Minister's Moment

As you move into September, you witness that summer is slowly giving way to fall. Day by day, the hours of sunlight wane and the temperatures cool. The shortening days also shift the seasonal color palette to the earthy tones of the harvest season. Yet for some, this change brings trepidation. For as fall approaches, each day brings increasing darkness.
 
For those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder or simply dread the change in season, this transition is especially hard. If you are mourning the change this season brings, take a deep breath and surrender to it. Acknowledge your feelings of grief as you say goodbye to summer. Then, take a moment to reflect on the divine presence within. Think of the earth’s transition toward greater darkness as an invitation to connect to your inner light. When you connect with the divine light within, the lack of outer light is less apparent.
 
This practice of drawing on your inner light can help you deal with any situation you are facing. This Sunday, Reverend Steve will use the change the season brings to highlight the power present within to brighten any circumstance.

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. 

Namaste,
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each Sunday at 9 & 11 AM. 
September 15, 2019
Celebration Service
Fall Ahead

As you move into September, you witness that summer is slowly giving way to fall. If you are mourning the change this season brings, take a deep breath and surrender to it. Acknowledge your feelings of grief as you say goodbye to summer. Then, take a moment to reflect on the divine presence within. Think of the earth’s transition toward greater darkness as an invitation to connect to your inner light. This Sunday, Reverend Steve will use the change the season brings to highlight the power present within to brighten any circumstance.

Presented by: Reverend Steve Towles
With music by: Julie Croteau
Happenings
Check out these events and activities.
FEATURED EVENTS
Real Happiness
Tuesdays | Sept 17 - Oct 29 | 7 -8:30 AM | LO

Our 7-week meditation program, based on the book Real Happiness , starts next week. This experiential process will help you establish or strengthen your daily meditation practice. Sign-up in the hallway.  

A Course of Love
Wednesdays | Starting Sept 18 | 6:30 -8 PM | LO

Reverend Steve is facilitating an on-line discussion group based on the book A Course of Love . All you need to participate is a computer or smartphone with a webcam, microphone and an internet connection. The group is on a love offering basis. Please add your name and email address to the sign-up sheet in the hallway and Reverend Steve will send you instructions. You can also email him at minister@unitycenter.org .

Greater Tuna
Friday | September 20 | 7-9 PM | $15
Sunday | September 22 | 1 -3 PM | $15

The play Greater Tuna affectionately comments on small town life. Reverend Dennis Ashley and Moira Moore will play the two radio personalities broadcasting to Greater Tuna and the many characters they interact with. Together, they will act out 21 individual roles. This is a benefit for Unity Spiritual Center and the Church of Truth so please help us fill the seats at each of the two performances. Tickets are available at Unity Spiritual Center and the Church of Truth

NOTE: We are also looking for people to sell tickets at each performance of Greater Tuna. If you can fill this role, please contact the office. Volunteer ticket sellers will get in free. 

The Gratitude Formula
Sunday | October 6 | 1:30 -4 PM | $35

For many, success can feel unattainable as though others were given a secret that we ourselves were never blessed with. But, according to best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and investor, May McCarthy, SUCCESS IS A SYSTEM, NOT A SECRET! May will share a definable, practical system that you can put to use every day to achieve success in relationships, career, finances, health, personal pursuits, and virtually any other aspect of life.

Fall Faith in Action
6-Week Home Study | Oct 13-Nov 17

This 6-week lesson series will be guided by Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection , along with a thoughtfully prepared workbook. Each week, the lesson topic for the study groups will be introduced in our Sunday Services. 

In preparation for this group study program, we are seeking home hosts and facilitators. If you can help in this way, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the hallway or email unity@unitycenter.org .

The Joy of Love in Turbulent Times
Sunday | October 20 | 1-2 PM

It's easy to feel warmth and affection with people and in situations where we feel safe, our views are heard and supported, and we receive praise and recognition. But what happens when those conditions change? Buddhist nun, author, and well-known teacher Thubten Chodron shares how to cultivate realistic and far-reaching love that is joyful, steadfast, and unconditional under any circumstances.

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
* Please note that the ACIM group is finishing up the workbook and will transition to a study of the text starting October 8. The group will not meet on September 24 or October 1. l
Don't Miss These Monthly Meet Ups

Sunday | September 15 | 12:15-1-1:15 PM

Sunday | September 15 | 12:30-1-1:30 PM

Friday | September 20 | 6:30-8 PM
COMMUNITY NEWS
Here are the latest opportunities to support and connect
with the community.
BOARD MEETING TRANSPARENCY

If you would like to know more about what is going on here then check out the posted minutes from our board meetings. They are available on the bulletin board in the hallway.
COMPASSION GAMES - SPOKANE
September 8-28

Join the Compassion Games this September. This world-wide event is subtitled: "Survival of the Kindest". The 3-week local challenge is part of a global initiative. It attempts to unify communities around the world by combining a synchronized intention with locally organized compassionate action. View the 2019 Spokane Compassion Games Flier .
 
FALL PLANT AND YARD SALE
Friday & Saturday | Sept 27-28 | 9AM-2PM

It’s time to sort out your unwanted clothing and household items for the Fall Plant and Yard Sale. Also, as you prepare your flower beds and gardens for the end of the growing season, please set aside your excess starters or bulbs for the sale. See the donation parameters for further details.
 
WEDNESDAY OFFICE HELP NEEDED

There is an opportunity to assist Jerilyn with light office duties on Wednesdays during office hours. If you can help out from 10 AM-2 PM on a weekly basis, please stop by the office or email Jerilyn at unity@unitycenter.org . Computer knowledge and office experience are preferred.
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 .
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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