What's Up at Unity

WHAT'S UP AT UNITY - February 20, 2020
This month's theme is "Possibility"
UPCOMING SERVICES & EVENTS
 
2/23
10 AM 
Sunday service with Rev. Carmela: "Preparing for Lent"
(Sunday before Lent)
3/1
10 AM
Sunday service with Rev. Carmela: "The Origins of New Thought" 
3/8
10 AM
Sunday service with Rev. Carmela
 
 
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM!
PREPARING FOR LENT
Sunday service message by Rev. Carmela
 
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. During her talk, Rev. Carmela will explore spiritual concepts and practices leading up to this sacred period of reflection, release, and renewal.
 
Unity's annual Lenten booklet: "Fasting and Feasting 2020" will be available. Don't forget to pick up your copy!
 
CLICK HERE to read "A Spiritual Practice for Lent," an article by Unity minister Rev. Teresa Burton.
It's Time for 
the Teddy Bears!
 
We're collecting new Teddy Bears (& their buddies!) to be delivered to patients of Hunterdon Medical Center's Memory Care Center and Pediatric Unit. Drop off bears & their buddies between now and Sunday, March 8th. 
 
Each Sunday during 10 AM service we will hold the bears & their buddies on our laps and infuse them with loving energy before they are delivered to their new owners. 
 
Thank you in advance for your support & participation in this wonderful community service project!
Learn more about our NEW
Spring fundraiser & service project!
Our Spring Fundraising Campaign begins this Sunday, February 23rd. Help support Unity's operations and programming by participating in this exciting new fundraiser! 
 
You will also have the opportunity to make a purchase for donation to local community agencies: OPEN CUPBOARD FOOD PANTRY in Clinton, NJ or FAMILY PROMISE in Flemington, NJ.
 
Further details to be shared during the announcements portion of this Sunday's service. Unable to attend service? Call the office at 908-730-8792 or email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org
 
Thank you for supporting Unity Spiritual Center!
Buddhism: 
A Step-By-Step Manual on How to Become a Hero
 
Sunday Service Message 
By Nancy Fleming
March 22nd at 10 AM 
 
During this inspiring talk, Nancy will introduce you to the teachings of Buddha (a man by the name of Siddhartha Gautama who awakened to his true Self). She will explore the key aspects of Buddhism, including the law of karma; the process of death and rebirth; the importance and power of compassion; the ability of our mind to create our reality; the nature of "ultimate reality;" and the role of meditation in awakening. Buddha taught that each and every living being has the potential to become fully enlightened. As an enlightened being you will be able to help all other living beings without limitations. You will be a true hero or heroine, once you become...A Buddha.
Big Sky Mind
A Meditation Workshop 
Facilitated by Nancy Fleming
March 22nd after service 
12-1 PM
 
Our mind is the basis of all our experiences. The true nature of the mind is boundless and tranquil, and it has enormous potential to bring us to experiences of joy, peace, strength, and love. Nancy will guide you to use a simple Buddhist meditation that can be applied anytime and anywhere. It is a spiritual tool that can bring about a sense of well-being and serenity as well as a change in the quality of your experiences. As you become skilled in this practice, you will be well on your way toward enlightenment!
 
This workshop will consist of a sitting and walking mediation. If you already have a regular meditation practice, you may bring a cushion or blanket. Otherwise, you are invited to meditate sitting in a chair. 
 
Suggested Love Offering: $10 per person*
*no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
All proceeds will go to Unity Spiritual Center
 
CLICK HERE to RSVP for the workshop
 
Questions? Call 908-730-8792 or email unity@unityspiritualcenter.org
 
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
From September to May, youth classes will meet 1 Sunday 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, February 23rd is Family Service Sunday. YFM classes are not in session. Kids & Teens are invited to join the adults for regular service in the Sanctuary. 

 

 CHECK OUT OUR NEW SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2020: CLICK HERE.

 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.
~ 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.
 
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 Sherry if you'd like to use credit card) and give to office staff.
 
Thank you for your support!
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 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!
 
THANK YOU TO OUR ANGEL HELPERS
WE LOVE YOU - WE BLESS YOU - WE APPRECIATE YOU
  • Thanks to Carol Heffler & Mary Beth Spitz of the Music Team for their wonderful performance during the 2/16 Sunday service.
  • Thanks to Judy Naturale for taking on kitchen clean-up duties after fellowship. The office very much appreciates your assistance!
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Teddy Bears & Buds
Thanks to everyone who donated teddy bears (& their buddies). Don't forget to bring your teddy bears to the Sanctuary by Sunday March 8th!
 
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 lending library.
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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