What's Up at Unity

WHAT'S UP AT UNITY - October 17, 2019
This month's theme is "Finding Comfort"
UPCOMING SERVICES & EVENTS
 
10/20
10 AM
Sunday Service message by Rev. Carmela, "Exploring the Universal Christ - A Sacred Wholeness"
 
10/27
10 AM
& 11:45 AM
Sunday Service message by Rev. Carmela, "Halloween: The Masks We Wear" (Come in costume!), followed by Potluck Fellowship and USC's Annual Meeting
 
Saturday, 11/2
10 AM 
Day 1 of ACIM Immersion Weekend with Gary & Cindy Renard: "Undoing the Ego through the Practice of Pure Non-Dualism"
 
Sunday, 11/3 
10 AM
&12 PM
DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR
Sunday service message by guest speaker Gary Renard, "The Prodigal Son," followed by Potluck Fellowship and Day 2 of ACIM Immersion weekend with Gary & Cindy Renard
 
Join us this Sunday, October 20th at 10 AM, 
as Rev. Carmela continues her talks based on 
Richard Rohr's The Universal Christ. 
 
This Sunday's topic is:
"Exploring the Universal Christ - A Sacred Wholeness"
 
 
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
 
Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting after the 10 AM service and potluck fellowship. At the meeting, you will hear messages from our minister, Rev. Carmela Vuoso-Murphy, and reports from the Board of Trustees. We will also be electing our new trustees. Voting members are especially encouraged to attend this very important meeting, as your voice helps to determine the future direction of our Center.
 
Don't forget to bring a potluck dish for our special Halloween-themed fellowship: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
 
Prior to the October 27th meeting, Rev. Carmela's Sunday service message will be "Halloween: The Masks We Wear." We invite everyone to come in their Halloween costumes!
Only 2 weeks left for pre-registration pricing!
 
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!
  • Register in advance through October 31st: $155 per person
  • At the door: $175 per person
CLICK HERE  to view or download more information about the event, including the weekend schedule 
 
CLICK HERE to register online
 
Questions? call 908-730-8792 or email
~ Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch ~
 
Winter Fund Campaign 2019-2020
 
Winter is coming!
 Join in our efforts to accumulate funds for 
winter expenses and projects such as heating fuel, snow removal, and winterizing Kid's World.
 
Instructions:
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!
 
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
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.
 
YFM Classes are in session this Sunday, October 20th
 
This Sunday's theme is "Act, Don't React" (Lesson 17):
 
CLICK HERE to RSVP your child or teen for this Sunday's class. 
 
CLICK HERE for a schedule of 2019-2020 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:
"IN THE FOREST OF FINDING OUT"
 
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.
ALL THINGS FELLOWSHIP
 
 
~ 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 regular fellowships, please bring finger foods or snacks.
 
~ Volunteers are needed to host the following special occasion potlucks. See office for more details:
  • 10/27 Annual Meeting
  • 12/15 YFM Christmas Program
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 written by Pete Haugk & published in past "What's Up" emails 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!
 
* * * * * Unity News* * * * *           
 
Congratulations to beloved Unity members Judy Naturale & Karen Carroll, who recently tied the knot and joyfully celebrated with our community this past Sunday. Many heartfelt blessings for a lifetime of love and happiness!
...Karen & Judy's wedding cake was as delicious as it was beautiful!
THANK YOU TO OUR ANGEL HELPERS
WE LOVE YOU - WE BLESS YOU - WE APPRECIATE YOU
  • Thanks to Judy Naturale, Linda Knack, & Gailann Bruen for assisting with clean-up after the 10/13 Sunday service fellowship. 
  • Thanks to Pete Haugk for assisting with fellowship set-up.
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
 
Check out this blog by Jean - your friendly USC staffer.
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. 
 
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.
 
AmazonSmile - 
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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