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Sunday Service 10:30 AM

November 17, 2019
GOD DISGUISED AS US
This Sunday Rev. Jerry will lead us into the 8th week of our Fall Program.  His talk title will be God Disguised as Us and our colors are white or silver! Our musician will be Kellie Garmire.
 
Next Sunday, November 24th, Rev. Jerry will lead us into the final week of our Fall Program.  His talk title is God, the Perfect Mirror and our color is Gold The 24th will also be the culmination of our Silent Auction and our Fall Program Potluck Celebration!
 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog update.
Click here to watch the November 10th talk by Patricia Haller, LUT, The Importance of Community.
FROM THE BOARD

November is the month of Gratitude.  I am deeply grateful to be living in a place of such natural beauty.  Now we are able to saunter along the newly opened Wolf Creek Trail in Grass Valley. 
 "I don't like either the word hike or the thing.  People ought to saunter in the mountains, not hike!  Do you know the origin of the word saunter?  It's a beautiful word.  Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages tot he Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, 'A la sainte terre', 'To the Holy Land.'  and so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers.  Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not hike through them".  John Muir
 
Join us as we saunter together on the trails in Nevada County.
 
With love and gratitude,
Cathy Lee Knight
                              
NOVEMBER FINANCIAL
 
November Sunday Collections                                                             $    4,168.00
 
November Misc. Tithes                                                                                1,575.00
 
November other income (rent, classes, etc)                                                 870.00
 
November Total Income To date.                                                            $  6,613.00
 
Change for Change Donations                                                $   41.88 
Utah's Place Donations                                                            $ 115.00     
Bookstore Sales                                                                        $ 162.50      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL UPDATE MEETING
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This Sunday, November 17th, the Board of Trustees asks that you come to a very important end-of-year financial meeting.  You may have noticed that our giving is down for this time of year and we want to plan on how to fill in the gap so that we end up in the black by December 31st.  We would appreciate if you would plan on staying after the service and meet with members of the BOT and your fellow congregants at 11:45 am, for about a half an hour, so that we can present some information and ideas.  
 
We look forward to seeing you there and together, creating our greatest good,
Claire Palmerino
BOT President
LET'S SHARE AN EVENING OF PEACEFUL BEGINNING TO OUR HOLIDAY SEASON
 
MISSING IN ACTION
 
Joe Dispenza Intensive Workshop DVD set.  Patricia Haller loaned the set to someone but doesn't remember who and we're thinking that person has likely forgotten they have them or, who they borrowed from!  If you have the set please return it to Unity in the Gold Country.   Thank you!  Lezlie
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
 
Rev. Jerry is holding a new member orientation on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  Becoming a member requires nothing of you except your desire to make our Spiritual Center your spiritual home.  No fees or rules.  Just your hearts desire to feel your commitment of spirit here.
 
The new member forms, printed on blue paper, can be found on the back wall of the sanctuary and on the table in the foyer.
SILENT AUCTION
 
We are having a silent auction as a fund-raising event for our Spiritual Center.  The first day of the auction was October 6th and the final day will be Sunday, November 24th.  The final day, where the top bidders are confirmed will also be our end-of-the-Fall-Program potluck!
 
Invite your outside-of-UGC friends and family to check out our Silent Auction as well!  They're welcome to attend our service or stop in right afterword, or they can stop in during our weekly business hours.  Spirited bidding is what we're hoping for!
 
Check our auction offerings at the back of the sanctuary -
so far we have 58 fantastic options, from art and estate quality jewelry to treatments, lessons and experiences, to brand new ski boots, snow boots, bike holder for your car . . . the variety is amazing!
JEDDAH MALI MEDITATIONS
New Series!
Meditation Symbol
 
Facilitated by Marlene Bottenfield, Jeddah Mali weekly meditations are held each Friday, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  The next series of meditations is called "Embracing Freedom."  If you have not had a chance yet to hear these meditations, be sure to join us! 
 
Every Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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.
 
 
 
 
The Women of Unity had an absolutely wonderful day 
sauntering the Wolf Creek Trail!
 
Women of Unity
We welcome YOU - please join us!
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am at Unity in the Gold Country
CHAPLAIN TRAINING
 
Sandy Spurgeon will be offering another chaplain training!  This is scheduled for Friday, December 6th from 7 pm - 8:30 pm, and Saturday, December 7th, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
"Prayer is the practice of the presence of God" May Rowland
 
Join us for this heart-centered workshop where you will have an opportunity to explore prayer as a spiritual practice. Experience prayer as a deep heart expression of love and inner connection to Divine Presence.
 
We will share the prayer circle healing technique, as well as offer time to experience the power of heart-centered prayer for ourselves and others.
 
If, after participating in this class, you are interested in becoming a Prayer Chaplain or participating in the Prayer Circle we will be happy to welcome you as a volunteer.
 
We invite you to let your light shine! 
 
Please see the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.
BOOK AND GIFT SHOP

We have wonderful items to bring warmth and reminders of love and gratitude to any home.   Christmas is coming dear ones, and we have such an amazing xmas-tree-icon.gifarray of gift options.  Self-gifting is encouraged!
 

Check out our other new books and Rev. Jerry's recommended reads, as well! The Universal Christ IS his most highly recommended read!  Get your copy here!
 
Your Sunday isn't complete without a trip through our Shop!
 
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DREAMS: Guidance from Your Soul
NEW 3 class series!  
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 transperceptive (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 the 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.    She is the author of Your Inner Gold and The Quilt and various magazine articles.
 
Thursdays on Dec 5th and Dec. 12th, 
10 am to 12 pm
Suggested Donation: $15 per class
 
YOGA WITH NICK
 
For your mental, emotional and physical well-being. For your sense of connection, balance and harmony. For your calm center . . . join Nick's weekly yoga practice!
 
Monday's at 5 pm, here at Unity in the Gold Country.
Love offering.
MATT KAHN STUDY GROUP
New Series!
 
Starting Wednesday, November 6th, we began Matt Kahn's Angel Academy 10, Session One.  Those of you who have listened to any of the past Angel Academy series know how good they are.  This series is, without a doubt, his best to date.  We're offering it at 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
 
Love Offering.  
Wednesday, November 20th
WE WANT YOU!
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Your address, phone number(s) and email address(s) that is!  If you are not in our most recent directory we want to create an addendum of additional contact information that will fit right in the back of the current directory.  Just one of the many ways we nurture a connected community.  Please provide your information on the sign-up sheet in the sanctuary or email it to me, Lezlie, at ugcassistant@gmail.com.
 
CHOOSE ONLY LOVE
 
This is an open class which has evolved from A Course of Love.  Choose Only Love is facilitated by Glen Hoveman, the publisher of A Course of Love.  More back story to come! 
7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Love Offering
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
November and December
Our Change for Change recipients for the holiday season are two of our local food banks:  Our November recipient is the Food Bank of Nevada County which distributes community donated food from five locations in Nevada County.  The food bank excludes no one in need of their services,  all are welcome to take part in their programs.
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" Everyone welcome
                            5:00 pm     Yoga with Nick
                            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 
                                                         (On hiatus until Nov. 26th)
 
 Wednesday:     10:30 am    Women's Sacred Circle            
                                                                    
Thursday:          6:30 pm    "A Course in Miracles" - Everyone is welcome
 
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 7 pm
 
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month:  The Teachings of Adyashanti

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!
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

November 10, 2019
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY
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This Sunday  Patricia Haller, LUT will lead us into the 7th week of our Fall Program.  Her talk title is The Importance of Community and our color is Violet.  Our musician will be Kalyani.
 
Next Sunday, November 17th, Rev. Jerry will lead us into the 8th week of our Fall Program.  His talk title will be God Disguised as Us and our color is white or silver! Our musician will be Kellie Garmire.
 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog update.
Click here to watch the November 3rd talk from Rev. Jerry with his talk The Universe is God.
 
The office is open Veterans day and all classes will take place.
FROM THE BOARD
 
As we approach the end of the year we are currently quite a bit under in our projected income figures. We're not sure of the "why" but we are about $8,000 under. The Board discussed this at our recent meeting and decided that some action was required on our part to address this issue. What we are proposing is a limited financial campaign to reduce this deficit between now and December 31st. We propose a special meeting to lay out a way for us to do this.  My hope is that this deficit can be easily resolved with everyone's involvement, and that way no one has to give large amounts. I want to invite you to put this meeting on your calendar for 11:45 am, right after the service on Sunday, November 17th. Please come and hear how we can easily and simply put our finances in good order. Also, we want to discuss how we can prevent ourselves from getting into this type of situation in the future. Thank you for giving this your time and consideration.
 
In love and gratitude,
Rev. Jerry
 
                              
NOVEMBER FINANCIAL
 
November Sunday Collections                                                                    3,163.00
 
November Misc. Tithes                                                                                   200.00
 
November other income (rent, classes, etc)                                                 124.00
 
November Total Income                                                                           $  3,487.00
 
Change for Change Donations                                                $   10.11 
Utah's Place Donations                                                                 
Bookstore Sales                                                                       $  101.50      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
SILENT AUCTION
 
We are having a silent auction as a fund-raising event for our Spiritual Center.  The first day of the auction was October 6th and the final day will be Sunday, November 24th.  The final day, where the top bidders are confirmed will also be our end-of-the-Fall-Program potluck!
 
Invite your outside-of-UGC friends and family to check out our Silent Auction as well!  They're welcome to attend our service or stop in right afterword, or they can stop in during our weekly business hours.  Spirited bidding is what we're hoping for!
 
Check our auction offerings at the back of the sanctuary -
so far we have 53 fantastic options, from art and estate quality jewelry to treatments, lessons and experiences, to brand new ski boots, snow boots, bike holder for your car . . . the variety is amazing!
 
That said, we are light on service options, for example X hours of house cleaning, X amount of yard work, elder companionship, transportation (to appts., to the airport, etc).  If you're willing to offer your services for a fee of $50 minimum we want to hear from you!  Please contact Patricia at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
 
Rev. Jerry is holding a new member orientation on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  Becoming a member requires nothing of you except your desire to make our Spiritual Center your spiritual home.  No fees or rules.  Just your hearts desire to feel your commitment of spirit here.
 
The new member forms, printed on blue paper, can be found on the back wall of the sanctuary and on the table in the foyer.
WOMEN OF UNITY
 
 
This Wednesday, November 13th, the Women of Unity will be walking the Wolf Creek Trail.  This trail is fully paved and is flat so it can be enjoyed by every mobility level.  The women will walk the one mile trail but if you're not feeling up to that, there are tables and benches at the trail head where you may wish to visit with others, bring a book, or just sit in the peace of nature.  Once the walkers return all will have lunch together!  
This will be a mindfulness walk, focusing on our Power Word of the Month and allowing its energy to guide us and flow with us.
 
Parking is limited at the Wolf Creek trail head so we're meeting at UGC at 10 am so we can carpool.
 
Women of Unity
We welcome YOU - please join us!
JEDDAH MALI MEDITATIONS
New Series!
Meditation Symbol
 
Facilitated by Marlene Bottenfield, Jeddah Mali weekly meditations are held each Friday, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  The next series of meditations is called "Embracing Freedom."  If you have not had a chance yet to hear these meditations, be sure to join us! 
 
Every Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
 SHAMANIC JOURNEY & DRUMMING CIRCLE
Please note the new time, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
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, November 13th
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8 pm.  
$12 donation
CHAPLAIN TRAINING
 
Sandy Spurgeon will be offering another chaplain training!  This is scheduled for Friday, December 6th from 7 pm - 8:30 pm, and Saturday, December 7th, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
"Prayer is the practice of the presence of God" May Rowland
 
Join us for this heart-centered workshop where you will have an opportunity to explore prayer as a spiritual practice. Experience prayer as a deep heart expression of love and inner connection to Divine Presence.
 
We will share the prayer circle healing technique, as well as offer time to experience the power of heart-centered prayer for ourselves and others.
 
If, after participating in this class, you are interested in becoming a Prayer Chaplain or participating in the Prayer Circle we will be happy to welcome you as a volunteer.
 
We invite you to let your light shine! 
 
Please see the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.
YOGA WITH NICK
 
Nick WILL be here on Monday, Veterans Day, to guide you through your yoga practice!
 
For your mental, emotional and physical well-being. For your sense of connection, balance and harmony. For your calm center . . . join Nick's weekly yoga practice!
 
Monday's at 5 pm, here at Unity in the Gold Country.
Love offering.
DREAMS: Guidance from Your Soul
NEW 3 class series!  
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 transperceptive (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 the 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.    She is the author of Your Inner Gold and The Quilt and various magazine articles.
 
Thursdays on Nov 14th, Dec 5th and Dec. 12th, 
10 am to 12 pm
Suggested Donation: $40 for all 3 classes
 
WE WANT YOU!
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Your address, phone number(s) and email address(s) that is!  If you are not in our most recent directory we want to create an addendum of additional contact information that will fit right in the back of the current directory.  Just one of the many ways we nurture a connected community.  Please provide your information on the sign-up sheet in the sanctuary or email it to me, Lezlie, at ugcassistant@gmail.com.
 
MATT KAHN STUDY GROUP
New Series!
 
Starting Wednesday, November 6th, we began Matt Kahn's Angel Academy 10, Session One.  Those of you who have listened to any of the past Angel Academy series know how good they are.  This series is, without a doubt, his best to date.  We're offering it at 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
 
Love Offering.  
Wednesday, November 20th
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
November and December
Our Change for Change recipients for the holiday season are two of our local food banks:  Our November recipient is the Food Bank of Nevada County which distributes community donated food from five locations in Nevada County.  The food bank excludes no one in need of their services,  all are welcome to take part in their programs.
CHOOSE ONLY LOVE
 
This is an open class which has evolved from A Course of Love.  Choose Only Love is facilitated by Glen Hoveman, the publisher of A Course of Love.  More back story to come! 
7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Love Offering
OUR ANNUAL FALL PROGRAM!


Our Fall Program began Sunday,Sept. 29th.
Our book this year is The Universal Christ by Rev. Richard Rohr.  The books are for sale in our bookstore.
 
We encourage you to listen to Richard Rohr's "Another Name for Everything-the Universal Christ" podcasts.  They take you deeper into the material offering questions/answers and thought provoking insight.  Click here for the link to the podcast page.
BOOK AND GIFT SHOP

We have wonderful items to bring warmth and reminders of love and gratitude to any home.  Self-gifting is encouraged!
 

Check out our other new books and Rev. Jerry's recommended reads, as well! The Universal Christ IS his most highly recommended read!  Get your copy here!
 
Your Sunday isn't complete without a trip through our Shop!
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" Everyone welcome
                            5:00 pm     Yoga with Nick
                            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 
                                                         (On hiatus until Nov. 26th)
 
 Wednesday:     10:30 am    Women's Sacred Circle            
                                                                    
Thursday:          6:30 pm    "A Course in Miracles" - Everyone is welcome
 
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 7 pm
 
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month:  The Teachings of Adyashanti

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!
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  
RETURN TO STANDARD TIME
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This Saturday night, Nov 2nd, remember to turn your clocks back one hour as we return to Standard time.
 
 
Sunday Service 10:30 AM

November 3, 2019
 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog update.
Click here to watch the October 27th talk as Rev. Jerry leads our service with his talk "The Great Comma".  We did not have power but Rev. Jerry's talk was wonderful and the spirit of togetherness was palpable!
AMAZON SMILE SUNDAY - RESCHEDULED!
This Sunday,  November 3rd
 
Did you know your can do your regular shopping on Amazon AND they will donate a % of what you spend to Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center at the same time? Your purchases will not cost a penny more but the Center receives a percentage of your purchase price. It's true - and we want to make sure you know how!
 
We are providing a link here to 2+ minute YouTube on how to set up your Smile.Amazon account.  If you have an existing Amazon account it can easily be converted to a Smile.Amazon account so you'll not be stuck with multiple accounts. This YouTube is step by step and easy to understand.
 
If you bring your phone or I-pad with you this Sunday, members of your BOT will be available to assist you in setting it up!
                              
OCTOBER FINANCIAL
 
October Budgeted Expenses                                                               $15,010.33
 
October Sunday Collections                                                                    7,778.30
 
October Misc. Tithes                                                                                 3,791.00
 
October other income (rent, classes, etc)                                              1,961.25
 
October Total Income                                                                           $13,530.55
 
Change for Change Donations                                                $   59.10 
Utah's Place Donations                                                                 
Bookstore Sales                                                                       $  494.00      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL UPDATE MEETING
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Next Sunday, November 10th, the Board of Trustees asks that you come to a very important end-of-year financial meeting.  You may have noticed that our giving is down for this time of year and we want to make a plan on how to fill in the gap so that we end up in the black by December 31st.  We would appreciate if you would plan on staying after the service and meet with members of the BOT and your fellow congregants at 11:45 am, for about a half an hour, so that we can present some information and ideas.  
 
We look forward to seeing you there and together, creating our greatest good,
Claire Palmerino
BOT President
 
SILENT AUCTION
 
We are having a silent auction as a fund-raising event for our Spiritual Center.  The first day of the auction was October 6th and the final day will be Sunday, November 24th.  The final day, where the top bidders are confirmed will also be our end-of-the-Fall-Program potluck!
 
Here are the quidelines for submitting auction items: 
  • Minimum value for each item is $50
  • Minimum bid will start at $35
  • Provide a good description of the item being auctioned
  • Provide the value of the item being auctioned
  • Provide a picture of the item being auctioned.
Patricia Haller is the main coordinator for this event.  Please email the above information to hallerpatricia@yahoo.com Be sure to put "For Silent Auction" in subject line.

**If you have questions regarding the value of the item you're considering offering, please contact Greg Plank (916-214-4166) he is very knowledgeable in that area.
Here are the guildelines for bidding:
 
As we have done in the past, we will have you sign up on a list to obtain your bidding number.  Please use this number when bidding, and not your name.  Each item listed will have a description of the item and who is donating it.  Just put your number and an amount on the bidding sheet provided for each item.  Keep watching as more as more people will sign up and the bidding goes up!
 
Check our auction offerings at the back of the sanctuary -
so far we have 46 fantastic options, from art and jewelry to treatments, lessons and experiences!
FROM THE BOARD
Volunteer of the Month
Patricia Haller 1
Our November VOM is our beloved Patricia Haller.  Patricia has been a member of Unity in the Gold Country from the very beginning, however her roots in the Unity beliefs and philosophy go back to her younger years.  Patricia's former mother in law had been involved with Unity and had learned directly from Charles and Myrtle Fillmore!  Patricia knew this belief system resonated with her and very early on she was encouraged to become a Licensed Unity Teacher.
 
Patricia worked for our Center as the ministerial assistant for 12 years!  In those years she became part of the heartbeat of all that we do here at UGC.  Although she was an employee for those 12 years, she has consistently been a volunteer at the same time.   She's intimate with the needs of our community and fills in where ever and whenever needed.  Since "retiring" from the staff position, Patricia continues in the same spirit of volunteering she's always embodied.  
 
In Patricia's words, she loves and is grateful for the expansive changes going on in the Center.  "They are challenging me go grow and continue growing in my own spiritual development, looking at new insights, new ways of healing, new meditations.  Rev.Joe, and Rev. Jerry have been such wonderful inspirations in my life, not only as a congregant but also in learning from them in my service as a Licensed Unity Teacher and Spiritual Leader of Unity Clear Lake Center.  I'll forever be grateful to them both."
 
With deep love and gratitude for you, Patricia,
Crystal Arnold
Board of Trustees
CHAPLAIN TRAINING
 
Sandy Spurgeon will be offering another chaplain training!  This is scheduled for Friday, December 6th from 7 pm - 8:30 pm, and Saturday, December 7th, from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
"Prayer is the practice of the presence of God" May Rowland
 
Join us for this heart-centered workshop where you will have an opportunity to explore prayer as a spiritual practice. Experience prayer as a deep heart expression of love and inner connection to Divine Presence.
 
We will share the prayer circle healing technique, as well as offer time to experience the power of heart-centered prayer for ourselves and others.
 
If, after participating in this class, you are interested in becoming a Prayer Chaplain or participating in the Prayer Circle we will be happy to welcome you as a volunteer.
 
We invite you to let your light shine! 
 
Please see the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.
JEDDAH MALI
New Series!
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Facilitated by Marlene Bottenfield, Jeddah Mali weekly meditations are held each Friday, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  The next series of meditations is called "Embracing Freedom."  If you have not had a chance yet to hear these meditations, be sure to join us! 
 
Every Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
MATT KAHN STUDY GROUP
New Series!
 
Starting Wednesday, November 6th, we will host Matt Kahn's Angel Academy 10, Session One.  Those of you who have listened to any of the past Angel Academy series know how good they are.  This series is, without a doubt, his best to date.  We're offering it at 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
 
Love Offering.  
Wednesday, November 6th
ENERGY HEALING COMMUNITY CLINIC
Saturday, November 9th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Pranic Healing 
The next Energy Healing Community Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th. The modalities offered this month include:
  • Bowen Therapy offered by Greg Plank
  • Transformational Dreamwork and/or Soul Contracts offered by Nanci Shandera
  • Reiki offered by Kris Stevens
  • Shamanic Healing/Clearing offered by David Kyle
  • Spiritual Readings offered by Ann Marie Jaggi
We are pleased to welcome a new practitioner and new modality to the Energy Healing Community Clinic. David Kyle offers Shamanic Healing/Clearing. He is trained in the Andean healing tradition, having begun his training 10 years ago with the Four Winds Society; he has apprenticed with two Peruvian healers and has worked with Traditional Natives in the U.S. Welcome, David, and thank you for offering your expertise to the clinic clients!
 
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 Kris Stevens at (530) 368-4465.
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10/session
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
 
Rev. Jerry is holding a new member orientation on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  Becoming a member requires nothing of you except your desire to make our Spiritual Center your spiritual home.  No fees or rules.  Just your hearts desire to feel your commitment of spirit here.
 
The new member forms, printed on blue paper, can be found on the back wall of the sanctuary and on the table in the foyer.
 SHAMANIC JOURNEY & DRUMMING CIRCLE
Please note the new time, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Mariscela Alvarez and Theodore Upton offer monthly 
 
Wednesday, November 13th
2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8 pm.  
$12 donation
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
November and December
Our Change for Change recipients for the holiday season are two of our local food banks:  Our November recipient is the Food Bank of Nevada County which distributes community donated food from five locations in Nevada County.  The food bank excludes no one in need of their services,  all are welcome to take part in their programs.
OUR ANNUAL FALL PROGRAM!


Our Fall Program began Sunday,Sept. 29th.
Our book this year is The Universal Christ by Rev. Richard Rohr.  The books are for sale in our bookstore.
 
We encourage you to listen to Richard Rohr's "Another Name for Everything-the Universal Christ" podcasts.  They take you deeper into the material offering questions/answers and thought provoking insight.  Click here for the link to the podcast page.
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.
 
Women of Unity
We welcome YOU - please join us!
Wednesdays at 10:30 am at UGC
YOGA WITH NICK
 
For your mental, emotional and physical well-being. For your sense of connection, balance and harmony. For your calm center . . . join Nick's weekly yoga practice!
 
Monday's at 5 pm, here at Unity in the Gold Country.
Love offering.
CHOOSE ONLY LOVE
 
This is an open class which has evolved from A Course of Love.  Choose Only Love is facilitated by Glen Hoveman, the publisher of A Course of Love.  More back story to come! 
7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Love Offering
BOOK AND GIFT SHOP

We are in a new realm of experience with the uncertainty of when PG&E may turn off our power due to high winds and the danger of wildfires.  Do you know what I say to that?!  Hang wind chimes!  It's like making lemonade out of lemons!  You'll find these beauties in our Book and Gift Shop.

Check out our other new books and Rev. Jerry's recommended reads, as well! The Universal Christ IS his most highly recommended read!  Get your copy here!
 
Your Sunday isn't complete without a trip through our Shop!
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" Everyone welcome
                            5:00 pm     Yoga with Nick
                            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 
                                                         (On hiatus until Nov. 26th)
 
 Wednesday:     10:30 am    Women's Sacred Circle            
                                                                    
Thursday:          6:30 pm    "A Course in Miracles" - Everyone is welcome
 
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 7 pm
 
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month:  The Teachings of Adyashanti

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!
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