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Easter is Breaking

 As we get closer to the magnificent celebration that is Easter, I would like to share a poem written by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, co-minister at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River, OH.

 

Easter is Breaking

 

Somewhere across the world,

Renovation Celebration

If you've visited Unity of Fairfax anytime since mid-March, you have surely noticed that the Atrium is in quite a state!  A state of transition, to be sure.  We are in the process of manifesting a new kitchen, updating the atrium, creating an administrative work area and making the bookstore more visible.

I'm happy to report that the administrative work area is essentially complete.  A few details remain, but the staff and volunteers who use the copier are absolutely thrilled with the work area.

A Day at Unity Village

 On Tuesday, March 11 I arrived at Unity Village,Missouri  the home of the Unity Movement, as part of my and Unity of Fairfax' service to the greater Unity Movement.  I'm here as a member of the Field Licensing Team, the ministry team charged with supporting ministerial candidates who are pursuing ordination while serving as spiritual leaders in their churches.  It was the same path to ordination I took, and it is an honor to provide guidance to ministers-in-training.

Prosperity Part 4

In our fourth Prosperity class, we addressed the subject of tithing.  And what a topic it is! 

When I asked about what class members knew about the subject, we were all over the place.  For some the subject  brought up horrible fears and bad experiences, while for others it was an established spiritual practice that added richness to life.  Well, that's a broad spectrum to be sure.

Prosperity Part 3

 Last night at our Prosperity class, we focused on two key topics that one must explore in order to create a lasting prosperity consciousness: gratitude and forgiveness.  Suffice it to say the conversation was rich with personal stories of how these two spiritual practices augment one's capacity to experience an abundant life.

Prosperity Part 2

In spite of a weather forecast of freezing rain and ice, the intrepid Prosperity class at Unity of Fairfax met on Tuesday, Februray 4.  Recall that the start of the series was postponed on account of a winter storm, then this.  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

What?!  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

Who said that?!

Prosperity Part 2

In spite of a weather forecast of freezing rain and ice, the intrepid Prosperity class at Unity of Fairfax met on Tuesday, Februray 4.  Recall that the start of the series was postponed on account of a winter storm, then this.  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

What?!  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

Who said that?!

Prosperity Part 1

 After a week's delay owing to inclement weather, the Unity class "Prosperity" began on Tuesday night, January 28.  "Prosperity," based on the book of the same title by Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore, is a collection of Unity's key teachings that, when put into practice, will lead one to a fulfilling life.

Rest and Renew

 Like many of my ministerial colleagues, I'm taking some vacation time in early January.  Once the Advent season begins, its quite a dash to complete the holiday season - special servies, lots of parties, and even a little holiday-inspired drama.  Fortunately, our training prepares us to be ready to embrace the season in all its glory.

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