Sunday Service: June 11th at 10:00 AM
A Life of Creative Flow and Grace | Teachings, Meditations and Chants to Saraswati
with Special Guest Ananda Das
This Sunday we welcome back musician and speaker Ananda Das! We are excited to welcome him once again to share his wisdom and beautiful songs.
The yogic teachings share that Saraswati is the embodiment of the arts, wisdom, learning, grace and flow. As we awaken, we come refine our awareness of how the divine is embodying these qualities in our life. For many of us, we struggle to find a state of grace, flow, creativity, and refinement that Saraswati represents. Come learn more about this timeless Goddess and how to embody these qualities within yourself.
Ananda will also be doing our Sunday service music.
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 – Crafts, games, and sharing 😎
Teens – If you have a teen who would enjoy connecting with other teens in a safe space to have fun, be heard, and supported with compassion contact our teen group lead, Sarah Hood at 925-788-2504.
In Loving Memory of Barbara Wolgamott
We got word that Barbara Wolgamott, one of our Partners in Unity (the group that owns our property) and Unity member, passed peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of June 6. She was 86. Her husband Dick says, “We had a good life together (64 years of marriage) and it was time for her to end the struggle of these last 2 + months. Our understanding is that we are spiritual beings, having a human experience we call a lifetime. She returns now to the spiritual dimension and dances with angels. I miss her greatly, but know that she is in her proper place and all is well.” For those of you who knew Barbara before they moved to Bainbridge Island, you will remember her as always smiling and loving. She dwelt in the mystical realms regularly. Many years ago she served in the NICU unit of a North Carolina hospital. She would simply hold those babies and infuse them with love and strength. Sensitive people could feel her energy radiating through the entire hospital. She was a force for good and she left a mark on our community’s heart. Fly free and joyfully, dear Barbara. And Dick, we hold you in our heart as you make this transition.
Dick’s request – I would invite you to remember something beautiful that you shared with her and then make that energy more a part of your life as you continue with your human experience. Ultimately the thing that matters most is the love we share. Know that every expression of love helps to make the world a better place. 🙏🏽💕🌈🕊
Newcomer’s Potluck Dinner at Rev. Jane’s
Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 PM
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 6 guests, so please RSVP. Home address will be given upon receipt and confirmation of your RSVP.
Spiritual Education & Enrichment Class Series
June 12th through 16th on Zoom
These classes are open to anyone who is on the Unity educational path or who those wanting to expand their spiritual education. Classes will run for 5 days, 2 hours each day and the cost is $75/class. Class titles include: *Bible Interpretation: Acts to Revelation, *The Christ, *Overview of Christian Scriptures, *History of New Thought, and *Unity Prayer. Click on the links for individual class information and registration or visit the calendar page.
Meditation & Heart Share Group
Thursday, June 8th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
This group will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month and anyone is welcome to come anytime. Group lead Sarah Jones will welcome you into a 20-minute silent meditation followed with 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.
Spirit Group Starting – Relationship Stewardship
Leia Napoli will host this group at her home each Tuesday at 6:30pm beginning June 27th.
Based on the book Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon, this group focuses on re-inhabiting our relationships by adjusting how we think about each other, our “problems” and how we communicate. This group is open to 6 people and you don’t need to be a Unity member to join.
Ananda Das Kirtan Concert
Thursday, June 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Heritage Hall
In addition to singing and speaking for us this Sunday, Ananda is doing a Kirtan concert. Bring your dancing feet, voice, and donation to the Heritage Hall on 9th St.. 🕺🏻💃🏻🎶
A Course In Miracles Study Group
Thursday, June 15th at 5:30pm with Cylvia Hayes 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. Free to join and love offerings are appreciated.
Unity NW Region Kids Camp – for kids ages 7 through 11 years
July 1 – 4th in Vernonia, Oregon
Kids Camp is a 4-day, 3-night communion with Spirit. This event is created, planned, facilitated, and supervised by YOUers (ages 15 to 18 years old) from regional ministries. At camp, teens become “parents” to their campers providing all daily structure and are supported by a team of adults. Activities include large group funshops, small family groups, singing, meditation, swimming, walking, games and prayers. Cost is $375.
Support Unity By Setting Up a Monthly Auto Donation
We have a pretty tight budget at Unity and work hard to make sure all the funds donated are spent wisely. However, there are still months we aren’t able to cover all of our expenses. Your financial support is needed and very much appreciated. By setting up a monthly donation you help ensure a thriving Unity Community 😁. Our financials are available for anyone to review and anytime. Become a sustaining member of Unity Central Oregon!
HAPPENING EVERY WEEK
Sunday Sound Bath
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: $15-$25 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 June 19th.
We are so fortunate to have our amazing prayer leaders & prayer team! What is the prayer team you ask? They are a group of trained volunteers who make themselves available to pray and respond to prayer claims. They are available in person after service and they respond to your prayer claim forms via call, text, and email. They are notified if someone in our community needs an urgent prayer for themselves or a friend and will personally pray and respond if requested. One of the primary beliefs of Unity is the power of prayer. We regularly have members who share stories of how prayer has helped them. If you’re on our prayer team we appreciate you so very much! Know that you touch lives each and every day 🙏🏽💕. Thank you for your time and powerful energy.
Thank You to the Woyal Weeders
These wonderful Woyal Weeders (bring on your best Monty Python when you say that 🤣) spent a couple hours trying to tame the weed situation around Unity last weekend. We’re planning another Outdoor work party on June 10th and 24th at 9:00 AM. We’d love your help if you’re available 😊.
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