Unity of the Valley
3912  Dillard Rd  
39th & Hilyard  
Eugene OR  97405 
(541) 345-9913 
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Upcoming Services

Sunday, June 21st - 10:30 a.m. Service –Our June theme of Horizons Unlimited continues with a talk on "Fate or Destiny?"

Sunday, June 28th - 10:30 a.m. Service –Our June theme of Horizons Unlimited concludes with a talk by Rev. Sherry Lady on "The Road Not Taken."

Sunday, June 28th - 10:30 a.m. The youth will be participating in a Finding Our Flow: Awaken to Your Full Potential “PlayShop” at Tugman Park presented by guest Joshua Grove. This 60-minute “PlayShop” uses empowering play, peaceful group interaction, breathing, and  moving meditations while exploring the concept of “the flow state.” This event is open to all ages and is free!

 

A Message fromYour Ministerial Team

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THE LIGHT THAT’S SEEKING US

The summer sun sings to us, calling to the joyful brilliance that radiates within our souls.  It is this inner light above all that we are all longing to know…that we are destined to know as our true Self.  Not for just a moment or a season, but in eternal wonderment and one-derment with God. Lesser teachers have gathered countless followers with a watered down message more acceptable to our egos.  But Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, St. Teresa of Avila, Unity’s founders, and the greatest saints and sages through time are unequivocal.

 Examine these words from Rumi, a 13th century Persian mystic.  Notice if you sense a stirring of truth within you, even if Rumi’s thoughts can’t be fully grasped by our conditioned mind.  Also notice how each quote seems to build on the quote before it, helping to illuminate it.  This is evidence of the interconnectivity of universal principles and the oneness of all life.  Are you ready?  Here we go:

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?”

Yes, I believe we do. 

Enjoy the light of summer…and the Light you are!

Jon

 

Upcoming

Sunday Summer Salads at Unity – We are doing salads instead of soup after the services for the months of July and August (except the 1st Sunday of the month-which is the Congregational Potluck). We are looking for two people per Sunday to bring a big salad. If you can do this, please sign up in the Fellowship Hall. We also welcome any salads, fruits, or vegetables from your garden that you may want to bring any summer Sunday. Other dishes, bread, and dessert are also welcome.

SUNDAY, JULY 19 – Unity’s Annual Ice Cream Social after the service. Join us for ice cream, chit chat, and fun!

SUNDAY, JULY 26 (5:00-7:00 p.m.) – Garden Concert at Inge & Leonard Tarantola’s place featuring Scott Cossu and special guest John Croarkin. This wonderful concert is for adults only. Reservations are required and space is limited. Suggested love offering of $15. Proceeds from this event will benefit Unity’s Angel Network.  For reservations, address, and directions, contact: Inge at 541-968-5540 or at ingetar@pacinfo.com.

CALL FOR VENDORS & PRESENTERS

Unity of the Valley is hosting a Mind Body Spirit Fair on Saturday, October 3, and we are looking for vendors and presenters who would like to participate. Tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are $25 + 10% of total sales. The Registration Deadline: August 31, 2015. This fair is a fundraiser to benefit our Angel Network which serves those in need in our community. Pick up a registration form in the Fellowship Hall or register online at http://unityofthevalley.org/application.html.

 

DO YOU HAVE AN ITEM OR SERVICE YOU CAN DONATE TO OUR SILENT AUCTION?

On Sunday, September 20 we will be holding our annual Silent Auction at Inge Tarantola’s home. We are looking for auction items and services to help make our Silent Auction a wonderful success this year. Do you have an item, service, or skill you can donate? Some Suggestions: baking a pie, providing a basket of goodies, offering a dinner, yard work, massage, vacation rental, tutoring, gift certificates, etc. We are starting our planning early this year. Help us out by picking up a form in the foyer and donating. For more information, you can contact Joyce Aschim at 541-315-6914 or John Freshwater at freshwater541@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs

YOUTH & FAMILY SUNDAY SUMMER ASSISTANCE NEEDED:

We are looking for volunteers to assist with “Summer in the Park” in July and August. One or two volunteers are needed each Sunday to assist with the youth at the park.  If you can help out on one or more Sundays, please contact Sherry Lady at 541-345-9913, ext. 13.

Visit Unity’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/unityofthevalley.

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