May 2, 2021

Ho’omoe wai kahi ke kao’o


Have you missed traveling during this pandemic? Been wishing you could operate on island time? Well, break out your Hawaiian T-shirts, flip flops and leis because it is Ohana Sunday! 

This is a fun, sacred and wonderful tradition we formed after Rev. James spent significant time serving at Unity of Hawaii. And yes, do dress Hawaiian if you like, or at least colorful, to add to the enthusiastic and aloha atmosphere. Yes, even if watching from home!

As you probably know, Ohana means "family", and for the first time in over a year, we will be having an in-person & online Ohana service which will include welcoming new members into the Unity of Dallas spiritual family. That is worth celebrating, right? Though restrictions are beginning to loosen some at UOD and more information is on the way soon, we maintain a Covid-conscious environment with safety as a priority. 

To embrace our island theme even more, Rev. James will be speaking about the Hawaiian proverb "Ho’omoe wai kahi ke kao’o." He will translate this proverb into the Unity Truth we know. It also has resonating connection to many paths of spirituality, including the study of the New Testament. 

To translate it for you right now would ruin the surprise wouldn’t it? But let’s just say the proverb will speak to the impact of the waters in your life and those who are around you. Are they choppy waters or in the flow, turbulent or calm? This proverb, and its wisdom, will assist us in our confidence navigating the spontaneous waters of life. 

Our Sunday message and music will help us connect for the annual meeting following the service. Once again, we can be with our Ohana live or online.

This will be a warm-hearted Sunday you won't want to miss! We can't wait to see you there! Mahalo!
In case you missed it – watch our service from last Sunday

Be a Blessing, Receive a Blessing

Sunday Music

Our featured artist this week is YOU, dear UoD Brothers and Sisters!

Let's start the month of May a-singin' some of our favorite songs with another community hymn sing. 

We welcome 4VOUS back to the platform to lead songs for the first time in 2021. 

We open the service with the expansive "How Great is Our God."

"Grace" is our Daily Word followed by the beloved "Amazing Grace."
Then, get ready for fun at the Offertory when we sing "Down in My Soul", "Relax and Let Go" and "I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me".

By singing together, we lift our voice, our spirit, and our community. It's sure to be an energetic Sunday!
Annual Meeting Sunday
Join us this Sunday at 12:45 pm for our Annual Meeting which will include:

  • Election of Board Members
  • Financial Report from Tony Coward, Board Treasurer
  • Annual Report from Carolyn Barrow, Board President
  • “State of the Community” from Rev. James Buchanan
  • Election Results

The meeting will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and website, or you may attend in-person (facial masks required). Everyone is welcome, but only members may vote. If you are a member, look for an email from “UoD Board” to vote on-line before 12:30 pm, Sunday. Paper ballots will be available to vote in-person. 

*If you are a member and don’t receive an email to vote electronically, please contact EMT@unitydallas.org.
From Your Chaplains
Our Prayer Chest is open to receive your prayers. Click here to access the online prayer request.

Your prayers are prayed over for a week by a chaplain and then sent on to Silent Unity where they are prayed over for 30 days.
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, May 1
Meditation with Al Mahesh 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Essential Oils Basics 1 pm - 2 pm

Sunday, May 2
2021 Theme: Tools for Achieving Inner Peace in a Chaotic World
May explores Power and Visioning as a spiritual practice.
Seekers Class 10 am-10:45 am
Annual Town Hall Meeting 12:45-1:45 Facebook Live

Monday, May 3

Tuesday, May 4

Saturday, May 8
Meditation with Al Mahesh 9:30 am - 10:30 am
SEE in the Field

Unity of Atlanta
May 1, 2 classes, click here.

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

Staying Connected

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  4. Click here and complete the online form. At the bottom of the form, select to give by credit card or (to save fees) thru your bank account.

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