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Youth Ed Updates

We have a very exciting year ahead of us for the youth at Unity! I am very happy to have a team of wonderful people working with me to plan and run so many activities. Please see below for important dates and mark your calendars!

* For youth ages 6th grade and up there will be a Youth Group Gathering every 3rd Friday. This will kick off with a trip to Escape This Live, an escape room adventure! Please watch for more specific times. Each month they will meet to enjoy a social activity of some kind. October will be a bonfire/pumpkin patch!

Some Words from Mark Nepo

This poem by Mark Nepo was my "Reflection for the Day."  It seemed appropriate to share it --

The Thing About Fear

We try to avoid it, distract ourselves,

even put others in the way. Because it

makes what is necessary seem monumental.

It makes what is needed seem uncrossable.

Yet when we stumble over the line, or are

loved over the line, or, in our exhaustion,

fall beyond our pain, what we feared

What Does a Prayer Chaplain Do?

The Prayer Chaplains at Unity in Frederick strongly believe in the power of affirmative prayer and are committed to provide confidential, prayerful support to our spiritual community in a variety of ways.

• Each day the Prayer Chaplains hold in affirmative prayer ALL the congregants of Unity in Frederick.

• Each day the Prayer Chaplains hold in affirmative prayer individual, specific prayer requests.

• Congregants are assigned a Prayer Chaplain who is available for prayer support via phone or email.

Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness

Forgiveness has many facets worth exploring. For now, let us focus on the forgiver’s viewpoint. Each of us will remember some instance when we chose to forgive but still experienced that sour aftertaste of unfinished business. In other words, we forgave but could not easily forget. Whenever this happens we should ask ourselves whether we truly let bygones be bygones. A closer look at the nuts and bolts of forgiveness may clear things up.

Balls and Strikes Redux

As we move into Summer and my fantasy turns to baseball, I am reminded of an old joke about three umpires in a bar.  The first one says, “There’re balls, and there’re strikes, and I just call’em as I see’em.”  The second umpire, trying to top the first, says, “Well, there’re balls, and there’re strikes, and I just call’em as they are.”  Finally, after a long pause, the third umpire says, “There’re balls, and there’re strikes, but they ain’t nothin’ until I call’em.”