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Bulletin February 2014

Bulletin February 2014

Unity of Pomona
Rev. Jan Chase, Minister
10:30 Sunday Celebration Service
February Bulletin 2014

Introit: “Return Again”                                                                                 Choir
Processional: “I Am the Thinker”                                                                 All
Prayer, Shared Prayers & Prayer Box Invitation:                                    Rev. Jan

“The Lord’s Prayer”                                                                                    All Sing

Welcome & Greetings:                                                                                 Worship Assistant
Announcements:                                                                                           Rev. Jan /Jacqi Morrison
Hymn: 2/2 “It’s a Special Day” WOS 221                                                    All
             2/9 “God’’s Love (Peace/Joy) is Deep within Me” WOS 355           All
             2/16 “I Behold the Christ with You” WOS 65                                   All
             2/23 “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                                                      All

Daily Word:                                                                                                   Worship Assistant
Spoken Statement:                                                                                        Worship Assistant

Blessing Music: “Weave” WOS 212                                                               All
Blessing of Tithes & Gifts/ Offering                                                             Minister
“Divine Love through me blesses and multiplies
All I am, All I give, All I do and All that I receive.”

Offertory: 2/2 “Prayer of Faith”                                                                     Choir
                  2/9 “Spirit Divine “                                                                        Choir
                  2/16 “I Get By with the Help from my Friends”                           Choir
                  2/23 “If I Had a Hammer”                                                             Choir

Lessons: Using our Hearts to BePeace in this World                                     Rev. Jan Chase

                 2/2 How Can I ask for my Needs to be Met? Being like Rehab not Jacob
                 2/9 Developing Empathy for Myself: Hezekiah’s Awareness
                 2/16 Developing Empathy for Others: Ruth & Naomi’s Love.
                 2/23 Observing What is Happening: Moses’ Powers of Observation

Meditation/Prayer                                                                                         Rev. Jan

Special Music: 2/2 “The Rose”                                                                      Choir
                          2/9 “The Climb”                                                                     Jesse Wood & Choir
                          2/16 “Love“                                                                            Choir
                          2/23 “Seasons of Love”                                                          Choir & All

Closing Circle/ Prayer of Protection//Peace Song                                        All

Spoken Statements

Week 1: Unity Principles to Bless Your Life
1. There is One Presence and One Power, God the Good.
2. I have God’s spark of divinity within me and I am inherently Good.
3. My Mind linked with God Mind creates blessings in my life.
4. Through prayer and meditation, I align myself with God and Good.
5. I live the Truth I know through thought, word and action.
6. Everything is God and is God’s. I use it all with gratitude.

Weeks 2: Unity Invocation-by Charles Fillmore modified
I AM the presence of Pure Being Emanating the Holy Spirit of Life, Love, and Wisdom.
I AM all that GOD is expressing at the point of me.
As I express Divine Wisdom, All thoughts of mortal limitation have no power over me.
I AM the substance and power of pure Love Bringing into manifestation my world according to divine law.

Week 3: Peace Statement
Unity stands for peace in our life time, one life at a time. Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names for God, the many paths to God, the many ways to worship God; for there is only one power and presence of God and that God loves each one of us equally. It is therefore the position of Unity to urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to God by whatever name for guidance during these challenging times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the God of all our faith traditions. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.

Week 4: Prayer of Faith
God is my help in every need; God does my every hunger feed;
God walks beside me, guides my way through every moment of this day.
I now am wise, I now am true, Patient and kind, and loving, too;
All things I am, can do, and be, Through Christ the Truth, that is in me.
God is my health, I can't be sick; God is my strength, unfailing, quick;
God is my all, I know no fear, Since God and Love and Truth are here.


Unity Information

Music by Julie Edwards Matanga, Choir & Soloists

Check out our Book Store! We have books for every need.

Sunday Food & Fellowship after our Service: Potluck
every Sunday. We invite you to bring something to share.
All are encouraged to help with set up and clean up.
Donations go for our paper supplies. Thanks to all who share!

Outreach: Please leave nonperishable food for the food bank, and
small toiletries for those in need. Rosie and Jacqi Collect Recyclables in kitchen to purchase church supplies.

DAILY WORD
2/2 Gratefulness: Gratitude is happiness.
2/9 Self-Acceptance: I am uniquely me.
2/16 Included: I am an essential part of creation.
2/23 Joy: The Universe celebrates itself through me.

Unity focuses on one of our 12 Powers each month. In February
we focus on the power of STRENGTH: The ability to endure, stay
the course, persevere.
The disciple, Andrew, represents the stability that lies at the foundation of every true character. The corresponding color is light green and the location is the small of the back. Affirmation: I have the strength to accomplish all that is mine to do.

Using our Hearts to BePeace in this World

We have been created with a heart filled with wisdom, yet often we forget to access this wondrous resource for guidance with our decisions. When we access our hearts, we connect not only with God but with each other and with all creation. Our hearts can teach us how to BePeace. BePeace is a process developed from ideas in Heart Math and NonViolent Communication by Unity minister Rita Marie Johnson which can teach us how to be a presence of peace in the midst of challenges in our lives, our relationships, and our world.

This month we are using stories from the Hebrew Testament to illustrate the lessons, which are beyond space and time.

Please join us to find peace within and send those ripples out into the fields around you, to build relationships of peace, communities of peace, and a world of peace.

FEBRUARY 2014 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Weekly Classes & Events At Unity of Pomona

Mon. Feb. 3, 7 pm: Unity Hosts a Neighborhood Watch Meeting in Harmony Hall. Please bring a snack to share and let’s listen to and talk with our neighbors. Topic: Homeless issues. Guests: from Pomona Housing and Tri-City Mental Health.

Classes:
· Wed. 6:30 – 6:55 pm: Meditation & Prayer.
· Wed. 7 -8:30 pm: A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Class! with new scriptures with women! Exploring the Gospel of Thomas now.
· Fri. 3-5 pm: Class on “The Essential Mystics: The Soul’s Journey into Truth” through Feb 7th.
· Feb. 14 on Fri 3-5 pm: NEW CLASS- Unity Heart-Centered Metaphysics I part 1 for 10 Unity Credits if wanted. Required Books: Heart-Centered Metaphysics and Applying Heart-Centered Metaphysics by Paul Hasselbeck & Talks on Truth by Charles Fillmore. Books available through Amazon or Unity.org or see Jacqi in our bookstore. Unity Registration Fee for Credit: $45. Classes on Love Offering Basis
· Fri. 5-5:30 pm: Stretching with Mary. (No class Feb. 14)

Sat. Feb. 15, 11 am – 1 pm: Meditation, Sitting, Walking, Eating

Thurs. Feb. 20, 1 pm: Lunch Out at Pancakes R Us, 2282 N. Garey Ave. (at Arrow), Pomona

DATES FOR OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

Fri., Feb 7, 7 – 9:30 pm What would you sacrifice for Love?
Dinner, Music and Devotion at the Azizi Residence, 380 West 25th Street, Upland, CA 91784

Feb. 23 at 3 pm -7 pm CONVERSATIONS: Pluralism & Islam, at the IMAN Cultural Center, 3373 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Sponsored by SCCPWR & All Paths Divinity School

Tues. Feb. 25, 6-7 pm: Conversations About God: Speaker
Rev. Karen Dalton, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Claremont School of Theology and Methodist Minister at Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 East D Street, Upland sponsored by the Upland Interfaith Council and Upland Public Library.

Unity offers classes for credit towards graduation in Spiritual Development, preliminary classes toward becoming a Licensed Unity Teacher or a Unity Minister. Ask Jan for details.

Serving Us at Unity of Pomona

MINISTER: Rev. Jan Chase

BOARD MEMBERS: Jacqi Morrison, President, Rev. Jan Chase, Jennifer Derry, Sharen Whitaker, Jesse Wood.

BOOKSTORE: Jacqi Morrison

BUILDING & GROUNDS: Jim Jensen, Victor Ornelas, Jacqi Morrison, Sharen Whitaker, Rosie Espana, Marilyn Pena, Desmond D’Oyen, Jacquie Leo, Laura Doyle, Larry Jones, Roger Bogue.

CHOIR: Julie Edwards, Director, Jennifer Derry, Larry Jones, Liz Irons, Jesse Wood.

COUNTERS: Sharen Whitaker, Treas.; Desmond D’Oyen, Marilyn Pena

FELLOWSHIP: All of us! & Rosie Espana on Holidays!

FUNDRAISING: Rosie Espana, Irene Fiedler, JoAnn Peters, Mary Hixson.

GREETERS: Irene Fiedler: Team Leader, Marilyn Pena, Mary Hixson,

MARKETING & MULTIMEDIA: Jennifer Derry, leader, Larry Jones, Jesse Wood

OFFICE SUPPORT: Marilyn Pena, Jacqi Morrison, Jan Chase

OUTREACH: Irene Fiedler, Jim Jensen, Jan Chase, Sharen Whitaker,

POWER POINT OPERATOR: Jan Chase, Mary Hixson. Jesse Wood

PRAYER TEAM: Sharen Whitaker, Marilyn Pena, Jan Chase, JoAnn Peters, Jennifer Derry, Desmond D’Oyen,

SANCTUARY PREPARATION: Jacqi Morrison, Jan Chase

SOUND SYSTEM: Jennifer Derry, Jacqi Morrison

USHERS: Desmond D’Oyen: Team Leader, Irene Fiedler, Marilyn Pena

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS: Mary Hixson, Jacqi Morrison, Marilyn Pena, Sharen Whitaker, Jesse Wood

Ways to Serve at Unity of Pomona
There are many ways to serve at Unity of Pomona. Every team listed has openings and would welcome your loving service, even once a month. If you are interested in serving, talk to the team leader or Rev. Jan Chase.

Spiritual Banners
The Banners that deck our walls have been created by our community through a spiritual practice of Listening to Inner Guidance and stepping out to Manifest the Inner Vision. Each contains many levels of understanding and inspiration and are a good focus for meditation. We change them often to support our Sunday Lessons. We hope you enjoy them and the stories they tell.

Unity of Pomona:
A “New Thought” Interfaith Community

Promoting Peace & Understanding through Spiritual Practices, Study & Service
.
“Centered in God, We Co-Create
A World that Works for all.”

Open & Affirming
Welcoming People of All Faiths

Sunday Celebration Service: 10:30 am

Church Contact Information:
524 E. Pasadena St. Pomona, CA 91767
Office: 909-629-3035
Rev. Jan Chase: 909-596-4187
Silent Unity Prayer Line: 1-800-669-7729
Email: unityofpomona@verizon.net
Website: www.unityofpomona.org
Facebook: Unity Church of Pomona & Unity Church

Church Office Hours:
Wednesday & Friday Afternoons & by Appointment
Call Jan at 909-596-4187 to schedule Appointments
And Counseling

Bookstore Hours: Sundays after Services & Events

AFFIRMATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2014

Inner Peace: I am at peace in this present moment.
Guidance: I fearlessly follow the guidance of Spirit.
Healing: I am healthy, whole, and well.
Prosperity: As I expand my vision, I discover new paths to prosperity.
World Peace: I contribute to peace in the world through my thoughts, words, and actions.





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