Rev. Dr. Rick's Blog: New Members & New Communities

Unity churches have tended to be very low key about asking people to join and become new members. Unity has not been a proselytizing movement. We don't do alter calls. Our members are not in white shirts and ties going door-to-door on bikes to make conversions. And that is exactly as it should be. So many of us had childhood religious experiences forced down our throats. It is the old, "You better say this as we say it, or bad things will happen to you." We, of course, don't believe in that type of spirituality.
However, I sometimes think that Unity has gone too much to the other extreme. We can be so laid-back and easy going about the matter that Unity is often one of the best kept secrets in a community. So I would ask you-- in a laid-back and easy-going sort of way-- if you are not a member of Unity Center of Tulsa, please consider coming to our New Member class that will be held on Sat. Sept. 14 from 9 am to noon.
By being a member you can vote at annual and other community meetings. You can help elect the UCOT Board members, and you can serve as a UCOT Board member. It is important to have new members in our community-- new members with views about what we should be doing and the paths we should be walking down. The health of UCOT depends on such new members.
I would ask you to join us for the class. If you can't make it on that date, please let me know.My cell number is: 571-215-9481. I can meet with you at some other time. Thank you in advance for considering this request. Unity should not be one of best kept secrets in the community. I believe we can do so much good right here in Tulsa.
Many blessings,
Rev. Dr. Rick Belous
Senior Minister
Unity Center of Tulsa