Sunday Service: March 12th at 10:00 AM
“Who’s Your Mama?” Claiming Kinship and Worthiness.
With Rev. Jane Hiatt
Each of us is a child of the universe and that gives us an inheritance and worth that are innate—if we claim them!
Bring a snack to share at our after service buffet 😁
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Spring Forward! Don’t forget to spring forward 1 hour on Saturday night or you’ll be late for service 🐇.
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 –
Gratitude, games, crafts, and prayers for our friends are part of our kids program. Hope to see you there!
The teens will be meeting from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Bend Church in downtown Bend.
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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
Community Grief Ceremony Begins Tomorrow
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.
Movie Night & Potluck – Need to Grow
Thursday, March 16th at 5:30 PM at Unity
We invite you to a potluck and documentary night, followed by a brief demo on how to grow your own sprouts, with an amazing super easy, super nutritious indoor technique using mason jars. Food production is one of the biggest human systems in the world and one that needs to be redesigned if we are going to help heal our planet. Sprout growing demo and kits will be available for $5! This is a free event, but love offerings are encouraged to support Unity and future events like this.
Friday, March 17th at 6:00 PM at Kevin & Clare Kubota’s home
A free welcome 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 8 guests, so please RSVP as soon as you are ready to commit to joining us.
Poetry Workshop & Open Mic
Poetry 101 Workshop – Saturday, March 18th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Unity
Donna Benjamin will lead a 2 hour workshop featuring new “ways in” to creating potent poetry. Using prompts, visualizations and other techniques, Donna will guide you to writing with ease. Beginners welcome. This is a fabulous way to spend your Saturday morning – writing and getting creative! Get ready to discover your inner poet. Cost is $29.
Spring Has Sprung Poetry Open Mic – Saturday, March 18th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Unity
Join Donna Benjamin and William Gregory for an open mic evening of poetry and spoken word celebrating the beginning of Spring! Bring your own poems or those you like to recite or just come and listen. All are welcome. Free; love offerings are welcome to support Unity and the hosts.
Undo The Betrayal Legacy Workshop w/ Ali Davidson
Sunday, March 19th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at Unity
Changing the world requires the healing of the betrayal legacy for every one of us. Without that we will always struggle with our health, our relationships, our careers, and our purpose. Join Ali Davidson in a 2-hour exploration as she shares with you the steps she and her clients have taken to live a life free of this legacy. Cost is $40.
Spring Equinox Cacao Ceremony and Kirtan Music
Monday, March 20th at 5:30 PM at Unity
The Spring Equinox brings forth balanced energy, new growth, and space for transformation.
An evening of Peruvian cacao ceremony, Kirtan, devotional songs, dance, and community. All are welcome. Suggested donation is $5-$20 to support Unity and the musicians. Starts at 5:30 PM.
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.
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.
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.
This week we are appreciating our Earth Care Team. This group is led by Cylvia Hayes and is open to anyone who has an interest in helping Unity bring to life the part of our mission statement that says “create a global ecosystem of Unity”. The current team members have been hard at work organizing an upcoming movie night, planning the Unity Earth Day Fair booth, and informing our members about local volunteer opportunities. Unity member and Earth Care team member, Anne-Marie Eklund, who is also a middle school teacher at Cascades Academy took 50 students to participate in the youth climate march last Friday. Go Anne-Marie!! Thank you Earth Care team for volunteering your time to support our community in a beautiful way. If you’d like to learn more about the Earth Care team you can email Cylvia Hayes HERE.
What Happened Last Week at Unity?
We had some wonderful volunteers decorating and organizing this week. Genesis Ilada took down the winter decor so you’ll all be welcomed by spring this Sunday. Eric and Diane Moyerman brought their organizational talents to the kitchen and office. Thank you Eric, Diane, and Genesis for the hours you spent making our space beautiful!! We also had a full stage with more SolShine performers starting our Sunday service chants. It was so fun to see all that energy on stage!
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