Hard to believe, but here we are at the beginning of a new year, 2015! For many of us the New Year brings thoughts of resolutions. Those being – start to go to the gym, start that new hobby, lose those extra pounds from the holidays or look for that new fulfilling job.
May I suggest a couple more to add to this list? One is refocusing on one’s spiritual growth. This can be accomplished by easily attending Sunday service more often. Another is to take part in some of the wonderful workshops that are offered after Sunday service. If you have not taken part in the Prosperity classes, I highly recommend you do so this year. I have heard many people attest how this class has changed their lives for the better. A visit to our new bookstore is a must. There are so many great reads available for purchase that deal with spirituality, life awareness and on the Unity principles.
A second resolution may be to make a commitment to your spiritual community here at Unity of Santa Rosa. If you have been sitting on the fence about joining Unity of Santa Rosa as a member, take the Unity Basics class. This is the first step in becoming a member and a way to learn more about Unity and its principles. You could volunteer for one of the many positions that are available which make it possible for us to put on the high quality Sunday service each week. How about joining a committee and help Unity resolve some of the important issues that arise during the year. Attend the quarterly sessions of talking with the Board and have your voice be heard. Then there are the fun special events that we put on – concerts, potlucks, the church picnic, and the summer party programs are making a return this year!
Yes, the New Year brings many new and exciting possibilities for us. The New Year also brings some endings. My term of being on the Board of Trustees comes to an end this year. I have had the privilege of working with two Boards during my three-year term and the dedication, professionalism and compassion of its members has made me a better person. I have witnessed the congregation come together and keep us on a positive path. Unity is now able to be looking for a part-time minister to give us that consistent spiritual leader. I may be leaving the Board, but I am not leaving Unity of Santa Rosa, for this is my spiritual home. I thank you all for your help, counsel, kindness and your trust in me to serve you for the past three years. New beginnings are a great thing!
May the Divine give you all peace and joy in 2015.
Vice President, Unity Board of Trustees