A Note about COVID-19

Dear Beloved Community,

Your collective face of love has been in my thoughts and prayers. I know that many of you are going through tough times and health challenges; and suddenly, we have another challenge in front of us, the COVID-19 virus. Sometimes if feels enough is enough, and yet here is another lesson and opportunity for us to not only “go through this experience” but also for us to “grow through this experience.”

I invite you to join with Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity Minneapolis in prayer:

We know that God is Love that has no end and a Power that knows no bounds. God’s healing power of Divine Life is restoring, healing and revitalizing our world this very moment. We let go of any fears or anxieties, and we affirm that all are safe, healthy, and protected. We bless all those who support us in maintaining vibrant radiant health. We express Divine Life in all we think, say, and do. We bless our Unity and global family with radiant health, peace of mind, and abundant love.

I encourage you to stay connected to your spiritual community and not be given over to fear during this public health concern of the coronavirus. Know that our 9:30 AM service is livestreamed on Sunday morning via our website (unityminneapolis.org) or Facebook page. Facebook allows you to communicate with others by making comments as the service is happening. Yes, I know it’s not the same as being here in person, but people are telling us that it helps them feel less isolated and more a part of the energy they love at Unity Minneapolis.

If you have been with us for the last couple of weeks, you know that we have made some minor modifications to the service and other events in order to provide as safe an environment as possible. We encourage you to greet each other with a smile, a kind word, namaste, rather than a handshake or hug. We have provided hand sanitizer near the entrance of the sanctuary and entrances to our building.

We encourage you to follow the spiritual principles that we teach and follow the recommendations from public health officials (which is a lot of common sense) to keep our community safe and disease free.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You are important to me. . . your spiritual and your physical well-being. We are disinfecting our church throughout the week and especially on Saturday afternoon in preparation for your arrival on Sunday mornings.
Let us remember the words of Emmett Fox, “life is consciousness.” We know that consciousness is cause. When we know the truth of wholeness for ourselves, it has an effect. May we all join in affirming health and safety for all, releasing fear and worry, standing in God’s truth and power.

Love and Blessings,

Rev. Pat