Hope and Faith – November 29, 2020

Hope and Faith

This year as we begin Advent, Unity Headquarters has added “Hope” to the traditional theme of “Faith” for our first Sunday of preparation for Christmas. Here at Unity Eastside, we’ve added our Prayer Chaplain Dedication Ceremony to this Sunday’s service.  It is fitting that the themes of hope and faith are the backdrop to this ceremony.  Hope is the emotion contained within faith. It allows us to believe in the unseen universe of possibilities that exist within any situation. Faith is the power that sustains us and moves us as we await the manifestation of our prayers. Together, hope and faith are the breath and bedrock of our prayer lives.

Scripture:  Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris

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Developing a Thankful Heart – November 22, 2020

 

Developing a Grateful Heart

“Just like the acquisition of most virtues, you can’t instantly become thankful. You only become thankful when you habitually practice gratitude in your life.”

Dr. Patty Ball Thomas, L.U.T.

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This Too, Shall Pass – November 15, 2020

This Too, Shall Pass

We’re all feeling it – the edginess or uneasiness from the unsettled election. Many of us thought that once Biden was elected, the country would calm down. With the outcome still officially in doubt, this low-level anxiety is slowly being ratcheted up – and we don’t like it. We want it to go away! Yet we’re powerless to do anything, but wait. However, this too, shall pass!

Since that’s the current situation, why not see this uneasiness as a wake-up call? We’re being roused out of our complacency and invited to engage with life in a different way. We could use this energy of extreme discomfort to make peace with the uncertainty of life AND to come home to ourselves as told in the story of the Prodigal Son. Woo-hoo! It’s going to be quite a ride! Buckle up!

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris

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Sunday Service 11-8-20

 

Oneness, not Sameness: Using Differences to Know Unity

In Unity, we have a saying:  “It comes up to be healed.”  The on-going divisiveness in our nation, brought to a head by the as-yet-undecided election, is a good place to apply that saying.  What healing might take place if we allowed the apparent “illness of division” to push us into the awakened state in which there is no division, only Unity?

Rev. Jean DeBarbieris and Rev. Bill Williams