Friday, September 8th
Saturday, September 9th
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Being a Prayer Chaplain is all about sacred service that connects us deeply with own prayer life as we connect with others in prayer. In addition to offering a solid foundation in Unity's affirmative style of prayer, our Prayer Chaplain Training provides ample opportunity to practice praying out loud in a safe environment. Centered in our awareness of Oneness, with God and each other, we realize that our heart naturally leads us, if we allow it.
What is a Prayer Chaplain?
• A Prayer Chaplain acknowledges and calls on the presence of God
• A Prayer Chaplain lovingly listens
• A Prayer Chaplain prays from the heart
• A Prayer Chaplain holds in confidence what is shared
What is the role of a USCD Prayer Chaplain?
• Prayer Chaplains are committed to growing their own personal prayer life
• Prayer Chaplains are available to offer personal prayer after our Sunday Service
• Prayer Chaplains make monthly phone calls to members of our congregation to offer personal prayer
Come find out more!
Program Overview & Orientation
Sunday, August 20th
You will not be asked to commit to the program until you have completed the training.
If you are interested in learning more about affirmative prayer, or building your confidence in praying out loud, this training is of value in and of itself.
If you have any interest in this program, or attending the training, please plan to attend a brief orientation on Sunday, August 20, 11:30-12:30 PM.
Childcare can be provided for the orientation if requested in advance, with one week notice.
Charles Holt - Guest Speaker & Musician
"Beyond Forgiveness: Living a Life of Letting Go"
Sunday, August 27th
10 a.m. Service
1:30 - 4:00pm Workshop
Charles Holt brings you the seldom recognized gift of humanity, reminding you of your own forgiving spirit. With every opportunity to step further into our greater good and life-journey is the likelihood that something from our past will resurface. In most cases, these events and memories have been hanging around in our minds for long periods of time... years even. It is inevitable, however, that these dangling participles make their way into our field of vision.
They should not, by any stretch of the imagination, be the genesis of our undoing. In fact, these seemingly, unwarranted mental and emotional intruders rise to the occasion in our mind to create an impulse for us to extract more of our true essence and character.
Heavily laced within these somewhat vintage frames are principles that point us in the direction of becoming honest with our heart of reconciliation and our forgiving selves. Letting go of pain and hurt is noteworthy. And learning the practice to put these principles into action may be elusive and quite slippery. But the footing gained in our journey on the road to our personal best is made clearer in the process.
Let this guide you throughout your healing process...
Suggested Love Offering: $30
Charles Holt is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a graduate of Rhodes College.
He grew in the Lake Providence community, founded in 1868 by a missionary.
The youngest of three children, Charles spent much of his time with his grandmother, a self-taught pianist. She taught him hymns, spirituals, and anthems, introducing him to the world of music.
Today, Charles is a gifted Broadway actor and dynamic speaker who inspires audiences around the world with his message of healing, empowerment, and freedom. He has starred in some of the most celebrated and spectacular shows in American Theatre history such as Smokey Joe’s Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Lion King. He received national acclaim and rave reviews for his multiple character portrayal in one-man stage plays.
He has addressed organizations such as TEDx (Berkeley and Nashville), NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity), Rikers Island Correctional Facility, Facing History and Ourselves, and numerous colleges, universities and churches.
Charles actively conducts and facilitates emotional literacy programs, educational empowerment workshops, and creative writing seminars.
Singing as a Spiritual Practice