Welcome to Spring and Happy Easter! Did you know that, in the year 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox? This year we celebrate Easter on April 5th, the first Sunday of the month. Regardless of the date, the Easter experience symbolizes resurrection from an old, dead way of being in fear and separation, into a new life of joyful awareness of the living Christ presence within our own hearts, minds, and lives. I look forward to seeing you on Good Friday at 7 pm for a special Taizé Service of music and prayer, and on Easter morning as we celebrate resurrection and metaphysically explore being lifted up in our own resurrection experiences. And, of course, there will be an Easter egg hunt for the children following the 11 am service!
My deepest gratitude to those who attended the Keys to the Kingdom class. It was a wonderful class that benefited everyone. Following Easter, we’ll keep the energy going with a look at how the New Testament was created. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the Christian Bible with me on Sunday mornings from 9-10 am beginning April 12th. We’ll meet in the Elementary classroom for a brief video and a time for questions and discussion.
As you may know, Unity was founded on affirmative prayer. This powerful prayer practice absolutely changes us and our lives! Rev. Sue will be teaching a five week Unity Prayer class from 10 am to noon on five Saturdays beginning April 11th. If you want the tools to a transformative prayer life, please sign up for this class or get more information in the Social Area.
WOW! Unity of Dayton is hosting a screening of the new video, A New Thought, A New You on Sunday, April 26th at 3 pm. Teachers and speakers such as Della Reese from across the New Thought movement share their inspiring true stories of personal transformation. This video will take you on an uplifting journey, beyond adversity to living a life of peace, well-being, abundance, and purpose. Please plan to attend and invite those friends who’ve wondered what Unity and New Thought are all about. A time for discussion will follow the video. Love offerings will be accepted.
I’d like to thank those of you who’ve contributed so much of your time, tithes, and talent to our spiritual community. After a long winter, the flower beds will be brightening, the grass will green up, and the gardens will be neatly planted. It also feels to me as though Unity of Dayton is ready to spring forth into a greater expression as a spiritual center for healing and transformation. As we claim our co-creative power with God, we change our minds at depth. With new thoughts of praise, appreciation, and possibility, we are growing in awareness of who we came here to be.
In loving service,