UNITY  of Hilton Head: 
A Positive Path
 for Spiritual 
Living,
Meets
Sunday 
at 10 a.m.

Seaquins 
Ballroom
 (Fred Astaire
 Dance Studio)

1300 Fording
 Island Rd.
 (Near Tanger I) 
  Bluffton, SC


We Meet Sunday
at 10 a.m.

Phone: 843-682-8177


Mailing Address: 
 P.O. Box 130
 Bluffton, SC  29910 



Rev. Dr. Julia Johnson
Minister and  CEO

Board of Trustees

Patricia Clinton
President


Marianne Hartin
Vice President

Pat Bell
Treasurer

Theda Parks
Secretary

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UNITY of Hilton Head:
A Positive Path for Spiritual Living
Mission

The Mission Of UNITY of Hilton Head: A Positive Path for Spiritual Living is to help ourselves and others experience God's unconditional love and acceptance.

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Welcome to UNITY of Hilton Head: A Positive Path for Spiritual Living:  A loving, joy-filled spiritual community made up of people who embrace the spiritual essence in every person. We respect the universal truths in all religions and each individual's right to choose a spiritual path. At Unity, you'll find a spiritual community to join and support you on your journey.

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UNITY of Hilton Head:
A Positive Path for Spiritual Living


Meets Sundays
at 10 a.m.
Seaquins Ballroom
1300 Fording
Island Road, (nearTanger I)
Bluffton, S.C.

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Phone:
843-682-8177

 

Dr. Julia's email:

July 2015

This month I want to include a timely article by one of our church members, Pat Bell.

Forgiveness
June 20, 2015

We are going through a time of great pain here in South Carolina, as we all grieve for the deaths of nine AME church goers, killed while in the midst of a Bible study, for the simple fact of being black. A 21-year-old young man, determined to start a race war, had joined them in their Bible study and then opened fire, telling them it was a job he had to do to save the white race.  He deliberately left one woman alive, that she might tell the world of his cause.  Left dead on the floor were the head minister of the church and state senator in South Carolina, two other ministers, a long time sexton at the church, a teacher and coach, a young college graduate, three other members. . . and a church, city and state in deep disbelief and grief.  How could anyone hate so much?  How would the families left behind manage?  Would this young man succeed in lighting the fires in a race war?

And how could we reconcile the Truths we knew with this deep pain, with the lasting loss, with the hate that filled that young man?  How to minister to the many who were hurting?  It wasn’t enough simply to say “Every thing is in Divine Order,” “There is only one Power in the Universe, God the Good, omnipotent.”  Yet in the midst of all of this, the families themselves answered.  Yes, they were hurting; yes, they were angry.  The loss was huge, and it all seemed so pointless.  But one thing they knew and spoke out clearly.  HATE WILL NOT WIN!   They spoke of love and forgiveness instead.

The college-aged son of one of those killed, said:  “Love is stronger than hate, so if we love the way my mom did, the hate won’t be anything compared to what love is.”

The sister of another explained: “We are the family that love built.  We have no room for hate, so we have to forgive.”

Instead of separating us, this heinous act brought us together, determined that love would win.  The Truth is that darkness never defeats darkness; only light can do that.  And hate never conquers hate; only love can do that.  Each of us must turn within, replacing hate with love, darkness with light.  That is our job. That is our challenge.  Forgiveness makes the difference in our own lives and in the world.  Love is truly the only answer.  It is time for each of us to step up, to exchange those thoughts of separation and blame for thoughts of unity and love.  This is what heals.  This is what brings joy in the midst of deep pain.  We are one.


Pat Bell, Ph.D.

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Choosing Love,
Dr. Julia
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