Amazing Grace November 11 2018

In the first letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13, Verse 11, the Apostle Paul wrote: When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.Coco Ramos

When I was a child growing in a parroquial school I understood that Grace was something that I had only when I was good and had not committed a sin. Now as a grown up,I discern that Grace is a full state of awareness of Divine Omnipresence, Divine Love, which is unconditional, and all the goodness attributes that, when I allow it, express in my life, and my affairs.

I intend to explore this further this Sunday in my message called, Amazing Grace. Join me on Facebook at 10 AM at www.facebook.com/unitycenterforpositiveliving   

See you then

Coco

God: Law or Grace: Novemember 4 Live on Facebook

Rev. Coco Ramos

This coming Sunday we will wrap up the what I am calling a series within a series, called, the Divine Paradoxes. And the reason for calling it a series within a series is because it evolved naturally from the current series based on the book, Lessons in Truth, by Emily Cady, which, by the way, after the Bible, Unity considers it its basic textbook. If you really wish to understand the Unity philosophy or way of life, Lessons in Truth is a must read.

Last week, we had the joy of having the Rev. Paul Hasselbeck join me and help me unravel the Father-Mother God divine paradox.  This Sunday I will address, Law versus Grace, also a Divine Paradox. I also intend to show that most of these apparent contradictions that we have been studying, emerge when we anthropomorphize the Divine, meaning thinking of God as a being with human qualities and also when we try to fit the Unlimited within our limited intellectual understanding. 

So Join me this Sunday, November 4 on Facebook Live for a Sunday message that will offer a spiritual yet very practical approach to solving this apparent Divine Paradox.

Here is the link to join our Facebook live stream:

https://www.facebook.com/unitycenterforpositiveliving

 

GOD: Father, Mother, Both or Does It Matter. Oct 28

Last week I mentioned that I may have a surprise for you this Sunday, Oct 28, and I do. But you will have to watch us live on Sunday, Oct 28 at 10 AM to find out. I felt I needed help in unraveling the Divine Paradox of Father-Mother God. So I will have a live conversation with, at least in my opinion, one of the most brilliant minds of the 21 Century ( spoiler alert)  So, stay tuned and be inspired, entertained and uplifted by this thought-provoking conversation between yours truly and my  mystery guest. See you Sunday on Facebook. Click the Fabook link on our web page, www.unitychurch.com

The Divine Paradoxes Oct 21

In Unity we say and teach that God is Unchanging Principle and a Personal Loving Presence; that sounds like paradox to me. We say and teach that God is Immanent and Transcendent; that’s another paradox. We refer to God as Father and Mother; yet another paradox. We also say that God is Law and also Grace. These are all Divine Paradoxes which I’m going to try to make some sense out of them this coming Sunday, Oct 21.  Join us live on Facebook at 10 AM at www.facebook.com/unitycenterforpositiveliving  or at www.unitychurch.com and look for the Facebook link 

Spirit and Power. Not Man Behind The Clouds Oct 14

Tomorrow’s message will be an attempt to do something that is totally impossible. And I am talking about defining what most believers call, God. Whether we are talking about Spirit, Divine Mind, Christ, Higher Power, Sacred Omnipresence, after tomorrow’s lesson, you will have, I hope, a clearer understanding of what God is, how it operates in your life and how to use it in order to manifest blessings in your life, in the life of others and in the world we live in. Join us live at 10 AM on Facebook or watch it later. Go to, www.facebook.com/unitycenterforpositiveliving. See you soon

Liberty or Bondage: Your Choice – Oct 7 on Facebook Live

If we really think about it, we are all looking for a Promised Land. Whether that promised land is a fulfilling relationship, health of mind and body, peace of mind or financial prosperity, we all want to escape from whatever it is that has kept us in bondage and has not allowed us to exercise our full potential. This lesson will be based in the first chapter of Lessons in Truth by Emilie Cady. There is something about that book that most people that read it not only experienced a transformation in their lives but they got on their way to knowing the Truth that eventually set them free. Free from what, you may ask. Well, free from thinking that you were stuck with the cards that were dealt to you at birth; that perhaps you had to suffer from the same physical condition that “ran in your family”; maybe you were raised believing in a human and punishing God. Only you and the ones that have been freed can answer that question. One thing is very true, once you have read Lessons in Truth, every now and then you will yearn to read it again, and again. Recently one of my first students, called me in tears because she had just picked up the book from her shelf and remembered how her life had been transformed. Naturally my own tears of joy followed. You have a choice to experience liberty or bondage, Which is going to be? Join me this Sunday on Facebook at 10 AM. I will be live-streaming from New York City. I look forward to share with you why Lessons in Truth is such a life-transforming book. Remember, Sunday, October 7 at 10 AM (EST) at https://facebook.com/unitycenterforpositiveliving.

Continued Flow of Good for You

In medicine, there is a condition called, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The person that suffers from it has episodes during sleep of interrupted breathing which results, among other things in not achieving a deep and restful sleep plus other possible serious consequences as well. Sleep Apnea occurs when the airwaves are obstructed. The condition  is helped with what is called a Continued Positive Air Pressure machine, also known as CPAP. The flow of positive pressure allows the patient to breath freely and uninterruptedly.

So what does this have to do with us or where I am going with this?  Well. When we believe in God’s Omnipresent Good, we can expect that good to continuously flow in and through our lives, UNLESS something is obstructing that flow.  I have devised  a special kind of CPAP for our mind that will guarantee that good and only good will flow in and through us.  To find out what this CPAP is, join us tomorrow on our Facebook live broadcast. You can find the link in our web page at, www.unitychurch.com or by going to https://www.facebook.com/unitycenterforpositiveliving. The broadcast begins at 10 AM. You may always watch it later.

New Beginnings: New Address

Every now and then, important events, conditions and situations take place that end up changing or at least modifying the course of history. We are about to commemorate such an event that took place 17 years ago. Nothing has been the same since that infamous day on September 11, 2001.

However, there is one and only one thing that remains intact and that never can or never will change. And that is God’s Omnipresent Spirit in the midst of all.

Regardless of how a particular event ends up affecting us, God is always there guiding us towards our perfect good. By surrendering our egos to this truth, we prosper, we heal, and we rejoice in the knowing that In God we live, move and have our being.

After 15 years of traditional Sunday ministry, Unity Center for Positive Living is transitioning to a new model of spreading the wonderful Universal Principles of practical Christianity and spirituality. Effective immediately, our services will be only streamed on our page on Facebook. Soon we will make specific announcements about classes, webinars and live gatherings in Seminole County, Florida. In the meantime, we have changed our US Mailing address to 5415 Lake Howell RD #248, Winter Park, FL 32792. That is the address to use if you have been supporting us through your financial institution. Our PayPal address remains the same, unity@unitychurch.com.

Hope to see you soon in virtual reality.

Join us live on Sundays at 10 on our Facebook Page.

Weddings and More

Weddings, Christenings, Memorial Services, and Home, Office and Pet Blessings and more… all are among the ways we can support you in your desire to recognize and celebrate the spiritual dimensions of the passages in your life and the lives of your loved ones. For more information, please contact us.

brideWeddings
We can help make one of the most important days of your life even more meaningful. Unity is a Christian church where people of all faiths may be married. Our ministers officiate at weddings in many locations. You may choose to have your wedding in an outdoor garden, in your favorite hotel, at home, or another special place.

Christenings
Christening is an ancient ritual that predates even the earliest Christian traditions. The rite and the interpretation of its meaning have undergone many changes over time, and today christening is practiced in many different ways. The purpose of Christening is to recognize the spiritual identity and purpose of a soul. In Unity, we look to the example of Jesus as our guide.

mother and childIn Mark 10: 13-16 we read that Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them.

Christening in Unity is the act of welcoming a child into our world and recognizing this soul by name in its human journey. It is a time for parents to dedicate themselves to raising their child in an awareness of God’s loving presence.

Godparents ~ You may choose as many people as you wish, or have no Godparents. There is no legal obligation or responsibility made through a Christening service.

Spiritual Baptisms ~ For children and adults, we also provide a baptism service.

butterfly-monarchMemorial Services
At the time of the passing of a loved one, many people want a service and don’t know where to turn. We are here to support people in times of grief and loss. We can provide services at the location of your choice. Our services are positive, uplifting celebrations of the life lived. We honor each person’s spiritual traditions.

Home Blessings
A private home blessing ceremony acknowledges and honors your home as sacred space, a sanctuary of love, peace and joy. Many people request a home blessing as they settle into a new home or apartment, but a home blessing ceremony is appropriate at any time, whether you have just moved in or have lived in your home for many years.

Power of Prayer

prayerThe Prayer for Protection*
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is!

“Beloved, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”
– Mark 11:24

Unity is a ministry founded on the power of prayer. It was through prayer that our co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, received significant and seemingly miraculous healings. Prayer always has been central to Unity and to our ministry at Unity Sample.

If you are experiencing circumstances in your life, or in the life of a loved one, that requires prayer support, please complete a confidential online prayer request now or fill out a prayer request any Sunday during our service, and we will add you to our prayer list.

Want someone to pray with you right now?


You also can reach Silent Unity, our movement’s worldwide prayer ministry, any time of the night or day by calling 1-800-669-7729. Every request to Silent Unity also is kept confidential and receives loving, compassionate attention.

Or you can complete a confidential online prayer request to Silent Unity right now; just click here.

*The Prayer for Protection was written by the late James Dillet Freeman, poet laureate of the Unity movement and director of Silent Unity, Unity’s worldwide prayer ministry.