Minister's Moment

We all experience periods of dissatisfaction. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if this viewpoint has become a persistent and recurring aspect of your life, just remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a wonderful story that illuminates this subject. It is about a man who hated his job. He was a stonemason and he had to work all day for a small salary. “What an awful way to live,” he thought. “Oh, if only I could be rich and loaf all day!” His wish was so intense it came true. By magic he became rich and had everything he wanted. He was happy until one day a King road by in a procession and he thought, “He is more powerful, I would like to be in his shoes!” Once again, he magically became the King. He was the most powerful man in the world, and he was happy for a while. One day he saw the Sun in the sky and thought, “the sun is even more powerful than I, I want to be the Sun”. He became the Sun and was happy until his noticed the clouds in the sky and how they shielded the earth from his heat. They were light and mobile and could take infinite shapes and sizes. They were free without care, so he decided he wanted to be clouds and he became the clouds. How free he was but soon the cloud turned into rain and he landed on the granite rock and he thought, “How wonderful it would be to be a rock and have stability.” And he became the rock. Now at last he felt secure until one day when a stonemason came and began to strike a hammer against him and he felt dismay knowing the stonemason was stronger than he and he thought, “How I wish I could be a stonemason.” Once again he became a stonemason, what he had always been but this time he was happy because cutting stones had become an art, the sound of the hammer was music, the fatigue at the end of the day brought satisfaction and at night he dreamed of the cathedrals he would build. It seemed to him that there was nothing better than to be what he was. It was a magnificent revelation he knew would never leave him. IT WAS GRATITUDE!

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

If you can’t spend Sunday with us in person, watch the service through our live-stream at 11 am or catch up on any of our services through our on-line archive . Thank you for your interest in Unity and may your spiritual path be one of joy and fulfillment. 

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Celebration Services at 9 and 11 AM each Sunday. 
July 14, 2019
Celebration Service
The Easiest Way to be Happy

We all experience periods of dissatisfaction. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if this viewpoint has become a persistent and recurring aspect of your life, just remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. The easiest way to overcome our discontent is to practice daily gratitude. Once you discover the power of this magnificent revelation, it will never leave you. Come learn more about this powerful spiritual practice.

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

Presented by: Reverend Steve Towles
With music by: Julie Croteau
Happenings
Check out these events and activities.
FEATURED EVENTS
Dances of Universal Peace
Thursday | September 12 | 6:30-8:30 PM

This monthly community event is ON HIATUS UNTIL SEPTEMBER . Therefore, there is no gathering planned for July or August. This recurring community event is a spiritual practice in motion that employs singing and dancing of sacred religious phrases to raise consciousness and promote peace between world religions. Facilitated by Todd Neel.

Reiki Share
Friday | July 19 | 6:30-8 PM

This is a monthly forum for Reiki practitioners to practice and hone their healing skills with others. All levels and lineages are welcome to participate. Facilitated by Blossom Masters.

Reiki Circle
Sunday | July 21 | 1 2:30-1:30 PM

If you are curious about Reiki and what it entails then join the Reiki Circle and see what it is all about. This monthly community event is an opportunity to receive Reiki treatment from local practitioners. Facilitated by Blossom Masters.

Women of Unity
Sunday | July 21 | 12:15 PM

The Women In Unity group meets on the third Sunday each month. This intentional community of women is focused on having fun, being of service, developing spiritually and getting to know one another better. If you are a woman seeking fellowship and support, please join them. Contact Trish Gerloff at 208-889-9316 or Savina Darzes at 208-651-6469 for more info.

Hot August Nights
Friday | Aug 9 | 6-9 PM | $20 or $30 per family
 
The F.A.M.E. Team is at it again with a festive summer event called Hot August Nights. This outdoor evening celebration features a bar-b-que, auction, music & dance! So mark your calendars and make plans to attend. Tickets on sale now so pick yours p this Sunday.
 
MORE HAPPENINGS
SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
Mondays
1-3 PM
PEACE YOGA
Mondays
5-6:15 PM
MEN'S GROUP
Mondays
6-8 PM
ACIM GROUP
Tuesdays
10:30-12 PM
SILENT UNITY HEALING SERVICE
Wednesdays
12-12:30 PM
QI-GONG GROUP
Fridays
10-11:15 AM
COMMUNITY NEWS
Here are the latest opportunities to support and connect
with the community.
HOT AUGUST NIGHT AUCTION ITEMS

You can help make our Auction a success by donating items such as boat excursions, vacation rentals or personally prepared gourmet meals. If you have something enticing that you can offer up for bid, please add you name to the sign-up sheet in the hallway and a F.A.M.E. team member will contact you. 
SUNDAY SNACKS

Our Hospitality Team invites you to bring in a plate of sweet treats or healthy alternatives to share in the Friendship Hall after our Sunday Services. If you have any questions, please contact Reina .
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BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS

If you are interested in using this opportunity to support our ministry work and receive a tax benefit, then let us know of your interest and we will help create that possibility. Be sure and check with your accountant to be sure you qualify for this method of supporting our ministry.  

SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

T here are opportunities to put your unique skills or passions to use by serving our community. We have specific roles to fill including Nursery Attendant, PowerPoint, Sound and Youth Education roles during our 11AM services. You can indicate your interest by completing our online volunteer form and we will contact you.
UNITY T-SHIRTS
We have Unity T-Shirts for sale. The sizes are S, M, L, and XL's and the price is $15.00 each. If you would like to purchase one, see Roye Ely or put your name on the sign up sheet in the hallway. The caption on the back reads:

ONE GOD...MANY PATHS
Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho
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