Archive for December, 2010

Orientation to Being on the USLC Board of Trustees ~ Class, January 22, 2011

December 29, 2010

Are you interested in becoming a Board Trustee at USLC? Are you interested in what is involved in being on our Board? Do you want to know what goes on “behind the curtain?”

We invite you to come be a part of special training session, led by our own Revs. Bil & Cher Holton.

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Love offering

Information covered will include:

  • Understanding the various sizes of ministries to help ministers and boards more effectively serve their congregations and follow Spirit’s calling for the ministry;
  • Field Dynamics of our Ministry
  • The 3-Legged Stool Concept, and the Role of the Board in Keeping It Solid
  • Setting the Board Up for Success: 3 Key Questions to Answer
  • Clarifying Roles & Expectations of Board Members [and how members interact with the congregation and the minister(s)]
  • Confidentiality: What It Is, Why It’s Non-negotiable, and When There is an Exception

Sign up is required for this program, so we can be sure we have enough materials. Each participant will receive a detailed workbook. This will be an interactive class, with time included for discussion and questions. We hope you will consider joining us!

Note: Attendance at this class meets the  prerequisite for serving on the USLC Board, as described in the USLC Bylaws.



Class: Discover the Power Within You! Wednesdays beginning Jan. 12

December 29, 2010

Discover the Power Within You ~ Wednesdays beginning January 12, 7:00-9:00 pm.

Led by Revs. Bil and Cher, this class is based on the popular book by the same title by Eric Butterworth.

In this exciting and results-oriented class, you will discover:

  • the power of honoring the divine power within yourself and others;
  • the relationship of thoughts and the law of cause and effect in the manifestation process;
  • how to apply the teachings of Jesus to experience dramatic growth and change in your own life;
  • the metaphysical implications of the main teachings of Jesus the Christ, and the impact of them on your life.

This class is available for 10 hours of SEE credit, and may also be taken for personal spiritual enrichment. The class is open to all, on a love offering basis. Those taking the class for SEE credit will have an additional $55 fee, which covers Unity’s registration fees and USLC administrative costs.

You may register for this class by signing up at the Center, or by submitting an email by clicking here, submitting your name and contact information:

The text for this class is Discover the Power Within You, by Eric Butterworth. You can prepay and order from our bookstore, or you can order the book from Amazon by clicking here.  It is available both as a new book or used. There are several versions available, and any of them will be fine for this course.

How to Use the Twelve Powers to PowerUP Your Life!

December 27, 2010

A Twelve Powers Review!

Understanding the purposes of each power can help you know, at any moment, in any situation, which ones to call upon to help you move through an experience with ease, grace, wisdom, and joy. Let’s do a quick review and see how they can help you as you move into 2011.

Deep Blue – FAITH – Call on this power when you need to stand in your Truth in the midst of challenging situations or times of doubt.

Pink – LOVE – Call on this power when you need to bring harmony to a situation or relationship. It is useful when you have difficult forgiving, or find yourself in the midst of chaos or conflict.

Spring Green – STRENGTH – Call on this power when you need to persist and stay the course; when you feel yourself wanting to give up.

Yellow – WISDOM – Call on this power when you need to evaluate or discern what the best course of action is for you.

Light Blue – IMAGINATION – Call on this power when you are looking for solutions to overwhelming problems, or when you are seeking new ideas.

Purple – DOMINION – This is your power to master or dominate. Use it when you want to call into manifestation your good.

Gold – UNDERSTANDING – Call on this power when you need to comprehend how to put what you know into practice.

Silver – WILL – This is your Spiritual Director, in charge of your power of choices! Call on this power to help you take action, choosing the highest and best!

Olive Green – ORDER – Call on this power when you need to bring balance and organization to a situation.

Russet – RELEASE – Call on this power when you need to let go of what is no longer serving you.

Orange – ZEAL – Call on this power when you want to instill passion and enthusiasm around a project or belief, or when you want to inspire others.

Red – LIFE – Call on this power to send healing energy throughout your body, or to bring new life to a project you are involved in.

As you move into 2011, we invite you to spend some quality time at Headquarters, and prepare to practice a very specific adventure that can guarantee you are living life and living it abundantly, as Jesus assured us we could. The secret is actually quite simple … but not so easy to implement! It involves taking one question, and keeping it uppermost in your mind at all times. Are you ready for the BIG question that can keep you on track, focused on living from your Spiritual Center of Being? To ensure LifeWorX at the highest level, we need to always be sure we are energizing and vitalizing our Christ nature.

Here’s the BIG question:

Am I showing up in this moment as my highest Christ self?

A corollary is:

If not, what do I need to change, right this moment, to shift to my highest Christ?

And every evening, as you review your day, invite these questions into your awareness: Did I show up as my highest Christ self in every situation? If not, how could I handle things differently NEXT TIME? And is there anything I need to do to make amends for anything I did today?

Christmas is a time for remembering that our job is to simply let our lights shine! As we celebrate the birth of the Christ Consciousness within us ~ and as we move from Christmas into a new year, let’s take that awareness with us, from a newer, more elevated level of Consciousness, knowing we have these incredible Powers to help us master the art of living, as we walk the Spiritual Path on practical, light-shining feet!

Monthly Activity Report (See What You’ve Missed!)

December 14, 2010

Adult Spiritual Education ~ Monthly Activity Report, November 2010

November 3, 10, 17 ~ last 3 of 4-week class on The Illusion of Separateness, led by Elic Llewellyn

November 14 ~ Healing Class: Anatomy & Physiology, led by Rev. Vi Schonhardt

November 18 ~ Revs. Bil & Cher led team building session for UCR Board & leadership team

===== Other Items of Interest =========

Planning meeting re: 2011 SEE-Raleigh program in June. Created and administered survey of past attendees to identify courses of interest.

Postings to Adult Spiritual Education Blog.

Planning for upcoming months! Discover the Power scheduled for January.

Gospel of John joins Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke on Kindle!

Check out this blog for upcoming announcements!!



Cher & Bil


Drs. Bil & Cher Holton
Spiritual Leaders—Unity Spiritual Life Center
2604-H Carver Street, Durham, NC 27705-2796
Church Office Phone: 919.471.3504
Home Office Phone: 919.767.9620

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