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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.
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
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.
REV. PAM’S REFLECTIONS
NEW UNITY CIRCLE WITH REV PAM
Sundays from 9:30-10:30am
We’ll start our Unity Circle with “The Five Principles: A Guide to Practical Spirituality” by Ellen Debenport ~ Allowing time to explore each chapter.
Get your copy at the Unity Bookstore for only $15. Grab a coffee and join in fun metaphysical discussions.
Beannacht / Blessing
by John O’Donohue
Gallery of Sunday Service 02/15
Sunday services 02/22
Inspirational Book of the month
September Pilgrimage to France
LIVING END COLUMN
Spring 2014 ~ Marking Milestones Issue
Celebrate Life by Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith
Do you remember the amazing night we celebrated entering into a new millennium with a wave of global celebrations? December 31, 1999 changing to January 1, 2000 with all its wondrous possibilities as time zones spun into the next universal unfolding of life on earth. We were united as shimmering light from candles, torches, bonfires and fireworks lit up the night sky in a great luminous wave that encircled our planet. From space, our home Gaia was dancing in a party dress adorned sequins amid a star filled sky of ebony.
Even as beautiful as it would have looked from space, it was even more miraculous as we experienced it all around our globe. Sitting in our homes, yet being able to watch on television as that milestone moment traveled west around the world until it came full circle. Images that touched and inspired us all. No longer separate countries, but instead sharing one celebration of life. It is said that Indra’s Web is the night sky that holds all of creation in its star-linked threads . . . but that incredible night the light-linked threads were us here on earth. How perfect that our modern technology that connects us across our borders is called “the web.”
That celebration began with a seaworthy outrigger canoe from the tiny island of Tonga in the Pacific. We were transfixed as we felt the world uniting to watch this little boat with its lit torches set sail across the waters that flow between us. We watched celebrations of light and fireworks in Sydney harbor, along the Great Wall of China, in Moscow’s Red Square, as a laser show on the Pyramids of Giza, above the Eiffel Tower, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, in the heart of New York City’s Times Square and surrounding our own Seattle Space Needle to name but a few.
Our huge planet became an intimate home for us all in a profound new way. It also revealed how much more we have in common than we have differences. Our diversity creates unique notes of life and our oneness harmonizes them into a full symphony. All around the globe, music and song filled the air, laughter and kisses were shared, and we all cheered as the clock marked midnight. No just any midnight, but one that had become a global party. It was our first true global milestone.
We as humans mark our lives with milestones that give it meaning and remind us of the journeys of our souls as we transverse the landscape of earth. From the earliest human, we’ve recognized the importance of the changes in the seasons . . . adjusting our lives and celebrations to the clime and culture into which we were born or have chosen to live. The solstices and the equinoxes are ancient milestones marked by temples like Stonehenge. Many of our modern celebrations have their roots in pagan history because this is an expression of our collective humanity. Together, we celebrate holidays distinctive to our native lands. We stop our mundane lives to have a day off with events that remind us that it’s not just another day . . . it’s special. An important part of our spiritual traditions is the honoring of the high holy days as meaningful rituals and festivals honor our understanding of the Divine.
The celebration of milestones is a uniquely human process, but we sometimes forget how important this is. It allows conscious reflection of the process of time, and engenders deeper meaning in our lives. We unite to remember and reconnect our relationships with others and with our world. We mark milestones individually as we celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations and memorials. These days remind us of the specialness of our lives and how blessed we are to share them with others. They call us to awaken to the wonder of life anew.
But how would your life look if you allowed yourself to notice the small moments as well as the grand ones. Not just birthdays, but perhaps remembering the first time you saw the ocean. For in the remembrance, the moment is born anew. Can you find a way to return to a nearby coastline in celebration? Consider creating a personal “milestone day” each quarter on the solstices and equinoxes. Notice how far you’ve come, readjust your life trajectory in a desired direction, remember those who have walked your life path with you and send them a blessing.
Traveling though the world in life can be like crossing a desert of wide unknowns. When one encounters an oasis, it is time to stop. For in the desert, one never goes past the sweet flow of water. It is time to sit around a fire in the night with all the others gathered there from their various lands. It is time to rest and remember. Time to think back from whence you’ve come, and to use the stars to navigate towards the new lands you seek. It is a place to connect with Source and replenish. It is a perfect time to notice milestones and to celebrate them.
We are in the life season of spring with the Spring Equinox, Ostara, Passover and Easter. All markers of new life emerging all around us. Perhaps this spring you can take time to reflect back on the path that brought you to this moment. Remember those special souls who inspired you, celebrate the courage you had to make a leap of faith, honor those soul milestones
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"Gathering of the Magdalene Circle - Sunday, March 1 from 2-5PM
Rev. Pam, Sky and Diane will repeat the material presented in the first gathering of the year which took place on Feb. 15th, so if you couldn't make it and wanted to, please join them on March 1st for another opportunity to start at the beginning of the series.
The book being studied this year is "The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind--A New Perspective on Christ and His Message" by Cynthia Bourgeault
Every Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30PM
Come watch spiritual films & join in interesting
Discussions with kindred souls to enrich and inspire your life.
Unity 2015 . . . Thrive!
A Treasury of Inspirational Writings
G.A.P. (Gratitude, Affirmations, Prosperity)
will start a new session beginning on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6-7 PM.
Open to all, this group explores practices to enhance your ability to manifest good in your life and the life of your community.
Lila Improv Class - Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM
If you loved the Lila Retreat and want more of the play practices, join Leif in this weekly class for more fun & growth!
$20-$80 a month sliding scale - $60 is suggested ($15 per class) and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
MAGDALENE RETREAT 2015
“Walking Sacred Paths: Magdalene, Jesus and the Labyrinth”