Sunday Service: February 26th at 10:00 AM

Introduction to Sunday service with Ananda Das

Removing the Obstacles to Your Extraordinary Life | A Wisdom Talk, Meditation, and Chants to Ganesha

With Ananda Das

What’s holding you back from living your extraordinary life? In this talk, we’ll explore the yogic teachings on Ganesha, the elephant headed deity who lights the way to a thriving life. Ganesha is known as the remover of karma and clearing of obstacles. He also is known for auspicious beginnings and the enjoyer of life.
Join Ananda Das for a fun, playful and soulful service as he shares wisdom teachings, chants and a meditation to invoke Ganesha and your extraordinary life.

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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Newcomer’s Dinner at Rev. Jane’s Tonight

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.


Create Your Own Prayer Flags Workshop

Saturday, February 25th from 10:30 AM 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.

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Let your creativity flow

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An Evening of Poetry This Saturday

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.


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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Earth Care Meeting

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:30 PM at Unity

These meetings are open to anyone who’d like to get more involved in our mission to prioritize caring for our planet and all her inhabitants. This is where ideas are hatched and next steps are carried out. No RSVP necessary.


Community Grief Ceremony

March 9th – 11th at Unity

Grief is an invitation to feel. It invites us to come into the body to shed light on those things that are ready to be released in order to heal. Because of this, we must have ways to move our pain. Grief needs to be regularly felt and released or it begins to smother our joy, creativity, and our ability to connect with our self and others. This ceremony will be hosted by three trained guides and begins Thursday evening, runs all day Friday, and until 2:00 PM on Saturday. Unity members receive special pricing.

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Let your imagination run wild!

We Need Your Help 🌎 to 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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So… are ya comin’?

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 March 6th.

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

Last night we had our annual meeting where we voted in new board members and thanked those whose terms have come to an end. We had three board members leave the board and we’d like to give them a huge thank you for the time and energy they have given to the board. Each of them are very committed to supporting our Unity community and helping it thrive. They brought beautiful energy and insights to each meeting and the projects they worked on with the board. Thank you 🙏🏽, thank you 🙏🏽, thank you 🙏🏽!!

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Lisé Gottwald
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Cylvia Hayes
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Clare Kubota

A Fun Night of Dancing at Food!

What a great night we had dancing and eating yummy Mexican food! We hope to do more of these social gatherings soon. You might learn some new dance moves from this video 🕺🏻.

Look at those groovy moves!

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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