Sunday Service: Sunday, September 11th at 10:00 AM
Come Together Now!
Bring a Friend Sunday & Potluck
With Rev. Jane Hiatt
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 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 everyone to invite a friend and bring a potluck dish for brunch. Let’s introduce more people to the sweetness and strength of this community.
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Kids Activities this Sunday
This Sunday Genesis Ilada 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 😁.
Foundations of Unity
with Rev. Jane Hiatt on Zoom
Starting Tuesday, September 13th, from 3:30 – 5:00 PM
This 6 week class every Tuesday beginning on September 13 through October 18th gives the students a basic overview of Unity’s foundational teachings.
Texts needed for the class: Discover the Power Within by Eric Butterworth and Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady.
This class will go hand in hand with the Sunday messages on the same subject, which the students are expected to watch before each class.
Cost is $75 for the series. Partial scholarships are available if cost is in your way – email Rev. Jane.
with Rev. Jane on Zoom
Starting Thursday, September 8th, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Self-awareness is necessary for optimal balance and functioning in life. To be self-aware is to be in tune with the multi-dimensions of being.
In this 7 week series we will explore various systems and techniques for self-awareness. You will become more conscious of your attitudes, beliefs, and ways of being; symptoms of stress and imbalance; healthy responses to stress and imbalance; and how to integrate spiritual principles to maintain balance and honor all facets of their being. For those pursuing credentials through UWSI, this class is eligible for SEE credit.
Class cost is $75 for the entire series. Partial scholarships are available if cost is in your way – email Rev. Jane.
Texts needed for class: Conscious Living by Gay HendricksIn and The Flow by Eric Butterworth
Spirit Groups are Starting
Spirit groups are small group gatherings of 6-8, either online or in person, to study spiritual topics, pray and meditate, enjoy food, and serve the larger community. They are how we build community.
•The Five Principles, hosted by new member Raj Parti, online, beginning September 6th, from 5-6:30 pm. Register HERE.
• The Artist’s Way, hosted by Clare Kubota beginning Monday, Sept. 19th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (online or in-person TBD). Register HERE.
EVENTS & MUSIC
World Day of Prayer Event
Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 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.
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.
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.
Senior Lunch Bunch
Thursday, September 15th at Noon at Unity
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!
Ongoing Programs for Adults
Women’s Activity Group – Join others for hikes and other fun adventures. Contact Suzanne Landry to be notified of what’s happening this Wednesday at 10 am and for other activities.
Men’s Group – Gatherings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 6pm in the Unity Foyer. Contact Jim Pasmore for more info.
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 are welcome! Contact Dave for more info.
This week we’d like to celebrate so many in our community! All those who helped make a special service last Tuesday possible – Rev. Jane, Dave Finch, Donna Benjamin, Jenni Trumpa, and Kevin Kubota. Then this past Sunday we had an amazing Q&A service with Rev. Jane, Rev. Jim, and Rev. Tam. So many of our members had powerful shares and deep questions. It was very healing to be part of such a loving, compassionate, community. Let’s continue to shine beautiful light for each other.
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Last weeks service
“Peace in the Face of Violence“
This was a powerful service with some very emotional shares. You can view it HERE along with all our other past services. There’s so much good stuff in our video library!
The SOULcial meeting
If you missed our SOULcial gathering and update a couple weeks ago we want to encourage you to watch the video so you can be in the know on how your community is doing and meet our newest members.
• 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.
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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