What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 May 6, 2022
Updated: May 10
We are still loving Studio 9 as our Sunday Celebration place together! It seems others do, too. A double booking of the auditorium means that starting this Sunday, May 8th, we will be in the portable classroom on the opposite side of the path (across from the entrance to the main building). Just look for our greeters and CSLK signs to guide you!
This Sunday’s talk:
Oh My Mama
— Rev. Melody Bailey, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Dr. Deborah Gordon
“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.”
— Lisa Alther
This Sunday is Mother’s Day! Our ministers honour and recognize Moms in all their different expressions.
Join Rev. Melody, Rev. Barb, Dr. Deborah and our in-person congregation this Sunday, May 8th 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
The Fear Factor
Fear is one of the most common human emotions. Instead of allowing fear to stop us from accomplishing our intentions, we can move through our fears with faith.
Faith is the mental equivalent of fear at the opposite side of the spectrum. With the development of faith comes trust, knowing, focus, confidence and courage. Faith does not necessarily mean that there is an absence of fear; faith helps us to push through the fear. Faith empowers action that includes fear. Over time with spiritual maturity, fear diminishes and faith increases.
Jumping off of the cliff of faith requires courage and bringing any fear along for the ride; then the fear tends to eventually dissipate. This is the moment that we “feel the fear and do it anyway”. This is where our faith builds and strengthens, because faith is cumulative. Faith doesn’t go away when new challenges arise; we may just have to call on it and remind ourselves that we have it with each new adventure.
If we allow ourselves to openly and honestly explore our fears, we can get to the root cause and lay the groundwork for healing. If we are willing to stretch and grow, the universe will support our actions with increased capacity to reflect, accept and release our fears.
Volunteer at Studio 9!
We are seeking volunteers to help us out during our in-person services at Studio 9. Here are some of the opportunities and who to contact if you are interested.
Offertory counters: contact Rev. Melody. Kitchen crew, take down crew and more: please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
CSL Summer Movie Series
Our greater organization, Centers for Spiritual Living, will be hosting a Summer Movie Series on Monday evenings from June 13th to August 29th.
The idea is to watch the movie on your own and then hear new thought leaders discuss the metaphysical messages of the movie.
Sign up for the series, or just select individual movies! Find out more.
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: Spiritual Magnificence
SPIRITUAL MAGNIFICENCE 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.
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.
“Surrendering your problems in faith to the Divine is not crazy; it’s cosmic liberation. So set your soul free. Pray like you have nothing to lose except your fear.”
— Caroline Myss
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Vol. 31, Issue 19 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak