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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.
Weekly Inspiration ~Interfaith Prayer
LIVING END COLUMN ~ Winter 2014 ~
Teaching Your Passion Issue
Passionate Living by Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith
When you hear the word ‘passion,’ what images come to mind? Romantic passion between two lovers? The Passion of sacrifice in religious traditions? The spark of passion that stirs individuals from mundane existence into new adventures and creative possibilities? The primal energy of the universe that calls us all out to play in this amazing world as we share our gifts of presence? Perhaps a blend of all. Love, commitment, risk and joy.
One of our great cultural heroes recently departed the planet leaving behind a rich array of creative expressions. Maya Angelou spoke of living with energy and consciousness amid all of life’s challenges and blessings. She embodied what she described as her mission in life . . . “not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” What a great example for us to follow as we encounter what crosses our paths.
If you want to reconnect with your own inner passion, simply return to your childhood and notice what you truly loved to do. Perhaps the action of physical sports or the journeys found in reading books or the joy of gazing at the night sky on a starry night or the exhilaration of singing and dancing to the tunes you loved or taking crayons and paints to color outside the box. Each of us was gifted with special talents and interests and those are the source of our true love of life . . . of our passion.
To re-inspire the flame of your inner passion in the here and now, review how these childhood loves are playing out in your life right now. Notice it’s not about ‘working out’ but rather ‘playing out.’ What are you doing in this moment that makes your heart sing? How are you filling the gift of time and life that is uniquely yours? Are you filling your own inner well? Are you sharing it with others around you?
Perhaps you are blessed to have blended your work with your passion. Perhaps your work supports your deepest passion. Perhaps that true passion has been buried under too many “shoulds, musts, oughts and can’ts.” It’s time to free that passion into further expression. Where can you reclaim what you love with passion, compassion, humor and style?
Embodying and allowing expression are essential. Too often we align our souls, heads and hearts but forget to include our bodies. They are the vessels of our soul and the chalices of the outpouring of our gifts.
The Olympic Peninsula is the perfect place to attune to nature and restore an honoring of your physical self. Walking on beaches, climbing mountain trails, and ferrying from place to place are ideal. This embodied reconnection with nature allows our souls to open wide, our minds to welcome new perceptions, and our hearts to receive rich remembrances of life’s beauty.
Creating our lives is an organic and dedicated process that begins with setting an intention. The more passionate you are about any intention, the more energy will be present to manifest your vision. An alchemy of blending head, heart and body with soul calling. An enchanting of what you already have to allow that which you desire to emerge.
There is a wonderful transformative question that can invite you to explore and rediscover your passion. Instead of making the usual “things to do” list or taking life so seriously that the fun all but disappears, consider this question around how to live your passion. Instead of “I must” or “I will,” why not shift into something more inviting? Imagine your passion in its next expression with “Wouldn’t it be nice if . . .?” No more musts, guilt or rigidity . . . instead the open-eyed wonder that we all had as children. Life as invitation rather than duty.
Mary Mannin Morrissey in Living Your Field of Dreams offers five essential questions to consider when setting a passion centered intention called a dream.
1. Does this dream, this possibility enliven you? So much of our lives demand our energy without the much needed replenishment. Be sure this intention makes you look forward to life, engages you energetically, and feeds your soul.
2. Does it align with your core values? When we are in integrity with our essential ethics, then an inner wellspring will arise to nourish us. Also, support from kindred souls will manifest in a unity of purpose and we don’t walk alone.
3. Do you need a Higher Source of Inspiration to make it happen? If what you are visioning is something you can do easily alone, then it isn’t big enough. To really embrace passion, one also embraces the risk of great possibilities.
4. Will it require me to be more my True Self? This is the welcoming of your truest expression of the gifts with which you were born. To truly be who you’ve been sent to be is the most essential purpose for your presence on earth.
5. Will it ultimately bless others as well? When we seek Highest and Best for All, the energies of life uplift us. When we remember that our contributions effect the entire world, this unselfishness unleashes hope, grace, and soul energy par excellence.
In answering these questions, our passion quest begins. Where it leads will be a wondrous and magical encounter as well as a practical expression of who we are. When we follow our deepest passions, we create not only a more interesting world for ourselves but also a far richer world for others. In exploring our creative possibilities, in finding new ways to express them, and in sharing what we discover ~ the world is made more enchanting. Our passions ignite us . . . our passions invite us forward . . . our passions nourish us along the way . . . our passions engage us with the world in an alchemical way that transforms all.
“By pursuing your allurements, you help bind the universe together.
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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
Please plan on attending the
Annual Meeting and Potluck
this coming Sunday, Feb. 22 after service!
It's our opportunity to gather and reflect on where we've been, where we are and where we're going as a church community. The board will share their information and insights with us, we'll elect our new board members and celebrate those who have served our church and are now cycling off the board. We'll share food, Tom is putting together a wonderful slide show of our befores and afters, and there are always some fun surprises to engage our inner children, so come, enjoy, participate and be informed about what is what with our church!