May 4 – Pure Essential Oils for the Body/Mind & Spirit Workshop

April 26 – Workshop “Gratitude: The 7 Portals to Divine Love”

April 19 – “When it is Time to Go Home” Workshop

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“When it is Time to Go Home”

a workshop on Dying and the Afterlife

presented by Gayle Hammond
author of the blog “Living With Angels”

April 19, 2015 12:15pm

♦ Do you have fear about dying?

♦ Have you prepared your family?

♦ Have you discussed your wishes?

♦ Do you have expectations of what the afterlife is really like?

Suggested Love offering $20.00

 

angelsThe process of dying is something we all will face, but many fear it. Gayle’s studies have taken her to an understanding she wishes to share of what happens when we die. So on April 19th following the service she will present a workshop entitled “When it is time to go Home”.

Mark your calendars and join her for a discussion on the dying process and the afterlife. Whether you are a caregiver or have questions please join us in this vital conversation.

 

April 2, 2015 – Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy ThursdayMaundy Thursday Service

Please join us at 7:00 PM on Thursday April 2.

At the Last Supper, Jesus demonstrated his greatest act of servant leadership. He and his 12 disciples had just finished eating when Jesus, with only a towel wrapped around his waist, knelt down at the feet of each of them and washed their feet, drying them with the towel. This overwhelming gesture made a lasting impression on the disciples, not only because it expressed pure love, but by washing their feet, Jesus laid the foundation for true servant leadership; one that has become the model for Christians.

On Thursday April 2 we will join together in remembering the events of the Last Supper and the commandment that Jesus gave to his disciples that night, “Love one another as I have loved you.” We are called to the true meaning of Jesus’ ministry by being a servant to each other.  In a lovely service we will symbolically wash our hands and then partake of the bread and “wine” and receive a message to use for meditation as we prepare ourselves for Easter.

March 22 – John Welshons – Workshop

Quiet Mind, Open Heart Workshop

March 15 – Kirtan & Dharma Talk

March 8 – Rev Joanne’s Retirement Luncheon

A Celebration of Rev. Joanne’s Service

FROM OUR HEART’S TO HER HEART

Sunday, March 8, 2015
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jumping Brook Country Club
210 Jumping Brook Road
Neptune, NJ 07753

Cost:   Adults and children 10 and older  – $34 per person

Children ages 4-9  – $20 per person

Children age 3 and under – Free

Please see Board Members:  Angela, Gwen or Angie to purchase your seat.

All purchases must be made by March 1, 2015.

 

Hope to see you all there as we honor  Reverend Joanne.

Feb 22 – Spirit of Peace in Concert

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New Class (evenings): Finding Yourself in Transition

Finding Yourself in Transition

Thursdays February 12th- March 26th (6 classes)
6:30-8:30 PM

Facilitated by Angela Denton MA; P.D. MFT

Change is part of life.  We see it reflected all around us in nature as the seasons and our landscape transform every few months right before our eyes.  Many changes can be exciting and we welcome them with open arms like when we witness the miraculous birth of a little one into this world.  All too frequently, however, we experience unexpected changes that are not welcomed and we experience both emotional and physical pain.  It is during these times we feel alone and even question our faith and wonder if God truly exists.  Robert Brumet in Finding Yourself in Transitionguides us to discover the deeper meaning in the disturbing, unsettling events that happen in our individual lives and in the world.  Brumet offers a road map for us to navigate our way through life’s transitions and to help us discover that within major life transitions are opportunities for spiritual rebirth and new life.

During class sessions we will explore the following:

  • The paradox of change
  • The process of transformation
  • Rites of passages
  • Navigating through endings, the void, and new beginnings
  • Surrendering to the ebb and flow of life

 

Fee: Love offering

Required Text: Finding Yourself in Transition by Robert Brumet

Wishing you Joy in 2015!

Dear Friends,

As I write this we are about to begin a New Year, entering “January”. The word come from an old Greek God by the name of Janus. Janus has two faces on the same head; one looks at the past and one looks at the future. Many times we have that Janus nature inside of us. We have difficulty moving ahead because we are stuck in the past. To truly experience the blessings of Spirit, we must realize that we are not locked into the limitations of yesterday. While the Past is nothing to hide or run from, it is still the Past. However, the moment we live in is the PRESENT. Will we let this day be sufficient “unto itself”? If so, then there is a need to let go of our Past, otherwise we simply continue to repeat it in the Present.

For this moment to be new, we must fully live in this moment. To fully live in this moment, this moment must be all there is. It cannot be determined by what came before. This means what we can experience Now is not bound in any way by what we have experienced before.

Joy is living in this very moment and that is my wish for each one of you here at Unity by the Shore.

A Very Blessed “Now”!
Rev. Joanne