Saturday Morning Hike
Saturday, May 27
9:30 – 11:30 am
Carl Alwin Schenck
Memorial Forest

The Schenck is a 245-acre forest managed and owned by North Carolina State University as a teaching and research forest. Visitors can walk the trails to enjoy birdwatching and wildlife. We will be out about two hours. Bring a snack/lunch for our break, water, sunscreen, & bug spray. We will meet at the entrance to the park.

Click here for information on The Schenck and for directions.
Contact Bill for more info.

Sundays in May
speaker series
Women of Influence
9:00 & 11:00 am Services
Sanctuary

Join us for this exciting and influential speaker series featuring:

Rev. Ana V. Quintana
“Unveiling the Illusion Through Love”

Sandra Dubose
“Transformative Power of Love”


Elaine Martin
“The Power of Living Your Truth”

Documentary:
“Inner Worlds,
Outer Worlds”
Friday, May 26 | 7:00 – 9:00
Fellowship Hall

Facilitated by Mary Smith

Part one describes Akasha – the unmanifested emptiness which fills the vacuum of space. This emptiness contains unfathomable power, a web of information or energy which connects all things. Part two describes what Plato believed to be the golden key that unified all the mysteries of the universe. This is the intelligence of logos, the source of the primordial om, the mind of God, the greatest mystery.

After each segment, we will have a discussion of what we learned and how that information effects and can be taken into our daily lives.

“Working with the Masters
of the Seven Rays”
1:00 pm
Multipurpose Room 228

Presented by Dr. Marsha Walters

Would you like to learn how to invite the heavenly assistance of Ascended Masters and Angels into your life? In this workshop, we will establish rapport with the Masters of the seven rays corresponding to the seven chakras.

Aging Successfully
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Multipurpose Room 228

Presented by Kayelilly Middleton

Are you 50 or older and looking for a game plan for the last 20 to 30 years of your life?
How will we live as we age and need help? As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, this question looms large. In fact, a recent study by Harvard and AARP predicts that senior housing is the next big American crisis.
Most of us want to grow old in our own homes. But the reality is that millions of older Americans struggle physically, financially and emotionally to stay in homes and communities that are not designed to accommodate their changing needs. What happens when you lose your spouse, need help with the stairs or can’t drive anymore? The alternative is moving into an institutional setting like a senior retirement facility or “continuing care retirement community” or a nursing home.
Isn’t there a better place and a better way to house our elders (us too) than long-term-care facilities or home alone? We dream about living in an affordable, safe neighborhood where people know and care about each other, but does that exist?

What if…
What if you could live in a neighborhood of small privately owned homes clustered around shared green space and a common house? What if it was designed and run by you and your neighbors? What if the common house had suites for caregivers and a big kitchen and dining room for celebrations and community meals? What if this neighborhood was affordable, energy efficient and designed with the physical and social needs of seniors in mind? What if neighbors looked out for each other?
If this vision appeals to you, please join us for a “community conversation” about aging and your options for living the rest of your life, one of them being cohousing, a new model for housing seniors with dignity, independence, safety, mutual concern, and fun. A presentation will be followed by break-out discussion groups or Q&A.

Love in Action
5:30 – 7:30 pm
fellowship hall

Join the discussion on what happens when a group of people take on the culture of another
group without appropriately giving back. Click here for more information.

Waking Up to Our Divine Nature:
Eastern and Western Perspectives and Practices
Thursday, June 8 and 22
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Multipurpose Room 228
Presented by Barry Smith

The class will cover the states and stages of waking up into union with the Divine. Eastern and Western views will be contrasted and practices will be shared to help each participant awaken to their divine nature.

THE PEEPHOLE EFFECT WORKSHOP
Sunday, June 11
1:30 pm
Fellowship Hall

Presented by Author
MaryAnn Patalano

The Peephole Effect is a compelling read that explores and explains the complexity of human perception through consciousness. This book takes an in-depth look at how the subconscious (ego) mind rules our experience, often in dramatic ways which result in unwanted circumstances that repeat throughout our lives.

PET BLESSING
All Creatures, Great and Small!
Saturday, June 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Unity Parking Lot

Bring your pets (all animals welcome!) for a special blessing and annointing by our Senior Minister Neusom Holmes, Associate Minister Ana Quintana, and Pastoral Care Director Meemie Lohmueller. We’ll provide a blessing certificate and digital photo (sent via email) as a special memento.