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February
The Power of Strength:
The ability to endure, stay the course, and persevere.

"I have the strength to accomplish all that is mine to do."
February 4, 2021
Weekly Affirmation

"I express the peace of God."

A Positive Path for Spiritual Living


Sunday Services
11:00 AM Celebration Service
*Facebook Live
Rev. Anne Tabor
Senior Minister
3525 S. Bowen Road
Arlington, TX 76016
817-467-5151
Vision:
Knowing we are One, we celebrate peace,
compassion, and equality for all.
Mission:
We empower people to live thriving spiritual lives.
From the Minister

Dear Friends,
 
It cannot be underscored enough that some of the events from last year are historic, especially for our Black brothers and sisters. After all, we elected our first female Black vice-president and my home state of Georgia sent its first Black senator to Washington.
 
And so, as Black History Month begins, I am reminded that every month is Black History Month. Or at least it ought to be… especially in light of a re-examination of our education system’s debacle in accurately portraying our nation’s history of Indigenous people and Black people.
 
Today, February 4th, would have been the 108th birthday of Rosa Parks. Her legacy as an activist in the civil rights movement is legendary. And yet, I wonder more and more what hasn’t been told in the history books about Rosa Parks and her life.
 
If you would like to know more, you might enjoy this article from The New York Times published a few days ago titled, “The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale.”
 
 
Happy Birthday Mrs. Parks! Thank you for your inspiration.
 
There is much for which to be hopeful. We are the ones.
 
In Love and Unity,
Rev. Anne Tabor  
CURRENT EVENTS

Upcoming Services
 
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Unity in a Nutshell #5:
#Unity4Today
11am Rev. Anne Tabor
*Facebook Live

Sunday, February 14, 2021
 “Were the Beatles Right?”
11am Rev. Anne Tabor
*Facebook Live
 
Sunday, February 21, 2021
 “That’s my story ... and I’m willing to give it up!”
11am Lysa Allman-Baldwin, Guest Speaker
*Facebook Live
Join Rev. Anne FB Live every Friday
for a little Myrtle, a little prayer, and a little song.

Mike Garvey will be performing fifteen minutes of fabulous prelude music on our Unity of Arlington Facebook page this Sunday at 10:40am CT!
Unity in a Nutshell #5:
#Unity4Today
Sunday, February 7, 2021
11am, Rev. Anne Tabor
*Facebook Live
 
Unity Principle #5: Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows.
 
What does it mean to live the truth you know? The answer just might surprise you! Join Rev. Anne for the conclusion of her Sunday Message Series, “Unity in a Nutshell 2021,” as we look at how the first four principles lay the groundwork to then guide us in the ways we show up in life. Understanding this spiritual principle is absolutely, positively, one-hundred percent vital to taking inspired action.



Suggested reading: The Five Principles
by Ellen Debenport

Click on the image of the book to order from AmazonSmile.
Join Us After the Service

What: Spiritually Speaking
When: Sunday, February 7, 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Where: via Zoom
Password: Unity1234 (note it's an upper case U)

Join us on Zoom immediately after the Sunday FB livestream service for a discussion group to share spiritual insights, questions and comments. It's a great way to meet other like-minded folks in a virtual community and learn more about Unity of Arlington.
"Were The Beatles Right?"
Sunday, February 14, 2021
11am, Rev. Anne Tabor
*Facebook Live
 
The Fab Four famously sang the lyric, “All you need is love.” Were they right? Could it be this simple—or—is there a lot more to it than that! Join Rev. Anne as we explore how our innate power of love grants us the ability to harmonize and unify just about anything when we use it wisely.
"That's my story ... and I'm willing to give it up!"
Sunday, February 21, 2021
11am, Lysa Allman-Baldwin, Guest Speaker
*Facebook Live
 
We all have a story – a collection of experiences we’ve had in our lives. Some of those experiences are positive, and some leave a lot to be desired.
Unfortunately, we often latch onto the challenging ones, making them the central narrative our subconscious mind uses to filter current and future events. Come and hear Lysa Allman-Baldwin, a highly sought-after motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, travel and feature writer, and the author of the book, I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway, as she shares how recognizing that narrative—and giving up what no longer serves us—is key to reaching a higher level of consciousness.
Dismantling Racism ~ One Conversation at a Time
In keeping with our commitment to be a part of the solution, “Dismantling Racism ~ One Conversation at a Time” highlights the antiracism work Unity of Arlington will be offering beginning late February. There will be five Zoom sessions facilitated by Rev. Anne Tabor offered every other week. 
 
This work is based on a model created by Unity minister, Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell, and the work she is doing through The Antiracism Institute she founded. 
 
It focuses on three key areas: raising racial awareness, increasing racial literacy, and taking action to create change. It draws from educators such as Dr. David Campt, director Ava DuVernay, and author Ibram X. Kendi, among others.
 
These discussion groups are meant for people who recognize that racism exists in our country and who want to explore racism from that perspective. Unlike many online offerings; however, this program is offered in real time and not recorded. This also creates a safe environment in which people can share more authentically.
 
The design is intended for two sessions to run concurrently—with different curriculum—and up to as many as 12 participants in each.
 
Registration will be open Thursday, February 11th, through the newsletter and on our website. Again, Rev. Anne will facilitate each session. 
 
*Please make sure you can attend all five sessions.
 
Five Zoom sessions every other week as a Black Gathering
on Mondays, 7pm - 8:30pm:

#1 – February 22, #2 – March 8, #3 – March 22
#4 – April 5, #5 – April 19
Five Zoom sessions every other week as a White Gathering
on Wednesdays, 7pm - 8:30pm:

#1 – February 24, #2 – March 10, #3 – March 24
#4 – April 7, #5 – April 21
A note from Rev. Anne:
Given the very real and long-standing issue of racism in our country, I feel called to focus some of my energy on making things better. This is true for me as a minister and it’s true for our ministry at Unity of Arlington as well. While I am by no means an expert, I have taken much needed time to prayerfully discern where to start. This program is a first step… and hopefully there will be many more as we grow together in this direction. There is much to learn and I cannot do it alone. I believe the time to connect more directly and deeply is now.
Unity of Arlington
Board of Trustees

Rebecca Ratliff - President (214-605-0997)
Aminia Baruti - Vice President (313-912-7763)
Shirley Cobb - Secretary (817-475-5120)
Catherine Smith - Treasurer (817-929-1368)
Dwain May - Member (817-901-6061)
Doug Riggs - Member (605-222-5347)
Peter Lynch - Member (817-528-6939)
We Are A Tithing Spiritual Community
In December Unity of Arlington tithed a total of 10% to:
  • Unity World Headquarters
  • Unity Worldwide Ministries
  • Unity South Central Region
  • Daily Word
  • Eddie Watkins, Jr.
  • Faith Rivera
For more information on Unity World Headquarters, click here.
For more information on Unity Worldwide Ministries, click here.
For more information on Unity South Central Region, click here.
For more information on Daily Word, click here.
Fore more information on Eddie Watkins, Jr., click here.
For more information on Faith Rivera, click here.
Treasurer's Report as of 12/31/2020

Gross Revenue   $234,095.63
Net Income       $15,338.49

Unity of Arlington's PPP loan was forgiven during October 2020 and
the proceeds are now reflected in our income numbers.
Without the PPP loan our numbers would have been gross revenue $218,757.14
and a net income loss of -$5,241.51.
 
For more information, please contact Catherine Smith at  catsmith143@gmail.com  
YOUR COMMUNITY
Volunteer Opportunities and Services
SpiritGroups Winter 2021 Online
The Virtual Version

SpiritGroups are Unity of Arlington's small group ministry. SpiritGroups can help you grow in your faith and spiritual practice. They provide an opportunity for you to engage with others in a deeper way. Members of the group proactively support and care for each other. SpiritGroups also can help you gain practical insights affecting every area of your life and have fun along the way.

Sign up for SpiritGroups begins Friday, January 29th. Details about each group and how to sign up is found below and on the Unity of Arlington website.. Sessions begin the week of February 8, 2021. For more information contact Glenda Thompson, at (817) 584-3106 or email her at
The Tuesday Knights (Men's Group)
Led by Peter Lynch
(76017) Tuesdays 7-8:30pm on ZOOM
Study will be: On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old by Parker Palmer.
The Rockers, Led by
Dian Pierce and Rebecca Rickey
(76017) Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm on ZOOM
Study will be: Celebrate Yourself! by Eric Butterworth
The Seeker Tweakers, Led by
Truman and Glenda Thompson
(76013) Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm on ZOOM
Study will be: The Power of Intention by Dr Wayne Dyer
Celebration of the Season of Nonviolence
January 30 to April 4 in Educational Institutions
Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence 2021
Click HERE for more information
You can enrich your spiritual journey by engaging in online classes. Spiritual Explorers offers both self-paced and live versions, in a range of topics.

  • Compassionate Eating (available now)
  • The Gift of Anger (available now)
  • The Power of Wonder Building Your Dreams (available now)
  • Relationships and the 9 Enneagram Types (available now)
  • The Secret to Living Your Vision (available now)
  • Building Resilience in Challenging Times (available now)
  • Good Grief (available February 11 & 18, 2021)
  • Dark Matters (available February 17 & 24, 2021)
  • Healing with Spirituality: A Scientific Perspective (available March 3,10,17 and 24, 2021)
  • Spiritual Journey of Fitness (available March 4,11 and 18, 2021)

Click HERE for more information.
Join in on our Prayer Chaplain call
Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm CT
on ZOOM

Would you like a "spiritual boost" during the week? Join the Prayer Call on the first three and the fifth Wednesday evenings of each month, at 6:30pm. We'd love for you to dial in and join us!

Dial in: 346-248-7799
When prompted enter meeting
ID: 328 504 8180 #

When prompted enter participant ID: # (pound sign only - no number required)
If you have a prayer request, please click HERE to submit it.


"Put A Myrtle On It!" from
Friday, January 29, 2021
in case you missed it:

Episode 23 by Rev. Anne Tabor


Feel free to share!
Last Sunday's message,
in case you missed it:

"Prayer On Demand" with Rev. Anne Tabor


Feel free to share!
A Course in Miracles Study Group
Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 on ZOOM

Every Thursday a group of people get together via Zoom to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM). Led by June Alexander, the group begins each session with a daily devotional, studies from the text, and then uses the workbook to learn how to put what they have studied into practice.

If you are interested in joining this study group, contact June at 817-572-2532 for details on the Zoom code being used.

To purchase A Course in Miracles on AmazonSmile, click https://amzn.to/342pyoE
Your 2020 Contribution Statements are "in the mail"
The 2020 contribution statements have been sent out, mostly via email with the remainder by regular US post. If you find any discrepancy or have questions regarding your statement, please contact our Office Administrator, Linda Newberry, at 817-467-5151 and leave a voice mail or via email to admin@unityofarlington.org. Linda will get back to you at her earliest convenience.
FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Wash your hands~Wear A Mask~Practice Social Distancing
Archived Sunday
Messages and Meditations

Have you missed any of Rev. Anne's Sunday messages or meditations? Or, would you like to hear one again? You can! They are archived on our website, unityofarlington.org, under the heading  "Sunday Messages."  You can also find our Facebook Live Sunday Services archived on our Unity of Arlington Facebook page, as well as on our YouTube channel.
Reverend Anne Tabor, M.Div., is available by appointment for spiritual counseling sessions at Unity of Arlington in a safe and supportive environment. As an ordained Unity minister, Rev. Anne, offers spiritual counseling to individuals seeking a deeper under-standing of themselves and their divine power within to solve life's challenges. Spiritual counseling can help if there is a need for inspiration, crisis support, or healing in any area of your life. Prayer and meditation are an integral part of Unity's spiritual principles, and an essential practice in realizing the answers we seek. We believe in the transformative power of affirmative prayer. You are a unique expression of God. Spiritual counseling will remind you of that!
 
Spiritual counseling is offered on a love offering basis. While no specific fee is expected or suggested, we do invite each person to leave a love offering. For more details, please call the church office 817-467-5151.
Shopping on AmazonSmile earns money for Unity of Arlington.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
  4. Designate Unity of Arlington as your charity of choice.
Community Partners
Don't forget when shopping at Kroger or Tom Thumb (Safeway/Randalls) you could be sending money to Unity of Arlington! All you have to do is enroll your loyalty card in the Community Partners Program on their websites. The Kroger code for Unity of Arlington is 91007. The Tom Thumb (Safeway/Randalls) is 4261.
Silent Unity - uPray App
Download the free mobile prayer app from Silent Unity. Available for Apple and Android.
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
February 1  Jeanette Rawlinson
February 2  Virginia Cummings
February 3  Dian Pierce
February 3  Elizabeth Young
February 6  Anthony Coca
February 6  David Hart
February 6  Emily Jordan
February 9  Pax Anderson
February 9  Catherine Smith
February 10 Bonnie Stevenson
February 11 Jeremy Krebbs
February 11 Brianna Turner
February 12 Helen Ramsdell
February 15 Nicole Cooper
February 15 Truman Thompson
February 16 Dianne Matthews
February 19 Andrea Maletta
February 21 Shenita Guillory
February 21 Shane West
February 22 Gloria Cox
February 27 Anne Thompson
February 27 Albertine Whitaker
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

If you don't see your birthday included, please let us know and we'll add it to our list!
We create Unity by being Love in action.
Your generosity is always greatly appreciated. We are grateful for your loving commitment to sustaining our spiritual community whether or not services and classes are taking place in-person, on Zoom, or Facebook Live.

Ways that you can continue to support Unity of Arlington through tithes, donations and love offerings are:


  • Text-to-Give through Tithely by texting the word GIVE (with no quotes) to 844-363-7894 and follow the prompts on your phone.

  • Give using the Tithely Mobile App, just download the GREEN Tithely app (not the blue one) from your app store.

  • Mail your donation to: 3525 S. Bowen Road, Arlington TX 76016. Please remember to include your first and last name, your mailing address, and your cell phone number so we an allocate your contribution accurately. 

Thank you, God!
Phone: 817-467-5151

Email:

Address:

3525 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Service:
11:00am Celebration Service
*Facebook Live
DAILY WORD MAGAZINE
To read today's DAILY WORD,
click the link below:

UNITY'S FIVE BASIC PRINCIPLES

Principle #1:
There is only one Presence and one Power in the Universe and in my life, God the Good.

Principle #2:
Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within.
Their essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently good. 

Principle #3:
Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking.
Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.

Principle #4:
Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good.

Principle #5:
Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough.
A person must live the truth he or she knows.
CORE VALUES
Spirit-Led:
Centered in the awareness of God's presence, we turn within for divine guidance in
all we do.
 
Love:
Love is our True Nature. We express the harmonizing power of love to see good everywhere and in everybody. Love binds together the whole human family.
 
Diversity:
We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. In a spirit of Unity, we embrace each person as an expression of God grounded in truth and love.
 
Connection:
We live, love, and laugh from our Oneness with God. We honor our inter-connectedness with each other, with all life, and the earth.
 
Abundance:
God is our Infinite Source of Good. We gratefully demonstrate prosperity in all areas
of our lives. We wisely use our wealth of resources to serve our spiritual community and the world.
 
Service:
We cultivate enlightened leadership by practicing the teachings of Jesus the Christ through sacred service. It is a blessing to serve locally and globally.
 
Integrity:
We consciously choose to practice living our Core Values and Unity Principles rather than simply professing them. We choose to communicate from the heart with authenticity and deliver on our commitments with reliability.
Street Address:
3525 S. Bowen Rd.
Arlington, TX 76016
Phone: 817.467.5151
admin@unityofarlington.org