Sunday Service: February 5th at 10:00 AM

Introduction to Sunday service with Rev. Jane Hiatt

Lay Down Your Mental Swords— the Creative Power of Forgiveness

With Rev. Jane Hiatt

Forgiveness benefits the field of creation and our personal ability to create. It has nothing to do with whether the one we forgive deserves forgiveness. Let’s take a fresh look at this superpower.

Bring a snack to share at our after service buffet 😁


Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org


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The magic continues!

Youth Programs

Little Ones –

The nursery is open for little ones up to 4 years old. We have a fun new addition in our nursery – come let your little ones check that out!

Elementary aged kids –

The Lumindorf adventure continues with capes, wands, adventures, and finding your magic.

Teens –

The teens will be meeting from 4:00 to 6:30PM at Bend Church in downtown Bend.

In other teen news, we are excited to share that the staff at Suttle Lake are hosting a state-wide youth retreat, and we’d love to get a group together to go. The retreat is February 18-20, and we can send middle and high-school youth; some of our youth group staff/pastors will attend as chaperones. Kids can expect great meals, small group time, spiritual grounding, and plenty of games and time outdoors (tubing hill!) with our own small group as well as with youth from around the state. You can find out more information HERE. Please email Erika at directly if your kiddo is interested and we will begin formally registering people soon!


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!

Please pay at the door: $10-$20 sliding scale

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS & SIGN-UP


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Prosperity Now Class with Rev. Jane

It’s Not Too Late to Join!
Starts February 2nd – 12:00 to 2:00 PM in person and 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Zoom (goes for 7 weeks)

Prosperity is our essence state but often not our experience. Material circumstances and beliefs that float in our collective consciousness create the sticky illusion of lack. In this class, we will confront the beliefs that are blocking our prosperous expression and learn the attitudes and practices that will get the flow going.


Oregon Interfaith Earth Summit 2023

This Sunday, February 5, 2023 1:00 – 5:30 PM

Unity Spiritual Community will be hosting the 10th annual Oregon Interfaith Earth Summit on February 5th from 1:00 to 5:30PM. The Earth Summit will feature regional and state-level faith leaders, advocates, and climate change experts. We will exchange ideas about how faith communities can become a more effective force for planetary health and Creation care. One focus of this year’s summit will be learning how to improve regional and neighborhood climate resilience. This event is for all people of faith who care for our common home, Earth, and who are working toward environmental and climate justice.

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Women’s Group Rock Painting Workshop

This Sunday, February 5th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at Unity

Instructor Grace Goldberger will supply paints, and brushes and you bring your favorite rock(s). Paint sayings, happy faces, Valentine hearts, animals, etc. It’s a fun project and a great time to get to know other women in our community. No experience necessary. Just a few spots left. Cost $5 to $20 sliding scale.


Spirit Groups Starting

Spirit groups are small groups of 6 to 8 that meet for 6 weeks to discuss and share a book, videos, or podcasts. These two groups have one spot each left!

Thus Spoke the PlantStarting February 7th, Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in person and hosting by HelenLisle King. Come explore with me the ways of plant communication AND their wisdom as seen through the eyes of a scientist/botanist/spiritual seeker-Monica Gagliano, PhD. We will use her Book: Thus Spoke the Plant (2018).

She will be asking us to set aside our beliefs, perceptions, and the worn-out views of seeing plants as a commodity. She shares her discoveries and is asking us to widen our view and, in my words, see the plant beings.

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Unlocking Ourselves – Starting February 9th, Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Zoom hosted by Clare Kubota. We’ll listen to powerful spiritual & growth podcasts from Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us series then discuss and reflect together. This group will meet for 6 weeks on Zoom and be hosted by Clare Kubota.

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Potluck & Dance at Unity

Friday, February 17th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Everyone is invited to a fun night of sharing food and dancing!! Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Bring your favorite Mexican dish to share and a drink. The sanctuary will be ready for dancing and song requests are welcome! Even if you’re not a dancer we encourage you to come socialize 😁💃🏻🕺🏻.

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🎶 So bring your good times, and your laughter too 🎵

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Soulcial Potluck & Annual Meeting

Tuesday, February 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Unity – In-Person & Zoom

Join us for an evening of connecting, eating, and getting informed. Bring your favorite dish to share and we’ll spend the first hour enjoying a meal together and socializing. We’ll then move into the sanctuary where Rev. Jane and the Unity board will share important information for 2023. You’ll vote on new board members, what local non-profits we’ll contribute to as a community in 2023, review our finances, share ideas for 2023, and answer any questions you may have. We hope you’ll join us! This meeting will be live-streamed for those that can’t make it in-person.

You need to be a member to vote, so be sure to renew your Unity membership, or become a member before this meeting if you’d like to have your vote counted.


DONATIONS NEEDED


Bend Food Project Food

This Sunday, February 5th – Bring your donations to Sunday service

Bring non-perishable food items and member, Anna, will take them to Bend Food Project to help those in our community who need some help. Thank you! This happens the first Sunday of every other month.

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It’s party time!

Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery ASAP

BIRTHDAY BAG DONATIONS NEEDED! MountainStar Family Relief Nursery is an organization in Central Oregon that provides support for families that have multiple conditions stacked against them. In the past, we have created “birthday bags” for these little ones (aged 1-4) so that parents have the means to celebrate their child’s birthday. Contact Ande Cardwell at to sign up and for pick-up. For February and March there are five MountainStar Prineville birthdays. Two three-year-old boys, a three-year-old girl, and a four-year-old boy and girl.

REQUESTS: a box of cake mix, tub of frosting, aluminum cake pan, candles, party decor (hats, plates, cups, etc.), developmentally appropriate toy or book, stuffed animals or other goodies. (We encourage trying to offer things that are environmentally friendly 😊).


ONGOING ADULT GATHERINGS


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Find your happy place

Ongoing Programs for Adults

Women’s Activity Group – Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Join a group of wonderful women for hikes and other fun adventures. Contact Suzanne Landry to be notified of what’s happening each Wednesday.

Men’s Group – A time to connect and get to know each other. Gatherings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 6pm at Unity. Contact Dan Stephenson for more info. Next gathering is February 6th.

Singing Group – Join Unity SolShine music director, Dave Finch every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Unity. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome! Contact Dave for more info.


Member Appreciation

This week we’d like to thank Margaret King for organizing the warm clothing drive the past two Sundays AND all of you who donated!! We filled her car both Sundays with much needed supplies for the houseless population in Redmond. It feels good to give 🥰

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Margaret King

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Would You Love to Tour Sicily, Italy This Fall?

Tour dates September 25th – October 6th, 2023
Zoom Info Meeting This Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 AM

Unity members, Kevin & Clare Kubota, have been leading tours all over the world for almost 20 years. They and their wonderful Italian friends and tour guides have taken over 20 small groups on special experiences all over Italy. This time they are touring the entire coast of Sicily. Sicily, or Regione Siciliana, is a cultural melting pot – full of diversity and unique culture found nowhere else in Italy. They will be hosting a Zoom gathering for you to meet the guides and ask questions.


Help Us Be a Welcoming Community

At service a couple weeks ago, speaker Kevin Kubota asked you all to share feedback cards with how Unity can help create more community – our moai. We had some great suggestions! The most popular request was for more social activities, including dances, meditation gatherings, picnics, and walks that are open to everyone. If you are interested in hosting any of these types events let Clare Kubota know!

We also had requests to create an LGBTQIA+ group, create a space at Sunday service for those that prefer to wear masks and socially distance, and that we could be more welcoming to those with more conservative views. Here again, we’d like to ask for your help. If you are willing to help create, and possibly lead, an LGBTQIA+ group let Clare know. If you have suggestions for how we can create a space for those that are at higher health risk, or how we can do better at helping those with more conservative views feel welcome, let Clare know.

Email Clare HERE and let her know your thoughts, what you can help with, or if you’d like her to call you. Thank you!

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A Fun Poetry Night!

We had some wonderful poems read by members of our community at the Poetry night hosted by Donna Benjamin and William Gregory. Look for more Poetry nights coming soon!

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Have Something You Think We Should Include in Our Newsletter?

An appreciation, blog content, poem, event, or class? If it fits our guidelines we’re happy to share it. Contact Clare Kubota.


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