Minister's Moment

So often when there is a lesson on service, it is focused on the joys and benefits of volunteering. For some people, it is true that the act of serving in this way evokes a feeling of well being and satisfaction. However, for others, answering the call to serve brings up feelings of obligation or resentment. For them, service feels thankless and doesn’t derive the same sense of satisfaction.

This dissatisfaction stems from our natural expectation of fair exchange. In other words, if you do something for someone, you expect to receive something of equal value in return. This idea is not unusual. In fact, it is the basis of our economy. Every day, we exchange energy (often in the form of money) for the various goods and services we need from others. And, if there is a sense of fair exchange, we generally feel good about it.

Therefore, appreciating the true value of service for its own sake requires a shift in perspective. It starts by recognizing that you are a blessing to this world, and you are here to live as Christ in expression. From this point of view, you receive your good not from the recognition or rewards of others but from the divine presence within. When you experience life in this way, you give selflessly without expectation and your acts of service become their own reward. Join us this Sunday, for an exploration of the power of selfless service.

If you can’t spend Sunday with us in person, watch the service through our live-stream at 11 am or catch up on any of our services through our on-line archive . Thank you for your interest in Unity and may your spiritual path be one of joy and fulfillment. 

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Celebration Services at 9 and 11 AM each Sunday. 
July 21, 2019
Celebration Service
An Opportunity Waiting to Happen

When you can see yourself as a blessing to this world, then it becomes possible to live as Christ in expression. When you experience life in this way, you give selflessly without expectation and your acts of service become their own reward. Join us this Sunday, for an exploration of the power of selfless service .

“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.” ― Steve Maraboli

Presented by: Reverend Steve Towles
With music by: Julie Croteau
Happenings
Check out these events and activities.
FEATURED EVENTS
Women in Unity
Sunday | July 21 | 12:15-1:15 PM

The Women In Unity group meets this Sunday after the 2nd Service. This intentional community of women is focused on having fun, being of service, developing spiritually and getting to know one another better. If you are a woman seeking fellowship and support, please join them. Bring a salad topping for a communal salad bar.

Reiki Circle
Sunday | July 21 | 1 2:30-1:30 PM

If you are curious about Reiki and what it entails then join the Reiki Circle and see what it is all about. This monthly community event is an opportunity to receive Reiki treatment from local practitioners. Facilitated by Blossom Masters.

Hot August Nights
Friday | Aug 9 | 6:30-10 PM | $20 or $30 per family
 
The F.A.M.E. Team is at it again with a festive summer event called Hot August Nights. This outdoor evening celebration features a bar-b-que, auction, music & dance! So mark your calendars and make plans to attend. Tickets on sale now so pick yours up this Sunday.
 
MORE HAPPENINGS
SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
Mondays
1-3 PM
PEACE YOGA
Mondays
5-6:15 PM
MEN'S GROUP
Mondays
6-8 PM
ACIM GROUP
Tuesdays
10:30-12 PM
SILENT UNITY HEALING SERVICE
Wednesdays
12-12:30 PM
QI-GONG GROUP
Fridays
10-11:15 AM
COMMUNITY NEWS
Here are the latest opportunities to support and connect
with the community.
HOT AUGUST NIGHT AUCTION ITEMS

You can help make our Auction a success by donating items such as boat excursions, vacation rentals or personally prepared gourmet meals. If you have something enticing that you can offer up for bid, please add you name to the sign-up sheet in the hallway and a F.A.M.E. team member will contact you. 
SUNDAY SNACKS

Our Hospitality Team invites you to bring in a plate of sweet treats or healthy alternatives to share in the Friendship Hall after our Sunday Services. If you have any questions, please contact Reina .
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BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS

If you are interested in using this opportunity to support our ministry work and receive a tax benefit, then let us know of your interest and we will help create that possibility. Be sure and check with your accountant to be sure you qualify for this method of supporting our ministry.  

SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

T here are opportunities to put your unique skills or passions to use by serving our community. We have specific roles to fill including Nursery Attendant, PowerPoint, Sound and Youth Education roles during our 11AM services. You can indicate your interest by completing our online volunteer form and we will contact you.
UNITY T-SHIRTS
We have Unity T-Shirts for sale. The sizes are S, M, L, and XL's and the price is $15.00 each. If you would like to purchase one, see Roye Ely or put your name on the sign up sheet in the hallway. The caption on the back reads:

ONE GOD...MANY PATHS
Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho
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