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of Columbus
In this issue...
This Sunday At Unity
Fervent Prayer
An Introduction To Board Service
Spring Concert
Keep A True Lent
Our New Thought Friends
Mark Your Calendar
Midweek Renewal

Next Series: "The Game of Life and How To Play It"
Book Study  with Nancy Counihan
begins NEXT Wed. April 4

Easter Sunday, April 1
Rev. Jan Seward

April 8
Shirley Williams, LUT

April 14
An Introduction to Board Service
with Rev. Linda
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(See article below)

April 15
Rev. Sandra Weisner

April 22
Rev. Linda Poole Kennedy-Jackson

Sat. April 21
Spring Concert
6:30 p.m.
(See flyer below!)

(Before Service)
Fervent Prayer
10:30 a.m.
Youth and Family Ministry
Our  Youth and Family Ministry is active NOW!
Spread the word!
Ages 7 and up; meets Sundays at 11:00 
in the Myrtle Fillmore Chapel

Weekly Curriculum for 2018:
The Five Basic Principles

Our Nursery space is ready and opening soon to serve 
ages  1-6! 
So get ready to bring the kids and grandkids for a fun and playful time, while learning in Spirit!
Regular Groups Meeting  at Unity
NA - Mon - Fri morning 9am to 10am 
Yoga - Monday nights 6pm to 7:15pm
Toastmasters - Tues. nights 7pm
Bliss Run Sangha -Thurs nights 7pm
A Course In Miracles (ACIM) -  Thurs nights 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Line Dancing with DJ Mark Beach
2nd Fridays at 7pm
Heritage Lending Library in Lobby
Check out our assortment of Unity/New Thought books and other media - New selections will be added soon!    
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March 28 MidWeek News
Welcome to our Unity of Columbus Newsletter.  
The Week That Changed The World

Unity Minister and author Ernest C. Wilson wrote a book called, The Week That Changed The World, which I highly recommend to you, dear readers, if you have not already read it.  Feel free to click the image below, in order to purchase it through Unity's online bookstore!  We also have several copies available in our Heritage Lending Library; please feel free to borrow one.

The Week That Changed The World is a wonderful text that explores the 47 events of Holy Week, from Jesus's ride into Jerusalem ( "the Place of Peace" ) on Palm Sunday, to the Resurrection on Easter Sunday...  It examines everything in-between, from the "cursing of the fig tree" in Bethany, to the raising of Lazarus from the dead - through a metaphysical lens.

Today, as Good Friday approaches, let us focus on the first of the "Seven Last Words of Jesus," these being the Scriptures attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, as he hung on the cross, dying.  

The first of these "Seven Last Words" is, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."  Looking at the Bible metaphysically, we know that Jesus represents the inborn Divine potential in us.  "We are the inlet and may become the outlet of Divine Ideas," says Eric Butterworth [emphasis added].  We highlight "may become" because, as we often say in Unity, "God can only do for you what God can do through you."  God has done all that God can do for you, the rest is up to you.  In other words, you are already made whole, in the Image and after the Likeness of God - the very Creative, Divine Process of the Universe Itself.  

Nothing - no thing - can prevent you from making manifest all the healing, prosperity, loving relationships - you name it - all that you could possibly desire in your life...  Except yourself.

As we say in our Sunday Service each week, the greatest stumbling block we encounter in our human experience as spiritual beings is unforgiveness.  As long as we continue to allow other people (or their past acts) to have power over us, we hold ourselves back.  We frustrate the Divine creative potential immanent in us.  When we forgive, we open the way, in consciousness, to the Divine flow of creativity - which was always accessible to us...

The events of Good Friday parallel the Creation story in Genesis 1 (which continues into the first three verses of Chapter Two).  This Creation accounting is an illustration of the Seven Steps ("Days") of Creation utilized by Divine Mind, or God, to bring Divine Ideas into being in the manifest realm.  The first of these is, "Illumination," or, if you will, "Let there be Light."  

The events of Good Friday are a "roadmap," or a "how-to," for the "release-ment" of Divinity in you - to bring the Divine Idea (the Christ) of you into full bloom.  This is yours to achieve, and through prayer, study, and practice of the teachings of Jesus, you can.  This is why we are here in Unity; this is our purpose.

The act of forgiveness is a "Let there be Light" moment for us.  As Jesus asks His Father (His Higher Self, the Divine Christ within Him) to forgive those who were persecuting Him, martyring Him, beating Him, hanging Him, so we must forgive others - and ourselves.  How powerful this gift of forgiveness can be, when we embrace it, unburden ourselves, and allow the Christ of our being to express more fully.

As it is written in yesterday's (March 27, 2018) Daily Word:

Forgiveness is a gift I give to myself.  Carrying around the emotional baggage of perceived offenses others have committed against me only serves to weigh me down.   do not have to include those people in my present experience if it is unhealthy for me to do so.  Yet holding on to hurt keeps wounds open that might otherwise heal if I  become aware I am letting anger have power over me.

So I examine the things I am holding onto, breathing in the Divine as I explore feelings of fear or pain.  I can make peace with my feelings.  Their grip on my heart loosens, and I am able to open to new and more loving activities in my life.  

Only I am responsible for the power I allow others' actions to have over me, so I give myself the gift of forgiveness.

Join us this Easter Sunday, as we honor the Unity tradition, pioneered by Ernest Wilson in the 1930's, of the "Living Cross" flower ceremony, with Rev. Jan Seward.  

In the meantime, I invite you to let this Holy Week be the week that changes  your world; practice forgiveness today!  In your prayer practice, I invite you to affirm for yourself:

"Let there be Light; let my entire being - mind, body, spirit, soul, my thoughts, words, and deeds - show forth the evidence of the Truth I have come to know and love.  I release and let go of past hurts, perceived wrongs, judgments, and resentments.  I open myself to the creative possibilities of any challenge that comes my way.  I forgive, and I AM free!"

Many Blessings,
Daryn L. Wells
Editor In-Chief
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do
~ Luke 23:34 (NRSV)
The Spiritual Snippet  

I Rise In You, by Claudia Carawan.  Let the words of this beautiful song sing to your soul today:

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"Come study with us, walking each day with the Master, cleansing and disciplining both mind and body - dieting or refraining from negative thoughts; feeding on the rich ideas of Divine Mind; praying together in the sustaining knowledge that 'your Father knows what you need before you ask Him .' "
- Ernest C. Wilson

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  Our Unity of Columbus Prayer Team is praying for you.

Please send your online prayer requests to:

You are also welcome to fill out our Prayer Request slips and place them into our Prayer Box, located in our vestibule, and we will hold you in prayer for 30 days.

If you have an immediate prayer need, please call
Silent Unity, our 24-Hour Prayer Support Center,
at 1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729). 

Pick Up Your Easter Lilies This Sunday!
lily for Easter
  For those who have pre-ordered your 
Easter Lilies of Remembrance, you may pick them up 
this Easter Sunday after the Service.

Happy Easter to all!
This Sunday At Unity - Easter Sunday
11:00 a.m. Sunday Celebration and Worship Service     

Rev. Jan Seward

"The Incredible Miracle of Easter!"


Shirley Williams

Danny Bauer

 "Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'"~ Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

Includes our Unity tradition: 
"The Living Cross" Easter Flower Service!

Be sure to stay for food and fellowship  after the Service.  
You are always welcome home at Unity!

Interested in serving Unity of Columbus as a  Board Member
Got Questions? 

Then come to: 
An Introduction to Board Service: 
Creating a Worshipful Board
Presented by Board Trainer and Unity Minister, 
Rev. Linda Poole Kennedy-Jackson

Saturday, April 14, 2018 
11 am -1 pm
The Myrtle Fillmore Chapel

Let's build something great together!

From Charles Fillmore:
Keep A True Lent
"Holy Communion"
37th Day - Wednesday

Read Luke 22:1-23.

"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the covenant."

The first step in drinking of the blood and eating of the body of Jesus is to resolve this whole Scripture back into the primal ideas.  The only way to appropriate these ideas is through the very highest activity of mind as in prayer.

The benefit of taking Holy Communion is the establishing of our acceptance of the Christ whose coming we celebrate within our mind and heart.  
The bread used in the churches symbolizes substance, which we consider the Lord's body, a body of spiritual ideas; and the wine used symbolizes His blood, which we consider life, or the circulation of divine ideas in our consciousness that will purify our mind and heart and renew our strength, freeing us from all corruption, sin, and evil, and bringing forth in us the abundant, unlimited life of God.  Through the appropriation and assimilation of the substance and life in our own consciousness, we blend our minds with the Father-Mind and there is a harmonizing of every fiber of our body with the Christ body, which is life and light.  
As our mind and heart are cleansed of untrue thoughts and beliefs, and as we feed on living ideas, our body takes on the life and light of our divinity, and eventually will become living light.

I affirm: "God's pure life and substance are constantly renewing and rebuilding His holy temple, my body."

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