at a Glance
Grounds Maintenance Team Workday
Saturday - 8:00 a.m.
Hike Saturday, September
Meet at the church at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesdays - 30 min.
Prosperity Study Group
Wednesdays - Begins September 4,
Sunday Potlucks Canceled
(for Summer months)
Unity Friends Activities
Sign-up in the foyer
Sign-up sheet on table in foyer
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Message from your minister
Understanding Unity Series
"We all should learn the need of teaching the fundamental principle of life as the omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience of God, and the oneness of each individual with God. Theories and dogmas and systems do not fulfill this purpose. Only that which is true to the fundamental fact in creation – that "God is all," and the individual is one in and with God – is worthy of the name, Truth." Charles Fillmore, Cofounder of Unity
A Paradigm Shift
An 8 Part Series
When Jesus spoke of the problem of placing new wine into old wineskins, he was talking about a clash between two ways of thinking, two paradigms. In the context of his ministry, we think of these two paradigms as the differences between Old Testament and New Testament theology. We can also use this wine and wineskin metaphor to represent two completely different spiritual paradigms: a paradigm of separation and a paradigm of oneness.
The contrasting ideas of separation and oneness have to do with the individual’s relationship to God. Most of us grew up with a paradigm of separation, believing that God lived in the sky, or in some remote and physically inaccessible place. Our connection with God would be made through the Church, through the Bible, or through some form of prayer.
The paradigm of oneness, on the other hand, places God within the individual. Spiritual systems based on this paradigm, which include all mystical and New Thought teachings, stress that the connection with God involves an inner awakening to our already established oneness.
The paradigm we hold will make a great deal of difference as to how we think of God, ourselves, and our life. It is good to become clear on this so we do not make the mistake, as Jesus pointed out, of attempting to put new wine into old wineskins.
Over the next 8 weeks I'll be exploring the following topics and how they are understood within the paradigm of oneness context:
Part 1: A Paradigm Shift: Aug 4
Part 2: What Is God?: Aug 11
Part 3: What Am I?: Aug 18
Part 4: The Oneness Enigma: Aug 25
Part 5: Meditation & Prayer: Sept 1
Part 6: Consciousness Evolution: Sept 8
Part 7: Who Was Jesus?: Sept 15
Part 8: Bible Truth: Sept 22
Unity friends activity network
Unity Friends Activity Network is a loosely organized group, who are interested in attending local community and cultural events. Which could also consist of days trips within 100 miles or more, from Grand Junction. Activities might include going to festivals, music events, museums, archeological features, movies and theater productions. It could also include outdoor outings such as biking, snowshoeing, nature walks and hiking. (This network would not replace or compete with the Adventurous Spirits hiking group).
Nothing would be formally organized; you would simply call a Unity friend on the Activity Network list and make your own arrangements for an outing of your choice. Sign the sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer if you would like to join our Unity Friends Activity Network list. Photo copies have been made of the current list of names, so far and they are with the clipboard on the table. New copies will be made, as more names are added to the networking list. For more information, contact, Doug Sawtelle at 241-8476.
The ADVENTUROUS SPIRITS will hike to Hooper Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness on Saturday, August 24th.
Hooper Lake is one of those beautiful mountain lakes at the base of the Flat Top Mountains. The hike is approximately 6 miles round trip and crosses a pass at 11,200 feet. It will be a little bit of a hard hike, but if we want to see the mountains, we have to go up to do it. Bring a lunch for the trail, plus some snacks, plenty of water, rain gear and fleece. We will be gone all day.
If you are interested in going with the group on this hike, sign the sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer to let us know you are planning to come along. Meet at the church parking lot at 6:30 am. Call Deb Jensen at 270-1472 for more details or to let us know you are coming.
Rev. J Douglas Bottorff
Sunday Lesson CD’s
(available after the service)
Place your CD order at the sound booth—$5.00 each
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Guided Meditation CD’s
& 11th Step
Are available at Sound Booth
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Unity Prayer Box
Fill out a prayer request slip and drop it into the Prayer Box.
(The Prayer box is located on table at the back of the sanctuary)
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Unity Prayer Line
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