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In this issue...
This Sunday At Unity
New Member Orientation
Unity Bible Study
Wisdom From Unity
Grounds Beautification!
Our New Thought Friends
Mark Your Calendar
Midweek Renewal
"The Game of Life and How To Play It"
Book Study  with Nancy Counihan
6:30 p.m. Meditation
7:00 Discussion

May 13  
(Mother's Day)
Rev. Sandra Weisner

May 20
Rev. Linda Poole Kennedy-Jackson

May 27
Rev. Sandra Weisner

June 3
Rev. Jan Seward

Bible Overview:
Hebrew Scriptures
with Elizabeth Betzel, LUT
Saturday Mornings
9:30 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
(through May 19)

(Before Service)
Fervent Prayer
10:30 a.m.
Youth and Family Ministry
All children are invited to join their families in our Sunday Worship Service.
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
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May 9 MidWeek News
Welcome to our Unity of Columbus Newsletter.  
According To Hope

Last week, we began a series of articles on Unity's prosperity teaching, and we offered a few thoughts about the idea, "Name It and Claim It!"

Today, we continue along this line of thought with a brief exploration of what prosperity truly means.  Typically, we equate the word "prosperity" with "monetary riches."  The word comes from the Latin pro spero, which translates as, "according to hope."  Hope (in its noun form) is defined as "a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen."

We speak often in Unity about Faith, and rightly so, for it is the first of what we have termed "The Twelve Powers," but we rarely speak about the difference between Faith and hope; oftentimes the words are used interchangeably.  Even then there is confusion as to the true meaning of either or both of the words.  Faith is, according to Hebrews 11:1, "the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."  In short, Faith is an inner knowing, beyond human reasoning, that there is a deeper reality than that which can be perceived through the "five senses."  We affirm our Statement of Faith every Sunday at Unity, which is:

"There is only One Presence and One Power in the Universe and in my life, God the Good, All Love."

The same statement (or similar statements) are spoken at every Unity service at over 1,000 Unity centers and churches worldwide.  When we have this assurance, and truly know that all is well, and unfolding as it is meant to, then we have no fear.  This is living a life of Faith.

Hope is the projecting forth of that Faith consciousness into manifestation, and it is closely allied with Imagination, another of our Twelve Powers.  While Imagination is visualization, hope is expectation that the good we desire, which can only come from God, the Good - for there is nothing, no thing, else in the Universe - will be made manifest.  Not in "my time," or in accordance with an agenda my ego manufactures for its own glorification, but in accordance with Divine Order, or, colloquially, "God's Time."  Faith and hope go well beyond a vague process of "believing in... something" or "wishing," with a half-hearted attachment to a specific outcome.  This realization is key to the unfoldment of the soul.

Unity co-founder, Charles Fillmore, wrote the following in his classic work, Prosperity:

A very important work in soul culture is the establishment of a faith substance.  Once we discern this law of soul building by faith, we find the Hebrew Scriptures full of illustrations of it. 

The 1st chapter of Luke's Gospel tells us how Elisabeth and Zacharias were told by an angel that they would have a son and that his name would be John.  Zacharias was burning incense at the altar in the exercise of his duties as a priest.  This means that when the mind is looking toward Spirit, even if it be in a blind way, and is seeking spiritual things, it will become spiritualized.  The burning of incense typifies spiritualization.  Zacharias represents the perceptive and Elisabeth the receptive qualities of the soul.  When these two work in conjunction in prayer, meditation, and aspiration, the soul is open to the higher thoughts, or angels, that bring the promise of a new and definite state of consciousness.  Zacharias doubted the promise of a son because his wife was past the age of childbearing, and because of his doubts he was stricken dumb.  This means that when we perceive spiritual Truth and doubt it, we retard its outer expression; it cannot be spoken into manifestation through us because of our doubt.  All the growth is then thrown upon the soul.

I invite you to take the above passage from this core Unity text into prayer this week.  Sit with it a while, and come back to it as often as you feel led to do.

In summary, Faith is inner knowing and trust in Omnipresent Divine Substance, and hope is an expectation that our lives will be richly blessed with all we can imagine - for, as Children of God, we are already blessed!  Not some far-off time, not after we transition from these bodies into another plane, or an "afterlife," but now.  This correlates with our month's focus on Grace.

We enfold Grace and Oneness at Unity of Columbus, and we gather together in community each week to pray, sing, learn, and grow together.  We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!


Daryn L. Wells
Editor In-Chief

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, 
plans to give you hope and a future
~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

The Spiritual Snippet  

In today's Spiritual Snippet, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, of Agape Spiritual Center, shares some thoughts on The Power of Intention:

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The Light of Unity

"In teaching the body to obey we begin with the very top of the head. 
"The student may think that it is impossible to relax in this part of the body, but there are nerves and muscles both outside and inside the skull, and we may speak to them with the authority that comes from the inner self, and bid them let go all tension.   They will obey. 
"We mentally direct our attention to the top of the head, and then slowly and firmly we repeat three times the word, 'Relax.'  We center our attention at this point for a short time, that the word of command may become operative.  We remember that it is not the personal self but the Presence within that is doing the work. "
- Jennie Croft

Prayer Support
  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). 

This Sunday At Unity - Mother's Day!
11:00 a.m. Sunday Celebration and Worship Service     

Rev. Sandra Weisner


Daryn L. Wells

Danny Bauer

We at Unity of Columbus wish all mothers a blessed and 
Happy Mother's Day!

Be sure to stay for food and fellowship  after the Service.  
You are always welcome home at Unity!
Interested In Becoming A Member of Unity?
Join Us For
New Member Orientation
May 20 or May 27
at 1:00 p.m.
(Only need to attend one)

Membership in Unity of Columbus is a blessing; through a commitment to services, classes, opportunities for sacred service, and financial support, you experience a transformation of consciousness.

Membership truly engages you in your church home.  It deepens your commitment to Unity of Columbus and gives you a new sense of ownership, stewardship, and community.

Membership is a life-changing experience!  
We lovingly invite all who are moved to join our church, 
and we welcome all new members with love and support.

Join us in the Resource Room (near the Main Entrance) on one of these two Sundays - We look forward to seeing you there!

Unity Bible Study
Continues This Saturday

Discover a deeper meaning of the Scripture - and within yourself.

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Bible Overview: Hebrew Scriptures with Elizabeth Betzel, Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT)
Saturdays 9:30 - 12:00
April 28 - May 19

Bible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures 
with Elizabeth Betzel, LUT
Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30
June 16, 23; July 7, 14, & 28

Each class is offered on a Love Offering/Free Will Donation basis.

Available for Unity SEE 
( "Spiritual Education and Enrichment") Credit
( $45 Course Registration Fee per class)

More to come this Summer and Fall!  Dates to be determined (TBD).
Wisdom From Unity

"...We can never understand Truth or life until we give up, once and for all, the idea of favoritism in the universe, and until we stop praying to be forgiven before we have changed our own attitudes.  God plays no favorites.  If you have your finger in a socket and are being shocked, you can pray all you want but nothing will happen until you remove your finger.
"One may say, 'I was driving along, minding my own business, and a car careened around a corner and ran into the side of my car.  What did I do to deserve that?'  An insurance company report says that ninety percent of all accidents result from unconscious volition.  This means that some people are accident-prone.  Things always seem to happen to them, not by the caprice of God or by bad luck,  but by the law of attraction. 
"Bad luck is simply a bad mental habit.   You make the difference!"
~ Eric Butterworth, from Celebrate Yourself!

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Grounds Beautification Day!
Saturday, May 26
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Spring has sprung, and it's that time again!  
Come join us for a morning of joy, cooperation, and teamwork, 
as we gather together to beautify our grounds - clearing away debris from last season, pulling weeds, spreading mulch, and more!

Water and light refreshments will be provided.  We are so grateful for our beautiful gardens at Unity, and grateful to volunteers like YOU for helping us to keep it beautiful!

We'll see you on the 26th!

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