Sunday Service: December 24th at 5:00 & 7:00 PM
**There will be no Sunday morning service this week**
Christmas Eve Service – Birthing the Light
with Rev. Jane Hiatt & Rev. Cylvia Hayes
Christmas Eve is the night we honor the birth of the light. It is a seasonal reminder and a sacred story, represented by the birth of Jesus as a symbol of light. It is a time to remember the core teaching of Jesus—which was not about himself but us. “You are the Light of the World.” The children will enact this story at 5pm. At the 7pm service we’ll have more candle lighting and plenty of carols at both. Please join us!
Bring a snack to share after service!
All children are invited to this service. The 5pm will be more fun for kids. No childcare will be provided this evening.
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES
End of Year Giving Update
We are so close to our goal of $26,500. Our new Giving Tuesday total is $20,787.06!! That leaves just $5,712.94 to go. We can do this. No amount is too large or too small. Thank you so very much to everyone who has contributed to this effort.
Tonight – Rafe Pearlman Winter Solstice Concert
Wednesday, December 20th at 6:00 PM
This is show is almost sold out, so get your tickets now to be sure you have a seat! If you attended Rafe’s sold-out concert at Unity earlier this year you know what a special artist he is. What a perfect way to celebrate Winter Solstice. Tickets for a friend would be a lovely holiday gift too!
A Course in Miracles Study Group
Thursday, December 21st at 5:30 PM w/ Rev. 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. Love offerings are welcome.
Christmas Eve Potluck Brunch at Unity
Sunday, December 24th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Get on your festive holiday sweater, prepare a yummy dish to share and join your Unity family on Dec. 24th. Donna B. will be providing vegan pancakes. Please contact Leia (541-610-6648) or Dennis (503-970-5954) with questions or to RSVP. Merry Christmas!
Divine Healers Potluck
Saturday, December 30th at 4:00 PM at Unity
The Divine Healers are restarting their group! If you are a healer (Reiki, Healing Touch, Intuition Medicine, medium, channeler, etc.) interested in meeting other Healers, doing some exchanges, and potentially donating some time to healing the public, please join us for a potluck on Saturday, Dec. 30th, at 4 PM to see what we are all about! Contact group lead Matthew Laughton at 541-640-1840 with questions.
New Year’s Eve Service
Sunday, December 31st at 10:00 AM
Rev. Jane will guide us in a beautiful meditation to discover our spirit animal and word for 2024. We will also be doing a burning bowl ceremony. All are welcome, so please invite a friend to set inspiring intentions for 2024!
New Year’s Eve Evening Event
Sunday, December 31st at 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Join us at 5:30pm for a magical Sound Bath with Lisa Swisher and a team of musicians. You will be transported to a place of peace and calm. Cost is $15-$25. Following the Sound Bath join us at our labyrinth for an evening bonfire. Bring a camp chair, beverage and snacks. We’ll do some intention-setting and welcome 2024 together. You’ll still be able to make it to your countdown party, or if you’re like me, go home and get to bed at a reasonable hour 🤣🎶🔥.
Vision Your Vision – Vision Board Playshop
Saturday, January 6 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
OR Wednesday, January 10th from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Let’s start the year with a powerful tool for achieving your intentions for 2024. This fun, mind opening 3 hour Playshop will include meditation, visualization, journaling and creating a vision board to take home with you. Cost is $28 -$38 sliding scale.
Got an Idea for a Spirit Group?
Our next round of Spirit Groups will be starting up in January and February and we are looking for hosts for these groups. The only requirements to host are that you have participated in a Spirit Group and have done the host training. Spirit Groups are small study groups, usually 5 to 8 people, who meet for a few weeks to connect and read a book, watch a video series, or listen to podcasts together and have a group discussion. Contact Leia HERE if you’re interested.
Save the Date – Unity Townhall
Monday January 8th at 5:00 PM
We want to hear from you! Yes, I’m talking to you 😊. Rev. Jane and our leadership team want your thoughts on membership, Sunday service, classes, and more. We want to be sure that what we’re offering is in alignment with what our community is looking for and needing on their spiritual journey. If we don’t ask we won’t know, so please join us to share your ideas and hear what ideas others have.
This is the perfect time of year to appreciate and celebrate our beloved Rev. Jane. Why? Well, because her birthday is coming up on December 25th, the same day as some other well known guy, and sometimes she gets missed and we don’t want that to happen this year 😁. We celebrate her vibrancy and beautiful heart. We also appreciate all the work she does at this time of year to make sure our Unity family has a wonderful Christmas Eve service. She puts so much time, creativity, and love into scripting two holiday services for us. We thank you Rev. Jane and wish you the happiest of birthdays! 💕🏽🎂🥳
We Wish You All A Wonderful Holiday And We Are So Grateful You Are Part Of Our Unity Family.
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