Sunday Service: October 22nd at 10:00 AM

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I Release and Make Space

with Rev. Jane Hiatt

Along with autumn leaves, this is a time to let go, to recognize attachments that no longer serve us, whether to stuff or to ideas or to people. Sometimes we experience loss that we do not choose and other times we can take an active role in releasing and making space.

Bring a snack to share after service!

Following service join Brian Lottman for an Awakening of the Heart Satsang! Brian has dedicated the past 11 years of his life to helping others connect to their heart center. We are honored to have him as a guest presenter for our service and leading a class following the service. We hope you can stay and please invite a friend.

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Youth Programs

Little Ones – The nursery is open for little ones up to 4 years old.

Elementary aged kids – Crafts, games, and sharing 🌻

Teens – If you have a teen who would enjoy connecting with other teens in a safe space to have fun, be heard, and supported with compassion contact our teen group lead, Sarah Hood at 925-788-2504.

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Are You New to Our Community and Want to Learn More About Unity and Membership?

This month we have two member information gatherings happening, one on Zoom and the other in person. Don’t let the membership word scare you. This gathering is just to give you the info you need so you can decide if joining is for you now, or at a later time. No pressure. Learn more and sign up on our website.

Membership Info Gathering

Zoom – Monday, October 23rd, 2023 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In Person – Sunday, October 29th, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Unity

Self Awareness Class with Rev. Jane and Maya Arden

Thursday, October 19th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 7 weeks

Self-awareness is necessary for optimal balance and functioning in life. To be self-aware is to realize the dimensions of self and the states of those dimensions. Students will explore the dimensions of self by studying various systems and techniques for self-awareness. They will become more conscious of their 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.

Halloween Storytelling Around the Campfire

Friday, October 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Unity

Fun for all ages. We’ll have cider, s’mores, and hear the story of The Little Hobgoblin while staying warm around the campfire. All are welcome in costume or not 👻🎃, so invite some friends! No RSVP needed.

Satsang, Awakening of the Heart with Monk Brian Lottman

Sunday, October 22, 2023 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Satsang means association with higher Truth. In these sacred gatherings, Brian speaks about the nature of Truth and Love, and he recounts his amazing adventures as a monk and renunciant. He tells ancient tales about the mystical lives of saints. He holds a transformative space to bring the mind into deeper states of meditation. He plays harmonium and leads kirtan. Love offering of $30 (sliding scale) suggested.

Consciousness Cleanse with Rev. Jane

Starting Wednesday, October 25 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM for 5 weeks

As an expression of nature, we do best when we let go of that which no longer serves us: the beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and stuff. All of this release begins with consciousness. For five weeks, we will focus on various aspects of letting go, preparing our minds and hearts for the dreaming season.


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Sunday Sound Bath

Every Sunday at 6:30 PM at Unity

Led by Lisa Swisher and friends. 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! All are welcome, so invite your friends 😁🌈.

Please pay at the door: $15-$25 sliding scale

A Course in Miracles Study Group

Thursday, October 19th at 5:30pm with Rev. Cylvia Hayes

This is a gathering to discuss the wisdom in A Course in Miracles. Each session will include a talk on a key Course teaching and then open Q and A and discussion. Perfect for people with a lot of experience with the Course and those who are just starting out or curious. This month Rev. Cylvia Hayes will be leading a discussion on what the Course has to say about, the “Laws of Chaos”, the “Laws of God”, and “Obstacles to Peace”. We’ll be discussing practical ways to move beyond those obstacles and into a greater experience of Miracle Mindedness. Open to non-Unity members. Love offerings welcome.

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Women’s Activity Group

Every Wednesday – different location each week.

The Unity Women’s Group does various activities, including weekly walks every Wednesday morning. To get details for each weeks walks and other happenings email Suzanne Landry HERE.

Open Singing Night

Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Unity

Join our SolShine music director, Dave Finch for some fun singing time. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome! You’re then welcome to join SolShine on stage Sunday if you’d like. Contact Dave for more info.

Men’s Group

1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:00 PM at Unity

A spiritual discussion and service group of men who are seeking spiritual connection and greater consciousness. Our men’s group is very friendly and welcomes all. Next meeting is November 6th.

Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, October 21, 2023 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join Donna B. and William Gregory for our monthly poetry open mic. Let your creativity be inspired! Open to all and it’s free, however, love offerings are appreciated.

Member Appreciation

Rev. Jane has had a theme in her recent talks – We are a Mwe (me and we) community. She has been encouraging all of us to make time to connect with others in our community by joining a spirit group, introducing yourself to someone you don’t know, and contributing your time and treasure. We now have 8 full spirit groups, lots of people staying to socialize after service, and an uptick in people offering to volunteer their time on a regular basis. If any of these things are new for you – thank you! It’s beautiful to see. This is what creates a community full of love and support, and that’s exactly the kind of place we want to be. Thank you for shining your Unity light ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Is Your Soul on Fire?

Well we want to hear all about it! If you have an inspiring story of how Unity principles have helped you through a tough time, inspired you to be brave, or helped you show up in a loving way, let us know. We’ll help you prepare a 5 minute Souls on Fire to share at a Sunday service. When we share our stories it can often inspire others and help them feel less alone. If you are interested in sharing or learning more reach out to Nate Hitchcock here.

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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