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The Good News, According to Phil

Rev. Phil Schlaefer

Rev. Phil Schlaefer

In my younger days in Unity, I thought that thinking about my death was totally negative. All the affirmations celebrated vigor, youth, glowing health. The unmistakeable, though unspoken, impression was that wrinkles, graying hair, etc., were signs of faulty thinking, of not being spiritual enough. After all, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, did say his goal was to live forever in his physical body.  (more…)

Opportunities to Connect, Grow & Give

Unity Church of Bonita Springs provides new opportunities every month to connect with friendly people, explore new ideas, celebrate, and grow spiritually. Please check our Calendar for complete information about all the ways we can bless you!

how-then-shall-we-liveFour Big Questions
Saturdays, August 8-29, 1-2:30 p.m.
At the Unity Convention, which Rev. Phil attended in June, Wayne Muller was a presenter. His latest book is How, Then, Shall We Live? In it, he invites the reader to wrestle with four questions. One is “Who am I?” Another is “What do I ?” The third is “How shall I live, knowing I will die?” And the fourth is “What is my gift to the family of the earth?”

Rev. Phil presents an exploration of each of these big questions, one per Saturday, beginning on Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. It is not necessary to purchase the book. But it is necessary to be willing to explore!

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Unity World Day of Prayer
Thursday, September 10, 2 p.m.
Silent Unity, Unity’s prayer ministry, sponsors all-day prayer events at Unity Village today. Our church participates in two ways: one, we send in a list of people we want held in prayer. Two, we hold a Prayer Gathering here at the church at 2 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend; there is more power generated when “two or more are gathered in my name,” as Jesus said.

Rev. Michael Dowd

Rev. Michael Dowd

Thank God For Evolution
Saturday, September 12, 1 p.m.
Rev. Phil shows Part III of this 4-part DVD series. The series presenter is Rev. Michael Dowd, a former fire-breathing, anti-evolutionist minister. He has come to see, and to share, that science and religion are not antagonists, but complementary. Join us for this stimulating presentation.

New Member Orientation
Saturday, September 19, 1 p.m.
We hold the required Orientation Meeting for those who wish to become members of the church. Rev. Phil presents slides of Unity Village as a context for sharing the history and basic principles of the Unity movement. We welcome new members.

hands caringMeditation & Prayer Time
Wednesdays, noon-12:30 p.m.
Each Wednesday at noon we join in prayer. We use the Silent Unity affirmations for the month and include all prayer requests that have been placed in the Prayer Box. All are welcome to join us. After our Silent Unity Prayer Time, stay for a half-hour meditation, 12:30 – 1 p.m.

A Course in Miracles
This class resumes on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Jane Parlette leads discussions about this stimulating material on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Join the class at any time.

autumn pathSILENT UNITY AFFIRMATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Inner Peace – I am at peace in the present moment.
Guidance – I act on divine guidance with confidence and faith.
Healing – The light of Spirit illumines my mind and body.  I am whole and well.
Prosperity – I embrace abundant living and give thanks.
World Peace – My thoughts and actions contribute to peace in the world.


Board News
We welcome Candace Drury as the newest Board member. Candace fills a position that has been vacant. We welcome her positive energy, which is grounded in prayer, as Candace is a Prayer Chaplain.

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