2017 SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE & Wee Wisdom for Children at 11:00 am

Don Mills Public Library Auditorium
888 Lawrence Ave East Toronto


A New and Better Life, Now!
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00 am


Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

Everyone was born to love and to live freely and fully. On the surface, this statement might seem wildly idealistic; yet, Jesus embraced it as a practical reality. If a free, full, loving life is within reach, why do so many miss the opportunity?

The Apostle Paul quickly identified the root of this problem. Paul was no stranger to slavery because it was commonplace throughout the Roman Empire. He also knew that a dutiful and faithful servant could be rewarded with Roman citizenship, which permanently insured freedom. Paul realized that while most Roman citizens were technically ‘free’, they were also unknowingly ‘enslaved’ by false beliefs, attitudes, habits and outlooks that ‘imprisoned’ them.

External freedom does not insure inner freedom, just as being ‘alive’ doesn’t mean you know how to enjoy the fullness of life. This week’s lesson is about attaining a type of ‘freedom’ that enables us to be fearless, joyful and content, independent of external conditions.

Jesus taught his students how to “become” vitally alive!
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The Only Remedies That Last Are Spiritual
Part 8b


Happy Thanksgiving Sunday October 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

Everyone is born with a complete array of spiritual powers, all of which have a single divine origin. People constantly use all of these powers, but in such a weak-form that they are thought to be normal aspects of human nature. For example, if you think of being alive as only a natural fact, you will not realize that the spiritual power of “Life” actually animates you. Many people rarely think about “life” until they feel ill. Most will hope a doctor can fix them, and others will discover that they are capable of “quickening” the spiritual “Life-Power” within them.

Human problems often appear easy to fix. If we need more money, we can decide to work harder. If we need relief from stress, we might take time off. If we have problems at work, we decide to find a new job. If we can’t sleep well, we take a pill. Outer “remedies” treat conditions, but the improvement is often short-lived.

The entire universe is a manifestation of spiritual substance and energy. Permanent solutions become possible, only when we look at ourselves and everything from a spiritual perspective.

Jesus taught his disciples how to “see” and “think” spiritually!

Join us this Sunday morning at 11 am and learn about your Spiritual Remedies — at the Don Mills Public Library

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You Must See a Problem, Before You Can Change It
Part 8a

October 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

People imagine that they know others, but they really don’t. They also think they know themselves, but they really don’t. Everyone has many ‘sides’. For example, you may know your friendly neighbor is a brain surgeon without knowing what he is like during surgery; or, perhaps your aunt, who always seems happy is, behind the scenes, suffering from depression. Or consider this, if you applied for a great job, which parts of you would you want an interviewer to see? Would you want the interviewer to see every ‘side’ of you during the interview?
Do you want to be healthier and happier? Do you want to enjoy peace of mind? Do you want an enduring sense of security? Do you want to love life, people and the world around you?

The first and best step is to see exactly what’s standing in your path. This Sunday’s lesson will offer A PRACTICAL METHOD that can liberate anyone with the courage to use it.
Jesus taught his disciples how to know themselves!

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Your Sense of Self and Your Sense of God – Part 8
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

Everyone formulates a personal ‘sense of self’. Unity’s teachings refer to this as ‘personal consciousness’, which perpetually attempts to define ‘who am I’ in regard to other people and the world around us. Whether ‘personal consciousness’ enables someone to survive or succeed, he or she will not easily remain in the clear.

Because material conditions constantly change, “personal consciousness” always works hard to keep pace. “Personal consciousness” is somewhat like a computer’s “operating system”; we can’t function without it; but, it can become outdated quickly.

Even in ancient times, some realized that when “personal consciousness” is supported and guided by “spiritual consciousness”, daily life and activities become infinitely easier with healthier and better outcomes.
‘Believing’ in God is not enough: We must also learn how to work with God!


Jesus showed his disciples how to develop spiritual consciousness!

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[B]“You Must Be the Hero in Your Life” – Part 7
This Sunday at Unity!
September 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

The Reverend James Sherman - Speaker
Mr. Sam Forde - Soloist
Mr. Matt Craig - Pianist

People who did something that required extraordinary courage, fortitude and resourcefulness are often called “heroes”. One curious aspect of “heroism” is that “heroes” often say (and believe) that anyone else in their situation would have done the same thing. Yet, most others know that this is not true.

The conditions of ordinary life sometimes push us into ‘dangerous waters’, outwardly or inwardly. Will we rise to meet the challenge, or resign ourselves into helplessness and hopelessness? When a physician tells a patient that he or she has an “incurable” disease, will the person collapse or make a firm resolve to overcome it? When you encounter hard-times, in any form, will you rise up or give up?

We become a “hero” in our own life as soon as we realize that “with God, all things are possible”. The key theme in the Bible is “overcoming” obstacles, where and whenever they occur.
God’s Spirit in us is always mightier than any circumstance!

Jesus taught his disciples to become heroes!

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Hospitality following our Sunday Service. All are Welcome!


This Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

“You and God – A Divine Match” – Part 6

Your relationship with God greatly depends on your concept of God. In the Old Testament, words such as “Lord”, “Jehovah”, “King” and “Almighty” each evoked different pictures. Similarly, when Jesus used words like “Father” and “Spirit” to refer to God, still different pictures are implied.

We must remember that no individual’s concept of God will ever change God. Nonetheless, how we conceive or picture God has a direct bearing on our relationship with God. For example, a person who thinks of God as a fierce judge or king will have a fearful relationship, while a person who thinks of God as loving and generous can have a warm relationship.

Every human being is equipped with an aspect of mind that is directly connected to the fullness of God. This said, it doesn’t mean that everyone will become aware of such a connection or have much interest in strengthening their connection.

Our lesson this week will focus on this higher side of our remarkable human minds.

Jesus' disciples learned all about this, and so can we!

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“Self-Transformation – Part 5”

September 3, 2017 at 11:00 aM

‘Miracles’ cannot be explained in words? Miracles defy human logic and words will never, of themselves, be sufficient. Yet, when a person witnesses a miracle it is apparent that ‘something’ inexplicable ‘happened’. This is particularly true in any ‘scientific’ arena, such as when ‘miracles’ of healing occur after the most experienced physicians called the situation hopeless.

The main message of the Bible is that there is a Power, Intelligence and Presence, invisible to our five senses, that operates in ways that are impossible for the human mind to understand or control. Yet, this Power, Intelligence and Presence that permeates everything, will work through people whose minds open to It.

Just as ‘fire’ existed before people knew how to start a fire, this Power, Intelligence and Presence, existed before people discovered how to work with it. Many people discovered how to work with God, long before the time of Jesus. But, while they understood the principles and applied them, Jesus was the first who began to show and teach everyday people to use them.

Do you want to know how to ‘work with God’, as Jesus did?

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“Self-Transformation – Part 4”

August 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

It’s interesting that Jesus never described himself as either wise or powerful. Whenever he was criticized or credited for his words or actions, he pointed to God. He said, for example, “The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.”

Jesus understood himself, humanly and spiritually. Much of what he did, such as walking, talking and eating focused on the human, or outward side of himself, but when he was teaching, healing or helping his focus shifted to his connection to God.

Learning to live in this world is called our ‘first education’. Learning how to ‘overcome the world’ requires that we learn to rely on God. A ‘second education’ shows us how to let God’s Truth, Life and Power stream through us continuously.
Jesus ‘Way’ reveals the keys to our ‘second education’!

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“Self-Transformation – Part 3”
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

Human ‘knowledge’, no matter how advanced, will always be incomplete. The Apostle Paul’s knowledge of the Law and the Prophets was impeccable. Later, his spiritual transformation enabled him to express remarkable levels of wisdom; and yet, he still said, “We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist”.

It’s interesting that Jesus never described himself as either wise or powerful. For example, when he was criticized or credited for his words or actions, he deferred to God. He once said, “The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.”

We spend our lives learning about life and the world: We gain a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience; but, in a moment of crisis we realize how little we really understand.

Learning to live in this world is called our ‘first education’. Learning how to ‘overcome the world’ requires that we learn to rely on God. A ‘second education’ shows us how to let God’s Truth, Life and Power stream through us continuously.

Jesus ‘Way’ reveals the keys to our ‘second education’!

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“Self-Transformation – Part 2”
This Sunday at Unity!
August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

The Apostle Paul once said, “My own behaviour baffles me, for I find myself not doing what I really want to do but doing what I really loathe.”He then called this “an agonizing situation”. And, so it is.

An overwhelming number of people on earth resign themselves to just getting along in this world. They conclude that there’s little or nothing they can do to change their circumstances and call it their “lot in life”. This is unfortunate because so much more is possible for them.

Jesus knew a way out! The people to whom he spoke were as mired in worldly problems as people today. Fortunately, the way out has not changed and never will.

Your ‘first education’ focused on learning to live in this world. Your ‘second education’ requires a new kind of thinking, feeling, acting and being. Sunday’s lesson will shed light on the first step to a new life that everyone must take.

Jesus' ‘way’ works!

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Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:00 am


The greatest obstacle in “self-transformation” is your own internal resistance. The ‘self’ that you call ‘myself’ holds great value, but because you feel dependent on “it,” the change-process becomes complicated.

Abundant examples exist throughout history. Before the automobile era, people depended on horses for personal transportation. Saddles, buggies, wooden wheels, blacksmiths and other items were valued and needed. But, as automobiles became more common, society had less use for the old ways of doing things. One way of doing things was replaced by newer ways of doing things.

Spiritual self-transformation results in newer ways of living and being. Nonetheless, our “old self” (as Paul referred to it) not only balks at the thought of being changed, but actively resists the process.

Jesus patiently tutored his disciples through their transformations.

Jesus' ‘methods’ worked then, and will also work for you!

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“Why Is Self-Change So Hard?”


This Sunday at Unity Church of Truth
July 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

With Rev. James Sherman - speaking
Mr. Sam Forde - singing
Mr. Matthew Craig - playing piano

Come Join us at the Don Mills Public Library
Auditorium
888 Lawrence Avenue East

You can be helped by habits: You can also be harmed by habits. Habits form when patterns of thought, feeling or action are repeated often enough. For example, once you learned how to tie your shoe laces, a helpful habit developed. By contrast, any “bad habit” that formed in you also repeats automatically.
The Apostle Paul saw this in himself. He said, “My own behavior baffles me. What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise… It happens so regularly that it’s predictable.” (Romans 7)

Self-change can be made quickly in small matters that have not become engrained habits, but when deeper habits form, the task becomes more challenging. Paul knew that “spiritual” solutions are the most effective and quickest. Referring to Jesus’ methods, Paul wrote: “I thank God there is a way out…”
A “brand-new” life needs to use methods that work.

Jesus methods work!

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“A Brand New Life”

This Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

If God is everyone’s True Source of goodness, why does anyone lack great goodness? Goodness, of course, comes in innumerable forms, including health, wealth, joy, contentment, wisdom and long life.

Those who wrote the accounts of Jesus’ life not only report that he could manifest good in any form, but also state that any human being can learn to do the same.

People tend to assess their “lot in life” based on current and past conditions. Many, and probably most, who were born in “poverty” regard poverty as an unalterable factor in their lives. Naturally, they want freedom from poverty, but see no way out. Likewise, those who have always struggled with illnesses, often expect more of the same in their future.

Christianity encourages people to pray, and in the next breath tells them that they must be patient and wait on God. This is not what Jesus’ taught! He demonstrated immediate results, as his students (Disciples) also learned to do.

God's Spirit is always pure and abundant goodness. Are you ready for a brand new life?

Jesus’ knew that he was present in God’s Presence and that God’s Goodness could pour forth in an instant!

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“Words Are Power”

This Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

Never underestimate the power of words. Look at the first chapter of Genesis. ”God said” describes the beginning of the creative process: “And it was so” was the outcome. As with God and the universe, so it is with all creative activity. Human beings constantly create the world in which they live.

Notice how the disciple John began his account of Jesus’ life, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God and nothing was created without it. Think about this! NOTHING WAS CREATED WITHOUT THE WORD!

The spoken word has existed for hundreds of thousands of years, but progress was slow. But, when words began to be put in writing (around 5000 years ago) creative activity exploded because a person’s “words” could spread ideas and insights far and wide.

The words you think and the words you speak impact everything in your life, for better or for worse.

Jesus’ teachings focused on the ‘Word’, as does Unity’s core teachings!

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“When Words Won’t Work”
Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at Unity!!!

Words let people communicate effectively. We do not know when words replaced grunts, but scholars believe the written word is about 5000 years old. The written word changed the world by enabling free communication – irrespective of “place” or “time”. Just think! Today, we can read the exact words of philosophers, poets and mystics that were written by them hundreds or thousands of years ago. Needless to say, the invention of the “printing press” in the early 1400s utterly transformed communication.

We’re wise to remember, however, that words have limitations. Most words have multiple meanings. A word or sentence may have been written in jest; yet, a reader can interpret it as an insult. An error caused by miss-translation can cause problems.

When it comes to spiritual ideas and teachings, the inadequacy of words is undeniable. Sometimes words won’t work!
Jesus’ teachings focused on the Word, as does Unity’s core teachings.

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“Why Does Peace Elude Us?”


Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Two thousand years ago Luke described a host of heavenly angels delivering a message of “peace” to some shepherds. It reads, “Peace upon earth among men of goodwill!". Note that it only promises peace on earth for people of “good will”.

In 1938, the Prime Minister of England waved a signed Agreement over his head and shouted “Peace for our time”. Britain, France, Italy and Germany believed they had made peace (on earth) with Adolph Hitler. Less than a year later, World War II began when Hitler invaded Poland. Instead of peace, Europe got war.

The angels, of whom Luke spoke, declared that “people of goodwill” would experience “peace on earth”. The earth does not have to be “peaceful” for individuals to experience “peace” in their world.

Our teachings reveal the path to inner peace!

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The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And leave us not in temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever, A-MEN
PIANIST: Mr. Matt Craig
SOLO: Mr. Samuel Forde
SONG: ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL ( as Wee Wisdom Children proceed to their Wee Wisdom class)
INSPIRATIONAL TALK (As listed above)
Offering Blessing
The Love of God blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give and all that I receive. Thank you, God
Announcements
The Prayer of Protection James Dillet Freeman
The Light of God surrounds us
The Love of God enfolds us
The Power of God protects us
The Presence of God watches over us
Wherever we are, God is

Blessing for our Ministry
“God’s Spirit is the source of all Goodness.
We see our Unity Church of Truth Ministry prospering and flourishing and expanding in its capacity to serve!
We see all attendees honouring Prayer as the foundation of their lives and our ministry. We celebrate in expanding our consciousness by learning and practicing Truth Principles. We understand that as we willingly and generously give of our tithes, talents and time to this ministry our ministry will flourish and we will receive increasing goodness in our lives.
We see a new church home manifesting for us now, perfect in every way with adequate onsite parking, TTC & highway accessibility, at a perfect price, in perfect condition and in divine order.
Thank you, God!
Closing Song: “Let There Be Peace”
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