Sunday Service: Sunday, May 1st at 10:00 AM
Ask the Ministers – with Rev. Jane Hiatt, Rev. Jim Pasmore, and Cylvia Hayes
Back by Popular Demand — Ask the Ministers!
You said you liked, our “Ask (aka Stump) the Ministers” session and so we are offering it again. Revs. Jane Hiatt, Jim Pasmore, and minister-in-training Cylvia Hayes will be lined up to take your questions and comments. Please come with any questions you might have about living from an awareness of ourselves as spiritual beings, Unity principles and practices, or the nature of God (yep, even that one!).
We did an Ask the Ministers session a few months ago and the three of us were a little concerned there wouldn’t be any questions and we’d have to scramble to give you something useful, but lo and behold, you had great questions and we had a great discussion!
In-Person & Livestreaming on UnityCentralOregon.org
We’re back to having in-person service and we are also Live-streaming on our website using Zoom! You can watch even if you don’t have a Zoom account (you don’t even have to fix your hair!). It will also be available as a recording in the video library on our website and on Facebook later that day.
Since the Oregon mask mandate was lifted on March 11th we will no longer require masks at our in-person service. We encourage those that still feel more comfortable wearing a mask to continue to do so. Whatever feels right for you is the choice we encourage you to go with. 😊😷
We have COVID Test Kits available if anyone needs one. Contact Rev. Jane.
Sacred Eco-Nomics: Create a Beautiful Economy that Works for all Beings
Thursday, April 28, 6-8, on Zoom. Explore the economic systems that need to be revamped and the exciting ideas of ways that we could do that!
Special Visit with author, Gregg Levoy!
We are psyched to have the amazing Gregg Levoy with us May 15th! He will be our featured Sunday speaker and will provide an in-depth workshop right after service.
Gregg Levoy is the author of “Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life”—rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group—and “Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion“. He has keynoted at the Unity Worldwide Ministries Conference, the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, International Conference on Positive Aging, Microsoft, American Counseling Association, and others, and has appeared on ABC-TV, CNN, NPR, and PBS. Gregg is a former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, and is now a regular blogger for Psychology Today Magazine.
Here is info on his workshop: Callings: In Search of an Authentic Life, with Gregg Levoy
May 15, 12:30-3:30 pm
This is a 3-hour workshop at Unity of Central Oregon
Callings are urgings from spirit that tell us what it will take to make our lives literally “come true,” pointing us toward awakenings, course-corrections, and powerful authenticity. They could involve a career change or creative leap, taking on a new role or letting go of an old one, or launching a new venture.
While honoring callings’ essential mystery, we’ll explore what they ask of us, how we tell the true call from the false, how we handle our resistance to it, what happens when we say no, and what happens when we say yes?
Youth Programs Resuming!
REMINDER! On May 1 we will get our weekly Sunday kids’ program up and running on a regular basis. Your kids are welcome to invite friends whose families don’t go to Unity. When it comes to spiritual growth, more is wonderful!
Our middle schoolers and high schoolers will be meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30. We will be screening the film “The Peaceful Warrior”.
Would you love to volunteer with kids of any age? If you enjoy kids and are passionate about supporting a new generation in growing up knowing the power within them, please contact Rev. Jane.
And we want to share the lovely affirmations poster Ellowyn Gregory made and shared with us. Thank you Ellowyn – such wisdom and talent!
Soul Collage Workshop
With Donna Benjamin
This is a fun and soulful process of creating affirmations and seeing your life through new eyes, all accomplished by cutting pictures from magazines and pasting them together with other images. Please register online. Saturday, April 30, 10:00, $35.
“Hour of Power” Sacred Song Sound and Healing
Starting May 1, (and ongoing approximately the first Sunday of each month).
This is a hybrid event (online and physical) at Unity of Central Oregon
Cost: Suggested donation $10-25. No one turned away for lack of funds
Come live or join the live stream for our first “Hour of Power”.
On May 1st, we will offer 60-90 mins of powerful sacred song, sound bath, and immersion. Come join us and receive the gift of Healing Frequencies that will transport us to peace and beauty…
Movie Night – The Year Earth Changed
May 12th, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Join us in person for a viewing of the amazing documentary, The Year Earth Changed, narrated by David Attenborough, with a discussion to follow. This timely documentary special takes a look at nature’s extraordinary response to a year of global lockdown. This love letter to planet Earth will take you from hearing birdsong in deserted cities for the first time in decades to witnessing whales communicating in ways never before seen. Find out how changes in human behavior—reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year, and identifying more harmonious ways for humans and wildlife to co-exist—can have a profound impact on nature and give us hope for the future.
It’s Unity of Central Oregon’s 21st Birthday!
We’re inviting you to help us celebrate by giving a birthday gift of an extra $1 for every year we’ve been inspiring you and many others on their spiritual journey. Join our 21-for-21 Celebration!
Ways to give: (This is an opportunity to contribute a little extra beyond your regular contribution/tithe to help support our Unity Community) • Put $21 in this envelope and drop in the basket or give to a greeter at Unity • Send a check for $21 to Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Dr, Bend, OR 97701 • Donate at UnityCentralOregon.org/Donate • Text it to 833-455-1960.
Do you love Unity and think others would too? Do you agree that Unity is a too well-kept secret? Do you need to get more steps in for your exercise program? If the answer to any of these is yes, we have an opportunity for you!
Pretty soon we are going to have a big stack of cool door hangers that introduce Unity and invite folks to come check us out. We will need lots of volunteers to walk neighborhoods and help get these out there. Don’t worry there is no door knocking or evangelizing involved—just ninja activity to pop the hangers on the doors! Your kids can help!
We’d like to give a shout-out to Gayle Zeigler who came up with this innovative idea and who is taking the lead coordinating volunteers to help get them distributed. Please contact Gayle if you’re willing to help and get that exercise while you’re at it! — Email Gayle
Member Appreciation 🙏🏽
Rob Lewis, and his lovely dog Lucy, are showing up and making coffee for everyone at Sunday service. Rob is relatively new to Unity and is already making our community a better place. Thank you Rob for stepping up and for being YOU, and thank you Lucy just for being sweet 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 Cylvia Hayes.
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