What's Up at Unity

WHAT'S UP AT UNITY - November 27, 2019
Have a Blessed & Healthy Thanksgiving Day!
10 AM
First Sunday of Advent: Faith and Hope. 
Service message by Rev. Carmela, "The Trip to Bethlehem - A Metaphysical Journey, Part 1," followed by Christmas Tree Trimming
10 AM
Second Sunday of Advent: Peace.
Service message by Rev. Carmela, "The Trip to Bethlehem - A Metaphysical Journey, Part 2"
10 AM
Third Sunday of Advent: Love.
YFM Christmas Program & Advent Spiral Meditation,
followed by our annual Christmas party & "The Game"
10 AM
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Joy.
Service message by Rev. Carmela, "The Trip to Bethlehem: A Metaphysical Journey, Part 3"
Please bring all unwrapped gifts (along with gift request tags) to the Unity office by 
We will deliver all gifts to United Way of Hunterdon County in the following week for distribution to families in need. 
Thank you for your participation!
Join us this Sunday, December 1st at 10 AM
In celebration of the first Sunday of Advent, Rev. Carmela begins a new talk series: The Trip to Bethlehem: A Metaphysical Journey, Part 1" 
Based on Hypatia Hasbrouck's book of the same title, Rev. Carmela will explore the metaphysical meaning behind the biblical Christmas story, and how the events leading to the birth of Christ describe your own journey of spiritual awakening.
See you on Sunday! 
Help Decorate Unity for Christmas!
This Sunday, after service, we continue with PART 2 of our Christmas decorating "operations." 
Join us in creating an atmosphere of merriment and joy as we trim the Christmas trees and decorate the ceiling and window sills in the Sanctuary.
The due date for form submission has been extended...
...don't miss this fun USC tradition!
Get involved in this festive fundraiser by donating a service that will be bid upon by one of your Unity friends! Examples of service donations might be 1 hour of dance lessons or 2 coaching sessions. 
 CLICK HERE to participate
All form submissions due Sunday, December 8th
Questions? email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org or call 908-730-8792
The countdown to #GIVINGTUESDAY is on! 
On December 3, 2019, join the global giving movement by supporting Unity Spiritual Center.
Here at USC, we believe community is vital to supporting individuals and families as they discover and live their spiritual potential and purpose.
You can help us in our mission to inspire individuals and families through service, spiritual education, prayer, and meditation.
If you've been uplifted by our spiritual teachings, whether by attending our services in person or online, please consider supporting us on December 3rd. Stay tuned for upcoming Facebook & Instagram posts & email campaigns. 
You can also choose to donate anytime by scrolling down to our "Ways to Give" section at the end of this email and clicking on the "Donate" button.
Thank you in advance for your support! 
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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, December 1st 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 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:
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 coming!
 Join in our efforts to accumulate funds for 
winter expenses and projects such as heating fuel, snow removal, and winterizing Kid's World.
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.
~ Volunteers are needed to help with our potluck fellowship after the 12/15 YFM Christmas Program. If interested, please see Rev. Carmela or the office staff.
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!
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Chris Polacco strings the lights.
Alan Remde patiently arranges the tree branches.
Getting Ready for Christmas!
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to complete the first phase of Christmas decorating! 
Pete Haugk & Linda Knack assemble one of the trees.
Kathie Shannon takes on the daunting task of untangling the lights.
The Sanctuary is well on its way to looking merry & bright!
  • Thanks to Emmeline Remde & Kathie Shannon for cleaning up after fellowship!
  • Thanks to Connie Wilson for her many years of service to the Spiritual Focus Team. Your insight, wisdom, & dedication will be missed!
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, beginning in January 2020 - 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.
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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