Sunday Service – Survival of the Kindest with Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Peace can not be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” This insightful truth leads us to the question: What is our role as New Thought practitioners to help bring more understanding to a polarized world, one that is sorely in need of connection and caring? Join Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons to take a closer look at the true power each of us holds to help bring forth a kinder, more compassionate world in her talk, Survival of the Kindest.
Sunday, February 27th at 10am – Livestream only at UnityCentralOregon.org
In-person services are on hold until March 6th, but we are Live-streaming on our website using Zoom! You can watch even if you don’t have a Zoom account (and stay in your jammies, if you want). It will also be available as a recording in the video library on our website and on Facebook later that day.
❤️ Come Celebrate Our In-Person Reunion March 6th ❤️
March 6th will be our first day opening up for in-person service again and we will be celebrating! We’ve got some fun things planned, so don’t miss out. If you’re not able to join us in-person you can still join the live-stream which we will continue forever and always. We will also be hosting our Annual Member meeting following service on the 6th. You don’t need to be a member to attend, but you do need to be a member to vote in our new board nominees and help us decide what organizations to tithe to in 2022. Childcare for 10yrs and under will be available.
Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Well, now you’ve surely got that song stuck in your head 🤣.. We’re all so ready to start connecting in person again. Bring some muffins to share (homemade or store-bought) on March 6th. We’ll provide the coffee and tea.
Who doesn’t love muffins?
Meet Unity Board Nominee: Leia Napoli
At our Annual meeting happening March 6th following service we’ll be voting in our board nominees. Each week we’ll be posting videos of the nominees so you have an opportunity to get to know them and why they are excited about serving our Unity Community. This week we are excited to introduce you to Leia Napoli.
We Need Your Input Pronto!
Tell Us Who You’d Like Unity to Donate to in 2022
Each quarter Unity of Central Oregon gives 10% of what you’ve donated to us to a non-profit organization nominated and voted on by our members. If you have an organization you’d like to suggest please email it to Clare Kubota before our annual meeting on March 6th.
World Religions w/ Cylvia Hayes
Starts Wed, March 9th, 2022 – 5:00pm to 6:30 pm PST (7 weeks) on Zoom
This class will be an exploration of various religions and spiritual pathways including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Pagan/Indigenous faiths, Unity/ New Thought, and others. We will look at the Truths that thread through all spiritual pathways as well as the differences that make a difference. We will be working from the book, Houston Smith’s, World Religions, and will have a number of guest speakers who are practitioners of various faiths.
This Weekend Ellipse Theatre Community Presents – Love, Loss & What I Wore, at Unity
Feb. 25th and 26th at 7pm
Come support this wonderful theatre group! This is a fun comedy written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephon. Love, Loss, and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all of us can relate to. Directed by Debbie Levin.
We at Unity are so happy to be able to support events like this by providing a beautiful space for them at a reasonable cost. If you know of someone who could use a space like ours rental info is on our website HERE.
Central Oregon Events in Honor of Black History Month
• The Interfaith Network presents – What Has Changed – a Zoom discussion on how things have changed regarding racial stereotypes and personal interactions. Feb. 26th at 10am. Contact for Zoom link.
• the Father’s Group (a local non-profit) is hosting a film showing of Red Tails. See details HERE.
There are many others, so check with OSU, COCC, and our local newspapers. Read a book, or listen to a podcast. What a beautiful opportunity we have to learn so we can love better. That’s what we do at Unity.
Member Appreciation 🙏🏽
This week our shout out goes to our current Unity board members whose term is ending, or are leaving the board because of life changes. This group includes Jim Pasmore, Penne Chapin-Zeigen, and George Lemagie. I won’t sugar coat it, the past few years have been challenging times for a church board to navigate. Jim, Penne, and George, we couldn’t have done it without you. All of you have gone above and beyond dedicating your time and talents to our community. We thank you for showing up to meetings with an open heart and mind, your thoughtful communication skills, and innovative ideas. You will be missed by the other board members, but we’re glad you are still a part of our community. Thank you!
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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