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                                      December 16, 2009

                                       This Week's Affirmation:

    May the Christ Spirit be born anew in you and me right now!" - Reverend John Strickland

 "Sing, play, eat, wag your tail, jump around -- it's Christmas!" - Reverend Duke, The Minister of
                                        Unconditional Love

      Sermon for Sunday, December 20 Noel! Noel! Noel! - Reverend John Strickland


                                John's Prayer for Abundance...

God’s economy is not dependent on the vagaries of oil prices, the value of the dollar or the Dow
                                   Jones Average. God’s
   economy is always positive. I am God’s beloved child. Therefore, I live in God’s world, in
               accordance with God’s laws, under God’s economic principles.
                                    I AM PR0SPEROUS!

THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

Special Announcements




              EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS CANDLE LIGHTING

              TODAY, DEC. 16TH AT 7:30PM IN THE CHAPEL
 REVEREND JOHN WILL SHARE ONE OF HIS FAVORITE SERVICES WITH US. WE WIL
   LIGHT TWELVE CANDLES FOR EACH DISCIPLE, ENJOY MUSIC AND LISTEN TO
 REVEREND JOHN SHARE A LOVELY STORY WRITTEN BY NEALE DONALD WALSCH.

REVEREND JOHN OFFERS THIS SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE TRAVELLING OR
                   OUT OF TOWN ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

                      _______________________________________________
                  "THE PLANE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS"

              SATURDAY, DEC. 19TH AT 5:00 & SUNDAY, DEC. 20 AT 2:00

 COME, CELEBRATE OUR CHILREN AS THEY PORTRAY WHAT HAPPENS TO A GROUP
   OF TRAVELERS WHO GET STRANDED ON CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE AIRPORT!!!!

                        SUGGESTED LOVE OFFERING OF $7.00




HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 - CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS SHOW - "THE PLANE TRUTH
ABOUT CHRISTMAS"

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 - THE BIRTH OF JESUS: A NEW PERSPECTIVE AT 10:00AM.
LARRY BERGMANN, LUT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 - CHRISTMAS EVOLUTION: THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS AT
1:00PM. LARRY BERGMANN, LUT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 - CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS SHOW, "THE PLANE TRUTH ABOUT
CHRISTMAS"




UPCOMING EVENTS:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 - WINTER SOLSTICE CRYSTAL BOWL CONCERT

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING SERVICE, CHILDREN'S
SERVICE, A SERVICE OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC, TRADITIONAL SERVICE, MIDNIGHT
SERVICE. ***PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SERVICE TIMES***




MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Sunday, December 27 - Christmas Dinner

Sunday, December 27 - Early Burning Bowl Ceremony
Thursday, December 31 - New Year's Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony, Midnight Watch at 11:30

Sunday, January 24 - Edwene Gaines




                        ATLANTA UNITY PLEDGE PERIOD

 Pelase remember to turn your pledge card in or you may e-mail your pledge to
                   Pam Johnson: pam@atlantaunity.org



 ONGOING OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY During these challenging times, Atlanta
Unity Church would like to assist the Norcross Cooperative Ministry with the collection of
 food. For more information on Norcross Cooperative Ministry, go to www.norcrossco-
op.org. See signage and collection bin in Fellowship Hall along with a list of most needed
 staple items. Atlanta Unity would like to request food donations of non-High Fructose
   Corn Syrup only. Thank you for your kindness and consideration. If you have any
        questions, contact Nan Smith at 770-451-6711 or smith1992@bellsouth.net




                  2009 HOLIDAY SERVICES AT ATLANTA UNITY




             Christmas Evolution: The History of Christmas

               Sunday, December 20th at 1:00pm in the Chapel

                   Winter Solstice Crystal Bowl Concert

                       Monday, December 21st at 7:30pm

                  Christmas Eve Candle-Lighting Service

                             Thursday, December 24th

                           Children’s Service at 5:00pm

               A Service of Christmas Music (Choir) at 7:30 pm
                      Traditional Service from 8:00—9:00pm

                             Midnight Service at 11:00pm

                                  **Christmas Dinner

                 Sunday, December 27th from 10:00am—2:00pm

                         ***Early Burning Bowl Ceremony

                            Sunday, December 27th at 2:00

                   New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony

            Thursday, December 31ast at 7:30p.m. in the Sanctuary

                Midnight Watch at 11:30pm in the Sanctuary

                                    **Change in date
                                    ***Change in time




WEDNESDAY EVENINGS Rev. John invites you to Wednesday Night Prayer Services,
every Wednesday from 7:00 to 7:30 pm in the Meditation Room. We will follow the traditional
“Silent Unity Prayer Service”. “One with Divine Mind, I receive wisdom and inspiration through
prayer”.

Healers - 7:30 TO 9:30 pm We are offering Reiki, a simple but powerful technique which helps
you balance "your" energy system, to provide stress reduction, relaxation, to promote health and
wellness for you and those you love. Join us every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
*Held in Room 108.

EARLY BIRD CANDLE LIGHTING SERVICE Wednesday, December 16th at
7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Reverend John will share one of his favorite services
with us. We will light twelve candles for each disciple, enjoy music and listen to
Reverend John share a lovely story written by Neale Donald Walsch.




ADULT EDUCATION Adult Education at Atlanta Unity is expanding! We are so blessed to have
teachers stepping forward to share their knowledge and experience.
Join Charles Williams from Save the Family Institute for a guided meditation, "The
Illumination of Inner Space" from 10:00 - 10:30 in the Meditation Room.

The Birth Stories of Jesus: A New Perspective. Dec 13 & 20 at 10am in the Chapel.
Facilitated by Larry Bergmann, LUT. Why do the birth stories of Matthew and Luke have almost
nothing in common? They are neither history nor biography. This class is based on radical
speculations of Bishop John Shelby Spong that these stories were created as part of the
lectionary for “Followers of the Way” (early Christians), when they were a sect of Judaism.

Exploring the art of wishing...and making your dreams come true in 2010. Sunday
mornings beginning January 3rd at 10:00am. Lisa Burge and Connie Ahalt explore the ideas
set forth in Noelle Oxenhandler's best seller The Wishing Year. If you want to step off into the
next decade with whimsy, hope and a healthy dose of reality, read the book and come to Adult
Education each Sunday morning in January. (The book is available in the bookstore.)
YOUTH EDUCATION




          PROMISE CHOIRS                NO REHEARSAL UNTIL 12/27/09

    REHEARSALS IN ROOM 124 (YOUTH ED. WING, NEXT TO K-1
                     CLASSROOM)

                               TEENS (GR. 6-12) AT 9:00

                         TOMORROWS (GR. 2-5) AT 10:00

YOUTH GROUP, "THE WALL"THE TRIP TO CANTON TO EXPLORE
  THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND SMELLS OF THE DRAMATIC RE-
    CREATION OF "THE CITY OF BETHLEHEM" HAS BEEN
     CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEN CIRCUMSTANCES.



MAGNET MINISTRIES/SMALL GROUPS

Green Team! Help Atlanta Unity GO GREEN! We invite you to bring items from home and
deposit in the bin outside in the back parking lot, near the youth ed door. Recyclable items are
cardboard, classroom paper, newspapers, magazines, office paper, phone books, soft and hard-
back books, cereal boxes with plastic liners removed, bring all related items. For more
information, call 770-715-4525 or email bremmes@zolagoods.com.

Reiki Healing Reiki is offered every Sunday by Reiki Masters in Room 108. Drop in from 10:00
to 11:00 am on Sundays and receive the gift of healing from these volunteers. Love offerings
gratefully accepted. For more information, please contact Liz Mangum at 678-376-5584 or
lizmangum333@yahoo.com.
Quilters Come and "quilt" your expressions with this group the first Sunday of each month after
the 11:00am service in Room 113. For more info, please contact Theoan LeDoux at
onedixiequilter@aol.com.

Unity Business Associates meeting the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 -
10:30 am in Room 109. U.B.A. caters to individuals within Unity that are seeking to increase
revenues for their business or trade by exchanging leads and referrals. The organization seeks to
increase the prosperity of U.B.A.N.G. and Atlanta Unity by applying truth principles. U.B.A. has a
bulletin board in Fellowship Hall where you can post your business opportunities (just inside
the doors on the right side). Post your 5X7 or business card information on this board. All entries
must have a date and will be removed when the space is needed, by date order. For more
information please contact Stephen at 404-392-2711.

Men’s Group Join us every Thursday night in Room 108, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. “Regardless of
our means and circumstances, we are friends and equals”. If you have questions, please call
Steve at 404-392-2700.

Women’s Circle Please join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am, in Room
108. Come discuss the topic on your mind. For more info please contact Connie Ahalt at 770-
671-1208.

Yoga Monday evenings - January 4th, 2010!!! from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Chapel. Advance
6-weeks session is $60.00; Walk-in $12.00. Please contact Carol Romero at 770-451-9166 or
Wanda Brown at 404-556-9957.

Un Corso en Milagros "Para tener paz, enseña paz para así aprender lo que es”. Grupo de
discusión de Un Curso en Milagros. 2do y 4to jueves del mes. Contacto: Mildred Maisonet, 404-
694-1943, mildredmaisonet@comcast.net

The Midtown Unity Group Currently studying The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle. We meet
every Monday Evening at 7:30 at 746 Monroe Drive, Atlanta Ga 30306. If you have questions
please call or email Sandy Solomon, (404) 373-3898, Solo20@comcast.net. Please come and
join us.




INDEPENDENT WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES Please NOTE: Independent workshops and
classes may be presented by individuals and/or organizations who are simply renting meeting
space from the church and who are not affiliated with Atlanta Unity. The information presented
here comes directly from the presenter, and this listing in no way constitutes endorsement or
guarantee of the content of such events by Atlanta Unity.

The Miraculous Power of the Breath, Rebirthing/Breathwork . First Tuesday of each month
                                                   th
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning January 5 in the chapel. Kelly Walden & Debi Miller-
Breathwork Trainers. Join us for an evening introduction to Breathwork. Whether it is heightened
spiritual awareness, better health, clarity of thought or release of everyday stresses that you may
be seeking, this miraculous modality covers it all. It is simple, profound and life altering! Through
conscious connected breathing, you will be able to gently release old stored emotions, stress and
limiting thoughts. All are welcomed, new and/or those with experience. Please bring a pillow and
2 blankets. For more information call (770) 908-7329.


Yoga Instructor Certification Course New Course beginning Jan 07, 2010. Are you looking
for a career change? Are you interested in instructing Yoga? Are you interested in deepening
your personal practice and expanding Yoga in your daily life? Included is: In depth study of the
Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, All aspects of Beginner Classic Hatha Yoga Asanas, Study of eleven
systems of the body, Preparation of a balanced class. Contact: Carol Romero Ph.770.652.7427,
cromerofly@yahoo.com


THE SACRED HEART WORKSHOP: Jan. 10th 1-3pm in the chapel for a love offering. Within
the Sacred Heart is an abundance of Peace and Unconditional love. In this workshop we will
learn how to access this little known chakra to enter the “Kingdom Within”. We will utilize; an
intention prayer and breathwork to experience our “Divinity Within”. Mariko is a Master Rebirther,
teacher and artist. She has served the Metaphysical Community for 30 years, She has spent the
last 15 years creating the Sacred Heart Meditation/Transmutation techniques. For information:
Margarita 770-985-2983.


Powerful Process for Change with Honey Rubin. Each Sunday, January 10 through
February 28 at 1:30pm.     Each Sunday, there will be a different stand-alone theme or
focus. This blend of Honey's insights and wisdom from Unity Principles, Law of
Attraction/Abraham-Hicks and A Course in Miracles will help you set and reach your
goals and New Year's resolutions as you enhance your skill with the tools of powerful,
deliberate creation. Come be blessed and uplifted by Honey's wit and the depth of her
clarity. Love Offering.
TRANSMUTATION WORKSHOP: Jan.17th 1-3pm in the chapel. We continue from the Sacred
Heart Workshop to learn how to experience Peace and Unconditional love in our day to day. In
this workshop we will learn a powerful technique to transmute what blocks our Joy and Divine
Flow. Learn this Powerful Ascension tool to reconnect with the Christ Consciousness. For
information: Margarita 770-985-2983 Love Offering.
Meditation Class January 24th 1:30 to 3:30 pm in room 111. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is meant
for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for
others. It is not just a book or a set of exercises but a living science that will open up to you
gradually as your meditations become deeper and your experience stronger and more fulfilling. It
involves the awakening of a subtle spiritual energy known as the Kundalini which lies dormant in
the sacrum bone at the base of the spine in three-and-a-half coils. Sahaj means 'spontaneous' or
'born with you' and yoga translates as 'union' (with the Divine or all-pervading power). Sahaja
Yoga Meditation then translates as 'the method of divine union through yoga which everyone is
born with'. Free event. visit www.freemeditation.ca or Adidya 404-259-6556.
A Course in Miracles Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, in
Room 108. Books are available in the bookstore. For additional information please contact Carol
Grant at 404.372.4939. Love Offering.

Spanish-Speaking Course in Miracles Group This group will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday
of the month from 7:30 - 9:00pm in Room 111. For more information, contact Mildred Maisonet at
mildredmaisonet@comcast.net




Immediate Special Volunteer Opportunities There are a few events coming soon and we
would love some volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested, you may contact Karen
Hinton at 770-441-0585 x 207 or email Karen@atlantaunity.org for more details or to sign up.

Paid Position – Sound techs, this is an on-going position. Need someone to run the power point
and sound equipment for Sunday mornings and or special events. See Sharon West, Music
Director or you may contact her via email voiceswest@comcast.net



BOOKSTORE NEWS

       "Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity" by Edwene Gaines
       "Here II Here" CD's
       "The Four Agreements" - by Don Miguel Ruiz
       "Money and the Law of Attraction" by Jerry and Ester Hicks
       "The Wishing Year " by Noelle Oxenhandler
       "Unity 2010 Calendars"
       "Master Mind Journals"

				
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