Here's what's happening at Unity of Chattanooga:
11 AM SUNDAY CELEBRATION:
Join us at 11 AM at the Granfalloon or watch the service "live" on Unity of Chattanooga's Facebook page.
On June 30th - We are pleased to welcome Special Guest Speaker
PASTOR LADONNA PAULK DIAZ
Presenting: "Changing the Conversation"
LaDonna is an ordained minister from the Spirit and Truth Sanctuary in Decatur, GA. She is a 5th generation pastor who has served in full time ministry for over 35 years. She choses to allow Spirit to flow to and through her by honoring Biblical concepts on which she was raised while also exploring the truths and Christ-like concepts found in other faiths.
There is a famous quote that says, "The world is perfect. There are just a whole lot of people in it having bad conversations." In her sermon, she will explore and suggest some practical ways in which we can change the conversations we have with others, with ourselves and with Spirit in order to see more clearly the perfection that exists in the world.
"The Twelve Powers of the Human"
Rev Jon will continue with this series in the month of July.
The co-founder of Unity, Charles Filmore, came from a traditional Christian background but had some experiences that led him to explore a broader understanding of scripture and spiritualitywhich led him to a metaphysical understanding of the Bible and the life message of Jesus. Charles sat in meditation with the personality of each of the disciples Jesus chose in his ministry and discovered the spiritual qualities or powers that they each represented. In this 12-week series, Rev Jon will use Fillmore's exploration as the inspiration to see how freedom and strength can come from the development of these powers that we already have within us as well. This is a journey to consciously and intentionally connect with our higher-self to uncover each ingredient to the formula for living fully aware of and awake to the Christ we each one are.
July 7th - “The Power of Will”
Charles Fillmore said, "The will is the executive faculty of the mind and carries out the edicts of the I Am." Typically our will is attached to our selfish desires because that's how our brains are wired for this human experience. But in a state of awareness, without judgement, we can lead our personal will to start following the WILL of God to become aligned with the power of creation. Just as Jesus prayed we should pray, "your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:40) and his act of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane before he was arrested, “Not my will but yours be done." (Luke 22:42) With His example, we can develop our Spiritual Will to lead our selfish will rather than the converse.
July 14th - "The Power of Order"
July 21st - "The Power of Zeal"
July 28th - "The Power of Renunciation"
CLASSES AND EVENTS:
At Unity of Chattanooga, we offer some opportunities for you to grow spiritually, meet new friends, and just have fun. These workshops, classes, and on-going events will lift your spirit and give you something to help you with the real life issues you face during the week. Our Adult Education classes are usually 4-6 weeks long and are currently taught on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 following the Sunday service and Fellowship. The classes are based on books that follow the teachings of Unity or are in alignment with Unity principles. They help us to deepen our understanding of our spiritual selves to unfold our own path of spiritual growth. “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2
Rev Jon takes on a new book to discuss for the Wednesday Night Midweek Check-in at 7 PM on the Unity of Chattanooga Facebook Page. He will be studying Lao-Tzu's book, Tao Te Ching
. The title also means the way of virtue. Please note that the version of the book that he will be reading is the translation by Stephen Mitchell.
Rev Jon says that the key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. In 81 chapters, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe.
You can follow along and order your own book on Amazon Smile and support Unity of Chattanooga at the same time.
Even though a minister may not be in attendance each week, this group gets together over a cup of coffee or tea for friendly spiritual conversations on Thursdays at Noon at The Meeting House located at 3912 Dayton Blvd across from Food City in Red Bank. There is parking around the back of the building.