Sunday Service: November 20th at 10:00 AM
A Thousand Things Went Right Today!
With Ilan Shamir
Ilan will help audience participants exercise their “gratitude muscles” at this time of Thanksgiving. Through inspiring stories to the rhythmic beat of the drum and colorful materials they are empowered to amplify positivity and use or share processes with their families and places of work.
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 to explore being grateful.
The 6-12 grade – Our teens will meet for Advent wreath-making + Friendsgiving w/ Storydwelling, 4-6:30 pm @ Latino Community Association
Let’s Sit and Chat a Bit
Bring a snack to share after service or donate to the kitchen fund to help with coffee & food purchases. Thank you!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Sage-ing Together Group (our senior’s group)
Nov. 17th from 12:00 – 2:00 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 or do an inspired reading of a favorite poem. Suggested Theme (but anything goes): GRATITUDE AND THANKFULNESS – Or just come and listen and support the poets and readers.
Event cost is on a sliding scale of $5-$10.
The Opposite of Namaste book Q&A with author Timber Hawkeye
Nov. 27th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Unity
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.
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.
Post Thanksgiving Potluck, Dance Party, and Bonfire!
Nov. 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 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’re musical please bring your instruments. This event is open to everyone, so invite friends you think would enjoy this event.
We are in need of firewood and some dancing lights for this event. If you can supply either or both of those please let Clare Kubota know. Email her HERE.
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. Only 1 spot left!
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.
Movie Night & SOULcial – Gratitude Revealed
Dec. 3rd at 1:00 PM at Unity
We all need reminders to live in Gratitude. Unity will be showing this highly acclaimed movie and then hosting a potluck gathering to connect, reflect, and discuss. We hope you can join us and invite some friends. Ticket are $10 and $32 for a family.
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.
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 sanctuar. 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 we have so many people to celebrate! When you come to Unity next Sunday be sure to take a peek at the garden and labyrinth area. The Stephenson family (Dan, Meagan, Evolet, and Leon) cleaned up the over grown garden and hauled all the pulled weeds to the landfill, fixed one of the adirondack chairs, winterized the watering system, and got items protected from the elements. They were not asked to do this, they just saw a need and offered to help. Wow – what a gift!
The Artist’s Way Spirit group had their (supposedly) last gathering this week. Everyone was so committed to showing up, contributing, listening, and supporting the others in the group. Beautiful connections were made and they plan to resume meeting after the holidays.
We’ve also heard many stories of members offering to help and support another member in need. That is what community is all about and how we live our Unity principles! You know who you are and we appreciate you! 🙏🏽💜
Do Some Holiday Shopping and Support Unity
This Sunday’s speaker, Ilan Shamir owns a company called Advice for Life. He has let us purchase some of their beautiful products to sell for the holidays. We have magnets, bookmarks, and cards displayed at the sanctuary. They are perfect stocking stuffers! Be sure to check them out this Sunday.
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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