E - Newsletter for August 9th, 2018
Celebration Services

There is no dress code for Sunday Services at Unity
Dress up, dress down, come as you are! July and August are certainly
t-shirts and shorts month. For safety we do require shirts and shoes. 
The important thing is to be comfortable whatever that means to you!
All ages are welcome at Celebration Services
Robin Ballard's memorial - Sharon K

In honor of our 3rd quarter Congregant's Choice USCL's Outreach Team is cooking a meal for families that are staying at Ronald McDonald House for their "Family Meals From The Heart" program on August 15th.

Spiritual Growth & Development
U.S.C.L. Policy For Many Classes & Events:
N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.
(No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds)


August

12th - Your favorite book that moved you spiritually w/ Doug Eagle

19th - Peace Personalities and the opossum w/ Danielle MacMahon

26th - Reiki w/ John & Michelle Washington


Mondays at 1 pm

A group study and discussion of the book
A Course Of Love by Mari Parron
Class resumes September 5th

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Join for prayer, book discussion and laughter.

Currently Reading The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz


Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Take a break from the busyness of life
and join together in prayer.
For yourself and others.
Class resumes August 16th

A Course In Miracles Study
Thursdays at 7 pm

Dan and Carol Maynard invite everyone to join in exploring this amazing masterpiece which shows us how to easily forgive by reinforcing your own sense of joy and peace.

Call Dan 517-719-0003 or Carol 517-719-0151 if you have questions.

A Note From Lucille Olson

Rough Patches

Sometimes on our journey through life we come to a rough rocky patch in the road. These can be anything from a pothole to a complete detour. How we choose to handle these difficult passages will determine whether it is just a bumpy ride or a crash and burn.

In my experience, these times come when I have been moving too fast, not paying attention to details, or cruising on auto-pilot. Maybe I’ve become too cocky or overconfident. Whatever the reason, these rough patches have made their appearance for my benefit, to help me learn and grow. We are always at the right place at the right time for our good or our growth. Navigating successfully through these times may call for me to make an attitude adjustment. 

First we have to slow down and take stock of where we are. Perhaps we need to let go of some expectations we have had of others. If we have caused some skid marks, we may need to give ourselves some slack. Easing up on ourselves and others will take some of the pressure off. If we can find some humor in the situation, laughing can help us lighten up and proceed in life a little less seriously. The experience is probably just a bump in the road that can be overcome. If we are not resisting it, most likely it won’t be something that will last.

If the rough patch calls for a detour or a complete change in direction, we can make a decision to flow with the current of energy we are riding. Watch for new signs, and remain open to what shows up for us. We will still be moving forward on our journey and if we relax, we can enjoy the ride. We will all arrive at our destination in our own time.

Outreach
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing illness, bereavement or other life challenges, contact Debbie Pennington at 517-485-7762 or by email at dspennin@gmail.com.

So that those facing challenges can receive a card from Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing's Outreach team. 
Heart to Heart Connections Postings
(of congregants experiencing health challenges)

If you know of someone wanting visitation or phone calls and enjoys visiting or talking with member of the congregation check out the 'Heart to Heart' connections posting on the small bulletin board near the side entrance.
Upcoming Team Meetings

  • August 12th - Outreach Team - 12 pm

  • August 14th - Admin Team - 6:30 pm

Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing provides a safe place for the expression of a variety of opinions; this does not necessarily constitute an endorsement, express or implied, of ideas presented in classes or group discussions.