Sunday Service: May 15th at 10:00 AM
Council of All Beings
with Rev. Jane and Cylvia Hayes
On Mothers’ Day we are celebrating the Great Mother—Planet Earth—a living organism, the ultimate wild soul sanctuary. In ceremony we will create a Council of All Beings, where we honor the multitude of life forms in their singular beauty. This powerful ceremony, appropriate for kids as well as adults, is a communal ritual in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of another life-form. A simple structure for spontaneous expression, it aims to heighten awareness of our interdependence in the living body of Earth, and to strengthen our commitment to defend it. The ritual serves to help us acknowledge and give voice to the suffering of our world. It also serves, in equal measure, to help us experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life. The Council of All Beings emerged from the work of Joanna Macey and John Seed.
Guest musicians Heather Pierson & Shawn with a concert that evening at 6:00 PM!
Bring a snack to share at our after service buffet 😁
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Little Ones –
The nursery is open for little ones up to 4 years old.
Elementary aged kids –
Kids will be part of the service today.
We are looking for teens in 9th to 12th grade, to come learn about each other and Unity once a month. We had an active Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) group before the pandemic. This will be the start of rebuilding that group. A group for 6th to 8th graders is in the planning stages.
Contact Sarah Hood 925-788-2504
Address given via text to those whose RSVP
When: 3rd Saturdays of the month, beginning May 20
Time: 6pm to 8pm – please have dinner before or after
Where: Sarah Hood’s (Mom) and Maddy K’s (teen) home in Bend
What: This will be a safe space for teens to have fun, be heard and supported with compassion.
Activities will be focused on the Unity’s 5 principles and 12 Powers. We will also plan fundraising ideas (usually bake sales that take place after Sunday service) to earn money for attending the 3 regional camps each year.
Do they have to attend Sunday service? It’s not required but encouraged, especially on the days we have fundraisers.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY
Meditation & Heart Share Group
Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
We welcome you into a 20-minute silent meditation and an invitation to share what’s in your heart. Bring what’s happening in your life into the silence. Listen for your highest Truth and allow it to be spoken through you. Feel your oneness with the group as we listen deeply, just listen, and hold each other sacred. Please join us for a powerful, enriching time together. This group will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month and anyone is welcome to come anytime. Led by member Sarah Jones.
Heather Pierson Duo Concert
This Sunday, May 14th at 6:00 PM at Unity
Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, song leader and performer from NH whose inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and folk.
Best known for her ease at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, Heather’s songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, playfulness, and a desire to share from the heart.
The show will include original and familiar folk and jazz songs with Heather on piano, melodica, vocals and guitar and Shawn Nadeau on bass and harmony vocals. Tickets are $20
Spiritual Economics: Creating a World that Works Better for All Beings
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 5:00 – 7:00 PM with instructor Cylvia Hayes
This session explores some of the current norms in status quo economic systems that need a change-up and dives into exciting emerging alternatives. Participants gain tools for becoming directly engaged in creating an economy that works better for all beings and making the shift from an economics of separation to an economics of reunion, respect and love. Cost is $25.
It’s Time to Play in May Poetry Jam
Saturday, May 20th at 6:30 PM
Co-hosts Donna Benjamin and William Gregory want to celebrate Earth day in style so get your poems ready to recite! 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.
Feeling the Love!
Our Community outreach of washing laundry hit a heart chord! Trevor is happy to have clean laundry. His ALS makes most things hard. This simple act of kindness gives much relief. He says “Thanks Unity Community!”
The right side of Debbie’s body doesn’t function well. She spends a lot of time in her bunk. She feels seen and loved, knowing a community member is willing to help with her laundry.
Want to help out with our pilot project, washing one bag of laundry/week? Contact Leia Napoli.
HAPPENING EVERY WEEK
Sunday Sound Bath
New Time! Every Sunday at 6:30 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 May 15th.
Could You Use A Prayer?
You can request a prayer from our prayer team anytime on our website HERE, and now Unity World Wide has a new resource – the BeUnity app. This app allows you to submit prayer requests to the Unity Prayer Ministry (Silent Unity) and if you subscribe to the Daily Word for less than $10/year you can access articles, meditations, videos, and other inspirational content.
Member Appreciation 💖
Rev. Tamera Schmidt has been extra busy of late. She’s hosted, played with the kids, given the Sunday message, and was part of the Blessing Ceremony of our Youth. She’s always up for prayers as one of our Prayer Leaders. She’s the key minister on the Pastoral Care Team. She recently completed Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities Training and is planning to offer that experience of expansive bounty to the rest of us. It’s not like this top level executive coach can’t find anything to do, between work and her labradoodles. It’s just that her heart is so big and her love for our community knows no limits. Rev. Jane says of Rev. Tamera, “Whenever I ask her if she will help with something, the answer is always ‘Of course’. “ We are so blessed to have Rev. Tam in our midst. Thank you for who you are and all you contribute!
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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