"The Paradoxical Commandments"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

April 11, 2021

In this talk we examine how we stay conscious in a difficult interaction; and how we can become more unattached to our good actions receiving notice or praise.


"Resurrection In Daily Life"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

EASTER MESSAGE

April 4, 2021

Franciscan Richard Rohr wrote: “We had imagined that resurrection was just about Jesus, but it is about the Eternal Christ, who never dies, and who never dies in you! Resurrection is about the whole of creation, it is about history, it is about every human who has ever been conceived, sinned, suffered, and died, and every animal that has lived and died a tortured death, every element that has changed from solid, to liquid, to ether, over great expanses of time. It is about you and it is about me. It is about everything. The CHRIST JOURNEY is indeed another name for everything.”


"The Healing Power of Humor"

GUEST SPEAKER: Swami Beyondananda

March 28, 2021

Swami Beyondananda (Steve Bhaerman) gives a talk on the Healing Power of Humor. 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.


"The Biology of Our Beliefs"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

March 21, 2021

Both contemporary Science and ancient Spirituality confirm our beliefs, become our destiny. Jesus said, “It is done unto you as you believe”. The Buddha said ‘what you think, you become’. This talk explores how our beliefs affect the biology of our body.


"Our Search for Meaning"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

March 14, 2021

Viktor Frankl says “The meaning of life differs from person to person, from day to day and from hour to hour. So what really matters more so than the meaning of life in general, is THE MEANING OF YOUR LIFE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT”. This talk explores the importance of finding meaning and purpose in our life.


 "The Conscious Activist"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

March 7, 2021

This Sunday's Unity of Oroville talk was an exploration of what it is to be a conscious activist. How do we give a voice to what needs a voice, take a stand for wise stewardship of our planet, take a stand for what is fair and just, while not losing our peace, hope, and sleep over the slowness of change. Our world needs our activism, and through education, activation, balance, and a dose of non-attachment we can utilize greater consciousness for so much needed change.


 "Embodying Transformation"

GUEST SPEAKER: Jeff Vander Clute

February 28, 2021


 "Perseverance"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

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.


 "On True Love"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

February 14, 2021

It is wonderful to take a deeper look at love; to consider that what keeps us alive, what allows us to endure, is the hope of loving or being loved. This talk examines how we grow in the qualities of love like understanding, compassion, forgiveness and respect, and how we love ourselves through healing and embracing the unhealed places within us. As Rumi said, our task is not so much to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers in ourselves that we’ve built against it.


 "Karma and Grace"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

February 7, 2021

This talk explores the law of action, and considers that cause and effect are a perfect means for us to learn, grow and evolve. We can mitigate karma through use of our free will and divine grace. Through family karma, collective karma, the karma of countries and personal karma, we become more aware of our actions, their effects, and what right action is. We learn to dedicate our actions to the Absolute and become free of the wheel of cause and effect. We explore how divine grace affects karma and is always available.


 "East of Eden"

GUEST SPEAKER: Don Fultz

January 31, 2021


 "Life and Death and The Immortal Soul"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

January 24, 2021

This talk explores the mystery of death, what is deathless, how we can have the most conscious death experience, reincarnation, and the in-between stage of the soul after death and before re-birth. We also examine how the soul achieves freedom from the cycle of birth/death/re-birth through spiritual enlightenment.


 "Cultivate The Good"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

January 17, 2021

God gifted us with this precious life. What we become, each day, is our gift back to our most loving creator. Let us find a million ways to cultivate the good. To express goodness! The Jewish sacred text the Talmud says, “Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’" Examining our belief systems is essential to growth. Watering seeds of peace, understanding, communication with compassion, and non-attachment grow the goodness of our essential nature.


"No Greater Wealth Than Wisdom, No Greater Poverty Than  Ignorance"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

January 10, 2021

To evolve as individuals and as a society, we must, as Socrates suggested, frequently examine our ideas, beliefs, principles and views, to be sure we are not living our lives based on ignorance, on false ideas. To move from ignorance to greater wisdom relies on truth; telling the truth, our leaders telling the truth, and discernment in where we place our trust regarding our sources of news and information. We grow when we have the humility to examine our misperceptions and make changes towards greater alignment with truth.


"Epiphany"

GUEST SPEAKER: Rosie Potestio

January 3, 2021


"New Year Burning Bowl Service"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

December 27, 2020

Rev. Kathy Zavada speaks at Unity of Oroville on "Out with the old, In with the New Year 2021". The year's end is a time of reflection on the experiences of the past year, and 2020 has been quite a challenging year for us. We explore and review our year, and see how we can turn our experiences into wisdom. We also focus on what we will choose to create anew in 2021.


"A Christmas Message"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

December 20, 2020

Rev. Kathy Zavada offers a Winter Solstice/Christmas message on how the gifts of the Winter Solstice and the birth of Jesus both offer us opportunities to awaken the inner light of consciousness. We are both enlightened by the teachings from the natural world, and the teachings from the great spiritual master Jesus Christ.

 

Unity Of Oroville wishes you a most sacred Winter Solstice

and blessed Merry Christmas!


"Unconditional Love"

Rev. Kathy Zavada

December 13, 2020

We come in unprotected, trusting, and wide open to love. As we grow up, we learn to protect ourselves to feel safe, to survive. We evolve into realizing wounded people tend to wound, and we learn how to source love, to be love, even in the face of difficult people, having healthy boundaries, yet not keeping anyone out of our heart.


"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.

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: