To change the world we need an "I have a dream" speech, not an "I have a complaint" speech, says the contemporary theologian Miroslov Volf, Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Volf asserts, "Christian faith in its entirety is about flourishing life—good life, true life, or, in biblical terms, 'abundant life' (John 10:10) or 'the life that really is life' (1 Tim. 6:19)".
This fall we will launch an inquiry regarding the nature and manifestation of a flourishing life—what exactly does a flourishing life look like? What criteria do we use to determine our vision of a flourishing life? We will build on our exploration over the last year of Jesus' teachings on metanoia (the practice of going to the larger mind) and kenosis (the practice self-emptying) examining how these practices were taught in service of a flourishing life.
I have been away for two months and I have missed you. How I am looking forward to our reunion!
With much love, Linda
Chair Yoga at 9:30 am in the Chamber Library
Women's Empowerment Circle in the Chamber Library after Service
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, Sept 1:
9:30 am: Chair Yoga 10:30 am: Sunday Service - Rev. Linda returns!
11:45 am: Women's Empowerment Circle - Chamber Library
Sunday, Sept 8:
9:30 am: Chair Yoga 10:30 am: Sunday Service
Sunday, Sept 15:
9:30 am: Quest Class Resumes 9:30 am: Chair Yoga 10:30 am: Sunday Service
Sunday, Sept 22:
9:30 am: Chair Yoga 10:30 am: Sunday Service
Monday, Sept 23:
12:30 pm: UCOG Men's Group
Tuesday, Sept 24:
10:00 am: Book Club meets
Sunday, Sept 29:
9:30 am: Chair Yoga 9:30 am: Quest Class 10:30 am: Sunday Service 12:30 pm: 5th Sunday at Carol Light's House
We are looking for volunteers!
Events Table: This only takes a few minutes to set up and take down after Service. We need a few people to alternate setting up the table each Sunday. We have a red table cloth, sign up sheets, information about Unity, a Prayer Box, and a Suggestion Box that need to be arranged each week. Please let Cathy know if you are interested in volunteering.
Security Team: Please volunteer to keep our Church safe. The Security team goes through the building making sure doors are secure and monitors the camera during Service to see if any latecomers need to be let in the front door. If you are interested, please see Jerry after Service.
Spiritual Education Classes Online
Rev. Eileen Ramsey will be teaching "Alternatives"
Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 1 at 7 pm
As we mature, so should our ideas about Religion and Spirituality. During this five-week class, participants will examine the thinking behind traditional Christian beliefs, and consider nontraditional perspectives. Designed as a beginning exploration of our spiritual understanding, this interactive and experiential course may strengthen some long-held beliefs about “God”, “Jesus Christ”, “Heaven”, “Hell”, etc., and shed new light on others.
Cathy Schwanke, LUT will be teaching "Unity Prayer"
Mondays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 4th at 7 pm
Affirmative meditative prayer is at the heart of the Unity spiritual path. The Unity way of prayer is ultimately aimed at the experience of the Divine and Realization of the practitioner’s Divine Potential. Along the way, there are practical benefits, including guidance, healing, and abundance. In this course, students are introduced to Unity’s Five-Step Prayer Process and supported in developing their daily prayer practice.
Each week we strive to post affirmations, interesting quotes and a quick video of what is happening each week at Unity Georgetown as well as Unity in general. There are links to the World Day of Prayer, Online classes and more.
The Bucket of Hope for July - September is The Caring Place
This is the final month in this quarter to support The Caring Place. The Caring Place provides financial assistance, clothing, food, financial training, and many many more services.
The Caring Place has requested the following items:
Toothbrushes - Toothpaste - Deodorant - Cereal of all kinds
We now have an ongoing collection for the Ronald McDonald House. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum gems help offset the House's expenses such as their electric bill. There is a jar on the events table in the back of the Sanctuary to deposit your tabs.
Feb. 21-26, 2020 - 5 day Cruise leaving from Galveston!