2020 Audio/Video Lessons

Welcome to our 2020 audio/video lessons page. Our Sunday lessons are always positive, inspirational, and uplifting. Senior minister Rev. Eileen Stulak and various guest speakers offer messages designed for spiritual transformation and abundant living.

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You can find a link to our lessons from 2019 at the bottom of this page.

August 2, 2020 - Guest Speaker Kennith Scott:
The Convergence of Science and Spirituality Toward Truth

Unity has been a common thread in Ken's life and his spiritual journey. He'll share some of his personal story, along with what he sees as a convergence of science and spirituality leading us toward the spiritual Truths we all seek. His presentation will also include a guided meditation focused on the scientific model present in each of us.

July 26, 2020 - Dancing With the Shadows

We all have a shadow side, as do our churches and institutions. We tend to ignore it or hide it from others because it has been deemed socially unacceptable to expose it and work with it. Sometimes, we are not even aware of its presence. However, the more we embrace the shadow - our conflicts, our contradictions, and criticisms - the more we grow and spiritually mature. As Jesus said, ‘Take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter of your brother’s eye.’ (Matthew 7:5)

July 19, 2020 - Dare to Prosper Series #3: Walking in Wholeness

Success comes as the by-product of a life lived from the inside out, knowing that you are always enough. This inner knowing automatically creates a space in your consciousness to align with new possibilities, reveal new vistas, and overcome any resistance to claiming your greater good.

July 12, 2020 - Champions, Cheerleaders, and Confidantes

Think about all that has taken place in your life to bring you to this moment. The number of experiences and situations that have been a part of your story to date. The people who have been there for you along the way, whether for a day or a lifetime. We take time to honor the champions, cheerleaders, and confidantes who have left an indelible mark upon our soul and their footprints upon our path.

July 5, 2020 - Making Change Your Friend

We all know that change is a constant in life. Some changes are extremely painful; some filled with joy; others are a result of having moved through a difficult period in life. But there are also changes that are more run of the mill. Today we’ll look at the why and how making change our friend can alleviate suffering and anguish and create a more peaceful life.

June 28, 2020 - The Soul Clothed in Honor

As we prepare to celebrate the Independence Day, our freedom is at the forefront of our minds. Freedom is often thought of as the release of a burden, which may in fact be true. However, as we look at the root origin of the word, it means the ‘power of self-determination.’ Today, we’ll take time to remember that our true freedom does not need to be determined by anyone or anything else. It is always our choice.

June 21, 2020 - Spiritual Growth 24/7

In May 2019, the ‘Daily Word Magazine’ offered a quote that said, ‘Your children are here for a larger purpose than you can know.’ On this Father’s Day, we’ll explore this ‘purpose’ not only through the eyes of our children, but also through the lens of all relationships in our lives.

June 14, 2020 - Responsible Hope

Hope is often viewed as something akin to optimism. Or, it is something we immediately offer to another moving through a challenge as a way of saying that everything is going to be ok. We can miss the fact that in the moment, everything is not ok. In a world where challenges are plenty, we’ll look at the perspective offered by practicing ‘responsible hope’ and how it can ease the tension between what we believe to be possible and the realities of life on any given day.

June 7, 2020 - Travel Well and Journey Home

There are many people who love to travel, going to exciting and faraway places or perhaps simply new places much closer to where we live. It has been shown to have very positive impacts on our minds, hearts, and spirits. The good news is that these same benefits can be had without even leaving your home. In fact, ‘home’ is where we often find all that we had been searching for in the first place.

May 31, 2020 - Improving Your Outlook

When speaking in medical terms, we would likely agree that when we hear the term ‘20/20 vision’, we think of ‘perfect’ vision. There is another kind of perfect vision; it’s the kind where we are able to continually improve our overall outlook in life. We don’t hold firm in seeing everything only through rose-colored glasses, nor do we stand just as firm in a view based in doom and gloom. We learn ways in which we can broaden our perspectives and limit the bias of our personal lens and put those ways into practice and action in our lives.

May 24, 2020 - Dare to Prosper Prosperity Series #2: Living the First Principle

Most of us can probably recite the first basic principle of Unity’s teachings. But do we do it as a rote exercise? Or do we do it with an expanded knowledge of what it truly means, how far-reaching it is, and aware of our own understanding of it as we continue to grow and change? Let’s look at all that lies within this powerful principle.

May 10, 2020 - Let It Be, with guest speaker Bob White

Guest speaker Bob White offers a lesson focusing on the effects of, and potential opportunities presented by what we are all going through at the moment. Delving into some the struggles he has been facing in his own life, he shares his thoughts about the spiritual concept of surrender and why it may not be the easiest thing to do. In light of it all, he offers how he sees all that we are currently experiencing as a chance to actually deepen our connection with God, and in turn, create powerful and dramatic changes to how we live our lives.

May 3, 2020 - Volunteer Appreciation Day: The Ultimate Exercise in Democracy

There is a very popular quote that has been attributed to many different people. It states, ‘Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.’ Today we celebrate our annual Volunteer Appreciation Day. We’ll look at some of the ongoing benefits of volunteering and how they’ve contributed to our ministry being a spiritual community that so many have called ‘home’ over the years.

April 26, 2020 - The Dance Floor of the Soul

The labyrinth and its use as a spiritual practice dates back to ancient times and crosses over many diverse religions and spiritual traditions. It is a wonderful way to experience validation for your own particular pathway in life, remaining more present to each moment, and releasing any forms of resistance by moving you more deeply into your heart. It’s a beautiful walk with Spirit that can truly nourish the soul. We’ll explore some of the history and special meanings of different elements of a labyrinth as we look ahead to celebrating World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

April 19, 2020 - Ho'Oponopono for Earth Day

We celebrate Earth Day by taking to heart the many ways in which the earth has been harmed by human conduct. As with any realization of actions we wish we could erase, forgiveness is an antidote that helps release the mistakes and move us into more loving and compassionate ways of being. We use the Hawaiian tradition of Ho’Oponopono, a practice that means, ‘set things right’, to direct some love and healing energy to our beloved Mother Earth.

April 12, 2020 - Easter Sunday: Awakening to New Life

Franciscan priest Richard Rohr wrote, ‘Death and life are two sides of the same coin; you cannot have one without the other. Each time you surrender, each time you trust the dying, your faith is led to a deeper level and you discover a Larger Self underneath.’ (Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation, 4/26/19). That ‘Larger Self’ is indicative of our connecting to the Christ presence in us on a daily basis. On this Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the ways in which the historical story of the resurrection continues to guide us today as we move through the processes of loss and renewal that we experience throughout our lives, awakening more deeply each time to something larger than ourselves at work.

April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday: Staying on Purpose

At some point in our lives, we all likely feel drawn into an unknown of some kind. It feels exciting, but fears can arise or we may worry about what others may think. Yet, intuitively we know that we must take the first step forward. We cannot deny the certainty with which we hear and feel that inner call to live our purpose, and to do so without any further hesitation. The story of Holy Week is one in which Jesus provided the example as to how to look beyond the fears and the naysayers. He showed us how to bring forth our faith and step into a much greater life meant for all of us.

March 29, 2020 - The I of the Storm Series #7: Your Pathway to Peace

Everyone has the same purpose - it is to express your true Christ nature. It is to 'be the way of God' in this world. As you do this, you take responsibility for the energy you bring to the planet and thereby become a blessing for all.

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March 22, 2020 - The I of the Storm Series #6: Let Go, Let God

Defensiveness blocks us from learning more about ourselves and growing into more of who we are here to be. As we let go of defensiveness and practice surrender (nonresistance) instead, we find ourselves opening more fully to Spirit and are guided with greater ease to make a greater difference in the world. Today, we apply this teaching to that which we are experiencing in the midst of COVID-19.

March 15, 2020 - The I of the Storm Series #5: See It Right - Not Make It Right

Conflict often emerges because people hold different perspectives. When we shift to a higher perspective – a spiritual perspective – it moves us beyond the conflict. It enables us to see new and broader perspectives through eyes of love and to act from a foundation of faith.

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March 8, 2020 - The I of the Storm Series #4: You Are Not Alone

Because many of us were not validated for being our authentic selves as children, we learned it wasn’t always safe to be fully present and show up as ourselves. As a result, we began to believe in separation. We also began to judge ourselves based on outer circumstances. Through God, we realize our oneness with all creation and we live in a state of communion.

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March 1, 2020 - The I of the Storm Series #3: Love Your Enemies

The belief that someone or something is against you is what Jesus called 'the enemy'. As you take authentic action toward your 'enemies', bringing forth forgiveness and understanding, you shift and heal the energy of your relationships.

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February 23, 2020 – The I of the Storm Series #2: Embrace the Tiger

Every single conflict in life is one that presents an opportunity for growth. As you embrace the conflict, in lieu of resisting it, you further your soul’s purpose and expand your capacity to make a difference in the world.

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February 16, 2020 - The I of the Storm Series #1: Nothing and No One is Against You

Our series begins with its essential theme: Nothing and no one is against you. When you move to your center of wholeness, you realize that the Universe is for you. Throughout the series, you will learn ways to find your way back to the ‘I’ of the storm, to your center of wholeness in the midst of whatever conflict you encounter.
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February 9, 2020 - Spiritual Master Series #5: A Life of Self-Love, with Thich Nhat Hanh

While Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 books during his life, a consistent message runs throughout them all: love and acceptance. We'll take his teachings to a very personal level, that of self-love, and see why it is such an important quality to practice in our lives each day.

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February 2, 2020 - Spiritual Master Series #4: A Life of Possibility, with Charles Fillmore

Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore always knew that God is the infinite abundant source of our supply. He believed that all we have to do is to harness that energy with our thoughts and words. He believed in the infinite, unlimited possibility in every moment. His legacy urges us to do the same today.

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January 26, 2020 - Spiritual Master Series #3: A Life of Discipline, with Mahatma Gandhi

Fearful as a child, challenged with his school studies, discriminated against and beaten as an adult – Mahatma Gandhi still found the discipline to live a life of non-violence, be a leading activist for social justice, and offer an entire life of service grounded in the teaching of love. He was a true master, always the student. This is a call that we, too, can answer in our own unique ways.           

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January 19, 2020 - Spiritual Master Series #2: A Life of Courage, with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The answer is peace. What is the question? Through several lenses we can identify the commonalities in our religious beliefs, linguistic histories and varied cultural backgrounds. This dive into where and why our differences evolved may shed light onto our path to oneness again. 

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January 12, 2020 - Spiritual Master Series #1/Dare to Prosper Series #1: A Life of Prosperity, with Eric Butterworth

This year our prosperity series is all about letting go of any hesitation in declaring, affirming, and claiming abundance in our lives. Let’s look at one of the spiritual masters of prosperity, Unity minister and author Eric Butterworth. Never one to mince words, we’ll look at some highlights from Butterworth’s book, ‘Spiritual Economics’.

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January 5, 2020 - White Stone Service: D.A.R.E. to Make a Difference

We kick off 2020 with our White Stone service and introduce our theme for this year. Using the White Stone ritual, we’ll uncover that special word or phrase that will be our personal guiding light as we Dare to Make A Difference through this new year.

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