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The Luminosity of Advent

“This joy in God is not like any pleasure found in physical or intellectual satisfaction. Nor is it such as a friend experiences in the presence of a friend. But, if we are to use any such analogy, it is more like the eye rejoicing in light.” -St. Augustine St. Augustine wrote about the joy...

Advent Study Begins Dec 2

  Matthew begins his Gospel telling us that Jesus is ‘God with us’—Emmanuel. At the end of his Gospel, he recounts Jesus’s final words to his disciples, ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age’ (Matthew 28:20). It is not just that God was with us in Jesus, but that Jesus continues...

Most Influential Christian Books – Part 2

I’ve already shared half of my Top 10 list for most influential Christian books. Time for my final five. Here it goes: The Celebration Of Discipline by Richard Foster Why should we celebrate discipline? This book advertises itself for Christians who are interested in spiritual growth. Discipline leads to growth. This book explores spiritual practices that will...

Most Influential Christian Books – part 1

What are the top ten books that have influenced your understanding of Christianity? I was asked this recently by a congregation member and I thought it was a great question! I took some time to create my list, which I will share with you. I’m going to start by sharing the top 5, and then I’ll...

Guide to Reopening

Watch this video to learn about Unity’s reopening guidelines. Unity is going to allow up to 50 people to come worship in-person starting this Sunday. Please watch the video to learn more about the reopening guidelines. You will need to register so that we know that you are coming. You can register for the 9:30...

Unique and Incomparable

Talent. Gift. Ability. Opportunity. Each one of us is given unique characteristics by God. I want you to pay attention to the word unique. No two people are alike. This is by design. God has made us all unique. You are incomparable.  Part of the fun of this life is discovering how God has made...

Unity 2021

This Sunday is one of my favorites. Visioning Sunday. Each year Unity sets one Sunday aside for prayer and discernment. The central questions:  What is God’s will for Unity in the upcoming year? What is God’s vision for this church in 2021? This is our chance to pause, reflect, and dream. Pause from the busyness...

The Final Characteristic

Unity is a community of people who… Seek Justice “Learn to do right, seek justice, correct the oppressor, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” -Isaiah 1:17 We have arrived at the final characteristic of Unity Presbyterian Church. Unity is a community of people who seek justice in the world. Justice is the work of...

Be Known By Love

Unity is a community of people who seek to… Be Known By Love This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. -John 13:35 It is the night that Jesus is arrested. He shares the passover meal for the last time with his close friends, the...

Embrace the Mystery

Unity is a community of people who seek to… Embrace The Mystery The mystery is that Christ lives in you, and he is your hope of sharing in God’s glory. -Colossians 1:27 I love a good mystery. I thoroughly enjoy reading mystery novels because they keep you guessing. The novel twists and turns as the...

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