“I Am A Child of God, Therefore…” with Rev. Marylou Palmer
“I am a Child of God” is a powerful self-identity, but what does it mean? Join us as Rev. Marylou Palmer, a 20 year Unity minister, shares her journey of using this affirmation as a decision we can make.
When available, a revised transcript of this week’s talk is provided below for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Prayers, readings, and songs from this week’s service are also provided below.
Community Circles – Are you left with questions after a talk, or did an idea so resonate with you that you want to explore it further? In our Community Circles, we build relationships with others, share ideas and insights, and support each other as we apply these principles in our daily lives.
Wednesday July 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT. Community Circles Game Night: Interspiritual Trivia! We will be playing an Interspiritual/Interfaith Trivia game in our Community Circles Discussion Group on Wednesday July 28 at 7:00 pm ET.
Feel free to get your own team together or we will pick teams at the beginning of the night.
Don’t miss this – it will be FUN!
Please join us on the Zoom link below. I look forward to seeing you!
See you July 28 at 7:00 pm ET!
Spirit of life, give me joyful eyes to see all you have made. May I be alive to the gentle influences of this day which bring new experiences to all; and may I serve life by unfolding to others the love of truth, the love of good, and the love of beauty. Amen.
~ Author Unknown
Prayer for Living: “Fratelli Tutti” (“On Fraternity and Social Friendship”)
When our lofty words of love have been emptied of their meaning,
When our borders and computer screens have erected impenetrable walls,
When our minds are so quick to conflate “other” with “enemy,”
How will we find our common humanity?
It’s never too late to make an earnest and tender start.
May we remove from our pockets the stones we intended to throw
And cement them together to build a home that welcomes all.
May we repent of our indifference and move into genuine encounter.
Instead of drawing battle lines,
May we draw our chairs up to a communal table
Where we can feast in the knowledge of our shared dignity.
May God grant us the holy vision
To see every human being as a sacred mystery,
And may we love each mystery not abstractly, but concretely.
Just as Thomas touched the wounds of Jesus,
May we be unafraid to touch the wounds of our suffering neighbor.
May we lay down our arms and offer our outstretched hands
Until there is no “them,” but only “us,”
Until we are at last, sisters and brothers, all.
~ Cameron Bellm
Talk Transcript – No transcript for this week. We invite you to listen to Rev. MaryLou’s talk here.
About Rev. MaryLou Palmer
Marylou Palmer is a Unity Worldwide Ministries trained Transitional Specialist with over 20 years of ministerial experience working with spiritual communities to collectively resolve the issues standing in their way of moving forward. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from The University of Alabama and has lived in all four corners of the country engaging in the spiritual work of collective transformation.
“Surrender” written by Michael Gott
“The Lord’s Prayer” written by Albert Hay Malotte
This service aired on July 25, 2021