The Next Chapter

I announced on Sunday the BIG news that I am retiring at the end of November from The Unity Center.  I have been prayerfully considering this step for several months and truly feel guided by Spirit to make this move.  I know this decision may come as surprise — it even was for me initially! — but I know it is our highest and best good that I release center ministry.

I have loved every minute of the journey, from the early days of just a handful of folks at the Lakewood Center to the amazing property and garden that we call our spiritual home today.  Over the years so many of you have touched my heart and I will be forever grateful for your friendship and trust.  I am asking you now for your continued support as TUC begins the transition process and search for a new spiritual leader.  Your participation and financial contributions will make all the difference as we move forward knowing that divine order is our guide.

The Board and Search team will keep you updated with information on the process and key developments.  There will be community gatherings to answer your questions and a time line so everyone is aware of next steps.  Your input is vital and appreciated!

“Everything starts at the heart,” was the first line I wrote for this ministry and it still rings true.  We will always be connected in Spirit.  The next chapter for all of us is filled with new possibilities!  I hope you are excited about the new adventure that awaits us.

From My Heart to Yours,

Victoria

Lifenotes: Praying For Others

Today I would like to share with you a Daily Word passage from this week about praying for others. So often we are at our wits’ end about what to do or how to help someone, but often the answer is simply to pray for them. When we affirm the Divine in those we love,

Today I would like to share with you a Daily Word passage from this week about praying for others.  So often we are at our wits’ end about what to do or how to help someone, but often the answer is simply to pray for them.  When we affirm the Divine in those we love, we are releasing them to their highest and best good.  By connecting to Spirit, we not only bless the person we are praying for, but also ourselves.

Pray For Others

I pray for my loved ones, conscious of the presence of God within them. Holding others in prayer is a powerful, sacred process. I realign my whole self, including all that I think, say, and do, with the healing, protecting presence of God. I pray for my loved ones, conscious of the presence of God within them. I let go of all concern or anxiety about each person by saying, “I bless you, knowing you are enfolded in divine loving care.” I pray that they stay attuned to their spiritual source, and that they feel the love of my prayers. The sacred activity of prayer clears my mind. I am confident that my loved ones are safe and secure, guided into their highest outcome. I am grateful for the presence of God moving through every person and every need.

This week I encourage you to choose someone to pray for.  It can be a loved one, or someone you barely know.  Visualize this person surrounded by peace, and affirm that Spirit is working in their life.  Focus your mind on seeing this person happy, healthy, and ready to receive the blessings the Universe provides.  Feel in your heart that all is well and in divine order.  It is done!

From My Heart to Yours,
Victoria

P.S.  Please remember that we have a prayer team that would love to pray for you!  We bless the prayer requests that are placed in the prayer box on Sundays each week and are honored to be trusted spiritual partners with those in need of prayer support.

New Fall Class | Creating Calm in Difficult Times 10/4 – 10/25

Based on the book Strength in the Storm by Eknath Easwaran. This class will help you with big or small, global or personal stress and challenges. You will learn spiritual and practical tools to reduce frustration, anger, and stress in your daily life. Taught by Rev. Victoria on a donation basis.

October 4 – 25th, Tuesdays @ 12pm & 7pm

Based on the book Strength in the Storm by Eknath Easwaran.  This class will help you with big or small, global or personal stress and challenges.  You will learn spiritual and practical tools to reduce frustration, anger, and stress in your daily life. Taught by Rev. Victoria on a donation basis.

New Sunday Series: The New Prosperity

Starts 11/13 thrgh 12/4 on Sunday Mornings at 10 and 11AM

This new series shares insights on how we can live a life full of abundance in today’s world. Rev. Victoria will share the wisdom of some of the most powerful spiritual teachers of our time

Starts 11/13 thrgh 12/4 on Sunday Mornings at 10 and 11AM

This new series shares insights on how we can live a life full of abundance in today’s world. Rev. Victoria will share the wisdom of some of the most powerful spiritual teachers of our time on what prosperity means in modern times.

January 2014

1/12 – Letters to God
Now we get to thank God for all the blessings that we anticipate in the coming year. Your highest good is on its way!

1/19 – White Stone Ceremony
As we spend time in the Silence, we hear our inner wisdom guiding us in who we are to be

1/12 – Letters to God

Now we get to thank God for all the blessings that we anticipate in the coming year. Your highest good is on its way!

1/19 – White Stone Ceremony

As we spend time in the Silence, we hear our inner wisdom guiding us in who we are to be, and what is ours to do this year. We may claim a new name for this new expression of ourselves.

1/26 – Season for Peace begins

Opening Ceremonies for the Season for Peace (also known as the Season for Non-Violence) will take place. This Season runs from Jan. 29th through April 4th, and honors the spiritual principles of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. We will join with others around the world to focus on creating new pathways to peace during the following months. Stay tuned for special activities!

Portland Spirit Scenic River Cruise

Join us after the service on 8/28 for a River Cruise on the Portland Spirit Scenic Cruise from 3-5pm. Family and Friends welcome! Call 503-697-9765 or email theunitycenter@worldhealing.org to make reservations. Kids 3 and under are free, 4 to 12 are $22 and $30 for ages 13+ for tickets.

Join us after the service on 8/28 for a River Cruise on the Portland Spirit Scenic Cruise from 3-5pm.  Family and Friends welcome!  Call 503-697-9765 or email theunitycenter@worldhealing.org to make reservations. Kids 3 and under are free, 4 to 12 are $22 and $30 for ages 13+ for tickets. The boat boards from Waterfront Park in Downtown Portland at 2:30PM. We will have a group prayer for city of Portland for an end of summer celebration so don’t miss the fun!

Conscious Parenting
Workshop

Co-sponsored by The UNITY Center & BeLoved Montessori

Kathy Long, a mother & teacher, leads our session offering surprisingly simple tools to reframe parent/adult child relationships. Coached by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Kathy offers their wisdom

July 17     12-2 pm

Co-sponsored by The UNITY Center & BeLoved Montessori

Kathy Long, a mother & teacher, leads our session offering surprisingly simple tools to reframe parent/adult child relationships. Coached by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Kathy offers their wisdom for families and the classroom.

“Once parents are learning alongside their children, power, control, and dominance become an archaic language.

Instead, mutual kinship and spiritual partnership are the focus of the parent-child journey.” – Namaste Publishing

Register: 503-697-9765 / 20255 Willamette Drive / $20, $35/couple; $5 childcare (at BeLoved)

Circle of Peace: An Interfaith Celebration – October 23rd

  • LaRhonda Steele & The Gospel Group
  • Ghanian Master Drummer Obo Addy Sons & the Legacy Project
  • Wolf Spirit Drum Group
  • Jewish Chant Group P’nai Or Zingers

You’re Invited to Circle of Peace: An Interfaith Celebration Brought to you by World Healing Institute.

Sunday, October 23, 2016    4 – 6 PM

A collaboration of cultures in word, music and prayer taking a stand for Peace

Featuring:

  • LaRhonda Steele & The Gospel Group
  • Ghanian Master Drummer Obo Addy Sons & the Legacy Project
  • Wolf Spirit Drum Group
  • Jewish Chant Group P’nai Or Zingers
  • Great Vow Buddhist Monastery
  • Singer/flutist Laila Murphy of the Baha’i faith
  • Hindu Chanting and Acharya Bharat

$10 Suggested Donation at the door

The UNITY Center | 20255 Willamette Drive | West Linn, OR