Sunday Service: August 20th at 10:00 AM
Sometimes It’s Good to Be Selfish
with Katie Schmidt
This week we welcome Katie Schmidt, one of our young adult members, to the stage to share something that has had a huge impact on her life for the better. Making time for yourself.
What would your wise mind say? It is important to take time to focus on you! That can entail journaling, coming to Unity, a walk in the park and so much more. Skills to get through tough times and conversations are also extremely important. My talk is a breakdown that being selfish is not always a bad thing, especially when it comes to focusing on the growth of you! Teaching you the acronyms that will impact your life for the better: my favorite alphabet soup.
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.
Breathwork and Sound Healing Journey with Eostar & Mathias
Friday, August 18th from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at Unity
Eostar and Mathias have played sacred acoustic music and sound healing music to audiences along the West Coast and South America for more than a decade both as devotional musicians and as sound healers. The type of breathwork Eostar will lead is an ancient pranayama called Vyana Vayu. It is a dynamic active meditation that will quickly take the participants to altered, higher states of consciousness. Participants will be encouraged to breathe dynamically using a certain technique that will be explained prior to starting. The breathwork experience will be gently followed by a return to physicality on the wings of sound healing instruments.
They taught this class last year and it was such an incredible experience. They are gifted instructors and musicians. We hope you can come. Cost is on a sliding scale of $15 to $30.
Poetry Open Mic with Donna
Saturday, August 19th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Unity
This is such a fun night and Donna is so passionate and supportive, you don’t want to miss this evening. Come share a poem you’ve written or one by a poet you love, or just listen and enjoy. This event is free, but love offerings are welcome.
Movie Night & Discussion at Unity – Ram Dass Fierce Grace
Wednesday, August 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Ram Dass Fierce Grace is an engrossing, poignant meditation on spirituality, consciousness, healing and the unexpected grace of aging.” In it he shares with humor and compassion some profound insights about loss and grieving, how he dealt with his own stroke, and how he helped others deal with devastating losses. This event is free and all are welcome!
We’re Still Looking for a Caregiver for Our Nursery
Our wonderful nursery caregiver, Grace, is heading off to college and we don’t have a replacement. If you, or someone you know is interested in volunteering/working in the nursery please contact Clare Kubota ASAP.
HAPPENING EVERY MONTH
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 24th from 6:30 to 8:00 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.
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. 22nd.
This week we’d like to appreciate member Leia Napoli! Leia is our Unity board president, a regular Zoom host for our online Sunday viewers, Spirit group host, and she is leading our laundry services with the local shelter facility The Lighthouse. Leia joined Unity during our Covid shutdown so when things re-opened again she was anxious to get involved and support our community however she could. In addition to all she is doing for our community she is working on her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, working at Bethleham Inn, and raising a beautiful teenager. Leia, we appreciate your beautiful heart, desire to serve so many in need, calming energy, and sweet smile. We are blessed to have you as part of our Unity family. 💕🌈🦋
How Your Community Gives Back
Are you looking for a way to support those in need in Central Oregon? Here are a few ways our Unity family is helping and we are always looking for more volunteers –
•The Family Kitchen – the fourth Saturday of every other months Unity volunteers prepare and serve lunch to those in need.
•The Lighthouse – A houseless shelter – Each week staff from The Lighthouse delivers up to 5 loads of dirty laundry from people they are sheltering and we ask 5 Unity members to each take a load home to wash and deliver to the shelter by Tuesday evening.
•MountainStar Family Relief Nursery – Unity volunteers purchase items and put together birthday bags for toddler age children that are part of the MountainStar program.
•Bend Food Project – The first Sunday of every other month members bring non-perishable food items that are then delivered to the local food banks.
Home Movie Night – The Natural Law
One of our members found out about this movie and thought her Unity family might be interested in checking it out too.
The Natural Law explores one man’s decade-long journey back to wellness by embracing a new life aligned with nature’s code. Could Ayurveda be the answer to the physical, emotional, and spiritual threats imposed on us by modern life?
Sign up to watch for free beginning August 25th HERE.
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