Sunday Service begins at 11:00 am.
The church is open for in-person Services.
We are also on Zoom, and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
FOR ZOOM MEETING:
Sunday Service starts at 11:00 am
THEME FOR 2023
In this year of spiritual evolution, I am reminded of Grace and Gratitude; I am abundantly blessed.
Order of Service
10:55 Prayer Chaplain prays-in the Sunday Service Team
11:00 Lighting the Sacred Flame: Chaplain of the Day
Warm Welcome from the Team (Together)
Welcome to Unity! Where love is felt, Truth is taught, Lives are transformed
And All is Well, As we express the Christ within!
Welcome & Announcements - Sunday Service Leader
Opening Prayer - Speaker
Welcome Newcomers (in person and online) by Speaker
Brief acknowledgement of newcomers. Prayer Chaplain offers them a packet.
Reading of the Daily Word - Volunteer
Congregational Song (4 minutes)
11:15 Music for Intro to Meditation (2-3 minutes)
Meditation (5 minutes or less) - Speaker
Today’s Lesson (approx. 20 minutes) - Speaker
11:43 Special Music
11:48 Opportunity for Giving
At this time, we embrace the principle of giving as a spiritual practice. You
are invited to take your love offering in your hand (or imagine it -- if you have already given). PAUSE
And now we will bless our gifts, knowing that as we give, our blessings are multiplied:
“Divine Love, expressed in me, through me, as me-- blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give and all that I receive.”
"Unity of Gainesville, Florida is richly blessed and in the flow of universal abundance. We give thanks that just the right people, with loving hearts and skills to help us grow, are attracted to join us. We accept the good that enriches us and all with whom we have contact. We are prosperous, loving, and healthy, joyfully co-creating an abundant life. And so it is!”
Blessing of the Children (approx. 3 minutes)
Ms. Gwen will now introduce the children and they will show us what they have learned today.
Let’s join together in blessing our children and the children of the world.
“Children we love you, we bless you, we appreciate you, and we see the Christ Presence within you. We love you we love you, we really, really love you.”
- Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our creator, family all are we,
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
Speaking "The Prayer for Protection" by James Dillet Freeman
- The light of God surrounds us,
The love of God enfolds us,
The power of God protects us,
The presence of God watches over us.
Wherever we are, God is!
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*** NEW 1/1/2023 ***
Sunday Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 832 0951 2373
No Password. There is a "waiting room" until service starts.
Join by phone
SUNDAY SERVICE SPEAKERS
Carla Palmer is an ordained interfaith minister and licensed Unity teacher. She has taught on many levels throughout her careers. She was an environmental educator training high school teachers, a professor of environmental engineering, and now a Unity spiritual teacher and companion.
Carla studied native American shamanism with her Apache teacher of fourteen years and loves to lead sacred ceremonies. Collaborating with creative people is one of her favorite things to do.
Rev. Greg Barrette was born and raised in Unity and has been a Unity minister for forty-three years. Formerly the Director of the International Youth of Unity, Greg was elected President of four Unity regions, Vice President of the International New Thought Alliance and has led some of Unity's most successful ministries, including Unity of Delray Beach, Renaissance Unity in Warren Michigan and Unity
of Overland Park Kansas. He is a Certified Healthy Congregations Facilitator.
Greg currently teaches for the Center for Enlightenment and is a staff writer for Daily Word Magazine.
Ryan Hope Travis, or RHT, is a Teacher and a Maker.
He is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University and a filmmaker, theatre-maker, actor, and director. His students call him "Teach." And that ideal ("to teach") grounds every aspect of his life. To teach is to learn. And, to learn means you surrender (perpetually) to Divine Mind and the Divine Flow, both of which RHT is devoted.
Hank Lewis is a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT) at Unity of Central Florida in Orlando and is the Spiritual Director of Serving Ministers and Ministries Collaborative.
He regularly speaks at Unity churches in the Southeast. Hank is the Assistant Director of Academic Program Quality at the University of Central Florida where he is responsible for university and unit-level accreditation.
- Cathy DeWitt
- Janet Rucker
- Rebecca Vincent
- Christina Gilman
- Sam & Luci
Primary Musician: Cathy DeWitt, singer/songwriter
Cathy is a professional musician who served as our Music Director for many years.
Cathy invites you to visit her website;
Also explore her CD- The Traveler:
These songs represent a collaboration across time and space between composer, pianist, and vocalist Cathy DeWitt, and the beloved poet laureate of the Unity movement, James Dillet Freeman
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Support Cathy's music:
If you enjoy her live music at the Sunday Zoom Services, consider sending her a donation:
Via PayPal, just send to firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail, send to:
Cathy DeWitt, 4104 Alpine Drive, Gainesville FL 32605