Unity Church-Unitarian is a vibrant intergenerational congregation grounded in the history and heritage of liberal religion. Our shared ministry enlists the whole church family in living out the values we proclaim. At home, at church, and in the world, we strive to usher in the reign of mutual respect. The mission of Unity Church is to engage people in a free and inclusive religious community that encourages lives of integrity, service and joy.
Disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery
October 15: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective: In preparation for the film, come and learn how Unitarian Universalists have been engaging this issue since the 2012 General Assembly responsive resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.
October 22: Film Screening: In partnership with SPIN (Saint Paul Interfaith Network) and other faith communities, Unity Church will host a public screening of the documentary film Doctrine of Discovery.
This showing will be presented by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild of the Lower Sioux Indian Community.
October 29: Panel Discussion: Join us for a panel discussion and exploration of the modern-day impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery. Speakers include:
Elona Street-Stewart: Associate for racial ethnic ministries for the Presbyterian Church and a Delaware Nanticoke tribal member. Street-Stewart is a former St. Paul School Board member and has worked for years on issues of racial equity.
Jim Bear Jacobs: Parish associate at Church of All Nations and a Mohican Nation member. Jacobs is the Visionary Founder of Healing Minnesota Stories, a group working to create healing between Native and non-Native peoples.
Howard Vogel: Professor emeritus at Hamline Law School who has written on the legal implications of the
Doctrine of Discovery on Minnesota treaties. Vogel also holds an M.A. from United Theological Seminary.
Chalice Lighter Training
Do you have a child in grades 3-6 who may like to light the chalice during church services? We’re offering a two-part training for interested children:
Thursday, November 6 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • DeCramer Room
Thursday, November 13 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Gannett Room
During the two training sessions, children will learn about the meaning and history of the symbol of our faith, the seven Unitarian Universalist principles, and how the worship service is structured to include the chalice. Advance registration is required and at least one parent must attend both enjoyable learning experiences with their child. Register by email to Erika Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Mayer CD Release Concert
Sustainable Agriculture Compost Brigade
Join the Sustainable Agriculture Group’s “Compost Bucket Brigade!” Our church food system includes compost that we use in our children’s garden. We sustain this system through volunteers and need people to sign up to maintain the system. We empty the buckets into our garden’s compost bins once a week. If you sign up, you can either choose to be paired with a regular, who will walk you through the process, or sign up on your own and follow the directions in the kitchen. You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/compostbucketbrigade.
October is Pledge Drive Month
Sunday Worship Services
Sunday worship services and religious education programs for children and youth are held each week at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m.
To read about the worship services or to find out the weekly offering recipient, please visit our Sunday Worship page.
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This Week at Unity Church contains information about upcoming events and a weekly calendar.
This Week at Unity: October 19
Weekly Sermon Podcast
Click the arrow below to listen to the sermon from Sunday, October 12: The Church Lady Revisited -- Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern.
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Wellspring Wednesday is a weekly night at church that includes dinner, worship, and plenty of programming for people of all ages.
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Pastoral Concerns and Joys
If you have a joy or sorrow, life-cycle event or concern you would like to share with the Pastoral Care Team and congregation, please fill out this online form or email email@example.com and a team member will contact you.
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