• Minister's Letter

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      Dear Beloved,

                   We welcome October with cooler weather, after the hot golden summer sun. I can still remember last October at Unity Flushing when we were getting ready for our Autumn and Christmas festivities. Now it seems so far off in the distance as if it were in a different time and space. We would all like to resume our weekly services and activities. At this time, we are working as hard as we can to open Unity, however, we have to do so slowly and cautiously. 
                  We are undertaking a soft opening! In September we resumed our Monthly Book Club. Our next Book Club meeting will be on November 8th at 12:30 PM. Please join us for our Metaphysics Class on October 18th at 1 PM. All activities will be held outside on the church grounds, weather permitting. Masks are mandatory.
                  Fall is that lovely season when leaves turn red and gold. When the sun is shining brightly and the days are cool. It is a reminder that nothing remains the same, change is the only constant in our lives. Since there is no way to know what next fall will bring, I suggest we take each day to enjoy the picturesque colors of fall. Why not take a drive outside of the city to discover nature's masterpiece? It seems as if every rock, stream, and tree is perfectly placed to bedazzle our senses. Recently, I went outside at night to look at the moon. It was magnificent in bright red with a bit of orange. In a perfect circle, it was a lunar eclipse - what a treat!?  
              So, my beloved, tomorrow is not yet here and yesterday has flown. Today is the day to say the words you always meant to say. Today is the day to visit old friends who share your life along the way. Today is the day to do kind deeds and share the abundance of God’s grace. Today is a day to forgive and be forgiven. Today is God's present. Live every moment with enthusiasm and joy. 

    Loving blessings,

    Rev. Joan Espeut  

  • Chips from the Board

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    Greetings Friends,
    I hope all is well with you and your loved ones.
    In the August newsletter, I wrote a piece for "Chips from the Board"
    suggesting regular practices for staying centered while in lockdown.
    One healthy practice I neglected to mention is devoting time daily
    to communing with Nature - in a garden, at a park, through a window.
    Acknowledging Nature for its majesty, beauty, order, variety, detail, and more
    gives rise to feelings of awe, wonder, and respect for the Creator
    as well as a sense of the oneness of all creation.
    Appreciating the natural world is a gift we can give ourselves each day
    to further remind us how blessed and cared for we are.


    "And why take ye thought for raiment?
    Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
    And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these.
    Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you...? " - Matt 6:28-30


    May we again gather together in prayer soon.
    Stay safe. Stay well.
    - Richard Mansfield, President


     

  • Upcoming Events

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    • We now accept Paypal donations!                     

    • October 18th @ 1 PM:  Metaphysics Class

    • November 8th @ 12:30 PM: 

    Book Club: "Working" by Studs Terkle

  • Birthdays

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    Christine bergen

    October 2nd

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    claudine johnson

    October 4th

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    deborah johnson

    October 14th

 
 
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Prayer for October

A Prayer of Gratitude

 Prayer is the power that can change all things in your life. If you are unhappy, prayer can lift you into a new lightness of heart. In this precious time of prayer, we lift our hearts to God. As we breathe more deeply and relax into the stillness, we let go of any troubling thoughts. We turn to you God with our hearts uplifted and our minds united. In your sacred presence, dear God, I lift up my heart to you. Divine love flows through me now to bless the world. 


No thing can disturb the Peace. Peace is my constant companion, calming my fears, helping me easily to accomplish all that is before me. I lift my heart to you and rest now, serene and secure in your sweet peace. Now in these quiet moments, I join my heart with all praying hearts as we lift up our souls to you, our one true guide. You have a place within each of us. We seek your council to follow the path of wisdom. We trust you to revitalize every cell and tissue- restoring our wholeness. 


As we pray, we visualize all people as healthy, vital, strong, energetically, and joyously greeting each day. We thank you for the healing that has already begun as we nurture a spirit of thankfulness in our hearts. We embrace your glory and see your abundance in every aspect of our world. Inspired by your magnificence, we open our minds to your ideas that lead to prosperity. We are open to the essence of your abundance and loving relationships. We welcome financial blessings and successful outcomes to help us to live more fuller meaningful lives. We lift our innermost selves to you, Holy Spirit. Your love flows from heart to heart in an everlasting blessing for us and for our world. With joy in our heart, we give thanks!

Loving Blessings,

Rev Joan Espeut

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