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Unity of Gainesville

The Church ofJULove Action NE - JU LYin - AUGU ST 2006

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770-534-0949

3361 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506

Spring Edition 2010

Dear Unity Family,

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t’s Spring! A time of renewal as we prepare to plant the seeds for our future. As I write this I am looking out at yet another snow fall. After the years of drought Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist that affected our area, to see the earth so richly blessed, I know that we will have a bountiful spring time ahead of us. I have talked to so many in our church about planting gardens. It reminds me of this parable of Jesus: “With what can we compare the kingdom of God?..It is like a mustard seed, which sown upon the ground, is the smallest of seeds on the earth, yet when it grows up..it puts forth branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” (Mark 4:31-32) I love this passage in Mark for Jesus puts forth a humorous parable. Mustard plants are small weeds or shrubs. How can birds make nests in the shade of a shrub? How does that compare with God’s kingdom? How easy it is to under estimate the power of God. When we are ready to receive the guidance and wisdom of God, even the smallest seed we plant can become a mighty work. It is our job to become “SPRING PLANTING” - by Carol Marine receptive to this wisdom and guidance, to prepare ourselves as we prepare the earth for planting, through our understanding of the teachings of Jesus. Join us through the spring for our classes, our Easter Celebrations and all our activities for preparing ourselves to receive the blessings of a bountiful spring as we reach for the sky at Unity of Gainesville. Holding you in the Light and Love this season...

Sydney

Welcome Sunday MAY 23RD One Service Only Breakfast Served beginning at 10:30 AM Bring a friend to Unity!

Unity - We begin again in 2010.


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MARCH - APRIL - MAY 2010

Drumming Circles The Third Jesus:

First Wednesdays

The Christ We Can’t Ignore

March 3, April 7, May5 7:30 PM In the Sanctuary

Wednesdays 7:00 PM March 10th - 31st April 14th & 21st In The Third Jesus, bestselling author and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra provides an answer to this question. The answer is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, Chopra writes, but three. This Wednesday night series will be a follow up discussion to the topic begun each Sunday through March. Complete with a movie created by Unity House, we can hear Deepak Chopra’s view point through his conversations with Unity minister Wendy Craig-Purcell as they discuss how Christianity fits within a context of contemporary spiritual beliefs and practices. Join us for this new understanding about the remarkable man from Galilee. Love Offering

Bring your drums and shakers and join us on the first Wednesday of each month this spring for our Unity of Gainesville Drumming Circle. Don’t have a drum? Come anyway and experience the spiritual energy of drumming. Love Offering

Sunday , March 21 Come one Come all to our next Town Hall Meeting. We will have a pot luck lunch after the Celebration Service. Bring a dish to share. The meeting will begin at 1:15 PM This is the time to:

(The Third Jesus is available in our New Journey’s Bookstore or ordered through our web site.)

Unity of Gainesville Staff and Board of Trustees Senior Minister

Minister - Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist

Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist 770/534-0949 Ext. 1+# sydney@unityofgainesville.org

President: Lynn White

Music Director Dodi Pritchett

Vice President: Rick Gadbois

404/291-1348 dodiluv247@yahoo.com

Front Office Manager Open at Present 770/534-0949 Ext. 0+# office@unityofgainesville.org

Children’s Church Director Open at present

Treasurer: Dave Whiteman Secretary:Cindy Balkstra Paula Hochradel. Robert Luce Jere’ McMahan Julin Panico

Spring Forward - Daylight Savings Begins Sunday, March 14th

Let your voices be heard! This meeting is for everyone

A Course In Miracles Study Group Sundays at 6:00 PM

3/11; 4/11; 5/9 (in the Foyer)

A Course In Miracles is a book about how to heal our minds, for this is where the source of all our physical and psychological suffering lies. The aim of the Course is for us to achieve a state of inner peace, a quiet joy, no matter what we are doing, who we are with, or where we may be. It does this by teaching us a new way of looking at the world. This change of perception is the miracle - hence the title of the book

Love Offering


MARCH - APRIL - MAY 2010

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Early Peace Service 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

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Day Light Savings Begins

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Early Peace Service 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

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Office Open 11:00 - 1:00 PM

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Enlightened Leadership Training Pot Luck 6:00 PM Training 7:00 PM

Drumming Circle 7:00 PM Sanctuary

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Lessons In Truth Class 7:00 PM Classroom

The Third Jesus Part 1 7:00 PM Sanctuary

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Lessons In Truth Class 7:00 PM Classroom

The Third Jesus Part 2 7:00 PM Sanctuary

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Board Meeting 6:00 PM Sanctuary

ACIM 6:00 PM Foyer

Early Peace Service Office Closed 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary) Pot Luck then Town Hall Meeting

Early Peace Service Office Closed 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Spring Clean Up Part 1 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lessons In Truth Class 7:00 PM Classroom

The Third Jesus Part 3 7:00 PM Sanctuary

Office Open 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Lessons In Truth Class 7:00 PM Classroom

The Third Jesus Part 4 7:00 PM Sanctuary

Earth Hour 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Earth Hour - March 27th 8:30 - 9:30 PM Started three years ago, during this annual event people around the world unite by turning off their non-essential lights for one hour - Earth Hour - to make a collective statement of concern for our planet. Join the one billion people in 87 countries who shut off their lights including the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Great Pyramids, the Golden Gate Bridge and even Las Vegas join in.


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MARCH - APRIL - MAY 2010

Easter Sunday at Unity April 4th

Next Generation Unity

Yard Sale

7:00 AM Easter Sunrise Service “From Jesus to Christ”

April 10th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Easter morning with a special outdoor service as we explore the revolutionary man from Nazareth. His death AND his resurrection tell a story so compelling, that 2000 years later, the world is still living it today. This is no ordinary story and the forces that were at work in the actions in Jerusalem that week are still being played out in our time.

Next Generation Unity still needs your unwanted items! Please continue to drop off items anytime Sunday through Thursday in the storage building beside the church. Items will be sold in large yard sale.

Annual Brother’s in Spirit Easter Morning Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Enlightened Leadership Training & Pot Luck Tuesdays, April 6th, May 4th - 6:00 PM

9:15 AM Peace Service 11:00 AM Celebration Service “Jesus Alive Today!” Join us Easter Sunday for our Peace Service and Celebration Services. Our Celebration Service will be filled with special music and the high joy we always experience at a Unity of Gainesville Easter morning. Easter is a day to Celebrate the Life that Jesus taught us to live. During Children’s Church at 11:15 AM Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Have each child bring a dozen stuffed plastic eggs and their Easter baskets for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Good Friday Service 7:00 Friday, April 2nd Look at the events that led up to this day. How was the story of Jesus shared by those that knew him and how was his message spread. Join us for a service that looks historically at the traditions at the time of Jesus. This includes a Communion ceremony in the tradition that Jesus actually taught.

All proceeds will benefit the Playground Fund

What are the spiritual tools needed for Enlightened Leadership in our time? Each month, we look at effective ideas for leadership that prepare us with the skills of Enlightened Leadership for our church and our world. Bring a dish to share.

Conscious Communication In 6 Weeks Wednesdays 7:00 PM Beginning Wednesday, April 28th Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist

Have you ever not had the right words at the right time? What you mean to say comes out all wrong? Whether in conversation with your spouse, your children, or at work, this class will give you the tools to improve the flow of information in your conversation as it helps to resolve differences peacefully. Now compassion becomes our motivator instead of fear, guilt, blame or shame. It is based on the book Nonviolent Communication A Language of Compassion Love Offering (A Unity Continuing Education Class)

Love Offering

We invite you to Join our Church Family. If you are considering joining Unity of Gainesville, now is the time. Membership in Unity of Gainesville is open to everyone who actively tithes of their time, their talent and their treasure to our church community and attends one of our Orientation Classes. Classes are offered several times this month and a New Member Breakfast is scheduled with your Board of Trustees and Chaplains on Saturday, April 24th at 10:00 AM. Here are the dates:

(1) Sunday, April 18th 1:00 PM (2) Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 PM, (3) Saturday April 24th at 11:00 AM New Member Breakfast, April 24th at 10:00 AM

New Member Sunday, April 25th Second Service Only


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Belk Stores Charity Sale on May 1st

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Belk will hold its semi-annual Charity Sale event that benefits our church. Buy your coupon during the month of April after church. Use the coupon for all ready 20% - 70% discounted purchases, on Saturday, May 1 from 6-10 a.m. at any Belk store. Visit the table in the foyer to purchase your coupon and for more information.

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Good Friday Communion Service 7:00 PM (Sanctuary)

EASTER Office Open Sunrise Service 9:00 - 1:00 PM 7:00 AM (Patio) Brothers in Spirit Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 AM (Sanctuary) Early Peace Service 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

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Enlightened Leadership Training Pot Luck 6:00 PM Training 7:00 PM

Drumming Circle 7:00 PM Sanctuary

Chaplain Call Night 7:00 - 8:00 PM Church Offices

Early Peace Service Office Open 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) 9:00 - 1:00 PM What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

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Lessons In Truth Class 7:00 PM Classroom

The Third Jesus Part 5 7:00 PM Sanctuary

Early Peace Service Office Open 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) 9:00 - 1:00 PM What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

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The Third Jesus Part 6 7:00 PM Sanctuary

New Member Orientation 1:00 PM Classroom

New Member Orientation 7:00 PM Classroom

Chaplain Call Night 7:00 - 8:00 PM Church Offices (if needed)

Early Peace Service Office Open 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) 9:00 - 1:00 PM What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

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Next Generation Unity Yard Sale 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Board Meeting 6:00 PM Sanctuary

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Spring Clean Up Part 2 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

ACIM 6:00 PM Foyer

New Member Sunday

Conscious Communication Part 1 7:00 PM Sanctuary

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Office Closed New Member Breakfast 10:00 AM Sanctuary New Member Orientation 11:00 PM Classroom

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MARCH - APRIL - MAY 2010

Celebrating Mom’s Week

Welcome Sunday MAY 23RD One Service Only Breakfast Served beginning at 10:30 AM Do you have a friend that you have wanted to invite to church? This is your opportunity to share who we are to your friends those looking for a new church experience. In these transformational times, Unity’s message offers hope for a new way of living and working together as a human family. This casual service will be complete with a breakfast buffet, wonderful music from Dodi Pritchett, and a casual friendly atmosphere in which to visit and get to know people. Our Sunday message is “The Heart of Being Unity”. Presented in a casual and non-traditional way over breakfast, this is the time to get to know people as both our first and second services combine for a time of togetherness and casual worship. We are organizing teams of people, from both services to help put out the welcome mat. Beginning with two Spring Cleanings, March 27th and April 17th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM then followed by our Breakfast Team to bring casseroles and other breakfast goodies that day, let’s put our best foot forward as we open our church to friends and family. Sign up to be part of a team in the back of the sanctuary beginning March 14th. Let’s show our friends and neighbors that Unity of Gainesville is the church of Love In Action.

Sisters-In-Spirit Clothes Swap Friday May 7th 4:00 - 7:00 PM May 8th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM This is our time ladies to Recycle Your Closets. Please bring clothes clean, and in good repair and on hangers if possible. Be part of the set up team and get first pick. Set-up will be Friday, May 9th, 2-4 P.M. Saturday please bring a dish to share for a lunch from 12:30 to 1:30. Beginning at 2:00 until 3:00, we pack-up clothes for charity. Volunteers are needed for Friday's set-up, Saturday's pack- ing/delivering clothes to charity, Saturday's kitchen duty, and Saturday sanctuary clean up.

Contact: Lisa Leach 770-868-9303

Church Family Trip

North Georgia Guide Stones Saturday, May 15th

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Sponsored by Brothers in Spirit, Sisters in Spirit & Next Generation Unity

from church at 10:00 AM

Georgia Guidestones is Elberton's most unusual granite monument, poses a mystery for the numerous visitors who visit the site seven miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77. Also known as America’s Stonehenge, this 19-foot high monument displays a 10-part message espousing the conservation of mankind and future generations in 12 languages.

The Guidestones are mysterious in origin, for no one knows the identity of a group of sponsors who provided its specifications.

The Christ We Cannot Ignore Easter Series: Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr.

7: 14: 21: 28: 4:

Who is Jesus and Why Does it Matter Opening To the Path A New Way of Being When the Rubber Meets the Road Jesus Alive Today!

Opening to Divine Abundance Series: Apr. 11: Your Fortune Begins with You April Birthdays Apr. 18: If You Can Believe It.... Apr. 25: The Success Syndrome May 2: The Money Enigma May Birthdays

March Birthdays

UNITY

A place where families grow

May 9: Where’s My Security Blanket Mom? May 16: A New World Order May 23: The Heart of Being Unity - Welcome Sunday May 30: To Be Announced


MARCH - APRIL - MAY 2010

Early Peace Service Office Open 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) 9:00 - 1:00 PM What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

Mother’s Day

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM Early Peace Service 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

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Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM Enlightened Leadership Training Pot Luck 6:00 PM Training 7:00 PM

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

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Drumming Circle 7:00 PM Sanctuary

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Conscious Communication Part 2 7:00 PM Sanctuary

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

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Clothing Swap Set Up 2:00-4:00 PM Open 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Clothing Swap Open 10:00 - 2:00 PM Pack Up 2:00-3:00 PM

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Georgia Guide Stones Outing Leave Church at 10:00 AM

Chaplain Call Night 7:00 - 8:00 PM Church Offices

ACIM 6:00 PM Foyer

Early Peace Service 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) Office Open What’s Happening 9:00 - 1:00 PM 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

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Welcome Sunday Breakfast begins at 10:30 AM

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM Conscious Communication Part 3 7:00 PM Sanctuary

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Board Meeting 6:00 PM Sanctuary

Office Open 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Conscious Communication Part 4 7:00 PM Sanctuary

What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

31 Early Peace Service Office Open 9:15 AM (Sanctuary) 9:00 - 1:00 PM What’s Happening 10:45 AM (Sanctuary) Celebration Service 11:00 AM (Sanctuary)

Coming in June: 1. Buck a Book Sale 2. Dodi’s Concert 3. Summer Camp of the Spirit


MAP TO UNITY OF GAINESVILLE CHURCH

Unity of Gainesville Church 3361 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 Phone: 770-534-0949, Fax: 770-534-6029

CHURCH MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 908000, Gainesville, GA 30501

Stancil Road

Exit 24

Unity of Gainesville

sydney@unityofgainesville.org office@unityofgainesville.org Hwy #129

YAHOO GROUP unitygainesville@yahoogroups.com

Hwy # 369 Limestone Parkway

WEB PAGE www.unityofgainesville.org

Clark’s Bridge Rd. Hwy. #284

Interstate # 985

Gainesville

BOOKSTORE Wednesday: 4:30 - 6:30 PM Sunday:

Directions to Unity of Gainesville:

10:15 AM - 1:00 PM

The New Journeys Bookstore of Unity of Gainesville holds many wonderful books, CD’s, Tapes, and of course the Daily Word. We are also able to order books for you and visit our web page to order through Amazon that will benefit our church as well. Volunteer Director: Ann McCorlew

770/534-0949 Ext. 2+#

Contact: bookstore@unityofgainesville.org 770/534-0949 Ext. 3 + #

From I-985 Take Exit #24 going west on Highway #369. Make a right at Limestone Parkway (Hwy. #129) then another right at Clark’s Bridge Rd. (Hwy. #284 north). Drive 2.4 miles and make a left at Stancil Rd. Our Unity of Gainesville sign is on the corner. The church is on the left. From GA-400 Take Exit 17 (Gainesville) making a right and go to second light, Brown’s Bridge Rd. (GA #369). Make a right and follow #369 through Gainesville. Make a left at Limestone Parkway (Hwy. #129) then another right at Clark’s Bridge Rd. Hwy. #284 north). Drive 2.4 miles and make a left at Stancil Rd. Our Unity of Gainesville sign is on the corner. The church is on the left.

Unity of Gainesville Church P.O. Box 908000, Gainesville, GA 30501

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To Someone Special:

We Begin Again in 2010!


Unity of Gainesville Church Spring 2010 Newsletter  

Unity of Gainesville Church Spring 2010 Newsletter

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