Here's what's happening at Unity of Chattanooga:
11 AM SUNDAY CELEBRATION:
Join us at 11 AM at our new facility located inside the Cannon Art Studio at 1800 Rossville Ave - Suite 6 in Chattanooga. Or watch the service "live" on Unity of Chattanooga's Facebook page.
New Series starting November 11th
One of the reasons we have a tendency to experience suffering in our lives is because we have a lack of vision. Those who do not have an anchor to a vision that is higher than the chaos we are experiencing will experience suffering. Rev Jon is not a person who believes that everything is supposed to go perfectly, but he does believe that we can get to a mature place of spiritual awareness and rise above whatever situations and circumstances may bring to us. He believes that God is in the now. Spirit is in the now. Presence is in the now. Source is in the now moment. The future is just an illusion that is a concept. We need to bring all of those things that make up the word vision into the now, so we can clarify that vision is not about future goals.
What Rev Jon is saying to us is that the labels we have been wearing are too small. They has confined us and defined us. Unity has the ability to reach out and say that all we are offering is a different view.
V - represents the vibration of a grander sense of what it is intended to be
I - represents inspiration
S - represents spirit
I - represents integrity
O - represents observation
N - represents the now
You may ask what about the 5 Unity Principles and Unity's Twelve Powers? Is that not what we are? Well I think that they are a part of the ingredients but what’s next? Rev Jon wouldd like to think that if Charles and Myrtle Fillmore were sitting here next to us that they would tell us to continue to build and move forward. It has been said that people who chose to give their life to the work of spirituality are like archers who shoot into the distance. But they shoot it so someone else can find it, so they shoot their arrow off as far as they can see. You are being prepared now for your future and you have the power to create the life you want in the present moment and it will start with allowing spirit to clear up our sight. Through this process, we will begin to see more clearly now the rain is gone. But remember the rain was here for a reason – to wash away all the things we need to let go of.
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.