Dr. Jean McGehee & Rev. James Buchanan
March 28, 2021

Entering into Our Jerusalem with Compassionate Living

Creative solutions to human created problems (opportunities) will not represent “my way” or “your way”- they will represent “our way”. The book "Crucial Conversationssays that solutions must be synergistic - meaning the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Such synergy manifests itself in better decisions, better relationships and a better decision making process – a form of personal freedom.* Our own Jerusalem experience! What a perfect lesson for those who took part in the original Palm Sunday and what a great lesson for humanity today. 

Palm Sunday 2021 is very special as we enter into the renewed life of Spring while emerging from personal and collective challenges and transitions.  Can you hear it – the shouts of “Hosanna!” as Jesus rides into Jerusalem? This day is an opportunity for us to pay close attention to Holy Week and take in how our world will change and how we will respond. How do we enter our Jerusalem?

As we reflect on the challenges of the past year, let’s choose to live the Truth we know through thoughts, words and actions filled with compassion and peace. On Sunday, Dr. Jean (Jeanie) McGehee will join me during my talk to discuss how we can more effectively experience compassion and peace. After all, if we say we want more peace and less conflict in our communities, doesn’t peace start with me? (that should be a song somewhere). Jeanie is a leader in NVC (Nonviolent Communication, AKA, Compassionate Communication), former board president and current administrator for one of our sister churches, Unity of Little Rock, and will share Sunday how practicing the principles of NVC have been part of her spiritual journey and how it can be a part of yours.

Jeanie and I will be teaching Crucial Conversation Skills during SEE week starting April 19th and we will give a preview of how it goes beyond words and language. It teaches us an ability to authentically connect with ourselves and other people and to respond to all situations with compassion and vulnerability. Sounds easy right? Then why isn’t the World doing it!? This process promotes peaceful, conscious living on a daily basis. After all, Charles Fillmore said metaphysically, "Jerusalem means authentic peace." Don’t we all want more Jerusalem in our life? I know I do!

Let’s Thrive,
Rev James 

*Talking about personal freedom will be a perfect bridge for our RG2 Young Adult Group’s get together this Sunday afternoon at 12:35! 
In case you missed it – watch our service from last Sunday

The Fillmore-ean Four

Sunday Music

Guest Artist: Trey Bourland
Trey Bourland is a classically trained vocalist and pianist in Dallas. He graduated from Baylor University with degrees in piano and voice and has been a member of the Dallas Symphony Chorus for six years. He is a recurring entertainer for various charity organizations in the DFW area.

Opening Song: "Hallelujah"

RSVP to be included in an intimate-sized gathering this Sunday at 11 am by emailing UoDSundayService@unitydallas.org or by clicking the “Plan Your Visit” bar at www.unitydallas.org (above the logo).

We are blessed with a large Sanctuary which accommodates physical distancing. However, we ask everyone attending services in person to abide by the current Covid-19 safety protocols established by the Re-opening Task Force, including:

  • Masks are required to be worn before, after and throughout the service, especially when singing. (Please note that they need to cover your nose and mouth.)
  • To keep our Ushers safe, we have placed a Donation Station just outside the sanctuary for your offerings.
  • First-floor restrooms are open with a 2-person maximum, but water fountains are not available at this time.
Good Friday Service, April 2, 7 pm – 8 pm CST

Join us for Good Friday! 

Release that which does not serve you and celebrate the Christ Mind!

Come experience our heartfelt service performed by the Chaplains with special musicians: Mary and Jonathan Kreider and vocalist, Kelli Burden.

The message will be delivered by Deb Stovall L.U.T. 

Have a bowl of water and oil available for a hand-washing release ritual.

Click here for links to Zoom and Love Offering,

RG2 Book Study Starting THIS SUNDAY!!
RG2 is a group of young adults that is on a mission to share positivity, wellness, love and inspiration.

If you are between the ages of 20-30 we would love for you to join us every other week after the Sunday service for our book study!

Together we will be diving into the teachings of the Ruiz brothers, as we study their book "The Fifth Agreement". If you are looking for a place to get connected and empowered alongside people your age this is your chance!

Our first meeting will be March 28th at 12:35 pm in the Red House – we will also be offering this event on Zoom. Bring a snack, your book and an appetite for growth! We can't wait to see you there. Click here for link.
Gathering for Spirit - Online Classes & Meetings
Please let us know which class(es) you are interested in when you email EMT@unitydallas.org to get a class invite.
Love offerings & gifting for your classes can be done virtually. Click this link to do it – Gifting Made Easy.

To make a general donation to Unity of Dallas, click here.
Here are additional classes being offered by Zoom. Click on the class to take you to the Event Calendar:

Saturday, March 27
Meditation with Al Mahesh 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Sunday, March 28
2021 Theme: Tools for Achieving Inner Peace in a Chaotic World
March explores Wisdom and Accepting Change as a spiritual practice.
Seekers Class 10 am-10:45 am
Seekers Quest- “What blessings came to me with the pandemic and what will be new for me in how I live my future life?”
At The Red House (to the right of UoD) AND on Zoom

Monday, March 29

Tuesday, March 30

Wednesday, March 31

Thursday, April 1 - April Fool's Day

Friday, April 2 - Good Friday

Saturday, April 3
Meditation with Al Mahesh 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Essential Oils Basics 1 pm - 2 pm


SEE Week is BLOOMING at Unity of Dallas

Here's a preview video from Rev. Paul Hasselbeck on his SEE classes "Metaphysics 3" and "Using the Truth You Know".

Join us Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23 via Zoom.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, your path at Unity begins with SEE courses. We have 8 classes which may be taken for your own enjoyment or for SEE course credit. Either way, your experiences will enrich your everyday life for the rest of your life.

Click here for information, registration and booklist.
SEE in the Field

International SEE Week - Unity Centre of Montreal and Unity Windward, HI
April 5-9, Zoom, 7 classes, click here.

Unity of Gaithersburg
June 6-11, Zoom, 9 classes, click here.

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