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Enjoy this audioThanksgiving message from Rev. Jerry, just for you:
 
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1ST WEEK OF ADVENT, Hope/Faith
Patricia Haller, LUT
 
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving. A time where we give thanks for all that has come our way, and the many blessings we have. This Sunday begins our Advent season with "Hope/Faith" being the theme of that first Sunday. As we gather tomorrow in the beautiful celebration of Thanksgiving, let us also give thanks for the qualities of Hope and Faith that we have in our lives. Staying hopeful and standing in faith for a greater and better future for all of us, in every aspect of our living. This Sunday we will look at the qualities of Hope and Faith and how important they are at the beginning of this Advent season.

 
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SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
 
Recently a friend sent me a link for a series of videos on Aging issues including health care. I found it very informative and a little concerning. Next Tuesday I will be showing one for our Spiritual Exploration series. My hope is to do one on December 6th, 13th and 20th. Starting on January 3rd we will begin a book study on Anna the Grandmother of Jesus which Jeddah Mali highly recommended. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book please call the office ASAP and let us know.
 
WEBSITE HELP NEEDED!
 
For several years now Marlene has been maintaining our website and it is more than a one person job! Please consider volunteering to work with Marlene keeping our website up to date and thriving. Email or call the office to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
“I am love”
 
Reverend Jerry in his talk today reminded me of a simple truth that had evaded me most of my adult life. That truth is “I am love”. Like most of us I somehow thought my satisfaction in life depended on people, (what they were doing or not doing to me-victim hood), places (my status or allegiance to the world) and things (the possession of material wealth). Under these notions love existed outside of self. As some say in psychology the locus of control was outside of self. Living in such a precarious construct, pitted me either for or against others in a wrestling match I often did not win. In this joyless appraisal of comparison to others, “comparison was the thief of joy”. And living in fear of losing what I had or not getting what I wanted kept me in a state of perpetual anxiety. I think these notions especially in our western culture create social isolation from others and a fragmentation of our essential selves. A few years back, I remember participating in our annual ceremony of welcoming in the New Year. After our communal meditation our congregation, simply wrote on a slip of paper the first thing that came to mind. That year I scrawled “I am love”. After doing so, I remember my surprise that resulted in writing down these short but powerful three words. What amazed me was that up until that time, that particular thought had never occurred to me. In all my searching, travels, and study I had never thought that thought in my whole life. I had unwittingly looked for love, acceptance and fulfillment outside of myself. In just a few moments, I experienced a shift that ah huh moment.
-I AM the source of love. I need not look any further. Paradoxically, since then, I have experienced that simple truth over and over again and because of that I have had some of the most loving, connective and restorative relationships in my life.
As I turned toward self for love I have found love everlasting.
I wish you all the very best of this Holiday season and the joy of loves deepest embodiment within.
 
Gratefully given,
Angela Apostal
 
VERY SPECIFIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUCTION
 
We will have a Zoom link open for all those who want to participate but cannot be here in person on Sunday, December 4th. Via Zoom you will be able to see and hear all the action HOWEVER, your bidding must be on our website, unitygold.us. Watch and listen on Zoom, then join in on the bidding wars using the website.
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
For November, your change will benefit the food bank and we will also continue to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings. Let's help feed our community! We will continue to collect for
the Food Bank of Nevada County through the month of November.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HERE TO PARTICIPATE . . . go to our website, unitygold.us, and view and bid on items there. You can stay on top of it and outbid your competitors!
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
WE LOVE PROVIDING COMFORT
 
Our hearts expand as we help provide comfort for others. As we move into these cold winter months let us help those without homes to feel more comfortable physically, and emotionally valued as fellow human beings. We are now collecting blankets, socks, t shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets for the homeless camp in Auburn. Lyn Sloan will make the deliveries of all we collect. Lyn has come to know many of those at the encampment personally, and knows how very appreciated our help will be.
 
The First Sunday of Advent - November 27
Quotes
 
In the beginning, you tend to think that God really cares about your exact posture, the exact day of the week for public prayer, the authorship and wordings of your prayers, and other such things. Once your life has become a constant communion, you know that all the techniques, formulas, sacraments, and practices were just a dress rehearsal for the real thing – life itself – which can actually become a constant intentional prayer.
-Richard Rohr
 
The whole of Infinite Mind is present in its entirety in every experience of your life and every idea of your mind.
-Eric Butterworth
 
The ultimate essence of life mastery is heart-centered living. In every person's spiritual heart is an opening into divine Light, Love, and Joy. In moving through this opening we transcend resistances and obstructions and are welcomed into a paradise of answers, innovations, healing, reunions, and untold blessings.
-Richard Teel
 
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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
WEEK 7 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS VIOLET/PURPLE
 
Birthing a Greater Reality
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Can you believe that it is the final Sunday of our 7 week program! It is difficult to summarize the whole book but that is what I am going to attempt this Sunday. Perhaps in a sentence it is that we are love and are being asked to step up and be it. Do join us for our service when we get to welcome our newest members, and for our annual potluck afterwards. We are so blessed to have such a great group of congregants and that we get to celebrate one another once again by breaking bread together. I am grateful for the love that you are!
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES - We will be having a potluck immediately after the Sunday Service on November 20th to celebrate the end of our Fall Program, and our new members! Bring your favorite dish this Sunday!
 
YOU MAY HAVE JUST THE EXPERIENCE (OR WILLINGNESS) WE NEED!
 
For several years now Marlene has been maintaining our website and it is more than a one person job! Please consider volunteering to work with Marlene keeping our website up to date and thriving. Email or call the office to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Message from across the veil…
If you have been listening to Rev. Jerry’s recent lessons…or been a member of the various classes here at Unity in the Gold Country…you would be hearing the constant refrain that Everything is Connected. Even that which we cannot see or cannot prove is within us and around us!
This week I would like to share with you a message that I believe came to me from my husband Greg, who passed in March of 2021. Not from the man Greg, but from the Love that he was and is. Early this summer I started hearing a series of statements that played over and over inside of me…so much so that I had to write them down. They have become my guide when I am presented with a choice or decision, because I know they came from the Heart of Love. 
Maybe they will resonate with you!
1.   Be brave.
2.   Take a risk.
3.   Don’t wait.
4.   Life is short.
When the messages come from Love, we know we can trust them. Many blessings to all for a wonderful week ahead. 
Happy Thanksgiving.
Patricia Plank
UGC BOT Secretary
WE LOVE PROVIDING COMFORT
 
Our hearts expand as we help provide comfort for others. As we move into these cold winter months let us help those without homes to feel more comfortable physically, and emotionally valued as fellow human beings. We are now collecting blankets, socks, t shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets for the homeless camp in Auburn. Lyn Sloan will make the deliveries of all we collect. Starting this Sunday, please bring in all you are able to give. Lyn has come to know many of those at the encampment personally, and knows how very appreciated our help will be.
CLASS UPDATES:
 
The weekly evening Way of Mastery will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
The monthly A Course in Miracles will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
Matt Kahn will continue to be hybrid.
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
Our Change for Change recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County so we are double gifting! Your change will benefit the food bank and we also want to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, especially stuffing mixes for Thanksgiving. You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings. Let's help feed our community! We will continue to collect for
the Food Bank of Nevada County through the month of November.
A big thank you to all who donated food up to today. Larry Homan delivered two full barrels and more to the Food Bank today. You can only imagine how grateful they were to us.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HERE TO PARTICIPATE . . . go to our website, unitygold.us, and view and bid on items there. You can stay on top of it and outbid your competitors!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
 
LISTENING TO UNDERSTAND
 
President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are meeting this week, talking about the two country’s relationship, and about Taiwan, Ukraine, technology, and more. It’s easy to think that their conversations will not actually enhance the lives of those in their communities, but it can be seen as positive that they’re in the same room, talking. Let’s bless their union and the hearts of these two individuals who can influence a great many lives.
 
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we listen for what’s behind the words.” - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
 
Affirmative prayer: Infinite Presence, in being with others, I seek to hear, rather than be heard. In our conversation, I listen with the “ear of the heart,” with a mindful and loving heart, unencumbered by internal chatter, personal ambition, or hidden agendas. I am one with my companion. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
We've received some outstanding auction items!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
All items are shown on our website and you can bid on the website too! You don't have to drive into the Center to bid. Out bit your competitors while lounging at home!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
We've received some outstanding auction items!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
All items are shown on our website and you can bid on the website too! You don't have to drive into the Center to bid. Out bit your competitors while lounging at home!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
WEEK 6 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS INDIGO
 
Waking Up
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
The clarion call is going out through the world 'wake up'. As we look around at the craziness it might not be obvious that it is a time of awakening. But in order to wake up from sleep it sometimes takes someone shaking us in order to get us awake. Think of all the craziness as the Universe shaking humanity awake. Once awake what do we do? Join us Sunday in order to find out. There's a whole lot of shakin' and healin' going on!
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES - We will be having a potluck immediately after the Sunday Service on November 20th to celebrate the end of our Fall Program, and our new members! Details next week!
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
It’s common these days to hear people say that they are spiritual but not religious. Or to hear people say that God isn’t in a building but is found outside near the ocean or in the forest trees. So why go to church? Why belong to a spiritual community? Well let me ask you, have you ever been on the prayer list? My family has been on the prayer list for the past several months due to challenging times and a sad, unexpected passing. The power of UGC’s spiritual community praying on our behalf has supported us and given us strength and comfort during these very difficult times. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the whole reason for belonging to a spiritual community. We feel so blessed and so grateful to have had your prayers focused on us and our highest good during these past months. Thank you!

Kurtis Zumwalt and family.
INSPIRING WOMEN
Embracing Transition
 
 
THIS GATHERING IS CANCELLED. PATT HAD A MINI STROKE WEDNESDAY. SHE IS AT HOME GETTING MUCH NEEDED REST. LET US HOLD PATT AND DAVID IN LOVING PRAYER FOR HEALING AND COMFORT.
 
SUPPORTING KELLIE AND OUR COMMUNITY!
 
Dance Party for Interfaith Food Ministry
Kellie Garmire's new band, Blue Rider will perform at Wild Eye Pub on Mill Street in Grass Valley from 7-10 on November 17th 
 
Come out and support a great cause and a great local music venue just in time to flood our local community with Thanksgiving abundance.
 
Blessings,
Kellie
 
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY IS COMING!
 
We have had several inquiries recently about a New Member Sunday and it is coming soon! Rev. Jerry will lead a New Member Orientation on Saturday, November 19th starting at 10 am. We will then celebrate our new members during our Sunday Service on Sunday, November 20th. Please be sure to complete the blue Membership Application which can be found on the desk in the entry and in the bracket on the wall just inside the sanctuary. It is important to have your completed membership application to Lezlie by Wednesday, November 16th.
CLASS UPDATES:
 
The weekly evening Way of Mastery will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
The monthly A Course in Miracles will be held via Zoom only through the winter months.
 
The daytime Way of Mastery completed the book and will be on a brief hiatus. This group will start again, from the beginning of the book, on January 9, 2023, at 1 pm.
 
Matt Kahn will continue to be hybrid.
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
Our Change for Change recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County so we are double gifting! Your change will benefit the food bank and we also want to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, especially stuffing mixes for Thanksgiving. You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings. Let's help feed our community!
 
FROM UNITY WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES
Cybercrime Tech Tips with James. 
 
The holiday season is fast approaching, and it is that time when we start thinking about buying presents, donating a little more to charities, and our inboxes start to fill up with emails trying to get us to purchase something we cannot live without. It is also that time of year when cybercriminals are hard at work trying to steal your money. 
Read more from our Technology Manager, James Pycior.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER
2022 SILENT AUCTION
 
We've received some outstanding auction items!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com. We are accepting new items until 11/21/22.
 
Please plan to bring the items here Monday through Wednesday, 11/21-11/23, 9am to 12 pm.
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
BIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBIDBID
BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are now selling UGC logo merchandise in the bookstore. Awesome items to carry yourself or to gift.
This pocket or handbag size notebook has a notepad on one side and handy post it notes on the other side, and comes with the logo pen. All yours for the low price of $8! We also have UGC bottle openers for $6. These have picnics, host gift, camping, home use, and more written all over them!
 
START PICKING UP UNITY MERCH - THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THESE ARE JUST WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Even if they don't know it yet!
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
CASTING LIGHT ON TRUTH
 
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. You see and experience a whole new world, a world of Source energy that wants you to reconnect to It and live a life of joyful well-being.” – Wayne Dyer
 
Affirmative prayer: I take precious time today to become still and contemplate the Source of life. I cast light on the vibrational truth of my being, and am pulled by its energetic temper of beauty and wholeness. I am inspired to reconnect to that which creates all that is, and to remember that I am an expression of pure joy. This, I cannot keep to myself. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
WEEK 5 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS BLUE
 
A Case of Mistaken Identity
 
Who do you think you are? Perhaps that question brings back uncomfortable memories if it was asked in an accusatory way. It is a question that we continue to ask throughout our lives. Depending on how we answer it we can end human suffering. Would you like to know how? Then join us on Sunday after you've enjoyed an extra hour of sleep and put on your best blue.
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Last week there was a mix-up and the week 5 material was used so this week Rev. Jerry is backtracking to the week 4 material.
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES - We will be having a potluck immediately after the Sunday Service on November 20th to celebrate the end of our Fall Program! Details next week!
WE ARE TRULY IN POST JEDDAH BLISS!
And we are asking for your input - FINAL WEEK TO GIVE US YOUR INPUT!
 
For those of you who attended the Jeddah Mali workshops (or just the Friday evening), we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experience. Click here to access the survey. Your input is so valuable and we look forward to your reply.
 
 
CHAPLAINS MEETING
 
Sandy will be leading a chaplains meeting here on Sunday, November 6th, at noon after the Sunday Service.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I have been never taken advantage of the healing clinic since I have been coming to Unity Church. It’s the second Sunday of every month. But in October I was guided to make a session with Patricia Haller. I also made a session for my husband Drew, with David Kyle. I thought it would be nice for us both to share this together. From the moment I walked in I could tell that the clinic was special. I loved seeing the people leaving, you could tell each one had a wonderful healing and experience.
 
After the session Drew and I met, and both looked at each other and said “Wow”. I want to acknowledge Kristy Stevens for making the healing clinic happen again. It stopped during the COVID times, and she’s done a wonderful service bringing it back to our center. You get a wonderful healing session with whoever you pick, and you make only a $20 donation. We are so blessed to have all these incredible healers in our community.
 
I also went the next weekend to the Jeddah Mali workshop. There are really no words I can use to describe how amazing it was, and she is. For quite a while now I have felt stuck in my spiritual life.  But with the guidance of Patricia Haller, and Jeddah Mali that plug got pulled and I am forever grateful. What a beautiful community we have here at Unity.
Blessing and love,
Carly Tousley
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
FOR NOVEMBER IS . . . Yvonne Read!
 
Yvonne has been a member of Unity for 31 years, starting in Vacaville and then Grass Valley. She spent 20 years involved with Youth Ed starting at the preschool level in Vacaville with her own children and following them through as they grew. She was the Youth and Family Chaplain in Vacaville, as well. Yvonne then brought her long experience in Youth Ed to UGC including taking our teens to regional YOU retreats. She served on our BOT here in the Treasury position and has been tireless in volunteering in our events and fundraisers.
 
In her own words “I learned how to hug at Unity. I learned to trust in the Beloved One. I have established a meditation practice which enables me to reach expanded states of consciousness and gain wisdom, insights, and healing. I have developed beautiful and supportive friendships. I have become a more patient, kind, loving person and experience more joy. My life is grounded and I have a sense of safety. Unity has been here for me for 31 years. I feel so blessed to belong to such a loving community.” 
 
Yvonne, we love and appreciate you so much. Thank you for you.
 
Unity BOT and congregation
A COURSE IN MIRACLES Tonight
 
We have ACIM meetings on a once a month basis here at UGC. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Meeting tonight, from 6:30 - 8 pm. If you have any questions you are welcome to call Lyn at 530-277-4695.
INSPIRING WOMEN
Embracing Transition
 
My dear sisters, we are all in one kind of a transition or another. Let us gather together for tea and talk. Patt Lind-Kyle is our perfect facilitator for this experience.
 
Saturday, Nov 12th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by our salad bar (the lettuce is provided so bring toppings and dressing.) Also fresh bread and real butter is great. Milk chocolate is considered essential.
 
SUPPORTING KELLIE AND OUR COMMUNITY!
 
Dance Party for Interfaith Food Ministry
Kellie Garmire's new band, Blue Rider will perform at Wild Eye Pub on Mill Street in Grass Valley from 7-10 on November 17th 
 
Come out and support a great cause and a great local music venue just in time to flood our local community with Thanksgiving abundance.
 
Blessings,
Kellie
 
STUFF THE BARRELL for the Food Bank of Nevada County
 
Our Change for Change recipient for November is the Food Bank of Nevada County so we are double gifting! Your change will benefit the food bank and we also want to fill our barrels with non-perishable food items, especially stuffing mixes for Thanksgiving. You may bring food items in throughout the week, Mon - Thurs during office hours, and then of course on Sunday mornings.
 
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY IS COMING!
 
We have had several inquiries recently about a New Member Sunday and it is coming soon! Rev. Jerry will lead a New Member Orientation on Saturday, November 19th starting at 10 am. We will then celebrate our new members during our Sunday Service on Sunday, November 20th. Please be sure to complete the blue Membership Application which can be found on the desk in the entry and in the bracket on the wall just inside the sanctuary. It is important to have your completed membership application to Lezlie by Wednesday, November 16th.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION - THERE ARE CHANGES AFOOT!
 
We've received some outstanding auction items, 22 options to date!! Be sure to browse the items on the back wall of the sanctuary and bid, bid, BID!
 
PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
SOME NEW IDEAS HAVE COME IN . . . SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED AT AUCTION AS WELL: Reiki or driving people to the airport. Housesitting, dog walking, computer repairs, meal prep or delivering a meal, yardwork or housework. Everyone has some thing they can give and it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are now selling UGC logo merchandise in the bookstore. Awesome items to carry yourself or to gift.
This pocket or handbag size notebook has a notepad on one side and handy post it notes on the other side, and comes with the logo pen. All yours for the low price of $8! We also have UGC bottle openers for $6. These have picnics, host gift, camping, home use, and more written all over them!
 
START PICKING UP UNITY MERCH - THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THESE ARE JUST WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Even if they don't know it yet!
ENERGY HEALING CLINIC
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, November 13th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Offered this month: Body Talk, Energy Healing, Functional Symmetry, Reiki, Holy Fire Healing, and Spiritual Readings. Additional details on the flyers at UGC.
Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to reserve your session.
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Maureen Sousa 11/4
Karen Wyeth 11/8
Dave Beatty 11/9
Karen Oakley 11/11
Jay Palmerino 11/21
Ann Somervell 11/23
Mae Kiser 11/23
Lyn Sloan 11/25
Patricia Plank 11/27
Rodric Anderson 11/27
UNDERWRITTEN BY GOODNESS AND GENEROSITY
 
When James Warren saw a stranger sitting in the dirt at a bus stop in Denver, he knew immediately he could help. He built a bench from scrap wood with the words “Be Kind” etched into the seat, and placed it at the bus stop. Since then, he’s built seven more benches, each with his “Be Kind” motto. “It’s a message anyone can do. Spread a little bit more kindness in the world.”
 
“The sun is never denied the light it gives. Likewise, you are never denied the kindness you bestow.” - Matshona Dhliwayo, Canadian author and philosopher
 
Affirmative prayer: I give thanks for the kindness that I see everywhere and in everyone. Our relationships are underwritten by goodness and generosity, and our lives are lifted up, blessed, and made whole. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
WEEK 4 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS GREEN
 
A Case of Mistaken Identity
Rev. Angelika Schafer
 
"Ego is ignorant of essence." That is a rather stark statement from our 7 week study book. Ego attempts to protect us but in actuality it limits our expression of our true self. What the journey is all about is surrendering the ego to essence and living from there. Join us this Sunday when Angelika will take us through our paces with word, song and music.
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
WE ARE TRULY IN POST JEDDAH BLISS!
And we are asking for your input
 
For those of you who attended the Jeddah Mali workshops (or just the Friday evening), we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experience. Click here to access the survey. Your input is so valuable and we look forward to your reply.
 
UGC INCOME - October 2022

October income to date:
$21,521.50
less Jeddah Mali scholarships in the amount of $2,710
less a one time, special gift in the amount of $5,000
Our actual income then to date is $13,811.50
 
We are deeply grateful.
 
 
CHAPLAINS MEETING
 
Sandy will be leading a chaplains meeting here on Sunday, November 6th, at noon after the Sunday Service.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I can still feel the energy in our spiritual center from Jeddah Mali’s visit. I happened to run into Jeddah in Grass Valley after the weekend workshop had ended. I took the opportunity to ask Jeddah “why did you come all the way from the UK to Grass Valley and the UGC spiritual center?” She said without hesitation because she was invited. This sure speaks volumes to the power of asking – you don’t get what you don’t ask for. If I can turn that into a more positive statement – we asked and we received. 
Jeddah continued to answer my question about coming to UGC and she said that she received guidance that this area was ready to receive her message without laying a lot of groundwork. She also said that this spiritual center and this area are ready to expand and go to the next level.
Well, I found that answer so invigorating that I wanted to share it with everybody else. I hope that we can maintain and expand the energy that Jeddah brought to us and I think the future is very bright. I was also very proud and encouraged when talking with several people that attended the workshop from out of town. One lady from Minneapolis commented that this place and building have an incredible energy and the people are so warm and friendly. She asked me if all Unity churches are like this one. I said yes they are, but this one is special.  
 
Joe Darby
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 November 3rd. If you have any questions you are welcome to call Lyn at 530-277-4695.
 
INSPIRING WOMEN
Embracing Transition
 
My dear sisters, we are all in one kind of a transition or another. Let us gather together for tea and talk. Patt Lind-Kyle is our perfect facilitator for this experience.
 
Saturday, Nov 12th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by our salad bar (the lettuce is provided so bring toppings and dressing.) Also fresh bread and real butter is great. Milk chocolate is considered essential.
A NOVEL SPOT
It occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, memoirs, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle-in reads.
 
You will find the Novel Spot in the classroom labeled Strength, it's the top two shelves in the bookcase. Leave your money in the dish with the angel on the lid. I hope this takes off as another mini fund raiser, and a flow of wonderful book sharing.
Love y'all, Lezlie
BOOKSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT!
 
We are now selling UGC merchandise in the bookstore. Awesome items to carry yourself or to gift.
This pocket or handbag size notebook has a notepad on one side and handy post it notes on the other side, and comes with the logo pen. All yours for the low price of $8! We also have UGC bottle openers for $6. These have picnics, host gift, camping, home use, and more written all over them!
ENERGY HEALING CLINIC
 
Unity's Energy Healing Clinics are held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Next up, November 13th. Each session is 40 minutes and a $20 donation is suggested but no one turned away. Offered this month: Body Talk, Energy Healing, Functional Symmetry, Reiki, Holy Fire Healing, and Spiritual Readings. Additional details on the flyers at UGC.
Call Kristie at 530-368-4465 to reserve your session.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING AND WE ARE FULLY FOCUSED ON SUCCESS - BUT THERE ARE CHANGES AFOOT!
 
We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, December 4th, right after service.
 
SOME NEW IDEAS HAVE COME IN . . . SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED AT AUCTION AS WELL: Reiki or driving people to the airport. Housesitting, dog walking, computer repairs, meal prep or delivering a meal, yardwork or housework. Everyone has some thing they can give and it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
LOVE AND LIFE SO KIND
 
European concert pianist Paul Barton left the world stage to perform at the Elephants World Sanctuary in Thailand. In one recital, he played for an 80-year-old elephant, Ampan, who is almost blind. The piece he played for Ampan, “Clair de Lune,” was inspired by the poem of the same name, by 17th century French poet Paul Verlaine. See and listen to the love here.
 
“Your soul is a chosen landscape, singing all the while of all-conquering love and life so kind. Its song mingles with the moonlight.” – Paul Verlaine, Claire de Lune
 
Affirmative prayer: I give thanks that Spirit is in all life and that this Universal Presence knows Itself through relationships and music. Today, I revere this soulful, loving Intelligence which is everywhere present. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell

 

WEEK 3 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS YELLOW
 
Evolutionary Trail Markers - 2
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
Did you ever wonder why we are having the cultural wars that we see in society right now? Our 7 week Fall program book "Birthing A Greater Reality" explains why in this coming week's reading material. Join us on Sunday for a preview and for some great insights that might just help you to not just understand what is happening but survive it. Don't forget to wear yellow and look like a Canary!
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
WE ARE TRUELY IN POST JEDDAH BLISS!
And we are asking for your input
 
For those of you who attended the Jeddah Mali workshops (or just the Friday evening), we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experience. Click here to access the survey. Your input is so valuable and we look forward to your reply.
 
A NOVEL SPOT
It occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, memoirs, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle-in reads.
 
You will find the Novel Spot in the classroom labeled Strength, it's the top two shelves in the bookcase. Leave your money in the dish with the angel on the lid. I hope this takes off as another mini fund raiser, and a flow of wonderful book sharing.
Love y'all, Lezlie
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Last weekend was such a special time here at UGC when Jeddah Mali graced us with her presence. Her message was a total affirmation of everything that we have been doing here at UGC. She is a great example of a spiritual teacher who is humble and hasn't lost her sense of humor. The meditations that she led us in were just amazing. The energy that she channeled was palpable in our own bodies. I think it isn't an exaggeration to say that she is a shaman in addition to everything else. A very special thing happened at the end of the weekend when she was asked about how we are supposed to relate to Jesus and Mary, whom she had referenced. While attempting to answer the question she choked up and relayed how their presence in her life has meant so much to her that she finds it difficult to speak about them without becoming emotional. It was clear that she had a tender relationship with them both. That was such a gift to us all and made the co-mingling of realms, or heaven and earth, very tangible. She is talking of coming back and all I can say is, if she does, don't miss out next time because this was a very special experience for those of us who attended. I have a feeling that its effects will still be unfolding in the next few weeks and months. It feels like something has shifted here at UGC because of her visit.
 
In Love,
Rev. Jerry
 
CARAMEL CORN
 
Your eyes are not deceiving you, we have handmade caramel corn for sale in the bookstore! Limited supply, just $8 per bag.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING AND WE ARE FULLY FOCUSED ON SUCCESS!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We began on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE - ONE BOOK LEFT!
 
A couple of the small groups are full and closed to additional sign ups. Still available:
 
The home of Mark and Shelly Wandro in Penn Valley, 650-235-6420, Wednesdays,
1 - 2:30 pm.
 
The home of Yvonne Read in Nevada City,
530-470-3770, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm
 
Please call the home in the location that works for you for more information.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
A VIVID EXPERIENCE OF ONENESS
 
“I behold with awe and delight the illustrations of the One Universal Mind. I see my being imbedded in it. As a plant in the earth, so I grow in God. I am a form of him. He is the soul of me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I live in a vivid experience of Oneness, knowing that pure Spirit is everywhere present. There is no place where the Divine ends and I begin. I live – we all live - in a seamless essence of love, power, and Infinite Beingness. I do not try to let God into my heart. Rather, I open my heart, and let God out. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
WEEK 2 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS ORANGE
 
Evolutionary Trail Markers
Rev. Madalyn Wade
 
Exploring our evolution, the transformational processes, is foundational to where we want to evolve. Awakening to further consciousness and presence is key. What we are shifting from?
 
 
 
Click here to join us on YouTube this Sunday if you haven't yet subscribed to UGC on YouTube when Sunday rolls around.
 
 
THE JEDDAH MALI EVENT IS (ALMOST) HERE!
 
Cultivating Collective Intelligence
A 2-day Workshop with Jeddah Mali
October 15th & 16th, 2022 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center
 
If you would like to attend the free session Friday evening and have not reserved a seat DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU! Friday evening you may just show up and we will find a seat for you!
 
If you are attending the weekend workshops we know you are already registered and eagerly anticipating the weekend! Dress comfortably and remember to bring a lunch for Saturday.
 
We will be providing light lunch fare after the Sunday Service. We encourage you to bring dessert items, appetizers, or fruit.
 
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
In The Way Of Mastery, we are taught that we “abide in the perfection of a loving universe. Nothing can occur by accident.” What I have learned is that experiencing life with all its challenges, and still believing in a universe with nothing happening by accident, is made so much easier when you are living in a loving community. 
 When something unexpected happens like your boat having engine trouble while taking a group of friends out on the lake, and your reaction is being anxious regarding how to solve this problem, it helps to have a friend on board. The response from my friends was calmness, humor, and encouragement. I was able to change an uncomfortable experience into one of knowing I was being blessed by loving friendships. The reminders of “nothing can occur by accident” allowed the uneasiness to pass and acceptance that this was perhaps not a bad experience at all. The remainder of the evening was filled with much laughter, music, dancing, and swimming with good friends. We were making happy memories. This Unity community is a reminder to surrender to the loving universe and watch everyday miracles happen. I feel truly blessed.
Ann Somervell
A NOVEL SPOT
 
It occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, memoirs, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle in reads.
 
You will find the Novel Spot in the classroom labeled Strength, it's the top two shelves in the bookcase. I will be bring in a vessel for you to leave your money. I hope this takes off as another mini fund raiser, and a flow of wonderful book sharing.
Love y'all, Lezlie
 
CARAMEL CORN
 
Your eyes are not deceiving you, we have handmade caramel corn for sale in the bookstore! Limited supply, just $8 per bag.
 
Hi From Jan Roth
 
Last Sunday after visiting Angela Apostal's art studio, Dennis and I dropped in to see Jan Roth. She is in good health after many recent challenges and sends her warmest regards to everyone. She has been attending online and has never missed a monthly donation to her beloved Unity in the Gold Country. Much love Jan.
WE love you, we miss you, we bless you.
 
Rev. Jerry
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING!!!!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We began on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. The book selected is Birthing a Greater Reality, a Guide for Conscious Evolution by Robert Brumet.
 
 
THE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE BOOKSTORE
 
A couple of the small groups are full and closed to additional sign ups. Still available:
 
The home of Mark and Shelly Wandro in Penn Valley, 650-235-6420, Wednesdays,
1 - 2:30 pm.
 
The home of Yvonne Read in Nevada City,
530-470-3770, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm
 
Please call the home in the location that works for you for more information.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
 
Scam Warning Re: Rev Jerry Email
 
If you get an email from RevJerryFarrell@gmail.com know that it is from a fake email address and not from him. Remember we will not send you a request for money or any kind of cards in an email ever. Any requests for assistance like that would be in the ebulletin or in a letter from us mailed to you directly. In any case, it is always good to speak to us in the office first before responding. Check and make sure it is really from us.
 
Rev. Jerry
ONENESS: FROM SPOOKY TO REAL
 
Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger have won the Nobel Prize in physics for their landmark achievements in quantum mechanics – the study of the behavior of particles and atoms. The trio won for their experiments with what’s known as entanglement – a mind-boggling phenomenon when two particles behave as one, even though they’re at a vast distance to one another. Albert Einstein once described the phenomenon as “spooky,” but the three physicists showed that quantum entanglement is real and could allow the transfer of information across huge distances.
 
“Scientists have shown that sub-atomic particles, once physically connected, then separated, are still connected. The particles can be eons apart, but when there is a shift or a movement in one, the other shifts in like manner. A rotation by one particle is matched by the other particle, no matter how great their distance. Scientists refer to the phenomenon as ‘quantum entanglement.’ Mystics and prophets have called it ‘Oneness.’”– Scott Awbrey
 
Affirmative prayer: I tap into the vibration of my true Self, a spiritual current that affirms my oneness with the Divine and with all that exists. I feel a complete union with my life partners. We are One, blessed by Infinite Love. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
WEEK 1 OF OUR FALL PROGRAM!
OUR COLOR FOR SUNDAY IS RED
Who Am I? A Brief History of You!
Rev. Jerry Farrell
"Who am I?" "Where am I going?" These are two foundational questions that life presents us with. Our 7 week program this year tackles these two questions. Robert Brumet leads us masterfully through a detailed presentation of the obstcales that keep us from answering those questions. Would you like to find out why we aren't awake? Then join us Sunday for part one of our seven part series.
This is the one Sunday we want to be in the RED!
 
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
 
OCTOBER 2022
From Jeddah Mali
 
Welcome to our last newsletter for 2022. The days are now drawing in, but instead of curling up by the fire, I am heading out on the road for two events we are hosting this Fall.
 
The first, Cultivating Collective Intelligence, will be in California in October. We’ll explore how we tap into the accumulated wisdom that has been developed over the ages by practitioners on the path. This knowingness is available to all who choose to tap into it. We’ll examine how that can not only guide our choices individually, but also help us to find solutions that serve the collective needs of all beings on this planet. Rather than get pulled along by the dominant energies around us, we can learn to be powerful contributors to a new vision for the Earth.
 
We hope you enjoy all we have to share.
See you again in 2023.
Till then, love and blessings.
 
Jeddah
 
PS: IF YOU ARE COMING TO THE FREE FRIDAY EVENING SESSION PLEASE CALL LEZLIE BY 2 PM ON THURSDAY AND RESERVE A SEAT.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
I had a glorious experience here at UGC last Saturday, 10/1/2022. A crew of individuals signed up and showed up, bringing their own gas or battery powered tools, including 2 pickups with trailers for green waste. They removed dead foliage and tree limbs using pole and hand saws, trimmed overgrown shrubs, used weed-eaters adeptly, transplanted iris bulbs to a more suitable location and spread mulch in planter areas. Everyone worked together well, a most effective team, maximizing a positive outcome in approximately 2.5 hours. Toward the end, a participant suggested we consider making this a "quarterly event." Not only does this effort beautify our UGC Home, it plays an important part in reducing risk and spread of fire.
What came to me over and over again was the sincere joy, gratification and satisfaction of stepping up and being willing to volunteer, to sign up and to show up. There are a variety of daily and weekly tasks needed to maintain a warm and welcoming ambience in our building. Someone is needed to help with kitchen duties (preparing and setting out refreshments following Sunday Service, cleaning up afterwards, washing soiled dish cloths, etc.), setting up the weekly Altar arrangement then returning the next week to take it down, making sure plants in pots are watered then periodically fed and trimmed ... all these jobs are small but play an important part in creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for our members and guests.
As in any organization or group, after a time the tasks seem to be done by the same folk, over and over. As a new member back in 2019, it took me some time to make friends, join one of the numerous book study groups, and feel comfortable in my new Spiritual community. At one point I began to help out here and there and found that by so doing, I felt more connected, more invested in the UGC Family. Over time, this has become a commitment of Love and Service for me and I can honestly say it has brought me more joy, more love and more happiness than I ever could have imagined. I encourage anyone who has an interest or skill in any of the areas mentioned above, or simply wants to help out someway, somehow, to please consider volunteering. Our Ministerial Assistant, Lezlie VanNatta, is a wonderful resource person to contact as to how you can volunteer.
 
Cydne Grimsby
BOT
10/4/2022
 
AGAIN WITH THE VOLUNTEERING!
 
I am piggy backing on Cydne's message From the Board. We need a few more people on the Hospitality crew. Our goal is to ask you to commit to one Sunday a month so that we can have a fairly consistent schedule and no one person is picking up the task all the time. Please call or email me if you can help in this way! ugcassistant@gmail.com or 530-274-2463. Thank you! Lezlie
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #11
 
This energy that we are is designed to provide, to give, and to love. As we notice the quality this energy carries, we feel that love filling up our own being.  Let that love access every single part of you, both the sides of you that you offer freely to the world and also the parts that you keep hidden from the world and even from yourself.  Let that love penetrate your being. Let the hurt parts of you feel trust.  Let them feel abundance. Let them feel the generosity of spirit. Just let it in.  Let yourself feel love, receive love. Notice that this energy doesn’t discriminate or judge. It is only in our minds that we create worthiness and unworthiness, presence and absence.  This energy of love which you are made from, freely expresses itself in every single last particle of your being.  Just open your being to receive it.
A NOVEL IDEA
 
I have been taking my novels to a used book store in Auburn that supports The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills however they are bursting at the seams and not accepting donations. Then it occurred to me, we have many book lovers here at UGC. Why not have our own mini used book store for novels. Historical fiction, funny life story novels, romance, there are so many genres! Read your books then donate them here and purchase your next great read for just $1 per book. Summer beach reads turn into winter snuggle in reads. I hope this takes off!
Love y'all, Lezlie
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 Kristie at 530-368-4465 to reserve your session.
 
TEAMWORK GRATITUDE
 
You all really know how to show up! It is an amazing experience to ask for help and have so many people willing to give their time, skills, and happy attitude to getting the job done. My heart is bursting. Thank you, deeply and broadly, thank you. Lezlie
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING!!!!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We will begin on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. 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!
 
A couple of the small groups are full and closed to additional sign ups. Still available:
 
The home of Mark and Shelly Wandro in Penn Valley, 650-235-6420
 
The home of Collette LaRocque in Grass Valley, 530-559-8407
 
The home of Yvonne Read in Nevada City,
530-470-3770
 
The home of Joe and Lyn Sloan in Auburn,
530-277-4695
 
Please call the home in the location that works for you for more information.
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
 
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.
 
INSPIRING WOMEN UPDATE
 
The Inspiring Women activity for October is the opportunity to attend the Jeddah Mali weekend workshop!
 
I will be completing the ten month Healing Trauma Program from Sounds True and my focus will be shifting much more to helping people healing in recovery. I hope that some of you will step forward and want to create activities for IW to meet up. What a truly inspiring group of women. I will still be available to support your meet-ups.
 
Cathy Lee Knight
HURLING MYSELF INTO THE UNKNOWN
 
A recent poll from the UK found that many adults consciously limit themselves in life because they fear what others would think if they moved out of their comfort zone. People reported that they feel more alive when they take a risk, or when they engage even in simple adventures, like singing out loud, expressing their feelings, and – maybe the whackiest behavior of all – dancing in front of others.
 
“It is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most, that I see and feel who I really am. It's during those scary moments, hurling myself into the unknown, that I am like a comet hitting a new atmosphere. Suddenly I illuminate magnificently. I discover a smile I didn't know I had. I uncover a feeling that I didn't know existed in me. I see myself.” - C. JoyBell C., author
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I boldly go where the Infinite is always coaxing me to be. I advance to the forefront of consciousness, to the place where there is no sense of otherness, no judgment – just the love of pure Beingness and the certainty that anything is possible. 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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
AM I CONTRACTING OR EXPANDING?
Rev. Jerry Farrell

There is a lot of give and take, hills and valleys in life. Sometimes it is difficult to know where up or down is. A good question to ask in uncertain times is whether you are expanding or contracting your life energy. That is the question that we will be looking at this Sunday as a community. Do join us for what will be another inspiring and uplifting service.
 
 
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!
 
URGENT MESSAGE
 
Due to the generosity of our Unity Community, we have a generous scholarship fund available for our Jeddah Mali workshop. It is our intention to have as many here as possible because this will be such a valuable, powerful experience for us individually and especially as Collective Intelligence. Our scholarship plan is for 1/2 the registration fee. If you have a desire to attend please apply for a scholarship on our website, unitygold.us, right away. We are eager to include you!
Call Lezlie, 530-274-2463, if you need help applying for a scholarship.
 
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!
 
We encourage you to experience a Jeddah Mali meditation.
 
Monday at 11 am, Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 9 am, Thursday at 3 pm,
and Saturday at 9 am.
On Tuesday mornings we have temporarily replaced Spiritual Exploration with the Jeddah meditation. Use that Zoom link.
 
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
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
There are a few changes to our events calendar!
 
The Art and Wine event is postponed until next spring.
We will be having our annual Silent Auction, starting right away. See announcement below.
Our 7 Week Fall Program has been moved to start on Sunday, October 9th.
 
FROM THE BOARD
 
Just as we have been challenged this year, plants have also been. April 11th we had a hard frost that killed off the young blossoms on our fruit trees. Trees have a natural built-in ability to put out a second, smaller bloom in case something happens to the first. It’s a protection in a sense - something that nature has created over time to always protect a plant’s ability to propagate.
Unfortunately, just as the trees were working diligently to recover from the freeze, another one hit on May 11th. It was too much for the trees.
 
They went dormant for a time, collecting their energy and changing their course. This would not be a year that they would have offspring. Normally trees put their summer energy into producing fruit. But just like us, when faced with a hardship, the trees, planning for a better future, reset their course. This year roots grew to a new depth and became more abundant than in a typical year. Trees added new shoots and branches in preparation for a better time. With new branches and stronger roots, trees are able to plan for a more prolific birthing next year.
 
What can I gain from the wisdom of the garden? Have I planned for a more prolific future during this time of struggle? Can I see abundance and prosperity unfolding as I prepare for tomorrow?
 
Always grateful,
Marlene
 
FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 SILENT AUCTION IS COMING!!!!
 
We will once again be holding our Fall Silent Auction! We are looking for items you may have around the house, that are in very good shape, that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Items of a value of $50 or more are welcome. Begin now to go through your items and see what might be available to donate. PLEASE DO NOT bring the items to the Center at this time. We would like you to take a picture of it and e-mail the picture with a description of the item, and its value, to Patricia Haller at hallerpatricia@yahoo.com
 
The auction will be held Sunday, November 20th right after service, so you do have a little bit of time to go through things and see what you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this a great Silent Auction!!!
 
Patricia Haller
JEDDAH MALI - EARTH SERIES #10 Quotes to carry you this week

Everything we receive, we receive in love. Everything we give, let us give in love. When we open our hearts and give in love, we become the source, emanating expansion and light and harmony. To give in love, to radiate the source expansion, light and harmony of your being costs you nothing, requires no change in circumstances or finances, and it brings you so many benefits, brings us all so many benefits. As we give, so we receive. Every single day the earth provides our food, our shelter, gives of itself over and over again. Without this generosity life could not exist or be maintained. It is within our gift to give back to use our attention, our intention to be a source of healing, restoration, peace, beauty, illumination, comfort and love. Nothing changes if nobody changes. Let us go first and set the example for what is possible. Let us reveal the true nature of human beings, the true source of all life. It is time. It is time.
 
Volunteer of the Month for October
 
It is my pleasure and honor to introduce Cathy Lee Knight as October’s volunteer of the month. Cathy Lee has been involved in many aspects of making Unity spiritual center a welcome and inspiring spiritual home. A few of her many talents that she has shared with her Unity family include being our beloved photographer, making sure all our special events are well documented and shared to be enjoyed by all. Another unique talent of Cathy Lee is her enthusiasm and extraordinary ability to light up the room. As a naturally bubbly 7 on the enneagram, she is capable of instilling excitement and participation in activities supporting Unity. Seeing Cathy Lee speak about Inspiring Women and their activities, it’s clear to see why these activities are always a success. Her energy is like a magnet and you can’t help smiling.
Cathy Lee was also our official greeter for the Enneagram course that was offered at Unity. She made sure everyone felt welcome and that the event went smoothly. Another talent that she has shared with us is her musical ability. Sitting at the piano, Cathy Lee was a beautiful accompaniment for us as we sang Christmas carols. Her talents were also expressed by her willingness to serve on the Board of Trustees. Her wisdom helped guide us through the challenging time of the pandemic. Cathy Lee is also a chaplain and has shared her time as a platform assistant.
Last but not the least, Cathy Lee should be recognized for the brave and exemplary resource she is for anyone seeking substance abuse help. Because of her sharing of her many years of experience and knowledge, we acknowledge her as a real treasure for our spiritual community. We are so lucky to have Cathy Lee and her precious Trinity as part of our Unity family.
 
From Cathy Lee: When I moved to Grass Valley, I began my search for a spiritual community where I could Learn, Laugh, and Love. I found Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center to be such a community. I joined on Nov 18, 2018. For me Unity is a spiritual oasis where I go to refresh my heart, my soul, and my mind. I am so grateful I have found you.
 
Cathy Lee, we love you, we bless you, and we are so blessed by you!
 
UGC INCOME - September 2022

September income to date: $13,756.20
At this time we are $9,153 short of our annual budgeted income.
 
 
OUR 7 WEEK FALL PROGRAM
 
We will begin on Sunday, October 9th with completion on Sunday, November 27th. 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, 7:00pm, 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 well over a dozen people! This sized crew working just on that area for a couple of hours are going to knock it out!! This Saturday, October 1st, lets meet at 9 am and get this done!
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
We want to celebrate you!
 
Judy Cisowski 9/30
Drew Tousley 9/30
Shanti Emerson 10/6
Bill Fingerson 10/7
Claire Palmerino 10/10
Maya Costley 10/15
Sally DuPerron 10/15
Katherine Doolittle 10/23
Richard Wood 10/23
Dennis Cassella 10/24
Crystal Arnold 10/28
Pat Woodruff 10/29
Jan Roth 10/31
 
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.
YOM KIPPUR
 
"Every Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory. You aren't supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right." - Naomi Wolf, American author and journalist
 
"Yom Kippur is God’s way of allowing us to recalculate the course of our lives."
- Shimon Apisdorf, Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit
 
"The entire world is God's message of love to us. Yom Kippur is the time when we are most open to receive this message." - Rabbi Noah Weinberg
THE SILENCE OF THE HEART
 
“Your treasure is within you and, to claim it, you must leave the busy commotion of the mind, abandon the desires of the ego, and enter into the silence of the heart.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
 
Affirmative prayer: Today, I quit striving. I let my agendas, plans, and dreams rest, allowing them to steep in a relaxed sense of wholeness. All my attention now is in the field of consciousness, this moment, pure Presence – and all is well. Thank you, God, forever. Amen.
FOOD AS MEDICINE
The World Peace Diet - for a Healthier Body and Earth, with Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
 
You will gain the tools to understand the power of food to heal us not just physically, but also culturally and psychologically, and how ecological and climate health are connected with our food choices.
 
Besides the lecture going more deeply into the teachings in The World Peace Diet, Dr. Tuttle and his spouse Madeleine will share practical keys to reducing our environmental footprint, and to more healthy relationships and lifestyle choices.
 
Monday, October 10, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Click HERE more information!
 
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
 
Board of Trustees
President: Marlene Bottenfield
Vice President: Kurtis Zumwalt
Treasurer: Ann Somervell
Secretary: Patricia Plank
Angela Apostal
Joe Darby
Cydne Grimsby
Carly Tousley
Rev. Jerry Farrell
 
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