A big thank you to everyone who came out to last Sunday's Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature service and Celebrate Life Dance Party! Immense gratitude to all of the volunteers that made it happen! A special thanks to all those who danced their hearts out! We love you! See photos below. They are linked to music and various parts of the service.
This Sunday’s talk:
Scary? I'll show you scary!
— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
— Albert Einstein
Rev. Barb Samuel and Neal Klassen share a Soul Food Sunday with ghoulish possibilities and monstrous outcomes! You are sure to experience spooky chills and thrills singing and clapping along for an interactive morning filled with Tricks or Treats!
Dress in your Halloween finest costumes and let’s “Give ‘em pumpkin to talk about”. Happy Howl-oween Soul Food Sunday!
Join Rev. Barb Samuel and Neal Klassen this Sunday, October 30 at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for November is Living Everyday Wonder — Home.
Across ages and cultures, it can most simply be said that “home is where the heart is.” Metaphorically, home is the place that is wholly (holy) known and familiar. That heart-filled place is where we feel safe and fully free to be our unvarnished selves, knowing we belong and that there is always unconditional love and acceptance. It is also the place where the human journey typically begins and ends.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
There’s No Place Like Home
Everyone has the potential and capacity to be the hero of their life journey. The journey entails a challenging, evolutionary process that serves to shape, strengthen and prepare the individual for his or her life work.
There are three phases to the journey — departure, initiation and return. During the departure, the child leaves the ordinary world and sets out on his or her call to adventure, challenge or quest. There is generally an initial reluctance to answer the call, which is overcome with the guidance of a mentor. During the initiation phase, the child develops strength and character through enduring trials, tests and tribulations, with the help of allies and friends found along the way. In the final showdown, the child slays his or her inner dragon and is gifted with insight that transforms him or her into the hero, thus initiating the return home.
The person who returns home is not the same person who left. The hero has new insight and understanding that transformed him or her from innocent child to mature, self-actualized adult, who uses his or her gifts to serve a greater cause. The hero comes into full spiritual maturity by rising above him or herself to do the work of the higher Self. We each have to leave our safe surroundings to find and become all we are meant to be. The journey then reminds us that home… that place where we are known, loved wholly (holy), whole and free… is the best place to be. We already have everything we need to get there.
In what phase of The Hero’s Journey do you see yourself? Are you still in your safety zone, afraid to venture out, while feeling the push or pull to do and be more? Are you experiencing trials, tribulations and the fiery flames of the initiation? Perhaps you have been intentional about your spiritual journey and feel confident that you have already “slain your dragon.” Are you living your transcendent purpose? How are you showing up as an ally or mentor for others on their journey? As you explore this inquiry, think about your possible next steps and what might help guide you to the next level of your growth and evolution.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
— Joseph Campbell
Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature
So many of us are still feeling the ripple effects from last Sunday’s service, Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature.
Rev. Corinne Crockett and Dr. Kenn Gordon spoke such healing words of wisdom.
Watch the full service on YouTube.
Rev. Barb Samuel and Neal Klassen sang One Power (Daniel Nahmod).
Dr. Deborah Gordon talked about the importance of ceremony.
Rev. Corinne Crockett talked about some of the CSL members who have transitioned.
Neal Klassen sang In My Life (Beatles)…
… with Kim and Jim Rhindress.
Dr. Kenn Gordon talked about what happens after we die.
Kim and Jim Rhindress sang their original song, Here's to You, Here's to Me.
Rev. Corinne spoke passionately about the importance of expressing grief.
An original Neal Klassen song, Shine On. He wrote it in honour of Rev. Barb Samuel's parents.
If you missed seeing the slide show of all of our loved ones, watch the video from the start.
Legacy Gala: Get Your Tickets!
The Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna requests the pleasure of your company at the "Legacy Gala",
a retirement party for Drs. Kenn and Deborah Gordon
in celebration of their 30 years of ministry.
We are so pleased to now have an online ticketing system set up on our website.
It’s easy to RSVP and buy a ticket all in one go,
and you’ll receive an electronic ticket via email.
Visit the Legacy Gala webpage if you need more info on what it’s all about.
Then go to the Legacy Gala Tickets event page to buy your ticket(s)!
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.
Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!
Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Coffee and Connection is an opportunity to chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection. The next get-together is on Thursday, November 3 at 10am.
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.
We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email 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.
We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Dr. Deborah Gordon or Rev. Corinne Crockett.
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.
“The Spirit of God is an undivided and indivisible Wholeness. It fills all time with Its presence and all space with the activity of Its thought. Everyone is an incarnation of God, and a unique incarnation. All are rooted in the One Life. Your endeavor then, is not so much to find God as it is to realize God’s Presence and to understand that this Presence is always with you. Nothing can be nearer to you than that which is the very essence of your being. Your outward search culminates in the greatest of all possible discoveries—finding God at the centre of your own being. Life flows up from within you.”
— Ernest Holmes
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