What's Up at Unity

WHAT'S UP AT UNITY - August 22, 2019

This month's theme is "Being Present"
10 AM
Interactive Sunday Service with Jean Allured & Sherry Morin, "Being Present."
10 AM
Labor Day Weekend
Interactive Sunday Service with Jean Allured & Sherry Morin, "Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential: Celebrating Unity's World Day of Prayer."
10 AM
Sunday Service Message by Rev. Carmela, "Practical Metaphysics, Part 6: Transformative Prayer"
Wed. 9/11
7 PM
Nonviolent Communication Class #1
10 AM 
& 12 PM
YFM Opening Day & Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday service with guest speaker Nicole Hibbard, followed by her Workshop, "The Power of Vision"
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
A 6-week Class
Facilitated by Laura Kinney
Wednesday Evenings, September 11 - October 16, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 PM
$75 per person*
(*No one will be turned away due to lack of funds)
Based on the book by Marshall Rosenberg, this class will help you discover the power of connecting with yourself and others on an entirely new level. You'll immediately realize that every relationship in your life now has the potential for positive and permanent transformation!
During the class, we will 1) explore principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, and authenticity; 2) understand how words contribute to either connection or distance; 3) learn how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all; and 4) share "power with others" rather than using "power over others."
***Participants are asked to obtain a copy of the book
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg and read Chapters 1 & 2 before the first class.***
Class time will include reading, discussion, exercises, role-playing, and watching videos that illustrate NVC in action.
CLICK HERE to see the class outline.

Preregistration required: CLICK HERE to register
Attending 4 out of 6 classes will satisfy the communications requirement for becoming a USC voting member.
(The class will be closed after the 3rd week)
 For more information, email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org or call 908-730-8792.
The Power of Vision
A Workshop by Nicole Hibbard
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Sunday Service Message at 10 AM
Workshop 12 - 3 PM 
$25 per person
Please CLICK HERE to register in advance.
In this powerful & interactive workshop, you will create a crystal-clear vision of what you would truly love to do, be, give, and have in all areas of your life. Learn new ways to release fears, limiting beliefs, and old disempowering stories...and replace them with energizing and liberating perspectives that will help you succeed at anything you desire. Align yourself with the Invisible Laws of Success, so that the Infinite Intelligence will support you in full force as you realize your dreams!
*Participants are asked to bring a journal to the workshop.
Nicole Hibbard is an Inspirational Speaker and certified Transformational Life Coach through the Life Mastery Institute. She travels throughout the country, inspiring and empowering audiences to dream big and reach their full potential by accessing the love, joy, and passion within. To learn more about Nicole, CLICK HERE to visit her website.
For more information, call the office at 908-730-8792 or email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org
2019 CommUnity Survey

Help us improve your experience at Unity Spiritual Center by completing our July 2019 Community Feedback Survey!
CLICK HERE to participate in the online survey
(You may also fill out the survey in paper form. Please contact the office for a copy.)
Please complete by September 22, 2019
This survey is designed to be completed anonymously, but you will be given the option to identify yourself at the end. 
A summary of the results will be shared during our Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Dr. Dravon James
 Host of Unity Online Radio's Everyday Peace 
Rethinking STRESS...Your Untapped Resource
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sunday Service Message at 10 AM
Workshop 12 - 1:30 PM
Register in advance: $35 - CLICK HERE 
At the door: $45
Transform your thinking to create Every Day Peace with Dr. Dravon James. Learn how to use everything that shows up in your life - the good, the bad, and the in-between - as the stepping stones toward the life of your dreams. Stress has been linked to heart disease, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, autoimmune diseases, and other undesirable conditions. Dr. Dravon James teaches us how to transmute this potentially destructive energy into life-affirming and creative energy.
  • Stress cause-and-effect
  • Traditional stress management
  • Why fighting never works
  • The importance of intention
  • Strategies to transmute stress energy to creative energy
Dr. Dravon James is the host of Everyday Peacea weekly show on Unity Online Radio, and author of "Freedom Is Your Birthright." She travels the country educating, inspiring, and empowering others to take the 'curve balls' that show up in daily life and use them to create the life of their dreams. Dr. Dravon is also an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO's acclaimed "The Wire" as well as many stage plays and independent films. CLICK HERE to learn more about Dr. Dravon and her mission to help others achieve Every Day Peace.
For more information, call the office at 908-730-8792 or email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org
Registration is Now Open!
ACIM Immersion Weekend 2019
with Gary Renard and Cindy Lora-Renard
Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd
Undoing the Ego 
Through the Practice of Pure Non-Dualism
Join Gary Renard and Cindy Lora-Renard as they take you through the process of awakening from the dream of separation using the purely non-dualistic thought system of A Course in Miracles. Gain a deeper understanding of how the mind works so you can take control of your thoughts and choose peace and oneness over conflict and separation. Learn how to heal all your relationships by changing your perception and interpretations, moving you further on the path of awakening to your reality as Spirit!
There will be guided meditations for further deepening of the material. We hope you'll join us for an uplifting and inspiring event!
CLICK HERE for the complete flyer with weekend schedule of events and information about discounted hotel rates.
CLICK HERE to register online
Questions? call 908-730-8792 or email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org
Eric Butterworth Lending Library
CD of the Week: 
Give Way to Life #2:
 That Which Compels God (CD #89)
Eric Butterworth
In this weekly Avery Fisher Hall Service, Eric makes the following points: 
  • There's an Eastern axiom that says, "Meekness compels God himself."
  • One of the most misunderstood Beatitudes of Jesus is "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth." Considered from the human standpoint, this statement is ridiculous. It is most certainly the aggressive, not the meek, that will inherit the Earth.
  • The word "meek" is derived from the Greek "praeis" which has the connotation "tamed," from the standpoint of that which is wild and unrestrained. Hydroelectric turbines placed on Niagara Falls tamed the raw power of the Niagara river. In a sense, the "meekness" of Niagara Falls has inherited the Earth.
  • It is interesting that the French translation of the Beatitudes is "Blessed are the 'debonair." Debonair means a pleasant manner, courteous, gracious, and carefree. This would suggest the contemporary word "cool." So the Beatitude could be translated, "Blessed are the cool." When you're cool, you don't have to get your own way through force, bluster, or show. You get your ego out of the way.
  • We misunderstood the word "meekness." Jesus is not talking about an attitude toward people; it was an attitude toward God. Jesus was meek toward God; He knew that, of Himself, He could do nothing. He was just a simple carpenter's son who found His unity with God and, in His discovery, tapped into the secrets of the universe.
  • Jesus' meekness was concentric--dealing with the within. His great power didn't come to Him, it came through Him from the center. The important thing to know is that, if we get in tune with the Creative Flow, "All things are possible to him who believes." (Article submitted by Pete Haugk)
All 97 CD's are available for lending on a Love Offering basis in our Compassionate Listening Room at Unity Spiritual Center. Check out the CD you want on the clipboard form by signing your name, the date you borrowed the CD and when you return it, just add the date you returned it.
All proceeds go to Unity Spiritual Center.
Youth & Family Ministry
Youth Ministry Classes Begin Sunday, September 15th!
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.
CLICK HERE for a schedule of 2019-2020 classes.

CLICK HERE to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year.*
*Even if your child was registered in past years, please complete a new registration form so we have updated information.
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.
Help Us "Fill the Wheelbarrow!"
Did you know that a large wheelbarrow can hold up to 50,000 coins?
50,000 pennies = $500
50,000 nickels = $2,500
50,000 dimes = $5,000
50,000 quarters = $12,500
Help Unity Spiritual Center "Fill the Wheelbarrow" by depositing your loose/spare change into our wheelbarrow by the front entrance. All proceeds will go toward summer operational and maintenance expenses. 
To donate and fill our "online wheelbarrow" through a secure PayPal transaction,  CLICK HERE
Thank You!!!
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On Sunday, August 18th, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with a potluck picnic, and a fab time was had by all the hippies in attendance! Thanks to everyone who contributed food, music, & good company!

Everyone enjoyed the "love feast" during our Woodstock-themed potluck picnic.
  • Thanks to Alan Remde & Pete Haugk for taking on the role of volunteer plumbers and helping to remedy our kitchen drainage issues.
  • Thanks to everyone who helped make the Woodstock picnic a fun & delicious gathering!


For this Sunday and upcoming Sundays, we are grateful for the volunteers who have offered to serve as our hosts for fellowship. We would be additionally thankful for volunteers to sign up to help with clean-up or to bring a dish to share. Please sign up by clicking the link below:  
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.

A Course In Miracles for Beginners
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays  6:30 - 8:00 PM in Rev. Carmela's Office at Unity
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.
Stepping Stones Journal

Coming Soon: check out this blog by Jean and Sherry - your friendly USC staffers.
Click Here for Stepping Stones Journal
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. 
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. 
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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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