Unity in the Southern Tier Newsletter



meeting at:

First Congregational Church

Corner of Main and Front Streets

BinghamtonNY 13905

at 11:45 AM in the Eden Room

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


This Week at Unity – 12-9-18

Speaker:  Rick Gridley

” For Unto Us A Child is Born”


Rick teaches information literacy to K-12 students at BOCES, yoga and Qi Gong for health and relaxation.  He enjoys exploring and discussing what it means to be a spiritually awake and engaged human being.  

So join us for another great Sunday message!!

Fellowship Hosting Second Sunday

Second Sunday, this month, it’s our turn to supply the refreshments for our fellowship time in the Parlor at FCC.  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.

AFFIRM WITH US:  “Each day is an opportunity to make progress in my life.”

Upcoming Speakers:  

Sunday, Dec. 16:   Rev. Art Suggs

Sunday, Dec. 23:  Rev. Diane McCarty

Sunday, Dec. 30: Jamie Walters: “An Intentional New Year”


Vera’s Videos:

Latest Video link for Sunday Service Talk and Music:

Rev. Art Suggs on 12-2-18:  “Science and Religion”  :


Search on www.youtube.com and then search on youtube for Vera Scroggins or https://www.youtube.com/user/veraduerga

and find my videos of Unity in the Southern Tier Talks and Workshops sponsored by Unity and by Speaker’s name.


 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.



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  or Vera Scroggins  607-237-9685


Mailing Address: 72 Lewis St,

                          P.O.Box 955

                          BinghamtonNY 13901


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



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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