Sunday Service: November 27th at 10:00 AM
The Opposite of Namaste
With Timber Hawkeye
What to do when we can’t see the divinity in ourselves or others?
Timber Hawkeye is the bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp, Faithfully Religionless, and The Opposite of Namaste. His books and the Buddhist Boot Camp Podcast offer a secular mindfulness practice to be at peace with the world (both within and around us). His intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich, and inspire a simple and uncomplicated life.
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 be starting a Christmas journey–on the Polar Express! Each week they’ll be watching a segment of the film (accompanied by popcorn!) and then having activities and discussions designed to help them glean the rich spiritual messages of the film. If your kids are going to miss this Sunday, I encourage you to watch the first 23 minutes with them–but no more!!! The message for this week is to look inward to the Christ presence for guidance and say yes to the journey of self-discovery. If you’re not familiar with this animated film, it’s about a young boy wondering about the meaning of Christmas. When he overhears his parents say that this year might be the end of the magic for him, he is confused. Soon after, he hears a whistle and feels the rumble of a train. He goes outside to investigate and begins a wild adventure.
Teens – Movie night from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Bend Church on Staats St.
Two Bits and a Bite
Bring a snack to share after service or donate to the kitchen fund to help with coffee & food purchases. Thank you!
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The Opposite of Namaste book Q&A with author Timber Hawkeye
This Sunday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 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.
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. We’ll then move outside and stay warm with a bonfire… so dress appropriately and bring camp chairs if you wish. We’ll have smore ingredients! If you’re musical please bring your instruments. This event is open to everyone, so invite friends you think would enjoy this event.
• Since we only have one small microwave bring your dish already heated.
• Bring a roasting stick if you’d like smores.
If you are able to arrive early to help with set up please email Clare Kubota.
Movie Night & SOULcial – Gratitude Revealed
Dec. 3rd at 1 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.
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
Jaya Lakshmi – Altar of Love Weekend – Yoga, Music, Meditation, & Ceremony
Dec. 10th & 11th at Unity
Musician, kirtan and mantra artist, and certified in Sattva Himalayan kundalini Yoga instructor, Jaya Lakshmi has been performing for over 30 years and has 19 sacred music albums. She has taught workshops all over the world and we are so fortunate to have her sharing her gifts with us! During this often hectic time of year, we invite you for a weekend self-care time with meditation, yoga, music, and ceremony. Sign up for one event, or the entire weekend.
Ongoing Programs for Adults
Women’s Activity Group – Join a group of wonderful women for hikes and other fun adventures. Contact Suzanne Landry to be notified of what’s happening each Wednesday.
Sageing Together – Join our senior’s group every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12-1:30 PM. Location changes monthly so be sure to check the website calendar.
As many of you heard during celebrations on Sunday, we had a super fun poetry night last Saturday. This fabulous event was organized and hosted by Donna Benjamin and William Gregory. Thank you Donna and William for sharing your passion for poetry with our community and beyond, and awakening several of us to our inner poet. They plan to do more of these events and add in some poetry workshops, so keep your eye out for those.
We’d also like to say how much we’re going to miss long-time members, Joanne & Rev. Jim Pasmore. These two are getting ready to head south for the winter so keep them in your prayers for a wonderful adventure! We’ll be counting the days until you two get back. (be careful what you post on social media – we just might use it in our newsletter 😁)
Did you hear the angelic voice of Laurel Alyn-Forest this past Sunday? Her father, Ilan, was our guest speaker so how perfect to have her sing before and after his talk! She got a standing ovation and we hope to have her sing for us again soon. Thank you Laurel for the time you put into preparing and performing. We loved it.
Last but not least – we want to celebrate and appreciate Rev. Jane and Jeff Hiatt’s loving pooch Ringo. He was their faithful companion for over 14 years and they are grieving his loss deeply. We hold the knowing that sweet Ringo is surrounded by toys and treats and his spirit will show up in beautiful ways for Jane and Jeff.
Stocking Stuffers Available at Unity
We have fun magnets, bookmarks, and cards from Advice for Life on display and for sale at the sanctuary. They are perfect stocking stuffers! Be sure to check them out this Sunday. All proceeds go to support our Unity community.
Just a Few More Days to Get a 20% Bonus When You Turn in 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 or contact Clare Kubota to pick up.
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