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Sunday Service 10:30 AM
April 5, 2020

Love is contagious!
 
BEING THE LIGHT 2020 TALK SERIES
A Universal Initiation
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The following Zoom links will take you directly to the Sunday Service.  Last week we exceeded our attendee limit.  This week we are ready with two accounts and this is how it will work.  
If your last name BEGINS with A through L please log in using THIS LINK:  https://zoom.us/j/516173686If you are unable to get on the internet please call in on your phone to 1 669 900 9128 and enter the ID 516173686# when asked. 
 
If your last name BEGINS with M through Z please log in using THIS LINK:
https://zoom.us/j/330928751.  If you're unable to get on the internet please call in on your phone,+16699006833,,330928751# US (San Jose) 
Meeting ID: 330 928 751
 
Please connect 10 or 15 minutes prior to 10:30 am to check your sound and video functions.  
 
Please review Online Access - Things to Know several squares down. 
 
Love offerings can be made by clicking here.
 
Another form of goodness:  Marlene added a gratitude and humor link to our website and we invite you to share your gratitude and/or humor with us!  Just so many great reasons to visit unitygold.us!
PHONE CHANGES
 
In an effort to reduce our expenses we have eliminated our roll over line.  This means if you call in and we're on the phone (the office phone, 274-2463) you will go to voice mail.   We'll check voice mail frequently but please don't hesitate to call again in 5 or 10 minutes if you'd like.  When we close on Thursday afternoons the phone will forward to Rev. Jerry's home phone.  Please use your discretion as to whether your call over the weekend is urgent.
FULL MOON MEDITATION
 
April 7th will be the first full moon of the Esoteric 3 Festivals full moon period; the Christ in April, the Buddha in May and Goodwill and Humanity in June.  It is considered the esoteric spiritual high point of the year.  Humanity receives the inspiration, intention, purpose and guidance for the coming years work and service, from our spiritual elder brothers and sisters, the Masters of Wisdom.  
 
"Conscious disciples have the opportunity to co-operate in this work, by participating in the meditations as a way of contacting and distributing these healing and redeeming energies, to a needy humanity and world. At 6:30 we will prepare by learning about meditation at full moons, then at 7:15 we will meditate to align with the peak full moon energies at around 7:30 pm PST.
 
Led by Maya Costley, April 7th at 6:30 pm
Zoom link will be sent out Monday
ENERGY HEALING COMMUNITY CLINIC MODIFICATIONS
Distance Healing Offered throughout the Month of April
 
Given our current social distancing requirements during this time of Covid-19, our usual in- person Energy Healing Community Clinic will not take place in April. BUT, the Healers in Unity group has organized a wonderful array of distance healing opportunities that will be available almost every day throughout the month of April. We are all One in this Matrix and therefore are energetically connected at all times. If you haven't experienced distance healing, perhaps this time of social distancing is providing the perfect opportunity to try it!
 
To simplify things, we have organized our healing services according to a weekly schedule. To arrange for a distance session, simply call the practitioner between 9-11 a.m. on the day that practitioner has set aside to do this work. During your call, you and the practitioner will agree upon a time for the session later that day.
 
Schedule of Services Offered:
Mondays (4/6; 4/13; 4/20; 4/28)
Healing Touch offered by Claire Palmerino (714) 773-4021 
Tuesdays (4/7; 4/14; 4/21; 4/28)
Reiki offered by Kris Stevens (530) 368-4465 or 
Pam Davis (530) 288-0322
Wednesdays (4/8; 4/15; 4/22; 4/29)
Body Talk offered by Patricia Haller (530) 263-6796
Bowen Technique offered by Greg Plank (916) 214-4166
Thursdays (4/9; 4/16; 4/23; 4/30)
Shamanic Healing offered by David Kyle (530) 263-5413
Pranic Healing offered by Brie Griffen (916) 710-2144
Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) offered by Lorre Eaton
 (510) 390 65202 
Fridays (4/10; 4/17; 4/24)
Energy Vitality offered by Jackee Earnest (858) 442-7194 
Saturdays (4/11; 4/18; 4/25)
    Spiritual Readings offered by Sadye Reddick (530) 446-6451 or
Ann Marie Jaggi (530) 205-0351
 
The recommended minimum donation is $10-15/session; all donations go directly to Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center. You may donate using the online payment method located on the UGC website (www.unitygold.us) or by mailing a check to UGC; 180 Cambridge Court; Grass Valley, CA 95945 (Please note "Healing Session" in the memo line.) Thank you!
UNITY BASICS
With Frank Castro-Wehr and Rev. Jerry
Unity Basics  April 2020
We live in Unity, and we play and love in Unity . . . let's, together, refresh our beautiful Unity principles to further expand our Unity living.
April 15, Class #1 - Metaphysical Bible Interpretation.  In this first class we'll explore Unity's Metaphysical Bible interpretation, and then dive into some scripture to see what metaphysical interpretation may reveal to us, in new and perhaps surprising ways!   Bring your Journal and Bible. 
April 22, Class #2 - Unity's 5 Principles.   Let's take a deeper dive into the five principles that underlie Unity core teachings . . . and see how universal they are! 
April 29, Class #3 - Topics by request.  We will take a survey the first class and see where the interest lies. Possible topics include: History of New Thought and Unity, Prayer and the Ministry of Silent Unity, the 12 Powers, or Emilie Cady's Lessons in Truth. 
 
Topic: Unity Basics Class
Time: Apr 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
      
 
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FROM THE BOARD
Change for Change and Hospitality House (Utah's Place)
 
Hello Fellow Social Distancers! It feels wonderful to see your faces on Zoom during the Sunday services and classes. The Board of Trustees met on Zoom for the first time last Tuesday-thank you, Rev Jerry and Lezlie for all you are doing to keep everything going as we stay in our homes out of concern for the well-being of our community. That leads me to address two community programs that UGC supports through your donations-Change for Change and Hospitality House.
 
Change for Change: In normal times, all change put in the Sunday donation basket goes to support a local community non-profit, which for March and April is Four Elements Earth Foundation. If you'd like to support this group, here's what we suggest: Set up a jar on your kitchen counter where you can easily drop in your change. When we begin to gather in person again (and we will!), bring in your change jar and we will designate your donation to the Change for Change program. Easy, yes?
Hospitality House: UGC usually sends a team of volunteers to prepare and serve dinner at Hospitality House once a month. This practice has been suspended until further notice, but Hospitality House is still serving the needs of our brothers and sisters with no homes. Thank you to all those who usually buy food for the monthly Hospitality House dinner; to continue to support this worthy cause, perhaps you can now send the money you normally spend in check form, writing HH on the memo line.
 
Thank you for your generosity!
Peace be with you, dear friends,
Claire Palmerino, BOT President
WOMEN OF UNITY
Afternoon tea!
Tea Cup
Holy Sister's we will be having tea together at 2:00 on April 15, 2020.
 
Please get out your tea cup and hat and gloves.  Do keep it simple. Garden gloves will do fine.  Be ready to tell us one thing that we do not know about you and one thing that you find inspiring.  Until then may you be blessed and may you find rest.
In Sunshine and Shadow
Cathy Lee Knight
Women of Unity
530 625 7788
 
Topic: Women of Unity
Time: Apr 15, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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Meeting ID: 370 626 810
ONLINE ACCESS - THINGS TO KNOW
New information:
 
If you're having connection, audio and/or video issues Kurtis Zumwalt has offered to assist.  Please contact UGC with your name and phone # and Kurtis will contact you.
 
We will be utilizing Zoom for our Sunday Services and for all applicable classes.  There is no fee.  This is how it is going to work:
 
I will be sending e-bulletins specific to the event (Sunday service, classes) with the Zoom invitational link.  The e-bulletins will be clearly titled so you know the purpose as it comes in.  This means you'll be receiving more (and more frequent) emails from us but I am hoping to make them clearly identifiable.  All re-occurring classes use the same link week after week but as we're just getting started, I am re-sending just to make sure you all have access.
 
Monday class access goes out on Thursday.  Tuesday through Saturday class/event links go out on Monday morning.
 
Please plan to join the event 10 to 15 minutes prior to start time so you can check your video and sound settings.  You should be able to hear each other prior to start time.   The host will likely mute you all once you get started for sound quality, but will un-mute you throughout as appropriate for discussion, etc.
 
These are some of the details you need to become familiar with:
 
Bandwidth - does yours support you utilizing both audio and video? Even if it does, you'll have best results if your internet isn't in use by any other devices during the meeting.  If your having trouble with continued buffering just turn off the video and enjoy the connection all audio.
 
Log in in advance to check your audio/video.  In the lower left hand corner you'll see your audio and video control and between them is an up arrow - click that for testing one or the other.
 
Enter meetings mindfully.  Though you may enjoy conversation prior to the start of the meeting, please come in quietly to check the room first.
 
Please turn off tv, radio, and other computers, husbands, wives, barking dogs (cat purrs are ok) and kids.  The background noise interferes with the meeting more than you may realize so please . . . if you're cooking, eating, cleaning, typing, etc. during the Zoom meeting be sure to MUTE YOURSELF.
HOLY THURSDAY
 
Our Holy Thursday service will be held by Frank Castro-Wehr.   Have your bible and/or your journal ready as we explore and deepen our understanding of this beautiful story.  

Topic: Holy Thursday Service
Time: Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time 
 
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GOOD FRIDAY
 
Our Good Friday service with Rev. Jerry will be at 3 pm.  Our virtual gatherings become more meaningful and rich with each passing day. 
 
Topic: Good Friday Service
Time: Apr 10, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time 
 
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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Jim Doolittle
Volunteer of the Month for April 2020 is Jim Doolittle!  Jim has been a member of the Unity of the Gold Country community for over 10 years now! He and his wife Katherine attended the official orientation and became official members shortly after first attending services here. 
Jim shares how he and Katherine were involved in the startup of Nevada City Farmer's Market in 2008 where they first heard the beautiful music and singing of Kalyani.  Inquiring where they might enjoy her music in other venues, she said, "Come hear me play at Unity on Sunday!"  Thank you Kalyani!  Jim and Katherine have been attending since that fateful invitation.
Other than the inspirational Sunday music provided at UGC, Jim truly appreciates the consistent messages of Love and Connection, the  Unity "family" he's developed through attending classes and workshops and finding numerous opportunities to serve.  Serving this community keeps Jim actively smiling and shining his bright light for all of us!
Jim has served this community as a board member for 6 years as President, Vice President and Treasurer! He has also been a key member of the building committee. Jim has been relied upon to supervise and conduct numerous repairs and physical jobs in and around our facility.  He also helps with weekly and monthly services for our Sunday services and local community activities of service.  For example, he and Katherine have been team leaders for Utah's Place dinners for years.
Jim says he, "is so Thankful for All who come through the doors of UGC" and "his life is enriched by this amazing community of Beings!"  Jim,  
 
We are enriched and blessed by your commitment, presence and service in this community! It's always such a gift to see your glowing smile that is there for each one of us.  We Thank you and We love you Jim Doolittle!
UGC ALL ACCESS VIA OUR WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE AND ZOOM!
 
Marlene has been making awesome improvements to our website.  On the home page you will now find three very prominent and efficient buttons: 1. a bright pink button for love offerings/donations on the top half of the page; 2 and 3 on the bottom half of the page is a large Facebook button and a large YouTube button for easy access to each.
 
We will now be Live Streaming the Sunday Service on FaceBook so if you miss the Zoom event the Live Stream will be available on FaceBook            (Unity GoldCountry) for your viewing pleasure... possibly later in the afternoon if there are issues in the morning. Because so many churches are live streaming FB live has been challenged.
 
We are not recording our regular class Zoom sessions however, Rev. Jerry will continue to post the Sunday Service on our YouTube page.  You may also re-visit past Services and past Enneagram sessions on YouTube.  We're never too far away!

You may access all sessions and our Sunday service talks on our YouTube page, Unity in the Gold Country.
TITHES AND LOVE OFFERINGS
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Rev. Jerry and I have had a number of you asking how you may financially support UGC through all of this.  Thank you so much for the value you place in all that we are!  The most efficient way to give your tithes and love offerings is to use the option on our website home page.  www.unitygold.us. Located in the top half of the page, to the right is a large pink button that says CLICK HERE.  Do that!  It will open a secure page for credit/debit card processing.  You may also mail or drop off checks to UGC. 
 
We love you and miss you and we're knowing we are One.
IT'S NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!

Rev. Jerry is requesting you all to continue emailing in pictures of yourselves.  Make it candid, fun, inspiring!  We're filling the chairs with your beautiful faces. 
The Union came by and took pictures of our sanctuary - the link at the bottom of this square takes you to The Union page!  We'll be a source of inspiration in our community as we shine our Love Light.
 
We have placed a focus of remembrance in our sanctuary.  This honors and will continue to honor those who've passed away (or who may while we're in this experience) for whom we can't hold their Celebration of Life as we normally would.  We're holding, representing and giving love and communion at every opportunity.  
 
Click here to enjoy Rev. Jerry's video tour of our Wall of Remembrance and our sanctuary!
 
IF YOU HAVEN'T SENT IN YOUR PICTURE YET PLEASE DO SO.
I used the wrong link last week in providing access to the UGC focus in The Union.  This is it . . .  
click HERE
 
ON-GOING WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER
                                     VIA ZOOM
                                   
  Mondays:         10:30 am    The Way of Mastery book study
                             1:00 pm      A Course of Love book study
                             6:30 pm     The Way of Mastery book study
                                                      
 Tuesday:          10:00 am   The Spiritual Exploration Group                                               
Friday:              11:00 am    Jeddah Mali Meditation
                                      
ON-GOING MONTHLY HAPPENINGS VIA ZOOM
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:  Choose Only Love 7 pm  
 
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Women of Unity   10:30 am
(WOU schedule is modified, please read your weekly e-bulletin for updates)
     
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Matt Kahn Study Group  7 pm
                                                                                       
4th Monday of each month:  Nevada County Camera Club  6:15 pm
 
4th Friday of each month:   Nevada County Reiki Share  6 pm 
POWER STATEMENT FOR APRIL
 
Appreciation fills my heart and fuels my gratitude.
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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:  Angela Apostal                  angela.apostal@aol.com       
Treasurer:  Yvonne Read                            vonyread@gmail.com                 
Secretary:  Patricia Plank                           patriciaplank@yahoo.com  
 
 
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Sunday Service 10:30 AM
March 22, 2020

Love is contagious!
 
BEING THE LIGHT 2020 TALK SERIES
This is Why We are Here
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This link will take you directly to the Sunday Service. 
 Join Sunday service Zoom Meeting
 Please connect 10 or 15 minutes prior to 10:30 am to check your sound and video functions.  You're also able to chat with each other until Rev. Jerry takes hosting control!
 WE'RE MOVING FORWARD 
AND YOU'RE ALL COMING WITH US!
 
Rev. Jerry and I are in the accelerated learning program with Zoom (a video conferencing application).  We will be utilizing Zoom for our Sunday Services and for all applicable classes.  There is no fee.  This is how it is going to work:
 
I will be sending e-bulletins specific to the event (Sunday service, classes) with the Zoom invitational link.  The e-bulletins will be clearly titled so you know the purpose as it comes in.  This means you'll be receiving more (and more frequent) emails from us but I am hoping to make them clearly identifiable.
 
Please plan to join the event 10 to 15 minutes prior to start time so you can check your video and sound settings.  You should be able to hear each other prior to start time.   The host will likely mute you all once you get started for sound quality, but will un-mute you throughout as appropriate for discussion, etc.
 
FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE:  
Dr. Nanci Shandera's lecture series is cancelled for now.
ACIM is on hiatus until further notice.
Scott Wetzell will not be holding Matt Kahn - "Facing Uncertainty".
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE HAS A PULSE!
Make sure you're accessing the correct one.

I've experienced a full range of frustration in keeping our FB page active and up to date.  Part of the issue is that we have a page called Senior Minister (name should represent our Spiritual Center somewhat), a page called Unity in the Gold Country (won't let me post or delete anything) and a page called Unity GoldCountry.  The last one is the winner!  Here's the site: https://www.facebook.com/unitygoldcountry
This is the FB page Rev. Jerry and I find works best for us so lets get all friended up!  
 
Additionally, we will now be Live Streaming the Sunday Service on FaceBook so if you miss the Zoom event the Live Stream will be available on FB (Unity GoldCountry) for your viewing pleasure. Join us during or after the service time.
             
MARCH FINANCIAL
 
March Sunday Collections                                                              $   5,196.00
March Tithes                                                                                          1,865.00
March other income (rent, classes, etc)                                              1,757.00
 
 
Change for Change Donations                                                       40.90 
Utah's Place Donations                                                                   34.00
Bookstore Sales                                                                             401.50      
                   
All the financial statements are located in the blue binder on the Secretary's desk in the entrance hallway.   
                                                                                                                   
TITHES AND LOVE OFFERINGS
 
Rev. Jerry and I have had a number of you asking how you may financially support UGC through all of this.  Thank you so much for the value you place in all that we are!  The most efficient way to give your tithes and love offerings is to use the option on our website home page.  www.unitygold.us Located in the middle of the page, to the right . . . it looks like this:
 
See where it says "by clicking HERE".  Do that!  It will open a secure page for credit/debit card processing.  You may also mail or drop off checks to UGC. 
 
We love you and miss you and we're knowing we are One.
PEG VIELBIG
 
I spoke with Peg and, not surprisingly, they are postponing the Celebration of Life for Joe.  We hold Peg and the Vielbig family in our hearts . . . as with everything else . . . together though we are apart.
IT'S NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!
 
A Jesuit priest told his congregation he was praying for them, so he asked them to send him their pictures of themselves. He taped them to the pews in the church. Rev. Jerry is requesting you all to email in pictures of yourselves.  Make it candid, fun, inspiring!  We want to fill our chairs with your beautiful faces.  Rev. Jerry was heart-fully inspired by this picture and said "I want that!". That way he and I won't feel so alone here at the center. 
UGC ALL ACCESS!
 
Click here to go to Rev. Jerry's Blog.
 
Weekly Enneagram videos:
Click here for The Enneagram Type 9, part 1;  here for The Enneagram Type 8 part 2;  and click here for The Enneagram Type 8, part 3.
 
You may access all sessions and our Sunday service talks on our YouTube page, Unity in the Gold Country.
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY - STILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR NOW
 
Is it your time?!  Rev. Jerry will be holding a new member orientation on Saturday, April 11th from 10 am to 12:30 pm. 

 
From Rev. Jerry: Why join as a Member of UGC? People often ask me that. My answer is simple, it is about making a formal commitment to a spiritual community of people. When we make a commitment we tend to be more attached or involved. It is basically saying I want to be one of this group of people, part of a like-minded tribe. I think we all want to belong, and it is also about accepting the care and attention of our fellow congregants. In our modern world it can be hard to make connections and a community like ours has proven it can be very supportive especially in uncertain times. I think it is also about calling a place home, somewhere to hang our hat or put our feet under the table. As Mr. Rogers might say, "won't you be my neighbor or fellow congregant who cares and is cared for?"
 
On Easter Sunday, April 12th, we'll hold a welcoming ceremony for our new members.
 
New member applications are on blue paper and are available on the wall at the back of the sanctuary, and on the table in the entry way.
ON-GOING WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER
via Zoom
                                   
  Mondays:         10:30 am    The Way of Mastery book study
                             1:00 pm      A Course of Love book study
                             6:30 pm     The Way of Mastery book study
                                                      
 Tuesday:          10:00 am   The Spiritual Exploration Group                                               
Friday:              11:00 am    Jeddah Mali Meditation
                                      
ON-GOING MONTHLY HAPPENINGS: 
 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:  Choose Only Love 7 pm  
 
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Women of Unity   10:30 am
     
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month:   Matt Kahn Study Group  7 pm
                                                         
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

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:  Angela Apostal                  angela.apostal@aol.com       
Treasurer:  Yvonne Read                            vonyread@gmail.com                 
Secretary:  Patricia Plank                           patriciaplank@yahoo.com