Blackberry Time

by Roger Mock

by Roger Mock I had this song playing in my kitchen a couple days ago while I was making my dinner. It’s by Irish singer Luka Bloom, and it’s called Blackberry Time. The chorus goes: Everything is possible in God’s time But nothing is for sure All our hurts to wade through And still we find… […]

Jane Bloom – We Will Remember You

by Rev. Crystal Muldrow

In early May, during a conversation I was having with Jane Bloom, she told me that she did not think she was coming back to Unity. I knew she had been dealing with some serious and seemingly unrelenting ailments for the past several years… This last one had taken a lot out of her. Yet, […]

Keeping the Faith, Part 2

by Roger Mock

by Roger Mock Back in March I wrote a column on the topic of faith vs. belief. The gist of it was contained in a phrase I had heard someone say that had somewhat stopped me in my tracks: “Throw out all the beliefs and keep the faith!” The conclusion I reached is that beliefs are a […]

Summer Breeze

by Rev. Crystal Muldrow

by Rev. Crystal Muldrow “What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with… no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” – Gertrude Jekyll I’m probably dating myself. Now that spring has settled in and […]

Ask and Receive

by Kerri Kannan

This past Sunday, Reverend Crystal mentioned “Ask and ye shall receive.” However, in order to receive, we must ask in a way that the universe understands.  Knowing how to ask can be a tricky business.  In fact, if you don’t know how to ask, you could be pushing away the very thing you desire, which can […]

The One Path

by Roger Mock

by Roger Mock From the beginning of December of last year through this past Sunday, May 20, we observed and celebrated in our own way the birth, teachings, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus the Christ, culminating in the outpouring of the Christ Spirit on his followers at Pentecost. At Unity we loosely follow […]

Promised Land – a musical cry for freedom

by unityalbany

Our good friends Answer the Muse have written and recorded this song and produced the video below to add their voice in support of refugees everywhere. We at Unity Church in Albany are proud to have played a small part in the making of the video.   From the band: Does your heart break over […]

When Joy Comes Back

by Roger Mock

by Roger Mock Recently I chanced to hear a Gospel song called Joy Comes Back, sung by blues singer Ruthie Foster. It’s a rollicking good one, and you’ll be singing it with us at Unity sometime soon, I hope. Here’s the simple chorus: I wanna be ready I wanna be ready I wanna be ready […]

Beyond Racism

by unityalbany

Do “Black Lives Matter” and reversing white privilege matter to you?  A group of ten from Unity Albany went to a conference, last April, in which the presenter was Pax Christi (a Catholic social justice group based in Washington DC).  Unity then organized a separate group with the April workshop’s name: “Building the Beloved Community: Healing Racism.”  Meanwhile, […]