Youth and Family Ministry
All youth and their families are welcome to join the Youth and Family Ministry Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 11:00 in the Spirit Room. We will look at the Power of Release. Release is the essential power to let go, cleanse, remove, deny, and denounce. The ability to release from a person's feelings, thoughts, and life experience when something no longer serves a purpose.
Does this only apply to only unpleasant things in our life, or does it all require a sort of release every day? We can look at our breathing for the answer. We inhale the necessary air for life, but we can't stop there. Every inhale must be followed by an exhale. Our young people will explore this with breathing exercises, a story of a girl named Dot, and a few release notes of their own.
Family Practice: Talk about something that every family member can let go of. This could be a thing, a feeling, or a thought, and then release that something. We will continue our practice for sharing our Christmas story, "Some Yoga for Christmas".
Prayer and Fellowship
Fellowship after service is back in the Community Room. Join us for lemonade and conversation. Prayer Chaplains will be available on-site to pray with you one on one.
USC Westlake presents Michele Cole Nov. 28
Michele Coles has spent the last 40 years exploring spiritual practices like prayer, meditation, journaling, and the modern alchemy of decluttering. She has studied various theologies and has spent the last 18 years in Unity. Michele is currently in her second year of ministerial school with Unity Spiritual Institute. She considers herself to be a truth student and finds relatable teachings in pop culture. Michele shares her gifts of song, storytelling, and laughter to spread joy throughout her community.
She returns to the podium November 28 to begin our Advent Season with a message of “Faith Full and a Feeling of Hope.”
Michele said, “A Christmas to Remember, Unity’s 2021 Advent booklet, discusses past Christmases as well as the traditional topics for each week of hope, love, peace and joy. This year, Unity has brought Faith in with hope. I will be discussing the difference between faith and hope, using Emily Cady and Eric Butterworth, and looking at our 12 principles.”
For more information on A Christmas to Remember, please visit, https://www.unity.org/publications/booklets/christmas-to-remember.
Spiritual Practice: This advent season, remember that God believes in us. Center yourself in that Faith. Believe in yourself, Believe in God. Have Faith in God in You. Use the following affirmation as you move through the week: My faith in God sets me free from all worry, anxiety and doubt. My faith creates hope for a brighter future.
Spiritual Practice November 21
John F. Kennedy said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” This week, take time to affirm often, “I am so blessed.” Use gratitude as the portal and step into the Truth of who you are, God in expression. Then as you look around you will see, there's so much to be thankful for!
Our Advent Series Lineup
November 28, 2021: Michele Coles on Faith
December 12, 2021: Bruce Price on Love
December 19, 2021: Bruce Price on Joy
December 24, 2021: Bonnie Chase (Christmas Eve 7 p.m.)
December 26, 2021: Michele Coles (Burning Bowl)