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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 May 13, 2022


Oh how fun it was to fill up a classroom with our community last Sunday! It was cosy and felt like old times. As we use different venues with new livestream set ups, we have had a few technical issues. But each time, we learn, adjust, and it is going to get better. Thank you for hanging in there with us! We love how everyone has been showing up to be together in person and online!


This Sunday’s talk:

Fear, Frustration and Chicken Feathers

— Neal Klassen


“Peace comes from the absence of fear.

Ernest Holmes

Fear is a natural and perfectly healthy reaction in certain circumstances. But sometimes, irrational fears can hold us back from achieving our greatest desires. Neal Klassen takes us on a journey through fear, frustration and an enlightening experience with chickens on a farm to explain how to find inner peace by conquering fear.

Join Neal and our in-person congregation this Sunday, May 15th 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.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

If You’re Happy and You Know It

This fun children’s song is a pure depiction of happiness and joy, even if someone is feeling sad. It is a song of declaration and affirmation. The song has us proclaim and follow along with the gestures, “if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands, stomp your feet, and shout hooray” one verse at a time. Just the act of participating with the song makes us feel better and smile. It brings gladness to our hearts and takes us from where we are to a different state of mind.

Let’s sing, dance, hum, laugh, smile and shout from a happy place because we’re alive! No matter what’s going on, let’s celebrate life and the joy of living. We have the chance to start anew and make it a great day, every day.

Happiness stems from a state of mind and an attitude. We can choose to shift our attitude by focusing on something that brings us joy, whether from a memory or doing something that is pleasing. Focusing on gratitude and our many blessings is a way to make us even happier than we already are.

The way to happiness is through gratitude. Find joy in even the smallest miracles and blessings. Look for the unexpected to shift the view. The “act as if” principle is all about turning one’s attention to what we want to accomplish, not necessarily what is happening right now. This is the mental equivalent that eventually comes to pass.

Many people look outside themselves for happiness and rely on others to make them happy. Happiness comes from within. It is unrealistic to rely on others for happiness. Happiness is an inside job and it starts with the individual. When we individually choose to live from happiness, peace and joy, we can also make a positive impact on others. When we do our part, happiness not only positively enhances our lives, but it also enhances the whole.


Participate in Our Community

Will you put your hand up to volunteer? Here are some opportunities and who to contact to help make our Sunday Celebrations a success!

Offertory counters: contact Rev. Melody at

Kitchen crew, set up crew, take down crew: contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at

Thank you!


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!


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.


Our Global Vision: One Global Family

ONE GLOBAL FAMILY 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 and friends at the next online gathering on May 19th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

Passcode: love


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


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:

  1. Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).

  2. By Interac e-transfers sent to

  3. By CAFT 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.



The ability to control your experiences and have them result in happiness, prosperity and success, lies in your own mind and the way you use it.

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 20 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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