December 2020

 

Dear Friend in Unity:

Congratulations!  You made it to the end of 2020!  This has been a year of isolation, loss, turmoil and change.  Who knew that “You’re on mute!” would become a common catchphrase?

Just as we have had to learn to go school and work online, so have we been challenged to worship in a new way. For months I recorded the Sunday talk on my IPhone in front of my dog, Hazel.  I sent it to Erin and she edited it and put the service together for the following Sunday.  It was difficult always being one week behind as I like to refer to current events.  I am happy to say that we are now livestreaming the service from Metropolist every week at 10 AM.

The staff continues to create and implement the Sunday service, fellowship hour, youth education, classes and chaplaincy program. The Men’s group, Umoja, XYZennials, Intuition Circle, Writer’s Circle, and home groups meet once a month on zoom. If you’d like more information about any of these groups, please go to our website at seattleunity.org.

Seattle Unity’s building project continues to move forward. This past year we have put in the underground utilities and parking garage. In November we held a building dedication and construction kick-off.   Gail Crumpton and Annie Christensen led a water ceremony at Denny Park to bless the land and honor the ancestors.  The community turned out masked and practiced social distancing.  We tied prayers written on ribbons to the construction fence, blessed the site and cut the ceremonial ribbon.   It was wonderful to see people in person.

Many people told me how grateful they were that we continue to provide services and that it meant a lot to know that we are still here offering a spiritual base.

Even online, Seattle Unity has many financial responsibilities.  Please consider giving an end of the year financial gift.  These donations allow us to provide services that bring good into the world.  You can give on our website, or by texting GIVE to 206-350-8448 and following the prompts.

Thank you for your support through this challenging year and all the ways you have so generously given – your emails and phone calls, signups for online classes, prayers and donations. We feel so much gratitude for your gifts and your care that have helped keep the teachings alive.

With love and gratitude,

Karen

 

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