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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!
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
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!
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 envisions a relationship-based community in which everyone has a chance to heal and a place to call home.
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.
"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