"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.


"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.


"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.


"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

GUEST SPEAKER: Don Fultz

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 .



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: