Thanks to Dr. Edwardo Perez for his thoughts - published in AndPhilosophy.com March 2017
Excerpt From a Sunday Lesson by Rev. Cindy Wright, retired Unity minister, delivered in April 2013:
"We have come a long way in our view of Earth .... or perhaps we have come around full circle. There are some cultures, like Native American who have always seen the Earth as spiritual and deserving reverence. The rest of us are slowly catching up.
What do we think of as we approach Easter Sunday? Often, the vision of Easter for me is my son, my nieces and nephews, my grandsons as they search for Easter eggs, eat chocolate bunny ears ~ all dressed in their Easter finery. And then, there's the vision of my early years, dressed in my Easter finery ~ hat, gloves, new shiny shoes, spring colored dress ~ with my sisters and parents, going into church with the fragrance of Easter lilies filling the sanctuary. The songs we sang ~ the sermons that were delivered ~ exalted the risen Lord, the One who had died to save us from our sins. This
“Yes, peace begins with me,” as the song says. Yet, that is not where peace stops. While we must first establish peace in our own hearts and lives, and doing so has a ripple effect to the larger world, stopping there without expressing to our families, friends, and communities our own inner peace and unconditional love for them does not represent the full dimension of what practicing nonviolence means in the outer world.
When the sun begins to warm the earth and the trees begin to bud, there are several things that come to mind: rebirth and spring cleaning. And both of those are up for us at Unity this coming week!
This Saturday we will have our first Clean Up Saturday - our Spring Cleaning - from 8am to 11am. Bring your favorite cleaning rags and sponges and join us....there will be coffee and tea, donuts and bagels, and music to clean by.
Words on Faith: Reflecting on the Season for Nonviolence
By Rev. Toni Fish
Published in Frederick News Post on March 2, 2019ca
Did you know that Unity has books, CDs, and tapes in its lending library located in the room to the right of the lobby?
There are hundreds of publications covering a wide range of spiritual, self-help, and inspirational subjects just waiting for you to take home and enjoy.
Lending is easy; no check-out required. Just take the item home and return when finished. There is no specific lending time-period, but if you haven't read/listened to it after three months perhaps you should return the item to make it available for someone else.
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Words of Faith
The Rev. Toni Fish
Published in Frederick News Post on October 6, 2018
We have a tradition at Unity in Frederick - the 5th Sundays are “Stump the Minister” Sundays. During the lesson time of the Celebration Service, individuals in the congregation can ask me questions – things that are on their mind or in their heart – and I will do my best to answer them. The range of questions is wide, from what is the meaning of life to what qualifies me to be the minister. Interestingly, I found that last question the most difficult one to answer so far.