Sunday Services Videos
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2/14/2021 "Radical Love" with Andrea Sulak
“Close your eyes. Fall in Love, stay there.” These are wise words written by Rumi. During these turbulent times what we need more than ever is LOVE. The journey of healing begins with radical self-love. Through connecting with divine LOVE we can love our imperfections and move towards loving others as they are perfectly imperfect just like us. Radical love is long overdue and much needed revolution!
2/7/2021 "Everybody Love Everybody" with Kristen Hartnagel
What stands between you and your brother? Nothing more than the thoughts you allow. We’ll explore how compassion and a shift in thinking can change the world.
1/31/2021 “On Good and Evil" with Bill Diedrich
What is good, and what is evil? In light of the five Unity principles, how might we perceive good and evil? How do religions of the world perceive good and evil? Is there both good and evil within us? How do we deal with evil in the world? Join us for this thought-provoking talk.
1/17/21 "How Expectations and Comparisons keep us from enjoying our journey" with Joe Sulak
We will talk about how to incorporate the third principle: I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
1/17/21 "Flowing with the Divine" with Brett Koon
How much time do we waste trying to figure out what direction to go in life? Do we have to go through the mind, or is there a deeper solution that flows with God? Let's explore what it means to truly flow with the divine.
1/10/20 "The Impact of Gratitude on Goals" with Kristen Hartnagel
Focusing on what you want without gratitude for what you have is like trying to hold water in your hands. We’ll explore gratitude as a vessel for holding your heart’s desires and it’s power for allowing more good to flow. You can find more information about Unity at www.unityofgrandrapids.org We do not own the rights to the music
Joy Songs: We Can Try, Sittin’ on a Goldmine, Follow the Whisper, Gratitude
"And Then it Happened" with Rev. Cindy Yamamoto
Last week we said goodbye to 2020 and through our burning bowl ritual we released all that was no longer serving our highest good. Now we are prepared to start with a clean slate. As we step into the co-creative energy of working with Spirit, our minds and hearts will be open to new and exciting ways of being and to amazing life experiences. The White Stone ceremony will prepare us to see ourselves as Creator sees us and in Faith, move into our Truth.
A white stone ceremony is a place for people to come together and do a meditation. It’s a time to listen to the voice of spirit or your higher power or inner-self. During the meditation you are instructed to write the word that comes to your mind on your stone. You don’t force the word or use your logical brain; instead you listen to spirit for it. This ceremony typically takes place in January at the beginning of every year to symbolize new beginnings.
"Lovingly Letting Go" with Rev. Cindy Yamamoto
A Burning Bowl Ceremony invites us to let go of that which no longer serves our highest good. During the ritual we choose to symbolically release unwanted conditions, unhealthy patterns and thoughts, unforgiveness of ourselves and others, past wounds; anything that might be blocking us from living our best life.
It’s an opportunity to create a shift in our consciousness by surrendering the old to open the channels for new. It’s a powerful demonstration of faith that says, “I let go and let God.” It’s a fabulous way to kiss 2020 goodbye with love and gratitude for all that it’s been and welcome the newness and clear vision for 2021.
“Christmas Eve Candle Light Service”
“Generating Joy from Within” with Bill Diedrich
The fourth Sunday in Advent celebrates the joy of the birth of the Christ within us. In a world that constantly tells us we must seek outside ourselves for joy, how do we find inner joy? In this talk we will discover the way to find joy every day knowing that as within, so without. Our inner joy manifests itself in our life circumstances.
"Return to Love" with Brett Koon
Quite often times when we're caught in the chaos of life, we forget that we can make a conscious choice to return to our heart in any moment. The heart always resides in the present moment and it's possible to return to it no matter what is going on.
"Holding the Space for Peace" with Kristen Hartnagel
What is YOUR Greatest Vision for Humanity and the World? Vision influences perception. Perception equals the reality you experience. We are only able to speak peace to the storm around us if there is the Peace of God within us.
“Hope and Faith” with Bill Diedrich
The first Sunday of Advent represents Hope and Faith. In this talk we will explore how to move from hopelessness to hope, and then from hope to faith.
“Hope is the expectation of good in the future … It is subject to time. Faith is the certain knowledge that our good is ours right now … It goes beyond time and space.” -- Charles Fillmore
"Universal Law: The Law of Gender," with Bill Diedrich
"In metaphysical terminology, the masculine principle is the active, energy-generating power. The feminine principle is the more passive aspect—the matrix from which energy can be generated. Both are necessary for existence, for manifestation, and for human evolution. God is the divine Source of the masculine/feminine principles. We relate to that Source, hence we have the beautiful concept of Father/Mother God.” - Charles Fillmore. This Sunday we will explore the development of our masculine and feminine sides to create balance in life as we explore the Law of Gender.
"Flowing With Life" with Brett Koon
Most people tend to fight life, try to get rid of their experience of life, or approach life in the way that they think is best. In this talk, we explore being part of the flow with life rather than fighting it.
"The Art of being present" with Kristen Hartnagel.
How do You Love in the Moment?
We all want more compassion and empathy, AND we all want more prosperity and autonomy. These are not in opposition but rather 2 sides of the same coin. We’ll explore a process, going beyond Hó Oponopono to invite more presence into your life thereby expanding love and new possibilities -not only in your own life, but into the world.
"Love Is Always The Answer" with Brett Koon. Sometimes we feel stuck or simply don't have clarity on which direction to turn. We sometimes choose from a place of fear, anger, or even hatred. In this talk, we explore how love always brings us back to our core self, where we have the conscious awareness to make the best choice possible.
8/30/2020 Bill Diedrich
Title: As Above, So Below
Part two in a Series on The Seven Hermetic Principals
8/23/2020 James Murphy
Title: Ego and the Self
8/9/2020 Bill Diedrich
Title: All is Mind: The Universe is Mental
Part one in a Series on The Seven Hermetic Principals
8/9/2020 Bill Diedrich
Title: All is Mind: The Universe is Mental
7/26/2020 Martha Creek
Title: Rest in the Middle of All Things
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1711 Walker Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Mailing address: PO Box 141663
Grand Rapids, MI 49514
1711 Walker Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Alternate entrance located on Seymour, off Richmond.