What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 September 9, 2022
Last Sunday, Rev. Corinne Crockett’s talk, Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! was very well received. You can watch the replay on YouTube. Coming up this Sunday, we will have a special ceremony. Come and join us at Studio 9 (and stay for cake afterwards) or watch us online!
This Sunday’s talk:
Honouring and Celebrating Conscious Evolution
— Dr. Deborah Gordon
“You are a significant, unique, independent, individual soul, who has ventured into this world to expand your awareness of yourself and truth. You are an opportunity for the expansion of consciousness; you are an opportunity for evolution.”
— Lorraine Nilon
We are having a special Sunday Celebration where we honour the path of Conscious Evolution within our Centre. We'll be recognizing the path of this evolution by handing out certificates of class completion to our students who took our Foundations class in the spring. We'll be giving out years of service pins to acknowledge the journeys of our Practitioners and Ministers.
We'll also be having an Installation as Minister ceremony for our one our former CSL Kelowna students on her path of ministry. This will all be wrapped with a message about Conscious Evolution, music and ceremony. We'd love to see you there!
Join Dr. Deborah Gordon, our students, our ministers, and our in-person congregation this Sunday, September 11th 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
Creating a Life that Matters
Each day is an opportunity to embark upon a personal journey to make meaning in the professional arena of life. Wonder is all that is needed to discover what is within, in such a way that life invites us to pour ourselves out into the world over and over again.
The Quakers say, “Let your life speak.” The word ‘vocation’ comes from the Latin ‘vocare’ or voice. Vocation is about listening to the voice of Spirit that lies within and allowing it expression in, through and as us. When your life speaks to you, it invites the Truth to be known first in you (by you), then as you. Vocation is not a title, a role, a job, or an occupation; it is the quiet ‘yes’ whispered to the soul.
When our lives speak for us, they speak words of purpose, intention, and wholeness, bringing us into the allness of who we have been called to be in the world.
Vocation is the thing you must do once you recognize it. Once the noise of the world fades to the background, the voice of your life can be made known, revered, and stand centre stage in a spotlight of love.
As our true vocation begins to emerge, it weaves together the idea of self and the work of service to the world. The beloved work of everyday wonder points us toward our soul’s journey, our profession, embodied as a life that matters.
“You owe it to all of us to get on with what you’re good at.”
— W.H. Auden
Decisions from Last Sunday
For those of you who didn’t see Rev. Corinne Crockett’s talk, Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! last week, it’s one you don’t want to miss!
If you did see it, watch it again on YouTube!
To go along with the theme, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen sang Love is My Decision. Such a special song with an important message to be reminded of, and to listen to, closely!
Practitioner and Ministerial Ceremony
On Sunday, September 11th, we will be Honouring and Celebrating Conscious Evolution. During this special Sunday Celebration, we will honour the path of Conscious Evolution within our Centre. We'll be handing out certificates of class completion to our students who took our Foundations class in the spring. We'll be giving out years of service pins to acknowledge the journeys of our Practitioners and Ministers.
We'll also be having an Installation as Minister ceremony for our one our former CSL Kelowna students on her path of ministry, Rev. Corina Scherer. This will all be wrapped with a message about Conscious Evolution, music and ceremony. We'd love to see you there! See more details.
Get a Quick Start!
Awaken and nurture your divinity. Embrace Universal Truths that are acknowledged in all cultures in the form of science, philosophy and religion! Quick Start is an introduction (and an awesome refresher) to the basic principles of the Religious Science philosophy. Reverends Diane Hockey and Corinne Crockett will share the Science of Mind view on how to put powerful spiritual tools to great use in your life!
a better understanding of Religious Science (what it is , where it comes from, what it teaches);
clarification of your own concept of God in relationship to what is taught in Religious Science;
identification of an object, condition or circumstance you'd like to create in your life; and
spiritual tools to start creating your desired outcome(s).
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
Register: RSVP on the Quick Start event page, email Rev. Corinne Crockett or call (250) 868-9090
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 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.
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.
“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.”
— Parker Palmer
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