Swami Beyondananda (Steve Bhaerman)
Sunday, March 28th via Zoom
We are so delighted that we will have very special guest Swami Beyondananda (Steve Bhaerman) sharing a message of Comedy As Healing Art in both a Sunday talk and an after service workshop on March 28th.
With his signature hilarious humor that equally imparts insight and wisdom Steve Bhaerman will inspire you with the magic of humor to gain wisdom perspective and of course, joy. Steve has offered hundreds of enlightening Sunday morning talks to church groups, as well as numerous keynotes for business, educational and medical audiences.
You'll laugh while you learn, and learn while you laugh!
Learn more about Steve Bhaerman and his cosmic alter-ego on our "Announcements" page — just click the button below:
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Using Levity to Uplift Us in Unfunny Times
Sunday, March 28
12:30 to 2pm
"The world is in serious condition — and yet,
there's definitely something funny going on."
~ Swami Beyondananda ~
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From the political to the personal, economic to ecologic, we seem to be a world immersed in crisis. And in times like these, it's love and laughter that lifts our spirits. And when we add the
power of humor to break us out of ordinary thinking, and spark creative solutions we recognize that humor, comedy and laughter are "resilience tools" that help us heal ourselves and bring light
Using humor in challenging times is not a form of denial, but rather a kind of "radical acceptance" that brings light to darkness, and the lightness of levity to otherwise grave situations. Levity is the leavening of life ... that gives us the power to uplift our own faces, and the spirits of those around us.
Join Steve Bhaerman, the man behind the legendary "cosmic comic" Swami Beyondananda, for an inspiring, encouraging — and laughter-filled — playshop on how we can use laughter to shine a light on the darkness, and light the path ahead of us.
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February 21, 2021
To keep going with a trust in life, with faith and optimism can be a tall order in challenging times, and yet perseverance is so essential. This talk focuses on being vigilant to keep ourselves on our spiritual path, and how we cultivate the energy of perseverance.
See our videos page for previous Sunday Service Videos:
"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...