Let’s Get Real About Relationships

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey Happy Post Halloween! With Halloween behind us it means we are now in November. Remember to turn your clocks back this Saturday night. On Sunday we continued the new series “Getting Real”. We looked at getting real in our relationships. Everywhere we turn we are in relationship, whether in a romantic relationship or with family, friends, co-workers or the clerk in a store. If we are in this human form, we will always be in relationships. So, what does getting real in relationships mean? Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, said in his book Talks on Truth: “‘God is love, and to live in God-Mind, man (humankind) must cultivate love until it becomes the keynote of his life. We must love everybody and everything, ourselves included. Some people hate themselves. Self-hate is destructive. You must love yourself. Affirm the infinite love as your love, and … Continue reading

The Mask We Wear

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey I often say change is inevitable, and if we are evolving we are changing. So let me share with you some changes that are about to happen or have happened. This coming Saturday night, before going to bed, turn your clocks back. We are changing back to Eastern Standard Time. One set of changes that has already happened is on our Board of Trustees. Nancy Callas and Yvette Nadeau have stepped off the board for personal reasons. We were blessed to have Nancy serve for nearly two years and Yvette for nearly a year. Because of these vacancies we have appointed Barbara Kowalska, who has been an alternate, to fulfill Nancy’s term. Yvette was an alternate as well, so we will not be filling her position until our annual meeting. Our heartfelt thanks for both for serving Unity of Greater Portland. Change has happened … Continue reading

Thoughts… Friends or Enemies?

Sunday Message by Guest Speaker Martha Creek, Healthy Congregations Facilitator & Trainer, Ministry Consultant Message from Rev. Pat: My excitement is over the top! The light tower is under construction as I write. I didn’t realize how much seeing it go up was going to impact me. It is a completion of a vision that I was part of creating in 1991 when we purchased this building. Thank you to all who have contributed your time, talent, and money to make this a reality. Please look up when you drive in the parking lot. You do not want to miss it! I am not even going to try and write about Martha Creek and the talk she gave on Sunday. She was great and shared lots of good information as well as showed us her light and witty side. Do yourself a favor and listen to the talk on our … Continue reading

Creating Functional Relationships – Getting Unstuck

Sunday Message by Rev. LeRoy Lowell As I contemplate what to share with you this week, there are so many wonderful, positive things that are happening at Unity of Greater Portland from which to share. This weekend we have Martha Creek with us. Martha is a consultant who has been serving in the Unity movement for over 15 years. Her work centers on bringing practices to ministries that support healthy communities. Martha is about self-realization and the subsequent peace that comes when one becomes awake. She is also a trained facilitator of Byron Katie’s “The Work.” Martha will be presenting a workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. titled “Self-Differentiated Leading and Living,” and then Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., “Living Shame, Guilt and Blame Free – Loving What Is – Doing “The Work.” I encourage you to bring friends; they will be so grateful that … Continue reading

Creating Functional Relationships – Beneath The Surface

Sunday Message by Rev. Pat Bessey It is September 9, and I wonder how did we get to this date? I remember hearing as a young person that the older you get the faster time goes, and oh, my gosh! It is true! In reality we are one third of the way through the month. It is a very full month as well. Thursday (tomorrow) evening we will be celebrating Unity’s World Day of Prayer. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Please join us for an evening of prayer, music, and drumming. We begin live streaming from Unity Village’s service at 8 p.m. Friday evening is the start of the Rhythm of Your Soul Women’s Retreat. We have a total of 32 participating in this weekend event. It will be educational as well as a time for creating community and deepening our own soul experience. Please check out our … Continue reading