Sunday Service: September 24th at 10:00 AM
World with a View:
How Mindsets Rule Our Lives and World
with Rev. Cylvia Hayes
Each of us moves through life viewing the world around us in a particular way based on a set of beliefs we’ve developed and assumptions we’ve accepted. In addition to our individual worldview we are immersed in a collective or societal worldview. This programming becomes an overlay on everything we experience which, of course, means it has tremendous power over our quality of life, our level of peace, happiness, etc. The more aware we become of our mostly unconscious beliefs and ways of viewing the world the more agency we have over personal experiences and our ability to shape society.
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.
Poem by Poetry Night Host Donna Benjamin THE ONE... NOW What if religion meant peace As we breatheAs we pray It all comes down to peace What if religion meant love As we breathe As we prayIt all comes down to love What if religion meant oneness As we breatheAs we pray It all comes down to oneness So no matter if you go to a mosque, a shul, a church, a forest So no matter if you clasp hands, get down on your knees, face Mecca So no matter if you enter a sweat lodge, walk the labyrinth, burn sage So no matter if you blow this shofar, light a candle or live in silence It is all the same As long as we have the intention of the one So look into your neighbors eyes Deep into their ancestral history And know you were born to bring about the one... NOW
Poetry Open Mic
Saturday, September 23rd from 6:30 to 8pm
Celebrate with an evening of poetry. Bring your originals, recite a written poem, or just observe. This monthly event showcases your talents in a fun and supportive environment. If time allows, host Donna Benjamin will offer some fun prompts for improvised pieces. Free; love offering welcome.
Plant Based Entrees Cooking Class with Chef & Author Suzanne Landry
Sunday, September 24th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In this class, Suzanne will focus on plant-based protein entrees that you can start incorporating into your diets. Whether your goal is to be a complete vegan or just to include more healthy plant proteins and veggies in your diet, this class will cover it all. Suzanne will discuss plant-based protein sources and why GMO-free is not always the best choice. Limited to 12 people. Cost $47, includes recipe handout and samples of all the dishes made.
Music Improv 101
Sunday, September 24th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM
A fun-filled 90 minutes of improvising music, sound, toning and rhythm. Donna will teach you ways in to making music, singing, toning and expressing your innate creativity. Drawing on her years of experience with David Darling and Music for People, she will facilitate exercises to free the musician within. Special Guest: Donna Wolf will lead us in a Hu meditation. Beginners welcome. Cost – $5-$15 Sliding Scale.
Theater Improv 101
Sunday, October 1st from 6:30 to 8pm
Join Donna B! in a 90 minute exploration of theater improvisation. Learn the basics of improv, build community through fun theater games and express the actor within. Beginners are welcome. Cost – $5-$15 Sliding Scale.
HAPPENING EVERY MONTH
Sunday Sound Bath
NO Sunday Sound Bath Sept. 24th and Oct. 1st. Resumes Sunday October 8th 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
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 October 2nd.
Our SolShine music director, Dave Finch, deserves a special shout out this week. This guy knows how to make things happen, even with very little lead time. Lady Kiah, our recent guest musician reached out to Dave a couple weeks before coming to town to see if he could put together a jazz band to play with her at her concert at Unity. The musicians he brought together were nothing short of amazing! Because of his time and connections those that attended the concert had a magical evening. We appreciate you Dave and are so fortunate to have you as part of our Unity family!! 🎶🕺🏻💕🤙🏽 Rock on Dave.
Camino by Air
Member Dennis Schoenberg recently set off in his small plane to do what he calls his Camino by Air –
“It’s inspiration is to fly my airplane to Kitty Hawk (NC) and back, home of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. There’s a runway just 50 yards away from the exact spot of that first flight. I’m on an “aviator’s pilgrimage”.
From Dennis – “I had a nice day in the Unity village and walked all the grounds as well as the nature trail loop. I walked the (new) labyrinth and sat in Myrtle Grove. A highlight was the 12 Powers Prayer Garden around Unity Tower. The quotes on bricks and plaques spoke to me. I really feel grounded and connected here.”
Keep him in your prayers for an amazing journey! 🙏🏽💕✈️
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