Unity of Dayton

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021

with Rev. George Whitton

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Gently Down the Stream

In our competitive western culture it is common for us to be involved in a culture that says, “MAKE IT HAPPEN.” Many of us have been conditioned to live our lives in this kind of culture. The competitive view is that the world isn’t out to do us any favors. Nothing comes free, nothing is easy, and if it is going to be it is up to me! That would mean that we are going to have to work hard for us to get what we want! The only way to get what we want is by hard work, determination and control. So is this a way to move down the stream of life? Yes. But does it put a smile on your face and with peace and joy in your heart? Not usually. Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. When we say those words most of us conjure up a life that contains greater happiness, satisfaction and ease. Have any of you ever had a day in which the day just seemed to go right. A day that it seemed the entire universe was out to make life easy for you? Days like that I would call being in the flow. This week we’ll explore what being in the flow means and how to create a life that ceases to be a struggle.

“So might I suggest to you that look neither forward nor backward for your good. The joy, the love, the wholeness you seek is now.”

~ Rev Jack Barker


Philippians 4:11 : Paul said, “… for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”



I make a difference in the world right where I am.

Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay


Use of Karen Drucker, Jack Fowlwer, and Daniel Nahmod’s music is by licensed with emPower Music and Arts (USA), # Dayton OH, U of #UDOH9018-20. For licensing details, see item License Grant/Use: #7: The right to record and synchronize the Compositions as part of live-streamed versions of church services, and to archive video and audio versions of church services on organization’s website or YouTube channels. https://www.empowerma.com/sites/default/files/Licensee%20Strike %20Dispute%20Document.pdf

Jack Fowler for “In the Silence”; Daniel Nahmod for “If the Race is Over”; Karen Drucker for “I’m So Grateful”; Unknown Artist for “You Are the Light of the World ”

Special thanks to Joy Davis and Unity of Dayton’s band, Higher Ground.

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