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Rev Steve Colladay, 1942-2024

We were deeply saddened to hear of Rev Steve Colladay’s passing in late February 2024. Steve’s obituary begins, With profound sadness and a gentle embrace of memory, we share the heart-wrenching news of Rev. Dr. James Stephen “Steve” Colladay’s departure from this world. On the serene morning of Friday, February 23, 2024, he softly transitioned…

Holy Week 2024

Sunday, March 24, 10:00 AM We celebrate an unusual and intriguing Palm Sunday this year with special guest speaker, spiritual author and scholar Philip Goldberg. Phil brings an interreligious perspective to the Jesus story. Calling his talk “Jai Guru Jesus“, he writes: “On this Palm Sunday, we’ll celebrate the holy man of Nazareth as a…

Cardinal – a poem by Sue Oringel

Cardinal Easter, 2023 A slash of blood against the snow, against the black, barren trees of grief, this regal being in red robes comes with black moustache and beard– his consort nearby flitting in pink petticoats and pale lipstick–to tell you what you loved has not died, but is only sleeping, in another form and…

A Christmas Blessing

by Dave Ferrill I went to the cemetery on Christmas morning to leave some flowers for Stephanie and have a conversation with her. As I was leaving, I noticed a solitary woman standing over a grave nearby. Our paths crossed on the way out and I rolled down my window and asked if she was…

Evolving Kindness

by Natalie Smarro Kindness is doing what you can, where you are, with what you have. – ractivist For more than 20 years I intentionally chose professions that allowed me to be of service and offer kindness. The first half of those years I was fortunate to work for a generous businessman who always provided…

Ask the Trainer, with Ashley Schoborg

    by Ashley Schoborg MA CPT Ashley’s Background: Ashley has a master’s degree exercise physiologist and is a personal trainer with 18 years of experience in the fitness industry. She works with many clients aged 50+ and felt compelled to write this article for the Unity community to shed light on this very popular…

Day of the Dead Celebration

Living Fully with the End in Mind Recently, Ramananda John Welshons joined us for a day of “Honoring the Seasons of Our Lives.” During his talk and workshop, John invited us to embrace the inevitability of change as a blessing in which we can unveil Love in every circumstance during the ongoing cycles of life.…

Worldwide Prayer Vigil for Peace

The information below was shared with us by our friend Patricia Pearce Peace Troubadour Fr. James Twyman will travel to Israel for a worldwide peace meditation on Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon New York time. Millions of people will join as ONE voice for peace in Israel and Palestine Fr. James Twyman, also known as…