August 21, 2019
One Little Thing  

Often we postpone change because the actions seems too big or overwhelming.   We don't embark on a healthier path because there are just too many different choices we'd have to make.  We don't explore travel because there are too many options and too many things to plan.  We don't pursue  our dreams because that would require a huge commitment.  

So what might happen if we committed to change or try one little thing? Pick something you've been thinking about or something someone can join you in.  Pick something small but that will have a repetitive impact.  I will call one friend I haven't talked to in awhile and I will pick one person every week.  I will drink tea instead of coffee one day a week.  I will walk 5 minutes every day at lunch.  Once a month I will visit someplace I haven't been before within an hour's drive from my house.  

Pick one little thing and allow your mind to believe, "I can do this!"  That belief might be a change in itself!  Taking small steps with faith builds the confidence to continue to take steps and move in the direction of a happier, more spiritually connected life.  Begin today!

Rev Joy   
 
                                                                                                              
Calendar for this week
TODAY:  Wednesday 08/21

Thursday 08/22

Friday 08/23
Office Closed

Sat 08/24

Sun 08/25
10am :  Rev Joy "Metaphysical Bible: Transformation ", Back to School Blessing
11:45am: Healing Service
New member class: Affirmative Prayer
 
5:30pm: CoDA Step Study*
7:00pm: CoDA*
 
Mon 08/26
Office Closed
6:30pm:  A Course in Miracles

Tuesday 08/27
6:00pm: Recovery Dharma (Buddhist practices & principles to heal the suffering of addiction)*



* indicates non-Unity event
Check out Community Events at the bottom of the page

Click to listen to Rev Joy from  8/18/19, " Metaphysical Bible: Friendship"

 
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Planning on Joining Us for the Annual Picnic?
Get your tickets now!

WHEN:  September 8th, 11:45 or after Sunday Service
WHERE:  Emmaus Community Park, North  Pavilion

We'll once again enjoy great food from Dickie's Barbecue in Bethlehem including pulled pork, smoked turkey, veggie burgers and hot dogs with baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw. 

Please sign up  for desserts or extras you'd like to bring.
We also need a couple coolers of ice. Church will provide drinks. 

Cost remains $15 for adults and $5 for youth under 12. 

Get your tickets on Sunday from Reverend Joy or one of our board members, or through the office during office hours or online via PayPal. ADVANCE TICKET SALES help us order the correct amount of food.  
 


We are keeping Jeanne Sheerbaum and her family in our prayers as her father made his transition last Sunday.
 
We lift up the perfect Life in Rob "Samba" Sieger and see his surgery on Friday proceeding with ease and grace as his healing unfolds.


Back to School Blessing

 

Join us Sunday, August 25th for our annual Back to School Blessing during service for all those students, teachers, parents, administrators, staff and bus drivers returning to the learning environment. 

Bring your backpack or briefcase and get a blessing for this new year! 


multi_ethnic_babies.jpg Supporting Families with our donations

ULV in partnership with LCC


Last spring, The Lehigh Conference of Churches received a grant to help those who have Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). This program provides support for those engaged in treatment and recovery to prevent overdose-related deaths. Many of the people being helped have young children or are pregnant and need baby and toddler clothing and supplies for their children.
 
ULV will be collecting  diapers (except for newborn size), formula, baby wipes and shampoo as well as baby and toddler clothing. New or gently used clothing would be welcome. Collection boxes will be inside the doors as you enter from the back parking lot through October 13 .   
Thank you to TerĂ© O'Malley for taking on coordination of this service project.  



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Healing Service
August 25th



 




Chaplain Training in September

If you are a member of ULV and have been thinking about becoming a chaplain, NOW is the time!  Our next chaplain training will be September 7th.  Contact Wilma Alvarez or Rick Stober if you are interested in joining the dynamic, prayerful energy of this team!    
 

 


Join our chaplain team
for our World Day of Prayer Service

Thursday evening, Sept 12th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the sanctuary  
 
Whether you join us in the sanctuary or join Silent Unity online or simply join in the prayer consciousness wherever you are, you can light a candle to represent your LIGHT!  To light your candle on the world map,  
CLICK HERE     
 

 


September 13-15

Our Women's Retreat at Dewey Beach is only a few weeks away!
It's time now for the final $80 deposits.

We also have 2 cancellations we'd love to fill . Please contact Ginny Stanglein if you are interested or wish to invite a friend and if you'd like to lead any informal group event during the retreat.

An email will go out about organizing the Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast and if any plans are desired for Saturday dinner.

Blessings, 
Ginny 

Phone for calls or texts:  610-217-8827
 

What are you grateful for?


 
Everyone, including Recovery Dharma, is grateful for the cool air from our new air conditioning system!  How blessed we are to be refreshed on these muggy days!

We deeply appreciate John Thomas' gift of song!  He saved the premiere of his newest song for our Sunday service.  And the choir voices providing back-up added a richest to the sound and the gifts.  We are blessed by great music every Sunday.   

If you are grateful for something at ULV, send a message to the office: unitylv@rcn.com   
 
 



Yes, the ULV Music Playlist is still available.  It is updated each week and now has a permanent home on our email near the top below the weekly schedule and the link to our website.





Oct 6: Fall Faith Series: Dare to Lead  (get your BrenĂ© Brown book now and read ahead)
Nov 24: Holiday Potluck  


 
Sept 30th to Oct 3  Unity Eastern Region Conference 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
It's that time again! 2019 Eastern Region Fall Conference! This year, the conference takes place at the  Seaview, a Dolce Hotel in beautiful Galloway, NJ. With golf courses that host professional tours, presentations on a variety of topics, new and familiar musicians and always the opportunity to connect with other Unity churches the fall conference is a worthwhile investment with easy travel.  For more information and to register CLICK HERE

 
Just north of us, Kirkridge offers great opportunities for renewal and spiritual exploration.   Check out upcoming programs at their website by  CLICKING HERE



Bradbury-Sullivan Center Classes, Workshops and Support
  Go to their website by CLICKING HERE    The Center is located at 522 W Maple Street in downtown Allentown.  
Contact:
Unity of Lehigh Valley
26 N 3rd, Emmaus, PA 18049
610-965-3036
Office Hours: Tue-Thur 8:30am--3pm
Closed Mondays and Fridays

Administrator: unitylv@rcn.com
Reverend Joy: revjoy@rcn.com