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WELCOME BACK TO SUNDAYS
10:30 am
We're opening our doors for in-person Sunday service again!  You're invited to join us.  Reserve your seat today!

Those who wish to stay home will still be able to access the service virtually.


Following are some guidelines that will be in place:

  • Please refrain from hugging
  • Temperatures will be taken
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • Masks must be worn.  Masks and gloves will be available for those who don’t have them
  • Community singing will resume sometime in the future
  • Restroom occupancy will be limited to 2 people at a time
  • Fellowship Hall will be closed but there will be opportunity for limited socialization
  • The Safety Team will help direct traffic flow in the building
BELOVED BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST
After months of adjustment, most all of us have adapted to a new way of life that we’d have never guessed, a way of moving about in the world we’d have never expected. We’ve become accustomed to a day-to-day life, focused on safety and caution. Very soon, we will reopen our church building for those who will attend in a safe manner. We will maintain an intention of health for individuals and the public. We had asked for your input to formulate plans to reopen, and your patience, and prayers are greatly appreciated! Many of us have missed the physical presence and collective energy of a Sunday service. There has been much research and discussion by many to determine October 4 as our reopening date. The infection rate for COVID-19 has slowed in our region, and we feel this is a safe time to resume in-person services. There are many volunteers who have worked to assist with our reopening date of October 4. Their contribution of time and talent to generate a safe space for us all is wholeheartedly appreciated!

 

As of today our last in-person service took place on March 15. Along with many other organizations we closed our building, holding in mind the health and safety of our congregants. The Board of Directors of Center of Unity determined we would suspend in-person services, until a greater assuredness of safety could take place. The building is not the church. We’ve remained a gathering of souls, sharing in compassion, care, and safety. We’ve remained a church, a spiritual community, and members of the body of Christ. We’ve remained the people who individually and collectively stretch into our divine nature and Christ potential. Sunday services have not lapsed at all due to the responsiveness and flexibility of staff and volunteers.

 

When we return, I’ll ask that everyone adhere to guidelines that are standard in numerous establishments. I ask this to insure the health and safety of all you encounter, whether here or elsewhere. I request that you remain in heartfelt prayer for all who are, have been, or will be affected by this virus. Have your actions while here in your sacred community, and all throughout the world be the movement of prayer— an active prayer that remembers our Source of health, and comfort for all. Recently, more and more people are dropping by the church. We maintain a safe distance of six-feet or more, and we wear masks. There remains a joyous connection in our community. My hope and my prayer is to deepen our spiritual connection, as we step higher and higher into our Christ potential. We will focus on the good that has persisted in this time, and we’ll expect that good’s expansion, expression, and exercise is here at Center of Unity.

Rev. Geo

Be sure to visit the BRAND NEW website Amber's been working on.  It's more user friendly and you can even purchase books there.  There are special tools and resources that weren't there before.  Be sure to check it out and tell us what you think!
THE POWER OF THE SAINTS
Sundays | 10:30 am
Countless individuals throughout history have dedicated their lives to following the Master Teacher, Jesus. As a result of their devotion there are tales of their lives and several have been exalted to a status of sainthood. During the month of October, we’ll consider how their stories, dedication, and example, which will show us numerous ways that we can ignite our Christ power. We’ll view the saints through a lens of metaphysics, the 12 Powers, and alignment of Unity and traditional Christianity.

October 4
Saint Francis


The Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi is October 4. He was a devoted follower of the teachings of Jesus, and lived his life following what the Master Teacher said and did. Francis is the patron saint of animals, and the environment. We’ll consider his teachings to see their alignment with sparking the divine in us all.  Inspired by God to “build up my house”,  Francis used consistent prayer and meditation to see the beauty of God in all creation.

October 11
12>19

 

Readers theatre returns to Center of Unity, as we consider how the Twelve Powers of Man are greater than a global pandemic. Members of the Unity movement near, far and wide will give testimony of how their Christ-power has overcome the obstacles of recent events.

 

October 18
Saint Michael

 

Along with many other angels, Michael the Archangel appears numerous times in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. We’ll consider how angels and inspiration take place in our lives today, and how we can be open to adding a celestial voice with the heavenly hosts.

 

October 25
Saint Isidore

 

Saint Isidore is the patron saint of farmers and rural communities. His commitment to daily prayer resulted in miracles. We’ll consider the power of affirmative prayer, and purpose and practice to experience miracles today.

 

Sunday, October 4 | 2:00 pm


This year, we’re happy to host a Blessing of the Animals service at 2 PM on Sunday, October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.  Bring your pets or pictures of them if they’re unable to attend, to the front lawn near the fountain for this special blessing ceremony.


Since this day only comes once a year, it’s a good opportunity to tell your friends so that they can bring their pets and join in this special time.

METAPHYSICAL BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays | 11am

Refocus your attention on the good that God is making available to you.

Zoom Room
HYBRID CLASS
available in-person and online
You’re invited to attend this class in Fellowship Hall or online through Zoom. We’ll have safety protocols in place of physical-distancing, masks, and hand sanitizer. 

If you chose to attend in-person please remember the following:

  • Enter Fellowship Hall through the patio doors
  • Please refrain from hugging
  • Temperatures will be taken
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • Masks must be worn.  Masks and gloves will be available for those who don’t have them
  • Restroom occupancy will be limited to 2 people at a time
THANK YOU AMBER

In October of 2014, Amber Holland became our Youth Ed Director.  During these six years, Amber has devoted time to making our Youth area the best it could be, with her innovative ideas and knack for fun and creativity.  She’s developed curriculums that are in line with Unity teaching and relevant to our world today, and she’s been a gentle, driving force in the lives of our children. 


Always looking for ways to give back, Amber coordinated collections for Operation Christmas Child for a number of years, as well as arranging for our church to take part in Angel Tree gift-giving for both children and the elderly.  She organized youth cookie baking parties for distribution at the GRACE Christmas Cottage so that families could enjoy holiday treats. 


Her boundless energy and sense of fun will be greatly missed as we move forward.  We’ve been so fortunate to have Amber with us as Youth Ed Director, and we’re thankful that she will remain onboard doing our graphics and social media.  Amber, we love you, we bless you, we appreciate you, and we behold the Christ in you.  Namaste!  

At this truly amazing time in our world, there are ample opportunities for seeing the Christ in all people, and acknowledging God in all situations.

Center of Unity invites you to join Boyd Colt and Matt Sweat in a 5-week Book Study of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin Diangelo.

This book is available through our bookstore.  You may also download the digital or audiobook versions online.

Join us to examine ways to shift in our world, and change to truly embrace the divine nature of all people. We will dive into some rich, transformative conversations in healing and wholeness. This is an awesome time in history to move our hearts, and embrace equality.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT IT:

Reverend Gary Canier, Senior Minister, Unity New Braunfels

I found “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo to be a real journey to see why the racial divide stays wide. There are so many aspects of white privilege that I had no idea about. I thought I was progressive and not part of the problem. I now know that racism is a social system and there is much I can do to bring greater equanimity. I will be keeping this book as a nearby resource. I highly recommend taking the journey with this book.

 

Reverend Tracey Quillen, Ordained Unity Minister

“White Fragility” opened a door to a deeper and more meaningful awareness of conscious and unconscious biases for me. It has opened the door for me to have deeper conversations and more authentic relationships with my white friends and my friends of color.

 

Reverend Daniel Beckett, Minister, Unity of Augusta

I found “White Fragility” quite eye opening and a great way to begin to understand what is going on with systemic racism in our society. I continue to grow and change as I learn more.

 

Reverend Jim Ernstsen, Associate Minister, Unity Minneapolis

This book, along with a study group that focused on our Unity perspective to social justice, was one of the best things I could have done in terms of social awareness.  It was eye opening in ways that I couldn't imagine.  I can honestly say I am a better person for the time I've spent reading and discussing this critical book.

WEEKLY CLASSES AVAILABLE
online only
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
BOOK STUDY
Wednesdays | 6:30 pm


ACIM is a self-study that
encourages and empowers everyone to live in the peace of God, right now.

Zoom Room
THE WAY OF MASTERY
BOOK STUDY
Thursdays | 6:30 pm


Designed to return the mind to holiness – wholeness, this text points the way to correction of every belief.

Zoom Room
BECOME A BOARD MEMBER
The Nominating Committee will receive applications for new board members until Sunday, November 8.  There are two positions available for the term of 2021 - 2024. According to the by-laws of our church, the following are qualifications to become a board member:

  • Must be an active Voting Member of Center of Unity.
  • Desires to serve on the board.
  • Endeavors to live in accordance with the Jesus Christ principles of love and truth as taught by Unity.
  • Furthers the work of the ministry through active interest, love and support as shown by faithful attendance at services and other activities of the ministry.
  • Is a sincere and continuing student of Unity, evidenced by attendance and participation at classes and being conversant with its  teachings.
  • Has demonstrated leadership capabilities and is willing to serve as an example to the membership.
  • Tithes to Center of Unity. 

Applications are available on our website and at the church office.

SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

As we reopen our church, the Safety Team will be active and involved.  We ask that you help make the October 4th opening a smooth one by observing the procedure we have in place.  With the cooperation of everyone, we’ll be able to begin getting back to some degree of normal with ease.


- With gratitude from your Safety Team

OUTDOOR GUIDED MEDITATION
2nd Mondays | 7pm


Meet at the labyrinth at the back of the property next to the playground.  Physical distancing will be maintained, so bring a chair, blanket or cushion.  There will be an opportunity to journal, so bring something to write on or in. 

 

We’ll provide: sanitized pens, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray and clean, paper rags, gloves & masks.

 

Masks are encouraged but not mandatory as long as distancing is maintained.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

As we begin to finalize our budget for 2021, we focus on our Committed Giving program and all it has to offer.  Our committed givers help us budget the expenses of the church, but they also allow us to continue to serve our spiritual family and our community. 

It’s always a good time to sign up.  You can request any amount be deducted using your credit or debit card, or you can set up regular giving through our website or through our bank. Join us in this program by calling Karen or Mary. 


Besides committed giving, we’re looking at fundraisers for our church.  We’re considering fairs and other possibilities.  If you have suggestions, let us know and the Finance Committee will discuss them. 


-Finance Committee

FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP & FUN
Fridays, October 2, 16 & 30
7:00 pm


Join us for a fun virtual get together on Zoom.  Twice a month we come together and play a game, share stories and laugh.  It's always a great time and all are invited to join!

Zoom ID: 840 1223 0155
Password: 119578
IT TAKES A VILLAGE...

Amber continues to be sure we have a presence on social media, posting our activities, our services, and inspirational quotes on Facebook and Twitter. It’s great exposure and when more and more people share or retweet, then more and more people see us and know that we’re out there and what we do. It’s imperative that you do your part by sharing, retweeting and commenting when you see something that Amber has posted. It’s a great way for us to be discovered, so don’t just “like” us; keep the ball rolling!

Sermon on the Mount, a New Thought classic affirmed by countless individuals brings a deep faith and spiritual renewal through practical tools for every day living. Beautifully written, Emmet Fox’s Sermon on the Mount describes metaphysical New Thought in a digestible, easy way. Some have described it as a textbook of metaphysics, without dogma.

Gain an understanding of divine wisdom, and open yourself to the transformative power of prayer. You’ll meet the mystical Jesus, and gain new perspective.

Join with Rev Geo and others for a deep examination and exploration of the Sermon on the Mount.

The book is available in our bookstore.

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INNER JOURNEY
Books for the Miracle-Minded

You can now make select purchases online and pick up your order at the church (or choose shipping for $7.75)!  You can also call the church office to place your order over the phone 817-488-1008.

How to Order

  • Click the "Add to Cart" button below each item you wish to purchase.
  • You will be re-directed to Paypal to checkout.  
  • If you wish to purchase multiple items, simply click "Continue Shopping" at Paypal or come back to this page & click "Add to Cart" for the additional items you want.
  • To include shipping, click the "Add to Cart" button before checking out and continue with your payment.
  • You can click the "View Cart" button at anytime.

 

How to Pick-Up

  • Visit the church anytime Monday - Thursday between 10am - 4pm
  • Ring the doorbell at the front door & your order will be brought out
Books Available:

Energy Sparks

by Dr. Nancy Little, PhD


Heart-Centered Metaphysics

by Paul Hasselbeck


Wisdom for a Lifetime in the 21st Century

by Alden Studebaker


The Story of Unity

by James Dillet Freeman

Birthing a Greater Reality

by Robert Brumet

The Prayer Way to Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Lowell Fillmore


Sermon on the Mount

by Emmet Fox


White Fragility  

by Robin DiAngelo

SAFETY TEAM UPDATE

As we reopen our church, the Safety Team will be active and involved.  We ask that you help make the October 4th opening a smooth one by observing the procedure we have in place.  With the cooperation of everyone, we’ll be able to begin getting back to some degree of normal with ease.


- With gratitude from your Safety Team

VIRTUAL MEET & GREET
SUNDAYS | 10:15 AM
click the pic to join
We'll continue to meet on Zoom before service to say, "Hi!" 
All are welcome!  See you there.
SAME PLACE, NEW TIME
4th Saturdays | 10:00 AM
THE BOOK CLUB
Saturday, October 24 | 10:00 am
Zoom ID 668 351 119

THE BLESSING WAY

By Tony Hillerman

 

Join us as we discuss Tony Hillerman's crime novel that first introduces the characters of Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn & Officer Jim Chee.  They encounter a  bizarre case that borders between the supernatural and murder.  Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues.  

 

Come discuss this novel that turned 50 years old in 2020.  We'll save a place for you!
SAME PLACE, NEW TIME
SUNDAYS | 12:30 PM
Join us on Zoom each Sunday after service where we will dive deeper into the talk.

Zoom Room

Sundays, November 1 & 8 | 2pm - 4pm
Come!  Discover the essence of Unity!


Join Rev. Geo and Gigi Johnson on two consecutive Sundays for Membership 101. 

 

This class examines the basic principles and core beliefs that are at the heart of the Unity teaching.  In this class we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Unity and introduce you to the history and practices of Center of Unity.

 

This class is a prerequisite for membership and is also a great review for existing members.


It’s the last class before our 2021 Membership Meeting, during which members vote for our Board of Director positions.

 

Those wishing to align with the church will be recognized during the November 25th meeting 

SAVE THE DATE

Join Rev Geo and Mary Saturday as we explore affirmative prayer.  This workshop is required for those who are, or wish to, be prayer chaplains on the Care Team, and is open to everyone who desires to enhance their prayer life. 

During this time, you’ll learn several different types of prayer and will have the opportunity to pray with a prayer partner. 

You won’t want to miss this chance to deepen your daily spiritual life, so join us! 

It may seem far away but the holidays will be here before we know it. As
you're planning your activities, here are some dates to keep in mind.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING 
Sunday, November 22 | 11:30 am
Stay after church to help turn the sanctuary and foyer into a "winter wonderland."  

Note: We will not be doing "full decorating" this year.
 

ADVENT BEGINS
Sunday, November 29
 

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Thursday, December 24 | 12:00 PM
Youth service provided
TAKE DOWN DECORATIONS
Sunday, December 27 | 11:30 am
Stay after church to help take down all the Christmas decorations.
 

BURNING BOWL SERVICE
Thursday, December 31 | 12:00 pm
Join us as we release what's no longer working for us and invite greater
good into our lives.
The Holiday Dinner and Christmas Cantata will not be observed this year.
FINANCIAL NEWS
God is the Source of Center of Unity. 
We are lavishly prospered in all ways.  Thank you, God!
August General Fund
Income: $15,660
Expenses: ($21,321)
Total: ($5,661)
YTD General Fund
Income: $140,260
Expenses: ($146,484)
Total: ($6,224)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Adults

01 - Jude Holland
11 - Brigitte Hughes
15 - Annissa Hennes

16 - Karen Sanders

20 - Judy Bane

21 - Debby Abitz

22 - Marilyn Browne
25 - Emily Bailey

27 - Debby Holt
29 - Judy Hester

29 - Melanie Medlin

31 - Paula Thornton


Kids

07 - Lilly Cassady

07 - Presley Cassady

15 - Porsha Clontz
29 - Daniela Diaz

30 - Keith Green

 





19 - Lee & Susan Spradlin
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