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LIFE THE SUPREME ADVENTURE

Long ago in the early years of Christianity, the Apostle John was guided to write letters to the churches of Asia Minor.  The Book of Revelation was the result of John following his guidance which is viewed as an immortal mystical expression of Divine Mind.  His letters became vessels of divine guidance for my journey.  Although I have no aspiration that what is written today will become immortal, but that you, my spiritual family, might find this expression of my mind and heart worthy of your prayerful consideration.

Your journey has been interwoven with mine for the past 25 years.  It has been your God-centered, faith-filled lives, based upon spiritual principles and prayer, that have uplifted and inspired me.  You have shown faith, courage, strength, and perseverance required to walk through the challenges and changes of life.  Together, we have sought the guidance of Divine Mind as we kept the "High Watch" for one another, our loved ones, for our ministry, and for our world.

It has been during these times of "resting beside the still waters," that the revelation regarding the next step in my journey -- some call retirement -- began to surface.  This revelation has required prayerful time in the Silence and willingness to surrender to one of the greatest Universal spiritual lessons . . . Letting go and letting the divine plan unfold!

Regardless of well-meaning definitions about retirement, two definitions that have guided my journey became clear.  One came from the greatly loved and admired former Director of Silent Unity for over 50 years, May Rowland.  Upon nearing retirement age she exclaimed:  "I can hardly wait to re-tire!"  She compared her retirement from many years of ministry with getting a new set of tires for her car . . . to getting "a new set of tires" to continue with her work.  I shall follow May Rowland's example as my soul continues on the pathway of an endless ever expanding experience.

The second statement comes from Unity's beloved Co-Founder Charles Fillmore.  At the age of 94 he enthusiastically declared . . . "I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm as I spring forth with a mighty faith to do what is mine to do today!"  I shall continue to lovingly serve each day, to the best of my ability.  I go forward knowing that everything falls into place perfectly as I let go and let God direct me!

The activity of Spirit continues to call our Church to thrive and fulfill its purpose and destiny.  Unity of Oak Park is made up of each and every one of YOU.  Our wonderful ministry accepts each one as we are, yet encouraging us to be all we can be.  An hour spent at Unity can fill us for days.  Where else can we go in our community and find an environment so Spirit-filled, and loving?  What other place can we come to and receive ideas that support world peace through inner peace, prayer the path to healing, prosperity, overcoming and wholeness?

It has been one my life's greatest blessings to serve Unity of Oak Park as your minister.  It has been my privilege to travel the spiritual path with you.  Thank you for your commitment, support, time, energy, generosity and love.  You have given the gift of yourself not only to God, but to be the instrument of Spirit where others are blessed through you.  "Well Done Good and Faithful Servants of the Light."

May these beautiful words from John 8:32 be the Light that guides us on our spiritual journey:  "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."  It is through our Oneness with God that we go forward through the portal of Wisdom and Love knowing:  "We are one with the Ever-renewing, Ever-unfolding Progressive Movement of Spirit.  The Mark of Success is Upon Us!"

You are deeply loved and truly a JOY to behold!

 

Rev. Helice Greene

 

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UNITY OF OAK PARK
405 N Euclid Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Phone: 708-848-0960
Fax: 708-848-0158
E-Mail: unity@unityoakpark.org

THE ALTAR OF LOVE

Kahlil Gibran writes in the book, THE PROPHET, "Work is love made visible."  We in Unity agree with the idea creative work contains the seed of restoration.  It is pride-sustaining and develops self-confidence.

The Divine intention for all beings is to experience "abundant life" as taught by the Master Teacher, Jesus the Christ.  Abundant living becomes a way of life based on an understanding use of our God-Given talents.

A conscious awareness of the talent of love will draw us to the good we are seeking.  Love is a powerful magnet of the soul in our spiritual development . . . it is the "fulfilling of the Law."  Love is the GATE TO PRAYER, IT IS THE HOLY OF HOLIES.  THE ALTAR OF LOVE.  Intuition and Love open the path to revelation.  Love by nature is the highest vibratory force in the universe connecting us to the ETERNAL.  Trust Love for it will not allow us to indulge in self-pity but is the inspiration that propels us forward.


Love is kind!  Love moves with patience and makes the crooked places straight.  It is the voice crying in the wilderness of confusion to "BE STILL."  Love guides us through change as we are called to the next phase of our journey.  We let go of the heart aches, the disappointments, the betrayals.  Forgiveness frees us from the attachment to what has been to what will be.  Too often we cannot see the bigger plan.  We are too tied into the old system.  Remember, "BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW."

Love speaks to all of us as we face the unexpected and take the "ROAD LESS TRAVELED."  Many of our cherished concepts are in a transitional process, and we are called to welcome new beginnings.  The instruction is "WATCH AND PRAY."  Stand in our Holy Space and look to our future with expectancy.

For the keepers of the FLAME we touch gently and leave our blessing.  In our oneness there are no good-byes.


Rev. Richard Billings

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Unity of Oak Park is dedicated to teaching Spiritual Truth; awakening individuals to the indwelling Christ -  I AM; and putting into practice Universal Laws of Love, Peace, Prosperity, and Healing.


Affiliated with Unity Institute and Seminary,   Unity Village, MO

Member of The Association of Unity Churches

UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES

9:00 AM & 11:00 AM SERVICES


AUGUST

6

Use Your Dynamic Super Power!
Judy Lucas, LUT

13

Spiritual Audacity
Ryan Priester

20

Celebration Service
Board of Trustees & Chaplains

27

Be the Change

Rev. Sandy Diamond, Guest Speaker

 


SEPTEMBER

3

Thinking - Freedom of Being
Rev. Michael Korpan, Guest Speaker

10

Faith
Christine Randle, LUT

17

Higher Understanding of Self
Rev. Sandy Diamond, Guest Speaker

24

Gifts of the Spirit

Mary Stewart-Pellegrini, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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