It is with great honor and respect that I accept your offer to serve as your minister. I feel so blessed to be stepping into a community of such openness, strength, abundance and love. I have enjoyed meeting many of you---and look forward to meeting many more---and have been touched by the love and openness that you have already shown me. During the two visits I have made to Unity of South Sound, I have felt so welcomed by you, and am already starting to experience a feeling of being at home.
I’d like to take a moment to share a little about myself. I grew up in Kansas City and spent the first twenty years of my life attending the Episcopal Church. Following a deep spiritual awakening in the year 2000, I began to explore eastern religions and philosophies. This journey led me to many spiritual centers in the United States, to India twice, and finally to Unity, in which I found a balance of both eastern and western approaches to spirituality. I have worked various jobs with a wide variety of people, ranging from data analyst at Kansas Geological Survey, to letter carrier for the U.S.P.S.
In addition to my spiritual interests, I have a deep love of music, and have spent a large part of my 35 years studying and playing jazz and classical saxophone and piano (mainly saxophone). I also love the outdoors: hiking, kayaking, and camping.
The collective skills you have as a community and the enthusiasm and love I have already felt from you have impressed and moved me, and I see us doing wonderful things together. I am looking forward to getting to know and work with each of you personally, and I am very open to hearing and receiving your ideas, your thoughts, and your vision for Unity of South Sound.
Let us celebrate this moment! It is a moment in which deep intentions can be set. We are Spirit-led, and have everything we need within us, around us, and among us to manifest our highest good. I am excited about this new adventure, and am sending each of you blessings from my heart. I thank you for this opportunity to be your leader, to serve, and to learn from you. Hand-in-hand we continue our journey into the Light.
In Light and Love, Rev. Jeffrey Fowler