Sunday Service: October 9th at 10:00 AM
Be a Blessing—Here’s How! The BE Attitudes
With Rev. Jane Hiatt
The Sermon on the Mount may (or may not) have been an actual sermon. If it was, it was the only one Jesus ever delivered. It reveals an attitudinal template for transforming our lives dramatically and accessing our full light and power.
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Kids Activities this Sunday
The nursery is open for children 4 years and under.
Our elementary-aged kids will be learning about “Be Happy with Be Attitudes” with Shabana Wilkin in The Nest.
Our middle schoolers and high school kids are invited to join the Progressive Interfaith Youth Group. The meeting will include time to hang out and play games, food, and discussion of spiritual topics. Meet at Bend Church, 680 NW Bond from 4:00-6:30 PM. (Entrance is on Staats Street)
Meditation 101 Starts This Friday
5 weeks beginning Friday, October 7th from 6 to 8 PM at Unity with Colinda Finch
Over the 5 weeks of this class, you will be introduced to Meditation basics and explore different forms and styles of this essential spiritual practice. If you’ve ever wanted to begin a meditation practice but weren’t sure how to begin, please join us. Colinda has years of experience studying many types of meditation and she is excited to be able to share her love of meditating and the important role it has in our lives and in our world.
Spirit Group Host Training
Thursday, Oct. 6th at 5:30 PM on Zoom
If you are interested in being a Spirit Group host, this class is required. Spirit Groups are one of the wonderful ways our community connects and supports each others spiritual growth. If you have questions contact Naomi Steele or just show up on the Zoom meeting.
Free Your Soul’s Voice Playshop
Sunday, Oct. 16th from 1 to 3 PM at Unity with Johanna Beekman
This workshop is an upbeat, playful exploration of the human voice, designed for everyone. Through sound, movement, rhythm, speech, and song, Johanna helps participants to unlearn their ideas about singing and speaking and learn how to tune and care for the human instrument. Inspired by the safe, playful energy of the space, we create and explore light-hearted chants and harmonies, layering together our perfectly unique voices, just for the joy and freedom of it. (Not to mention health and nervous system benefits!) No previous singing or chanting experience is necessary. Class cost is a $20 love offering to support the instructor and Unity.
EVENTS & MUSIC
Healing Sound Sundays
Every Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Unity – All are welcome
A Sound Bath is a passive healing journey, an opportunity to deeply relax and bathe in the vibrations of the healing harmonics present within crystal bowls, gentle instruments, voice, and chimes. Lisa Swisher, who has over 30 years of experience as a Reiki Master Teacher and Energy Healer, will be leading you in this 1-hour soothing sonic meditation. Reiki energy will also be flowing to the group! At the beginning of class, you will be asked to quietly set intentions for what you would like to release and what you would like to allow into your life. Please wear comfy clothing, bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket (if needed), and a desire to be uplifted and transported through sacred sound!
Please pay at the door: $10-$20 sliding scale
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. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome! Contact Dave for more info.
EarthCare and ACT Fall Harvest Potluck
October 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Unity
Let’s come together, break bread (or squash) and visit with our EarthCare and ACT Social Justice teams. We’ll get an update on what the teams have been up to and brainstorm what we want to do next. And, we will have a conversation, kick-started by Cylvia about the tricky issue of whether or not human overpopulation is a problem and how do we jive that with our spiritual beliefs that each of us is a spark of Divinity? What?!! Yep, one of the points of this gathering is to see how you all feel about having some deep discussions about tricky subjects.
Newcomer’s Potluck Dinner Hosted by Rev. Jane
Saturday, Oct. 15th at 6 PM
Potluck dinner is limited to 6 seats.
Whether you are brand new or have been coming for a while, you are welcome to join in this potluck dinner with Rev. Jane and Jeff Hiatt at their home in NW Bend. After you register, we’ll send you the address. These dinners are always wonderful fun and you walk away with some budding friendships!
This week we’d like to celebrate SolShine member Donna Benjamin. She has dedicated a tremendous amount of time sharing her musical talents with us each Sunday and adding some feminine energy to the SolShine team. She is also on our prayer team and is a beautiful example of someone who is dedicated to her spiritual growth and learning. Thank you for sharing your love and kindness with our community Donna!
Are You On The U Count Email List?
U Count is where members of our community can reach out to other members and ask for help. If you’d like to be notified when someone in our community needs something, be sure you are on this email list. To sign-up email Kevin Kubota. There is never any obligation to help, you decide what you are able to help with. A number of our members have reached out over the years for various services, housing, items, and received the support they needed.
Don’t Forget to Bring Your Contribution to the Fall Community Altar
Those of you that have been joining us in person for Sunday service may have noticed the large table as you now enter the sanctuary. One of our beautiful members, River Hedegaard, had the idea of creating a community altar that would greet people as they entered the space. That idea has been met with such enthusiasm we immediately moved the table there and began envisioning exactly what this altar would hold. It’s been fun to see what has started to be placed on the altar. We can’t wait to see what you share with us!
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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