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 937.233.7516, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.