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Sunday is Father's Day and we celebrate all those who have chosen the path of being a father figure to a child. This is no easy task. Yet, in Unity we look beyond the literal day and explore possible deeper and more profound meanings. This in no way minimizes the importance of being a father but, I...
By: rnelson
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018
This week we finish our series using Gerry Boylan's book Christ in Training. I have often said that if this was easy, the path to spiritual awakening, I would have already done it. One of the reasons Gerry wrote the book is to awaken the reader to the idea that it takes training to live out of the...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018
This week we continue our study of Gerry Boylan's book Christ in Training with the topic of non-attachment. All spiritual traditions have a version of this teaching. Probably the best known is the Buddhist version that states that our attachments are our source of suffering and pain. This is not...
By: rnelson
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I spent last weekend at a Uniteen (ages 11-13) Rally in Wisconsin. We have a staff member from the region who oversees the development of the rally but a majority of the weekend is developed and staffed by our YOU (Youth of Unity ages 14-18). The theme they developed this rally was finding your...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018
 The power of God is within you. Open yourself to the wisdom, discernment and inspiration of God that is within. Take time to listen to the voice of God. Charles Fillmore, paraphrasing the Buddha, said “don’t believe something because I said it or a great sage wrote it but take it to heart and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018
This week we continue our series the Christ in Training with a talk on judgment. Judgment can often be a difficult topic to understand. Judgment as a spiritual tool is the ability to discern and make wise choices. Judgment relates to the 12 Power of Wisdom and the power to evaluate. Judgment is...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018
This week continue our series based on Gerry Boylan's book Christ in Training. This week Rev Val will speak on Love, a deeper more authentic Love that springs from the essence of our Divine self. There are many types of Love but the Love we speak of this week is the pure, unfiltered, unconditional...
By: rnelson
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018
One of the things I always ask of first time visitors is "what of all the choices you have on a Sunday morning had you take the time and make the effort to come spend the time with us." I am curious about what the driving forces are that have people come together. I get a variety of answers. Some...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018
 This Sunday is Easter, one of the most holy days in Christianity. Most of us have had an experience of Easter in our lives. Even those of us who were not raised in a church community have some experience of what Easter means to the Christian faith. Everybody experience will be different based on...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018
  Sunday is Palm Sunday typically celebrated as Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. In Unity we teach, or at least I teach, it is about the choices we are guided to make. We know the story and what Jesus was about to face. The mythology of the Jesus story is he knew this as well and made the...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018

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