We are a day early for this week’s blog post. We have plenty to share regarding upcoming events! See it all below.
This Sunday’s talk:
Honouring Community, Blessing All and Belonging
— Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and Dr. Kenn Gordon
“Being blessed is a condition of the heart and a frame of mind.”
— Errin Rhorie
Blessings Abound, Holiday Gift Box Sunday and Luncheon
This is a special sacred service: a day of honouring and gratitude. We’ll be having a different Sunday format than we're used to, featuring Dr. Kenn, Dr. Deborah and Rev. Corinne, as well as Irene Kowalchuk, our longest-serving spiritual practitioner.
Coming together in community is so important during this time of transition; your presence and membership is vital in the growth and evolution of our Centre.
Please grace us with your presence in sacred ceremony as Drs. Kenn and Deborah extend each person blessings and a gift, with an opportunity to bless and be blessed.
Plan to stay for a simple lunch provided by the Centre, and spend time in connection and community.
Everyone is welcome!
Join Drs. Deborah and Kenn Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and our in-person congregation this Sunday, December 11th 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
Ode to Joy
How do we begin to work together, so that we can create a larger container that demonstrates a world that works for everyone? This begins at the individual level, but it can also be expressed at the collective level by the way we choose to be in community together.
Science of Mind seeks to recognize wholeness through all things. As such, the aim is not to deny what is before us, but to seek to understand, so that a greater idea can be revealed. Illusions of separation, conflicts and disagreements, direct us toward areas in need of attention, exploration and illumination. In this way, greater ideas can be born, as we collectively spiral upward toward a new future.
As within, so without. Just as the individual craves belonging, it is equally important that the community be welcoming to individuals. Community is the result or demonstration of the interplay between individuals. This comes through intimate conversation, using our best communication skills to welcome and explore, so we can midwife the birth of a bigger idea.
How do we get the high view of life? We all know what it’s like when things work together. It’s like listening to a symphony – the greater whole does not exist without each instrument playing its part. Elevating our thoughts away from our individual selves and into a space where we can see the greater whole, creates space for the symphony of humanity itself to truly express.
“The community we belong to is all of life.”
— Margaret J. Wheatley
The Christ Consciousness of a Child
Tracy Guerreiro and her son, Daniel, showed us how they do a special spiritual mind treatment together.
Daniel also sang Holly, Jolly Christmas.
We kicked off the Secret Santa drive for CSL Kenya. See details below.
Secret Santa Campaign for CSL Kenya
CSL Kelowna is promoting the Secret Santa Campaign for CSL Kenya. This is an opportunity for us all to do some meaningful Christmas shopping!
While any donation is wonderful, each donation of $50 will support a child to be fed for a month, and provide Christmas dinner for their family, or support one of the 11 teachers who work without a wage.
These donations can be gifted to your loved ones as a way of giving a gift that will change lives!
Visit the CSL Kenya Secret Santa page for more information and to donate.
Celebration of Light
Make sure you attend our 30th Annual Celebration of Light on December 18th at the Rotary Centre for the Arts! This event is 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.
The Rotary Centre for the Arts has given us permission to invite all of you to bring along some holiday finger foods to share with our community for a time of warmth and fellowship. We have so enjoyed that generous tradition in past years. See the event details.
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 Dr. Deborah Gordon, 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, December 15th at 10am.
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 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.
“Safe space in spiritual community is not about eliminating discomfort – it is providing a supportive place where we can experience the inevitable discomfort of deep personal introspection and spiritual growth with support and understanding.”
— Jim Lockard
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