Weekly Electronic Bulletin

Peace Chapel at Unity Village

May 19, 2024 Ordination Rev. Nancy Mercurio

Unity of Tampa Mission: We are a thriving spiritual community that embraces diversity and inspires personal transformation by living Unity principles. Our Vision: Centered in love, we celebrate an enlightened

world of peace, harmony, and abundance for all. Our Core Values: We are Spiritual, Loving, Inclusive, Peaceful and Progressive.

Sunday Celebration Service

We welcome you into our spiritual center!  Ordination Ceremony

Music Unity of Tampa Music Team Come On In Welcome & Message Margaret Kubilins – Board President Opening Prayer & Message Reverend Monica Driscoll Keynote Speaker Rev. Shawn Moninger Officiation of Ordination

Rev. Shawn Moninger Rev. Monica Driscoll Message Rev. Nancy Mercurio Music David Friedman

Trust the Wind Presentation Unity of Tampa Congregants Closing Prayer Rev. Shawn Moninger Music Unity of Tampa Music Team Featuring Elliot Dickinson, Music Director Something Good Ceremonial Roses

Special Guests

Rev. Monica Driscoll ( Rev. Mo) was Rev. Nancy ’ s first mentor under Special Dispensation. She helped Nancy navigate the coursework, reporting and required progress interviews. She also assisted in the second round of psychological evaluations needed to achieve Licensed Unity Minister Status (June 2023). Rev. Mo is a certified Quantum Living Coach and Prayer Chaplain Trainer. She has been involved in Unity for over 30 years. She was ordained in 2012. A former Senior Minister for Unity Church of Christ in South New Jersey, Rev. Mo has spent the last seven years as a UWM Consultant, as well as serving as co - chair of the UWM Ethics Review Team. She is the author of a two - CD work on the breaking down of the Beatitudes 21st century style labeled “ States of Mind. ” Rev. Shawn Moninger became Rev. Nancy ’ s mentor once Licensed Unity Minister status was approved. He guided her through the additional coursework, a multitude of forms and reports, two six - month progress interviews, and the preparation for the final round of panel interviews needed to achieve approval for Ordination. Rev. Shawn was ordained at Unity Village in 2010. He has served as Minister of Unity Center of Norwalk and is the Founding President of Unity of New York. He is Chair of the Field Ministry Team of UWM and has co - emceed the International Convention of UWM for four years. In 2015, Shawn debuted his solo stand - up comedy show "Because I Can" at the Metropolitan Room in NYC, for which he received a Broadway World Award for Best Musical Comedy Performer and a MAC Award for Outstanding Spoken Word Artist. David Friedman is a musician as well as the author of The Thought Exchange Overcoming Our Resistance to Leading a Sensational Life. As a musician, his work includes well - known songs of hope and healing, as well as arranging and composing music for Broad way shows and numerous Classic Disney Movies, including the recent multi - platinum Bambi sequel, and recordings with artists such as Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Petula Clark, and the late Nancy LaMott.

Special Thanks to Mario & Ellen Zuniga, of Kansas City, Missouri and David Conrad of Madison, Wisconsin for traveling to Tampa to be part of this event!

PERSONAL PRAYER If you have a prayer need...

If you or someone you know needs support, email our prayer team: UTPrayerTeam@gmail.com. Or, you may place a written request in the Narthex Pray er Box. For 30 days, our Minister and Chaplains will pray for you. Afterwards, we will send your request to Silent Unity where it will be prayed over for another 30 days. Silent Unity is our 24/7 prayer room at Unity World Headquar ters. Contact Silent Unity directly at 800 - 669 - 7729, unity.org/prayer or use the UPray app.

Unity of Tampa Staff and Board

Spiritual Leader: Rev. Nancy Mercurio - UTSpiritualLeader@gmail.com Executive Director: Jeffrey King - UTExDirector@gmail.com Music Director: Elliot Dickinson - elliotdickinson1@gmail.com Music Team: Alvon Griffin, Michael Hilson, Christian Myers Youth & Family Ministry Director: Heather Schultz - UTYouthEd@gmail.com YFM Asst. Dir.: Mark Sharman ~ Y.O.U. Sponsor: Kristin Hare Administration/Office Manager: Janet Stanley - TampaUnity@gmail.com A/V Technicians: Greg Roberts, David Wilfinger Website: www.UnityTampa.org - Visit www.UnityTampa.org/events for event info Facebook: Unity of Tampa & Community Connection of Unity of Tampa Address: 2610 Silver Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33614 - Phone: 813 - 870 - 0731 Board of Trustees: Margaret Kubilins (President); Linda Reed (Secretary); Joanne Wells (Treasurer); Sam Esser, Oscar Bernard, Jennis Thomas, and Cindy Stump

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Unity of Tampa 2610 Silver Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33614 ~ 813 - 870 - 0731 UnityTampa.org Sunday Services: 11 am, in person or live on Facebook

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HOPE Justice Justice Ministry Ministry Celebration Celebration May 20, 6:30 pm , Portico, 1001 N Florida Ave, Tampa

Fellowship! - Potluck! - Testimonies! - Updates!

Calling all crafters! Join the Soul Sisters in displaying and selling your crafty creations on June 2 after the Sunday Service. See Gilda Suarez for more info : gildarose11@yahoo.com. Deadline: May 25!

More info at UnityTampa.org

This Week and Coming Soon

G RIEF AND R ECOVERY S UPPORT G ROUP 3 rd Sunday of the month, 1 - 3 pm Facilitated by Jan Coan TODAY!

Soul Sisters Women ’ s Support Group Next: May 25, 9:45 am

Reiki Healing Sundays mornings 10:20 to 10:50 am Or after the Service by request! 3 - 5 minute session With Reiki Master Bronwyn Beynon No appointment ~ No fee Care Team Mat Makers Meets the 2 th Sun. of the month to crochet plastic Shopping bags into sleeping Mats for the homeless. Next: June 9

9:45 am (meditation), 10 am (meeting) to Noon Reading/discussion on spiritual growth & healing. Love offerings appreciated!

Tail-Waggers Dog Walking Group Pawsed for the Summer!

More Info: Linda: lrlmt4@msn.com Gail: gibsonge@verizon.net

Wednesday Wisdom

A Course in Miracles Group Tues., 7:15 - 9 pm In - person in the Sanctuary & on ZOOM

with Jan Coan Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 1 pm A mid - week, mid - day gathering to meet, listen and share. Bring your lunch !

Class is ongoing, everyone welcome! Info/Link: UnityTampa.org - events

The Care Team is here to help!

W EDNESDAY G ATHERING 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall Meditation &

Prayers ~ Errands ~ Groceries UTPrayerTeam@gmail.com

Discussion of the week ’ s takeaways

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