What a Joy!

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Dear friends, What a joy it was to see so many of you at church last Sunday for our annual meeting and our indoor picnic. A big shout out to Gordon Kane for manning the grill and cooking us a delicious lunch. And a big thanks also to Julie Mitchell for doing all the prep and shopping for the event. Karen Warner and Linda Embree were elected to serve on the board for the next two and a half years in a very close race. The board voted for Karen Warner to be president, Jerry McRoberts as vice-president, Deb Winters…

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What Are You Planting?

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’ve moved into May already — and now that the snow is over (please let it be so!) it’s time to think of planting! We are constantly planting seeds in our minds. We are the inner gardeners planting in our fertile minds. You can choose any seeds you like, but remember that the seeds you plant are the ones you will grow. You can’t plant hate and harvest love! During our services on Sunday, May 2, we will explore ways we plant and ways we harvest. I hope to see you! Love and blessings, Diane

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Palm Sunday: The Power of Life

Palm Sunday will be a very full Sunday as we complete the last of the 12 powers, Life, and embrace Palm Sunday, the kick off to Holy Week. Holy Week affects each of us differently, depending on your childhood religion and how well you embrace metaphysics. I remember as a child seeing the movie Ben Hur as a class trip. The image of Jesus being nailed to the cross will forever be etched in my brain. My fifth grade mind could only comprehend that Jesus died for me – I caused this. Guilt immediately followed and it was hard to…

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The Power of Elimination

How wonderful it was to be back in church in person last Sunday! I look forward to more reconnecting as we move forward. We are coming into the home stretch on the 12 Powers of Man . This week, the power is Elimination, also called Renunciation or Purity. This most important power gives us the ability to let go of that which is no longer working in our lives and to move forward into what does. I will continue to broadcast the 9:30 a.m. service on Facebook. If you would prefer to return to fewer people, you are welcome to…

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The Power of Zeal

March 13 — We are back in person this Sunday at 11 a.m.! I can hardly wait to see your eyes and to know that you are smiling behind that mask!! This week’s power is zeal. My very favorite quote from Charles Fillmore that he uttered at the age of 94 is this: I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me. We experience zeal when we care passionately about something – when our hearts are on fire! I can’t wait to awaken this…

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The Power of Love

Valentine’s Day is the perfect Sunday to address the Power of Love! Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. —Colossians 3:14 Charles Fillmore: “God does not love anybody. God is the love in everybody and everything.” John is the disciple that represents love and it is located in right behind your heart.. The color is pink. Join me for the Twelve Powers of Man as we prepare ourselves for Easter by awakening the powers within! I look forward to connecting with you on Sunday. And speaking of connection, both our Zoom groups are absolutely…

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Finding Your Power

We continue the series on the Twelve Powers of Man. This week’s power is Power. Unity Cofounder Charles Fillmore says about Power: Since the activity of Spirit gives us power, we must logically conclude that power is a force generated from God through the activity of our words and thoughts. We receive added power when we set into action deeper realizations of the love, the wisdom the strength, the life, and the zeal of the Almighty. There is a power within us that we can call forth when we need it. The power lies dormant until we call it forth.…

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This Week’s Power: Wisdom

We continue the series on the Twelve Powers of Man. This week’s power is Wisdom. Judgment was the original name for this power as assigned by Charles Fillmore. It was changed because of the confusion over the word judgment having a negative connotation. We use judgment in our lives on a daily basis.  Fillmore says: Judgment is the mental act of evaluation through comparison or contrast. Do I want to wear the green sweater or the blue one? Is this job right for me? Do I really not want to go or am I making excuses? We will examine the…

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