What’s Beyond Thanksgiving? Nov. 19, 2017

Thanksgiving can be so much more than setting aside a day to gather with family, eat our favorite foods, and watch television. It is a time to pause and give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. And, as good as that is, what’s beyond thanksgiving?

Affirmation:  I appreciate the blessings in my life. My good grows and multiplies!

“We can praise our own abilities, and our very brain cells will expand and increase in capacity and intelligence when we speak words of encouragement and appreciation to them.” ~  Charles Fillmore

Live in the Flow – Nov. 12, 2017

Are you ready to receive the seventh “Key to the Kingdom?” Abundance is not just a spiritual quality, it is a way of life—a way of being that we embody. When you incorporate the first six keys into your life, you have the seventh key—that’s when you begin to consciously live in the flow of True Abundance.

“When you live in the flow, you become part of the natural order of creation, part of God’s rich abundance. This awareness is the seventh Key to the Kingdom.

Affirmation: God is pleased to give me the Kingdom, and I am ready to receive!

November 2017 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

Give Thanks

The weather has turned colder and change is in the air. As some of you know, Steve recently resigned his position at Unity of Dayton. He has successfully started his own business and now he is a man on the move! We sincerely wish Steve well in all of his endeavors.

I’m very pleased (downright delighted in fact) to announce that we have hired Victoria Haren to be our new part time office assistant. Victoria brings a wealth of spiritual understanding and previous church office experience to Unity. This feels like a Spirit-led decision and that feels very good!

During our October meeting, your Board of Trustees did our quarterly review of our budget and finances. If you’ve been looking at the Sunday bulletin, you’ve probably noticed that our expenses have been exceeding our income more months than not. In order to balance the budget, we considered reducing salaries and eliminating positions. And then… we came to our senses. We remembered the Truth that we know-there is no lack in God. There are many channels, and only one Source of our good. We live, move, and have our being in limitless spiritual Substance. We will not contract in fear. We release thoughts of lack, become open and receptive, and allow abundance to flow freely in our experience. Thank you God!

In November, you’ll be receiving a year-to-date donor statement so you can better plan your tax deductible gifts for 2017. Please call the office if you have any questions regarding your statement. You will, as always, receive a final donor statement in January, 2018.

I also wanted to remind you that Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are both on Sundays this year. We will not have evening services on those Sundays. The Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service will be on December 24th at 11 am during our usual Sunday service. Likewise, the New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony will be on December 31st during our usual Sunday service at 11 am.

I believe there is a powerful shift in energy happening right now. So many people have mentioned that they really feel the energy here. A visitor recently commented, “I loved being part of this service. The presence of God is truly here and so filled with love.” That person was feeling God’s love-through YOU! Thank you for sharing your good vibes in this community.

Let us prepare ourselves for the coming holiday season by consciously awakening to spiritual Truth and our True Nature as children of the Most High-living expressions of the Divine. God bless us every one!

In gratitude and love,

Rev. Cindy

 

NOTE: Our office hours have changed. New office hours are Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm.

Our prosperity affirmation:

God is the Source of Unity of Dayton’s limitless supply.

As the Spirit of God works in, through, and as me, I gratefully receive and generously give.

I live in appreciation and am prospered in all my ways. Thank you God!

Count the Blessings – Nov. 5, 2017

The sixth of the seven “Keys to the Kingdom” is to put your mind on the good in your life. David Owen Ritz tells us, “That which you focus and dwell upon – with a feeling of love and gratitude – you will tend to multiply and attract.” Decide to increase the happiness and joy in your life by counting your blessings.

“You will decide upon a matter and it will be established for you.” ~ Job 22:28

Affirmation: I create my experience by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.

Join Rev. Chase for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

Let Go of the Past – Oct. 29, 2017

The fifth of the seven “Keys to the Kingdom” is vitally important to freeing up your creative energy and making room for positive new experiences in your life. Letting go of the past is done through forgiveness. This key opens the door to self-love and greater possibility for your future.

“When you forgive, you put your positive, creative energy back into circulation, opening up new avenues through which your good can flow.” ~ David Owen Ritz

Affirmation: I am willing to release the past and embrace my highest potential.

Join Rev. Cindy for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

Make Room for the New – Oct. 22, 2017

The fourth of the seven “Keys to the Kingdom” is based on the idea of conscious co-creation. David Owen Ritz writes, “The Law of Circulation works for the benefit of those who understand its operation. When you create a vacuum in your life, the universe always moves in to fill it.” Get ready to make room for the new!

“Don’t discount the value of having fun while deepening your understanding of spiritual law. Spiritual growth should be fun.” ~ David Owen Ritz

Affirmation: My life is an empty vessel. I trust in God to fill it abundantly.

Join Rev. Cindy for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

Build a New Awareness – Oct. 15, 2017

The third of the seven “Keys to the Kingdom” is to build a new awareness of the truth about yourself. David Owen Ritz tells us, “Your limiting beliefs have always held you back. A new awareness of the truth of your being will set you free.” This key sets you free from your self-imposed limitations!

“The activity of God’s creative process can always be trusted to meet our every need.” ~ David Owen Ritz

Affirmation: I am willing to release the unlimited potential within me.

Join Rev. Cindy for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

Hold the Vision – Oct. 8, 2017

The second of the seven “Keys to the Kingdom” is to hold a personal vision for your life. David Owen Ritz writes, “You will not rise higher than your personal vision for your life. Expand your vision and follow your bliss.” Give yourself permission to be the person you were meant to be!

“Believe in your highest potential and you will receive it.” ~ David Owen Ritz

Affirmation: I accept my own beauty, power, worth, love, and potential.

Join Rev. Cindy for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

October 2017 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

At Unity of Dayton, the beauty of autumn weather is upon us. The nights are cool and the days are warm. In the next few weeks, we’ll also enjoy the beauty of the leaves changing color. Every year, without fail, the trees release their leaves to the earth. For the trees, letting go is a good and necessary part of the ongoing growth process.

Though we may not always accept change so readily, the same cycle of release and renewal is vital to our own spiritual unfoldment. A tree doesn’t try to hang onto the old leaves. It simply doesn’t benefit them to do so. Nature has it planned so that new leaves will grow abundantly in the right season. The same is true for us. Letting go of the old makes room for the new! So, each fall season I like to ask myself, “What am I holding on to that is no longer serving my highest good?” If nothing else, there must be some summer clothing that I can give away! Perhaps I might also have some old beliefs that are ready to be released.

In October, we are beginning a new lesson series based on The Keys to the Kingdom: An Advanced Course in Prosperity Consciousness Building by David Owen Ritz. One of the Keys to the Kingdom involves making room for the new by letting go of the old. This “Law of Circulation” is true for material things, and it’s even more important regarding our old limiting beliefs.

Whenever you feel as though life has lost its joy, you’re being called to change some old belief. The good news is, you can gently release the old, simply by appropriating-taking hold of-new beliefs that are in alignment with your True Nature as a spiritual being. And because a belief is just a thought that you keep thinking, you can change your thoughts. Your new thoughts will change your life!

If there’s something in your life that you wish would “fall away,” I invite you to begin the process by taking hold of the new. You are a co-creator with God. The past has no power over you! As we study The Keys to the Kingdom, I invite you to affirm a new thought and form a new belief in True Abundance. Join me each day by stating Catherine Ponder’s affirmation… “I am open and receptive to my highest good now.” Commitment to this process of change is the first Key to the Kingdom.

As the dried and spent leaves are falling from the trees, may you remember that your old limiting thoughts are also gently dropping away. This autumn, may you find yourself immersed in bountiful blessings! See you next Sunday for the second Key to the Kingdom.

In gratitude and love,

Rev. Cindy

Our prosperity affirmation:

God is the Source of Unity of Dayton’s limitless supply.

As the Spirit of God works in, through, and as me, I gratefully receive and generously give.

I live in appreciation and am prospered in all my ways. Thank you God!

Seven Keys to the Kingdom – Oct. 1, 2017

There are seven “Keys to the Kingdom” of true abundance and joy. This week we discover the first key. David Owen Ritz tells us, “The world was not given to you; you were given to the world. Step into the natural flow of abundance by committing yourself to becoming a giver to life.” Giving of yourself is giving to yourself!

“Our first and highest desire must be to have a greater realization of Spirit and our won creative nature.” ~ David Owen Ritz

Affirmation: I deserve true abundance and unconditional love.

Join Rev. Cindy for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!