WEEKLY UPDATE August  01, 2022

Message from the Ministers

Affirmation: I enrich my awareness of God in the Silence.


The tiny hummingbird works quietly but with purpose, darting from flower to flower, gathering nectar for its own nourishment, and pollinating flowers as it goes. When the atmosphere is still and the hummingbird close, the gentle hum from its fast-beating wings can be heard.


I experience a gentleness and purpose when I take time to be aware of the Creator of all life. I embrace the Silence and concentrate on the still, small voice within me. Nearer than my breath, Spirit nourishes me. I receive as I linger to quiet reflection of who I am: a creation of the Creator.


Wherever I am at the moment of embracing the presence of God, I am in a holy place.



Excerpt from Daily Word August 2017 


Unity Williamsburg Spiritual Center offers a

safe and sacred place for study, participation, fellowship,

support, and transformation as we awaken to

the joy of living!


We invite you to join us in 2022!

Unity Williamsburg Spiritual Center is a diverse, open and affirming community that embraces all people regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, ethnicity, age or physical or mental ability - without intent or attempt to convert. 

 Unity Williamsburg Events Calendar

     


Tuesday Aug. 2 – First Tuesday Prayer, Meditation, and Healing Service – 6:30-7:30 pm  

                                            

Sunday Aug. 7 – The Bible Tells Me So - Sunday Pot Luck


Saturday Aug. 13 – Support Group for Sensitives – 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Sunday Aug. 14 - Guest Musician – Canda Lambert – Watermelon


Sunday Aug. 21 – Guest Speaker – Professor L. Roi Boyd lll– Pizza and Salad- Bring your favorite salad to share, we’ll supply the pizza.



Sunday Aug. 28 – Music Sunday – Sundae Sunday

 

 

Need your help!


Sandy Fetter's 2 great-grandsons lost their mother in a tragic car accident July 19th. To help with any expenses, we are collecting money for this family for the next few weeks in the fellowship room.


 We invite you to continue to hold Sandy and her family in your prayers. 

Our First Tuesday Prayer, Meditation, & Healing Service is this Tuesday August 2.

                            One of our ritual stations honors our ancestors. This week we continue with the Native prayers for the Earth. 

 

One of our ritual stations honors our ancestors. This is the Native Prayers for the Earth that you find there.


         Creator, It is I.

 

   Thank you for today’s sunrise,

For the breath and life within me,

    And for all of your creations.

Creator, Hear my prayer, and

    Honor my prayer.

 

Spirit Keeper of the West, Brown Bear, Be with me.

                    Bring healing to the people I love and to myself.

Bring into balance the physical, mental and spiritual,

   so I am able to know my place on this earth,

                     In life and in death.

Heal my body, heal my mind and

Bring light, joy and awareness to my spirit.

 

Spirit Keeper of the North, White Buffalo, Be with me.

   As each day passes, help me to surrender,

            With grace, the things of my youth.

   Help me to listen to the quiet, and

Find serenity and comfort in the silences

             As they become longer.

Give me wisdom so I am able to make

Wise choices in all things which are

             Put in front of me.

And when time for my change of worlds has come,

Let me go peacefully, without regrets, for the things I neglected

             To do as I walked along my path.


To be continued…


 

About Prosperity…

 

Love that is hoarded molds at last,

   Until we know, some day,

The only thing we ever have

   Is what we give away.

 

And kindness that is never used,

   But is hidden all alone,

Will slowly harden till it is

    As hard as any stone.

 

It is the things we always hold

   That we shall lose some day;

The only thing we ever keep

   Are what we give away…. Selected.

 

Unity’s main approach to biblical study is metaphysical. In other words, we look for the spiritual meaning underlying everything. In doing so, we see the people, places, and events mentioned in the Bible as representative of an idea or a state of consciousness. But it’s not the only way that we can experience The Divine in these blessed scriptures. Meeting scripture prayerfully and with an open heart and curious mind, we can receive whatever we need for our spiritual growth that is already prepared for us in Spirit.


This Sunday Rev. Denise will continue our So the Bible Tells Me So series with a message titled Couples Therapy

 



PA: Lynda Birkhead

Chaplain: Jane Siegel

Greeter: Jane Siegel




If you are not able to attend please join us each Sunday at 10:30 AM via Facebook or visit us on YouTube. We’d love to have you be a part of our adventure!

 

For those who wish to tithe during the service, go to payal.me/unitywilliamsburg.

Mask Mandate Lifted at Unity Williamsburg
Spiritual Center
 
Our mask mandate is lifted, however, if you still feel comfortable wearing a mask please feel free to do so.

Chaplains Corner

Daily Prayer Pattern #4

The 4th Daily Prayer Pattern is to speak and act as if it is already done.

Whether we realize it or not, all our words and acts are connected with the creative source and are, therefore, creative. Our thoughts and words form who we are and what happens in our lives.

If, for instance, we wish to have positive relationships with all persons in our lives, we need to speak and act as if we already have such relationships—to speak positively to and about even the most apparently difficult individuals; to treat them with the consideration with which we want them to treat us; to praise them for the good they do; and, above all, to silently affirm that they are wise and kind.

Sometimes we hear ourselves talking negatively about a person or situation. At that moment push the rewind button and reframe those thoughts or words. For example, instead of saying “I’m exhausted.” try “I just need to rest.” Or instead of “I always forget.” try “I’ll set a reminder.”

Our words are extremely powerful!

https://www.unity.org/article/eight-daily-practices-positive-prayer

 


First Tuesday Prayer Meditation & Healing Service

Unity Williamsburg Spiritual Center

August 2nd, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Led by Spirit, experience Your Oneness with God through community affirmative prayer and guided meditation. Experience the Ritual of Candle Lighting, Water Release Bowl, and Native American Blessing. Individual Prayer Support provided by our Prayer Chaplain and Healing Treatments available by Reiki Practitioners. There is no fee, but love offerings are graciously accepted.

624 Queens Creek Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 WWW.UNITYWILLIAMSBURG.COM

Unity Williamsburg Spiritual Center graciously accepts love offerings during Sunday Services and special events, online through paypal.me/UnityWilliamsburg and by check mailed to 624 Queens Creek Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Come and join us for Pot Luck Fellowship

following Sunday Service


Please bring your favorite dish to share.


Message from the Board


 We are half-way through our Summer.   Think cool, wear sunscreen, and bring something yummy to our “Pot Luck lunch” August 7, after the service in the Fellowship room. How grateful we are to have each other.
  Susan Cardozo, Board President



Board Members for 2022


    President: Susan Cardozo

Vice President: Jane Siegel

Secretary: Ray Whipple

Treasurer: Bob Osmon

Member at Large: Sandra Fetter

Member at Large: Amy Shao

Minister: Rev. Denise Creech

Minister: Rev. Ginny Roll



(*To email a board member, click on the their name above.)

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Silent Unity offers a monthly prayer services that can be accessed online in both a written and audio format here. These sacred prayers are used each month by the Unity Prayer Ministry and Unity communities around the globe. We invite you to join us in this sacred practice by including them in your times of prayer and meditation.

At this time of the ongoing emergency between Ukraine and Russia, we call ourselves into God consciousness speaking words of peace, harmony, strength, and love.



Let us pray together the beautiful words by James Dillet Freeman.

 

The Prayer for Protection

 

The light of God surrounds us;

The love of God enfolds us;

The power of God protects us;

The presence of God watches over us;

Wherever we are, God is!



 

August 2022



Inner Peace

The peace off God flows within each breath.

 Healing

 In all circumstances, I heal knowing I am whole.


Harmony

In the harmony of divine love, I bless my relationships.


Prosperity

Freely I give and freely I receive, in divine abundance.

World Peace

In a spirit of peace, I seek to understand and appreciate others.

Let's Stay in Touch

Website unitywilliamsburg.com
Email admin@unitywilliamsburg.com
Prayer Chaplain Requestsprayerunitywilliamsburg@gmail.com
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Donations – Pay Pal paypal.me/unitywilliamsburg,
checks mailed to 624 Queens Creek Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185,
and Amazon Smile designating Unity Fellowship
An angel is light and joy.
An angel is compassion
and caring.
An angel is giving and sharing.
An angel is forgiving.
An angel is love.

Dear Friends,


I want to let you know that as of September 11, 2022, I will be retiring from my role as minister at Unity Williamsburg Spiritual Center. I have been feeling for a while that Spirit is leading me to new ways of serving in the Unity Movement and as you know, we are always invited to take the leap of faith and follow our hearts.


I have been blessed beyond measure to serve once again with all of you! I know that Rev. Denise will continue the legacy of Rev. Jan through her presence and vibrant way of serving this spiritual community with all of you.


I leave you with unmeasurable peace, joy, and love, Rev. Ginny Roll

Calling All Angels



We need angels in all areas of our Spiritual Center. How about being a greeter? How about helping with hospitality? How about helping with opening our building for workers? Search your heart and allow Spirit to guide you into your area of service.

We are so grateful for each one of you! 


When the potential of inclement weather heads our way we want to let you know how to stay informed of potential impacts to our Sunday Services. If Sunday Services will be cancelled, we will share that information by 8 AM on Sunday on our Facebook page and in an email to all those who receive our weekly newsletter. If you know of congregation members who attend in person services but do not have internet access, please let us know so that we can arrange an alternate way to contact them directly.
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On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select Unity Fellowship to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Your selection will be remembered, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Amy Shao.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Your tithes to Unity Williamsburg may be made electronically through our Paypal account by going to paypal.me/unitywilliamsburg.
UNITY WILLIAMSBURG SPIRITUAL CENTER
624 Queens Creek Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 594-0389
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