Sept 18, 2014
Meet Claire. Claire Hart is new to Unity Spiritual Center. She moved to Spokane from Renton, WA in April, and she’s a native of New Jersey. She has four children, four grandchildren & three great-grandchildren. Claire has been a Unity member since 1975.
She likes quality and being challenged which has led her to sewing, crocheting and knitting. Claire has even sewn her own lined and tailored suits, though now she is experimenting more with quilting.
During this chapter of her life, Claire is “looking forward to going with the flow of life. God is going to put me in the right direction to serve Him,” she shared. Claire loves “sermons that inspire you, lift you up and get you ready for Monday morning.” She will miss Rev. David’s positive energy and hopes that our new minister has a similar energy, someone who will “touch the heart and spirit.” After being in Spokane for just a few months, Claire still misses her Unity community from Renton and is hoping to find her Unity family here.
Sept 17, 2014
In our search for a new minister, we’d like to share about our congregation – who we are, our likes and dislikes and hopes for the future – with our ministerial candidates.
Please take the survey and include your voice. Click the picture above to take you to the survey or the hyperlink on the left. Your answers will be compiled and not shared individually or identify you in any way.
The survey will remain open through the end of the month.
Thank you for helping!
Sept 2, 2014
As you know, we are in the process of hiring a minister for our Center.
We’ve received five applications, and the Search Committee will now begin looking at the applicants’ resumes and videos. After careful research, the Search Committee will then make their top two to three recommendations to the Board. After reviewing the Search Committee’s recommendations and hearing from the congregation, the Board will select our next Spiritual Leader.
In the next couple weeks, we will share an online survey. The survey will ask questions about Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, and we invite you to complete the survey. Your answers will be shared with our applicants to give them a more complete picture of who we are.
Please look for an infographic in Fellowship Hall illustrating the 21-step hiring process and our progress.
We welcome you to connect with Board members during Board Listening Sundays to share your questions, compliments and concerns during this congregational process. We move forward prayerfully and with our hearts and minds open to the potential.
Aug 27, 2014
Our Fall Commit to Life Program takes place from September 14 to October 26, 2014. We’re calling it “The Search Project,” based on The Seven Whispers written by Christina Baldwin. Join us at 9 or 11 am for Rev. David’s Sunday Talks:
Week One: September 14 – “Starting from Peace”
Week Two: September 21 – “Moving at the Pace of Guidance”
Week Three: September 28 – “With Certainty of Purpose”
Week Four: October 5 – “Surrendering to Surprise”
Week Five: October 12 – “Ask For What You Need and Offer What You Can”
Week Six: October 19 – “Loving What’s In Front of You”
Week Seven: October 26 – “Receiving What You’ve Heard and Returning to the World”
Aug 21, 2014
Seva Star features stellar volunteers who provide sacred service, or Seva, to our Center. They are shining stars! This month, we are featuring Scott Jamison.
Scott and his wife Judi came to Unity 17 years ago. “One of the first messages we heard was that we didn’t have to stop being Lutheran or Catholic to be part of this spiritual community. We could use the teachings of Unity to become a better Lutheran or Catholic—Buddhist or Muslim. What a refreshing message that was! I have learned so much, and continue to learn, from the example of compassion, gratitude and inner peace that I see not only from our Unity ministers, but from my fellow travelers in Unity.”
As musicians, it didn’t take Scott and Judi long to find opportunities to help out with an occasional Sunday service or event. “Assisting with, then directing the Children’s Christmas programs, was the best part of our holiday season for many years.” After that, it was a natural progression for Scott to become part of the youth ministry that nurtures our children. “I took a break while I served on the Board of Trustees, then gradually became more involved again in youth education. I have been a YOU sponsor for the past couple of years and plan to continue for at least another year.” Currently, Scott is Chairing our Search Committee as they lead the call to find our new minister. See Scott if you have questions about this search process.
Thank you Scott for your continued service!