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SUNDAY SERVICE

February 18, 2024

10:30 AM




 

IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY, THE UGC OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH.


DO NOT NEGOTIATE WHO YOU ARE

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

Last week we took a look at our identity as love and how we can make a stand in life as love. This week we take another look at our identity but from a slightly different stance. If you are wondering where Unity fits in the big picture, then this talk will answer your questions.

 

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.

 

Please plan to arrive early on Sunday. We have an important and enlightening video from Unity World Headquarter CEO, Rev. Jim Blake, "How Is Unity Doing?" which we will start at about 10:20 am.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2-25-24

 


 

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


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

I guess it is starting to feel real. Ever since I announced my last day (October 31st) my retirement has started to feel more real. It struck me that it isn't just about almost 20 years of working at UGC, but the end of 37 years of public ministry. That really struck home recently. It is a long time to be in the public eye as a priest/minister. It feels nice to think about being just a private citizen. Mostly there is a sense of relief, of taking a weight off. Interestingly enough, I now feel that I have more energy and enthusiasm to do whatever I can between now and my last day. I think we have all met someone who had shortimer's syndrome- counting the days and not really putting in too much effort. Definitely not how I feel. I intend to give it my all and leave it all on the field of play, so to speak. And, yes, there are moments of grief for me too, but mostly just incredible gratitude for the people who have been part of my life these past 37 years. I am so richly blessed and I feel I have lived an incredible life. THANK YOU! Now let's enjoy the next few months together.

Love always,

Rev. Jere


 

UNITY KIDS

Our Doors are Wide Open for You!

 

Are you interested in being a part of the UGC Legacy for the next generation?

Are you ready to super-charge your Sundays with energy and enthusiasm?

Do you long to give your time and talents to your spiritual community?

We have just the gig for you!!!!

Join us to begin coalescing the new era of UGC's Youth Ministry.

Please join Sandy Spurgeon and Julie Zumwalt as we begin the process of re-opening the doors to the children and families and in our community. This will be an inception get-together to see who is interested, what we have and where we need to go. 

 

Wednesday March 6, 1:30-3:30.


SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

What's in the Way Is the Way

by Mary O'Malley

 

Rev. Jere will be leading a new book study for Spiritual Exploration beginning February 20th. What's In The Way Is The Way promises to be an inspiring shared experience. Imagine for a moment that you had no pressures in your life―no problems to fix, no deadlines to meet, no struggles to overcome. Do you feel that sense of spacious relief? It’s not an illusion, teaches Mary O’Malley. It really is possible to live with that profound openness all the time, even while tending to your everyday tasks and obligations. In What’s in the Way Is the Way, Mary offers practical guidance for meeting all of your experience with an abiding sense of ease, trust, and peace of mind.

 

The book is available in the bookstore.

Tuesdays, 10:30a-12p starting 2/20/24


UPDATED INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

We have begun the process of collecting information from you to help us make the transition with Rev Jere when his retirement takes place. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community.  Thanks to all your help, the application to UWM will be sent out this week! Up next:

 

February 21st, 1-3 pm

Enneagram class #1 - Getting to know the different Enneagram types and identifying yourself.

March 8th, 1-3 pm

Enneagram class #2 - Healthy interactions of the different Enneagram types. How to support each other.

 

These classes were originally slated for the Leadership Team as they are being trained to provide emotional support to congregants during our transition.

 

It has been decided these classes are open to everyone provided you are already familiar with the Enneagram and your type. If you want to check your Enneagram type there are many test options online!


ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Unity’s Energy Healing Practitioners are joining together Sunday March 10th. Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of the opportunity to experience greater harmony, inner balance and peace. The Energy Healing Clinics offers 40 minute sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with a $20 suggested donation to Unity in the Gold Country, but no one with an appointment is turned

away.

 

Please call Kristie at 530-368-4465 for an appointment



TIME SPENT WITH JEDDAH MALI

 

If you missed the talk with Julia Hamilton about her experiences with Jeddah Mali and Jeddah's retreat in Mexico - here is your chance!

Join us for a lovely evening to hear all about it.

 

Friday, March 1st, 6:30 - 8 pm

 

TUNING TO THE HEART with Kalyani

 

Experience joy and harmony within - through song, chant, and meditation. An invitation to access the wisdom of The Lords Prayer and other songs with Kalyani

 

Wednesday, February 21st, 10:30a - 12p.

$15 suggested love offering


 

TALKS ON “TUNING INTO NATURE'S SEASONS” CONTINUE

 

Richard Feather Anderson will continue his talks on “Riding the Waves of the Earth’s Seasonal Cycles” - to cover all eight of the ancient holy days in the Celtic Calendar, that we also celebrate in various forms in the U.S. The intention is to help us all become more aware of the subtle and often invisible changes happening in Nature; provide alternative information about the beginning of the seasons within ancient indigenous cultures; help us recognize the parallel shifts in our own emotional, psycho-spiritual journeys through the year; and use the forces of Nature to support our own life ventures.

 

All classes are 10 a-12 p

Spring Equinox - Wed, March 13

May Eve/Beltaine - Wed, May 1

Midsummer Solstice - Wed, June 19


 

FEBRUARY

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Kurtis Zumwalt 02/03

Karle deProsse 02/04

Michael Fairbrother 02/12

Scott Wetzell 02/14

Larry Homan 02/18

Kellie Garmire 02/22

Lezlie VanNatta 02/22


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER



We are still in fund raising mode, especially as we don’t want to completely deplete our reserves for future repairs. Our roof fund is over $25,000! We extend a huge thank you to all who have donated to our Raise the Roof $50,000 fundraiser. We are blessed beyond measure!


 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm - Hybrid

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

In person only

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Zoom only



A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

In person only - this course is closed to newcomers at this time.


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence


"God is Love -- a Love so vast, so wise, so inclusive, so healing, that we can scarcely comprehend it. The Love that created you from its own heart, that same Love that has sustained you at every level and blessed you in countless ways could never lose hope in you." - Roger Teel, This Life is Joy


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

February 11, 2024

10:30 AM

 


 

STANDING ON AND IN LOVE

Rev. Jere Farrell



It is very easy for spirituality or religions to get lost in the weeds of beliefs. It is also so easy for us to get lost searching for love. This Valentine's day focused talk is all about standing on a firm foundation for our lives and our faith. Come join us on Sunday for another good one with some of our favorite songs.

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.


 

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


 

FROM THE BOARD

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2-25-24


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

What's in the Way Is the Way

by Mary O'Malley

 

Rev. Jere will be leading a new book study for Spiritual Exploration beginning February 20th. What's In The Way Is The Way promises to be an inspiring shared experience. This book was highly recommended by Patt & David Lind Kyle.

Imagine for a moment that you had no pressures in your life―no problems to fix, no deadlines to meet, no struggles to overcome. Do you feel that sense of spacious relief? It’s not an illusion, teaches Mary O’Malley. It really is possible to live with that profound openness all the time, even while tending to your everyday tasks and obligations. In What’s in the Way Is the Way, Mary offers practical guidance for meeting all of your experience with an abiding sense of ease, trust, and peace of mind.

 

The book is available in the bookstore.

Tuesdays, 10:30a-12p starting 2/20/24


TALKS ON “TUNING INTO NATURE'S SEASONS” CONTINUE

 

Richard Feather Anderson will continue his talks on “Riding the Waves of the Earth’s Seasonal Cycles” - to cover all eight of the ancient holy days in the Celtic Calendar, that we also celebrate in various forms in the U.S. The intention is to help us all become more aware of the subtle and often invisible changes happening in Nature; provide alternative information about the beginning of the seasons within ancient indigenous cultures; help us recognize the parallel shifts in our own emotional, psycho-spiritual journeys through the year; and use the forces of Nature to support our own life ventures.

  • Spring Equinox - Wed, March 13, 10 to noon
  • May Eve/Beltaine - Wed, May 1, 10 to noon
  • Midsummer Solstice - Wed, June 19, 10 to noon

If you would like to review Richards' presentation of January 30th, click

HERE, then select the 3rd option.


UPDATED INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

We have begun the process of collecting information from you to help us make the transition with Rev Jere when his retirement takes place. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community. 

 

February 11: After the regular service, we will continue a vision of what type of minister will meet the needs that we identified in the previous 3 meetings. Each table will be given a summary of the information collected on January 7 and 21 and February 4th. We will summarize this info together and start creating a plan. Lunch will be provided again, and the meeting will be about 45 minutes long.


ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Unity’s Energy Healing Practitioners are joining together this Sunday February 11th to open the 2024 clinics which offer a variety of spiritually uplifting modalities! Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of the opportunity to experience greater harmony, inner balance and peace. The Energy Healing Clinics offers 40 minute sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with a $20 suggested donation to Unity in the Gold Country, but no one with an appointment is turned

away.

 

Please call Kristie at 530-368-4465 if you would like to see if she has had any cancellations.


MAGDALENE JAEKEL

You are invited to join Magdalene's family and friends for a lighthearted, casual, music-filled celebration of life for Magdalene. Sunday, March 24th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Wolf Creek Lodge. Light refreshments will be served.

 Please RSVP by March 1st, to gu10tag@gmail.com.


 

TRUDY STONER

Published author of "A Healing Process: Living a Life Aligned with Love"

 

Rediscover Love in Its Purest Form

In "A Healing Process: Living a Life Aligned With Love," Trudy Stoner unveils a profound truth that could redefine your entire understanding of love. With the wisdom of a seasoned love coach and the insight of a spiritual guide, Trudy invites you on a journey to realign your life with the true essence of love. "A Healing Process" is more than a book; it's a transformational guide to healing your heart and rediscovering love as an innate part of your being.

 

This will also be livestreamed on our Unity YouTube channel

 

Trudy will be giving this talk tomorrow, Friday, February 9th, from 6 - 8 pm. here at our Center!

$20 (donation) at the door with all proceeds going to the Raise the Roof fund.


 

FEBRUARY

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Kurtis Zumwalt 02/03

Karle deProsse 02/04

Sherry Rebstock 02/07

Michael Fairbrother 02/12

Scott Wetzell 02/14

Larry Homan 02/18

Kellie Garmire 02/22

Lezlie VanNatta 02/22


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER



We are still in fund raising mode, especially as we don’t want to completely deplete our reserves for future repairs. Our roof fund is up to $24,195! We extend a huge thank you to all who have donated to our Raise the Roof $50,000 fundraiser. We are blessed beyond measure!


 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm - Hybrid

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

In person only

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Zoom only



A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

In person only


CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence


 

LOVE AND VALENTINES

 

"Love is a mighty power, a great and complete good. Love alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places smooth. It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders all bitterness sweet and acceptable. Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger, higher, nothing more fulfilling in heaven or earth; for love is born of God. Love flies, runs and leaps for joy. It is free and unrestrained. Love knows no limits, but ardently transcends all bounds. Love feels no burden, takes no account of toil, attempts things beyond its strength. Love sees nothing as impossible, for it feels able to achieve all things. It is strange and effective, while those who lack love faint and fail. Love is not fickle and sentimental, nor is it intent on vanities. Like a living flame and a burning torch, it surges upward and surmounts everything." - Thomas Kempis

 

On this Valentine's Day, open the eyes of your heart to see the evidence of God's love all around. Wait in silence, simply witnessing without critique. Gradually take all of it in. Welcome what is. Ask your inner witness where it sees love in this moment. Let your heart see that you are part of the Divine Reality of love. - unknown



“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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 SUNDAY SERVICE

February 4, 2024

10:30 AM



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"IS YOUR LIFE HAPPENING TO YOU, OR BY YOU?"

Rev. Joe Sloan

 

Does your life always seem to be happening "to you,” a life over which you seem to have little control or say? If so, it could be said that you are in a state of To Me consciousness (at it’s worst, a Victim consciousness). and you are like the most of the rest of us most of the time. Stuff will happen. Its how you deal with it, take control and move on that counts. Regardless of what happens, you can live your life By Me rather than To Me. We will look at how that applies to you and me.

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.

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


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

What vibrant conversations we had at our last round table discussions! In addition to the great ideas from the discussions that occurred in the sanctuary, we also had people on Zoom and people responding on our webpage. In all, more than 80 people participated 

We took all the suggestions and grouped them by topic to find out what we, as a community, envision our future at UGC to hold. Yvonne Bartlett typed out all your suggestions and they're on the back table in the sanctuary. Be sure to check them out.

The top 7 goals that showed up are listed below in order of interest.

  1. Youth program/Family Activities
  2. Increase in Publicity/Advertisement
  3. Music presentations
  4. UGC become a Blue Zone. Blue Zones have the following elements:

Some type of spirituality.

Simple, healthy eating, fresh foods, more plant-based than processed.

Being outside and moving around more.

Allowing time for intergenerational community, cultivating friendships,

a sense of purpose, and relaxation.

(People tend to live longer and healthier in Blue Zones)

5. Outreach. (Interaction with other Faith Groups).

6. More class time options for working individuals and for youth.

7. Greater diversity in presentations.

 

We are in this together, in love.

Marlene


VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

is Larry Homan!!

 

I have been at UGC for about 20 years, I guess. Carolyn and I came about the same time as Jerry arrived. Sunday services were held is a couple of rental spaces over a few years. As we grew, we purchased and completely rebuilt what was formerly Grey Electric Co., where the center now merrily resides.

I have been an official member of UGC since we were back in the old Health Dept. building.

I was drawn to Unity, as so often is the case, by my dear wife, Carolyn. After hearing Rev. Joe speak, I knew this was a place I wanted to be. As so many others have stated, in Linda Ronstadt's words: Feels Like Home to me.

I stay at Unity because it provides me with the spiritual health I need. After leaving the Catholic Church of my youth, I always remained in touch with my spiritual self, but mainly, I think, through the ocean: surfing, sailing, scuba diving- - you name it. Moving from a small Pacific atoll to Nevada City in 1986, put me not in the ocean, but in the pines... My many friends at Unity, all the fellowship, classes, activities, speakers — and Rev. Jere's commitment to evolving and exploring new avenues of spiritual growth have kept me here. This, and so much morel

I've helped in the construction of both our Unity Spiritual Centers, then, along with John Martin, sort of became by default the "go-to" handy man for myriad odd-jobs and maintenance work over the years, including striping the parking lot, installing new toilets, locks, door repairs, etc. I have been involved in many of the classes offered over the years, and still am. I served as secretary and Vice President on the Board of Trustees for five years.

Unity has changed my life in so many ways, literally in spirit, body, and mind. I've made so many new friends, enjoyed working on all the projects, both inside and out, and contributed as best I can whenever possible. Spiritually, i have grown more than I can say, and continue to evolve in that direction constantly.

I can't imagine life without the support of my beloved spiritual community, Unity in the Gold Country.

 

Dearest Larry, we love and we appreciate you so much!

Rev. Jere, your BOT and congregation


 

 

HEALTH AND SALAD SUNDAY!

 

This Sunday we will be offering salad along with the usual treats. Please bring your favorite salad condiments and dressing! Our resident retired RN's will be offering blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring immediately after the Service, in the library.


SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

What's in the Way Is the Way

by Mary O'Malley

 

Rev. Jere will be leading a new book study for Spiritual Exploration beginning February 13th. What's In The Way Is The Way promises to be an inspiring shared experience.

Imagine for a moment that you had no pressures in your life―no problems to fix, no deadlines to meet, no struggles to overcome. Do you feel that sense of spacious relief? It’s not an illusion, teaches Mary O’Malley. It really is possible to live with that profound openness all the time, even while tending to your everyday tasks and obligations. In What’s in the Way Is the Way, Mary offers practical guidance for meeting all of your experience with an abiding sense of ease, trust, and peace of mind.

 

The book will be available in the bookstore

next week.

 

Tuesdays, 10:30a-12p starting 2/13/24


UPDATED INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

We have begun the process of collecting information from you to help us make the transition with Rev Jere when his retirement takes place. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community. 

 

February 4:  After the regular service, we will have round table discussions (about 45 minutes) with lunch served to each table. Each table will be given parts of the application that the Search Team needs our help with. We want to make sure that each person's voice is heard. So, be sure to stay after the service and help select the attributes you are looking for in our new minister.

 

February 11: After the regular service, we will continue a vision of what type of minister will meet the needs that we identified in the previous 3 meetings. Each table will be given a summary of the information collected on January 7 and 21 and February 4th. We will summarize this info together and start creating a plan. Lunch will be provided again, and the meeting will be about 45 minutes long.


ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Unity’s Energy Healing Practitioners are joining together on Sunday February 11 to open the 2024 clinics which offer a variety of spiritually uplifting modalities. Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of the opportunity to experience greater harmony, inner balance and peace. The Energy Healing Clinics offers 40 minute sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with a $20 suggested donation to Unity in the Gold Country, but no one with an appointment is turned

away.

 

Please call Kristie at 530-368-4465 with questions about any of the healing modalities and to reserve your February 11 session. Thank you!

TRUDY STONER

Published author of "A Healing Process: Living a Life Aligned with Love"

 

Rediscover Love in Its Purest Form

In "A Healing Process: Living a Life Aligned With Love," Trudy Stoner unveils a profound truth that could redefine your entire understanding of love. With the wisdom of a seasoned love coach and the insight of a spiritual guide, Trudy invites you on a journey to realign your life with the true essence of love. "A Healing Process" is more than a book; it's a transformational guide to healing your heart and rediscovering love as an innate part of your being.

 

Trudy will be giving this talk on Friday, February 9th, from 6 - 8 pm. here at our Center.

$20 at the door with all proceeds going to the Raise the Roof fund.


 
   

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Kurtis Zumwalt 02/03

Karle deProsse 02/04

Sherry Rebstock 02/07

Michael Fairbrother 02/12

Scott Wetzell 02/14

Larry Homan 02/18

Kellie Garmire 02/22

Lezlie VanNatta 02/22


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

JULIA HAMILTON

on Jeddah Mali

 

Julia attended Jeddah Mali's retreat in Mexico recently. Rev. Jere has asked her to share her experience and the wisdom absorbed on retreat with Jeddah. Julia will welcome a Q and A, followed by a meditation.

 

Tuesday, February 6th, 10:30a-noon.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

The roof work is done and boy will it be tested this week!



We are still in fund raising mode, especially as we don’t know the extent of repairs that will be required prior to the roof being replaced. The funds raised to date are $10,245. Due to the very generous financial gifts we received in 2023 we feel comfortable using $13,000 from our general fund so, our roof fund is up to $23,245! We extent a huge thank you to all who have donated to our Raise the Roof $50,000 fundraiser. We are blessed beyond measure!


 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm - Hybrid

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

In person only

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Zoom only



A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

In person only


   

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence


 

   

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

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

 

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. - Marty Meehan

 

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. - Maya Angelou

 

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. - Franklin Thomas, activist and philanthropist

 

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. - Nelson Mandela

 

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. - Barack Obama

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 28, 2024

10:30 AM



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


 

ALERT - several of our members have contracted Covid this week. Please be alert and cautious. If you think you may not be well we invite you to stay home and join us on You Tube. We want all of you safe, well, and happy!

 

BUILDING ON A SOLID FOUNDATION

Rev. Jere Farrell



What does Unity believe? What do you believe? This Sunday we look at the main principles we use to guide our lives. If you are new to Unity then this is a great Sunday to be present. We will also explore building personal credos. 

 

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.


 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT -

Free Access to the Add Heart Facilitator Course!

Per Richard Anderson - It’s rare that they offer their trainings for free. Usually $2000-3000. Use this link for details and to register.


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION - BEGINNING OF SPRING

JANUARY 30TH, 10:30 am to 12 pm

 

This class will begin with a presentation by Mary Huse and Anne Alyse on Spring and The Five Elements. Spring is the beginning of the season cycle, a time of birth and new beginnings. It is also the energy of the element of Wood. This is the energy that brings forth new growth, that pushes the new grass through the snow, the new branches out from old wood, produces new leaves. It does this so nature can take in the nourishment it needs to flourish. Mary and Anne Alyse will be sharing this and so much more, including Stepping into Springtime, an Asian approach for staying healthy with the many blessings as well of challenges the Wood season. 

 

Spring in Celtic Spirituality -Richard Anderson will continue to lead us on a journey to re-discover the original purpose of our oldest holidays, as symbolic activities that can help us live in attunement with the seasonal cycles of Nature. We will explore the holidays clustered around February 1, in the Celtic and other indigenous calendars, which they regarded as the beginning of Spring. In this session, we will delve into the rich mythological dramas that are the basis of the Earth Festivals, in which deities (like a horned god and earth goddess) journey around the “wheel of the year.” We can benefit by reviving the ancient practice of using this year myth to connect our own spiritual growth journeys to the developing energies of Nature’s seasonal cycles. The festivals of Candlemas, Brigid, and even Groundhog’s Day, can teach us how to navigate the transition from the wintry season of introspection and visioning in the dark dreamtime - into planting the seeds of those visions in our next personal growing season.

 

If you missed the first session about Midwinter Solstice and the seasons in our Mediterranean climate zone, please watch it on UGC’s You-Tube channel (click HERE), so that you’ll have the context for this next phase of the story.


FROM THE BOARD

 

During our white stone ceremony at the beginning of January, Rev. Jere asked us to reset our energy for the new year and to write down what came to us during the ceremony. It was a surprise for me…

Peace… Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Easier said than done! I struggle with being peaceful and actively work on creating a peace bubble that surrounds me and my loved ones. But it often gets pretty tattered! Driving home recently, I guess I wasn’t going fast enough for the driver behind us as he was tailgating, honking, and nearly ran us off the road while driving recklessly. Shredded peace bubble? Yep! Rev. Lani Howard’s wonderful talk, “Principles of Beloved Community” reminded me that the answer is forgiveness. As I watched Mr. Angry spin his tires away, I blurted out loud, “I forgive you (and be safe)”. Instantaneously, I felt better. Peace bubble intact.

My New Year’s wish for each of you is deep, deep peace.

 

With peace,

Kurtis Zumwalt


UPDATED INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

We have begun the process of collecting information from you to help us make the transition with Rev Jere when his retirement takes place. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community. 

 

February 4:  After the regular service, we will have round table discussions (about 45 minutes) with lunch served to each table. Each table will be given parts of the application that the Search Team needs our help with. We want to make sure that each person's voice is heard. So, be sure to stay after the service and help select the attributes you are looking for in our new minister.

 

February 11: After the regular service, we will continue a vision of what type of minister will meet the needs that we identified in the previous 3 meetings. Each table will be given a summary of the information collected on January 7 and 21 and February 4th. We will summarize this info together and start creating a plan. Lunch will be provided again, and the meeting will be about 45 minutes long.


ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

 

On Wednesdays we are now holding a Zoom prayer service from 11 to 11:30 each Wednesday morning. If you would like yourself or another to be held in the Light during this time, you may join us on the Zoom call and share those names. 

The Zoom link can be found in our weekly Monday class bulletin.


HEALING WISDOM: Connect with your inner healer through hypnosis

 

Using the techniques of hypnosis and drawing from personal experience, ACHE certified Hypnotherapist, Theresia H. Evans will guide you to connect with your own healing wisdom. You will learn to:

Practice self hypnosis

Strengthen your mind/body connection

Release old/outdated emotions and patterns

Visualize ideal outcomes

And more!

 

The Healing Wisdom classes will run for 6 weeks from January 31st through March 6th, from 10 am - noon. The fee for the 6 week classes is $159 per person. Save $30 if you sign up by Monday, January 29th (1/29) and pay only $129!

 

Theresia's introduction class was very well attended with several folks signing up for the 6 week course. I encourage you to jump in by Monday and save on the registration fee!



We are blessed and excited for this new set of events!

If you have questions , please call Theresia at 415-596-6201.


 

TRUDY STONER

Published author of "A Healing Process: Living a Life Aligned with Love"

 

Rediscover Love in Its Purest Form

In "A Healing Process: Living a Life Aligned With Love," Trudy Stoner unveils a profound truth that could redefine your entire understanding of love. With the wisdom of a seasoned love coach and the insight of a spiritual guide, Trudy invites you on a journey to realign your life with the true essence of love. "A Healing Process" is more than a book; it's a transformational guide to healing your heart and rediscovering love as an innate part of your being.

 

Trudy will be giving this talk on Friday, February 9th, from 6 - 8 pm. here at our Center.

$20 at the door with all proceeds going to the Raise the Roof fund.


 
   

JANUARY

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Mary Jo Kim 01/02

Deborah Edmondson 01/06

Carolyn Homan 01/10

Jinnae Anderson 01/17

Carol Meredieth 01/20

Jivat Muhki 01/25

Yvonne Read 01/26

Frank Castro Wehr 01/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

JULIA HAMILTON

on Jeddah Mali

 

Julia attended Jeddah Mali's retreat in Mexico recently. Rev. Jere has asked her to share her experience and the wisdom absorbed on retreat with Jeddah. Julia will welcome a Q and A, followed by a meditation.

 

Tuesday, February 6th, 10:30a-noon.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

We are eager to share our update on the roof. Western Roofing was here this week and is actively working on repairing the leak in the back corner by the kitchen. Depending on how that goes, this coming week they could begin the full re-sealing of the roof. Today they dropped off materials for the repair and reseal.



We are still in fund raising mode, especially as we don’t know the extent of repairs that will be required prior to the roof being replaced. The funds raised to date are $9,525. Due to the very generous financial gifts we received in 2023 we feel comfortable using $13,000 from our general fund so, our roof fund is up to $22,525! We extent a huge thank you to all who have donated to our Raise the Roof $50,000 fundraiser. We are blessed beyond measure!


 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm - Hybrid

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

In person only

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Zoom only



A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

In person only


   

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence


 

   

ENERGY HEALING CLINICS 2024

 

Unity’s Energy Healing Practitioners are joining together on Sunday February 11 to open the 2024 clinics which offer a variety of spiritually uplifting modalities. Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of the opportunity to experience greater harmony, inner balance and peace. The Energy Healing Clinics offers 40 minute sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with a $20 suggested donation to Unity in the Gold Country, but no one with an appointment is turned

away.

 

Options for February include

Acupuncture with Mary Huse or with Anne Alyse Ostis;

Adjust and Align with Pam Strong;

Body Talk with Patricia Haller;

Energy Healing with David Kyle;

Healing Touch with Julia Hamilton;

Hypnotherapy with Theresia Evans;

Non-Force Chiropractic and EFT with Dr. Lorre Eaton;

Reiki with Caroline Parsons;

Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie Jaggi.

 

Nurture yourself by reserving a session with one of our caring energy healing practitioners. The different modalities they offer provide opportunities for opening to a clearer vision of one’s spiritual gifts, harmonizing the subtle energy field and letting go of anxiety and tension. As the body relaxes, it naturally begins to heal, bringing enhanced feelings of peace and well-being.

 

Please call Kristie at 530-368-4465 with questions about any of the healing modalities and to reserve your February 11 session. Thank you!

 


 

SEASON OF NON-VIOLENCE

Begins January 30th

 

Quotes

Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

"The essence of nonviolence is love. Out of love and the willingness to act selflessly, strategies, tactics, and techniques for a nonviolent struggle arise naturally. Nonviolence is not a dogma; it is a process." - Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the one who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

 

"Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

“Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

"Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed."

- Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Nonviolence requires a double faith: faith in God and faith in man." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 21, 2024

10:30 AM



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


 

PRINCIPLES AND PERSONAL CREEDS

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

What does Unity teach and believe? But more importantly of that which Unity teaches what do I believe? Unity really doesn't have a Creed like some other religions but there are some basics. These can be made into a personal Creed. Come hear what one person came up with as her personal Creed and 12 Commandments which might help us get some ideas for ourselves. You won't be disappointed by these beautifully written and inspired personal principles.

Rev. Jere

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION - BEGINNING OF SPRING

JANUARY 30TH, 10:30 am to 12 pm.

 

This class will begin with a presentation by Mary Huse and Anne Alyse on Spring and The Five Elements. Spring is the beginning of the season cycle, a time of birth and new beginnings. It is also the energy of the element of Wood. This is the energy that brings forth new growth, that pushes the new grass through the snow, the new branches out from old wood, produces new leaves. It does this so nature can take in the nourishment it needs to flourish. Mary and Anne Alyse will be sharing this and so much more, including Stepping into Springtime, an Asian approach for staying healthy with the many blessings as well of challenges the Wood season. 

 

Spring in Celtic Spirituality -Richard Anderson will continue to lead us on a journey to re-discover the original purpose of our oldest holidays, as symbolic activities that can help us live in attunement with the seasonal cycles of Nature. We will explore the holidays clustered around February 1, in the Celtic and other indigenous calendars, which they regarded as the beginning of Spring. In this session, we will delve into the rich mythological dramas that are the basis of the Earth Festivals, in which deities (like a horned god and earth goddess) journey around the “wheel of the year.” We can benefit by reviving the ancient practice of using this year myth to connect our own spiritual growth journeys to the developing energies of Nature’s seasonal cycles. The festivals of Candlemas, Brigid, and even Groundhog’s Day, can teach us how to navigate the transition from the wintry season of introspection and visioning in the dark dreamtime - into planting the seeds of those visions in our next personal growing season.

 

If you missed the first session about Midwinter Solstice and the seasons in our Mediterranean climate zone, please watch it on UGC’s You-Tube channel (click HERE), so that you’ll have the context for this next phase of the story.


FROM THE BOARD

I don’t need to go to therapy because I do jigsaw puzzles! They have saved me many times. For quite a while I would hear a suggestion, that it would be good for me to do jigsaw puzzles. I always ignored it because I was horrible at jigsaw puzzles. Finally, I gave in and got one and started.  I committed to finishing it no matter how long it took. I had such a hard time. I wanted to quit so many times, and just dump it in the trash. I even got teary eyed thinking I can’t do this. But after two months I did it.

I learned so much. It opened a part of my mind I wasn’t using much. I noticed I was able to solve things when I couldn’t before. I read quicker and felt very happy when I worked on it. I was also able to work on it and forget about life for a while. There is an actual study that says when someone works on a puzzle it increases the production of dopamine, a chemical that regulates mood, memory, and concentration.

Now after I finish a puzzle, I tear it down and start another one. My friends and family are on a quest to find me the hardest puzzles because I have a game that I must finish them. I have done an all blue one and have an all-white one to do soon.

Many people have something they do that is like what puzzles do for me. Drew plays guitar, people do art, sew, and knit. So, if you have something that is your therapy and haven’t been doing it...do it, it works!

Love and light,

Carly Tousley


VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

While the exact date for Rev. Jere's retirement has not yet been decided, we as a community are going to start moving forward in collecting information to help us be better prepared when the time does arrive. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community. We have the following planned for the next couple of months:

 

January 21:  We will have a short round table discussion (20 minutes) to talk about where we each would like to see UGC in 7 years, and in 4 years. How do you envision our community? Where would you like to see our growth? People? Classes? Activities? Outreach? etc.

 

February 4: After the regular service, we will have round table discussions (about 45 minutes) with lunch served to each table. Each table will be given a summary of the information collected on January 7 and 21. We will summarize this info together and start creating a plan.

 

February 11: After the regular service, we will continue a vision of what type of minister will meet the needs that we identified in the previous 3 meetings. Lunch will be provided again and the meeting will be about 45 minutes long.

 

We look forward to creating a vision with you. Together we are a strong, loving, and empowering community.


ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

 

On Wednesdays we are now holding a Zoom prayer service from 11 to 11:30 each Wednesday morning. If you would like yourself or another to be held in the Light during this time, you may join us on the Zoom call and share those names. 

The Zoom link can be found in our weekly Monday class bulletin.


HEALING WISDOM: Connect with your inner healer through hypnosis

 

Using the techniques of hypnosis and drawing from personal experience, ACHE certified Hypnotherapist, Theresia H. Evans will guide you to connect with your own healing wisdom. You will learn to:

Practice self hypnosis

Strengthen your mind/body connection

Release old/outdated emotions and patterns

Visualize ideal outcomes

And more!

 

As a stand alone event, Theresia is offering an "Introduction to Hypnosis" on Wednesday, January 24th from 10 am - noon. You will learn how hypnosis works to facilitate healing and embark on a hypnosis journey. Love offering, everyone is welcome.

 

The Healing Wisdom classes will run for 6 weeks from January 31st through March 6th, from 10 am - noon. The fee for the 6 week classes is $159 per person. Save $30 if you sign up by Monday, January 29th (1/29) and pay only $129!



We are blessed and excited for this new set of events!



If you have questions in advance, please call Theresia at 415-596-6201.


 

WAY OF MASTERY CLASS! It is up and running so join us!

Meeting on ZOOM only



This ZOOM ONLY class begins this Tuesday January 16 and runs each Tuesday evening from 7-8:10pm! We will share "hosting" among those in the group who would enjoy opening the meeting with a prayer, lighting the Christ Candle and holding space with loving support for whatever emerges throughout our discussions. Hopefully everyone, eventually, will feel comfortable in this leadership capacity, and the aim is to support one another, always.

 

Our first meeting was last Tuesday and it was wonderful. We are all so eager to continue this journey together! Join us!


 

JANUARY

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Mary Jo Kim 01/02

Deborah Edmondson 01/06

Carolyn Homan 01/10

Jinnae Anderson 01/17

Carol Meredieth 01/20

Jivat Muhki 01/25

Yvonne Read 01/26

Frank Castro Wehr 01/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


SAVE THE DATE!!

 

Our own Trudy Stoner will be giving a talk on LOVE, our favorite subject. Trudy's message promises to be deep, insightful, and joyful! Friday, February 9th, from 6 - 8 pm. More details to come.


CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer resources for building healthy relationships and to work with community partners to provide services for healing the effects of interpersonal violence.

  

Our Vision

Our vision is a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

As was already announced we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged due to the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know. Special envelopes marked "Raising the Roof" are on the back table and can be put in the box dedicated to receiving those funds.

Rev. Jere


 

ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm - Hybrid

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

In person only

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Zoom only



A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

In person only


 

ENERGY HEALING CLINICS 2024

 

Unity’s Energy Healing Practitioners are joining together on Sunday February 11 to open the 2024 clinics which offer a variety of spiritually uplifting modalities. Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of the opportunity to experience greater harmony, inner balance and peace. The Energy Healing Clinics offers 40 minute sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with a $20 suggested donation to Unity in the Gold Country, but no one with an appointment is turned

away.

 

Options for February include

Acupuncture with Mary Huse or with Anne Alyse Ostis;

Adjust and Align with Pam Strong;

Body Talk with Patricia Haller;

Energy Healing with David Kyle;

Healing Touch with Julia Hamilton;

Hypnotherapy with Theresia Evans;

Non-Force Chiropractic and EFT with Dr. Lorre Eaton;

Reiki with Caroline Parsons;

Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie Jaggi.

 

Nurture yourself by reserving a session with one of our caring energy healing practitioners. The different modalities they offer provide opportunities for opening to a clearer vision of one’s spiritual gifts, harmonizing the subtle energy field and letting go of anxiety and tension. As the body relaxes, it naturally begins to heal, bringing enhanced feelings of peace and well-being.

 

Please call Kristie at 530-368-4465 with questions about any of the healing modalities and to reserve your February 11 session. Thank you!

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 14, 2024

10:30 AM



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

 

Our UGC offices will be closed Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


 

PRINCIPLES OF BELOVED COMMUNITY

Rev. Lani Howard

 

Philosopher/Theologian Josiah Royce, who went to school here in Nevada County, first coined the term Beloved Community. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a member of Royce's Fellowship of Reconciliation. What is the Beloved Community and what action should we take to make it happen?

 

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.


 

SAVE THE DATE!!

 

Our own Trudy Stoner will be giving a talk on LOVE, our favorite subject and her message is deep, insightful, and fun! Friday, February 9th, from 6 - 8 pm. More details to come.


FROM THE BOARD

 

So how are you doing with your New Years resolutions? One of my resolutions in 2024 is to continue my spiritual expansion. I find that my spiritual expansion is not a linear upward path but is somewhat more erratic. I have times of stagnation and then I take a rapid upward jump. These jumps are usually caused by some life event, whether it be good or not so good, or by some learning that makes me look at things from a different perspective. 

I know in 2023, the Way of Mastery class caused a major shift in my perspective and created significant spiritual growth. There are concepts in the Way of Mastery that are quite profound and do not come easily. To shift your mindset from a human perspective to a Christ-like perspective is no small undertaking. Some concepts will take me years to understand and fully appreciate. 

Like any endeavor in life, growth takes time, focus, and commitment. I am taking my second round of Way of Mastery class this year and I am looking forward to the achieving my New Years resolution. Hope to see you there.  

 

Joe Darby


VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

While the exact date for Rev. Jere's retirement has not yet been decided, we as a community are going to start moving forward in collecting information to help us be better prepared when the time does arrive. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community. We have the following planned for the next couple of months:

 

January 21:  We will have a short round table discussion (20 minutes) to talk about where we each would like to see UGC in 7 years, and in 4 years. How do you envision our community? Where would you like to see our growth? People? Classes? Activities? Outreach? etc.

 

February 4: After the regular service, we will have round table discussions (about 45 minutes) with lunch served to each table. Each table will be given a summary of the information collected on January 7 and 21. We will summarize this info together and start creating a plan.

 

February 11: After the regular service, we will continue a vision of what type of minister will meet the needs that we identified in the previous 3 meetings. Lunch will be provided again and the meeting will be about 45 minutes long.

 

We look forward to creating a vision with you. Together we are a strong, loving, and empowering community.


ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

 

On Wednesdays we are now holding a Zoom prayer service from 11 to 11:30 each Wednesday morning. If you would like yourself or another to be held in the Light during this time, you may join us on the Zoom call and share those names. If you would like to just come on the call and be a part of holding the Light during this time, please feel free to do so. The more energy the better! 

The Zoom link can be found in our weekly Monday class bulletin.


HOMER NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOP

Pressure Point Therapy

Friday, January 19th, 3-5 pm here at UGC

 

In an easy-to-use format, Homer will show you how to use Pressure Point Therapy on certain parts of the body to tap the healing current and to bring natural and prompt relief from aches, pain, and chronic inflammation.   

Through Pressure Point Therapy you will be able to treat and prevent many causes of illnesses, inflammation, and pain from virtually every part of your body. 

 

Extraordinary workshop for “Longevity with a high-quality life!” 

 

Click HERE to open the flyer for more details and registration!


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm - Hybrid

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

In person only

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Zoom only



A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

In person only

 

MLK CONCERT - FREE ONLINE

 

Unity (UWM) is hosting an online celebration concert on Monday, January 15th from 3 - 4 pm CST. Click here to register and join in!


 

WAY OF MASTERY CLASS BEGINNING MID JANUARY 2024!

Meeting on ZOOM only



Let's start the New Year together by joining our caring hearts and energies as we read The Way of Mastery book aloud, supporting one another in actualizing the eternal truth of our being as LOVE. This ZOOM ONLY class begins this Tuesday January 16 and runs each Tuesday evening from 7-8:10pm! We will share "hosting" among those in the group who would enjoy opening the meeting with a prayer, lighting the Christ Candle and holding space with loving support for whatever emerges throughout our discussions. Hopefully everyone, eventually, will feel comfortable in this leadership capacity, and the aim is to support one another, always.

 

We look forward to joining with you on this exploration into Truth and Love. Blessings for a revelatory New Year! 


 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Mary Jo Kim 01/02

Deborah Edmondson 01/06

Carolyn Homan 01/10

Jinnae Anderson 01/17

Carol Meredieth 01/20

Jivat Muhki 01/25

Yvonne Read 01/26

Frank Castro Wehr 01/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

OUR DIGITAL DIRECTORY

 

Julianne is keeping UGC directory updated and with all the useful information and pictures it is too large of a file to provide a link in the e-bulletin. Please email a request for a directory to ugcassistant@gmail.com. I can quickly and easily email it for you to then download to your computer/phone.

 

Lezlie


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer resources for building healthy relationships and to work with community partners to provide services for healing the effects of interpersonal violence.

  

Our Vision

Our vision is a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

As was already announced we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged due to the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know. Special envelopes marked "Raising the Roof" are on the back table and can be put in the box dedicated to receiving those funds.

Rev. Jere


 

INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT

The faith voice at COP28. What happened and what's next?

 

Join them online as they discuss some of the actions and agreements that came out of COP28 in Dubai and the pivotal role that the faith community played in pushing for greater ambition at the climate talks.

 

Click HERE to register for IPL's COP28 webinar on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST


 

HEALING WISDOM: Connect with your inner healer through hypnosis

 

Using the techniques of hypnosis and drawing from personal experience, ACHE certified Hypnotherapist, Theresia H. Evans will guide you to connect with your own healing wisdom. You will learn to:

Practice self hypnosis

Strengthen your mind/body connection

Release old/outdated emotions and patterns

Visualize ideal outcomes

And more!

 

As a stand alone event, Theresia is offering an "Introduction to Hypnosis" on Wednesday, January 24th from 10 am - noon. You will learn how hypnosis works to facilitate healing and embark on a hypnosis journey. Love offering, everyone is welcome.

 

The Healing Wisdom classes will run for 6 weeks from January 31st through March 6th, from 10 am - noon. The fee for the 6 week classes is $159 per person. Save $30 if you sign up by Monday, January 29th (1/29) and pay only $129!

We are blessed and excited for this new set of events!



If you have questions in advance, please call Theresia at 415-596-6201.


Unity’s Energy Healing Clinic

February 11, 2024 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Unity’s Energy Healing Clinics are held on the 2nd Sunday each month with sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Reserve your healing session for the next clinicExperience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities: Acupuncture with Mary or with Anne Alyse; Adjust & Align with Pam; Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Healing Touch with Julia; Hypnotherapy with Theresia; NonForce Chiropractic & EFT with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Caroline; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie. 40 minute sessions; $20 suggested donation but no one turned away. Held at Unity Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Ct, Grass Valley, Ca


 

IT'S A NEW DAY

 

"Spirit is Father-Mother God because It is the principle of Unity that is back of all things. Spirit is all Life, Truth, Love, Being, Cause and Effect. It is the only Power in the Universe that knows Itself. Spirit is all IT IS ALL -- the Center and Circumference of everything that exists -- both manifest and unmanifest." - Ernest Holmes,

 

"Poets, philosophers, and scientists alike say that the source of all life, all expressions, is one. That, at the core of us all, there is a universal energy. As we embrace this truth, we say yes to the invitation of a new day that allows the spiritual qualities of unity, equality, and justice to rise into the collective consciousness of humankind. " - Scott Awbrey

 

"What has been an ancient spiritual truth is now increasingly verified by science. We are all indivisibly part of one another. We share a common ancestry with everyone and everything alive on earth. The air we breathe contains atoms that have passed through the lungs ancestors long dead. Our bodies are composed of the same elements created deep inside the furnaces of long-dead stars. We can look upon the face of anyone or anything around us and say - as a moral declaration and a spiritual, cosmological, and biological fact: You are a part of me I do not know." - Valerie Kaur,


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

January 07, 2024

10:30 AM



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


 

Wednesday, January 10th, will be the day to take Christmas down and store it away. All helping hands are so appreciated!


 

WHITE STONE CEREMONY

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

We boldly go where we have not gone before. Once more onto the breach of a New Year full of possibility. As our recent study of transitions taught us we are really always in transition. We always have the opportunity to begin again or have a make over. Join us this Sunday when we take part in our annual White Stone ceremony and reset our energy for this brand spanking new year! As Kellie Garmire wrote "we are joyously evolving"!

Pens and papers will be provided.

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

Happy New Year! This will be my last newsletter communication as a board member. I want to say that it has been an honor to serve on the board this last year! Writing these communications has stretched me in a way I was not accustomed to. Sharing my ups and downs with all of you has been terrifying and rewarding! I have watched our community grow in love and light and it has been awesome. I have had the opportunity to grow in my own love and compassion not only for myself, but for you too! In this new year, I look forward to watching our community continue to expand and grow and reach for those spiritual ideals within and around us.

 

With Love and Light

Heidi Klopfer


VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU, OUR CONGREGANTS

 

Dear Unity Community family,

While the exact date for Rev. Jere's has not yet been decided, we as a community are going to start moving forward in collecting information to help us be better prepared when the time does arrive. We want to know that we are prepared and strong as a community. We have the following planned for the next couple of months:

 

January 7: there will be clipboards with a form attached all over the sanctuary. Please pick up one of these clipboards and write down all the things you appreciate about Rev Jere's skills as a minister.

 

January 21:  We will have a short round table discussion (20 minutes) to talk about where we each would like to see UGC in 7 years, and in 4 years. How do you envision our community? Where would you like to see our growth? People? Classes? Activities? Outreach? etc.

 

February 4: After the regular service, we will have round table discussions (about 45 minutes) with lunch served to each table. Each table will be given a summary of the information collected on January 7 and 21. We will summarize this info together and start creating a plan.

 

February 11: After the regular service, we will continue a vision of what type of minister will meet the needs that we identified in the previous 3 meetings. Lunch will be provided again and the meeting will be about 45 minutes long.

 

We look forward to creating a vision with you. Together we are a strong, loving, and empowering community.


ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Begins January 10th

 

Beginning Wednesday, January 10th, we will be holding a Zoom prayer service from 11 to 11:30 each Wednesday morning. If you would like yourself or another to be held in the Light during this time, you may join us on the Zoom call and share those names. If you would like to just come on the call and be a part of holding the Light during this time, please feel free to do so. The more energy the better! 

The Zoom link can be found in our weekly Monday class bulletin.


HOMER NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOP

Pressure Point Therapy

 

In an easy-to-use format, Homer will show you how to use Pressure Point Therapy on certain parts of the body to tap the healing current and to bring natural and prompt relief from aches, pain, and chronic inflammation.   

Through Pressure Point Therapy you will be able to treat and prevent many causes of illnesses, inflammation, and pain from virtually every part of your body. 

 

Extraordinary workshop for “Longevity with a high-quality life!” 

 

Click HERE to open the flyer for more details and registration!


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm


CUSTODIAN NEEDED AT UGC

 

We are casting our net for a person who will perform our custodial work two times per month, and also be available occasionally to help with sanctuary (chairs and tables) arranging. This is a paid position, maximum 8 hours per month. Please contact Lezlie if you are interested.

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY IS

Judy Cisowski

 

Judy Cisowski has been a member of Unity in the Gold Country since 2005!!! Wow!

 

The first time she came was to hear a speaker and she felt so comfortable she kept on coming. She served on the Board of Trustees for 5 years, taught in the children's program for 6 years and has been ushering for 12 years. That's 18 years of volunteering at our Center. That's devotion! 

 

In Judy's own words: Unity has been a very strong influence in my day-to-day life. I feel as though I have found love and God ,I feel love every time I walk in the door. Unity helps me keep my heart open.. I'm GRATEFUL."

 

And we are grateful for you, too, Judy! A big thank you from Rev Jere, the Board of Trustees, and all the congregants!


 

WAY OF MASTERY CLASS BEGINNING MID JANUARY 2024!

Meeting on ZOOM only



Let's start the New Year together by joining our caring hearts and energies as we read The Way of Mastery book aloud, supporting one another in actualizing the eternal truth of our being as LOVE. This ZOOM ONLY class begins on Tuesday January 16 and runs each Tuesday evening from 7-8:10pm. We will share "hosting" among those in the group who would enjoy opening the meeting with a prayer, lighting the Christ Candle and holding space with loving support for whatever emerges throughout our discussions. Hopefully everyone, eventually, will feel comfortable in this leadership capacity, and the aim is to support one another, always.

 

We look forward to joining with you on this exploration into Truth and Love. Blessings for a revelatory New Year! 


 

JANUARY

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Mary Jo Kim 01/02

Deborah Edmondson 01/06

Carolyn Homan 01/10

Jinnae Anderson 01/17

Carol Meredieth 01/20

Jivat Muhki 01/25

Yvonne Read 01/26

Frank Castro Wehr 01/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

DO YOU WISH YOU HAD A SET OF HEARING AIDS?

 

We have two very nice sets of brand new hearing aids donated for anyone who may need them. We encourage you to give them a test drive to be sure they are right for you. If so, they're yours!


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

As was already announced we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. Last month we got 3 estimates for two different types of sealant systems, and the Board accepted a bid from Western Roofing for $38,660 for the same type of silicone sealant to be applied. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged due to the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. We have a poster in the sanctuary with our $50,000 goal on it and will show the amount of funds received each week. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know. Special envelopes marked "Raising the Roof" are on the back table and can be put in the box dedicated to receiving those funds.

Rev. Jere


 

JANUARY - GATES AND DOORWAYS

 

The month of January was named after the Roman god, Janus, who represented new beginnings. Janus was known as the protector of gates and doorways, who symbolize beginnings and endings. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other with the ability to see into the future. What a fitting symbol for this first day of the year; January is our door into the new year.



"Somehow the end is in the beginning, and the beginning points toward the end. We are sent and drawn by the same Force, the alpha and omega. What appears to be past and future is in fact the same home, the same call, and the same God, for whom "a thousand years are like a single day" (Psalm 90:4) and a single day like a thousand years."

- Richard Rohr, Falling Upward

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

December 31, 2023

10:30 AM



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


 

UGC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Our Burning Bowl Service will be held New Year's Eve morning, Sunday, December 31st.



The Unity office will be closed on Monday, January 1st.

 

Wednesday, January 10th, will be the day to take Christmas down and store it away. All helping hands are so appreciated!


 

BURNING BOWL CEREMONY

Patricia Haller, LUT



Are you ready to be free of the past? We join together this Sunday for our annual Burning Bowl Ceremony. We will let go off everything that is holding us back from being that full Being of Light that we came to Earth to BE. Begin to think of everyone and everything in your life you want to release, and we will see that happen this Sunday!

 

Our musician for the Burning Bowl Ceremony on Sunday, December 31st, is Kellie Garmire.

 

Kellie Garmire will also be our musician on Sunday, January 7th.

 

Clicking HERE will take you instantly to our UGC You Tube channel! If you are unable to join us for our Sunday Service in person, please join us livestreaming on You Tube.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

I don’t know about you, but I have never been one to put any energy into New Year’s resolutions. Not that I don’t have desires to change and grow, I do! 

 It’s a daily practice.

 I don’t think it matters as much what your daily practices are. It’s more about that connection to the Divine that we feel in our hearts. That knowing.

So for this coming year I will strive to be the best reflection of the Christ that we all are in my words, actions and deeds. 

Uh oh, I think I may have just made my first New Year’s resolution! Never say never.

 

“ Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Love within, Love without, 

 

Katharine Mary Beatty 

P.S. I feel so blessed to be on this journey with you.

 

ZOOM PRAYER SERVICE

Begins January 10th

 

Beginning Wednesday, January 10th, we will be holding a Zoom prayer service from 11 to 11:30 each Wednesday morning. If you would like yourself or another to be held in the Light during this time, you may join us on the Zoom call and share those names. If you would like to just come on the call and be a part of holding the Light during this time, please feel free to do so. The more energy the better! 

The Zoom link is HERE. The Zoom link can also be found in our weekly Monday class bulletin.


HOMER NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOP

Pressure Point Therapy

 

In an easy-to-use format, Homer will show you how to use Pressure Point Therapy on certain parts of the body to tap the healing current and to bring natural and prompt relief from aches, pain, and chronic inflammation.   

Through Pressure Point Therapy you will be able to treat and prevent many causes of illnesses, inflammation, and pain from virtually every part of your body. 

 

Extraordinary workshop for “Longevity with a high-quality life!” 

 

Click HERE to open the flyer for more details and registration!


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

DREAMS

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 am-11:30

am


END OF YEAR GIVING

 

This has been a richly blessed, exciting year of spiritual (and member) growth at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. We cannot be, give, and share all that we are without you. Our hearts are humbled by all the volunteer hours you’ve given. Our classes and events continue to thrive with love and spirit.

 

We are deeply grateful for your financial support throughout the year. If you want to make additional financial contributions for 2023 please be sure to have all offerings to us by January 5th, 2024 and checks must be dated December 31st 2023 or earlier. We are so grateful to exist in God’s abundant flow and we affirm our and your prosperity always.

WAY OF MASTERY CLASS BEGINNING MID JANUARY 2024!

Meeting on ZOOM only



Let's start the New Year together by joining our caring hearts and energies as we read The Way of Mastery book aloud, supporting one another in actualizing the eternal truth of our being as LOVE. This ZOOM ONLY class begins on Tuesday January 16 and runs each Tuesday evening from 7-8:10pm. We will share "hosting" among those in the group who would enjoy opening the meeting with a prayer, lighting the Christ Candle and holding space with loving support for whatever emerges throughout our discussions. Hopefully everyone, eventually, will feel comfortable in this leadership capacity, and the aim is to support one another, always.

 

A quote from the book cover of the Way of Mastery follows: "This volume contains the extraordinary teachings of Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus). Originally published in 1997, they were known only to a small number of people. ... Each reading will take you deeper and deeper into the experience of realizing the Truth of who you are: perfect Love in form." A few folks have already expressed interest in this zoom only evening group, Lezlie VanNatta, Kristie Stevens, Joe and Lyn Sloan, Susan Cope, Joe Darby, Trudy Stoner, Mary Jo Kim, Carol Meridieth, Ken Cooper ... and more! We look forward to joining with you on this exploration into Truth and Love. Blessings for a revelatory New Year! 


 

JANUARY

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!



Mary Jo Kim 01/02

Deborah Edmondson 01/06

Carolyn Homan 01/10

Jinnae Anderson 01/17

Carol Meredieth 01/20

Jivat Muhki 01/25

Yvonne Read 01/26

Frank Castro Wehr 01/30

Julie Zumwalt 1/31


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for January and February:

Community Beyond Violence

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer resources for building healthy relationships and to work with community partners to provide services for healing the effects of interpersonal violence.

  

Our Vision

Our vision is a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

As was already announced we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. Last month we got 3 estimates for two different types of sealant systems, and the Board accepted a bid from Western Roofing for $38,660 for the same type of silicone sealant to be applied. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged due to the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. We have a gauge in the sanctuary with our $50,000 goal on it and will show the amount of funds received each week. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know. Special envelopes marked "Raising the Roof" are on the back table and can be put in the box dedicated to receiving those funds.

Rev. Jere


 

"A Wholeness Resolution" - December 31

 

"Resolve that you will live and think and work as if you believed that the whole Universe is present in every project of your work and every transaction of your investments, as your never-failing resource." - Eric Butterworth

 

"You can have an ending without closure: Something is over but it haunts you. You think you have let go, but you find that you have unresolved feelings, disappointments, and regrets. Honorable closure is a process that allows you to free yourself from the past. You pay homage to what was brought into existence - the human effort, devotion, and dedication that it took. You assess the learning that occurred and forgive yourself and others for failures or transgressions. You can then stand on the shoulders of the accomplishment, and from there you can take new territory. Honorable closure generates a big open space where new opportunities start to show up with nothing lingering, nothing hanging over, nothing incomplete." - Lynne Twist, Living a Committed Life

 

"This new year, we can have some fun with the usual resolutions we make for living better. And, we can go deeper. We can resolve to live with wholeness; to live free from attachment; to live wisely with humility, justly with compassion, lovingly with fidelity, and gratefully with generosity. We can hold this vision and daily renew it in our hearts."

- Joyce Rupp, Out of the Ordinary

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

December 24, 2023

10:30 AM



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


 

UGC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 

We will have our 4th Sunday of Advent Service as usual on Christmas Eve morning. Our Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service will begin at 5 pm followed by hot apple cider!

 

Our Burning Bowl Service will be held New Year's Eve morning, Sunday, December 31st.

 

The Unity office will be closed on Monday, December 25th and on Monday, January 1st.

 

Spiritual Exploration is on hiatus the final Tuesday in December, the 26th, and will resume again on January 2, 2024.


 

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT - JOY

Joy in Being Love

Rev. Jere Farrell



Joy can be an elusive thing. Many people equate happiness with joy but they are not the same thing. Happiness is transitory while true joy is enduring. Come join us this Sunday as we explore how to find the place of joy with some simple steps.

 

Our musicians this Sunday are Gabriel and Angela

 

Drew and Ariella will perform at the 5pm Candle Lighting Service

 

Our musician for the Burning Bowl Ceremony on Sunday, December 31st, will be Kellie Garmire.

 

NOTICE: For those of you unable to join us on Christmas Eve, we will be livestreaming our Candle Lighting service on our YouTube channel!


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

As 2023 quickly is coming to an end, I pause and reflect on all the blessings I’ve experienced. Top of that list is all my wonderful family at Unity who have comforted me, taught me the meaning of unconditional love, and celebrated my joyful times. The shared laughter and some tears, fill my heart to overflowing. Each and everyone of you is so special in your own unique way. What joy to know we’re all One.

This time of the year also reminds me it is time to rest and enjoy a bit of hibernation as we wait for the light to return. One of my favorite animal guides that shares great wisdom with me is Bear. Healing and comfort flows to me in the quiet of my cave. Bear emphasizes independence and introspection, urging us to slow down and look inside ourselves when we need help. Bear knows that in the calm silence of our deepest being, we can see and hear clearly. Bear reminds us to maintain balance in the natural rhythms of life. From the dark, nurturing cave of dreams, we emerge into the sunlight awakening and sharing our wisdom and love with the world. 

 From Way of Mastery we learn that “we were created out of an overflow of joy and Love. Therefore, live joyously, live lovingly” and live authentically with peace in our hearts. That is my wish for all of you!

With Love,

Annie Somervell


RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER

 

As was already announced we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. Last month we got 3 estimates for two different types of sealant systems, and the Board accepted a bid from Western Roofing for $38,660 for the same type of silicone sealant to be applied. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged due to the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. We have a gauge in the sanctuary with our $50,000 goal on it and will show the amount of funds received each week. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know. Special envelopes marked "Raising the Roof" are on the back table and can be put in the box dedicated to receiving those funds.

Rev. Jere


HOMER NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOP

Pressure Point Therapy

 

In an easy-to-use format, Homer will show you how to use Pressure Point Therapy on certain parts of the body to tap the healing current and to bring natural and prompt relief from aches, pain, and chronic inflammation.   

Through Pressure Point Therapy you will be able to treat and prevent many causes of illnesses, inflammation, and pain from virtually every part of your body. 

 

Extraordinary workshop for “Longevity with a high-quality life!” 

 

Click HERE to open the flyer for more details and registration!


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and

Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated

but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm

Tuesdays at 7 pm, begins 1/16/24

ZOOM ONLY

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

DREAMS

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 am-11:30

am

 

WAY OF MASTERY CLASS BEGINNING MID JANUARY 2024!

Meeting on ZOOM only



Let's start the New Year together by joining our caring hearts and energies as we read The Way of Mastery book aloud, supporting one another in actualizing the eternal truth of our being as LOVE. This ZOOM ONLY class begins on Tuesday January 16 and runs each Tuesday evening from 7-8:10pm. We will share "hosting" among those in the group who would enjoy opening the meeting with a prayer, lighting the Christ Candle and holding space with loving support for whatever emerges throughout our discussions. Hopefully everyone, eventually, will feel comfortable in this leadership capacity, and the aim is to support one another, always.

 

A quote from the book cover of the Way of Mastery follows: "This volume contains the extraordinary teachings of Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus). Originally published in 1997, they were known only to a small number of people. ... Each reading will take you deeper and deeper into the experience of realizing the Truth of who you are: perfect Love in form." A few folks have already expressed interest in this zoom only evening group, Lezlie VanNatta, Kristie Stevens, Joe and Lyn Sloan, Susan Cope, Joe Darby, Trudy Stoner, Mary Jo Kim, Carol Meridieth, Ken Cooper ... and more! We look forward to joining with you on this exploration into Truth and Love. Blessings for a revelatory New Year! 

PS All Unity classes have the same Zoom ID: 861 8021 9285 and Passcode: 165482. Just go to Zoom and click on “Join a Meeting”, then when prompted, type in the zoom ID and Passcode.

For ease with login, a link is in the Unity bulletin.   


 

A GIFT FROM JAMES TWYMAN

 

Record a Lesson for the ACIM World Dance

In 2024 Thousands of people from around the world will dance and sing the lessons from the Workbook of A Course In Miracles. It will be a worldwide celebration, and we hope you will join us! One of the ways you can participate is by recording yourself reading one of the 365 lessons and having it be included in the year-long program. Here's what you'll need:

1.    Read an Assigned Workbook Lesson

2.    Record Your Voice Clearly

3.    Record in a quiet environment, being mindful of any ambient background noise.

4.    Easily use your mobile phone or other digital recording device.

5.    Submit Your Recording to Us Online

If you are able to follow these instructions CLICK HERE and register. James will send you an email with the lesson you're assigned to record. It's that simple.

 

And make sure you register to receive all 365 lessons. Go to acimworlddance.com to register.


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 Happy 80th

Mary Huse 12/16 Happy 75th

David Kyle 12/17

Carolyn Myers 12/20

 

SPEAKING OF BIRTHDAYS! Please click HERE for a link to our current birthday list and let Lezlie know if you are not on the list.


CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Interfaith Food Ministry

 

The C4C recipient for December is the Interfaith Food Ministry. We are also collecting food for the Food Ministry. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!


 

END OF YEAR GIVING

 

This has been a richly blessed, exciting year of spiritual (and member) growth at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. We cannot be, give, and share all that we are without you. Our hearts are humbled by all the volunteer hours you’ve given. Our classes and events continue to thrive with love and spirit.

 

We are deeply grateful for your financial support throughout the year. If you want to make additional financial contributions for 2023 please be sure to have all offerings to us by January 5th, 2024 and checks must be dated December 31st 2023 or earlier. We are so grateful to exist in God’s abundant flow and we affirm our and your prosperity always.

 

WINTER SOLTICE

 

Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and marks the astronomical beginning of winter when Earth’s North Pole is tilted farthest away from the sun. The word “solstice” is derived from the Latin words “sol” (sun) and “sistere” (to stand). Winter solstice is also known as “The Day the Sun Stands Still.”

 

Quotes

After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished. As of tomorrow, the days begin to get longer as the light of day grows. While the gentle winter sun slowly opens its eyes, let us all bring more light and compassion into the world." - Dacha Avelin

 

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory." - Gary Zukav

 

"Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives."

- Gary Zukav

 

"The rebirth of the sun at winter solstice signifies renewal for the earth as she embarks on another cycle of life. And, because we are children of the earth, we can take part in this sacred cycle, feeling the renewal of our own life." - Scott Awbrey


 

 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

December 17, 2023

10:30 AM



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


 

UGC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 

We will have our 4th Sunday of Advent Service as usual on Christmas Eve morning. Our Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service will begin at 5 pm followed by hot apple cider!

 

Our Burning Bowl Service will be held New Year's Eve morning, Sunday, December 31st.

 

The Unity office will be closed on Monday, December 25th and on Monday, January 1st.


 

3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Discovering and Practicing Loving Kindness

Rev. Jere Farrell



"May you be filled with loving kindness" as the song says. In reality, we are filled with it already - it is a question of believing and accessing. Join us Sunday as we take a look.

 

Our musicians Sunday will be Drew Tousley and Ariella Lindsley-Schutz

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela at the morning service; and Drew and Ariella at the 5pm Candle Lighting Service

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER BEGINS!

 

As was already announced we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. Last month we got 3 estimates for two different types of sealant systems, and the Board accepted a bid from Western Roofing for $38,660 for the same type of silicone sealant to be applied. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged due to the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. We have a gauge in the sanctuary with our $50,000 goal on it and will show the amount of funds received each week. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know. Special envelopes marked "Raising the Roof" are on the back table and can be put in the box dedicated to receiving those funds.

Rev. Jere


 

 

IMPORTANT PRAYER FOR THIS SEASON

 

A Prayer for Holiday Gatherings on Zoom

 

In gratitude for the divine technology that brings us together across the miles, we open our hearts and eyes in prayer, sending love to every member of this group through the screen.

 

Feeling the distance disappear and joining as one, we appreciate our food, our shelter, our lives, and the love we share.

 

Expanding outward, we make room for everyone in our town, our country, and our world within our sacred circle. For blessings sent and received, we say Amen.

Trish Yancy, CSE, LUT


STAFF GIFT!

 Last Chance!

Each year we give our staff a Christmas gift. Our minister, ministerial assistant and janitor work so hard providing us with opportunities to grow spiritually; we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all they give.

 

If you would like to contribute to the staff holiday gift, please send or deliver your check, payable to Unity in the Gold Country, to the office no later than Tuesday, December 19th. Clearly mark in the memo line “Staff Gift” so we can be sure it is allocated to the correct account. You may also call the office and work with Lezlie to make the donation via credit or debit card at (530) 274-2463.

This is strictly free-will giving. You are not obligated to participate.

 

On behalf of your Board of Trustees, thank you for your generosity. May the Light and Love of Christ fill you to overflowing and may peace be with you always.

 

Many blessings,

Marlene Bottenfield, President of the Board


HOMER NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOP

Pressure Point Therapy

 

In an easy-to-use format, Homer will show you how to use Pressure Point Therapy on certain parts of the body to tap the healing current and to bring natural and prompt relief from aches, pain, and chronic inflammation.   

Through Pressure Point Therapy you will be able to treat and prevent many causes of illnesses, inflammation, and pain from virtually every part of your body. 

 

Extraordinary workshop for “Longevity with a high-quality life!” 

 

Click HERE to open the flyer for more details and registration!


SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

with Richard Feather Anderson

“Riding the Waves of the Earth's Rhythms: Midwinter Solstice”



If you missed last Tuesday's class or just want to revisit the wealth of information in preparation for the solstice on December 21st, you will find Richard's talk HERE!

 

Tuesday Dec. 19th

Join Rev Jere for another Imaginal Healing session. This one will have a twist so be sure to join in the group energy.

 

OUR HEARTS HOLD REV. JERE AND HIS FAMILY

 

Our condolences go to Rev. Jere on the sudden death last Sunday of his brother Jimmy in England. He was 79 and had an aneurysm seemingly while taking an afternoon nap. He is survived by his wife Shelley and children Kerry, Paul and James. You may also remember that his eldest sister Mary passed in April. Please keep Rev Jere's sister Betty in your prayers as she continues to live with a stage 4 cancer diagnosed since the Fall of 2022.


 

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 Happy 80th

Mary Huse 12/16 Happy 75th

David Kyle 12/17

Carolyn Myers 12/20

Karen Haynes12/?

 

SPEAKING OF BIRTHDAYS! Please click HERE for a link to our current birthday list and let Lezlie know if you are not on it!


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Interfaith Food Ministry

 

The C4C recipient for December is the Interfaith Food Ministry. We are also collecting food for the Food Ministry. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!


 

END OF YEAR GIVING

 

This has been a richly blessed, exciting year of spiritual (and member) growth at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. We cannot be, give, and share all that we are without you. Our hearts are humbled by all the volunteer hours you’ve given. Our classes and events continue to thrive with love and spirit.

 

We are deeply grateful for your financial support throughout the year. If you want to make additional financial contributions for 2023 please be sure to have all offerings to us by January 5th, 2024 and checks must be dated December 31st 2023 or earlier. We are so grateful to exist in God’s abundant flow and we affirm our and your prosperity always.


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

DREAMS

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 am-11:30 am


 

HANUKKAH - A DEDICATION TO FAITH

 

The annual Festival of Lights, a time of celebration and reflection, started Thursday evening and continues through December 15. As Hanukkah celebrations continue around the country, Jewish leaders say their communities are marking the holiday festival as usual despite rising antisemitism and heightened tensions and sensitivity among Americans prompted by the latest war between Israel and Hamas.

 

“Our Jewish community is facing a dark and challenging time,” said Alvin Rosenfeld, a Jewish studies professor at Indiana University. "I'm aware some Jews might feel uneasy about being publicly identified as such." But, recently, Rosenfeld arrived at the Indianapolis airport, and was heartened to find a Christmas tree positioned near a tall, brightly lit menorah. Neither were intended as a political statement, he said, and he rejoiced at seeing them both.

 

“It’s vital to never forget what makes being Jewish so joyful and encourage everyone to celebrate openly,” said Rabbi Noah Farkas. Hanukkah, in Hebrew, means dedication, a dedication to the Temple and to faith.

 

Quotes

"At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light." - Rafael Goldstein


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

December 10, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

Ruthie and Verena, the star-lights of the Sunday talk!


 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - PEACE

Marlene Bottenfield

 

I used to think that this talk was "my" story, my family's story. But it's not. This story belongs to the universe, to Source, to Allness. This story is about 2 little girls who somehow managed to be aware of being connected to Source their whole lives. I just happened to be blessed that I was chosen to be their mother. 

 

 

Our musicians Sunday will be Angela and Gabriel

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Drew Tousley and Ariella Lindsley-Schutz

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

RAISING THE ROOF FUNDRAISER BEGINS!

 

As was announced at service last Sunday we have begun a fundraiser to pay for the cost of replacing the top layer of the roof. The roof was put on when the building was constructed circa 2000. It has a silicone top layer which provides the sealant that prevents rain and snow from getting in. That is coming to the end of its expected lifetime, plus we have had chronic leaks with one of the roof drains back by the kitchen window, as well as a small occasional leak where the HVAC unit was cut into the roof. That leak has been repaired several times with no good result. (It leaked again this past week with the recent rains). Last month we got 3 estimates for two different types of sealant systems, and last week the Board accepted a bid from Western Roofing for $38,660 for the same silicone sealant to be applied. There probably will be some extra costs to repair wood damaged by the leaks. While we do have funds available to us from savings, we feel that it would not be wise to use those up completely to pay for the roof. Instead, we are starting a fundraising effort to cover the cost and to also make it possible for us to do some other deferred maintenance. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in the next few weeks and to have the roof completed by February or March. Once we have received adequate funding we can let the roofing company know and they can begin work a week later. They are the company who are replacing the roof for the InConcert building up the street. We will have a gauge in the sanctuary with our $50,000 goal on it and will show the amount of funds received each week. Thank you in advance for your generosity in fulfilling this important and necessary goal. Please mark any donations for the roof clearly in the memo line on any checks or if a cash, direct deposit or PayPal donation is meant to go to that fund be sure to let us know.

Rev. Jere


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

In recent years I have experienced 3 significant falls resulting in injury. Thus, I have much greater awareness and appreciation for the presence of balance in my life. In my youth and early adulthood, I rarely if ever gave it a thought; I simply felt being in balance … doing it, being it. That changed in my 75th year when the falls began to occur. Today, I pay a lot more attention to where I place my feet on the ground as I move from place to place.

 

I looked up the word balance in our Webster’s Dictionary and found 25 meanings listed; here are a few of them … “a state of equilibrium, equal distribution of weight or amount, mental or emotional steadiness, the harmonious integration of components in an artistic work” …. Etc.  What a powerful, all-encompassing word, that truly touches every aspect of my being and life.

 

I experience balance ….

           when I am conscious and present in this moment,

           when I think and act from my heart,

           when I forgive myself or another for a perceived misdeed,

           when I consider the many blessings in my life and feel

                       a deep, sincere gratitude,

           when I am creating a new art piece,

           when I stand up, pause, then step forward,

           when I putter in the garden …

 

All the above bring a sense of peace and joy into my life, balance being an integral part of each experience. May each of you give thought to the presence and value of balance in your own life and how it blesses you each day.

 

Cydne Grimsby

BOT Member

12/23


SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

with Richard Feather Anderson

 

“Riding the Waves of the Earth's Rhythms: Midwinter Solstice”

Tues., Dec 12, 10:30 to Noon

 

Richard Feather Anderson will provide a deep dive into the origins, symbolism and spiritual meaning of our holiday customs, which originated from the myths and rituals of ancient Earth-centered cultures. An opportunity to re-evaluate and transform the way you celebrate and experience the December holidays. Learn why modern beliefs (like “December 21 is the first day of winter") put us out of synch with the actual cycles of Mother Nature. Be inspired by ancient models from the Celtic Calendar and indigenous Californians - that can help us be more empowered and productive, by coming into synch with the Earth’s seasonal rhythms.


HOMER NOTTINGHAM WORKSHOP

Pressure Point Therapy

 

In an easy-to-use format, Homer will show you how to use Pressure Point Therapy on certain parts of the body to tap the healing current and to bring natural and prompt relief from aches, pain, and chronic inflammation.   

Through Pressure Point Therapy you will be able to treat and prevent many causes of illnesses, inflammation, and pain from virtually every part of your body. 

 

Extraordinary workshop for “Longevity with a high-quality life!” 

 

Click HERE to open the flyer for more details and registration!


END OF YEAR GIVING

 

This has been a richly blessed, exciting year of spiritual (and member) growth at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. We cannot be, give, and share all that we are without you. Our hearts are humbled by all the volunteer hours you’ve given. Our classes and events continue to thrive with love and spirit.

 

We are deeply grateful for your financial support throughout the year. If you want to make additional financial contributions for 2023 please be sure to have all offerings to us by January 5th, 2024 and checks must be dated December 31st 2023 or earlier. We are so grateful to exist in God’s abundant flow and we affirm our and your prosperity always.

 

UGC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 

We will have our Sunday Service as usual on Christmas Eve morning. Our Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service will begin at 5 pm followed by hot apple cider!

 

Our Burning Bowl Service will be held New Year's Eve morning.

 

The Unity office will be closed on Monday, December 25th and on Monday, January 1st.


STAFF GIFT!

 

Let us enter into this Advent season extending hope, joy, peace, and love to one another. Each year we give our staff a Christmas gift. Our minister, ministerial assistant and janitor work so hard providing us with opportunities to grow spiritually; we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all they give.

 

If you would like to contribute to the staff holiday gift, please send or deliver your check, payable to Unity in the Gold Country, to the office no later than Tuesday, December 19th. Clearly mark in the memo line “Staff Gift” so we can be sure it is allocated to the correct account. You may also call the office and work with Lezlie to make the donation via credit or debit card at (530) 274-2463.

This is strictly free-will giving. You are not obligated to participate.

 

On behalf of your Board of Trustees, thank you for your generosity. May the Light and Love of Christ fill you to overflowing and may peace be with you always.

 

Many blessings,

Marlene Bottenfield, President of the Board


THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY INVOLVES SNACKS!

 

At the end of the Sunday Service we all gather at the coffee and snacks enjoying the presentation and the goodies! We joyously need a few more volunteers on the Hospitality Team to help provide that very experience. One Sunday a month is all we ask! Please see Carly this Sunday after the service and by-the-way we would welcome a couple guys on the team!


 

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

Karen Haynes12/?


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Interfaith Food Ministry

 

The C4C recipient for December is the Interfaith Food Ministry. We are also collecting food for the Food Ministry. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

DREAMS

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 am-11:30 am

 

THE BRIDGES THAT BIND US TOGETHER

 

Matilda Handy, a 10-year-old British girl who wanted to write a letter to her departed grandparents, came up with the idea of installing mailboxes at cemeteries so people would have a way to write their loved ones who had passed. The idea has taken off, with more than 40 cemeteries across the UK putting up the mailboxes. About 3,000 letters have been dropped in the mailboxes, bringing comfort to lots of people.

 

“I lift up my heart in gratitude for the beautiful bridges that bind us together in love.” – Edward Hays, author and storyteller

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I give thanks for the everlasting bond I have with my soul companions, with all life. I affirm that these points of union are occasions of pure beingness, pure love. These felt connections lift me up, give me strength and purpose, and bring me home. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

December 3, 2023

10:30 AM

 

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


 

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - HOPE

Holding Hope Amid Karmic Patterns

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

How do we help resolve the conflicts in Israel/Gaza, the Ukraine and Russia? Is it possible for us to do something energeti-cally to bring about peace? Join us Sunday for a cutting edge talk to help us be peace in the world. It is a call to step up and be the Lightworker you are meant to be for humanity!

 

Our musician Sunday will be Kellie Garmire

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Angela and Gabriel

 

 

A CALL FOR HEALING

 

Gabor Mate, the child of a holocaust survivor, is one of the great experts and healer of trauma in our world today.

Click HERE to experience this incredibly powerful interview with Gabor, A Call for Healing: Gabor Mate on Palestine/Israel

 

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.

 

EVERYDAY MYSTIC

with Jeannie Zandi IS CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS


 

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER

Patricia Plank!!

 

Patricia has been a member of Unity in the Gold Country since 2016, when she and her late husband, Greg, moved to Grass Valley. Unity has been a directing force in her life for more than 40 years, after being introduced by a neighbor who remains a lifelong friend. Patricia remembers when first reading about Unity and Unity principles, she was astounded that there was an actual organization who taught what she felt she had always known inside. Over the years she has been so grateful to have been able to share Unity with her children, from the time they were very young. Patricia began participating in classes even before she and Greg moved to the area…Spiritual Exploration, Matt Kahn group, The Way of Mastery and A Course of Love have been so important to her life and evolvement. Today, she enjoys attending Spiritual Exploration and Thai Chi classes and is co-facilitating A Course of Love group. Patricia was a member of the Board of Trustees for 5 years and served as Secretary for four of those years. Now, she volunteers with the hospitality team and helps with the altar design team and holiday decorating. Patricia loves Unity in the Gold Country and is eternally thankful for our amazing Community with the friendship and loving care we express for each other.  

HEALTHY SUNDAY, SALAD SUNDAY

 

Our new tradition, the first Sunday of the month is Healthy Sunday as our team of retired RN's will be doing blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring immediately after the service. Salad Sunday because we will have salad as one of the snacks after our Sunday Service! We will provide a mixed green salad and we encourage you to bring toppings and salad dressings! Please bring olives, nuts, veggies, croutons, etc. or your favorite salad dressings. Except for the salad itself most of what is unused will keep until our next Salad Sunday! PS: we will still have some goodies to enjoy!

FROM THE BOARD

 

I have a great ability to ALWAYS pick the longest line to stand in at the grocery store. The other day, at Grocery Outlet, was no different.  The line didn’t look longer than the others, but it seemed things just weren’t flowing smoothly in front of me. By this time, I usually start wondering about moving to another line. 

Out of the blue, one of the lines from Way of Mastery came to me – Carly’s favorite line. Why not choose to see things differently this time? In reality, it didn’t matter how long I stood in line. I had no where I had to be, so I started to look around me and listen more closely to see where I could find joy.  And it was everywhere! The customer in front of me at the register, had forgotten something and she was so grateful the clerk encouraged her to go get it. The person behind me was grateful she had found everything she needed. Two people in the next line were clearly having a great time, rejoicing in seeing each other. And the nice clerk ran out of ribbon for the register, replaced it and then typed the wrong code in for an item, got flustered and made another mistake, looked up at me and said, “I’m sorry.  You’ve been so patient. I’m really sorry it’s taken so long.” And I said to both him and myself, “No worries. I’ve been having an absolutely great time in line today. I’ve had time to slow down and just enjoy all the happiness around me.  Thank you. You gave me that gift!” And there were smiles all around us.

 

Marlene Bottenfield


CHRISTMAS DECORATING ELVES, APPLY HERE! THIS TUESDAY

 

We are eager to decorate our Spiritual Center for Christmas and we sure need your help! This year we are focusing on our sanctuary especially, with lovely, more minimal decorating in the entry. All the decorations we need are here and it will be so fun to work together to show off our festive spirits! To volunteer please see the sign up sheet on the desk in the entry, or contact Lezlie to sign up.

 

Decorating day is Wednesday, December 6th.


KALYANI AND SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuning to the Heart

 

Experience joy and harmony within . . . through song, chant, and meditation. An invitation to access the wisdom of the Lord's Prayer and other easy songs with Kalyani.

 

Bring Your Voice into the Vibration of Aramaic, the language of Yeshua. Each line of the Lords Prayer is sung as a mantra, and reveals, step by step, the deeper meaning of Christs message, opening us to wholeness and expansive Peace. Together we have the potential to come into communion and experience our True Nature. 

 

Join us Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 am for this special experience.


END OF YEAR GIVING

 

This has been a richly blessed, exciting year of spiritual (and member) growth at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. We cannot be, give, and share all that we are without you. Our hearts are humbled by all the volunteer hours you’ve given. Our classes and events continue to thrive with love and spirit.

 

We are deeply grateful for your financial support throughout the year. If you want to make additional financial contributions for 2023 please be sure to have all offerings to us by January 5th, 2024 and checks must be dated December 31st 2023 or earlier. We are so grateful to exist in God’s abundant flow and we affirm our and your prosperity always.

 

You may also give directly from your IRA or Money Market account without paying taxes. To learn more click HERE for details from Schwab Charitable Giving. If you have any questions please call Rev Jere.

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF GIFT!

 

The Christmas season is upon us! Let us enter into this Advent season extending hope, joy, peace, and love to one another. Each year we give our staff a Christmas gift. Our minister, ministerial assistant and janitor work so hard providing us with opportunities to grow spiritually; we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all they give.

 

If you would like to contribute to the staff holiday gift, please send or deliver your check, payable to Unity in the Gold Country, to the office no later than Tuesday, December 19th. Clearly mark in the memo line “Staff Gift” so we can be sure it is allocated to the correct account. You may also call the office and work with Lezlie to make the donation via credit or debit card at (530) 274-2463.

This is strictly free-will giving. You are not obligated to participate.

 

On behalf of your Board of Trustees, thank you for your generosity. May the Light and Love of Christ fill you to overflowing and may peace be with you always.

 

Many blessings,

Marlene Bottenfield, President of the Board


 

 

 

THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WILL MAKE YOU EVERYONE'S FAVORITE!

 

At the end of the Sunday Service we all gather at the coffee and snacks enjoying the presentation and the goodies! We desperately need a few more volunteers on the Hospitality Team to help provide that very experience. One Sunday a month is all we ask! Please see Carly this Sunday after the service and by-the-way we would welcome a couple dudes on the team!


 

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


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Interfaith Food Ministry

 

The C4C recipient for December is the Interfaith Food Ministry. We are also starting our food collection for the Food Ministry. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!


ONGOING CLASSES

 

QI GONG/TAI CHI

Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am, and Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 

THE WAY OF MASTERY

Mondays at 1 pm and 6 pm

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm

 

A COURSE OF LOVE

Thursdays 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

DREAMS

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 am-11:30 am


 

THE ORIGIN OF MY LIFE

 

Stunning new images of the heart of the Milky Way, captured by the James Webb Telescope, are helping scientists understand the origin story of much of the Universe. There are 500,000 stars glittering within a single image, ranging in size and age, and each with its own story.

 

“I turn to that inner place where I am held safe, and I listen to the heartbeat of God. I move from time into eternity, from passing realities to lasting joy, from the dwellings of human beings into the house of love.” - Henri Nouwen

 

Affirmative prayer: Today, I peer deeply into the heart of the Universe and see the origin of my life. From this heavenly center, I look upon everyone and everything as emanations of the Divine. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

November 26, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

The Unity Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd,

in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Tai Chi and A Course of Love will not be held on Thanksgiving Day.

Please click HERE for a special Thanksgiving message from Rev. Jere, Marlene, and Lezlie


 

LETTING GO

Patricia Haller, LUT

 

"Are You Lot? Or, Are You Lot's Wife?" Genesis 19 tells us the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In that story, Lot was told to leave the city and to not look back. Lot continued on but his wife looked back, and we know what happened to her. This Sunday we will look at the met6aphysical meaning of this story, and also share a process that may help us truly move forward in our lives.

 

 

Our musicians Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

Our musician next Sunday will be Kellie Garmire

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

OUR ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS ARE A BOUNTY OF BRILLIANCE!

 

After reading through all the notes from the Round Table discussions, I’m excited!  We have such a vibrant community, filled with lots of great ideas.  We will be implementing some of them within the next couple of weeks, and others will follow.  Just as we worked together on bringing in ideas, I also see us working together to bring these ideas into our lives.  We are creating a stronger community with each new idea implemented.  Let’s work together to see these ideas grow and bloom!  Thank you, each of you! You are awesome!

Marlene

 

Click HERE to see the awesome things to come!

The results will also be posted in the sanctuary and hard copies will be available if you wish to take one home.


 

STAFF GIFT!

 

The Christmas season is upon us! Let us enter into this Advent season extending hope, joy, peace, and love to one another.

 

Each year we give our staff a Christmas gift.

Rev Jerry and Lezlie work so hard providing us with opportunities to grow spiritually; we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all they give.

 

If you would like to contribute to the staff holiday gift,

please send or deliver your check, payable to Unity in the Gold Country, to the

office no later than Tuesday, December 19th. Clearly

mark in the memo line “Staff Gift” so we can be sure it is allocated to the

correct account. You may also call the office and work with Lezlie to make the

donation via credit or debit card at (530) 274-2463.

 

This is strictly free-will giving. You are not obligated to participate.

 

On behalf of your Board of Trustees, thank you for your generosity. May the Light and Love of Christ fill you to overflowing and may peace be with you always.

 

Many blessings,

Marlene Bottenfield, President of the Board

of Trustees


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

My father passed away unexpectedly in October 2022. After his grandchildren were born, we called him Papa. He did many things in his life but primarily he was an artist and a voice talent. I know that each of you have heard his voice if you watched any TV or listened to the radio.

After a year of mourning and being in that liminal space that Reverend Jere spoke about, I’ll be laying Papa‘s ashes to rest in his favorite place with red rocks below and blue skies above. Thank you Papa for all your lessons, even this last one. Safe travels. I miss you.

-Kurtis Zumwalt

 

The Traveler by Rev. James Dillet Freeman

 

He has put on invisibility.

Dear Lord, I cannot see—

But this I know, although the road ascends

And passes from my sight,

That there will be no night;

That You will take him gently by the hand

And lead him on

Along the road of life that never ends,

And he will find it is not death but dawn.

I do not doubt that You are there as here,

And You will hold him dear.

Our life did not begin with birth,

It is not of the earth;

And this that we call death, it is no more

Than the opening and closing of a door—

And in Your house how many rooms must be

Beyond this one where we rest momently. 

Dear Lord, I thank You for the faith that frees,

The love that knows it cannot lose its own;

The love that, looking through the shadows,

Sees that You and he and I are ever one!


CHRISTMAS DECORATING ELVES, APPLY HERE!

 

We are eager to decorate our Spiritual Center for Christmas and we sure need your help! This year we are focusing on our sanctuary especially, with lovely, more minimal decorating in the entry. All the decorations we need are here and it will be so fun to work together to show off our festive spirits! To volunteer please see the sign up sheet on the table in the sanctuary or contact Lezlie to sign up. Decoration day is set for Wednesday, December 6th.


KALYANI AND SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION

Tuning to the Heart

 

Experience joy and harmony within . . . through song, chant, and meditation. An invitation to access the wisdom of the Lord's Prayer and other easy songs with Kalyani.

 

Bring Your Voice into the Vibration of Aramaic, the language of Yeshua. Each line of the Lords Prayer is sung as a mantra, and reveals, step by step, the deeper meaning of Christs message, opening us to wholeness and expansive Peace. Together we have the potential to come into communion and experience our True Nature. 

 

Join us Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 am for this special experience.


END OF YEAR GIVING

 

This has been a richly blessed, exciting year of spiritual (and member) growth at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. We cannot be, give, and share all that we are without you. Our hearts are humbled by all the volunteer hours you’ve given. Our classes and events continue to thrive with love and spirit.

 

We are deeply grateful for your financial support throughout the year. If you want to make additional financial contributions for 2023 please be sure to have all offerings to us by January 5th, 2024 and checks must be dated December 31st 2023 or earlier. We are so grateful to exist in God’s abundant flow and we affirm our and your prosperity always.

 

You may also give directly from your IRA or Money Market account without paying taxes. To learn more click HERE for details from Schwab Charitable Giving. If you have any questions please call Rev Jere.

 

ITS HERE!!

 

FRESH, HANDMADE CARAMEL CORN JUST IN TIME FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, TRAVEL, CHRISTMAS, GIFTING!

 

$8 PER BAG


EVERYDAY MYSTIC

with Jeannie Zandi

 

Spiritual openings allow us to discover the peace and freedom of our true nature, but it is how we take that discovery into the everyday that illuminates and transforms our lives.

 

Join us here on Friday, December 1st, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for an evening with Jeannie Zandi. $20 at the door.


 

LET THE CHRISTMAS CRAFTING BEGIN!!

 

This will be so fun! Ann Marie will lead us in a Christmas Swag making class and I know between our super crafty skills and the joy we share this will be such a good time. Ann Marie will be gathering greenery, and you may want to start collecting greenery too. You will need to bring whatever ribbon you want to use (3" wired), and additional decorative bits and pieces! And bring a glue gun. Ann Marie will provide wire and pipe cleaners, and her valuable expertise! Wednesday, November 29th, about 10a-12p (time to be confirmed) here at Unity.


 

NOVEMBER

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lindsey Brooke 11/1

Karen Wyeth 11/8

Dave Beatty 11/9

Karen Oakley 11/11

Gerald Custard 11/20

Ann Somervell 11/23

Mae Kiser 11/23

Lyn Sloan 11/25

Patricia Plank 11/27

Rodric Anderson 11/27


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Food Bank of Nevada County

 

The C4C recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County. We are also starting our food collection for the Food Bank. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!


 

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

NO TAI CHI ON 11/23/23



 

THE TWO BRANCHES OF GRATITUDE

 

Quote by: Lynne Twist

There are two branches of Gratitude. One is Gratefulness, and the other is Thanksgiving. The Gratefulness branch is when the Bowl of Life is so full that it’s almost overflowing, but not quite. So full that it’s almost bowed at the top, but not quite dribbling over the edges. And, that is the experience of the Great Fullness of Life. And when you’re in the Great Fullness of Life, you’re one with God, you’re one with the Universe, there is no “other”. And that is so full-filling, that the Bowl of Life gives way and to overflow at last, which flows you directly over to the second branch, that of Thanksgiving. When you’re in the space of Thanksgiving, the Bowl of Life is absolutely overflowing. You’re so grateful that there is an “other” because all you want to do is contribute and serve and share and give and make a difference. And that is so full-filling, that it puts you right back onto the other branch where you experience the Great Fullness of Life, where you’re one with God and there is no “other”.

 

Quote by: Scott Awbrey

As you tithe, you will recognize more and more that God is the source. God is the supply. You cannot out-give God. The supply of all Good is infinite, inexhaustible. Tithing is about acknowledging our source, about being grateful for the goodness of life. And whatever we can give, we give what we can. If you feel you can’t start with 10 percent, then do 5 percent; do 3 percent. The important thing is the consistency of the giving-ness, and that you’re giving is conscious and meaningful.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

November 19, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

The Unity Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd,

in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Tai Chi and A Course of Love will not be held on Thanksgiving Day.


 

SEASONAL HEALTH CARE FOR EACH OTHER

 

Hi dear Unity family,

Tis the season for colds, flu, and Covid. We have had several congregants get Covid lately so please be extra aware of symptoms or indications you are coming down with something and take good care of yourself and others. Test for Covid if you have what appears to be a cold. We will miss you but please stay at home and rest for your health and that of others. Better safe than sorry.

Love and wellness to you all!


 

END OF 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM CELEBRATION

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

In lieu of a Sunday talk by Rev. Jere we will have our Round Table Discussions which are truly increasing our energy and expansion! We will also welcome our New Members and share a potluck when it's all over!

 

START PLANNING ON WHAT DELISH DISH YOU WILL BRING FOR THE POTLUCK!

 

Our musician this Sunday will Drew and Ariella

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.

 

AND BEFORE WE ARE COMPLETELY DONE WITH TRANSITIONS (as if!):

 

Transitions Movie Celebration

Everyone is invited to come this Tuesday morning at 10:30am to watch a great movie that deals with the topic of transition. The movie is Shirley Valentine (1989) starring Pauline Collins which follows middle-aged Shirley Valentine in an unexpected discovery of herself, and rekindling of her childhood dreams and youthful love of life. It highlights all the steps in the transition process in a very humorous way. Do join us if you can.

 

 

INFINITE GRATITUDE!

 

Sharon Rolph and The Zumwalt Family send a thousand thanks for your prayer support this past month and for the recent "meal train" this week. It is such a blessing to be a part of this Spiritual Community! You know the old saying; "when it rains, it pours"? I now have this image in my mind of Unity in the Gold Country being a beautiful bright umbrella shielding us from the drenching downpour. Thank you to each of you who have held us in prayer. And special thanks to Marlene, Carly, Catherine, Cydne, Ann, Yvonne and Lita for jumping on the meal train and delivering us nourishing meals. Our bodies, minds and spirits are full and our cup runneth over.

 

Thank you!

xoxo (Covid free ehugs and kisses!)

Julie


ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

 

  1. Themed Dancing and Musical Performances
  2. Movie Night
  3. Picnics
  4. Children's Program
  5. Living Prayer: our prayers in action at UGC (Chaplains, healing prayer circle, healing clinic, etc.)
  6. Succession Planning
  7. Leading a new class at UGC - Ideas for new classes?
  8. Ways we can support and care for each other: services offered, transportation, etc
  9. Leadership - holding the space for each other
  10. Solstice and Equinox events

 

FROM THE BOARD

 

First as volunteer coordinator, I want to thank everyone who has stepped up to volunteer. We are in a much better place volunteer wise than we have been since before the pandemic. That being said, there are still plenty of opportunities open. Here are ways that you can help. During the service we use greeters, ushers, kitchen help with the snacks, sound and live stream and help in the bookstore. We could not put on our Sunday service without all our volunteers.

Here are some other ways to help. You could help in our outside care. We have a team of dedicated people who take care of all the outdoor work. Who do a marvelous job I must say. There is a need for help in the library, office help. When there an event, there is a is need for people to organize the events and help setup and takedown chairs etc. You could help with our website. There are many ways to help.

While it is important and beneficial to Unity to have volunteers, it is equally beneficial for you. Volunteers report better physical health than non-volunteers.  Research also has shown that volunteering leads to lower rates of depression and anxiety. Volunteering reduces stress and increases positive relaxed feelings by releasing dopamine.

So, if you feel called to volunteer, please see me, or Lezlie in the office. We will help you find the perfect place for you to volunteer!

Thank you…Carly Tousley


EVERYDAY MYSTIC

with Jeannie Zandi

 

Spiritual openings allow us to discover the peace and freedom of our true nature, but it is how we take that discovery into the everyday that illuminates and transforms our lives.

 

Join us here on Friday, December 1st, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for an evening with Jeannie Zandi. $20 at the door.


OH, THE DELIGHTFUL CHILDREN

 

While Rev. Jere was giving his talk last Sunday the wonderful child sitting in the front row with her mom created this artwork and placed it in the love offering basket. Truly a loving offering and we are so grateful!

 

ITS HERE!!

 

FRESH, HANDMADE CARAMEL CORN JUST IN TIME FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

 

$8 PER BAG


 

LET THE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS BEGIN!!

 

This will be so fun! Ann Marie will lead us in a Christmas Swag making class and I know between our super crafty skills and the joy we share this will be such a good time. Ann Marie will be gathering greenery, and you may want to start collecting greenery too. You will need to bring whatever ribbon you want to use (3" wired), and additional decorative bits and pieces! And bring a glue gun. Ann Marie will provide wire and pipe cleaners, and her valuable expertise! Wednesday, November 29th, about 10a-12p (time to be confirmed) here at Unity.


 

NOVEMBER

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lindsey Brooke 11/1

Karen Wyeth 11/8

Dave Beatty 11/9

Karen Oakley 11/11

Gerald Custard 11/20

Ann Somervell 11/23

Mae Kiser 11/23

Lyn Sloan 11/25

Patricia Plank 11/27

Rodric Anderson 11/27


CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Food Bank of Nevada County

 

The C4C recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County. We are also starting our food collection for the Food Bank. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! They love receiving stuffing! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!


 

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

NO TAI CHI ON 11/23/23


 

WORTHY OF WHAT THE UNIVERSE OFFERS

 

“Nourishing ourselves and each other helps us to prosper in the way Spirit intends. We're invited to move in the direction of authenticity, generosity, growth, and abundance. We are worthy of what the Universe offers.” – Scott Awbrey

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I give thanks for the ingenuity implanted into each one of us. I allow the Divine creativity within me to go unbridled in my interests, my work, and my projects. So much good is manifesting in the arenas of my life. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

 
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SUNDAY SERVICE

November 12, 2023

10:30 AM

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

IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN'S DAY

 

"I honor all who have served and died in war, and I affirm that humankind is coming to its senses, that every human soul awakens as an instrument of peace. May we be in a world where we do not live in fear. Where a vision of hope, plenty, and peace is realized in our hearts and throughout the land. Thank you, God, forever. Amen." - Scott Awbrey


 

SUNDAY BEGINS THE 7th WEEK OF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is VIOLET


 

SEASONAL HEALTH CARE FOR EACH OTHER

 

Hi dear Unity family,

Tis the season for colds, flu, and Covid. We have had several congregants get Covid lately so please be extra aware of symptoms or indications you are coming down with something and take good care of yourself and others. Test for Covid if you have what appears to be a cold. We will miss you but please stay at home and rest for your health and that of others. Better safe than sorry.

Love and wellness to you all!


ALERT FOR THOSE WITH A PACEMAKER

 

We have just learned that there is a warning on the back of the white round name badges that suggests the magnets in the badge are not good for close proximity to pacemakers. It is said that if you wear your name badge on the opposite side of the pacemaker you will be fine.


 

TRANSITIONS - You Finish With A New Beginning

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

It looks like T.S. Eliot got it right when he wrote in his poem Little Gidding “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” Our 7 week study comes to a close but it is really only a beginning. This is a book that we won't be putting back on the shelf to gather dust. It is one we will be consulting as we move forward to create our new future, individually, collectively as humanity and as a faith community. Join us Sunday when we explore the third part of our transition process. 

 

Wear VIOLET this Sunday!

 

Our musician this Sunday will be Kellie Garmire

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

I watched a documentary the other day titled “The Altruism Revolution” (2016), that I found on Amazon Prime Video. The documentary talked about a study that showed when someone witnesses a kind act, they are likely to act in a kind way to another person. A single act of kindness can have a chain reaction effect.  This is similar to the thought of “paying it forward”.  

If you think about it, what a powerful way that each of us can impact the world. If we treat others in a kind manner, and we routinely do acts of kindness, that kindness will be multiplied throughout society. I assume that the opposite can also be true. If we are cruel and treat others badly, that could also be magnified. I am reminded of the lessons in the “Way of Mastery” which talks about throwing a rock in a pond and watching the ripples move away from the rock and expand. What kind of ripples do we create – ripples of kindness or ripples of meanness? 

This has been an important lesson for me that I wanted to share. I feel lucky that at UGC, we have so many people that act with kindness and in service to our community. I know those ripples positively affect me and it is my goal to perpetuate those ripples and create a few of my own.

 

Joe Darby


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY COMING UP!

 

Our next New Member Orientation will be on Saturday, November 18th, with our New Member Welcome on Sunday, November 19th. Get those Member Application completed and turned into Lezlie! The applications can be found in the rack at the back of the sanctuary, next to the double doors. OR, you may complete a New Member Application on our website, just click here


THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Wait List Open for November 12 Healing Clinic

All spaces for November 12th Energy Healing Clinic are full, but please do place your name on the Waiting List if interested in attending. Spots sometimes open several days prior to the clinic. Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to place your name on the Waiting List. The next Healing Clinic will not be held until February 2024.

 

Modalities and practitioners for the November 12 Energy Healing Clinic include Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie Jaggi; Energy Healing with David Kyle; Body Talk with Patricia Haller; Adjust and Align with Pam Strong; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel Clark; EFT &Energy Alignment with Dr. Lorre Eaton; Healing Touch with Julia Hamilton; Reiki with Peter Froelich; Holy Fire Reiki with Kristie Stevens; Hypnotherapy with Teresia Evans. 


EVERYDAY MYSTIC

with Jeannie Zandi

 

Spiritual openings allow us to discover the peace and freedom of our true nature, but it is how we take that discovery into the everyday that illuminates and transforms our lives.

 

Join us here on Friday, December 1st, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for an evening with Jeannie Zandi. $20 at the door.


EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 

 

Alcohol Policy Discussion

 

Earlier this year the BOT revised a previous policy from 2013 that allowed for alcohol to be served in our sanctuary. The BOT spent several months discussing the changes that were made. This coming Sunday Rev. Jere will host a discussion/sharing time in the Zeal room at 11:45am, for those who might like further information or sharing.

 

Rev. Jere Farrell


 

WHAT AN EYE OPENER!

 

Last Sunday we offered a wonderful green salad as part of the snacks after the Sunday Service and it was so popular! We decided to start having a Healthy Sunday, Salad Sunday the first Sunday of the month. Healthy Sunday includes the blood pressure/blood glucose monitoring offered in the library after the service. Salad Sunday includes a salad for snacking along with the other goodies typically available. With your generous contributions we are planning to incorporate more veggies in the spread along with the sweets!


 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH!

 

On Sunday, November 19th, we will be welcoming our new members, we will be celebrating the end of our 7-Week Fall Program with a potluck, and we will be holding our Round Table discussions. It's a busy Sunday and we don't want anyone to miss it!

 

START PLANNING ON WHAT DELISH DISH YOU WILL BE BRINGING FOR THE POTLUCK!


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, Nov. 16th, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 


 

NOVEMBER

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lindsey Brooke 11/1

Karen Wyeth 11/8

Dave Beatty 11/9

Karen Oakley 11/11

Gerald Custard 11/20

Ann Somervell 11/23

Mae Kiser 11/23

Lyn Sloan 11/25

Patricia Plank 11/27

Rodric Anderson 11/27


CHANGE FOR CHANGE

AND FOOD COLLECTION!

The Food Bank of Nevada County

 

The C4C recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County. We are also starting our food collection for the Food Bank. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door! Have a class here during the week? Bring food for the barrel then too!

 

What a great pleasure it is to join in support of those in our community needing additional nourishment.


PROVIDING FOR THE NEEDS

OF MY SOUL

 

A tiny wooden shed perched on a cliff in southern China has earned the nickname of “most inconvenient convenience store” in the country. Hanging 394 feet above the ground in the Shiniuzhai Scenic Area, the little shop replenishes climbers with drinks and light refreshments. Staff members climb to the store every day, carrying supplies.

 

“When you trust that the Universe is providing for the needs of your soul, that trust allows for the experience of bliss.” – Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul

 

Affirmative prayer: I’m thankful to know that right where I am, God is. That all I need for a safe, fulfilling journey is provided. To quote Hafiz, “The place where I am right now, God circled on a map for me. Wherever my eyes and arms and heart move against earth and sky, the Beloved has bowed there, knowing I was coming.” Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

November 2, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

SUNDAY BEGINS THE 5th WEEK OF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is INDIGO


 


 

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!

 

Hi dear Unity family,

Tis the season for colds, flu, and Covid. We have had several congregants under the weather lately so please be extra aware of symptoms or indications you may have that your are coming down with something and take good care of yourself and others. Test for Covid if appropriate. We will miss you but stay at home and rest if appropriate.

Love and wellness to you all!


 

TRANSITIONS - The Neutral Zone

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

Sometimes the Universe, Spirit or the Divine puts us in a time out. It isn't the most pleasant experience but it is necessary for us to let go in order to become a new and improved version of ourselves. That is how the process of transformation and renewal takes place. Right now Nature is showing us how to do it by graciously shedding its leaves. It is that time and there is no getting around it. We simply have to allow it when it is time. Join us Sunday when we take a look at this part of the process the author Bridges calls 'the neutral zone'.

 

 

Wear INDIGO this Sunday!

 

Our musician this Sunday will be Kellie Garmire

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

On Sunday, we celebrated the life of Jay Palmerino. I didn’t know him as long as most of you, but what I did get to know was his gentle and loving spirit. Claire and Jay were some of the first people I met when I came to Unity. I was so awestruck by the love in the room and the joy as we celebrated him and his family. The out pouring of love and joy was an honor to witness and to be a part of.

This has been a very interesting, exhausting, love filled, angry and loving week. All of that in a span of a week. I am studying the Way of Mastery and I learned something huge this week, GOD (or Spirit or the Divine), loves me no matter what my human experience is. The only conditions I feel are the ones I put on myself or the ones I allow other people to put on me. I really did not know how deep the judgement was. I have been observing my uncomfortable feelings. Two things I noticed saw, feelings for me really are uncomfortable and the only one judging me for those are me. I feel some (some because right now these feelings are coming and going) peace in learning that the Grace of GOD extends to me whatever I am working through and because we are all a part of that energy there is nothing but love and understanding and patience (which I do not extend to myself so much). For that I am truly grateful to be a part of this community. I am truly blessed and I know I say this often, but I am grateful my journey has led me to Unity and the spiritual community that is Unity. I have forged real friendships. The kind where you can be you, warts and all.

 

With Love and Gratitude,

Heidi Klopfer


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY COMING UP!

 

Our next New Member Orientation will be on Saturday, November 18th, with our New Member Welcome on Sunday, November 19th. Get those Member Application completed and turned into Lezlie! The applications can be found in the rack at the back of the sanctuary, next to the double doors. OR, you may complete a New Member Application on our website, just click here


YOUR VOICE MATTERS

 

We are asking for your thoughts and suggestions for our next Round Table discussions, scheduled on November 19th. Your voice matters, please share your ideas with us! We have placed a box with a slot in the lid as a receptacle for your suggestions. There are also blank pieces of paper for your use.

 

You will find this on the table at the back of the sanctuary.


THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Wait List Open for November 12 Healing Clinic

All spaces for November 12th Energy Healing Clinic are full, but please do place your name on the Waiting List if interested in attending. Spots sometimes open several days prior to the clinic. Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to place your name on the Waiting List. The next Healing Clinic will not be held until February 2024.

 

Modalities and practitioners for the November 12 Energy Healing Clinic include Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie Jaggi; Energy Healing with David Kyle; Body Talk with Patricia Haller; Adjust and Align with Pam Strong; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel Clark; EFT &Energy Alignment with Dr. Lorre Eaton; Healing Touch with Julia Hamilton; Reiki with Peter Froelich; Holy Fire Reiki with Kristie Stevens; Hypnotherapy with Teresia Evans. 

 

Sessions last 40 minutes; suggested donation is $20 to Unity in the Gold Country, but no one turned away.

We sincerely thank all of our Unity practitioners who lovingly donate their time and talents in service to the greater good of our community. 

 

NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Julianne Boger!

 

My name is Julianne Boger. In the 1980's, I accompanied a girlfriend to the Unity Church in Auburn. That is where I met Joe Sloan. I had never met a church leader that was so humble, kind, funny, transparent, and gentle. 

I was raised Catholic and have searched for decades to find God. After 5 decades of intensive study, I learned the path to God was not outside of me. It is within me - within my heart and my relationship to all things and all beings. 

I attended Unity in Auburn for a number of years in the 80’s. When I retired from the Army, I returned to the area, and attended Unity services infrequently at the realtor’s office. Then my dad died in 2005 and I became a regular attendee. In 2008, I became a member of Unity.  In 2012, I went on sabbatical from Unity to do personal work. Last October, I attended the Jeddah Mali workshop which brought me back to Unity. I witnessed all the strong, intelligent, capable women in leadership positions and knew I had come home. I asked that my membership be reinstated and here I am!

My course of study at Unity now is being in community without losing myself. I’m learning that relationships are built through transparency and communication. I am practicing being transparent and telling my truth in kind and gentle ways. 

I am currently the coordinator and custodian of the Directory, I work with Cydne in the gardens, I work on the Theme Dance committee, I am a greeter and I helped out on the farm to bring you fresh fruits and vegetables each month. 

I am honored to be selected to be the Volunteer of the Month for November.

 

Thank you, Julianne!  A big warm hug to you from Rev Jere, the Board of Trustees, and all the congregants.


 

GRAB YOUR CALENDAR!

 

On Sunday, November 19th, we will be welcoming our new members, we will be celebrating the end of our 7-Week Fall Program with a potluck, and we will be holding our Round Table discussions. It's a busy Sunday and we don't want anyone to miss it!


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, Nov. 2nd and 16th, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 


NOVEMBER

BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lindsey Brooke 11/1

Karen Wyeth 11/8

Dave Beatty 11/9

Karen Oakley 11/11

Gerald Custard 11/20

Ann Somervell 11/23

Mae Kiser 11/23

Lyn Sloan 11/25

Patricia Plank 11/27

Rodric Anderson 11/27


EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

and food collection

 

The C4C recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County. We are also starting our food collection for the Food Bank. Drop your change in the love offering basket and bring non-perishable food to drop in the barrel by the front door!

 

What a great pleasure it is to join in support of those in our community needing additional nourishment.


A Grieving Nation - again

Residents in Lewiston, Maine - and across the nation - are grieving the loss of at least 18 persons who were killed in a mass shooting. The tragedy led Maine's congressman Jared Golden to change his mind about his opposition to many kinds of gun control. Representative Golden asked the people of Lewiston for forgiveness. "The time has come for me to take responsibility for this failure, and I now call on Congress to ban assault rifles."

 

Quotes

"When a country with less than five percent of the world's population has nearly half of the world's privately owned guns and makes up nearly a third of the world's mass shootings, it's time to stop saying guns make us safer." - DaShanne Stokes, sociologist, author, social justice advocate

 

"Let us face the future without fear. Let us realize if the world is healed of war and brought into peace it won't have been because guns were bigger or more of them. Let us pray for peace and make our hearts, our intellect, and our soul be ready to receive and embrace it even before it comes. Let us in the stillness of our own soul go back to that ineffable Presence which is Peace, and proclaim the peace which is the power at the heart of God." - Ernest Holmes

 

"You don’t get to call yourself 'pro-life' and be against common-sense gun control — like banning public access to the semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare. The term 'pro-life' should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life. It cannot end at birth."

- Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat

 

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" - Ernest Gaines, American author

 

"What does the Universe require of us? To awaken, to realize the creative impact of our thoughts and actions, to open our hearts, to learn and grow, and ultimately to forgive -- both others and ourselves." - Roger Teel, This Life is Joy

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

October 29, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

SUNDAY BEGINS THE 5th WEEK OF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is BLUE


 

TRANSITIONS/ENDINGS

Rev. Angelika Schafer

 

Rev. Angelika Schafer will speak about the theme of the Transition Process and Endings from the study book Transitions by William Bridges, where he covers all those DIS - words (dis-engagement, dis-identification, dis-orientation), but don't let that Dis-Courage you , we will find the acceptance and wisdom of letting go and joining the river of life, instead of fighting it.

 

Bio: Reverend Angelika Schafer is an ordained interfaith minister serving various spiritual centers worldwide through her inspirational talks and music. She also assists others in their spiritual awakening through her seminars, retreats and individual counseling sessions both online and in person.

 

 

Wear BLUE this Sunday!

 

Our musician Sunday will be our guest speaker, Rev. Angelika

 

Our musician next Sunday will be Kellie Garmire

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

Dear Friends,

I am eagerly looking forward to gathering with you to celebrate Jay’s life this coming Sunday. All are welcome to attend the program scheduled to begin at 1:00. For those of you who RSVP’d to the luncheon, please plan to be there by noon, with food to be served soon after. I send a big THANK YOU to all who have volunteered to make this event a joyous occasion.

Together in Loving Unity,

Claire


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

I would like to dedicate the following to our beloved Jay Palmerino

 

Who Am I?

I Am the extension of Love in form.

I have never been born, and I will never taste death.

I Am infinite and eternal.

Eyes shine fourth as a sunbeam to the sun.

I Am the effect of God’s Love.

And I stand before you to Love you.

 

Way of Mastery 

 

Katharine Mary Beatty


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY COMING UP!

 

Our next New Member Orientation will be on Saturday, November 18th, with our New Member Welcome on Sunday, November 19th. Get those Member Application completed and turned into Lezlie! The applications can be found in the rack at the back of the sanctuary, next to the double doors. OR, you may complete a New Member Application on our website, just click here


YOUR VOICE MATTERS

 

We are asking for your thoughts and suggestions for our next Round Table discussions, scheduled in November. Your voice matters, please share you ideas with us! We have placed a box with a slot in the lid as a receptacle for your suggestions. There are also blank pieces of paper for your use.

 

You will find this on the table at the back of the sanctuary.


'TIS THE SEASON OF HALLOWEEN!

 

It’s Halloween. Time for the appearance of women with green skin and pointy noses with warts on them. Wearing black dunce hats and capes, these witches carry broomsticks they might use later to fly off and meet their lover, the devil. This is a game of pretend, a fantasy. But what is the historical reality? After all, where there’s smoke, there could be a fire with a cauldron over it [or something worse]. So, are there witches? And, why are witches associated with Halloween? Where does the word witch even come from? And, what about the Inquisition? Come find out.

 

Alana Cash will be speaking on this intriguing subject here on Saturday, October 28th at 1 pm.


THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sunday, November 12th 

 

Modalities offered include Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie Jaggi, Energy Healing with David Kyle, Body Talk with Patricia Haller, Adjust & Align Therapy with Pam Strong, Functional Symmetry with Gabriel Clark, EFT and Energy Alignment with Dr. Lorre Eaton, Healing Touch with Julia Hamilton and Reiki with Kristie Stevens and with Peter Froelich. 

40 minute sessions;

 

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 831-818-7519 to Reserve Your Session

 

Give yourself the gift of this time with one of our caring, energy healing practitioners. The different modalities they offer provide opportunities to harmonize the subtle energy field and let go of anxiety and tension. As the body relaxes, it naturally begins to heal, bringing enhanced feelings of peace and well-being.

No clinics will be held in December and January. 

 

 

DANCE OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

with Ellen Fietz Hall and Sophya Ramirez

 

Spiritual practice brings us face to face with Life and Truth, prior to the concepts and beliefs of the person, opening to our true nature - authentic, unguarded, beyond form and imbued with the spaciousness and love that connects all.

 

The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice that employs singing and dancing the sacred phrases of the world's religions. Their intention is to raise consciousness and promote peace between diverse religions according to one stated goal. The DUP are of North American Sufic origin.

 

This will be held here at UGC This Saturday, October 28th from 6:30-8 pm.

Donation $15

 

No experience necessary and no one turned away.


 

GRAB YOUR CALENDAR!

 

On Sunday, November 19th, we will be welcoming our new members, we will be celebrating the end of our 7-Week Fall Program with a potluck, and we will be holding our Round Table discussions. It's a busy Sunday and we don't want anyone to miss it!


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, Nov. 2nd and 16th, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 


 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Shanti Emerson 10/6

Claire Palmerino 10/10

Maya Costley 10/15

Sally DuPerron 10/15

Ronda Bomar 10/17

Katherine Doolittle 10/23

Dennis Cassella 10/24

Crystal Arnold 10/28

Patricia Woodruff 10/29

Jan Roth 10/31


 

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 



TRANSFORMING WEAPONS INTO INSTRUMENTS OF PEACE

 

Pedro Reyes addresses the issue of gun violence, in part, by using guns to make something creative. In 2007, he melted 1,527 guns that had been confiscated from criminal gangs into shovels. And, with every shovel, he planted a tree. Now Pedro is transforming guns into musical instruments, turning the weapons into guitars, violins, and flutes.

 

“The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” - Carlos Santana, American guitarist

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I believe in the power of life-affirming change and the ever-possible opportunity for transformation. Today, I turn to Spirit as the source of goodness, and I see the potential for greater expressions of love everywhere I look. I am grateful for the beautiful souls who bring this light into the world. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

October 22, 2023

10:30 AM

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


SUNDAY BEGINS THE 4th WEEK OF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is GREEN


 

TRANSITIONS IN THE WORK LIFE

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

Last week we looked at transitions and our relationships, while this week we take a look at transitions in the work place, along with retirement. Something many of you are familiar with! Do join us and hear what the author of our study book has to share.

 

Wear GREEN this Sunday!

 

 

Our musician Sunday will be Gabriel

 

Our musician next Sunday will be our guest speaker, Rev. Angelika

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

GLOBAL PEACE & HARMONY MEDITATION WITH JEDDAH MALI

 

Join us for a free talk + meditation to send peace and harmony to the world

On Saturday 21 October, Jeddah will host a free 1 hour call which is open to everyone. She will talk briefly about the mechanics of discord and conflict, and how we can respond to the pain and fear that arises when we witness global instability. The talk will also explore the picture we carry subconsciously around human nature and potential, and the crucial role of hope and trust in how we, and our planet, evolve. 

The meditation will focus on fostering the energies of peace and harmony within ourselves and how we can share that with the world. 

The call will be recorded, so if you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and receive the recording. This will be sent out on Monday 23 October.

 

Time: 08:00 PDT This Saturday morning

Click HERE to register!


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

First of all, I want to thank all those who are studying our 7 week Fall program book Transitions. It has provided so much interesting sharing and insights which I know translate into healing and growth for us all. I was at the Regional Unity meeting in Santa Cruz the beginning of last week and was reminded of the power of Unity's teaching once more. We were reminded several times that what makes us different is that we are sincere Truth students. There is a commitment from the majority of people in the Unity movement to pursue the discovery of the real truth of who we are. Part of that is to find our purpose and to fulfill it in this lifetime. The truth of who we are existed prior to our coming onto the planet and it will be revealed in its fullness after we exit from here. But in the meantime we live our lives as best we can, faithful to the knowledge that we are the I AM presence and part of the Christ mind that holds such a magnificent understanding of life, meaning, purpose and truth.   

 

Rev. Jere


FINAL GARDEN MARKET OF 2023

 

Bring your bags this Sunday, October 22nd. The final bounty of '23 will be here in abundance. We will have apples - Empire, Honey Crisp, Hudson's Gem, Braeburn, and Sierra Beauty chard, kale, arugula, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and onions!

 

All available for the

love offering of your choice.


SAVE THE DATE

 

Words are inadequate to express the depth of my gratitude for all the loving support you offered the Palmerino family during Jay’s last months and days. There were offers of meals, visits, and respite relief. Your prayers encircled, embraced, and strengthened us. Jay died at home on September 22, 2023 surrounded by his family. His passing was gentle and peaceful. How could we ask for more?

 

Jay’s Celebration of Life will be held at Unity in the Gold Country on Sunday, October 29, 2023 following the Sunday service. As we are planning to provide a meal (Italian of course) we appreciate your RSVP to Lezlie at either (530) 274-2463 or ugcassistant@gmail.com by October 22.

 

Much love and gratitude,

Claire Palmerino


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY COMING UP!

 

Our next New Member Orientation will be on Saturday, November 18th, with our New Member Welcome on Sunday, November 19th. Get those Member Application completed and turned into Lezlie! The applications can be found in the rack at the back of the sanctuary, next to the double doors. OR, you may complete a New Member Application on our website, just click here


VERY TIMELY, VERY RELEVANT MATT KAHN MESSAGE

 

This is a video that outlines the patterns at play between the victim, perpetrator and rescuer evident in world politics right now but also in our own personal lives and relationships. As always Matt gives us a practice to heal all of this.

 

Please click here for the video.


'TIS THE SEASON OF HALLOWEEN!

 

It’s Halloween. Time for the appearance of women with green skin and pointy noses with warts on them. Wearing black dunce hats and capes, these witches carry broomsticks they might use later to fly off and meet their lover, the devil. This is a game of pretend, a fantasy. But what is the historical reality? After all, where there’s smoke, there could be a fire with a cauldron over it [or something worse]. So, are there witches? And, why are witches associated with Halloween? Where does the word witch even come from? And, what about the Inquisition? Come find out.

 

Alana Cash will be speaking on this intriguing subject here on Saturday, October 28th at 1 pm.


CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning.

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

UGC ARTIST COMMUNITY!

 

The UGC Artist Community are featured this year in the Open Studios Tour presented by The Center For The Arts. Our UGC Artist Community will be exhibiting their talents here at UGC this weekend, Oct. 21 and 22, 10am - 5pm. We're excited that our presence in the community can increase through their incredible gifts.

Invite your friends!!


 

DANCE OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

with Ellen Fietz Hall and Sophya Ramirez

 

Spiritual practice brings us face to face with Life and Truth, prior to the concepts and beliefs of the person, opening to our true nature - authentic, unguarded, beyond form and imbued with the spaciousness and love that connects all.

 

The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice that employs singing and dancing the sacred phrases of the world's religions. Their intention is to raise consciousness and promote peace between diverse religions according to one stated goal. The DUP are of North American Sufic origin.

 

This will be held here at UGC on October 28th from 6:30-8 pm.

Donation $15

 

No experience necessary and no one turned away.


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested


 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Shanti Emerson 10/6

Claire Palmerino 10/10

Maya Costley 10/15

Sally DuPerron 10/15

Ronda Bomar 10/17

Katherine Doolittle 10/23

Dennis Cassella 10/24

Crystal Arnold 10/28

Patricia Woodruff 10/29

Jan Roth 10/31


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sunday, November 12th 

 

Modalities offered include Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie Jaggi, Energy Healing with David Kyle, Body Talk with Patricia Haller, Adjust & Align Therapy with Pam Strong, Functional Symmetry with Gabriel Clark, EFT and Energy Alignment with Dr. Lorre Eaton, Healing Touch with Julia Hamilton and Reiki with Kristie Stevens and with Peter Froelich. 

40 minute sessions;

 

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 831-818-7519 to Reserve Your Session

Give yourself the gift of this time with one of our caring, energy healing practitioners. The different modalities they offer provide opportunities to harmonize the subtle energy field and let go of anxiety and tension. As the body relaxes, it naturally begins to heal, bringing enhanced feelings of peace and well-being.

No clinics will be held in December and January. 

 


EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 

AMPLIFYING MY SENSE OF ONENESS

 

Muslim and Jewish communities in Duluth gathered last weekend to remove graffiti found on a local mosque - graffiti that showed up the day after Hamas attacked Israel. Members of Temple Israel and the Islamic Center said they were honored to work together and that it was a “blessing in disguise,” bringing the communities closer.

 

“We are inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us. Our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. It brings meaning and purpose to our lives.” – Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

 

Affirmative prayer: My faith, my wellbeing, and my sense of Oneness are amplified by my actions. I release my judgments, intolerance, and the illusion of separation. Today, I reach out to the one I’ve pushed away. Today, I abide in love. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

October 15, 2023

10:30 AM

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

SUNDAY BEGINS THE 3RD WEEKOF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is YELLOW


 

TRANSITION AND RELATIONSHIP

Rev. Jere Farrell



I imagine that you will agree with me that relationships are one of life's greatest challenge and reward. We go through lots of changes but do we make the psychological and emotional transition? Join us this Sunday when Rev. Jere explores this vital topic in our 7 week study.

 

Wear YELLOW this Sunday!

 

Our musicians this Sunday are Drew Tousley and Ariella Lindsley-Schutz

 

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

Happy Fall! I'm so refreshed with the cooler weather. This is the time of the year that we can reflect and prepare for the coming shorter days and like the bear, hibernate and rest.

I look back at this year and all the repairs that needed to be done on my home to make it safe for winter and all the noise and mess that accompanied the much needed construction and one thing stands out. Some of you know I have a much beloved dog named Marley. He is a beautiful very large goldendoodle, who despite his size, is extremely shy. Visitors and even friends come to my house and he runs to the door to greet them. As soon as they enter he runs to the kitchen and begins a game of hide and seek. He hides behind the kitchen island and peeks around at the visitor. I can even offer his favorite cookie as a reward to come out and “visit” with my guest and he will attempt to come but quickly retreat to hide behind the island. So you can imagine my surprise when I needed to take him to Unity with me, to avoid the loud noises and strangers repairing at my house, that he seemed at home. Curious and attentive to all the new faces, but seemingly not afraid. The biggest love filled moment came when he accompanied me several times to my Way of Mastery class. My extremely shy dog got up from lying down at my side and proceeded to go greet everyone sitting in the class. One by one he slowly stood in front of each person, made eye contact and allowed them to pet him and then moved on to the next person. These people for the most part were complete strangers to him. Yet some energy pervaded our group that he definitely felt safe and empowered to overcome his usual shyness. To me this is what Unity brings to all of us. The safe loving place where we can be ourselves and be comfortable to explore new people, ideas and ways of behaving. Unity brings the energy of love and acceptance to all who come through our doors. Marley is extremely grateful to meet you and feel welcome. Thank you to all of you that showed your love and reminded me once more what Unity is all about.

 

With gratitude and Love,

Ann Somervell


SAVE THE DATE

 

Words are inadequate to express the depth of my gratitude for all the loving support you offered the Palmerino family during Jay’s last months and days. There were offers of meals, visits, and respite relief. Your prayers encircled, embraced, and strengthened us. Jay died at home on September 22, 2023 surrounded by his family. His passing was gentle and peaceful. How could we ask for more?

 

Jay’s Celebration of Life will be held at Unity in the Gold Country on Sunday, October 29, 2023 following the Sunday service. As we are planning to provide a meal (Italian of course) we appreciate your RSVP to Lezlie at either (530) 274-2463 or ugcassistant@gmail.com by October 22.

 

Much love and gratitude,

Claire Palmerino


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY COMING UP!

 

Our next New Member Orientation will be on Saturday, November 18th, with our New Member Welcome on Sunday, November 19th. Get those Member Application completed and turned into Lezlie! The applications can be found in the rack at the back of the sanctuary, next to the double doors.


'TIS THE SEASON OF HALLOWEEN!

 

It’s Halloween. Time for the appearance of women with green skin and pointy noses with warts on them. Wearing black dunce hats and capes, these witches carry broomsticks they might use later to fly off and meet their lover, the devil. This is a game of pretend, a fantasy. But what is the historical reality? After all, where there’s smoke, there could be a fire with a cauldron over it [or something worse]. So, are there witches? And, why are witches associated with Halloween? Where does the word witch even come from? And, what about the Inquisition? Come find out.

 

Alana Cash will be speaking on this intriguing subject here on Saturday, October 28th at 1 pm.

 

UGC ARTIST COMMUNITY!

 

The UGC Artist Community are featured this year in the Open Studios Tour presented by The Center For The Arts. Our UGC Artist Community will be exhibiting their talents here at UGC Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 14, 15, 21, and 22, 10am - 5pm. We're excited that our presence in the community can increase through their incredible gifts.


 

DANCE OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

with Ellen Fietz Hall and Sophya Ramirez

 

Spiritual practice brings us face to face with Life and Truth, prior to the concepts and beliefs of the person, opening to our true nature - authentic, unguarded, beyond form and imbued with the spaciousness and love that connects all.

 

The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice that employs singing and dancing the sacred phrases of the world's religions. Their intention is to raise consciousness and promote peace between diverse religions according to one stated goal. The DUP are of North American Sufic origin.

 

This will be held here at UGC on October 28th from 6:30-8 pm.

Donation $15

 

No experience necessary and no one turned away.


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested


 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Shanti Emerson 10/6

Claire Palmerino 10/10

Maya Costley 10/15

Sally DuPerron 10/15

Ronda Bomar 10/17

Katherine Doolittle 10/23

Dennis Cassella 10/24

Crystal Arnold 10/28

Patricia Woodruff 10/29

Jan Roth 10/31


THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sunday, November 12th 

 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 831-818-7519 to Reserve Your Session


EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

Hundreds of Nevada County residents who are not native speakers of English feel lost when asking for directions, reading product labels, filling out job applications, talking to their children's teachers, or making medical appointments. These hard-working, motivated families represent a growing number of adults living in our community, often invisible, who want to learn to improve or refine their English speaking and reading skills.

 


AFFIRMING GOODNESS FOR ISRAEL AND PALESTINE



Israel declared war on Hamas after the Palestinian militant group launched a deadly assault in the Gaza Strip. Hundreds – or perhaps thousands – of Israelis and Palestinians have been killed or wounded. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a long history. In 1948, the State of Israel was created, sparking the first Arab-Israeli War, and the territory was divided into three parts: Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

 

“We live in a world of conflict because we live in a world of boundaries. Since every boundary line is also a battle line, here is the human predicament: the firmer one's boundaries, the more entrenched are one's battles.” – Ken Wilber

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I affirm goodness for the people of Palestine and Israel. I declare that safety, healing, understanding, and peace fills the hearts of all concerned. I see the points of conflict in my own life as invitations to express wholeness, knowing that I am cosmically connected to all others. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

October 8, 2023

10:30 AM

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

SUNDAY IS THE START OF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is ORANGE


 

A LIFETIME OF TRANSITIONS

Rev. Joe Sloan



From our first shout out of the womb we have been crying for attention and direction. Without knowing the true meaning of life how how did I, will I know where to go, who to see and what to say to them when I get there? Part of a poem that I’ll share with you says: “We could have come no other way but this and

found our good without these steps our feet found hard to take.” 

Rev. Joe

 

Wear orange this Sunday!

 

Our musician this Sunday is Kellie Garmire.

 

Our musician next Sunday will be Drew Tousley

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

UGC ARTIST COMMUNITY!

 

Featured this year in the Open Studios Tour presented by The Center For The Arts will be our UGC Artist Community with their talents shown here at UGC! Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 14, 15, 21, and 22. We're excited that our presence in the community can increase through their incredible gifts.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

Our current Seven Week Transitions Book Study assignment and a recent exercise in Rev. Jere's Spiritual Exploration Class, are challenging me (in a good way) to go inside and "sit" with a collection of memories that for a good portion of my life have contributed to my feelings of shame, low self-esteem and a sense of not being worthy.

My current change and transition process began when I was invited to a Unity class in Fall of 2018, by my dear friend, Claire Palmerino. became a member of the UGC in Nov. 2019. For me, the fact that I am still here, is proof that I am committed to personal change and growth. Today I am unwilling to continue to be driven by my recollections of situations that happened so many years ago. At the same time, the wounds those old memories created, still contain energy that surface from time to time in the form of depression, sadness, unrealistic expectations, and performance anxiety. I've spent a lifetime striving, performing, driving myself to be good enough.

Indeed, thankfully I have come a long way in my healing journey since the first 40 years of my life. I feel as though I've been in the crysalis stage these past 4 years, slowly morphing and emerging as my True Self, accepting the sacred Love and Light from which I was created. (l feel emotions of joy just writing that.) I feel that I am about to break open, like a re-birthing. There's an "inner re-orientation and [new] self-definition" [from Transitions, page xii) that is actively happening. My gratitude is off-the chart! The song "Beautiful Brokenness" by Good & Stowe moves me to tears. I close with a quote of the chorus:

Beautiful Brokenness

Love will always win

Beautiful Brokenness

That's how the Light gets in.

 

Cydne Grimsby

BOT Member


 

SAVE THE DATE

 

We will be having our Celebration of Life for Jay Palmerino here at our Spiritual Center on October 29th, following our Sunday Service.


VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER:

KELLIE GARMIRE!

 

In Kellie’s own words:

“I have been coming to Unity since 2010 and little by little, year by year the people I've met and the wisdom that has been shared with me has improved the quality of my life substantially. I love being a volunteer for the way it has deepened my feeling that this place is my home away from home and this community is an extension of my family.” 

 

Kellie has been volunteering at Unity in the Gold Country since Covid and has done a variety of activities.  Besides her music, Kellie’s biggest contribution by far is how much she has helped with YouTube streaming and PowerPoint slides during the service. Kellie has spent many hours preparing for the concerts she has shared with Unity, and streamlining and exploring new ways for our YouTube production to flow seamlessly. 

 

Oh wait, that’s not her biggest contribution! AND she has done it all with her infectious smile – so vibrant and full of life – it’s hard not to feel it when she’s singing her heart out during a Sunday service or helping in the booth. Kellie’s vibrance doesn’t shout out “Hey, I’m here!”, instead, it quietly glows and crawls inside you, and you start glowing too. Kellie’s vibrance reminds me that there are so many ways to volunteer – yes, she helps ceaselessly, but even bigger is her free gift that she gives to everyone with her radiant smile streaming straight from her heart.

 

Thank you, Kellie!  A big warm hug to you from Rev Jere, the Board of Trustees, and all the congregants. 

 


'TIS THE SEASON OF HALLOWEEN!

 

It’s Halloween. Time for the appearance of women with green skin and pointy noses with warts on them. Wearing black dunce hats and capes, these witches carry broomsticks they might use later to fly off and meet their lover, the devil. This is a game of pretend, a fantasy. But what is the historical reality? After all, where there’s smoke, there could be a fire with a cauldron over it [or something worse]. So, are there witches? And, why are witches associated with Halloween? Where does the word witch even come from? And, what about the Inquisition? Come find out.

 

Alana Cash will be speaking on this intriguing subject here on Saturday, October 28th at 1 pm.


WHY I LEFT THE CHURCH

If you didn't see this last week - the feedback has been so positive.



A must read by a Minister who writes about why he quit ministry. Over 35% of ministers have quit since Covid hit in March 2020.

I encourage every congregant to read this heartfelt and powerful essay. Please click HERE to read this first person account from the site Restorative Faith.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Tuesdays: Qi Gong/Tai Chi from 9:30-10:30 am

Tuesdays: Spiritual Exploration from 10:30 am- 12 pm (7-Week Fall study group through 11/18)

 

Thursdays: Tai Chi from 9:30-10:30 am

Thursdays: A Course of Love from 10:30 am-12 pm


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested


 

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Shanti Emerson 10/6

Claire Palmerino 10/10

Maya Costley 10/15

Sally DuPerron 10/15

Ronda Bomar 10/17

Katherine Doolittle 10/23

Dennis Cassella 10/24

Crystal Arnold 10/28

Patricia Woodruff 10/29

Jan Roth 10/31


 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program this Sunday! The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. 

 

BE SURE TO PICK UP A STUDY GUIDE OR ACCESS THE GUIDE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE, AND SIGN UP FOR A SMALL STUDY GROUP.


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session

 

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning.

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

Hundreds of Nevada County residents who are not native speakers of English feel lost when asking for directions, reading product labels, filling out job applications, talking to their children's teachers, or making medical appointments. These hard-working, motivated families represent a growing number of adults living in our community, often invisible, who want to learn to improve or refine their English speaking and reading skills.

 


BOTH - AND



Quotes

"We function best by including what was good and lasting in a previous stage and avoiding the overreaction and rebellious spirit that have characterized most dysfunctional developments. This demands both humility and the capacity for non-dual thinking. Slash-and-burn only creates a whole new set of things to correct or rebel against in the long haul. Either-or thinking creates dysfunction and mistrust. Both-and thinking creates continuity and trust."

- Richard Rohr

 

"Anything that increases separation within a person shatters the soul or in some form diminishes its strength. The soul, as it reduces itself to fit into a physical incarnation, has the blueprint of holism in it. A genetic spiritual pattern of holism is there and present, and when the personality operates outside of the genetic pattern of holism, dysfunction results." - Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul

 

"I believe that when we take a stand for something, we can move the world and change the course of history. Taking a stand comes from the deepest part of you - the very heart of who you are. Living your stand gives you clarity and power as well as the capacity to engage people and institutions to literally move the earth. A stand is something that is uplifting and enhances life. It is usually for something rather than against something."

- Lynne Twist, Living a Committed Life


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 
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SUNDAY SERVICE

October 1, 2023

10:30 AM

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

SUNDAY IS THE START OF OUR 7-WEEK FALL PROGRAM!

The color for this Sunday is RED


 

BEING. . . IN TRANSITION

Rev. Jere Farrell



Being....in Transition.

Life is change, and yet we struggle sometimes to keep up with the pace of change in our lives. We can even feel lost. How can we learn to be present with all the change and with our very Being. For the next 7 weeks we will be exploring the many facets of this topic. I hope you can join us in at least reading the book and if at all possible in one of our study groups. I think it is a book we all need to read especially after the pandemic.

 

Week One: Take the Holmes Rahe stress test:

Click here to access the website.

 

Or the long way, type in https://www.stress.org/holmes-rahe-stress-inventory.

 

If possible please wear red this Sunday.

 

Our musicians this Sunday will be Angela and Gabriel.

 

Our musician next Sunday will be Kellie Garmire.

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

THIS SUNDAY IS BUSY!

 

We begin our 7 Week Fall Program, our trusty RN's will be offering blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring in the library immediately after the service, we will be dedicating the wonderful sculptures created by and gifted to us by Julianne Boger immediately after the service, AND our sanctuary will become a place of Celebration of Life for the parents of Craig and Laura Rohrsen, immediately after the service!

 

Choose comfortable shoes!


 

 

UGC ARTIST COMMUNITY!

 

Featured this year in the Open Studios Tour presented by The Center For The Arts will be our UGC Artist Community with their talents shown here at UGC! Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 14, 15, 21, and 22. We're excited that our presence in the community can increase through their incredible gifts.


 

FROM THE BOARD

Look for Structure. Watch Out for Snags

 

I like to fish…any river, lake, stream, pond, ocean,… anytime. My wife and I were recently enjoying a day kayaking on the lake. She was looking up, watching osprey and bald eagles. I was looking down, attempting to fish. While not being very successful at first, I had a motto in my head; “Look for structure. Watch out for snags”. I realized it was a great metaphor for life!

 

What kind of structure do you look for? Unity in the Gold Country provides a type of structure. Classes, Sunday Services, and prayer circles all provide support and growth of our spiritual lives. When times get tough and snags are below (or above!!) the surface, the support and structure of our spiritual community is something we can rely on.

 

Charles Fillmore writes in his Metaphysical Bible Dictionary that, “fish represent ideas in which there is great possibility of increase; Jesus used these ideas to represent the inexhaustible, everywhere present abundance”. 

 

We have all heard of the saying, “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime”. Well, let me tell you, fishing is unpredictable. It takes patience and perseverance with no guarantee of reward. I get great comfort knowing that UGC represents an inexhaustible source of love and support to our congregation and community for a lifetime. The structure of our combined experience helps to navigate every snag. I am greatly humbled and grateful to all of you. Look for structure. Watch out for snags!!!

 

  • Kurtis Zumwalt

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER:

KELLIE GARMIRE!

 

In Kellie’s own words:

“I have been coming to Unity since 2010 and little by little, year by year the people I've met and the wisdom that has been shared with me has improved the quality of my life substantially. I love being a volunteer for the way it has deepened my feeling that this place is my home away from home and this community is an extension of my family.” 

 

Kellie has been volunteering at Unity in the Gold Country since Covid and has done a variety of activities.  Besides her music, Kellie’s biggest contribution by far is how much she has helped with YouTube streaming and PowerPoint slides during the service. Kellie has spent many hours preparing for the concerts she has shared with Unity, and streamlining and exploring new ways for our YouTube production to flow seamlessly. 

 

Oh wait, that’s not her biggest contribution! AND she has done it all with her infectious smile – so vibrant and full of life – it’s hard not to feel it when she’s singing her heart out during a Sunday service or helping in the booth. Kellie’s vibrance doesn’t shout out “Hey, I’m here!”, instead, it quietly glows and crawls inside you, and you start glowing too. Kellie’s vibrance reminds me that there are so many ways to volunteer – yes, she helps ceaselessly, but even bigger is her free gift that she gives to everyone with her radiant smile streaming straight from her heart.

 

Thank you, Kellie!  A big warm hug to you from Rev Jere, the Board of Trustees, and all the congregants. 

 


WHY I LEFT THE CHURCH

A must read by a Minister who writes about why he quit ministry. Over 35% of ministers have quit since Covid hit in March 2020.

I encourage every congregant to read this heartfelt and powerful essay. Please click HERE to read this first person account from the site Restorative Faith.

CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Tuesdays: Qi Gong/Tai Chi from 9:30-10:30 am

 

Thursdays: Tai Chi from 9:30-10:30 am

A Course of Love from 10:30 am-12 pm


 

NEVADA COUNTY'S 1ST ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

Unity will be there!

This event will be held this Wednesday, October 4th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gold Miner's Inn. UGC will be represented with a table featuring our Energy Healing Clinics, Ho'oponopono, Heart Math, and our Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes. Please see the flyers for details as this will be a multi-service event! FREE ADMISSION.


 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another.

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 

PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP SHEET AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY!


 

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

Ronda Bomar 10/17

Katherine Doolittle 10/23

Richard Wood 10/23

Dennis Cassella 10/24

Crystal Arnold 10/28

Patricia Woodruff 10/29

Jan Roth 10/31


7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program this Sunday! The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. 

 

BE SURE TO PICK UP A STUDY GUIDE OR ACCESS THE GUIDE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE, AND SIGN UP FOR A SMALL STUDY GROUP.


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session

 


EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified instructor, is now leading Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays from 9:30 -10:30am. Deb is also leading Tai Chi on Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning.

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

Hundreds of Nevada County residents who are not native speakers of English feel lost when asking for directions, reading product labels, filling out job applications, talking to their children's teachers, or making medical appointments. These hard-working, motivated families represent a growing number of adults living in our community, often invisible, who want to learn to improve or refine their English speaking and reading skills.

 


SHOWING MY TRUE COLORS



“Did you know that the vibrant hues leaves turn in the fall are their natural colors? During half of the year, those hues are overwhelmed by green chlorophyll. Cooler months mean less chlorophyll, which allows the trees to show their true colors. It's poetic. Rather than seeing the beautiful colors as a prelude to winter, it's a time when life is brilliantly showing off.” - AJ Willingham, CNN

 

“Just as a lake reflects the true colors of an autumn day, so your heart reflects your true colors.” – Patricia Riggie, Whispers of Love

 

Affirmative prayer: Today I release the illusions of doubt, unworthiness, and separation from my self-image. I give thanks that I am made in the Divine’s image, and I am moving through this grand life as one worthy of all Good. Ture colors: beauty, grace, goodness. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

September 24, 2023

10:30 AM

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

RESISTING SINGULARITY -

Rev. Jere Farrell

We put a lot of emphasis on nonduality in our Unity Teachings. The oneness of everything, the One Power and Presence form the basis for our teachings. Yet, it seems that our brains are wired for duality and polar opposites. This Sunday we look at how our dualistic brain influences our lives and how we need to be aware of developing a practice to counteract it.

Rev. Jere

 

Our musicians this Sunday will be Angela and Gabriel

 

Our musicians Sunday, October 1st will also be Angela and GabrielYouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

 

UGC ARTIST COMMUNITY!

https://unitygold.us/ugc-art-show-0

Featured this year in the Open Studios Tour presented by The Center For The Arts will be our UGC Artist Community with their talents shown here at UGC! Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 14, 15, 21, and 22. We're excited that our presence in the community can increase through their incredible gifts.

 

 

FROM THE BOARD



Have you tried the energy healing clinics? If you haven’t, you are really missing something special.  I have completed sessions with Claire Palmerino, Mary Huse, and Kristie Stevens. Every session has been amazing. In each session I received spiritual healing that left me so relaxed that it left feeling like I was walking on a cloud. I totally enjoyed learning about the different spiritual healing modalities and experiencing them with people I know. But the best part is to spend an hour together and really get to know some of the amazing and talented healers that we have at Unity.  I am looking forward to my next session and learn something more.

 

I encourage you to try a healing session, I don’t think you will regret it. As a reminder, the sessions are a very reasonable $20 donation, and they can be scheduled though Kristie Stevens.

 

Joe Darby


THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session

 

 


FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


UNITY DIRECTORY!

 

We are excited to share with you the up-dated, new and improved UGC Directory. You can download your copy

HERE

 

NEVADA COUNTY'S 1ST ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

 

This event will be held on October 4th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gold Miner's Inn. UGC will be represented with a table featuring our Energy Healing Clinics, Ho'oponopono, Heart Math, and our Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes. Please see the flyers for details as this will be a multi-service event! FREE ADMISSION.

 


 

THE DREAM CLASSES ARE BACK!

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, which started again on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another. I look forward to working with you!

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 

PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP SHEET AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY!


 

PROUD OF OUR LANDSCAPE PRESENCE!

 

We are reviving, reinvigorating, our plan of Adopt A Plot to maintain the landscaping surrounding our Center. Of the 8 identified plots there are only 2 left! Please see the map available at the back of the sanctuary to claim your plot! Weeding and light trimming is all that's required.


 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Rosie Doherty 9/7

Heidi Klopfer 9/8

Cathy Eville 9/10

Darrell VanNatta 9/18

Angela Apostal 9/19

Judy Cisowski 9/30

Drew Tousley 9/30

 

The September list is short - are we missing your September birthdate??


7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. 

 

BE SURE TO PICK UP A STUDY GUIDE OR ACCESS THE GUIDE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE.


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning.

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

Hundreds of Nevada County residents who are not native speakers of English feel lost when asking for directions, reading product labels, filling out job applications, talking to their children's teachers, or making medical appointments. These hard-working, motivated families represent a growing number of adults living in our community, often invisible, who want to learn to improve or refine their English speaking and reading skills.

 


LIVING FOREVER THROUGH WHAT WE GIVE

 

A growing movement of workers walking off the job is being felt throughout the U.S. Currently on strike are the United Auto Workers (UAW), Hollywood writers and actors, factory workers, Starbucks baristas, and others. A spokesperson for UAW seems to sum up the position of workers on picket lines across the land. “These companies are making trillions of dollars, and our workers' wages and conditions have gone backwards.”

 

“We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.”

- Douglas A. Lawson, paleontologist

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I’m praying for the workers, employers, and all the people they serve, affirming that each worker is worthy of all good and that they feel the sacredness and dignity of the job they do. I pray for employers, knowing that they hold a place of honor and they feel the privilege of gathering others under their wings. Their generosity is returned to them. I’m thankful that we are all together in this thing called Life, and that each of us is held as valuable and precious. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

September 17, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

METAPHYSICAL SNOW WHITE

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

Snow White got an extra weeks sleep but Rev. Jere is bringing her in this Sunday!

Rev. Jere returns from the Emerald Isle full of blarney and enthralls us with another metaphysical expose of a much loved tale. Join us Sunday to find out.

 

 

Our musician Sunday is Drew Tousley

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 


 

EVERYONE'S FAVORITE TIME

 

. . . is after the Sunday Service when we all linger and enjoy our friendships. The delicious part is the spread of goodies and we have been a bit lean lately! Please bring cookies, veggies, chips and cheese, fruit . . . whatever you like. We are always so grateful for all that we share.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

Here is a favorite Daily Word of mine…” I Find Comfort in Spiritual practice. My spiritual Practices are the life raft that keeps me floating atop the rough sea of life.”  Going to Sunday service for me is definitely one of my spiritual practices.

Many times, I have felt a bit off, or not very centered on a Sunday morning. I just have a picture of walking into the church. I am greeted and hugged, and people are so glad to see me. Everywhere I go I see such lovely people, we hug, and I am asked how I am doing. I ask how they are doing, and I truly care. I even start feeling much better and I forget that I even felt off.

I sing with everyone, and my spirits are lifted. I love that we are doing greet your neighbor again. Always whoever is speaking has the perfect message for me. I feel loved and my heart is full of love. What a difference from feeling off and not very centered.

When I am helping with service, I come early, and I often see our dear Lezlie rushing around and getting everything ready. We always stop and hug each other and ask how we are. We always agree that we feel so much better now that we are here. We are so lucky and have such a beautiful community of lovely people.

 

I feel very blessed to be a part of it.

Carly Tousley


 

EVENT UPDATES

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.

 

The Unity Health Fair has been postponed. Future date to be determined.


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinic with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


 

FOCUSING ON A DIVINE IMPULSE

 

When 9-year-old Tae Butler was being treated for leukemia in a two-month hospital stay, a young pediatric oncologist, Ted Moore, cared for her and gave her a stethoscope. The gift and his care of her inspired Tae to become a doctor. Seventeen years later, she’s a medical student at UCLA and she recently interned with Ted. She still has the stethoscope.

 

“Stay the course, do what it is that you do, and grow while you're doing it. Eventually, it will either come full circle, or at least you'll go to bed at night happy.” - Jon Bon Jovi

 

Affirmative prayer: Today – every day – I focus on a Divine impulse that is calling me to be a pure expression of love made manifest. My life has purpose, pure Spirit has equipped me with all that is required, and I stay the spiritual course. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 

WAY OF MASTERY NEWS

 

The evening WOM group is starting up again, from the beginning of the book, on Monday, October 2nd, at 6:45 pm. We will begin as a hybrid meeting with some here at UGC and some joining on Zoom.

 

Mondays at 6:45 pm starting 10/2/23!


 

 

CARPOOLING FROM UGC TO CLIFF AND MARLENE'S FOR THE HARVEST MEAL

 

There will be a group meeting here at UGC at 2:30 pm on 9/17, for those who want to arrive by 3 pm for the shared meal prep. There will be a group meeting here at 4:30 pm for those who want to arrive at 5 pm and share in the blessing and the bounty.

 

HARVEST MEAL

 

THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield will be holding the annual Harvest Meal at their farm. It is always both spiritual and fun as everyone creates a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other's company for dinner.

 

PLAN TO MEET AT UGC FOR CARPOOLING!


 

 

THE DREAM CLASSES

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, starting up again on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another. Please write down your dreams and bring them to class - date them and give them a title. I look forward to working with you!

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 

PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP SHEET AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY!


 

 

PROUD OF OUR LANDSCAPE PRESENCE!

 

We are reviving, reinvigorating, our plan of Adopt A Plot to maintain the landscaping surrounding our Center. Of the 8 identified plots there are only 2 left! Please see the map available at the back of the sanctuary to claim your plot! Weeding and light trimming is all that's required.

 

Additionally, we hope to schedule another Big Clean Up Day in October to ready our landscaping for winter. Stay tuned for details.


 

 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Rosie Doherty 9/7

Cathy Eville 9/10

Darrell VanNatta 9/18

Angela Apostal 9/19

September 9/30

Drew Tousley 9/30

 

The September list is short - are we missing your September birthdate??


 

 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each.

 

SMALL STUDY GROUP

SIGN UPS:

 

There will be a group here at UGC on Tuesday mornings at 10 am, in place of Spiritual Inspiration.

 

Lyn and Joe Sloan are offering Wednesday evenings in their home in Auburn, 7 - 8:30pm.

 

Sadye Reddick is offering her home on Friday mornings.

 

Jeanne Duerst and Mary Joe Kim have also offered to host in their homes and by the time you are here Sunday we will know the day/time!


 

UNITY DIRECTORY!

 

We are excited to share with you the up-dated, new and improved UGC Directory. You can download your copy

HERE

Please, help us keep the Directory current by reviewing your listing and by letting us know if any of your information is incorrect. If you find an error, you can fill out a “Directory Additions and Corrections” form at the back of the Sanctuary and place it in the fancy file folder by the lobby computer. Or, you can email Julianne with the correct information at julianneboger@gmail.com


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

September 10, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

METAPHYSICAL SNOW WHITE

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

Rev. Jere returns from the Emerald Isle full of blarney and enthralls us with another metaphysical expose of a much loved tale . . . or maybe not! Only time will tell. Join us Sunday to find out.



 

Our musicians on Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

Our musician next Sunday will be Drew Tousley

 

 

Join us in person at Unity or online at YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FROM THE BOARD



This has been sitting on my heart for some time now and am not sure that I can put into words adequately the feeling I have been observing. Here is my best attempt at that!

In July I lost one of the most important people in my life. I have not experienced the pain of grief as deeply as I have, and still do, for the woman I called Mom. It had been a journey shepherding her to transition from this world. In the grief there have been truly magical moments. The gathering of the families of my sisters and I, as we enveloped each other in our love for each other to share in our memories of joy and our grief. I was gone for a week and a half, but it seemed as if time stood still. Through this experience, my other family, this community, gently loved and consoled me. Allowing me to acknowledge how deep this grief was and still is but also teaching me how to care for myself during this time. That I do not and did not need to get back here and just resume life as if nothing had happened.

When I returned from Missouri, I couldn’t wait to get in touch with those that were holding light and love for me. I was excited to be back home and to see everyone in this beautiful community again! When I moved here 3 years ago, I was in search of this experience where I could be my authentic self and not have to apologize for me being me. In search of the connections that I have come to make. The opportunity for growth as a human being and as a spiritual being has fed my internal soul and brought joy and love to my life, even in the painful moments.

I am so grateful for each of you and that my journey has led me here. There is peace in finding your community and walking this road as one.

With love and gratitude,

Heidi Klopfer


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session

 

The September clinic is full - Sign up now for the October clinic!


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


 

FEELING THE LANDSCAPES DELIGHT

 

“Loving the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” - Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

“To wonder how the earth sees us…could a place have affection for those who dwell there? Perhaps your place loves having you there, misses you when you are away, and secretly rejoices when you return. Could a landscape have a deep friendship with you, that it senses your presence and feels your love for it? Perhaps your favorite place feels proud of you.” – John O’Donohue, Beauty

 

Affirmative prayer: Today, in caring for the earth. I feel her love for me. As I live, move, and be still in my favorite places, I feel the delight of the landscape, my home, the paths I walk. This is sacred expression. I abide in this love story with reverence and gratitude, and I love as I am loved. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 

UNITY DIRECTORY!

 

We are excited to share with you the up-dated, new and improved UGC Directory. You can download your copy

HERE

 

 

Please, help us keep the Directory current by reviewing your listing and by letting us know if any of your information is incorrect. If you find an error, you can fill out a “Directory Additions and Corrections” form at the back of the Sanctuary and place it in the fancy file folder by the lobby computer. Or, you can email Julianne with the correct information at julianneboger@gmail.com

 

EVENT UPDATES

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.

 

The Unity Health Fair has been postponed. Future date to be determined.


 

 

CARPOOLING FROM UGC TO CLIFF AND MARLENE'S FOR THE HARVEST MEAL

 

Due to the drive and limited parking it is requested you join in carpooling to Cliff and Marlene's house. There will be a group meeting here at UGC at 2:30 pm on 9/17, for those who want to arrive by 3 pm for the shared meal prep. There will be a group meeting here at 4:30 pm for those who want to arrive at 5 pm and share in the blessing and the bounty.

 

HARVEST MEAL

 

On September 17th Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield will be holding the annual Harvest Meal at their farm. It is always both spiritual and fun as everyone creates a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other's company for dinner.

SIGN UP SHEET!


 

 

THE DREAM CLASSES ARE BACK!

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, which started again on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another. Please write down your dreams and bring them to class - date them and give them a title. I look forward to working with you!

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am,

$10-$15 love offering suggested

 

PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP SHEET AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY!


 

 

OUR NEXT CONCERT!

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

 

PROUD OF OUR LANDSCAPE PRESENCE!

 

We are reviving, reinvigorating, our plan of Adopt A Plot to maintain the landscaping surrounding our Center. Of the 8 identified plots there are only 2 left! Please see the map available at the back of the sanctuary to claim your plot! Weeding and light trimming is all that's required.

 

Additionally, we hope to schedule another Big Clean Up Day in October to ready our landscaping for winter. Stay tuned for details.


 

 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Rosie Doherty 9/7

Heidi Klopfer 9/8

Cathy Eville 9/10

Darrell VanNatta 9/18

Angela Apostal 9/19

September 9/30

Drew Tousley 9/30

 

The September list is short - are we missing your September birthdate??


 

 

IMPORTANT THIS AND THAT

 

We are starting a list of services that our Unity community provides. If you provide health services, care giving services, transportation, house cleaning, etc. and would like to be on our list, please sign up on the sheet in the sanctuary or text or email Marlene. 

530-613-0671/tumblingcrkfarm@gmail.com


 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. 

We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each.


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

Hundreds of Nevada County residents who are not native speakers of English feel lost when asking for directions, reading product labels, filling out job applications, talking to their children's teachers, or making medical appointments. These hard-working, motivated families represent a growing number of adults living in our community, often invisible, who want to learn to improve or refine their English speaking and reading skills.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

September 3, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

 

The Unity offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. All Monday classes are cancelled as well. We wish you a safe, happy, and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!

 

ALSO, NO ACIM IN SEPTEMBER


 

SEEING THE CHRIST IN YOU AND ME

Rev. Lani Howard



Christ was not Jesus last name, it was a description that he was anointed or represented an ideal type of humanity. We all have the presence of the Divine within us since we are all created from that one source. Seeing through the infinite variety of how people show up can hide that inner Divine. Let's explore how we can see beyond the appearance, even in our own mirror. 

 

 

Our musician Sunday is Kellie Garmire

Our musicians next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

KEN AND MARY COOPER ARE HAVING A YARD SALE!

 

Their house sold, they've found their new home and they are NOT taking everything with them! Go by Ken and Mary's house on Friday, 9/1, and/or Saturday, 9/2, 9 am- 1 pm, and check out the selection of household items, yard tools, furniture, etc. 11887 Brentwood Court, Nevada City.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

This morning I had a conversation with Ping, my cat. I had just fed her about 30 minutes prior to her coming up to me and meowing incessantly. This behavior happens every day and every day I have the same response. “What do you want? I just fed you!”

I couldn’t help but wonder what she was trying to tell me. So I asked her.

She said “This what I do without even thinking about it. It’s just a habit that I’ve gotten into. I’m really not hungry. Thanks for taking the time to ask.”

Because I asked her and allowed her the opportunity to think about what she was doing she was able to change course and go about her day.

I am a creature of habit, just like Ping. This time I decided to try something new, something different. I think I might like to do this more often. Create a new way to experience my everyday life. Maybe tomorrow I will brush my teeth with my left hand instead of my right and while I’m at it, I may have a loving conversation with that amazing Self in the mirror. If I could just get myself out of the way. 

Nope, I won’t try to get out of the way, I Will Be the Way.

 

Love within, Love without,

 

Katharine Mary Beatty


 

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

FOR SEPTEMBER

Marion Blair!

 

I started attending Unity Church in Boulder, Colorado in 1997, where it became that rock that anchored me during an extremely difficult time in my life. I found the Spiritual guidance I needed without a lot of religious dogma, which remains true of my experience with Unity since. I returned to Santa Cruz, CA in 1999, where I had lived for 25 years, and became involved with the Unity Church there.  Although my life settled down, the world got crazier with the 9/11 attack and subsequent tsunami that caused. Again, Unity was my anchor through these troubled times.

 In May of 2021 I retired from my career in Santa Clara County, and moved to our sweet Grass Valley Community where I met Cathy Lee.  She introduced me to the Inspiring Women group at Unity in the Gold Country.  I quickly connected with this wonderful group and Unity as a whole. I became a member of UGC shortly thereafter. .

Connecting people through hospitality (food!) has always been integral to my life, so it was easy to step right into this volunteer opportunity when the pandemic restrictions were lifted. I’ve enjoyed it ever since. Thank you for letting me be of service!



Thank you, Marion! Rev Jerry, the Board of Trustees and the congregants appreciate all you do for our Unity family!


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS ARE BACK!

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


 

EVENT CALENDAR

 

September 21st will be holding a Health Fair at UGC. We are inviting several important community organizations who provide different services for seniors.

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.


 

TAKING PART IN THE SACRED

 

A new Gallup poll has concluded that saying hello to your neighbors can boost your well-being. The poll found that saying hello to your neighbors boosts the feeling of thriving, or loving the life you live.

 

“I believe appreciation is a holy thing, that when we look for what's best in a person, we're doing what God does all the time. In loving and appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something sacred.”

– Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I’m grateful to know that the Divine is loving me and loving my tribe without condition. I love my neighbor as myself, because my neighbor is myself. We are one. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.

 

HARVEST MEAL

 

On September 17th Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield will be holding the annual Harvest Meal at their farm. It is always both spiritual and fun as everyone creates a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other's company for dinner.

Sign up sheet can be found during our Sunday morning service. You can also contact Marlene directly.


 

 

THE DREAM CLASSES ARE BACK!

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, starting up again on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another. Please write down your dreams and bring them to class - date them and give them a title. I look forward to working with you!

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, starting September 7th! $10-$15 love offering suggested

 

PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP SHEET AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY!


 

 

OUR NEXT CONCERT!

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

 

PROUD OF OUR LANDSCAPE PRESENCE!

 

We are reviving, reinvigorating, our plan of Adopt A Plot to maintain the landscaping surrounding our Center. Of the 8 identified plots there are only 3 left! Please see the map available at the back of the sanctuary to claim your plot! Weeding and light trimming is all that's required.

 

Additionally, we hope to schedule another Big Clean Up Day in October to ready our landscaping for winter. Stay tuned for details.


 

 

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Rosie Doherty 9/7

Cathy Eville 9/10

Darrell VanNatta 9/18

Angela Apostal 9/19

Drew Tousley 9/30

 

The September list is short - are we missing your September birthdate??


 

 

IMPORTANT THIS AND THAT

 

We are starting a list of services that our Unity community provides. If you provide health services, care giving services, transportation, house cleaning, etc. and would like to be on our list, please sign up on the sheet in the sanctuary or text or email Marlene. 

530-613-0671/tumblingcrkfarm@gmail.com

 

 

Ebulletin submission deadlines: If you have something to be put in the ebulletin, please submit it to Lezlie before noon on Wednesday. If she receives it after Wednesday at noon, it will be posted in the following week's ebulletin.


 

 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each.


 

 

 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

for September and October is

Partners in English Language Learning

 

JOIN Partners in English Language Learning and make life easier for non-native English speakers in our community. We all benefit from it.

 

Hundreds of Nevada County residents who are not native speakers of English feel lost when asking for directions, reading product labels, filling out job applications, talking to their children's teachers, or making medical appointments. These hard-working, motivated families represent a growing number of adults living in our community, often invisible, who want to learn to improve or refine their English speaking and reading skills.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

August 27, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

LIFE IS BUT A DREAM

Dr. Nanci Shandera



 

Have you ever wondered if your dreams are “real”? It seems most folks think they are just figments of imagination, or even nonsense to be avoided. Some reject nightmares, which can present the clearest and wisest answers to issues we’ve been avoiding - they certainly get our attention! Dr. Nanci will offer ways you can develop deeper understanding of your Dreams, based upon our creative imagination that can show us the truth. You’ll learn how Dreams are actually very real and how valuable the study of them can be. Dreams are an essential part of us! Dream on!

 

 

Our musician this Sunday is Gabriel

 

Our musician next Sunday will be Kellie Garmire

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE NIGHT!

 

Tomorrow, August 25th at 6 p.m. is Movie Night:  The Lost Century: And How to Reclaim It, by Dr. Greer reveals the suppression of advanced energy technology. This documentary showcases the last 100+ years of inventions that provide clean, renewable, zero-point energy. We have the technology to power all our appliances/devices/homes etc. for free. What would our world look like with free, renewable, zero-point energy? Love offering.


 

GARDEN MARKET

 

Garden market this Sunday, August 27th! Bring your cash for freshly harvested produce!


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

Living out in the country means being close to nature and enjoying the trees and all the wildlife. Where I live there is an abundance of birds. Some are majestic like the hawks that nest high in my oak trees and have their distinct call. Watching them fly from limb to limb and then become almost invisible as they camouflage themselves in the tree is so fascinating. Others are more like mischievous and pesky woodpeckers. Some of you may remember Woody the Woodpecker cartoon. He was known for his distinctive cheeky laugh. I believe I have a few of his relatives making their home here. Every morning I wake up to their pecking on my metal chimney or hammering their beaks on my windows and skylight. They delight in chiseling the wood surrounding my windows leaving deep gouges. I’ve tried many things to discourage them including hanging shiny things from the top of the windows, covering the windows with blankets and reflective plastic, and even placing plastic owls on my roof. Woody’s relatives just laugh their cheeky laugh at me!

I am working on finding the life lesson I’m sure is hidden somewhere in my adventure with the woodpeckers. I’ve come up with the fact that they have become a catalyst to bring out my creative side by sure necessity. It’s become a game of how to outwit them. As I sit here writing I’m hearing the loud banging on my chimney, and it brought a little smile to my face. I imagine Woody up there sending a message from the universe on how blessed I am to live in nature. Gratitude is a choice for everything including Woody.

With love and blessings,

Ann Somervell


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS ARE BACK!

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


 

EVENT CALENDAR

 

September 21st will be holding a Health Fair at UGC. We are inviting several important community organizations who provide different services for seniors.

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.

 

On October 14, 15, 21, and 22 we have an art show. Details to follow.

 

 

ECLIPSE CHASERS IN OUR MIDST!

 

There will be a special presentation by Harry Wyeth this Sunday, August 27th, following the Service. Harry and Karen Wyeth, who are “eclipse chasers”, will give a short talk and video presentation. There will be a total—not a partial, but a total--solar eclipse next April 8, 2024, in the US and they hope to convince some of us to make the trip to see the spectacle. They have seen five total eclipses and are traveling to Mexico to see this one! They hope you can join them for 15-20 minutes and will answer all your questions. Grab some coffee/treats and head to the Zeal Room!


 

 

HARVEST MEAL

 

On September 17th Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield will be holding the annual Harvest Meal at their farm. It is always both spiritual and fun as everyone creates a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other's company for dinner.


 

 

THE DREAM CLASSES ARE BACK!

 

You are invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, starting up again on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another. Please write down your dreams and bring them to class - date them and give them a title. I look forward to working with you!

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, starting September 7th! $10-$15 love offering suggested

 

Love & Light, Dr. Nanci


 

 

OUR NEXT CONCERT!

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

The Alchemy of Relating

10-11:30 am 

 

In this presentation Michael Stone will guide us in an exploration of transparent communication and embodied attunement. How can our interactions with others guide us in our spiritual growth and attunement with life?

 

Incomplete experiences from our past tend to keep us separate, protected and superficial in our day to day connections with others. We have developed habitual and dysfunctional ways of relating to even our most precious relationships; our spouse, parents, family, children and co-workers. 

 

In this presentation you will learn embodied practices to deepen our connections with others and see difficulties, challenges and communication breakdowns, not as in the way of intimacy and connection, but the way to deepen of our spiritual path and connection with God!


 

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

 

Lynne Hurrell 8/4

Bob Foster 8/6

Leita Spoto 8/7

Keith Malley 8/8

Pat Rose 8/9

Joe Darby 8/10

Nick Buck 8/10

Joe Sloan 8/13

Sharon Rolph 8/19

Sandy Spurgeon 8/20

Cydne Grimsby 8/21

Nanci Shandera 8/24

Katharine Beatty 8/25

Ken Cooper 8/25

Terry Buck 8/26

Marlene Bottenfield 8/29


 

COMMUNING WITH NATURE SPIRITS & SENSING SUBTLE ENERGY

Workshop in the Field

With Richard Feather Anderson

 

Come activate and develop your innate ability to sense the subtle life force in everything around you, tune into Earth Energies, and make a more intimate connection with Nature — by learning the ancient art of dowsing and several energy channeling techniques from indigenous European shamanic traditions.

 

Dowsing gives you a systematic way to expand your intuitive abilities, tune into what you can't see, and get useful information beyond what you consciously know. Most people associate it with divining the best spot for water wells with a forked stick, but you can also use it to find the best place to sleep (feng shui), locate broken underground pipes, find missing persons and lost objects, choose the most effective dietary supplements, or forecast tomorrow’s weather.

 

Energy Channeling gives you a way to sense the flow and quality of subtle energies directly with your hands. With it you can ground, fill yourself with life force, give hands-on healing, feel the edges of human and tree auras, commune with tree spirits, and tap into a place’s “memory.” It can also help deepen your dowsing state of consciousness.

 

Richard teaches basic dowsing with a simple, no-nonsense approach that makes it fun to learn and practice. He has many hints and playful exercises to help you get into the “dowsing state of mind” and avoid the things that can get in the way of successful dowsing.

 

Sat. Sept. 16, 10 am to 4 pm

At Katharine Mary Beatty’s Home, Grass Valley

Registration and additional details to follow


 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each.

 

When we get new editions in they will likely be selling for $20 so get a current addition while you can!


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

August 20, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

FRIENDSHIP

Rev. Madalyn Wade



"There are so many stories of friendship and the dramatic impact it has on our lives. Raising our consciousness of friendship, engagement in and gratitude for it magnify it. Fully embracing the power of friendship, the love and divine community it enhances, brings joy and energy to my heart. Let us walk together in awareness of the gifts of friendship."

 

 

Our musicians this Sunday are Drew Tousley and Ariella Lindsley-Schutz.

 

Our musician next Sunday will be Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FROM THE BOARD

UGC Communication Guidelines

 

Unity in the Gold Country is an intentional spiritual community and family. As such we desire to interact with each other in a way that is always from the highest moral, ethical, kind and loving standards. We seek to create an environment that is loving, encouraging and inspirational in all ways. If and when that is not the case we will seek to address it.

 

Recommendations for Emergency Communication

If you have a genuine emergency, please remember that the minister, primarily, and board members, secondarily, are available 24/7. (Examples of genuine emergencies would include:

hospitalization, death, mental illness challenges, lost person, loss of home, fire or weather danger, evacuation, etc..)

 

Recommendation for Non- Emergency Communication

1) Please communicate with the Minister, Ministerial Assistant, Board Members and other

volunteers during business hours. Business hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am - 3 pm.

 

2) Please communicate with only one person about an issue and in only one format (call,

text, email). The person you communicate with will then contact anyone else who needs

to be informed. Please allow the person 24 hours to respond to you.

 

3) If you are bothered by something that has occurred at our center, out of respect for anyone involved, please speak with the minister or a Board member, rather than posting on social media. Remember that whenever we post something on a public forum, it is then no longer an issue being addressed just within the spiritual center, and is projected out into the community. The tone and manner of everything we post is more a reflection of who we are, rather than who or what we are posting about.

 

Interpersonal Issues

As human beings, we each see things slightly differently. Sometimes this can cause misunderstandings. We aspire to be a loving community. Sometimes we won’t understand things the same way, sometimes feelings can get hurt. If you find yourself in a situation that makes you uncomfortable, try talking to the person first. If you aren’t able to resolve an issue, speak with one of the chaplains, board members, or the minister.

As a loving community, we have the opportunity to help guide each other in more loving ways to interact and to see situations from a broader perspective. And as we do so, we may find ourselves growing in appreciation and care for each other. As in all things, it may also be an opportunity to practice forgiveness and for us to hold our opinions gently. 


 

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE NIGHT!

 

August 25th at 6 p.m. is Movie Night:  The Lost Century: And How to Reclaim It, by Dr. Greer reveals the suppression of advanced energy technology. This documentary showcases the last 100+ years of inventions that provide clean, renewable, zero-point energy. We have the technology to power all our appliances/devices/homes etc. for free. What would our world look like with free, renewable, zero-point energy? Love offering.


 

THE ENERGY HEALING CLINICS ARE BACK!

 

Reserve your healing session for the next clinics with sessions at 2, 3 and 4pm.

Sundays, September 10 & October 8, 2023 

Experience one of the following Healing Arts Modalities:

Body Talk with Patricia; Energy Healing with David; Functional Symmetry with Gabriel; Non-Force Chiropractic with Dr. Lorre; Reiki with Pam, Peter or Kristie;

Acupuncture/acupressure with Mary Huse or Anne Alyse; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie.

40 minute sessions;

$20 suggested donation

but no one turned away.

Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session


 

DIRECTORY UPDATES!

 

We would like to re-release the up-dated Directory 2023 in early September and we need your help.

If you are new and would to be in the directory or if you have corrections for the directory, please fill out one of the forms located on the back table in the Sanctuary.

 

Please leave the completed forms in the fancy file folder by the computer in the lobby.

If you need to get a picture for the Directory, Julianne will be at the Sunday Service to take pictures. Thank you for supporting the community.


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

 

ECLIPSE CHASERS IN OUR MIDST!

 

There will be a special presentation by Harry Wyeth on Sunday, August 27th, following the Service. Harry and Karen Wyeth, who are “eclipse chasers”, will give a short talk and video presentation. There will be a total—not a partial, but a total--solar eclipse next April 8, 2024, in the US and they hope to convince some of us to make the trip to see the spectacle. They have seen five total eclipses and are traveling to Mexico to see this one! They hope you can join them for 15-20 minutes and will answer all your questions. Grab some coffee/treats and head to the Zeal Room!


 

 

THE DREAM CLASSES ARE BACK!

 

You are lovingly invited to attend the Dream Group with Dr. Nanci, starting up again on the first and third Thursdays from 10-11:30, in the library. We will dive into advanced ways to interpret our dreams as well as learn to be intuitive dream helpers for one another. Please write down your dreams and bring them to class - date them and give them a title. I look forward to working with you!

 

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, starting September 7th! $10-$15 love offering suggested

 

Love & Light, Dr. Nanci


 

 

YOU HAVE CONCERTS IN YOUR FUTURE!

 

TOMORROW, August 18th, we will have a Jazz/Pop Night with Kellie Garmire and her band Yuba Blue. This event is alcohol free and we will be selling mock-tails along with sodas and coffee/tea! The fun begins at 6:30 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION THROUGH AUGUST 22ND

 

Come join me and let’s have some fun discovering your big three in astrology and numerology and how you can use this as a tool for spiritual awareness and understanding of yourself and others!

Bring a print out of your natal chart or contact me and I will do it for you!

There are a couple of websites where you can get your free natal chart.

 

Love within, Love without,

Katharine Mary Beatty

530-559-2168

 

Links provided below:

Astro Charts: HERE; Astro Seek: HERE;


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

The Alchemy of Relating

10-11:30 am 

 

In this presentation Michael Stone will guide us in an exploration of transparent communication and embodied attunement. How can our interactions with others guide us in our spiritual growth and attunement with life?

 

Incomplete experiences from our past tend to keep us separate, protected and superficial in our day to day connections with others. We have developed habitual and dysfunctional ways of relating to even our most precious relationships; our spouse, parents, family, children and co-workers. 

 

In this presentation you will learn embodied practices to deepen our connections with others and see difficulties, challenges and communication breakdowns, not as in the way of intimacy and connection, but the way to deepen of our spiritual path and connection with God!


 

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lynne Hurrell 8/4

Bob Foster 8/6

Leita Spoto 8/7

Keith Malley 8/8

Pat Rose 8/9

Joe Darby 8/10

Nick Buck 8/10

Joe Sloan 8/13

Sharon Rolph 8/19

Sandy Spurgeon 8/20

Cydne Grimsby 8/21

Nanci Shandera 8/24

Katharine Beatty 8/25

Ken Cooper 8/25

Terry Buck 8/26

Marlene Bottenfield 8/29


 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes  by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each.

MORE USED ON THE WAY!

When we get new editions in they will likely be selling for $20 so get a current addition while you can!


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

August 13, 2023

10:30 AM

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


 

 

THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

Rev. Jere Farrell

 

The beloved community is an idea that has been around for a while. Some say it relates back to the early Christian community which was an intentional community based on love. More recently Dr. Martin Luther King made it more familiar. For him it represents a world that works for all, a world of non-violence and even more than that. Join us this Sunday when we explore how we can be an intentional beloved community.

 

Our musicians this Sunday are Gabriel and Angela

 

Out musicians next Sunday will be Drew Tousley and Ariella Lindsley-Schutz

 

In prayerful support for our brothers and sisters in Hawaii, please wear Hawaiian themed attire this Sunday.

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

FROM THE BOARD

 

The strangeness of the times we live in continues unabated. This week it was the destruction of Lahaina on Maui. I know many of us have visited there and feel the heartbreak of the devastation of that beautiful town, and the displacement of the people like we saw in Paradise. Life is change and sometimes it is sudden and dramatic. A reminder to us all to hold everything lightly. This Sunday at service we will have a Hawaiian themed altar to honor those who died and all who are suffering because of their losses. In this time of electronic media it is all too easy to ignore or gloss over the suffering we see on our screens. Instead, I encourage us to feel the loss, the pain and confusion and to send love from our hearts to everyone in Hawaii. The social web of relationship is so strong over there that I am sure everyone is hurting and we can send our Aloha to one and all. The Hawaiian practice of ho'oponopono is always helpful- I am sorry; please forgive me; I love; thank you! 

 

Rev. Jere


 

GARDEN MARKET

 

We will have another Garden Market this Sunday, August 13th. This will be a 3 or 4 garden harvest so bring your cash because the bounty of product and variety is real!


 

GRAB YOUR CALENDAR!

 

August 25th at 6 p.m. is Movie Night:  The Lost Century: And How to Reclaim It, by Dr. Greer reveals the suppression of advanced energy technology. This documentary showcases the last 100+ years of inventions that provide clean, renewable, zero-point energy. We have the technology to power all our appliances/devices/homes etc. for free. What would our world look like with free, renewable, zero-point energy? Love offering.

 

There will be a special presentation by Harry Wyeth on Sunday, August 27th, following the Service. Harry and Karen Wyeth, who are “eclipse chasers”, will give a short talk and video presentation. There will be a total—not a partial, but a total--solar eclipse next April 8, 2024, in the US and they hope to convince some of us to make the trip to see the spectacle. They have seen five total eclipses and are traveling to Mexico to see this one! They hope you can join them for 15-20 minutes and will answer all your questions. Grab some coffee/treats and head to the Zeal Room!

 

August 18th and September 15th are concerts nights, see above!

 

On Sept 17th we have the annual Harvest Meal out at our farm (Marlene and Cliff Bottenfield’s). We’ve missed this because of Covid the last couple of years, but it’s always both spiritual and fun as we create a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other’s company for dinner.

 

September 21st will be holding a Health Fair at UGC. We are inviting several important community organizations who provide different services for seniors.

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.

 

On October 14, 15, 21, and 22 we have an art show. Details to follow.

 

We also have Universal Dance of Peace with Ellen and Alma on Saturday, October 28th.


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lynne Hurrell 8/4

Bob Foster 8/6

Leita Spoto 8/7

Keith Malley 8/8

Pat Rose 8/9

Joe Darby 8/10

Nick Buck 8/10

Joe Sloan 8/13

Sharon Rolph 8/19

Cydne Grimsby 8/21

Nanci Shandera 8/24

Katharine Beatty 8/25

Ken Cooper 8/25

Terry Buck 8/26

Marlene Bottenfield 8/29


 

 

YOU HAVE CONCERTS IN YOUR FUTURE!

 

On Friday, August 18th, we will have a Jazz/Pop Night with Kellie Garmire and her band. This event is alcohol free and we will be selling mock-tails along with sodas and coffee/tea! The fun begins at 6:30 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION THROUGH AUGUST 22ND

 

Come join me and let’s have some fun discovering your big three in astrology and numerology and how you can use this as a tool for spiritual awareness and understanding of yourself and others!

Bring a print out of your natal chart or contact me and I will do it for you!

There are several websites where you can get your free natal chart.

 

Love within, Love without,

Katharine Mary Beatty

530-559-2168

 

Links provided below:

Astro Charts: HERE; Astro Seek: HERE;

TheEveryGirl: HERE


 

 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes (Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life) by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each. MORE USED ON THE WAY!

When we get new editions in they will likely be selling for $20 so get a current addition while you can!


 

 

THE NOVEL SPOT

 

You may have forgotten we have our own used bookstore for novels. The selection has grown! Buy a book for $1 each. When you are done bring it back and select a new one. We have a great selection of novels and summertime reading is premium right now! Located in the small classroom "Strength" at the end of the hall.


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

The Alchemy of Relating

10 -11:30 am 

 

In this presentation Michael Stone will guide us in an exploration of transparent communication and embodied attunement. How can our interactions with others guide us in our spiritual growth and attunement with life?

 

Incomplete experiences from our past tend to keep us separate, protected and superficial in our day to day connections with others. We have developed habitual and dysfunctional ways of relating to even our most precious relationships; our spouse, parents, family, children and co-workers. 

 

In this presentation you will learn embodied practices to deepen our connections with others and see difficulties, challenges and communication breakdowns, not as in the way of intimacy and connection, but the way to deepen of our spiritual path and connection with God!


 

LIFE LINE SCREENING

 

Life line will be using our facility on Wednesday, September 6th. Life line Screening goes beyond regular checkups to provide a more thorough look at your health. Be sure to grab a flier for details, to register, and receive the special discount.


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

 

Our C4C recipient for July and August

is Kare Crisis Nursery

 

How We're Helping

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on helping make the world around us a safer, happier place for the children and families in our community and surrounding areas by providing safe, nurturing care for the small children of families experiencing a stressful situation.  


 

TAPPING INTO RESOURCEFULNESS

 

The teacher shortage in the U.S. is being helped by a new program designed to provide people working in schools – like custodians, bus drivers, and aides – the chance to turn their job into an undergraduate degree in education. The classes, run by nonprofit Reach University, are taught online by award-winning teachers. “We have overlooked a talent pool,” said Joe Ross, president of Reach University. “These people have heart, grit, and intelligence.”

 

“Tap into resourcefulness; unleash creativity; progress will follow.” - Anonymous

 

Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I give thanks for the resourceful nature of life. I am in awe of the creative spirit within us that heals, renews, and invigorates, and I open my imagination wide to see where my creativity can be amplified that I may better contribute to the world, be of service, and prosper. Thank you, God, forever. Amen


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

August 6, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

WEvolutionary Relationships

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

In recent times we have become very focused on 'me, I and mine'. In past times there was more of an emphasis on the community. The evolution of spirituality currently is moving us back into the direction of WE and having us experience the Divine more in partnership with others. Want to know where we might be going with all this and what it might look like? Join us this Sunday for a cutting edge service and talk.

 

 

Next Sunday Kellie Garmire will provide music and song!

 

Our musicians the following Sunday are Gabriel and Angela

 

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST

IS DI CONNELL!

 

Di Connell has been attending Unity in the Gold Country off and on for about 17 years, but is not an official member.  She and Carolyn Homan used to work together at a local elementary school and Carolyn invited her to check out UGC.  Di had not found a spiritual community to call home yet, so she was curious about Unity. 

Di has a long list of what she appreciates about Unity! She appreciates the inclusivity and openness to accepting different ideas that she has found here. She appreciates that Unity doesn’t tell us what to believe, but instead supports us on our spiritual journey. While UGC may be the smallest spiritual community she has attended, she is amazed at all the opportunities she has here. She appreciates how warm and welcoming people are at Unity and that she has made endearing friendships while here.

Di volunteers both as an usher and at Marlene and Cliff’s farm to help bring you fresh produce every month. When asked how attending Unity in the Gold Country has changed her life, Di’s response was:  “I've always been a little skeptical about religion, church, etc. but I think Unity has helped me to clarify some of my thinking. I also think it's helped me to become more introspective about my actions/reactions to others.”

 

Thank you Di for being you!  Rev. Jerry, the Board of Trustees, and the entire congregation appreciate you and all you do and all you are!


 

Elaine Gemme's Celebration of Life is here on Sunday, August 6th at noon.


 

FROM THE BOARD

Being Present

 

As I got out of bed this morning, I asked my Angels to help me come up with a topic for the e-bulletin article I want to write. My eyes immediately fell on a framed quote by The Venerable Achaan Chah Subato:

"l know this glass is already broken,

so I enjoy it incredibly."

It speaks of the "world of impermanence" and the importance of being aware of and appreciating the gifts of this moment, often not thought about, such as having all ones' senses (vision, hearing, etc.), of being able to care for oneself, to have a home, to share life with a compatible partner. These are all big things in and of themselves; they don't even begin to account for the myriad joys that truly grace every moment of our lives.

When I think of not having my vision or hearing or health, I pay more attention to caring for and nurturing my body. I realize how blessed I am to have the safety and conveniences of a home when so many are struggling with homelessness, war & natural disasters. I feel deep gratitude for being able to be active in the garden (both mine and elsewhere), and to take daily walks where I feel in communion with trees and all plant life.

Being Present and Aware adds a depth and richness to my relationship with my partner, with family, with friends, and with people I don't even know. When I consider that any or all of these "gifts" can be gone, disappear or be destroyed in an instant, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation wash over me. I feel happy and at peace with my Life in that moment, in the next, and the next. The transformational experience of "waking up," of truly "seeing" myself, or another person, or a situation, is profoundly healing for me. May it be for you as well.

 

In love and light,

Cydne Grimsby


 

CHECK IT! YOUR BLOOD THAT IS . .

 

Sharon Rolph and her trusty band of retired RN's will be doing blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring this Sunday, August 6th, immediately after the Sunday Service.


 

GRAB YOUR CALENDAR!

Our round table groups are busy creating fun activities for us. Be sure to put these on your calendar.

 

August 25th at 6 p.m. is Movie Night:  The Lost Century: And How to Reclaim It, by Dr. Greer reveals the suppression of advanced energy technology. This documentary showcases the last 100+ years of inventions that provide clean, renewable, zero-point energy. We have the technology to power all our appliances/devices/homes etc. for free. What would our world look like with free, renewable, zero-point energy? Love offering.

 

There will be a special presentation by Harry Wyeth on Sunday, August 27th, following the Service. Harry and Karen Wyeth, who are “eclipse chasers”, will give a short talk and video presentation. There will be a total—not a partial, but a total--solar eclipse next April 8, 2024, in the US and they hope to convince some of us to make the trip to see the spectacle. They have seen five total eclipses and are traveling to Mexico to see this one! They hope you can join them for 15-20 minutes and will answer all your questions. Grab some coffee/treats and head to the Zeal Room!

 

August 18th and September 15th are concerts nights, see above!

 

On Sept 17th we have the annual Harvest Meal out at our farm (Marlene and Cliff Bottenfield’s). We’ve missed this because of Covid the last couple of years, but it’s always both spiritual and fun as we create a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other’s company for dinner.

 

September 21st will be holding a Health Fair at UGC. We are inviting several important community organizations who provide different services for seniors.

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.

 

On October 14, 15, 21, and 22 we have an art show. Details to follow.

 

We also have Universal Dance of Peace with Ellen and Alma on Saturday, October 28th.


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.


 

 

YOU HAVE CONCERTS IN YOUR FUTURE!

 

On Friday, August 18th, we will have a Jazz/Pop Night with Kellie Garmire and her band. This event is alcohol free and we will be selling mock-tails along with sodas and coffee/tea! The fun begins at 6:30 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

 

EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIP PRACTICE GROUP

 

This Monday, August 7th, at 7pm Rev Jere will lead the final Evolutionary Relationship group in the sanctuary. Anyone who took part in any of the previous groups is welcome to join us.


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION FOR AUGUST 8TH THROUGH THE 22ND

 

Come join me and let’s have some fun discovering your big three in astrology and numerology and how you can use this as a tool for spiritual awareness and understanding of yourself and others!

Bring a print out of your natal chart or contact me and I will do it for you!

There are several websites where you can get your free natal chart.

 

Love within, Love without,

Katharine Mary Beatty

530-559-2168

 

Links provided below:

Astro Charts: HERE; Astro Seek: HERE;

TheEveryGirl: HERE


 

 

FOLLOW UP VIDEO LINK TO RICHARD'S SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION CLASS

 

For those who participated in Richard Anderson’s fourth Spiritual Exploration class on Tuesday, Aug 1st, and started to learn the “Tslagi Prayer of the 7 Directions,” aka “Cherokee Tai Chi” - Richard has made a video available to help you continue to practice this movement meditation at home. Here’s the link to his private YouTube channel: Click HERE


 

 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes (Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life) by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each. When we get new editions in they will likely be selling for $20 so get a current addition while you can!


 

 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

The Alchemy of Relating

10-11:30 am 

 

In this presentation Michael Stone will guide us in an exploration of transparent communication and embodied attunement. How can our interactions with others guide us in our spiritual growth and attunement with life?

 

Incomplete experiences from our past tend to keep us separate, protected and superficial in our day to day connections with others. We have developed habitual and dysfunctional ways of relating to even our most precious relationships; our spouse, parents, family, children and co-workers. 

 

In this presentation you will learn embodied practices to deepen our connections with others and see difficulties, challenges and communication breakdowns, not as in the way of intimacy and connection, but the way to deepen of our spiritual path and connection with God!


 

   

LIFE LINE SCREENING

 

Life line will be using our facility on Wednesday, September 6th. Life line Screening goes beyond regular checkups to provide a more thorough look at your health. Be sure to grab a flier for details, to register, and receive the special discount.


 

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Lynne Hurrell 8/4

Bob Foster 8/6

Leita Spoto 8/7

Keith Malley 8/8

Pat Rose 8/9

Joe Darby 8/10

Nick Buck 8/10

Joe Sloan 8/13

Sharon Rolph 8/19

Cydne Grimsby 8/21

Nanci Shandera 8/24

Katharine Beatty 8/25

Ken Cooper 8/25

Terry Buck 8/26

Marlene Bottenfield 8/29


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

 

Our C4C recipient for July and August

is Kare Crisis Nursery

 

How We're Helping

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on helping make the world around us a safer, happier place for the children and families in our community and surrounding areas by providing safe, nurturing care for the small children of families experiencing a stressful situation.  


 

FINDING A NEED AND FILLING IT

 

In 2008, first grade teacher Alvin Irby stopped by a Bronx barbershop for a haircut. Before long, one of his students came in. Alvin noticed the child looking bored, and he was thinking, “He should be practicing his reading, but there were no books in the shop.” So he started Barbershop Books, a nonprofit that has delivered more than 50,000 free children’s books to more than 200 barbershops in predominantly Black neighborhoods across the country.

 

“The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a problem and solve it; find a hurt and heal it.” – Robert Schuller

 

Affirmative prayer: Today I am of high service to another. I invite the opportunity and inspiration to give something, to do something, to care for someone with Divine intention. Thank you, God, for the blessed moment of connection. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

July 30, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

THE UNEXPECTED GIFTS

Rev. Angelika Schafer



When we go through challenging times in our lives we are often not able to see the gifts that they can bring. In our time together we will explore how we can deepen our trust that what ever is unfolding in our lives is our perfect path and leads us to the unexpected gifts - our deepest fulfillment. It just might not look the way we wish or expect it to be.

 

This Sunday Rev. Angelika is our speaker AND our musician!

 

Next Sunday Kellie Garmire will provide music and song!

 

Reminder that Elaine Gemme's Celebration of Life is Sunday, August 6th at noon.

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM

 

We will be starting our 7 Week Fall Program on Sunday, October 1st. The book Rev. Jere has selected this year is Transitions, Making Sense of Life's Changes (Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life) by William Bridges. We are currently selling Used-In Very Good Condition editions in the gift/book store for just $10 each. When we get new editions in they will likely be selling for $20 so get a current addition while you can!


 

EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIP PRACTICE GROUP

 

This Monday evening at 7pm Rev Jere will lead an Evolutionary Relationship group in the sanctuary. Anyone who took part in any of the previous groups is welcome to join us.


 

YOU HAVE CONCERTS IN YOUR FUTURE!

 

On Friday, August 18th, we will have a Jazz/Pop Night with Kellie Garmire and her band. This event is alcohol free and we will be selling mock-tails along with sodas and coffee/tea! The fun begins at 6:30 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.

 

On Friday, September 15th, we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

FROM THE BOARD

Love is . . .

 

When I told my grandkids that it is my turn to write an article for the bulletin, this is what they told me to write:

 

Love is everything and nothing else. Even in the darkest of areas, there is still love. It can be anywhere, even where you don’t expect it. Love is a certain type of joy you feel when you do something for someone else. Love is love, no matter what. It can take many forms.

 

Examples of what love is:

Even a rock can love you back.

You feel warm inside when you feel love.

A tree can love you and you can love it too.

It makes you laugh sometimes.

Even animals can love you.

Even people who aren’t a part of your family can love you as much as your family.

Even marshmallows can love you.

 

In deep appreciation and love for each of you.

Marlene


 

GRAB YOUR CALENDAR!

Our round table groups are busy creating fun activities for us. Be sure to put these on your calendar.

 

August 25th at 6 p.m. is Movie Night:  The Lost Century: And How to Reclaim It, by Dr. Greer reveals the suppression of advanced energy technology. This documentary showcases the last 100+ years of inventions that provide clean, renewable, zero-point energy. We have the technology to power all our appliances/devices/homes etc. for free. What would our world look like with free, renewable, zero-point energy? 

 

There will be a special presentation by Harry Wyeth on Sunday, August 27th, following the Service. Harry and Karen Wyeth, who are “eclipse chasers”, will give a short talk and video presentation. There will be a total—not a partial, but a total--solar eclipse next April 8, 2024, in the US and they hope to convince some of us to make the trip to see the spectacle. They have seen five total eclipses and are traveling to Mexico to see this one! They hope you can join them for 15-20 minutes and will answer all your questions. Grab some coffee/treats and head to the Zeal Room!

 

August 18th and September 15th are concerts nights, see above!

 

On Sept 17th we have the annual Harvest Meal out at our farm (Marlene and Cliff Bottenfield’s). We’ve missed this because of Covid the last couple of years, but it’s always both spiritual and fun as we create a meal together using local ingredients and then enjoy each other’s company for dinner.

 

September 21st will be holding a Health Fair at UGC. We are inviting several important community organizations who provide different services for seniors.

 

On October 1st we will dedicate the sculptures after our Sunday service.

October 1st is also the beginning of our 7-week program.

 

On October 14, 15, 21, and 22 we have an art show. Details to follow.

 

We also have International Peace dancing with Ellen and “Sweat Your Prayers” with Michael Stone with dates to be determined.

 

If you have signed up to participate in a group dinner/lunch/brunch you will be getting an email or call soon.

 

We now have an events calendar posted in the hallway across from the copier. Check it frequently to make sure you don't miss a thing AND to join in on such fun volunteer opportunities!


 

FIVE ELEMENTS QI GONG-

EASY AGELESS TAI CHI

 

Deborah Edmondson, a certified Qi Gong instructor, is leading Qi Gong/Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays. Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday mornings from 9 am -10 am, here at UGC. All levels of mobility are welcome!

 

Love offering appreciated but not required.

SUMMERTIME CLASS CHANGES

 

Effective immediately, the Matt Kahn group, the Align to the Divine, and A Course in Miracles are on hiatus until September. Matt Kahn and Align will resume the week of September 18th. ACIM will resume on September 7th.

 

Spiritual Exploration, A Course of Love, and Way of Mastery, and Qi Gong/Tai Chi will continue as usual throughout July and August.


 



 

LIFE LINE SCREENING

 

Life line will be using our facility on Wednesday, September 6th. Life line Screening goes beyond regular checkups to provide a more thorough look at your health. Be sure to grab a flier for details, to register, and receive the special discount.


 

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION IN JULY

Mystical Meditations and

Energy Circulating Exercises

With Richard Feather Anderson

 

Richard will share some of his favorite self-cultivation exercises that he has found to be most effective in shifting or expanding consciousness and connecting with Source. Mantra chanting, energy circulating, and meditative movement exercises from a variety of mystical spiritual traditions: Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, Cherokee, and native Irish Feminist Faerie tradition.

 

This class has been extended to August 1st!



New classes coming in August!


 

A COURSE OF LOVE

 

A new Course of Love study group has started. Patricia Plank and Karen Wyeth are facilitating this new group on Thursdays from 10 -11:30 am.

 

We have a couple of copies left for sale in the bookstore.


 

 

JULY/AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

We want to celebrate you!

 

Jackee Earnest 7/30

Lynne Hurrell 8/4

Bob Foster 8/6

Leita Spoto 8/7

Keith Malley 8/8

Pat Rose 8/9

Joe Darby 8/10

Nick Buck 8/10

Joe Sloan 8/13

Sharon Rolph 8/19

Cydne Grimsby 8/21

Nanci Shandera 8/24

Katharine Beatty 8/25

Ken Cooper 8/25

Terry Buck 8/26

Marlene Bottenfield 8/29


 

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

 

Our C4C recipient for July and August

is Kare Crisis Nursery

 

How We're Helping

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on helping make the world around us a safer, happier place for the children and families in our community and surrounding areas by providing safe, nurturing care for the small children of families experiencing a stressful situation.  


 

FULFILLING THE SPIRIT OF ONENESS

 

Gallaudet University in Washington DC honored Black deaf students and their descendants during a recent graduation ceremony, 70 years after they attended the school. The students were enrolled in the 1950s after a legal battle against segregation, but were never given their diplomas. Carolyn McCaskill, director of the school’s Center for Black Deaf Studies, said, “I wanted them to experience the excitement of walking across the stage and getting their diplomas.”

 

“A definition for atonement is, 'Making amends to restore a damaged relationship.' It's fitting, then, that the word can also be read as "at-one-ment," reminding us that when we mend a broken relationship, we fulfill the spirit of Oneness that Life holds for us.”

– Scott Awbrey

 

Affirmative prayer: Today, I tap into the vibration of my true Self, a spiritual current that affirms my oneness with the Divine, with others, and with Life itself. I do this in the stillness and in the activity of the day. We are One, blessed by Infinite Love. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.


 

And please remember . . .

Your financial support is welcomed and so appreciated. We can't do what we do without your consistent and generous support. 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: Carly Tousley

Treasurer: Ann Somervell

Secretary: Cydne Grimsby

Katharine Beatty

Joe Darby

Heidi Klopfer

Kurtis Zumwalt

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

 

 

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SUNDAY SERVICE

July 23, 2023

10:30 AM

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

 

FINDING COMPASSION IN CONFLICT

Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

When it feels like people are treating us unfairly it can be a challenge to be compassionate towards them. So, how do we do it? Join us Sunday to explore this very interesting and daunting subject.

 

Our musicians this Sunday are Gabriel and Angela.

Next Sunday Rev. Angelika Schafer will be our guest speaker and musician!

 

YouTube Livestream link - Click here

When you go to our YouTube channel be sure to select LIVE along the horizontal bar of options. That is where you will find the most current Sunday Services, concerts, etc.


 

WE HAVE CONCERTS IN THE PLANNING!

 

On Friday, August 18th we will have a Jazz/Pop Night with Kellie Garmire and her band. This event is alcohol free and we will be selling mock-tails along with sodas and coffee/tea! The fun begins at 6:30 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.

 

On a yet-to-be finalized Friday night in September we will have a Rock Concert with Kellie Garmire and her band! Rock N Roll, and plenty of dancing! We will be selling beer and wine at this event. The fun begins at 7 pm and the tickets are $20 at the door.


 

COOLING CENTER

 

It's HOT! Temperatures this weekend are projected to be in the 100's, again. UGC is a cooling center for those of you who do not have sufficient cooling for your health and well being. Call Rev. Jerry at 530-210-5959 so he can meet you here and let you in. Please do not wait until the last minute - if you know your cooling is insufficient or non-existent please contact Rev. Jerry right away to make arrangements for access to UGC.


 

FROM THE BOARD

Creativity As Meditation

 

I am a third-generation artist. My grandfather was an amazing photographer who had a background in science to enhance his photographic eye. My father lived his life as an artist as a radio personality/writer/voice actor, photographer, and curator. I have enjoyed several art forms including ceramics, photography, and lately, wood carving. I tend to jump into things with both feet but about a year ago, I lost my mojo.

 

I didn’t realize how important the act of creating is for me until I found myself back at my wood-carver’s bench last week. Ideas began to flow without really thinking, outside noise disappeared, my thoughts became focused, and a sweet little bowl appeared! Many hours had passed but I had lost track of them. I felt more connected to my inner self and to the universal energy of creating. I recognized it for what it is…one long meditation. I admit I am better at this kind of meditation than sitting in a chair struggling to keep my thoughts quiet!!

 

Creativity comes in many forms; painting, poetry, gardening, writing, dancing…

I hope you find and keep your creative mojo as a way to stay connected to yourself and to All That Is.

 

Hope you have a good summer.

Kurtis Zumwalt


 

GARDEN MARKET THIS SUNDAY!

 

Bring cash with you this Sunday because the Garden Market is bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables, all harvested for your enjoyment!