Rev. Toni Stephens ColemanRev. Toni Stephens Coleman

As the minister here at Unity Lincoln, I want to share a little about myself and personally invite you to our services, classes and events.
Before retiring to go to Unity Institute, I worked as an artist/designer – making my living as a dressmaker/tailor. Today as part of my ministry I pursue my art in many mediums: textile sculpture, banners, acrylic paint and so on as Spirit moves me.

I created the set of eight banners which hang in the Activity Center at Unity Village. My art work is in homes and churches from California to Ohio and Hawaii to the Caribbean Islands.

I am passionate about being in the creative flow. There are a few key messages that I focus on in my art work and ministry:

1. We are all God in expression.
2. We are all God having a human experience.
3. God cannot fail. We cannot fail God, thus we cannot fail.
4. God lives and grows through us as life and love in us. (God – the Universe is expanding.)
5. There are Divine Laws that we do not know or comprehend yet.
6. I invite others to look at things from a different perspective and break out of the mundane.

All six focus on expanding people’s awareness of Spirit and awareness of their God-Self. It is my mission to create an environment where people can discover and fulfill their highest purpose.

My mission statement is: to promote, encourage and grow prosperity, creativity and successful relationships in Spiritual Community.

My personal definition of ministry is:  service to God and people, creative enterprise aimed at enlightenment, and modeling a Spirit led life.

A quote that I love is: “And what is it to work with love?” Gibran asks, “It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit, And to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.”  (Kahlil Gibran. On Work.)

I am a weaver. I have used my loom as a metaphor for weaving a new life, yes, with threads drawn from my heart. To be a minister means to me that I will build my spiritual house with affection that my beloved community may dwell there. And I will sow seeds with tenderness and we will reap the harvest as a community of joy. I will charge all things that I fashion with a breath of my own spirit. I know that in so doing I honor myself, God, the community of Unity and my legacy as the daughter and niece of Unity Ministers and all those who have loved me and gone on before me.

I am married to Evan Coleman, a Licensed Unity Teacher. We share our love of Unity, music, ministry and our two cats, Nicholas and Jasmine and little dog, Miss Mali.

 

 Licensed Unity Teacher

Rev. Evan Coleman, LUT

Rev. Evan Coleman, LUT

 


Speaker

Rev. Fred Berry

Rev. Fred Berry

 

Board Members

Merry Ford, Vice-President Kris Thaller, President Janet Carlson

Merry Ford, President

Kris Thaller, Vice-President

 Janet Carlson, Secretary

Mickey Seefeld, Treasurer

Mickey Seefeld, Treasurer

 Connie Rose,
Member-At-Large

Paul Fox,
Member-At-Large