Sunday Service: Sunday, May 15th at 10:00 AM
Callings: In Search of an Authentic Life – with Gregg Levoy!
Unity Community of Central Oregon is delighted to have renowned author and speaker, Gregg Levoy, as our special guest speaker this Sunday.
Here is what he says about his talk, Callings: In Search of an Authentic Life.
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?
After service he will be offering an in-depth workshop. See details below.
In-Person & Livestreaming on UnityCentralOregon.org
We are delighted to offer you the option of in-person service or 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.
Masks are no longer required 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. 😊😷
Food is Fuel!
Please bring some nourishment for our after service gathering–especially this Sunday when we have a workshop right after the service and folks will need some food to stay attentive to their callings!
Special Visit with author, Gregg Levoy!
On Sunday May 15th we are absolutely thrilled to have the amazing Gregg Levoy with us! He will be our featured Sunday speaker and will provide an in-depth workshop right after service.
Gregg Levoy will be talking about Callings—”whether they are relationships in the arenas of work, relationship, lifestyle, or service. They may be calls to do something (become self-employed, go back to school, leave or start a relationship, move to the country, change careers, have a child) or calls to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving, less fearful). They may be calls toward something or away from something: calls to change something, review our commitment to it, or come back to it in an entirely new way; calls toward whatever we’ve dared and double-dared ourselves to do for as long as we can remember.” from Callings by Gregg Levoy
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?
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. Let’s make a difference in consciousness. Please bring a young person. Invite a friend. Show up and care!
Our kids’ program is 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 elementary-aged kids will be exploring the secret life of trees with Pat Frain.
Middle School and High School kids meet this Wednesday at 3:30 to watch/discuss Peaceful Warrior.
And for the Bigger Kids!
The Women’s Walking Group meets Wednesday mornings at 10am. See the calendar for more details and RSVP Suzanne by email or 805-729-2916.
This is a chance to get out there and get some sunshine, friendship, and good conversation.
The Men’s Group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6pm, at Unity.
This is a spiritual discussion and service group of men who are seeking connection and friendship of like-minded individuals. All are welcome.
Join Dave for Singing Practice!
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Unity Sanctuary
Music Director Dave Finch holds a dedicated music practice for anyone who wants to sing with Solshine on Sundays. No prior experience needed. Just show up with your beautiful self and willingness to sing a song!
Every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in the sanctuary.
Wanna talk Trash?! Join the Landfill Tour!
May 19th, 10am to 12pm
The Deschutes County Knott Landfill is a spectacle, and it’s filling up fast. Join us for a tour of the landfill and recycling center. There, we’ll learn about how landfills work and what can and can’t be recycled and why? We’ll also learn about some of the options for managing regional waste going into the future.
We know this may sound yucky, but it’s actually a not-too-dirty, fascinating learning opportunity and a chance to hang with some of your Unity buddies and meet folks from the Environmental Center.
Please RSVP by email to Cylvia Hayes. The tour guides require a head count and you’ll need directions on where to park!
Spirit Group Host Training
Thursday, June 2, 2022 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Spirit Groups are small groups of folks who come together for several weeks to study and discuss various spiritual topics. This can involve reading a certain book or viewing TED talks. To learn more click here — https://unitycentraloregon.org/spirit-groups/
If you are interested in being a Spirit Group Host, either online or in your home, please email Naomi Steele with any questions or just show up on the Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81464178858?pwd=RCtweEx1YjFhZXhTeVdyVWV2TnJvZz09 Meeting ID: 814 6417 8858 Passcode: 423665
Join Rev. Jane in Exploring Possibilities
Rev. Jane holds “Possibility Parties” the first Thursday of each month on ZOOM, 6:30-8:00pm.
This is a free class but please register so we’ll know who is attending and we can send you the ZOOM info. What if the sky of your imagination really is the limit? If that’s true, then the trick becomes taking down the fences around your imagination! “What if Upping” is a sure-fire way to remove those collective consciousness fences of limitation and gloom. “What if Upping” is a process created by the Imagination Superstar, Mendhi Audlin, a licensed Unity teacher and serial creator of powerful programs like SpiritGroups. Just like a muscle, imagination has to be used to grow. Let’s play in the Wild Blue Yonder together, imagining possibilities for our lives. We’ll teach you the process and practice together. You may want to band together with other party participants to form your own weekly group to foster unlimited possibilities.
Unity Worldwide Peoples’ Convention
June 13th – 17th.
If you have never attended the annual Unity Worldwide Convention you are missing out! If you have attended you know you won’t want to miss this one. (Registration deadline is May 15!) This year’s convention will be a hybrid in-person/ livestreamed event. Rev. Jane will be attending virtually and Cylvia Hayes will be attending in person. As part of the Unity Worldwide EarthCare team, Cylvia will be delivering a workshop on Sacred Eco-Nomics. There will also be a very cool Council of All Beings session that will be livestreamed.
The full convention schedule can be found here: https://www.unityworldwideministries.org/unity-convention-home
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Member Appreciation 🙏🏽
We want to give a shout out to Mary Elizabeth Reiss, who has stepped up to be a new member of our Board of Directors and is already making a great contribution. At the same time, she has taken a lead role in getting our Youth Program up and running again. She has conducted trainings for volunteers wanting to work with our youth and has done a tremendous amount of research pulling together teaching materials, best practices, etc. This has been a big job and we thank you for your wonderful contributions!
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