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SUPPORT OUR MINISTRY
We are a non-profit ministry and are able to be available to the Lake Norman community only through your tithes and generous Love Offerings or "Energy Exchange".
If you have been blessed by this Unity spiritual center and want to assure our sustainability and growth, please consider donating by clicking on the yellow "Donate" buttom to the lower right side of this page. We couldn’t do this without you. Thanks!
WHAT IS A LOVE OFFERING?
If you enjoy this web site, and are inspired by the work we do, please consider sharing a Love Offering with us.
A "Love Offering" is a term that you will frequently hear at our spiritual center. The majority of events and activities we offer are presented on a “Love-Offering basis.” When we pass the “Love Offering" basket at an event we ask you to consider how the message stirs in your heart and moves your soul. For we know that as we give to that which spiritually feeds us, it creates a ripple that goes out into the universe blessing the world and forming a vacuum that draws more goodness and abundance back into our lives. As we give out of the goodness of our heart and soul, so shall we receive that goodness pressed down, shaken to together and over flowing.
So when you come to a class or workshop and you are filled with joy and wonder that you want to shout, because it was filled with such power, we would ask you to give from that place of wonder and marvel. When the “Love Offering basket” is passed at an event we ask you to consider if the message has meaning for your life. And if it does, to allow the sense of gratitude to stir in every cell of your being; letting the joy and gratitude overflow, and then give from that place of joy and thanksgiving. What price would you put on it, if you would be able to put just one idea, one principle into practice regularly, to use in your life to overcome just one challenge? $100?... $500?... $1000?...
The idea of Love Offerings has deep roots in Unity. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity, pretty much insisted on it as the way they did their work. They believed that giving a Love Offering to that which spiritually fed them was an acknowledgement of God’s Love and Abundance, which was part of their experience. The sharing of a “Love Offering” was part of their overall prosperity program. It acknowledged the Divine Flow moving through their life as health, love, and financial abundance by giving a portion of their income to the spiritual practices and programs that inspired their minds and moved their souls (Many organizations call this tithing which is distinct from charitable giving.)
In Unity, we believe that this Sacred Energy we often refer to as God is ever-present, and that we are immersed in an Invisible Matrix of Life and Substance. It surrounds and enfolds us each moment of every day, just as fish are immersed in the ocean. The way we realize and experience this Divine Matrix is to open ourselves to Its flow, by sharing out of our abundance. To realize that God’s Sacred Energy moves through us with each breath, we must eventually exhale, to release, to give that air back to the Divine Ebb and Flow. If we try to hold on to that sacred breath and possess it, we will suffocate. We must exhale to receive our next breath; it is a simple (yet unconscious) acknowledgement of Life itself.
Likewise, to experience God’s Love and Abundant Life in any area of our life we must exhale: we must give out of the Divine flow that which we are experiencing - spiritually, mentally and physically. It is simply one of the the Laws of Life. In this physical reality, if we are to continue the flow of electricity in our homes, or a flow of food into our cabinets, we must give out of the abundance we have, so that we can live in harmony with the world around us.
Spiritually, it is the same: in order to experience God’s Sacred Life and realize the spiritual nourishment we seek, we must open ourselves up, and share of the Goodness flowing through our life by giving to what spiritually feeds us. It is simply an acknowledgement of the Divine Flow always moving throughout our being and drawing more into our life. If we try to hold on tightly to blessings moving through our life and possess every ounce, we will suffocate and restrict the flow of good. To experience God’s Sacred Life we must exhale to receive the next breath; it is a simple (yet unconscious) acknowledgement of Life itself.
Just as the Fillmore’s made it a practice to give to what spiritually fed and nourished them, we invite others to experience the wonder of sharing a Love Offering to that which spiritually nourishes them. By acknowledging God’s Love and Abundance in this way, it opens the portals of the heart and mind to experience a greater good. So next time we pause to take a Love Offering, consider how the service, workshop, or class inspires your mind and moves your soul, and share from the abundance in your life. Consider what it costs to go to the movie, or out to dinner, or other wonders you experience in the physical, and ask yourselves if the benefits you received from the churches activities exceed those other physical pleasures in the long term. Then go to that place of remembering the Spirit moving in you that must be expressed and released and shared to be fully realized. “Divine love, flowing through me, blesses and multiples all that I am, all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive, and I am grateful! And so it is! Thank you, God!"
If you would like to give a Love Offering please make a check out to : Unity of Lake Norman and mail it to our church office: 412 Buttermere Rd. Ft. Mill, SC 29715. We also have a PayPal donation icon knowing that some prefer the convenience of online contributions.
This Ministry is solely supported by individuals like you, whom it serves, and by other freely given gifts of the Universe. God bless you for your Support.