Sunday Service: February 11th at 10:00 AM

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Invitation to Sunday’s talk, with Rev. Jane Hiatt

The Fullness of You: Your Inborn Code of Abundance

with Rev. Jane Hiatt

Most of us, at some point, have struggled with money. If that’s you, right now, you may be wondering how you can shift beyond struggle and begin to manifest abundance. Unity teaches timeless spiritual principles that can help you do that. Even if you’re not struggling, as you align with these principles, you nourish the Field of Creation, supporting a world where everyone has enough and the earth is able to flourish.


Bring a snack to share after service!

Join us for fellowship after service to connect with others in our community.


Childcare and activities available

Open to for children 0 through 12 years.


Sound Bath & Reiki

Every Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Join Lisa Swisher and her team of beautiful musicians for an hour of peaceful relaxation and healing. It’s a perfect self-care treat. Bring a mat to lay on and wear comfortable clothing. All are welcome. Cost is on a sliding scale – $15 to $25.


Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org


EXPRESS YOURSELF


Wildly Creative You! with Donna Benjamin

Friday, Friday, February 9, 6:30-8:30 PM

Through sound, movement, chanting, singing and writing, we will explore and experience creativity together. Why you might ask – – it is the doorway to fun, confidence, community building and all out joy! Learn deep listening, improvisational techniques and expressive singing while witnessing others magnificence as well. Totally appropriate for beginners, introverts and extroverts alike. These three classes will offer a sampler for you to enjoy – – take one or all. And stay tuned for deeper explorations in the following months. “A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life”. – Elizabeth Gilbert


Valentine’s Day PopUp

February 14th from 1:30 – 4:30 PM

An afternoon of fun activities surrounding love Unity style hosted by Donna B. – Chocolate demo, craft making, small group discussion, meditation, etc. Cost $18.


SPECIAL EVENTS


Honoring Daniel Reader

If you missed this beautiful celebration of life, here is the recording. Passcode is: cq1Z$Qvp


Return of the Healers

Saturday, February 17, 2:00-2:30 PM

Need some Divine Healing in your life? Please join our talented group of healers every 3rd Saturday of the month in our sanctuary for a life changing experience of healing. Healers will offer their services and you donate what you’re able. No RSVP necessary. This was a wildly popular event before the pandemic and we are so grateful to have the healers back—and then some. The group has expanded and will help us all to step more fully into our true wholeness.


Community Grief Ceremony

February 22 – 24

A powerful intensive to honor all the ways we are grieving. This program was held last year and participants were deeply moved. More details to come but mark your calendars.


Soulcial and Annual Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 5:30 PM

Bring your potluck offerings and we’ll share friendship and a feast, followed by our annual meeting where we’ll elect new board members, vote for non-profit tithe recipients, and hear about areas of focus for the coming year.


First Annual Share the Love Silent Auction

March 17, 2024, 12:00 PM

A kayak trip with a professional kayaker. An in-home concert or a private, 3 course dinner prepared for you in your home. Professional floor finishing. A walking spiritual direction session. These are just a few of the goodies that will be up for bid! Something for every budget. More details to follow! Contact Charlotte Oakes if you have items to offer or want to help. Many hands needed.


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS


Grow Spiritually with Unity

At Unity: 12:00 – 1:30 PM on Thursdays, February 8-29

This is a 4-week introductory class to give you an idea of basic Unity principles and practices that can help you to grow spiritually and make a practical, positive difference in your life. Ideally, you will take all four weeks in order, but if you can only take one or two weeks right now, you’re still welcome.

There is no fee for the classes, but donations are welcome 🙂 Please register so Rev. Jane knows how many to expect.

  1. Week one: Who (or what) is God–and why does your opinion matter?
  2. Week two: Creation through Prayer and Alignment
  3. Week three: The Art of Manifestation doesn’t have to be a Secret!
  4. Week four: Adding Your Secret Sauce–blending purpose, community and contribution.

The Art of Attraction

Starts Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and February 12 & 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
With Robin Currier and Jane Hiatt

Are you in a fabulous relationship?

Do you want to be?

Do you wish your present relationship were juicier?

In this workshop, you will

  • Learn strategies to establish or expand a great relationship
  • Turn the coals of your relationship into a sizzling bonfire
  • Claim your power independent of your perceptions of your partner or your prospects
  • Transform beliefs that keep you stuck and clear your inner runway for joyful love

The cost for the three sessions is $225 but if you sign up with a friend, you each pay $150. Please spread the word with your beyond Unity friends!


A Course in Miracles

Thursday, February 15, 5:30-7:00 PM

This is a gathering to discuss the wisdom in A Course in Miracles led by Rev. Cylvia. 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. Donations are welcome.


FOR THE KIDS


Summer Camp Opportunities

It’s not too soon to start planning for summer camp. Our Northwest Unity offers 3 camps in Vernonia, OR (near Portland):

Kids Camp for ages 7—11, June 30-July 3

Unitreat for ages 11-14, July 28-Aug 2

YOU Rendezvous for teens, Aug 1-4

And here’s a video talking about the lifelong impact of Kids’ Camp.

Want to help more kids attend Unity camps? Make a special donation and note in the memo it’s for camps for youth!


COMMUNITY BUILDING


Spread the Love with Random Acts of Poetry

Donna Benjamin is offering to be your Love Genie. Just click on this link and tell Donna who you’d like to send a poem of appreciation to. Think outside the romantic Valentine’s Day box. Do you have a child (of any age) who would like to be celebrated with poetry? What about someone from Unity that you really like —or someone who might not be getting a Valentine? What about a parent or a BFF or a prized employee? Or maybe you take a radical self-love step and commission a love poem to yourself! Here’s how it works. Instead of rubbing a lamp, you contact Donna and pay $50 (10% goes to Unity) and fill out her form with info about your Valentine. Soon you will have a personalized poem to delight that special person. You will be a Valentine Superstar and Unity will be richer too. And, alright, if you have a romantic partner, you can still order a poem for them too.


Group Book Read – Black Joy

Group discussion – Feb. 13th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM with Rev. Jane

Unity has partnered with COCC in this book read and discussion for their Season of Non-Violence series. The discussion will be hosted by Rev. Jane Hiatt. In anticipation of the Feb. 20 keynote event with the author — and held in conjunction with Black History Month. We have a couple free books to offer, so ask Rev. Jane if they’re still available.


Open Hub Hootenanny with Ian Carrick

Friday, February 16, 7:00-9:00 PM

Enjoy the anciently familiar practice of singing together – for aliveness amidst despair, for beauty amidst grief, for joy within the cracks in our hearts. All voices welcome. $10-20. To hear a sample of Ian’s music: https://iancarrick.bandcamp.com/


Be My Poetic Valentine

Saturday, February 17, 6:30-8:30 PM

Join Donna B and William Gregory for a post Valentine date to share your love poems and the joy of community.


Women’s Group

Beauty Demo with Genesis Feb 10, evening

Snow Shoeing group – Feb. 17th – Contact Grace Goldberger HERE.

Contact Suzanne for details or to get on the list!


OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP


Nominate Your Favorite Non-Profits

One of the privileges of membership in our community is that you get to nominate and vote on local non-profits to receive our quarterly tithe. Every quarter we donate 1% of the money we receive to one of the four organizations selected at our annual meeting. (The other 9% goes to creating a global ecosystem of unity, deep wisdom, and loving kindness by growing our Unity movement in the world.)

The process for nominating a local charity is to choose a local group you love that has not received our tithe in the last two years*. The organization should fit into one of these four categories: Youth and Family; Food and Shelter; Earth Care; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Email your nomination to Rev. Jane by Feb. 13. Include the name of the organization, website, contact person and one to two sentences about why they deserve our tithe. We would also like to receive a 1-2 minute video that describes the organization. These will be shared a week before our Feb 27 annual meeting via this newsletter so folks have the chance to familiarize themselves with the organizations and make an informed vote.

(* Recipients 2023: VegNet Bend, Central Oregon LandWatch, P-FLAG, Around the Bend Farms, and Peaceful Presence. 2022: Think Wild, Around the Bend Farms, Central Oregon LandWatch and the Fathers’ Group.)


Warm Clothing Drive for Jericho Road

With chilly weather, the need is great. Please bring gloves, hats, coats, sweaters, long-johns, blankets, sleeping bags, socks, etc. any Sunday this month to donate to Jericho Road Outreach which helps the unhoused community in Redmond. Unity member Margaret King who works with Jericho Road will be collecting all the donated items each Sunday after service. We’ve extended the collection dates after missing two Sundays in person. Learn more about Jericho Road HERE.


MEMBER APPRECIATION


Jeff Hiatt is one of those gems that is hidden in the background, much like the rocks he loves to collect. Ever since he showed up from Unity of Seattle to enrich Rev. Jane’s life, he has been making contributions without any fanfare. He was the board treasurer for a couple of years. He has been a regular for collecting our mail and taking deposits to the bank when Susan has needed to be out of town. He makes routine rounds at Unity during the week to make sure all is well. He cheerfully hosts monthly Newcomer Dinners and participates in any Spirit Groups Rev. Jane comes up with. He’s been a quiet listening ear for many in our community and a generous financial contributor. Raised in Central Oregon, he considers the Deschutes National Forest his true home. If you haven’t had the chance to get to know Jeff, do yourself a favor and look for this quiet treasure.


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