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Unity Spiritual Centre Girard
1226 Naylor Lloyd Rd.  Girard, OH 44420     Phone:330-539-0122

November 2020

Building & Grounds Update
Speaker Schedule
Online Meeting Schedule
Ongoing Metaphysics
Higher Ground Schedule
The Giving Tree RSVP!
Dynamics for Living Thanksgiving by Rev. Rose Houston
Cay's Corner - Thankful
New Board Liaison - Larry Etheredge


Unity Centre is Proud to Announce that we
have moved from Septic to Sewer!
There has been talk about the possibility of sewers being installed down our road since I started at the Centre-four minister/spiritual leaders ago or for over 20 years.  There probably were prayers and talk even before that. 

It has been very painful financially for us over the last 5 years as the EPA and Trumbull county got involved in monitoring/fining/and demanding corrections to septic systems that were noncompliant and detrimental to the environment.

We have had to pay an EPA Engineer/Inspector which resulted in a cost of $250-$300 monthly.  Though, through the efforts of our Inspector and Lyn Hemphill’s diligence working with him, we were able to avoid fines and penalties by keeping our outdated system within the expected guidelines.

When we found out that Shepheard of the Valley was coming to our area we were able to attend a meeting concerning the sewer system and Jim Thornton, president at the time, went to the meeting and asked if they were going to run the sewer as far as our Centre, and the answer was no.  Jim then asked if it would be possible, and we were then slated as part of the new sewers that the county was going to get grants for.

As the delays and waiting began, our contact became Carol Hosmer, who then turned it over to Michael Swiatkwich.  As it looked like it was going to finally happen, Michael went out and got quotes and submitted them to the board.  There were 3 bids and the contractor awarded was Coole Excavating LLC.

It is sadness that we have lost the big oak that added shade and air to our world.  September 22nd the big oak tree was removed - We give thanks for it's life!  Here is a poem in honor and memory by Kathy J Parenteau:

Stand tall, oh mighty oak, for all the world to see.

Your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.

Though storm clouds hover above you,

Your branches span the sky

In search of the radiant sunlight you

Count on to survive.

When the winds are high and restless and

You lose a limb or two,

It only makes you stronger.

We could learn so much from you.

Though generations have come and gone

And brought about such change,

Quietly you've watched them all,

Yet still remained the same.

I only pray God gives to me

The strength he's given you

To face each day with hope,

Whether skies are black or blue.

Life on earth is truly a gift.

Every moment we must treasure.

It's the simple things we take for granted

That become our ultimate pleasures

Coole began work on Tuesday October 13th to run pipe and hook us up to the main system. On Wednesday, October 14th, the Septic system was filled in.  The only think left is paperwork to the EPA and we will be completely finished with the sewer and our new costs are projected to be approx.. $50 per month.

The landscaping will be finished by Coole Excavating in the Spring of 2021 and that will be the final cost of $800.

Many many thanks to Michael, Jim, Lyn, Carol, and Jason our Engineer for making this happen!


The board voted on replacing all outside lights that are inefficient to help with energy and conservation. 

A special shout out of Thanks to Mark Klotz and Larry Heck for making it happen!


 Sunday Morning Service 11:00 AM

November 1, 2020: A Quest for Wholeness - Cay Tomerlin
November 8, 2020: A Quest for Wholeness - Cay Tomerlin
November 15, 2020:A Quest for Wholeness - Cay Tomerlin
November 22, 2020: Thanks for Everything - Rev. Rose Houston
*November 25, 2020: Bless the Lord, O' My Soul - Rev. Rose Houston 7:00 PM
November 29, 2020: Attitude of Gratitude - Larry Etheredge


Download the app for your device at:
Becoming Supernatural Book Study w/Roger Juntunen at 9:15 AM
Online Meeting ID: Info69845, join with wifi/data.
Phone Only:  Dial:  978-990-5000  Use Access Code: 245683#

A Course In Miracles w/Larry & Karen Etheredge at 7:00 PM
Online Meeting ID: Info69845, join with wifi/data.
Phone Only:  Dial:  978-990-5000  Use Access Code: 245683#

OM w/Roger Juntunen at 6:45 PM
Online Meeting ID: Info69845, join with wifi/data.
Phone Only:  Dial:  978-990-5000  Use Access Code: 245683#

Virtual Study Group: The Game of Life w/Cay Tomerlin at 6:30 PM
Online Meeting ID: Info69845, join with wifi/data.
Phone Only:  Dial:  978-990-5000  Use Access Code: 245683#
ARE Meeting w/ Jim Thornton & Rev. Rose Houston at 10:00 AM
Online Meeting ID: Info69845, join with wifi/data.
Phone Only:  Dial:  978-990-5000  Use Access Code: 245683#


OM class continues to be split up into two sections of approximately 45 minutes each on Tuesday evenings. The first 45 minutes from 6:45-7:30pm is Sanskrit mantra study and practice. The second 45 minutes from 7:30-8:15pm is practicing virtually various meditations from the Becoming Supernatural text, which is sponsored by the Unity Spiritual Centre Girard’s Sunday morning Heart Math study group that meets from 9-10:30am Sundays. Look for a weekly OM email reminding you of that week’s schedule. If you want to sign up for OM emails, send me an email
In October, we studied completed fourth cakra Shakti mantras. Shakti is feminine energy and symbolic of power. (Anahata = “not hit”, or the sound that is heard without vibrations) The fourth cakra is also known as the Heart Chakra. In November we’ll continue Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s Chakra Mantras text. We started chanting mantras of the hands and feet, and general healing mantras. Upcoming topics include the 40-Day Discipline, and Fifth Chakra (Vishudda or Throat cakra) mantras. After discussion, we spend about 10-15 minutes chanting together a mantra of the group’s choice. I will introduce mantras with correct Sanskrit pronunciation, we will read about their use, and you will have the opportunity to repeat it and find out which mantras resonate with you (or not).Vibration through mantra chanting is a meditation that connects you with your Divine Self.
After Sanskrit mantras, we’ll meditate virtually using Dr. Joe Dispenza’s “Blessing of the Energy Centers III meditation related to his book Becoming Supernatural. He describes an 8-cakra system slightly different than the traditional 7-cakra Hindu/yoga system. The “energy centers” correspond to the Hindu or Yogic chakras, except that Dispenza adds the Pineal Gland and moves the “Sahasrara or Thousand Petaled Lotus Chakra” at the top of the head to a place 16” above the head (this corresponds to the “Ka” body of Egyptian systems).
Even if you have not attended either Heart Math or OM, you are welcome to join us at any time.
Those interested in participating in OM class who want to receive email reminder with excerpts please email me directly and I will add you to the OM / Heart Math email lists. Feel free to join via, Meeting ID: info69845.You can also listen by phone dialing 1-978-990-5000, access code 245683. Roger Dale Juntunen, 330-883-0977 mobile, OM…


Shenango & Towpath Trail          
Mercer, Pa
Sunday Leave Church at 12:30 pm or meet at 1:30 pm at parking lot at n. bend road
(take rt 62 west from Hermitage turn left onto valley road go to N. bend road (left side))
trail is 3.3 miles out and back elevation gain 154 feet.



We usually get 20 names of children from the Niles Community Center in mid-November and that hasn’t changed.  Except that this year we are only getting 15 names because of lower attendance at the Centre and peoples comfort zones of moving in public.  Unfortunately that may affect children not getting gifts at Christmas and this year it is probably needed more than ever. 

Rather than commit to 20 and not being able to fulfill our obligation I chose less………… BUT…if your heart is touched, and you want to take one or more children or a family, if you pre-register we may be able to commit to more.

If you would like to participate, please call Mary Dunlavey (who has kindly agreed to take it over for Lynda Couch this year) at 330-518-7308.  Let her know your contact information and how many children you want.  Hopefully when we get the names, if you cannot pick them up in person, she can email or phone you their number/name/age/and gift  information.  Then you can arrange a drop-off of the gifts or a pickup from your house if needed.  The gifts should be wrapped, with the tag or the number for the child on the package for identification purposes.

Please call Mary as soon as you know you would like to help in this way.  Many thanks for your open hearts and your abundant giving!



In his book, Dynamics for Living, Charles Fillmore wrote:

"It has been found by experience that a person increases his blessings by being grateful for what he has. Gratitude even on the mental plane is a great magnet. When gratitude is expressed from the spiritual standpoint, it is powerfully augmented."

Charles Fillmore shares a great spiritual Truth in this passage.  A thankful, grateful heart attracts the good we desire from the Source of all good. Gratitude generates remarkable energy. Once released through us in praise and thanksgiving, it awakens us to an awareness of the good that is everywhere present and active in and on our behalf. There is always something for which we can be grateful in the present, and through the eyes of gratitude, we can see across the threshold of today into the possibilities and promises of an abundant tomorrow.

Divine ideas of health, prosperity, and wisdom planted in the gardens of our minds must flourish in the future as we give thanks. Our very freedom to behold the good and the true stirs our hearts with gratitude. Armed with this great spiritual Truth, we have a ready tool to use when we are blessed in even the least measure.  We can acknowledge any small or large blessing by, saying, "Thank You, God!"  A grateful person is a happy person – simply because gratitude acts like a magnet.

Embittered people generally are preoccupied by what they believe has passed them by or what they feel they have been cheated out of. The Universe works under spiritual law. Even a versatile and infinite Creator cannot bring good into the experience of one whose mind and heart are closed to good. Why?  Because condemnation and ingratitude sour the mind and heart. The Spiritual Law cannot be manipulated. This leaves the victim simmering in a hell of his or her own making.

On the other hand, verbally expressed gratitude generates the energy that changes all that and enables one to appreciate the good in life.  Suddenly, everything that God has made causes us to rejoice. Gratitude is readily available, unlimited in quantity, quick and effective in its action.

To be deeply grateful is to be profoundly happy. The two reinforce each other. The key to a constant flow of Grace is a constant flow of gratitude. Thanksgiving is so powerful in restoring or "calling forth" the life force of the body that it might instantly lift us out of physical peril or bring us back from the very brink of death.

The power of thanksgiving opens the way to overcoming and to moving forward to embrace a new life. Praise and give thanks to God. To praise a thing is to acknowledge the presence of God in it. To give thanks is to give grateful thought and feeling to the one Source, God the Good.

 Enjoy the Magnificent gift of Thanksgiving.

Abundant Blessings,

Rev Rose Houston


As we move into November let us recognize it as a month of harvest and thanksgiving.  I saw this idea on FB and thought…yah…this is something simple that we all can do.  Create your own Thankful Jar then everyday start with a letter of the alphabet  and write a word of thanks or positivity on a piece of paper and put it in the jar.  Then on Thanksgiving day… all that you have been grateful for.  Look back over the month and try to recognize any changes for the good that have occurred!

Unity’s definition of thanksgiving:  Rendering our grateful thoughts to God for His manifold blessings. "Surely goodness and loving-kindness shall follow me all the days of my life" (Psalms 23:6). We give thanks that this is Truth.  Thanksgiving will keep the heart fresh; for true thanksgiving may be likened to rain falling upon ready soil, refreshing it and increasing its productiveness.

May your heart refresh as you count your blessings


New Board Liaison
Larry Etheredge

Larry has agreed to take over the position as board liaison. 

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with a board member, you can contact Larry at or call him at 330-207-4149.

Cay Tomerlin, LUT
Rev. Rose Houston
Lynn Denning
Alison McNeal
Larry Heck, Pres.
Kim Ford, Vice Pres.
Janet Thornton, Secretary
Larry Etheredge, Treasurer
Nina Miller, Asst. Treasurer
Roger Juntunen, Member-at-Large
Nicole Niewoehner - Communications
Lyn Hemphill - Financial


  Nina Miller, Director
Alison McNeal, Asst. Director
Vi Gizdic—Organizer
Email Addresses:

Cay Tomerlin:
Lyn Hemphill:
Nicole Niewoehner:

Centre Office: 330-539-0122
Cay: 330-367-7243
Higher Ground Outings: 
Larry: 330-207-4149
Card Ministry:
Mary: 330-518-7308

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“The Inexhaustible Resource of Spirit is equal to every demand.  There is no reality in lack. 
Abundance is here and now manifest.”  

~Charles Fillmore

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