Holidays

Here we are again! Happy Thanksgiving. UCOL has a lot to be thankful for this year, together we have been moving forward as one in faith, love and harmony. I am so grateful for each one of you and what you contribute to this spiritual community. I look forward to what is our next thing to do in the year of 2020.

Eric Butterworth wrote in Spiritual Economics “Your giving thanks is more than a ...

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Peace

“Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential” is the theme for this year’s Unity World Day of Prayer, Thursday, September 12, 2019. World Day of Prayer’ unites Unity and draws in New Thought communities for a 24-hour period of prayer. In prayer, we dissolve our personal borders as we realize God within us, around us—an active source of life, love, and wisdom. Together we will hold the high watch during World Day of Prayer, affirming that, ¬” There is ...

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Freedom

FREEDOM
What do you think makes you free? If it is based on how prosperous you are financially, or how much material wealth you have, then your view of freedom may be somewhat limited because it is based on what you feel you are free to do.

First and foremost, we are spiritual beings, having a human experience. As a spiritual being, when we get it right, we live from the inside out. In us we have inherited ...

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Celebrations

We have a lot to celebrate during the next couple months.

First, Mother’s Day is this month and we celebrate you all. Caring for another living being is a sacred activity not to be taken lightly. In the Daily Word from May 2017, I read “A mother can be anyone who takes on a role of caring for a child–whether that person is a biological or adoptive parent, another relative, a teacher, or a friend. The most important ...

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Oneness

Anticipation is in the air. The birds are back chirping outside my window and the squirrels are scampering about. Yes…Spring is in the air and what better time to celebrate the Lenten Season than a time in which the earth renews and replenishes after a winter’s rest.

Spring is the season of new growth and Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity movement in the book, Keep a True Lent wrote, “Lent is the season of spiritual growth, progressive unfoldment ...

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Harmony

Our Theme for 2019: Together–Moving Forward as One in Faith, Love and Harmony!

It almost seems too soon to be saying “Happy New Year”, feels like 2018 just started. I am thrilled with the possibilities that the year of 2019 holds as together we move forward as one in faith, love and harmony!

In Luke 12:48 it is written, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required”. Believe it or not…we are a rich spiritual community, we stand ...

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Fertile Ground

HOLIDAYS ARE FERTILE GROUND

 

I really get excited around holidays because they are fertile ground and a great time to spread seeds of Truth and watch them unfold.  In our Unity way of life, we know that everyday we can experience Thanksgiving, we can always feel the joy of Christmas and the pleasure of having moved through year of learning and growing.  Why is that? Because we not only learn and explore Truth, but we incorporate it into our ...

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Convention

I have just returned from the annual Unity People’s Convention in Olathe, Kansas. It was a rewarding and inspiring week! I’d like to share some of the highlights and let you know some of what is happening in Unity.
Donna Johnson, CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) said this was the ‘Just Imagine’ convention. Things were different this year, starting with a joint licensing and ordination ceremony at Unity Village for all the credentialing paths’ graduates. This was the first ...

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Farewell

Having announced my intention to retire effective November 1 this year, I am so aware of ‘the last time’ for so many things. This will be my last newsletter submission, for example. It’s rather strange, and it makes me aware of many emotions and memories. It is bittersweet! We say in our prayer chaplain training that all change has both happy/exciting aspects and sad/loss aspects. In this time of coming transition, I imagine we’ll all be experiencing both!
The last ...

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Dandelions

Daffodils and Dandelions
Don’t you just love spring? I certainly do! It seems that the landscape changes almost overnight, going from all brown to green. Flowers are blooming, trees have blossomed and formed new leaves, and there is a fresh new energy. I sit at my computer right in front of a window that looks out onto my front yard, and I get to see the new life every day. But not all of the new life is welcome.
Granted, ...

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