We have a lot on the go here at CSLK! There have been some changes to our Board of Trustees. Annie (Zed) Zalezsak has stepped down, and Blair Wilson has joined. Read more about that in this week's Happy Monday post from Dr. Deborah Gordon. Rev. Corinne Crockett and Rev. Jeanette Vinek are hosting a retreat called Igniting the Spirit of the Heart starting July 8th. And we are planning an Installation Celebration for Rev. Corinne Crockett in her role as Assistant Minister on July 17th which will be followed by a community potluck. Read more about these events below. In the meantime, join us for our Sunday Celebration this week, either in person at Studio 9 or on Facebook Live!
This Sunday’s talk:
Keys to Freedom
— Rev. Corinne Crockett
“It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of the heart over head – it is the unique intersection of both.”
— David Caruso
We are thinking and feeling beings. We’ve all been taken out by our emotions from time to time. Gaining insight into our emotions and what they have to teach us is essential when we choose to live a conscious life. Understanding the science of emotions and how we can help ourselves when experiencing difficult or challenging emotions is empowerment.
Join Rev. Corinne Crockett and our in-person congregation this Sunday, June 5th at 10:30am PT. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for the address and parking details. Everyone is welcome!
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for June is Living Everyday Wonder — Body.
The body is the one thing in this world which is completely and intimately ours. Rather than engaging in a spirituality that denies the body, we can move closer to an experience of God here and now by fully engaging with the body. Our bodies are magnificent and magical conduits between God and our individual consciousness. Our bodies allow us to experience the world in which we live. The body offers a direct and clear path to the Divine experience, if we will allow it. By loving the body, using it to connect to our minds and hearts, and listening to its wisdom, we celebrate its magnificence and awaken to this everyday wonder.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Welcome to the Temple
Many of us grew up with social messaging that our bodies are not acceptable — too fat, too thin, too short, too tall, too black, too white, too one thing or another. We may have an ideal image of how our body could look or operate, and in feeding that image, we tell our body that what it is in this moment isn’t acceptable.
As we learn to love our bodies as they are, we open to the opportunity to heal these and other wounds or traumas that hide within our physical selves. By opening to feeling how the body feels without judging it, we open to the opportunity to receive insight and wisdom through this miraculous and wondrous thing.
While our bodies have a physical nature, this does not divorce them from the spiritual. They act as the intermediary with which we navigate the physical realm; but we must remember that all of it is spiritual. All bodies are inherently good and valuable, deserving of love and respect. Each of us is deserving of a harmonious relationship with our bodies.
Your body is perfect exactly how it is, and your body is a Divine tool that is absolutely vibrating with the flow of Source!
Thank You, Volunteers!
Come get a coffee before and/or after service. We are so grateful to Trish and Val for being on our Brew Crew! We can always do with more helpers with the following.
Offertory counters: contact Rev. Melody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitchen crew, set up crew, take down crew: contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at email@example.com.
Bring Receipts as a Donation
There is an easy way for you to help CSL Kelowna raise funds. Save your Nature’s Fare receipts, bring them to any Sunday service at Studio 9, and put them into the donations basket. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna!
Igniting the Spirit of the Heart
Mindfulness & Spirituality Retreat
Immerse yourself in practices that deepen the connection between your heart and mind. Open yourself to the felt sense of the Divine. We will spend time in silence, time in practice, time outdoors, and time in fellowship.
Date: Friday, July 8 at 6pm to Sunday, July 10 at 4pm
Location: UBC Okanagan Campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Facilitated by: Rev. Corinne Crockett and Rev. Jeanette Vinek.
Installation Celebration and Community Potluck
We will be celebrating our Assistant Minister, Rev. Corinne Crockett at an Installation Celebration after our Sunday service on July 17th.
It will be followed by a Community Potluck. See more details on the event page. Save the date!
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.
Our Global Vision: Resources are Valued and Shared
RESOURCES are VALUED and SHARED is a global vision of the Science of Mind philosophy. Each week, a statement from our Global Vision will be presented in our blog and added to our Global Vision album on Facebook. (Also see 11 Shared Values.)
Inspiring Words During the Week
Connect with us through our posts on Facebook! Here are some messages we shared this week. Click on any image or go to the Things to Remember album to see more. We invite you to ‘like’, comment and share any post that resonates!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday. Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends at the next online gathering on June 16 at 10am. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
“In terms of learning to accept our bodies, there is no such thing as healthy or unhealthy. There is certainly no magical line that constitutes value and worth. Our bodies are our vessels, and loving them and ourselves means treating those vessels with care.”
— Jody Allard
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Vol. 31, Issue 23 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak