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Is There a Law of Gratitude?

Join us on Sunday, November 10th, to hear our former Spiritual Leader, Lynn Kendall, speak on gratitude. Being a Unity student for most of her life has fostered in Lynn a profound spiritual curiosity. Unity teachings encourage her curiosity and desire to seek spiritual fitness. After seven years of retirement (“I can’t believe that,” she says), she remains profoundly grateful for her years with Unity of Fort Collins.

 

From Lynn:  

Gratitude is one of my favorite subjects. I am looking forward to being with you to explore some question. Why show gratitude? Is it just the right thing to do, or does it have some other intrinsic value? Demonstrating sincere gratitude takes energy and thought, and having an attitude of gratitude requires the conscious effort of being thankful. So how can practicing gratitude have a permanent effect on you and those around you?

 

 

Heal Your Life and Live Your Dreams by Connecting with God, Self, & Others.

 

Join us as our 3rd Spiritual Leader husband and wife team, Nat & Suzanne Carter, speak for us this Sunday, November 3rd.

 

From them:  At the core of every spiritual tradition is the experience of oneness and the practice of love. Each of us is called to connect to the Truth of who we are. When we do this, we find ourselves in oneness with all of creation. Then, from the depths of connection, we can be transformed and make a difference in the world.

 

Though we have different gifts to use in ministry, this talk presents what we believe is the essential reason we are all here:  To connect with God, Self, and Others and fulfill our own personal purpose.

Help Me.

 

On Sunday, Oct. 27th, our 2nd candidate will give his talk on the power of vulnerability:  Help Me

 

Many of us were taught to “just do it.” Many of us are too timid to ask for help. Some of us see getting help as a sign of weakness. Let’s explore vulnerability and the power it possesses. It could change your life.

 

Michael Brooks is committed to personal growth through expanding his awareness while helping others with their spiritual path. He has spent the last 14 years serving ministries in Ohio and Arizona as an Ordained Unity Minister and spiritual leader. He employs a comfortable and humorous story telling style of speaking that brings inspiration and education to his talks and lessons.

 

He has completed Unity’s Continuing Education Program CEP and is a 2007 graduate of Unity School of Christianity. Michael is active in 12-step recovery with over 30 years of  sobriety. He has also completed the Lombard Menonite Peace keeping and Mediation Skills Training. He is partnering with his wife Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks in their latest endeavor Unity Awakening Ways.

Dancing with the Divine.

 

Join us as our first Spiritual Leader candidate,  Liz Luoma, gives a workshop this Saturday, October 19th entitled “The Still Small Voice, Tuning into Divine Guidance.” That workshop is from 1pm – 4pm here at our Unity.

She will also be speaking on Sunday morning followed by a meet-and-greet with snacks after the service in the sanctuary – while the Seed Broadcasting event is happening in the backyard.



In  life we all face challenges which are actually just opportunities for the Divine to come into a greater expression of Itself in and as our lives! What if everything we experience is really just an opportunity to learn a new language, the intimate language of the Divine.

Come join Liz as she shares more about this language and how learning to Dance with the Divine can greatly improve, enhance, and enrich our lives in all ways!!

 

Liz is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and a licensed, ordained minister who recently served as the minister at the Spiritual Center for Positive Living in El Dorado Hills & as the Senior Minister for 6 years at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, just to name a few of her accomplishments.

Side Effects.

 

Join us as our own Julie Legg guest speaks for us on Sunday and then officiates our annual Pet Blessing.

 

About her talk:  We usually think of “side effects” as being negative, as in when we take a drug to assist with curing a disease, and the side effects of said drug are actually worse than the original disease.

 

However, what if we changed our thinking about side effects, and we began to see them as positive outcomes to events – perhaps even unwanted events – in our lives? This is the direction of this Sunday’s talk.

 

As an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister, Rev. Julie is available to serve your spiritual needs for weddings, funerals, baby & pet blessings, and spiritual counseling. She has been at Unity of Fort Collins for many years, is based in Windsor, CO, and is available to persons throughout Northern Colorado and the Denver area.

A Hero’s Journey.

  

Join us as Dawn Mathis guest speaks for us on Sunday. She attended Unity years ago and is excited to be with us again this Sunday. Her talk will be based on the 4-week course, of which she is a certified instructor, that was written by Mary Morrissey called:  “Standing Firm When Your World is Shaking.”

For over 30 years, Dawn has worked with students, medical patients, real estate clients, senior citizens and caregivers to help them achieve their goals, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives.

 

Dawn has studied the Principles and teachings of the greatest thinkers and avatars of Success: Andrew Carnegie, Napolean Hill, Henry David Thoreau, Alan Cohen, James Allen, Emerson, Mary Morrissey, and others.

She blends her understanding of these Success Principles with her own life experiences and life lessons to help clients achieve extraordinary results in accelerated time.

She will also have information about her retreat in Jan 2020:  “A Hero’s Journey” (the full 4-week course over a 3-night stay in the mountains).

Also, if you would be interested in the 4-week course and her 2020 Vision Workshop here at our Unity, please let her know, as she is open to facilitating the course for us for a love offering that she would donate back to our Unity.

Discovering Your Life’s Purpose.

 

This Sunday Rev. John Beerman will be our guest speaker, and he will talking about finding your life’s purpose. His lesson will be based on Eckhart Tolle’s book Oneness with All Life and the idea that most of us want to find purpose to our lives. Usually we try to find it by what we do or who we are, but discovering your true life purpose is about awakening to the Being-ness within  you.

John graduated in 2015 from the Unity Institute at Unity Village with a Master’s Degree in Divinity, fulfilling his lifelong goal of becoming a Unity Minister in order to assist others in discovering the Christ consciousness within themselves.

John is the former Spiritual Leader at Unity of Loveland; he has been active in Unity communities since 1980. He taught SEE classes, lead Sunday services and spiritual growth workshops, as well as writing articles for Unity pamphlets and brochures. As a lay person, John served on two boards for Unity churches in Friendswood and League City, Texas before moving to Colorado in June, 1999.

Continuing to Trust the Process.

  

Our own Leane Gabel will share some thoughts about the people, prosperity,

and principles of our Unity. (There may be a few other “P” words involved…)

Leane is a long-time Unity member and volunteer. She currently serves as the Council Treasurer, leads several annual volunteer projects, and is passionate about helping take care of Unity’s building and grounds.  

 

At home she dotes on her dog, Lucy; spends as much time as possible in her flower gardens; and reads obsessively. She has volunteered on the Family Selection Committee at the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity for over 10 years.

Procrastination:  Problem, Spiritual Practice, or Superpower?

This week’s talk is brought to you by the Unity Procrastination Playhouse, featuring JoEllen Fulton, Franklin Taggart, and Linda Anson.

There will be music, insightful oration, and meditation all on the theme of putting things off until tomorrow. We’ll butcher Bacharach, make Ben Franklin roll over in his grave, and bring Oprah to tears as we look for the silver lining in a human behavior that has gotten a bad rap (I don’t think we’re going to rap).

We hope you won’t use this promotional material as an excuse to skip coming to Unity this Sunday, but as procrastinators, we understand the urge.

See you on Sunday…maybe.

Turning Red Lights Green .

 

Got a red light in your life? Feeling impatient for something to just shift already? Come listen to our own Amanda Fewell talk about how to turn your red lights green, because she has had a few of those too.

She will be sharing an awesome practice that can make those red lights turn to green faster than ever before.

Plus, she’ll also share with you the small inexpensive device you can put in a purse or a pocket that can turn actual red lights into green! Works every time.

Amanda is a proud Fort Collins native, and was lucky to grow up splashing in the fountains of Old Town. She’s now beginning her own family here and is so thrilled to be introducing her daughter to Unity at such a young age. Amanda’s passions include art, spirituality, and community building. She has worked for the past 3 years as a public speaking coach, helping leaders spread their message powerfully.