The Conscious Givers’ BBQ last Friday was well attended with great food and fun social time. Scroll down to see photos! Last weekend, we had a Soul Food Sunday celebration with Rev. Barbara Samuel’s talk, Receive, Harvest, Share the Bounty. It was dynamic! There were some great songs and an eye-opening Science Corner by Neal Klassen. See below for photos and links to video clips. Coming up this Sunday, Rev. Corinne Crockett returns to the stage with her unique perspective and wisdom. We look forward to seeing you at Studio 9 or online!
This Sunday’s talk:
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
— Rev. Corinne Crockett
“Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.”
— Oprah Winfrey
We’re each faced with making many decisions in life; some big and some life-altering. We can get stuck trying to make the best ones.
Life is always conspiring in our favour. Understanding and using Universal Law helps us in making decisions that lead us to our best life. Learn how to increase the power of your decisions.
Join Rev. Corinne Crockett and our in-person congregation this Sunday, September 4th 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 September is Living Everyday Wonder — Work.
Work is an extension of one’s passion for the world. We are spiritual beings, living out a spiritual experience in this world. The work we do contains spiritual elements of meaning and goodness. It’s about more than a result or an outcome. This month is an invitation to embark upon an adventure in the Spiritual Practice of finding the good in the work that we do, through the revelation of everyday wonder within every task, project, widget, design, conversation and product; and by taking every opportunity to do all the good that we can.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Our focus is the skill, the gift, and the talent that shows up in us. How we understand our innate goodness, shows up in how we work and even more so in what we produce or call into being. The discovery of the wonder of work as a spiritual practice is the outcome, the result, and the measure of improvement upon which our achievements stand.
It is time to find the willingness to add our voice, vision, and dream to that which exists for the good of others. Work is a doing that encompasses mental or physical effort expended to achieve a purpose or result. Wonder is a feeling of amazement, blended with esteem, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. Wonder creates a state of awed admiration or respect.
What if wonder is the work itself? We start to appreciate and accept only the extraordinary, the uncommon, and the unusual. We yearn for the good of ourselves to be known and shown to others. We work for the better and hope that the holiness of possibility is the goodness that prevails.
May the revelation of everyday wonder allow you to surrender the box, the pattern and rules of life that have you bound and anchored. May your work be supported by the everyday wonder of work.
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
Dynamic Talk and Music on Soul Food Sunday
There was an incredible, must-hear performance of To God be the Glory. Wow!
We all love Neal Klassen’s Science Corner!
Conscious Givers’ BBQ: Great Food, Fun, Social Time!
It was a great turnout at the Gordons’ home for the BBQ last Friday!
First: the food. There were veggie appies, bruschetta, salads (caesar, dill pickle, quinoa), baked potatoes with all the fixings, and super delicious barbequed Greek pork chops. For dessert, there was pumpkin cake, cocoanut oatmeal cake, and fresh fruit. To drink, there was mint/lemon water and wine.
Ron, Irene, Ann, Rev. Jeanette, Tracy, Fred, Lorne, Tim, Allen, Laurie, Bruce
Dr. Deborah Gordon thanked everyone and let them know that because they gave to the Centre in such a committed and regular way, the Centre was able to be sustained during the pandemic.
She shared a few heartfelt, beautiful and meaningful words about how this would be the last Conscious Givers’ BBQ at their home, and how important this community and its members are.
There was an explanation of what conscious giving is and the way Universal Law responds to the conscious choice to participate: the why behind this practice and how the response of law and energy follows intention. People were reminded there are beautiful cards at the service they can put in the basket each week if they donate online or in a lump sum.
Rev. Melody Bailey and Rev. Jeanette Vinek spoke about how vital the conscious givers involvement and support will be going forward in this year of transition. Much gratitude was expressed for the conscious givers.
Marian, Dorothy, Pat, Dr. Kenn, Fred, Rev. Melody, Dr. Deb, Rev. Melody, Joyce, Barry
People were reminded to sign up for membership (which can be done at any time during the year).
“There was such joy for being together in this way, and people were delighted at this time of social connection. So many smiles and so sweet to see people engaged in conversation.” — Rev. Corinne Crockett
Practitioner and Ministerial Ceremony
On Sunday, September 11th, we will be Honouring and Celebrating Conscious Evolution. This service will include the Practitioner and Minister Ceremony and presentation of class certificates. We will recognize and celebrate important milestones on the spiritual path as we honour our practitioners, ministers and students.
Quick Start is an introduction to the background and basic principles of the Religious Science philosophy. Join Reverends Diane Hockey and Corinne Crockett in gaining an understanding of the Science of Mind and your ability to use powerful spiritual tools. It’s also a great refresher!
The purpose of this class is to awaken and nurture your own divinity by embracing the principles of “Universal Truth” that arise in all cultures in the form of science, philosophy and religion. The specific intentions of the day are:
To have an experience of “Spiritual Community.”
To gain an understanding of “Religious Science.” Of what it is , where it comes from, and what it teaches.
To clarify your own concept of God in relationship to what is taught in “Religious Science.”
To identify some object, condition or circumstance that you would like to create in your life.
To leave with the spiritual tools to begin creating the desired outcome you have identified above.
The Religious Science Quick Start program materials have been created through the use of the latest advancements in “whole brain” learning technologies.
Investment: Gratitude offering
Facilitators: Rev. Diane Hockey and Rev. Corinne Crockett
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
September 21: Spiritual Principles & Practices ONLINE
September 24: Spiritual Principles & Practices IN PERSON
November 25: Dr. Deb’s and Dr. Kenn’s retirement and CSLK 30th anniversary party
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 resumes on Thursday, September 8th at 10am! Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
“This Spirit is happy, whole, free, filled with joy, eternal in Its existence, and can provide you with everlasting expansion. All your highest hopes and dreams have come from It.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 31, Issue 36 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak