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Flying High Newsletter Mar/Apr 2012 - Unity by The Shore, New Jersey

Flying High Newsletter Mar/Apr 2012 - Unity by The Shore, New Jersey

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THE JERSEY SHORE UNITY NEWSLETTER
March/April 2012VOLUME 34 NUMBER 7
DAY OF MINDFULNESS
In the tradition ofThich Nhat Hanh
We welcome you to enjoy a day together with us,practicing mindfulness in sitting and walkingmeditation, eating, and other activities.When: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to3:30 p.m. (Please arrive by 9:45 a.m.)Registration: There will be a sign-up sheet in thechurch foyer or call the church office (732-918-3395) at the beginning of March.Any questions, contact Judy at jsweave9@aol.comPlease bring:* A vegetarian bag lunch(tea and coffee will be provided)* A shawl or light blanket, if needed forextra warmth* A heavy blanket or sleeping bag for thefloor during deep relaxation meditation* A cushion, if preferred for meditation(chairs provided for those who wish to sitin a chair)Free will offering
“From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for...a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together” Thich Nhat Hanh 
Classical Music Concert
Featuring The Corialis Trio
A
t 12:30 p.m. on Sunday March 4th, the beautifulsounds of violin, cello and piano will once againfill our Church. Please join us for a concert of clas-sical music, featuring the Corialis Trio, with violinist JoelDeWitt, cellist Wayne Arndt, and pianist Laura DuBois.They’ll be performing selections by Mendelsohn,Prokofiev, Piazzolla, and an enchanting new piece byJennifer Higdon, entitled “Pale Yellow.” Suggested dona-tion: $10.
Easter at Unity
G Fa, Ap 6, 2012
Church will be open from9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for silent meditation
Ease Sa, Ap 8, 2012
10:30 Service with special Children’sChurch performance
 
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Dear Friends,
“The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”(1 John4:4)
T
his message is being shared with you on the first day of Lent. What does Lent mean foryou? If you came from a traditional religious background, you might have had ashesplaced on your forehead. You may have refrained from eating favorite foods, sweets, orparticipating in your customary pleasurable activities and returned to them on Easter Sunday.However, in Unity we understand the season of Lent from a deeper perspective. As Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity said “Lent is a season of spiritual growth, a time for progressive unfoldment. When we can blend and merge ourmind with God-Mind, the way is open for the Lord to glorify us and lift us into a higher, purer, more spiritual state.”You may have the question—“How do I get lifted into a purer, more spiritual state?” Each time you become aware of your thoughts and realize that you are being mesmerized by outer facts and overcome by their seeming power, pray,and, come back to the Truth that your identity is Divine.Lent is a holy, sacred time—40 days metaphysically is interpreted as “exactly the right amount of time” for you toenter into a new contract with yourself—to prepare your own rising. It is the opportunity to start anew on your spiritual journey—moment by moment to have mastery over thoughts. Your “rising” into spiritual awareness is heightened withprayer, study and meditation. In addition, I suggest creating a new vision with a new spiritual practice. Write a grati-tude list, or tithe your time, talent or treasure. Feed your soul by creating an altar, play peace-filled music, light a can-dle or chant your favorite affirmations. You will no longer want to be pushed by pain but pulled by the vision of yourTrue Identity—the Christ!HAVE A BLESSED EASTER!With Love,Rev. Joanne
THE PRO$PERITY CORNER
As an independent spiritual community, Unity Church by the Shore is supported solely by the tithes and offerings of you,its members and friends. God is our Source, and YOU are the loving “channels” through whom God works. Thank you for your ongoing support of this ministry’s vision! 
UNITY BY THE SHOREMISSION STATEMENT
“Unity By The Shore is a vibrant community supporting spiritual growth through awareness of God’s pres-ence within and the teachings of Christ Jesus.” 
November 2011
Inc.
$ 9,676.00
Exp.
$16,157.00
Tithes
Unity Worldwide Ministries $ 484.00Eastern Region $ 242.00SEE Scholarship Fund$ 96.80Monmouth/Ocean Foodbank$ 145.20
December 2011
Inc.
$20,804.00
Exp.
$15,456.00
Tithes
Unity Worldwide Ministries $ 1,040.00Eastern Region$ 520.00SEE Scholarship Fund$ 208.00Discretionary Fund$ 312.00
 Rev. Joanne M. Murphy
 
Tuesday evenings of the month at 7:00-9:00 p.m.
"Meditation is to be aware of what is going on: in your body, inyour feelings, in your mind, and in the world." - Thich Nhat Hanh.There are various forms of meditation in this tradition, such as sit-ting, walking, eating and mindful reading and discussing. As apractice of awareness in sitting meditation, one stops, is still, calm-ing the mind and body. From a quiet, still place one can gaininsight into a deeper understanding of patterns of thinking andfeeling which affect our life. With some practice, this can lead toa growing capacity to be present to oneself and to the world. Weare fortunate to meet with a community of friends who supporteach other toward a greater sense of peace and well-being. Wewelcome anyone who is interested in joining us. The contact per-son is Judy Weaver, jsweave9@aol.com.
ONGOING CLASSES/GROUPS
SilEnt unity HEAlinG PrAyEr SErViCE
-Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. This is a special time of prayer and silent med-itation participated in by thousands around the world, using the SilentUnity Prayer Service. If you are interested in changing your conscious-ness rapidly and gracefully, please try to attend or make an effort to taketime apart at your home or office and join in this dynamic thoughtprocess with the multitudes around the globe.
GoldSMitH And otHEr MyStiCS
-Thursdays, 7-9p.m. Led by Charles Boyer. The group is currently reading and dis-cussing SeekYeFirst, by Joel Goldsmith.
HEAlinG PrAyEr CirClE
-Second Sunday of the month,12:30-1:30 p.m. Please check the church schedule for any changes.
MindFulnESS By tHE SHorE
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By Rev. Linda Martella-WhitsettTaught by Rev. JoanneThursdays, March 22 to April 26, 2012l:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Do you struggle over daily prayer? Are thereasons because you can’t dedicate thetime, can’t sit still, or don’t find any benefitfrom daily prayer?If you experience these common obstaclesto daily prayer practice, i. e. time restraints,restlessness and misguided expectation, join us to learn a step-by-step way to havea more meaningful connection with theAbsolute. As Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder ofUnity said, “Prayer is the most effectivemethod of renewal and transformation,because in prayer (we) associate with Godand not with the problem.”
Love Offering
Facebook and UnityChurch by the Shore
Connect with the Unity Church by the Shorecommunity online on Facebook by going towww.facebook.com/unitybytheshoreand "Liking" our page. You'll be inspired andkept up to date on our Unity community.Also come and check out our inspiringvideos at the Unity By The Shore you tubepage at www.youtube.com/unitybytheshore.
The New Board of Trustees
From left back row: Edythe Chartier, James Wilson, Gwen Lewis, Kevin Maloney, Orsini Sanchez. Front row from left: Pat Bertram, Blanche Krubner, Rev. Joanne Murphy, and Sandi Robertson.

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