Heart Thoughts

Weekly messages from Rev. Pat Bessey, our minister. Heart Thoughts sent before December 29, 2021 are found in our Sunday Video Files blog.


Heart Thoughts: Buzzing With Energy!

This past Sunday marked a significant occasion at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth: our Annual Meeting. The turnout was fantastic, and the atmosphere buzzed with energy and excitement among our community members. We are delighted to announce the return of Michelle Neas and Janice Murphy to the Board of Trustees. Additionally, we extend a warm welcome to Jim Staebler, who joins as a new Alternate Trustee alongside Janice Murphy. We had numerous reasons to celebrate the achievements made between September 2022 and August 2023. Notably, we successfully raised $10,000 for Giving Tuesday and gathered $5,500 to resurface and reline our…

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Heart Thoughts: We Are Whole and Complete

In the span of a mere seven days, a multitude of events can unfold, and the spectrum of emotions experienced can be vast. The tragedy that occurred on Wednesday night undoubtedly continues to cast its profound effects upon many of us. Some among us might be acquainted with those directly impacted, or perhaps know someone who shares a connection with the incident. This is precisely the moment when we can put into action the message I convey every Sunday – the idea that every individual is whole and complete, their actions stemming directly from the experiences that have shaped them…

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Heart Thoughts: Dare to Be Wrong

The countdown is on, and in just two days the 2023 We Are the Light Women’s Retreat begins. It is so exciting to have Deb Engle, author of Only Little Prayer You Need, Be the Light That You Are and Let Your Spirit Guides Speak, as our Retreat Director. Deb also wrote a novel, Twenty, which is one of my all-time favorites Twenty. What is also exciting is we have women coming from Virginia, Massachusetts, and Vermont as well as Maine. How does it get any better than this! While we are away on retreat our guest speaker for Sunday…

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Heart Thoughts: Lighten Up!

We have so much to celebrate at our upcoming Annual Meeting on November 5th! Once again, our incredible community has shown its generosity, and we successfully raised the funds needed for the parking lot. On behalf of myself and the Board of Trustees, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude. Your unwavering support for projects like this truly makes our environment warm and welcoming. And it gets even better! Our garden project had a slow start due to heavy summer rains, but things have taken a dramatic turn. The waterline has been installed, and this Saturday, thanks to the hard…

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Heart Thoughts: The Impact of Mary Reed

How do I go about describing the impact that Mary Reed had on our community this past weekend? If you participated in any or all of the events, you would understand what I am talking about. Sunday’s message was “How We Are Waking Up.” She used the analogy of a drop of water in the ocean and it not realizing it is in the water and asking the question what is water? If you missed the service, you can watch it here, and I highly recommend that you do. On Monday evening she did a book reading from her latest…

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