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Eugene OR  97405 
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Upcoming Services and Special Events!

Sunday, January 27th

10:00-10:15 a.m. – Pre-Service Meditation in the Sanctuary.

10:30 a.m. Service – Guest Speaker U.S. Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai will share his personal account of the dynamic and complex workings of identity in Who Gets to Decide Who I Am?

 

Sunday, February 3rd

10:30 a.m. Service– Bhakti Yoga, Part 1: Spiritual Awakening through Divine Love, one of the universal dimensions of eastern spiritual philosophywill be shared by Jon West

— Before and after the service – Signup in the foyer before and after the service to HOST a Circle Supper being held in March and April. Signups to attend a Circle Supper start February 10. For more information, contact Alix Morris at 858-208-8482 or ahimsatoo@gmail.com



The Forward-Moving Spirit

A message from Jon West

There is a moment at the beginning of all our Unity board meetings when a board member shares an inspirational reading. Tonight, at our first meeting of 2019, Lisa Bowen did something unusual: she shared something that was written from within our group, by a member of our ministerial team.

The reading was taken from an email sent to us all by Rev. Sherry who was unable to attend that night. I believe we all appreciated what Sherry had to share as it spoke to our mutual efforts and vision as a spiritual community:

I am feeling quite excited about the growth that is happening within Unity – and without - as people begin returning to us, as new ones come, love us and stay, as new talent steps forth in almost all areas, and as we are doing well financially and attendance is increasing. It takes at least five years to build a solid business, and we have not wasted a minute in the last 5 years providing, creating, presenting, evaluating, and opening to the creative process within our spiritual community that has led us in the direction of solidarity and stability.

We also still have a bit of vulnerability, but that is the charm of sincere representations of faith. We have this because we are open to all possibilities, all faiths, all people, and we have faith in all possibilities shown to us by a creative and loving Divine Spirit. As we continue to move into who we are really created to be as a spiritual community, let’s not lose sight of the fact we cannot just rest in the glow of the good that is happening. We need to continue to be proactive, committed to, involved in, and prayerful about our future. Together we can continue to be an inspirational light in a world that needs what we have to offer, more than ever before.

From the heart, love Sherry

Thank you, Sherry. To me, your message not only clarifies who we are as a spiritual community, it also models how we can individually approach this new year: with an appreciation for both the gifts and challenges of the past, and a clear intention to unfold our higher potential, both for ourselves and the world.

May we carry this spirit of love and truth ever forward with each new day.

 


 

THIS WEEK – January 21st to January 26th

MONDAY (7:00-9:00 p.m.) – Unity Open Men’s Circle meets in the Fillmore Wing. This group is open to all men within our church community and our larger Eugene community. For more information, contact Raymond Albano at 541-285-3943 / ralban0@icloud.com or Jim Drews at 541-726-8510.

TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) – The January 22 Behind the Lens Seminar film is Sullivan’s Travels directed by Preston Sturges, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank.  Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time.

WEDNESDAY

– 10:30-11:45 a.m. – Spiritual Yoga, Meditation, & Gong with Sunny Hills. $5 per class, 100% going to Unity. For more information, contact Sunny at 808-359-4926.

– 12:00-12:30 p.m. – Noon Prayer & Meditation. Join Linda Flock in the Peace Chapel for a beautiful experience of opening your heart to feel the love of the Divine.

THURSDAY (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) – Joy of Watercolor. The emphasis of this class is on joy. Come and explore painting with watercolor in an encouraging and fun atmosphere. All skill levels welcome. For more information, contact Ellen Ticknor at 541-344-1490.

SATURDAY (1:00-5:00 p.m.) – Come and see Ann’s new Habitat for Humanity home at 370 Hope Loop in Eugene. Special House Blessing at 2:00 p.m.

NEXT WEEK – January 29th to February 2nd

TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) – The January 29 Behind the Lens Seminar film is The Little Foxes directed by William Wyler, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank.  Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time.

WEDNESDAY (10:30-11:45 a.m.) – Mellow Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, & Gong Relaxation (formerly Spiritual Yoga, Meditation & Gong)$5 per class, 100% going to Unity. For more information, contact Sunny Hills at 808-359-4926.

SATURDAY (1:00-4:30 p.m.) - SoulCollage® Workshop with Mary McDougal in the Fillmore Wing. Join Mary and create your personal deck of SoulCollage® cards – visual expressions of who you really are, what you love, and what you believe. All materials provided. Sliding Scale: $15-$25, 100% going to Unity.  To register, contact Mary at marymacd13@gmail.com or at 541-344-9682. 

UPCOMING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (7:00-8:30 p.m.) – Alchemical Crystal Singing Bowls, Toning, and Guided Meditation/Activation with Nancy Hopps. Join Nancy for a powerfully joyful, deeply renewing experience during for the 17th annual world sound healing day. Cost $20 donation at the door (no one turned away). 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (12:00-1:00 p.m.) – Unity’s Annual Congregational Meeting. Join us for lunch and our Annual Meeting where we will bless our outgoing board members, elect new board members, review our accomplishments of 2018, and envision possibilities for the future. Childcare is offered.   

FEBRUARY COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Collecting Kitchen & Utility Items: We are working with the Church of the Resurrection to provide Home Starter Kits to families who are moving into permanent housing. These families have been homeless for some time, and often do not have the basic items to set up a new home. In February we will be collecting donations of new or lightly used kitchen and utility items:  Dinner plates, frying pans, paring knives, Soup/cereal bowls, Saucepans, Mugs, Cooking spoons, Kitchen towels, Potholders, Cloth grocery bags, Drinking glasses, Pancake turners, Knives, forks, spoons, Vegetable peelers, Laundry detergent, Dish detergent, Laundry basket, Scrubber sponges, Paper towels, and Aluminum foil. A container will be in the foyer for these donations. For more information, contact Grace Low at 281-507-2707.

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