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SUNDAY SERVICE

February 5, 2023

10:30 AM

Click here to go to our website for frequent UGC updates!


 


 

BEING THE LIGHT

Rev. Jerry Farrell

So what is all this talk about being the light, and what does it mean? How does it relate to our bodies and healing? How does it relate to other people and the world? Join us this Sunday for another illuminating talk when Rev. Jerry returns full of Aloha spirit!

Our musician will be Kellie Garmire.

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela.

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.


 

FROM THE BOARD

In order to better serve you, our congregants and family, the board has been spending some time asking ourselves the question, ”Who are we? What are offering our community and each other?” After some discussion, we centered on the thoughts that we are a community that is unconditionally accepting; we offer oneness and nonjudgment to each other and all those who walk through our doors.  We carry this belief system out in to our broader community.  Kindness (Love) is our product. Unity in the Gold Country is a place where we can all be our authentic self. People can come here and be who they really are, with no judgment. 

What do you feel? What is UGC to you? How would you like to see it (us) evolve and flourish?

We want to hear your ideas, too! In March we are a dedicating a Sunday service to sharing ideas with each other to help us grow into an ever more-loving community. Your input is vital for us to thrive and flourish. 

 

Marlene Bottenfield

BOT President


 

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!

Our VOM for February is Mary Cooper. Mary was first introduced to Unity by her son 22 years ago in Cleveland Ohio. When she moved to Grass Valley in 2018, she and Ken immediately joined our Unity In The Gold Country. You can find Mary in our hospitality group preparing our yummy treats, coffee and tea for after service. Mary says it’s all about community. Volunteering helps keep our community going and growing, and makes her feel part of our spiritual family.

Thank you dear Mary, from Rev. Jerry, the Board of Trustees, and the entire congregation. We love you and appreciate you!


 

WE HAVE A PROJECT AND IT HIGHLIGHTS YOU!

A new UGC directory is overdue and we have a plan to get it done! We are asking all of you to take a selfie (individual or couples selfie) and email it to goldcountryunity@gmail.com along with your name(s), mailing address, phone number and email address. Please don't assume we have that info - this is an opportunity to also make sure the contact records are current.

If you don't feel sure of the selfie part ask a friend to help - we want your loving face in our directory. For those of you needing additional tech help we will have a time here to take your picture and get your current information.

 

YOU'RE DOING GREAT -

KEEP 'EM COMING!!


 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendar for our Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center's AGM happening right after the Sunday Service on February 26th.

 

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE . . .

all of the new items in our Connections Book and Gift Shop! I could name all the new stuff but you really need to explore it all in person. Wearable items, jewelry, decorative items, and more! Be sure to visit the Book and Gift Shop when your are here on Sunday.

Valentine's Day!!


 

A COURSE IN MIRACLES . . .

meets tonight at 6:30 pm, on Zoom. Click HERE to join in!

Meeting ID: 815 5327 4639

Passcode: 007577


 

 

INSPIRING WOMEN EVENT!

From Journaling to Memoir

Come join us for this free, exploratory workshop. We will learn about journaling and memoir. We will free write, brainstorm, and begin to write stories about our lives. We will put pen to paper, let the ideas flow, write from the heart, and craft experiences into art. No experience necessary. Lead by Joan Rose Staffen, an author, psychic healer, and artist dedicated to assisting others to heal their lives, to rediscover their purpose, and to stay on their life path.

 

Inspiring Women

Unity of the Gold Country

THIS Saturday, February 4th, 2023

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Community Salad Bar at 12:30 pm

Please Bring Toppings, Dressing, or Bread and Butter.

As aside, Chocolate is always Welcome!

Love Offerings Accepted for the Unity Center


 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lynn Tweedie 2/2

Kurtis Zumwalt 2/3

Karle deProsse 2/4

Marion Culhane 2/7

Sherry Rebstock 2/7

Michael Fairbrother 2/12

Scott Wetzell 2/14

Larry Homan 2/18

Jim Verducci 2/22

Kellie Garmire 2/22

Lezlie VanNatta 2/22

Tim Lascano Callahan 2/26


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

Nevada County Association for the Developmentally Disabled

Our C4C recipient for January and February is the Nevada County Association for the Developmentally Disabled whose mission it is to provide social and recreational activities for developmentally disabled persons in our county.


 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Rising Into the Dream

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.” - Maya Angelou

Affirmative prayer: I revere the dignity of my fellow beings, my African American sisters and brothers. I believe in the power of a clear vision of equality for all humanity, and I see the greatness of all. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 

Coretta Scott King

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

 

Franklin Thomas, activist and philanthropist

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.

 

Nelson Mandela

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

 

Barack Obama

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

 

Maya Angelou

Won’t it be wonderful when black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.

 

Marty Meehan

Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is needed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. Just click here!


 

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180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |

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UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries

 

Board of Trustees

President: Marlene Bottenfield

Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Patricia Plank

Angela Apostal

Joe Darby

Cydne Grimsby

Carly Tousley

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 29, 2023

10:30 AM

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THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR

Rev. Angelika Schafer

 

Most human beings do not realize that they are in a self made prison of the mind, nor do they realize that the door is always open to walk into freedom. An honest exploration of the challenges and joys of living life from presence rather than programs is on offer today.

 

Rev. Angelika will be our featured speaker AND musician!

Our musician next Sunday will be Kellie Garmire.

 

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.


 

FROM THE BOARD

Happy New Year!

Have you been to Sunday service lately? It’s been so great to sit in service with a full sanctuary of people. I especially love to listen during the community songs when voices are raised loud and strong. It’s fantastic! Come back in and join us!

 

We are coming up on our annual general meeting at the end of February when we review our spiritual community’s goals and processes. Please plan on attending. It’s a great way to engage with Unity In The Gold Country and help to make it a thriving, enriched, inclusive spiritual community.

Lastly, I saw this written recently and it really struck me. I hope you like it too:

“Christianity and science are opposed…but only in the same sense as that which my thumb and forefinger are opposed - and between them, I can grasp everything.

    Sir,William Bragg, Nobel Prize for Physics (1915)

 

With love,

Kurtis Zumwalt 

Rev. Jerry will be presenting another Science and Religion Sunday in February, so stay tuned!


 

WE HAVE A PROJECT AND IT HIGHLIGHTS YOU!

A new UGC directory is overdue and we have a plan to get it done! We are asking all of you to take a selfie (individual or couples selfie) and email it to goldcountryunity@gmail.com along with your name(s), mailing address, phone number and email address. Please don't assume we have that info - this is an opportunity to also make sure the contact records are current.

 

If you don't feel sure of the selfie part ask a friend to help - we want your loving face in our directory. For those of you needing additional tech help we will have a time here to take your picture and get your current information.


 

TECH WIZ PERSON NEEDED!

We need a Wiz Kid to help us increase our social media presence. Some one who will either teach us, or take care of it for us. We are hoping you own one of these such creatures, or know one! Rev. Jerry and I feel like dinosaurs when it comes to the tech of social media. We are of course open to an elder filling the role but we just don't know of any. We have some funds set aside to pay for their expertise.


 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendar for our Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center's AGM happening right after the Sunday Service on February 26th.

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE . . .

all of the new items in our Connections Book and Gift Shop! I am so happy self gifting is one of my super powers. I could name all the new stuff but you really need to explore it all in person. Wearable items, jewelry, decorative items, and more! Be sure to visit the Book and Gift Shop when your are here on Sunday.

In love, and shopping, Lezlie


 

 

INSPIRING WOMEN EVENT!

From Journaling to Memoir

Come join us for this free, exploratory workshop. We will learn about journaling and memoir. We will free write, brainstorm, and begin to write stories about our lives. We will put pen to paper, let the ideas flow, write from the heart, and craft experiences into art. No experience necessary. Lead by Joan Rose Staffen, an author, psychic healer, and artist dedicated to assisting others to heal their lives, to rediscover their purpose, and to stay on their life path.

 

Inspiring Women

Unity of the Gold Country

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Community Salad Bar at 12:30 pm

Please Bring Toppings, Dressing, or Bread and Butter.

As aside, Chocolate is always Welcome!

Love Offerings Accepted for the Unity Center

 


 

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Mary Jo Kim 1/2

Deborah Edmondson 1/6

Carolyn Homan 1/10

Jinnae Anderson 1/17

Carol Meredieth 1/20

Jivat Mukhi 1/25

Yvonne Read 1/26

Janet Lee 1/30

Frank Castro Wehr 1/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

Nevada County Association for the Developmentally Disabled

Our C4C recipient for January and February is the Nevada County Association for the Developmentally Disabled whose mission it is to provide social and recreational activities for developmentally disabled persons in our county.


 

HONORING THE NATURAL WORLD

Almost 200 nations at the UN Biodiversity Summit have agreed to protect a third of the planet by 2030 in a landmark deal aimed at safeguarding the natural world and the variety of life on the planet. There will also be targets for protecting vital ecosystems such as rainforests and wetlands and the rights of indigenous peoples. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres praised the deal. "Finally, we are forging a peace pact with nature."

 

“Nature is held together by the energy of love.” - Deepak Chopra

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I honor the natural world that plays host to all life, and I give thanks that the animating qualities of this landscape are within me. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!


 

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180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |

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UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries

 

Board of Trustees

President: Marlene Bottenfield

Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Patricia Plank

Angela Apostal

Joe Darby

Cydne Grimsby

Carly Tousley

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 22, 2023

10:30 AM

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Kung Hee Fat Choi

WHAT ARE YOU THIRSTING FOR?

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

I know it is a bit strange to be talking about thirst when we have been inundated with water for weeks. But it is a good question nonetheless to ponder at the beginning of a new year. What does our soul really long for? How do we best fulfill that desire? This Sunday we will use a beautiful story to bring us into the heart of the matter. Join us for some more deep spiritual insights and sacred practice.

 

Music this week is by our two Archangels Gabriel and Angela.

Next Sunday Angelika will be our featured speaker and musician.

 

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.


 

INSPIRING WOMEN EVENT!

From Journaling to Memoir

Come join us for this free, exploratory workshop. We will learn about journaling and memoir. We will free write, brainstorm, and begin to write stories about our lives. We will put pen to paper, let the ideas flow, write from the heart, and craft experiences into art. No experience necessary. Lead by Joan Rose Staffen, an author, psychic healer, and artist dedicated to assisting others to heal their lives, to rediscover their purpose, and to stay on their life path.

Inspiring Women

Unity of the Gold Country

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Community Salad Bar at 12:30 pm

Please Bring Toppings, Dressing, or Bread and Butter.

As aside, Chocolate is always Welcome!

Love Offerings Accepted for the Unity Center


 

SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE 2023

 

January 30 to April 4, 2023 is the

Season for Nonviolence and is observed on January 30, 2023. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The "season" begins with the anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi's assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination on April 4. It is anchored by a mission, statement of principles, and commitments by participants towards living in a nonviolent way.


 

WIZ KID NEEDED!

 

We need a Wiz Kid to help us increase our social media presence. Some one who will either teach us, or take care of it for us. We are hoping you own one of these such creatures, or know one! Rev. Jerry and I feel like dinosaurs when it comes to the tech of social media. We are of course open to an elder filling the role but we just don't know of any. We have some funds set aside to pay for their expertise.


 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendar for our Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center's AGM happening right after the Sunday Service on February 26th.

 

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE . . .

 

All of the new items in the Book and Gift Shop! I am so happy self gifting is one of my super powers. I could name all the new stuff but you really need to explore it all in person. Be sure to visit the Book and Gift Shop when your are here on Sunday.

In love and shopping, Lezlie


 

 

IT'S A NEW YEAR, NEW ENERGY!

Kung Hee Fat Choi!

What a great time to join or re-join one or more of our groups. They're all awesome and will expand your love, your understanding, and add more fun to your life. Consider the following:

Align to the Divine meditation group, 11a-12p on Mondays.

The Way of Mastery at 1 pm and another group at 6:45 pm on Mondays.

Spiritual Exploration at 10 am on Tuesdays

Matt Kahn at 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

A Course in Miracles at 6:30 pm the first Thursday of each month.

Call or email the office if you need more details. 530-274-2463, ugcassistant@gmail.com


 

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Mary Jo Kim 1/2

Deborah Edmondson 1/6

Carolyn Homan 1/10

Jinnae Anderson 1/17

Carol Meredieth 1/20

Jivat Mukhi 1/25

Yvonne Read 1/26

Janet Lee 1/30

Frank Castro Wehr 1/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

Nevada County Association for the Developmentally Disabled

 

Our C4C recipient for January and February is the Nevada County Association for the Developmentally Disabled whose mission it is to provide social and recreational activities for developmentally disabled persons in our county.


 

 

URGING OTHERS TOWARD EXCELLENCE

Jude Kovie, an 11-year-old boy with autism, and his family immigrated to Colorado a few years ago. One day, Jude surprised everyone with his musical talent, playing on an old keyboard. When a local piano tuner, Bill Magnusson, heard Jude play, he was so moved that he bought the lad a grand piano. He also offered to keep it tuned, and he’s paying for professional lessons to hone Jude’s skills. “Jude’s talent is beyond special. He's Mozart-level. It's coming from somewhere beyond." Go here to listen. There will likely be a brief ad first but the story will make your heart soar.

“Teach them to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence. Pull them upward like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them.” – Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

Affirmative prayer: Today, I encourage the talent, heart, and soul of others. I allow my belief in their abilities to lift up their belief in themselves. I give thanks for the wonders of their deeds, of their lives. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!


 

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |

180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |

unitygold.us

 

UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries

 

Board of Trustees

President: Marlene Bottenfield

Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Patricia Plank

Angela Apostal

Joe Darby

Cydne Grimsby

Carly Tousley

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 15, 2023

10:30 AM

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THE PICTURE AND THE FRAME

Rev. Joe Sloan

 

 

So much of the things in our lives are like frames. They hold things, but they are not the essence of the thing being held. These wonderful bodies that we use are like a frame, but we are not who we are and as far as we can tell, we can’t take them with us. This excellent church we use and appreciate was designed to hold a ministry and all who come to be together for a Divine Purpose, but without the people it is just a frame. And as with all frames, we have we have to be careful not to be so engrossed with the beauty of the frame that we fail to see the picture.

 

 

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

“To Be Alive”

Copyright ©️ 2023

Angela Apostal

 

Snow falls gently on my face.

Eyes uplifted to see a partial blue sky.

Sometimes that can make me cry.

With the joy that presence abides.

I have cast my net out to explore.

Untold adventures that may unfold.

When I venture out with resistance.

I usually find a remarkable difference.

In the thoughts I think and the emotions I feel.

Every time it still provides an avenue of appeal.

When I’m perplexed, tired or convinced that things are a certain way.

My universe displaces any traces of my disbelief that wholeness plays.

 

In the daily sights and sounds of tasks that can be met with complete abandonment.

Satisfaction is real and transcends the mundane.

Whether I catch the frost filled air with my breath or wrestle with a digital display.

 

As a stoic, I stand firmly planted while keeping my head in the clouds.

 

Dreaming of soft whispers.

Gentle nudges.

Lofty ideals.

The silence of solitude.

Peaceful resonance.

Expecting a new adventure of

endless possibilities.

A turn in the corner.

A far off gaze.

A cozy evening, snuggled up tight

with child-like anticipation.

Waiting for winter to thaw and herald the arrival of a new season.

 

Grateful I can still dream.

Grateful for imaginary worlds I can create.

Grateful for this world with boundless beauty, truth and love.

 

We would stop, see, listen and feel the gift from above.

 

Has arrived without delay and much love to relay.


 

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY

Dave Beatty! 

 

Dave began coming to UGC Services in the Fall of 2018 with Katharine Menegazzi; together they also attended the Way Of Mastery Classes. Dave was

drawn in by the warmth and friendliness that members openly extended to him.

He felt so welcome that he made the decision to formally join the UGC Family.

Soon thereafter Rev. Jerry asked Dave to be on the Board of Trustees which he

accepted and served for 3 years from 2019 through 2021. 

Dave and Katharine celebrated their 3rd Wedding Anniversary on 1/11/2023.  Dave is committed to and grateful for his 34 year participation in AA.

He also enjoys painting/watercolor, gardening, and helping with occasional

maintenance needs at UGC.

   

Thank you Dave for your service and commitment to UGC.  We love and appreciate you!


 

WIZ KID NEEDED!

 

We need a Wiz Kid to help us increase our social media presence. Some one who will either teach us, or take care of it for us. We are hoping you own one of these such creatures, or know one! Rev. Jerry and I feel like dinosaurs when it comes to the tech of social media. We are of course open to an elder filling the role but we just don't know of any. We have some funds set aside to pay for their expertise.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

 

The UGC office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of MLK Day.


 

IT'S A NEW YEAR, NEW ENERGY!

 

What a great time to join or re-join one or more of our groups. They're all awesome and will expand your love, your understanding, and add more fun to your life. Consider the following:

 

Align to the Divine meditation group, 11a-12p on Mondays.

The Way of Mastery at 1 pm and another group at 6:45 pm on Mondays.

Spiritual Exploration at 10 am on Tuesdays

Matt Kahn at 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

A Course in Miracles at 6:30 pm the first Thursday of each month.

 

Call or email the office if you need more details. 530-274-2463, ugcassistant@gmail.com


 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Mary Jo Kim 1/2

Deborah Edmondson 1/6

Carolyn Homan 1/10

Jinnae Anderson 1/17

Carol Meredieth 1/20

Jivat Mukhi 1/25

Yvonne Read 1/29

Janet Lee 1/30

Frank Castro Wehr 1/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

 

On January 10th we began a book study on Anna, Grandmother of Jesus which Jeddah Mali highly recommended. The books are here, I will have them in the bookstore on Sunday along with the list of those who have requested a copy.


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

Pride Industries

 

Our C4C recipient for January and February is Pride Industries:

 

"PRIDE Industries is a pioneer in social enterprise. For 55 years, we’ve provided competitive business services to fuel our mission of creating employment for people with disabilities."

 

Pride's Mission

To create employment for people with disabilities.

 

Pride's Vision

An inclusive world where people of all abilities have equal access to achieve their employment goals.

 

All change collected during our love offering (or dropped off here at the Center) is for our C4C recipients throughout the year.


 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. At the age of thirty-five, he was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. 

 

Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love."

 

"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

 

"All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality."

 

"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the one who wields it. It is a sword that heals."


 

Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!


 

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |

180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |

unitygold.us

 

UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries

 

Board of Trustees

President: Marlene Bottenfield

Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Patricia Plank

Angela Apostal

Joe Darby

Cydne Grimsby

Carly Tousley

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 8, 2023

10:30 AM

Click here to go to our website for frequent UGC updates!

 

 

WHITE STONE CEREMONY

Setting Intentions

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

The White Stone Ceremony is popular in many Unity centers. It follows up nicely on the Burning Bowl service which opens up a space for us to bring in new energy while letting go of the old. It is different than setting new year resolutions, which is directed by our small self. Instead, the White Stone ceremony is all about opening to Spirit and asking for direction in a wonderful meditative way. Join us this Sunday when we once again intend to receive guidance from the Divine within us by utilizing our power of intuition.

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.


 

THE RABBI IS COMING, THE RABBI IS COMING!

 

Grab your calendars folks because we have a great show coming up here at the Center. Rabbi David Azen of Congregation B 'nai Harim Jewish Community Center, is an author, a playwright, an actor, he is a complete one man show! Rabbi Azen will draw us in with insight and humor. More details to follow but clear your calendar for one of two shows, January 27th and January 28th!


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

I don’t know about you, but the Unity Daily Word is very important in my life. I am very grateful for it. So many times, it has held the perfect message for me. Everyday I have a special moment, where I say prayers and I light a candle. Then I read The Daily Word for the day. So many times, it has helped me get through my life.

One day I was waiting to hear about something important, and I felt impatient. I lit my candle and read “I do what I need to do and let it go”. The message was if you had done physically everything you had to do, it was time to let it go to God. I looked at my issue and I really had done everything I could do physically…so I let it go. I felt such relief! Sure enough about an hour later I heard that all was well and the issues was resolved.

My sister was killed 33 years ago in February. It was just my sister, my mother and I, so I had to step up and take her four-year-old son and go and clear out her house, handle everything. It was one of the most challenging times of my life, and I didn’t know how I was going to get through it. While clearing out her house, I found her Daily Word. I had never heard of it or Unity. I started reading it and I then knew; all was going to be okay. Everyday it was the guiding light in my life. So, for 33 years I have read The Daily Word every day. Something so hard in my life lead me to Unity.

 

In love and light,

Carly Tousley


 

WAY OF MASTERY NEWS!

 

 

 

 

The daytime Way of Mastery group will begin meeting again on Monday, January 9th. They will start again from the beginning of the book. All are welcome to join and there is no better way to immerse yourself in the Way of Mastery than with a group. The conversations of interpretations shared are rich with insight and community.

 

This group will meet hybrid style, both in person and on Zoom so join however works best for you! The Zoom link is in the All Access email you receive every Monday morning.

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Deborah Edmondson 1/6

Carolyn Homan 1/10

Jinnae Anderson 1/17

Carol Meredieth 1/20

Jivat Mukhi 1/25

Yvonne Read 1/29

Janet Lee 1/30

Frank Castro Wehr 1/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

 

Starting on January 10th we will begin a book study on Anna, Grandmother of Jesus which Jeddah Mali highly recommended. The books are here, I will have them in the bookstore on Sunday along with the list of those who have requested a copy.


 

 

END OF YEAR GIVING

 

Dear Unity Family,

Love offerings/tithes you wish to be included in the 2021 tax year must be submitted by January 10, 2023. Please make sure the check is dated no later than 12/31/22.


 

A COURSE IN MIRACLES

 

The monthly ACIM group meets tonight, Thursday, January 5th, at 6:30 pm. Through winter this group will meet on Zoom only. The link is here, and also in the All Access email you receive every Monday morning.


 

BRINGING MIRACLES TO OTHERS

 

Runway lights at the Deering Airport in Alaska were out of commission, so residents of the small town used their vehicles to light up the runway so a medevac plane could land and pick up an infant patient. The lights from the town’s residents and the bravery of the medevac pilots made it possible for the plane to land and take off again, and the moment took on a miraculous air when the Northern Lights came out.

 

“We obscure the power of God in the darkness. Unite with one another, and the light removes the darkness in an instant. The number of miracles that you are about is limitless.” – A Course in Miracles

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I am grateful for the points of light in the hearts and minds of all. For the goodwill, the encouragement, and the genuine miracles that we bring to each other’s lives. There is brightness everywhere. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

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Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |

180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |

unitygold.us

 

UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries

 

Board of Trustees

President: Marlene Bottenfield

Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Patricia Plank

Angela Apostal

Joe Darby

Cydne Grimsby

Carly Tousley

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

NEW YEARS DAY

BURNING BOWL SERVICE

Rev. Jerry Farrell

10:30 AM

Click here to go to our website for frequent UGC updates!

 

NEW YEARS DAY

BURNING BOWL SERVICE

Rev. Jerry Farrell

So, we survived another crazy year. Let’s not take any of the old energy with us into 2023. Join us Sunday when we say goodbye to the old and welcome to the new… minus the baggage! Time to release and let go.

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.


 

STAFF GIFT GRATITUDE

 

It is so important to Rev. Jerry, Patricia, and me that our Spiritual Center provide all the love, support, guidance, fun, peace and compassion as possible for all who enter. Sharing this Spiritual Center with us all is a gift, a privilege and an honor. That said, we are deeply, deeply grateful for your loving generosity with our Staff Gift. My words here cannot sufficiently express how grateful we are for you, your love, and your gracious generosity. Your Light is our Light, our Light is yours, and we are so grateful. With love, Rev. J, Lezlie, and Patricia


 

 
 

FROM THE BOARD

 

Happy New Year!!!!  

 

As I get older, I look forward to New Year’s more and more each year. A chance to hit the reset button and eat better, exercise more, plan new activities, and set new goals. I am looking forward to this upcoming year.

As with my personal life, I am also looking forward to continuing to serve on the UGC Board of Trustees and to build on the momentum from last year.  It was only last September that I started coming to UGC on a regular basis. I quickly got into the activities of the church and joined “The Way of Mastery” class, which has changed my life and catapulted my spiritual growth. I volunteered for the roadway clean-up along Brunswick Road, volunteered to become a greeter, and was asked if I would serve on the Board. I agreed to jump in and take on that responsibility. In this last year, all my efforts have been rewarded and I have met so many wonderful people that I now call my friends. I am truly grateful for finding such a welcoming community that is in alignment with my spiritual beliefs; it’s been a very good year. 

One thing that truly astounds me is the volunteer spirit that I see within this community – everybody pitches in. The same forces that propel me to volunteer, also propel others. It is amazing to see the energy and commitment of so many people here supporting each other in our spiritual growth and to create such a special place.  Thank you for this last year and I look forward to the year ahead.

 

Joe Darby


 

END OF YEAR GIVING

 

Dear Unity Family,

We are fast approaching the end of the year. Love offerings/tithes you wish to be included in the 2021 tax year must be submitted by January 10, 2023. Please make sure the check is dated no later than 12/31/22.

HOLIDAYS AT UGC

 

The office will be closed on Monday, January 2nd. Additionally all classes/meetings that land on Monday are canceled 1/2/23.


 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Deborah Edmondson 1/6

Carolyn Homan 1/10

Jinnae Anderson 1/17

Carol Meredieth 1/20

Jivat Mukhi 1/25

Yvonne Read 1/29

Janet Lee 1/30

Frank Castro Wehr 1/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

 

Starting on January 10th we will begin a book study on Anna the Grandmother of Jesus which Jeddah Mali highly recommended. The books have been ordered - we'll let you know when they arrive!


 

WAY OF MASTERY NEWS!

The daytime Way of Mastery group will begin meeting again on Monday, January 9th. They will start again from the beginning of the book. All are welcome to join and there is no better way to immerse yourself in the Way of Mastery than with a group. The conversations of interpretations shared are rich with insight and community.

 

This group will meet hybrid style, both in person and on Zoom so join however works best for you! The Zoom link is in the All Access email you receive every Monday morning.


A COURSE IN MIRACLES

The monthly ACIM group meets next Thursday, January 5th, at 6:30 pm. Through winter this group will meet on Zoom only. The link is here, and also in the All Access email you receive every Monday morning.


New Year's Day

 

A New Year prayer: "Faithful Companion, in this new year I pray to live deeply with purpose, to live freely with detachment, to live wisely with humility, to live justly with compassion, to live lovingly with fidelity, to live mindfully with awareness, to live gratefully with generosity, to live fully with enthusiasm. Help me to hold this vision and to daily renew it in my heart, becoming ever more one with you, my truest Self." - Joyce Rupp, Out of the Ordinary

 

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." - Rainer Maria Rilke

 

"We do well to pay attention to the day after the chief moments of our lives. For, on that day, we tend to return to customary living. Our values, beliefs, and intentions are revealed on the day following the momentous occasion, the second mile of the long race, the day after a new beginning. The energy of the day-after sets the tone for going forward."

- Scott Awbrey

 

"As you look back on the year just completed: What name would you give to your journey of the past year? How would you describe it to one of your friends? What image or metaphor would you use to talk about it? Who were your wise persons? What was most satisfying about the year? As you look to the year before you: What name would you like you new year's journey to have? What gifts do you bring with you into the year before you? Do you find any resistance within you? What is your greatest need for the coming year?" - Joyce Rupp, Out of the Ordinary

 

Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!

 

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 | 

180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 | 

unitygold.us

 

UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries

 

Board of Trustees

President: Marlene Bottenfield

Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Patricia Plank

Angela Apostal

Joe Darby

Cydne Grimsby

Carly Tousley

Rev. Jerry Farrell

VERY IMPORTANT AND TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION

Our Unity Candle Lighting Service will be held on Christmas Eve at 5 pm. Please join us for this beautiful and meaningful experience.

On Christmas morning, Sunday 25th, the service will be completely on Zoom. Stay in your Christmas PJ's and enjoy the Sunday Service with Rev. Jerry.

 

Sunday Service

Time: Dec 25, 2022 10:30 AM

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/516173686?pwd=bjVZeStUSkJGQzBWWmVOZTJ3SnNkUT09

 

Meeting ID: 516 173 686

Passcode: 118046

 
 
 
 
 
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
 

Our Unity Candle Lighting Service will be held on Christmas Eve at 5 pm. Please join us in person if possible for this beautiful, joyful and meaningful experience. We will be live on YouTube - if you are unable to be here, please join us virtually!

 

On Christmas morning, Sunday 25th, the service will be completely on Zoom. Stay in your Christmas PJ's and enjoy the Sunday Service with Rev. Jerry.

 

Sunday Service

Time: Dec 25, 2022 10:30 AM

Join the Sunday Zoom Service

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/516173686?pwd=bjVZeStUSkJGQzBWWmVOZTJ3SnNkUT09

 

Meeting ID: 516 173 686

Passcode: 118046


CHRISTMAS EVE NOTES:

While you are here you might as well purchase some bags caramel corn for the Christmas weekend - be a hero! We have a couple of copies left of Patt Lind Kyle's book Neko and Me. This is an inspired, charming story and will make a wonderful gift on Christmas morning.

 

Lastly, we will be having hot apple cider after the Candle Lighting service. Please plan to linger if you can - we can extend the warmth and cheer of the evening.

 

 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Rev. Jerry Farrell

Imagine Yourself a Christ



Giving is at the heart of the Christmas message. There is giving but then there is giving as source. Which do you do? Join us to hear an insightful message on the difference between the two, and how the latter expands our awareness and our identity. It is the template for our giving all year long.

 

Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.

FROM THE BOARD
  

FROM THE BOARD

 

Seasons Greetings to you all,

here we are celebrating another Christmas together. It is something not to be taken for granted as we look around our world. I am feeling so privileged to be the Senior Minister of UGC. Our community is so blessed with loving and caring people, who bless us in so many ways with their friendship and service. Both of those things are equally important and valuable. It is what Christmas is all about. So, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, take a minute and think about how Unity has blessed your life- with friendships and with opportunities to be of service. Keeping both in mind, I know that it will be a blessed Christmas indeed. It can't but be.

 

Much love. 

Rev. Jerry


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Wayne Stidham 12/3

Bill Spoto 12/8

Kristin Verducci 12/12

Jodi Benson 12/12

Pam Strong 12/15

Mary Huse 12/16

David Kyle 12/17

Carolyn Myers 12/20

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
 
Starting on January 10th we will begin a book study on Anna the Grandmother of Jesus which Jeddah Mali highly recommended. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book please call the office ASAP and let us know. Lezlie will be ordering books on Tuesday so be sure to call or email her Monday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Enjoy this audioThanksgiving message from Rev. Jerry, just for you:
 
(Be sure to press Play)
1ST WEEK OF ADVENT, Hope/Faith
Patricia Haller, LUT
 
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving. A time where we give thanks for all that has come our way, and the many blessings we have. This Sunday begins our Advent season with "Hope/Faith" being the theme of that first Sunday. As we gather tomorrow in the beautiful celebration of Thanksgiving, let us also give thanks for the qualities of Hope and Faith that we have in our lives. Staying hopeful and standing in faith for a greater and better future for all of us, in every aspect of our living. This Sunday we will look at the qualities of Hope and Faith and how important they are at the beginning of this Advent season.

 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
 
Recently a friend sent me a link for a series of videos on Aging issues including health care. I found it very informative and a little concerning. Next Tuesday I will be showing one for our Spiritual Exploration series. My hope is to do one on December 6th, 13th and 20th. Starting on January 3rd we will begin a book study on Anna the Grandmother of Jesus which Jeddah Mali highly recommended. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book please call the office ASAP and let us know.
 
WEBSITE HELP NEEDED!
 
For several years now Marlene has been maintaining our website and it is more than a one person job! Please consider volunteering to work with Marlene keeping our website up to date and thriving. Email or call the office to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
“I am love”
 
Reverend Jerry in his talk today reminded me of a simple truth that had evaded me most of my adult life. That truth is “I am love”. Like most of us I somehow thought my satisfaction in life depended on people, (what they were doing or not doing to me-victim hood), places (my status or allegiance to the world) and things (the possession of material wealth). Under these notions love existed outside of self. As some say in psychology the locus of control was outside of self. Living in such a precarious construct, pitted me either for or against others in a wrestling match I often did not win. In this joyless appraisal of comparison to others, “comparison was the thief of joy”. And living in fear of losing what I had or not getting what I wanted kept me in a state of perpetual anxiety. I think these notions especially in our western culture create social isolation from others and a fragmentation of our essential selves. A few years back, I remember participating in our annual ceremony of welcoming in the New Year. After our communal meditation our congregation, simply wrote on a slip of paper the first thing that came to mind. That year I scrawled “I am love”. After doing so, I remember my surprise that resulted in writing down these short but powerful three words. What amazed me was that up until that time, that particular thought had never occurred to me. In all my searching, travels, and study I had never thought that thought in my whole life. I had unwittingly looked for love, acceptance and fulfillment outside of myself. In just a few moments, I experienced a shift that ah huh moment.
-I AM the source of love. I need not look any further. Paradoxically, since then, I have experienced that simple truth over and over again and because of that I have had some of the most loving, connective and restorative relationships in my life.
As I turned toward self for love I have found love everlasting.
I wish you all the very best of this Holiday season and the joy of loves deepest embodiment within.
 
Gratefully given,
Angela Apostal
 
VERY SPECIFIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUCTION
 
We will have a Zoom link open for all those who want to participate but cannot be here in person on Sunday, December 4th. Via Zoom you will be able to see and hear all the action HOWEVER, your bidding must be on our website, unitygold.us. Watch and listen on Zoom, then join in on the bidding wars using the website.
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
For November, your change will benefit the food bank and we will also continue to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings. Let's help feed our community! We will continue to collect for
the Food Bank of Nevada County through the month of November.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HERE TO PARTICIPATE . . . go to our website, unitygold.us, and view and bid on items there. You can stay on top of it and outbid your competitors!
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
WE LOVE PROVIDING COMFORT
 
Our hearts expand as we help provide comfort for others. As we move into these cold winter months let us help those without homes to feel more comfortable physically, and emotionally valued as fellow human beings. We are now collecting blankets, socks, t shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets for the homeless camp in Auburn. Lyn Sloan will make the deliveries of all we collect. Lyn has come to know many of those at the encampment personally, and knows how very appreciated our help will be.
 
The First Sunday of Advent - November 27
Quotes
 
In the beginning, you tend to think that God really cares about your exact posture, the exact day of the week for public prayer, the authorship and wordings of your prayers, and other such things. Once your life has become a constant communion, you know that all the techniques, formulas, sacraments, and practices were just a dress rehearsal for the real thing – life itself – which can actually become a constant intentional prayer.
-Richard Rohr
 
The whole of Infinite Mind is present in its entirety in every experience of your life and every idea of your mind.
-Eric Butterworth
 
The ultimate essence of life mastery is heart-centered living. In every person's spiritual heart is an opening into divine Light, Love, and Joy. In moving through this opening we transcend resistances and obstructions and are welcomed into a paradise of answers, innovations, healing, reunions, and untold blessings.
-Richard Teel
 
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Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
WEEK 7 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS VIOLET/PURPLE
 
Birthing a Greater Reality
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Can you believe that it is the final Sunday of our 7 week program! It is difficult to summarize the whole book but that is what I am going to attempt this Sunday. Perhaps in a sentence it is that we are love and are being asked to step up and be it. Do join us for our service when we get to welcome our newest members, and for our annual potluck afterwards. We are so blessed to have such a great group of congregants and that we get to celebrate one another once again by breaking bread together. I am grateful for the love that you are!
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES - We will be having a potluck immediately after the Sunday Service on November 20th to celebrate the end of our Fall Program, and our new members! Bring your favorite dish this Sunday!
 
YOU MAY HAVE JUST THE EXPERIENCE (OR WILLINGNESS) WE NEED!
 
For several years now Marlene has been maintaining our website and it is more than a one person job! Please consider volunteering to work with Marlene keeping our website up to date and thriving. Email or call the office to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Message from across the veil…
If you have been listening to Rev. Jerry’s recent lessons…or been a member of the various classes here at Unity in the Gold Country…you would be hearing the constant refrain that Everything is Connected. Even that which we cannot see or cannot prove is within us and around us!
This week I would like to share with you a message that I believe came to me from my husband Greg, who passed in March of 2021. Not from the man Greg, but from the Love that he was and is. Early this summer I started hearing a series of statements that played over and over inside of me…so much so that I had to write them down. They have become my guide when I am presented with a choice or decision, because I know they came from the Heart of Love. 
Maybe they will resonate with you!
1.   Be brave.
2.   Take a risk.
3.   Don’t wait.
4.   Life is short.
When the messages come from Love, we know we can trust them. Many blessings to all for a wonderful week ahead. 
Happy Thanksgiving.
Patricia Plank
UGC BOT Secretary
WE LOVE PROVIDING COMFORT
 
Our hearts expand as we help provide comfort for others. As we move into these cold winter months let us help those without homes to feel more comfortable physically, and emotionally valued as fellow human beings. We are now collecting blankets, socks, t shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets for the homeless camp in Auburn. Lyn Sloan will make the deliveries of all we collect. Starting this Sunday, please bring in all you are able to give. Lyn has come to know many of those at the encampment personally, and knows how very appreciated our help will be.
CLASS UPDATES:
 
The weekly evening Way of Mastery will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
The monthly A Course in Miracles will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
Matt Kahn will continue to be hybrid.
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
Our Change for Change recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County so we are double gifting! Your change will benefit the food bank and we also want to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, especially stuffing mixes for Thanksgiving. You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings. Let's help feed our community! We will continue to collect for
the Food Bank of Nevada County through the month of November.
A big thank you to all who donated food up to today. Larry Homan delivered two full barrels and more to the Food Bank today. You can only imagine how grateful they were to us.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HERE TO PARTICIPATE . . . go to our website, unitygold.us, and view and bid on items there. You can stay on top of it and outbid your competitors!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
 
LISTENING TO UNDERSTAND
 
President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are meeting this week, talking about the two country’s relationship, and about Taiwan, Ukraine, technology, and more. It’s easy to think that their conversations will not actually enhance the lives of those in their communities, but it can be seen as positive that they’re in the same room, talking. Let’s bless their union and the hearts of these two individuals who can influence a great many lives.
 
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we listen for what’s behind the words.” - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
 
Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, in being with others, I seek to hear, rather than be heard. In our conversation, I listen with the “ear of the heart,” with a mindful and loving heart, unencumbered by internal chatter, personal ambition, or hidden agendas. I am one with my companion. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
We've received some outstanding auction items!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
All items are shown on our website and you can bid on the website too! You don't have to drive into the Center to bid. Out bit your competitors while lounging at home!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
We've received some outstanding auction items!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
All items are shown on our website and you can bid on the website too! You don't have to drive into the Center to bid. Out bit your competitors while lounging at home!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
WEEK 6 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS INDIGO
 
Waking Up
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
The clarion call is going out through the world 'wake up'. As we look around at the craziness it might not be obvious that it is a time of awakening. But in order to wake up from sleep it sometimes takes someone shaking us in order to get us awake. Think of all the craziness as the Universe shaking humanity awake. Once awake what do we do? Join us Sunday in order to find out. There's a whole lot of shakin' and healin' going on!
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES - We will be having a potluck immediately after the Sunday Service on November 20th to celebrate the end of our Fall Program, and our new members! Details next week!
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
It’s common these days to hear people say that they are spiritual but not religious. Or to hear people say that God isn’t in a building but is found outside near the ocean or in the forest trees. So why go to church? Why belong to a spiritual community? Well let me ask you, have you ever been on the prayer list? My family has been on the prayer list for the past several months due to challenging times and a sad, unexpected passing. The power of UGC’s spiritual community praying on our behalf has supported us and given us strength and comfort during these very difficult times. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the whole reason for belonging to a spiritual community. We feel so blessed and so grateful to have had your prayers focused on us and our highest good during these past months. Thank you!

Kurtis Zumwalt and family.
INSPIRING WOMEN
Embracing Transition
 
 
THIS GATHERING IS CANCELLED. PATT HAD A MINI STROKE WEDNESDAY. SHE IS AT HOME GETTING MUCH NEEDED REST. LET US HOLD PATT AND DAVID IN LOVING PRAYER FOR HEALING AND COMFORT.
 
SUPPORTING KELLIE AND OUR COMMUNITY!
 
Dance Party for Interfaith Food Ministry
Kellie Garmire's new band, Blue Rider will perform at Wild Eye Pub on Mill Street in Grass Valley from 7-10 on November 17th 
 
Come out and support a great cause and a great local music venue just in time to flood our local community with Thanksgiving abundance.
 
Blessings,
Kellie
 
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY IS COMING!
 
We have had several inquiries recently about a New Member Sunday and it is coming soon! Rev. Jerry will lead a New Member Orientation on Saturday, November 19th starting at 10 am. We will then celebrate our new members during our Sunday Service on Sunday, November 20th. Please be sure to complete the blue Membership Application which can be found on the desk in the entry and in the bracket on the wall just inside the sanctuary. It is important to have your completed membership application to Lezlie by Wednesday, November 16th.
CLASS UPDATES:
 
The weekly evening Way of Mastery will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
The monthly A Course in Miracles will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
The daytime Way of Mastery completed the book and will be on a brief hiatus. This group will start again, from the beginning of the book, on January 9, 2023, at 1 pm.
 
Matt Kahn will continue to be hybrid.
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
Our Change for Change recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County so we are double gifting! Your change will benefit the food bank and we also want to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, especially stuffing mixes for Thanksgiving. You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings. Let's help feed our community!
 
FROM UNITY WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES
Cybercrime Tech Tips with James. 
 
The holiday season is fast approaching, and it is that time when we start thinking about buying presents, donating a little more to charities, and our inboxes start to fill up with emails trying to get us to purchase something we cannot live without. It is also that time of year when cybercriminals are hard at work trying to steal your money. 
Read more from our Technology Manager, James Pycior.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
We've received some outstanding auction items!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are now selling UGC logo merchandise in the bookstore. Awesome items to carry yourself or to gift.
This pocket or handbag size notebook has a notepad on one side and handy post it notes on the other side, and comes with the logo pen. All yours for the low price of $8! We also have UGC bottle openers for $6. These have picnics, host gift, camping, home use, and more written all over them!
 
START PICKING UP UNITY MERCH - THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THESE ARE JUST WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Even if they don't know it yet!
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
CASTING LIGHT ON TRUTH
 
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. You see and experience a whole new world, a world of Source energy that wants you to reconnect to It and live a life of joyful well-being.” – Wayne Dyer
 
Affirmative prayer: I take precious time today to become still and contemplate the Source of life. I cast light on the vibrational truth of my being, and am pulled by its energetic temper of beauty and wholeness. I am inspired to reconnect to that which creates all that is, and to remember that I am an expression of pure joy. This, I cannot keep to myself. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
WEEK 5 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS BLUE
 
A Case of Mistaken Identity
 
Who do you think you are? Perhaps that question brings back uncomfortable memories if it was asked in an accusatory way. It is a question that we continue to ask throughout our lives. Depending on how we answer it we can end human suffering. Would you like to know how? Then join us on Sunday after you've enjoyed an extra hour of sleep and put on your best blue.
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Last week there was a mix-up and the week 5 material was used so this week Rev. Jerry is backtracking to the week 4 material.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES - We will be having a potluck immediately after the Sunday Service on November 20th to celebrate the end of our Fall Program! Details next week!
WE ARE TRULY IN POST JEDDAH BLISS!
And we are asking for your input - FINAL WEEK TO GIVE US YOUR INPUT!
 
For those of you who attended the Jeddah Mali workshops (or just the Friday evening), we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experience. Click here to access the survey. Your input is so valuable and we look forward to your reply.
 
 
CHAPLAINS MEETING
 
Sandy will be leading a chaplains meeting here on Sunday, November 6th, at noon after the Sunday Service.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I have been never taken advantage of the healing clinic since I have been coming to Unity Church. It’s the second Sunday of every month. But in October I was guided to make a session with Patricia Haller. I also made a session for my husband Drew, with David Kyle. I thought it would be nice for us both to share this together. From the moment I walked in I could tell that the clinic was special. I loved seeing the people leaving, you could tell each one had a wonderful healing and experience.
 
After the session Drew and I met, and both looked at each other and said “Wow”. I want to acknowledge Kristy Stevens for making the healing clinic happen again. It stopped during the COVID times, and she’s done a wonderful service bringing it back to our center. You get a wonderful healing session with whoever you pick, and you make only a $20 donation. We are so blessed to have all these incredible healers in our community.
 
I also went the next weekend to the Jeddah Mali workshop. There are really no words I can use to describe how amazing it was, and she is. For quite a while now I have felt stuck in my spiritual life.  But with the guidance of Patricia Haller, and Jeddah Mali that plug got pulled and I am forever grateful. What a beautiful community we have here at Unity.
Blessing and love,
Carly Tousley
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
FOR NOVEMBER IS . . . Yvonne Read!
 
Yvonne has been a member of Unity for 31 years, starting in Vacaville and then Grass Valley. She spent 20 years involved with Youth Ed starting at the preschool level in Vacaville with her own children and following them through as they grew. She was the Youth and Family Chaplain in Vacaville, as well. Yvonne then brought her long experience in Youth Ed to UGC including taking our teens to regional YOU retreats. She served on our BOT here in the Treasury position and has been tireless in volunteering in our events and fundraisers.
 
In her own words “I learned how to hug at Unity. I learned to trust in the Beloved One. I have established a meditation practice which enables me to reach expanded states of consciousness and gain wisdom, insights, and healing. I have developed beautiful and supportive friendships. I have become a more patient, kind, loving person and experience more joy. My life is grounded and I have a sense of safety. Unity has been here for me for 31 years. I feel so blessed to belong to such a loving community.” 
 
Yvonne, we love and appreciate you so much. Thank you for you.
 
Unity BOT and congregation
A COURSE IN MIRACLES Tonight
 
We have ACIM meetings on a once a month basis here at UGC. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Meeting tonight, from 6:30 - 8 pm. If you have any questions you are welcome to call Lyn at 530-277-4695.
INSPIRING WOMEN
Embracing Transition
 
My dear sisters, we are all in one kind of a transition or another. Let us gather together for tea and talk. Patt Lind-Kyle is our perfect facilitator for this experience.
 
Saturday, Nov 12th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by our salad bar (the lettuce is provided so bring toppings and dressing.) Also fresh bread and real butter is great. Milk chocolate is considered essential.
 
SUPPORTING KELLIE AND OUR COMMUNITY!
 
Dance Party for Interfaith Food Ministry
Kellie Garmire's new band, Blue Rider will perform at Wild Eye Pub on Mill Street in Grass Valley from 7-10 on November 17th 
 
Come out and support a great cause and a great local music venue just in time to flood our local community with Thanksgiving abundance.
 
Blessings,
Kellie
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
Our Change for Change recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County so we are double gifting! Your change will benefit the food bank and we also want to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, especially stuffing mixes for Thanksgiving. You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings.
 
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY IS COMING!
 
We have had several inquiries recently about a New Member Sunday and it is coming soon! Rev. Jerry will lead a New Member Orientation on Saturday, November 19th starting at 10 am. We will then celebrate our new members during our Sunday Service on Sunday, November 20th. Please be sure to complete the blue Membership Application which can be found on the desk in the entry and in the bracket on the wall just inside the sanctuary. It is important to have your completed membership application to Lezlie by Wednesday, November 16th.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION - THERE ARE CHANGES AFOOT!
 
We've received some outstanding auction items, 22 options to date!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
SOME NEW IDEAS HAVE COME IN . . . SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED AT AUCTION AS WELL: Reiki or driving people to the airport. Housesitting, dog walking, computer repairs, meal prep or delivering a meal, yardwork or housework. Everyone has some thing they can give and it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are now selling UGC logo merchandise in the bookstore. Awesome items to carry yourself or to gift.
This pocket or handbag size notebook has a notepad on one side and handy post it notes on the other side, and comes with the logo pen. All yours for the low price of $8! We also have UGC bottle openers for $6. These have picnics, host gift, camping, home use, and more written all over them!
 
START PICKING UP UNITY MERCH - THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THESE ARE JUST WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Even if they don't know it yet!
ENERGY HEALING CLINIC
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, November 13th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Offered this month: Body Talk, Energy Healing, Functional Symmetry, Reiki, Holy Fire Healing, and Spiritual Readings. Additional details on the flyers at UGC.
Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to reserve your session.
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
UNDERWRITTEN BY GOODNESS AND GENEROSITY
 
When James Warren saw a stranger sitting in the dirt at a bus stop in Denver, he knew immediately he could help. He built a bench from scrap wood with the words “Be Kind” etched into the seat, and placed it at the bus stop. Since then, he’s built seven more benches, each with his “Be Kind” motto. “It’s a message anyone can do. Spread a little bit more kindness in the world.”
 
“The sun is never denied the light it gives. Likewise, you are never denied the kindness you bestow.” - Matshona Dhliwayo, Canadian author and philosopher
 
Affirmative prayer: I give thanks for the kindness that I see everywhere and in everyone. Our relationships are underwritten by goodness and generosity, and our lives are lifted up, blessed, and made whole. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
WEEK 4 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS GREEN
 
A Case of Mistaken Identity
Rev. Angelika Schafer
 
"Ego is ignorant of essence." That is a rather stark statement from our 7 week study book. Ego attempts to protect us but in actuality it limits our expression of our true self. What the journey is all about is surrendering the ego to essence and living from there. Join us this Sunday when Angelika will take us through our paces with word, song and music.
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
WE ARE TRULY IN POST JEDDAH BLISS!
And we are asking for your input
 
For those of you who attended the Jeddah Mali workshops (or just the Friday evening), we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experience. Click here to access the survey. Your input is so valuable and we look forward to your reply.
 
UGC INCOME - October 2022

October income to date:
$21,521.50
less Jeddah Mali scholarships in the amount of $2,710
less a one time, special gift in the amount of $5,000
Our actual income then to date is $13,811.50
 
We are deeply grateful.
 
 
CHAPLAINS MEETING
 
Sandy will be leading a chaplains meeting here on Sunday, November 6th, at noon after the Sunday Service.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I can still feel the energy in our spiritual center from Jeddah Mali’s visit. I happened to run into Jeddah in Grass Valley after the weekend workshop had ended. I took the opportunity to ask Jeddah “why did you come all the way from the UK to Grass Valley and the UGC spiritual center?” She said without hesitation because she was invited. This sure speaks volumes to the power of asking – you don’t get what you don’t ask for. If I can turn that into a more positive statement – we asked and we received. 
Jeddah continued to answer my question about coming to UGC and she said that she received guidance that this area was ready to receive her message without laying a lot of groundwork. She also said that this spiritual center and this area are ready to expand and go to the next level.
Well, I found that answer so invigorating that I wanted to share it with everybody else. I hope that we can maintain and expand the energy that Jeddah brought to us and I think the future is very bright. I was also very proud and encouraged when talking with several people that attended the workshop from out of town. One lady from Minneapolis commented that this place and building have an incredible energy and the people are so warm and friendly. She asked me if all Unity churches are like this one. I said yes they are, but this one is special.  
 
Joe Darby
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
 
We have ACIM meetings on a once a month basis here at UGC. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 - 8 pm, The next meeting will be on November 3rd. If you have any questions you are welcome to call Lyn at 530-277-4695.
 
INSPIRING WOMEN
Embracing Transition
 
My dear sisters, we are all in one kind of a transition or another. Let us gather together for tea and talk. Patt Lind-Kyle is our perfect facilitator for this experience.
 
Saturday, Nov 12th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by our salad bar (the lettuce is provided so bring toppings and dressing.) Also fresh bread and real butter is great. Milk chocolate is considered essential.
A NOVEL SPOT
It occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, memoirs, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle-in reads.
 
You will find the Novel Spot in the classroom labeled Strength, it's the top two shelves in the bookcase. Leave your money in the dish with the angel on the lid. I hope this takes off as another mini fund raiser, and a flow of wonderful book sharing.
Love y'all, Lezlie
BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are now selling UGC merchandise in the bookstore. Awesome items to carry yourself or to gift.
This pocket or handbag size notebook has a notepad on one side and handy post it notes on the other side, and comes with the logo pen. All yours for the low price of $8! We also have UGC bottle openers for $6. These have picnics, host gift, camping, home use, and more written all over them!
ENERGY HEALING CLINIC
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, November 13th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Offered this month: Body Talk, Energy Healing, Functional Symmetry, Reiki, Holy Fire Healing, and Spiritual Readings. Additional details on the flyers at UGC.
Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to reserve your session.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING AND WE ARE FULLY FOCUSED ON SUCCESS - BUT THERE ARE CHANGES AFOOT!
 
We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
SOME NEW IDEAS HAVE COME IN . . . SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED AT AUCTION AS WELL: Reiki or driving people to the airport. Housesitting, dog walking, computer repairs, meal prep or delivering a meal, yardwork or housework. Everyone has some thing they can give and it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
LOVE AND LIFE SO KIND
 
European concert pianist Paul Barton left the world stage to perform at the Elephants World Sanctuary in Thailand. In one recital, he played for an 80-year-old elephant, Ampan, who is almost blind. The piece he played for Ampan, “Clair de Lune,” was inspired by the poem of the same name, by 17th century French poet Paul Verlaine. See and listen to the love here.
 
“Your soul is a chosen landscape, singing all the while of all-conquering love and life so kind. Its song mingles with the moonlight.” – Paul Verlaine, Claire de Lune
 
Affirmative prayer: I give thanks that Spirit is in all life and that this Universal Presence knows Itself through relationships and music. Today, I revere this soulful, loving Intelligence which is everywhere present. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

WEEK 3 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS YELLOW
 
Evolutionary Trail Markers - 2
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Did you ever wonder why we are having the cultural wars that we see in society right now? Our 7 week Fall program book "Birthing A Greater Reality" explains why in this coming week's reading material. Join us on Sunday for a preview and for some great insights that might just help you to not just understand what is happening but survive it. Don't forget to wear yellow and look like a Canary!
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
WE ARE TRUELY IN POST JEDDAH BLISS!
And we are asking for your input
 
For those of you who attended the Jeddah Mali workshops (or just the Friday evening), we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experience. Click here to access the survey. Your input is so valuable and we look forward to your reply.
 
A NOVEL SPOT
It occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, memoirs, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle-in reads.
 
You will find the Novel Spot in the classroom labeled Strength, it's the top two shelves in the bookcase. Leave your money in the dish with the angel on the lid. I hope this takes off as another mini fund raiser, and a flow of wonderful book sharing.
Love y'all, Lezlie
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Last weekend was such a special time here at UGC when Jeddah Mali graced us with her presence. Her message was a total affirmation of everything that we have been doing here at UGC. She is a great example of a spiritual teacher who is humble and hasn't lost her sense of humor. The meditations that she led us in were just amazing. The energy that she channeled was palpable in our own bodies. I think it isn't an exaggeration to say that she is a shaman in addition to everything else. A very special thing happened at the end of the weekend when she was asked about how we are supposed to relate to Jesus and Mary, whom she had referenced. While attempting to answer the question she choked up and relayed how their presence in her life has meant so much to her that she finds it difficult to speak about them without becoming emotional. It was clear that she had a tender relationship with them both. That was such a gift to us all and made the co-mingling of realms, or heaven and earth, very tangible. She is talking of coming back and all I can say is, if she does, don't miss out next time because this was a very special experience for those of us who attended. I have a feeling that its effects will still be unfolding in the next few weeks and months. It feels like something has shifted here at UGC because of her visit.
 
In Love,
Rev. Jerry
 
CARAMEL CORN
 
Your eyes are not deceiving you, we have handmade caramel corn for sale in the bookstore! Limited supply, just $8 per bag.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING AND WE ARE FULLY FOCUSED ON SUCCESS!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We began on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE - ONE BOOK LEFT!
 
A couple of the small groups are full and closed to additional sign ups. Still available:
 
The home of Mark and Shelly Wandro in Penn Valley, 650-235-6420, Wednesdays,
1 - 2:30 pm.
 
The home of Yvonne Read in Nevada City,
530-470-3770, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm
 
Please call the home in the location that works for you for more information.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
A VIVID EXPERIENCE OF ONENESS
 
“I behold with awe and delight the illustrations of the One Universal Mind. I see my being imbedded in it. As a plant in the earth, so I grow in God. I am a form of him. He is the soul of me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I live in a vivid experience of Oneness, knowing that pure Spirit is everywhere present. There is no place where the Divine ends and I begin. I live – we all live - in a seamless essence of love, power, and Infinite Beingness. I do not try to let God into my heart. Rather, I open my heart, and let God out. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
WEEK 2 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS ORANGE
 
Evolutionary Trail Markers
Rev. Madalyn Wade
 
Exploring our evolution, the transformational processes, is foundational to where we want to evolve. Awakening to further consciousness and presence is key. What we are shifting from?
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
 
THE JEDDAH MALI EVENT IS (ALMOST) HERE!
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
If you would like to attend the free session Friday evening and have not reserved a seat DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU! Friday evening you may just show up and we will find a seat for you!
 
If you are attending the weekend workshops we know you are already registered and eagerly anticipating the weekend! Dress comfortably and remember to bring a lunch for Saturday.
 
We will be providing light lunch fare after the Sunday Service. We encourage you to bring dessert items, appetizers, or fruit.
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
In The Way Of Mastery, we are taught that we “abide in the perfection of a loving universe. Nothing can occur by accident.” What I have learned is that experiencing life with all its challenges, and still believing in a universe with nothing happening by accident, is made so much easier when you are living in a loving community. 
 When something unexpected happens like your boat having engine trouble while taking a group of friends out on the lake, and your reaction is being anxious regarding how to solve this problem, it helps to have a friend on board. The response from my friends was calmness, humor, and encouragement. I was able to change an uncomfortable experience into one of knowing I was being blessed by loving friendships. The reminders of “nothing can occur by accident” allowed the uneasiness to pass and acceptance that this was perhaps not a bad experience at all. The remainder of the evening was filled with much laughter, music, dancing, and swimming with good friends. We were making happy memories. This Unity community is a reminder to surrender to the loving universe and watch everyday miracles happen. I feel truly blessed.
Ann Somervell
A NOVEL SPOT
 
It occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, memoirs, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle in reads.
 
You will find the Novel Spot in the classroom labeled Strength, it's the top two shelves in the bookcase. I will be bring in a vessel for you to leave your money. I hope this takes off as another mini fund raiser, and a flow of wonderful book sharing.
Love y'all, Lezlie
 
CARAMEL CORN
 
Your eyes are not deceiving you, we have handmade caramel corn for sale in the bookstore! Limited supply, just $8 per bag.
 
Hi From Jan Roth
 
Last Sunday after visiting Angela Apostal's art studio, Dennis and I dropped in to see Jan Roth. She is in good health after many recent challenges and sends her warmest regards to everyone. She has been attending online and has never missed a monthly donation to her beloved Unity in the Gold Country. Much love Jan.
WE love you, we miss you, we bless you.
 
Rev. Jerry
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING!!!!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We began on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE
 
A couple of the small groups are full and closed to additional sign ups. Still available:
 
The home of Mark and Shelly Wandro in Penn Valley, 650-235-6420, Wednesdays,
1 - 2:30 pm.
 
The home of Yvonne Read in Nevada City,
530-470-3770, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm
 
Please call the home in the location that works for you for more information.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
 
Scam Warning Re: Rev Jerry Email
 
If you get an email from RevJerryFarrell@gmail.com know that it is from a fake email address and not from him. Remember we will not send you a request for money or any kind of cards in an email ever. Any requests for assistance like that would be in the ebulletin or in a letter from us mailed to you directly. In any case, it is always good to speak to us in the office first before responding. Check and make sure it is really from us.
 
Rev. Jerry
ONENESS: FROM SPOOKY TO REAL
 
Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger have won the Nobel Prize in physics for their landmark achievements in quantum mechanics – the study of the behavior of particles and atoms. The trio won for their experiments with what’s known as entanglement – a mind-boggling phenomenon when two particles behave as one, even though they’re at a vast distance to one another. Albert Einstein once described the phenomenon as “spooky,” but the three physicists showed that quantum entanglement is real and could allow the transfer of information across huge distances.
 
“Scientists have shown that sub-atomic particles, once physically connected, then separated, are still connected. The particles can be eons apart, but when there is a shift or a movement in one, the other shifts in like manner. A rotation by one particle is matched by the other particle, no matter how great their distance. Scientists refer to the phenomenon as ‘quantum entanglement.’ Mystics and prophets have called it ‘Oneness.’”– Scott Awbrey
 
Affirmative prayer: I tap into the vibration of my true Self, a spiritual current that affirms my oneness with the Divine and with all that exists. I feel a complete union with my life partners. We are One, blessed by Infinite Love. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
WEEK 1 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS RED
Who Am I? A Brief History of You!
Rev. Jerry Farrell
"Who am I?" "Where am I going?" These are two foundational questions that life presents us with. Our 7 week program this year tackles these two questions. Robert Brumet leads us masterfully through a detailed presentation of the obstcales that keep us from answering those questions. Would you like to find out why we aren't awake? Then join us Sunday for part one of our seven part series.
This is the one Sunday we want to be in the RED!
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
OCTOBER 2022
From Jeddah Mali
 
Welcome to our last newsletter for 2022. The days are now drawing in, but instead of curling up by the fire, I am heading out on the road for two events we are hosting this Fall.
 
The first, Cultivating Collective Intelligence, will be in California in October. We’ll explore how we tap into the accumulated wisdom that has been developed over the ages by practitioners on the path. This knowingness is available to all who choose to tap into it. We’ll examine how that can not only guide our choices individually, but also help us to find solutions that serve the collective needs of all beings on this planet. Rather than get pulled along by the dominant energies around us, we can learn to be powerful contributors to a new vision for the Earth.
 
We hope you enjoy all we have to share.
See you again in 2023.
Till then, love and blessings.
 
Jeddah
 
PS: IF YOU ARE COMING TO THE FREE FRIDAY EVENING SESSION PLEASE CALL LEZLIE BY 2 PM ON THURSDAY AND RESERVE A SEAT.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I had a glorious experience here at UGC last Saturday, 10/1/2022. A crew of individuals signed up and showed up, bringing their own gas or battery powered tools, including 2 pickups with trailers for green waste. They removed dead foliage and tree limbs using pole and hand saws, trimmed overgrown shrubs, used weed-eaters adeptly, transplanted iris bulbs to a more suitable location and spread mulch in planter areas. Everyone worked together well, a most effective team, maximizing a positive outcome in approximately 2.5 hours. Toward the end, a participant suggested we consider making this a "quarterly event." Not only does this effort beautify our UGC Home, it plays an important part in reducing risk and spread of fire.
What came to me over and over again was the sincere joy, gratification and satisfaction of stepping up and being willing to volunteer, to sign up and to show up. There are a variety of daily and weekly tasks needed to maintain a warm and welcoming ambience in our building. Someone is needed to help with kitchen duties (preparing and setting out refreshments following Sunday Service, cleaning up afterwards, washing soiled dish cloths, etc.), setting up the weekly Altar arrangement then returning the next week to take it down, making sure plants in pots are watered then periodically fed and trimmed ... all these jobs are small but play an important part in creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for our members and guests.
As in any organization or group, after a time the tasks seem to be done by the same folk, over and over. As a new member back in 2019, it took me some time to make friends, join one of the numerous book study groups, and feel comfortable in my new Spiritual community. At one point I began to help out here and there and found that by so doing, I felt more connected, more invested in the UGC Family. Over time, this has become a commitment of Love and Service for me and I can honestly say it has brought me more joy, more love and more happiness than I ever could have imagined. I encourage anyone who has an interest or skill in any of the areas mentioned above, or simply wants to help out someway, somehow, to please consider volunteering. Our Ministerial Assistant, Lezlie VanNatta, is a wonderful resource person to contact as to how you can volunteer.
 
Cydne Grimsby
BOT
10/4/2022
 
AGAIN WITH THE VOLUNTEERING!
 
I am piggy backing on Cydne's message From the Board. We need a few more people on the Hospitality crew. Our goal is to ask you to commit to one Sunday a month so that we can have a fairly consistent schedule and no one person is picking up the task all the time. Please call or email me if you can help in this way! ugcassistant@gmail.com or 530-274-2463. Thank you! Lezlie
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #11
 
This energy that we are is designed to provide, to give, and to love. As we notice the quality this energy carries, we feel that love filling up our own being.  Let that love access every single part of you, both the sides of you that you offer freely to the world and also the parts that you keep hidden from the world and even from yourself.  Let that love penetrate your being. Let the hurt parts of you feel trust.  Let them feel abundance. Let them feel the generosity of spirit. Just let it in.  Let yourself feel love, receive love. Notice that this energy doesn’t discriminate or judge. It is only in our minds that we create worthiness and unworthiness, presence and absence.  This energy of love which you are made from, freely expresses itself in every single last particle of your being.  Just open your being to receive it.
A NOVEL IDEA
 
I have been taking my novels to a used book store in Auburn that supports The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills however they are bursting at the seams and not accepting donations. Then it occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle in reads. I hope this takes off!
Love y'all, Lezlie
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are now on schedule to be held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, October 9th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to reserve your session.
 
TEAMWORK GRATITUDE
 
You all really know how to show up! It is an amazing experience to ask for help and have so many people willing to give their time, skills, and happy attitude to getting the job done. My heart is bursting. Thank you, deeply and broadly, thank you. Lezlie
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING!!!!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We will begin on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
"When it feels like the end of your world, you've arrived at a point of magnificent opportunity: the possibility of transforming every dimension of your life. This book is your navigational guide for releasing old ways of thinking, entering the ground level of your being, and emerging as a conscious co-creator of your reality and an active participant in global transformation."
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE
 
THE SMALL GROUP SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE TABLE AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY. FIND THE DAY, TIME, AND LOCATION THAT WORKS FOR YOU!
 
A couple of the small groups are full and closed to additional sign ups. Still available:
 
The home of Mark and Shelly Wandro in Penn Valley, 650-235-6420
 
The home of Collette LaRocque in Grass Valley, 530-559-8407
 
The home of Yvonne Read in Nevada City,
530-470-3770
 
The home of Joe and Lyn Sloan in Auburn,
530-277-4695
 
Please call the home in the location that works for you for more information.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
 
CHANGE FOR CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
 
SIERRA ROOTS
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
Sierra Roots takes a relationship-based approach in our work with homeless people. We are dedicated to listening to homeless people and collaborating with them to make progress in their health, self-reliance, and action plans for secure, safe homes.
 
INSPIRING WOMEN UPDATE
 
The Inspiring Women activity for October is the opportunity to attend the Jeddah Mali weekend workshop!
 
I will be completing the ten month Healing Trauma Program from Sounds True and my focus will be shifting much more to helping people healing in recovery. I hope that some of you will step forward and want to create activities for IW to meet up. What a truly inspiring group of women. I will still be available to support your meet-ups.
 
Cathy Lee Knight
HURLING MYSELF INTO THE UNKNOWN
 
A recent poll from the UK found that many adults consciously limit themselves in life because they fear what others would think if they moved out of their comfort zone. People reported that they feel more alive when they take a risk, or when they engage even in simple adventures, like singing out loud, expressing their feelings, and – maybe the whackiest behavior of all – dancing in front of others.
 
“It is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most, that I see and feel who I really am. It's during those scary moments, hurling myself into the unknown, that I am like a comet hitting a new atmosphere. Suddenly I illuminate magnificently. I discover a smile I didn't know I had. I uncover a feeling that I didn't know existed in me. I see myself.” - C. JoyBell C., author
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I boldly go where the Infinite is always coaxing me to be. I advance to the forefront of consciousness, to the place where there is no sense of otherness, no judgment – just the love of pure Beingness and the certainty that anything is possible. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
AM I CONTRACTING OR EXPANDING?
Rev. Jerry Farrell

There is a lot of give and take, hills and valleys in life. Sometimes it is difficult to know where up or down is. A good question to ask in uncertain times is whether you are expanding or contracting your life energy. That is the question that we will be looking at this Sunday as a community. Do join us for what will be another inspiring and uplifting service.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
URGENT MESSAGE
 
Due to the generosity of our Unity Community, we have a generous scholarship fund available for our Jeddah Mali workshop. It is our intention to have as many here as possible because this will be such a valuable, powerful experience for us individually and especially as Collective Intelligence. Our scholarship plan is for 1/2 the registration fee. If you have a desire to attend please apply for a scholarship on our website, unitygold.us, right away. We are eager to include you!
Call Lezlie, 530-274-2463, if you need help applying for a scholarship.
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Consider cultivating your relationship with the wisdom of
Collective Intelligence.
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
We encourage you to experience a Jeddah Mali meditation.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation. Use that Zoom link.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
There are a few changes to our events calendar!
 
The Art and Wine event is postponed until next spring.
We will be having our annual Silent Auction, starting right away. See announcement below.
Our 7 Week Fall Program has been moved to start on Sunday, October 9th.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Just as we have been challenged this year, plants have also been. April 11th we had a hard frost that killed off the young blossoms on our fruit trees. Trees have a natural built-in ability to put out a second, smaller bloom in case something happens to the first. It’s a protection in a sense - something that nature has created over time to always protect a plant’s ability to propagate.
Unfortunately, just as the trees were working diligently to recover from the freeze, another one hit on May 11th. It was too much for the trees.
 
They went dormant for a time, collecting their energy and changing their course. This would not be a year that they would have offspring. Normally trees put their summer energy into producing fruit. But just like us, when faced with a hardship, the trees, planning for a better future, reset their course. This year roots grew to a new depth and became more abundant than in a typical year. Trees added new shoots and branches in preparation for a better time. With new branches and stronger roots, trees are able to plan for a more prolific birthing next year.
 
What can I gain from the wisdom of the garden? Have I planned for a more prolific future during this time of struggle? Can I see abundance and prosperity unfolding as I prepare for tomorrow?
 
Always grateful,
Marlene
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING!!!!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #10 Quotes to carry you this week

Everything we receive, we receive in love. Everything we give, let us give in love. When we open our hearts and give in love, we become the source, emanating expansion and light and harmony. To give in love, to radiate the source expansion, light and harmony of your being costs you nothing, requires no change in circumstances or finances, and it brings you so many benefits, brings us all so many benefits. As we give, so we receive. Every single day the earth provides our food, our shelter, gives of itself over and over again. Without this generosity life could not exist or be maintained. It is within our gift to give back to use our attention, our intention to be a source of healing, restoration, peace, beauty, illumination, comfort and love. Nothing changes if nobody changes. Let us go first and set the example for what is possible. Let us reveal the true nature of human beings, the true source of all life. It is time. It is time.
 
Volunteer of the Month for October
 
It is my pleasure and honor to introduce Cathy Lee Knight as October’s volunteer of the month. Cathy Lee has been involved in many aspects of making Unity spiritual center a welcome and inspiring spiritual home. A few of her many talents that she has shared with her Unity family include being our beloved photographer, making sure all our special events are well documented and shared to be enjoyed by all. Another unique talent of Cathy Lee is her enthusiasm and extraordinary ability to light up the room. As a naturally bubbly 7 on the enneagram, she is capable of instilling excitement and participation in activities supporting Unity. Seeing Cathy Lee speak about Inspiring Women and their activities, it’s clear to see why these activities are always a success. Her energy is like a magnet and you can’t help smiling.
Cathy Lee was also our official greeter for the Enneagram course that was offered at Unity. She made sure everyone felt welcome and that the event went smoothly. Another talent that she has shared with us is her musical ability. Sitting at the piano, Cathy Lee was a beautiful accompaniment for us as we sang Christmas carols. Her talents were also expressed by her willingness to serve on the Board of Trustees. Her wisdom helped guide us through the challenging time of the pandemic. Cathy Lee is also a chaplain and has shared her time as a platform assistant.
Last but not the least, Cathy Lee should be recognized for the brave and exemplary resource she is for anyone seeking substance abuse help. Because of her sharing of her many years of experience and knowledge, we acknowledge her as a real treasure for our spiritual community. We are so lucky to have Cathy Lee and her precious Trinity as part of our Unity family.
 
From Cathy Lee: When I moved to Grass Valley, I began my search for a spiritual community where I could Learn, Laugh, and Love. I found Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center to be such a community. I joined on Nov 18, 2018. For me Unity is a spiritual oasis where I go to refresh my heart, my soul, and my mind. I am so grateful I have found you.
 
Cathy Lee, we love you, we bless you, and we are so blessed by you!
 
UGC INCOME - September 2022

September income to date: $13,756.20
At this time we are $9,153 short of our annual budgeted income.
 
 
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We will begin on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
"When it feels like the end of your world, you've arrived at a point of magnificent opportunity: the possibility of transforming every dimension of your life. This book is your navigational guide for releasing old ways of thinking, entering the ground level of your being, and emerging as a conscious co-creator of your reality and an active participant in global transformation."
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE
 
THE SMALL GROUP SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE TABLE AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY. FIND THE DAY, TIME, AND LOCATION THAT WORKS FOR YOU!
 
Tuesday, 10am at UGC
 
Tuesday, 6:30pm, home of Yvonne Read, Nevada City
 
Wednesday, 1pm, home of Kristie Stevens, Grass Valley
 
Wednesday, 1pm, home of Mark and Shelley Wandro, Penn Valley
 
Wednesday, 7:00pm, home of Joe and Lyn Sloan, Auburn
 
Thursday, 6:30pm, home of Collette LaRocque, Grass Valley
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
I am so happy and grateful to report we have a sign up list of well over a dozen people! This sized crew working just on that area for a couple of hours are going to knock it out!! This Saturday, October 1st, lets meet at 9 am and get this done!
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Judy Cisowski 9/30
Drew Tousley 9/30
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
 
CHANGE FOR CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
 
SIERRA ROOTS
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
Sierra Roots takes a relationship-based approach in our work with homeless people. We are dedicated to listening to homeless people and collaborating with them to make progress in their health, self-reliance, and action plans for secure, safe homes.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are now on schedule to be held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, October 9th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve your session.
YOM KIPPUR
 
"Every Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory. You aren't supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right." - Naomi Wolf, American author and journalist
 
"Yom Kippur is God’s way of allowing us to recalculate the course of our lives."
- Shimon Apisdorf, Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit
 
"The entire world is God's message of love to us. Yom Kippur is the time when we are most open to receive this message." - Rabbi Noah Weinberg
THE SILENCE OF THE HEART
 
“Your treasure is within you and, to claim it, you must leave the busy commotion of the mind, abandon the desires of the ego, and enter into the silence of the heart.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I quit striving. I let my agendas, plans, and dreams rest, allowing them to steep in a relaxed sense of wholeness. All my attention now is in the field of consciousness, this moment, pure Presence – and all is well. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
FOOD AS MEDICINE
The World Peace Diet - for a Healthier Body and Earth, with Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
 
You will gain the tools to understand the power of food to heal us not just physically, but also culturally and psychologically, and how ecological and climate health are connected with our food choices.
 
Besides the lecture going more deeply into the teachings in The World Peace Diet, Dr. Tuttle and his spouse Madeleine will share practical keys to reducing our environmental footprint, and to more healthy relationships and lifestyle choices.
 
Monday, October 10, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Click HERE more information!
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO NOW?
Rev. Jerry Farrell

It seems lately that each day just brings more distressing news, one more catastrophe in another corner of the world or right in our own neighborhood. What is ours to do in response to these events? The answer is the same as always- do good! Join us Sunday for some inspirational and uplifting poetry, reflection, music and prayer time. Come and be refueled for the week ahead.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Consider cultivating your relationship with the wisdom of
Collective Intelligence.
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts of Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Precious Today
cc 2022 Angela Apostal
 
The stillness of today unfolds before me.
 
As I attune to forces in nature, as part of, not apart from.
 
I am nature and I am here as shining evidence.
 
Divinity appears in all forms.
Stardust lingering from distant galaxies.
Or biology in a simple drop of water.
 
Both expand and contract in union.
 
As a breath filling me up with life.
 
Apparent to all.
 
I stand still yet move forward in the sanctity of being.
 
A paradox on
the altar of love.
 
First self,
then others, then self once more.
 
How did I learn this simple truth?
 
In breath, in sight,
in touch, in all that makes me human.
 
Embrace this moment with abandon, as a mighty teacher true and able.
 
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
 
As part of our fund raising efforts for the year we are planning on hosting a Wine and Cheese and Arts evening. The date for the event is slated for November 11th. For now we are putting out the call to all our artists who might be willing to donate a piece of artwork for the event. We are open to donations of art pieces in various media and tax donation letters for the IRS will be given to the artists. If you are interested in donating something, or you know an artist in the community who might be interested, please call Lezlie at 274-2463 and let us know. We are planning a fun evening of wine, non-alcoholic drinks, cheese, arts, music and possibly some wine/art appreciation talks. Stay tuned for more details!
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #9 Quotes to carry you this week

We are designed to be peaceful creatures. We are designed to love. We are designed to experience joy and wellbeing.  We are designed to express beauty.  Human family has barely begun to scratch the surface of innate potential.  The state of our world is a telling reminder of where we are up to in that journey.  As you have heard before, a butterfly moving its wings can be the start of a great wind  so too, the choices that an individual makes moment-by-moment, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, life-by-life can also start a great movement. 
 
THE CHANGING SEASONS
 
Fall is here and our Community Garden Market is officially closed until next year. Thanks to all of you we raised $454 in 2022 from the sales of your home grown fresh produce and flowers!
COMMUNITY SINGING FOR PEACE
Sponsored by Interfaith Nevada County
THIS SUNDAY!
 
Purpose: To share through song, messages of love, respect, peace, and appreciation for all of God's children. To celebrate what our faiths share.
 
September 25th, 2022, 2:30 pm - 4 pm
151 Union Square on
Mill Street in Grass Valley
 
Marshall said the group’s intention is to unite the community in common expressions of love, respect and appreciation for all, with the sentiment of, “We invite you to enjoy songs of peace, recharge your energy and lighten your spirit as you face the challenges of the day.”
 
“War and hate don’t fix anything,” said planner Dianne Marshall, on behalf of InterFaith Nevada County. “Take a break from the news headlines and get rejuvenated!”
 
Drew Tousley and Kellie Garmire will be performing together at this event!
 
The International Day of Peace is observed today, September 21, around the world. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all people feel that they can flourish, creating a world in which people are treated equally.
 
Affirmative prayer: I know there is but One Mind, which is the Mind of God,
in which all people live and move and have their being. I know there is a Divine Pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness…so all people shall live together in peace, harmony and prosperity forever. – Excerpted from “A Prayer for World Peace,” by Ernest Holmes.
 
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM . . .
 
...is just around the corner. We will begin on Sunday, October 2nd with completion on Sunday, November 20th. We will skip Sunday, October 16th because Jeddah Mali will be here. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
"When it feels like the end of your world, you've arrived at a point of magnificent opportunity: the possibility of transforming every dimension of your life. This book is your navigational guide for releasing old ways of thinking, entering the ground level of your being, and emerging as a conscious co-creator of your reality and an active participant in global transformation."
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE
 
THE SMALL GROUP SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE TABLE AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY. FIND THE DAY, TIME, AND LOCATION THAT WORKS FOR YOU!
 
Tuesday, 10am at UGC
 
Tuesday, 6:30pm, home of Yvonne Read, Nevada City
 
Wednesday, 1pm, home of Kristie Stevens, Grass Valley
 
Wednesday, 1pm, home of Mark and Shelley Wandro, Penn Valley
 
Wednesday, 6:30pm, home of Joe and Lyn Sloan, Auburn
 
Thursday, 6:30pm, home of Collette LaRocque, Grass Valley
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
I am so happy and grateful to report we have a sign up list of over a dozen people! This sized crew working just on that area for a couple of hours are going to knock it out!! We are looking at Saturday, October 1st, weather permitting.
 
Please consider joining the crew. There is a sign up sheet on the table at the back of the sanctuary, or contact us at 530-274-2463.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Rosie Doherty 9/7
Cathy Eville 9/10
Patti McClure 9/13
Darrell VanNatta 9/18
Angela Apostal 9/19
Sandy Spurgeon 9/20
Judy Cisowski 9/30
Drew Tousley 9/30
 
CHANGE FOR CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
 
SIERRA ROOTS
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
Sierra Roots takes a relationship-based approach in our work with homeless people. We are dedicated to listening to homeless people and collaborating with them to make progress in their health, self-reliance, and action plans for secure, safe homes.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are now on schedule to be held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, October 9th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve your session.
INSPIRING WOMEN
THIS SATURDAY
The IW event for September is a free workshop "The Creative Pendulum" led by the author of the book by the same name, Joan Rose Staffen. Learn about using a pendulum to unlock your inner artist and discovering and expanding your expressive potential! Joan Rose offers practical information and tips so that anyone can use a pendulum, and experienced practitioners will find exciting new ways of using a pendulum. The workshop is on Saturday, September 24th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed by a Potluck Salad Bar, here at Unity in the Gold Country.
 
Linda Becchetti is managing the Inspiring Women roster. Please call or email Linda if you want to be on the list for notifications/information. cyclingnut2004@gmail.com or 530-273-8380.
THE SWEEPING VISIONS OF MY MIND AND HEART
 
When three of their four children were diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic condition that causes a loss or decline in vision, Edith Lemay and Sebastien Pelletier decided to take them round the world. “We’re going to fill their visual memory with the best, most beautiful images we can."
 
“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. They become self-fulfilling prophecies.”
– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
 
Affirmative prayer: I behold the beauty of this life, the near-at-hand and the sweeping visions of my eyes and heart. My soul is enlivened in this grace, and I move with reverence and a keen awareness that my life is made whole, dignified, and enlarged. I’m so grateful that this is the essence and beauty of what is before me this day. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
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Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
BEING GRATEFUL
Marlene Bottenfield

Join Marlene as she shares the details, insights, revelations and joy experienced in her personal near death event this summer. She will also share two other experiences that show that transition can be a beautiful time. Fear free; light, love and faith filled.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Consider cultivating your relationship with the wisdom of
Collective Intelligence.
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
As I am sitting to write this paragraph, the air quality in my neighborhood (about halfway between Grass Valley and Nevada City) is hovering at a very unhealthy 200. Some areas near me are experiencing even higher, dangerous levels.
 
While we are having these terrible air days, we can be grateful that the fire is NOT in our neighborhoods…this time. Another thing we can be grateful for is our Unity community that always “has our back” when a disaster might befall us.
 
How wonderful to know that if we were to be evacuated, we have a place to come…. our Center! During the extreme heat last week, our Center was available for anyone who needed a cool place to be during those HOT days. When storms come (hopefully) our Center will be available for those who lose power or need a warm place to stay. (Providing the Center has power, of course).

How amazing is Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, that we know as our community? Very amazing, I would say. Let’s all be aware of what a marvelous gift we share and support our Center with our Love, Time and Treasure!
 
Patricia Plank
Board Secretary
 
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
 
As part of our fund raising efforts for the year we are planning on hosting a Wine and Cheese and Arts evening. The date for the event is slated for November 11th. For now we are putting out the call to all our artists who might be willing to donate a piece of artwork for the event. We are open to donations of art pieces in various media and tax donation letters for the IRS will be given to the artists. If you are interested in donating something, or you know an artist in the community who might be interested, please call Lezlie at 274-2463 and let us know. We are planning a fun evening of wine, non-alcoholic drinks, cheese, arts, music and possibly some wine/art appreciation talks. Stay tuned for more details!