July 30th ~ "Brave" with Cindy Lou Harrington
Brave. It is usually associated with going into a conflict and danger, as in a war. Standing up, standing out, or standing your ground in situations where your life is at risk. Yet the greatest acts of bravery historically have been in recognizing what isn't working or isn't right, and speaking out for change.  Harrington's "Music with a Message" will challenge us to look at ourselves and apply the concept of bravery in our everyday lives in discovering what we have to offer. Spiritual leader and musician Cindy Lou Harrington will present three steps to create the courage to be brave; to recognize and become who we truly are so we can bring our gifts to the world. 

About Cindy Lou:
BFF of Unity Athens, Cindy Lou always brings Joy and Light into our Sundays. Award-winning and multi-talented, she writes, produces, arranges, and creates fabulous music. She has opened for internationally-acclaimed motivational speakers and authors such as Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, Melody Beattie, and Neale Diamond Walsh. Find music, video, and more details at  her website.

We hope you will join us in body or in spirit as we celebrate another beautiful Sunday at Unity Athens!
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EVERY SUNDAY at Unity Athens
     9:40 to 10:20: Morning Quietude meditation, music, & wellness in our Meditation Room
11:00 to 12:15: Sunday Service with a message by Rev. Bronte Colbert, talented guest musicians and on occasion, guest speakers
      Sunday School / Youth Education is held during the 11:00 service
Prayer Chaplain Peggy Olson is available to pray with you after service on most Sundays. 

Location: 995 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 105 Athens 30606 
in Bell's Plaza, next to the Project Safe Store

EVERY SUNDAY, 2:00-3:30 pm, A COURSE IN MIRACLES with Drew Smith

Noon meditations on Wednesdays at Unity Athens from 12:00 to 12:45 in the Twelve Powers Room. Open to all & free. Facilitated by  Unity Athens Prayer Chaplain, Peggy Olson.

Lunch gatherings and book study groups have paused for the rest of July and August and will resume shortly after Rev. Bronte returns from Sabbatical on August 20. Watch our eNewsletter for updates.
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Other Events and Activities
Recent podcasts of Sunday messages and meditations  are available  at  Podbean.com. 
To listen  to recent audio messages use this link.
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UPCOMING SUNDAYS!
Sunday service: 11:00 to 12:15

Sun., July 30: "Brave" Music with a Message by Cindy Lou Harrington

Sun., Aug. 06: Jennifer Ferren, Music and Message, "Love Will Fill Me Up."

Sun., Aug. 13: Message by Rev. Angela Harrington Rice; Music, Dr. Arvin Scott

Sun. Aug. 20: Message by Rev. Bronte: "Insights & Musings in the Wilderness"

Sun. Aug. 27: "Divine Discontent" Message by Rev. Bronte. 



Wednesday, August 23!   Shivabalananda & Vidya at Unity Athens
Shivabalananda and his wife Vidya from Bangalore, India are on US Tour 2017 offering free
meditation programs. They will be at Unity Athens for an evening program on Wednesday, Aug 23, from 6:30 to about 8:00. Meditation programs are about ninety minutes long with a short introduction, silent meditation for forty-five minutes and questions & answers and personal blessings by Shivabalananda. Attendees may sit on chairs or cushions or whatever is most comfortable. Family friendly. All are welcome: children, teens, seniors and the physically challenged. Each meditator receives a small packet of holy ash for their meditation practice and a Meditation Instruction sheet after completing the meditation. There is never any charge for this meditation program.


Town Hall Meeting Sunday, August 27: 
There will be a Town Hall Meeting right after the 11:00 service, starting at 1:00, for members, congregants, and all interested in Unity Athens' plans, progress, and financial status. This meeting will last about one hour and a light lunch will be served. 

SEPTEMBER!
ANNUAL UMMAS MOUNTAINTOP RETREAT - All are welcome! September 26 to 29: Starts Tuesday evening and ends Friday at noon. Fellowship, learning, laughter, food, music, nature, rocking chairs, cool breezes -- an uplifting, educational, musical, memorable, laid-back, fun gathering of Unity friends from the southeast and beyond. This Blue Ridge Mountains Kanuga Conference Center has a recently renovated 62-room Inn and historic cabins in the woods. Details and registration forms here!  Unity Athens will be awarding several scholarships to members & congregants interested in attending. If interested, pick up the scholarship form at church (or via email request) and turn it in by July 30.  Check out this short video from last year!  Kanuga Video
Your opportunity to give back...
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Unity Athens is grateful for the loving support and generosity that is extended to us. Isn't it wonderful to have things to be grateful for and to have something to give? You bless us with your presence, your prayers, your love, your positive thoughts, and your financial support. Please remember to support the people, places, and organizations in your life where you are spiritually nourished. Give securely through PayPal with the above link or you may want to consider joining our "Consistent Giving" program. Consistent Giving

Do you love the idea of Expansion?  Consider making a gift to our Continuing Expansion Fund and partner with us as we continue to enhance the sanctuary & classrooms and add more beautiful touches that add to the welcoming aura & sacredness of our space.
 
SOMETHING NEW! TEXT DONATIONS!  We now offer easy and secure mobile one-time text giving through Easy Tithe software. First-time users, simply text the amount you wish to donate to 706-204-1272. You will immediately receive a URL (link) where you just fill out your name, address, and card number -- and you're done. Once that's set up, you'll be able to simply text the amount to the number.
706-204-1272. 
 
You are always welcome at Unity Athens. 
We love being part of the greater Athens area as we continue to evolve into even more ways to serve our congregation & the community.  We'd love to see you at our 11:00 Sunday celebrations and/or at our classes, circles, workshops, and events.
   
                 OUR SPIRITUAL FACULTY FOR JULY IS "UNDERSTANDING"
The ability to  to know, perceive, comprehend and apprehend
             Disciple: Thomas. He represents the ability to see beyond appearances.  
Color: Gold     Location: Front of the brain
          Affirm: "My Understanding of Truth deepens and directs my life."
We hold and "know"the sacred truth that your life is unfolding perfectly and that you will continue to create a wonderful month of July and months ahead, filled with the blessings of joy, love, abundance, Divine wellness, and peace. You are continually in our thoughts with prayers of well-being and love.  We honor the Divine Light in you. 
You are loved. You are important. What you do matters!  ~ Namaste, Unity Athens
Other Area Events  & Services
Have you seen our Unity Center for Spiritual Growth Facebook page?   Check it out. Leave a post. Spread the word! 

Rev. Bronte  is available for spiritual counseling, Law of Attraction coaching in person or via phone. She also accepts appointments for extended private prayer and healing sessions. Contact her for availability and fee schedules. UnityAthens@Gmail.com or 404-432-1976

Rev. Karen Dancing-Doe Cosgrove  offers Angel Readings, energy work, workshops, ceremonies, home blessings, and retreats. Contact her at  dancingdoe@gmail.com   
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Links, prayers, and other blessings --  
Enjoy the multitude of links and resources available at our Facebook page!

So many blessings from UNITY.ORG  Check out all the free downloads or printed copies of materials from Unity!  
 
  


Pray with Silent Unity
Silent Unity will bless you with prayer.


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 "Prayer for Protection"  by James Dillet Freeman
      The light of God surrounds us;  The love of God enfolds us;
      The power of God protects us; T he presence of God watches over us; 
            Wherever we are, God is!
"May I know in my heart and mind the special gifts my soul has brought into this life for me to use. I ask for greater Trust in myself and Faith that I am being inspired and guided in every moment." - Shanta/The Gabriel Messages
"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  "In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid." Psalm 56:4
 
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Unity Athens| www.UnityAthens.com| 706-521-8344 (messages)
995 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 105, Athens, GA 30606
Bell's Plaza, next to the Project Safe store
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