What's Up at Unity

WHAT'S UP AT UNITY - January 16, 2020
This month's theme is "Mystery"
10 AM &
11:45 AM
Healing service led by Rev. Carmela, 
followed by an encore screening of the "Heal" documentary
10 AM
"A Day of Visioning"
10 AM - Sunday service message by Rev. Carmela, 
11 AM  - Potluck fellowship & quarterly CommUnity meeting 
12:15 PM - Vision Board Workshop
10 AM
Sunday service message by Rev. Carmela, "The Power of Strength" (12 Powers Series)
10 AM
Valentine's Day Service with Rev. Carmela
Unity Sweethearts - Honoring Those Who Serve
Healing Service
This Sunday, 1/19, at 10 AM
During the meditation portion of Sunday's service, healing practitioners bless  participants energetically by placing healing hands lightly on the shoulders of individuals. Participants are always grateful to receive this loving & centering energy!
USC's Spiritual Cinema Returns!
Heal Documentary
Sunday, January 19th @11:45 AM
Following the 10 AM Healing Service, join us for an encore screening of this inspiring documentary.
Featuring Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, and more. Director Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.
Suggested love offering: $10 per person
Time is running out to place your bids!
 Annual Silent Service Auction
Bidding Ends THIS SUNDAY, January 19th
There's still time to get involved in this festive fundraiser & support Unity by bidding on one (or more!) of the services below:
  • Professional Dog-Sitting for 1 night
  • A personalized song written for you or a loved one
  • Portrait session with 11x14 enlargement
  • 2 hours of one-on-one, personalized prayer & meditation
  • 45-minute energy therapy session
  • Phoenix session or Rain Drop with essential oils
  • 3 sessions of "Breakthrough to Joy"
  • A Gluten-Free Dessert
  • A Close Encounter with 3 Alpacas
Can't make it to Unity this Sunday? To place a bid, call 908-730-8792 or email: unity@unityspiritualcenter.org
A Day of Visioning
Sunday, January 26th
Join us as we create visual representations 
of our personal & collective aspirations for 2020!

10 AM - Sunday service message by Rev. Carmela


11 AM - Potluck fellowship followed by quarterly CommUnity Meeting


12:15 PM - Vision Board Workshop

Rev. Carmela will inspire & guide you in taking the first steps toward transformation by creating a powerful vision board...both for yourself and Unity! Gather your old magazines and bring them to the workshop. 


Workshop fee: $15 per person. Advanced registration required.




Questions? Call 908-730-8792 or email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org


From September to May, youth classes will meet 2-3 Sundays per month at 10 AM. On non-class days, children are invited to join the adults in the sanctuary for Family Service Sunday.
This Sunday (1/19) is Family Service Sunday. YFM Classes are not in session. Kids & Teens are invited to join the adults in the Sanctuary for regular service.
CLICK HERE for a REVISED schedule of 2020 classes.
NEW TO YFM? CLICK HERE to register your child or teen for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information or questions, email office@unityspiritualcenter.org
For our 2019-2020 curriculum, we will continue with:
Based on the book The Simple Truth by Mary-Alice and Richard JaFolla (former directors of Silent Unity), this curriculum is an exploration of metaphysical principles designed especially for children and young teens.

CLICK HERE for the scope and sequence of the curriculum.

CLICK HERE for additional information about UniTeens and Y.O.U. programs.
~ Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch ~
Winter Fund Campaign 2019-2020
Winter is Here!
 Join in our efforts to accumulate funds for 
winter expenses and projects such as heating fuel & snow removal.
1. Pick a pumpkin envelope from our "pumpkin patch" board in the Sanctuary with an amount you wish to donate.
2. Don't forget to take your affirmation!
3. Insert cash or check into the envelope (see Jean or Sherry if you'd like to use credit card) and give to office staff.
Thank you for your support!
~ The volunteer position of Fellowship Coordinator is still available. If interested, please see Rev. Carmela or office staff.
~ To help make set-up and clean-up easier for our regular fellowships, please bring finger foods or snacks.
We are always grateful for the volunteers who have offered to serve as hosts, assist with set-up and clean-up, and bring finger foods/snacks to share.
Please join us in continuing the tradition of bringing our spiritual community together after Sunday service by signing up to help: 
Eric Butterworth Lending Library
Eric Butterworth 
All 97 CD's are available for lending on a Love Offering basis in the Compassionate Listening Room at Unity Spiritual Center. Check out the CD you want on the clipboard by signing your name and the date you borrowed the CD. When you return it, just add the date you brought it back.

Hard copies of all CD reviews that were published in past issues of "What's Up" are available in the Compassionate Listening Room.  A digital file of all 52 CD reviews is also available by clicking on the following link: REVIEWS
The following 52 CD's were reviewed: #'s 1-3, 7-19, 21-27, 59, 60, 63-65, 67-74, 76, 77, 79-91. 

Selected CD's are identified by number in the Eric Butterworth Library Guide located in the Compassionate Listening Room.

All proceeds go to the Unity Spiritual Center. Thank you for your support!
In Memoriam
Doug Clark
Photo by Chris Polacco
On January 9th, beloved Unity member Doug Clark made a peaceful transition from this life to the next, with his wife Donna and daughters Kelly and Karen at his side. Doug & Donna Clark were wonderful supporters of Unity for many years before moving to Ohio, and we were delighted to see them again at the 30th Anniversary Dinner in August. We know Doug's light continues to shine brightly, we bless him on his journey, and we know that his Spirit continues to soar! 
The Traveler
By James Dillet Freeman
He has put on invisibility.
Dear Lord, I cannot see-
But this I know, although the road ascends
And passes from my sight,
That there will be no night;
That You will take him gently by the hand
And lead him on
Along the road of life that never ends,
And he will find it is not death but dawn.
I do not doubt that You are there as here,
And You will hold him dear.
Our life did not begin with birth,
It is not of the earth;
And this that we call death, it is no more
Than the opening and closing of a door-
And in Your house how many rooms must be
Beyond this one where we rest momently.
Dear Lord, I thank You for the faith that frees,
The love that knows it cannot lose its own;
The love that, looking through the shadows, sees
That You and he and I are ever one!
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We're almost there...
We have just a few stickers left to complete our 2019 sticker puzzle on the kitchen bulletin. As soon as it's complete, we have another one ready to hang for the new year! Thanks to Jean Allured for donating these to USC each year.
  • Thanks to Emmeline & Alan Remde for cleaning up after fellowship.
Inclement Weather Policy
Notification of a delayed opening or facility closing will be sent via email blast and through our Unity Spiritual Center Facebook page by either 7 PM Saturday evening OR no later than Sunday morning at 8:30 AM. You may also get updates by calling USC directly at 908-730-8792 and listening to the voicemail message.
  • If there is a delayed opening, the service will begin at USC at 11:30 AM. 
  • If the facility is closed, Rev. Carmela will hold a tele-service at 10 AM. To join us for this abbreviated service, dial 1-712-832-8330 and enter access code 688 6613 followed by the # sign.
Ways to Give  
Unity Spiritual Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which relies on the generous support of individual donors and foundations. Your tax-deductible gift to Unity Spiritual Center allows us to serve the mission and vision of this spiritual community. Help us to expand our ever increasing circles of good. Partner with us in this process with your gift today; every gift makes a difference and we are grateful. 
  • Cash or Check (payable to Unity Spiritual Center) - mailed or hand-delivered
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
  • One-time or recurring payment through your bank's online bill pay system
  • Authorized monthly credit card transaction - see office staff for authorization form
  • PayPal (via your PayPal account or debit/credit card) - Click below
Ongoing Classes/Meetings
A Course in Miracles Home Study Group
Meets Wednesdays 7-8:30 PM in Glen Gardner. Phone for info: 908-537-4448.
Joel S. Goldsmith / Infinite Way Study Group
Thursdays at 10 AM EXCEPT for the first Thursday of the month - group meets at Unity. 
Silent Meditation
Thursdays 12-1 PM in the Unity bookstore.

Monthly Evening Meditation
1st Tuesday Evening of the month, 7 PM at Unity.
Ongoing Fundraisers
Tree of Love Campaign - 
USC has installed a beautiful Tree of Love plaque in the Sanctuary as a permanent way to honor memories and to celebrate milestones. This is an ongoing project to raise much-needed funds for our operational costs. Please consider purchasing one or more leaves or a stone in honor of yourself or a loved one. CLICK HERE to place your order online through PayPal, or contact the office at 908-730-8792. 
Be Cool and Keep Filling the Basket - 
Even though our summer fundraiser has ended, and we had to return the wheelbarrow back to the shed, you can still donate your spare change to Unity! Just deposit your coins into the basket located at the community table near the front entrance.
ShopRite Gift Cards - 
USC offers ShopRite gift cards for sale at face value.  Available in denominations of $50 and $100.  Can be used at any local ShopRite grocery store.  USC receives a percentage of all sales.  Purchase cards on Sundays or during office hours.
Amazon Associates - 
Donate to Unity Spiritual Center when you shop at amazon.com. Just go to USC's website www.unityspiritualcenter.org, and click on the amazon link (on every page except the home page) to start shopping. USC gets a percentage of all sales made through USC's website.
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