Sign up this Sunday to help get Bob to his therapysessions at UT onMonday afternoons, starting early February.
Bucket of Hope Items for the Nest Empowerment Center: 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 for the kids at The Nest (see below).
Chair Yoga on hiatus.
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.
A Note From Linda
In the book How to Let God Help You, Unity co-founder Myrtle Fillmore is quoted as saying: "the mistake some Unity teachers make is that they believe in Christ intellectually and deal with this truth intellectually whereas spiritual things must be spiritually judged. They have no idea of the esoteric [inner, mystical] meaning of Jesus Christ's words. It is the spiritually blind leading the blind."
Myrtle's assertion has ancient antecedents. In his book, Mystical Christianity, the internationally known Jungian analyst John Sanford said that the early Christians and their Hebrew predecessors "unapologetically directed their gaze into the world of the soul. For them, the soul was a living reality that needed no rational explanation," in fact it was this living inner reality that allowed them "to see the profound and meaningful ways God was working through history in manifest life and in the soul itself to bring about the divine plan."
Is there an inner reality? If there is, does it reveal a divine plan? This Sunday we will pursue these questions and look at one "trap" that can divert us from this pursuit entirely. I am so thankful for you my beloved sojourners and can't wait to see you Sunday! Love, Linda
Mark Your Calendar:
Saturday, January 18
10:00 am: Children's Program Volunteer Training and Pizza Party - see below
Sunday: January 19
10:30 am: Sunday Service 11:45 am: Chaplain Information Meeting - see below
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
Monday, January 27
12:30 pm: Unity Men's Group Meeting - see below
Tuesday, January 28
10:00 am: Unity's Book Club - see below
Wednesday, January 29
Cruiser's Planning Meeting and Potluck Dinner - See Below
If you are planning an event BEFORE Service on Sundays,
Board Room MUST be vacated before 10 am:
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!
Children's Program Volunteer Training and Pizza Party
Saturday, January 18th: 10 am - 11 am
at Donna Rigueira's house
Many thanks to Donna R. for graciously offering to host this at her home. We are excited about this opportunity for fellowship and learning.
Interested in becoming a UCOG Prayer Chaplain?
This Sunday, January 19
and the following two Sundays
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 19th and the following Sundays, 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.
The Choir is ramping up again—
First rehearsal January 26th after our Service
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.
Unity Men's Group Meeting
January 27; 12:30 pm; Georgetown Library
The Unity Men’s Group will be meeting 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!