October 16, 2017
Dear Friend of Unity:
We at Unity of Bellevue are so glad you are here with us as we continue to celebrate our oneness with God and with each other. For over fifty years now, rain or shine, we have prepared our Sunday Services as a reminder that whatever challenges or issues we may face during our lives, the power and presence of God is always at work within us. Through the years, this spiritual center has shared over three thousand Sunday Celebrations, Christmas Services, and other sacred gatherings to share the powerful Truth of Spirit with thousands of individuals! To continue to do this, we need your help and support.
The theme of our Commitment Program (also known as the Pledge Drive) for this year is BUILDING OUR FUTURE. This year we celebrated our 50th anniversary in this beautiful center we call our spiritual home. As those members had the foresight fifty years ago to purchase the land and create this wonderful building we now enjoy, we are also preparing in consciousness for those who will be blessed by this Unity ministry in 2067 – and beyond! We thank you in advance for your dedication and support of the work we do here at Unity of Bellevue in joining our Commitment Program.
With the sale of our rental property next door, we are making much-needed repairs and upgrades to our sanctuary and other spaces here in the building. The remainder of the money received from the sale has gone into a special account for the future funding of our beloved home’s maintenance and repair. Our attention now turns to our general fund, which takes care of our ministry needs: worship supplies, youth education materials, staff salaries, and all the other costs for supporting our church home.
Our dedicated Board of Trustees and I ask you to pray and meditate on your financial commitment level for this coming year. We are grateful for your sacred agreement of support so that we can continue to minister to this Unity community for many, many decades to come. We have enclosed a commitment card for your convenience.
We love you, we bless you, and we appreciate you for all you are, and all you choose to do in building our future together.
Love and Blessings,
Paul James Tenaglia
Senior Minister, Unity of Bellevue
Click here to print out a 2018 Commitment of Support Form
I was born and bred a Lutheran. As a young adult I continued to attend church, but only because “I should.” The messages definitely didn’t resonate with me. In my mid 30’s I quit attending altogether. Fast-forward to my mid 40’s, when I experienced “the dark night of the soul.” In the midst of my despair, a friend told me about Unity of Bellevue. The next Sunday I walked through the front doors, listened to the message, and felt it was written just for me. Suddenly I was struck with the thought -- This is why people go to church! Unity of Bellevue has given me the opportunity to learn the Unity teachings during the Sunday services, classes, workshops and retreats. With my personal commitment to live the teachings on a daily basis, I have moved from victim in my life, to creator of my life. As I consider my level of financial commitment to Unity of Bellevue, I reflect on my personal journey. I want to be a part of Building Our Future. I want Unity of Bellevue to be here when someone just like me walks through the doors for the very first time.