March 15 – Kirtan & Dharma Talk

March 8 – Rev Joanne’s Retirement Luncheon

A Celebration of Rev. Joanne’s Service


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


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

2015 – Flying High Newsletters

CLICK on the 2015 issue below that you would like to view.

1.) JAN/FEB 2015

Christmas 2014

Dear Friends…

As we move through the Christmas season, we celebrate life. Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity movement, taught life as one of the powers with which we are born. The power of life is the ability to energize, vitalize and enliven. Christmas time is a wonderful opportunity to be in the question of what am I giving life to?

As Christians we are called to give life to the Spirit of Christ within. You might be wondering just what that means! We are told in Philippians 2:5, “Keep this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 2:16 tells us, “But we have the mind of Christ.” What does it mean to have the mind of Christ?

Jesus fully understood that he and the Father were one. In that space of being One, there was no need for an intermediary to God. He knew he had direct access to God by turning within and being still. He gave life to the Spirit of Christ by becoming Christ in expression.

To become Christ in expression means to become the highest expression of You! Do not shrink back from the task of experiencing your unique Spirit of Christ. Remember Jesus told us, “You are the Light of the World!”

May you have a blessed Christmas!

Rev. Joanne



Nov 1, 2014 – Fearless Living: 30 Days of Focused Prayer


Join Us for Fearless Living: 30 Days of Focused Prayer

The spirit of God is always with us. In response to growing concerns in our world today—fear of Ebola, terrorist attacks,

and other acts of violence— the Silent Unity prayer ministry is sending out a call for prayer.

You’re invited to take a sacred journey with us—a 30-day sojourn from fear to faith—beginning Saturday, November 1.

Visit for daily messages of encouragement and to focus inward each day as together we pray:

The healing, harmonizing spirit of God is present in my life and all life.
Peace, order, harmony, and well-being are restored.

In this video message, Vice President of Silent Unity, Rev. Lynne Brown explains more about this united prayer effort:

Together we have an opportunity to more fully awaken to our oneness with God,

to individually experience the calm peace of our soul, and to collectively bless the world in prayer.

Nov 16, 2014 – “Living with Angels” Workshop

Living with Angels workshop

Living with Angels

A Workshop

Presented by Gayle Hammond

Author of the blog: Living with Angels @

Sunday, November 16, 2014

12:30 – 2:30pm

I have spent the last 20 years working with my angel. It gives me great pleasure to share the experience and to speak on having Angels in our

lives. Come join me as I share my adventure with you and teach you how to get in touch with your angels. I invite you to our fifth Angel Workshop

on November 16, 2014 after Sunday service. Bring your stories and questions and we will have a great time.  Angel blessings to you all.

Love offering, but no one will be turned away.

Questions, Call Gayle at : (732) 451-1592