Unity of Dayton Minister’s Message July 2015Greetings Friends,

Summer is in full swing and we’re celebrating Freedom in July! Unity of Dayton is celebrating with our nation as we move into greater expression of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

This Friday is our first week of Spiritual Cinema and I’ll be showing the movie, Frozen, at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. On the following Sunday, July 5 at 11 am, my lesson will explore the spiritual lessons found in the movie. Friday July 12 we’ll see Wizard of Oz, July 19 is Oh God!, and July 26 is Star Wars. You’ll be amazed at the spiritual messages hidden in plain sight! There is no charge for these movies, so bring your friends and join in the fun!

I want to give a great big THANK YOU to all who contributed to the YFM Scholarship Fund. We have exceeded our goal and are able to fully fund Mariah’s IYOU Rally expenses this year! Mariah’s mom, Micki, extends her deepest gratitude.

Thanks also to those who contributed to the “WE DO” campaign for marriage equality. Unity of Dayton is blessed to have such a warm and inclusive congregation. On Sunday, June 28th we contributed to the full-page color ad in the Dayton Daily News which honored and celebrated the Supreme Court’s affirmative decision for marriage equality in all fifty United States. On Tuesday this week, I was honored to join in holy matrimony a couple who had waited seven years to marry. Love wins! Thank you for supporting equality.

At the Unity Worldwide Ministries People’s Convention last month, the convention body voted to a UWM Bylaw change that allows for the creation of an electronic voting process. This means that once the process is in place, all Unity ministries will be able to vote on important matters, even if their spiritual leader isn’t able to physically attend the convention that year. It may take some time, but we are pleased to be a part of this exciting change that promotes unity in Unity.

If you weren’t here on June 21st for the Claudia Carawan concert, you missed a great concert! Claudia had on her special concert boots and she was kicking up some notes! Thank you Claudia for sharing your gifts, and thanks to the Board of Trustees (Don, Brenda, Cynthia, Joanne, Sharyn, and Melinda, and yours truly) for providing a great lunch!

We thank you in advance for your continued financial support as you are vacationing and travelling this summer. We’ll be here holding you in prayer. We encourage you listen to the Sunday lesson on our website at www.unityofdayton.org. You can donate by mailing your offering, by clicking on the “Donate Now” button in this email, or by calling the office and donating by credit card on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Note: The office is closed July 6 for the Independence Day Holiday. Have safe and joyful journeys.

Thank you for being a joyous light in our spiritual community!

In loving service,

Rev. Cindy

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