Sunday Service: August 6th at 10:00 AM

Invitation to Sunday Service with Rev. Jane Hiatt

Spiritual Complexity: Walking in Two Worlds

with Rev. Jane Hiatt

When living from the I AM. life is filled with positivity and possibility. When living from the material world, life is filled with challenges. But it’s not a binary state of one being right and the other wrong. Life is complex and we are here to walk in two worlds. This talk will be about how that works and how to make the walk the best we can.


Watch Service In-Person or Online at UnityCentralOregon.org


Youth Programs

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.

Image is of two children peeking from behind a bush, smiling

UPCOMING EVENTS


Image is of feet hanging out in the doorway of a tent looking out towards a body of water
Ahhhh….

Unity Camping & Picnic at Tumalo State Park

Don’t miss out on the fun this weekend! – Picnic on Aug. 5th & Camping Aug. 4th and 5th

Come join us for a fun community weekend camping by the river! We have reserved one of the group sites at Tumalo park which allows for 25 individuals. Sorry, no RV’s, just tents. Reserve your spot now! Don’t want to camp? Then just join us for the day on Saturday Aug. 5th. Starting at 10am we’ll have a spot at Tumalo park where we can enjoy each other’s company, float the river, go for a hike, and other activities. All are welcome! Note that there is a $5 parking fee at Tumalo park. No reservation needed for the picnic, just show up whenever you’d like on Saturday.


Music & Singing with Kirtan Songs Led by Amazing Prema Mayi

Saturday, August 5th at 7:00 PM at Unity

About Prema – She is a native of Chile, and Lived there until the age of ten. Her parents and three brothers migrated to spain and france, where their spiritual journey took a significant turn. Coming in contact with a Bhakti yoga ashram in france, they decided to leave behind their lives and embrace a new way of love and dedication that harmonized the journey of the soul in this human experience. she studied some of the arts of vedic culture, such as drama, dance, kirtan, mantra meditation. Discovering the power this sacred sound vibration, kirtan, offers, she now travels around the world with her sons, sharing a transformational experience and connection to divine source.

Kirtan is a type of call and repeat chanting of simple mantras. Through chanting mantras you can enter the sacred planes of the soul, the undiscovered inner landscape, where beauty, harmony and love is the natural state of being. Join Prema for a beautiful evening of song and your heart will leave filled 😁💕🎶.

YouTube player

Image is of a green bag filled with food donations that says Bend Food Project

Bend Food Project Donation Time

Pick Up This Sunday, Aug. 6th at Sunday Service

Bring non-perishable food items to donate to Central Oregonians in need. Most needed are items for kids snacks and lunches – healthy drinks, granola bars, dried fruit, and trail mix are a few examples. Thank you!


Foundations of Unity Class

Starts Monday, August 7th at 11:00 AM on Zoom with Rev. Cylvia Hayes

Building consciousness, knowledge and skills in any endeavor begins with learning the foundational principles. The Foundations of Unity explores foundational principles from Lessons in Truth and Discover the Power Within You and other historical texts and Unity teachers. Students will also learn how to integrate the foundational principles into daily life. This is a required Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) class for students on the Unity ministerial path but is open to everyone.

This class is part of a week-long series and will be held each day from 8/7/2023 – 8/11/2023 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The class will be online only via Zoom. Cost is $75.

Image is of Rev. Cylvia Hayes

Unity Youth Camp for Kids Ages 11-14 Years

Do you have a child in this age range? The camp is in 2 weeks! Rev. Jane’s grandson is going so there’s a carpool potential.

Image is of two young children running through a red tulip field

Image is of two toddlers holding hands at sunset

Nursery Job Opening

Our wonderful nursery caregiver, Grace, will be heading off to college in mid August. If you, or someone you know is interested in working in the nursery please contact Clare Kubota.


Unity Gratitude Project – We’d Love Your Participation

If you missed this article last week, here’s what this project is all about…This beautiful project has been initiated by member Elaine Cornick. Here is her introduction for you all to participate – I’m a member of a meditation group that did a similar Gratitude project recently. I experienced a potent energy that generated real blessings from doing this as part of a group, something larger than just myself. My intention here is to expand the power of our energy field to nourish each of us and our Unity Spiritual Community.

It’s a chance to expand your experience of the miracles that happen with “two or more gathered together”. It’s also a chance to expand your experience as a generative, energetic “owner” of, and partner in, our Unity community.

It’s an invitation to share why you show up and what you receive from being in this Unity community.

How we’re doing it:

We have two venues (at least to start with):

You’re welcome and encouraged to post short letters or notes, artwork, poetry, music—whatever forms feel like they express your gratitude.

You can post your own submissions on the physical bulletin board if you want to, or email them to Elaine and she’ll print and post them. Her email is – .

This works if you play! 😊 Please contact Elaine with questions or comments.

YouTube player

HAPPENING EVERY MONTH


Image is of a group of people sitting on mats in a darkened room with crystal bowls at the front during a sound bath event

The Amazing 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! All are welcome, so invite your friends 😁🌈.

Please pay at the door: $15-$25 sliding scale


Meditation & Heart Share

Next One – Thursday, August 10th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Member Sarah Jones believes deeply in supporting others in connecting to their inner guide and creating a safe, loving space for people to share. A couple months ago she offered to lead a bi-weekly group to do just that. All levels of meditators are welcome. Come see what the stillness and support open up for you. This group is free, but Love Offerings are welcome. This group normally meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Women’s Activity Group

Every Wednesday – 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.

Men’s Group

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 Aug. 7th.


Image is of a man smiling wearing sunglasses in the snow
Thank you Nate!

Member Appreciation

This week we are appreciating the fantastic Nate Hitchcock. Nate became a member with his wife Erin shortly after we moved into our current location, almost exactly 5 years ago. After becoming a member he volunteered on the cleaning team, attended the men’s group, has done talks, is a regular host for Sunday service, and helps run the live stream. And if that’s not enough, he is someone we can reach out to when we are in need of a handyman. Nate, thank you for all the ways you support our community, we love you!!! Nate is dedicated to his spiritual growth and always up for a rich discussion on various spiritual topics. If you’re up for the same he’s your guy 🕺🏻🤙🏽.


We’re Cleaning Out the Lost & Found

If you think you may have left something at Unity be sure to check the lost and found, or email Clare and she can check for you – . We have LOTS of water bottles 💦. Anything that’s not claimed in the next week or two will be donated. 😊


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.


Unity shares and listens to the opinions of others. This article is the opinion of the author:

Unity Community
Website | + other posts

We are a vibrant, welcoming, multi-generational, prosperous community – embodying Love and awakening Spiritual consciousness!

Our Meeting password is (case sensitive): UnityBend
Click to continue to Zoom