Unity in Frederick is almost finished with our flood recovery projects. The last item is fixing a crack in the sewer line and we expect that to be fixed within the next several weeks. We are grateful for all the financial donations we have received during this time, as well as those donating their talents and time. Those still wishing to donate to Unity’s out-of-pocket costs can drop their donation off in the weekly offering basket or mail it directly to the office (please designate it as “Flood Fund”).
Words from the Board
From Theresa Wyatt:
I am grateful that I spent last week at the Big Sky Retreat. Once again I got to sing with Michael Gott and Karen Drucker. I also got to listen to and feel the energy and love of Rev. Mary Morrisey and Rev. Sheila McKeithen and many other wonderful speakers. Then I came back home to the real world. While I can still feel the energy high I wanted to share it with you.
In June, we had our third congregational dialogue of our “Daring Greatly ~ Unity on the Move” series. We had good turnout for the series of discussions, great questions, and a lot of positive feedback.
At our Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 27th, the Board will formally put forth a proposal to the members of Unity in Frederick to authorize the Board to place our current home on the market and to lease our new home. This would be a big step for Unity in Frederick to allow us to grow our presence within our Unity community and to our larger Frederick community.
The Board of Trustees is held in trust by the membership to make decisions regarding church governance, developing Church policy, managing the overall budget, and hiring and evaluating the senior minister(s).
In addition, the Board
Dear Unity Congregants and Members!
The Unity Board members gathered on the weekend of October 17, 18 & 19 to plan for our coming year. Upon our arrival at the retreat…a toad was waiting on the railing to welcome us.
The appearance of a Toad heralds a successful time of drawing upon and using our inner resources.
Toads are associated with money and luck- especially changing your luck from bad to good.
People with a Toad totem can see things and people more clearly.
The Unity Board of Trustees has completed an amazing and extremely productive year! The most extensive accomplishment was fully updating Unity Policies and By-Laws in accordance with Unity Worldwide Ministries.
The Board has been envisioning solutions to our space concerns. We love our space, it has a special energy, we can all feel it! Spiritual healing and growth occurs in it and throughout our community daily. And we want to be able to grow to be more inclusive and to have an inviting space for families and children. Water problems in our basement this month reinforced our focus on finding a permanent solution. And our campaign to raise money to repair our roof above us is of equal importance. We need to think out of the box to move beyond our current space constraints.
Dear Unity Friends,
Why does it snow? What is our God within telling us? Years ago whenever it rained I thought it was God giving me permission to slow down, let go and
enjoy. Even though it rained I would still go to the beach, jump in the puddles and enjoy anyway. It gave me permission to relax. I could skip the chores, stop expecting so much from myself, read a book, appreciate. Well the snow is the winter version of the rain.
Hello everyone…I do love the term Unitics…so I lovingly call you such. I am a new board member. There are seven of us, and we take turns writing a few lines for the newsletter. I wondered, last year when the board went on retreat…I’m thinking why go on retreat when you’ve only just elected a new member(s). I no longer wonder, this is not a reward for being a board member, as “retreat” might imply. This was a working weekend, hands down, no fuss, work us til we drop weekend! We learned what it is to put our best thoughts forward for the growth and health of Unity, of each of us.