Your Living Service – July 23, 2017

Special Guest: Rev. Sue Bryan

The most powerful service we can provide to one another and to this planet is to train our minds to stay focused on God. Myrtle Fillmore writes, “We train the mind to righteousness by beginning back at its very Source and stopping every thought but the right one. There is no right foundation thought but the true thought of Creator, creation, and existence. Spirit is All. God is Spirit. God makes all. Spirit is the substance out of which all things are made.”

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:8,9

Affirmation: I listen to God within and am guided into all Truth.

Join Special Guest Rev. Sue Bryan for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

The Longing of Our Souls – July 16, 2017

Special Guest: Rev. Sue Bryan

Our deepest longing is for Divine Love. When we don’t feel that sense of belonging and acceptance, we settle for experiences to either stimulate our senses or dull our perceptions. These misguided explorations do not lead to the satisfaction of realizing our connection with Divine Love. In fact a stronger sense of longing for connection with God’s love is created.

“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced and kissed him.” Luke 15:20

Affirmation: I claim the riches and unfailing life of God pouring through me and manifesting all that I need.

Join Special Guest Rev. Sue Bryan for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

Life is a School – July 9, 2017

Special Guest: Rev. Sue Bryan

Myrtle Fillmore wrote, “The Great Schoolmaster knows just what problems we need to keep us alert and to bring out the wonderful qualities that the Father has measured out for us to come up to. That is our purpose in life, to succeed in bringing forth God’s perfect idea of the perfect man.”

“It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life… He who is of God hears the words of God.” – John 6:63, 8:47

Affirmation: God’s wisdom, power, life, and love are expressing within and as me.

Join Special Guest Rev. Sue Bryan for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

July 2017 Minister’s Message

Dear Friends and Family,
The fullness of summer is here! The sun is shining bright and strong. The trees are dense with leaves, their green gorgeous against blue sky. Gardens are in bloom. Summer is often a time of activity. It is a time when seeds grow into maturity.
What spiritual truths are maturing within you? From the bright, strong light radiating from you I know Spirit is expressing.  Just as the cycle of season unfold the divine cycle of Mind, Idea, Expression also unfolds. Your inner work will burst out in Beauty. Immerse yourself in the Beauty. Allow the Beauty to heal you, to bring comfort and to be a source of peace and joy.
Enjoy the summertime!
Rev. Chase
 
Dear Friends,
 
Take time this summer to practice being in the now. Revitalize yourself through rest, reading, reflection.  Myrtle Fillmore wrote: “Truth’s ever-shining light is for all alike and sends its messages of divine splendor to all.  Keep your soul open to the shining light of Truth by denial of past or future claims upon you, for you live in the now. Affirm the now as your only active eternity.”
This July perhaps you’d enjoy reading Myrtle Fillmore’s How to Let God Help You. This book will guide my Sunday morning messages and our study on Tuesdays at 10am.  You are invited to join us any Tuesday to explore and discuss these writings.  Let the Light of Truth fill your mind and heart as the light of the sun brightens your days.
Blessings, 
Rev. Sue
  
  
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!

The Freedom of Spirit – July 2, 2017

Special Guest: Rev. George Whitton

In speaking about freedom, Alan Cohen had these words to say, “In your mind is the power of your liberation. Your bondage is not real, but a play of light and shadows. The only reality is your illumined freedom, and the only Truth, your Divine nature. You must use your will to make the mind work for you. Through right thinking you control destiny.” This week we will explore four simple steps that assist us in right thinking that support us in taking right action.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can begin. Boldness has genus, power and magic in it.” – Goethe

Affirmation: I am free with the freedom of Spirit!

Join Special Guest George Whitton for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

Music Team Sunday – June 25, 2017

This Sunday, our Music Team will serenade us with songs and also tell us a bit about how music has had a spiritual impact on their lives. Don’t miss this very special Celebration Service!

Affirmation: I am in tune with the universe. It sings its song of love through me.

Join the Music Team at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

A Grateful Heart – June 18, 2017

Special Guest: Nancy Whitton, L.U.T.

Father’s day can be a day to honor our heavenly Father (Goodness in us) by receiving all that God is wanting to give. In today’s lesson, we’ll explore fun, effective ways to accept our good now.

Affirmation: I accept with a grateful heart.

Join guest Nancy Whitton for this exciting message at the Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am!

June 2017 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

At Unity of Dayton, we’ve been doing a lot of clearing out lately. Up in the attic, literally hanging over our heads, we found books, magazines, office supplies, and even some old roof shingles from the old red roof we used to have! You may have noticed the extra chairs stacked against the wall in the Sanctuary. We also cleared out the storage unit where we paid a monthly fee to store our old furniture-Rev. Bette’s massive old wooden lectern among other things. We released broken down things that we would never use again.

As I courageously decided what to keep and what to release, it made me wonder how much energy we spend holding onto the past. We spend the vital energy of today to store broken down memories of yesterday. I also noticed how good it feels to clear out the old piles of papers and magazines that were kept “just in case” someone might want them some day!

The first step in freeing up our energy is taking inventory and sorting through the “stuff.” This is as true with our possessions as it is with our thoughts and memories of the past. As I prepare to begin a three month Sabbatical on June 7th, I know I’m going to be taking a personal inventory and sorting through the memories, lessons, and blessings of the past five years. And with that done, my energy will then be freed up to deepen my spiritual journey-it is a time for spiritual renewal.

Many have asked me, “What are your plans while you’re gone?” My truthful response is this… “I’m going to sit on a rock and listen to God.” There’s a pond within walking distance of my home and I’ve found myself drawn there recently. An enormous, flat-topped boulder sits by that pond, and I’ve taken great joy in climbing up there and just sitting… breathing…listening…. For the next few months, I’ll release my usual activities in order to open up and make room for the Divine.

I want to thank each of you for your ongoing support of Unity while I’m on Sabbatical. Thank you for continuing to attend, continuing to serve, and continuing your financial support. Without you, Unity of Dayton would simply cease to be. With you, we co-create a safe and sacred space for personal transformation and spiritual unfoldment.

If you see someone sitting on a rock by a pond this summer, it just might be me. Thank you for this time for renewal. I’m holding you in my heart and in my prayers, knowing that this may be a time for your spiritual renewal as well. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday, June 4th for the 11 am Celebration Service and our Unity Family Picnic. Let us celebrate together, for the best is yet to be!
In gratitude and love,

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!

Embrace F.R.O.G. – June 11, 2017

Special Guest: Rev. Chase

It is your decision to keep the status quo of your life up. It is also your decision to seek change. Are you willing to embrace your inner wisdom for direction? Are you willing to rely on God, act with faith and risk following the guidance received to create a life of prosperity and peace?

“Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.” ~ Psalm 85:8

Affirmation: I open my heart to the way of God.

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

Sweet Surrender – June 4, 2017

When we’re working hard to work things out, we’re still living in the problem. Why not turn to the limitless intelligence, love, and wisdom of the Universe for assistance? When ego actually surrenders, you are trusting in the flow of God’s power. You feel the absolute joy of living in the solution.

“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” ~ John 16:26

Affirmation: I am open to the creative flow of God life in me.

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