Sunday Service: November 19th at 10:00 AM
The Metaphysics of Star Wars: Part 1
with Rev. Cylvia Hayes
We can hear the voice of Spirit and become aware of spiritual truths through many avenues – spiritual scriptures and sacred texts, nature, and even mythic fictional stories. Star Wars has become a classic mythical set of stories. In this talk, Rev. Hayes will explore some of the spiritual and metaphysical wisdom we can glean from this beloved set of stories. How does “The Force” relate to God/Source/Creator? How can we view these archetypical characters in ways that empower our own lives? How do we balance our own inner light and inner darkness? You might not be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia but you too have access to more power than you can possibly imagine. May the Force be with you!
Bring a snack to share after service!
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Little Ones – The nursery is open for little ones up to 4 years old.
Elementary aged kids – Crafts, games, and sharing 🌻
Who’s Ready for an Adventure to Ecuador and the Galapagos?
April 20th – May 5th – Hosted by Kevin and Clare Kubota
Travel can transform you, revive you, and give you a sense of purpose and connection to the world. Kevin and Clare have been leading trips around the world for over 20 years. If you’re looking to add some depth and beauty to your life experience, consider joining your Unity friends on our next travel adventure tour – to Ecuador, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands this coming April. All the life-changing details are here.
Child Actors Needed for the Christmas Play!
Halloween is done and Christmas is in two months. Rev. Jane is creating a Christmas Pageant and your child can have a role. Please contact Rev Jane and let her know you will be able to attend the service Christmas Eve and your child will be available to participate. Once she has an idea of who wants to be in the play, she’ll arrange rehearsals, either during Sunday sessions, Saturday mornings, or online.
Pete Kartsounes in Concert
This Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM
Pete has a soul filled folk, jazz, and blues repertoire. Invite your friends and help us spread the word to fill the house for Pete. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Doors open at 6:15 PM. Beverages and desserts will be available for purchase 🍷🍰.
Poetry Open Mic
Saturday, November 18th at 6:30pm
Poet Donna Benjamin will be hosting another open mic event. Many of us wouldn’t claim to be poets, but that’s only because we haven’t even tried. This is such a fun, safe place to see what may unfold for you. Bring a poem by you or a poet you love, a journal entry you’ve written, or a short story to read. There are no rules here. This event is free, but love offering are welcome. Hope to see you there!
The Christ During Christmas Class with Rev. Cylvia Hayes
Begins Tuesday, Nov. 28th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Zoom and goes for 6 weeks
Christ isn’t Jesus’ last name! What better time that during Christmas season to explore Christ consciousness? In this course we will explore the meaning, impact, and implications of Christ consciousness and how that relates to and differs from Jesus. Cost is $75 for the series.
Vegan Potluck – Thanksgiving Day from 1:00 – 4:00PM at Unity
Donna B! and Chef Al are hosting this plant-based compassionate Thanksgiving potluck. You need not be vegan to enjoy this delicious feast of vegan goodness. All are welcome. Please bring one or more of the following: a vegan entree, side dish, salad, bread, beverage and/ or dessert to serve 8 or more. Please bring your own plates, silverware and cloth napkin. (And if you are new to veganism – it means no animal products including fish, eggs, honey and meat. You can Google for vegan recipe ideas.) Free; donations are welcome and appreciated. Must RSVP HERE or text 541.531.5359 so we know how many are attending.
Leftovers Potluck and Dance Party – Day After Thanksgiving at 6:00 PM
Bring your leftovers and dancing shoes, and join us at Unity to celebrate the season of being thankful. Be sure to warm-up your leftovers before you come. All are welcome.
Anyone Interested in doing a Christmas Potluck?
If there is enough interest, Unity would love to host a Christmas gathering. Share your interest and any ideas you have by emailing us HERE.
Rafe Pearlman is Coming to Town!
Vocal Playshop – Thursday, December 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Save this date to perfect your Wild Soul Howl 🐺🎶
From natural and wild vocal exploration to Bobby McFerrin type Circlesongs, kirtan, chant and sing a longs we will open up our hearts and spirits with the incredible natural power of our voices. This is a experience for all levels, from beginner to professional. No experience necessary. If you can talk, you can sing. 🙂 Cost is $25.
Winter Solstice Concert – Wednesday, December 20th at 6:00 PM
If you attended Rafe’s sold-out concert at Unity earlier this year you know what a special artist he is. This show will sell out again, no doubt. What a perfect way to celebrate Winter Solstice. Tickets for a friend would be a lovely holiday gift too!
HAPPENING EVERY WEEK
Sunday Sound Bath
Every Sunday at 5:30 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, November 16th at 5:30 PM with Rev. Cylvia Hayes
This month Rev. Cylvia will be driving into what the course has to say about creativity, creations, miscreations and putting the power of our Divinity behind our creativity. This group is free, but love offerings are appreciated.
Women’s Activity Group
The Wednesday women’s walks are on pause right now while Suzanne heals her back. If you are interested in planning a walk she’d really appreciate some help. You can contact her HERE.
Open Sing – Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 PM
Join our SolShine music director, Dave Finch for some fun singing time every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. 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.
Most of you received an email last week asking for your help cleaning out our storage shed and book library. We had an awesome turn out and got so much done! To all those who helped, thank you, thank you, thank you! To get through everything only took about an hour. I wish I had remembered to take a before photo of the shed, you could barely get in the door. We also have 3 boxes of books we’re donating to the local prison. If you need an uplift I highly recommend doing a clean up and organization project 😁🧹.
Support Unity with Your Recyclable Bottles and Cans
From Nov. 15th – Dec. 2nd we get a 20% bonus match
Be sure to grab a blue bag next Sunday so you can fill it with all your bottles and cans and help us raise funds for our youth program. Did you know many plastic juice jugs and water bottles are redeemable too? Be sure to check the label on all your drinks for the OR 10¢ mark. You can find your nearest drop off location HERE.
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