What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 May 20, 2022
Thank you to our ministers, especially Rev. Corinne Crockett, for securing a contract with Studio 9 on behalf of CSL Kelowna! We will continue to have our Sunday Celebrations in the classroom at the far end of the property until the end of June at a substantially lower rate. In July, we’ll be back in the auditorium. The contract terms suit our needs very well; we will have opportunities to use the premises for a class or book study, too. Stay tuned for more to come!
This Sunday’s talk:
The Ego Made Me Do It!
— Rev. Melody Bailey
“Let go of your ego’s need to be right. When you’re in the middle of an argument, ask yourself: Do I want to be right or be happy? When you choose the joyous, loving, spiritual mode, your connection to intention is strengthened.”
— Wayne Dyer
Who is in charge: me or my ego? Rev. Melody Bailey shares thoughts on how to have awareness of and detach from the ego.
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Looking Anger in the Eye
We all get angry. It’s smart to know how we process anger and identify ways to address it. When feeling anger, we may need to disengage and take time out before we do or say something that we’ll later regret. Things can quickly spiral out of control if we govern from or allow anger to fester.
In an anger storm, we can focus on the centre or eye of the storm, where there is usually peace and calm. This calm helps to diffuse the heat of the situation. By focusing on calm waters in the midst of an anger storm, we can allow the anger waves to crash out to sea and turn our attention to what we want to experience instead. We can choose to see serenity blue rather than raging red to combat the blinding, debilitating and constricting nature of anger and rage.
Things then begin to slow down, the debris and muddy water clears, and clarity soothes our senses. From this calmer place, harmonious resolution can be achieved for all. We can then find peace, tranquillity and serenity instead of hostility, agitation and frustration.
Anger causes us to be reactive rather than proactive. We can have a tendency to respond defensively, be extra sensitive, and take things more personally than usual. Anger can also provide an opportunity to examine what is really going on within. By using personal, spiritual and mental tools to help calm down, we can calm the waters and find solace. Calming anger takes focus and willingness to shift in a different and more productive direction.
Participate in Our Community
Come along to Studio 9 for our in-person services! If you would like to give us a hand with making our Sundays great, we would love to have your help with the following!
Offertory counters: contact Rev. Melody at email@example.com.
Kitchen crew, set up crew, take down crew: contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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: Personal Responsibility and Social Conscience
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and SOCIAL CONSCIENCE 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 2nd 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”
— Cherie Carter-Scott
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