.
Happy New Year
A quote from Ernest Holmes
As we approach the New Year, there is no need to let ourselves be bound by our old thought patterns, the resistance and the inertia of negative habits. Some may say, “If you weren’t very happy last year, how can you expect to be happy this year?”
I covet for all of us in the New Year that we shall no longer be just theoretical, just filled with hope which is wonderful but that some dynamic proof shall come to each one, that each shall know that there has to be a way, a technique to approach and use that Power greater than we are.
The old year passes into the new and heralds in the possibility of triumph, the triumph of the Spirit in us. But it cannot be done by the dictate of some external authority, it can only occur in our own consciousness when faith shall triumph over fear and love over hate and compassion over unkindness. Then at last we shall sing, unto God be the glory.
Meet Our Interim Minister, Rev. Karin Wilson
Rev. Karin Wilson was introduced to Science of Mind in 1998 when she entered the doors of CSL Kelowna. Within a month, she began her studies under Drs. Kenn and Deborah Gordon, and was installed as a staff minister in 2008 whereupon she launched the weekly Gratitude Café.
In 2014, Rev. Karin moved to Vancouver and founded CSL Yaletown. She’s a regular contributor to Science of Mind Magazine and has been a featured speaker at three Canadian New Thought Conferences, as well as at CSL’s SOAR conference.
Rev. Karin joined the CSL Interim Ministry Team in 2019. She served CSL Edmonton South throughout the pandemic. She’s a member of the CSL Events Committee, co-chair of the 2023 Global Themes team, and as a strong advocate for Visioning, she will be presenting a workshop on its power for community transformation at the 2023 VISTA Conference.
Rev. Karin has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, specializing in religion. She spent much of her 20-year journalism career focused on Indigenous relations. A sought-after teacher, she has delivered online CSL courses to people around the globe, and galvanized a significant following with her daily Facebook Live program, PandemicLove. Innovative and current, she is deeply rooted in the philosophy’s Transcendentalist roots through the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Her approach is also informed by her practice of meditation in the Sanbo Zen tradition.
Rev. Karin lives in Vancouver with her husband Dana, and is grateful her daughter Elly lives close by. She will be giving talks at CSL Kelowna twice a month – the first and last Sunday of each month. However, her first talk in January, titled The Universal Voice, will be on the second Sunday, January 8. You will also get to meet her on January 1 at our Releasing into the New service.
Look out for her very first Happy Monday blog post this coming January 2!
The 2023 Global Theme is Living Out Loud!
As we learn our principles and practices, it is important to live them, not hide them under a bushel basket. Finding ways to live them fully in everyday life is the real and very practical goal of Science of Mind teachings. For 2023, the Centers for Spiritual Living Global Themes are calling us to this full expression, to “Living Out Loud!” The weekly guides are designed to help remind you to boldly and bravely go where no Religious Scientist has gone before! Well, many actually have, and the invitation is to go even further. May these guides inspire you to be daring embodiments of this teaching. May they develop a willingness and attitude of truly living Religious Science out loud.
At the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna, our focus is: “Who Are We in 2023?” as we shift and transform into the next chapter of our evolution!
The SOM theme for January is Root and Reboot. This month, we focus on the universality of the Science of Mind teaching, with an emphasis on the truth that we are not only of Spirit, but also in Spirit. As we remember our Divine Essence, we take personal responsibility for our actions while extending generosity and compassion to others. We deepen our practice for the benefit and enrichment of the whole of humanity, all earth's creatures, and the earth itself.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
God is a Concept
God is a creative force in our lives. It is the essence of who we are, and it is a universal principle that exists in and through all people throughout all time.
God is all there is. We know this is true because there is something which is back of everything; what Holmes referred to as First Cause – “the Supreme Mind and Power back of all created form.” There is a Divine Intelligence that exists in and through the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms and through humanity as the conscious realization of this Oneness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to this as The Oversoul. In his essay of the same name, he wrote that this is the unifying principle which brings everything together. Within humanity is “the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE.”
World Healing Peace Meditation
CSL Theme: Peace Around the World
Begin 2023 with a World Healing Peace Meditation hosted by CSL’s Heart of Peace Initiative on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 12 noon GMT (4am PT).
Join heart-centred meditators from around the world on Centers for Spiritual Living's Facebook page for a live experience. If you can't make it for the live event, the recording will be available for you watch later that day.
World Healing Peace Day is celebrated around the world on December 31. Originally created by John Randolph Price, this day celebrates healing and peace for all globally. The event will start with the reading of Price’s World Healing Meditation, followed by different voices in an array of languages powerfully affirming: There is peace in [geographic location].
Experience peace prevailing around the world with members of CSL's global community. Join CSL as thousands of people worldwide together, realize peace in themselves and everywhere.
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 with Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection. The next get-together is on Thursday, January 12 at 10am.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to email@example.com.
By AFT 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.
“Back of all form, there is a Divine Substance. Hid within every appearance there is an adequate cause. If we judge by the appearance alone, as though it were self-created, we are mistaking the shadow for the Substance.”
— Declaration of Principles, Living the Science of Mind
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Vol. 32, Issue 1 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak