This Sunday, March 1st -
10:00-10-:15 a.m. Meditation in the Sanctuary.
10:30 a.m. Service –To help us "Think Peace," Jon West will dialogue with the Reverend Doctor Karen Love Baisinger who will answer selections from her Dear Reverend Doctor mailbag. This is the first segment for our March theme of Way of the Peacemaker. Our musicians will include Elizabeth Cable, Paul Biondi, and Donna O'Neil.
After the Service – First Sunday Potluck at Unity. Join us after the service for our monthly congregational potluck. Bring your favorite potluck food, and invite your friends and family. Unity will provide coffee, tea, and cookies. We’ll also have cake to celebrate all the March birthdays!
12:00-1:30 p.m. – Easter Choir Practice in the Sanctuary. We are looking for voices, so please join Kalia Bethany in the Sanctuary at noon. Easter Choir practices are held on Sundays in March with a performance on Easter Day - April 5.
Next Sunday, March 8th -
10:30 a.m. Service –Our theme for March is Way of the Peacemaker. Join us for a talk on Feel Peace.
- After the Service –Love-in-Action Volunteer Signups. Representatives from each volunteer ministry will be in the Fellowship Hall after the service to provide information and to help you sign up to volunteer at Unity. We have many fun and rewarding volunteer positions and leadership opportunities at our church. Be sure to check out the tables.
A Message fromYour Ministerial Team
Pondering Peace Again... and Again
Far more powerful than any story or intellectual musing I could share is the shift in consciousness we can choose this very instant. Here’s a simple approach to making that shift: Take a few minutes–but only what you can comfortably spare in your busy day–to ponder these words, one at a time, with deeper and deeper feeling and concentration:
CALMNESS… PEACEFULNESS... HARMONY… TRANQUILITY…
SERENITY… STILLNESS… SILENCE…
Feel the shift yet? When you do, let it simmer a moment in every cell and atom of your being so it really soaks in. Yes, it can be just that easy to touch the Reality of Spirit we’ve spent countless hours seeking in books, seminars, videos, etc. Just like experiencing a fine wine, no description of Spirit we read or hear can compare to tasting it for ourselves. A spiritual master is simply one who made the effort to taste the sweetness of Spirit, then decided not to settle for a taste. Tasting, then drinking, again and again, they discovered the endless fountain of God’s peace overflowing within themselves. Are we thirsty yet?
Honoring the Divinity you are,
P.S. NEW UNITY YOUTUBE: As Unity begins a month of pondering peace, here’s a link to a singalong I’ve written for the occasion. Enjoy it, sing it, share it!
Next Week, March 2nd to 7th
MONDAY (6:15 pm) - Unity Open Men’s Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall for a potluck. All men welcome. For more information, contact Raymond Albano at 541-344-0727 email@example.com or Jim Drews at 541-726-8510.
WEDNESDAY (7:00 pm) - Taizé Service. This beautiful service is from the tradition of the Taizé spiritual community in France. The heart of the service is the music and chanting which unite all people in common prayer. The laying on of hands is symbolic of spiritual blessing flowing from one person to another, and is done for those who wish it during the service.
THURSDAY (7:00-9:00 pm) - Therapeutic Touch in the Fillmore Wing. Donation basis. For more information, please contact Bev Forster at 541-484-6571.
FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 pm) – Shamanic Evening in the Sanctuary. Join Gary Wymore and Sunny Schneider as they gather together to celebrate Spirit through drumming and sound. Donation basis.
SATURDAY (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) – Heart Intelligence Training Day. Join Kalia Bethany for an all-day experience of learning and experiencing being with others in a heart-centered, deeply connected way. Cost $50 (includes lunch). Registration required by March 1. Contact Kalia at 541-484-9341.
TUESDAYS, March 10-April 7 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) – Life of Prayer facilitated by Rev. Inge Tarantola. We will look into many forms of prayer from various traditions. This class is experiential and offers an opportunity to explore “Beingness” through reflection and contemplation. This class qualifies as a prerequisite to the prayer ministry and chaplaincy ministry. It is available for Unity credit. Offered on a donation basis. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) – Song of the New Earth: Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound Movie Screening followed by a healing sound meditation and question and answer period with Ann Christensen. Click Here for flyer.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21 (10:30 a.m.-Noon) – Souls in Service Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. Your Unity ministerial team and staff want to share their appreciation for you and will be serving you brunch. If you have served as a volunteer in any capacity this year, please sign up in the Fellowship Hall to attend this event.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22 (10:30 a.m. Service) – Welcoming of New Members. We will be welcoming new members into our church. If you have attended the Foundations of Unity, Unity Way of Life, or What is Unity? Class, you are qualified for membership. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VENDORS: Unity of the Valley will be presenting a BODY, MIND, SPIRIT FAIR on Saturday, April 11 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and we are looking for vendors in our congregation and community who would like to participate. Do you have a product or service to sell? Are you interested in doing a presentation, demonstration or talk at the fair? Call the office or pick up a form for more information and to sign up. Cost: $10 per table and 10% of end of sales. The event will be free to the public with donations accepted. Click Here for flyer and vendor application form.
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