Unity of the Valley
3912  Dillard Rd  
39th & Hilyard  
Eugene OR  97405 
(541) 345-9913 
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Upcoming Services

This Sunday, April 19th

10:30 a.m. – Our service theme is "From Human to Spiritual Power, Part 2."  We'll explore the power of seeing God as "the do-er" in all aspects of our lives, and the power of "seeking the Giver, not the gifts."

 

A Message fromYour Ministerial Team

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A MESSAGE FROM SHERRY:

In his article “How to Have More Spiritual Power”author David Truman writes:

We often think of spiritual life as all about self: the acquisition of spiritual experiences and the advancement of self. In these terms, spiritual experiences become yet another feather in one’s personal cap.  Without a doubt, spiritual progress is the supreme benefit available to the individual soul, but let’s not lose sight of the greater truth:  Spiritual life is not a solitary affair—it is a love affair.

A genuinely spiritual life is one that brings love to life…lived out of love for humanity and for the spirit that gives itself to life.  So, true spiritual life (and power) begins where the self-serving aspects of ego leave off—and where the consideration of others begins.

For me, spiritual life on earth is an enormously practical affair.  It’s about day-to-day living, interacting, responding; practicing things like self-reliance, discrimination, listening, following through as we are moved and nudged by Spirit into inspired action.  It’s about not filling our entire day with plans, but leaving room for Spirit.  This requires a great deal of listening, even in the little things including “Shall I go now to do that?” then listening for the answer that it’s time. This is how we become part of a larger, more graceful process and develop “spiritual power.” We step out of self, we listen-act-allow ourselves to let inspiration flow and give ourselves permission to love where it takes us and to whom it takes us. No matter what. 

All of life is joined.  We cannot benefit others without benefiting ourselves. We cannot be full of power until we empower others. Everything we do affects lots of people.  As a wonderfully alive, spiritually powerful friend of mine once shared with me, “We can spend our whole lives mending our own fences and eventually fencing ourselves in, but until we reach out and help others we will never realize that fences are unnecessary and that playing together in the field is much more fun.” That field is where our spiritual power is fully activated and alive in us.  Now let’s move some mountains together.  J

Join us on Sunday and enjoy Jon’s message, the music, and being together. 

Love,

Sherry

 

This Week, April 13th to April 18th

WEDNESDAY (5:45-6:45 p.m.) "Inner Freedom through Meditation" continues with Jon West each Wednesday through April. You can come to any or all classes without registration. If you missed the first session, don't let that hold you back. Donation basis.

THURSDAY (7:15-8:45 p.m.) Stress Buster with Faster EFT. Join Trudy Scott in the Garden Room for an evening of learning a simple easy technique for stress busting, phobias, panic, and much more. Offered on a donation basis.

SATURDAY (9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) Beyond The Wound: The Rise of Kings, a workshop for men on the Archetype of the King. Cost: $25–$50 sliding scale (includes lunch). Hold your space with a non-refundable deposit of $20. For more info. and to register, contact Raymond Albano at 541-344-0727 or Jim Drews at 541-726-8510.

NEXT WEEK, APRIL 20-25

MONDAY (7:00-9:00 pm) – Unity Open Men’s Circle meets in the Fillmore Wing. This group is open to all men within our church community and our larger Eugene community. For more information, contact Raymond Albano at 541-344-0727 or John Freshwater at 541-554-6898.

TUESDAY (6:30 pm– Board Meeting in the Garden Room. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please contact Bonnie Chappa atbonniechappa@gmail.com.

NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 26

(before & after the service) Galileans’ Plant Sale. The Galileans are holding their annual plant sale which proceeds will go to First Place Family Center to be used for supplies for the children they serve. 

10:30 a.m. Service –Guest Speaker Nancy Hopps will help us unleash our unlimited power for healing and wholeness through her crystal bowls, sharing the lesson during our service, and afterward offering an in-depth workshop.

12:30-3:30 p.m. – Self-Renewal Sunday Workshop with Nancy Hopps. Join Nancy in the Sanctuary for a time to renew, reflect, redefine, redirect, and restore balance in our lives and being. Cost $25 pre-registration OR $33 day of event. Call the office (541-345-9913) for a registration form.

Upcoming

Saturday, May 2 (7:00 p.m.) & Sunday, May 3 (2:00 p.m.– The Coming Alive Theater Group presents The Redemption of Almira Gulch. The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Lion travel from the Land of Oz to Kansas where Dorothy’s neighbor, Almira Gulch, is still causing havoc. Come and join us for the adventure and discover if our heroes can save Kansas from another tornado. Donations accepted.

Sacred Service Opportunities

Give thanks and blessings to all our volunteers!

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