June 2017 Minister's Letter

Dear Friend in Unity,
On June 5th of this year I celebrated 20 active years in church ministry since being ordained at Unity Village, Missouri in 1997.  It’s amazing to me how quickly the time has passed.  I know that may seem to be a worn-out adage, but it sure is true!  They say “My how time flies when you’re having fun!” and I supposed this is why it has not seemed like 20 long years to me at all.
I confess to all of you reading this letter, that in my third year of ministry, I  doubted seriously if I could make it!  I truly thought that perhaps God had something else in mind for me at the time.  But as God would have it, I was sent a clear message and it came in the form of a bookmark which read, “Where God has placed a comma, never put a period!”  And the author, of all people, was Gracie, George Burns’ wife!
Someone had handed me that bookmark as I sat in my office in tears over something challenging that was taking place, and so it came at a poignant time in my life.  And I’ve been “doing” church ministry ever since!
I feel so blessed to have been a part of so many of your lives when you have been challenged and asked me to hold the Light--- when you have found the Love of your life and asked me to seal your union; when you have had to say goodbye to friends, family, pets as these loved ones crossed over to the other side;  when you have moved through health challenges of all degrees; and simply when you needed faithful prayer support in times of need.  
It has been a privilege to serve in the name of God and Jesus Christ these past 20 years.  I look forward to many more years of Peace, Love, Joy and yes, time of challenge.  What I know above all, is that I do not walk alone, none of us walks alone as we have God and each other.  And in this Divine Partnership, we realize miracles and our Oneness with all! 

Much Love, 
Rev. Carole