Unity on the River News
September 11, 2020

14 Cedar St., Suite 203
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-834-7830
Our Vision
Awakened To and Transformed by Divine Love, we are an Expanding, Compassionate, Inclusive Beacon of Light

Our Mission
Transforming Lives and Inspiring People to
Make a Positive Difference in our World
* * BUILDING SALE UPDATE * *

The sale of the building is complete! The required paperwork has been signed and filed. we are awaiting transfer of funds. Thank you to the Spirit On The River team who managed the sale negotiations, and to all the volunteers who helped pack and clean. Special thanks to Operations Director MaryJane Dywer who organized and supervised the transition to our new temporary office space.


Watch the recording of our Building Farewell Service below. Special thanks to all the volunteers and musicians who helped create such a memorable send-off for this space that has served us well for over two decades.
Come visit our new and temporary office at 14 Cedar St., Suite #203
Tue-Thur 11am-4pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Call 978-834-7830 to schedule a visit and please wear a mask.
[Please do not drop by without an appointment to ensure social distancing]

Would you like to be part of the team that helps find & select out new church home?
Email the Board and let them know - board15@unityontheriver.org
Virtual Sunday Service - September 13, 2020 at 10am ET

" Spiritual Partnership Pt.2 "
with music by
Meg Rayner, Brian Doser, Keith Bickford

Watch on our website or YouTube channel
Rev Ogun continues his series based on Gary Zukav's book Spiritual Partnerships: The Journey To Authentic Power. A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. To understand this idea, we must recognize that personalities are not equal, but souls are. No one is more important than you, and also no one is less important than you. When we have superiority or inferiority issues in our lives, those ideas are based in fear. It is not possible to create a truly spiritual partnership when one of the partners is coming from a place of fear. In this way, the only way to have a spiritual relationship is to be truly equal. This equality arises from one’s sense of authentic power. It arises from the soul, rather than the self.

Join us after service at 11:00am for

ZOOM HOSPITALITY

  • Zoom link -- https://bit.ly/3jUxPjm
  • Meeting ID: 884 4239 4798
  • Passcode: Unity2020

  • To join by phone call 646-558-8656
  • Meeting ID: 884 4239 4798
  • Passcode: 062323

EVENTS & CLASSES
Midweek Meetup & Meditation
Join Rev Ogun on Zoom every Wednesday at 9:00am & 7:00pm ET for a time of connection and meditation. During this time as do our part to slow the spread of Coronavirus by staying at home, let us continue to connect and spiritually support each other. We can turn social isolation into spiritual inspiration. Spiritual Community can never be cancelled.

9am Zoom -- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/450902984 -- ID 450 902 984
7pm Zoom -- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82608056826 -- ID 826 0805 6826
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2020
Did you miss World Day of Prayer 2020 as they were happening live online? You can still watch Rev Ogun and other Unity ministers speak about and center us in this year's affirmation: Standing in Truth, I move from fear to Faith.


"HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST" Book Study
Did you miss it the first time? Here's another chance to explore this revolutionary text as we ask what's ours to do to create a world that works for all. Join Rev Ogun & Rev Kelly Isola for an 8-week book study and discussion starting Tuesday, Sept.1 at 7:30 EST on Zoom. Registration required. Join the class at any time. [Hosted by Unity of Kansas City North]
SpiritGroups Session 2 Starts Soon!!

In September we will be starting Zoom SpiritGroups. Session 2 will explore the classic work by Eric Butterworth DISCOVER THE POWER WITHIN YOU which lays the foundation for the science and structure of New Thought traditions. Enjoy the wisdom, piano music and songs by Houston Unity Minister, Rev. Michael Gott, as deepen your experience of the power within you. Connect with others and expand your understanding of New Thought teachings.

Session 2 starts week of September 27th and will run for 7 weeks
  • Group 1 - Tuesdays 7-9pm with Ronda Heatley
  • Group 2 - Thursdays 1-3pm with Cherie Gaudet
  • Group 3 - Fridays 7-9pm with AmyJoslin
  • Group 4 - Saturdays 7-9pm with Michelle Gallant
Watch video below to learn more about Session 2...
The Eastern Region Board of Trustees and Conference Planning Team invite you to the First Virtual and Best Ever 2020 Eastern Region Fall Conference

Our Evolving Consciousness: Diving Deeply Into the Extraordinary

Click image above or here to register by September 28, 2020. You can register for the full virtual conference and reap all the benefits of all included sessions and online activities. We do understand differing financial and scheduling circumstances, so you can also register for portions of the conference.
MINISTRY NEWS
Did you miss the September 6 Virtual Community Meeting? Click below to watch.
SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM
Has Social Justice been on your mind and heart lately? Would you like to see us do more around that? Could this be a way to live Unity's 5th Principle? We're looking to create a team to start discussing what that could look like for our community. If you're interested please email Rev Ogun and let him know - revogun@unityontheriver.org
Click image above or here to read Rev Ogun's latest article for The Daily New's "In The Spirit" religion column.
UOTR Prayer Chaplain Team Offering Support

Would You Like a Prayer Chaplain Call?

The Unity On The River Prayer Chaplain Team would like to pray with you. If you would like a Prayer Chaplain to call and pray with you, please fill out the following form.

UOTR confidential prayer line:
978-834-7830 x 211

Prayer Request:

Call 816-969-2000 to pray with someone at any time on any day.
Do you need help during this time? Food? Help with groceries or transportation? Do you know someone who needs help?

Please Let Us Know. We Want To Help!

Call the office 978-834-7830 or reply to this email.
WAYS TO GIVE
NEW! Text Giving

Donating to UOTR is now easier than ever. Text GIVE to 833-702-4337. You will be prompted to complete a one-time account set-up. After that, all you'll need to do donate is text an amount to 833-702-4337. Works with both Apple & Google Pay. Try it today! And thanks for choosing to invest in your spiritual community.
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Unity on the River thrives with the help of volunteers. We are currently looking for volunteers for:
-Livestream Team
-Hospitality
-Sunday Ushers

The UOTR Folding Team has an immediate need is looking for volunteers! This group meets 10:30-11:30am Friday mornings and prepares Sunday bulletins and materials for special services. Please call the office if you can help.

-Can you help by giving someone a ride to church? Some of our congregants cannot make it to service because they don't have a car or cannot drive. Please contact the office if you can provide a ride to church.
ONGOING GROUPS
UOTR Men’s Group
Saturday Mornings 7:30 AM - 9:00AM

https://zoom.us/j/632945092?pwd=MG5sMHU2WnNrM2VQQ0k2UzY2czNMQT09

Meeting ID 632 945 092 || Password 958682
The Unity Business Alliance (TUBA)

Wednesdays 8-9am via Zoom.
All are invited to experience our spiritually based heart-centered networking. For more information or to sign up to attend a meeting contact brad@bradfanger.com.
A Course in Miracles

Sundays at 11:45am - 1:30pm via Zoom
with Chris Casanovas & Nancy Fitzgerald
Email nmeyerfitz@gmail.com for Zoom link.
What’s Good About Today
(Alcoholics Anonymous)

Mon-Sun | 7:00-8:15am
Zoom Id 886 756 436
An Introduction to Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute

Education can be the start of your journey but practicing the principles you discover on your journey will speed the attainment of your enhanced life goals. Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute has designed its courses to help you explore the wisdom of the ages and apply that wisdom to your life today.
Inspiration from Rev. Paulette Pipe

We are Unlimited!
Weather Related Cancellations  
Check for cancellation notices on UOTR Facebook and website or call the church for an automated message. We will update WCVB TV and WBZ TV when possible.