COMING TOGETHER TO HEAL
EVERY 2ND and last Sunday, after service, a magical moment occurs at USP.
"Coming Together to Heal".
This is a special time where each person attending is offered an opportunity to
raise the healing vibration within themselves, their families, their friends, their community, their world.
All that is necessary is a willingness to participate and an open heart.
The modalities of meditation, reiki and sacred sound have one thing in common.
They heighten our awareness of the Divine Energy within us
and enhance our ability to direct this energy toward action which can fulfill our highest goal.
This heightened awareness of the Divine Presence within
increases our sense of universal connection
and further empowers us to rely on the goodness of this Presence
to direct our actions toward universal balance.
What does this universal balance look like? What does it feel like?
It is Love!
It emanates from our heart. It influences our mind. It guides our actions.
Holiday Services 2018
Please join us—and bring your friends and family!! A love offering will
be taken at each service to support the work of this church.
Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 – 10:30 a.m.
Our Sunday morning celebration services will include the lighting of the Advent candles, Christmas music, and a holiday-themed message and meditation. Our monthly potluck lunch is December 2 after the service. Arrive a little early–10:15 a.m.–on December 9 for our festive Christmas
song singalong … with favorite tunes about Rudolph, Frosty and Santa!
Saturday, December 1, Let There Be Light service ¬– 4 p.m.
A candlelighting service to honor the men of our Heart2Heart prison ministry and their families, as well as the victims and their families.
A service of compassion, healing and forgiveness.
Friday, December 7, MOTHER MARY LIVE – 7 p.m.
A one-woman drama by Mary Dawn Pyle about a different kind of Christmas—one of love, peace and justice. Suggested Love Offering $15
Sunday, December 16, Christmas Musical – 7 p.m.
Hear the story told in a fresh way and bring the holidays home in your
heart with this new program of inspiring narration and beautiful music
by The Fillmores and soloists. Arrive early to get a good seat. After the musical, enjoy sweets and treats at our Christmas Dessert Party!
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols Candlelighting Service, 7 p.m.
It’s our beloved Christmas Eve candlelighting service … but with a twist, including the traditional Christmas story from scripture along with a
New Thought interpretation. Sing along and hear the history of some
of your favorite Christmas carols and join Rev. Fred in speaking our Christmas prayers for peace on earth and goodwill to all.
Monday, December 31 , Burning Bowl Ceremony – 7 p.m.
A sacred ritual of releasing the old and receiving our New Year’s blessings. An intimate experience of letting go of the “old” and ringing in the “new.”
Sunday, January 6, White Stone Ceremony – 10:30 am
Spirit reveals to us our new name—or intention—for the coming year,
and we write our “Letter to God.” The perfect start to a New Year.
This service will be followed by our monthly potluck lunch.
A new group called Free Writers will begin meeting on the first Friday of each month to encourage members to find their voice for self-expression in a variety of ways. Writing talent or skill is not required; the group is open to anyone who wants to write – whether through journaling, poetry, playwriting, fiction, or telling personal life stories. The first meeting will focus on free writing as a technique for self-discovery, and will include time for those present to discuss their writing goals.
Free Writers meets at 6168 First Avenue North in St Pete, 33710, and is led by author and retired college professor Mary Dawn Pyle. Donations will be accepted to cover costs of space and materials. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 727-341-1515.