Wednesday, September 8
ULV Weekly Update
Please arrive between 9:45 and 9:55 if you are attending service in person. The doors will open at 9:45. At 9:55, pre-service announcements and prayer will begin. 

Rev Bob Uhlar

"The Cause of Setbacks" 9/5/21
Special Membership Meeting
A notice went out in the US mail today for our Special Membership meeting to be held on September 19 after the service in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. The notice went out to active members.

The purpose of the meeting is to vote on ratifying the ULV Board's decision to make an offer of employment to Rev Bob Uhlar for the position of Senior Minister.

You must be an active member to vote, and the notice was only mailed to members in active status. According to our bylaws, 2/3 of the members present is required to ratify the Board's decision.

If you need an absentee ballot, please contact the office. The absentee ballots must be received in the office no later than September 16.

The Zoom link for the special membership meeting will be emailed to active members.
Our AV Team Needs Your Help!
Prayer Support
Beloved, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

Unity is a worldwide movement founded on the healing power of prayer. We believe that prayer is a tool to help us move through life in peace and with grace. Unity teaches a positive, affirmative approach to prayer based on simple but empowering spiritual truths.

Unity of Lehigh Valley prayer chaplains continue to be active. Whether you have a joy to multiply or a sorrow to divide, our Prayer Chaplains join you in prayer. If you have a desire to speak with a chaplain, 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.

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.
September Prayer

“GOT PRAYER?”
 
These little “Got” jingles seem to remind us that there is something we need to be using/doing. The Got Milk campaign was implemented to portray milk in a “new, fresh, and exciting” context to encourage consumption and sales.
 
So “Got Prayer?” Perhaps we need to have prayer be new, fresh, and exciting! Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett does just this in her book How to Pray Without Talking to God. She distinguishes between the God out there, and the God within as she reminds us that we are each Divine sparks. Our prayer communication is within and not to a God up there or in the sky! “God is not a person…God is the One Power in all and through all.” If you want to have a prayer mustache, read Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett for a new why and how to pray.

 
Prayerfully, ~Renay
Upcoming Guest Speakers
We invite you to take a look at the incredible speaker line-up we have for the 3rd quarter!
Connecting With Others
Many people in our time feel disconnected – the opposite of feeling heard and empowered to be their best selves. Disconnection results in inner confusion and outer conflicts that lead to a world of pain - loneliness, anxiety, depression, addiction, bullying, violence and wasted human potential. We need a solution that restores hope.
The Connection Practice is a self-empowering skill for resolving conflicts that not only restores hope - it fulfills it.

How? empathy + insight = connection

Rick Stober invites you to join him on Zoom for a "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 - Daily Word Readers Needed!
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.

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!

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 are now open to the public without reservations. If you would like to read the Daily Word live in our Sunday service, please contact Karen in the office with the date you choose!
Office Administrator Job Opening
Our Office Administrator, Karen, is retiring in October.

Are you interested in applying for this position? Do you know anyone who would like to be considered for Office Administrator?

Please direct all inquiries to Teresa O'Malley


Please remember to register to be able to access all the FREE events for this years World Day of Prayer. You can do that @ Unity.org/WDOP.
 
See you there!
Rick Stober
Prayer Chaplain Lead







Prayer Chaplains of Unity of Lehigh Valley invite you to…
Unity World Day of Prayer
September 8-9, 2021
 
Please join Prayer Chaplains of ULV for the 28th Annual World Day of Prayer. 
As we unite hearts and minds with people from around the globe, this year we are affirming together: 

No matter the circumstances, all is well with my soul.


This event is free, but REGISTRATION is required.
See https://www.unity.org/wdop to register.


Schedule of events:
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
·                  8 p.m. (EDT)Opening Ceremony,
 
Thursday, September 9, 2021
·        9 a.m. (EDT)Daily Word Service
·        12 p.m. (EDT)Prayer Service,
·        8 p.m. (EDT)Sound healing and Closing Ceremony


REGISTER TODAY!!!  https://www.unity.org/wdop
Donations to ULV
Weekly Offering Report
September 2-8

Offerings Received = $1735
Required for Expenses = $1923 
 
Variance = $(188)

Variance for September: $(188)
Click on the link to read the details of this year's World Day of Prayer!
Special Membership meeting 9/19 after the service in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. Please see the detailed information above.
Gratitudes
Thank you to all the wonderful souls who make our Sunday services possible!

  • Thank you to Rev Bob Uhlar for his message on Sunday.
  • Thank you to Marisa Lenci for being the Platform Assistant.
  • Thank you to Bill Gastinger for reading the Daily Word.
  • Thank you to Mark Eutermoser for his wonderful singing on Sunday.
  • Thank you to Sandy & Rick Stober, Prayer Chaplains, for giving us important information on the Unity World Day of Prayer, while entertaining us!
  • Thank you to the AV team for their consistent dedication to our livestreams.

Have something you are grateful for, or want to celebrate? Contact the office by Tuesday of each week to have it appear in the weekly email and the Sunday announcements.
Community Events
You Can Meet Life with Faith
By Martha Smock
In every circumstance and situation, have faith that God means it for good

Has something happened to cause you grief or unhappiness? Meet it with faith—the faith that God is with you, the faith that God is present in everyone and in every situation. Meet it with the faith that God can be trusted to bless and to make all things right.

Meet it with faith! As you look past what seems to be and hold to the truth that nothing can separate you from God’s love, that nothing is greater than God’s power in you, your cares slip away and the joy of Spirit rises up in you.
Charles Fillmore: American Mystic
By Mallory Herrmann
How the Unity cofounder’s ideas went from radical to mainstream

When you think of New Thought and its teaching, you may not picture a man born before the Civil War.

But Charles Fillmore, born in 1854, is one of the foremost theologians, philosophers, and thinkers in the movement we call New Thought today. A true American mystic, Fillmore’s writing and teaching was innovative for his day and well ahead of the times.

Fillmore’s interest in the connection between our minds and bodies helped promote now-mainstream practices like meditation and vegetarianism, as well as our understanding of health and spirituality.

“He was downloading from the universe ideas that were later proven by science and medicine, particularly around the power of mind over body,” says Rev. Ellen Debenport, vice president of Unity publishing. “We know now that attitude makes a difference in our health, and placebos work because we believe they will, but that was radical in Fillmore’s day.”
Unity of Lehigh Valley
26 N Third Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
610-965-3036
 
 
Office Hours: 
Tue-Thur 8:30am--3pm
 
 
Office Administrator (Karen): unitylv@rcn.com