Unity Practical Christianity: Prosperity Part 2

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey Would you agree with me that life has a way of sending us curve balls? One of those curve balls landed with us and it has caused a disturbance in the field. Consequentially, this translates to the need to cancel our Women’s Retreat, which was scheduled on the 27 – 29 of this month. We had a situation come up with the venue that we were unable to resolve. So, the retreat team is taking a breath and now looking for a new venue for 2018. If you had already registered you will be receiving an email personally to discuss your refund. Life happens! And please hold the vision with us for an even more incredible Women’s’ Retreat at an earlier fall date in a perfect location next year!! Now, switching gears… when you come to service next Sunday to hear Sherri Mitchell, you … Continue reading

Unity Practical Christianity: Prosperity Part 1

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. ~ William Pollard Change is once again in the air! We see it in nature as the leaves are beginning their change in color and it is happening at Unity of Greater Portland, as well. Our Prayer Chaplain program is evolving and the change begins with a new name. It will be known now as our Prayer Partner Ministry. Sue Vittner, who has been the team leader for the Prayer Chaplains for the last few years, is stepping away as her life moves in a new direction. We are so grateful for Sue’s leadership and the dedication and commitment she has given to us. With this change, we saw the program also was moving in a new … Continue reading

Sacred Service

Sunday Message by Guest Speaker Rev. Amy Cousins Follow-up message from Steph Plourde: This week’s letter is coming to you from me, Steph Plourde, as Revs. Pat and LeRoy are away at the Unity People’s Convention in San Antonio, TX. This past Sunday, I did the 8 a.m. talk on Edwene Gaines’ Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity. These laws are: tithing, goal-setting, forgiveness, and living your divine purpose. If these principles had not had a profound impact on my life, I wouldn’t feel nearly as compelled to share them. All of the information below is directly from her book. For starters, it’s important to define prosperity. Edwene’s definition, to me, reflects the scope of the abundance we hope for: A vitally alive physical body to provide a comfortable worldly home for the spiritual beings that we are Relationships that are satisfying, nurturing, honest, and work all the time Work that … Continue reading

My Cup Runneth Over

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey For several years, I have been pretty successful getting through the winter without a pesky cold. Not so this year! If you were here on Sunday you would know that I was pretty congested, which actually added some extra impact to the message. The message title was “My Cup Runneth Over.” Having not talked about money in the entire time I have been at Unity of Greater Portland, I decided to capitalize on my physical congestion and share from the platform what can happen when we are metaphysically congested. So the answer to the question, “How does money and a stuffy nose end up in the same sentence?” is that in the same way we experience physical congestion and discomfort when we have a cold, we may experience profound metaphysical congestion and discomfort in the area of personal finances when we aren’t putting certain … Continue reading