I understand that we all have busy lives and often our weekends are filled with family, leisure, events, and preparation for the upcoming week. Although our lives are full, and we have the convenience of accessing everything for our devices, I believe there is value in connecting with members and friends of Unity by the Shore from time to time.
Commencing October 29th, I would like to institute Fellowship Sunday. One Sunday of each month will be selected for us to carve out time for one another after the Sunday service to commune with each other. Local people I invite you to come in person to our service that Sunday and bring a small plate of food to share. For those who live a distance or cannot attend in person, I invite you to get a cup of tea or coffee and a treat and stay for some Zoom fellowship after the service.
The power of community is built on cultivating relationships. I invite you to connect with old friends and to also open yourself up to introducing yourself to members and friends you do not know.
In the words of Caroline Myss, “There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service. Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences.” Your compassionate and welcoming presence matters. Never underestimate the power of a smile, of listening, and sharing kind and inspiring words with another. Through the years, I have heard stories of how the welcoming and compassionate presence of one person or a few people from our beloved community had such an impact in their lives. Let us continue to pay this forward to those who are newly discovering Unity by The Shore and to familiar friends.
Below please find a schedule of the upcoming Sunday Fellowship dates:
- October 29th Halloween Fun (wear & share something festive)
- November 19th Celebrating Our Ancestors
- December 17th A Holiday Celebration of Musical Joy
“Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.” – Rosalynn Carter