Category: Ministers Message

Thank You God!

thank you godGreetings Friends,

At the moment I’m writing this, I’m hearing loud pounding and banging noises overhead. Things are literally going flying off the building here at Unity. Thank you God! These sounds and sights are truly welcome because I know that workers are busily replacing the 32 year old flat roof above my head. Congratulations and thanks to all who’ve contributed to our “Raise the Roof” campaign! To celebrate, the Board of Trustees is throwing a party on April 22nd following the Sunday service. We’ll be cooking out on the grill, having fun, and enjoying the manifestation of our good! I hope you’ll be able to stay and celebrate with us.

The Roof is Being Replaced!

The roof is being replaced now, and as we know in Unity, the real work began long ago. It started with the belief that we are constantly being sourced by God, the Source of all good. Just as we can’t see the Spring flowers in December, we often don’t seem to have the money that we need. Our work is to give what we can and hold to our faith that the rest is coming at right time and in a perfect way. And so it has, and so it is!

Now, we’re going to keep the momentum going with our next big project. Last Autumn, we created an affirmation to replace the crumbling entryway to our building:

I am open to God’s giving abundance in my life. We are open to God’s giving abundance in our lives. Unity is open to God’s giving abundance in our church. Thank you God for our wonderful walkway!

I invite you to join me in stating the affirmation daily as we prepare to replace the wall, curb, and steps to the entryway. If the weather cooperates, we’re looking forward to having that work begin soon after the roof is finished.

Outer change can only occur where there’s been inner transformation. Clearly there’s some great and growing energy here at Unity of Dayton. Thank you for being part of it!

In Light and Love,
Rev. Cindy

NOTE: Our office hours are Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm.

Our prosperity affirmation:
God is the Source of Unity of Dayton’s limitless supply.
As the Spirit of God works in, through, and as me, I gratefully receive and generously give.
I live in appreciation and am prospered in all my ways.
Thank you God!

Manifestation

march manifestationGreetings Friends,

Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote, “All is finished first in consciousness and mind then rests, in faith, from further mental activity. This ‘rest’ precedes manifestation.” This means we ask in faith and then rest from worry about the “hows” and “whens.” We simply pray and move our feet as guided by Spirit. And that’s just what we’ve been doing here at Unity.

Raising the Roof!

In August, 2015, we obtained estimates to replace the three flat portions of our roof. As soon as the “sticker shock” wore off, we began a capital campaign to raise the funds. My friends, we are now close enough to our goal that the Board of Trustees is calling for a vote to move forward. Whenever we plan to spend more than $25,000, our Bylaws require a vote of the membership during an official membership meeting. That meeting is tomorrow, March 4th, at 12:30. I invite you to attend the meeting and be a part of this Spirit-led process.

There’s another big project that the Board has been building in consciousness as well. We haven’t spoken about it before, but it’s very exciting and I’ll explain it in detail during the Annual meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, though only active members can vote on ballot issues.

Conscious Manifestation

The process of conscious creation begins with knowing who you are and your relationship with God, our Source. We are creative creations co-creating. Made in the image and likeness of Infinite Spirit, we are spiritual beings having a human experience! It is our greatest joy to express our love and creative power for good. We, as a spiritual community, have been building a consciousness of sacred community, spiritual purpose, and selfless generosity. We’ve prayed and acted in faith. And now, we’re blessed to be sacred witnesses to the unfolding of Spirit at work in our spiritual home.

This is the Year

In the six years that I’ve been honored to serve as Senior Minister here, I’ve seen so much positive change. I want to give special thanks to those who’ve served on the Board with me during the past two years. Our meetings begin with meditation and prayer. We are Spirit-led in our discussions and decisions. We live the Unity Principles in sacred service. As we’ve rested from any fear-based mental activity, our roots have grown stronger and deeper. There’s a rising feeling that this is the year for seeing even greater manifestation of outward and upward growth at Unity of Dayton. Let us give thanks and be joyful!

In Light and Love,

Rev. Cindy

(Originally posted March 3, 2018)