January 2018 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

Happy New Year! It is 2018 and a time of new beginnings. You have been granted a release from the past and you now hold the key to new experiences, adventure, greater love, and deeper peace. It might be a year full of ease and grace. It might also be a little messy! We don’t have the details yet, but this I know for certain…you, me, every one of us, we are constantly and tenderly held in God’s love. The Love of God enfolds and sustains us through every change, those that we want and those that we don’t want. So, while we’re here trying to figure out what’s next, God is with us and within us, reminding us to find joy in the now.

The New Year is bringing change to Unity of Dayton. As you may know, Rev. Chase has been working at Unity of Dayton and with Great Lakes Region Unity. She has requested to reduce her hours at Unity of Dayton and we’ve reevaluated the roles she’ll play here. Going forward, Rev. Chase will be working an average of 12 hours per week and will primarily be responsible for our Youth and Family Ministry and for coordinating special events. She will occasionally share a Sunday message with us as well.

Rev. Sue will continue to coordinate the Pastoral Care Ministry and Prayer Team. As you know she is a gifted spiritual counselor with a deep prayer consciousness. We are so blessed!

This change means that, in addition to my other activities, I’ll also be coordinating the service ministries. This includes the Usher Team, Landscape Team, Mowing Team, and Hospitality among others. We may not always do things as we’ve done them in the past, and that’s okay. It may even be a little messy! It’s likely that everything will run smoothly most of the time, though I will most certainly need your help and understanding along the way.

If you’ve been involved in sacred service at Unity in the past, THANK YOU! We appreciate you! In every family there are “chores” to be done, and from personal experience I know that being involved in sacred service really helps us to feel more at home in our church family. If you haven’t been in service, or haven’t been for a long time, please give it some thought and prayer. Very soon I may be asking, “Would you be willing to…?” Remember, you are constantly and tenderly held in God’s love. It’s okay to step out in faith and say yes!

It is my prayer that the love at Unity enfolds and sustains you through every change. Together we will look for the joy of God that’s waiting for us in every moment. Together, we will go forward to more adventure, greater love, and deeper peace in 2018. So bring it on! It’s going to be a fantastic New Year!

In Love and Joy,

Rev. Cindy

December 2017 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

journey to bethlehem

It’s now December, a time when children are excited by the magic of Christmas, and people of faith are open to greater love and possibility. This month at Unity of Dayton we are engaging in an intention experiment. If we believe the promise found in Mark 11:24, “Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and you will,” then we ought to be able to prove it. The following is a transcript of my Sunday message from November 26, 2017. I hope you find it interesting enough to read to the end. My prayer is that you’ll join in our intention experiment. God bless you!

I believe the first step in conscious creation is to ask yourself, “What is my intention?” We’re all involved in Unity because of Myrtle Fillmore’s intention. In an April 1890 issue of Thought magazine, Myrtle announced the opening of a new department called the Society of Silent Help. The announcement was, “A little band in this city have agreed to meet, in silent soul communion every night at 10 o’clock, all those who are in trouble, sickness, or poverty, and who sincerely desire the help of the Good Father.”
To join in silent soul communion, you only had to agree to “sit in a quiet, retired place… at 10 o’clock every night and hold in silent thought, for not less than 15 minutes, the words that shall be given each month by the editor of this department.” Those words came to be known as “class thoughts,” and since neither time or space matters to Spirit, everyone could sit at 10 o’clock local time. The “little band” was Mr. and Mrs. Fillmore and a few neighbors and friends.

Sometimes they sang to get into the spirit, then Myrtle or her husband, Charles, led with affirmative prayer. The group then became quiet and meditated on the idea of God until they could feel God’s presence in themselves. In communion with God and each other, they then stated their affirmations. Soon, people all over the country were in silent communion with them, and letters began to pour in asking for prayer and giving thanks for answered prayer. We are here today, in Unity, because of Myrtle Fillmore’s powerful intention to help people to heal their lives through the power of the indwelling Christ presence.

Another person with a powerful intention is Lynne McTaggart, author of The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond. The Field is about the quantum field of infinite potential from which all that is physical arises. The Intention Experiment is about using your thoughts to change your life and the world. The Bond is about consciousness and our oneness. Her latest book is called, The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World. It’s a deeper look into the miracle working power of intention in small groups of people.

McTaggart had done previous experiments with large numbers of people. When she was doing workshops, she put people into groups of eight. One person would ask the others to hold an intention for their healing. She played music to help them focus, and they sent thoughts of wholeness to the person. McTaggart-who is basically a reporter and scientist-was mystified by the miraculous results she was seeing. People were being healed! She wrote, “I’m referring to genuine loaves-and-fishes-type miraculous events…situations in which people were being instantly healed of all sorts of physical conditions after being assembled into a small group and sent a collective healing thought.” This rattled everything she thought she know about the nature of human beings. She started out to understand how spiritual healing works, and she came away with an altogether new view of reality-a new understanding of the nature of consciousness, our human capacity, and the power of the collective. And like Myrtle Fillmore, Lynne McTaggart learned that the real story is about the miraculous power we each have within us.

By the way, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, would not have considered what McTaggart was seeing to be “miracles.” They only SEEM like miracles because we haven’t understood the workings of spiritual law up until now. And science is beginning to catch up with spirituality. In research study after research study, the power of collective intention is being validated. As it is written in Matt 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Gathered together “in my name” means “in my nature.” We’re going beyond creating merely through physical means. We’re going beyond creating with the human intellect. It has to be body, mind, and SPIRIT.

Myrtle Fillmore worked in a small group to send healing energy, and so did Lynne McTaggart. We have the creative power of God within us. It has always been there! And when we hold collective intentions, we can change our lives and change the world.

The question, “What are your intentions?” is a very important question! That’s where it all starts. We’re co-creators with God! And an equally important question is, “Are we awake and aware, consciously creating?” Or are we creating by default…just banging around, hoping for the best?

So what does this look like for us…for you and me? We have the opportunity in this spiritual community to co-create whatever we desire. And we begin by stating a powerful intention. To do that, we want to be in a high state of consciousness. Like the Fillmores, maybe we listen to music, pray, have a time of silence where we feel the presence of God.

This is important because our intention can come from our human sense of limitation or our spiritual awareness of all possibility. For example, are we fighting against war or calling for peace? Are we looking to fix something, or are we wanting to build something? Are we seeing a problem to be solved, or is it a question to be answered? Do you see the difference? Problems can feel overwhelming. Questions invite answers and solutions.

Because everything is energy and energy moves according to the law of attraction, we want our intention to be on the same vibration as what it is we’re wanting. Jesus didn’t see a person’s illness. He only saw their wholeness. He didn’t say, “Where does it hurt?” or “Are you tired of being sick?” He asked if they wanted to be made well. He only focused on the wholeness, and through their faith, they saw their wholeness as well.
We also co-create our reality through the power of our focused intentions.

In our Keys to the Kingdom class, we wanted to create an affirmation-a powerful intention for our church. We talked about the roof, but we wanted to focus on something that we could see, so we chose the front walkway. The block wall is crumbling in places, but it’s still basically solid. We’d really like for it to look more inviting! In the classes I teach, we have uplifting music and prayer. To create our affirmation, we took a few moments to go within and listen in silence. We closed the silence with prayer, and right away Doug Egbert spoke this affirmation. “I am open to God’s giving abundance in my life.” We expanded it to include the individual, the collective, and our church.

I am open to God’s giving abundance in my life.
We are open to God’s giving abundance in our lives.
Unity is open to God’s giving in our church.
Thank you God for our wonderful walkway!

Charles Fillmore, before his personal healing, said, “Truth principles must prove their worth or they are fraudulent.” This is our opportunity to have our truth principles prove their worth! Would you be willing to join me? Our intention experiment will take place for the next 30 days. From today until Christmas Day, we will agree to meet, in silent soul communion at 8 o’clock every evening. You might want to sit in a quiet place, listen to some music, or pray and meditate to feel the presence of God. Then state these abundance affirmations and hold them in mind for 10 or 15 minutes. Together, we’re creating our reality through the power of our shared intention.

The Society of Silent Help continued to grow and soon they were receiving more than 1000 letters each day. Many of them stories of answered prayers…seeming miracles. Charles, Myrtle, and the Unity workers answered each letter, and eventually there were two “class thoughts” each month. One for healing and the other for prosperity. The Society ultimately became what is now called Silent Unity, Unity’s 24 hour telephone, correspondence, AND internet prayer ministry. If you haven’t ever called them, please do. 1-800-NOW-PRAY. Everything is always working out for us, so be ready for answered prayer!

If you read this far, thank you! Please join in our intention experiment and also join us for each of the Sunday services in December. Tomorrow, December 3rd, is the first day of Advent. Let us prepare our hearts for the birth of the living, loving Christ presence this Christmas season.

Bless you friend. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
In Light and Love,
Rev. Cindy

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!

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!

September 2017 Minister’s Message

Dear Friends of Unity of Dayton,

School has started for many families and individuals. Unity of Dayton will resume Youth Ministry classes Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. Our Youth and Family ministry will have a positive impact on youth and their families. Invite others into our loving community. We teach universal Truth, practice spiritual principles and live life abundantly.  Here is how our Youth and Family Ministry will do this.

The Uniteens and Y.O.U.ers  (middle school and high school age group) will embark on a wonderful adventure studying and learning the principles taught in the book, The I of the Storm for Teens: Finding Peace in the Midst of Conflict written by Jane Simmons. The spiritual principles explored are invaluable to youth in the day to day stress of their world.  We are excited to be offering this transformative experience. Uniteens and Y.O.U.ers will learn the techniques to create peace and make a difference.

The pre-school and elementary class will explore the powerful beings they are through the What a Wonderful World curriculum. Themes include their unique gifts, God’s love is everywhere, what I think creates my world, God expresses through me, oneness and more. Each lesson is presented in a manner to draw out the wisdom they already possess, rather than to stuff them with beliefs and facts. Our cherished children will blossom and grow, nourished by love.

This school year the Unity of Dayton community at large will be spreading love, while stopping weekend hunger for children at Wright Brothers Elementary in Huber Heights. We have joined with other organizations to meet the basic need for food by providing weekend care bags known as ‘Love in a Bag’. We purchase supplies and pack bags that are distributed every Friday during the school year.

You are God’s unique gift to the world.You have unique gifts to give. To engage in and/or support our Youth and Family Ministry or Community Outreach Ministry please  contact  me  937.233.7516revchase@unityofdayton.org.

Peace,

Chase


 

Charles Fillmore wrote, “We may receive spiritual inspiration from within. By prayer and meditation on words of Truth in the silence we may so open our consciousness to the divine inner presence that the necessary understanding, love, and power may be given us to enable us to bring forth in our own lives the good results that we wish to see manifest.”   We have within us infinite wisdom and deep peace. Prayer and meditation are the keys that unlock the door to peace in the midst.  During your prayer time, hold the High Watch for people who are moving through times of struggle.  See the Truth of each individual expression of God, each spiritual being moving through a human experience.  Know with them and for them that there is more going on in any moment than we are capable of seeing or understanding.  God is everywhere present, all knowing, all powerful, and all loving.
As we watch daily media reports of people struggling to survive in unimaginable living conditions, fleeing violence, and being affected by natural disasters, it is easy to get caught up in the energy of wanting to fix the world around us.  If you find yourself asking, “What is mine to do?”  Consider this. Whatever else is yours to do, your role begins with taking time to connect with the peace that passes all understanding – to be the peace you would like to see in the world. Albert Einstein said, “I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.” Here are some things you can do. Maintain a prayer and meditation practice. Be present at 11am on Sunday, September 10 to welcome Rev. Cindy back from her Sabbatical and to hear her speak about the role of prayer in our lives. Attend our World Day of Prayer service on Wednesday evening, September 13 at 7pm.  Visit the church on Thursday, September 14 between 10 – 2 for silent prayer and viewing videos of WDOP services from Unity Village.  Join us for our Wednesday evening meditation service on September 27 at 7pm.  You are and are called to be peace in the midst of all matters.

Blessings,

Sue

 

August 2017 Minister’s Message

Dear Friend of Unity of Dayton,

When I think of August, I think of vacation – a time to explore area parks and rivers or to sit on the deck and watch the squirrels and birds. A different approach to taking time away is meditation. Today is as good a time as any to begin this daily practice that will lift your spirits, clear your mind, and energize your body. Find a quiet time and place where you can relax your body and your mind. Quiet your mind through listening to your breath. Choose a Divine Idea, such as Love, Peace, Joy, Strength, Compassion, and focus only on that idea. Then go within – invite your mind to rest, allow your body to become more peaceful, and let your soul reconnect with Source. Myrtle Fillmore writes, “…turn [your] attention to God, the indwelling Lord, with the happy assurance that all old, disappointing things are dropping away and the healing, peace-giving, joy-filling, prospering ideas of God’s love, life, and substance are filling the mind and heart, quickening, new energies in the body.”  As you spend time in the Silence, you create the space to feel God’s peace and love. Getting away from the busyness of daily routines renews the body, mind, and soul. You will find that there is nothing more fulfilling or satisfying than reconnecting with the Presence of God.  Peace,

Rev. Sue

 


New experiences and learning new skills are ways to refresh.  This August Unity of Dayton is offering you opportunities to explore, refresh, renew and connect.

Aug. 2, and 16, Healing Without Medicine book study group

Aug. 6, Dr. Shaye, a healer, guest speaker and workshop presenter

Aug. 9, 23, and 30, Meditation service

Aug. 20, Douglas Blue Feather, Native American Flutist, guest speaker and workshop presenter

Aug. 27 Victoria Haren, a healer, guest speaker and meditation workshop presenter

Everyday our labyrinth is available for you to walk. Each labyrinth walk is a different experience. Familiar routines and activities can renew when the presence of Spirit is invited in to the activity.  While you explore area parks and rivers or to sit on the deck and watch the squirrels and birds, carry Spirt into all you do and be refreshed. Whatever your activities this month know the life energy of God flows as you open up to the new. Peace,

 

Rev. Chase

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!

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!

May 2017 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

Maya Angelou once wrote, “Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.” It’s easy to become discouraged, and it takes great strength and determination to become encouraged. And yet, I believe that is what we are being called to do. Right now, the world is asking us, “Can you look at this situation… and that one… and that one… and still stand in your faith? Do you have enough courage to trust love one more time?”

On Sunday, April 30th, our Gospel Choir blessed us with their singing. It takes courage to stand upon a stage and sing in public. Each person who sang was trusting love one more time, and we were blessed by their courage.

We also welcomed new members to Unity of Dayton on Sunday. It takes courage to publicly make a commitment to your personal spiritual journey. Those who do so are trusting love one more time, and we are blessed by their courage.

Each Sunday, in the face of doubt, disheartenment, and seeming obstacles, you arise and make the decision to add your love and energy to our spiritual community. You courageously come to learn Who and What you are in relationship to God. Each Sunday you are trusting love one more time, and our community is blessed by your courage.

Each moment that you see beyond the world of appearances, you are trusting love one more time. When you affirm the Truth you know and your mind is changed at depth, you are trusting love one more time. When your thoughts, words, and actions reflect the love that you are, you are trusting love one more time, and one more time.

Trust love and be blessed my friend!

In gratitude and love,

Rev. Cindy

Upcoming Events:
Metaphysical Bible Interpretation Class, 7-9pm, Tuesdays May 9-June 6
Town Hall Meeting, Sunday May 7 at 12:30 pm
Mother’s Day-Bless you for your nurturing spirit!, Sunday May 14
Bits & Bytes-Visitors and Newcomer’s Meeting, Sunday May 28 at 12:15 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!

in all my ways. Thank you God!

April 2017 Minister’s Message

Greetings Friend,

I’m so excited! David Roth is our guest speaker and musician tomorrow, April 1st, at Unity of Dayton. No April fooling! If you experienced David when he was here in 2014, you know what a blessing he is. If you’ve not experienced David before, you are in for a treat! I hope you’ll come out for the 11 am service and stay for his 1 pm concert. There are no tickets to buy. We will receive a love offering during the service and the concert. Give as much as you feel you’ve received. So you can stay in the good vibe, Unity is also providing lunch on a love offering basis.

Life doesn’t always seem to offer so much for so little. Unity, however, is different. Unity was founded on the prosperity principles taught in Scripture. The Law of Giving and Receiving means that, as we give, so shall we receive. Actually, giving and receiving are the same, for we are all one in Spirit. What do I mean? Have you ever given a gift anonymously? The sheer joy you feel confirms it…a blessing you give blesses you even more.

Imagine if we could live our lives from that understanding. We would be tripping all over ourselves to give of our time, talents, and treasures! And yet, when we feel worried about our finances, rather than open our purse strings, we tighten them. This cuts off the very flow of good we hope to receive!

When finances are tight, I invite you to find a way to give. Although it could be a monetary gift, it doesn’t need to be. Start wherever you can. Clean out your closet and give away those old clothes. Give some of your time to an organization or cause you want to support. Pay it forward by paying for the coffee of the next person in line. Give a few extra moments of your time and attention to your loved ones. In prayer and meditation, give some time to God.

Each day is another opportunity to be a giver to life. Tomorrow, give yourself the gift of David Roth’s message and music. You can learn more about him here: David’s Webpage and hear a sample on Youtube: Practice Makes Progress

Be blessed my friend. You are in my heart and in my prayers.

My love to you,
Rev. Cindy
Upcoming Events:
April 14th, Good Friday, at 7 pm, Rev. Sue and the Prayer Team will begin our Easter experience with a special Taize Service.
April 16th at 11 am, on Easter morning, we will share an Easter experience of resurrection and light.
April 16th, following the Sunday Service, children of all ages are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt.
April 30th, Gospel Choir performs and Unity of Dayton receives new members.

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!