“State of the
Review of where
we’ve been and where
What does it take to build and grow a
spiritual community? We know it takes Faith, Vision, A Unified Purpose,
Commitment, Dedication, Perseverance, Joy, Food, Creativity, Kindness,
Compassion, Understanding, Willingness, Patience, Clarity, Focus,
Accountability, Responsibility, Money and most of all PEOPLE which is
our most valuable resource. Unity Church of North Idaho has all of
this. We are a thriving spiritual community, inspiring and empowering
individual and global transformation -- AND, it is happening just as
This Sunday I’ll be sharing an
overview of our church’s wellbeing. I like to do this once a year when
we have our annual meeting because it helps us see where we’ve come
from, where we are and where we are going.
In this spirit, I offer the following
Blessing for a Church from Unity’s poet laureate James Dillet Freeman
which I have adapted by adding the word children :
This is God’s
May we who come
here not only find out about God, but find God.
May there be
beauty in this place, but especially may it be a place where men, women,
and children become aware of the beauty in themselves.
May this be a
place of worship. May this be a place of instruction. May this be a
place of singing. May this be a place of prayer.
But for us who
worship and take instruction and sing and pray, may this always be a
place of inner stillness, where we may listen and hear when God speaks.
ministers here minister in love. May whoever teaches here teach truth.
May whoever serves here serve pleasantly.
May everyone come
into this house in expectation and go with thanksgiving, and may anyone
who comes needing help go feeling blest.
May this be such
a house that Jesus Christ...or any stranger would feel in it that He was
with friends. Amen.
I look forward to being with you.
You make a difference. Your presence matters. Thank you for making
this spiritual community such a vibrant wonderful place. It is indeed
my joy to minister here. My wish for you is this: May you be well. May
you be happy. May you be filled with lovingkindness.