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JUST FOR YOU”
Taught by Karen Wasick
Sunday, December 8th
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Curious About Yoga?
Want to Try,
But Think You are:
Too Out of Shape,
Karen Wasick has been practicing yoga since 1965, and strongly believes that yoga will help you see the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. Her joy is to watch her students use yoga to be nurturing to themselves as they improve and develop their strength, flexibility and focus. She believes that yoga is an instrument that makes life more enjoyable.
Be sure to join us for this joyous adventure in yoga…all of your parts will have a good time, and you will also connect with the other wonderful Unity students.
No advance registration necessary, however, if you are planning to attend, please fill out the questioner form in the Unity Bookstore and leave it with Victoria Barkley at the desk.
Love Offering: $15.00
Saturday, December 14th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Bobbie Horowitz
by Bill Zeffiro
Featuring Our Fabulous
Holiday Line Up of
Cabaret & Broadway Stars!
For Names of Performers,
Be Sure to Join Us
for This Festive
Holiday Celebration of
& Holiday Refreshments.
All This for a Suggested
Love-Offering of $15.00.
And…Bring a Friend!
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What Is Unity?
Unity began as a movement in the late 1800’s when Charles and Myrtle Fillmore started sharing their experiences of self healing with their friends. Charles was a silver prospector and a real estate broker in Kansas City. Myrtle, his wife, had suffered from tuberculosis since she was a child. At a difficult time in their lives, they attended a lecture that transformed them. Myrtle left the meeting knowing that she was a Child of God and, therefore, did not have to inherit illness. Myrtle began reading the Bible and praying daily. After two years, she was healed of tuberculosis and was no longer an invalid. Charles was healed of a withered leg and related illnesses. They also overcame financial problems, as well as other difficulties.
The Fillmore’s saw Jesus as the Master Teacher and felt their understanding was a return to Jesus’ original teachings that perhaps others had not fully understood. They called it Practical Christianity because they taught principles that when applied led to transformation of lives. They did not set out to establish a church, but rather an educational system, teaching principles of Truth.
Charles and Myrtle established teaching and ministerial training programs, Silent Unity, a 24-hour prayer service, and published spiritually uplifting books and magazines, such as Unity Magazine and the Daily Word. Their legacy lives on, and today there are approximately 1000 churches, centers, and study groups world-wide, with people numbering in the millions who are part of the Unity Family.
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of Creative “Worth-ship”
9:30 am & 11:00 am
Message & Meditation
by Justin Epstein, Minister
At The Unity Center
213 West 58th Street,
Between Broadway & 7th Avenue
Justin Epstein Continues the Series:
“HELP! THANKS! WOW!
The Three Essential Prayers”
Our gifted musical artists,
vocalist Scott Coulter and pianist Dennis Buck,
will provide glorious musical framework for the hour.
Be inspired this holiday season by this special series on prayer,
based on the delightful book by Anne Lamott.
The Message This Sunday:
The Message Sunday, Dec. 15:
Plan To Be With Us Every Sunday
for a Beautiful Time of Personal Growth
and Spiritual Enrichment.
And…Invite Your Friends to Join You.
be sure to join us for these special
Sunday, December 22nd
9:30 & 11:00 am
Our beautiful Candlelight Service will focus on
experiencing the deep and vibrant Love and Joy
of the Christmas experience.
Justin Epstein Will Lead the Service
With the Message:
“Following Love’s Leading”
Everyone present will participate in the deeply moving
and will receive a specially blessed Christmas Candle,
with an inspirational message attached.
Our gifted musical artists:
vocalists D. Michael Heath and Stephen Lehew,
and pianist Dennis Buck,
will present the Christmas Message
in glorious music and song.
And…we will all join voices in joyous carol singing.
Don’t miss the wonder and magic of Christmas
with your Unity Family
* * * * * * * * *
Burning Bowl & Sacred Stone Service
Held at The Holiday Inn
440 West 57th Street
Between 9th & 10th Avenues
Sunday, December 29th
One Service Only: 11:00 am
“LIVING WITH PASSION & PURPOSE”
By Justin Epstein
With Special Music by Guest Artists,
Andrea Paquin & Elise Arseneau & Their Band
Burning Bowl Ceremony
The New Year is upon us and offers the promise that we can
leave behind that which no longer serves us, and it gives us the
opportunity to begin fresh and new. It is a time to release
unwanted conditions in our life, to die to the old self, and make room
for our new beginnings. The Burning Bowl is a fire ceremony
which can open us so we can listen to our hearts, become clear
in our intentions, release the old habits, and bring in new
habits that can help us accomplish our highest good.
Sacred Stone Ceremony
This Sacred Ceremony opens us to what God is calling us to
express in the New Year. In this Ceremony you will receive
a special white stone that comes from a quarry near Bethlehem.
During meditation we become open to receive a word or phrase
that speaks to a new direction for our life in the coming year.
We then write this word of inspiration upon our stone
to assure a clean slate for the New Year.
Be sure to join us for this important
time of releasing the past and claiming
your good in the New Year.
“Discovery Classes” for Children Sundays, 11:00 am
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“The Revelation That Changed
Dr. Maya Angelou's Life”
When she was in her 20s, Dr. Maya Angelou discovered the Unity Church. Founded in 1889, Unity is a Christian movement that emphasizes affirmative prayer and education as a path to spirituality. Watch as she is moved to tears while recalling the revelation that changed her life forever.
Watch Interview between
Dr. Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey
Led by Justin Epstein
Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Trained in the “Oneness Diksha Blessing” and a licensed Ananda Yoga Instructor, Justin Epstein leads these Inspirational Services with a deep and moving meditation and a beautiful time of experiencing the
There is also a time of Sacred Chanting
led by prominent
Make This Service a Regular Part
Of Your Spiritual
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“Unity Goes to the Movies”
Sunday December 15th
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
Starring George C. Scott
Considered by many to be the best version of Charles Dickens' Christmas tale, this 1984 made-for-TV version earned George C. Scott an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge. Novelist and essayist Louis Bayard described this adaptation as "the definitive version of a beloved literary classic," praising its fidelity to Dickens' original story, the strength of the supporting cast, and especially Scott's performance as Scrooge.
The story tells of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's spiritual, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from his deceased partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
According to historian Ronald Hutton, the current state of observance of Christmas is largely the result of a mid-Victorian revival of the holiday spearheaded by “A Christmas Carol.” Hutton argues that Dickens sought to construct Christmas as a festival of generosity. He influenced many aspects of Christmas that are celebrated today such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games, and a festive generosity of spirit.
After the showing,
there will be a discussion
of the film.
Presented on a
Welcome to The Unity Center of New York City: A loving, joy-filled spiritual community made up of people who embrace the spiritual essence in every person. We respect the Universal Truths in all religions and each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path. At Unity, you will find a spiritual community to join and support you on your journey.
The Unity Center of New York City belongs to the Unity Worldwide Ministries which “sees God as good and everywhere present and affirms the Spark of Divinity in all of us.” We believe that we can co-create Heaven on Earth through our words, thoughts, and actions.
Please join us on Sunday for our “Worth-ship” Service or attend one of our weekly spiritual growth workshops. You will find a spiritual family who embraces community spirit, prayer and meditation, sacred service, spiritual education, and joyful living.