This Sunday at Unity!

Sunday Services resumes at 888 Lawrence Ave E Don Mills Public Library Auditorium - Father's Day - June 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

“Six Ways to Break Down the Walls of Fear”


Don Mills Public Library Auditorium
888 Lawrence Ave. E
11:00 am


“Six Ways to Break Down the Walls of Fear”


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Because fear is an instinctive emotion, we must learn to live with it. However, anyone whose fears run-wild probably wishes that they could rid themselves of fear. But, when we pause and consider the value of fear, we realize that fear can and has helped us. For example, being “cautious” (a form of fear) is justified when a threat to life or safety arises. So, we don’t want to become so ‘fearless’ that we harm ourselves or others.

Nonetheless, we fully understand (by observing others and ourselves) that the vast majority of our “fears” have been either over-reactions to past experiences or self-created, due to ignorance or insecurity. This is why we sometimes ask someone else, “Why are you afraid of that?” Their fear makes no sense to us, but to them it seems perfectly reasonable.

One thing we know about “manufactured fears” is that they prevent us from experimenting, growing, changing and dealing effectively with challenges, needs, problems or goals. And, such fears also interfere with our health – mentally, emotionally and physically.

In this lesson, Reverend Sherman will show you six ways to deal with fears – whether they are instinctive or were just made-up.

Would you like to acquire some tools for a better life?

Join us on Sunday morning at 11 am at the Don Mills Public Library

Wee Wisdom for Children at 11:00 am


“The Human Mind – Brain vs. Mind”
June 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

For psychologists, psychiatrists and scientists, the human mind will likely remain an “enigma” for a very long time. The human mind will remain an “enigma” because medicine and science believes that the “mind “ is in the “brain” – or, that the brain is the mind. Fortunately, this won’t slow the pace of new medical discoveries, or advancements in treatments – but a full understanding of “mind” will still be lacking.

As a physical organ, the human brain has significant limitations. In terms of time, it can imagine past and future, but it can only “be” in the present moment. In terms of location, it can only “be” where one’s body happens to “be”. Whatever knowledge is held in one’s brain, is all it can work with.

Once you realize that your mind is bigger than your brain, possibilities abound. In reality, because your mind is actually an offshoot of Divine Mind, there are no limitations.

Sunday’s lesson is about your magnificent mind and the endless things that it can do with and for you.

Are you looking for some practical tools for a healthy, happy life?

Join us tomorrow morning at 11 am at The McDonald International Academy

Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am


“The Master Key”
This Sunday at Unity
June 2, 2019
McDonald International Academy (MIA)
5 Park Home Avenue – Unit 128

King Solomon, in addition to Greek and Roman sages, identified one particular ‘virtue’ as “The Master Key” to life, humanly and spiritually. Yet, if you were told the name of this virtue, you might think about skipping church this Sunday due to the typical negative first-response to it. So, let’s play a game. Can you guess what this Master Virtue is?

Here’s a clue. At one time it was a common first name? Think about it, and bring your best answer to church on Sunday. We’ll see how many people figured it out.

Are you looking for some practical tools for a healthy, happy life?

Join us this week on Sunday morning
Wee Wisdom for children also at 11:00 a.m.

Talk Title Forgiveness May 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

MIA (McDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY)
5 Park Home Ave., North York, ON
Unit # 128

North of Yonge & Sheppard - 1 block west of Yonge on Park Home. 1st Unit on your right after you pass through the entry doors on 5 Park Home Avenue.

Sunday Service & Wee Wisdom - 11:00 am
Return to Don Mills Public Library on Sunday June 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
(New location for the next four weeks)

“The Key of ‘Honor’”
Sunday, May 12, 2019

McDonald International Academy
5 Park Home Avenue
Unit 128

As a character trait, “honor” stands amongst the highest of human virtues. The first four Commandments concern our relationship with God, and the other six concern our relationship with people.
The fifth Commandment is “Honor your father and mother”. “Honor” is about “respect”. “Respect” is the “secret ingredient” underlying all of the Commandments.

“Honor” is something we are instructed to give through our thoughts, feelings, words, actions and reactions. A person who consistently “honors” God and others is rightly called “honorable”.
People who are cited for exceptional bravery are given “honors”, such as firefighters, police officers, soldiers and others. So too, those who have made significant contributions to the human family, such as scientists, medical researchers, etc. their efforts are lauded.

The Book of Proverbs expresses a contrasting truth: “We no more give honors to fools than we pray for snow in summer or rain during harvest”. The writer meant that “honor” must be honestly earned.

Would you like to learn some practical tools for a better life?

We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 11 am at the McDonald International Academy
Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am


“The Key of Sincerity”

May 5, 2019

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

“Virtues” refer to positive character-traits in people. “Virtuous” people teach their children to become virtuous. No doubt, you were taught many virtues, such as telling the truth, not stealing and following the Golden Rule.

Human beings did not “make-up” the necessity for virtues. Today, some say that every human belief and behavior originated with people in the past, meaning, ancient people “made-it-up”. Nothing could be further from the truth. For example, no one made-up the idea of “kindness” because kindness is rooted in Divine Love. Every human virtue is rooted in one or more Divine Ideas. Virtues arise from our spiritual nature as children of God. Nonetheless, being “virtuous” makes life better for everyone.

Jesus taught individuals how to “connect” with the living Spirit of God, within. This can happen in any other moment, whether you’re praying or when you simply sense God’s Presence. Sincerity is the ‘virtue’ that makes prayer work!

Would you like to learn some practical tools for a better life?

We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 11 am at the Don Mills Public Library

Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am

All are Welcome!


“The Key of Honesty”

This Sunday at Unity!

April 28, 2019
Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

A Greek philosopher named Diogenes believed that virtues were better revealed by action than theory.
Though ancient Athens was the home of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and most of the city’s citizenry were quite corrupt. Diogenes mocked them by carrying a lamp during the day, claiming to be looking for an honest man.

Honesty always matters! Think about it: Which is worse, self-deception or efforts to deceive others? You cannot grow spiritually unless you can be honest with yourself. And, as Diogenes pointed out, rampant dishonesty in any society harms everyone. While also jeopardizing their future.

Jesus understood the essential value of honesty. The Golden Rule provides a perfect example, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”. Or, “You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free”. The Bible repeatedly emphasizes the need for honesty, humanly and spiritually.

Honesty is a “KEY” to a better future in all respects. Self-improvement requires self-honesty. Honesty makes human relationships possible. And, honesty will improve your physical and mental health. In fact, freedom (inwardly and outwardly) requires truthfulness.

Would you like to learn some practical tools for a better life?

We invite you to join us on tomorrow morning at 11 am at the Don Mills Public Library

Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am



Easter Sunday At Unity!
“Rise Above It”

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

At dawn on Easter morning, a few women went to the Jesus’ tomb to carry out their last devotions by anointing his dead body with spices and oils. They were shocked to find the tomb open and the body missing. None of Jesus’ followers actually expected Jesus to come back into a worldly form. This included his disciples, who were in hiding.

When the women ran and told the disciples that he had risen, none of them believed it happened.

His disciples did not believe that he was alive until they saw him physically. This illustrates why spiritual ideas are easy to accept “in theory” but quite difficult to grasp on a practical level.

In Jesus’ day, many believed that “death” was the end of a person’s life. Others professed life continues; but none believed that a person could literally “come back”. Similarly, most people didn’t believe in miracles unless they had actually witnessed or experienced one.

The Truth about life is that “miracles” can and do happen.

Easter Sunday celebrates an earth-shattering breakthrough about the reality of God’s Presence and Power in us.
Join us this Sunday morning at 11 a.m. — at the Don Mills Public Library


Good Friday Service
“Prelude to a Miracle”
Tomorrow morning, April 19, 2018 at 11:00 am


Don Mills Public Library Auditorium
888 Lawrence Avenue East

Good Friday observances usually focus on two things, Jesus’ suffering before and during the Crucifixion; and how Jesus’ faith and love for God enabled him to “Rise Above It”.
Did Jesus focus on fear or, on inner peace? Did he focus on his circumstances or, on his purpose? Did he focus on personal pain or on God’s Presence? Did he focus on dying or, on living? What do you think he was thinking during the Crucifixion?

Good Friday provides an opportunity to see how Jesus moved through a succession of steps that paved the way for the miracle of Easter morning. The words he spoke from the Cross show the steps he took inwardly to “Rise Above” conditions-of-the-moment and experience something that others believed to be impossible.

Our Good Friday service begins at 11 am and we invite you to join us.
Easter morning service begins at 11 am. also
Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am

“It’s Going to be Alright”
Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium


“Palm Sunday,” commemorates Jesus’ return to Jerusalem after a long absence. Jerusalem was not a safe place for Jesus or his Disciples. Fully aware of the circumstances, he told his disciples exactly what would unfold: 1) he would be arrested, 2) convicted, 3) executed, and, then 4) on the third day, rise from the dead.

Peter strongly objected, but Jesus said, “Peter, you stand right in my path when you look at things from man's point of view and not from God's point of view."
In effect, Jesus was telling Peter, “I know that you don’t understand this now, but, we’ll come through it and we’re going to be alright.” Though his Disciples couldn’t see anything good happening, Jesus asked them to trust him and witness the eventual outcome.

If you ever faced a seemingly impossible problem, you know that “logic” often insists that nothing good lies ahead. Jesus needed to prove to them that “with God all things are possible”. He wanted them to know ordinary logic will never see the great goodness that God has in store for them, or for us.

When we see “from God’s point of view” instead of from “our point of view,” we never fear the future.

Celebrate Palm Sunday with us…
Tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. at the Don Mills Public Library

Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am


“The Key of Humility”

This Sunday, April 6, 2019 at Unity!
11:00 am

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

Among a list of human virtues, humility presents unique challenges. For example, parents want their children to be successful, self-reliant and confident; but, at the same time, they don’t want them to be ‘show offs’ or act ‘too proud of themselves’. Later, as they mature and display increasing self-confidence, they may be told they’re getting ‘too big of an ego’. What are they supposed to do if they’re receiving an honor at a public award ceremony? Should they act shy and timid or let their joy shine?

‘Ego’ is one of many names of your personal ‘sense of self’. Everyone has an ‘ego’ – including Jesus! When was he shy, timid or afraid of showing joy or exhibiting confidence? Never! Do you think his critics would have ever liked him, under any circumstances? In the ordinary world, genuine humility is an asset.

On the spiritual side, humility is an essential ‘state of being’ that Jesus encouraged through his teachings and examples. Inner ‘humility’ sets the stage for ‘miracles’ to happen. ‘Humility’ is one of the keys to effectual prayer.
Would you like to learn some practical tools for a better life?

We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 11 am at the Don Mills Public Library

Wee Wisdom for Children also at 11:00 am

Hospitality and Fellowship follows our Sunday service.

March 31, 2019
“The Key to Inner Peace”

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

Since its formation, this planet has been the home for untold varieties of life-forms – from the most microscopic to the most humongous in size – from the gentlest to the most ferocious – from the most beautiful to the most inelegant. Though relatively new to the mix, human beings stand apart in multiple ways.

Among our greatest human assets is our ability to THINK and UNDERSTAND in ways distinctive from the animal-kingdom. This human ability to “conceptualize” is one of our greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses. Our power to “conceptualize” enables us to formulate “beliefs.” We rely upon our “beliefs” to help us get along in daily life. “Beliefs” also help us develop our relationship with God.

But, this ability to “conceptualize” can also result in the formation of many “false beliefs.” “False beliefs” complicate our lives. “False beliefs” represent a road-block to inner peace. Fortunately, our teachings provide many practical tools for neutralizing the effects of “false beliefs”.

Think about these three words: LIFE IS CONSCIOUSNESS! This simple-sounding statement identifies the key to inner peace — and also to our health, happiness and freedom.

Would you like to learn some practical tools for a better life?
Please join us tomorrow morning at 11 am at the Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium



March 24, 2019
Meditation as a ‘State of Being’ [Part 2]

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

Meditation, in its highest form, transcends everything we think we know and understand about the world. In a crisis, everyone longs for a ‘saviour’. Being worldly-minded, most look outside first. If spiritually-minded, they will probably turn to prayer, hoping for a ‘miracle.’

Jesus did not hope! He knew how to do ‘something’ that led to what people called a ‘miracle’. Interestingly, Jesus himself described it as being ‘about his Father’s business’. Jesus was not the first person in the Bible to do such things and he wasn’t the last.

Meditation, in its highest form leads to ‘miracles’ and, literally, anyone can become the ‘instrument’ through which they happen. It’s all about a special ‘state of being’.

Would you like to learn more about this special ‘state of being’?

We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 11 am at the Don Mills Public Library


“Meditation as a State of Being!”
Part 10
March 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

Don Mills Public Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Auditorium

One major difference between city-life and country-life is called ‘artificial noise’. In rural areas, where people often live far apart, the dominant noises come from nature. City-life, on the other hand, is typically filled with non-stop human-created clamour, such as sirens, horns and trucks. Hence, country people can’t sleep when they come to the city and city people can’t sleep because the country is too quiet.

A different kind of “noise” exists that no one’s ears can hear. Inner fears, doubts, worries, complaints, insecurities and other such ‘concerns’ produce “silent noises” that ring so loudly that a person can’t think, plan, sleep or function. These kinds of “noise” can make efforts to meditate impossible.

Meditation, at its highest level, leads to a remarkable “state of being” found only through “inner silence”. This is, perhaps, why pioneers in the New Thought movement called this special state “The Silence”.

Would you like to learn more about this special ‘state of being’?

We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at the Don Mills Public Library

Your Donation Receipts are available for pick-up again this Sunday and during classes. Please make arrangements to have them picked up. Thank you!


Wee Wisdom for Children at 11:00 am will resume Sunday, April 7, 2019


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ORDER OF SERVICE
Welcome Song
Opening Prayers
Songs

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

PIANIST: Mr. Jacob Damian
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
[I]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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Sunday Service and Wee Wisdom Location:
Don Mills Public Library Auditorium
888 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Wednesday and Thursday Classes Location:
Fairview Mall Public Library
35 Fairview Mall Drive
Room #4

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