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Sunday Service – September 13

Prayer and the Great Mystery of Humanity

From anthropologists to religious historians, no one really knows when, where or how prayer originated. What is apparent is that prayer is an important part of all religions.  In honor of Unity’s World Day of Prayer, we will look at two aspects of prayer that seem to be common to all the world’s religions.  Those aspects are:  1) A sense of connection to something higher; and, 2) Prayer involves asking for something.  Prayer is ultimately an expression of a mystery that expresses in, through and as humanity.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

SUNDAY SERVICE- September 6, 2020

FAITH OVER  FEAR
Recently, pictorial images of popular sayings became a game on Facebook…
Do you know what ours says?
If it sounds familiar, remember the Sunday in May when ZOOM crashed? We didn’t get to share all of our thoughts on prayer with you that day.
Since FAITH OVER FEAR is the theme of Unity’s World Day of Prayer, we thought now was the time for a deeper dive!
Do you have the FAITH to follow us?
Carleen Pruyn and Rosemary Fodor

Sunday Service – August 30

 

Highway to Heaven

“Everybody know it; nobody does it.”  “It” is the Golden Rule, which weaves its way through more than a dozen spiritual paths the world over and has done so for more than 2600 years.  It’s such a simple idea, universally accepted, yet it seems we haven’t figured out how to love it.  Let’s take a deeper dive into this familiar saying and see if we can’t move it from its place on a billboard by the side of the road to the very road beneath our feet.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

Sunday Service August 23, 2020

Embracing Wholeness
Letting go of who we think we are, who we pretend to be and who we’re afraid we are allows us to reclaim the lost parts of ourselves. We are ready to be “born again” as the True Self, our original nature. This is true for individuals, families and nations. Along the way, we find that the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

Sunday Service August 16, 2020

“Here I Come to Save the Day!” and Other Delusions of Grandeur  (Dori, I hope you can check into image the image I chose to make sure it’s not copyrighted.)

 The spiritual journey is filled with amusing day trips.  Have you ever felt like you have to make a choice between becoming enlightened and saving the world?  What is that were a false choice and just another diversion presented by, to and for “mini-me” (the egoic self)?  Many spiritual teachings tell us that there is no need to decide between those two extremes.  What if we progress on our spiritual journey, we discover that the only way to save the world is by becoming enlightened?  As we become more enlightened, even the noble goal of saving the world ceases to matter. 

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

Sunday Service August 9, 2020

Love “Bears” All Things

In the past six months our lives have changed drastically. Nothing seems normal anymore. However, one thing is still the same and that is the presence of God’s love. Today, we’ll learn more about this love from an unexpected source of spiritual wisdom. We’ll explore the importance of giving and receiving love and the power of love to endure all things.

Rev. George and Barbara Schmidt

Sunday Service August 2

The theme from Unity Worldwide Headquarters for August is Acceptance.  In keeping with this theme, Rev. Jean presents a new twist on her signature acronym:  ACCEPT.  Find out what this stands for and why it’s time to move beyond mere “translation,” by which we have a new experience, and go deeper into true “transformation,” by which lasting change happens.  We’ve been preparing for this for decades.  Are you ready to ACCEPT?

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris Owen

Unfolding Self – Birthing Your Greater Reality

Mondays, August 3-31 from 7-8:30 p.m. A class facilitated by Rev. Jean, based on Robert Brumet’s book, Birthing a Greater Reality. “When it feels like the end of your world, you’ve arrived at a point of magnificent opportunity: The possibility of transforming every dimension of your life. This book is…

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July 19 Sunday Service

I’m Here for You

We’re all so self-absorbed, each thinking that others should be doing more for US. It is a hallmark of the spiritual path that ultimately, we must come to realize we’re all here for each other.

We are “enlightened” only to the degree that we have reached a place of acceptance, compassion and understanding where we realize that we have an obligation to be willing to make the effort to lift others up to the inner place where they, too, know that they are “God in expression.”

July 12 Sunday Service

Blessed Are the Troublemakers

…for there are here for us! The speedbump of life aren’t there to just slow us down and impede our progress. They are there as challenges for us to overcome. Rather than resist them, we’re called to embrace them. Up close and personal, we discover that each challenge is an opportunity to re-commit to the spiritual awakening we seek.

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris