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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 September 30, 2022


We acknowledge that today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, colloquially known as Orange Shirt Day, a Canadian statutory holiday to recognize the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system.


This Sunday’s talk:

Who Are You?

— Neal Klassen


“We are all in the process of spiritual evolution.”

— Ernest Holmes

Imagine that you are standing in a hall of mirrors surrounded by hundreds of images of yourself, except that each image reflects you at a different time in your life. Which of those images is “you?” All of them? None of them? This Sunday, Neal Klassen looks at the process of spiritual evolution as a means to discover who we really are.

Join Neal and our in-person congregation this Sunday, October 2nd 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 Finances.

God is Infinite Source. Our nature interacts with the Infinite Abundance. This month, we will look at the nature of money, our individual and collective beliefs about it in order to dispel untruths and stand in clarity. We will then look at the threefold process of the flow of Good.

This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Swimming in the Infinite Ocean

We create through contemplation. We can contemplate lack and limitation or abundance and flow. The Universe is extravagant in Its expression. It is pure, abundant energy, everywhere and always present.

The infinite supply of ideas is the true wealth and abundance of Spirit. These ideas – potential energies – are available to everyone, everywhere, always. Spirit has no limitation nor any concept of lack or restriction.

The Infinite is unlimited, expressing freely. As this must be true of Spirit, it must be universally true of all aspects of Spirit. Thomas Troward observes that the Universe creates by contemplating Itself. In Science of Mind, we say that we become what we think about. Contemplation itself is creative.

As we recognize the vastness of Spirit and Its extravagant expression of Life, and we recognize our oneness with Its nature, we stop seeing lack and limitation as the path of “good, spiritual people.” This week, contemplate the opulence, the extravagance of the Divine, and your oneness with that Presence.

“Abundance is not something we acquire; it’s something we tune into.”

— Wayne Dyer

KENYA: The Heartbeat of Africa!

If you didn’t see last week’s Soul Food Sunday talk titled KENYA: The Heartbeat of Africa!, you can watch it on YouTube!

Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Gwen Smith are spiritual co-directors of CSL Kenya. Rev. Melody is on the CSL Kenya board of directors, and also teaches classes to Kenyan students over Zoom.

Before she transitioned, Rev. Connie Phelps, who originally set up CSL Kenya, said that whenever people see a frog, that is her. FROG is the acronym for Full Realization of God, hence the bi-weekly connection being called Froggy Friday.

If you are interested in supporting CSL Kenya, there are a variety of projects you can choose to contribute to. Visit the Change for Change page on their website.

Save the date and start thinking about attending the 2024 New Thought Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 2-4, 2024!


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 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 to Annie with the following specifications:

  • email photos as attachments;

  • high resolution; and

  • make the filename the first name of the person in the photo.


Legacy Gala: Tickets are Now Available!

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)!


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.



God is Spirit. Spirit is Substance and Substance is supply. This is the keynote to a realization of the more abundant life, to the demonstration of success in financial matters.

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 40 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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