Bring your favorite dish to share as we hold our first potluck of the year together. This is a great way to get to know your fellow congregants and make new friends. See you Sunday.
A Note From Linda
This photo is of Unity Co-founder Myrtle Fillmore (center) and Silent Unity volunteers praying over the many requests for prayer received at Unity Village. Unity was founded on prayer and this Sunday our Prayer Chaplain Team leader, Pam Braunig, will speak about the power of prayer and what it means to be a part of the Unity Church of Georgetown Prayer Chaplain Team. I was a Unity prayer chaplain for several years and it was one of the most formative experiences of my spiritual journey. There will be an information session after our service this Sunday and the following two Sundays for those who would like to learn more about what it means to be a Unity Prayer Chaplain. I hope you will prayerfully consider if you are being called to be a part of what is at the very heart of Unity.
With much love, Linda
From Pam Braunig
This Sunday we will be talking about Prayer. Jesus taught us four ways to pray. He told us how we pray is important and to also pray in faith. We will take a look at these kinds of prayer and focus on Affirmative Prayer. The power of prayer is real. We can strengthen our effectiveness of prayer by following a few simple steps.
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday: January 26
10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Chaplain Information Meeting - see below 11:45 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below 12:00 pm: Potluck Sunday
Cruiser's Planning Meeting and Potluck Dinner - See Below
Sunday: February 2
10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Women's Empowerment Circle 11:45 am: Chaplain Information Meeting - see below 11:45 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below
Sunday: February 9
10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Chaplain Orientation Meeting - see below 11:45 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below
Sunday: February 16
9:15 am: Choir Rehearsal - full schedule below 10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Healing Prayer Circle - see below 12:00 pm: Lunch and Learn
Please vacate Boardroom by 10 am on Sundays
The Sunday School teachers need to have access to the Board Room no later than 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning to set up materials for that day's lessons. If your group is meeting in the Board Room prior to our Sunday service, please be considerate of the Sunday School teachers and be completely out of the Board Room by 10:00. Your cooperation will be most appreciated!
Interested in becoming a UCOG Prayer Chaplain?
This Sunday, January 26
and Feb 2nd
This is the time of year that we welcome those feeling called to join the Prayer Chaplain Team. If you are feeling the tug of Spirit to be of service to this community as a Prayer Chaplain, Pam Braunig (Prayer Chaplain team leader) will be available after Service this Sunday, January 26 and February 2nd to answer any questions you may have regarding becoming a prayer chaplain. There will be a mandatory Prayer Chaplain Orientation on February 9th after Service. Please see Pam in the Board Room after Service for more information.
New! UCOG Healing Prayer Circle
The Prayer Chaplains will lead a Healing Prayer Circle (HPC) based on focused intention and the limitless healing power of God. It will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month after service in the library starting February 16th.
The HPC harnesses the miraculous energies of a small group to heal others, ourselves and the world. Each HPC will focus conscious prayer on healing the planet, individuals & situations of the participants. Small pieces of paper will be given to each person in the circle to write down a challenge or situation needing healing. These notes will be placed in a bowl to be released & purified by water & earth. The Prayer Chaplains will hold sacred space for the circle. A breathing exercise will be followed by a 3-minute meditation. We look forward to praying with you.
Thank you, Volunteers!
The Children's Ministry Team meet last Saturday for a training meeting and pizza party. Thank you Donna Rigueira who served not only as host but Chef too! Volunteers able to attend were Eugenia Koog, Brenda Ford, Mimi Spires, Jackie Syers, Gwenyth Smith, and Donna Rigueira. Volunteers unable to attend were Donna Sue Weaver, Alice Cooper, Claudia Robinson, Claudine Plamondon and Rebecca Zambrano (our pinch hitter!). Thank you, ladies, for serving in this vital role for our Church
The Choir is ramping up again—
Get your packets after Service January 26th and then join the potluck lunch!
If you would like to participate in our church choir, please join the choir members in the Boardroom on January 26th after Service to sing and learn about the upcoming rehearsals and performance dates.
The schedule has changed! Please see the calendar for all updates.
Choir Rehearsal/ Performance Schedule
Jan 26 - Rehearsal 11:45 am
Feb 2 & 9 Rehearsal 11:45 am
Feb 16 - Rehearsal 9:15 am Performance 10:30 am
March 1 & 22 - Rehearsal 9:15 am
March 29 - Rehearsal 11:45 am
May 3 & 17 Rehearsal 9:15 am
May 24 - Rehearsal 9:15 am Performance 10:30 am
Unity Men's Group Meeting
January 27; 12:30 pm; Georgetown Library
The Unity Men’s Group meets on Monday, January 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, in room 206 of the Georgetown Public Library. They will continue their open discussion of “The Seven Incarnations of God” and its implications for the laws of Unity living. No reading or preparation required.
Unity Book Club
January 28th; 10:00 am; Sun City Activity Center (1 Texas Drive)
The Book Club is reading The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Your Selfby Michael A. Singer for the month of January. Even if you don't get through the book, please come and share with us! Link to Amazon
FEB 25: This Moment Is Your Miracleby David Hoffmeister Link to Amazon
MAR 24: I Choose Forgiveness by Edwene Gaines Link to Amazon
Cruise Planning Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Wednesday, January 29 at 6 pm
There is a pot luck dinner and planning meeting for our upcoming cruisers who will be traveling on our church cruise out of Galveston on Feb. 21-28. John and Diane Smith are hosting at their home at 6 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 29. If you are going on the cruise and did not receive an invitation, talk to Diane Smith or Alice Cooper.
FUN AND FELLOWSHIP PLANS FOR THE YEAR
The Fun and Fellowship team has been busy planning lots of events this year. Below are some that are on the calendar so far. If you would like to help plan events for our church and be a part of this great team or if you just have ideas for further events, speak with Diane Smith, Marilyn Lane, Sally Guerra, or Alice Cooper.
Lunch and Learns - so far
February 16 :The Gut Brain Connection August: 30 Angel Cards with Donna Fowler
TBD - History of the Crystal Bowl with Ann Kennedy
TBD - Advanced Directives
March 22: Our 1st rescheduled annual meeting and a pot luck March 22 FreeCycle Event in the Foyer May 17 Guest Speaker on Islam and a Potluck October 9: Armand and Angelina return for a scheduled Friday evening Concert October 25: Concert by our own Dan McMurrough with a catered lunch
Possible Cruise next year?
Do you have ideas too? Please feel free to join the Fun and Fellowship Committee and add your voice to the fun!
Reminder: Lizabeth Sackett is the Angel Team leader. If you have any personal needs (errands, meals, transportation, etc.) that other members of UCOG might be able to help you with, please contact Liz directly or use this form.
Ann and Bob need your assistance:
Ann and Bob are going to need help getting Bob to his therapy sessions at UT Monday afternoons, starting early February. If you can help, please contact Liz using the link above or Ann will also be placing a sign-up sheet on the information table at Sunday services. Thank you for being an Angel!
The Bucket of Hope through March is:
The Nest Empowerment Center
The Nest is a safe, after-school haven that offers basic needs, counseling, academic and enrichment for Georgetown high school students who are homeless, at-risk, or living in transition. They have a long list of needs to support these kids.
Granola bars, Peanut butter crackers, Trail mix, Fruit snacks, Cans of soup, Chef-boy-r-Dee products (ravioli, spaghetti, etc), Ramen noodles, Mac and Cheese, Boxes of hot chocolate.
We now have an ongoing collection for the Ronald McDonald House. Keep those tabs coming! We have filled one container so far. Let's help them get those expenses paid.