Where all people are welcome and differences are celebrated as the splendor of God's creative expression!
We have returned to Sylvan Center!
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
(at the corner of Sylvan Rd and Community Dr.)
Unity Spiritual Community is excited to share that we have returned to Sylvan Community Center for live, in-person services. We continue to offer live streaming of services on Facebook and Zoom classes on a regular basis.
Please plan to join us in person on Sundays, or comment in the Facebook chat as we include our online friends in our service.
Name It, Claim It, Tame It
Years ago, when I was in ministerial school, I was looking for an apartment to rent in the Kansas City area. I found one I liked in a neighborhood where there were many people of color. During the open house, I approached the white landlord and told him I was interested in the property, but was not ready to sign a lease. He immediately turned his attention to another lady who was viewing the apartment, I realized that I had assumed he would rather have me as a tenant since I am white and she was not.
In that moment, it dawned on me that I had displayed a racist attitude—and I was shocked to uncover this prejudice in myself. I shared my dismay with one of my counselors who told me “Name it, claim it and tame it!” These words have served me well as I have explored my beliefs.
I come from a racially diverse family. I have had friends and boyfriends from different ethnic backgrounds. Yet, I still had taken on some beliefs from my early childhood, and from our American culture, that led me to view some people as “less than.”
As we move through this period of awakening, most of us will discover that we have harbored attitudes that we would prefer to change. Name them. Claim them. And tame them. Healing comes with releasing the shame of past beliefs and celebrating ourselves, and all others, as we embrace the Truth.
On Juneteenth this year, Unity Worldwide Ministries passed a Resolution on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI). The commitment to these three practices will allow us, as a movement, to tame the bias in our past, and actualize the right of freedom for all people.
It begins within each of us. It begins with the willingness to recognize our beliefs, and the courage to change them. We are finally giving birth to the promise of America, a dream to be shared by all.
Join us for Sunday Services now in person at the Sylvan Community Center!
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