E - Newsletter for December 20th, 2018
unitylansingoffice@gmail.com

Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 10 am - 3 pm

The Office will be closed from 12/24/2018 - 1/2/2019
Winter Closings:

If Schools are closed Unity’s office is closed

Sundays we are open unless Police close the roads
 
Celebration Services
There is no dress code for Sunday Services at Unity Spiritual Center
Dress up, dress down, come as you are! For safety we do require shirts and shoes. The important thing is to be comfortable whatever that means to you!
All ages are welcome at Celebration Services!
Lunch Bunch

at Art's Pub,
809 East Kalamazoo St
Lansing, MI 48912

Friday January 4th at 1:00 pm

Let Nancy know if you are planning on attending:
517-208-0021 or  njclaytor@yahoo.com
Spiritual Growth & Development
U.S.C.L. Policy For Many Classes & Events:
N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.
(No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds)
Winter Hiatus!
ACOL group will resume Jan. 7th, 2019

Mondays at 1 pm

A group study and discussion of the book
A Course Of Love by Mari Parron

Winter Hiatus!
Circle of Friends will not hold group 12/26/2018 & 1/2/2019
Group will resume Jan. 9th, 2019

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Join for prayer, book discussion and laughter.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Take a break from the busyness of life
and join together in prayer.
For yourself and others.
Winter Hiatus!
Classes will resume January 10th, 2019

ACIM - Thursdays at 7 pm

Dan and Carol Maynard invite everyone to join in exploring this amazing masterpiece which shows us how to easily forgive by reinforcing your own sense of joy and peace.

Call Dan 517-719-0003 or Carol 517-719-0151 if you have questions.

A Note From Lucille Olson
A Child is Born

The primal power of our being is our indwelling spirit, inner light, or the sacred flame that burns within us, giving us life. This has also been described as the Christ child or the inner child. We experience this warm, safe, and sacred space in our heart. At Christmas time we experience the rebirth of the Christ child in the manger of our hearts.

Metaphysically, the story of Christmas represents the rebirth of the Christ child within us; the story of our awakening to a higher perspective. We already have the energy and consciousness of the Christ child, but now we rediscover, reinvent, redefine, or give birth to a greater and fuller expression of that consciousness of the Christ child. 

The best Christmas gift we can give ourselves is opening to the possibilities within us to be all that we are meant to be. We can give birth to our dreams and desires, and allow them greater expression. This is a time to make some positive changes, or discover a different part of ourselves that is ready to be given a voice. Perhaps we have a gift that is longing to be discovered. All that is required is willingness and opening to a new expanded Self-expression. We will be moved by the Spirit within to do the things that we are meant to do. 

The mystical awakening of the child within us is like the conscious discovery of the primal power of our being and the desire and determination to stay connected, enabling us to reach toward our divine potential. This Christmas, may your heart be full and may the Christ child be reborn in you!

Outreach
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing illness, bereavement or other life challenges, contact Debbie Pennington at 517-485-7762 or by email at dspennin@gmail.com.

So that those facing challenges can receive a card from Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing's Outreach team. 
Heart to Heart Connections Postings
(of congregants experiencing health challenges)

If you know of someone wanting visitation or phone calls and enjoys visiting or talking with member of the congregation check out the 'Heart to Heart' connections posting on the small bulletin board near the side entrance.
Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing provides a safe place for the expression of a variety of opinions; this does not necessarily constitute an endorsement, express or implied, of ideas presented in classes or group discussions.