September / October 2014
Being The Change
appreciative, solution-focused, and uplifting?
Unity is a divine idea in the mind of God, sown
Proverbs 16:24 states, “Gracious speech is like clover
in the soul of Myrtle Fillmore, as she affirmed these
honey—good taste to the soul, quick energy for the
thoughts, I am a child of God and I do not inherit
body”. Our words can hurt and they can heal.
sickness. I am a child of God made in the image
Scientific evidence supports the idea that it takes
and likeness of God. I inherit perfect health. Her
at least 21 days to form a new habit and complainfaith, her daily discipline of affirmative prayer and
ing is a habitual state of mind for many of
silent meditation, and her devotion to
us. So, join us at Unity Church of Oroville in
God made her well. Charles Fillmore
our desire to become happier, more loving
seeing the effect these practices had on
and positive in our thoughts, words and
his wife decided to give it a try. He said,
“In this Babel, I will go to headquarters.
We challenge each other to become
God and I can somehow communicate
complaint-free for 21 days. Just pick up
or the whole thing is a fraud.” After some
your Purple Bracelet or order one online to
time he began to receive guidance in his
Rev. Judith Elia remind you that you have the power to
dreams and his overall health and
create your life with positive intention. Begin to wear
prosperity began to improve.
your bracelet and every time you complain, gossip,
The teachings of Unity depend on each one of
or criticize move the bracelet to the other arm and
us doing as the Fillmore’s did: proving in our own
begin again. Keep moving the bracelet from wrist to
lives that these practical spiritual teachings are true.
wrist until you keep it on the same arm for 21 days.
Thoughts are creative. Every thought you think,
If you hear someone else who has a Purple
every word you speak is creating your reality.
Bracelet complain, you may point out their need to
Our spoken words are powerful. They can be
switch the bracelet but if you are going to do this you
weapons or medicine. When we complain, whine,
must move your bracelet, too. It may take us months
bemoan our plight or criticize others we strengthen
until we reach 21 days but it will be worth it. If we
that quality in ourselves. When we express
learn to be vigilant in casting out negative thinking
negative energy we will draw it to us. One of the
and attitudes, our life will become more beautiful
best gifts we can give ourselves is to stop
and more abundant and our community will “Be the
complaining. In the words of Maya Angelou, “If you
action we want to see in this world”, as Gandhi
don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change
it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
We can do it!!
Ever wonder what it would be like if our church
were complaint free? What if all our words were
Unity of Oroville
Rev. Judith Elia, Minister
10:00 am Sunday Service
1321 Robinson St.
Oroville, CA 95965
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This has been a wonderful year at Unity of Oroville.
Our knowledge increased with inspired lessons on Sunday
and classes by Connie. Spirits rose with well-supported
fund raisers and we can’t wait to have another lively
Rev. Judi has joined us with her boundless energy and
decades of study.
Eight months into the year we have received over
$10,000 above expenses for the year-to-date. Income
remains strong from your love offerings and this is the
most important blessing of all: that we at Unity draw
together and everyone pitches in for an outstanding result.
The state of Unity of Oroville is strong and the outlook
is excellent. Namaste and thanks,
Year to Date
About our Minister
Rev. Judith Elia is an ordained Unity Minister
who has organized conferences and events
internationally for World Peace, Holistic
Medicine, and the Spiritual Unity of the World’s
Religions. Prior to Ministry she worked as a
Family Therapist, Clinical Director of the Child
Protection Team, a Community College and
Business College Adjunct Professor of
Psychology, and Supervisor of Fitness at the
Spa at Palm Aire. She is moving from
Jacksonville, FL where she worked as a Child
Therapist at the Child Guidance Center for the
last 3 years. She works with all age groups to
inspire health, harmony and happiness within
and between all people.
This issue is for October November 2014, and is a
publication of Unity of Oroville. Our next issue will be
published by December 1st, 2014. Deadline to submit
items for publication is November 12th, 2014.
Carmen Hironimus, publisher email@example.com
Please join us on Sunday October 28 at 10 am
for a Special Service in honor of all of our Animal
Friends, teachers and guides. In the Spirit of St
Francis of Assisi we will celebrate our Pets, Animal
encounters and lessons learned from the winged
ones, four-leggeds, swimmers, creepers and
crawlers who share the Living Earth with us. All
animal pets are welcome! Please bring photos of
your Pets to Co-Create a Photo Collage honoring
the many Faces and Forms of our Beloved Friends.
September Cinema was good! The Astral City was well-liked, wonderful
music by Philip Glass and classics (Moonlight sonata, etc).
In October we are cancelling the Cinema due to Carolyn's and Tom and Anna Kastner's
BIRTHDAY POTLUCK at Riverbend park, under the HUGE Cottonwood tree near the entrance.
Saturday October 18, at 5PM. Everyone is welcome!
Learn to Meditate!
Affirmative Prayer and
Tuesdays at 11 am
with Rev. Judi Elia and friends at
Unity of Oroville beginning October 28.
Unity Auction Sunday,
New and Gently used
household goods for
auction - The recycle
It will be potluck
Sunday so please
bring finger foods for
easy eating and
Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that
values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?
Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY,
a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the
deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa,
HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
Watch The Happy Movie!!!
Wednesday November 5th at 6:30 pm at Unity of Oroville.
Discussion and Happiness Meditation led by Rev. Judi Elia following the movie.
Spiritual Cinema, Saturday November 15th at
7pm at Unity of Oroville.
Discussion following the movie.
An Evening of Sacred Music and Dance with
Dances of Universal Peace Dance Leaders
Ensua and Joy, Khadija,
Nuran and Friends at
Unity of Oroville,
Thursday Nov. 20th
at 7pm. Circle Dances,
Drumming and Singing in
the Spirit of Thanksgiving.
Donations accepted will be
sent to our Native American friends.
Unity of Oroville is hosting a Body Mind Spirit Health Fair on Saturday November 8, 2014 from
9am - 4 pm. There will be vender's from the around the area, who will be sharing their talents in
the Healing and Creative Arts including massage, energy balancing, painting, children’s activities
and inspirational sharing. Join us for fun and information on how to live a happy, healthy and
balanced life. To reserve space as a vendor email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
9AM - 4PM
UNITY OF OROVILLE
1321 ROBINSON ST. OROVILLE
Massage - Zen Garden - Reiki
Speakers - Energy work
Dance your Prayers
Arts /Jewellery - Walk The Labyrinth
Spiritual Direction - Feng Shui
Spiritual Readers - Music - Oils
Yoga - Hypnotherapy and More
For more information:
Call Terry Rossetta 513-8020 or
Carol Koehler 533-8190
Handicap access available.
PLEASE COME JOIN US ON THIS DAY OF JOY AND BLESSINGS