March Rummage Sale

Our long anticipated Unity of Ocala Rummage Sale is coming! The dates this year are Friday, March 2nd and Saturday March 3rd. This is the perfect time to do a spring cleaning and get those closets, drawers, garages, and storage units in order. It is an opportunity too help our church by donating what no longer serves you and make room for the good to flow into your life ! Please be aware, however, that our space and human resources to sort and price items is not infinite, so we ask that only those things that you would purchase for yourself or someone else be donated to our sale. Nothing will be priced at less than .25. No clothing items due to available space. Other items, that experience has shown us do not sell, are both glasses and coffee mugs without mates unless the mugs have holiday, fun, or inspirational graphics. Easter is April 1st 2018, so Easter themed items would be top sellers. The hours will be the same as in the past, starting early at 7 am for both days, until 2 on Friday, and 12:00 Saturday.  Note: $2 bag sale starts at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 3rd

Donations Dos and Don’ts

NO CLOTHES adult or children
NO Mismatched Glassware, sets only
NO Mismatched COFFEE MUGS/CUPS, sets only
NO Plastic Food Storage Containers unless in good condition.
NO Stained Textiles/Pillows
NO items that you would throw in the trash (we do get this)
YES Easter Decorations
YES Easter Themed Home Goods & Dishes/Mugs
YES Boutique Items (not clothing)



12 Powers February/Strength

Be Strong 

By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann … as seen on 

Strength is not simply a physical quality. As with all the Twelve Powers, it expresses itself on three levels, each one complementing the others in this life expression on the earth plane.

In the physical realm, strength is vitality, endurance, the ability to persist. In the mental area of expression, strength is that quality of mind which enables one to lead, to accomplish, to follow through on decisions, to establish purposes in life, and to hold firm to spiritual principles in daily living. It expresses itself as stability of character.

The highest expression, and the one that should determine the direction of strength in the other realms, is the spiritual realization of this quality. Here strength is closely allied with faith. In the symbology of the 12 disciples and the 12 qualities of mind that we are to develop as Jesus encouraged and developed his closest followers, strength and faith are represented by the brothers Andrew and Peter.

Peter must be the first of our qualities to be unfolded in a spiritual way, because without faith there is no impetus to action and no foundation for a program of spiritual growth. Faith also is our innate ability to see the unseen, plus the desire to persist in order to bring it forth. But faith has to be established in strength. The “two brothers” must grow together, both under the loving direction of our own Christ nature, the “perfect human” idea within us.

Faith must continually be strengthened, and strength must be inspired to right action by spiritual faith. In a spiritual way, then, strength enables us to persist in prayer, to build a stronger and stronger faith in our spiritual nature and the activity of God through us, and to do the things that need to be done by us as a part of becoming the “fourth dimension” person that our Twelve Powers, spiritually developed, enable us to be.

The person who depends on physical strength alone is constantly being challenged by others in the human thought and eventually will be overcome by one who is stronger. … Mental strength alone—pitted against the strong mind of another—may result in a test of wills, a human contest, with the same results. Only spiritual strength remains nonresistant, triumphant, regardless of the challenge.

For the best results, both physical and mental strength must be rooted in the spiritual development of the strength faculty. …

… Strength is a quality that we can and must develop if we are to bring forth our God-given potential. It is to be brought forth along with the other 11 powers, but it must be basic in our growth.

As you begin your development of this faculty represented by Andrew, declare quietly to yourself: Through the will and the work of [Spirit] within, my God-given potential of strength is developed and expressed—easily and in divine order. Remember that strength is to be developed easily, not with tension and strain, but with a relaxed, trusting attitude.

… As with all the powers, strength is consciously awakened first in the intellectual nature and then developed (through prayerful concentration on the idea) to be a spiritual realization of oneness with the Source of all strength.




Book Club – How to Pray Without Talking to God

How to Pray Without Talking to God … moment by moment, choice by choice by Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett -Unity Book Club continues throughout August: Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 pm.  All welcome to any class; you do not have to attend the entire series. Book Club will not meet on May 24th, and will end on August 30th.

“How to Pray Without talking to God” shows us how to develop a true spiritual practice by re-forming words of traditional prayers, by cultivating a habit of daily prayer and meditation, by learning to pray with others. This is a book to turn to again and again. Rev. Linda teaches how to pray in a step-by-step profoundly clear manner. She empowers the reader to realize their own true identity. Study offered on a Love Offering Basis.