Minister's Moment

December 9 is the second Sunday in Advent. Advent marks the beginning of the Christian Calendar. For those of us on a conscious spiritual path, it is also a time of preparation for a spiritual awakening. This Sunday, we will light the 2nd Advent candle to represent Peace. This candle honors the peace we feel in our hearts knowing that something wonderful is coming. A sure sign that you are on a conscious spiritual path is the experience of living with a peaceful heart. A peaceful heart is evidence that we are secure within ourselves that we are in the flow of good. 

It is from a peaceful heart that I invite you to join us for this sacred journey at our Sunday Celebration services here at our Unity Center. You are also welcome to join us via live-stream at 11 am each Sunday. Our Advent Celebration will continue with the celebration of Love and Joy over the next two Sundays. Then, we will finalize Advent with the celebration of the birth of our divine nature. Traditionally speaking, this is represented by the birth of the baby Jesus at Christmas. 

Namaste,
Reverend Steve Towles  
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Our Celebration Services now take place at 9 and 11 AM. 
December 9, 2018
Celebration Service
The Town that Gave Christmas

 Synopsis:  This Sunday, Reverend Steve Towles will remind you of your divine inheritance and encourage you to express your miracle nature this Christmas season and throughout the year.
 
"Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle." ~ Marianne Williamson

Presented by: Reverend Steve Towles
With music by: Melody Harrison with daughters Gracelyn and Annabelle
Happenings
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FEATURED EVENT
Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service
Monday, December 24, 2018
8 PM
Please join us for our sacred candle-lighting ceremony as we transition from our outward Christmas activities toward a deeper, more mystical experience of birthing the Christ within our own heart and soul. This is a magical time when we can finally relax into the real Christmas experience that inspires us and fills us with love, joy and peace.

We are also asking people in our congregation to bring new or used candles and candle holders to be used at our Christmas Eve Candle-lighting service. The candles can be any size and shape. We will put the candles on a table at the front of sanctuary to be lighted for the service and they will represent the diversity of our congregation and be part of our ceremony. The candles can be brought on Sunday Morning or during week and will be available for you to take back home if you wish on Christmas Eve or the Sunday thereafter. Whether you attend the Christmas Eve service or not you can still bring a candle. These do not replace the small candles that each participant lights at the service. Thank you for your help.  
MORE HAPPENINGS
MEDIUMSHIP DEVELOPMENT/
ANGEL-OLOGY
Saturday
December 15
REIKI CIRCLE
Sunday
December 16
REIKI SHARE
Friday
December 21
* Don't forget to bring cookies this Sunday for the Cookie Change.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Here are the latest opportunities to support and connect with the community.
SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Put your unique skills or passions to use by serving our community. There are opportunities in the Celebrations and Hospitality teams plus PowerPoint, Sound and Youth Education roles during our 11AM services. If you can help in any way, please indicate your interest by completing our online volunteer form and we will contact you.
WOMEN'S RETREAT
Friday-Sunday | May 3-5 | $150 before 12/25
Is there a woman in your life (maybe you) who deserves a little pampering? Then why not treat them to a weekend of rejuvenation and empowerment.

YOUTH ED VISIONING
On Sunday, December 9th following the 11AM service, the Youth Ed team will gather to share its vision for the Unity Youth Ed program. All are welcome to participate as we create a vision for a vibrant and healthy youth program. Namaste.
CHANGE FOR A CHANGE
You can help send our new Youth Ed Director, Pamela Van Kirk, to the 2019 NW Unity Team Conference by dropping your spare change into the receptacle in the hallway.

The conference takes place on January 25-27, 2019 in Gold Bar, WA.
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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