Sunday Service: October 23rd at 10:00 AM
Spiritual Action – Transform Your Life and Our World
With Cylvia Hayes
Gaining spiritual knowledge is a worthy pursuit and usually feels great. However, transformation, of our lives and our world, requires more than study; it requires action. It takes spiritual action in both our inner and outer worlds. What does it look like? What doesn’t it look like? Join us this Sunday as we consider the sacred practice of spiritual action.
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 children will join teacher William Gregory in exploring spiritually aligned action.
The 6-12 grade kids’ program is canceled for this week but they are welcome to join us at Unity from 5:30-7:00 PM for the sound bath. Also, they are welcome to register for the retreat at Suttle Lake the weekend of November 4-6. We have secured funding so that cost to students is only $20. Please register your kids. If you would be available to serve as a camp counselor for one day or both, please let Rev. Jane know.
The Universe Is Calling
Wednesdays beginning Oct. 26th from 6 to 7:30 PM on Zoom
The universe is calling you to “take charge of your life; to release your imprisoned splendor.” This class is for seekers of guidance, wholeness, and self-regulation and is based on the book The Universe is Calling by the acclaimed Unity minister and author, Eric Butterworth. His spiritually liberating wisdom is powerful and inspiring, and it will lead course participants to a truer and stronger connection with the Divine. Prayer is a technology for accessing all this and more, and you will emerge from this class with a working knowledge of how to connect with the Divinity of You through prayer. This is a 5 week class taught by Unity Instructor Rajiv Parti MD. Rajiv has had profound life changes since practicing Unity principles. He’s has great enthusiasm for sharing all that he has experienced and you will be inspired for sure!
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.
A Course In Miracles Study Group
Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 5:30 PM at Unity lead by 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. Love offerings are appreciated.
This week we’d like to celebrate Genesis Ilada. Genesis became a member just a few months ago and is sharing her gifts with us in so many wonderful ways. She’s been volunteering with the children for the past few months. We then got wind of her artistic talents as a writer, artist, and designer. When we asked her if she’d be interested in taking over for Pamela Matthews as our seasonal decorator and plant caregiver because Pamela needed a break after doing it for many many years, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. The gentle care and love she puts into creating her art and making things beautiful is a gift our community is so grateful to be a recipient of. She’s also been a regular participant in the Sunday sound baths, concerts, and classes at Unity. Thank you, Genesis for your creativity, time, and love.
Ways You Can Support Unity Financially at No Cost to You
Amazon Smile – Select Unity of Central Oregon as your non-profit to donate to.
Bottle drop – Grab a blue bag with the Unity non-profit barcode sticker on it the next time you come to service and drop the full bag off at the bottle drop.
Fred Meyer – Select Unity to be the non-profit associated with your account and we’ll receive a percentage of what you spend.
Our 3rd Quarter Donation Goes to Think Wild
We talk a lot about prosperity thinking at Unity and we practice what we preach. 10% of every dollar we receive gets divided between Unity Worldwide, Unity Northwest Region, and a local non-profit. This quarter our donation is going to Think Wild, a local organization that cares for and rehabilitates wild animals. We’ll be giving them a check for $373.25 this Sunday at service. Thank you Unity family! Our members vote for the organizations to give to at our annual meeting held in February. If you have a non-profit you’d like to nominate for 2023 let us know.
CENTRAL OREGON EVENT PICKS
Quilt Sale Extravaganza – All Proceeds to The Bend Food Project
Saturday, Nov. 5th from 9 to 2 PM
Most of you know that we do a bi-monthly food drive collecting food donations for The Bend Food Project. Here’s another way you can support them and get a beautiful quilt for yourself or a loved one – More than 100 quilts will be on sale at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Bend. All proceeds will be donated to The Bend Food Project. Quilts of all sizes and colors will be available – something for everyone. The quilts are being donated by quilters from all parts of Central Oregon. The sale will be held Nov 5th, 9:00 am to 2 pm. Plan to come early for the best selection. For more information, please contact
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