Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Peace in the Midst – 2017 Annual Unity World Day of Prayer
Join us at any point of the day as we hold a prayer vigil at Unity of The Blue Ridge from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. for the 24th Annual Unity World Day of Prayer. There will be brief ceremonies to open and close the day at 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and an invitation to pray through the Labyrinth at noon. The rest of the day will be for silent meditation in communion with the world-wide Unity family.
Times of great change challenge us to find our center in the midst of seeming chaos. The spiritual practice of finding peace right where you are, in the midst of any situation, has been the prescription of master teachers through the ages.
Unity is echoing this centuries-old practice during World Day of Prayer 2017, calling for “Peace in the Midst.” We’re engaging people all over the world with renewed spiritual energy to Pray Peace … Be Peace … Do Peace. Together we affirm: I am peace in the midst of all matters!
For more information, please contact Rev. Laura Collins at UnityRevLaura@gmail.com
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Blessing of the Animals, 7 p.m., at Unity of the Blue Ridge
On Wednesday, October 4, on the Feast of St. Francis there will be a special “Blessing of the Animals” at 7 pm. This brief service of prayerful appreciation for our pets and the larger community of animals with whom we share the earth will be held on the patio, behind the Sanctuary, weather permitting. You are invited to bring your pets to be blessed. There will be members of the Healing Oasis available to individually pray with and for your pets following the service.
In addition, during both services on Sunday, October 8, we will have a moment for Blessing of the Animals and we invite you to bring a photo of your pet(s) or some item of theirs (like a toy).
Please contact UnityRevLaura@gmail.com with any questions.