Rev. Ed Townley is Back, This Sunday at Unity in the City

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Unity in the City E-Newsletter 24 September 2018
Hello Visitor,

Join us for our Celebration Service this Sunday at:
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1581 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446

Hands-On Healing: 10:00am 
Group Meditation: 10:30am
Celebration Service: 11:00am
 
Fellowship following the service, all are welcome.

Rev. Ed Townley This Sunday, 9/16/18

REV. ED TOWNLEY
is a part of the Unity in the City ministerial team; he leads our Sunday services twice each month.  One of the most in-demand speakers in the Unity movement, Rev. Ed is known for his enthusiastic metaphysical approach to the Bible, and for his understanding of the Hero's Journey as a roadmap for our individual spiritual unfoldment. His most recent book, Kingdom Come: A Guide to the Book of Revelation was published in 2012 by Unity Books. He is also the author of The Secret According to Jesus, a guide to the Sermon on the Mount. He answers Bible questions submitted to the international Unity website.
 

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Weekly Message

 

Rev. Ed's Reflections

Dear Friends,

Home, one poet wrote, is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in.  They have to take you in – not because they’re forced to, but simply because it’s where you belong.
 
The Prodigal Son, at his lowest ebb, decided that things would be better at home, even though he felt he had forfeited his right to be there.  ‘I don’t deserve to have my home back,’ he thought, ‘but even working there as a slave would be better than the mess I’ve made of my life.’ 
 
He rose out of the pigsty in which he was working and returned to his father, and is welcomed back and accepted without question—not as a slave, but as the beloved son he had always been.  The truth is, none of us ‘deserve’ our homes; none of us have earned the right to be there.  It is simply our home, our birthright as the creative offspring of a loving God.
 
And where is ‘home?’  It’s wherever we are.  We are always at home wherever God is, and God is present within us – expressing as us – wherever we may be.
 
Today I affirm that wherever I am, I am at home.  Because wherever I am, the Presence of God is with me.  Thank You, God!
Blessing's,
Rev. Ed

Maiyim's Update On The Rickie Byars Concert Last Week

On Wednesday evening, September 5th a good contingent from Unity in the City made our way to Unity on the River in Amesbury for the Rickie Byars concert. Rev. Dave Tomkinson and Irene and other familiar faces met us with warm excitement. Rickie's concert was of course wonderful and at least as much a sing-along as a concert as we all joined in raising our voices in praise. Our music director Alicia Ortiz was a "Rickie virgin" as Rickie says, and thrilled to meet her and hear Rickie in person, as she and Martine love singing Rickie's songs, which are often a big part of our joy songs. A great feeling of connection emerged.

In the picture, you see Rickie surrounded by Jeff Jones with his wife Leslie Salmon Jones on the far right, Char Caver, Martine and Alicia, Karen and her husband Keith, and Maiyim. Shirah also joined us, although she is not in the picture.

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Unity in the City - Ministers

Rev. Ed Townley -  revedtownley@yahoo.com
Rev. Carlos Anderson - timothyhaley777@gmail.com

Unity in the City - Board of Trustees

Jennifer Fortunato, Chair - jenniferfortunato43@gmail.com
Karen Ramirez, Vice Chair - karenb.ramirez@yahoo.com
Cynthia Lynch, Treasurer - cyn9396@verizon.net
Rolly Rouse, Secretary - rollyrouse@yahoo.com
  Board Pledge:
Recognizing God as our one Infinite Source and Power, we - the servant leaders of Unity in the City - are anchored in the spiritual practices of prayer, meditation, tithing and visioning.  
Thank you God, for choosing us and using us and for this opportunity to love and to serve!
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