Telling Gospel Stories

Would you like to learn to tell one of the many stories about Jesus from the Gospels? Hearing a story told is powerful for the listener and equally powerful for the teller. And it is great fun! The Gospel stories have already been honed down to the essential elements of the story: not complicated, no overwhelming descriptions, or huge cast of characters. We would love to create a workshop for tellers, those who want to learn for fun and personal growth, and those who might be interested in telling a Gospel story at church. How we use these stories will be up to us!

If learning to tell one appeals to you, please contact us.

We Have a New Associate Minister!

Rev. Barbara Adams

The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the addition of Rev. Barbara Adams to our ministerial staff effective June 1. She will serve with Nat as a part-time associate minister. This is a cost-neutral move that will energize our outreach and programs.

Unity Rochester is mighty to attract its good and to share that good with others.

A note from Barb:

Having driven by this beautiful church with its unique architecture numerous times, I wondered what the services were like. I wasn’t aware of the Unity message; knew nothing of New Thought, and had no idea if it were Christian-based. Attending my first service, I was drawn to the positive message, and the notion that it was presented as a lesson truly hooked me. As a retired educator, I felt that I had found a faith tradition that spoke to my belief that inspiration could be shared in a communal, informative manner, topped off with large helpings of love. I immediately began reading and studying the Fillmores, Butterworth, Cady, Thoreau, etc., and signed up for my first course through UWSI. Metaphysical interpretations of the Bible woke me up to a new world: one of love rather than condemnation. I felt that I had found my forever home. I’m thrilled to be a member of the UCGR family and am enlivened by your warm embrace. Thank you!

Food Collection Continues

As part of an ongoing community outreach program, you can help to feed the hungry. Bring food to the church for the School of the Arts Life Resource Room. Items needed: peanut butter, pasta, spaghetti sauce, soup, rice, applesauce, canned fruit and vegetables.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Unity of Greater Rochester’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values statements:

Vision Statement —

A world powerfully transformed through the growing movement of shared spiritual awakening.

Mission Statement —

Embracing all, we transform our lives using Unity Principles.

Core Values —

Love, Gratitude, Creativity and Spiritual Growth.

 

Sacred Healing Ministry

Sunday, April 21, 11:15 a.m.-.1 p.m. — Our Sacred Healing Ministry offers individual Reiki sessions and quiet meditation on the third Sunday of each month. All are welcome.

The Ten Commandments Book Study

Thursdays, September 6-November 8, 7-8:30 p.m. — Jerry and Rev. Sharon Peters lead a weekly book study of The Ten Commandments starting September 6 and continuing through early November. Written by renowned Unity mystic and meta-physician Emmet Fox, The Ten Commandments brings out the deeper meanings of the well known Christian commandments in a scientific yet spiritual way. The book explores the master key to life — and has been described as a universal guide to all that matters in making life more satisfying.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($13). Having a copy of the book is not required to participate in or benefit from the sessions — feel free to join the discussion to learn and share your perspectives.

A love offering will be taken each week to acknowledge the efforts of the leaders and help pay for the use of the church facilities.

Women of Unity

Saturday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. —

Women of Unity offers an opportunity for women of the church to come together to encourage one another while getting to know each other in a place of acceptance. We meet the third Saturday of the month to share an interesting topic or activity, and we ask that people bring a small snack. Stop in and check the group out to see if it is something that will be of a benefit to you. Facilitated by E.A. (Beth) Sears. Hope to see you there!

Sunday Coffee Hour

We have coffee and light refreshments available Sundays at 11 a.m., immediately following all Sunday Services. We invite you to join us for this informal way to connect with friends old and new.

Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, March 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Church leaders will share details about the state of the church while giving everyone an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about their church. Active members will also be choosing new members for the Board of Trustees and the Board Nominating Committee at this meeting. While congregants who have not officially joined the church are not eligible to vote, they are welcome to attend.