Minister's Moment

Homesickness is a tangible yearning to return to our place of safety and belonging. From a spiritual perspective, this longing stems from our desire to realign with our authentic self. Our guest speaker Ester Nicholson has experienced this personally. Despite her success, as a back-up singer for the likes of Rod Stewart and Bette Midler, Ester struggled with self-acceptance. Unfortunately, her efforts to manage her feelings of unworthiness ultimately led to addiction. Her recovery started with a breakdown and a decision to relearn how to love herself.
 
Her personal experience with recovery led her to write a powerful prescription for self-acceptance. In her book, Soul Recovery , she outlines a step-by-step process by which to uncover the essential truth that you are a whole and complete expression of Life – no matter what your history or experience might suggest. She will share her story and a lesson on how to overcome feelings of unworthiness. Join her this Sunday to learn to reclaim your personal power-your real self. 
 
There is also an opportunity to learn more about her process at her afternoon workshop. Ester will share the Healing Code for Forgiveness ™. A program that sustain-ably heals challenges of addiction and dependence, childhood trauma, unworthiness, abandonment, shame, rejection, guilt and any other influence that is in-congruent with our essential identity as worthy and powerful individuals. The 3-hour workshop begins at 1 PM.

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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September 8, 2019
Celebration Service
Homesick for Your Real Self

Homesickness is a tangible yearning to return to our place of safety and belonging. From a spiritual perspective, this longing stems from our desire to realign with our authentic self. Our guest speaker Ester Nicholson has experienced this personally. She will share her story and a lesson on how to overcome feelings of unworthiness. Join her this Sunday to learn to reclaim your personal power-your real self.

Presented by: Ester Nicholson
With music by: Ester Nicholson
Happenings
Check out these events and activities.
FEATURED EVENTS
Karl Anthony Concert
TONIGHT | Thursday | September 5 | 7-8 PM | $20-30
This event is by love offering. No one will be turn away.

Singer, songwriter and humanitarian Karl Anthony uses his musical talents to connect people to their own humanity.  When he is not touring, you can find him singing with patients at the San Diego Children’s Hospital. He also leads service trips around the world visiting orphanages, rehab centers, hospitals and even an elephant rescue sanctuary. You don’t want to miss this chance to hear his heartfelt music.  
 
Soul Recovery
Sunday | September 8 | 1 -4 PM | $35

Ester Nicholson is an inspirational teacher and vocalist whose work has been featured on Oprah. She is coming here to share her Soul Recovery process with us. The workshop integrates the 12-Step program with widely accepted spiritual practices. Ester developed this process to deal with her personal struggles and addictions after leaving her career as a backup vocalist for Rod Stewart. The result is a deeply compassionate approach to healing and recovery. She will also be our Sunday guest speaker and the featured soloist. And finally, she will be available for private consultations on Monday, September 9.

Real Happiness
Tuesdays | Sept 17 - Oct 29 | 7 -8:30 AM | LO

A 7-week mediation program, based on the book Real Happiness , is starting soon. 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

Greater Tuna is a hilarious play set in the fictional town of Tuna, TX . T he play 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

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 .

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
Don't Miss These Monthly Meet Ups

Thursday | September 12 | 6:30 PM
COMMUNITY NEWS
Here are the latest opportunities to support and connect
with the community.
COMPASSION GAMES - SPOKANE
September 8-28

Join One Peace Many Paths for the Compassion Games this September. This world-wide event is subtitled: "Survival of the Kindest". The local games begin on Sunday, September 8. The 3-week local challenge is part of a global initiative which 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
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