Starting Over - Part 1

Happy New Year to you, your families!  Today is New Year's Eve Day, it is sunny; but a bit "chilly!"  Let us send prayers of Protection to the Gulf States and the Northeastern States of the United States ... their winter weather looks terrible... snow storms; thunder, lightening, etc.  God bless all of us who live in Southern California and other warmer climates!  More good news: Front line workers are receiving the Pfizer Vaccine and by the last news reports that I heard, the Moderna Vaccine will also arrive, soon.  Yes, this New Year is already looking up!
 
Unity Church of the Valley is very blessed to continue with live services.  We are careful to follow all of the CDC Guidelines and if you join us as a visitor, please wear a face mask, wash your hands and use the hand sanitizer provided at the entrance of the Sanctuary and in the Hospitality Hall (Chaffee Hall).  You will be welcomed by a warm and friendly congregation! We are grateful to continue with our worship services on Sunday where you will find music, prayer, meditation and a lesson with metaphysical interpretation.
 
Rev. Jeri Linn's Lesson this Sunday is: "Starting Over, Pt. 1."   Beautiful music supporting the Lesson will be provided by one of our favorite musicians, Ms. Cindy P. White! The first Sunday of each month is also "Birthday Sunday," but, at this time we do not have any January Birthdays, so we will wish everyone a Blessed, Happy New Year and celebrate the loving, kind, intelligent, talented and wise members of our congregation!  I made up a new affirmation (feel free to use it): "I PLAN TO HAVE FUN IN 2021!"  Also, to start out with the right, spiritual and positive attitude, here is a poem, widely used in Unity Ministries and study groups all around the world:
 
THIS IS THE YEAR!
 
By Russell A. Kemp
 
Wonderful, wonderful, fortunate you,
This is the year that your dreams come true!
This is the year that your ships come in;
This is the year you find Christ within.
This is the year you are glad to live;
This is the year you have much to give.
This is the year when you know the Truth:
This is the year you find new youth.
This is the year that brings happiness;
This is the year you will live to bless.
Wonderful, wonderful, fortunate you,
This is the year that your dreams come true!
 
 
Dear friends, with a New Year, we all have the opportunity to write a New Page in our Book of Life.  My prayers support you in all your endeavors for life, wholeness, peace, prosperity and love,
 
Rev. Jeri Linn
 

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