Sunday Service: December 3rd at 10:00 AM
Metaphysics of Star Wars Part 2 – What is Evil, the “Dark Side” and what wise Yoda didn’t know.
with Rev. Cylvia Hayes
In Metaphysics of Star Wars part 1 Cylvia talked about the Force as another concept for God/Source/Creator and how we can learn to harness the Force (Align with God/Source/Creator) with greater skill. In part 2 of this series Cylvia will discuss the light side and the dark side of the Force and the light and dark that resides within each of us. We’ll explore some key truths such as the liberation of realizing we are more than the bodies we wear, our only saviors our ourselves, and dogma is always limiting, even when it’s Jedi dogma. May the Force be with you and may you be with us this Sunday!
Bring a snack to share after service!
Childcare and activities are available for children 0 through 12 years.
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Giving Tuesday Update
We wanted to express our appreciation to all of you for your incredible support lighting up Giving Tuesday! Your generosity fuels Unity’s magic. For those who missed the bash, the party’s not over! We’re still about $18,000 short, luckily your support keeps our wild sanctuary and its inspiring activities alive—courses in miracles groups, live concerts, cooking classes, meditations, sound baths, healing circles, prayer groups… you name it! Those of you joining our joyful caravan, come on board! Let’s keep this Unity parade going in 2024! Your presence makes all the difference! 🎉✨
Calling All Healers
Prior to the pandemic, we had a thriving healers group and now The Divine Healers group is reconvening! If you are an energy healer, medium, channeler, etc. and would like to donate a few hours a month to healing others in our community, contact group lead Matthew Laughton at 541.640.1840.
Bend Food Project Pick Up This Sunday
Bring non-perishable items to be picked up at Unity this Sunday after service. They are always in need of healthy snacks for kids.
Newcomer’s Potluck Dinner
Tonight – Nov. 29th at 6:00 PM at Kevin and Clare Kubota’s home
After all your holiday feasting we hope you’re still up for another dinner gathering. We invite all those who are new to Unity or are still looking to connect and get to know other Unity members. Just a couple spots left so RSVP ASAP 😁🥗.
Tuesday, December 5th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Long cold nights foster buried sorrow to bubble up. Our grief over the loss of loved ones and loved places lies heavy in our hearts while the soundtrack all around us prompts us to be merry. What do we do with those heavy feelings? Unity Spiritual Community offers a healing place for our collective sorrow. We will gather to light candles, listen to poetry and songs, and express our grief. We invite you to bring photos of the ones you mourn to place on our altar. All are welcome, so please invite others you think would benefit from this beautiful ritual.
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!
Turn in Your Bottles and Cans Before Dec. 2nd
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 returnable 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. This is an ongoing way for us to raise funds for our youth programs, so be sure you always have one of our stickered blue bags to fill up at home and drop off whenever you fill it up.
HAPPENING EVERY WEEK
Sacred Women’s Drum Circle
Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Women will be honoring + celebrating ourselves, Mother Earth and Spirit with drumming, singing, + sharing lead by Kate. Bring your drum or rattle. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, Kate has some to share, but you don’t need to have an instrument to participate. Donations are appreciated 💕
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
Join our SolShine music director, Dave Finch for some fun singing time every Wednesday night at 7pm. 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.
This week we are sharing our deep gratitude for Genesis Ilada. She has shown up in so many beautiful ways recently – decorating our sanctuary for the holidays, volunteering with the youth program, being the DJ for the post-Thanksgiving dance party, and serving on the board. She also volunteers her time with many other organizations in addition to having her own business – Bliss Chains. You are a multi-talented angel for our community, Genesis. Thank you 💕💕💕 so very much.
Our Unity Team Working at the Family Kitchen
We have a group that volunteers for a few hours every other month preparing and serving meals at the Family Kitchen in Bend. If you’re interested in joining the group contact Clare Kubota HERE.
Have Something You Think We Should Include in Our Newsletter?
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