Sunday Service: April 16th at 10:00 AM
The Vibrancy of Spring
With Arehn McCarty
Spring brings an energy of aliveness and vibrancy, as well as the feeling of wonder, as buds open and tiny plants appear out of nowhere. Wonder asks a question, opening us up to hearing the Voice of the Divine more clearly. Ernest Holmes uses the term “enthusiastic expectation”, when we go to the Divine with openness and expect an answer.
About Arehn – At a young age, Arehn discovered her life’s purpose was, “To inspire the love of God in people.” Ordained as a New Thought minister in the early 90’s, she helped people connect with their higher power to create richer, more fulfilling lives. Discovering she was an artist later in life and that her creativity was fueled by her connection with the Divine she now teaches others how they can manifest their dreams by being in that Creative Flow. She is the mother of two grown sons, a lover of moss, ferns, and tall trees and lives in her dream home in an old growth forest at the base of Mt.Hood with her husband and dog.
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.
Elementary aged kids –
Rev. Tam has a special activity planned for our kids on Sunday. They’ll be creating their own special playlist!
The teens will be meeting from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Bend Church in downtown Bend.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY
Dear Darling Concert This Sunday At The Hayshed In Tumalo
Sunday, April 16th at 3:00 PM
Friends of Unity, Chris & Annie Tappouni, welcome Dear Darling to their property for an open air concert and they’re inviting our Unity community. The Sacramento string trio Dear Darling have been dazzling local and national audiences with angelic three-part harmonies and their unique folk/jazz/neo-classical vibe. Address will be sent when you RSVP.
Outdoor Care Planning/Work Party
Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Unity
Are you ready to help us start planning for our spring through fall outdoor care? We need help and ideas for our garden space which is being led by the Stephenson family, keeping our labyrinth, meditation, and peace pole spaces weeded and beautiful, and much more. We’d love your input and outdoor knowledge! Join us Saturday morning in your work clothes and garden tools and we’ll get started. Unity will provide the snacks.
Aren’t You Curious About Unity Spirit Groups?
Wednesday, April 19th, 6:00 PM via Zoom
- Are you curious about hosting a Spirit Group?
- Are you wanting to host in the future, just not quite yet?
- Are you ready to host now, but need the class?
- Are you already a host, and just want a refresher?
- Are you wanting to join, but not host a group?
We have a no-obligation, 2-hr., Spirit Group Host training, and all interested in hosting are invited to attend. Host training is required to be a Spirit Group host, but you can start your group at any time. If you are unavailable for this training, let us know what works for you 😊 We look forward to helping you shine!
Movie Watch & Discussion (on Zoom) – The Ants & The Grasshopper
Wed. April 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM on Zoom, moderated by Cylvia Hayes
Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, Anita Chitaya sets out on a journey to share with Americans how climate change is affecting her village and that we are not separate from each other even when we live far apart.
Earth Day Birthday Poetry Jam
April 22nd at 6:30 PM at Unity
This supportive poetry/ spoken word jam is a fun way to express yourself regarding the current state of the planet if you want to or choose a subject of your choice. Who knows? Maybe one of your poems can spark ideas that change the world! FREE; love donations welcome. All are welcome!
New Moon & Solar Eclipse Cacao Ceremony, Kirtan Music, and Dance
April 29th at 6:00 PM at Unity
Come join us as we welcome the April New Moon and Solar Eclipse. We’ll open with a cacao ceremony then Kirtan music with guest Musician Jenni Peskin followed by special guest DJ James doing a 20 min Kirtan bliss silent dance set to close the evening. Cost is $15 to $25 sliding scale. Arrive early to get your headphones for the dance.
HAPPENING EVERY WEEK
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
Women’s Activity Group
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM – different location each week.
The Unity Women’s Group does various activities, including weekly walks every Wednesday morning. To get details for each weeks walks and other happenings email Suzanne Landry HERE.
Open Singing Night
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Unity
Join our SolShine music director, Dave Finch for some fun singing time. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome! You’re then welcome to join SolShine on stage Sunday if you’d like. Contact Dave for more info.
1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:00 PM at Unity
A spiritual discussion and service group of men who are seeking spiritual connection and greater consciousness. Our men’s group is very friendly and welcomes all. Next meeting is April 17th.
This week we’re giving a big thank you to all those on our Kitchen Team! These lovely people prepare the coffee and set out the food you bring each week so we can all enjoy socializing with a hot cup of joe and snacks after Sunday service. They also stay late to wash all the dishes and clean the kitchen so everything is ready for the following Sunday. Be sure to thank our amazing kitchen team next week for their volunteer time. Members of this team are: Karen Hall, Pamela Mathews, Anne-Marie Eklund, Diane Moyerman, Grace Avilez, Helen Canizio, Lorraine Schechter, and Tally Nelson. Our Sunday services wouldn’t be the same without you all. Thank you very, very much!! 🙏🏽💗
PS – Monetary and item donations are always appreciated to keep our food and beverage service going, thank you!
Happy Easter Service
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