e-Newsletter for Week Ending November 18, 2012
Wednesday – Thursday,
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Speaker: Lauren Lane Powell
Talk Title: “Everything is a Gift”
Service Leader: Izzy Wilhelm
Meditation: Lauren Lane Powell
PowerPoint: Will Piekarsky
Greeters: Bob & Carol Audley
Children’s Moment: Merridee LaMantia
Come have some fun and help
decorate for Christmas after
the service on November 25!
Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle!
The Youth Ed. Program is seeking clear containers for
the reorganization of its materials. We are gladly accepting clear containers with and without the lids
so clean-out your cabinets! Reduce the number of unmatched pieces in your home, let us do the
reusing, and trust we will recycle any unused items! Donations may be left in the bookstore. Much
gratitude to you! THE YOUTH ED PROGRAM
CommUnity Bulletin Board
Be part of an exciting project:
Unity’s Holistic Healing Center Tower Restoration
Project at Unity Village!
For more than 80 years, the Tower at Unity Village has graced
the skyline southeast of Kansas City with its iconic presence,
earning a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 2011 Unity received an extraordinary $3 million gift to fund
exterior and structural repairs to the Tower. Upon completion, the restored Tower will house
a new Holistic Healing Center, providing complementary and alternative medical treatments,
programs and services.
You are invited to be part of this momentous chapter in our history with your donation to the
For more information, click http://www.unityvillage.org/tower
Reproductive Justice Task Force Presentation
You are invited to a presentation by the Reproductive Justice Task Force on Saturday,
November 17, 2012, 9a-noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington 2120 North
Presenter: Reverend Rob Keithan, Director of Public Policy
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Washington, DC 20005
Participants will leave with:
• A Clearer focus on reproductive justice for our congregation, our local faith
community, and other concerned community groups
• New and strategic ways of thinking about, talking about, and taking action for
reproductive health, rights, and justice
• Information from local groups (an information table for brochures from all
• A renewed passion and commitment to moving the work forward!
Coffee and rolls provided
RSVP to Melinda Swenson ([email protected])
Child Care Requests to Adrienne Summerlot ([email protected])
“GRATITUDE! A Sound Celebration
with Janiece Jaffe and Friends”
Sunday, November 25th ~ 4:00 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater ~ Price $10
Come experience the transcendent sounds of singing bowls and
the uniquely angelic voice of Janiece Jaffe in this
improvisational, multi-media production celebrating the spirit
of Thanksgiving. Floor space will be available for settling in
with your own cushion and blanket, or you may choose one of
the theater’s comfortable seats.
Unity of Bloomington’s Carmela Senior will be one of the dancers!
Intentional Giving Campaign for 2013
Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. Through Unity,
we are committed to becoming more conscious in every area of our lives. Because this is the season
when we think about gifts – those for which we are thankful, as well as those we intend to give to others
– please take a moment to reflect on the gifts of Unity.
First, remember everything you receive when you enter the space created by and for our spiritual
commUnity: the welcoming smiles, the joyful songs, the practical guidance and the loving meditations.
There is a reason you invest your time, talent and treasure here. Your return is immediate and
enduring. Think of the strength and power flowing through our circle at the end of each service. Think
of how often song lyrics come to mind throughout the week, reminding you that you’re in the right
place, at the right time, centering you within Spirit. Think of the bonds of friendship you form as you join
together to explore and discover your spiritual path in the many classes and study groups you attend.
Think about the energy and the fun generated during our annual Fall Faith Celebration.
Unity provides a quiet place in the midst of a busy world, a safe place where you can progress at your
own speed on your spiritual path. Unity remains constant and will be here as your spiritual investment
continues to grow. Let’s be thankful for our rich spiritual home and the flow of loving support it brings
to each one of us.
Remember, too, that our commUnity has important gifts to offer to the world. We come together in the
name of love. As we allow Spirit to lead our thoughts, we become co-creators in the infinite flow of
God’s goodness and abundance. We are a center of spiritual light for people everywhere. And we are
dedicated to letting this light shine so brightly that people become more aware of their spiritual nature
and better able to express it in their daily lives.
So when you consider your giving intentions for the coming year, we encourage you to give generously
and consistently, as Spirit leads. If you have never done so in the past, you might consider stepping up
to a full ‘tithe’ – 10% of your income – and experience how your consciousness of abundance expands.
And, let us assure you that no matter how you invest in Unity, Unity will continue to invest in you,
Rev. Lauri and the Board of Trustees
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You may give us the information by calling the church at 333-2484 or emailing us at
[email protected], or by clipping this form and mailing it to:
Unity of Bloomington, 4001 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, IN 47403.
I Want to Invest in the Gift of Unity!
Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. In 2013, I
want to give the gift of Unity to myself, our spiritual family, our community and our world.
In 2013, I intend to give (pick one):
$__________ per week
= $____________ total for year
26 bi-weeks = $____________ total for year
$__________ per month
= $____________ total for year
$__________ per quarter x
= $____________ total for year
$__________ one lump sum on ____/____/____ (date)
____I will set up my tithe as an automatic payment using my bank’s bill payment feature*
Name___________________________ Phone ____________________________
* This helps us manage an even flow of income even during the summer months when many are gone on vacation