butterflyGreetings Friends,

Children have started their summer vacation and this Sunday following the 11 am Celebration service, we kick off summer at Unity of Dayton. You are invited to bring a covered dish or dessert and join us for fellowship and fun at our annual Unity of Dayton Potluck Picnic! Wear your Unity of Dayton T-shirt, a T-shirt with a positive message, or your favorite T-shirt… and relax and enjoy our beautiful grounds.

Have you heard about the “WE DO” campaign for marriage equality? In anticipation of a positive June ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court for marriage equality for everyone, a coalition of Miami Valley interfaith congregations has come together to respond with boldness and clarity that we are congregations who welcome and celebrate this decision. You can help by contributing funds to pay for a full page color ad in the Dayton Daily News that lists Unity as one of the Miami Valley faith communities supporting marriage equality for all. Please make checks payable to Unity of Dayton and write “WE DO” in the memo line. Thank you for supporting equality.

Great news! Our Youth of Unity will be providing the Sunday message on June 14. Please join us in supporting them at our 11 am Celebration Service. Come and be blessed by the wisdom of our children.

I’ll be attending the Unity Worldwide Ministries People’s Convention this month, and I’ll be back on June 21, Father’s Day. I’m very excited that Claudia Carawan is our special musical guest speaker. Claudia is a fantastic singer with a powerful voice and message. You will want to invite your Dad or a friend to attend the 11 am service, and to make it even more fun, the Board of Trustees is providing lunch on a love offering basis. Claudia’s concert at 1:30 pm. Love offerings are welcome. You won’t want to miss this inspiring event. Celebrate Father’s Day at Unity! To hear a sample of Claudia on YouTube, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Dnb6Zorns

There is still time to buy tickets for the YOU Italian Feast on Saturday, June 28th. Your ten dollar ticket provides you with a great meal and the proceeds help support Mariah and our YFM Scholarship fund. Sit back, relax, and let our youth serve you an elegant Italian feast.

Have you heard about our “Spiritual Cinema Sundays?” The first four Friday evenings in July, we’ll be watching a movie at 7 pm. On the following Sunday morning at 11 am, my lesson will be based upon that movie. You’ll be amazed at the spiritual messages hidden in plain sight! Whoever said church couldn’t be fun! The movie on July 3rd is Disney’s computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film, Frozen.

If you are vacationing and travelling this summer, we encourage you listen to the Sunday lesson on our website at www.unityofdayton.org. We thank you in advance for your continued financial support Have safe and joyful journeys!

My thanks to all who are making Unity such a great place to gather, learn, and experience God’s presence. Every gift of time, talent, and treasure is an act of love. Every song, affirmation, and prayer makes a difference to someone somewhere. Thank you for sharing your sacred Self in Unity.

In loving service,

Rev. Cindy

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