Sunday Service: May 7th at 10:00 AM
Blessing of the Children
with Rev. Jane and Rev. Tamera
Spring brings lambs and other baby animals. It’s a time to relish our planet’s young. This Sunday we will be honoring our young and their parents with ceremonies. Rev. Jane will lead a blessing/welcoming of the little ones —similar to a christening, but minus any washing away of sins! She will also lead a coming-of-age ceremony for those entering middle school (or already in adolescence). Their parents need to bring a journal and a compass. Rev. Tam will lead a Blanketing ceremony for our teens who are completing their high school journey and moving out into adult life. (They need to bring a special blanket to hold all the blessings we’ll be showering them with.) The message will be all about intrinsic value, young dreams, and the critical component of spirituality for our youth.
Guest musicians Becky Thatcher & Matt Corey will be performing their wonderful music for our service this Sunday!
Bring a snack to share at our after service buffet 😁
Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org
Kids will be part of the service today.
Sarah Hood, Grace Finch, and Maddie Khampeth went to the Unity NW Region’s YOU Rally and had a wonderful time. This is a great program for our teens! Here they are sporting their purple shirts!
Unity Northwest Region
There are NW Region Unity camps happening for elementary, middle school and high school students. Click on the images below to learn more.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY
New Member Exploration
Monday, May 8th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM on Zoom with Rev. Jane
When you hear that we are a Wild Soul Sanctuary, do you feel “Ah! I’m home!”? Or maybe you’ve been involved in Unity at another time and place and it feels so natural to be here with us. Maybe you’re joining us from afar via Zoom on Sunday mornings. Whatever leads you to connect and feel resonance, here is an opportunity for you to explore taking the next step.
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 members Sarah Jones and Colinda Wolfe-Finch
Heather Pierson Duo Concert
Sunday, May 14th at 6:00 PM at Unity
Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, songleader 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.
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.
Member Appreciation 💖
While Clare Kubota is off in Peru and others get to step in to create the newsletter copy, we are taking this opportunity to appreciate Clare! Although technically an employee and not a volunteer, she does so much more than what our community pays her for. If you know Clare, you know she is the glue that holds us together. Clare is usually one of the first to arrive on Sunday and the last to leave. She vets all the ideas that people come up with, helping us to have a cornucopia of offerings that are inspiring and not a chaotic mind dump of possibilities. She works with our guest musicians and has created systems that help us all to communicate with each other. She works with all of our volunteer teams, making sure that volunteers have a schedule and know what they need to do. And in her spare time, she’s weeding or jumping in to help with face-painting or taking a shift to clean our building. And she does it all with a big smile on her face. She cares about us all and it shows!
Clare, we hope you’re reading this from Peru. While you’re up there admiring the wonder of Machu Picchu, remind yourself that you’re every bit as impressive and precious to your community back home.
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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