Wednesday, March 24, 2021
ULV Weekly Update
Come let us walk each day of this momentous week with the Master, as we learn to refrain from negative thinking and feed on the rich ideas of Divine Mind.





"Spring Thaw"
Rev Julie Vance
3/21/21

Spring is the time for beginnings, new life, renewal, and awakening to possibilities. As winter turns to spring, what was frozen or hidden beneath
the surface of the earth comes alive again. 

As we begin to emerge from a time of isolation, what is waiting beneath the surface in us to come forth with new energy and enthusiasm? 

How do we open up to life and to being the unique expression of Spirit each of us is created to be?

In-Person Sunday Services Opening on Easter!
On April 4th, Easter Sunday, we will be open to the public without reservations! We would love to see you all!

On Easter Sunday, Rev Sandy Butler will be delivering her message on a prerecorded video, since she does have another engagement already scheduled. Her message will be shown on the screen in the Sanctuary.

Anthony is preparing an Easter celebration with live music with some of our ULV ensemble!

At this time, there will not be fellowship downstairs after the service as in pre-Covid days. Fellowship downstairs will resume at a later date.

Masks and 6-foot distancing required as per current CDC guidelines. If guidelines should change before we gather together on Easter, the new established guidelines will be posted and followed.

Services will continue to be live-streamed at 10:00am on our Facebook page.
Lenten Prayer
Below is the Lenten prayer read by Rev Sandy on March 14th from the Unity Lenten booklet for 2021, "Release and Renew".
Even though Lent ends on Saturday, you may still request a copy of the 2021 Lenten booklet directly from Unity if you so desire. Just click on the link!
Prayer Chaplain Message
My dear friends,

Please know, the prayer chaplains of ULV are holding all of you in thought and prayer.

We pray that you are blessed and that you feel the energy of Spirit active in all your affairs.

We affirm for you and all those you love: health, happiness, order and prosperity. 

We see you blessed for your Highest Good, healthy, protected and loved by sweet Spirit.

As the snow melts and winter fades away, we know that Spring will arrive. 

Just as we can be sure the season changes by the grace of God, we can be sure that we will gather again at ULV to worship as a community with our right and perfect senior minister.

In the meantime, if you need prayer support, you can contact your prayer chaplain or make a request through the ULV Office for your prayer chaplain to contact you. Silent Unity is another resource if you need immediate support. (#816-969-2000).

God Bless You,
Teré O'Malley
ULV Prayer Chaplain
Prayer Support
Our 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.
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 through the 2nd quarter of 2021.


Connecting with Others
Rick Stober is inviting 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

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!

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.
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, March 29th from 7 to 8pm to discuss "Scene on the Radio - Season 4 - The Land That Never Has Been Yet - Episodes 3 & 4".
 
This group discussion is available to anyone who cares to join.
 
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


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
March 18-24
Offerings Received = $1640
 
Required for Expenses = $1923
·    
Variance = $(283)
 
 
Variance for March: $(2978)
Upcoming Events
April 18th: Cyber Fellowship with Rev Sandy from 11:15 to 11:45. The Zoom link will be provided closer to the date of our fellowship.
April 28 -- May 26, Wednesday Evening classes (5 consecutive weeks) via Zoom on: "Building a Consciousness of Abundance". Classes are taught by Rev Sandy and are 6:30-8:30pm EST.

Further details of the class and an online registration link will follow shortly.

Online registration is required and the Zoom link will be provided in your registration confirmation email..

There is a $20 suggested love offering per person, per class. Rev Sandy splits the love offering with Unity of Lehigh Valley 50/50. If you need a partial scholarship, reach out to Rev Sandy. Her information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

Anyone wishing to attend this class may do so. You do not have to be a member or congregant of ULV. If you receive this weekly email update, follow our Facebook page, or our website, you are welcome to join the class.
Gratitude
Thank you to Rev Julie Vance for her uplifting message on Sunday.

Thank you to Bill Gastinger for reading the Daily Word.

Thank you to Jon Durn for being the Platform Assistant.
Practical Mysticism
Rev. James Gaither, Th.D., joins Rev. Bob Brach to talk about Charles Fillmore’s practical mysticism, a fundamental concept to the Unity movement. Tune in to these two experts as they discuss this and more from "The Essential Charles Fillmore"
Unity or Unitarian Universalist?
If you’ve ever said “Unity” to someone only to hear them say, “Do you mean Unitarian?” you know there is often confusion about what the similarities (and differences) are.
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