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"We are an Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community ~ Centered in God, we co-create a world that works for all."
Sunday Meetings, 11:00 a.m. - 3918 San Juan Ave, in Port Townsend
“Home of Unity Church of Port Townsend, WA”
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Uniting with the spiritual community of Unity is one that lives our statements of
UNITY - Spirituality with . . . Open Hearts . . . Open Minds
You need not change your affiliations to any other spiritual tradition or church to become a part of the Unity circle. You need only feel that this gathering of fellow seekers is your spiritual home. With membership, you are simply honoring the inner connection you have with Unity and with this Port Townsend group of kindred souls.
Please complete a Membership Card and see Rev. Pam to join.
Our Membership Promise:
Unity Church of Port Townsend has become my spiritual home. I wish to hereby join this community in full, active membership. I open to experience a peaceful, grace-filled life in this Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community as together we share our gifts and blessings in loving celebration of the Path of the Universal Christ.
REV. PAM’S REFLECTIONS
Our church is completely supported
by your tithes and love offerings.
Your gifts to this ministry are the firm foundation upon which this ministry gently rests.
Thank you so much for your support!
Isn’t the world an amazing creation? Diversity on every level of being that invites us to awaken as spring emerges from the winter’s chill. Infinite stars in the clear night skies above, birds and animals stirring in nature around us, and the first signs of new foliage and blossoms arising from the silent earth. And most of all, the call for us to come out from the warmth of our cozy homes and venture again into the excitement of life outside.
One of the most wonderful aspects of life here is that amid the diversity of old and young, liberal and conservative, foresters and tree huggers, artisans and engineers, world travelers and lifetime locals ~ we all share a common love of where we live. Many have interesting stories of how they came to be here, far off the beaten path. Out of all this comes a great embrace of our differences that allows us to live peacefully side by side and to enrich our lives. Recently, Port Townsend had a city project where one would see the street workers pouring concrete right beside street musicians playing lilting melodies. Creativity in many forms, side by side.
The Olympic Peninsula is home to a richly diverse culture. From the Lavender farms of Sequim to the Sand Castle Building contests in Port Angeles to the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. Art abounds everywhere from hand woven scarves to watercolor seascapes to large metal dragons and carved wooden bears. Music fills the air with classical, blues, steel guitar, jazz, fiddle, choro and ukulele festivals along with street musicians from the Crow Quill Night Owls to David Michael’s harp to unknown talents who share their tunes.
Our greater world offers even more infinite diversity through the mineral, plant, animal and human kingdoms. Each creation is absolutely unique, but it is easy to only perceive life from the limited scope of oneself. We humans are 98% alike in DNA which reflects our essential oneness. From only 2% comes our differences, but what a distinctive creation that tiny piece makes. Each soul coming with their own physical form into their family of choice and a physical locale and time. How can we not celebrate the wonder of that and expand our welcoming of even richer diversity in others?
A piece called “The World as a Village” portrays our amazing variety as humanity. If there were 100 individuals gathered, there would be 61 Asians, 14 Africans, 11 Europeans, 9 Latinos, and 5 North Americans. Half would be female and half male. There would be 70 non-Christian and 30 Christian. There would be 30 children and 70 adults. Of those, 20 would be living in fear of death and only 8 would have money in the bank. Looking at this really invites us to see the world through the eyes of another. We can look beyond ourselves into new worlds.
Wade Davis expresses this beautifully, “The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” To allow an honoring of these differences and to celebrate their contributions is one of our deepest callings as human beings. We each have our own world view, but to expand to include other possibilities brings deep soul growth and enriched life.
It used to be that we of planet earth did our sacred work in the inner sanctuaries of religious temples, but now we are doing it outwardly in our lives through our thoughts, actions and prayers. Our inner worlds and outer worlds are one if we can unite them in our consciousness. The world “temple” comes from the Latin “templum” which was a place set aside to observe the heavens. “Religio” meant to relink or rebind. Thus to do spiritual soul work is to set one’s sights on a higher vision that renews perceptions beginning at our own places of life. It is to take the time to consciously expand our sense of reality and to reestablish our connection to it.
Our relationships are the modern frontiers of spiritual awareness and growth. They are the tender places where we can be more fully present and share our gifts. They are the most sacred and profoundly human connections we are invited to experience. Having a circle of kindred souls is holy ground that nurtures us, but we can also expand that circle to include more variety. To explore beyond present boundaries is the calling of life. Allow the birth of spring to birth a new flowering of who we are and what we do with the deepest energies of life.
There are as many ways to do this as there are moments in life. Just be willing to do it. Find humor and interest in differences. Open to compassionately respond without judgment. Bless the difficult people encountered. Nurture inner growth and expand outer connections. Offer hope and be welcoming to the lives of others. Let love transform each one, and make our world a more conscious, grace filled place for the journeys of our souls.
To not only accept but to appreciate differences while embracing a sense oneness can be challenging. Jean Houston reminds us of the simplicity and yet challenge of doing that. She calls love “the evolutionary energy par excellence” and shares that it “carries us to the thresholds of our lives and allows us to be seized by possibility . . . in high empathy there is always high empowerment ~ a quickening.”
Let this season of spring quicken the spark of love within, and be empowered to step out into the outer world from the perspective of an inner one. Open to explore new adventures here on the Peninsula and in the world beyond. Join the voices of birds that fill our skies by letting your soul sing but also listen to the songs of others. Each is a gift to our shared world.
Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center
Authentic . . .
Where all can honestly share their soul journey and talents
Transformative . . .
Where each can grow consciously and gracefully at depth
Spiritual . . .
Where the many miraculous expressions of Spirit are welcomed
Community . . .
Where all of life is shared amid caring, kindred spirits
An Enriched Life
Living on the Peninsula Heart & Soul
NEW . . . SPIRIT CIRCLE on Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm
Currently studying THE FLOWER OF LIFE by Drunvalo Melchizedek with Dennis McDaniel who created our magnificent Altar Mural using concepts from The Flower of Life and the
NEW. . . DRUMMING CIRCLE on Thursdays from 6-8pm
Join world drummer Deb Dennison as we explore the rhythms of Africa and other drumming traditions. Bring your own drum or use one of ours to express your spiritual energies. No experience necessary, just an interest in uniting with others in creating amazing sounds.
Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center
of Port Townsend, WA
Unity is an Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community . . .
Centered in Godde, we co-create a world that works for all.
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the metaphysical teachings of Jesus and the mystical power of prayer.
Unity celebrates the universal truths in all religions and honors each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
Come home to a circle of kindred spirits where we seek to celebrate that Divine Presence which infills and unites all of us and our world.
Women’s Magdalene Circle ~ each 4th Sunday from 2-5pm
Rev. Pam, Diane Vaux and Sky Dempster will begin our next women’s series. Join a circle of kindred women as together we explore the mysteries of the Magdalene and how she can inspire our lives. Monthly meetings (4th Sun) will include study, music, meditation, ritual and sharing. We’ll read Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Meaning of Mary Magdalene. Rev. Pam will present insights into the seven stained glass windows of the Cave of the Magdalene at St. Baume. There will be a retreat in July entitled The Mists of Magdalene ~ registration will begin soon. Please refer to the flyer for details about dates for meetings and materials to be covered.
Come to France with Rev. Pam ~ Sept 2014
Our 2014 Theme: Mystical Soul Journey
March Sunday Messages:
Rev. Pam presents at Winter Wanderlust on “Mystical Adventures in France” this Friday, March 7 at 7pm at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
She’ll share photos and stories about Paris, Chartres, Carcassonne, Rennes le Chateau, Saintes Maries de la Mer, the Magdalene Cave at St. Baume and Vezeley.
Come travel to France for the evening!