Sunday Service: February 12th at 10:00 AM
What’s LOVE Got To Do With It?
With Cylvia Hayes
Love is a word and concept that gets thrown around a lot – I love sleep, I love chocolate, I love dogs. It’s also the term we use to express deep feelings to our loved ones and those types of feelings are indeed some of the greatest gifts of these human lives.
However, the power of love as a universal, spiritual principle goes far beyond individual relationships and personal feelings of affection. Love as spiritual power is a unifying, harmonizing force that can deliver miracles and heal our world. The spiritual power of love can end wars and repair the seemingly irreparable. As we develop the power of love within ourselves, our sense of Oneness expands. Heck, you may even come to find that you are a biophiliac, but you’ll have to attend Sunday’s talk to find out.
Bring a snack to share at our after service buffet 😁
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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.
The teens will be meeting from 4 to 6:30PM at Bend Church in downtown Bend.
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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Visioning Your Valentine Vision Board Playshop
Tuesday, February 14th from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at Unity
Join vision board creator extraordinaire, Donna Benjamin, as she guides you with some amazing tools. Vision Boards are powerful tools for manifestation and seeing beyond the obvious. This Playshop is for those who are wanting to bring a loving relationship into their life or those who are already in one and want to enhance what’s already present. And it’s not just about relationships… can also be about bringing more joy or abundance or creativity! No experience necessary. Cost is $25 and includes all materials.
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 😁💃🏻🕺🏻.
We Hope You Can Come To The 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. You can renew your membership HERE.
An Evening of Poetry
Saturday, February 25th at 5:30PM at Unity
Donna Benjamin and William Gregory co-host this celebration of poetry. Come out to share your poetry or spoken word in a supportive open mic environment. This event is a fun way to witness each other’s creativity and build community. Suggested theme is “It’s Almost Spring.” No experience necessary. All are welcome to participate or just watch. The event is free but love offerings are encouraged.
Who Would You Like Unity to Donate to in 2023?
Each year our Unity Community votes for four local non-profits to donate a percentage of our income to, one each quarter. You’ve heard us share from the stage or in one of Rev. Jane’s prosperity classes that when we give we acknowledge that we live in abundance. By donating a portion of the Unity income we are living that belief. The way we decide what organizations to donate to is by asking our community, that means you, to send in your non-profit recommendations. We then share those recommendations at the Annual meeting (see above) and vote to see what organizations get the most support. You can see who we’ve donated to in recent years HERE. Send your nominations to Clare Kubota.
The Power of Eight Spirit Group Just Announced!
Our other Spirit Groups are all full, but we just added a new one – and it’s a goodie! Based on the book, The Power of Eight, by Lynne McTaggert, this group has been wildly popular when hosted in the past. Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention. This will be a foundational group for ongoing Power of Eight groups at Unity! Mary Fay is your host, with Kevin Kubota as co-host. Group will meet on Monday nights at Mary’s home in NW Bend, starting March 2nd and runs for 6 weeks. Find out more and sign-up below.
Let’s Show Up for Mother Earth!
Earth Day Is Right Around The Corner – April 22nd
Unity is planning to have a booth at the Central Oregon EarthDay Fair and be part of the Procession of Species parade! Our goal is to let the Central Oregon community know about Unity and our commitment to Creation care. The parade is an amazing, colorful celebration of people wearing costumes depicting their favorite species. We need help with the following:
- Booth design
- Staffing the booth and chatting with folks
- Costume creation and parade participants
If interested contact Cylvia Hayes.
ONGOING ADULT GATHERINGS
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.
This week we’d like to give a shout out to the one and only Grace Finch!! Grace is our amazing nursery teacher and caregiver. This young woman LOVES kids. She has a gift for knowing how to connect with little ones. In addition to working in the Unity nursery she is also a swim instructor at Juniper, and a senior at Bend High. She has been raised in our Unity community and we couldn’t be more proud of how she lives the Unity principles in her daily life. She’ll be leaving this fall for college to begin her studies to become a Special Education teacher, but we know she’ll be back to visit every chance she gets. We are so blessed to have you as part of our Unity family Grace. Thank you for always being a shining light!! 🥰🥰
Rock Painting Fun!
Here is some of the beautiful creativity that happened at rock painting class last Sunday!
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