Minister's Moment

Jesus turns things inside out and upside down by calling you to look at the great paradoxes of life. For example, in his Sermon on the Mount, he begins with a series of paradoxical statements known as the Beatitude’s. To really understand these declarations, you must use what Charlotte Shelton calls quantum thinking. Quantum thinking is the ability to think paradoxically. For example, Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” On its face, this idea must have seemed crazy to people living in a world in which power was taken by the strongest. For them, freedom came from wielding a sword and defeating your enemy. Therefore, the very idea that meekness could be a more powerful weapon then physical strength went completely against conventional wisdom. Yet, Jesus put this concept forth as one of his core teachings. In this way, Jesus demonstrated that he was a quantum thinker.  

According to Shelton, “The skill of quantum thinking enables us to transcend the bounds of binary logic (duality) to create highly innovative responses to all of life’s challenges.” Furthermore, quantum thinking gives you the capacity to step outside of your linear reality to see life in an entirely different way.

If you can't make it to our services, we invite you to join us via live-stream at 11 AM each Sunday. 

Namaste,
Reverend Steve Towles  
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January 13, 2019
Celebration Service
Upside Down and Backwards

Jesus turns things inside out and upside down by calling you to look at the great paradoxes of life. In this way, Jesus demonstrated that he was a quantum thinker. According to Charlotte Shelton, “The skill of quantum thinking enables us to transcend the bounds of binary logic (duality) to create highly innovative responses to all of life’s challenges.” Join Reverend Towles this Sunday for an exploration of this powerful idea.

Throughout the parables the paradoxical teachings (of Jesus) continue: Give to receive. Die to live. Lose to win.”
 ~ Amos Smith

Presented by: Reverend Steve Towles
With music by: Julie Croteau
Happenings
Check out these events and activities.
FEATURED EVENT
Dances of Universal Peace
Thursday, January 10
6:30-8:30PM

Immerse yourself in a spiritual practice in motion, employing singing and dancing the sacred phrases of the world's religions. 
Reiki Share
Friday, January 17
6:30-8PM

Reiki Shares offer Reiki practitioners of all levels and lineages the opportunity share Reiki healing. Facilitated by Certified Reiki Master- Blossom Masters.
Reiki Circle
Sunday, January 19
12:30-1:30PM

A Reiki Circle is an opportunity for anyone who would like to receive the healing benefits of Reiki to receive a session. No experience required. Facilitated by Certified Reiki Master- Blossom Masters.
MORE HAPPENINGS
SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
Mondays
1-3PM
PEACE YOGA
Mondays
5-6:15PM
MEN'S GROUP
Mondays
6:30-8:30PM
COMMUNITY NEWS
Here are the latest opportunities to support and connect with the community.
SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
There are opportunities to put your unique skills or passions to use by serving our community. We have specific roles to fill in Celebrations and Hospitality plus PowerPoint, Sound and Youth Education roles during our 11AM services.You can indicate your interest by completing our online volunteer form and we will contact you.
WOMEN'S RETREAT
Friday-Sunday | May 3-5 | $175
Treat yourself to a weekend of rejuvenation and empowerment.

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK
January 27-February 3

Help support our community outreach partner Family Promise by signing up as an overnight host or meal provider during our week of service. Info and sign-up sheets are available in the Friendship Hall.
Family Promise's Interfaith Hospitality Network is a coalition of church partners representing a diverse community of faith. 
HEART TO HEART INREACH
Group Meeting | Jan 27 | 12:30PM

This group serves the needs of our internal Unity Community by performing small household chores, making minor repairs, giving local rides to visit a doctor or attend Unity services, assisting with food for memorials and more. If we can't help, we can offer direction to other community resources.
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:

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