Sunday Service: October 1st at 10:00 AM
Does Every Obstacle in Life Have a Gift for Us?
with Rev. Jim Pasmore
In this talk Jim will discuss the Spiritual implications of obstacles and how each one has a gift for us in terms of creating more joy, gratitude and growth in our life. The key is having faith and courage to allow Spirit to guide us through each challenge and to see the opportunity that each one presents. Jim will share some of his experiences with difficult obstacles in is life, some examples from his book, Flash, and will share examples of obstacles from his recent Spartan race that he realized afterward were excellent metaphors for real obstacles in life.
Bring a snack to share after service!
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.
EarthCare Team Meet Up
Thursday, September 28th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Mary Fay’s home
Want to learn more about our EarthCare Team and get involved? We will get an update on our Unity Spiritual Community actions related to EarthCare and stewardship. We’ll review details about upcoming events and discuss next events we want to do to inspire in our community and beyond. Get address on the website.
Bend Food Project Food Pick up This Sunday
Bring a bag of non-perishable items to be picked up at Unity on this day for Bend Food Project, a local donor to CO food banks. This is one of the many ways our Unity community helps to support those in our area that need a little extra support. Help us spread the LOVE 💖.
Plant-Based Cooking Demo
Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Did you know one of the most significant steps you can take to reduce environmental damage and climate change pollution is to include more plant-based meals in your diet? That’s why Central Oregon Interfaith EarthCare is hosting a plant-based cooking demonstration and potluck. Vegan chef Al Chase will show us some great techniques for whipping up amazing plant-based meals.
Other cooks among us will also bring recipes and tasty treats. Feel free to come with or without a sharable dish. If you do bring your favorite plant-based dish to share, as a courtesy, please label ingredients for those with food restrictions, or even better, bring copies of the recipe to share! Around the table, we will make time to talk, establish connections, and especially to share what dreams we have in our congregations for doing our part to care for the sacred Planet. We’ll start making plans for how we can support each other and make a much greater impact for Earth Care together than we could separately!
Theater Improv 101
Sunday, October 1st from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
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.
Sacred Women Drum Circle
Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
We are so excited for Unity to be the new home for this monthly gathering hosted by Katie Cavanaugh. Katie has been holding this circle at The Heritage Hall for many years. Women will be honoring + celebrating ourselves, Mother Earth and Spirit with drumming, singing, + sharing lead by Katie. Bring your drum or rattle. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, Katie has some to share, but you don’t need to have an instrument to participate. Donations are appreciated 💕 and all identifying as women are welcome.
Spirit Groups are Starting – Small Group Gatherings to Support Connection
We have several Spirit Groups starting in the next couple of weeks and we encourage you to sign up for a group. These groups are a wonderful way to study a spiritually related topic together and really get to know others in our Unity community. Here are some of the group topics: Book – Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, Documentary – Aluna: A Journey to Save the World, Book – Spiritual Keys of Aging, Book – The Five Principles, Book – Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness, Book – Peaceful Passing, Practice – Hear Here Listening Club.
HAPPENING EVERY MONTH
Sunday Sound Bath
NO Sunday Sound Bath 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 (Cancelled Sept. 27th – will resume next week)
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.
This week we’d like to say a huge thank you to our cleaning crew. Everyone on this crew volunteers a few hours a month to sanitize and keep our space beautiful. Without them, we’d literally be a mess 🤣. Most of us don’t get excited about cleaning more toilets or mopping more floors, but these folks show up to do their part in supporting our community. The current regular cleaning team includes – Nate Lund, Clare Kubota, Pam Mindt, Rhoda Navarra, Chris Tippets, Christine Hart, and Laurel Alyn-Forest. If you know any of them please take the time to let them know how much they are appreciated. A few more have recently stepped up to join this team – yeah!! Thank you so so much!
Preschool Teacher Needed at Our Neighbor School – Mia’s Sprouts
Mia’s Sprouts is currently hiring a preschool teacher. If you have completed a CPR class, hold a central background certification registration, and have 1-2 years of experience in a preschool center, we would love to meet you! However, even if you don’t have the specific qualifications, but are interested in working in early childhood education, please come talk to us. This could be a wonderful opportunity for you to pursue your passion.
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