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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 September 23, 2022


Last Sunday, Rev. Melody Bailey took on a subject not often talked about at CSLK, Spirituality at Work. We were also blessed to have the amazing Delphine Litke sing for us! See below for photos and links to her songs.


This Sunday’s talk:

KENYA: The heartbeat of Africa!

— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen


Its a Soul Food Sunday!

Joining Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen for this week's Soul Food Sunday is Barb's co-spiritual leader, Rev. Gwen Smith. Together, the two are co-pastors for Centre for Spiritual Living Kenya. They will share their story of love, transformation, growth, harmony, diligent work and the growth of their extended spiritual family in Africa. Rev. Melody Bailey will also be there to share more about all the good work that is happening with CSL Kenya!

Please join us knowing that:

There is one Life, that Life is God,

that Life is perfect, that Life is my life now.

And don't forget… we'll also have Science Corner with Neal Klassen! This will be a wonderful morning!

Join Rev. Barb, Neal, and our in-person congregation this Sunday, September 25th 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

Failing Forward

Our unique perspective finds its origin in all of the lessons that life has taught us. From those lessons, we determine what is good, bad, and what works or doesn’t work. We can look at failure as a negative event or as an opportunity to go in a new direction. The new perspectives, considerations, ideas, revelations and insights that become available through so-called failure, are amazing if we are willing to trust and to lean into wonder. Wonder invites us to create positive change. As long as there is reason to move, grow or shift, there is the potential for the ongoing search for purpose, passion and the larger contribution to society.

The wise, career-minded professional understands how to fail forward, which means not giving up when things don't work out. When failure seems inevitable, the secret to moving forward is cultivating a sense of everyday wonder as a guide and constant companion.

Failure is not fatal. No matter how hard it may feel, stay willing to understand that failure may simply mean there is another opportunity just over the horizon. Take the opportunity to wonder about what could be and allow it to be so.

There is a hidden element of resilience that accompanies failing. Each failure offers feedback on how to perfect an idea, task or project. Go forward and know that success and failure are akin to one another. Even when things don’t happen according to your plan, be willing to continue to move forward.

Know that nothing can hinder you but yourself. If you believe you can, you can.

— Ernest Holmes

Spirituality at Work

For those of you who didn’t see last week’s talk by Rev. Melody Bailey, titled Spirituality at Work, you can watch it on YouTube!

In her talk, Rev. Melody draws upon her personal experiences and shares ways to apply spirituality on a daily basis through work.

We were very blessed to have Delphine Litke sing a very moving song for us, called The Story (Brandi Carlile).

She also sang her favourite song, Where the Streets Have No Name (U2).


Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature…

We have an incredibly special Sunday Celebration planned for October 23!

Rev. Corinne Crockett will give a talk titled Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature. It will be a very special time to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us; to honour their lives and how much they meant to us; and to invite them in and around us in spirit.

Rev. Corinne will speak about the nature of our immortality and hold a special ceremony of remembrance. Bring a framed photo of your loved one and place it on the edge of the stage where they can be a part of our ceremony and celebration, too.

… Celebrate Life Dance Party!

Immediately following the service, we will shift things around to make space for the Celebrate Life Dance Party with Annie Zed and the rest of our congregation. Bring along a shareable appie-style finger food that reminds you of your special person.

We invite you to bring friends, family and play full out together by raising a high vibrational energy in our community! We’ll have a DJ to blast dance music with uplifting positive lyrics!

Annie Zed is creating a very intentional playlist, so if you have any positive dance songs you would like included, please email annie 'at' symbol

Annie is also hoping to put together a slide show of photos to run on the overhead screen of the loved ones who have gone before us. If you'd like to have a photo of someone you know and love included, please email photos with the following specifications:

  • email photos as attachments only (do not embed or insert into the body of the email);

  • high resolution;

  • do not crop or modify; and

  • make the filename Year FirstName LastName (year of passing if you choose, and first or full name of the person in the photo).


Dates to Remember


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, October 6th 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.



We have within us, a power that is greater than anything we shall ever contact in the outer, a power that can overcome every obstacle in our life…

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 39 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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