WEEKLY UPDATE November 14, 2023

November is traditionally a month for gratitude, and one thing I am most grateful for is Unity’s teachings. In his book Practical Metaphysics, Eric Butterworth recommends going on a “Seven Day Verbal Diet.” He challenges us — no, dares us — to go on a fast, a mental diet from negative thinking. Sometimes in Unity it’s been called giving up that “stinkin’ thinkin’". We all can fall prey to it; the key is becoming aware of those negative thoughts, especially our habitually negative ones and then renouncing, eliminating, or eschewing those thought patterns.

Sue Riley, the Music Director at Unity Church of Clearwater in Florida, penned a song in 2004 entitled “I Am the Thinker.” I love that song! Not only is it a catchy tune, but the lyrics are fabulous. The chorus is “I am the thinker who thinks the thought, that changes things that shape my life… I am the thinker who thinks the thought, I have the power to change my life!”

So, you have it. YOU have the power. It’s really very simple, not always so easy to put into practice, but the concept is simple. Another Unity composer, Carmen Moshier, wrote a song I grew up singing, entitled “We Make Our Own World.” One line is “let’s watch our thinking,” and another is “We make our own world, wherever we are. Keep thinking happy, we’ll make a new world!” As we move more solidly into this month of gratitude, I invite you to embrace the power of elimination and eliminate the negative thinking from your life. In the process you will make a new world for yourself!

Excerpt from I Am the Thinker by Rev. Marygrace Sorensen, Unityhills.org, Nov. 8, 2018

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 2023!

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. 

Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 19

Tiera Key, Guest Speaker

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 21

The Sound of Soul, with Michael George

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 26

Carylanne Steinberg, Guest Speaker

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This Sunday, Unity Williamsburg welcomes Tierra “Emagery” Key, spoken word artist from Williamsburg, VA to share a performance reading of her original poetry centering on Love & Healing. Emagery will share her story of discovering her poetic gifts and how she used poetry as a means of healing in her own life. 

Come ready to be inspired!

Platform Assistant: Bob Osmon

Chaplain: Jude Eastman

Greeters: Linda & Wayne Jennings

Openers/Closers: Christopher Shao & Amy Shao

For those who wish to tithe during the service, go to paypal.me/UnityWilliamsburg.

About Our Speaker...


"I am Tierra “Emagery” Key, a spoken word artist. Poetry is one of God’s gifts to me, and I love to glorify God by sharing this gift with others. I am from Williamsburg, VA and reside in Toano, VA. I have been performing poetry for 21 years. My goals in performing are to uplift, inspire, and help with the healing process. My poetry says, “I can relate.” It is about human issues, but I write mostly on women issues. When I have not experienced a pain, I still will write about it if I have seen others go through it."

Be inspired!

Chaplains Corner

My Thoughts Create My Life

While you may not be able to determine which thought pops into your head, you can determine if you hold onto that thought or keep repeating it. To experience your abundance, you must constantly release fear-based, negative thoughts and consciously choose those which will build your life and your dreams. Be careful not to resist any thoughts, just observe. The thoughts that we engage with become beliefs, and beliefs certainly do manifest in our lives. Your faith, your belief is creating your life right now. So, what is your faith in? Lack or Abundance, ease or struggle? My thoughts create my life!

May I be blessed

As I walk upon my path.

May I never feel alone,

Or lost,

Or defeated.

May I learn the strength of

my heart,

the wisdom of my spirit,

the immortality of my soul.


By K. Genet

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

Message from the Board

Next Board Meeting will be November 19th

We have a new projector! Thank you to Bob Osmon for graciously financing the update, to Amy Shao for seeing to the purchasing and installation logistics and to Christopher Shao for helping the technician with the installation.

See a need, fill a need - and they did! We are grateful!

Susan Cardozo, President

Jane Siegel, Vice President

Jude Eastman, Secretary

Johan Wagner, Treasurer

Sandra Fetter, Member at Large

Amy Shao, Member at Large

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

Please visit our new Facebook home here or search @unitywilliamsburgspiritualcenter. We will be posting the Daily Word, affirmations, meditations, inspirational music and sermon spotlights daily. We will also post information about upcoming services and special events.

Our Sunday Services will be broadcast via Facebook Live every Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Please "Like" the posts and share content from the page to improve our online visibility. If you have suggestions from content, please contact Amy Shao or Jude Eastman.

Please join us on our Williamsburg You Tube Channel where you will find our Sunday services and other events. For our YouTube Channel click here where you can subscribe to our channel and share it with friends and family.


Volunteer Corner

We are in need of additional volunteers for our rotating schedule of Platform Assistants, Greeters and Closers. Platform Assistants read from a scripted order of service each Sunday to introduce songs and guest speakers and share affirmations. Greeters arrive 20 minutes before Sunday services to welcome people as they come in a pass out Sunday bulletins. Closers ensure the thermostats are reset to non-service temperatures, turn off all lights, ensure coffee pots are turned off and ensure that the building is locked and secured before leaving after Sunday service.

If you would be interested in being added to our rotation schedule for any of these positions or have questions about responsibilities, please contact Amy Shao, Jude Eastman or Susan Cardozo.

Calling all bakers! We will be holding a bake sale during fellowship on Sunday, December 10. This is a great time to show off your skills in the kitchen, sharing your favorite cakes, pies, cookies, muffins, breads and other holiday goodies. 

If you know kids in need of service hours or projects for their scouting or school clubs, Unity Williamsburg would welcome their efforts! We can provide any needed signoffs for their reporting documentation. Please have them contact Amy Shao for more information.

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