"Better to Light the Candle Than Curse The Darkness"

GUEST SPEAKER: Rev. Jim Gaither

December 6, 2020

The world always seems to need more 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.

"Hope And Faith: A Renaissance On It's Way"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

November 29, 2020

This year of 2020 has at times felt like a dark age, facing a world-wide pandemic, isolation, wildfires, and democracy on the rails. As we emerge into a new year, there is hope for a vaccine, a re-emergence of a transformed humanity, a re-birth, and a renaissance of creative expression on every level. It is exciting to contemplate the possibilities!

"Gratitude And Generosity"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

November 22, 2020

Cultivating the energy of gratitude shifts us out of resistance and into a state of connection with Source, which is infinite and endlessly generous. Generosity is natural to openness of heart, mind and being.

"Stumbling Blocks to Expressing Divine Nature"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

November 15, 2020

What causes us to stumble in our effort to live consciously and in peace? The habits of mind, conditioned thinking, doubt, fear, lack of imagination and faith affect our demonstrating our highest consciousness. We can overcome these things and more fully express our natural divine nature.

"The Parable of the Prodigal Son"

GUEST SPEAKER: Rosie Potestio

November 8, 2020

At some point, we have all been lost and we have all been found. This parable exemplifies the love of The Divine that welcome us home no mater how long we have been lost and even celebrates our homecoming.

"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.

"Exploring Metaphysics"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

October 25, 2020

Meta meaning behind or beyond; physics meaning matter. What is behind matter? What is consciousness? This talk explores how the I AM is the doorway to the ultimate reality.

"Being Peace: Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

October 18, 2020

Rev. Kathy speaks on "Being Peace", including teachings and stories from the Vietnamese Buddhist Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Using mindfulness of breathing and walking as a means to be peace and bring peace to the world. Cultivating a drop of compassion as the beginning of understanding, healing and reconciliation.

"Keys For Thriving In The New Pattern"

GUEST SPEAKER: Jeff Vander Klute

October 11, 2020

While the attention of humanity has been focused on the pandemic, the global operating system has been quietly upgraded. The organizing principles and archetypes of societies have shifted. The roadmap for achieving the good life has evolved. Although the story is not yet being told widely, we are collectively standing on a new foundation, and by working together in new ways we can build an equitable and prosperous world.

"Being In This World, Not Of It"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

October 4, 2020

Is it possible to live in peace in the midst of tumultuous outer circumstances? Re. Kathy discusses what it is to live fully engaged, living your best life in the world, and yet with dispassion, equanimity, fearlessness and un-attachment due to knowing a greater reality.

"Polishing The Mirror"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

September 27, 2020

Life, people, and our own consciousness provides us with a mirror to look into and learn about ourselves. The ability to use what is reflected back to us, to grow, change, and evolve is essential for our spiritual and emotional growth. Self-reflection can be developed and bring freedom from being lost in reactiveness and conditioning; and, collective self-reflection in what is out picturing in our society can support us in forming a more perfect union.

"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.

"End Times Or A New Earth"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

September 13, 2020

How we derive meaning from the difficult times we are in, facing impermanence and yet finding inner peace in our awareness of what can not be lost. How we keep hope alive and live in equanimity.

"Creative Power of Effective Prayer"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

September 6, 2020

We live in an intelligent Universe, and our innate intelligence, our indwelling God, has the ability to create in a powerful way, when we develop our capacity to effectively pray. Two keys to effective prayer are going within, and getting still. We affirm through our faithful knowing, and keep fear and doubt out of our thinking.

"The Courage To Change"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

August 30, 2020

Rev. Kathy talks about how we adapt to a difficult situation through acceptance, and also the courage to change what needs to be changed. She gives the example of FDR's life and how much positive change he was able to bring to one of the most difficult times in U.S. history.

"Equanimity In The Pandemic"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

July 26, 2020

"The Noble Eightfold Path: Right Speech"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

July 12, 2020

Rev. Zavada shares how Right Speech offers teachings on how we speak with love and respect, listen deeply, and tell the truth to realize spiritual Truth. 

The Noble Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness

Date: July 5, 2020

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks on healthy habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Noble Eightfold Path: Right View, Right Thinking

Date: June 28, 2020

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks on The Noble Eightfold Path.

Unitism: The Path to Resisting Not Evil


Date: June 21, 2020

Taoist Wisdom for Radiant Health

Date: June 14, 2020

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks on healthy habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Date: June 7, 2020

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks on lessons from the current experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're In This Together"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

May 17, 2020

Rev. Kathy discusses the metaphor of the many different experiences people are having during this pandemic, and how there is far greater strength, power, creativity and success when we are united vs. divided.

"Lessons from the Pandemic"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

May 3, 2020

Kathy Zavada speaks at Unity of Oroville on lessons from the current experience of the COVID-19 pandemic .

Emerging Consciousness and the Times We Live In

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks on how we continually and collectively evolve, adapt, and manage the challenges we face — and how inspiring this ability truly is.

Date: August 4, 2019

The Power of the Word: Using Affirmations Super-consciously

Date: June 23, 2019

Embracing Your Shadow

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks on accepting and embracing the parts of ourselves that we are not aware of, the sides of ourselves that are unconscious, the parts that we deny, hide away, and may be embarrassed by. This is part of being human. Accepting and embracing these parts of ourselves is how we learn and grow.

Date: May 26, 2019

NOTE: Audio only

I Am That I Am

Date: May 19, 2019

The Divine Feminine

Rev. Zavada's Mother's Day talk.

Date: May 12, 2019

From Fearing Change to Embracing Change

Rev. Kathy Zavada shares how change is a catalyst for transformation and spiritual growth.

Date: April 28, 2019

NOTE: Audio only

Mercy and Forgiveness

For her Palm Sunday talk, Rev. Zavada shares how the energies of mercy and forgiveness allow us to keep our hearts open encouraging a vibration of love to grow and be alive.

Date: April 14, 2019

NOTE: Audio only

The Mystic Poets of Sufism: Rumi and Hafiz

Rev. Kathy Zavada shares some wisdom from the mystic poets on how to awaken the unconsciousness that is waiting to be enlightened in each of us.

Date: October 28, 2018

The Essenes

Reverend Kathy Zavada shares how the Essenes are relevant to us today: their emphasis on the 3 Aspects of Being (body, mind, and feelings),  their belief in the power of thought, and their powerful use of prayer.

Date: September 2, 2018

Sunday, July 17, 2018

Our beautiful Unity family with Rev. Kathy's song, "Peace on Earth".

Concert Highlights

We had a wonderfully successful and deeply joyful Concert on October 19, 2019 with Rev. Kathy Zavada and Bob Littell. Here's some highlights from the concert: