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UCR e-Newsweekly
December 4, 2020


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A Message From Your Board of Trustees

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We continue to monitor the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Eastern Iowa, measuring it against CDC criteria for in-person gatherings. Given the recent uptick in cases, UCR services will remain online throughout the holiday season into the New Year.

While we long to gather in person, especially during Advent and Christmas, we are mindful that the health and safety of our church community is our highest priority.  Thank you for all the ways you are staying connected.
Join us for Lessons in Truth this Sunday, December 6.
This book study is facilitated by Paula Land.
For login information, please call or text Paula at (319)721-1759
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"Living In The Light of Peace"

This is the second lesson in our Advent Series, "The Light of Christmas."  Join us as we explore what it means to be a peacemaker and establish peace on earth.
 

UnityCR is supporting Families Helping Families this Holiday Season.


Families Helping Families serves children in Foster Care.  They are in need of basic small/elementary size items such as: 
        Socks                          T-shirts                   Boys & girls underwear
        Sports bras                 Pajama pants
 
Boxes will be placed in the CommUnity Room during regular business hours from December 15 - 22. Please call Ruth at 319-393-5422 to schedule a "no contact" drop-off time. Donated items will be delivered after December 22. 

Questions, call Susan 319.389.3132 

Nominations for Board of Trustees

As required by the bylaws, we have begun the Board of Trustee nominating process.  If you are an active member of the Unity Center of Cedar Rapids and would like to place your name in nomination, we invite you to request an application and packet from the Center office. Packets will be available on November 13th. There are two three-year term positions to fill.  The election will take place during the annual meeting in January.  If you are interested, please email office@unitycr.org or call 319.393.5422.

The nominating team is:
Nina Swanson, Chair
Sally Miller, Congregant
Lynda Black-Smith, Trustee
Rev. Debra Carter Williams, Minister

Again, you must be an active member to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Truth Topic Tuesday

December 8th | 6:30 PM | Via Zoom

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Topic:  Jesus, Christ, Jesus Christ

This monthly discussion explores central Unity teachings using topics gleaned from our Unity members and friends.  This discussion will explore Jesus' divine nature (and ours), as well as the implications of this understanding in our human expression. 
Rev. Debra will offer quotes from Unity sources, but this is a deep discussion rather than a class.
 
Please register in advance by Clicking Here.

Dial-A-Lesson: Call this dedicated phone number any time to listen to Rev. Debra’s latest Unity Lesson.  Call (319) 214-0954

Pastoral Care: If you need encouragement and support, spiritual counseling and pastoral care is available through the center.  Please reach out and Rev. Debra or one of our Licensed Unity Leaders will reach out to you.  Email minister@unitycr.org or call the center at (319) 393-5422.

Sunday Prayer: Our Prayer Room Partners are available via phone after the online service, Sundays 11 am - noon.  If you have a prayer concern, call (319) 382-2009 and a member of the prayer team will pray with you.

Join a Gratitude Group!

Grateful living is an affirmation that God is present within every experience and circumstance. It opens our eyes to the blessings all around us, and opens our lives to the flow of abundance.  It lifts our minds and hearts as it infuses us with joy.

With this in mind, we are also organizing new gratitude groups.  The members of these groups contact each other regularly to share their gratitude lists. 

If you would like to be part of a group, click on one of the links below.  Some groups will connect via email and some via text.  If you sign up for a group, you must share your email or phone number with your group members.
 
Email Gratitude Group
Text Gratitude Group

Save the Date - Comfy Christmas!

Many Ways to Give!

During these unprecedented times, you turn to UCR for a positive message and help centering and focusing on Good. Even though we are meeting virtually for a while, we still have to pay our minister and staff, as well as our mortgage, insurance, maintenance, etc. Your consistent gifts are welcome and appreciated.  
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Thank you for keeping your prosperity consciousness intact. There are many blessings around us, in us, and through us, and many more to come!

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 6, "The Light of Peace" via Live Stream, 10 am
  • Dec 13, "The Light of Love" via Live Stream, 10 am
  • Dec 20, "The Light of Joy" via Live Stream, 10 am
  • Dec 20, Comfy Christmas, 10 am
  • Dec 24, Pre-Recorded, Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service
  • Dec 27, Jonas Magram via Live Stream, 10 am
  • Dec 31, Pre-Recorded, Burning Bowl Service
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