Wednesday, February 17, 2021
ULV Weekly Update
We are tried and tested (lessons), however, we are blessed from the experiences.



Ride The Wind
The Living Kingdom
Charles Lee
2/14/21

The Kingdom of Heaven is a living thing, dwelling inside of you. It will guide you to the desires of your heart.
Prayer Support
Silent Unity Prayer Partners are available to pray with you. Call 1.800.669.7729 (1.800.NOW.PRAY). You can also submit a prayer request online.

Our prayer chaplains continue to be active while we are social distancing, and not able to gather together. Whether you have a joy to multiply or a sorrow to divide, our Prayer Chaplains join you in prayer.  Feel free to reach out to your prayer chaplain. If you are not sure who your prayer chaplain is, please contact Karen in the office.

Our transitional consultant, Rev Sandy Butler, is available for prayer support as well. Please email her at butlersandra01@gmail.com to schedule a call.
Greeting Time
Please join us for "greeting time" in our live-stream service!
 
Live-streaming will begin at 9:55 am! You can join the video and in the comments say "Good Morning" and send greetings to your fellow congregants as we countdown to our service beginning at 10:05.  
Moving Forward
We invite you to take a look at the exciting guest speakers we have in the first quarter of 2021.

Connecting with Others
Rick Stober is inviting you to join him on Zoom for a daily "coherence call" at 11:30am each morning. Feel free to join once a week or every day!
 
Please join Rick for the Coherence call via Zoom.
 
 
Meeting ID: 321 012 0432
Password: Rasur2020
Get Involved

Read the Daily Word for our Sunday Service from the comfort and safety of your own home


We are inviting people to video-record themselves reading the Daily Word for playback at Sunday service. Karen will be maintaining a schedule in the office. Please contact her at unitylv@rcn.com if you would like to be part of the service by reading the Daily Word. You can click on the link below to read the schedule to date.

Here's how it works: You will receive the text for the Daily Word for the Sunday you choose, you record it on your phone and send the video via email. Your video will be incorporated into the Sunday Service!

We are trying very hard to keep everyone connected until we can resume some kind of normalcy for our Sunday services.
Once you select your date, and have the Daily Word for that day, you can record yourself and send it in to the office. You do not need to wait. The recording will be stored to be played on your day of choice.

We don't have anyone scheduled. Please consider volunteering to record yourself reading the Daily Word!
Podcast/Book Club
A group of people from Unity of Lehigh Valley are participating together in a book/podcast club that meets weekly on Monday nights. 
 
Each week we discuss chapters from a selected book or podcast. We select content that has a spiritual flavor. 
 
The virtual meetings are conducted through Zoom. You can jump in at any time. 
 
Please join us Monday February 22nd from 7 to 8 pm to discuss ”Seeing White – Season 2 Episodes 7 & 8” The podcast is led by John Biewen.

This group discussion is available to anyone who cares to join. If you have questions please contact Tom Eltringham at 484 695 8423 (phone or text).
 
Link to the podcast is below.

If you have questions please contact Tom Eltringham at 484 695 8423 (phone or text)
 
Meeting ID: 983 6596 4900
Passcode: 154400


Sunday Services
Services are live-streamed at 10:00am on our Facebook page.

 
Our Sanctuary is open to 4 or 5 congregants at this time.  

If you would like to attend in person, you will need to reserve your spot by calling or emailing the office at 610-965-3036, Option 1 or unitylv@rcn.com

Reservations, masks and 6-foot distancing required
Minister Affirmation
Join together in affirming our right and perfect Senior Minister will appear to us easily.
Unity of Lehigh Valley continues to incur routine bills, even while we are not meeting in our sanctuary. Your continued gifts assure the ongoing work that we do and maintaining our building to return to.

Ways to Give
 
  • Click the secure Donate button on our website & use credit card through PayPal

  • Send a check by mail to 26 North Third Street, Emmaus, PA 18049

  • Set up recurring donations with your bank's bill pay

If you have a question on how to get your donation to the church, please contact the office.
Weekly Offering Report
Feb 11-17
 
Offerings Received = $1810
 
Required for Expenses = $1923
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Variance = $(113)
 
 
Variance for February: $(422)
AV Team
Are you interested in helping with our live-stream services? If so, the AV team is looking for volunteers!

We are in the process of rebuilding our AV team. Our team members should be comfortable with a computer and able to respond to internet "glitches" should they arise.

AV team members will be trained to operate our new camera equipment, operate the sound board and bringing in speakers via the Zoom platform into our FB live service.

Ultimately, we would like to have 3 volunteers for each Sunday. One to operate the camera, one to operate the slides and interact with the Zoom speaker and one member to focus on audio.

We have been so blessed and are so grateful to Bill Gastinger for bringing us into the 21st century for livestreaming. When Bill stepped up to volunteer, we were still recording our services on a cell phone! Bill has fine-tuned our practices and procedures to bring a quality live-stream event each Sunday, and we are thrilled that Bill will remain on our AV team, and is willing to train our new volunteers!

We will continue to live-stream even when ULV opens up to the public without restrictions. So, we need a pool of volunteers to help with this. The AV team is now even more critical to ULV than in the past.

Please consider joining the team. Please email Karen in the office, or call 610-965-3036, option 1.
Membership Renewals
Membership renewals went out in the US mail last Thursday. Our bylaws require yearly renewal of membership. Please complete the renewal form and return to Unity of Lehigh Valley either by US mail, fax to 610-965-1100 or scan and email to unitylv@rcn.com by February 26th to vote in our annual membership meeting on February 28th.

If you have not received your renewal, or if you have any questions, please contact Karen at unitylv@rcn.com or call 610-965-3036, option 1. 
Upcoming Events
Our annual membership meeting will be February 28th at 11:30 via Zoom. Zoom link below.


Meeting ID: 893 0206 8694

To participate by phone call:

+1 646 558 8656



March 14th: Cyber Fellowship with Rev Sandy from 11:15 to 11:45. Zoom link will be provided closer to the date.

Gratitude
Thank you to Charles Lee for his uplifting message and music on Sunday.
 
Thank you to Bill Gastinger for always going the extra mile and for providing us with a service the last 2 Sundays in the snow.
Contact Information
Unity of Lehigh Valley
26 N Third Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
610-965-3036
 
 
Virtual Office Hours: 
Tue-Thur 8:30am--3pm
(Phone and emails answered during virtual office hours)
 
 
Office Administrator (Karen): unitylv@rcn.com