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meeting at:

First Congregational Church

Corner of Main and Front Streets

Binghamton, NY 13905

at 11:45 AM in the Eden Room

Fellowship & refreshments shared with FCC at 11:00 AM in the Parlor

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This Week at Unity 10-28-18

This week at Unity we have Jim Bryden as our speaker.  Jim’s topic for Sunday is “What and how does channeling work and how do they effect our spiritual and daily life.”

Jim has been a serious student of spiritual topics.  He enjoys attending Unity services and the fellowship with Unity folk!

So join us for another great Sunday message!!

Fellowship Hosting This Sunday

This Sunday it’s our turn to supply the refreshments for our fellowship time in the Parlor at FCC.  Though we usually do this the second Sunday, we will be doing this on the fourth Sundays in October and November.  We will gratefully accept any food contribution you would like to make, typically in the form of light snacks, baked goods or fruit.  Fellowship is at 11:00-11:45 so please come early and join us as we share time and treats with the other congregations.

Meditation Before Sunday Services:

Join us at 11:00 am for a 20 minute meditation in the Eden Room.  This is a great way to clear your mind and be grounded prior to our regular service.  Diana Gildea will facilitate our weekly meditations. 

Affirm with us: 

I am grateful for the gifts of each moment.

Upcoming Speakers:

November 4- Rev. Art Suggs

November 11- Diana Gildea

November 18- Rev. Jody Kessler

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 November Workshop:

Rock Talk by Sharon Shadduck . Saturday November 10, from 1:30-3:30.  Sharon will walk us through the inspirational world of rocks, sharing with us practical applications for mental health, physical strength, and overall well-being.  She provides history and details on each including archaic information unavailable elsewhere.  She brings years of experience and samples from her extensive collections of rocks, crystals, and gemstones.

Suggested love offering $10-15.   Questions?  Contact Sharon at phoenixforty@yahoo.com

 

Vera’s Videos:

 

Vera Scroggins has taken several videos of recent Sunday Services.  To find her videos of Rev. Diane Sickler, Rev. Art Suggs, musical guests & other speakers: 

 

  1. First, type in youtube in your search engine.

 

  1. When youtube comes up type in her name, Vera Scroggins, in the search bar on top of page.

 

  1. Click her name and face to get to her channel.

 

  1. Look for Rev. Sickler’s name in a picture icon and look across icons till you see

Rev. Suggs picture icon.  Click on those to view the sermons and live music.

 

Vera can send you a link if you prefer as she wasn’t able to send links in the Unity email.

 

Anyone with questions can call or write Vera Scroggins:

veraduerga@gmail (dot com) or 607-237-9685.

 

 

Honoring Diversity:

   We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore we recognize the importance of serving all people within the Unity family in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. We strive to reach out to all who seek Unity support and spiritual growth.      Our spiritual community is free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. 

The Courage To Imagine

The 2018 Unity yearly theme is The Courage to Imagine. It is through the power of imagination that we can transform our lives. Whatever outcome we envision, we can achieve. Using this gift, we can release limiting thoughts and realize our divine potential.

The 5 Basic Principles of Unity Teachings

Unity encourages you to explore and apply Unity teachings based on your own spiritual understanding. We believe this spiritual understanding is enhanced through reflective prayer and meditation. The five basic ideas that make up the Unity belief system are: 1) God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere. 2) We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good. 3) We create our life experiences through our way of thinking. 4) There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our connection to God. 5) Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.

Do You Know About the 12 Powers?

The Twelve Powers are core abilities within each of us that we are using whether we know it or not. We consciously use them to handle every life situation so we can be the best we can be. Each of our Twelve Powers has a focused use and purpose, and we use them together, in concert, to master the art of living. They are faith, strength, wisdom, love, power, imagination, understanding, will, order, zeal, elimination, and life.- Rev. Kelly Isola

Our Unity Prayer Request Box

We encourage you to make a list of all of your prayer concerns for both yourself and others, and to put it in the prayer request box either before or after the service on Sundays.  Prayer requests will be sent on to Silent Unity where they will also be prayed about every day for 30 days.  Feel free to bring a new prayer list every Sunday.

 

Silent Unity … May We Pray With You? 24 Hours A Day

1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729)

 


   Download the free mobile prayer app from Silent Unity

 

Hal Fischbeck’s Phone Ministry

Hal Fischbeck is essentially the founder and “Father” of our Church.  He has revitalized his phone ministry called Unity Thoughts, and the phone number is (607) 757-0009. He changes the message a couple of times each week. Call the number anytime you need a spiritual lift or a blessing.

 

CONTACT US:

Visit our website at: www.unityist.org

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/unityist/?fref=ts.

*Check the facebook page for upcoming events and a schedule of services.  Please share!

 

For information:  Jerry Neary  570-396-4398 .

 

Mailing Address: 72 Lewis St,

                          P.O.Box 955

Binghamton, NY 13901

 

Send changes in contact information including email address to : UnityintheSouthernTier@gmail.com.

 

OTHER LINKS:

www.unity.org:  The Unity Worldwide Ministries website features resources of all kinds including videos, books, online classes and much more.  These resources are available to anyone.

http://www.dailyword.org/Daily Word, published by Unity, offers insight and inspiration to help people of all faiths live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives.

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This Week at Unity

 

now meeting at:

First Congregational Church

Corner of Main and Front Streets

Binghamton, NY  13905

at 11:45 AM in the Eden Room

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Mailing Address:

72 Lewis St, P.O.Box 955

Binghamton, NY 13901

Visit our website at: www.unityist.org

For information contact our Board Member, Vera Scroggins, 607-237-9685, veraduerga@gmail.com

This Week At Unity

Come hear the week’s speaker on Sunday starting at 11:45 am.  in the Eden Room of the First Congregational Church, Binghamton, NY..  Each Week different speakers that rotate monthly.

Our Unity Prayer Request Box

We encourage you to make a list of all of your prayer concerns for both yourself and others, and to put it in the prayer request box either before or after the service on Sundays. Then, our Prayer Chaplain, will pray concerning them each day, and will send them on to Silent Unity where they will also be prayed about every day for 30 days.

Feel free to bring a new prayer list every Sunday.

Your Tithes and Offerings at Work

From time to time – due to what is going on in the world – we may choose to support other things as well, and we shall endeavor to keep you informed as to how your tithes and offerings are being used.

We are Developing a New Mission Statement!

 In a workshop led by Rev. Diane Sickler the participants from our congregation explored such questions as “Why does Unity in the Southern Tier exist in my life?”, “What does Unity in the Southern Tier stand for?” and “Who have I come here to be?”. Then we worked through the various lists that were developed, and we came to the point of determining this:

“The purpose of Unity in the Southern Tier is to provide a spiritual community that expresses Unity Principles and Universal Spiritual Law in an atmosphere of loving acceptance, healing, joy, gratitude and self-discovery.”

As we continue to explore our purpose and develop our mission statement then we shall keep you informed of when and where we will be meeting so that each of you can come and participate in this process.

A Message Worth Reading

“From childhood, we begin hiding our inner self away. We learn to adapt and survive in the outside world. Our families and peers teach us socially acceptable behavior. Our educational system teaches us the technical and social skills we need to sustain a material life. As adults, we are thrust into a society geared towards materialism and maintaining the status quo. 

Rarely, especially in the early formative years, are we taught inner development; with an emphasis on intuition, the subconscious mind, independent thinking, self esteem, self-confidence, psychic or inner spiritual growth.
 
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Is it any wonder the Inner Self becomes lost in the business of the outer world?
 

Yet, despite all this, the inner self does remain alive in everyone and many are ready to heed its call. That is why the mystical traditions exist today and have for centuries, offering people a way to realize their own infinitely powerful and divine nature.

Mysticism teaches cosmic laws and principles by which we are brought into closer consciousness of our divine power. The mystical experience of union with the One imposes upon the mystic a moral obligation — to use this knowledge for the welfare of others.” Rosicrucian Manuscript

This is also why the Unity Movement is in the world today.

Become a Licensed Unity Teacher!

Did you know that you can get credit for courses from Unity toward becoming a Licensed Unity Teacher or Unity Minister through the classes taught by Rev. Diane Sickler following the service on the first Sunday of every month.  Our youngest Board member, Kenneth Main, is one of the ones taking the class for credit so be certain to ask him about how this works.

Daily Word

Encouragement, affirmation and ideas to help you create a healthy life – mind, body and spirit.

www.dailyword.org 

 

Unity Resources Worth Knowing About

Did you know that Unity has some publications that you can sign up for that will be delivered weekly to your email? Whether you are just interested in learning more about Unity Principles, or you are in a position of leadership in the congregation, then Unity has something to help you. Visit this link to subscribe to them today:

http://www.unityleaders.org/subscribe/

Youth and Family Ministries

Unity in the Southern Tier is now offering children and youth programs each and every week. Our young friends will join us for the opening hymn and greeting, after which they will be led to their classroom for their lesson. We are truly excited to finally be able to offer this programming as part of our new and expanding ministry. We hope you will pass this on to any of your friends or family that have not been able to attend Unity services because of child care issues. This is our opportunity to reach out into the community and serve all who wish to come. Thank you all for your patience as we worked on making this dream become a reality. 

Concerns and Suggestions

If anyone has any concerns about anything happening during or around our services, and of course suggestions on how to make them better, then please reply to this email, and share your thoughts with us. They will be sent to your Unity Board of Trustees, and we will do what we can to make things better for everyone. We may not be able to please everyone all of the time, but we endeavor to do so most of the time. And, we also encourage you to come and share your ideas with us at future board meetings.

Our Mission

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity 

based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.

Silent Unity … May We Pray With You? 24 Hours A Day


1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729)
 

Need Some Inspiration? 

Dial-A-Thought: 607-757-0009

The Unity Worldwide Ministries website features resources of all kinds, from videos, online classes, books, to teachings and resources for ministers, Board Members, and much, much more. These resources are available to anyone. Log on to:www.unity.org 

Unity – A Positive Path To Spiritual Living

 

 

Unity in the Southern Tier Newsletter

meeting at:

First Congregational Church

Corner of Main and Front Streets

Binghamton, NY 13905

at 11:30 AM in the Eden Room

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This Week At Unity

This coming Sunday is February26, 2017.  Rev. Art Suggs will be speaking to us with another of his inspiring & thought provoking talks.  In case you don’t know Rev. Suggs, he is the senior minister at the First Congregational Church.  Their website describes him as enjoying being the pastor of an open-minded, intellectually curious, passionately loving and open and affirming congregation.  He relishes leading discussions about theological and interfaith matters.  Our Unity congregation always enjoys his talks and the ensuing discussions.  Come on over this Sunday and see what he’s presenting to us this time!

 From now through the 1st of June Clifford will be teaching a Unity catechism for our children. This will not be about a rigid doctrine that one must follow no matter what, but a look at what Unity teaches about these subjects, and how we can decide for ourselves what we really believe. This coming Sunday will cover how Unity sees God. The lessons that follow this are Jesus Christ, Humankind, Prayer, Worship, Baptism, Communion, Heaven, Hell, Satan, Sin, and Life After Death. Parents and Grandparents are encouraged to get the Unity book titled “Alternatives: New Approaches to Traditional Christian Beliefs” by William L. Fischer so that you can help your children further with this during the weeks to come. You can order the book from Amazon.  ( editor’s note: Gmail wouldn’t allow us to send the amazon link in the mass email…sorry!)

We still are looking for a new Sunday school teacher beginning June 1st, when Clifford plans to retire from the position.  If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in this position, please contact Jerry Neary at jnedry1953@gmail.com or 570-396-4398.

 

Why do people join the Unity Board of Directors?

There are lots of reasons:

*“I totally believe in the Unity message – Christ within – and the Unity family is a source of friends and people to hang out with. I’m not drawn to other church settings.”

*“I was new to the area and wanted to connect with like-minded people, and make a contribution.”

*“It’s a spiritual practice for me. Service work is suggested as part of my 12 step program, and this enhances my connection to the greater whole.”

*“I’ve shopped around for churches; none of them expressed how I feel the way Unity does — I don’t want Unity to go away, so I need to help. I’m willing to. And my commitment helps me stay connected.”

The current Board is a warm and wonderful group of people who have fun together and get things done. We have openings for a few more Board members starting in January. Thoughtful, creative people who care about Unity are welcome.

Are you called?  Open to explore?

Please contact Unity Board President Jerry Neary at jnedry1953@gmail.com or 570-396-4398

or Vice President Pamela Moss at pamela@drpamelamoss.com or 607-372-1676.

Is this YOU?

Unity of the Southern Tier is looking for someone who:

* likes to focus on details

* enjoys numbers

* is organized and honest

* cares about Unity and wants it to thrive

* wants to feel useful, appreciated, loved and truly supported

The right person may be an introvert and not feel like a “joiner” — no problem.

To find out more, please contact Unity Board President Jerry Neary at jnedry1953@gmail.com or 570-396-4398

or Vice President Pamela Moss at pamela@drpamelamoss.com or 607-372-1676

 

Unity Online Radio~The Voice of an Awakening World

www.unity.fm

What Is Unity Online Radio?

The Unity Online Radio Network is a platform for spiritual and New Thought discussions. The programs on the network are a powerful voice in providing the consciousness, clarity, and common vision necessary to create transformation in the world today. We call it The Voice of an Awakening World.

Listeners can tune in around the clock to hear provocative, uplifting, and inspiring programs on topics ranging from what Jesus really taught to how to maintain a spiritual practice with your partner or spouse. The programming schedule offers something for everyone and features more than 36 new program episodes each week, 33 of them broadcast live, allowing listeners to call-in and participate in the discussion. The programs are hosted by Unity ministers, licensed Unity teachers, and other leaders from within and around the New Thought movement. The guests on some programs are amongst today’s hottest and most insightful leaders from around the world including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Michael Beckwith, Lynne Twist, and Gregg Braden to name just a few. We also feature some of the best New Thought music daily during the Unity Music Hour and on Sunday, the New Thought Music Day.

www.unity.fm

 

Our Unity Prayer Request Box

We encourage you to make a list of all of your prayer concerns for both yourself and others, and to put it in the prayer request box either before or after the service on Sundays.  Our Prayer Chaplain, Rev. Diane McCarty, will pray concerning them each day, and will send them on to Silent Unity where they will also be prayed about every day for 30 days.

Feel free to bring a new prayer list every Sunday.

 

Silent Unity … May We Pray With You? 24 Hours A Day

1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729)

 

Download the free mobile prayer app from Silent Unity

 

Hal Fischbeck’s Phone Ministry

Hal Fischbeck is essentially the founder and “Father” of our Church.  He has revitalized his phone ministry called Unity Thoughts, and the phone number is (607) 757-0009. He changes the message a couple of times each week. Call the number anytime you need a spiritual lift or a blessing.

 

CONTACT US:

Visit our website at: www.unityist.org

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/unityist/?fref=ts.

*Check the facebook page for upcoming events and a schedule of services.  Please share!

For information:  Rev. Diane Sickler, Sr. Minister, at dmsickler@aol.com,        

Phone:  (570)824-7722.  

                         Rev. Diane McCarty, Prayer Chaplain and Music Minister,

                         at dianesmelody@yahoo.com, phone: (918)520-5426.

 

Mailing Address: 72 Lewis St,

                          P.O.Box 955

Binghamton, NY 13901

 

Send changes in contact information including email address to : UnityintheSouthernTier@gmail.com.

 

OTHER LINKS:

www.unity.org:  The Unity Worldwide Ministries website features resources of all kinds including videos, books, online classes and much more.  These resources are available to anyone.

http://www.dailyword.org/Daily Word, published by Unity, offers insight and inspiration to help people of all faiths live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives.

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