Sunday Service: Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 AM
Dr. Terri Daniel shares Making Peace with the End of Life
As elders, we are bombarded with advertising messages and social cues that prompt us to be active, look younger, and stay healthy and vibrant. What this cultural messaging neglects to tell us is how to navigate one of the most sacred journeys we will ever make… the transition from aging to end-of-life.
In this talk (followed by a two-hour experiential workshop), you will learn how to create a more positive relationship with death and grief as you face the loss of loved ones and the reality of your own eventual departure from physical life.
Terri will be diving deeper into this topic in her workshop following service. Get details and sign-up HERE.
Children 5 to 10 years old are invited to do lessons and crafts in our Unity Nest during the service. Friends are welcome! The nursery is also open for little ones up to 4 years old.
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. 😊😷
Bring some food to share at our after service potluck 😁. We’ll provide the coffee and tea!
Making Peace with the End of Life Workshop
with Dr. Terri Daniel on Sunday, June 12th from 12:30-2:30 PM at Unity – space is limited so sign up soon.
Using art and music therapy processes and interactive group work, we will explore these topics and more:
. Practical preparations for end-of-life (DNR, POLST, Advance Directives)
. How death is addressed in our modern medical system
. What is hospice, and how does it differ from palliative care?
. Family dynamics in end-of-life and bereavement
. Spiritual and religious issues
. Medical Aid in Dying/Death w Dignity
. Creative rituals and ceremonies for death, dying and grieving
Our Youth Program is in Full Swing!
• The nursery is open for little ones up to 4 years old
• Our Nest kids (ages 5 to 11 years old) will be exploring death – what happens, all the feelings, and how to cope.
• Teens meet this Wednesday, June 8th, at Unity from 3:30 – 5:00PM for games and meditation.
Women’s Activity Group (these women know how to have fun!)
This is a chance to get out there and get some sunshine, friendship, and good conversation. Here are some of the things they’ve been doing – tour of a permaculture farm, visiting newborn goats, and first Friday groups. Upcoming plans include visiting an herb farm in Sisters, golfing at Eagle Crest and Sunriver Observatory. To get dates and times contact Suzanne Landry here with you name, email and cell number.
Join Dave for Singing Practice!
Every Wednesday at Unity from 7:00 – 8:30PM
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!
Celebrate Summer Solstice at our Unity Labyrinth
Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00PM
Join Rev. Jane and our friends from Bend Health Guide as we celebrate the longest day of the year. Jane will lead us in a Solstice meditation. Walk the labyrinth then enjoy some refreshments.
Member Appreciation 🙏🏽
This week’s shout out goes to long time member Greg Warnick. Greg’s passions are the healing sound of music and creating community. He is a key member of the Bend Kirtan community and loves to invite musicians from all over to play with him. He’s led Sunday service meditations, introduced our Unity Community to his friend and amazing musician Ananda, and lately, he’s been leading sound healing sessions at Unity. If you’ve never been bathed in the vibration of singing bowls, the didgeridoo, or a water drum you are missing out! Greg, we so appreciate the time you spend sharing your gifts with Unity. You are a blessing to us. 🙏🏽💕
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