Unity: Step up

Kay Davis

Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a positive spiritual community. Jesus Christ is our teacher as well as other spiritual masters. We believe God lives in us as well as every other person and is the power for good in our lives and in the world.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the “Season for Nonviolence” which is observed from January 30 through April 4. At this time, we remember and honor Mahatma Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the nonviolent principles and practices they lived and believed would heal, transform and empower all peoples around the world. At no time in our lives have we seen the level of violence that exists today in our language, sports, entertainment, music, religion and relationships. We’re going in the wrong direction. Hating the hater isn’t working. It is time to look to ourselves and observe what each of us can do to further nonviolence. We first need to see the principles to be able to put them into practice. Showing greater compassion, respect, love, understanding and acceptance of people, not only those close to us but all the people of the world, is an aspect of the culture of nonviolence. As we bring communities together to work for an ideal, always putting principles above personalities and keeping the goal of nonviolence in view, we strengthen the philosophy. Step up, be the Peace you wish to see. As found in Unity’s Five Basic Principles, number 5 says, “Knowledge of these principles is not enough, we must live them.” We invite you to come and share our Sunday morning celebration held at 9:30 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts room of Sun Lakes Country Club, led by Rev. Debbi Brown Adams. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.

Prayer Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Cottonwood Country Club in Room A-3. All are welcome.

Reiki Circle meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Cottonwood Country Club. For information, call Lois Valleau at 480-883-6699.