During this week’s YouTube service we will explore how that great Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, suggested we can turn the mud in our lives into gold.
“Before he made his transition, Thich Nhat Hanh detailed how we can turn the gunk that we face into beautiful lotus blossoms. It is based on ancient wisdom that is very relevant for today,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.
This YouTube video is a “rebroadcast” of a very popular service from 2020.
At the Sunday, June 19th YouTube service, Art Strickland will explore the topic of “We are Law Abiding Citizens.”
Art notes that “in our daily lives, we are subject to man-made laws that govern our behavior, and we take pride in being a country of laws, not of men/women. The ‘rule of law’ is considered sacrosanct, at least in an aspirational sense. However, as we know from TV or other media, laws are regularly violated. But some laws are such that we cannot violate them. It behooves us to be aware of how these laws govern our lives, and such awareness will in turn improve the laws we use to govern ourselves here on earth. So, what then are some of the spiritual laws that should inform our lives?”
At the Sunday, May 22nd, 11:00 am service and YouTube service we will look at Unity’s Fourth Principle, which is about the importance of prayer and meditation in our lives.
“Unity suggests that we try Affirmative Prayer. Jesus explained this so well when he said, ‘When you pray believe that you have received and you will receive’ (Mark 11:24),” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.
This Sunday, May 1st, at the11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we will explore Unity’s First Principal.
“Unity’s first principle – that God is absolute good everywhere present – challenges us to move beyond our ‘press release’ about God. It’s important to get at what we really believe about God when the chips appear to be down,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.
This exploration of Unity’s First Principle is part of a new series that will examine all of Unity’s Five Basic Principles. Spirit Circles – small groups that meet at URV, people’s homes, and online – are studying Unity’s Five Principles for their spring session. To be a part of a Spirit Circle click here.