Sunday Celebration Service with Rev. Christine Capshew




Sunday Celebration Service 11am

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

   with Reverend Christine Capshew

and music by Dana Agnellini



My fondest Christmas memory was gathering around the piano while my brother played Christmas carols. Often my parents would wander in and join my brother and me for an impromptu family moment of ‘sing a longs’. This memory, etched in my heart, was what I initially thought Christmas meant. One of my favorites was “Do You Hear What I Hear”. My dad had a great crooner voice and hearing him sing warmed my heart and brought me great comfort.


As I grew spiritually and explored deeper meanings of Christmas I began to experience this song differently, with a focus on the intent to pray for peace everywhere. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" was written in October 1962, with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. The pair, married at the time, wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Though we live in much different times now we continue to experience periods of conflict and crisis in the world. This is, in part, the very nature of change and transformation. Thich Nhat Hahn reminds us that peace is every step. And yet, sometimes it can be so difficult to navigate how and where we will step. Charles Fillmore drew many of his ideals of peace from the bible and his dedication to the teachings of Jesus. Fillmore believed that as we align ourselves with God’s presence and discipline ourselves to spiritual practice we would experience perfect peace. I wonder what Fillmore would do if an Angel of the Lord appeared to him and told him he was about to experience a miracle, the virgin birth of the King of Peace.  



Rev. Christine Capshew is an Ordained Interfaith and Interspiritual Minister. As a Truth student, she is passionate about living the Unity Principals in her life. Christine believes that through doing the inner and outer work she will bring about the changes she wants to see within herself and the world. Christine is inspired by a statement made by Dawna Markova, PhD. “I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a   torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so  that which came to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on  as fruit.” 



Drag to Move

Dana Agnellini began performing and writing music for Unity Church services in 1993 in Savannah, Georgia. He has been a part of Unity of Fredericksburg since its inception. He loves Unity and has been blessed to have deepened his understanding of Unity principles, honed his musical skills and developed his skills as a Unity speaker here at the church that he calls home. Still a member of Unity of Fredericksburg, Dana is busy traveling to speak and perform at New Thought churches throughout the Mid-Atlantic so he is not always here physically but he is always here in spirit. He is grateful for the opportunity to share his heart with his church family.


Event Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 11:00am