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We did not successfully arrange financing for the purchase of the Melbourne Heights Baptist Church before the end of September. The banks we were working with indicated that they would be more willing to finance the purchase after we sell our downtown Church and use the proceeds to reduce the size...
By: kristam
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
This month we are highlighting our value of inclusion through the lens of mental health. Mental health issues are difficult to spot from the outside and even more difficult from the inside. The issues that are frequently diagnosed are the normal condition for the person who has the experience. I...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ester Nicholson-Soul RecoverySunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmEster survived the ravages of addiction to discover something truly extraordinary: How to transform dependence into power. Soul Recovery lives at the nexus if the 12 Steps of Recovery and oft-considered concepts and practices...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019
This week we continue our exploration of the Legends of Unity focusing on May Rowland. Ms Roland was the 2nd director of Silent Unity replacing Myrtle Fillmore in 1915 and holding the position until 1971. Ms. Rowland was raised in Unity from the earliest days working closely with the Fillmore's and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019
I have been thinking a lot about the divisiveness and constant level of outrage and judgment we experience every day. I thought I would take this space and clear some ideas that have been percolating in my head. To be clear I am not asking anything other than, possibly, maybe I/we will stop and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Every week we close our service with the Peace Song. We have made an adjustment in the song from “let there be peace on earth” to an affirmation of “now there is peace on earth.” We claim this is something happening now not in some distant future where things are different, but now. But, do we...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019
My name is Leah Zellers, and I’m the grateful mama to four-year-old Elle.  I am co-parenting Elle joyfully with BJ, a man to which I was once married, and out of a bond that was broken, a new and beautiful relationship emerged.Elle’s father and I met in our early-20’s and developed what ultimately...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Our diversity theme for the month of July is family make-up and structure. Family is an interesting topic to think of, from a diversity point of view. We all come from a family. Some of us came from families that were warm and nurturing and give us warm memories. Some came from families that were...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Building UpdateOn Friday July 19th the Board of Trustees formally accepted the final draft proposal for the purchase of the Melbourne Heights Baptist Church on Taylorsville Road. There are still issues to be worked out primarily financing and planning and implementing the move.Purchase of Melbourne...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019
I have found that life will give us many opportunities to practice staying present and mindful. The ego and the human side of my consciousness will always be trying to pull me away from the moment. My ego seems to like drama. Maybe I am unique in this, I really don’t know. But, as I have aged I...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019

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