1717 N 73rd Street Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213 (414) 475-0105
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Childcare and Youth Ed available during the service.
Service June 28, 2020: Rev. Mari Gabrielson
Musical guest: Julie Thompson and friends
Spiritual seekers often say that finding Unity is like coming home. Unity is an Open-Minded, accepting spiritual community that honors all paths to God and helps people discover and live their spiritual potential and purpose.
Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday application of spiritual principles to help people live more abundant and meaningful lives.
A positive alternative to negative religion, Unity seeks to apply the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual masters. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path. Unity is considered a movement of new thought, providing spiritual education through God-centered beliefs.
Unity affirms the power of prayer and meditation to help people experience a clearer realization of a oneness with God every day.
The Five Basic Principles
We encourage you to explore and apply Unity teachings based on your own spiritual understanding. The five basic ideas that make up the Unity belief system are:
O – One Presence. God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present.
O – Original Virtue. We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore all people are inherently good.
M – Mindful Co-Creation. We create our life experiences through our way of thinking as co-creators with God.
P – Prayer & Meditation. There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God. We source divine ideas through our meditation practices.
A – Action. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.
AS WE RE-OPEN OUR CENTER, we will continue to be mindful of all the precautions outlined for houses of worship. Please read the following carefully so you will be prepared to participate as fully as you choose this Sunday, and future Sundays to come until restrictions are lifted.
Here are some of the ways you will be protected:
No hand shakes, or holding hands at any time during the service (this is not addressed to families sitting together). No passing of bulletins, or collection baskets. Offering baskets are available at the rear of the chapel, and we invite you to make use of them as you exit the chapel. All current information will be displayed on the screens – each person may take notes on the individual clip boards provided, and at the end of the service please deposit the pen/pencil you used in the containers by the doors to be sanitized for the next week. No congregational singing.
Hand sanitizers will be placed at each entry to the center, masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Rows will be separated – every other row being closed off. Family members may sit together, all others, please try to maintain distance. Maintaining social distance of 6 ft. is our goal, however, we also want to be aware that this may mean some of our spiritual community will have to listen to the service in the Fireside Room.
Prayer Chaplains will be available after the celebration, and wearing a mask is a must for both the chaplain and the person requesting prayer support.
A special Thank you:
Labor of Love Beautification of our Center
Headed by Sandra Krause, Who spent a lot of time planning, and implementing the plan.
With a lot of extra hard workers and donations of time, energy and products, made it all possible. It is beautiful!
Thank you Sandra, Linda Zwirlein, Cheryl DeNoble, Sid Smith, Kevin Reger and many others for all your time, and energy that you put into the Centers garden! (We had some fun too!)
Start Tilled Front
Cut out plant Unity Yellow Butterfly Corner
Front Door Painting the sign Linda Zwirlein & Sandra Krause
Our Donation of Mulch Butterfly Corner Garden Full View of the front
Sandra Krause and Cheryl DeNoble Chairs at Door Unity Bench for all to enjoy A little fun while we work…
Our very own Victory Garden: The ‘brain child’ of Anna Stone and Billy Baldus. We are always looking at ways to serve our spiritual community. And even though the garden is ‘going in’ a little late, we anticipate some healthy vegetables to share with others. (Pictures to come soon)
A Unity youth group from Bloomington Indiana made a stop at Unity this week and slept on the floor of the church. This is an interfaith youth group that takes major bike trips each Summer. This stop is part of a trip circling Lake Michigan. We wish we could spend more time with them, but social distancing doesn’t allow it.They seem like great young men and women!
deCycles group start arriving
kids coming in with food
deCycles group at UCIM after long day of biking
Bikes, resting in UCIM hallway
deCycles group packing the support van for departure
PLEASE “PASS THE BASKET” even though we aren’t physically together. It will really help us keep up the online services during this time. Please mail your tithe to:
Unity Center in Milwaukee 1717 N. 73rd Street. Wauwatosa, WI 53213
OR For your convince Paypal is available below.
oh my American family,
now we see, now we see
our civil war was not finished in our hearts,
now we see, now we see
into a civil peace,
a civil kindness,
a civil sharing,
a civil love;
oh God in whom we trust,
hear our American tears,
our family tears, our human tears;
guide our small experiment in democracy
into the community of love
we are meant to be.
By Ken Jacobsen