Message from the President:
How are you beginning this brand new year? Do you have a sense of excitement for the newness of it all? For the blank slate that only you can fill? Affirmations are one spiritual tool that can support this excitement and manifest real results (prayer, meditation and service to others are additional essential tools). Affirming what we want to see in our life on a regular basis is how we stay on track and bring forth those thoughts. Just like most things, the key to its success is consistency and action. I know for me, consistency is the difficult part. Having a practice of prayer, meditation and affirmation each day takes a discipline that is challenging; I guess that is why they call it a practice! The more I do these things (or anything really), the more it becomes ingrained in my daily life. Of course, just reciting our affirmations daily is only part of manifestation; participation is needed on our part. How am I going affirm a healthy body if I am not purchasing healthy food or going for a walk? How am I going to be a more compassionate or forgiving person if I continue with the same old behavior? I need to partner with the universe to make my visions come to life. Here are a few examples of affirmation that can be used or visit http://www.unity.org/prayer/affirmations for additional affirmations.
I am lifted up by the power of God within.
I accept the comfort and strength of God.
The still, small voice calls me to my center of peace.
I am open to the peace of God within.
The presence of God permeates my being.
I am at peace.
The peace of God lives in the quiet of my heart.
I would like to take this time to express my sincerest gratitude to this community. I will be stepping down from the Board of Trustees in 2017. The last four years have been an incredible experience for me, and I wish to thank the past and present board members for their support, understanding and hard work, but most of all, I want to thank our Spiritual Leader, Angela Denton, for her enduring guidance, faith in me, and for her love. I could not have done half of what was accomplished without her support. I had stepped out in faith despite fear and trepidation and was rewarded with an experience that helped me grow in so many ways, and one I will never forget. Thank you all for being a part of that experience and my life.
So, this brings us to our Annual Membership Meeting being held on January 29, 2017, following the Sunday service. Soon we will be sending out notices for the meeting, but think about if you wish anything to be discussed at the meeting. Please notify Debbie O’Brien if you would like to add anything to the agenda. The purpose of the annual meeting is to:
Approve the 2016 Annual Meeting Secretary Minutes
Discuss and approve the 2017 budget prepared by the Finance Committee
Vote on one nominee and two returning members of the Board of Trustees (two member positions and one alternate position)
Share Ministry Team activities and/or needs
Report on the current events/affairs of UBTS
I affirm and know that 2017 will be a year of good health, prosperity, and oneness for us all.
Blessings and Peace,
“Occasionally – at a waterfall, on a walk, or hugging someone we love – we glimpse a trace of infinity. Something inside us remembers the oneness.” Daniel C. Matt, “God & the Big Bang”