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WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO NOW?
Rev. Jerry Farrell

It seems lately that each day just brings more distressing news, one more catastrophe in another corner of the world or right in our own neighborhood. What is ours to do in response to these events? The answer is the same as always- do good! Join us Sunday for some inspirational and uplifting poetry, reflection, music and prayer time. Come and be refueled for the week ahead.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Consider cultivating your relationship with the wisdom of
Collective Intelligence.
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts of Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Precious Today
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.
 
First self,
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
THIS SUNDAY!
 
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
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
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.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
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
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
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.
INSPIRING WOMEN
THIS SATURDAY
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. cyclingnut2004@gmail.com or 530-273-8380.
THE SWEEPING VISIONS OF MY MIND AND HEART
 
When three of their four children were diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic condition that causes a loss or decline in vision, Edith Lemay and Sebastien Pelletier decided to take them round the world. “We’re going to fill their visual memory with the best, most beautiful images we can."
 
“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. They become self-fulfilling prophecies.”
– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
 
Affirmative prayer: I behold the beauty of this life, the near-at-hand and the sweeping visions of my eyes and heart. My soul is enlivened in this grace, and I move with reverence and a keen awareness that my life is made whole, dignified, and enlarged. I’m so grateful that this is the essence and beauty of what is before me this day. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
BEING GRATEFUL
Marlene Bottenfield

Join Marlene as she shares the details, insights, revelations and joy experienced in her personal near death event this summer. She will also share two other experiences that show that transition can be a beautiful time. Fear free; light, love and faith filled.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Consider cultivating your relationship with the wisdom of
Collective Intelligence.
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
As I am sitting to write this paragraph, the air quality in my neighborhood (about halfway between Grass Valley and Nevada City) is hovering at a very unhealthy 200. Some areas near me are experiencing even higher, dangerous levels.
 
While we are having these terrible air days, we can be grateful that the fire is NOT in our neighborhoods…this time. Another thing we can be grateful for is our Unity community that always “has our back” when a disaster might befall us.
 
How wonderful to know that if we were to be evacuated, we have a place to come…. our Center! During the extreme heat last week, our Center was available for anyone who needed a cool place to be during those HOT days. When storms come (hopefully) our Center will be available for those who lose power or need a warm place to stay. (Providing the Center has power, of course).

How amazing is Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, that we know as our community? Very amazing, I would say. Let’s all be aware of what a marvelous gift we share and support our Center with our Love, Time and Treasure!
 
Patricia Plank
Board Secretary
 
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 #8 Quotes to carry you this week

There is much upon this planet that we wish to be different.  There is no lack of longing, desiring, hoping.  How many of us use the opportunity of the present moment to free ourselves individually from the patterns that we have previously agreed to hold, agreed to believe in, agreed to carry.  Those patterns we have joined with others to become our collective fears, our collective beliefs.  In doing so, we have drawn a veil over our consciousness until we no longer see or experience the essence of our being, present in every moment, in every breath.  We have forgotten how to harness our consciousness to the present moment to look deeply, to see and therefore feel the reassuring presence of our innate love and light.  What would our life look like if we were to drink this in moment after moment after moment? How motivated would we be to share? No sense of keeping anything for ourselves, no sense of measuring who gets what. Every in-breath bringing you what you need. Every out-breath sharing everything freely.
 
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 HAVE BEEN ORDERED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE SOON!
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
I am so happy and grateful to report we have a sign up list of 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.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
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
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
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.
INSPIRING WOMEN
 
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. cyclingnut2004@gmail.com or 530-273-8380.
 
Discerning Spirit's 'I Am-ness' in Me
 
The pursuit of meaning has underlined human activity for millennia, stretching back to thinkers like Aristotle and Plato all the way up to modern-day philosophers and scientists. Research shows that not only does finding meaning in life inform our priorities, it also shapes how we respond to life’s twists and turns and fosters a sense of well-being.
 
“There are two major tasks to human life. The first is to build a strong "container" or identity; the second is to find the contents that the container is meant to hold.” – Richard Rohr, Falling Upward
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I am becoming clear about what is important in my life. I discern the meaning of Spirit’s “I Am-ness,” aligning my self-image with the Divine’s
impression of me. I hang out in the Absolute, adding spiritual qualities to my life’s container. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
NATURAL INTELLIGENCE
Jeddah Mali with Patricia Haller, LUT

What if the mechanics that successfully create and sustain life on earth, are the clues for how to better run our lives, organisations and society? Jeddah Mali explores how natural intelligence offers us a fractal hypothesis that scales across the individual to global spectrum. It provides a unified framework to develop a new approach for the challenges we face every day as a species. This Sunday we are exploring this expansive Ted Talk by Jeddah Mali.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Consider cultivating your relationship with the wisdom of
Collective Intelligence.
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Its been hard lately. Really, really hard.
I find that it is easy to pray when times are, well, easy.
I also find it very hard to pray when times are hard. Too many thoughts, worries, anxieties all creep into my mind and fog the process. Anne Lamott reminds me there are three essential prayers: Help, Thanks and Wow. I admit my recent prayers have been, “helphelphelphelp”.
I’m a scientist at heart and return to thoughts and images of nature. The caterpillar turning into a butterfly, a piece of sand turning into a pearl, a bit of carbon into a diamond. Nature is filled with examples of transformation under extreme circumstances. It’s these extreme circumstances that our faith practices are put to the test. But, it’s these same circumstances that our faith practices have prepared us for. Help. Thanks. Wow.
 
-Kurtis Zumwalt
 
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 #7
Quotes to carry you this week

What would the earth look like if we filled our minds with beauty and good? If we allowed our innate love and light to shine forth within our own being and shared it freely with others? How the collective mind would be lightened and freed. Feel that harmony, the beauty and the good, the love and the light. See how the earth would benefit. Feel it flowing into the very fabric of the earth, structure of the earth, all the vegetation, the animal life, the human life, even into the clouds and the air, finding its way into the water, the soil. The light is healing and purifying all the destruction, all the degradation, all the neglect, all the misuse, all the disrespect. Feel it being healed and restored. See that every single aspect of life here on earth receives equally. We have seen what happens when we honor some and not others, when we cherish one aspect of life over another. Feel that every single aspect of life here is equal, equally seen, equally deserving, an equal manifestation of the love and the light of the planet. Feel what it feels like in your being to experience complete harmony within yourself and within the earth.
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
I am so happy and grateful to report we have a sign up list of 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.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
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
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
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.
JUDITH LORRAINE CHRISTENSEN
 
We are sad to share we heard that Judith Lorraine passed away on July 1st. We are grateful her daughter remembered us as Judith's spiritual family and notified us. Judith fell and broke her spine in March. At that time they found she had cancer which had metastasized through her lungs and spine. Judith entered hospice there with her daughter and passed peacefully on July 1st. We are deeply grateful for the many years Judith gave to us so generously of her love of her time, of herself. We send our prayers of love and comfort to Judith's family.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinic is happening this Sunday beginning at 1 pm!
Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve your session.
INSPIRING WOMEN
 
This is the 2nd Sunday of the month and that means Inspiring Women are meeting after the Sunday Service to have lunch together! Join them at Tofanelli's this Sunday, Sept.11th.
 
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. cyclingnut2004@gmail.com or 530-273-8380.
FROM CARLY TOUSLEY
 
On Thursday, August 25, my granddaughter Ava Rose was born. It was a beautiful, safe and healthy birth. Thank you to everyone who said prayers for her, it definitely worked! Ava wasn’t due till Sept 9th, and I wasn’t able to go to Monterey at that time. I had planned to go visit my daughter on the 25th to be together while she was nearing the end of her pregnancy. Well what a wonderful surprise to have Ava come early. I got to hold her and spend a lot of time with her.
On the day she was born, she was very fussy and I was given her to hold. I looked at her and she looked at me, with those beautiful newborn, fresh from the other side eyes. She stopped crying and we just were there, present with each other. Then from my heart these words came to tell her. You were with God, and now you are here on the planet Earth, but guess what? God is still with you, God is inside you and God is all around you. There is nothing to cry about. Plus you have all these angels around you, guiding you, and they will never leave you and will be with you always, as will God. She never took her eyes off me, and even though she didn’t understand my words, she totally understood what I was saying to her. I held her for about an hour and she never cried or was fussy. I will never forget that beautiful time with Ava.
MERGING INTO PURE BEING
 
The Gemini North telescope has spotted two entangled galaxies, 60 million light-years away, that will eventually merge into one. The galactic pair NGC 4567 and NGC 4568, nicknamed the Butterfly galaxies, have just begun to unite as gravity pulls them together. In 500 million years, the two cosmic systems will complete their merger to form a single elliptical galaxy.
 
“As the rivers flowing east and west merge in the sea and become one with it, so do all creatures lose their separateness when they merge at last into pure Being. There is nothing that does not come from the inmost Self, the Self supreme.” - The Chandogya Upanishad, Sanskrit text, 7th century BC
 
Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I am blessed to be a part of the cosmic journey of life. I give thanks that my whole-life awareness allows me to be a source of joy and hope for others. I revere each one’s journey, taking delight and assurance that we’re all walking this path together. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
The UGC office will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Monday groups will also suspend their meetings in observance of the holiday weekend.
 
On Wednesday, September 7th, the Matt Kahn group will meet on Zoom ONLY,
no in person meeting.
Cleansing the Doors of Perception
Rev. Lani Howard

It has been said that perception is reality. Our perceptions have been formed by our families, our teachers, our religious leaders, our experiences, our media etc. We are finite beings in an infinite universe. It’s nature is expansion. How can we move beyond our current perceptions and expand into a more infinite experience?
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to view the informational one-sheet flyer! Especially good;
"In Jeddah's Own Words"
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
We are currently posting Jeddah Mali meditations on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Mondays with a new meditation in the series being posted for the duration of each week. The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
Heat and Fire Events
 
One of the practical ways in which we endeavor to take care of each other here at UGC is to make the center available during heat or fire events. It isn't always easy to plan for these obviously and this weekend is no exception. Of course I am leaving for vacation and Lezlie won't be here on the weekend or on the holiday. But we have people who are committed to stepping in and we are grateful to our beloved BOT president who is managing the response over the next few days. She will be assisted by some other caring BOT members to make sure things are covered. Outside of what we are doing here at the center, perhaps you could invite neighbors or congregants to come to your house during the hottest hours of the next week to ensure their safety, especially if they don't have air conditioning. Remember that the leading case of medical events in seniors is dehydration. So, please drink lots of water during this next week. Stay cool because you are cool! 
 
Rev. Jerry
 
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 #6
Quotes to carry you this week
 
The more you let go through breathing, the more you feel yourself supported by the energy around you, the more you can trust, the more you feel safe, the more you feel cared for.  The essence of this energy is loving, caring, supportive.  The essence of this energy is also you.  Everything that is truly not you, is gently dissolving.  Everything which is in essence you, becomes brighter and brighter and clearer.  Until you can feel that your very essence, your very being, your very presence is the light, the presence of this love that you feel all around you and now within you.  Let yourself feel this beauty.  Drink it in.  Let it fill you.  You’ll see that your essence, your light, your love and your beauty are constant, ever present, ever available.  Let yourself float free, relaxed, immersed in beauty.  As you float, you may see or even feel the earth below you.  The earth is breathing also, just as we are.  See the earth as the presence of light and love, just as you are.
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
Dear UGC family,
the land surrounding our building, our spiritual center, has been diligently tended by a small but dedicated team of three. The slope that runs along Whispering Pines is almost the final frontier in need of much team work. We would like to form a crew of at least 6 people, (8-10 would be awesome) to tackle just that slope with trimming, weed-eating, exposing sprinklers, and clearing the debris. A good sized crew working just on that area for a couple of hours would make all the difference in the world. 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.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
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
 
Vision Statement
Sierra Roots envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
 
Mission Statement
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 returning with the first one happening soon!
The clinics will begin again on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve your session.
 
UNITY WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
 
The 2022 World Day of Prayer theme is “Holding the High Watch,” and the affirmation is: I pray with an elevated mind and open heart.
 
Use this link to view all the options Unity Prayer Ministries is offering this year! There is an online opening ceremony you can register for, a guiding prayer YouTube, a prayer request tab, reflection questions, and more!
SHARING IN THE GREAT I AM!
 
Researchers think they can now explain the phenomenon of doppelgängers – people who look alike but aren’t related. "There are so many people in the world now that life is producing humans with similar DNA sequences,” a researcher said. “There's probably someone in the world who looks like you and even share your behavior traits.”
(Darrell VanNatta and a co-worker. Everyone was a bit surprised, he and Darrell included, the first time they were in the same room together!)
 
“The identity of each of us is founded in a Divine template, the great ‘I Am’ in which we all live, move, and have our being. We share in the image and likeness of pure Spirit. We are One.” – Scott Awbrey
 
Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I am clear about who I Am and what is important in my life. I discern the meaning of my ‘I Am-ness,’ awakening to the qualities of God in my body, soul, and experiences. With purpose and gratitude, I am carrying out Spirit's intention for my life. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
OBSTACLES TO WAKING UP
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
The Way of Mastery says that we are already Love and capable of loving. It seeks to teach us all the obstacles that we put in the way of our realizing that we are love, as well as the obstacles we put in the way of releasing that love. In this Sunday's service we will look at what some other spiritual leaders have to say on the same topic. 
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to view the informational one-sheet flyer! Especially good;
"In Jeddah's Own Words"
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
For planning and capacity purposes, if you are intending to register for this event we encourage you to do so right away!
 
This is a major event for all of us, a wonderful contribution to our community, and it starts with preparing ourselves! We are currently posting Jeddah Mali meditations on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Mondays with a new meditation in the series being posted for the duration of each week. The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
Important clarification! Everyday except Tuesday, the Zoom link is as shown here. On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation so be sure to use Zoom All Access for Spiritual Exploration for Tuesday mornings.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
 
FROM THE BOARD

I don’t know about you, but I am incredibly excited to know that Jeddah Mali will be at our UGC Spiritual Center. Jeddah is an international figure in the world of spiritually awakened teachers and visionaries. She has had a series of personal awakenings throughout her life and has studied under the Dalai Lama. She is the founder of Intelligent Life, which promotes a “be-think-do platform that trains pioneering individuals and organizations in natural intelligence to create universally beneficial outcomes”. I am very excited to learn more about this new way of thinking to re-evaluate the way we live and think.
As a reminder she will be her at UGC for a free event on Friday (10/14) evening and a paid event on Saturday (10/15) and Sunday (10/16 - after church). I hope to see you there.
 
Joe Darby
 
INSPIRING WOMEN - THIS SATURDAY!
 
THIS Saturday, August 27th the Meet-up is a pool party at Katharine Beatty's house! Pool time starts at 10:30 am with the now familiar Potluck Salad Bar at 12:30 pm. Fun, sun and Yum!
PARKING IS LIMITED -
PLEASE ARRANGE TO CARPOOL!
 
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 #5
Quotes to carry you this week
 
Notice as we start to relate to our very own being as this presence, that our being and the presence of life itself are one.  As we breathe, life breathes.  As we love, life loves. As we intend life intends.  We as human beings have such a profound influence, not just on our internal experience, but upon life itself.
 
Ask yourself, “As I go about my day, which version of me do I show up in?  Is my attention hunkered down on my humanness, physical body, the emotions, and the mind?  Or is it raised up into the soul self with feelings of service, duty, goodwill, sharing and helping, contributing?
Or is it raised up further still into my spirit self where I see the full extent of my being and operate as such?  We as human beings are given a choice as to where our attention resides.
 
What are we now choosing in this moment?  What will we allow? Where will we operate from?  What will we choose moment-by-moment, day-by-day, year-by-year? Our life is the living record of our choices.  If we would wish for more light, we can have it.  It is our responsibility to allow it in.
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
Dear UGC family,
the land surrounding our building, our spiritual center, has been diligently tended by a small but dedicated team of three. The slope that runs along Whispering Pines is almost the final frontier in need of much team work. We would like to form a crew of at least 6 people, (8-10 would be awesome) to tackle just that slope with trimming, weed-eating, exposing sprinklers, and clearing the debris. A good sized crew working just on that area for a couple of hours would make all the difference in the world. 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.
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
NOTE: On 8/29/22, the WOM 1 pm group will meet on Zoom only. No one will be in person here at UGC.
 
WE JUST RECEIVED MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS, FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE.
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Lynne Hurrell 8/4
Leita Spoto 8/7
Keith Malley 8/8
Pat Rose 8/9
Joe Darby 8/10
Joe Sloan 8/13
John Martin 8/13
Sharon Rolph 8/19
Cydne Grimsby 8/21
Nanci Shandera 8/24
Katharine Beatty 8/25
Ken Cooper 8/25
Terry Buck 8/26
Marlene Bottenfield 8/29
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST

Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are returning on the 2nd Sunday of each month with sessions at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The clinics will begin again on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session.
 
UNITY WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
 
The 2022 World Day of Prayer theme is “Holding the High Watch,” and the affirmation is: I pray with an elevated mind and open heart.
 
Use this link to view all the options Unity Prayer Ministries is offering this year! There is an online opening ceremony you can register for, a guiding prayer YouTube, a prayer request tab, reflection questions, and more!
SYNCHRONISTIC BLESSINGS AND ADVENTURES!
 
Peter and Paula Closier of Surrey, British Columbia, were stunned when their dog, Bonnie, went missing, only to return later that day with a ribbon won at a local dog show. They were looking high and low for Bonnie until they saw a picture of her on Facebook with the caption, “Does anyone know this dog?” John Wilmer had spotted Bonnie by the side of the road while on his way to the dog show. While waiting for a response to his Facebook post, he decided to enter her in the competition. Bonnie took third place in the “Best Rescue Dog” category!
 
Winners are too busy to be sad, too optimistic to be fearful, too positive to be doubtful, and too determined to be defeated. - unknown 
 
Affirmative prayer: I give thanks for the synchronistic blessings and adventures of my life. I believe that all things are working together for my highest good, and I hold others in this optimistic sense of worthiness and triumph. Everyone I encounter is a winner. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
"THE ANGELS OF OUR BETTER NATURE"
Rev. Joe Sloan
 
We have often heard that religion, Christianity in particular, is a force for peace, but history does not very well support that contention. Christianity has been used as an excuse to freely exercise the worst behavior of human kind to others of Gods’ children. This is not our true nature and yet, anger, hate and vengeance seem to come too easily or naturally. These are times when we must call upon “the better angels of our nature.’ Angels, messenger’s of God, are all about us, whispering guiding words of Love and peace. They came with us. They have never left us. All we have to do is listen. Listen. 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to open the detailed brochure prepared for you!
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
 
We are excited to be hosting a two day workshop with Jeddah Mali here at our Center! This is a major event for all of us, a wonderful contribution to our community, and it starts with preparing ourselves! We will be posting a Jeddah Mali meditations on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Mondays with a new meditation in the series being posted for the duration of each week. Some day and time options have changed. The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts of Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
THE HEAT IS ON!
First of all, sorry for the glitch with the A/C last Sunday but you will be happy to know it has been rectified. This week we have been experiencing high temperatures and seeing drastic forecasts for water and electricity shortages, as well as catastrophic weather conditions. How are we to respond to such dire predictions?
Unity is very clear that when the heat is on we remain calm and cool, centered in the creative power of our Divine being. Early this week I spoke with a congregant who was dealing with a possible dire outcome for a family member that was causing them to focus on worst case scenarios. I reminded them, as I remind myself when I am in similar thought patterns, that these are the perfect scenarios for miracles. After all, that is why we call them miracles because they are so unexpected and counter intuitive.
As we hold space for ourselves and humanity at this time of dire predictions I invite us into a space of miracle-mindedness. What else is our faith for but this? Let us use our incredible creative power to vision and intend our wildest dreams for humanity and its evolution. Join me in affirming this.
 
Rev. Jerry
 
INSPIRING WOMEN
Upcoming Meet-ups!
 
On Saturday, August 27th the Meet-up is a pool party at Katharine Beatty's house! Pool time starts at 10:30 am with the now familiar Potluck Salad Bar at 12:30 pm. Fun, sun and Yum!
PARKING IS LIMITED -
PLEASE ARRANGE TO CARPOOL!
 
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 under consideration depending on some other factors but should be in the next few weeks. 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 #3
Quotes to carry you this week
 
In the present, time does not truly exist.
 
Feel that the light around you is the life force that you are breathing in.  You breath in, you pull in light to the inner body.  You breathe out, you exchange this light into the exterior space. You are both breathing in and breathing out light.  Your whole body, your whole being is immersed in this light.  Your whole being can feel peace and the love that this light brings
 
This heavenly light, this Spiritual sun, is gifting to you all of its energy,  all of its qualities, all of its power and magnificence. You are blessed by this light, you are graced by it.  Just letting the light pour upon you as if the heavens have opened and all of the angels and beings of light are sending their love and light forth, shining upon us, shining upon all humanity, equally, lovingly. Drink it in.  This light is able to hold us, nurture us, protect us.
 
Your heart is now able to be radiant like the sun and you in turn are able to gift your light, full of all the qualities that you have received, sending it out into the world, letting it shine equally on everyone.  So that everyone is able to feel safe; everyone is able to feel trusting.  See your love as it moves out into the world, all around the planet, touching every human being, touching all of nature.
 
Picture every one of us bringing our attention into our hearts consciously recognizing the gifts that we are receiving every single moment.  Drink it in with your heart.  Feel the grace.  Feel the blessing.  Let your heart burst with appreciation.
 
GARDEN MARKET THIS SUNDAY!
 
We will have our Unity Community Garden Market this Sunday. Garden produce freshly harvested! If you have garden produce or flowers you would like to sell we will get you set up with the rest. It's surplus time, bring in your gardens harvest to sell here! Skip the grocery store, buy your produce here! All proceeds benefit our Spiritual Center.
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
NOTE: On 8/29/22, the WOM 1 pm group will meet on Zoom only. No one in person here at UGC.
 
WE JUST RECEIVED MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS, FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE.
TEAMWORK INVITATION
 
Dear UGC family, the land surrounding our building, our spiritual center, has been diligently tended by a small but dedicated team of three. The slope that runs along Whispering Pines is almost the final frontier in need of much team work. We would like to form a crew of at least 6 people, (8-10 would be awesome) to tackle just that slope with trimming, weed-eating, exposing sprinklers, and clearing the debris. A good sized crew working just on that area one 2-3 hours would make all the difference in the world. We are looking at Saturday, October 1st, weather permitting. Please consider joining the crew. We will begin sign-ups this Sunday.
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Lynne Hurrell 8/4
Leita Spoto 8/7
Keith Malley 8/8
Pat Rose 8/9
Joe Darby 8/10
Joe Sloan 8/13
John Martin 8/13
Sharon Rolph 8/19
Cydne Grimsby 8/21
Nanci Shandera 8/24
Katharine Beatty 8/25
Ken Cooper 8/25
Terry Buck 8/26
Marlene Bottenfield 8/29
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST

Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are returning on the 2nd Sunday of each month with sessions at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The clinics will begin again on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session.
 
SEEING WHOLENESS
 
“What you see you become. What you see is a selective act of attention. Although you are inundated by billions of bits of sensory impulses, you selectively filter out the vast majority, allowing only a very small fraction into your awareness. Your attention and interpretations create what you see and ultimately determine what you believe.”
– Deepak Chopra, The Way of Gratitude
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, my attention is on the myriad of ways that goodness shows itself. I give thanks to know that what I believe in, focus on, and give my energy to is amplified. Today, I see wholeness. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
BODY AND SOUL
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Probably the single greatest struggle in life is what appears to be the battle between our bodies and our souls. Being enfleshed, embodied and incarnate beings is quite the balancing act between our bodies needs, wants, desires and our spirit's soaring impulse. Sometimes it is overwhelming, sometimes it is a drudge and sometimes it is a crash and burn experience. Yet, we soldier on despite aging, sickness and the certainty of death. Join us this Sunday as we look for some pointers along the way.
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to open the detailed brochure prepared for you!
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
THE JEDDAH MALI EVENT WEEKEND ~
PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN!
We are excited to be hosting a two day workshop with Jeddah Mali here at our Center! This is a major event for all of us, a wonderful contribution to our community, and it starts with preparing ourselves! We will be posting a Jeddah Mali meditations on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Mondays with a new meditation in the series being posted for the duration of each week. Some day and time options have changed. The experience of Jeddah's meditations are tranquil, and deeply profound. We encourage you to experience the gifts of Jeddah Mali.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
Another week, another new, short Jeddah meditation -
about 13 minutes.
Click HERE, relax and enjoy.
 
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #2
Quotes to carry you this week
 
We think that we are doing the living of our life, but so much is given to us.
Allow yourself to relax, let go, be cared for. This space is looking after us, every part of us, moment by moment without pause, whether we are aware of it or not. No one is more or less chosen. No one is more or less loved.
 
As your light goes out from your heart to the whole human family, you'll notice that your light encourages, touches, and amplifies the light of others.
 
It will not be governments who bring peace to our planet. It will be one individual after another, choosing to see their own light and remembering to see it in others.
FROM THE BOARD
 
One of Unity's principles that always makes me ponder what it truly means is “We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in the mind". Frequently the answers come in the experiences of my daily life. Recently while returning home from a walk with my dog, my foot slipped into a crevice on my walkway. I ended up kissing mother earth and realizing I had injured my right ankle. My rapidly swelling ankle didn't respond to my home care so a couple of days later after a doctor visit and X-Ray, I learned I had an avulsion fracture. Treatment is non weight bearing for 2 months and wearing a boot cast.
My independent world just turned upside down. I had called Rev Jerry to let him know I wouldn't be attending our Board meeting and asked another board member to give my treasure's report. Very quickly help arrived in the form of meals, running errands for me and help with my animals.
I was surrounded by community and truly had to learn to accept help. A dear friend said, "don't deprive others of the joy of giving". I had to hug my ego and change my thoughts. My thinking went from fear of dependance and the inability to care for my animals to immense gratitude for this loving community. Love is everywhere even in the allowance of receiving help gracefully. My heart is full.
 
Ann Somervell
 
INSPIRING WOMEN
Upcoming Meet-ups!
 
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, 8/14, Inspiring Women will meet at Tofanelli's for lunch after the Sunday Service. As a reservation will be required, please let Linda Becchetti know if you plan to join the group. 530-273-8380. Invite a friend, let's widen our circle!
 
On Saturday, August 27th the Meet-up is a pool party at Katharine Beatty's house! Pool time starts at 10:30 am with the now familiar Potluck Salad Bar at 12:30 pm. Fun, sun and Yum!
PARKING IS LIMITED -
PLEASE ARRANGE TO CARPOOL!
CAREGIVERS
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
 
We received the Summer newsletter from One Source ~Empowering Caregivers and it has two really great articles in it. One titled Filling the Void Post-Caregiving, and the other titled How to Survive as a Caregiver: Six Essential Tips. We wanted to share these via a link but their website is not working right now. If you have an interest in either one of these articles please let me know and I will provide you with a copy.
 
We support supporting caregivers!
Lezlie
 
BABY BLESSINGS!
 
Cathy Lee came in with furbaby Trinity and Jessica with baby Millie. Rev. Jerry blessed both babies and we could feel their innocent presence blessing UGC as well!
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE JUST RECEIVED MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS, FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE.
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Lynne Hurrell 8/4
Leita Spoto 8/7
Keith Malley 8/8
Pat Rose 8/9
Joe Darby 8/10
Joe Sloan 8/13
John Martin 8/13
Sharon Rolph 8/19
Cydne Grimsby 8/21
Nanci Shandera 8/24
Katharine Beatty 8/25
Ken Cooper 8/25
Terry Buck 8/26
Marlene Bottenfield 8/29
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST

Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are returning on the 2nd Sunday of each month with sessions at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The clinics will begin again on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session.
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 under consideration depending on some other factors but should be in the next few weeks. 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!
THE ESSENCE OF WHO I AM

Sharon McKellar of the Oakland Public Library has collected all kinds of items – doodles, recipes, old photographs – left in books returned to the library. After attempting to find their owners, she scrubs personal identifying information, then scans and uploads them to the library’s website. See them here.
 
“Each of us leaves a legacy, whether we mean to or not, stamped on the hearts of others. We leave behind our attitude toward the world, for whether we inspired in others a love for life. We will be remembered for our smiles and frowns, our laughter and complaints, for our kindness and our selfishness.” – Joah Chittister, The Gift of Years
 
Affirmative prayer: I give thanks to know that my name – the essence of who I am – is etched in the heart of God. May the spirit of my life be a blessing to others. Today, I share the love and truth of Oneness with my sisters and brothers. Today, I lift up another. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley

 

 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
A MYTHICAL TALE OF KING ARTHUR
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Fables, myths and scriptural stories have so much insight to share with us. They can inform both our personal and communal lives with their wisdom. Join us Sunday when we listen to one such story from the life of King Arthur which answers a very powerful and important question that men and women often ponder. Bring your inner child and be prepared to be regaled by our resident Irish storyteller.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to open the detailed brochure prepared for you!
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
THE JEDDAH MALI EVENT WEEKEND ~
PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN!
We are excited to be hosting a two day workshop with Jeddah Mali here at our Center! This is a major event for all of us, a wonderful contribution to our community, and it starts with preparing ourselves! We will be posting a Jeddah Mali meditation daily on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Mondays with a new meditation in the series being posted for the duration of each week.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 7 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm, Friday at 5 pm, Saturday at 9 am, and Sunday at 7:30 pm
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
A new, short Jeddah meditation - less than 10 minutes.
Click HERE, relax and enjoy.
 
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #1
Quotes to carry you this week
 
Something so simple, so every day as the breath, can become a calming, healing tool, allowing us to notice that our entire body is under the same influence as the breath - the force of life.
 
We can feel that this presence of life, this presence of energy, is continuous, without end. It connects us to a vast unending omniverse of energy, simply by us noticing it. As we ride its waves of expansion our very own being becomes a part of it. We realize that the energy of our being and the energy of the unending presence is one and the same.
 
None of us never need to feel that there is not enough to go around. The energy of awareness provides us with as much as we need and want.
 
Our blessed planet is also born of the same energy as we are. It too, lives on love and light
FROM THE BOARD
Forgiveness, Love & Gratitude
 
From the very beginning and for most of my life I have struggled with anxiety which seems to come from deep-seated fears from causes both known and unknown. I have noticed since joining the UGC Family that the length, intensity, and pervasiveness of the episodes of anxiety have significantly diminished. When I ponder what has changed, there are several things that immediately come to mind: Forgiveness, Love and Gratitude.
More and more I am able to forgive, embrace and love myself, something that seemed impossible not so long ago. Self-forgiveness has powerful healing and freeing effects on me; it opens my heart and helps me to replace self-judgment and condemnation with compassion and love. I have noticed that I am much less critical of others. When I do shift into that old pattern, I am getting much better at seeing what I'm doing and able to give thought as to why I am feeling this way. What's going on inside causing me to feel uncomfortable in this situation or with this person? How can I shift back to a place of acceptance and love? Forgiveness of whatever I see or feel from another, and of what it brings up within myself is key to helping me move back into my heart space. It feels like "coming Home" and changes everything for me.
Practicing gratitude is the fastest way I know of getting out of a funk or feeling depressed or fearful; when I consciously do this, the anxiety and fear simply dissolve, my heart expands, and I breathe easier. The other morning, I woke up feeling "down" and low energy. I went out for my daily early morning walk and chose to focus on what I have to be grateful for. It started with the awareness that all my senses are intact, that I have balance, strength, and coordination to be able to walk on my own. (Those things in and of themselves are HUGE blessings.) I have clean water to drink, food to eat, a home which shelters me from harsh outdoor elements and enables me to rest and renew each day. The list is endless; by the time I returned home, I felt much "lighter" and reenergized. Simply shifting into thinking about all I am blessed with changed me.
For all the above insights I am deeply grateful. I want you to know that I am profoundly thankful to each of you for touching my life in a myriad of healing ways, most of which you are unawararking e. I deeply value being in the UGC family and to know such wonderful people. Blessings be to each one of you.
Cydne Grimsby
 
INSPIRING WOMEN
Upcoming Meet-ups!
 
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, 8/14, Inspiring Women will meet at Tofanelli's for lunch after the Sunday Service. As a reservation will be required, please let Linda Becchetti know if you plan to join the group. 530-273-8380. Invite a friend, let's widen our circle!
 
On Saturday, August 27th the Meet-up is a pool party at Katharine Beatty's house! Pool time starts at 10:30 am with the now familiar Potluck Salad Bar at 12:30 pm. Fun, sun and Yum!  PARKING IS LIMITED.  PLEASE CARPOOL.
A SWEET AND CRUNCHY PARTNERSHIP!
 
We are partnering once again with Gold Country Lions Club to sell their homemade caramel corn in their booth at the Nevada County Fair. The Lions group will donate a portion of their $ proceeds to Unity in the Gold Country for each volunteer we provide. YOU get free parking and entrance to the Fair, and WE receive a donation from the Lions! Dennis will be here again on Sunday to fill the last remaining spots.
 
OUR VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST IS . . .
Dennis Cassella
 
Dennis has been at Unity and an official member since 2003. When asked what drew him to Unity his answer was simple . . . being partnered to the Minister! Keeping him here for the long haul is being married to the Minister and cookies! "Seriously," he said, "I love the people. They are some of the most kind and loving people I know."
 
Dennis has given his time in so many capacities over the years; usher, counter, parking attendant, sound man, lights man, camera man, coordinator for upstairs volunteers, building renovation overseer and coordinator, setup team member, clean up team member, gardening team member Hospitality House team member for 16 years, and most recently, Adopt A Road team member, last minute fill-in volunteer, and lastly Dennis coordinates the Unity sign up for the Gold Country Lions booth at the fair. Plus he ensures all the delicious caramel corn we get to sell here at UGC.
 
When asked how Unity has changed his life, Dennis shared it has filled in a lot of blanks for him in his spirituality. "I had a background in the Lutheran Church but it wasn't an evolving faith. Unity has given me an anchor and a spiritual family that fits my current life situation."
 
Dennis, we love you and we appreciate you!
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE JUST RECEIVED MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS, FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE.
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Lynne Hurrell 8/4
Leita Spoto 8/7
Keith Malley 8/8
Pat Rose 8/9
Joe Darby
Joe Sloan 8/13
John Martin 8/13
Sharon Rolph 8/19
Cydne Grimsby 8/21
Nanci Shandera 8/24
Katharine Beatty 8/25
Ken Cooper 8/25
Terry Buck 8/26
Marlene Bottenfield 8/29
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST

Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are returning on the 2nd Sunday of each month with sessions at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The clinics will begin again on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session.
MAKING MUSIC TO MELT THE STARS

Some 51% of 18 to 34-year-olds polled in the United Kingdom said they pray at least once a month, compared with only 24% of those aged 55 and over. Mariyah Zaman, a 23-year-old Muslim from Cardiff, says she prays every day. “My faith is my stability. It's my grounding and my anchor in life."
 
“[Prayer] sometimes feels like trying to get bears to dance as we tap crude rhythms on a cracked kettle. Other times, it feels like we’re making music that will melt the stars.” - Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (edited; the original quote was, “Human speech sometimes feels….”)
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I rest in the felt certainty that the Divine Something – call it God, the Universe, Higher Power, or Infinite Presence – is the changeless, unconditional essence of my life, of all life. Its love and strength are always at hand. My life is a prayer, and I am open to being inspired, guided, and to the joy of being alive. Thank you, God, forever, Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
Angelika
"EXPLORATION OF THE CAUSES OF SUFFERING"
Rev. Angelika Schafer
 
Rev. Angelika speaks from experience when she addresses the causes of human suffering as well as the remedies. She will explore the distinctions and attitudes that cause us to suffer versus being fully present with an uncomfortable or painful experience. Hint: Suffering is the resistance to what is.....
It is not in the fact, but in the interpretation of what is happening.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REMEMBER to bring goodies for after the Service; cheese, fruit, cookies, crackers, veggies . . . what ever you like, we will enjoy!
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to open the detailed brochure prepared for you!
 
This is a major event for Unity and our Sierra foothill communities. We will continue to feature this until event time!
 
THE JEDDAH MALI EVENT WEEKEND ~
PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN!
We are excited to be hosting a two day workshop with Jeddah Mali here at our Center! This is a major event for all of us, a wonderful contribution to our community, and it starts with preparing ourselves! We will be posting a Jeddah Mali meditation daily on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Mondays with a new meditation in the series being posted for the duration of each week.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 7 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm, Friday at 5 pm, Saturday at 9 am, and Sunday at 7:30 pm
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
Here is another short Jeddah meditation - less than 10 minutes.
Click HERE, relax and enjoy.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Dear Unity Friends,
 
Last month I had an unanticipated health challenge and you were incredible. Thank you! I felt carried and loved with prayer and kindness from you, our community. I appreciate you so much! I appreciate how we reach out and hold each through life’s challenges. I appreciate how we listen to each other. I appreciate how we give and receive with each other. We are building a strong, caring community. I see the gifts of love we are giving each other, right now, rolling like powerful waves out into the universe. Thank you for being you! Thank you for being the gift you are.
 
I see your day unfolding in beauty, love and light,
Marlene
 
INSPIRING WOMEN
Upcoming Meet-ups!
 
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, 8/14, Inspiring Women will meet at Tofanelli's for lunch after the Sunday Service. As a reservation will be required, please let Linda Becchetti know if you plan to join the group. 530-273-8380. Invite a friend, let's widen our circle!
 
On Saturday, August 27th the Meet-up is a pool party at Katharine Beatty's house! Pool time starts at 10:30 am with the now familiar Potluck Salad Bar at 12:30 pm. Fun, sun and Yum!
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
 
We have ACIM meetings on a once a month basis here at UGC. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 - 8 pm, The next meeting will be on August 4th. If you have any questions you are welcome to call Lyn at 530-277-4695.
MATT KAHN
 
Our Matt Kahn group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in person and on Zoom.
A SWEET AND CRUNCHY PARTNERSHIP!
 
We are partnering once again with Gold Country Lions Club to sell their homemade caramel corn in their booth at the Nevada County Fair. The Lions group will donate a portion of their $ proceeds to Unity in the Gold Country for each volunteer we provide. Call Lezlie, 530-274-2463, to sign up. Lezlie will provide the list of volunteers to Dennis and you can sign up for the time that works for you. YOU get free parking and entrance to the Fair, and WE receive a donation from the Lions!
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE JUST RECEIVED MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS, FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE.
JULY BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Catherine Arbini 7/3
Kirk Sansome 7/4
Harry Wyeth 7/5
Kristie Stevens 7/11
Barbara Johnson 7/15
Linda Becchetti 7/16
Bonnie Hatt 7/23
Marian Weast 7/25
Shelley Wandro 7/26
Jackee Earnest 7/30
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST
 
Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
 
MORE MATT KAHN
 
We are providing a link to a YouTube of a talk that Matt gave recently in Colorado. It's short, 12 minutes total, in which Matt gives brilliant insight into how to experience an encounter, a conversation, with someone who thinks and believes differently than us. Click here - It's so good, wise, simple, and empowering.
ENERGY HEALING CLINICS RETURNING!
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are returning on the 2nd Sunday of each month with sessions at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The clinics will begin again on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Modalities being offered are Body Talk with Patricia; Holy Fire Reiki with Kris; Energy Healing with David; Spiritual Reading with Ann Marie; Healing Touch with Claire and Cydne; and Functional Symmetry with Gabriel. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Call 530-368-4465 to Reserve Your Session.
AWAKENING THE GOODNESS WITHIN US

With the world on fire, war raging, and too many injustices playing out to count, Joni Mitchell gave us a reason to hope again. So says L.A. Times writer Mary McNamara. Joni, who is 78 years old and recovering from a brain aneurysm, performed at the Newport Folk Festival, her first performance in many years. Not a dry eye…. Catch her here.
 
“Let love be genuine; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Be ardent in spirit. Rejoice in hope.”
Romans 12:9-12
 
Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, I give thanks for the beautiful voices of hope and devotion in the world – for every songbird, poet, and mystic. May their love songs awaken the goodness within us all and inspire us in ways of kindness and generosity. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
"THE SILENCE SPEAKS"
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
In our modern lives it is a greater challenge to find places and times for true silence. Silence reflects back to us our true Self just like a mirror. Perhaps that explains why so few want to see what is being reflected. Join us this Sunday when we explore the gift that silence is and the gifts that it holds for us all in these overwhelming times.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
 
Rev. Jerry's talk last Sunday, "What Pronouns Does God Use?", was phenomenal! The sanctuary was vibrating with loving energy at the close of his talk. If you want to revisit it, hear it fresh, or share it with others just click HERE. His talk begins at the 30:30 mark.
 
JEDDAH MALI EVENT HERE AT UGC
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to open the detailed brochure prepared for you!
 
THE JEDDAH MALI EVENT WEEKEND ~
PREPARATIONS BEGIN NOW!
 
We are excited to be hosting a two day workshop with Jeddah Mali here at our Center! This is a major event for all of us, a wonderful contribution to our community, and it starts with preparing ourselves! We will be posting a Jeddah Mali meditation daily on Zoom until the event in October. Please allow about an hour for the full meditation experience. The meditation will change each week on Fridays.
The schedule is as follows and begins on Friday, July 22nd:
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 7 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm, Friday at 5 pm, Saturday at 9 am, and Sunday at 7:30 pm
 
We hope the above schedule reflects the possibility for everyone to participate at some point throughout each week.
 
The Zoom link is here, and will also be in the weekly All Access email:
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 5498 2763
Passcode: 191137
 
We offer to you today a 10-minute meditation with Jeddah, to give you a brush stroke of the experience of her mediations.
Click HERE, relax and enjoy.
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
“What another poem?”
A poem by Angela Apostal © 2022
 
The country cries
and fights for its life.
 
And you give me another poem?
 
Where can I find comfort with so much loss, grief and heartache?
 
A poem is a good place.
 
Better than a bar.
Better than another bad relationship.
Better than a diet.
Better than any substance.
 
A poem is an outpouring of the soul.
 
A poem is:
A healing balm.
A secret sonnet.
A sweet song that rhymes or not.
A wild dance of delight.
 
Anyway you put it a poem can:
 
Restore…
Equilibrium
Connection
Optimism
 
What’s your poetry?
 
A grandchild’s laughter?
A friends hug?
A strangers smile?
A good thought?
A wise decision?
A random act of kindness?
 
Find your poetry or not?
It will find you in the precious moments of the now.
 
MATT KAHN
 
Our Matt Kahn group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in person and on Zoom.
MORE INSPIRING WOMEN NEWS!
 
Write Light 20
 
This Saturday, July 23rd, the Inspiring Women event will be "Write Light 20" led by Linda Becchetti and Pam Strong. This will be a creative, progressive (each person adding on) story writing adventure! The creative writing is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed again by the Salad Bar Potluck. If you missed the art event and Salad Bar in June, be sure to put the July event on your calendar because it is that fun!
 
WILDFIRE AWARENESS
 
We have provided Know Your Zone information and maps in our foyer to help you be "fire ready". Please pick up the info on your way in, or go to community.zonehaven.com to explore the site and to obtain additional information.
 
GARDEN MARKET THIS SUNDAY!
 
We will have our Unity Community Garden Market this Sunday. Garden produce freshly harvested! If you have garden produce or flowers you would like to sell we will get you set up with the rest. Skip the grocery store, buy your produce here! All proceeds benefit our Spiritual Center.
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE JUST RECEIVED MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS, IN THE BOOKSTORE.
JULY BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Catherine Arbini 7/3
Kirk Sansome 7/4
Harry Wyeth 7/5
Kristie Stevens 7/11
Barbara Johnson 7/15
Linda Becchetti 7/16
Bonnie Hatt 7/23
Marian Weast 7/25
Shelley Wandro 7/26
Jackee Earnest 7/30
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST

Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
LOOKING WITH RESPECT

“Grant me the grace to look with respect upon all I meet this day and upon every event I encounter. May I treat everyone with reverence and love. May the work of my hands be part of the redemption of the world.” – Edward Hays, Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I hold others in high regard. In recognition of the Divine’s honoring of me, I show great respect to my significant other, family, and companions. In harmony with Spirit’s nature, I bring reverence to even someone in my life whom I have disparaged. Healing, peace, goodness. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
WHAT PRONOUNS DOES GOD USE?
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Is God the original and essential trans being? Just as we are being asked by some people in the world and in our personal lives to re-image who they are and how we understand how they see themselves, is God asking us to do the same in our understanding of its true nature and being? Join us Sunday for what should be a very interesting exploration of who/what God is.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REFRESHMENTS ON SUNDAY - let's keep it going!
 
We have resumed Sunday Service refreshments! If you've forgotten how this works, we provide hot coffee and tea, you all bring the goodies! Cookies, fruit, cheese and crackers, veggies . . . whatever you enjoy bring plenty to share. We thank you and we look forward to spending time together.
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Hello Unity Friends.
I am going to use this opportunity to say thanks for all of you who helped to plan, helped to prepare for, participated in, and attended the celebration of life for my loving husband, Greg Plank.
 
Most of us know what a magnificent community we share here at Unity in the Gold Country, but do we realize what a complete treasure it is? My out-of-town friends who attended Greg’s celebration of life were amazed and in awe of the closeness, friendship, and community that they saw expressed.
 
If you have yet to feel and experience the connection of our Unity Community, let me encourage you to get involved and join a class, volunteer to help on Sunday or with another job that could use your talent. Soon, you will receive so much more than you give. I guarantee it, because it has happened for me!
 
With love and blessings,
Patricia Plank
Board of Trustees Secretary
 
MATT KAHN
 
Our Matt Kahn group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in person and on Zoom.
MORE INSPIRING WOMEN NEWS!
 
Write Light 20
 
On Saturday, July 23rd, the Inspiring Women event will be "Write Light 20" led by Linda Becchetti and Pam Strong. This will be a creative, progressive (each person adding on) story writing adventure! The creative writing is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed again by the Salad Bar Potluck. If you missed the art event and Salad Bar in June, be sure to put the July event on your calendar because it is that fun!
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Here is a few of our Inspiring Women at last Sunday's post-service lunch!
 
JEDDAH MALI
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are incredibly excited to announce that we are hosting a two day workshop with Jeddah Mali here at our Center!
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
Click here to open the detailed brochure prepared for you!
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE WILL BE GETTING MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS SOON
JULY BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Catherine Arbini 7/3
Kirk Sansome 7/4
Harry Wyeth 7/5
Kristie Stevens 7/11
Barbara Johnson 7/15
Linda Becchetti 7/16
Bonnie Hatt 7/23
Marian Weast 7/25
Shelley Wandro 7/26
Jackee Earnest 7/30
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST

Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Bright Futures for Youth, created by the merger of The Friendship Club and NEO in summer 2020, has three programs to address the issues and help youth in numerous ways, from after-school programs and a drop-in Youth Center to ensuring access to services. Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
THE FANTASTIC LYNNE HURRELL!
 
Distinguished #mastersathlete Lynne Hurrell, 87, from #TeamUSA, crosses the line in the #1500m event to take Gold in the women's 85-89 year old age group here at the WMA - World Masters Athletics #worldchampionships2022 in Tampere, Finland. This is a challenging event for any age but along with the #800m, it's Lynne's preferred distance and she finished in 10:58.77mins. In the 800m event, she also took Gold, crossing the line in 5:12.45mins. 
If you're kind enough to follow my posts, you'll know that one of my missions in posting my pictures is to encourage a re-think of some of those tired and lazy stereotypes that circulate in our society; the ones that imply that once you're past a certain age, it's time to stop challenging yourself, stop having adventures and generally slow right down.
You only have to see women like Lynne in action to find yourself thinking again; you can't help it. There are some remarkable #mastersathletes here in the 80+ age groups, men and women, and for someone like me, in age at least not too far behind them, their joyful presence here is both inspiring and motivational.
 
Go Lynne, and thank you,
From an online post by Alex Rotas Photography
THRILLED BY INFINITE POTENTIAL

The first picture transmitted from the James Webb Space Telescope shows so many galaxies. “Those tiny ovals and gleaming blobs are distant galaxies,” a NASA spokesman said. NASA has been working on the telescope for 25 years and now the it’s orbiting about 1 million miles from Earth. “Here we are, on this little ball of rock in a boundless Universe, and we have managed to glimpse the Universe as it was billions of years before we even existed.” Stay tuned.
 
“You belong to the Universe in which you live, you are one with the Creative Genius back of this vast array of ceaseless motion, this original flow of life. You are as much a part of it as the sun, the earth and the air.” – Ernest Holmes, This Thing Called You
 
Affirmative prayer: Dear God, I gaze into the heavens and am at once humbled and thrilled by the potential of infinite Life all about and within me. I see that the possibilities for my own, unique life are boundless. May this holy perspective enliven my times of joy and carry me through times of questioning and hardship, knowing that I am one with all that is. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.  
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
CREATE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENCE
Patricia Haller, LUT

The month of July is about celebrating our independence. Independence as a nation, but also independence as a Soul on this Earth. We are incredibly powerful people who can create our own independence from the chaos of the world. This Sunday, we explore what H. Emily Cady, Charles Fillmore, St. Germaine and others have said about the power we hold inside to create our own world of peace, harmony, health and more, and not be subject to what the world says.
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
REFRESHMENTS ON SUNDAY - let's keep it going!
 
Last Sunday we re-launched Sunday Service refreshments and it was wonderful! If you've forgotten how this works, we provide hot coffee and tea, you all bring the goodies! Cookies, fruit, cheese and crackers, veggies . . . whatever you enjoy bring plenty to share. We thank you and we look forward to spending time together.
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
Power of Prayer
 
I have been fortunate to experience the power of prayer first hand. It is comforting, and I have experienced it multiple times since practicing Unity principles. Recently, I was blessed with witnessing someone else’s answered prayers.
 
Our old wheelchair van was getting up there in miles and, although a good vehicle, it was time for a new van. The power of prayer helped us secure the perfect replacement vehicle. Now, what to do with the old one? It had to come to us through prayer…
 
The answer came.
 
A big contractor’s truck rolled into our driveway. He looked at the van and asked if I would drive it to his nephew’s home so that he could see it. That was different but felt okay. I met John. He is my son’s age, and since the pandemic, has been home bound because his wheelchair didn’t fit in his mom’s car.
 
He and his wheelchair fit in the van perfectly. Sitting there, I could perceive that he was just vibrating. It was quiet and calm in the van. I broke the silence and said, “John, I think this is your car.” Turns out he had been praying about a vehicle that would work for him for three years. I felt so blessed and grateful that my faith and the power of prayer led me to this powerful moment!
 
Kurtis Zumwalt
 
MATT KAHN
 
Our Matt Kahn group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in person and on Zoom. UPDATE! Matt will be here at UGC sometime early 2023! We'll keep you posted.
MORE INSPIRING WOMEN NEWS!
 
Write Light 20
 
On Saturday, July 23rd, the Inspiring Women event will be "Write Light 20" led by Linda Becchetti and Pam Strong. This will be a creative, progressive (each person adding on) story writing adventure! The creative writing is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed again by the Salad Bar Potluck. If you missed the art event and Salad Bar in June, be sure to put the July event on your calendar because it is that fun!
 
BRUNCH SUCCESS ASSURED!
Inspiring Women meet for brunch the 2nd Sunday of each month, following the Sunday Service. Marion Blair has volunteered to leave the Sunday Service a bit early so she can get in line at Lumberjack and secure a table for everyone! Thank you, Marion! This Sunday, July 10th!
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!
Rosie Doherty
 
Rosie starting going to Unity while living in Palo Alto. When she moved here in 2002 she actively searched for Unity. 
When finding our Unity in the Gold Country she felt that this is where she belonged. Rosie has been serving as a volunteer for many years. 
She has been an usher and has helped in the kitchen preparing after service refreshments. 
You can now find her in the book store once a month! When asked about her volunteer service, Rosie says that contributing helps her feel part of our community, and it feels good!
 
Rev. Jerry, the Board of Trustees and the entire congregation want to say thank you Rosie Doherty.
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE WILL BE GETTING MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS SOON
JULY BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Catherine Arbini 7/3
Kirk Sansome 7/4
Harry Wyeth 7/5
Kristie Stevens 7/11
Barbara Johnson 7/15
Linda Becchetti 7/16
Bonnie Hatt 7/23
Marian Weast 7/25
Shelley Wandro 7/26
Jackee Earnest 7/30
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST
 
Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Bright Futures for Youth, created by the merger of The Friendship Club and NEO in summer 2020, has three programs to address the issues and help youth in numerous ways, from after-school programs and a drop-in Youth Center to ensuring access to services. Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.
 
IN COMMUNION WITH ALL
 
What would it be like to be raised on gratitude, to speak to the natural world as a member of the democracy of species, to raise a pledge of interdependence? No declarations of political loyalty are required, just a response to a repeated question: “Can we agree to be grateful for all that is given?” In the Thanksgiving Address, I hear respect toward all our nonhuman relatives, not one political entity, but to all of life. What happens to nationalism, to political boundaries, when allegiance lies with winds and waters that know no boundaries, that cannot be bought or sold? . . . 

The words are simple, but in the art of their joining, they become a statement of sovereignty, a political structure, a Bill of Responsibilities, an educational model, a family tree, and a scientific inventory of ecosystem services. It is a powerful political document, a social contract, a way of being—all in one piece. But first and foremost, it is the credo for a culture of gratitude.
  
 
Longing to make a love offering? Just click here!
 
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center| 530-274-2463 |
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945 |
unitygold.us
 
UNITY - a positive path for Spiritual Living
Affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries
Sincerely, Rev. Jerry and Lezlie
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
 
Our inspired, expansive theme for 2022!
LOVE is everywhere, and especially where
Unity (oneness) and we are.
 
The UGC office will be closed on Monday, July 4th,
in observance of Independence Day!
 
We will also suspend both Way of Mastery's and Align with the Divine on July 4th.
REAL FREEDOM
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Do you consider yourself free? What does freedom even mean in a modern day world inundated by capitalism, social media and influencers? How would we know that we are truly free? What did the 'followers of the Way', first century followers of Jesus, have to say about it? What was this 'way' all about? Join us Sunday when we explore our independence based on our spiritual inheritance.
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
 
REFRESHMENTS ON SUNDAY!
 
This Sunday, July 3rd, is the re-launch of post Sunday Service refreshments! If you've forgotten how this works, we provide hot coffee and tea, you all bring the goodies! Cookies, fruit, cheese and crackers, veggies . . . whatever you enjoy bring plenty to share. We thank you and we look forward to spending time together.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I recently participated in two events with the Unity Church. The board meeting retreat, and the Inspiring Women’s group art with Yvonne Bartlett. Both were amazing for me. They both had me looking at why I love Unity Church, and how lucky we are to have it in our lives. Unity Church is a place for me where I can feel safe, and it is okay to be me. I can show up happy, sad, mad, loving, wanting to hug, or not in the mood to hug anyone, and it is totally okay. I am wanted and accepted just how I am. How many places do we have that in our world? This is a big reason I support and do whatever I can to make sure we have a Unity Church.
Also, what I love about Unity Church is that we pray for each other and for our family and friends. I feel very strongly about prayer. It’s one of the reasons that I volunteered to oversee the prayer request list. Once a week I put people on it and remove people who are ready to be removed. I then send the list out to all the Unity chaplains we have. They then start praying for everyone. Then on Sunday the list gets read and we all pray. So, if you have someone, or you want yourself on the list, please let me know, or call Lezlie. Come up to me at the service and let me know who should be on the list. I have witnessed so many Miracles that have happened by everyone praying. I love how we all care for each other at Unity Church.
 
Carly Tousley
 
MATT KAHN
 
Our Matt Kahn group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, in person and on Zoom. UPDATE! Matt will be here at UGC sometime early 2023! We'll keep you posted.
MORE INSPIRING WOMEN NEWS!
 
Write Light 20
 
On Saturday, July 23rd, the Inspiring Women event will be "Write Light 20" led by Linda Becchetti and Pam Strong. This will be a creative, progressive (each person adding on) story writing adventure! The creative writing is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed again by the Salad Bar Potluck. If you missed the art event and Salad Bar in June, be sure to put the July event on your calendar because it is that fun!
 
BRUNCH SUCCESS ASSURED!
Inspiring Women meet for brunch the 2nd Sunday of each month, following the Sunday Service. Marion Blair has volunteered to leave the Sunday Service a bit early so she can get in line at Lumberjack and secure a table for everyone! Thank you, Marion! July 10th - see you there!
THE GARDEN MARKET!
 
This Sunday is our Unity Community Garden Market. Wonderful, freshly harvested produce will be for sale after the Sunday Service. Skip the grocery store, come here for your fresh produce!
DREAM CLASS 
on the 1st Thursday only.
 
Dreams come from our deep subconscious and sometimes unconscious minds. A treasure trove of secrets and awakenings await! I take a mystical tack in this group and help you dig deeper into knowing your amazing self!
 
Bring your dream journal or notebook - at least something in which to take notes. I’ll go over the basics of dream work and ways to recall your dreams.
 
This will be in-person only, not hybrid. Please be sure to notify Lezlie by noon Wednesday, July 6th, if you plan to attend.
 
Thursday, July 7th, 10-11:30 a.m.
$15 suggested love offering.
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
 
Are you interested in joining an in-person ACIM group? We have ACIM meetings on a once a month basis here at UGC. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 - 8 pm, The next meeting will be on July 7th. If you have any questions you are welcome to call Lyn at 530-277-4695.
THE WAY OF MASTERY
 
The Way of Mastery hybrid group meets on Zoom and in person every Monday. We offer two group choices, one meets at 1 pm and one meets at 6:45 pm. Both meetings are hybrid with some on Zoom joining those in-person here at UGC.
 
WE WILL BE GETTING MORE WAY OF MASTERY BOOKS SOON
JULY BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Catherine Arbini 7/3
Kirk Sansome 7/4
Harry Wyeth 7/5
Kristie Stevens 7/11
Barbara Johnson 7/15
Linda Becchetti 7/16
Bonnie Hatt 7/23
Marian Weast 7/25
Shelley Wandro 7/26
Jackee Earnest 7/30
CHANGE FOR CHANGE
JULY AND AUGUST,
Bright Futures
 
Bright Futures for Youth is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to addressing the ever-changing needs of youth, from sixth-graders to those in their mid-20s in Nevada County.
 
Bright Futures for Youth, created by the merger of The Friendship Club and NEO in summer 2020, has three programs to address the issues and help youth in numerous ways, from after-school programs and a drop-in Youth Center to ensuring access to services. Our focus areas are health and wellness, healthy relationships, goal setting, self-awareness, self-sufficiency and community connectedness.