FROM THE BOARD
cc 2022 Angela Apostal
The stillness of today unfolds before me.
As I attune to forces in nature, as part of, not apart from.
I am nature and I am here as shining evidence.
Divinity appears in all forms.
Stardust lingering from distant galaxies.
Or biology in a simple drop of water.
Both expand and contract in union.
As a breath filling me up with life.
Apparent to all.
I stand still yet move forward in the sanctity of being.
A paradox on
the altar of love.
then others, then self once more.
How did I learn this simple truth?
In breath, in sight,
in touch, in all that makes me human.
Embrace this moment with abandon, as a mighty teacher true and able.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
As part of our fund raising efforts for the year we are planning on hosting a Wine and Cheese and Arts evening. The date for the event is slated for November 11th. For now we are putting out the call to all our artists who might be willing to donate a piece of artwork for the event. We are open to donations of art pieces in various media and tax donation letters for the IRS will be given to the artists. If you are interested in donating something, or you know an artist in the community who might be interested, please call Lezlie at 274-2463 and let us know. We are planning a fun evening of wine, non-alcoholic drinks, cheese, arts, music and possibly some wine/art appreciation talks. Stay tuned for more details!
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #9 Quotes to carry you this week
We are designed to be peaceful creatures. We are designed to love. We are designed to experience joy and wellbeing. We are designed to express beauty. Human family has barely begun to scratch the surface of innate potential. The state of our world is a telling reminder of where we are up to in that journey. As you have heard before, a butterfly moving its wings can be the start of a great wind so too, the choices that an individual makes moment-by-moment, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, life-by-life can also start a great movement.
THE CHANGING SEASONS
Fall is here and our Community Garden Market is officially closed until next year. Thanks to all of you we raised $454 in 2022 from the sales of your home grown fresh produce and flowers!
COMMUNITY SINGING FOR PEACE
Sponsored by Interfaith Nevada County
Purpose: To share through song, messages of love, respect, peace, and appreciation for all of God's children. To celebrate what our faiths share.
September 25th, 2022, 2:30 pm - 4 pm
151 Union Square on
Mill Street in Grass Valley
Marshall said the group’s intention is to unite the community in common expressions of love, respect and appreciation for all, with the sentiment of, “We invite you to enjoy songs of peace, recharge your energy and lighten your spirit as you face the challenges of the day.”
“War and hate don’t fix anything,” said planner Dianne Marshall, on behalf of InterFaith Nevada County. “Take a break from the news headlines and get rejuvenated!”
Drew Tousley and Kellie Garmire will be performing together at this event!
The International Day of Peace is observed today, September 21, around the world. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all people feel that they can flourish, creating a world in which people are treated equally.
Affirmative prayer: I know there is but One Mind, which is the Mind of God,
in which all people live and move and have their being. I know there is a Divine Pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness…so all people shall live together in peace, harmony and prosperity forever. – Excerpted from “A Prayer for World Peace,” by Ernest Holmes.
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM . . .
...is just around the corner. We will begin on Sunday, October 2nd with completion on Sunday, November 20th. We will skip Sunday, October 16th because Jeddah Mali will be here. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
"When it feels like the end of your world, you've arrived at a point of magnificent opportunity: the possibility of transforming every dimension of your life. This book is your navigational guide for releasing old ways of thinking, entering the ground level of your being, and emerging as a conscious co-creator of your reality and an active participant in global transformation."
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE
THE SMALL GROUP SIGN UP SHEETS ARE ON THE TABLE AT THE BACK OF THE SANCTUARY. FIND THE DAY, TIME, AND LOCATION THAT WORKS FOR YOU!
Tuesday, 10am at UGC
Tuesday, 6:30pm, home of Yvonne Read, Nevada City
Wednesday, 1pm, home of Kristie Stevens, Grass Valley
Wednesday, 1pm, home of Mark and Shelley Wandro, Penn Valley
Wednesday, 6:30pm, home of Joe and Lyn Sloan, Auburn
Thursday, 6:30pm, home of Collette LaRocque, Grass Valley
I am so happy and grateful to report we have a sign up list of over a dozen people! This sized crew working just on that area for a couple of hours are going to knock it out!! We are looking at Saturday, October 1st, weather permitting.
Please consider joining the crew. There is a sign up sheet on the table at the back of the sanctuary, or contact us at 530-274-2463.
We want to celebrate you!
Rosie Doherty 9/7
Cathy Eville 9/10
Patti McClure 9/13
Darrell VanNatta 9/18
Angela Apostal 9/19
Sandy Spurgeon 9/20
Judy Cisowski 9/30
Drew Tousley 9/30
CHANGE FOR CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
Sierra Roots takes a relationship-based approach in our work with homeless people. We are dedicated to listening to homeless people and collaborating with them to make progress in their health, self-reliance, and action plans for secure, safe homes.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are now on schedule to be held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, October 9th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve your session.
The IW event for September is a free workshop "The Creative Pendulum" led by the author of the book by the same name, Joan Rose Staffen. Learn about using a pendulum to unlock your inner artist and discovering and expanding your expressive potential! Joan Rose offers practical information and tips so that anyone can use a pendulum, and experienced practitioners will find exciting new ways of using a pendulum. The workshop is on Saturday, September 24th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed by a Potluck Salad Bar, here at Unity in the Gold Country.
Linda Becchetti is managing the Inspiring Women roster. Please call or email Linda if you want to be on the list for notifications/information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-273-8380.