Sunday Service: February 19th at 10:00 AM

Introduction to Sunday service with Rev. Jane Hiatt

Ask the Ministers!

With Rev. Jane Hiatt, Cylvia Hayes, and Rev. Tamera Schmidt

Well, the topic this week depends on what questions you’d like to ask the ministers. This format has brought about some wonderful discussions. This isn’t about our reverends having all the answers, but creating a space for spiritual curiosity and contemplation. We can’t wait to see what your burning questions are!

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 6:30 PM 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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🎶 So bring your good times, and your laughter too 🎵

This Friday – 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 😁💃🏻🕺🏻.


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.

Zoom will start at 6:30 PM

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Meet Our Board Nominees

These amazing members are stepping up to run for our Unity board. We’ll be voting for new board members at our annual meeting next week.

HelenLisle King – board introduction
Kevin Kubota – board introduction
Elaine Cornick – board introduction
Genesis Ilada – board introduction
Sarah Jones – board introduction

Newcomer’s Dinner at Rev. Jane’s

Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM

A welcome potluck dinner for anyone new-ish to Unity! Let’s get to know each other and have some fun 🙂 All are welcome, but space is limited to 6 guests, so please RSVP as soon as you are ready to commit to joining us. Home address will be given upon receipt and confirmation of your RSVP.

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Let your creativity flow

Create Your Own Prayer Flags Workshop

Saturday, February 25th from 10:30 to 2:30 PM at Unity

Artist Liz will provide all materials. Participants can bring their ideas for a design they’d like to create. Come join the workshop to enact healing intentions and best wishes for the world by creating your own best wishes for our world. You can make a chakra flag or Tibetan flags, or your own design, whatever speaks to you. Just a few spots left. Cost is $25.


An Evening of Poetry

Saturday, February 25th at 5:30 PM 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.

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The Power of Eight Spirit Group Has 2 Spots Left

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.


A Course In Miracles Study Group

Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30 PM at Unity

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.

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Let your imagination run wild!

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


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Go ahead… pounce on one of these opportunities!

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 6:00 PM at Unity. Contact Dan Stephenson for more info. Next gathering is February 20th.

Singing Night – 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 let’s do a shout out to HelenLisle! You’ve seen her singing her heart out with SolShine the past few months and just a few weeks ago did her first solo! She’s also hosted Spirit Groups and has just decided to run for a position on the board. Way to show up in a beautiful way for your Unity community and be brave HelenLisle. We see you and feel so blessed to get to reap the benefits of all your gifts!

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HelenLisle reads a poem at the last poetry night event.

Our Youth Group Having Fun Last Sunday

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Lexi, Lilly, and Evolet 😁🌈
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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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