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In the Beginning…

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By Kerri Kannan For the past couple of years, because of some very profound experiences I have had, I have been somewhat obsessed with understanding not only the power of prayer, but also the power of our words. That obsession led me to search for books that will help me understand exactly how powerful our […]

Minister’s Column: Christmas

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow   ‘Tis the season. As I write, Christmas decorations are being decked, parties are being planned, gifts are being purchased, everyone is on their best behavior so that Saint Nick will stop by and every 15 minutes a commercial plays the Johnny Mathis song, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like […]

Voyager à Paris – a letter from John

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October 4, 2017   Rev. Crystal, Unity Board and Roger and My Unity Family,   It is with great joy that I write to you on the eve of the eve of my Great Adventure across the ocean on a trans-Atlantic ocean liner to Britain and from there to Paris to live for 2 months […]

Refuge and Strength

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” —Psalm 46:2 Perhaps you have heard the saying, “Into each life some rain must fall.” It seems like our world is experiencing more of a surge? We have had an unprecedented year of natural disasters, there are four major wars […]

Finding the Narrow Gate

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by Roger Mock Recently a congregant remarked that she had never forgotten something I had written in this blog some time back. “Really, what was that?” I asked. “You wrote that ‘The present moment is the narrow gate,’” said she. And I thought – wow, that’s pretty good. At least one of us remembered it! Well, […]

Staying in the Heart Space

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President’s Corner by Orisa Skipper I have given myself permission to follow my heart. I have been indulging in the precious time with family in North Carolina, Louisiana, and in the Albany area. Also, with my dearest friend, (Connie) in Oswego, who is battling cancer. I am enjoying extra quiet time in God’s presence or […]

Prayers of Thanksgiving

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By Kerri Kannan How do you pray?  Do you give thanks for already having received; or do you ask from a place of desire for change? As we enter the holiday season, starting with Halloween, we celebrate the day of the dead, allowing those things that no longer serve us to pass, and ending with […]

Do Greater Things

by Rev. Crystal Muldrow James 2:14-17 reads, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat […]

Spotlight on Service: Dennis Ryan

edited by John Daubney The early 1990’s was a time of change for me, personally and professionally. I used bio-feedback and lifestyle changes to recover from physical illness; and also used 12 Step principles to improve my emotional health. All this while participating in the vibrant “Men’s Movement” community where I formed lasting friendships. Still […]

Effort & Grace

by Roger Mock A yoga teacher in a video I have used begins her class with these words: “There are two primary forces at work in our life: The ascending force of action and effort, and the descending force of grace.” In yogic terms the practice is about balancing and blending two forces in the […]