JULY 29 Rev Lauri Gist AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH”

Reverend Lauri has been serving the Unity movement for 21 years. First as Youth Director and Licensed Unity Teacher before becoming ordained through the Field Licensing Program. She then served as Senior Minister with Unity of Citrus until 2012. Lauri has served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Suncoast Unity Minister’s Association and remains an active member.

Lauri earned her Ordination and Seminary Degree from Unity Institute, and also holds a dual Major Bachelor of Art’s degree in Comparative Religion and in Spiritual Studies . Rev. Lauri is also a trained Montessori Instructor. It is Reverend Lauri’s passion and privilege to live the Unity message and inspire others to “BE THE FULL VISION GOD HOLDS FOR THEM.”

The Title will be “AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH” . It is about the power of spoken (and non-spoken) words.

Rev Coco and Terri Brinegar will be providing the music.

Love, and Love Well July 15

I have always felt a deep connection with Jesus’s greatest commandment found in Matthew 22:36-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself”. However, one day while listening to an audio book, the author made an impactful statement that has had me reevaluating my interpretation and practice of this important commandment in my life. Adyashanti’s, statement to “love and love well” has caused me to explore new depths on how I actually love God, my neighbor and myself. So far, my findings, experiences and revelations practicing “love, and love well” have been and are of great significance to me. I will be delighted to share them with all of you on Sunday July 15, 2018. In the meantime, be at Peace! Love and love well,

 

Carmen-Venus

The Power of Kindness

In her book, The Handbook of Spiritual Tools, the author, Rev Lauren McLaughlin writes :

An act of kindness is a single gesture that provides a triple reward. Scientists have proven that when we perform an act of kindness—spontaneous or planned, random or targeted—our brain releases several chemicals, including serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. These chemicals give us an instant rush of good feelings. And what is even more interesting is that those same “feel-good” chemicals are simultaneously released in the brain of the recipient of a kind act, as well as in the brain of anyone who observes it. Kindness is a win/win/win experience.

How can week incorporate acts of kindness to our set of spiritual tools and used those acts to bless others and ourselves, is the subject of this Sunday lesson. Join us at 10 AM at Unity Center for Positive Living, 1239 S US HWY 17-92, Longwood, FL. Angie will be our vocalist.

New Series: The Spiritual Toolbox

Hello every one.  A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a gem of a book, The Handbook of Spiritual Tools, Reaching Beyond the Challenge to Find the Solution, by Lauren McLaughlin, Unity Minister. I could not put it down and heard myself pondering, “If only I had read this book 40 years ago when I began my journey in Unity”  I got so exited about the practical applications of this awesome and very well writen book that I have decided to make it into a Sunday series. I have begun to use these tools in my own life; and believe me, they DO work. Join me this Sunday at 10 AM at our church or join us live on Facebook. You can find the link at the bottom of our website, www.unitychurch.com. Ruby Mercury makes her debut as our guest soloist.

The Magic of the IRS. Sunday April 15

I like to share a story about a spiritual master and his student. They were taking a very long walk, I mean several days. The walk was supposed to be in the silence, but the student kept interrupting by asking, When will I know that I have arrived at a place of enlightenment like you? Every time, the master remained quiet. Every few hours the student would ask again, with the same results. Finally, they had to cross a river that was shoulder height deep. Without warning the master grabbed the student by the neck and held his head under water. You could see the students arms splashing trying to come up from the water but the Master held him there for a long time until the Master finally let go and the student came out for air. Why did you do that? You almost killed me. What was the thing you wanted most when you were under the water?, the master asked  Of course, I wanted air, the student replied. The master said to the student……….I will tell you at the end of the lesson tomorrow at 10 AM. Angie will be our guest vocalist.

It’s Time to Open Our Eyes. April 8 10 AM

When I was growing up, there was a Bible story that for some reason struck a positive chord in me. It was about two brothers that were walking from Jerusalem to their hometown, a place called, Emmaus. They were sad about the fact that Jesus had been crucified. As they walked and discussed the events, a “stranger” joins them and begins to teach them about everything that was supposed to happen according to Scripture. When it was getting dark, the “stranger” is invited to spend the night, which was customary at the time. When having dinner, the “stranger” broke the bread and at that time the brothers recognized that it was the resurrected Jesus that had walked along with them. At that moment, Jesus dissapeared . This beautiful story has some very specific applications for us today. Come and join us at 10 AM. Ishtar will be our guest vocalist.

April 8 Power Point 1 to 16           April 8 Power Point 17 to 32

Happy Easter

Dear Friends,

Expect a miracle this Easter! Did you know that Easter is the time for you to

experience a personal triumph? Today, Easter and everyday is the perfect time

for your resurrection.

The beauty of Easter is knowing that you can rise up from any place of darkness

into the bright light of a new day!

Come and celebrate for “He has risen” Mark 16:6! You have risen! The Christ

Spirit has risen in you today! The Christ Spirit within you knows the human pain

of crucifixion and is now uplifted to your true potential.

This is a glorious time to release the old, limiting ways and rise up to the new.

Please join us this year as we celebrate the Holy Week, the week of Passion, as

Jesus lived through the last days of his life on this human plane and on into the

next dimension.

 

Please join us tomorrow at 10 AM for our Easter Celebration Service

 

 

God Bless,

Alinda & Coco Ramos

Ministers

March 11 It’s Time to Flip Your Mattress

 

When Jesus told the paralytic by the Pool of Bethesda, (John 5:2-23) “Get up, pick up your mat and walk”, was that a simple command to end the 38 years that the man had sat by the pool? Or can we infer something much deeper in that phrase, something that we can apply to our everyday lives? It’s Time to Flip your Mattress is the title of this Sunday’s March 11 lesson. I look forward to seeing you at 10:00 AM. Angie Aldarondo will be our vocalist.

March 18 It’s Time to Boogey

Someone once said that “Inspiration without action amount only to entertainment.” Yes, it is important to take action and we see this very clearly in all the stories that we read about in scripture. Before most of the miracles of healing that Jesus performed, there was some action that was taken before the healing actually took place. Let us explore, how specific action can move us in the direction of our dreams. See you at 10:AM

Meet Our Ministers

Revs. Alinda and Coco Ramos

Ministers Alinda and Coco Ramos seemed destined for shared spiritual service from the time they met in 1966. Since then they have worked together as church volunteers, traveled around the world with their music ministry, and worked together at Unity Village, Missouri, central offices of the Unity movement.

Alinda and Coco Ramos were married in 1972 and have two daughters, Alinda and Lillian.

Alinda and Coco discovered Unity in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. In 1981 the couple moved to the mainland and settled in Orlando, Florida. In 1997 they answered a call to Ministry and moved to Missouri. Alinda was ordained a Unity Minister in 2001. Coco became a Licensed Unity Minister in 2004 and was  ordained a Unity Minister in 2008.

Alinda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master of Science in Computer Education, and a Specialist Degree in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She also is a graduate of the Unity Institute, formerly Unity School for Religious Studies.

Coco Ramos holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and has completed the Personal Development and Leadership tracks at Unity Institute as well. During his time in Missouri Coco was the Executive Producer of the Multimedia Department at Unity. He is a recording artist with five compact discs to his credit.

Coco has conducted studies in Pastoral Clinical Education and currently serves as a Hospital Chaplain at Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs, FL

The Ramos couple has been featured as presenters at National and International Conferences for Unity Ministers. Supported by their love for each other and inspired by their understanding of God’s love, they have together committed their lives to the Unity Ministry.