Sunday Service: Sunday, September 4th at 10:00 AM
With Rev. Jane Hiatt, Rev. Jim Pasmore, and Rev. Tamera Schmidt
This Sunday we bring back our popular Ask the Ministers panel to focus on the issue our community is facing after the shooting at Safeway. Tragically, there were seven other mass shootings that same day in the US.
Our country—and our world—are going through a very difficult time right now. How do we, as spiritual people, hold these circumstances and stay true to our principles? That’s the big question. And you may have specific questions. We’ll do our best to answer.
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Reminder – Bring a Snack to Share on Sunday
No need to get fancy, simple and easy works. We love it when our community stays to connect and chat after service. We encourage you to bring in a bag of crackers, fruit, granola bars, or dip to share. We’ll provide the coffee and tea!
Kids Activities this Sunday
This Sunday William Gregory will lead our kids ages 5 – 11 yrs in exploring the strength that comes from working together in harmony.
The nursery is open for children 4 years and under.
Teen and pre-teen – We are currently in the process of designing a program for this age group. If you have ideas and suggestions we’d LOVE to hear from you! We’re ready for some out-of-the-box thinking 😁.
“Bring a Friend Sunday” & Potluck
September 11th at 10 AM – Sunday service
As we mark the 21st anniversary of 9/11, just a week after the gun violence at Safeway, we are reminded that the most powerful medicine needed at such times is a caring community. Unity Spiritual Community is a hearth where all can gather and find welcome, regardless of skin color, sexual orientation, political persuasion, age, or any other quality used to exclude people.
We not only welcome all people but cultivate the power of community in a deep way. For this Sunday, we ask you all to invite a friend and bring a potluck dish for brunch. Let’s introduce more people to the sweetness and strength of this community.
Last One! – Prosperity Potluck with Rev. Jane
Thursday, September 1st at 6pm at Unity
Topic for this week – The Laws of Creative Expression, Love and Gratitude
If you haven’t attended any of the previous classes, you’re still welcome to come. Class is free but we encourage donations! RSVP HERE.
Creating a life by design is not accidental. At these potlucks, we will gather in community to share a meal and to learn the principles (based on the work of Gay Hendricks and Unity teachings) that will turn our lives into masterpieces of delight and blessing fields that benefit one and all.
Get more details HERE.
Healing Music Sundays
5:30 to 6:30 PM at Unity with Robin Hanbridge (gongs and didgeridoo)
Cost is $10 to support our musician and Unity.
Come in comfy clothes and bring a mat, pillows, and blankets to relax and let the beauty of the music and sounds soothe your soul.
Did You Miss the SOULcial?
What a fun and eventful gathering it was! We covered so much in our update –
• What we’re doing to reach out to the CO community and our members
• Year-to-date financials
• Beautiful shares from our board members
• New Vision & Mission ideas
If you didn’t make the event never fear, we recorded it! We encourage you to watch it. There was so much important information and many beautiful shares. WATCH IT HERE.
World Day of Prayer Event
Wednesday, September 7th at 6 PM at Unity
Every year Unity celebrates the high watch that prayer represents in our tradition with a worldwide day of prayer. Our community is offering two options. Join the worldwide organization in the online service, at 5pm PDT, by registering HERE. Or attend our local event at our Sanctuary from 6-7pm.
We will gather in ceremony and prayer, music and chants, led by Rev. Jane, Dave Finch, and Greg Warnick. Please arrive a little bit early so our ceremony can begin at 6 without interruptions. Prayer is such a powerful gift to ourselves, our loved ones, and the world. Please join one of these events.
Newcomer’s Dinner hosted by Rev. Jane
Monday September 12th at Rev. Jane’s home from 6 to 8 PM
This potluck is open to anyone who is newish to Unity, or has never attended one of these dinners before. These dinners are so much fun and a great opportunity to connect and to get to know other Unity newcomers 😁. There is space for 8 guests, so please RSVP to reserve your spot. The address will be given upon receipt and confirmation of your RSVP.
We look forward to getting to know you better. RSVP HERE.
Senior Lunch Bunch
Thursday, September 15th at Noon
We’re inviting our elders to gather together, sack lunch in hand, to plan and dream. Pre-pandemic, we had a dynamic “Sageing Together” group and it’s time to see what our elders are longing for now. Rev. Jane and Kathryn Kendall, a longtime Unity member and Central Oregon transplant, are hosting this at our Unity. Please join them!
Spirit Group Starting Sept. 6th!
The Five Principles, led by Unity member Raj Parti, beginning September 6th, 5-6:30 PM via Zoom.
Spirit Groups are small groups of 6-8, either online or in person, that study spiritual topics, pray and meditate, enjoy food, and serve the larger community. This is how we build community! To learn more about Spirit Groups, upcoming offerings, or hosting your own group, visit the page link above.
Learn more about Spirit Groups, or how to host one, here.
Ongoing Programs for Adults
Singing Group – Join Unity SolShine Music director, Dave Finch every Wednesday at 7pm in the Unity sanctuary (except this week). No experience is necessary and all ages welcome! Contact Dave for more info –
Member Appreciation 🙏🏽
We just welcomed 12 new members to our community and we’d like to appreciate every single one of them!! They are an amazing, diverse, group of men and women who are already adding so much to our community. I encourage you to reach out and get to know them if you haven’t already.
We are blessed to have their love and energy as part of our Unity family. We’ll be posting short videos of them introducing themselves on our Facebook page, so watch for those. Our new members are – Jen Acorn, Pam Mindt, Shabana Wilkin, Michael Ray Stark, Kelly Billings, Ann Barton, Dan & Megan Stephenson, Rajiv Parti, and Genesis Illada, Monica Beltrami, and Franz Younghans
Did you miss last week’s Sunday Service?
You can view it HERE along with all our other past services. There’s so much good stuff in our video library!
Have Something You Think We Should Include in Our Newsletter?
An appreciation, blog content, poem, event, or class? If it fits our guidelines we’re happy to share it. Contact Clare Kubota.
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