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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 September 16, 2022


Last Sunday, we had a very special ceremony to honour and celebrate students, practitioners and ministers. See a whole bunch of photos and video links below!


This Sunday’s talk:

Spirituality at Work

— Rev. Melody Bailey


“The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.”

— Wayne Dyer

Rev. Melody Bailey explores how to apply spirituality, on a daily basis, through work. Whether you are employed, a student, retired or something else, these spiritual practices and principles can apply and make life more meaningful.

Join Rev. Melody and our in-person congregation this Sunday, September 18 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.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Living Your Dream

Whatever your profession, there are opportunities to discover and develop a passion for doing work that is enjoyable and meaningful. It’s easy to overlook the quiet significance of the work done day-in and day-out, especially when we don’t see the future impact. Do more than dream your dream; bring your dream to life within you and around you.

The dream job belongs to the dreamer and is anchored in the individual’s sense of wonder. Work that is engaging is work that draws you in, holds your attention, tugs at your heartstrings and gives you a sense of self-worth. A clear point of engagement is the level of meaningfulness found in jobs, careers, and professions that help others.

Being good at one’s work creates a sense of achievement and self-confidence. It has many facets, like creating self-worth, inspiring others and adding value to the organization. There is also an intrinsic value found in volunteering, philanthropy, and doing good in the world. The thought of a dream job is sometimes less about the job itself, but about what it can add to a person’s life beyond the role.

The key to living the dream is to make room for a great career that identifies one’s greatest interests and passions, without limiting options. Though you may not be in your dream job, it is possible to become passionate about new areas through the spiritual practice of everyday wonder. If your work helps others, If you can get better at it, if the tasks are engaging and you can work with people you like, there is a good chance you can become passionate about it.

Never give up on what speaks to and through you. Nurture it. Trust it. Love it. Live it.

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”

— Buddha

Honouring and Celebrating Conscious Evolution

For those of you who didn’t see last week’s special ceremony service titled Honouring and Celebrating Conscious Evolution, you can watch it on YouTube!

It’s filled with special moments and songs you will want to listen to over and over.

Before the service started, a few people gathered by the coffee counter for a bit of social time. (L-R: Dr. Deborah, Pauline, Rev. Melody, Rev. Corina, Trish)

Dr. Deborah began the talk by describing the service as a day of recognition and honouring of conscious evolution at our Centre.

Trish, Annie and Jean received certificates for studying the "Foundations of Science of Mind" course. They were treated to a song, "Teach Your Children" sung by Neal Klassen and Rev. Barb Samuel.

Pauline Weninger received her stole and 10-year practitioner pin (she’s actually served for 11 years).

Years of service pins were given to the ministers.

Rev. Corina Scherer had her installation ceremony with Dr. Deborah and Dr. Kenn.

Rev. Gwen sang Amazing Things in honour of Rev. Corina’s installation.

The ministers held a prayer closet for Rev. Corina.

Rev. Barbara Samuel sang an original song written by Neal Klassen: Stand.

Rev. Corina cut the congratulations cake.

After this memorable service, we took some more photos. (L-R: Rev. Melody, Rev. Diane, Rev. Corina, Rev. Jeanette, Rev. Corinne, Rev. Gwen, Dr. Deborah.)


Dates to Remember

  • September 21: International Day of Peace and World Gratitude Day – let Rev. Corinne know if you are interested in leading something at CSLK

  • November 25: Legacy Gala, Dr. Deb’s and Dr. Kenn’s retirement and CSLK 30th anniversary party


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.


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, September 22nd at 10am.

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


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


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:

  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.



Wake up! Your word is all-powerful; your consciousness is one of Omnipotence. Your thought is infinite. Your destiny is eternal, and your home is everlasting heaven.

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 38 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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