Sunday Service: November 13th at 10:00 AM
The Meaning of Life
With Cylvia Hayes
What is this grand mystery we call Life? What is its purpose? Why are we here? Life is precious and miraculous. It is invisible and yet omnipresent, a creative force that courses through each of us and all of nature. Life as a spiritual principle and power goes far beyond physical bodies, certainly far beyond a human body. Unlike a body, the true faculty of life has no finite existence. Charles Filmore wrote, “The first step in the realization of life is always to know that God is life, abundant, omnipresent, eternal, and the second step is to make positive connection with God life by declaring oneness with it.” That begs the question, what is God? Hmmm, let’s explore God and Life this Sunday.
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Kids Activities this Sunday
The nursery is open for children 4 years and under.
Our elementary-aged children will join teacher Shabana to explore kindness since it’s World Day of Kindness!
The 6-12 grade – Progressive Interfaith Youth Group meeting for teens at Bend Church, Nov. 13th from 4-6:30 PM, games, dinner, and conversation.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Sage-ing Together Group (our senior’s group)
Nov. 17th from 12 – 2 PM at the Deschutes Historical Society.
Bring your lunch to eat together and share in rich conversation.
A Thanks-Living Poetry Evening
Nov. 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Unity
Join hosts Donna Benjamin and William Gregory for an evening of Poetry, Fun and Inspiration!
Share your own poetry, spoken word piece, do an inspired reading of a favorite poem, or just come and listen. All are welcome, ages 3 to 103!
The Opposite of Namaste book Q&A with author Timber Hawkeye
Nov. 27th from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Unity
Discover the benefits of mindfully living at peace with the world both within and around us. It’s not about living in a bubble where nobody pushes your buttons – it’s about getting to a point where you don’t have any buttons that can be pushed.
Mindfulness doesn’t make other people less irritating, it makes us less irritable.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
Timber Hawkeye is the bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless, The Opposite of Namaste and the host of the Buddhist Boot Camp podcast.
Post Thanksgiving Potluck, Dance Party, and Bonfire!
Nov. 25th from 5 to 8 PM at Unity – All are welcome
Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving together – one day late!
Bring your leftovers… or anything else you’d like to share and we will feast in each others company.
We’ll then move, dance and play to the fun and diverse music of the 40’s – 80’s. Come step into your expressive, playful self in an atmosphere of acceptance and connection. No experience necessary.
After dinner in the foyer, we’ll move outside and stay warm with a bonfire… so dress appropriately and bring camp chairs if you wish.
If you are musical please bring your instruments. This event is open to everyone, so invite friends you think would enjoy this event.
Peru and Machu Picchu Spiritual & Foodie Tour
April 26th – May 9th (10 or 14 days) Led by Kevin & Clare Kubota and their top notch Peruvian guides
We took a group of 12 on a journey to Peru this past summer and it was so amazing we are doing it again next spring.
A Course in Miracles Study Group
Nov. 22nd at 5:30 PM at Unity, hosted 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.
The Teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins
Dec. 7th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM at Unity with Rev. Ruth Miller
If you missed the first class, you can catch up by watching the video version of lesson one HERE. If it resonates, you’ll want to order the book and begin practicing. From Rev. Jane, “With all the studies I’ve done, this is the most exciting class I’ve taken in a long time. After just one class, I’m becoming so much more aware of places I’m out of alignment with Truth in my thoughts and words, and am very hopeful about the transformation, long term, that this class offers. The next class is Wednesday, Dec 7 at 3:30. I hope you’ll consider joining me!”
EVENTS & MUSIC
Healing Sound Sundays
Every Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Unity – All are welcome
Join Reiki Master and Energy Healer, Lisa Swisher, every Sunday for an hour of soothing sonic meditation. 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 (except this week). No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome! Contact Dave for more info.
Sageing Together – Join our senior’s group. They meet every 3rd Thursday, 12-1:30. On November 17th the group will meet at the Deschutes Historical Society. Learn more and see discussion topics HERE.
This week let’s give a shout out to Naomi Steele and Leia Napoli! You know Naomi as one of our Sunday service hosts, but this past Sunday she said a big YES at the last minute to help in the nursery. Grace, our regular babysitter was away at a camp and her scheduled back up had to cancel at the last minute. Grace reached out to Naomi and got a yes and a smile. Leia also gave a last minute yes when asked Sunday morning if she could be the Zoom host for our online viewers. Even after a long hard week she felt called to support her Unity community. We all know how hard it can be to change plans at the last minute so when people step up to help out when given a moments notice it is so appreciated!! Thank you ladies, and everyone else who has jumped in at the last minute to fill in or help keep our Unity Community running smoothly.
Start Saving Your Bottles & Cans for Unity
We’re registered for the Bottle Drop holiday give campaign. All cans and bottles returned between Nov. 15th and Dec. 1st to the Bottle Drop in one of our blue bags with the Unity barcode on it will receive a 20% match. Grab a labeled bag this Sunday at service and start saving those cans and bottles!
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