Minister’s Message

GREETINGS FROM REV. RHONDA

THE FRUITS OF SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GENEROSITY, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, AND SELF-CONTROL” -Galatians 5:22-23

The scripture reading reminds us of the many Spiritual and human qualities needed as we journey the diversity of every day living, and especially during the Christmas season.

As the outer busyness subsides, we begin to  recognize that deep inner stirring, as our God given desire to experience Christmas, awakened to our Christ  Nature, accepting in faith and gratitude that in Truth- I AM  Nature is waiting to be birthed within and through us a greater expression of who we truly are.

 As we release the emotional and physical pressures of Christmas, we allow the re-birth and expansion of the transforming powers of our Spiritual nature to express through us.

 “Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

In the surrendered consciousness of prayer and meditation, we are receptive to recognizing the loving wisdom of  Spirit, guiding and transforming us at depth. We also begin to feel an inner peace in the midst of outer change knowing that-                              Transformation is a natural of part of the cycle of Life.    For in truth, we know transformation is not a time of the year, rather a daily experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         As we journey through life, we are blessed beyond measure when we come to understand that we are always going through stages of change and growth,  through endings, and new beginnings.  As we release our need to control the outer world and practice inner listening, we experience a transformation. We allow our Spiritual gifts to flow through minds and hearts and express fully in our outer lives.

As we enter a New Year, let us give thanks that we have the inner power  and use it to transform our lives and our worldRejoicing that every-Ending is a New Beginning.

In closing, I give heartfelt thanks to Board members for their dedicated service to Unity through a very busy and challenging year. In the New Year, I will continue to serve and support the Board and members as together, we co-create with God, the divine path for – “New beginnings in Unity in 2018.   

In loving Service, Rhonda

UNITY TRUST BOARD UPDATE

Dear Unity Members and Newsletter Friends,

After two very successful Expansion Meetings the Trust Board and have copies of the collated  ideas shared by members at these meeting. The Board is planning a “Moving Unity Forward” meeting after our Sunday Celebration in February (date to be announced).

A successful SEE Intensive week was enjoyed by some of our members. It was wonderful to have Rev. Phyllis Grace from Adelaide, Rev Anne Hickey from Melbourne, and Ros Goldsbrough,

Director of Unity National School as tutors. We also enjoyed having Rev. Anne, Hickey & Ros Goldsbrough as guest speakers during December.

The Board continues to work on the Unity Minister‘s Job Description, and Immigration requirements needed to open the possibility to attract a Unity minister from a larger region to serve in NZ. I wish to thank Rev. Rhonda and fellow Board members for their dedication and commitment to serve Unity throughout the year. On behalf of the Unity Trust Board, I extend our appreciation and gratitude to all volunteers who give of their time throughout the year.  I also wish to thank you all for your continued support of Unity & Silent Unity during 2017. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. We join with you all in looking forward in faith to “New Beginnings for Unity in 2018.”

Blessings for a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

In loving service, Lawrence Chapman, Unity Trust Board, Chairperson.

SILENT UNITY’S PRAYER AND MEDITATION MORNING SERVICE

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Time: Tues-Thurs, 11.00–11.30am. 

Venue: Silent Unity Prayer Room, 7 Mt. Albert Road, Mt. Albert.

To listen to an uplifting Daily Word reading and a short Silent Unity recorded meditation. Go to Unity’s website: www.unitynz.org home page

Silent Unity prays in faith and believes in answered prayer! Thank You God!

See http://www.unitynz.org/calendar/study-groups/ for more information on study groups and events

UNITY IN AUCKLAND SUNDAY CELEBRATION

Sunday 25th February 2018 at Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell. Speaker Linda-Lucy Haines. Talk Title: “YOU ARE PRECIOUS – Looking Beyond the Outer Appearance to the Light Within.”

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