UPDATE — Due to the impending weather event Sunday, January 5, there will be no service on that day. There will be no further services at the Beech Street address. If you would like more information, or to get details about the study group, please drop us a line using our Contact Us page.
Unity Church of Bloomington-Normal will be changing locations and format. Our last day at the Beech Street address is Sunday, January 5.
A study group format will meet at another location the first and third Sundays of the month beginning in February at 9:00 am. Group will last for one hour.
Lessons in Truth by Emilie Cady is the first book we will work through. Most books are available through Amazon and is helpful to have a copy but not required to participate. Lessons in Truth is also available for free as an electronic (pdf) file on request.
Unity Church of Springfield will be interviewing potential new ministers on Sunday, August 25th. As a result, none of the Licensed Teachers who usually participate in our services will be available.
Unity Church of Bloomington-Normal will not have a service Sunday, August 25th as a result.
We will be finishing our study of Florence Scovel Shinn’s “The Game of Life and How to Play It” on June 16 and beginning our new study the same day.
Our new book is also by Florence Scovel Shinn and is entitled “The Power of the Spoken Word”. Please join us at 9:00 AM if you are interested. We have copies of both books in used good condition for only $5.
Christmas Candle Lighting
Our Traditional Unity Candle Lighting Service will be held Sunday, December 23rd at 10:30 a.m. Deb Hart will officiate.
Burning Bowl Service
Unity’s traditional burning of the old and affirming of the new will be led by David Smith and is Sunday, December 30 at the usual 10:30 a.m. hour! We take this opportunity to release anything not serving us positively and affirming our good and/or new blessings in a letter to ourselves that will be sent back to you as a reminder the following November.
Mexican Fiesta Potluck
In light of the fun we had at the soup potluck, a Mexican Fiesta is being organized for December 30 immediately following the Burning Bowl Service. If you are planning to attend and want to contribute to the food supply, let Marianne know or contact us using our Contact Us page.
Due to the season, some of us felt we were not able to give the current book study (Catherine Ponder’s “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”) the attention it needs to be successful. Therefore, book study group will reconvene Sunday, January 13 when we can all be more focused.
Keeping with the plan that was in place, with the new dates it will look like:
January 7 – 12 – refresh, review, prepare for January 13 at your pace
January 13 – review, read chapter 7
January 20 – chapters 8 & 9
January 27 – final chapter, discuss next book ideas and determine start date of next class.
Our regular 9am Sunday morning book study will resume Sunday, October 14. We will be reading Catherine Ponder’s “Open Your Mind to Prosperity.” We have located a number of used copies for $4 — contact us if you would like a copy, and do join us!
Our regular 9am Sunday morning book study has completed Emily Cady’s “Lessons in Truth” and is currently reading Emmet Fox’s “Sermon on the Mount.”
Please feel free to join us — we always have a few extra books to share.
Today’s Daily Word is “God is my strength and courage.”
Nancy began today’s service by playing “Courage of the Wind” [Lanz]. We then sang “Oh, Fill Me With Thy Presence” [Wilson/Frangkiser] and followed with “Happy Birthday” [Trad.] for Barb. Nancy then sang “Thanks to God” [Storm/Hultman].
Pat Meeter began today’s lesson by by explaining that, while today is the tenth anniversary of “9/11″ she knew that Karen Kelly has prepared a 9/11 talk, so today’s lesson was on the always apropos topic of prayer.
She explained that prayer is based on the fundamental spiritual laws of the universe, and that tools like the Master Mind prayer group that she, Karen and Cindy have been using for 35 years, which builds on Jesus’ teaching (in Matthew xviii. 19) “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.” The critical thing to know about prayer tools is that they are only effective when they are put into practice.
Many people have written powerfully about prayer, but only after they have personally applied prayer principles in their lives and reaped the results. Myrtle Fillmore and H. Emily Cady are two Unity examples of teachers whose memorable prayer ministry is based on their personal attainment.
She closed with three steps to effective prayer:
- Know what you want;
- Wait on the Lord.
Welcome to the Unity Church of Bloomington-Normal’s revised website. In the days and weeks ahead we will be adding information about our regular activities and podcasts of our weekly lessons and music.
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