September 15 - The Power of You: A Bigger Universe - A Greater God
advent of New Thought Christianity challenged us to look beyond the limited and
often fear-based teachings about God. It asked that we evolve into a higher
perspective and understanding of God. It continues to ask us today to consider
that God is all-good, all loving, available to all people via any number of
pathways, and answering to a wide variety of names. We begin our fall series
journey by opening our eyes and hearts to a greater God.
8 – A Mindfulness of Prayer, with members of the UTC Prayer Chaplain team
September 8 – A Mindfulness of Prayer, with members of the UTC Prayer Chaplain team
On this Sunday prior to Unity’s annual World Day of Prayer, members of our prayer chaplain team will offer a very special service. It is one that will lead us into our hearts and remind us of the power of prayer. This will be an experience of prayerful mindfulness as we connect with divine experiences of the breath, connection, healing, and gratitude.
September 1, 2019 - Accepting Your Good Prosperity Series #4: More Than We
Life has so much to offer and there are times when we forget to look beyond all that we can see or our minds can comprehend. But with a little faith, an openness of mind and heart, and an ongoing realization of having been created in the image and likeness of God, we can receive and experience so much more in and of this life.
August 25, 2019 - What is Faith?
August 18, 2019 - The Hallways of Transformation
The ‘hallway’ is the place between. It can be a place of unknowing, uncertainty, and even darkness. It can also be a place of wonderful inner transformation and growth. Today we’ll look at ways that we can use our times in the hallway as a catalyst towards discovering more of our true selves and bringing them to greater authentic expression in the world.
August 11, 2019 - Finding Your Calm In A Chaotic World
What does it mean to be ‘a point of stillness in a busy world’? It means to be someone who can sit still, smile, notice their breath, walk with a peaceful gait and more – even while the busyness of the world continues all around them. Each of us has the capacity to be a presence of calm when we consistently turn within to Spirit. As we cultivate this inner relationship, we lessen any tensions and raise the quality of how we live our lives.
August 4, 2019 - Kindness is the Cure
Studies and statistics are showing that only 25% of Americans believe we are living in a kind society. Four out of five children say their parents are more focused with personal achievement or happiness than caring for others. Even with these somewhat disheartening statistics, the opportunities to be kind are innumerable and always available to us. Let’s come together and rediscover the power for good that exists in every simple act of kindness.
July 28, 2019 - Life is Messy, with Bob White
Life can sometimes be messy. The messiness and challenges that can result are simply a part of being human. They often bring us the very experiences that place us on a path to discover (or rediscover) who and what we really are: Divine beings. Join us as we welcome congregant Bob White back to the platform for another inspiring message.
July 21, 2019 – A Life of Joy
Joy is not the result of anything. Joy is a cause. Today we will be looking at joy as a divine quality of Spirit in us and how we can put this quality into the world as part of our everyday spiritual practices.
July 14, 2019 – Accepting Your Good Prosperity Series #3: Going for Greatness
Have you ever felt stuck when it comes to matters of abundance? Does the word ‘greatness’ ever feel intimidating or unattainable? The ‘greatness’ we are seeking has nothing to do with success or wealth, although both can be an end result. In fact, ‘greatness’ is already a valuable part of our own unique nature and a power that we can share in a multitude of ways.
July 7, 2019 – Living Your Life With Open Palms
There is a freedom to be had when we open ourselves fully to life
and all that it holds. Today, we look at five things we can practice as a means
to not hold on too tightly to the experiences life brings; rather, to hold them
gently in the palms of our hands.
June 30, 2019 – Honoring Life's Endings
Even in times of sorrow, it is important to honor – and perhaps even celebrate - the endings in our lives. To do so is to acknowledge the impact that someone or something has had on our lives, to honor life’s experiences that held importance in our lives, and to recognize at new levels the divine order that governs our lives. Today, we will spend time with the ongoing cycle of beginnings and endings in life. In doing so, we will also honor the ministry’s core value of COMPASSION.
June 23, 2019 – Soul to Soul Living
The best way to inspire others to be the best they can be is to be a mirror for them – living our lives in ways that model qualities such as authenticity, self-awareness, acceptance, conscious living and more. Today, we’ll take a look in the mirror to see how we can reflect the highest and best of ourselves and inspire those around us to do the same.
June 16, 2019 – A New Perspective. Guest Speaker Seth Beaudry
Seth is a young man from Traverse City who sustained serious injuries following a car accident just a few weeks after his high school graduation in 2017. Paralyzed from the waist down, he has not allowed the accident to define his life or who he is. With a spirit of determination and deeply-held belief in the unlimited potential of every human being, Seth has already had a significant and positive impact on so many and we’re thrilled that he will be with us to share his story.
June 9, 2019 – Our Spiritual Senses
June 2, 2019 – Early Christianity
May 26, 2019 – Honoring Memories
are as unique as we are. They are made up of what was or what happened. They
also serve to help us create who we wish to be. So, let us honor our memories
by finding the value they hold and putting that value to use in our lives and
in the lives of others.
19, 2019 – Guest speaker Steffany Barton: Pieces of Peace
May 19, 2019 – Guest speaker Steffany Barton: Pieces of Peace
May 12, 2019 - Guest speaker Brenda Bartz: The Courage to see
The courage to see God in each person we encounter on this earth starts with looking in the mirror. Brenda will share more about how discerning her personal core values led her to embrace herself and her spiritual journey more fully.
May 5, 2019 - Accepting Your Good Prosperity Series #2:
Tending Your Garden
We all know that for a garden to grow, it needs our loving attention. Prosperity is no different. It begins with choosing the seed of abundance that we desire to bring into our lives. It continues only as we tend to it through our thoughts, words, and actions.
28, 2019 – Volunteer Appreciation Day: Humbled and Exalted
April 28, 2019 – Volunteer Appreciation Day: Humbled and Exalted
April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday: The Easter of Your Life
Easter is not just a celebration of Jesus's life. It is also a celebration of ours. We see in him - a master teacher - all that are capable of in our lives. As we follow his example and live his teachings, our lives shine and offer the love of God into the world.
14, 2019 – Palm Sunday: Into the Chrysalis
April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday: Into the Chrysalis
Sometimes it can feel that the emphasis around the Easter Season is placed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Today, we take time to enter into the experience associated with Holy Saturday, the time in the tomb. We'll see it as a chrysalis that offers us a time of reflection, release, and powerful transformation.
April 7, 2019 - Earth Day Celebration: Beholding Heaven on Earth
On this Sunday, we celebrated Earth Day 2019. There is beauty and mystery that lie deeply within our natural surroundings. It often leads us to experiences of Spirit, helping us to experience pieces of heaven right here on earth.
March 31, 2019 - Healing Words of Life
When life gets out of balance – whether in our spiritual, physical, or emotional experiences – the words we speak to ourselves are as integral to bringing a healthy balance back into being as anything else. Join us as we explore some of the healing truths contained in Unity’s teachings.
March 24, 2019 - Holding Our Best Intention
Were you with us on January 6, White Stone Sunday? Did you claim a guiding word or phrase – a new name – for this year? If so, you set a very special intention for yourself and all that this year holds for you. We look at our intentions and how best to stay true to them as time goes by. We honored the ministry’s core value of INTEGRITY.
17, 2019 – Being Enough
March 17, 2019 – Being Enough
At one time or another, we all have moments of wondering if we’re doing enough. We wonder, in all the different roles we play, are we enough? When we remember our sacred essence, which is always enough, we can find it easier to do more and be more without finding ourselves in states of discontent along the way.
March 10, 2019 – Reading the Bible in Public
Using scripture to find personal meaning and
direction can be a very meaningful spiritual practice. However, we should also
be cognizant of the risk of doing so in ways that alienate us from others in
lieu of bringing us together in the name of common values and universal
religious teachings. Today, we look at
ways to use the biblical writings in uplifting and uniting ways.
March 3, 2019 - Creating Community
Community is all about shared humanity – the
connections we make with others. In this year of celebrating ONE HUMANITY,
MANY STORIES we pause to look at the idea of ‘Oneness’ and how its deepest
meanings can be found in the diversity existent all around us.
February 17, 2019 - Mind Your Own Business
Have you ever wanted someone else to change? Have you ever told someone what they should think or how they should feel? Has anyone ever tried to manage or control you in similar ways? When we look outside of ourselves, we are not giving attention to the business at hand in our own lives. We can use Unity’s basic teaching principles to get us back on the track of our own souls and see how that always impacts our relationships and the world for the better.
February 10, 2019 - Prosperity Series #1 - Accepting Your Good: Living
this first offering of our 2019 prosperity series, ACCEPTING YOUR GOOD,
we’ll look at what an ‘abundant life’ means from a spiritual perspective. With
that in mind, we’ll see how we can each get started on this sacred path of
prosperity in our own lives.
3, 2019 – Everyday Namaste
February 3, 2019 – Everyday Namaste
On February 3rd we honored our core value of LOVE. We’ll see how our capability to love just one person is truly telling us that we have the capacity to love all people, including those we may call our enemies.
January 27, 2019 - Nonviolent
We celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Season for Nonviolence, inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us as we explore peaceful revolution as expressed through the practice of nonviolence in our thoughts, words, and actions.
January 20, 2019 - Cultivating Our Creativity
Do you view creativity as your natural state of being? Some do, others do not. The truth is, when we open ourselves to whatever Spirit is calling for us to do in life, doors open and provide an outlet for unhampered and unlimited creativity. All we need do is continually seek, practice, and follow that which inspires us.
January 13, 2019 - The Upward Pull of Grace
Grace is perhaps the most profound experience of being one with God. Today, we’ll take a look at grace to see what it means, how to experience it, how to express it, and how to welcome it more consistently in our daily lives.