Zoom Events at Unity of The Blue Ridge!

Coffee, Conversation & Connections with Rev. Morgan Barclay

Wednesdays at 11:00am

 

Join Rev. Morgan Barclay at 11:00am each Wednesday for an informal Zoom gathering where you can briefly share your current spiritual journey, talk informally with fellow congregants, and just hang out together.  You can feel free to drop in any week, and leave the gathering at any time. You can even collect a virtual hug!

To join the conversation:   Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 884 2022 7866  Password:  271777

 

 

 

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Lessons In Truth 
with Rev. DeBorah Ogiste 
6 weeks on Fidays, 7 PM

October 2 - Nov,6, 2020

Join Rev. DeBorah as she brings lively discussions urging you to create innovative projects that will allow you to delve into this timeless truth in a real way to enhance your life. 

Lessons in Truth, a basic study for Unity teachings, it is a clear, concise representation of New Thought philosophy and metaphysical Christianity. The spiritual concepts presented in these twelve lessons show us how to increase our personal empowerment and enhance our spiritual growth. Dr. Cady teaches that our lives can be transformed by the power of our thoughts, words, and beliefs. She encourages us to find our truth as it is written in our own hearts and then apply these truths in every area of our lives. 

Click HERE to register

 

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Mastering Awareness
with Rev. DeBorah Ogiste 
Saturdays, 10 AM - 12 PM 

October 10 - Nov. 14, 2020

 

Join Rev. DeBorah for the first part of The Mastering Awareness Program. This program is a personal enrichment spiritual awakening program presented in a 4-part series beginning with this eight week session, on Domestication and your Book of Law.

 

"Mastering Awareness means becoming aware of everything about yourself.  It means being aware of your personal life and of how you see yourself, feel about yourself, think about yourself, and speak about yourself.  It means no longer seeing the faults of or judging others. You know that any unhappiness is within you. You no longer point fingers or blame others."  ~Dona Bernadette Vigil

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Eight Masterful Steps
An 8-Week Study Series 
Wednesdays, 7 - 8:15 PM 

October 7 - Nov. 25, 2020

 

Beginning in October, we begin an 8-week series entitled Eight Masterful Steps, based on the bestseller The Book of Joy by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Rev. Darlene will lead us through this 8-week journey during her Sunday messages.  Rev. Christy will facilitate an online book study on Wednesdays, from 7 - 8:15 PM, beginning October 7th on Zoom. Registration for Wednesday book study required.

About the book:

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

 

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?

 

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

 

They explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

Click HERE to register for Wednesday Evening Book Study

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Diversity Enrichment Programing
BIPOC Raw with Special Guest Crystal Couley

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 7:15 PM on Zoom - Register in advance

Rev. DeBorah Ogiste, Vernetta Eleazer and Sharon Oxendine welcome this month's Special Guest, Crystal Cauley.  

Crystal, a native of Henderson County, works to educate the public about African American History in Western North Carolina through various art mediums. She is an Afrocentric Creative Writer a Network Founder, Hard worker Lover of History, a Massage Therapist Doula and Cultural Event Planner. Being a community activist, Crystal knew something was missing in her hometown and she had a vision to rectify that. She is the creator of the Black Business Network of Western North Carolina. She spearheaded the first Black Arts and Craft Exhibition. She organized a panel discussion called Speak Out Loud: Voices of Unity following the recent national events surrounding racial injustice. The panel discussed topics such as systemic racism, police brutality and racial disparities.

 Crystal has dedicated her life to working hard with people of different races and ethnicities to promote peace and awareness.

For more information or to register for the event, click HERE.

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PEAK (Parents of Estranged Adult Kids)
Family Estrangement Online Support Group

with Peter Gollup & Karen-Eve 
7 weeks on Tuesdays 
6:30 - 8:30pm

Nov. 10- Dec 22, 2020


Do you hurt from family estrangement? Many parents and their adult children or other family members are estranged. The hurt is often debilitating and keeps us ashamed, stagnant, and alone. Now there is help and support to reclaiming happiness and moving on. The book, PEAK by Fe Anam Avis (parents of estranged adult kids) & study group offers a chance for everyone to share, heal, learn coping strategies, and take specific steps to regain happiness and peace.

 

About this Event:

 
A healing experience for parents whose adult children have severed the relationship with them. Begins November 10th and meets weekly.

The PEAK book study starts November 10 – December 22, 6:30-8:30. 

Questions?  Email Peter at petergollup@gmail.com.

To register, go here:  PEAK 
A confirmation email and Zoom link will follow your registration.