VERY SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Rev. Jim Gaither
"Better To Light the Candle Than Curse the Darkness"
Sunday, December 6
The world always seems to needmore enlightenment and peace. In this lesson we will explore a Unity approach to increasing peace and enlightenment in our own lives and in the world. Since we are now in the Advent Season, we will also address related questions such as, "Is Unity 'Christian'?" and "What is Unity's perspective on the Advent Season?" Finally, we will make note of the Unity Minister who created Unity's Christmas Candlelight Service.
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Rev. Jim Gaither, Th.D., holds a Masters in Philosophy and Doctorate in Theology. A Unity minister, Jim succeeded Eric Butterworth in New York, and has taught Ministerial and Spiritual Education for over 20 years.
He is the President of Holos University Graduate Seminary and Director of Academic and Student Affairs for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute.
For over 35 years Jim has been a regular contributor to Unity Magazine® and he has published two books: The Essential Charles Fillmore, and The Hidden Realm of God: The Historical Jesus & His Healing Philosophy.
"What Is God?"
Rev. Kathy Zavada
November 1, 2020
How do we conceive of "God"? A look at the evolution of our idea of God, and a comparison of the beliefs of metaphysical Christianity and traditional Christianity.
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"There's A Healing Going On"
Rev. Kathy Zavada shares a new song.
"The Beautiful Anger of Good People"
GUEST SPEAKER: John Pavlovitz
September 20, 2020
It was wonderful having author/pastor/activist John Pavlovitz speak to us online. His was a wonderful lesson on embracing the anger we feel at injustices in our world, and how we can channel that energy for good.
We want to thank everyone who pitched in with funds, and manual labor to build our dear member Shyla a new deck. As Maya Angelou said, "When we give cheerfully, and accept gracefully, everyone is blessed!"
Dear Unity of Oroville Community,
We want to keep you updated on Unity of Oroville's position and plans in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19.
It is our utmost concern, interest and priority to place the health and well being of our congregation first and foremost. Your safety and well-being will always be the motivation for the decisions we make regarding how we conduct our service. Because there have been increasing cases of COVID-19 in Butte County, for now we are going to keep our services online. We will carefully watch the situation and keep you updated as to when we feel it would be safe to return to in-person services.
For now we will continue to conduct our service online with Zoom, as we've found it keeps our congregation feeling connected, provides spiritual support and inspiration, and keeps everyone — including our largely retired congregant population — safe and well.
We appreciate your understanding, prayers and support as we continually discern the most conscious and best way to proceed.
Peace and blessings,
Rev. Kathy Zavada
Connecting online in this way will keep us feeling close to one another, keep our hearts and spirits uplifted,
and is important during this time of necessary social distancing. We want to keep everyone safe, but connected and spiritually supported. Know that there is
loving support for you here at Unity of Oroville.
With blessings of good health, safety, well-being, peace and love,
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Unity is a faith that honors all pathways to God. Unity is a safe place to explore all your spiritual and existential questions about Life. We welcome everyOne. If you
are in a same sex relationship or are rich or poor, old or young—we behold the Christ in you and see the best in you. Unity leaves no one out. We include all people and the living Earth in
our circle of light and love.
Unity is not a new religion. Unity is an interpretation of the teachings of Jesus Christ with the primary emphasis on practice. The core practices in Unity are Affirmative Prayer and Silent Meditation. Unity in the deepest sense of the word is union with God, Self-Realization, Oneness. Unity gives us a collection of techniques in enlightened living that include thoughts to think, words to speak, healing treatments, creative visualizations and positive, uplifting daily practices.
Unity calls us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, all the Saints, Siddhas and Buddhas—to become Unified, Integrated, Whole, Holy and Complete-- in every way. Jesus said, “Follow me” and we take him at his word. “I have come so that you can feel Joy and my Joy may be in you and your joy may be full.”
We hope that you join us in this adventure called Unity!
Kathy Zavada is an ordained Interfaith minister, inspirational speaker and long-time retreat and workshop facilitator. She also is a nationally acclaimed performing / recording artist and producer of sacred music. For the past 22 years Kathy has been invited to speak, perform music and share her message of living consciously with love and compassion at innumerable spiritual centers, schools, retreats, workshops and special events. more...