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From our Upcoming Newsletter: Diane Bisson’s Message

 

Aug 12, 2014

As a new season approaches, we are also approaching a new season within our Spiritual Center- a time of new leadership for us, a time of saying good-bye to Reverend David. I approach this time with both excitement and fear, for a time of important change brings out those feelings from within. I used to dread my fears before my faith was strong enough for me to look at those fears & know that it was OK to feel that way. Now I examine them one by one, then put them away, done, finished, and on to new growth and possibilities.

As we approach our time of saying good-bye to Reverend David, we look at what he has given us, his strong commitment that has never wavered as he has dealt with his health crisis. Last week, Reverend Clare spoke of loyalty, and I think of that virtue as David in the whole, as he has shown us such loyalty through his journey. He has kept our good in front of him while he met his own challenges.

So, what lies ahead? Will our new Spiritual Leader be male, female, tall, short, soft-spoken or boisterous? I mention these features because I want to stress that these things are all part of the “packaging” of a person. As I tell my grandchildren, they are the gift wrap, having nothing to do with the person inside. Instead of focusing on the outer, ask yourself what you need or desire from your new leader. Is it quiet understanding, humor, and the ability to look ahead and vision a new path for us? Is it all of these things and so many more yet to be thought of? I do know one thing for certain: whoever is chosen as our next Spiritual Leader will be the absolute perfect person because we ask for and deserve this leader. So hang on to your hats, and jump on for the new journey of your life!

In love- Diane Bisson

 

It’s Been So Much Fun

 

Aug 6, 2014

 

“It’s been so much fun!” That’s from David Leinweber who’s led the volunteer effort to install the new platform. He and Don are still smiling so that’s a good sign!

Join us Sunday and see for yourself, or here’s a peek if you can’t make it…

 

Beautiful Platform Progress

 

Aug 5, 2014

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Platform

Our platform is progressing beautifully. We’re using bamboo because it’s sustainable, durable and has a wonderfully warm glow.

Take a peek and let us know what you think!

 

Latin Dance Under the Stars, Aug 23

 

Aug 4, 2014

latin dance

Come Dance Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Bachata, and more at our spiritual center! Youth and Adults Welcome!
First Time Dancers — Beginner Salsa Lessons from 6-7 with David Diaz of Satori Dance Studio, 7 -10 pm Open Dance. Professional Latin Dance Demos throughout the night!

  • Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Latin Tapas & Snacks
  • Raffle – Dance Lessons
  • Show Tickets and more!

This will be a Unity night like no other – join us for this #funmer event! Call 838-6518 for more info.

 

Platform Progress, Day 3

 

July 30, 2014

Wow, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers–David D, Don D, Joe W and Jim S–our new platform is really starting to take shape.

 

We’ll keep you updated with more posts, so please check back often!

5 Basic Unity Principles

 

July 29, 2014

5UnityPrinciples

 

We encourage you to explore and apply Unity teachings based on your own spiritual understanding. We believe this spiritual understanding is enhanced through reflective prayer and meditation. Watch this presentation of five basic concepts that make up the Unity belief system to learn more.

 

Platform Project: Day 2

 

July 28, 2014

Do you recognize this feature of our sanctuary?

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That’s right: it’s our platform. David, Don and Joe worked tirelessly on negotiating the carpet away from its base. Decades ago when the original structure was built, the platform was formed in cement. Then carpet was glued securely on top. This stage of the demolition process took several hours, and we thank our volunteers for persevering!

Next, our volunteers will build a new platform base to fit over this current structure. More pics to follow!

New Minister Search Committee

 

July 27, 2014

We continue to move forward with our search for a new minister, knowing that we will work together as a family in this process. We’ve selected a Search Committee who are tasked with this important job. This committee will focus on Reviewing Resumes and Selecting 2-4 for consideration, Conducting telephone Interviews, Inviting Candidates to speak, Collecting/Coordinating our members’ responses & Submitting final Recommendations to the Board of  Trustees.

The Search Committee consists of

  1. Joanne Watts
  2. Jeff Hunter
  3. Marlene Lock
  4. Kandy Brandt
  5. Scott Jamison
  6. Linda Tweedy
  7. Charlie Ker
  8. Lane Pavey

Thank you committee members for taking on this important work!

Revs. Jane & Gary Simmons

 

July 23, 2014

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We have another month ahead of us with fabulous speakers, some of whom are traveling from Unity Village to be with us. We feel blessed, having speakers who walk this path with us and will be sharing their wisdom. Take a look…

  • Aug 3: Mary True
  • Aug 10: Clare Austen
  • Aug 17: Gail Hammer
  • Aug 24: Revs. Gary & Jane Simmons
  • Aug 31: Kandy Brandt