“Choice Point”—The Building Process as Our Spiritual Journey

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http://seattleunity.org—In this December 6th, 2015 service called “Choice Point,” Rev. Karen Lindvig guides the Seattle Unity Community through the story of the church building (built in 1959), and the process of dealing with it, as it ages. She made a decision to bring the normal “business” activities of dealing with options for the building from meetings outside of the Sunday service into the Sunday service itself. The title “Choice Point” reflects the place the Community has arrived for the building.

In this celebration, the Seattle Unity Visioning Team (SUV Team) and the Board of Trustees were honored for their work, and the Community blessed them, and they blessed the Community as well.

The videos below are in sequence, and show much of the story-telling part of the service concerning the choice point the Community has arrived at regarding the aging building. Songs at the service can be heard via the podcast for this event.

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Choice Point Part 1″

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Choice Point Part 2″

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Choice Point Part 3″

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Choice Point Part 4″

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Choice Point Part 5″

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Choice Point Part 6″

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Stephanie Emery Sings “I Have Decided” at the Choice Point Service

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SERVICE SUMMARY

Quotations related to the Choice Point Service on 12-06-2015:

Title: Choice Point

Luke 2:2: “In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 34 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.”

Proverbs 24:3-4: “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

Charles Fillmore: “Zeal is the impulse to go forward, the urge behind all things. Without zeal, stagnation, inertia, death would prevail throughout the universe.”

Key ideas related to the Choice Point Service:

  1. There are times when we are called to make changes. We’ve done the inner work and are pregnant with possibility. This is a choice point. Do we move forward or stay put?
  2. With every change, there is loss. Acknowledging and feeling this loss is part of the process of moving forward.
  3. No matter how big or small the change, what matters is how we go through it. May kindness be the first response.

 

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We are inspiring kindness to transform the world for good.