Sunday, May 31st - 10:30 a.m. Service –Our May theme of Creating Meaningful Connection continues with Unity’s Elder Group giving a talk on "Making Meaningful Connections."
Sunday June 7th - 10:30 a.m. Service –Our June theme of Horizons Unlimited kicks off with "A Map to the Stars: Exploring our amazing spiritual potential."
A Message fromYour Ministerial Team
ENJOYING OUR CONNECTION
Following up on last Sunday’s teamwork theme… Imagine taking a long trip with kids arguing and complaining in the backseat. Not fun? Okay, now imagine the difference if those kids expressed these three qualities:APPRECIATION (for the gifts and experiences of the journey, including the shared time together); ACCOMMODATION (for the needs of others and the necessary adjustments that come with traveling); and ACCOUNTABILITY (doing their best to be where they’re supposed to be and do what they’re supposed to, and recognizing when they haven’t).
Now what if… in some sense we’re all a bit like those backseat kids, traveling through life together, carried along on the great vehicle of Planet Earth toward an uncertain future? It’s tempting to think we should be in control every minute. Yet so much happens beyond our conscious choosing—physical challenges, the decisions of others, etc. —it’s no wonder even grownups complain, argue and even fight amongst each other.
And so at every age and stage of life… it’s helpful to review how to live in harmonious interconnection. And growing our appreciation, accountability, and accommodation for ourselves and others is a powerful way to experience life more as a wonder-filled adventure and less like confinement in a crowded back seat.
In joyful appreciation of our spiritual journey together,
P.S. For a more “adult” perspective on making meaningful connections, Unity’s own Council of Elders will be sharing their delightful wisdom this coming Sunday!
Next Week, June 1st to June 6th
MONDAY (June 1-July 6) (7:00-8:30 p.m.) - Getting From Here to There: Expanding Our Joy By Feeling Everything! Join Kalia Bethany in the Fillmore Wing to learn the skills of Heart Intelligence in a 6-week class and group-circle experience. To register, contact Kalia Bethany at541-484-9341.
WEDNESDAY (7:00 p.m.) - Taizé Service. Join us for the last Taizé service before their summer hiatus. This beautiful service is from the tradition of the Taizé spiritual community in France. The heart of the service is the music and chanting which unite all people in common prayer. The laying on of hands is symbolic of spiritual blessing flowing from one person to another, and is done for those who wish it during the service.
THURSDAY (7:00-9:00 p.m.) - Therapeutic Touch in the Fillmore Wing. Donation basis. For more information, please contact Bev Forster at 541-484-6571.
FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 p.m.) – Shamanic Evening in the Sanctuary. Join Gary Wymore and Sunny Schneider as they gather together to celebrate Spirit through drumming and sound. Donation basis.
SATURDAY (6:00-9:00 p.m.) – Reiki Do Satori Open House. This monthly event is open to all who are interested in receiving a short, free Reiki session for relaxation and/or healing. Reiki practitioners who would like to be part of this event are also welcome. Donations accepted.
USHERS: We are seeking Ushers to serve on the second and fifth Sunday of the month. Ushers greet congregants, hand out Bulletins, and receive the offering. If you can help, sign up in the Fellowship Hall.
OFFICE ANGELS: Our Office Angels are a vital part of the day-to-day operations of Unity of the Valley. They answer phones, greet and help people coming in the door, and perform light office work a couple of hours per week. We are looking for help on Wednesdays, 10:00 am–noon, and Thursdays and Fridays, 1:00-3:00 pm. If you can volunteer in one of these timeslots, please sign up in the Fellowship Hall or contact Géna at 541-345-9913, ext. 11.
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