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Sunday Service 10:30 AM

January 19, 2020
 
Please note that Thursday and Friday classes this week are 
WEATHER PERMITTING!
THERE MAY NOT BE ADVANCE NOTICE OF CANCELLATION.
 
The UGC office is closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  
Monday classes will take place.
 
ACIM will NOT take place on Thursday January 23rd.
BEING THE LIGHT - CARING FOR CREATION
 
Our guest speaker this Sunday will be Rev. Lani Howard.  Rev. Lani's talk title is Being the Light - Caring for Creation. Although we are all learning to deal with the effects of climate change, we know in New Thought that we have to go to cause/source.  Let's let Love for our beautiful earth guide us to those actions that help us avoid the extremes of climate change.  Our musician will be Kellie Garmire. 
 
Next Sunday, January 26th, Rev. Jerry's talk title will be Three Divine Paths.  Our musicians will be Yvette Cadeaux and Gabriel Clark.
 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog.  
Click here to watch Rev. Jerry's talk of January 12th, our Trans Form. 
LET'S SHARE GOOD NEWS!
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Are you feeling frustrated by all the negative news lately?!  I am going to set up a Nevada County Good News website and I'm inviting your happy hearts to join me.  If you would like to take your power back, come meet with me after the service this Sunday, January 19th, at the front of the sanctuary.
In peace, love and HOPE,
Marlene
 
FROM THE BOARD
Gifts from the White Stone Ceremony
 
Where will I find Divine Momentum?  I begin this process with contemplation by asking, allowing and receiving.  After awhile, a word will bubble up.  I have learned to trust the process.  Last year my word was UNITY.  A couple of weeks later I was elected to the Board of Trustees of Unity!  I do believe in the power of intention behind the Word;  the Divine energy to see it, be it, do it, feel it, express it, honor it, extend it, etc.  I have stopped setting New Year's resolutions.  A resolution is usually a firm decision to do something.  This seldom works for long since the ego self can have a change of mind at whim.  Whereas, an intention has an underlying theme, aim, direction or purpose that comes from deep within.  From Silence to the Word.  
 
If you missed selecting your word or phrase on White Stone Sunday you can still make your selection for 2020.  The word I have selected for 2020 is CREATION.  (Actually, I wait and let the word select me.)  Then I expect to see, enjoy, participate in and be about creation all year long.
Currently I am watching the Hyacinth grow and bloom.  The heavy fragrance of the blooming Hyacinth amazes me every single time.  I consider this Creation.
May my creations in 2020 be sweet too.
 
In peace, light and love,
Cathy Lee Knight
BOT
2020 is Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center's 
20th Anniversary!
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We want to celebrate in a big way and have the beginnings of an awesome committee to start the planning. Who doesn't love a party, especially for such a momentous occasion?! 
 
We are so excited to express our joy in Celebration of our wonderful spiritual CENTER.
 
We will kick off our year of celebration with a very special line up of guest speakers on Sunday, 02-02-2020, followed by our Best Potluck Ever.  What is the special dish or family recipe you're looking forward to sharing?! This event will be festive, and filled with fun, love, joy and gratitude. Be sure to mark your calendars.
             
JANUARY FINANCIAL
 
January Sunday Collections                                                              $   5,501.00
 
January Misc. Tithes                                                                                   525.00
 
January other income (rent, classes, etc)                                              1,028.00
 
 
 
Change for Change Donations                                                      46.77 
Utah's Place Donations                                                                115.00  
Bookstore Sales                                                                            459.00      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
UNITY IN THE GOLD COUNTRY SPIRITUAL CENTER
Congregation Survey

Last Sunday we will began distributing our congregation survey to you at our spiritual center. Our board has organized the survey into two portions; the first portion are questions about you and the second part are questions about your experience with Unity in the Gold Country. Our intention as board members is to help evaluate performance as responsive servants to our spiritual community. In an effort to define, assess and respond to your spiritual and emotional needs it is very important for us that you as a congregant participate in this process.
 
The survey will be confidential so your anonymity will be protected. We value your input and hope that you will assist us in gathering the data needed to effect meaningful positive change.  If you're a couple, please each complete a survey individually.  As your elected board members we are open to any new ideas you may offer and also look forward to hearing what you feel is working in our spiritual community. Thank you in advance for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated!
 
Many blessings for a healthy and prosperous new year!
Angela Apostal
Board Member
SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
The Enneagram
 
Tuesday's at 10 am, as part of the Spiritual Exploration class, Rev. Jerry will continue with the third presentation on The Enneagram.  The second class was Jan 14th with an attendance of over 60 people!  With Rev. Jerry's knowledge, enthusiasm and humor, it continues to be a great experience.
 
This is an amazing course that he has taught many times at the Sabbatical program for priests in Menlo Park.  It is a truly insightful spiritual tool that helps to uncover our shadow and to heal it.  It also brings forth helpful insights into our strengths that may not be obvious to us.  The Enneagram combines ancient mystical wisdom with modern psychological insight to provide tools for daily living.  If you're not familiar with The Enneagram, Rev. Jerry says it is one of the top things he would recommend anyone to study.  There will be 10 to 12 sessions, you're welcome anytime and if you missed last week please come join us Tuesday.
 
Click here to view the video from the first session.
Click here to view a clever, fun video from second session.
And each session is way more than these videos!
 
We have the book here for sale as well . . . join Us!!
AN EVENING AND A DAY WITH MUKTI
Spiritual Teacher Mukti here, Jan 24th and Jan 25th
Who are you, essentially, regardless of thought or emotion? Who or what has been present for all of your life experience? How does this "essential you" touch your life today?
 
You are invited to join Mukti, whose name means "liberation", for two events filled with spiritual teachings, silent meditation and periods of question and answer with participants.
 
Mukti and her husband, the world-renowned teacher Adyashanti, founded Open Gate Sangha in the Bay Area in 1996. Mukti became the Sangha's Associate Teacher in 2004, and our Foothills community has since become one of her favorite places to share her teachings. Lucky us!
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
Friday, 7 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm
 
No online registration for Friday, the fee is $20 at the door.
Online registration for Saturday is at muktisource.org.  Online fee for Saturday is $85. 
$95 at the door.
THIS SEASON OF RETREAT AND REST
Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle
The Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle is taking a peace filled hiatus during this winter season of quiet reflection.  Spring time will bring renewed energy and eager enthusiasm to again share in the Shamanic Journey and Drumming.  
 
Peace, light and love to all!
JANUARY CLASS
Joe Dispenza and Gregg Braden - Human by Design

"A highly visual and experiential program that crosses traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to reveal science-based techniques to awaken the uniquely human potential."
A six session viewing of this workshop is being offered and facilitated by Crystal Arnold. You are welcome to join for any of the sessions.
   The six progressive workshop sessions are 
on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3 - 5 pm. 
Remaining dates are January 14, 17, 20 and 24.
Love Offering
DREAM WORKSHOP 
Dreams . . . the language of Your Soul 
with Dr. Nanci Shandera
"Dreams not interpreted are like letters 
that have not been opened."
                                 -The Talmud
You will learn about your own dream symbology and how to begin deepening your awareness of your precious dreams and their connection to your Soul. You will begin to perceive your dream messages as surprising, amazing, and essential to your spiritual evolution. You will learn how dreams inform us from deep levels of consciousness! You will learn about the great value of recurring dreams and nightmares, Life Dreams, and symbology; personal, collective, and ancient.
 
Thursdays, 10 am to 12 pm
Suggested donation: $15 per week
Call 530-274-2463 with questions or to sign up.
WOMEN OF UNITY

Think of how quickly we could heal this world
if more of us were
Dancing . . . Singing . . . Storytelling . . . Spending time in Silence . . . 
especially if we were doing these things
Together - in gatherings - everywhere.
 
We welcome YOU - please join us!
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am at Unity in the Gold Country
ANOTHER MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY
Our January/February Change for Change recipient 
is tkMomentum:
 
When seeking our Change for Change recipients throughout the year, we strive to be aware of the good works in our community.  The feature article in The Union's Foothill Weekly was about a local nonprofit called tkMomentum and their story is so inspiring.  
 
tkMomentum is a nonprofit that operates to increase the overall quality of life of people with disabilities. They provide employment by creating outsourced business solutions to grocery stores.
Influencing prosperity and happiness is important to tkMomentum. They socialize those who lack social engagement due to limited funds or friends. As long as tkMomentum exists, people with disabilities have a friend. They believe that everyone deserves to feel the love of friendship. 
I encourage you to click here to read their full story shared in The Union!
OUR POWER STATEMENT FOR JANUARY
We serve the Light with perfect vision. 
SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
 
Kristin Verducci is our Volunteer Coordinator.  If you're curious about any one of the volunteer opportunities please do contact Kristin for more information.  She's waiting for your call. :)
 
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristin Verducci at 530-264-6258

** Audio visual person to run the camera to record the Sunday talk. This would be one Sunday each month.

** Habitat for Humanity.  We provide lunch for the work crew one Saturday a month.  We could use hands on help or just provide food or funds for food.
 
**Lights person.  One Sunday a month, monitor the lights during the Sunday Service.
ON-GOING WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER
                                   
   Mondays:        1:00 pm      A Course of Love Book Study
                            7:00 pm      A Course of Love Book study  
                            7:00 pm     The Way of Mastery Book study 
                                                      
  Tuesday:          10:00 am   The Spiritual Exploration Group 
 
 Wednesday:     10:30 am    Women in Unity           
 
 Thursday:        10:00 am     Dream Workshops                                         
Thursday:          6:30 pm     A Course in Miracles Book Study 
 
Friday:              11:30 am    Jeddah Mali Meditation
                                      
ON-GOING MONTHLY HAPPENINGS: 
 
1st Sunday of each month: Blood pressure/blood glucose testing  11:30 am
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:  Choose Only Love 7 pm  
     
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Matt Kahn Study Group  7 pm
 
2nd Saturday of each month: Unity Energy Healing Clinic- 1-4pm   
                                                         
3rd Sunday of each month:  Utah's Place Dinner  4 pm Prepare/5:45 pm Serve 
                                           
4th Monday of each month:  Nevada County Camera Club  6:15 pm
 
4th Friday of each month:   Nevada County Reiki Share  6 pm 
   
4th Saturday of each month:  Habitat for  Humanity lunches 11:00  am
 
Last Sunday of each month:   Potluck Sunday - Bring your favorite dish to share!                                                       NO POTLUCK IN JANUARY
Call Lezlie at 530-274-2463 if you need instructions for signing up with amazonsmile, she can instruct you over the phone.
To view our web site, click here:    
 
Unity -  a positive path for Spiritual Living
 
180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, CA  
 530-274-2463
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries 
   Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees Information
                    
President:  
Claire Palmerino                       claire.palmerino10@gmail.com
Vice-President:  Jim Doolittle                     jimidoo@sbcglobal.net       
Treasurer:  Yvonne Read                            vonyread@gmail.com                 
Secretary:  Patricia Plank                           patriciaplank@yahoo.com  
 
 
Sunday Service 10:30 AM

January 12, 2020
 
TRANS FORM
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Sunday Rev. Jerry's talk title will be Trans Form.  What is the key ingredient that helps us to trans-form our perception of our small self? The deeper answer is SILENCE and we access it through contemplation. Charles Fillmore started Unity from the communication that he received in the silence of his meditations. There is a lesson there for us. 
Our musician will be Kalyani.
 
Our guest speaker on Sunday, January 19th will be Rev. Lani Howard.  Rev. Lani's talk title is Caring for Creation. Although we are all learning to deal with the effects of climate change, we know in New Thought that we have to go to cause/source.  Let's let Love for our beautiful earth guide us to those actions that help us avoid the extremes of climate change.  Our musician will be Kellie Garmire. 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog.  
Click here to watch Rev. Jerry's talk of January 5th, our White Stone Ceremony
FROM THE BOARD
Proving  Our Prosperity Update.
Wow! Just...Wow! I am so proud of us!!
Unity in the Gold Country heads into 2020 in the black!!
 
In early December the Board of Trustees called a congregational meeting to share that, at that point in 2019, our expenditures exceeded our income by about $9,500. As noted at the meeting, this situation was the result of lower income than anticipated, rather than overspending the budget. We launched a Proving Our Prosperity (POP) campaign, asking the UGC community to consider giving a one-time, end-of-the-year gift over and above usual giving practice. Almost immediately those blue envelopes began pouring in.
 
I am humbled to report that the POP campaign was hugely successful. At the time of this writing, the campaign brought in over $14,000! We received over 40 separate gifts ranging from $25 to $2000. The generosity of our community is amazing, beautiful, and inspiring. To me, it speaks to the love we all have for this precious, life-giving spiritual center. I am grateful to be a part of this community and send my love and appreciation to each one of you!
 
When we made our presentation back in November we used this quote:  
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."   ~Viktor E. Frankl. May we all continue to discover our ability to respond, to overcome fear and to discover the freedom that comes when we know our true identity and power, as the Divine expressing and being us. Together we will keep UGC financially healthy and continue its work in this beautiful community!  Additionally, as promised, due to your overwhelming generosity we were also able to give staff Christmas gifts from the proceeds to Rev. Jerry, Lezlie, Ricardo and Heather.
 
In love and gratitude,
Claire Palmerino
BOT President
2020 is Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center's 
20th Anniversary!
fireworks-summer.jpg
We want to celebrate in a big way and have the beginnings of an awesome committee to start the planning. Who doesn't love a party, especially for such a momentous occasion?! 
 
We held our first planning meeting on Tuesday and are now even more excited to express our joy in Celebration of our wonderful spiritual CENTER.
 
We will kick off our year of celebration with a very special line up of guest speakers on Sunday, 02-02-2020, followed by our Best Potluck Ever.  This event will be festive, and filled with fun, love, joy and gratitude. Be sure to mark your calendars.
UNITY IN THE GOLD COUNTRY SPIRITUAL CENTER
Congregation Survey


This Sunday we will begin distributing our congregation survey to you at our spiritual center. Our board has organized the survey into two portions; the first portion are questions about you and the second part are questions about your experience with Unity in the Gold Country. Our intention as board members is to help evaluate performance as responsive servants to our spiritual community. In an effort to define, assess and respond to your spiritual and emotional needs it is very important for us that you as a congregant participate in this process.
 
The survey will be confidential so your anonymity will be protected. We value your input and hope that you will assist us in gathering the data needed to effect meaningful positive change.  If you're a couple, please each complete a survey individually.  As your elected board members we are open to any new ideas you may offer and also look forward to hearing what you feel is working in our spiritual community. Thank you in advance for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated!
 
Many blessings for a healthy and prosperous new year!
Angela Apostal
Board Member
             
JANUARY FINANCIAL
 
January Sunday Collections  (including Christmas Eve)                $   3,961.00
 
January Misc. Tithes                                                                                   425.00
 
January other income (rent, classes, etc)                                                 159.00
 
 
 
Change for Change Donations                                                      27.49 
Utah's Place Donations                                                                  30.00  
Bookstore Sales                                                                              73.00      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
The Enneagram
 
If you missed the first session, please join us at 9:30 am on Tues. Jan.14th as Rev. Jerry will be re-showing the 20 min. video used in the first session. 
 
Tuesday's at 10 am, as part of the Spiritual Exploration class, Rev. Jerry will continue with the second presentation on The Enneagram.  The first class was Jan 7th with an attendance of over 50 people and with Rev. Jerry's knowledge and enthusiasm, it was a great experience.
 
This is an amazing course that he has taught many times at the Sabbatical program for priests in Menlo Park.  It is a truly insightful spiritual tool that helps to uncover our shadow and to heal it.  It also brings forth helpful insights into our strengths that may not be obvious to us.  The Enneagram combines ancient mystical wisdom with modern psychological insight to provide tools for daily living.  If you're not familiar with The Enneagram, Rev. Jerry says it is one of the top things he would recommend anyone to study.  There will be 10 to 12 sessions, you're welcome anytime and if you missed last week please come join us Tuesday.
 
As of Thursday, 1/9/20 we will have the book here for sale as well . . . join Us!!
ENERGY HEALING COMMUNITY CLINIC
Energy Healing Community Clinic
Saturday, January 11, 2020
 Pranic Healing
The next Energy Healing Community Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, from 1-4. The modalities for the January clinic include:
  • Bowen Technique offered by Greg Plank
  • Transformational Dreamwork &/or Soul Contracts offered by Nanci Shandera
  • Reiki offered by Pam Davis
  • Shamanic Healing/Clearing offered by David Kyle
  • Spiritual Readings offered by Ann Marie Jaggi
As always, walk-ins are welcome, but because clinics often book up quickly, we strongly recommend calling ahead to make an appointment. To reserve your appointment, call Greg Plank at (916) 214-4166.
 
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10/session
GLOBAL MEDITATION FOR PEACE
A Powerful global meditation is coming up on Jan 15. Miracles happen when we come together as One Light. Please join!
A Synchronized Meditation for Iran and the US:
Millions of people from around the world will join in a synchronized meditation for the situation between the US and Iran on Wednesday, January 15th, at noon EST.
Peace Troubadour James Twyman will travel to Iran to focus the meditation.  We Need Your Help!
A Note From James:
"It's so important for us to realize how much love we generate when we focus our prayers together. Every time I've focused a worldwide meditation, miracles have been the result, and I believe the same thing can happen here. It's critical that we have as many people as possible join this movement, so please share this information with everyone you know.
AN EVENING AND A DAY WITH MUKTI
Spiritual Teacher Mukti here, Jan 24th and Jan 25th
Who are you, essentially, regardless of thought or emotion? Who or what has been present for all of your life experience? How does this "essential you" touch your life today?
 
You are invited to join Mukti, whose name means "liberation", for two events filled with spiritual teachings, silent meditation and periods of question and answer with participants.
 
Mukti and her husband, the world-renowned teacher Adyashanti, founded Open Gate Sangha in the Bay Area in 1996. Mukti became the Sangha's Associate Teacher in 2004, and our Foothills community has since become one of her favorite places to share her teachings. Lucky us!
 
Mukti was raised and schooled in the Catholic tradition. She then studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for more than 20 years, eventually becoming a student of Adyashanti. She holds a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a license in acupuncture and a Hatha Yoga teaching certification. All of these studies and body-centered practices inform her unique teachings.
 
One of the special aspects of Mukti's live events is the opportunity for some participants to engage in intimate one-on-one conversations with Mukti in which one may ask the most important spiritual question on one's mind while sitting face to face with her. A rare gift, offered with her characteristic humility and compassion.
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
Friday, 7 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm
 
No online registration for Friday, the fee is $20 at the door.
Online registration for Saturday is at muktisource.org.  Online fee for Saturday is $85. 
$95 at the door.
IT'S A NEW YEAR THING - 
 
Happy New Year Everyone!  You know what will soon be on our doorstep . . . Tax Time!!  As usual, if you have already made out a check for the Center dated in 2019, please have it in by Sunday, January 19th.  The tax donation letters will be going out on Thursday, January 23rd.  We are deeply grateful for your generous donations this past year.  Our Center is alive and thriving, and a Light to all!
DREAM WORKSHOP 
Dreams . . . the language of Your Soul 
with Dr. Nanci Shandera
 
"Dreams not interpreted are like letters 
that have not been opened."
                                 -The Talmud
 
You will learn about your own dream symbology and how to begin deepening your awareness of your precious dreams and their connection to your Soul. You will begin to perceive your dream messages as surprising, amazing, and essential to your spiritual evolution. You will learn how dreams inform us from deep levels of consciousness! You will learn about the great value of recurring dreams and nightmares, Life Dreams, and symbology; personal, collective, and ancient.
 
Dr. Nanci Shandera is a trans perceptive (psychic-intuitive) teacher who has worked with dreams and mysticism her entire life and studied for over thirty years with Brugh Joy, M.D. She is senior minister of EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts in Nevada City, CA, where she counsels and teaches classes in mysticism, dreams, alchemy, and alternative art.
 
Thursdays, 10 am to 12 pm
Suggested donation: $15 per week
Call 530-274-2463 with questions or to sign up.
NEW CLASS IN JANUARY
Joe Dispenza and Gregg Braden - Human by Design

"A highly visual and experiential program that crosses traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to reveal science-based techniques to awaken the uniquely human potential."
A six session viewing of this workshop is being offered and facilitated by Crystal Arnold. You are welcome to join for any of the sessions.
   The six progressive workshop sessions are 
on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3 - 5 pm. 
Dates are January 7, 10, 14, 17, 20 and 24.
Love Offering
ANOTHER MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY
Our January/February Change for Change recipient 
is tkMomentum:
 
When seeking our Change for Change recipients throughout the year, we strive to be aware of the good works in our community.  The feature article in The Union's Foothill Weekly was about a local nonprofit called tkMomentum and their story is so inspiring.  
 
tkMomentum is a nonprofit that operates to increase the overall quality of life of people with disabilities. They provide employment by creating outsourced business solutions to grocery stores.
Influencing prosperity and happiness is important to tkMomentum. They socialize those who lack social engagement due to limited funds or friends. As long as tkMomentum exists, people with disabilities have a friend. They believe that everyone deserves to feel the love of friendship. 
I encourage you to click here to read their full story shared in The Union!
WOMEN OF UNITY

Think of how quickly we could heal this world
if more of us were
Dancing . . . Singing . . . Storytelling . . . Spending time in Silence . . . 
especially if we were doing these things
Together - in gatherings - everywhere.
 
We welcome YOU - please join us!
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am at Unity in the Gold Country
OUR POWER STATEMENT FOR JANUARY
We serve the Light with perfect vision. 
SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
 
Kristin Verducci is our Volunteer Coordinator.  If you're curious about any one of the volunteer opportunities please do contact Kristin for more information.  She's waiting for your call. :)
 
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristin Verducci at 530-264-6258

** Audio visual person to run the camera to record the Sunday talk. This would be one Sunday each month.

** Habitat for Humanity.  We provide lunch for the work crew one Saturday a month.  We could use hands on help or just provide food or funds for food.
 
** Sound person to record the Sunday Service.  We offer full service training!  This would be no more often than one Sunday a month, or just the 5th Sunday when it occurs.
 
**Lights person.  One Sunday a month, monitor the lights during the Sunday Service.
ON-GOING WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER
                                   
   Mondays:        1:00 pm      A Course of Love Book Study
                            7:00 pm      A Course of Love Book study  
                            7:00 pm     The Way of Mastery Book study 
                                                      
  Tuesday:          10:00 am   The Spiritual Exploration Group 
 
 Wednesday:     10:30 am    Women in Unity           
 
 Thursday:        10:00 am     Dream Workshops                                         
Thursday:          6:30 pm     A Course in Miracles Book Study 
 
Friday:              11:30 am    Jeddah Mali Meditation
                                      
ON-GOING MONTHLY HAPPENINGS: 
 
1st Sunday of each month: Blood pressure/blood glucose testing  11:30 am
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:  Choose Only Love 7 pm  
     
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Matt Kahn Study Group  7 pm
                    
2nd Wednesday of the month:  Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle 6:30 pm
 
2nd Saturday of each month: Unity Energy Healing Clinic- 1-4pm   
                                                         
3rd Sunday of each month:  Utah's Place Dinner  4 pm Prepare/5:45 pm Serve 
                                           
4th Monday of each month:  Nevada County Camera Club  6:15 pm
 
4th Friday of each month:   Nevada County Reiki Share  6 pm 
   
4th Saturday of each month:  Habitat for  Humanity lunches 11:00  am
 
Last Sunday of each month:   Potluck Sunday - Bring your favorite dish to share!                                                       NO POTLUCK IN JANUARY
Call Lezlie if you need instructions for signing up with amazonsmile, she can instruct you over the phone.
To view our web site, click here:    
 
Unity -  a positive path for Spiritual Living
 
180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, CA  
 530-274-2463
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries 
   Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees Information
                    
President:  
Claire Palmerino                       claire.palmerino10@gmail.com
Vice-President:  Jim Doolittle                     jimidoo@sbcglobal.net       
Treasurer:  Yvonne Read                            vonyread@gmail.com                 
Secretary:  Patricia Plank                           patriciaplank@yahoo.com  
 
 
Sunday Service 10:30 AM

January 5, 2020
 
WHITE STONE, INTENTION SETTING CEREMONY
Jerry for e-bulletin 2
This Sunday Rev. Jerry will lead us in our White Stone, Intention Setting Ceremony.  Our release in the Burning Bowl Ceremony of 12/29 prepares us to completely open our hearts in loving, peace filled intention for 2020.  Our musician will be Billy Bensing.
 
Sunday, January 12th, Rev. Jerry's talk title will be Trans Form.  Our musician will be Kalyani.
 
 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog.  Updated recently!
Click here to watch the December 29th Burning Bowl Ceremony with Patricia Haller, LUT 
OUR POWER STATEMENT FOR JANUARY
 
We serve the Light with perfect vision
 
SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
The Enneagram
 
Starting on Tuesday January 7th at 10 am, as part of the Spiritual Exploration class, Rev. Jerry will start his presentation on The Enneagram
 
This is an amazing course that he has taught many times at the Sabbatical program for priests in Menlo Park.  It is a truly insightful spiritual tool that helps to uncover our shadow and to heal it.  It also brings forth helpful insights into our strengths that may not be obvious to us.  The Enneagram combines ancient mystical wisdom with modern psychological insight to provide tools for daily living.  If you're not familiar with the Enneagram, Rev. Jerry says it is one of the top things he would recommend anyone to study.
FROM THE BOARD
Sandy Spurgeon 2
We celebrate Sandy Spurgeon as our first Volunteer of the Month in 2020! 
 
Sandy has been attending Unity for about 23 years.  She attended Unity of Walnut Creek before moving to Grass Valley about 12-13 years ago, becoming an official member of UGC within the first year of attending services.
Sandy found Light at the end of a very dark tunnel through the Unity experience.  She discovered a profound shift in her life and found the loving and supportive spiritual community she had longed for.
 
Sandy has a background of volunteering including being an active volunteer for Hospice of Contra Costa County; a volunteer chaplain at Walnut Creek Unity; and became an ordained minister through Reunion Ministries. Unity of the Gold Country is blessed with Sandy's presence and volunteering spirit!  
 
She began her volunteering with UGC taking over for her as a chaplain coordinator where she continues to serve. She has also served two terms on the Board of Trustees and was president for a portion of that time.  While on the BOT she led UGC through important transitions including: Rev Joe's retirement and the selection of our new minister; the negotiations for the purchase of the building; the visioning process; the capital campaign and other issues of the times.
 
Currently, she loves to facilitate the book groups during our 7 week programs and offers chaplain training and serves as chaplain for Sunday services.  We are blessed on the occasions Sandy is our guest speaker at a Sunday service.
In Sandy's words directly, "My experiences at Unity have led me to open my heart more fully, to love myself and others more deeply and know God in all things. It has given me strong sense of community that has truly touched my heart and blessed my life and I am so grateful."
 
Sandy, we are so grateful you are a part of the UGC community!
With love and gratitude,
Crystal Arnold
             
DECEMBER FINANCIAL
 
December Sunday Collections  (including Christmas Eve)                $   9,395.00
 
December Misc. Tithes                                                                                5,649.00
 
December other income (rent, classes, etc)                                            13,884.00
 
Final tally from the Silent Auction                                                              2,815.00
 
 
Change for Change Donations                                                      62.71 
Utah's Place Donations                                                                  40.00  
Bookstore Sales                                                                       $1,253.00      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
ANOTHER MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY
Our January/February Change for Change recipient 
is tkMomentum:
 
When seeking our Change for Change recipients throughout the year, we strive to be aware of the good works in our community.  The feature article in The Union's Foothill Weekly was about a local nonprofit called tkMomentum and their story is so inspiring.  
 
tkMomentum is a nonprofit that operates to increase the overall quality of life of people with disabilities. They provide employment by creating outsourced business solutions to grocery stores.
People with disabilities possess many talents and skills, and they take the time to find and foster them. They provide training to disabled individuals who are unemployed, to increase the likelihood of long term employment. They take an innovative approach to remove barriers for people with disabilities. They focus more on the abilities and less on the disability of those who are considered unemployable in traditional markets. Visit Employment Opportunities to learn more.
Influencing prosperity and happiness is important to tkMomentum. They socialize those who lack social engagement due to limited funds or friends. As long as tkMomentum exists, people with disabilities have a friend. They believe that everyone deserves to feel the love of friendship. Visit Social Opportunities to learn more.
I encourage you to click here to read their full story shared in The Union!
 
IT'S A NEW YEAR THING - 
 
Happy New Year Everyone!  You know what will soon be on our doorstep . . . Tax Time!!  As usual, if you have already made out a check for the Center dated in 2019, please have it in by Sunday, January 19th.  The tax donation letters will be going out on Thursday, January 23rd.  We are deeply grateful for your generous donations this past year.  Our Center is alive and thriving, and a Light to all!
NEW CLASS IN JANUARY
Joe Dispenza and Gregg Braden - Human by Design

"A highly visual and experiential program that crosses traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to reveal science-based techniques to awaken the uniquely human potential."
Beginning January 2020 a six session viewing of this workshop is being offered and facilitated by Crystal Arnold.
   The six progressive workshop sessions are 
on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3 - 5 pm. 
Dates are January 7, 10, 14, 17, 20 and 24.
Love Offering
ENERGY HEALING COMMUNITY CLINIC
 
Energy Healing Community Clinic
Saturday, January 11, 2020
 Pranic Healing
 
The next Energy Healing Community Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, from 1-4. The modalities for the January clinic include:
 
  • Bowen Technique offered by Greg Plank
  • Transformational Dreamwork &/or Soul Contracts offered by Nanci Shandera
  • Reiki offered by Pam Davis
  • Shamanic Healing/Clearing offered by David Kyle
  • Spiritual Readings offered by Ann Marie Jaggi
As always, walk-ins are welcome, but because clinics often book up quickly, we strongly recommend calling ahead to make an appointment. To reserve your appointment, call Greg Plank at (916) 214-4166.
 
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10/session
 
SHAMANIC JOURNEY & DRUMMING CIRCLE
Mariscela Alvarez and Theodore Upton offer monthly Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circles.  In the quest to deepen the levels of self-discovery and to understand our relationship with creation, we travel to non-ordinary reality through the ancestral practice of Shamanic journeying and drumming!  A Shamanic Journey leads us to an altered state of self-awareness by going inwards to access the self at the soul level.  In this inner plane, we can receive a higher wisdom where spiritual guidance and healing can be granted.  A Drumming Circle provides us with the opportunity to connect with our community of like-spirited people.  We establish sacred space to honor, support and celebrate in each other the knowing that "we are the ones we have been waiting for".
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
6:30 - 8 pm.  $12 donation
This event will take place rain or shine!
BIG NEWS - A MILESTONE IS COMING!
 
2020 is Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center's 
20th Anniversary!
 
We want to celebrate in a big way and need an awesome committee to start the planning. Who doesn't love a party, especially for such a momentous occasion?! Our first planning meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7th at noon. Please join us.  
 
We are already planning a Celebration Potluck Party on Sunday, 02/02/2020 and then a couple of additional events during the year.  Bring your ideas and enthusiasm.  We are excited to honor our Center and to celebrate our expansive spirit of Love.
NEW DREAM WORKSHOP 
 
WOMEN OF UNITY

Think of how quickly we could heal this world
if more of us were
Dancing . . . Singing . . . Storytelling . . . Spending time in Silence . . . 
especially if we were doing these things
Together - in gatherings - everywhere.
 We welcome YOU - please join us!
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am at Unity in the Gold Country
SACRED SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
 
Kristin Verducci is our Volunteer Coordinator.  If you're curious about any one of the volunteer opportunities please do contact Kristin for more information.  She's waiting for your call. :)
 
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristin Verducci at 530-264-6258

** Audio visual person to run the camera to record the Sunday talk. This would be one Sunday each month.

** Habitat for Humanity.  We provide lunch for the work crew one Saturday a month.  We could use hands on help or just provide food or funds for food.
 
** Sound person to record the Sunday Service.  We offer full service training!  This would be no more often than one Sunday a month, or just the 5th Sunday when it occurs.
ON-GOING WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER
                                   
   Mondays:        1:00 pm      A Course of Love Book Study
                            7:00 pm      A Course of Love Book study  
                            7:00 pm     The Way of Mastery Book study 
                                                      
  Tuesday:          10:00 am   The Spiritual Exploration Group 
 
 Wednesday:     10:30 am    Women in Unity           
 
 Thursday:        10:00 am     Dream Workshops                                         
Thursday:          6:30 pm     A Course in Miracles Book Study 
 
Friday:              11:30 am    Jeddah Mali Meditation
                                      
ON-GOING MONTHLY HAPPENINGS: 
 
1st Sunday of each month: Blood pressure/blood glucose testing  11:30 am
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:  Choose Only Love 7 pm  
     
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Matt Kahn Study Group  7 pm
                    
2nd Wednesday of the month:  Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle 6:30 pm
 
2nd Saturday of each month: Unity Energy Healing Clinic- 1-4pm   
                                                         
3rd Sunday of each month:  Utah's Place Dinner  4 pm Prepare/5:45 pm Serve 
                                           
4th Monday of each month:  Nevada County Camera Club  6:15 pm
 
4th Friday of each month:   Nevada County Reiki Share  6 pm 
   
4th Saturday of each month:  Habitat for  Humanity lunches 11:00  am
 
Last Sunday of each month:   Potluck Sunday - Bring your favorite dish to share!                                                       NO POTLUCK IN DECEMBER OR JANUARY
To view our web site, click here:    
 
Unity -  a positive path for Spiritual Living
 
180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, CA  
 530-274-2463
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries 
   Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees Information
                    
President:  
Claire Palmerino                       claire.palmerino10@gmail.com
Vice-President:  Jim Doolittle                     jimidoo@sbcglobal.net       
Treasurer:  Yvonne Read                            vonyread@gmail.com                 
Secretary:  Patricia Plank                           patriciaplank@yahoo.com