ACCEPTING WHO WE ARE
Next Sunday, October 6th, Rev. Jerry leads us into the 2nd week of our Fall Program. His talk title is Accepting Who We Are and our color is Orange.
Our musician will be Billy Bensing.
Our 3rd week of the Fall Program, Sunday, October 13th, will be led by Patricia Haller, LUT. Patricia's talk title is Original Goodness and Love and our color is Yellow(yellow). Our musician will be Kalyani.
We have now been able to download Marlene Bottenfield's talk from September 1st. Just click here to listen to her presentation. Click here to watch the September 22nd video of Rev. Jerry on his return to us. Click here to watch the September 29th video as Rev. Jerry began our Fall Program.
SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL - FINAL
September Budgeted Expenses $15,010.33
September Sunday Collections 7,464.53
September Misc. Tithes 3,020.00
September other income (rent, classes, etc) 2,274.14
September Total Income $12,758.67
September Change for Change Donations 66.13
September Utah's Place Donations 39.00
September Bookstore Sales $ 999.50
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.
FROM THE BOARD
Volunteer of the Month
The Volunteer of the Month for October is
Marlene has been a member of Unity in the Gold Country for about 8 years. Unity values were already embraced by Marlene before moving to Nevada City, as she had been a member of Auburn Unity before moving here. UGC feels like family!
Marlene has quietly been an integral part of our community volunteering over the years in many capacities. She has been a greeter at the front door, an usher, helps in the office regularly, keeps our web page updated and is one of our trained chaplains. She works with teams for fundraising event such as Unity café, silent auction crew, yard sales, and was the inspiration for Sunday morning Unity Community Farmer's Market. She plants extra healthy vegetables on her farm just for the purpose of sharing the bounty with UGC and feels that this idea helps create community with other gardeners and the congregation. Marlene inspired our "from our home to yours" gardening! She has organized and hosted the "Harvest Meal" for the last 5 years for the UGC community. Marlene has also been a facilitator stepping in where needed as speaker for Sunday morning and leading groups for ACOL and Jeddah Mali meditation groups.
In Marlene's words, "UGC has given me the opportunity to grow my spiritual path with like-minded people. I enjoy volunteering because I feel the universal flow of giving/receiving so clearly. It holds me in our oneness as community. I feel so blessed to be in Unity's community!"
With love and gratitude for YOU,
Board of Trustees
We are having a silent auction as a fund-raising event for our Spiritual Center. The first day of the auction will be this Sunday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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 - he is very knowledgeable in that area. Greg's # is 916-214-4166
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 -
we already have 8 great items!
POWER STATEMENT FOR OCTOBER
"Let there be Light . . . In my Heart, In my Mind, In my Body"
Carry this with you, within you, and share it in your daily life through this month.
OUR ANNUAL FALL PROGRAM!
Our Fall Program which began Sunday,Sept. 29th.
Our book this year is The Universal Christ by Rev. Richard Rohr. The books are for sale in our bookstore!
At the side of the sanctuary we have provided sign up sheets for those willing to host a weekly small group in their home or at UGC. We never want a host to feel obligated to do any more than open your home, typically for up to 10 people. You are welcome to use UGC for hosting a small group, we just need your commitment to facilitating the group for the 9 weeks of the Fall Program.
We are on a timeline.
As of Sunday evening, October 6th, the group sign-ups are closed.
Richard Anderson on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am
The Sloan's on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm
Vanessa Smith on Friday afternoons at 1 pm
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.
For more information on I to WE, and integral spiritual practice click here to access the Integral Christianity Network.org.
All access . . .
If you don't have the guide for the fall program, or you've lost it, or spilled coffee on it or . . .
Go to our website! On the UGC website homepage, about half way down, you will find an easy to identify square titled The Universal Christ book study. Click on the picture and viola, it appears in its entirety!
WE MAY BE GROWING IN MUSIC!
Cathy Lee attended the Northern California emPower Music and Arts Conference last weekend and came back with a brand new friendship with Karen Drucker! Karen generously gifted Cathy Lee with access to her music and we look forward to chanting and singing in joy. Cathy Lee also made wonderful musician and singer contacts who may be blessing our Sunday Services in the future. Cathy Lee, we're grateful for your divine guidance and desire to attend the conference!
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
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.
Wednesday, 10/2, the Women of Unity were joined by special guest Tammy Becker who led the circle in a healing guided meditation. Pure joy, gratitude and laughter emanates from their meetings.
Next week the Women of Unity are going to Apple Hill! Please call Leita if you would like to join them, 530-265-5985. They have two cars set to go at this time and plan to visit High Hill Ranch and then Delfino Farms/Kids Inc.
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.
THE TEACHINGS OF ADYASHANTI
With Lynn Marie and John Lumiere-Wins
This group will focus on the basic teaching of nondual spiritual teacher Adyashanti as presented in his book The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. This will be valuable preparation for Adyashanti's visit to UGC in September. These teachings are meant to be applied experientially in order to know from your own direct experience what is already and always available. We just need to know how to look!
The group will be led by Lynn Marie and John Lumiere-Wins who have been committed students of Adyashanti for over 20 years. In addition to reading the book, the group will be led in guided meditations, self- inquiry, and contemplation, as well as listening to meditations by Adyashanti.
"The Reality that these teachings are pointing toward is not hidden, or secret, or far away. You cannot earn it, deserve it, or figure it out. At this very moment, Reality and completeness are in plain sight." -Adyashanti
2nd and 4th Thursdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Next class is October 10th
Listening to the Guidance of Your Soul
"Dreams not interpreted are like letters that have not been opened."
In our modern society, dreams are often discounted as fantasy and unimportant. But throughout history, many cultures have considered the guidance inherent in dreams as essential to individual and collective growth in consciousness. It's now more important than ever for us to listen to what our dreams are telling us as the voice of our Souls. In this group, you will learn about your own dream symbology and how to begin deepening your awareness of your precious dreams. Dr. Nanci Shanderá is a master dream teacher so you will learn the fine art of dream interpretation through her example and guidance. You will begin to perceive your dream messages as surprising, amazing, and essential to your spiritual evolution.
"You were so inspirational and gave me some wonderful insights and also some good tools to use on my own. You are so informative. I love this woman...she exudes love and peace!" Donna Finch
"Dr. Nanci's intuitive responses helped me "re-frame" my interpretations (often negative) of my dreams to a more positive and loving meaning. I felt validated and supported." CG
6 class series Thursdays Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2019, 10-noon,
at Unity in the Gold Country
Suggested Donation: $15 per week (or $65 pre-paid for entire series)
SIGN UP/REGISTRATION AT BACK OF SANCTUARY
or call Lezlie at 530-274-2463
MORE MATT KAHN NEWS
On Sunday, October 20th Rev. Jerry and Scott Wetzel
are offering a special study group based on one of Matt Kahn's latest audios which provides insight into to the evolution of events and experiences of the past 10 years, how it's prepared us, and our growth and expansion in the next ten years. Matt gives very specific information so don't miss this audio and discussion.
Sunday, October 20th, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
MATT KAHN STUDY GROUP
The Matt Kahn Study Group will continue listening to a special series that Matt is doing. This series is about total integration of all the spiritual insights and energies we have been learning and incorporating into our lives. The is an expensive series that has been donated to the Center for us to share with the congregation, and you have the opportunity to take part in it for just a love offering. This is not to be missed! Join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of
each month from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Please plan to join in on the next episode in this series,
Wednesday, October 2nd
Facilitated by Marlene Bottenfield, Jeddah Mali weekly meditations are held each Friday, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The first set of meditations is called "Seed of Enlightenment." If you have not had a chance yet to hear these meditations, be sure to join us! Give yourself the gift of these powerful meditations.
Every Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
September and October
Our Sept/Oct Change for Change recipient is Gold Country Community Services.
Gold Country Community Services provides essential programs that meet the basic needs of seniors living in Western Nevada County. GCCS ensures older adults have nutritional meals, warm homes, social interaction and a greater sense of security.
BOOK AND GIFT SHOPPE
Any day now the temperature is going to FALL and you're going to wish you had a super soft, wonderfully colorful scarf to keep you warm. We are here for you!
Check out our other new books and Rev. Jerry's recommended reads, as well! With our Fall Program coming up, The Universal Christ IS his most highly recommended read! Get your copy here!
Your Sunday isn't complete without a trip through our Shoppe!
COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
Though the Market is quiet till further notice, we want you to know we/YOU raised over $500 for UGC this summer! Based on the health and vigor of the persimmon and apple harvests we may have one or two more Markets. Stay tuned!
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.
**Team Members for Utah's Place Dinners. Two or more people for each team. As some of our volunteers have had to leave the teams, we need to fill those spots. Each team serves dinner once every four months. Please feel free to sponsor a Utah's Place dinner by placing an additional donation in the wooden house on the back table.
** 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 TEAM ALERT!!
At some point in the not too distant future our weather will remember winter and, as Darrell VanNatta works for CalTrans, he will have to be pulled off the Sound Team schedule. This will take us down to just three techs when we lose Darrell. Want to be part of a super-groovy team? Please consider signing up to be a team member in the Sound booth. There is plenty of time to train anyone interested and we could really use two more people. Please call Lezlie at the UGC office, 530-274-2463 or Dennis Cassella, 530-272-2130.
ON-GOING WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER
Thursday: 6:30 pm "A Course in Miracles" - Everyone is welcome
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
Friday: 11:30 am Jeddah Mali Meditation
ON-GOING MONTHLY HAPPENINGS:
1st Sunday of each month: Blood pressure/blood glucose testing 11:30 am
1st & 3rd Sunday of each month: Farmer's Market 11:30 am
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month: The Law of One Study Group 6:30-8:00 pm
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!
HEY UNITY PEEPS!
Like us on Facebook! You will be helping to increase our exposure as we continue to hold these wonderful events. We offer such rich, spiritual community here and we know everyone who enters feels it. Let's swing wide the doors!
Note: we are currently passing the baton of FB page maintenance to me, Lezlie. I have found a pulse on our FB page and it is gaining strength as we speak! Stay tuned!