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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 May 27, 2022


We extend a warm welcome to Rev. Corinne Crockett in her role as Assistant Minister. As Dr. Deborah Gordon said in her Happy Monday post this week, Rev. Corinne brings a whole host of qualities and experience to help grow our community. Email Rev. Corinne at about things like: pastoral care, youth services, music programs, special events, social activism, volunteers, affinity groups, programs, membership, education and more.


This Sunday’s talk:

Matters of the Heart

— Rev. Barb Samuel


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, but just felt in the heart.

Helen Keller

It's a Soul Food Sunday! Join Rev. Barb Samuel, Neal Klassen and our in-person congregation this Sunday, May 29th 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

Low Tide or High Tide?

When someone is sad, a sense of gloom and doom lurks and looms. Someone who is sad can seem disinterested, melancholy or down in the dumps with despair. Grief or trauma can cause sadness and hopelessness. Sadness can snowball into depression. We can feel frustrated that there appears to be no end in sight.

The best cure for sadness is to allow the wave to wash over us and pass. Surrender is the greatest practice in the midst of sadness. Find a space of love and compassion. Be easy and gentle instead of berating ourselves for being sad. Be in the space of grace. Allow glimmers of hope and love to peek through and carry us to dry land.

Love is a soothing balm. Perhaps it’s talking to a friend that will simply listen while we cry and muddle through it. Perhaps it’s a spouse or loved one that will simply hold us and rub our back through the heartache and pain. Perhaps it’s a solo walk on the beach while silently listening to the sounds of the water soothe our soul, or a walk in the woods allowing nature to nurture us back into wholeness.


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

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: Everyone has enough

EVERYONE has ENOUGH 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.

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.



All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally.

Don Miguel Ruiz


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

Vol. 31, Issue 22 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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